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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 21, 2012                                Page 14A

 

doris a. kirkendall

 

            Mrs. Doris A. Kirkendall, age 86, of Blairsville, formerly of Troutman, NC, died Friday, November 16, 2012 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Kirkendall had been a resident of Blairsville for five years. She was of the Methodist faith.

            Mrs. Kirkendall was born October 6, 1926 in Roanoke, VA to the late O.M. Altis and Dora Catherine Altis Alexander. She was, also, preceded in death by her husband, Judson, W. Kirkendall.

            Mrs. Kirkendall is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Wayne Hamilton of Blairsville, grandchildren, Bill Hamilton and Denise and Dixie Hamilton Baker and Mike all of Cumming, GA. Mrs. Kirkendall had four great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly: Spencer, Hanna, Will and Avery. Also surviving are step-brothers, Harvey (Monie) and Clyde Alexander of Charlotte, NC and special friends, Wilma Price, PJ Bass and Breanne Marie Bass, her namesake, of Mooresville, NC. Her life long friend, Gladys Dixon of Shelby, NC and three cousins, also, survive her: Joyce, Helen and Violet in VA and other friends and relatives.

            Mrs. Kirkendall worked hard well into her seventies. She provided for her family by working in a textile mill and later, cooking in restaurants, a job she enjoyed. She was known for her cooking, mostly cakes and pies which she donated to bake sales, gave to friends and family, or sold to restaurants. She also had a beautiful alto singing voice and sang in the church choir for many years. Her favorite hymn was “The Old Rugged Cross.”

            Mrs. Kirkendall’s greatest achievement was when she got her license in Cosmetology in the early 1970s and briefly had a shop in her home until moving to Troutman, NC where she, with her husband, managed a campground on Lake Norman, some of the happiest times of her life.

            Graveside services were held Saturday, November 24 at 2 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery in Shelby, NC. The family received friends at Lutz-Austell Funeral Home in Shelby from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery in Shelby, NC. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Mrs. Kirkendall’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org or call 1-800-822-6344.

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 Lutz-Austell Funeral Home of Shelby, NC in charge of the North Carolina arrangements.


Doris A. Kirkendall

DORIS A. KIRKENDALL
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November 21, 2012                                Page 14A

 

sarah maye thomas coward

 

            Sarah Maye (Thomas) Coward, age 74 of Hiawassee, GA passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 following a period of declining health. She was born to the late Riley and Bessie (Edwards) Thomas on May 12, 1938 in Blairsville, GA. She is preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Dianna Maney and Metilda Coward; sons, Marty Maney and Jerry Coward; brother, Cecil Thomas; sisters, Annie Ruth Arrowood and Francis Woods. She is survived by daughters, Alisa Ann Ramsey, of Hiawassee, GA; Teresa Maye Lance, of Hiawassee, GA; sons, Gene Travis Coward, of Hiawassee, GA; James Michael Coward, of Hiawassee, GA; brother, Douglas Maney, of Blairsville, GA; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3PM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Stewart officiating. Pallbearers were: James Coward, Elizabeth Coward, Jason Thomas, Steven Crisp, Michael Cosgrow and Doc Thomas. Interment was in Burch cemetery. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.  


Sarah Maye Thomas Coward

SARAH MAYE THOMAS COWARD
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November 21, 2012                                Page 14A

 

brenda lee lynch

 

            Mrs. Brenda Lee Lynch, age 67, of Blairsville passed away Friday, November 16, 2012 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born December 9, 1944 in Detroit, MI. Mrs. Lynch was preceded in death by her father, James Payne, daughter, Tammy Renee Lynch, step-son, Jimmy Lynch, sister, Linda Beavers, brother, David Payne, grandsons, Timothy Lynch and Daniel Lynch, granddaughter, Tammy Grace Lynch. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Roy Lynch, Jr. of Blairsville, mother Doris Payne Murphy of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Robin Lynch of Blairsville, step-son and daughter-in-law, Roy E. and Lisa Lynch of Blairsville, step-daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and George Passmore of Hawaii, sisters, Carol Gray and Michelle Webb both of Blairsville, brothers, Danny Payne and Johnny Payne both of Blairsville, eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Helms officiating. Music will be by Michelle Webb and Kelsey Lockaby. Pallbearers will be Jason Webb, Danny Gray, Eric Gray, Robert Gray, Thomas Passmore and Jacob Lynch. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris, J.J. Lynch and Cody Beavers. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Brenda’s name to help defray medical and funeral cost. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 4 until 8 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


Brenda Lee Lynch

BRENDA LEE LYNCH
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November 21, 2012                                Page 14A

 

mary geraldine ringland

 

            Mrs. Mary Geraldine Ringland, age 102, of Wesley Mtn. Dr., Blairsville passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Union County Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was born September 26, 1910 to the late Joseph and Johanna North Wolf. Mrs. Ringland has lived in this area since 1989. Mrs. Ringland was preceded in death by her husband, John Ringland. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Patricia Nolan of Huntertown, IN, one granddaughter, Jo Hanna and Kyle rose.

            Memorial services were held Friday, November 16, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Liem Nguyen officiating. Music was by Ron Gaucher. Interment was in St. Clair’s Columbarium at St. Francis of Assisi. The family will receive friends in the Vestibule of the church from 9 until 10 a.m. just prior to the service.

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


Mary Geraldine Ringland

MARY GERALDINE RINGLAND
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November 21, 2012                                Page 15A

 

ernest ray harris

 

            Mr. Ernest Ray Harris, age 79, of Sharp Top Circle, Blairsville passed away Friday, November 16, 2012 at his home following and extended illness. He was born in Ranger, NC to the late George and Ida Clark Harris. Mr. Harris was a U.S. Army Korean veteran. He move to this area 10 years ago from Conyers, GA. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr. Harris loved fishing and his dog Andy. He was preceded in death by a brother, Troy Harris, sisters, Althie Kilpatrick, Thelma Chastain, Adell Brown and Roselle Chastain. Mr. Harris was a member of Youngcane Masonic Lodge F & AM and a member of Revival Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife Wilma Harris of the home, children, Linda and Clevie Brown of Blairsville, GA and Rex and Constance Harris of Blue Ridge, GA, sister, Vestie Lancaster of Gastonia, NC, brothers, Roy and Jean Harris of Madisonville, TN, and Bill and Estelle Harris of Gastonia, NC, seven grandchildren, Justin Rex Harris of Conyers, GA, Evan Asbury of Blue Ridge, GA, Jamie Webb of Whitesburg, GA, Richie Brown of Acworth, GA, Sgt. Chris Payne of Columbus, GA, Julie Payne of Jasper, GA and Ashley Martin of Ellijay, GA, four great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. from Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Seay and Rev. Allen Harris officiating. Music was by Rev. Tommy Seay, and Tim Renshaw and family. Pallbearers were Frank Cack, Gollie Easter, Junior Graham, Michael Abercrombie, Junior Lobell and Rick Siefken. In lieu of flowers if you wish make memorials to Revival Baptist Church. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12 until 2 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


Ernest Ray Harris

ERNEST RAY HARRIS
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November 21, 2012                                Page 15A

 

jeanette townsend vest

 

Mrs. Jeanette Townsend Vest, age 71, of River Rd., Blairsville passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. She was born in Blairsville on December 8, 1940 to the late James A. and Elizabeth Stephens Townsend. Jeanette had worked as a beautician, and she loved Gospel and Country Singing, playing guitar and harmonica. She loved everyone. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband Roger Vest who passed away August 26, 2012, brothers, Clifford, Bill, Rod and Odell Townsend, sisters, Sarah Roberts and Margie Butt, and a son, Jeffrey Cable. She was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Wen Cable of Vancover, Canada, daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Tim Mulkey of Young Harris, GA, sisters, Betty and Max Orr of Gainesville, GA and Grapelle Thompson of Winder, GA, brother, Tom and Joann Townsend of Cumming, GA, four grandchildren, Nicholas and Sunny Mulkey, Joshua Mulkey, Casey Mulkey and Prescott Townsend Cable, one great grandchild, Taylor Mulkey, several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 15, at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Potts and Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating. Music was be by a special niece, Teresa Hurst. Pallbearers were Dow Hurst, John McKenn, Tim Cable, Gerald Townsend, Johnny Carroll and Kyle Whitmire. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Townsend, John Nix, Steve Orr, Bobby Saxon, Ferrell Saxon, Lewis Saxon and Mike Townsend. Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens. The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5 until 8 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



Jeanette Townsend Vest

JEANETTE TOWNSEND VEST
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November 21, 2012                                Page 15A

 

william thomas "tommy" crawford, jr.

 

            Mr. William Thomas “Tommy” Crawford, Jr., age 74, of Gum Log Rd, Blairsville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Atlanta, GA May 1, 1938 to the late William Thomas and Mary Nell Harris Crawford. Tommy was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Navy. He loved cooking and fellowshipping with his friends and was known for having made the "best Brunswick stew" around. He also enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing and watching the Atlanta Braves. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was preceded in death by brothers, Olen Crawford, J.B. Crawford, Melburne Crawford and Robert Carroll Crawford, sisters, Louise Lawrence, Vallie Martin, Helen Laning, Mamie Pirkle and Mary Will Owensby, and his son Jeff Crawford in 1989. Tommy had been a resident of Union County for the past 45 years and was a member of Revival Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, of 49 years, Marvine Crawford of the home, children, Paige and Kenny Wade of Blairsville, GA, Lano and James Ledford of Lilburn, GA, Ona and Tommy Huskey of Bryson City, NC and "Little" Tom Crawford of Blairsville, GA, sister, Peggy Goode of Smyrna, GA, brothers, Jack and Betty Elrod of Goldsborough, NC, Dwight and Brenda Crawford of Powder Springs, GA and Phillip and Chee Chee Crawford of Douglasville, GA, seven grandchildren, McKenzie Wade, Kyle Wade, Tyler Huskey, Trent Huskey, Layla Ledford, Cole Ledford and Kel Crawford.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Revival Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Seay and Rev. Phillip Crawford officiating. Music was performed by Rev. Tim Renshaw and family and Charlotte Young. Pallbearers were Kenny Wade, Tommy Huskey, James Ledford, Tyler Huskey, Trent Huskey and Kyle Wade. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Military Honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard. The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening.

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


William Thomas Crawford, Jr.

WILLIAM THOMAS CRAWFORD, JR.
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November 21, 2012                                Page 15A

 

randy curtiss fisher

 

            Mr. Randy Curtiss Fisher, age 60, of Ivy Log Rd., Blairsville passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. He was born September 24, 1952 in Asheville, NC to the late James H. and Ruby Sizemore Fisher. Randy moved here from Stockbridge, GA. He was a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran. He loved the mountains and his dog “Ellie Mae”. Randy never was the Cadillac kind. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecilia Ann fisher in 2010, brothers-in-law, Joel W. Wilson, Jerry Roy Childers and Andrew Wallace Yeomans, nephew, Yogi Andrew Yeomans. Randy was of the Baptist Faith.

            Survivors include two sons, Randy Curtis Fisher, Jr. and Jerry Childers both of Rex, GA, sisters, Sherry Bagwell and Barbara Wilson both of Blairsville, GA, best friends, Bill Durham of Soddy Daisy, TN and Robert Bledsoe of Dunlap, TN, grandson, James Andrew Fisher.

            Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions to Northeast Georgia Hospice in Jasper, GA.

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


Randy Curtiss Fisher

RANDY CURTISS FISHER
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November 21, 2012                                Page 15A

 

james michael postell

 

Mr. James Michael Postell age 56 of Paige Little Rd., Blairsville formerly of Andrews, passed away peacefully on Monday November 12, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Postell was born on September 17, 1956 in Andrews, NC, the son of Juanita Hicks Postell and the late Rev. Ralph Dee Postell. Mike enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving companion, son and brother. Mr. Postell was a member of Aquone Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Postell are his loving companion of over thirty years, Janie Little of Blairsville, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Alan and Rosealee Postell of Andrews, Richard and Evelyn Postell of Murphy, Rev. Jimmy and Cindi Postell of Andrews, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Wayne Baine of Murphy, Rebecca and Vader Campbell of Robinsville, Marilyn and Wayne Amos of Murphy, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 at 3 p.m. from Red Marble Baptist Church with the Rev. Luther Townson, Rev. Ralph Barnard and Rev. Mickey Stewart officiating. Special music was presented by Walking By Faith Singers. The following gentleman served as pallbearers: James Hooper, Tony Campbell, Greg Amos, Travis Postell, Scott, Chris, Adam and Johnny Postell. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Kevin and Travis Stalcup. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family met with friends at Red Marble Baptist Church on Tuesday evening from 5-8pm.

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


James Michael Postell

JAMES MICHAEL POSTELL
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November 21, 2012                                Page 15A

 

maggie virginia timmons

 

            Mrs. Maggie Virginia Timmons, age 89, of Treetop Lane, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Stonehenge following an extended illness.  Mrs. Timmons was born on April 18, 1923 in Millport, AL, the daughter of the late temple Shelton and the late Bessie Wharton Shelton.  Mrs. Timmons enjoyed reading needle point, walking and gardening.  She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother.  Mrs. Timmons was of the Methodist faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Timmons are one daughter and son-in-law, Stana and Steve Goines of Blairsville, one sister, Daisy Lee Davidson of Birmingham, AL, two grandchildren, Jordan and Lindsay Haggerty, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A graveside service will be held on Wednesday November 21, 2012 at 4 p.m. from the Forest Lawn Cemetery.  In Panama City, FL.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Gideon's International in memory of Mrs. Timmons.

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