May 15, 1938 – December 12, 2018
J.C. Wood, age 80, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at his home. Mr. Wood was born in Lumpkin County, GA on May 15, 1938 to the late Miles Wood and Woodie Sisk Wood. He worked for Levi Strauss in Management. Mr. Wood was a United States Navy veteran serving in the United States expeditionary forces in the Taiwan Straights, served in the South Pacific off the Vietnam Coast, and served on the U.S.S. Orleck. Mr. Wood was a member of V.F.W. #6570, American Legion #248, D.A.V. Chapter #28, and the North Georgia Honor Guard. He was instrumental in the founding of the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Blue Ridge and also served as President of the Veteran’s Memorial Park. Mr. Wood was of the Church of God faith.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Wood of Blue Ridge; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Patsy Wood of Blue Ridge; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Chuck Ware of Canton, GA; brother, Carson Wood of Dahlonega, GA; mother-in-law, Isabel Waters; grandchildren, Allison Wood, Loren Ware, Nathaniel Wood, and Erin Ware.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. from the Akins Chapel with Rev. Paul Adams and Rev. Jack Buchanan officiating. Music will be by Chris Woods and Martha Towe. Pallbearers will be Chris Woods, Richard Wood, Sam Jenkins, Michael Waters, and Don Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Heaton, Doug Hughes, Mike Beavers, and Randall Davis. Interment will follow in Chastain Memorial Park with Full Military Honors provided by North Georgia Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the funeral home at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of arrangements.
January 15, 1939 – December 6, 2018
Ronald Edward Dagg, age 79 of Morganton, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Blue Ridge, GA. Mr. Dagg was born January 15, 1939 in Detroit, MI to the late John Redfers Dagg and the late Laura Barr Dagg. He served the United States Navy. Upon discharge he resettled in Detroit Michigan where he met and married his wife of 54 years, Vera. They resided in Fenton MI for over 30 years with their children on a mini farm where he enjoyed raising pigs, horses, rabbits and various other farm animals. Mr. Dagg was a member of the Escapee RV Club and the 4-H Club and enjoyed traveling in his RV. He retired from the General Motors Company and spent many years traveling full time in his motorhome with his beloved wife and their pets. He eventually moved to the Blue Ridge area six years ago from Montana. Ronald will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a kind and gentle man who had never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Dagg of MI, and his brother, Jack Dagg of MI.
Survivors include: his wife Vera Dagg, daughter and son-in-law Heather Dagg and Tim Parker, his sister Laura Dupont, his grandchildren Joshua Dagg and Jazmin Brown, his foster children Patrick Coffey and Mark Arens, his nephews Kenny, Kevin and Kris Meyers as well as many more nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Humane Society in your area or any other favorite charity.
November 14, 1984 – December 5, 2018
Robert Jason Culver, age 34 of Smyrna, GA passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Marietta, GA. Mr. Culver was born November 14, 1984 in Marietta, GA to Robert & Karen Culver. Jason loved cars and working on them as well as spending time with his friends, but his greatest joy was his son Riley.
Survivors include: son, Riley Culver, spouse, Erica Culver; mother & step-father, Karen Bean & Russell Bean Jr.; father & step-mother, Robert Jerry Culver & Barbara Culver; brother, Kevin Culver; sister, Marianne Culver Carden; and uncle, Roger Beaver.
Funeral services: Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home with Minister Greg Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the Copper Ridge Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Blue Ridge, GA.
Visitation for family and friends at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA Sunday, December 9, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Family and friends are invited for food and refreshments at Blue Ridge Village behind Ingles immediately following the service.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family, sign the guest register, or contribute to the final expenses atwww.cochranfuneralhomes.com.
November 6, 1926 – November 30, 2018
Laverne Kathryn Pitts, age 92 of Mineral Bluff, passed away November 30, 2018, in Blue Ridge, GA. Pitts was born November 6, 1926, in Clayton, GA to the late Vergil Keener and the late Sally Keener. Mrs. Pitts moved to the area in 1986. A member of the Baptist faith, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Stewart Pitts, her son, Harold Pitts of McCaysville, GA, her daughter Barbara Gail Pitts, sister, Leta Murat, and her brother, Noland Keener. Mrs. Pitts was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include: son, Richard Lee (Ginny Edgar) Pitts of Mineral Bluff, GA; daughter & son-in-law, William Travis & Linda Diane Pattillo of Mineral Bluff, GA; daughter, Deborah McMillan of Mineral Bluff, GA; grandchildren, Joe Wood, Kathy Wood Gable, April Michelle Jones, Melissa Renee Ferguson, Kenneth Jackson, Robert Jackson, Ben Merck, Stephen Merck, Josh Merck, Ricky Barrier, Tammy Pitts Day, Kathryn Pitts McGregor, Mirinda Beasley, and Tammy Lowery.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.
Sharon Long McDaris
March 17, 1943 – December 12, 2018
Sharon Long McDaris, age 75, of McCaysville, GA passed away on December 12, 2018 in Marietta, GA. Born in Copperhill, TN, she was the daughter of the late William Grady and Dorothy Marie Golden Long. She was a very active member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church where she was involved with the Church Choir, WMU and loved working with the card ministry that she held dearly. Mrs. McDaris was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Robert McDaris, Sr., one son, Joseph Robert “Joey” McDaris, Jr.; one brother, Sam Long; two sisters, Shelby Meaders and Sandra Pinson; and one brother-in-law, Joe Pinson.
Survivors include her children, Pamela (Chris) Mashburn of Jasper, GA, Tim (Kim) McDaris of Marietta, GA and Kellie McDaris also of Jasper, GA; brothers, Fred (Marlene) Long of McCaysville, GA and Bill (Faye) Long of Arcadia, FL; sister, Wanda (David) Galloway of Douglasville, GA; grandchildren, Jennifer (Sherman) McDaris-Ray, Josh McDaris, Aubrie McDaris and Ryan Eckert; great grandchildren, Thatcher and Lexi McDaris; sister-in-law, Linda Long of Morganton, GA.
Memorial services will be conducted on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Jordan and Rev. Matthew McDaniel officiating. Music will be provided by Derek Stewart and Jerrie Sue Massengale. Interment will follow in the Copper Ridge Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Sunday prior to the service from 1:00 p.m until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family strongly encourages donations be made to the Williamstown United Methodist Church Building Fund at P.O. Box 219 McCaysville, GA 30555 in her memory. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of the arrangements.
Wade Allen Green
November 01, 1942 – December 08, 2018
He is survived by Two Sons and One Daughter-In-Law, Wade Allen Green, Jr. and wife Crystal of Blue Ridge, GA, Nathaniel Alexander Green of Kennesaw, GA; Three Brothers and one sister-in-law, Gary Green, Larry Green, Lenny and Carol Green; Sister, Barbara Odom; Two Grandchildren, Kell Green, Tyger Sliter; One Cousin, Janice Beavers.
Memorial services will be conducted on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 2:00 pm from Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge with Min. Cody Bearden and Min. Justin Mason officiating. Music will be led by Shannon Bearden. Full military honors will be provided by the North Georgia Honor Guard with interment to follow in the OZion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will visit with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of the arrangements.
Lisa Jean Tutton
March 4, 1964 – December 8, 2018
Lisa Jean Tutton, age 54, of Acworth, GA passed away on December 8, 2018 in Cartersville, GA. She was born in Wyandotte, MI to the late Gene and Betty Ruth Carson Frank. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. Lisa had worked as a machine operator for Orcon Industries and later F.I.S. She was also of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her spouse, Mark Tutton; her children, Alesha Bennett, Mitchell Lee Stringfield and Jeffrey Travis Stringfield; father of her children, Jeff Stringfield; brothers, Earl Frank, Joe Hayes, Mike Hayes and Kenny Hayes; grandchildren, Leila Johnson and Curstan Bennett.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tom Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in the Chastain Memorial Park Cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Travis Stringfield, Earl Frank, Joe Hayes, Mike Hayes, Kenny Hayes, Jonathan Nelson and Mitchell Stringfield. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA is in charge of the arrangements.
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