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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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December 7, 2011                      Page 14A

 

alan steven becker

 

Rev. Alan Steven Becker age 64 of Lake Nottley Drive, Blairsville went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 4, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following a battle with cancer.  Rev. Becker was born on May 6, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Henry Becker and the late Constance Silver Becker.  Alan was the founder (1999) and pastor of the Immanuel House Christian Worship in Center in Blairsville.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  Over the years through Immanuel House, Alan helped many families and individuals by providing shelter, counseling and finding employment.  He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the community.

Surviving Rev. Becker are his loving wife of thirty-one years, Connie Walker Becker of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Alan Steven and Brenda Becker Jr. of Paramus, NJ, Todd and Susan Garrick of Dahlonega, one daughter, Kimberly Garrick of Blairsville, one brother, David Becker of Denver, CO, six grandchildren, Austin, Savannah and Althea Garrick, Jonathan, Aiden and Savannah Brundage, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday Dec. 10, 2011 at 3 p.m. from the Immanuel House Church with Pastor Connie Becker officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Immanuel House Church, 139 Wren Drive Blairsville, GA 30512 in Alan’s memory.  The family will meet with friends at the church on Saturday from 2-3 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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Alan Steven Becker


ALAN STEVEN BECKER
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

           

 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 7, 2011                      Page 14A

 

joyce newman sanford

 

            Joyce Newman Sanford, age 72, of Blairsville, died on November 27, 2011.  She was born in Commerce on November 7, 1939 to the late Donald Newman and the late Margie Trotter Newman.  She was a wonderful sister, wife, and a very loving person.  Her parting words to her husband were, “I will praise the Lord forever.  She will be sorely missed.

            Surviving are: husband, Raymond Sanford of Blairsville; step daughter and son-in-aw, Lisa and Hal McClish of Palm Harbor, FL; step sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Sandi Sanford of Dallas, TX, Steven and Janice Sanford of West Columbia, SC, Scott and Debbie Sanford, of St. Petersburg, SC; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Joel Davis of Monroe; brother, Marvin Timothy Neman of Johnson, SC; and 10 step grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 29th at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Church with the Rev. Lee Brown officiating.  Interment followed at High Shoals Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery.

Meadows Funeral Home, Inc, was in charge of arrangements.  Please sign the guestbook at www.meadownsfuneralhomeinc.com.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 7, 2011                      Page 14A

 

mary groves weaver

 

            Mary Groves Weaver, 81, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at Hardee manor Care Center in Wauchula, FL.

            She was born Dec. 20, 1929 in Warne, NC and grew up in Blairsville.  She had been a resident of Sebring, FL for many years.  She was an artist and enjoyed drawing outdoor scenery and caricatures.

She was preceeded (sic) in death by one son, Mack Weaver, her parents Verlin and Jessie Sampson Groves, also, 3 brothers, Tom Groves, Grady Groves and Ray Groves. 

Mary is survived by 4 daughters: Nanci Wimpey and husband J. R. of Jonesboro, GA, Sharon “Twiggy” Weaver of Wauchula, Dianne Welch and husband Jerry of Wauchula, and Lisa Weaver of Fort Meade, FL, two sons, Keith Weaver and wife Cheryl of Blairsville, GA, and Robin Weaver of Fort Meade, FL; three brothers, Bill Groves of Ramona, CA, Jay Groves of Social Circle, GA, and Jack Groves of Monroe, GA; one sister, Lorene Bryant of Blairsville, GA, 19 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10th, at Old Brasstown Baptist in Young Harris, GA.


The North Georgia News

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December 7, 2011                      Page 14A

 

james “Michael” mashburn

 

James "Michael" Mashburn, age 41 of Blairsville, passed away November 27, 2011 at the Union General Hospital.  Michael was born February 23, 1970 to James "Clifford" Mashburn and Tressie Callahan Mashburn.  He was Baptist in faith.  He was preceded in death by grandparents, Luther and Ethel Callahan of Blue Ridge, and Roy and Ivalee Mashburn of Mineral Bluff.

Survivors include: mother, Tressie Mashburn, father, James "Clifford" Mashburn and numerous aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Cantrell and Rev. Glen Collis, and Rev. Randy Hughes officiating.  Music provided by Luther Thomas.  Interment followed in the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers included: Phillip Barker, Wayne Watkins, Tony Petty, Jerry Williams, Randall Watkins and Kenneth Petty.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 7, 2011                      Page 14A

 

james michael mcintyre

 

Mr. James Michael McIntyre, age 62, of Rex Payne Rd., Blairsville, passed away Friday, December 2, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. McIntyre was born January 7, 1949 in Rockland Lake, NY.  He moved to Blairsville 16 years ago.  He was an avid sports player, loved to talk to people, loved the mountains and hiking, and being with family.  He was a big Notre Dame fan.  He was a loving husband, son, father, brother and grandfather.  Mr. McIntyre was preceded in death by his father, James McIntyre.  He was of the Catholic Faith.

Survivors include his wife Kathleen McIntyre of Blairsville, mother, Katherine McIntyre of Rockland Lake, NY, children, Killeaen and Eric Arbanas of Jefferson, GA, Carrie Schlarb of Blairsville, Michael McIntyre of Blairsville, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Eileen McIntyre of Garnerville, NY, Chris and Deloris McIntyre of Newark, DE, one sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and John Mangan of Congers, NY., four grandchildren, Emily Schlarb, Clayton Schlarb, Shane Arbanas and Breanna Arbanas, several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

A private memorial service was held.  In lieu of flowers make memorials to The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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 McIntyre


JAMES MICHAEL McINTYRE
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December 7, 2011                      Page 14A

 

helen p. bailey

 

Helen P. Bailey, age 87, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Union General Hospital.  She was born August 19, 1924 to the late William S. and Ella Dunn Patterson.  A member of the Cherry Log Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by husband Tom F. Bailey in 2006, and an infant daughter.

Survived by: son, Tommy Bailey (of the home) Blue Ridge, daughters and spouses, Bernice & Hugh McClure of Blue Ridge, Barbara & Frank Martin of Jasper, GA, Brenda Sue & Chuck Ohanian of Canton, GA, Judy & Clayton Ramsey of Blue Ridge, brother Calvin Patterson of Atlanta, GA, sisters Arlean Campbell and Flora Mae Rogers, of Blue Ridge, grandchildren, Dennis & Tesa McClure of Crystal River, FL, Chad & Carol McClure of Blue Ridge, Stephanie & Jeff Rickman of Jasper, GA, Caleb and Nick Ramsey of Blue Ridge, great-grandchildren Tanner, Peyton, & Aubree McClure.

Funeral services were Friday November 25, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home chapel (sic), with Reverend Ray Potts officiating.  Interment took place in Chastain Memorial Park.  Pallbearers were Dennis McClure, Peyton McClure, Tanner McClure, Caleb Ramsey, Jeff Rickman, and Joe Ballew.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, November 24, 2011 at the funeral home.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest registry at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com. 


Helen P. Bailey


HELEN P. BAILEY
    Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home