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 28, 2011                    Page 9A

 

thelma “ruth” cheek

 

Mrs. Thelma “Ruth” Cheek, age 64, of Arkaqua Road, Blairsville, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Ruth was born January 27, 1947 in Union County, daughter of the late Grover Alfred and Annie Laura (Lee) Jones.  Ruth worked as a receptionist at North Georgia News.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Horace Cheek of Blairsville, mother, Lorene Henson of Blairsville,  8 sisters, Elizabeth and Kenneth West of Blairsville, Glynda Tanner of Blairsville, Faye and Bryson Thomas of Morganton, Dianne Allen of Blairsville, Brenda and Don Baker of Ellijay, Linda Jones of Morganton, Sandra and Julio Lozano of Morganton, Sarah Jones of Morganton, 2 brothers, Alfred and Sandy Jones of Blairsville, Blake and Nora Lee Jones of Blairsville, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, sister-in-law, Shirley and Edward Mashburn of Blairsville, brothers-in-law, William and Nedra Cheek of Blairsville, Herman and Lavada Cheek of Blairsville and Jerry and Susie Cheek of Blairsville.

            Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2001 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Music was by Evan Hughes.  Pallbearers were Kevin Cheek, Gary Cheek, James Cheek, Dell Tanner, Eddie Beaver and Derrick Tanner.  Honorary Pallbearers were Alfred Jones and Blake Jones.  In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 until 8 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


Thelma Cheek


THELMA CHEEK
    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 28, 2011                    Page 9A

 

james h. cook

 

James H. Cook, age 61, of Chestnut Ridge Road, Blairsville passed away, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness. James was born in Blairsville on March 17, 1950 son of the late James D. and Mabelle Harkins Cook.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served during the Vietnam War.  He graduated from Lanier Tech with an associate degree.  He was an avid sportsman and loved hunting and fishing.  James was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Cook.  He was an ordained Baptist Minister and attended Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Marie Cook of Blairsville, daughter and son-in-law, Molly and Joe Gonsolous of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law, James and Holly Cook of Blairsville, sisters, Louise and Kenny Brown of Marietta, GA, Mablejean and Grady Page of Braselton, GA, brother, Clifford Cook of Braselton, GA, sister-in-law, Patricia Cook of Ballground, grandchildren, Cory and Samantha Sheriff, Brandon Spivey, Aaron Spivey, Zack Coker, Kaitlynn Cook, Clay Cook, Corrina Harris and Isabella Harris, great grandchild, Brayden Sheriff.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Mullinax and Rev. Larry Truelove officiating.  Music was by Sandy Gribble, Merle Fortenberry and Kenneth Arrowood.  Pallbearers were Casey Brown, Tim Brown, Jimmy Cook, Bucky Cook, Wesley Elliott, Michael Self, Danny Turner and Scott Hughes. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Adams, Herbert Teague and Tommy Lovell.  Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

            The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 until 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


James H. Cook


JAMES H. COOK
    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 28, 2011                    Page 9A

 

carl gilbert

 

Mr. Carl Gilbert, age 84, of Smyrna Road, Young Harris, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011, at his home.  Carl was born June 11, 1927 in Union County son of the late Marion and Ada Griggs Gilbert, both now deceased.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rebekah Gilbert in 1946 and his wife, Althea Gilbert in 2007 and a sister, Minnie Phillips in 2008.  His joy was his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He had logged all over 3 states.  Carl was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

            Survivors include sons, Cecil Gilbert, Bill Gilbert, Eddie Gilbert and Steve and Jennifer Gilbert, brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Charlene Gilbert, sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Dexter Dockery, grandson, Jim Gilbert, granddaughters: Amanda and her husband Johnny Stroud, Anita and husband Coty Carroll, great grandsons: Rodney Stroud and Jeffery Carroll, many other relative and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Gilbert officiating.  Music was provided by Pappy’s Girls.  Pallbearers were Rex Dockery, Tony Gilbert, Teddy Gilbert, Chad Anderson, Coty Carroll and Dwight Anderson.  Interment followed in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

            The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday and Friday evening from 6 until 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


Carl Gilbert


CARL GILBERT
    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 28, 2011                    Page 9A

 

ernie foster, jr.

 

Ernie “Tinkerman” Foster, Jr., 85, of Panama City, FL passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Foster, a resident of Panama City for 43 years, was born the son of Ernest F. Foster, Sr. and Ora Jean Reece on January 7, 1926 in Blairsville, GA.

He was a man of great integrity and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for over 30 years.  After his retirement, Ernie loved to tinker with cars, appliances and rental properties.  He and his wife, June, enjoyed a special mission for passing out the Bible to folks in five foreign countries.  Ernie was a very active member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and helped with the church’s tape ministry and by driving the church bus for Emmanuel Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Dave Grant, daughter, Terri Lynn Utech, daughter, Darlene Christman, granddaughter, Gentry Grant.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Willa June Foster, daughter, Brenda Kay Gaff (James) of Panama City, FL, son, Kenny Foster of Montgomery, AL, daughter, Elisabeth Carol Foster of Mobile, AL, son, John Foster (Sherry) of Panama City, FL, and daughter, Tory Pugh (Eric) also of Montgomery, AL.  Ernie is also survived by his brother, Marion Foster, and sisters, Margie Sparks and Sue Sparks, all of Blairsville, GA, 19 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren including beloved great-grandsons who lived with Ernie and June, 7 great-great grandchildren and his beloved pet, Jodi.

Funeral services were held 2 P.M. Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Richard Wright and Charles Key officiating. 
Interment followed at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. 
Military honors were provided by the Tyndall Air Force Base Honor Guard.

The family received friends from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Friday, December 23.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or expressed at www.kentforestlawn.com.   This announcement courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA. 


Ernie Foster, Jr.


ERNIE FOSTER, JR.
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home