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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 23, 2011                    Page 13A

 

ruby kirkland

 

Ruby Kirkland, age 92, passed away in Blairsville, GA on Monday, November 14, 2011.  She was born in Villa Rica, GA on August 29, 1919.  Shortly after birth Ruby moved to Tampa where she spent her entire life until 6 years ago, at which time she moved to Hiawassee, GA with Julian, her husband of 67 Years.  She graduated from Hillsborough High School and worked various Tampa Department stores while dating Julian Kirkland.  They fell in love and were married on December 17, 1939.  A special period of their lives was when they experienced "high alpine" living in the Sierra's of California where Julian was training war dogs for land mine duty overseas in France, Germany and Belgium.  After that, Ruby served as secretary for Julian's oil jobber business for JH Williams Oil Company in Tampa.  Ruby worked at First Federal Savings & Loan as a customer service representative.  She was a lifelong Baptist and active in Palm Avenue Baptist and Palma Ceia Baptist Churches and later Crestview Baptist Church in Lakeland, FL.  She spent her last few years enjoying the beautiful mountains of Hiawassee, her family, especially her grandchildren, and watching her favorite team, the Atlanta Braves on TV.

She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Donna & Rob Viduna of Hiawassee, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Barclay & Margaret Kirkland of Bradenton, FL; sister-in-law, Jean Hattaway of Hiawassee; brother-in-law, Don Kirkland of Webster, FL; six grandchildren & six great grandchildren.

We will miss her and that beautiful smile she wore everyday!  She loved people and had a genuine servant's heart for others.  Her friends and family can attest to her loving service to all those around her.  Special thanks to the staff at Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville for competent, exceptional and loving care for her last 3 months.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, 6949 Old Polk City Rd, or Florida Baptist Children's Home, 1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from the Chapel of Lanier Funeral Home in Lakeland, FL.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 10 until the start of the service.  Interment followed in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park in Tampa, FL.

Cochran Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.   


Ruby Kirkland


 
RUBY KIRKLAND
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 23, 2011                    Page 13A

 

joey leon buck

 

Mr. Joey Leon Buck, age 49, of CH Colwell DR,, Blairsville, passed away Friday, November 18, 2011 at Union General Hospital following and extended illness.  Joey was born September 9, 1962 in Danville, IL.  Joey was a loving son, brother, and friend to many.  He loved motorcycles and driving trucks.  He was an avid Pittsburg Steelers and NASCAR Race fan.  He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Leon Buck in 1996 and his wife, Debra Buck in 2007.  He attended New Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving Joey are his mother and step-father, Peggy and John Earl Gibson of Blairsville, GA, sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Les Seaborn of Blairsville, step-sisters, Kathy McKinney of Jackson, SC, Susie McKinney of Jackson, SC, Sherry Young of Aiken, SC, several nieces and nephews, special friend, Debby Stephens of Blairsville, many other relatives and friends also survive.

As per Joey’s request no services are planned.  In lieu of flowers make memorials to Sheperd’s Chapel Church in Arkansas.

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


Joey Leon Buck


JOEY LEON BUCK
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 23, 2011                    Page 13A

 

midlred LORRAINE bradley

 

Mildred Bradley, born February 11, 1918, Baptist Faith, was a resident of Union County Nursing Home for the last 5 years, where she received the most loving and precious care possible.  She lived happy and secure under that care to the very end. Hospice was wonderful in easing her and the family through her final days.

Survived by her loving family: son, George Wayne Johnson and wife, Charlotte of Charlotte, NC and daughter, Pricilla Greve and husband David, of Blairsville, GA, two grandsons, Ephrem Brisard and wife, Beth of Clearwater, FL, and Nathan Greve, and wife, Melissa of Naples, FL, two grandsons, Keegan Brisard, Kody Greve; two granddaughters, Kaylin Brown and Kerstin Brown; also close to heart, two special nieces: Faye Ragsdale of Clearwater, FL and Bobbie Miller of Petal, MS.

Born in the mountains of Big Stone Gap, VA, to a farming family, Mildred left at an early age for Florida in search of her career.  An independent woman for her generation, she built a successful reweaving business in Tampa, FL, and continued to reweave for close to 60 some years.  She was well known in the Tampa Bay area as the best in her trade.  Her greatest joy was time spent tailoring and sewing beautiful clothing.

Though most of her life was spent in Florida, her love for the mountains never waived, and she was happy to be back in her beloved mountains for the later years of her life.  As she loved to say “she was back with her people in her beautiful mountains”.

She will be dearly missed by her loving family.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 until 3 p.m. 

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


Mildred Lorraine Bradley


MILDRED LORRAINE BRADLEY
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November 23, 2011                    Page 13A

 

elizabeth rice “e.r.” hensley

 

Elizabeth Rice “E.R” Hensley, age 92, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of  Frankfort, KY and Lexington, KY passed away Friday, November 18, 2011 at Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness..

Mrs. Hensley was born in Covington, KY on September 8, 1919, a daughter of  Chester Hogan Rice and Ruth Houghton Rice.

She worked as an Administrative Secretary for the Bureau of Corrections, State of Kentucky.  She attended Eastern Kentucky University.  She was an active member of First Christian Church in Frankfort, KY.  She enjoyed playing bridge and gardening.

She is survived by her daughter Beverly Zoe Bradley and husband Dennis of Blairsville, GA; grandson Andrew Hensley Bradley and wife Chloe Fletcher Bradley of Hilton Head Island, SC; nieces: Kathy Yoast and husband Rick Yoast of Santa Fe, NM; Celeste Kelly and husband Steve Kelly of Golden, CO; Diana Bell and husband Wes Light of Angel Fire, NM; and Jennifer Ruth Bell Burrell of Boulder, CO; step-granddaughters: Melissa Bradley Boyd and husband Jeff Boyd and daughter Lauren Boyd of Douglasville, GA; Stephanie Bradley Davis Anderson and husband Bill Anderson and daughter Dallas Davis of Johns Creek, GA; great nephews: Steven Parks Bell of New York City, NY; Will Thanhauser of New Orleans, LA; Bart Thanhauser of India, and Josh Burrell of Hayesville, NC; great niece Katie Kelly of Golden, CO; great great nephews William and Andrea Parks Bell of New York City, NY.

 She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Stanley Woodrow Hensley, Jr. of Lexington, KY and her sister Kathleen Bell of Hayesville, NC.

In lieu of flowers contributions could be made to First Christian Church, Frankfort, KY or First United Methodist Church of Blairsville, GA “The Mac”.

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.


Elizabeth Rice Hensley


ELIZABETH RICE HENSLEY
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 23, 2011                    Page 13A

 

richard ray calhoun

 

Mr. Richard Ray Calhoun, age 70, of Blairsville passed away Monday, November 14, 2011 at Union County Nursing Home.  He had lived here for the past four years coming from West Palm Beach, FL.

Richard is survived by a sister, Bonnie Gonska of Conway, SC.  No services are planned.

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

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 23, 2011                    Page 13A

 

alameda m. jordan

 

Mrs. Alameda M. Jordan, age 99, of Ivy Gap Road, Blairsville, passed away Monday, November 21, 2011 in Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Jordan was born February 10, 1912 in Yale, KY daughter of the late Festus and Nellie Crosswaite Alfrey.  She moved to this area in 1983 from Riverview, FL.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Jordan in 1995, brother, Russell Alfrey, sisters, DeValle Alfrey and Katherine Branham.  She attended House of Prayer Church.

Surviving Mrs. Jordan are: daughter, Sally Vancourt of Blairsville, daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Ken Smith of Homer, grandchildren, Doug Simmons, Susie Wittstruck, Ronald Stephens, great grandchildren, Janet Essley, Trista Stephens, Justin Simmons, Brittanay Simmons, great-great grandchildren, Ryland Thomas, Caden Thomas, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Union Memory Gardens with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Pallbearers will be Doug Simmons, Ronald Stephens, Jason Thomas, Ken Smith.  In lieu of flowers if you wish make memorials to the House of Prayer or to your favorite charity.

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


Alameda M. Jordan


ALAMEDA M. JORDAN
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home