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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 14, 2012                                Page 15A

 

w.l. mason

 

            Mr. W. L. Mason, age 69, of Ivy Log Road, Blairsville, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness. He was born March 15, 1943 to the late William Lee and Leo Mab Dean Mason, Sr. W. L. loved to fish and hunt. He loved Gospel Singing and sang with The Calvary Road Gospel Singers. W. L. was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Jane Mason. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Geraldine Mason of the home, sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Sherry Mason, Doug and Tammy Mason and daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Darrell Allen all of Blairsville, GA, brother, Julian Mason of Murphy, NC, sisters, Dorothy Pickelsimer of Blairsville, Bonnie Davenport of Blairsville, Eva and her husband Harold Williams of Blairsville, Nancy Stevens of Blairsville, Kathryn and her husband Bud Fox of Blairsville, Elaine Young of Blairsville, grandchildren, Amanda Mason, Ashley Mason, Derrick Allen, Dalton Allen, LeeAnn Chase and Josh Craig.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Luther Thomas and Rev. Ray Harper officiating. Music was by The Calvary Road Gospel Singers. Pallbearers were be James Bridges, Ernest Rice, Justin Mason, Jimmy Pickelsimer, Ethan Ledford and Bruce Meeker. Interment followed in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers if you wish make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. The family met with friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


W. L. Mason

W. L. MASON
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 14, 2012                                Page 15A

 

matthew dewayne hampton

 

            Mr. Matthew Dewayne Hampton, age 32 of Mockingbird Trail, Blairsville, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012 in the Erlanger Hospital following injuries received in an automobile accident. Matthew was born on February 2, 1980 the son of William D. Hampton and the late Vickie Kent. One of his passions was drawing. He was employed at the Waffle House at the time of his death. He had been previously been employed at Brasstown Valley Resort as a chef. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vickie Rivard in 2010, grandmothers, Jewel Kent and Minnie Pearl Lawson and his grandfather, Joe Dent. He was a loving son, father, brother and was a friend to many. Mr. Hampton was a member of Hanging Dog Baptist Church in Murphy.

            Surviving Mr. Hampton are his parents, William D. (Bill) and Junenell Hampton of Blairsville, two sons, Matthew Hampton Jr. of Blairsville, Westley Peeler of Blairsville, three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Josh Hampton of Blue Ridge, Isaiah and Amanda Hampton of Blue Ridge, Richard and Jennifer Rivard of Hawaii, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Rebekah and Shawn Hunter of Blairsville, Christy Rivard of WS., many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A private memorial service will be held at a later date from the residence. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to help defray funeral expenses in memory of Mr. Hampton.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Matthew Dewayne Hampton


MATTHEW DEWAYNE HAMPTON
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 14, 2012                                Page 15A

 

doyle c. gunter

 

            Rev. Doyle C. Gunter, age 83, of Tanyard Street, Blairsville passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 following a brief illness. He was born in Boise, ID June 4, 1929 to the late Rev. Frank H. and Dellie Wykle Gunter. Doyle announced his calling to preach the Gospel on December 23, 1962, and it was his wish to be remembered as a worker in the church and his love of serving his Lord. He was a loving dad, brother and grandfather, he loved fishing and hunting. Doyle was preceded in death by a brother, Joe L. Gunter in May 1981, sisters, Ruby Conner in January 2005 and Lovon Stiles in August 2012. Doyle was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

            Survivors include sons, Tony Gunter Ashe of Dahlonega, GA and Perry Lee Gunter Ashe of Panama City, FL, brothers, Arthur Gunter of Sylvia, NC, Thomas and Barbara Gunter of Waynesville, NC, Frank  Jr. and Shelbie Gunter, of Blairsville, GA, sister, Dessie and Fred Plott of Blairsville, GA, brother-in-law, Herman Conner of Waynesville, NC, sister-in-law, Sandra Gunter of Blairsville, GA, several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Jenkins officiating. Music was by Ebenezer Church Choir. Pallbearers were Lee Knight, Larry Henderson, Edward Mashburn, Neil Griggs, J.L. Davenport and William Kerr. Honorary pallbearers were Rev. Robert Stiles and Rev. Ray Potts. Interment followed in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family met with friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers if you wish make memorial contributions to Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Doyle C. Gunter

<>DOYLE C. GUNTER
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 14, 2012                                Page 15A

 

CARL "BUD"DEAN FLESHER

 

            Mr. Carl “Bud” Dean Flesher, age 64, of Fern Valley Lane, Blairsville, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness. He was born January 18, 1948 in Akron, OH. He moved here four years ago from Bonita Springs, FL. Bud was a loving husband, father and grandfather; he was “The Best”. Bud was preceded in death by his father Charles Flesher, a brother, Ricky Flesher and a sister, Vicki Flesher. He was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include his wife Theresa A. Flesher of the home, mother, Margaret Saulsgiver Flesher of Blairsville and Bonita Springs, FL, son, Buddy Flesher, Jr. of Bonita Springs, FL, daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Daniel Knox of Blairsville, GA, sisters, Sandy and her husband John Marletter of Blairsville, GA, Debbie Kinnett of Blairsville, GA, brother, Chuck and his wife Joanne Flesher of Bonita Springs, FL, seven grandchildren, Tosha and Josue Ventura, Vinnie Urbanowski, Brittany Urbanowski, Monica Flesher, Megan Flesher, Tyler Flesher and Chance Flesher, four great grandchildren, Sara Ventura, Victor Ventura, David Ventura and Brooklyn Flesher.

            Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Tanner officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Foundation in Mr. Flesher’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Carl Dean Flesher

CARL DEAN FLESHER
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 14, 2012                                Page 15A

 

JOYCE AVELINE GARRETT

 

            Mrs. Joyce Aveline Garrett, age 83, of Hidden Lake Rd., Blairsville passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 in the Piedmont Hospital due to complications following open heart surgery. Mrs. Garrett was born on Jan. 5, 1929 in Morganton, GA, the daughter of the late Homer Tipton and the late Lydia Ball Tipton. Joyce had been a resident of Union County for the past thirty five years. Before her retirement she had been employed with Blairsville Manufacturing Company & was a Seamstress for over forty years. Joyce was a loving mother, sister, aunt and grandmother who was a selfless, caring, thoughtful, humorous, devoted and generous soul "Gone home to be with her Savior." She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lee Garrett in 1999. Mrs. Garrett was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Garrett are her daughter and son-in-law, Joelle and Brian Kinsey of Hiawassee, one stepson and his wife, Jimmy and Frances Evans of Quitman, MS, one stepdaughter, Sharon Evans of Meridian, MS, one sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Calvin Lunsford of Suches, one brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Gwen Tipton of Morganton, two grandsons, Jacob Davis and Seth Howard Kinsey, six step grandsons, Robert Evans, Richard Allen, Kenneth Evans, Chris Scalf, Terry Scalf and James Lambert, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday November 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Young and Rev. Harold Ledford officiating. Special music was presented by the Pleasant Grove Church Choir, Dodie Thomas & Megan O’Donald and member from the Macedonia Church Choir. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Robert and Randy Tipton, Tommy Husky, Kenny Dehart, Chase Hemphill, and Danny Mejia. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Garrett.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Joyce Aveline Garrett

JOYCE AVELINE GARRETT
  Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home