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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 22, 2010                                Page 4C

 

louis henderson

 

Mr. Louis Henderson, age 65 of Blairsville passed away Saturday evening at the Union General Hospital.  Louis was born May 9, 1945 in Marietta, Georgia the son of Wayne and Zelma Plott Henderson.  He was a Lifelong resident of Union County where he was a member, Deacon and Choir Director at Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Louis was also a member of the Faith Singers Gospel Group for over 40 years.  He was also a member of Young Cane Lodge #597 F&AM.  Louis was preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Leon Henderson and his father-in-law, Rev. Vernon Davenport.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Davenport Henderson; son and daughter-in-law, Casey and Amanda Henderson; parents, Wayne and Zelma Plott Henderson; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Bonnie Henderson; mother-in-law, Bonnie Davenport; sister-in-law, Ginger Henderson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Doris and Roy Hefner, all of Blairsville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Wayne Aldridge of Cleveland, GA, Anita and Robert Olmos and Marie and Bruce Fortenberry of Calhoun, GA.  Many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2 PM from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Ray Potts and Rev. Max Padgett officiating.  The family received friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 until 9.  Music was provided by the Dixie Aires.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Mac Mason, Vic Botts, Richard Tanner, Sheldon Henderson, Jeremy Henderson, Wayne Aldridge and Brian Mason.  Honorary pallbearers were the following gentlemen, Cotton Harris, Hoyt Brown, Norman Green, David Stokes, Robert Olmas, Isaac Stokes, Nick Fortenberry, Roy Hefner and Bruce Fortenberry.  Interment was in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering Louis at cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you can share fond memories and send condolences to the family.         


Louis Henderson


LOUIS HENDERSON
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December 22, 2010                                Page 4C

 

kenneth m. justice

 

            Mr. Kenneth M. Justice, 67, of Ball Ground, GA, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, November 16 at Emory Hospital Midtown.  Kenneth was born November 7, 1943, in Young Harris, GA, to the late Henry and Ruby Justice.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Wade, Robert and Olen Justice, and sisters Emogene Patrick and Mary Will Justice.

            Survivors include sisters, Sue Roberts of Blairsville, Frances Lancaster of Lawrenceville, Jeanette Patrick of Hiawassee, and one brother, William Justice of Lawrenceburg, TN.

            Kenneth served four years in the US Air Force, stationed in Texas and Turkey.

            Funeral services were held at 2 PM Thursday, November 18, from the graveside at Georgia National Cemetery with Rev. Bill Byrd officiating.




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December 22, 2010                                Page 4C

 

russell allen crawford

 

Mr. Russell Allen Crawford, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 13, 2010 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC.

Russ was born near Cleveland, TN on October 19, 1922.  He was the youngest remaining of 10 children born to Oscar Handerson Crawford and Ethel Russell Crawford. He worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company for 40 years in Georgia and North Carolina, as well as stints in New York and Philadelphia.  Taking a leave of absence from his job when World War II began, he served proudly in the US Navy.  After retiring in 1981, he and the love of his life, Joyce, moved to Blairsville.  He was a devout and active member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville for many years, serving on the Deacon Board, teaching Sunday School classes, Vacation Bible School and as a church greeter. Preceding Russ in death were his father, mother, nine siblings, his wives: Evelyn Shropshire Crawford and Joyce Darlene Lunsford Crawford; as well as his youngest son, Timothy Russell Crawford and a granddaughter, Sarah.

He is survived by his children: son, Michael Crawford of Clemmons, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Gail Crawford of Huntersville, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Mark Fisher, of Clemmons, NC; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Gig Hilton of Lexington, NC; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Russ was eulogized by his son, Chris.  Special music was presented by Minister R. Terry Hooper and Paula Hooper.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: George Radcliffe, Harold dyer, Kenley Redditt, Homer Payne, Horace Parker, Hoyt Raper, Mickey Cummings, and Harlan Underwood.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation was held at the church for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Blairsville, P.O. box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30513 or Hospice Home.

<>Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


           


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December 22, 2010                                Page 4C

 

dorothy jeanne phillips

 

Mrs. Dorothy Jeanne Phillips, age 84, of Ryan Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday Dec. 19, 2010 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Phillips was born on July 14, 1926 in Missoorie UP India, the daughter of the late Edwin Carl Linden and the late Rose Faulkner Linden.  Dorothy enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends.  She was kind hearted and always could find the best in everyone.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.  Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Hillcrest Assembly of God Church in Hayesville.

Surviving Mrs. Phillips are her loving husband of fifty-two years, Aubrey Phillips of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Jess Graves of Roswell, GA, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Phillips of Roswell, Rod and Elia Phillips of Haywood, CA, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Eldred and Marilyn Linden of Ft. St. John Canada, Donald Linden of Chino Hills, CA, seven grandchildren, Claire, Vanessa, Jonathan, Gavin, Marie, Adam and Calvin, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Dec. 22, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Hillcrest Assembly of God Church in Hayesville with the Rev. Rod Phillips and Rev. Aline Mostello officiating.  The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Jackie, Johnny and Gary Bounds, Norman Cooper, Roy Mosteller and Mike Patterson.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will meet with friends at the church on Wednesday from 1-2 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

Dorothy Jeanne Phillips

DOROTHY JEANNE PHILLIPS
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December 22, 2010                                Page 4C

 

ruth m. rolader

 

Ruth M. Rolader, age 96, passed away Sunday, December 12, at her home in Blairsville, Georgia.  Formerly Ruth Virginia Messick, she was born on February 27, 1914 in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Fred and Blanche McKay Messick.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia R. Vickers and her husband, William J. Rolader.

Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William F. and LaVerne Rolader of Sky Valley, Georgia; grandchildren, Daniel F. Vickers of Lilburn; David M. Vickers of Cumming; Mr. and Mrs. Brian (Dianna) Brooks of Cumming; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Vickers of Between; Mr. W. Jonathan Rolader of Lakemont; Mr. and Mrs. D. Kyle Rolader of Lakemont; Mr. Michael G. Rolader of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Ms. Melinda A. Rolader of Woodstock; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Crest Lawn Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.  Visitation at Crest Lawn from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

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

Ruth M. Rolader

RUTH M. ROLADER
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December 22, 2010                                Page 4C

 

frank paul piccolo

 

Mr. Frank Paul Piccolo, age 82, of Spring Cove Lane Blairsville, Ga., formerly of Panama City, FL. passed away on Wednesday Dec. 15, 2010 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Piccolo was born on Sept. 11, 1928 in Pottstown, PA, the son of the late Peter Piccolo and the late Vincenza Sissini.  He was a WWII veteran.  Frank was a Business Agent for IBEW Local 1000 for over fifteen years.  He was owner and operator of the Playhouse Country Western Club on Panama City Beach for several years.  He was a lover of the outdoors and an avid fisherman of the Florida waters.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather.  Mr. Piccolo was a member of Choestoe Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Piccolo are his loving wife of twenty-one years, Judi Vandenberg Piccolo of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Carolina Ortloff of Alpharetta, GA, one daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Ortloff and John Hightower of Tallahassee, FL, one brother, Andy Picciolo (sic) of Reading, PA, one sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Emit Glance of Puget Sound, WA, two grandchildren, Ian Alexander and Lilly Ortloff, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Kidney Foundation in memory of Mr. Piccolo.

            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


Frank Paul Piccolo


FRANK PAUL PICCOLO
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December 22, 2010                                Page 4C

 

david shrimpton davis

 

Mr. David Shrimpton Davis, age 73 of Butternut Creek Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Saturday Dec. 18, 2010 in the North East Ga. Medical Center following a brief illness.  Mr. Davis was born on Nov. 1, 1937 in Red Jacket, W. VA, the son of the late G. Frank Davis and the late Alice Erdene Shrimpton Davis.  David served in the US Air Force from 1957-1961.  He was on staff at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 1967-1994, retiring to Blairsville, GA in 1994.  While in Colorado, David enjoyed hiking and mountain climbing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  In retirement he continued to enjoy camping and traveling.  He also has done volunteer work for the Chamber of Commerce and for churches.  He was also a great advocate for Missions.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kirsten L. Davis.  Mr. Davis was a member of the Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving Mr. Davis are his loving wife of forty-five years, Barbara Carlson Davis of Blairsville, two sons and daughter-in-laws, Jonathan and Sarah Davis of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Timothy and Amy Davis of Chicago, IL, two brothers and sisters-in-law, F. Mark and Kay Davis of Silver Spring, MD, Danny Joe and Pat Davis of Miami, FL, one sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Richard Singleton of Rincon, GA, two grandchildren, Nathan Davis and Susannah Davis, sister-in-law, Beveryly (sic) Jensen, 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 be made to Redbird Missions, 70 Queendale, Beverly KY 40913 or Jewels of Hope P.O. Box 1044, Atascadero CA 93423 or UMCOR-475 Riverside Drive Room 303 NY, NY 10115

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


David Shrimpton Davis


DAVID SHRIMPTON DAVIS
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December 22, 2010                                Page 4C

 

florence elizabeth hughes

 

Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Hughes age 74 of Sharp Top Circle, Blairsville passed away on Tuesday December 14, 2010 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Hughes was born on June 17, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Ira Bethel Webb and the late Helen Troutman Webb.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt.  Florence was a former member of the Union County Garden Club and had participated in Relay For Life for several years.  She was preceded in death by a brother, James Webb and by a sister, Evelyn DíMarzio.  Mrs. Hughes was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving Mrs. Hughes are her loving husband of fifty-four years, Frederick James Hughes of Blairsville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Ann and Tom Cafone of Lakeworth, FL, Patricia Hughes of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, one son and daughter-in-law, Frederick and Sabrina Hughes Jr. of Orlando, FL, one brother, Frederick Webb of San Diego, CA, one sister, Winifred Maloney of Tamarac, FL, seven grandchildren, Joseph and Frankie Cafone, Jacqueline Harrington, Maryann Tremblay, Frankie, Patrick and Kimberly Hughes, one great grandchild, Curstin Hughes, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday Dec. 18, 2010 at 10 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Special music was presented by Ron Gaucher.  Interment followed in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale, FL.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Hughes memory.  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


Florence Elizabeth Hughes

          

FLORENCE ELIZABETH HUGHES
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