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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 5, 2012                                  Page 15A

 

gloria killeen harper

 

            Mrs. Gloria Killeen Harper age 88 of Kimsey St., Blairsville passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Douglasville, GA following an extended illness. Mrs. Harper was born on September 22, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of the late George Killeen and the late Anna Blaschek. Gloria and her husband, Jerry owned and operated Blairsville Florist and Harper’s Greenhouse for over thirty-three years. She loved ice skating and boating. She and her Jerry were members of the United States Power Squadron. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Gerald "Jerry" Harper in 1999, by a grandson, Brian Harper and by two daughters-in-law, Anne Harper and Terri D. Harper. Gloria was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Harper was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Harper are five sons and three daughters-in-law, Richard and Trisha Harper of Blairsville, Michael and Sheri Harper of Apache, AZ, Douglas and Elizabeth Harper of Blairsville, Patrick Harper of Hiram, GA, Randy Harper of Roopville, GA, two daughters Dr. Kathleen Harper of Tallahassee, FL, Theresa Cook of Newnan, GA, fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date with interment to follow in the Holly Hills Cemetery where she will rest next to her husband Jerry. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in memory of Mrs. Harper.

            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


Gloria Killeen Harper

GLORIA KILLEEN HARPER
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roger "doc" beavers

 

                Mr. Roger "Doc" Beavers, age 66, of Blairsville, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, November 30, 2012.

            "Doc" was born in Murphy, NC, on Friday, July 12, 1946, a son of the late Claude Ralph Beavers and the late Minnie Louise Green Beavers. He was a carpenter, and had lived in Blairsville for the past 43 years. A member of New Harmony Baptist Church, "Doc" loved to be outdoors - he was an avid sportsman, who loved hunting and fishing - turkey hunting was his favorite. "Doc" also enjoyed working in the garden. Besides his parents, a brother, Michael Beavers, also had preceded him in death.

            "Doc was dearly loved and will be greatly missed, especially by his family: wife, Janie Corn Beavers, of Blairsville; a son, Jason Beavers, of Valdosta, GA; two grandsons: Alek Beavers and Isaiah Beavers, of Blairsville; brothers: Glenn Beavers, Jerrell Beavers, and Lloyd Beavers; sisters: Pearl Beavers, Juanita Murphy, and Veda May, all of Murphy, NC.  Many other nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

            Funeral services for "Doc" were held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Jason Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by rev. Evan Hughes and Merle Fortenberry.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: J.E. Corn, William Brown, Jr., Terry Warren, Stacy Beavers, Greg Beavers, and Lonnie Murphy.  Burial was in New Harmony Baptist church Cemetery, with Rev. Evan Hughes conducting graveside services.  Visitation with the family at the funeral home was held on Saturday, , December 1, 2012, between the hours of 6 until 9 p.m.

            The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to help the family offset expenses.

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville.  You may sign the guest registry and view the life tribute video on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Roger Beavers

ROGER BEAVERS
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joyce agnes muir

 

Mrs. Joyce Agnes Muir, age 78, of Muir Glenn, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Muir was born on Feb. 6, 1934 in New London, CT, the daughter of the late Joseph P. Kovalsik and the late Anna Marie Nielsen Kovalsik. She was the wife of Dr. John Muir, Vice President of Indian River Community College. Joyce enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with family. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She “was loving of heart and she was pretty of face”. Her favorite quote was “I love you all ways, always”. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Alan Muir in August of this year. Mrs. Muir was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mrs. Muir are her loving husband of fifty-five years, Dr. John W. Muir of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Cecelia Muir of Lakewood, CO, one daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Jonathan Dennis of Ventura, CA, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ann Manley of Hillsborough, NC, Kathy and Greg Harper of New York City, NY, Mary and Dickie Walker of Lawrenceville, GA, one grandson, Bryan Michael Muir of Lakewood, CO, many other relatives and friends also survive.

No services are planned at this time for Mrs. Muir. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Muir.

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.


Joyce Agnes Muir

JOYCE AGNES MUIR
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james "jamie"michael hunter

 

            Mr. James "Jamie" Michael Hunter, age 47, of Atlanta, GA, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012, at his home. Jamie was the son of James Jasper Hunter and Eleanore Noonan.

            He left behind many grieving family members, friends and colleagues whose lives he impacted profoundly.  For the past 6-1/2 years he was an employee of NCR Corporation in Suwanee, GA, where he managed approximately $15M in revenue received by the company to cover freight expenses.  He worked diligently at his job and was highly regarded by senior management.  There was never a project or task which he did not take seriously and perform to his utmost.  he also acted as manager for a number of employees, who all looked up to him for career and personal guidance.

            Outside of work, James was the court appointed guardian for his cousin, Kenneth Walker, and James's concern and love the his cousin was no less that if they had been brothers.  He also acted as caregiver for his father, and in recent months while he convalesced in a rehab center following a fall, James made nightly visits to see him and check on his progress.  He regularly voiced concern for other family members and friends.  he never spoke highly of himself but any of us who knew him at NCR would quickly speak of his attentiveness to his family, which in this day and age is often lacking.

            James was well educated, with several bachelor's and masters degrees, and held many years of experience with various companies before coming to NCR.  He dreamed of writing screenplays and TV shows.  He also enjoyed home improvement projects, most of which he took on himself and would not rest until he had completed to his total satisfaction.

            For his colleagues at NCR, James was the one they went to with anything from problems with a computer to issues with a co-worker.  They will remember him with love and affection and will always wish they had more time with him.  He will be greatly, greatly missed.

            James is survived by father, James J. Hunter; mother, Eleanor Noonan; brother, Kris Kimmy, cousins and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Visitation with the family was held at the funeral home for one hour before the service started. the following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ken Walker, Mike Johnson, Walker Allen, Chris Souther, Eric England, and Barry Collins.  Burial was in Choestoe Cemetery.

            If you wish to do so, contributions may be made in Jamie's name to Annandale Village, 3500 Annandale Lane, Suwanee, Georgia 30024.

            "Words are easy, like the wind;; Faithful friends are hard to find."(W. Shakespeare)

            Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please send your condolences and sign the guest registry on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.   

James Michael Hunter

JAMES MICHAEL HUNTER

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olene t. berkshier

 

            Olene T. Berkshier, 86, formerly of Peoria, IL, passed away at 8 a.m., Friday, November 23, 2012, at Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville, GA.  She was born December 28, 1925, in Donalsonville, GA, the daughter of Howell Wade and Ida Annie (Morris) Tucker.  Olene was preceded in death by 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and 2 great grandchildren.

            She is survived by two brothers: Marvin (Betty) Tucker of Donalsonville, GA and Cary (Niska) Tucker of Niceville, FL.  Idena Ettoria Olene Tucker married Joseph H. Berkshier on May 24, 1947 in Charlton County, GA.  Joseph preceded Olene in death on August 30, 1997, in Peoria, IL.

            Also surviving are her three daughters: Connie (Mike) Hinton of Blairsville, GA, Paula Murray of Claremore, OK, Marla (Ben) Sandefur of Edwards, IL, seven grandchildren: Heather (Ed) Zunzunegui, Heath (Susan) Hinton, William (Christy) Jacobson, Sean Jacobson, Marisa (Ryan) Homann, Bradley (Savannah) Sandefur, Kristen, (Michael) Hill and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Olene worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 11 ½ years.  She and Joe retired the same date, January 1, 1987.  Joe and Olene were always together and he was the love of her life.  Olene was a long term member of Maxwell Road Church of God (Formerly South Side church of God) and most recently attended Beracah Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA.  Olene had a strong faith and was a wonderful example of loving Christianity for her family and friends.  Olene loved to read, work crossword and jigsaw puzzles in her free time.  Her favorite TV shows were "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy".

            The family offers thanks for the care and professionalism given to Olene by the staff of Stonehenge Assisted Living, Regency Hospice, Appalachian Home Health Care, and Beracah Baptist Church.  Special thanks to family and friends who were always there when needed in Peoria and Blairsville.

            Visitation was 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, November 30 at Wilton Mortuary, 2101 N. Knoxville Ave., with funeral services immediately following.  Pastor Joseph Magner officiated and burial was in Lutheran Cemetery, 914 S. Pleasant St., in Peoria, IL.

            Flowers are appreciated but a donation in her name helps others.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital of Peoria, IL.

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



 

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flora hogan "flo" withorn

 

            Mrs. Flora Hogan “Flo” Withorn of Stonehenge Dr. Blairsville, GA formerly of Ellijay died Monday Nov. 26, 2012.  Mrs. Withorn was born in Birmingham, AL to the late Elery C. Hogan, Sr. and Beulah Marlow Hogan. She was a graduate of Girl’s High and attended GA State in Atlanta. She was a retired bank officer and an original employee of Westide Atlantic Bank (now First Union) in Jacksonville, FL; a member of the International Inner Wheel in Jacksonville Beach, South Ponte Vedra community association and former volunteer fireman in South Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. She was also a member of the Gilmer Arts and Heritage in Ellijay, GA and the Gilmer Co. Chamber of Commerce. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward William Withorn; a sister Elvira Hogan and a sister-in-law Dorothy Hogan.

            Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law: Barbara Marlowe, Ashville, NC, Ann Withorn and husband George White, Boston, MA, grandchildren, Gwyne Withorn White, Bronwen Withorn White; brother: E.C. Hogan, Jr., Atlanta, GA.  Funeral services were held Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, with Minister Butch Jones officiating.  Interment was in the Westview Cemetery.  Memorial service will be held Saturday, December 8th at 2 p.m. at Stonehenge 1 in Blairsville, GA.

            On-line condolences may be left at www.bernhardtfh.com Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  This notice courtesy of  Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.



 

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jared stanley harn

 

            Mr. Jared Stanley Harn, age 23, of Blairsville passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Mineral Bluff, GA from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born July 24, 1989 in Gainesville, FL. Jared was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Rusk of Blairsville, GA, father, Stanley Harn, paternal grandparents Dorfus and Diane Fain of San Mateo, FL, maternal grandfather, Jack Rusk of Blairsville, GA, sisters, Julie and Chris Salter of North Fort Myers, FL, Jessica Dunn of Blairsville, GA and Chyenne Johnson, brother, Johnatahan Jones of Astor, FL, nieces, Jaylynn Anderson and Haleigh Salter, aunt, Jean Murry of Blairsville, GA.

            Memorial services were held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Harn officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home following 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


Jared Stanley Harn

JARED STANLEY HARN
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