November 16, 1936 – December 29, 2018
Charles Arthur Beavers, age 82, of McCaysville, GA, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018. Charles was a native of the McCaysville area and was a son of the late Wiley and Minnie Patterson Beavers. He was retired as a Painter with the Cities Service Company where he had worked for forty years. He was of the Christian Faith.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff (Lori) Beavers of Blue Ridge, GA and Eddie (Tanya) Beavers of Ohio; daughters and sons-in-law, Gayla (David) Foster of Mineral Bluff, GA, Donna White of McCaysville, GA and Janet (Lewis) Chambers of Blue Ridge, GA; sister, Glenda Sue Ledford of Buford, GA; twenty-two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service was conducted Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from the Mobile Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent online to www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill was in charge of the arrangements.
Phyllis Jayne Beavers
May 9, 1950 – November 21, 2018
Phyllis “Jayne” Long Beavers, age 68, of Morganton, passed away on November 21, 2018 in the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. She was born in Fannin County, GA to the late Calvin and Lucille Cavender Long. She worked for many years as a Supervisor for Levi Strauss. Jane was a member of the Concord Baptist Church for many years as well. Though she didn’t have any children, she was an integral part of the lives of her family and was a mother to all of her nieces, nephews and other family members. She was also preceded in death by her husband Charles “Chuck” Beavers, siblings, Bobby Long, Sue Tipton and infant Evelyn Long; great nephew, Carson Bobby Long; and two brothers-in-law, Stevie Beavers and Robert Beavers.
Survivors include her step-children, Scotland Beavers and Michelle Beavers; sister, Lynda Daves of Morganton, GA; nieces and nephews, Tony (Penny) Daves, Mike Tipton, Mitchell (Dana) Tipton, Jackie (Jamie) Self, Calvin Long and Tayelor Long; great nieces and nephews, Alesha Daves Stiles (Brandon), Orin Daves, Willie Baldwin, Wiley Tipton, Shea and Lacey Tipton, Eric and Luke Seabolt, Josie Self and Chloe Addie Long; great great nieces, Karleigh-Jane Stiles and Bonnie Jean Stiles; sister-in-law, Terrie Long; brothers-in-law, Carl Beavers, Randall Beavers, Ronnie Beavers and other loving extended members of the Beavers family also survive.
Mrs. Beavers wishes were to be cremated and a private graveside service will follow in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, your local church or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA is in charge of the arrangements.
It was a fast-paced, but slow-scoring game early when the Fannin County Rebels varsity boys took the court at White County High School. Fannin (1-8, 0-4) came into the game ready to lay it all on the line, chasing their second win of the season. The Warriors (7-3, 1-0) were coming off a devastating one-point loss to rival Dawson County (55-54), ready to tip the scales of the win-loss column back in their favor.
A couple of baskets by Ryan Beavers (Fannin #35) and a free throw made by Nathaniel Garrison (Fannin #3) would be all the points the Rebels could put on the board in the first quarter, while White County’s Austin Rowland (#15) managed two baskets for four points; followed by a 2-pt shot by Austin Harris (#5), a 2-pt score by Jimmy King (#12), and 1-of-4 free throws made by Cooper Turner (#23).
After one quarter of action, White County led Fannin County 9-5.
The war of attrition continued into the second quarter, as Fannin was only able to score six points via Beavers (4-pts) and Joe Satchell (#5) who was held to only two points in the first half. White County scored another nine points, extending their lead (18-11), with Rowland continuing to make his presence felt on the court. He scored two baskets and went 2-for-2 on free throw attempts in the second quarter, giving him 10 points of total offense in the half. He’d finish the night with 20 points altogether, the leading overall scorer on the night.
In the third, the Warriors came alive offensively. Rowland and Harris came alive with a couple of 3-pointers, and the team spread the ball around with four different players putting the rock through the hoop on their way to a 15-6 run, keeping the Rebels restricted to another tough quarter offensively.
The lead would prove too much for Fannin to overcome in the fourth, as White County won by a final score of 42-23, improving to 8-3 overall.
The Rebels scoring was led by Beavers with seven points, followed by Satchell with five, Chase Culpepper with three, Cohutta Hyde with two. Nathaniel Garrison and Payton Holt each scored a free throw in the contest.
White County now looks to enjoy some time off for the holidays before facing Adairsville, Ga on Dec 28th in the Blue Ridge Holiday Tournament. Fannin County continues their pursuit of victory this Friday when they travel to Hayesville, NC.
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