WFES Principal’s List and Honor Roll : 2nd nine weeks

Rebel's Corner, West Fannin Elem

Principal Alison Danner announces the West Fannin Elementary 2nd nine weeks Principal’s List and Honor Roll.

West Fannin Elementary Principal’s List students must have a 93 or higher average in all classes, Honor Roll students must have an overall average of 90 or higher.

Fifth Grade Principal’s List:

Lesly Alvarado, Jonathan Bewley, Cayden Cantrell, Matthew Cash, Katelyn Clark, Albany Cole, Ady Collins, Avery Collis, Lillie Dean, Bella Frazier, Peyton Grindstaff, Meredith Hedden, Benjamin Holsonback, Trent Hughes, Izzie Jabaley, Aiden Jones, Will Jones, Megan Jones, Elohi Law, Logan Long, Easton Mathis, Cayson Mitchell, Roni Oyster, Garrett Pittman, Odin Rea-Gutierrez, Joseph Riendeau, Michael Robertson, Ava Twiggs, Emmy Vogel, Isaac Watkins, and Sawyer White.

Fourth Grade Principal’s List:

Colton Bradburn, Brody Graham, Sadie Patton, Abby Pickard, Allie Potts, Gabriel Salat, Manning Sandefur, and Lyla Strange.

Fifth grade Honor Roll:

Brayden Barker, Alyssa Bolling, Eli Coffey, Miley Combs, Christopher Correa, Colin Daugherty, Madison Deal, Isaiah Dell, Madison Earley, Makayla Ellis, and Madison Fults, Mailey Gibbs, Richard Hansen, Baron Harry, Dawson Hawkins, Garet Hughes, Lucas Jarrett, Ashley Kinard, Sean Knight, Braxton Lawrence, Kaieda Lenz, Grahym Maloof, Mattie Mathis, Luke McFarland, Star Morris, Isabella Mulcare, Delilah Naylor, Ella Oliver, Rylan Patterson, Reid Patterson, Jamari Patterson, Matthew Payne, Eli Plush, Eli Queen, Chance Raymer, Grayson Rhoads, Ruby Rhodes, Braedan Rose, Fancisco Saldana, Brooklynn Siler, Evan Smith, Dalton Stiles, Evan Thurman, Kaylee Trotter, Brandon Valdez, Bryan Valdez, Yarley Vargas-Garcia, Trenton Vaughan, and Morgan Worley.

Fourth grade Honor Roll:

Emily Buttram, Aeryauna Byrd, Emma Chambers, Reed Chancey, Brady Cole, Caroline Cole, Raygan Corn, Clay Dillard, Ryder Dunkum, Kaylee Dyer, Ellijah Ensley, Garrison Ensley, Tucker Griggs, Toni Harrison, Georgia Hasson, Lana Hicks, Konnor Housley, Cooper Huffman, Bentlee Jackson, Ashlyn Jones, Marshall McDaniel, Selena Meissner, Keats Miller, Landin Owens, Bea Painter, Allana Palmer, Alaina Pickelsimer, Addy Plott, Cayden Reece, Landon Reid, Tamara Tollai, Abby Waters, Levi White, Leksi Wollschlager, and Ryan Wood.


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Dianne McClain Herndon: Obituary


Mrs. Dianne McClain Herndon, age 72, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away on January 27, 2020 in the Pruitt Health Care in Blue Ridge, GA. She was born in Miami, FL, to the late Allen French MClain III and Anita Nash McClain. She had worked many years at the Fannin Inn and Restaurant and was also a longtime member of Blue Ridge First Baptist Church. Dianne was also receded in death by a brother, Alan McClain IV.

Survivors include her children, Carl Foresman (Debbie) of Atlanta, GA, Shelly Herndon Mathis (Charlie, Jr.) of Epworth, GA, Bryan Herndon (Breona) of Morganton, GA and Rob Carver (Trisha) of Knoxville, TN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Marie Herndon of Blue Ridge, GA; grandchildren, Aidan Sutch, Jacob Foresman, Jonah Foresman, Ella Foresman, William Herndon, Isiah Herndon, Kwade Carver and Charlsie Carver.

Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Whitener officiating. Music will be provided by Lisa Stanley and Brian Huffman. Interment will follow in the Chastain Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour of 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at Condolences may be sent to the family online at Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA is charge of arrangements.


Thelmar “Jane” Jones: Obituary


Thelmar “Jane” Jones age 90 of Cohutta, GA passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her home. She was born on November 1, 1929 in Wehutty, NC to the late Thomas Jefferson Jones and Lou Dora Cross Jones. Jane retired after thirty years from Shaw Industries as a machine operator. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in NC. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Olivo Harrison and Delmar Jones and four brothers, Willard Jones, Wilbert Jones, Wilford Jones and Winston Jones.

Survivors are caretakers, Betty and Coye Watkins of Tunnel Hill, GA; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Swanson Baptist Church Cemetery. A gathering will be held at the Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until leaving for the graveside service at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is in charge of the arrangements.


Johnny Max Hayes: Obituary


Mr. Johnny Max Hayes, age 73 of Blairsville, GA passed away early Sunday morning January 26th, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Hayes was born on March 1st, 1946 in Monroe, GA to his late parents John Henry Hayes and Nellie Ree (Morrell) Hayes. Johnny worked for General Motors for most of his life, where he was a supervisor. He loved to fish, camp, travel, and the great outdoors and was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. He was a loving husband, father, and PaPaw. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Sybil Ponder, Lynda Farmer, Robbie Lee, and brother, Dillard Hayes.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday January 30th, 2020 at 2:00pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiating. Military honors will be performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol Underwood Hayes of the home in Blairsville, GA; children, Lynn Cameron of Buford, GA, Cindy (Paige Hood) Hayes of Monroe, GA, Patrick (Laura) Hayes of Florida, Robert (Mary) Arp of East Point, GA, Richard (Stacy) Arp of Blue Ridge, GA; grandchildren, Julie Floyd, Anna Roper, Natalie Jackson, Wyatt Cameron, Matthew Harmon, Isabel Arp, James Arp, and Alana Arp; 4 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mabel Jones of Bethlehem, GA. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday January 29th at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warriors or to the National Alzheimer’s Foundation in memory of Johnny.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at


Glenda Sue Stamey: Obituary


Mrs. Glenda Sue Stamey, age 81 of Epworth, Ga passed away on Sunday, January 26th, 2020, at her home in Epworth, Ga. Mrs. Stamey was born on March 21st, 1938, in Epworth, Ga, to her late parents Roy Querry and Doris Fisher. Glenda was of the Baptist faith, was a member of First Baptist Church of McCaysville. Mrs. Stamey enjoyed being a part of the Georgia Mountain Classic Car Club in the Blue Ridge, who enjoy their classic cars. She also enjoyed cross-stitching. She is preceded in death by her parents Roy Querry and Doris Fisher, and sister Linda Gail Querry.

Survivors include her husband, Fairley Stamey, daughter, Cindy Mauldin (Ron), grandchildren, Kelsey Appleby (Tré), Kayla Mauldin, Zachary Mauldin, and Rachael Bonner (Brian).

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, at 2:00 pm from the Chapel of Finch-Cochran Funeral Home with Rev Matthew McDaniel and Rev. Danny Collis officiating. Interment will follow in the Epworth First Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: William Querry, Terry Bohannon, Stanley Simmons, Tony Daves, Zachary Mauldin, and Gerald Long. Honorary Pallbearers: Georgia Mountain Classic Car Club, Amanda Ware, and Max Pittman.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at Finch-Cochran Funeral Home.

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


Rose Louise Schwart: Obituary


Rose Louise Schwartz, age 80 of Morganton, Georgia passed away January 25, 2020, at Home. Rose was born December 17, 1939, in Lowell, MA to the late Joseph DeCosta and the late Mildred DeCosta. A member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Rose. Rose enjoyed crocheting and playing dominos. She also enjoyed bowling and a good drag race. She was preceded in death by mother, Mildred Reed, father, Joseph DeCosta, Brother, John DeCosta, son, Steven Schwartz.

Survivors include husband, Frederick Schwartz, Brother, Joseph M DeCosta, Brother, Richard DeCosta, daughter, Sheila St.Germain, grandchild, Amanda Soucy as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 1:00 pm from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Blue Ridge, GA, with Father John Conway officiating.

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


Virgie Carie Dye: Obituary


Virgie Carie Dye, age 93, of Morganton, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 2:00 pm, from the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Morganton, GA. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm at the funeral home.
Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is honored to be serving the family.
A complete obituary will be posted as soon as it is available.


Janice “Jan” Pacer: Obituary


Mrs. Janice “Jan” Pacer, age 61 of Blairsville, passed awaySaturday January 25, 2020 at Union General Hospital. Mrs. Pacer was born March 25, 1958 in Charleroi, PA to the late George and Edith Walters Jan and her family had lived in Blairsville since 1992 when they moved to Blairsville. She was a member of the Blairsville Church of Christ.

Jan absolutely loved living here in the Blairsville area. She was a very giving person. She was a wonderful wife and mother and was always willing to give to others.

Survivors include: her husband, Theodore “Ted” Pacer, III and son, Matthew Pacer, both of Blairsville.

A visitation with family and friends will be held Tuesday, January 28th at the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville from 5 until7 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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