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December 8, 2010                                  Page 4C

 

riley john stephens

 

            Mr. Riley John Stephens age 69 of Town Mtn. Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  Mr. Stephens was born on May 9, 1941 in Murphy, NC, the son of the late Lee Stephens and the late Addie Jackson Stephens.  Riley was a lifelong resident of Union County.  Before retirement he was employed at Builderway of Blairsville and then for Union County for several years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Dell (Dotti) Brown Stephens in 2002, five brothers, Frank, Cecil, Carter, Bill and Claude Stephens and by two sisters, Elizabeth Wages and Alline Noble.  Mr. Stephens was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Stephens are one son, Greg Stephens of Blairsville, special friend, DeBronda Mullins of Blairsville, a chosen daughter, Crystal Murphy of Blairsville, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Libby Stevens of Blairsville, Henry and Martha Stephens of Dalton, Gene and Anita Stephens of Santa Rosa, FL, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Sunday Dec. 5, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Wade Plott officiating.  Special music was presented by Scott and Tammy Lance.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers: Anthony Stephens, Danny Stephens, Curtis Stephens, Drake Stephens, Johnny Stevens and Charles Ash. Interment followed in the Rich Cemetery where he will rest next to his wife, Dotti.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12-2 p.m. prior to the services.

            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


Riley John Stephens


RILEY JOHN STEPHENS
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December 8, 2010                                  Page 4C

 

mary lou voshall

 

            Memorial services for May Lou Voshall will be at 11 a.m., December 11 at the First United Methodist Church of Union County in Blairsville, GA.  Ms. Voshall died November 23, 2010 at the age of 76.  She was born January 3, 1934 in Muskegon, MI of the late Merita Wilks Bright and Merle Leroy Bright, Sr.  She married Dave Voshall of Massillon, OH in 1952 and nurtured a family of three sons and two daughters.

            Survivors include  four children; Thom Voshall (Vicki) of Woodstock, GA; Karen Canaday (Frank) of Buford, GA; Glenda Dzuba (John Alex) of Dawsonville, GA; Bob Voshall (Heather) of Alabaster, AL; sister Bonnie DeMarr (Ron) of largo, FL; and five grandchildren.

            During their marriage of 46 years, Lou and Dave traveled throughout the U.S. before settling in a log home in the north GA mountain community of Blairsville.  For the past 11 years Ms. Voshall taught pre-school at the Christian school of her church.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the FUMC Child Enrichment Center and mailed to the First United Methodist Church, 938 Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA 30512.

            Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, GA. is in charge of  arrangements.  Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com

 

           


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December 8, 2010                                  Page 4C

 

phillip woodrow jackson

 

Rev. Phillip Woodrow Jackson age 61 of Eagle Bend Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Rev. Jackson was born on Oct. 24, 1949 in Murphy, NC, the son of the late Joe Jackson and the late Esta Anderson Jackson.  Phillip was a preacher for over thirty years and really loved the Lord.  He also loved hunting and fishing.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  He attended Loving Grace Friendship Church, Jones Creek Church of God and was a member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church in Andrews, NC.

            Surviving Rev. Jackson are his loving wife of seventeen years, Rita Taylor Jackson of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Tammy Jackson of Hiawassee, Derrek and Abby Jackson of Blairsville, two step daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy and Tommy Holbrooks of Blairsville, Wendy and Steve Burrell of Blairsville, one sister, Gail Ford, one niece, Renee Lord, one nephew, Jason Ford, two grandchildren, Jason and Willow Jackson, five step grandchildren, Kayla Nelder, Josh and Hannah Holbrooks, Donovan and Ethan Green, a host of church family, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday Dec. 3, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Anthony Dye and Rev. Terrell Jones officiating.  Special music was presented by the Deacons of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Stanley Gibson, Tommy Holbrooks, Perry Groves, Nathan Noblet, Josh Holbrooks, and Lesley Groves.  Interment followed in the Liberty Hill Methodist 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


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PHILLIP WOODROW JACKSON
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December 8, 2010                                  Page 4C

 

julia “claudette” sparks

 

Mrs. Julia "Claudette" Sparks age 74 of Nottely Dam Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010 in Chatanooga, (sic) TN following a brief illness.  Mrs. Sparks was born on July 11, 1936 in Union County, the daughter of the late Rev. Claude Pettett and the late Beulah Mae Patterson Pettett.  Before retirement she had been employed at Union General Hospital for several years.  Claudette loved to sing gospel songs in church and loved to crotchet.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Sparks in 2005.  Claudette was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Sparks are one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Faye Brown of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, David and Sandra Pettett of Marietta, one sister, Carolyn Shaw of Conyers, GA, five grandchildren, Melinda Groves, Brannon Jones, Heather Brown, Deana Brown, Farrah Brown all of Blairsville, four great grandchildren, Tylan, Dustin, Drake and Dawson, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday Dec. 4, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Randy Hughes and Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating. Special music was presented by Scott Lance. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Henry Rowe, Gary Frietag, Nick Dimartino, Jack Lynch, Richard Shaw and Roger Barrett.  Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday 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


Julia Claudette Sparks


JULIA CLAUDETTE SPARKS
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December 8, 2010                                  Page 4C

 

harry w. madducks

 

            Mr. Harry W. Madducks of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Hermitage, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2010, following an illness.  He was 101 years old.

Mr. Madducks was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and was the only child of Daniel and Charlotte Madducks.  He attended New Castle High School and graduated from Westminster College in 1932 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business.  During World War II, he served with the Second Army for four years and retired from the Army Reserves after 28 years with the rank of Major.  He was married to Evelyn Cochran Madducks on June 12, 1936.  She preceded him in death on May 20, 1997.  Mr. Madducks retired from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Sharon, PA, as an Industrial Engineer in 1917 after 30 years of service.  Following his retirement Mr. Madducks served as an Insurance Manager for the retiree medical benefits for the Westinghouse Retiree’s Association for 11 years.  Mr. Madducks was also a 50 years member of Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church where he served for many years as an usher.

Mr. Madducks is survived by a daughter, Kaye Darlene Hetrick and husband John of Marietta, GA; three grandchildren; John P. Hetrick, wife Kris, of Centerville, VA; Rahn A. Hetrick, retired U.S. Navy; Lon K. Hetrick, of Sugar Hill, GA; and 5 great grandchildren: John, Andrew, Hans, Haley, and Heidi Hetrick.

            A funeral service was held at Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Sharon, PA, at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, November 30. 2010, with Rev. Richard Carlson, pastor of the Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church officiating.  Friends called upon the family at the funeral home for one hour prior to the funeral service.  The burial took place at Hillcrest Cemetery.

            Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home of Sharon, PA in charge of arrangements there; Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of local arrangements. 


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December 8, 2010                                  Page 4C

 

fred orlen rogers

 

Mr. Fred Orlen Rogers age 96 of Byers Rd., Blairsville passed away on Saturday December 4, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Rogers was born on July 30, 1914 in Union County, the son of the late Otto Rogers and the late Ader Patterson Rogers.  Fred was a proud veteran of the US Army of WWII, receiving three Purple Hearts and Five Bronze Stars.  He was also awarded as an Expert Marksman with a rifle.  He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Valerie Dockery in 2008 and by two brothers, Lester and Woodrow Rogers and by a sister, Faye Thomas.  Mr. Rogers was a member of the Church Of God in Fostoria, OH.

            Surviving Mr. Rogers are two daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara Baggett of Blairsville, Vicky and Howard Ohler of Fendly (sic), OH, two sons and one daughter-in-law, James and Beverly Rogers of Holland, OH, Charles Rogers of Blairsville, nine grandchildren, Brian Davenport, Sheila Partin, Sherry Langston, Bret Davenport, Jordan Ohler, Bethany Needler, Drew Ohler, Phillip Morris and Kimberly Rogers, seventeen great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ketron Moss officiating.  Special music will be presented by Martha Davenport and Sheila Partin.  The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Eddy Partin, Jordan Ohler, Brian, Bret, Slade and Cody Davenport.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery will he will rest by his wife Valerie.  The North Georgia Honor Guard will conduct military Honors.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11-2 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


Fre Orlen Rogers


FRED ORLEN ROGERS
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December 8, 2010                                  Page 4C

 

yvonne gregory anderson

 

            Yvonne Gregory Anderson, age 66 of Marietta, died Sunday, November 28, 2010.  A native of Suches, GA, she was born on March 10, 1944.

            She is survived by her husband, Roy Anderson; daughter, Loree Anderson; son-in-law, Ian Ryan; 3 grandchildren, Colin Ryan, Ashley and Kassidy English all of Marietta.

The family received friends Saturday, December 4th, 1 p.m. at Floyd Road Baptist Church with a memorial service being held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jeremy Kilgore officiating. 

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to Bank of America, Yvonne Anderson Memorial Fund.

Messages of condolences may be posted online at www.westgeorgiacrematory.com

 

           


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December 8, 2010                                  Page 4C

 

edna grace riens

 

            Edna Grace Riens, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Ms. Riens was born in Clay County, Florida on May 19, 1922, a daughter of the late Henry and Ina Rose (DeBolt) Sapp.  She moved to Blairsville in 1998 after a career as a Dental Technician.  Ms. Riens was preceded in death by her son, Zane Henry Riens; a daughter, Helen Celeste Becker; and brother, Henry E. Sapp.

            Surviving family members include sons, William Fred Riens of Middleburg, Florida and Glen A. Riens of Valdosta, Georgia; daughters, Patricia J. Braun of Blairsville and Denise I. Jarmon of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Avis Pearson of Marshall, North Carolina; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

            No services are scheduled at this time.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted with the arrangements.  Please join us in remembering Edna by visiting our memorial at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


Edna Grace Riens


EDNA GRACE RIENS
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December 8, 2010                                  Page 5C

 

sonia hendry

 

                Mrs. Sonia Hendry age 88 of Madola Rd., Epworth, GA passed away on Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 in Stonehenge Assisted Living following an extended illness.  Mrs. Hendry was born on July 10, 1922 in Liverpool, England, the daughter of the late Louey and Ada Boyarski.  She was a veteran and Captain in the British Armed Forces.  She was employed as a court reporter during the Neremberg (sic) Trials.  In her younger years she enjoyed bowling, square dancing, knitting, gardening and was an avid reader.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hendry in 2006, a son, Stephen Hendry in 1975 and a brother, Tannum Boyarski.  Mrs. Hendry was of the Catholic faith.

            Surviving Mrs. Hendry are one daughter, Dianne Hendry of Epworth, one son, Mark Hendry of Blue Ridge, one sister, Celia Rogansky of Liverpool, England, one brother ,Kenneth Boyars of Pleasant Hill, CA, three grandchildren, Denver, Kent and Neva, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            No services are planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Georgia Mtn. Hospice, Caring Way Jasper, GA in memory of Mrs. Hendry.

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


Sonia Hendry


SONIA HENDRY
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December 8, 2010                                  Page 5C

 

marshall wilson carnright

 

Mr. Marshall Wilson Carnright age 68, of Duncan View Dr., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Carnright was born on July 2, 1942 in Troy, PA, the son (sic) the late Edmond Wilson Carnright.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM.  Marshall served as Chief of Police in Pound, VA. for several years.  He was a loving father, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Carnright.  Marshall was of the Church of God faith.

            Surviving Mr. Carnright are one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Kim Carnright of Canton, GA, two daughters and one son-in-law, Susan Russo of Cherry Hill, NJ., Marsha and Neil Turner of Ellijay, GA, one sister, six grandchildren Mike Turner, John Carnright, Jake Turner, Jennifer Carnright, Kate Turner and Lucas Russo, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010 at 6 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with Dr. Phillip Meeks officiating.  Marshall’s favorite hymns were presented for the service.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials maybe made to the Boy Scouts in memory of Mr. Carnright.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5-6 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


Marshall Wilson Carnright


MARSHALL WILSON CARNRIGHT
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