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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 12, 2012                                Page 14A

 

mary ruth garrett

 

            Mrs. Mary Ruth Garrett, age 79, of Blairsville, GA, passed from this life to heaven on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at her home.

            Mary was born on March 28, 1933, in Towns County, GA, a daughter of the late Garnie C. Fortenberry and the late Bonnie Kirby Fortenberry. In 1951 she married Carl Garrett and they have always made their home in Blairsville. They had one son, Larry. Mary worked at the Union County Hardware Store for many years and later at the Union County Co-op. She was an excellent seamstress and did alterations as well. She had bravely battled cancer for the past year. Mary was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.

            Mary Ruth is survived by her son Larry and his wife Janet; grandsons, Jim Matt and wife Connie; and Joseph. She had two great grandsons, Scott and Robby Garrett and one great granddaughter, Hailey Garrett. Mary is also survived by her sister Barbara Everett and brother Claxton Fortenberry and his wife Linda. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Garrett; her parents, Garn Fortenberry and wife, Bonnie Kirby Fortenberry; brothers: Bobby and Earl Fortenberry; and her sister, Betty Turner. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive, and many, many friends.

            Funeral services for Mary Ruth were held on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Jerry Young officiating. Special music was presented by The Kelley Trio. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jim Garrett, Joe Garrett, Scot Garrett, Larry Farley, Joel Turner, and Kelly Gunter, with burial in Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home was held on Friday evening, December 7, 2012, between the hours of 6 until 9 p.m.

            Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. You may sign the guest registry and send condolences to the family online at our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Mary Ruth Garrett

MARY RUTH GARRETT
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The North Georgia News

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December 12, 2012                                Page 14A

 

ursula helen davis

 

            Mrs. Ursula Helen Davis, age 74, of Hidden Lake RD, Blairsville passed away at her home on Thursday, December 6, 2012. She was born in Berlin Germany to the late Erich and Helene Deutschman Bochow. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. Ursula was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church, and her church and her Lord were a very important part of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Samuel Davis in 2002 and a brother Horst Bochow.

            Survivors include five sons, John S. and Ashley Davis IV of Blairsville, GA, David C. and Petra Schaefer of Grayson, GA, Thomas S. Schaefer of Corpus Cristy, TX, Dale V. Schaefer of Spring, TX and Michael and Lisa Schaefer of Hayesville, NC, sisters-in-law, Shirley and Gordon Cavanaugh and Mary Puckett both of Snellville, GA, several grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, December 10, 2012 at Coosa United Methodist Church with Rev. Jason Helton officiating. Music was by Cynthia Lumme. Pallbearers were Bo Berry, Chad Spiva, Jeremy Adams, Jason Karnes, Terry Sosebee and Taylor Smith. Interment followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you may made memorial contributions to Coosa U.M.C. Cemetery Fund in memory of Mrs. Davis.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday 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 to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Ursula Helen Davis

URSULA HELEN DAVIS
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December 12, 2012                                Page 15A

 

delores e. clarke

 

            Delores E. Clarke, age 88, of Wilmar Circle, Blairsville passed away at her home on Monday, December 3, 2012 following an extended illness. She was born in South Dakota on April 17, 1924 one of 13 children to the late Leroy and Helen Ruth Mincks. She and her husband, Charles B. Clarke, Sr., lived in Dayton, Ohio and raised their three children there, then in 1960 they moved to Boynton Beach, FL and then in 1980 to Blairsville. Delores was in the Hospital Auxillary (sic) for years and loved helping at the nursing home and hospital. She was preceded to her Heavenly Home by her husband, Charles, son Michael, grandson Chad Clarke III, son-in-law, Ron Blanton, brothers, Clifford, Leo and Lamoine Mincks and a sister, Lorreine Harkness. A member of Antioch Baptist Church, Delores was loved and beloved and will be missed by all.

            Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Karolyn Clarke of Blairsville, daughter, Linda Blanton of Lakeworth, FL, brothers, Gary and Nancy Mincks of Vermillion, SD, Darryl and Beverly Mincks of Burbank, SD, Kenneth and Lois Mincks of Warsaw, MO, sisters Inez and Robert Neilsen of Burbank, SD, Opal Johnson of Omaha, NE, Betty and Clarence Cogdill of Rogue River, OR, Marjorie Nickell Humbolt, KS, Helen and Otto Kudlacek of St. Louis, MO, four grandchildren, Wendy Wummer, Jeff Blanton, Patti Tito and Danielle Tryzbiak, six great grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. George Cline officiating. Music was by Betty Gurr. In lieu of flowers make memorial donations to Regency Hospice of Hiawassee or Union County Ladies Hospital Auxiliary. Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

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


Delores E. Clarke

DELORES E. CLARKE
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December 12, 2012                                Page 15A

 

RALPH L. HOGSED

 

            Mr. Ralph L. Hogsed, age 83, of Wind Chime Lane, Blairsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. Mr. Hogsed was born on Nov. 2, 1929 in Murphy, NC, the son of the late George Hogsed and the late Myrtle Hartness Hogsed. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. Ralph was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an avid horse racing fan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Smith Hogsed in 2008 and a grand daughter, Brooke Michelle Hogsed. Mr. Hogsed was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Hogsed are this fiancée, Willie Mae Colwell of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Ginny Hogsed of Blairsville, Ricky and Sandy Hogsed of Marietta, two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and John Archambault of Blairsville, Lisa and Gary Butler of Blairsville, one sister, Etta Mae Watkins of Akron, OH, five grandchildren, James L. Ezell, Christopher Hogsed, Ricky, Jonathon and Skye Butler, two great grandchildren, Brandon and Allyssa Hogsed, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec.13, 2012 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the rev. (sic) Stacy Dyer officiating. Special music will be presented by the Harmony Grove Church Choir. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Ricky, Gary and Skye Butler, Christopher Hogsed, James Ezell, Jeff Deaver and Matthew Bowie. Interment will follow in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-9pm.

            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


Ralph L. Hogsed

    RALPH L. HOGSED
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December 12, 2012                                Page 15A

 

SALLY ANN GREGORY

 

            Mrs. Sally Ann Gregory, age 61 of Brookstone Way, Blue Ridge formerly of Blairsville, passé (sic)  away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 in the Fannin Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Gregory was born on Dec. 23, 1950 in Hollywood, FL, the daughter of the late Dale Matthewson and the late Sarah Watkins Matthewson. Sally was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and was a friend to many. She loved animals and people. She had lived in Blairsville for twenty eight years before moving to Blue Ridge in 2007. Mrs. Gregory was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mrs. Gregory are one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Doug Green of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Mary Matthewson of Cleveland, GA, five grandchildren, Sarah, Christian, Kaitlyn, Hannah and Jacob, two great grandchildren, Kyler and Karson, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service 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 the Union County Humane Society in Mrs. Gregory’s memory.

            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

Sally Ann Gregory

SALLY ANN GREGORY
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December 12, 2012                                Page 15A

 

PENNY LYNN PITTMAN

 

            Mrs. Penny Lynn Pittman, age 39, of Cedar Wood Lane, Blairsville passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Union General Hospital. She was born December 23, 1972 in Murphy, NC. She had lived here for the past 15 years and was a lifelong resident of Cherokee and Union counties. Penny was a loving mother, daughter, sister and was a friend to many. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Ross Maney. Penny was of the Seventh-day Adventist faith.

            Survivors include, her mother, Aylene Maney of Murphy, NC, fiancé, Nick DeGolyer of Blairsville, GA, children, Amber and Jonathan Camacho of Mexico, Kourtney and Alex Craze of McCaysville, GA, Johnny Doll of Alpharetta, GA, sisters, Arlene Hughes of Blairsville, GA and Janeane Hatchett of Murphy, NC, future mother-in-law, Carli DeGolyer of Blairsville, GA.

             A Memorial service was held on Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 at 5 p.m. from New Hope Fellowship Church with Rev. Max Pittman officiating. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that you may make donations to help defray expenses in Penny’s memory. The family met with friends following the services at the church.

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


Penny Lynn Pittman

PENNY LYNN PITTMAN
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December 12, 2012                                Page 15A

 

CONSTANCE PRISCILLA ADAMS BROWN

 

            Constance Priscilla Adams Brown, age 88, of Blairsville, GA passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Fannin Regional Hospital. She was born on July 30, 1924 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Ralph Newton Adams and Josephine Gauthier Adams. Mrs. Brown was a school teacher for Toledo, Ohio Public Schools for many years. She was of the Episcopalian Faith. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Gordon Brown and daughter, Judith P. Brown.

            Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Laurence A. and Kate Brown of Venice, FL and Stephen F. and Maureen Brown of Sylvania, OH; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca S. and Brian Erickson of Murphy, NC; grandchildren, Stephanie G. Brown, Jordan G. Brown, Eric Brown, Amy Callis, Jeff Brown and Laurie Brown and great-grandchildren, Orion, Ilyana and Paisley.

            Mrs. Brown was cremated and no services are planned. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill was in charge of the arrangements.