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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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December 24, 2008        Page 16A

 

ann bowers totherow

 

            Mrs. Ann Bowers Totherow, age 65, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008 at her residence.

Mrs. Totherow was born Tuesday, November 9, 1943 in Union County, GA, to the late Luther Bowers and the late Ada Rich Bowers.  She was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA, and was preceded in death by her brothers, Willie Bowers and Robert Bowers.

            Surviving family members include her loving husband, Charles Totherow of Blairsville; daughter & son-in-law, Alesia and Vance Harris, Blairsville; daughter & son-in-law, Angela and Jeff Graham Gainesville; grandchildren: Kali graham, Preston Graham and Madalyn Clark; sisters, Ruby Warren, Margie Harkins and Daisy groves, all of Blairsville; several nieces and nephews and many friends also survive.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Totherow were held Tuesday December 23, 2008 at 2 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel with the Rev. Henry Loggins and Rev. Jeff Graham officiating.  Music was provided by Susan McQueen.  Interment followed in Mt Pleasant #1 Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Don Long, Jim Filler, D.L. Head, Matt Munn, Larry Trulove, and Tommy Bowers.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 5-10 PM, Monday, December 22.

            Flowers will be accepted; however, if you wish, memorial contributions may be made to your choice of charity: Relay for Life – American Cancer Society, Union Unit, P.O. Box 2984, Blairsville, GA 30514; S.A.F.E., P.O. Box 11, Blairsville, GA 30514; or Regency Hospice, P.O. Box 494, Hiawassee, A 30546.

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


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 24, 2008        Page 16A

 

cora frances meservey

 

            Mr. Cora Frances Meservey, age 93, of Cartersville, GA, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2008.  Miss Meservey was born Friday, April 30, 1915 in Androscoggin County, ME, to the late Benjamin Edward Meservey and the late Eva Richardson Meservey.  Miss Meservey was a retired school teacher, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County, United Methodist Women, Florida State Grange 7th Degree, and Bates College Alumni Association.

            Surviving family members include: nephew and wife, Ed and Sharon Vosburgh of Cartersville; niece and husband, Marilyn and Kent Pitcher, of Grandville, OH.

            Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, December 27, 2008 from the First United Methodist Church of Union County, with the Rev. Ben Lewis officiating. 

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Union County – Pre-School Program, 859 Hwy. 515, Blairsville, Georgia 30512.

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


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December 24, 2008        Page 16A

 

chloe anne poffenberger

 

            Little Miss Chloe Anne Poffenberger went to be with Jesus on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008 in the Union General Hospital.

            Surviving Chloe are her loving parents, Justin and Stephanie (Keen) Poffenberger of Mayesville, GA, two brothers, Conner and Andrew Poffenberger of Mayesville, grandparents, Steve and Sharon Keen of Blairsville, Robin Poffenberger of new Carlisle, OH, Blaine Poffenberger of Homer, GA, great grandparents George and Shirley Keen of Blairsville, Lyndely Poffenberger of OH, Nancy and Jim Gangwer of FL, many other relatives also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced. 

            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 24, 2008        Page 17A

 

mildred mcdaris cook

 

            Mrs. Mildred McDaris Cook, age 85, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2008 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Cook was born to the late Irene and Earl McDaris of Morganton, GA, on January 15, 1923.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Cook, and is survived by two sisters, Willa Nell Cook of Norcross, GA, and Jerry Justus, of Auburn, GA, and sister-in-law, Beverly Kimsey of Hiawassee.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

            Mrs. Cook is also survived by a treasured group of friends and colleagues, developed during her lengthy career as an educator.  Mildred retired form the Union County School System after over 40 years of teaching, with over 35 of those years in Union County.  During her years of teaching, she touched the lives of many Union County children, their children, and even their grandchildren.  For many years, she participated in the Retired Teacher’s Association.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 2 PM from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Music was provided by Mrs. Martha Ann Cone.  Interment followed in Union Memory gardens, in Blairsville.  Serving as pallbearers were Mrs. Cook’s nephews.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 12-2 PM, Wednesday, December 17.

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


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December 24, 2008        Page 17A

 

jerry wallace

 

            Mr. Jerry Wallace, age 54, of Penny Lane Murphy, NC, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 in Erlanger Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mr. Wallace was born on June 11, 1954 in Lumpkin County, GA, the son of the late Wesley Homer Wallace and the late Vandoria Seabolt Wallace.  Jerry liked to work on small engines.  He was employed with Christian Love Ministries of Murphy for the past several years.  Mr. Wallace attended Bell Hill Baptist Church.

            Surviving MR. Wallace are one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Brenda Wallace of Blairsville, two sisters, Juanita Seabolt of Murphy, Betty Willingham, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Seabolt and Rev. Denny Smith officiating.  Special music was presented by Bobby Sneed and Denny Smith.  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

           


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December 24, 2008        Page 17A

 

retter sue price bailey

 

            Mrs. Retter Sue Price Bailey, age 60, of Blairsville, Georgia, died Saturday, December 20, 2008.  She was born in Newton County to the late Hugh Price on October 1, 1948, she graduated form Newton County High School in 1966 and was Homecoming Queen in 1965.   Mrs. Bailey attended Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Blairsville and was a longtime member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed crafts and gardening, she moved making people laugh and was loved by everyone who knew her.  Mrs. Bailey was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and friend.

            Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband, Keith Bailey, Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law Dr. Garrick and Vicki Bailey, Gainesville, daughter and son-in-law; Greta and Joel Miller, Blairsville, mother and step father Juritta and Grady Price Allen, Covington, in-laws Mr. and Mrs. Winford Bailey, Blairsville, brothers and sisters; Randy Price, Covington, Gary and Jenny Price, Blairsville, Gayle and Rick Walden, Covington, Timmy and Kandy Price, Covington, Tammy and Rob Stell, Madison, grandcchildren;  (sic) Tyler and Ashley, Bradley, Bailey and Ryleigh Miller, Ashton and Alana Bailey and great grandchild Cayden Keith Miller.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Bailey were held at 11 AM Monday, December 22, 2008 at the Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church with Pastor John Ozley and Pastor Stacy Dyer officiating.  Interment was held at 4 PM Monday at Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville.  Mrs. Bailey’s grandsons and brothers served as pallbearers.  The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday, December 21, 2008 from 6 PM until 8 PM.  Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.