It is with sadness that the family of Luva (Lu) Marie Stoll Whetstone of Mineral Bluff, Georgia announces her death on Friday, August 16, 2019. Lu Whetstone was born in Geauga County, Ohio on November 13, 1928, to Derlin Stoll and Pearl Kightlinger Stoll. She is preceded in death by her husband, John H. Whetstone, her sister, Arlene Gotham, and brother Rowland Stoll.
In early adulthood, Lu Whetstone worked as a bank teller and later was trained in cosmetology, operating a salon out of her home in Parkman, Ohio. After the family moved to Marietta, Georgia in 1963, she was a homemaker.
Lu Whetstone is survived by four children, William John Whetstone (and wife Jan) of Dawsonville, Georgia; Gary Lee Whetstone (and wife Diane) of Athens, Georgia; Mona Lynn Johnson (and husband Scott) of Blytheville, Arkansas; and Pamela Gailey (and husband Mike) of Mineral Bluff, Georgia; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; members of her loving, extended family (Joe Whetstone, Fannie Detweiler, Anna Whetstone, Marvin Whetstone, Mary Weaver); nieces and nephews.
Lu Whetstone was a member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church in McCaysville, Georgia. A service of celebration will be held there on Monday, August 19, 2019, at 11:00 am with the Rev. Beth Starling officiating. Memorials can be sent to Williamstown United Methodist Church, 37 Williamstown Rd., Mineral Bluff, Georgia 30559.
AUG 19. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)
Finch-Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory
1478 Blue Ridge Dr. Funeral Home is in McCaysville But Has Blue Ridge GPS address
McCaysville, GA, 30555
The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces Funeral Services for Mr. Luther “Ed” Edward DeFoor, Jr., age 81 of Hiawassee who passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Byers officiating. Special music will be presented by Wayne Hundley and the Cheerful Sounds. Interment will follow the service at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the service begins.
Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee.
Mrs. Sheila Ophelia Jones, age 69, of Farner, TN, passed away on August 16, 2019, in the Hospice of Chattanooga. Born in Gastonia, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Arthur and Hazel Juanita Lawless Moody. She was of the Christian Faith, loved spending time with her grandchildren and dogs, and working crossword puzzles. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, James Stephen Moody, Shirley Thackerson, Bobbie Depree; and one grandson, Daniel Eugene Teague.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Charles Jones of Farner, TN; children, Wanda Ogden of Dallas, NC, Ronnie Eugene Dunn of Farner, TN, Harry Daniel Cordell, Jr. of Dallas, NC and Sandra Juanita (Robert) Teague of Coker Creek, TN; grandchildren, Jessica Conner, Tony Conner, Kayla Buff, Josh Dunn, Erica Jordan, McKayla Brady McCurry, Marissa Dunn, Lacey Cordell, Kacy Cordell, Brandon Teague and Donna Teague; and several great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mitchell Allen officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, August 25, 2019 prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. until the Funeral hour of 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill, TN is in charge of the arrangements.
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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County is honoring its past this weekend as residents and local officials met over the weekend for a special celebration and honoring of a major figure from their past.
The Highway 515 Bridge in Fannin County that passes over Ada Street now has an official name, the “John D McDaniel Bridge.” The celebration saw family and friends with new signs for the bridge to formalize the naming.
McDaniel was not only a member of the clergy and a spiritual guide to citizens, but he previously served as a Commissioner of Education and served in the Georgia General Assembly from 1893 to 1897.
The event was also attended by current Fannin County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney and Georgia Speaker of the House of Representatives David Ralston.
Ralston spoke about the event saying, “This past weekend, I was honored to be joined by the descendants of the Reverend John D. McDaniel as we dedicated the bridge on Highway 515 over Ada Street in Blue Ridge in his memory.”
With the signs up, Fannin memorializes a citizen from the past and honored his family who remain in the county he served so diligently.
The Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville announces the death of Mrs. Edna Hedden age 64 of Blairsville who passed away on Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville.
Louise Hitch Knight, 87, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia, on November 1, 1931, to Frank Hitch and Agnes Martin Hitch. She graduated from North Georgia College in 1951. Lou married Gordon E Knight in 1956. For many years she lived in Atlanta and worked for General Services Administration of the Federal Government until her retirement in 1993. She then worked for The Arthritis Foundation. In 2001, she moved to Blue Ridge. Lou loved cats, the color blue, reading books, working crossword puzzles, and her church. She had a great sense of humor and could light up a room with her smile. Lou is survived by her daughter, Marilou Knight (Rebecca Williams) and her daughters in love, Pam Garrett and Denise Ellwanger. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on September 7, 2019, at the Blue Ridge United Methodist Church at 10:00 AM. To honor Lou, please wear blue and cat items. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of your choice and to Georgia Mountain Hospice.