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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 17, 2008        Page 15A

 

ruby lee stover meservey nevill

 

            Ruby Lee Stover Meservey Nevill, age 76,of Howell, MI, and formerly of Suches, GA, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 at her daughter’s residence following an extended illness.

            Mrs. Nevill was born on September 18, 1932, in Suches, GA, to the late Rev. Sherman D. and Thressa Mae Anderson Stover.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Ken Nevill and brother and sister-in-law James A. and Alice Phillips Stover, sister Mary Stover Garrett, sister and brother-in-law Mattie and Glen Dailey, brothers Herman and John (J.D.) Stover.

            She was a 1950 graduate of Woody Gap High School.  She was a member of Harmony Church of God in Suches where she was secretary/treasurer and clerk for several years.  Ruby always had a deep desire to help other people who were less fortunate.  On one occasion she opened her home to a relative who was going through an extremely stressful time in their live.  She provided loving care, nurturing and assistance until they were able to cope with the situation.  In addition, she collected clothing and toys to distribute to needy families in the area.  Mrs. Nevill could have best been described as a caring and dedicated Christian person loving mother, sister and a dear friend to all.

            Survivors include her  first husband Robert Meservey and their four children, son Claude Meservey of TX, daughter and son-in-law Linda and Terry Dunn of MI, son Rene’ Meservey, and son and daughter-in-law Gary and Deborah Meservey of MI.  She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Sidney and Bertha Mae Stover, M.J. and Grace Stover of Dahlonega, Bill and Joyce Stover of Fairburn, brother Sherman Stover, Jr. of Blairsville, sisters and brothers-in-law Edna and rev. Garland Griffis of TN, Rosa and Lewis Haygood of Suches, sisters Nell Pruitt and Carolyn Ray of Suches.  Mrs. Nevill is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.

            The family received friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega from 5 PM until 9 PM on Tuesday.  Funeral services were held at 2 PM on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches with the Rev. Clarence Drummond and Rev. Mike Anderson officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Nevill lay in state at the church on Wednesday, December 10 from 1 PM until 2 PM.

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

           


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December 17, 2008        Page 15A

 

judith elaine daniels parker

 

            Mrs. Judith Elaine Daniels Parker, 69, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Massachusetts, passed away Monday, December 8, 2008.  Mrs. Parker was born Friday, October 13, 1939 in Worcester, MA, to the late George Daniels and the late Elizabeth Hogan Daniels.  She had been preceded in death by her husband, Whitner R. Parker.

            Surviving family members include: son & daughter-in-law, Daniel and Erin Parker, Blairsville; daughter & son-in-law, Amy and Dick Atkins, Jefferson, MA; daughter, Susan Connell, of Princeton, MA.

            No services are being planned at this time.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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December 17, 2008        Page 15A

 

“tiny” Mason Brown

 

            Mrs. “Tiny” Mason Brown, age 87 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  Mrs. Brown was born Tuesday, October 11, 1921 in Culberson, NC, to the late Julian Mason and the late Hettie Turner Mason.  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she was Choir Director for many years.  Mrs. Brown loved babysitting the many children that she kept in her home over the years.  She also had a great love for all of God’s animals.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom C. brown, daughter, Mary Lou Brown, brothers, Rev. Lee Mason and Demus Mason and sister, Lennar Plott age, of Blairsville, died following a brief illness, in Union General Hospital following an extended illness

            Survivors include: son & daughter-in-law, Charles and Lynn Brown of Blairsville;  son & daughter-in-law, David Brown and Wylene White of Hiawassee; brother, Edgar Mason of Blairsville; sister, Annie Mae Plott of Blairsville; brother, Lewis Mason of Covington, GA; brother, Clayton Mason of Hull, GA; sister, Doris Brown of Blairsville; grandchildren: Billy Brooksher, Chris Brooksher, Melanie Dyer and Dawn Nichols and great grandchildren: Will Brooksher, Jesse Brooksher, Bailey Brooksher, Sidney Dyer and Griffin Nichols.  Many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 3 PM from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with the Rev. Benny Nix officiating.  Music was provided by the Nix Family.  Interment followed in Pleasant Grover Baptist Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Allen Plott, Steven Brown, Mike Jones, Billy Brooksher, Chris Brooksher and Curtis Dyer.

            Friends called at the funeral home anytime after 12 noon Saturday, however, the family especially met with friends from 5-9 PM on Saturday evening. 

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You are invited to view Mrs. brown’s Video Tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


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December 17, 2008        Page 15A

 

richard louis shaw

 

            Mr. Richard Louis Shaw, age 68, of Corley Rd., Conyers, GA, formerly of Blairsville passed away on Wed., December 10, 2008 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Shaw was born on May 17, 1940 in Hamilton County, TN, the son of the late Herman Lee Shaw and the late Ida V. Smith Shaw.  He was a veteran of the US Army of the Vietnam war.  Richard loved to play the guitar and doing woodworking.  He was a big baseball and football fan.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  Mr. Shaw was a member of the True Gospel Baptist church.

            Surviving Mr. Shaw are his loving wife of forty-eight years, Carolyn Pettett Shaw of Conyers, GA, two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Roger Barrett of Conyers, Shelia and David Corn of Lawrenceville, GA, one son, Richard Louis Shaw II of Atlanta, two sisters, Betty Thacker of Adairsville, GA, pat Dobbs of Blairsville, three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Leonard and Sherry Shaw of Loganville, Gene and Marie Shaw of Eatonton, GA, Gary Shaw of Loganville, four grandchildren, Aimee and Brian Grey, Amanda and Eric McLean four great grandchildren, Sarah, Tayte, Isabel and Kaydence, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Hammond officiating.  Special music was presented by the Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Tony Brown, David Towe, Gene Shaw, Matthew and Stephen Clark and Dustin Pollard.  Interment followed in the Confidence Methodist Church Cemetery.

            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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December 17, 2008        Page 15A

 

luther ovell king

 

            Mr. Luther Ovell King, age 92, of Kings Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. King was born on Aug. 25, 1916 in Union County, the son of the late Jass King and the late Minnie Dillinger King.  He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  HE enjoyed farming and gardening.  Mr. King was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. King are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Troy and Clara Mae King of Blairsville, J.B. and Betty King of Blairsville, one sister, Ollie Jones of Oakwood, GA, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Special music was presented by Nancy Hughes, Evan Hughes and Kelley Helton.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Raymond King, Keith Culberson, Cord King, Ray Ingram, Gerald Patterson, Charles Trulove and Larry King.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening after 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

           


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December 17, 2008        Page 15A

 

ramona matos

 

            Little Miss Ramona Matos, age 4 months, went to be with Jesus, on Wed. Dec. 15, 2008 following an extended illness.

            Our sweet Ramona Rose.  Such a short life but brought so much joy to so many lives.

            Survived by her mother and father and many brothers and sisters at The Possible Dream Foundation and also her very special extended family at North Mt. Zion Church of God.  Services were held on Sunday, Dec., 14, 2008 from the North Mt. Zion Church of God with Pastor Rayburn officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to The Possible Dream Foundation, PO Box 1317, Hayesville, NC 28904 in memory of Ramona.

            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