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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 26, 2012                                Page 13A

 

phillip warner baxter, sr.

 

            Mr. Phillip Warner Baxter, Sr. age 80 of the Murphy Hwy., Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in the Chestatee Hospital in Dahlonega following an extended illness.  Mr. Baxter was born on November 10, 1931 in Elberton, GA, the son of the late Jesse James Baxter and the late Agnes Estes Cox Baxter.  Phil was a veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean War.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County  Phil had served as Justice of the Peace and Magistrate of Union County for several years in the 1980s.  He was a loving father, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Eiko Baxter in 2008.  Mr. Baxter was of the Baptist faith.          Surviving Mr. Baxter are two daughters and one son-in-law, Suzan Baxter of Blairsville, Tammy and Mike Vaughn of Blairsville, four sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Rebecca Baxter of Phenix City, AL, Bill Baxter of Blairsville, Phillip Baxter of Hiawassee, Michael and Millie Baxter of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Cecilia Baxter of Lawrenceville, five grandchildren, Jessie Vaughn, Katie Baxter, Haley Baxter, Krissy Carman and Melodie Baxter, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Memorial services were held on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 5 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music presented by Scott Lance.  Military Honors were conducted by the North GA Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Shop With A Cop P.O. Box 307, Blairsville, GA 30514 in memory of Mr. Baxter.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday from 4-5 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

Phillip Warner Baxter, Sr.

PHILLIP WARNER BAXTER, SR.
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 26, 2012                                Page 13A

 

gladys june thompson young

 

            Gladys June Thompson Young passed away on December 17, 2012 after an extended illness.  She was born on June 25, 1926 in Wenonah, NJ, she has resided in Blairsville for the past 36 years.  She is preceded in death by her husband Lucius Young; two brothers, Woody and George Thompson; two sisters Helen Zook and Alice Dewitt and her son-in-law Edward F. King.  Her life was filled with travels around the U.S., beautiful tunes from the organ and harmonica (which she played), and a big smile that could always warm a heart.  In the 40s, she began working as a switchboard operator for the N.J. Bell Telephone Co.  Later thru her years, she devoted herself as a Sunday school teacher, secretary at Underwood Hospital in Woodbury, NJ, owner of a motel, Blue Waters, in Treasure Island, FL, and retired from her job as a secretary at Pinellas Co. Public Schools in Florida.  During her retirement years, she really built our genealogical roots.  She had her peace here in the North Georgia Mountains to properly digest our history and place it where it belonged.  She always made it to her grandchildren's and great grandchildren's events as their friends will remember her as "Nana."   

            Surviving family is her son, William Ringel of Greenville, TN and daughter, Dianne R. King of Blairsville, GA, grandchildren, Ken Ringel, Kevin Ringel, Laura Makuk, Holmes, Danny Ringel, and Pam King Passmore, great-grandchildren, Aaron Ringel, Kyle Ringel, Joshua Ringel, Megan Holmes Sawyer, Matthew Holmes, Mallory Holmes, Haley Passmore, and Kameron Passmore; great great-grandchildren Mariah Ringel, sister-in-law Donna Thompson, brother and sister-in-law Walter and Mae Young, many nieces and nephews but one especially Jack Zook, also, her kind and loving caregiver Gwen Garrett.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date with interment to follow in the Georgia National Cemetery where she will rest next to her beloved husband, Lucius.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation in memory of Mrs. Young.

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

Gladys June Thompson Young

GLADYS JUNE THOMPSON YOUNG
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 26, 2012                                Page 13A

 

shirley jean carr reynolds

 

            Shirley Jean Carr Reynolds passed away on December 20, 2012, due to respiratory complications from pneumonia.  Born on April 10, 1936, Shirley was raised near Chicago, IL.  She spent most of her adult life in Sarasota, FL.

            Eight years ago she retired to Blairsville, GA where she worked at Home Depot for a few years, in order to help subsidize her quilting hobby.  A member of the Misty Mountain Quilt Guild, Shirley enjoyed her crafting, her travel and cooking.  She had an easy appreciation for life and loved to laugh at its ironies.

            She was loved and will be missed by her sons, Kevin D. Reynolds, and wife, Virginia Reynolds, Curtis L. Reynolds, and wife Sharon Reynolds, all of Indiana; her sister and best friend, Janan Bartell of Blairsville, GA, her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth d. and Carol Carr of Sarasota, F; grandchildren Aaron Reynolds, Alysia (Nathan) Smith, Daniel Reynolds; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service will be planned in the spring.  condolences may be sent to the family c/o The Reynolds/Carr Family 6308 Caracara Drive, Sarasota, FL 34241.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Tidewell Hospice House, 5957 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.



The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 26, 2012                                Page 13A

 

toye ray holton

 

            Mr. Toye Ray Holton, age 34, of Blairsville passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012 in Resaca, GA following a brief illness.  Toye was born on November 8, 1978 in Calhoun, GA the son of Jimmy Ray Holton and Pamela Elaine Torch Holton.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County.  He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed being outdoors.  he was a loving dad, son, brother and uncle.  Mr. Holton was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Holton are his father, Jimmy Holton of Resaca, GA, his mother, Pam Olton of Blairsville, one daughter, Haley Allen of Blairsville, one brother, Jesse Holton of Blairsville, nephews, Zackery Holton of Blairsville, several cousins, aunts, uncles, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday December 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Jack Sanford and Rev. Clayton Reeves officiating.  Special music presented by Paul Slack.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Eddie Lamb, Loyd Slack, Paul slack, Eric Collins, Jarred Garrett and RL. Byers. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  Flowers are accepted or if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to help defray expenses.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday 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

Toye Ray Holton

TOYE RAY HOLTON

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Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 26, 2012                                Page 13A

 

don ray lance

 

            Mr. Don Ray Lance, age 76, of Hiram, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Lance was born on January 31, 1936 in Blairsville, GA the son of the late James C. Lance and the late Mahlissa Adeline Spiva Lance.  Mr. Lance worked as a manager with General Motors and was a member of the Narroway Baptist Church.  Mr. Lance was a member of the Paulding County Shrine Club, the Blairsville Masonic Lodge and the Allegheny Lodge #114.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Don Michael lance, in 2010; sisters and brothers, Albert, Auburn, jay, Champ, Bruce, Charles, Johnny, JuAnn, Susie, Betty Jean and Gracie Ann.

Mr. Lance is survived by his wife, Doris Tibbitts Lance; a daughter, Leyta Lance Jordan of Young Harris; step-daughter, Susan and Warney Conley of Kennesaw; step-son, Jimmy and Beverly Rose of Douglasville; five grandchildren, Ashley Lynn Schurtz, Amber Brown, Michael Shane Lance, Kelly Alaina Jordan, and Laura Jessica Jordan; three great grandchildren; other step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; a sister, Bobbie Lance Everett of Blairsville; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services for Mr. Lance were held on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Narroway Baptist Church with Reverend Todd Tibbitts and Reverend Jimmy Tibbitts officiating.  Mr. Lance lay in state from 2 p.m. until the funeral hour.  Interment followed in the church cemetery with the Masons having charge of the graveside rites.  The Paulding County Shrine Club and Fulmer Lance served as pallbearers and the local Masons served as honorary pallbearers.

            The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday, December 23, 2012 from 9 a.m. until they left in procession for the church.

            Please visit www.jeffeberhartfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook and to express your condolences to the family of Mr. lance.

            The Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Don Ray Lance.