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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 30, 2011                    Page 14A

 

carol wilson nix

 

Carol Wilson Nix, age 69 of Blairsville, passed away Friday, November 25, 2011 at her home.  Mrs. Nix was born March 28, 1942 in Blairsville, GA to the late Lincoln Wilson and the late Mary Reece Wilson.  She was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church in Blairsville and had been a local businesswoman for many years owning and operating Carol's Resthaven Florist in Blairsville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Nix, brother, Mickey Wilson, sister, Esto McElroy, brother, James Wilson and brother, Bill Wilson.

She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Danny Smith, son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Nikki Nix, son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Kim Nix, all of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Brenda Nix of Cornelia, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Casey Conley of Blairsville, sister, Joyce Collins of Blairsville, brother and sister-in-law, Elbert and Nancy Wilson of Smith Creek, MI, sister, Martha Deaver of Haysville, NC, brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Alice Wilson of North Charleston, SC, sister-in-law, Louise Wilson of Blairsville, grandchildren, Scott Smith, Tavia Murphy, Katie Nix, Kelsey Nix, Karley Nix, Kolbe Nix, Karis Nix and Gage Conley and great grandchildren, Madeline Murphy, Maddux Murphy and Mackenzie Smith.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Jim Aiken, Rev. Katie Strals and Rev. Jan Deveraux officiating.  Special Music was provided by James Stephens, Michelle Hughes, Marcia Barrett & The Coosa Sisters.  The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: Frank McElroy, Johnny McElroy, Jackie Jones, Stuart Jones, Jimmy Wilson, Tommy Wilson, Michael Wilson, Mark Wilson, Roger Wilson, Tim Hunter, Devin Chapman, Josh Jones, James Brindle and Anthony Wilson.  Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens.  The family will received (sic) friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.  Please share your fond memories and send your condolences to this family by visiting our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Carol Wilson Nix


CAROL WILSON NIX
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adam paul carter

 

Mr. Adam Paul Carter, age 82 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Hertitage (sic) Healthcare of Blue Ridge, GA.  Mr. Carter was born on September 8, 1929 in Newark, NJ, to the late Adam & Wanda Haybert Carter.  He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.  Adam was a proud graduate of Florida International University and then completed a Masters degree program at Nova University in Public Administration.  Adam retired as a Lieutenant from Dade County Police Department in Florida where he had also served as a Sergeant in Miami Police Department.  He was an active member in the Police Benevolent Association and the Fraternal Order of Police.  Adam was preceded in death by his father, Adam Valentine Carter; mother, Wanda Ghelfi Carter and brother, Robert Carter.

Mr. Carter will be fondly remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his family: loving wife of 42 years, Mikele Stander Carter of Blairsville; beloved daughters, Wanda Price of Davenport, FL and Cindy Collins of Marietta, GA; step-son, Peter Aydelotte of Melbourne Shores, FL; sister & brother-in-law, Bernice & Edward Derrer of Hoschton, GA; grandchildren, Jason Aydelotte, Erin Garrett, Alexandra Aydelotte, Jillian Aydelotte, Wilson Collins, Ashley Collins and Adam Price and 4 great- Grandchildren.

No memorial services are planned at this time.  The family plans to scatter the cremated remains at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Adam Carter Scholarship Fund, Miami Police Veterans Association, P.O Box 291121, Port Orange, FL 32129.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted with arrangements  .  You may share your fond memories and condolences with this family by visiting our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Adam Paul Carter


ADAM PAUL CARTER
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November 30, 2011                    Page 15A

 

don mcclure

 

            Mr. Don McClure, age 78 of McDonough, GA passed away November 17, 2011.  Don was born in Blairsville, GA to the late Virgil C. and Iowa Elliott McClure. Her served his country in the United States Army and retired from Bolden Die Supply Company.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening flowers and vegetables and was a known jokester.  

            Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Shirley Patterson McClure; daughter, Sandy (Mark) Montgomery; granddaughter, Jessica Montgomery all of McDonough; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were conducted Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 2 PM from the Chapel of Haisten Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Durham officiated.  Friends visited the family one hour prior to the service.

            Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton parkway (sic) South, McDonough, GA 30253, 770-914-8833, haistenfunerals.com

           


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jane berry thompson

 

Jane Berry Thompson, age 73, of Blairsville, GA, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, November 21, 2011 in Altus House Hospice in Atlanta, GA.

Jane Berry Thompson was born in Ducktown, TN, in 1938, to the late Cautus Berry and the late Lorena Crawford.  Most of her school years were spent in Blairsville, where she played basketball and in 1957 was named Miss Union County.  She then attended the University of Georgia, where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.  Married in 1959, she spent several years in Virginia, before moving back to Georgia.  Jane was involved in numerous local organizations, including Friends of the Library and Relay For Life.  She was a recent member of the City Council and had a special interest in the Union County Historical Society and the Historic Courthouse, where she worked for numerous years.  She received the Union County Historical Society's 2009 Preservationist of the Year award.

Jane was a loving mother, sister, co-worker, and friend who will be missed by many.  She had a special love for her grandchildren and her great-grandson.  She is survived by her two daughters, Tish Harner (Charlie) of Alpharetta, GA, and Laurie Higgins (Doug) of Lawrenceville, GA; five grandchildren: Katie Jane, Jill, Suzanne, Billy, and Melanie; plus one great grandchild, Michael.  She is also survived by her two brothers, George Berry and Jerry Penland.  Jane considered all her friends and co-workers as part of her extended family.  She will be missed by all.

Funeral services for Jane were held on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Dr. John Kay officiating.  Special music was presented by Jeff Bauman, and granddaughter Suzannah Harner, on the violin.  Serving as pallbearers were Jillian Harner, Suzannah Harner, Melanie Harner, Katherine Soto, and William Tomcho.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were Will Penland, Amy Damera, Jack Berry, Crawford Berry, Ollie Hudgins, Harry Hudgins, and Ginny Hudgins.  Burial was in Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Friday, November 25, 2011, with the family especially meeting with friends between the hours of 6 until 9 p.m.

If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to Union County Historical Society, P.O. Box 35, Blairsville, Georgia 30514.

Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.   You are invited to share your fond memories of Jane and send condolences to the family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Jane Berry Thompson


JANE BERRY THOMPSON
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November 30, 2011                    Page 15A

 

hazel griffeth massey

 

            Hazel Griffeth Massey, age 99, passed away November 21st in Blairsville, GA where she had been living for the past thirteen years. 

            Hazel was born to William and Icie Griffeth on May 4, 1912 in Madison County, GA.  She married Seaborn Otha Massey, Jr. in 1936 and had one son, Rolyn Stanley Massey in 1937.

            She lived in the Madison County/Athens area most of her life and moved to Atlanta to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Barry Gober Massey when she retired in 1970.

            Hazel is survived by her son, Rolyn, his wife, Barry, two grandchildren, Susan Massey Patrick and Jeremy Massey, one great-grandchild, Rachel Justis, and three step-grandchildren, Justin, Amber, and April Patrick.

            Hazel was buried in a graveside service at Gordon’s chapel church in the Sandford Community, Madison County, GA.

            Lord and Stephens was in charge of the interment.  Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.




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bentley william bowman

 

Little Bentley William Bowman, of Blairsville, the infant son of Brittne Josack passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2011 in Blairsville.

Bentley was cherished and deeply loved, and will be missed by his family: mother Brittne; grandfather, Derek Josack; uncle Derek Josack, Jr.; great-grandparents: Elizabeth and Albert Sims.  Bentley's grandmother, Kelly Josack, preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Little Bentley were held on Saturday, November 25, 2011, at 4 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Pastor Jerry Helton officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please send your condolences to www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Bentley William Bowman


BENTLEY WILLIAM BOWMAN
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otis garfield mccollum

 

Mr. Otis Garfield McCollum, age 77, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, November 18, 2011.

Mr. McCollum was born in Blairsville on April 6, 1934, a son of the late Norman and the late Bonnie McCollum.  A lifelong resident of Blairsville, he was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.  Mr. McCollum had served his country in the U.S. Army.  Besides his parents, he had been preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Lee Weaver, and Anna Lou Akins.

Mr. McCollum is survived by his sisters and brothers, and their families: Clint McCollum, Jimmy McCollum, Charlene Hamby, Cathy Newton, and Billy McCollum, all of Blairsville.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Military Honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard.  Visitation with the family was held at the funeral home on the day of the funeral, starting at 12 noon.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be made to The American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, Iowa 50340-2018.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please send your condolences to the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Otis Garfield McCollum


OTIS GARFIELD McCOLLUM
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vivian jones

 

Mrs. Vivian Jones, age 66, of Jones RD, Blairsville, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Vivian was born January 15, 1945 in Clayton, GA, daughter of the late Grady and Hazel McGaha McNabb.  She served as Pastor’s Wife of Fairview over 27 years.  Vivian was also preceded in death by a sister, Libby Duke.  She was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, Rev. Tommy Jones of Blairsville, daughters, Tammy and Randy Hughes of Blairsville and Terrie Sparks of Blairsville, granddaughters, Jessica and David Johnson of Blairsville and Chelsea Sparks of Blairsville, many other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Hood officiating.  Music was presented by the Burrell Family.  Interment followed in Zebulon Baptist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers if you wish make memorials in Vivian’s memory to Fairview Baptist Church.

            The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday 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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Vivian Jones


VIVIAN JONES
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November 30, 2011                    Page 15A

 

glynn eldred kite

 

Mr. Glynn Eldred Kite, age 85, of Honeysuckle Drive, Blairsville, passed away, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Union General Hospital.  Mr. Kite was born February 21, 1926, in College Park, GA, son of the late Robert Carl and Rosa Cannaday Kite.  He moved to this area in 1987 from Stone Mountain, GA.  He was a WWII US Navy Veteran. Mr. Kite worked for Kraft Foods for over 35 years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Roy and Carlton Kite, and daughter, Linda Rene Moe.  Mr. Kite was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church and was a member of the Church Choir.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Louise Kite of Blairsville, children, Sharon and Eugene Witt of Emory, TX, and Julie and Ken Allman of Dawsonville, GA, brother, W.L. Kite of McDonough, GA, grandchildren, Chris and Holly Witt, David and Amy Witt and Tiffany Dozier, great grandchildren, Kyndall Witt, Cason Witt, Avery Witt and Bryson Witt.

Memorial services were held at 12:00 noon, Monday, November 28, 2011 at Coosa United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Aiken and Rev. Earl Bishop officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Military Honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers the family suggest that memorials be made to Coosa Scholarship Fund.  The family received friends at the church on Monday from 11 a.m. until 12 noon.

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


Glynn Eldred Kite


GLYNN ELDRED KITE
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 30, 2011                    Page 15A

 

clyde kenade buchanan

 

Mr. Clyde Kenade Buchanan, age 88, of Commerce, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Athens Regional Hospital following and (sic) extended illness.  Clyde was born May 30, 1923 in Blue Ridge, GA son of the late Erastus and Dessie Mae Bryant Buchanan.  He liked to work on cars, loved western movies and cowboy music.  He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Clyde was preced (sic) in death by his wife Eula Lee Buchanan, daughter, Gail Lane and son, Tommy Buchanan.  He was of the Baptist Faith.

            Survivors include children, Inez and Alan Green of Commerce, Jimmy and Olamae Buchanan of Blairsville, Johnny and Ina Lee Buchanan of Ball Ground, sister, Irene and Bill Henson of McCaysville, 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Greg Huskins officiating.  Music was by Karen Fletcher.  Pallbearers were Tony Henson, Harold Mull, Scotty Roberson, Stephen Gilstrap, Zack Fletcher and Dwyane Buchanan.  Interment was in Harmony Grove Baptist Cemetery.

            The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Clyde Kenade Buchanan


CLYDE KENADE BUCHANAN
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mildred bradley

 

Mildred Bradley, born February 11, 1918, Baptist Faith, 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, great grandchildren, Keegan Brisard, Kody Greve, 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, Florida, and continued to reweave for close to 60 some years.  She was well k (sic) 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 w as back with her people in her beautiful mountains”. (sic)

She will be dearly missed by her loving family.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  In lieu of flowers make memorial donations to Union County Nursing Home Bird Seed Fund.


Mildred Bradley


MILDRED BRADLEY
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home