Alice Dell Brooks: Obituary


Alice Dell Brooks, age 86 of Copperhill, TN passed away on October 11, 2019, in Blue Ridge, GA. Mrs. Brooks was born May 14, 1933, in Blue Ridge, GA to the late Marion Dillard and the late Lassie Ellis Dillard. A member of Fairview Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her first husband Rev. Buddy Ray; brothers, Sonny Craig, Reid Dillard, Walter Dillard, and Arnold Dillard; great-grandchildren, Davanee Dickey and Jentzen James Dickey; and sister, Orthel Cochran. Mrs. Brooks enjoyed being a caretaker and loved to cook. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Survivors include: husband, Keith Brooks; daughters, Wilda (Jimmy) Burger, Wanda (Willie) Burk, and Winona Walker; step-sons, Kent Brooks, and Scott (Paula) Brooks; sister, Jean Newman; ten grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Funeral services: Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Bethel Church with the Rev. Doug Payne, Rev. Scott Graves, and Rev. Scott Baugh officiating. Music provided by: Rick Curtis, Benny Picklesimer, T.C. Picklesimer, Jeremy Payne, Mary Kate Dickey, and the Bethel Church Choir. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Cemetery in Copperhill, TN. Pallbearers: T.J. Dickey, Josh Dickey, Jonah Dickey, Austin Dickey, Caleb Locke, and Tyler Bonds. Honorary pallbearers: Grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysivlle, GA Saturday, October 12, 2019, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at


James L. Davenport: Obituary


Obituary for James L. Davenport

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Cemetery Details

O’Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

Aska Road
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513


James Arthur Smith: Obituary


Obituary for James Arthur Smith

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EFES to host Literacy Night

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The temperatures are (finally) cooling down, and fall is in the air! East Fannin Elementary School’s faculty, staff, and parent teacher organization (PTO) would like to invite you to attend their camping themed 2019 Literacy Night on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The evening’s events will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Families and children of all ages are invited to attend this celebration of Wildcat reading. Reading stations will be available every half hour with our own Media Specialist Gary Baxter in our new outdoor classroom or with the Craddock Center, who will be working with our smaller readers.

Between reading times, children and their families can take advantage of a number of activities, including a book walk, a STEM activity, and a photo station. Free books will be given away at the book walk, and everyone who plays will have a chance to win! Also, our new STEM teacher will engage your innovation in a fun STEM competition. A photography station, complete with a variety of camping and reading props, will be assembled so you can make photos to document the memories you make on this night celebrating literacy!

A hearty, free camping meal of hotdogs, chips, and drinks will be available for hungry readers and their reader families. Also, no camping themed event would be complete without everyone’s favorite ─ s’mores!

If you would like additional event details or information about transportation assistance, please feel free to contact Sheena Rymer, Parent Liaison, via email at or by phone at 706.374.6418.

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TSA Students Attend Georgia National Fair

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Jack Dlugokinski with his 4th place windmill.

Students from the Technology Student Association (TSA) from Fannin County High School and Fannin County Middle School traveled to Perry, GA and the Georgia National Fair to compete in the Technology Day competitions.  Students competed in robotics design, alternative energy, and mechanical engineering competitions.

In Robotics Design, Luke Baggett and Cooper Brooks placed 7th in the State for pulling a 35 lb load 6 feet with a 6 lb robot winning a $15 prize

Jack Dlugokinski placed 4th in the State with his windmill blade design winning a $25 prize

(L to R) Aiden Carder, Conner Kyle, Bryce Mitchell, and Mathew Ponton with their mousetrap car

Wyatt Payne, Vince Foster, Keton Wilson, and Carnaceo Dixon placed 4th in the State with their tractor pull robot winning a $25 prize

(L to R) Wyatt Payne, Vince Foster, Keton Wilson, and Carnaceo Dixon with their 4th place tractor pull robot


Luke Baggett and Cooper Brooks’ 4th place robot

(L to R) Cooper Brooks and Luke Baggett competing with their robot


Nathanel Wallace: Obituary


Obituary for Nathanel Wallace

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OCT 12. 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

Temple Baptist Church Cemetery Murphy

8 Simonds Chapel Rd

Murphy, NC, 28906


Wade Cowart: Obituary


The Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville announces the death of Mr. Wade Cowart age 95 of Collegedale, TN who passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019. Wade was born December 25, 1925, in Epworth, GA to the late Tatum Cowart and Myrtle Barnes Cowart. Wade was a member of Epworth First Baptist Church. He was also a member of 423 McCay Lodge. Mr. Cowart worked as a stonemason for Atlanta and Copperhill Mining Company and retired in 1986. Wade served in the U.S. Army in World War Two. Mr. Cowart was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Jordan Cowart.

Survivors include Fred Nicholson, Bob Nicholson, Abeliah Bishop, Tommy Harper, Jim Harper, Charles Cowart, Lyn Cowart, Sandra Cushen, Bill Cushen, and Denise Lane.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 2:00 pm from the Epworth First Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Tom Harper officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at


John Arthur Ehlers Sr: Obituary


Mr. John Arthur Ehlers Sr., age 72, of Murphy, NC, passed into the eternal care of his Lord on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A member of Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Church, John was born in Buffalo, NY, to the late Arthur Joseph & Dorothy Lillian Hamilton Ehlers, on April 6, 1947. He will be forever remembered as a loving husband and father, as well as, Vietnam Vet, Truck Driver, Musician, and family man. More than these he will be remembered for his kind, caring, funny, and all around irresistible personality. He enjoyed telling stories about his one million miles accident free and cracking jokes that would bring a whole room to laughter. He will be remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his loving wife, Elizabeth Marie McCue Ehlers; children, Shannon Renee Ehlers, Robert Steven (Hilary) Ehlers, Megan Elizabeth Ehlers, John Arthur Ehlers Jr., and Dawn Marie Cannon. Also sharing in his legacy are two grandchildren, Andrew Ehlers and Sabrina Ehlers.
A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, October 11, 2019, from Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Church in Hayesville, NC.
Cochran Funeral Home Of Murphy is honored to be serving the family.

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