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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 24, 2010                                Page 4C

 

dorothy marie howard patterson

 

            Dorothy Marie Howard Patterson, age 55, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, November 12, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Patterson was born in Acworth, Georgia, on Wednesday, August 17, 1955, a daughter of the late Odell Howard and Rose Petty Howard.  She was a manager at a metal roofing company, and had attended Grace Baptist Church in Hayesville, North Carolina.  Her father, Odell Howard, preceded her in death.

            Surviving family members include her husband, Jimmy Patterson, of Blairsville; her mother, Rosie Howard, of Kennesaw, Georgia; two children: Cynthia Lee Slinker, of Edmonton, Kentucky, and Vern Millwood, of Cartersville, Georgia; siblings: James Howard of Acworth, Georgia; Jimmy Howard, of Felton, Georgia; Sandy Simmons, of South Carolina; Sarah Millwood, of Kennesaw; Judy Degnan of Jasper, Georgia; and Marie Fowler, of Michigan; two grandchildren, Katelyn Shiver and Michael Millwood.

            Memorial services were held Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 10 a.m., at Faith Baptist church in Blairsville, with Rev. Wayne Matheson officiating. 

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Homes of Blairsville, Georgia.  Please send condolences to www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

Dorothy Marie Howard Patterson

DOROTHY MARIE HOWARD PATTERSON
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November 24, 2010                                Page 4C

 

charles david burford

 

            Mr. Charles David Burford age 70 of Spring Cove Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Burford was born on Oct. 26, 1940 in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Eldridge Waldo Burford and the late Barbara Ruth Bliven Burford.  He grew up in Marietta and graduated Marietta High School in 1958.  He was a dedicated Scout Master and Regional Director of the Boy Scouts, and a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Mediterranean and during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  David served as a Mediator for the State of New Jersey.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and was a friend to many.  David was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.

            Surviving David are his loving wife of forty-six years, Deborah Hill Burford of Blairsville, three sons and one daughter-in-law, Chuck Burford of Phoenix, AZ, Erik and Stacey Burford of Chicago, IL, Jason Burford of Bridgewater, NJ, one brother, John Burford of Jacksonville, FL, five grandchildren, Bailey and Anna Burford, Ford, Ryder and Weston Kern.

            He will always be remembered for his lively sense of humor and gentle nature.  He is sorely missed by friends and family alike.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at 12 p.m. from the Grace Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jon Jacobs officiating.  Special music was presented by the Grace Presbyterian Church Choir, with a special arrangement of “Amazing Grace,” David’s favorite hymn, played by Miss Melissa Moody.  The family met with friends following the services.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice of Hiawassee in David’s memory.

            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


Charles David Burford


CHARLES DAVID BURFORD
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November 24, 2010                                Page 4C

 

ronald ray van pelt

 

            Mr. Ronald Ray Van Pelt, St., age 76 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, November 18,2 010 at his home.

Mr. Van Pelt was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Arthur and Annie (Huffington) Van Pelt.  He moved to Blairsville 8 years ago from Jacksonville, FL.  Mr. Van Pelt was a member of First Baptist Church Of (sic) Blairsville, Gideons International and a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He retired from the Duval County School system with 30 years of service.  He was preceded in death by son, Ronald Ray Van Pelt Jr. in September of 2007.

            Survivors include: his wife, Joann L. Van Pelt of the home, son and daughter-in-law, Charles Eric and Christina Van Pelt of Peru, South America where they serve as missionaries, sisters, Betty V. Schroeder and Sarah Higley and brothers, Arthur Van Pelt and George Van Pelt all of Jacksonville, FL, grandchildren, Joanna, Matthew, and David. 

            Graveside services were held Monday, November 22, 2010 at 12 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating. 

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, Youth Ministry, 217 Blue Ridge St., Blairsville, GA 30512 or SIM USA (Camp La Joya) Account $ PE91048 P.O. Box 7900, Charlotte, NC 28241-7900.

The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

 

           


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November 24, 2010                                Page 4C

 

eunice alice smith

 

            Mrs. Eunice Alice Smith age 89 of Rocky Circle, Blairsville formerly of Silver City, NM, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 18,2 010 at Stonehenge following an extended illness.  Mrs. Smith was born on July 10, 1921 in Suffern, NY, the daughter of the late Elmer Blauvelt and the late Elsa Heinzel Mann Blauvelt.  She was a veteran of the US Marines of WWII and also the Korean War.  She retired from the State Department in 1978 after over twenty-three years of service.  She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.  Eunice was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lee Smith in 2003.  Mrs. Smith was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Smith are one step son, Stephen and Tamye Smith of Los Crusis, NM, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Magdelene and Ed Combs of Blairsville, Louise Rotondo of San Jacinto, CA, one brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Sharon Blauvelt of Cottonwood, AZ, two grandchildren, Issac Cody Smith and Julia Selby Smith, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery in Ft. Bayard, NM with full military honors presented by the American Legion Post #18.  She will rest next to her husband Joseph who was also a veteran.  Services locally will be held at a later date and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Regency Hospice of Hiawassee or All Saints Lutheran Church in memory of Mrs. Smith.  

            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


Eunice Alice Smith


EUNICE ALICE SMITH
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November 24, 2010                                Page 4C

 

agnes berle moore

 

            Mrs. Agnes Berle Moore age 92 of Fern Valley Lane, Blairsville passed away on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Moore was born on August 10, 1918 in MA, the daughter of the late Ralph Robinson and the late Lora Scarborough.  Agnes was a resident of Blairsville for the last nine years, having moved here from Tamarol, FL.  She loved her church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She was also fond of crocheting.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Moore, her son Gerald Moore, her daughter Rosa Lee Moore and her daughter-in-law Wanda Moore.  Mrs. Moore was of the Christian faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Moore are seven grandchildren, John and Erin Moore of Blairsville, Barbara Mercado of Boca Raton, FL, Tim and Stacie Moore of Hiawassee, Ralph Moore of VA, Tamara Moore of West Palm Beach, FL and Matthew Moore of Hollywood, FL; eleven great grandchildren and a daughter-in-law Norma Tenney of Hollywood, FL.

            No services are planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge.

Agnes Berle Moore


AGNES BERLE MOORE
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November 24, 2010                                Page 4C

 

lillie ann warren

 

            Mrs. Lillie Ann Warren age 82 of Tanner Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 210 at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Warren was born on Dec. 26, 1927 in Cleveland, GA, the daughter of the late Jake Helton and the late Alice Seabolt Helton.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and was a friend to many.  She was preceded in death by six brothers, Hershel, Gus, Wiley, Roy, Harley and Alec, also by two sisters, Inda Evans and Vadie Helton.  Mrs. Warren was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Warren are one son, Bobby Warren of Blairsville, two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Billy Nix of Blairsville, Susie and Riley Bright of Warne, NC, nine grandchildren, David Bright, Jackie Myers, Lisa Bright, Tim and Richard Nix, Michael, Tylor, Christina and Dustin Warren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 1 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tim Hyde officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Tim and Richard Nix, Larry Helton, Michael, Tylor and Dustin Warren.  Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            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


Lillie Ann Warren


LILLIE ANN WARREN
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November 24, 2010                                Page 4C

 

melissa louise tanner

 

            Mrs. Melissa Louise Tanner age 50 of Rogers Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 in the Erlanger Medical Center following a brief illness.  Mrs. Tanner was born on Sept. 6, 1970 in Copperhill, TN, the daughter of Jimmy Abercrombie and Peggy Doris Dilbeck Abercrombie.  Melissa loved watching her son Brady play ball and just being with her family and friends.  She was a very loving wife, mother, sister and aunt and was a friend to many.  Melissa was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

            Surviving Melissa are loving husband of nineteen years, Richard Tanner of Blairsville, one son, Brady Tanner of Blairsville, father, Jimmy Abercrombie of Blairsville, mother, Peggy Abercrombie of Blairsville, one sister, Candy Colwell of Blairsville, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stevie and Melissa Abercrombie of Blairsville, Jim and Brenda Abercrombie of Blairsville, nieces and nephews, Megan Colwell, Jessica, Daniel and Aaron Abercrombie and April Seabolt, great nieces and nephews, Jaycee, Peyton, Austin and Logan, several cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Don Hood, Rev. Wade Plott and Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by the Bethlehem Baptist Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Daniel, Aaron and Robbie Abercrombie, Dwight and Tim Dilbeck and Jason Seabolt.  Interment followed in the Bethlehem Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to a trust fund in care of United Community Bank for Melissa’s son Brady.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            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


Melissa Louise Tanner


MELISSA LOUISE TANNER
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