Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 4C

 

noah nelson seabolt

 

Mr. Noah Nelson Seabolt age 74, of Old Trackrock Rd., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday Dec. 7, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Seabolt was born on April 3, 1936 in Suches, GA the son of the late Mintie Seabolt.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Noah loved being outdoors and enjoyed being with his family.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and was a friend to many.  Noah retired from Mountain Valley Motors in 2002 after many years of service.  He was preceded in death by a brother, J.B. Seabolt.  Mr. Seabolt was a member of the Hill Church in Suches.

Surviving Mr. Seabolt are his loving wife of forty-two years, Bonnie Lovell Seabolt of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Jeff Deaver of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lynne Seabolt of Blairsville, one brother, Charles Seabolt of Suches, two sisters, Lizzie Gilreath of Suches and Marie Williamson of Dawsonville, four grandchildren, Katlin and Colton Deaver, Clay and J.R. Matheson, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Sunday Dec. 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Deaver and Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Special music was presented by Tommy Greene.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Harmony Grove Outdoor Ministry Scholarship Fund in memory of Mr. Seabolt.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 12-2 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


Noah Nelson Seabolt

NOAH NELSON SEABOLT
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home


 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 4C

 

david keith banks

 

Mr. David Keith Banks, age 58 of Kimsey St., Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday December 7, 2010 at his home.  Mr. Banks was born in Puerto Rico at a US base on September 23, 1952, the son of Mary Ruth Harris and the late George Samuel Banks. David was a loving father, brother, uncle and grandfather.  He was also a very talented carpenter.  He had lived in the area since 1986, moving here from Orlando, FL.

            Surviving Mr. Banks are his mother, Mary Taylor of Stewart, FL, a daughter Melissa Cattanach of Helen, GA, a son and daughter-in-law Keith and Sarah Banks of Columbus, GA, three brothers and a sister-in-law, Mike and Brenda Banks of Melbourne, FL, Kenny Banks of Ocala, FL and George and Cheryl Banks of Tallahassee, FL, two sisters Kathy Banks of Rockledge, FL and Debbie and Reggie Hamm of St. Johns, FL, and four grandchildren Nick Cattanach, Calder Cattanach, Jacob Banks and Jared Banks.

            A memorial service will be held at a late (sic) date and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to a trust fund for David’s grandchildren.

            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


David Keith Banks


DAVID KEITH BANKS
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 4C

 

mary lou macgilvray

 

            Mary Lou MacGilvray, of Blairsville, GA, passed away at the age of 78 years old on December 4, 2010, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  Among her passions were quilting, sewing, gardening, painting, singing, and crafting.  Mary Lou devoted most of her time to loving and caring for her family.

            She is survived by her loving husband, Roger P. MacGilvray, of 60 years; her three daughters, Colleen, Alice, and Eileen; her son, Roger; her two sons-in-law, Billy and Donnie; her daughter-in-law, Jessie; her six grandchildren, Kellie, Timothy, Jennifer, Jessica, Jaclyn, and Mia; and her four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Mason, Brody, and Averie.

            Viewing was held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the Gary Panoch Funeral Home, at noon, in Boca Raton, FL and followed by her burial at South Florida VA National Cemetery, in Lake Worth, FL, on the same day at 2:30 p.m.

            Arrangements by Gary Panoch Funeral Home & Cremations, 561-997-8580 www.gpanochfunerals.com



 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 4C

 

betty jean parker

 

            Betty Jean Parker, nee Spiva died on Sunday, December 5, 2010, at Athens Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.  She was born to Montine Wilson Spiva and Cecil D. Spiva on June 3, 1931, in Blairsville, Georgia, where she resided most recently.  Betty was the widow of James Earl Parker, also from Blairsville, Georgia.            Betty is survived by her two daughters and their families, Linda Beasley and her husband Ted of Smyrna, Georgia, and Lois Brown and husband Ted of Winder, Georgia.  Her grandchildren are Maria McDonald, married to Walter McDonald of Smyrna, Georgia, and Jason Brown and wife Gina of Worcester, Massachusetts.  Her great-grandchildren are Zoe McDonald, age 9, and Seth Brown, age 9.

            Mrs. Parker and her husband raised their daughters in Smyrna, Georgia, then lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  After retirement Betty moved to Athens, Georgia to be close to her daughters until moving to Wesley Mountain Village, in Blairsville.

            The memorial service was held at Lord and Stephens Funeral Home at 4355 Lexington Rd. in Athens, Georgia 30605, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, after the visitation at 1 p.m. there.  Family and friends were invited to gather for a catered reception following at the home of Ted and Lois Brown in Winder.  Address and directions were available at Lord and Stephens on Saturday.  Flowers were welcome or the family asks that any donations in her memory be made to their local animal shelter or the ASPCA.

Lord & Stephens East in charge of all arrangements. (706) 546-1587.





The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 4C

 

irene coker brown

 

            Mrs. Irene Coker Brown, age 101, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, Georgia, entered into Glory Friday morning, December 3, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Brown was born on May 8, 1909, in the Trackrock area of Southern Union County, a daughter of the late William Malcolm Coker and the late Sarah Elizabeth Cook Coker.  She married Emory Brown, on August 12, 1928, and together they raised eight children: Myrtle Elizabeth, Melvin Malcolm, Claudia Lue, Sarah Virginia, Farris Emory, Wanda Ada, Deanna Irene and Evelyn Mae.  Except for a brief time in Whitfield County, Georgia, she lived her life in the mountains of Union County which she loved.

Preceding her in death are her parents; three sisters; seven brothers; Emory, her husband of 75 years; daughter, Myrtle Elizabeth Morgan; great-great grandson, Jake Matthew Gibson, and two sons-in-law, Jim Partain and Marion Todd.

She leaves behind daughters Claudia B. Todd; Sarah B. Partain; Wanda B. Gibson with husband Clarence; Deanna I. Brown; Evelyn B. Lamar with husband Bill; and sons Melvin Brown with wife Marilyn; and Farris E. Brown with wife Joann; 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  All will miss her very much.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 5, 2010, at 2 p.m., at Trackrock Baptist Church, where she was a lifelong member, with Rev. Harley Hunter and Rev. Trannis Colwell officiating.  The body lie instate at the church beginning at 1:30, until time for the funeral services to begin.  Special music was presented by Patricia Cook, Trackrock Baptist Church Choir, Marsha Barrett, and Mike Partain.  A poem “Mama’s Hands’, was read by Carrie Partain, and Mrs. Brown was eulogized by Lark Bragg.  Burial was in the church cemetery, where she was laid to rest by her husband, daughter, and parents.  The family received guests from 6 - 8:00 PM at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville on Saturday, December 4, 2010.

If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to Trackrock Baptist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please visit our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you may share your fond memories with the family, and sign the guest registry      

Irene Coker Brown


IRENE COKER BROWN
Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home




 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 4C

 

lois jones downs

 

            Lois Jones Downs, 82, passed away November 22, 2010.  She was a resident of Branan Lodge before her recent illness.

            Mrs. Downs was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harry Downs.  She has two remaining sisters, Ruth Crutchfield, and Lee Jones of Clarkston, GA.  She was mother to Ann Myers and son-in-law Ray Myers of Blairsville, GA, son, Harry Michael Downs of Stone Mountain, GA and daughter, Elaine Downs of Athens, GA.  She has four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was a loving wife and mother, and friend to all who knew her.  She had a smile that will be missed by all.

            Services were held November 24th at Floral Hills Cemetery near her hometown of Scottdale, GA.



 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 4C

 

don shubert

 

Don Shubert, age 78, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 6, 2010 at Union County Nursing Home.

Don was born in Banks County, GA, on Wednesday, May 25, 1932, to the late Conway Stanhope Shubert and Pansy Opal Garrison Shubert.  He attended the House of Prayer Church and was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran and a member of the Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114 F&AM.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jean Abernathy.

Don is survived by his wife, Freddie Jean Niece Shubert of the home, son and his partner, Donald Ray Shubert and Michael Helton of Sugar Hill, Georgia, granddaughter and her husband, Crystal Michelle and Alex Davenport of Blairsville; grandson and his wife, James Jeremy and Haley Wiley of Cleveland, Georgia; grandson, Tre Shubert-Helton of Sugar Hill; great grandchildren, John Robert Sexton, and James Jessie Wiley both of Cleveland.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Don were held Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Music was provided by the House of Prayer Choir.  Members of the Masons served as pallbearers. Interment followed in Union Memory Gardens with Military Honors by the Georgia Army National Guard and the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Masonic Graveside Rites were presented by Allegheny Masonic Lodge.

If you wish, the family suggests memorial donations in Don’s memory be made to the North Georgia Honor Guard.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please send your condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhome.com.


Don Shubert

DON SHUBERT
Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 4C

 

herbert randall stewart

 

Mr. Herbert Randall Stewart, age 52 of Brawley Lane, Suches, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at his home.  Mr. Stewart was born in Robbinsville, NC on September 18, 1958, the son of the late Herbert Stewart and the late Shirley Horton. Randy was a great dad who loved to hunt and spend time outdoors. Randy was employed with Ingles for over thirty-six years working in Blairsville, Murphy and was currently the Manager of Ingles in Blue Ridge.    Randy was a great dad who loved to hunt and spend time outdoors.  He is preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth and Larry Stewart.  Randy was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Stewart are his wife, Debbie Stewart of Blairsville, one son, Christian Stewart of Blairsville, three daughters and a son-in-law, Holly Stewart of Blairsville, Laura Stewart of Blairsville and Melissa and Jerry Sisum of Marble, NC; a sister, Jeana Stewart of Marble, NC, a brother, Chris Stewart of Murphy, NC and a brother and sister-in-law, Huck and Lora Stewart of Murphy, NC, three grandchildren, Tyler Sisum, Cory Sisum and Blake Sisum and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, December 10 at 2 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Stewart and the Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music was presented by the Cedar Cliff Singers. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Eddie Norton, Matt Pilgrim, Mark Farmer, Mark Rogers, Lonnie Stewart and Mickey Stewart.  Honorary pallbearers included Tyler Sisum, Cory Sisum, Blake Sisum, Roland Ors, Ryan Owenby and Jake Bryson.  Interment followed at the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 -9 pm.

            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


Herbert Randall Stewart


HERBERT RANDALL STEWART
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

 

           

 

             


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 5C

 

nancy lee ellis

 

Mrs. Nancy Lee Ellis, age 55 of Scenic Mountain Park Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at her home following an extended illness. Nancy was born on January 17, 1955 in Oklahoma City, OK, the daughter of the late Robert McGetrick and the late Helen Welch.  She is preceded in death by her brother, Jim McGetrick.  Nancy had lived in the area since 2004, moving here from Miami, Florida.  She enjoyed working at the Rebels Pantry in Blairsville, before her illness.  Mrs. Ellis was of the Christian faith.

            Surviving Mrs. Ellis are a son, Robert Sean Ellis of Blairsville, a sister, Rosemary Johns of Miami, FL and a nephew, Travis Johns of Miami.  Many other friends and relatives also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials be made to a favorite charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Ellis.

            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


Nancy Lee Ellis


NANCY LEE ELLIS
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

<>December 15, 2010                                Page 5C

jack howard baker

 

Mr. Jack Howard Baker age 84 of Kristen Lane Blairsville passed away on Saturday Dec. 11, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Baker was born on Sept. 25, 1926 in St. Pete, FL, the son of the late Claude Baker and the late Marion Hunt Baker.  He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corp.  Jack was a member of the High Country Harmonizers and with the Barber Shop Association for over fifty six years.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Bill Baker in 2007.  Mr. Baker was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County.

Surviving Mr. Baker are his loving wife of fifteen years, Phyllis Dean Baker of Blairsville, six sons and daughter in laws, Gary and Sue Baker of St. Pete, FL, Bruce Baker and Laura Barnes of Cincinnatti, (sic) OH., Alan and Karen Dean of Red Oak, IA, Steve and Jill Dean of St. Pete, FL, Kevin and Lori Dean of Edgewater, FL, Rick Baker and Wife (sic) of Greensboro, NC, seventeen grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.    

A memorial service will be held on Thursday Dec. 16, 2010 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Lewis officiating. Special music will be presented by Jeff Bauman, Keith DeFoor, The First United Methodist Church Choir and the Smokie Mtn. Melodies.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research @ Mayo Clinic 200 First St. SW Rochester, MN 55905. The family will meet with friends at the church on Thursday from 1-2 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


Jack Howard Baker


JACK HOWARD BAKER
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 5C

 

randy eugene holbrook

 

Mr. Randy Eugene Holbrook age 66 of Holbrook Drive Blairsville passed away on Saturday Dec. 11, 2010 following a brief illness.  Mr. Holbrook was born on April 28, 1944 in Union County, the son of Edith Walker Holbrook and the late Weldon Holbrook. He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County and was a veteran of the US Army. Randy enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Larry, Billy and David Holbrook and by one sister, Peggy Lawrence.  Mr. Holbrook was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Holbrook are his loving wife of forty two years, Pat Seabolt Holbrook of Blairsville, mother, Edith Holbrook Wheeler of Blairsville, two sons and daughter in laws, Rodney and Kim Holbrook of Blairsville, Bryan and Beckie Holbrook of Blairsville, one brother and sister in law, Sammy and Mary Holbrook of Blairsville, one sister, Linda Gail Holbrook of Blairsville, two grandchildren, Jarrett and Jessie Holbrook, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Monday Dec. 13, 2010 at 2:00pm from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music will be presented by Evan Hughes and the Faith Singers.  The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Lee Beavers, Alan Brown, Doug Abercrombie, Joey Davenport, Ryan England and Phil Williamson. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5-9 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


Randy Eugene Holbrook


RANDY EUGENE HOLBROOK
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 5C

 

patricia lynn lewis baker

 

Mrs. Patricia Lynn Lewis, age 64 of Crystal Creek Rd., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at her home.  Mrs. Baker was born in Atlanta, GA, the daughter of the late Joseph L. Winter and the late Jeannett Holcombe.  She is preceded in death by her son, David Lewis.  She had lived in the area for over ten years, moving here from Lawrenceville.  She loved working for McDonald’s in Blairsville and loved spending time with people.  Patricia was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Baker are her son, Mike Lewis of Buford, GA, a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph L. and Kathy Winter of Canton, GA, two grandchildren, Adam Lewis and Leah Lewis, two nephews, Anthony Winter and Jonathan Winter, a niece Jeannette Winter and several grand nieces and nephews.  Special friends, Mike Akins and Diana Howell and many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel.  The family visited with friends following the service.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that memorials be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Mrs. Baker.

            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


Patricia Lynn Lewis Baker


PATRICIA LYNN LEWIS BAKER
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home

 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 5C

 

viola “nana” tritt

 

            Mrs. Viola “NaNa” Tritt, age 94, of Suches, GA, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010, at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.

            Mrs. Tritt had lived in Suches since May 7, 1933, the day she married her late husband of 55 years, Melvin Tritt.  She was born in Parksville, TN December 25, 1915, to the late Thomas Shell and Rena Carver Shell.  She was also preceded in death by sisters; Ethel Nichols and Juanita Cochran; and a half brother, Maurice Shell.

            Mrs. Tritt was a homemaker, owned and operated a child care center in Marietta, GA for a number of years, and also worked at the Pine Tree Plant in Dahlonega for several years.

            Mrs. Tritt is survived by her daughter and son-in-law; Carolyn and Dennis Anderson, Suches, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Clyde and Claudine Tritt, Plainsville, GA, Bob and Ima Jean Tritt, Cleveland, GA, and David And (sic) Carolyn J. Tritt, Talking Rock, GA; brother, Earnest Shell, Attica, Michigan; half brother, Marvin Shell, copper Hill, TN; grandchildren, Nathan Tritt, Leza McGrath, Christopher Tritt, Troy Young, Colt Tritt and Ambretta Tritt; great-grandchildren, Leland Higgins, Taylor Higgins, Kelli Cheyenne Tritt, Molli Mariah Tritt, Melvin Christopher Tritt, Madison Brooks, Caleb Young, Allyson Young, Riley Sam Tritt, Kody Maney, and Alexias Sheyenne Maney; great-great-grandchildren, Laney Rae Higgins and Bryson Clay Lim.  Numerous other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Tritt are scheduled for 2 PM Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church #2 (The Hill Church) in Suches, GA.

            Mrs. Tritt will lie in state at the church from 1 PM until 2 PM on Wednesday.

            Rev. Joe Hulsey, Rev. Doug Tritt, and Rev. Evan Hughes will officiate.

            Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

            The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 3 PM until 9 PM and all day on Tuesday.

            Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements. 

 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

December 15, 2010                                Page 5C

 

mabel lois rathyen

 

Mrs. Mabel Lois Rathyen, age 89, of Lori Loop, Blairsville passed away on Sunday December 5, 2010 at Stonehenge Assisted Living following an extended illness.  Mrs. Rathyen was born on January 3, 1921 in Bayonne, NJ, the daughter of the late William Hundley and the late Margaret Mayhan.  She lived in the region for the last six years, moving here from Wayne, NJ.  Mabel was a loving mother and grandmother.  She is preceded in death by her husband, William Rathyen.  She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County.  She was a very active member in the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving Mrs. Rathyen are her son and daughter-in-law, David and Brenda Rathyen, seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  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 memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund.

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