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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 14, 2011                    Page 15A

 

bernie deyton

 

Mr. Bernie Deyton age 87, of Murphy Hwy., Blairsville, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Deyton was born on Dec. 26, 1924 in Union County, the son of the late Mack Deyton and the late Sudie Deaton Deyton.  Mr. Deyton was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and building furniture.  He also loved working and restoring cars.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather and was a friend to many.  Bernie was preceded in death by a grand dather (sic), Cynthia Deyton and several brothers and sisters.  Mr. Deyton was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Deyton are his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Opal Hughes Deyton of Blairsville, his children, Dennis Deyton of Blairsville, Anthony and Judy Deyton of Blairsville, Brenda and Bobby Cantrell of Blairsville., Barbara and Keith Rice of Winder, GA, Ricky Deyton of Blairsville, Bobby Deyton of Blairsville, Franklin Deyton of Blairsville, Greg and Glenda Deyton of Blairsville, one brother, Birlie Deyton of Blairsville, three sisters and one brother-in-law, Mary Ramey of Blairsville, Flora Bell Lee of Blairsville, Myrtle and Tommy Evans of Blairsville, nineteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great- grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday Dec. 7, 2011 at 12 p.m. from the Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Waymon Lovell and Rev. Ray Potts officiating. Special music was presented by the Ben Burrell Family and Melanie Schuenemann.  Pallbearers were Jason Schuenemann, Dewayne Cantrell, Stephen Crisp, Christopher, Nathan, Andy, Jordan Deyton and Donnie Popular.  Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Deyton and Dakota Canrell.  Interment followed in the Ebenezer Church Cemetery.  The family met at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-9 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


Bernie Deyton


BERNIE DEYTON
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 14, 2011                    Page 15A

 

opal marie speck

 

Mrs. Opal Marie Speck, age 91, of Tina’s CT, Blairsville, passed away, Thursday, December 8, 2011.  Mrs. Speck was born March 17, 1920 in Four Corners, IN, the daughter of the late John and Pearl (Downs) Hauersperger.  She moved here 4 years ago form Inverness, FL.  On September 17, 1946 she married Wilfred A. Speck (2/2/1921-1/21/1978).  Mrs. Speck was also preceded in death by a son Gary Speck (8/15/1950-7/21/1997), daughter-in-law, Peggy Speck in 2008, five brothers and six sisters.  She was of the Catholic Faith.

            Survivors include children, James Speck of Inverness, FL, Susan (Speck) Tully and husband Richard of Blairsville, GA, sisters, Clara Cordelia “Tillie” (Hauersperger) Speck of St. Petersburg, FL, Elmalee Irene (Hauersperger) Barr of North Vernon, IN, Sarah Ann (Hauersperger) of Seymour, IN, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, great-great-great nieces and nephews, and step great nieces and nephews.

            No services are planned.

            In lieu of flowers make memorials to the Union County Nursing Home Activities Fund.

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


Opal Marie Speck


OPAL MARIE SPECK
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 14, 2011                    Page 15A

 

virginia sowell tullis

 

Mrs. Virginia Sowell Tullis, age 58, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday Dec. 6, 2011, from her home on Bruce Drive in Blairsville, following a battle with cancer.  Ginny was born on July 28, 1953, in Savannah, GA, the daughter of Charles Hamilton Sowell, Sr. and the late Grace Counts Sowell.  Ginny dedicated her life to the health care profession as a Medical Technologist.  She found happiness in each of the following health care settings in which she served:  Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN, Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, Egleston Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Emory University Hospital of Atlanta, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, Union General Hospital and, most recently, Georgia Cancer Specialists of Blairsville.  Ginny was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister and grandmother.  She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA).

Surviving Ginny are her loving husband of thirty-five years, Bill Tullis of Blairsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Chris Anderson of Cumming, and Candy and James Wright, Jr. of Dahlonega; her father, Charles H. Sowell Sr. of Savannah; one brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Frankie Sowell of Savannah; one sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Kerry Conaway of Savannah; three grandchildren, Landon Cooper Anderson, James L. Wright, III and Emma Renee Anderson.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec.10, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Jon Jacobs officiating.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that donations be made to the Union County Relay For Life in memory of Ginny.  The family met with friends on Saturday from 3-4 p.m. at the church prior to the service.  A reception at the family home followed the service.

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


Virginia Sowell Tullis


VIRGINIA SOWELL TULLIS
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December 14, 2011                    Page 15A

 

al john niemczyk

 

           

Mr. Al John Niemczyk, age 67, of Pleasant Grove Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in the Atlanta Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mr. Niemczyk was born on Dec. 22, 1943 in Mineola, NY, the son of the late Alfred John Niemczyk and the late Edna Poetsch Niemczyk.  Al was a veteran of the US Army of the Vietnam War.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and traveling.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  Al was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church.

Surviving Mr. Niemczyk are his loving wife of eighteen years, Lynda Rhodes Niemczyk of Blairsville, four sons and two daughters-in-law, Josh Rhodes of Blairsville, John Niemczyk of Richmond, VA, Tom and Cheryl Niemczyk of Blairsville, Timothy and Susan Niemczyk of Richmond, VA, one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Ron Geisler of PA, one brother, Rick Niemczyk of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, five grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday Dec. 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Dave Wesche officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to help defray medical and funeral expenses in memory of Al.  The family met with friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12-2 p.m. prior to the services.

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


Al John Niemczyk


AL JOHN NIEMCZYK
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December 14, 2011                    Page 15A

 

james “michael” mashburn

 

            Mr. Mrs. , 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” Mashubrn 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 29,2 011 at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Cantrell, 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 share the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

           


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December 14, 2011                    Page 15A

 

ida mae langman

 

            Mrs. Ida Mae Langman age 106 of Bitter Creek Place, Blairsville passed away on Sunday Dec. 4, 2011 in the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Langman was born on April 16, 1905 in La Porte, IN, the daughter of the late Frank Sult and the late Inez Goode Sult.  Mae grew up in Cardo, ND and graduated from high school there.  She attended Valparaiso University for two years.  In her later years she moved to Avon Park, FL where she was a Pink Lady  at Walker Memorial Hospital for over thirty years.  Mae enjoyed doing arts and crafts.  She had a real passion for quilting.  Mae was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Bradenton, FL, where she lived before moving to Blairsville.

Surviving Mrs. Langman are three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Susan Langman of Blairsville, Duane and Jean Fritz of Kernville, CA, Allen and June Langman of La Porte, IN, one daughter, Virginia Casper of Denver, CO, one brother, Elmer Sult of Titusville, FL, one sister, Dorothy Hill of La Porte, IN, eighteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Castaway Critters in memory of Mrs. Langman at 6757 John Smith Rd. East, Blairsville, GA 30512.

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


Ida Mae Langman


IDA MAE LANGMAN
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December 14, 2011                    Page 15A

 

billy don frala

 

Mr. Billy Don Frala age 55 of Mulkey Gap Rd., Blairsville passed away on Monday December 5, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Frala was born on Sept. 5, 1956 in Blytheville AR, the son of William Donald Frala and the late Patricia Ann Doolen Frala.  Billy had lived in Blairsville for over twenty-five years moving here from Stone Mountain.  At the time of his death he was employed as a Social Worker with the Ninth District Opportunity in Union County.  Billy enjoyed helping and working with people.  He was a very loving son, brother and was a friend to many.  Mr. Frala was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mr. Frala are his father, Bill Frala of Lawrenceville, GA, one sister and brother-in-law, Terri and Larry Trawick of Lawrenceville, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may made to those who are in need in Union County in memory of Bill.

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


Billy Don Frala


BILLY DON FRALA
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