Michael W McCray: Obituary


Mr. Michael W McCray, age 60, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019. Mr. McCray was born January 18, 1959, in Murphy, NC, to the late Theron McCray and Ellavee Canup McCray. He was a member of Fires Creek Baptist Church, enjoyed working outside, and loved spoiling on his pet bird ‘Baby.’ Mr. McCray was preceded in death by his sister, Gladys Ware, brothers, Clifton McCray, Roy McCray, and Ronald McCray.

Survivors include his wife, Anna M. McCray, sisters, Arthel Davis, Clara Davis, Helen Oliver, Anna Lou Ware, and Betty Carter, brothers, Everett McCray and Ralph McCray.

Funeral services: Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Fires Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Dallas Crowder and Pastor Dennis Ash officiating. Music provided by Matthew Roach, Johnny and Joan Roach, Cordel Lands, and Bronson Kirby. Interment will follow in the Fires Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jessie McCray, Dewayne McCray, Derick McCray, Greg Carter, Bob Davis, and Barrett Davis. Honorary pallbearers: Ray Ware, Rex Davis, Tony Lands, and Bennie Kirby.

The family will receive friends at the Fires Creek Baptist Church, Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 pm and Sunday, October 20 1:20 till 2:00 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Brittany Alexandria Riden: Obituary

Mrs. Brittany Alexandria Riden, age 23, of Talking Rock, GA, passed away on October 15, 2019.  She was born in Fannin County, GA on October 16, 1995.   She was a loving mother and a member of the Freedom Baptist Church in Polk County, TN.  She was preceded in death by her father, James Richard Penwell.

Survivors include her husband, Jamie Riden; children, Berkley and Jayci Riden; mother, Sherry Penwell; brothers, James Penwell and Adrian Derreberry; mother-in-law and father-in-law Ginger and Robert Cole; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Akins Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Stiles and Rev. Mark Reid officiating.  Music will be provided by Janice Reid.  Interment will follow in the O’Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers:  Jamie Riden, James Penwell, Cody Cole, Dawson Stewart, William Stewart, Adrian Derreberry and Tommy Nelson.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, October 23, 2019 from 5-9 p.m.  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.


Shelby “Marie” Brown: Obituary


The Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville announces Funeral Services for Shelby “Marie” Brown, age 79 of Blairsville who passed away on Tuesday evening, October 15, 2019 at Union County Nursing Home.

She loved her Mom, Dad, and Brother. Marie was saved at 10 years old. Her Lord and Savior meant everything to her. She worked and sang in church. Growing up, Marie learned the value of hard-work. She picked beans, peppers, stripped cane, cut cane heads, and hoed corn. Then she would work in the chicken house gathering eggs and the egg house, scalding eggs and casing them.

When she was 16, Marie worked as a waitress in the summer months and on week-ends at Milton Motel until her graduation in 1959. It was there she met Mr. Glassberg who gave her an opportunity to work with the Blairsville Dress Factory that had just began. She was delighted to get paid $1.00/ hr. which was far better than 20 cents a bushel for picking beans! As time passed, more factories came to Blairsville and wages went up.

For almost 50 years, Marie worked until the factories left to Mexico, losing her job 3 months shy of her 62nd birthday. This turned into a blessing as she was able to love and care for her mom and dad. Her sweet mom went to be with Jesus on May 24th, 2006 then her daddy joined her on October 2. Marie took comfort that they were together in heaven celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

She will be warmly remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her family: brother, James Ray Brown (Alwayne) of Blairsville; niece, Cindy Hunter (Jerry); nephew, Jason Silvers; and great nephew, Joshua Silvers. Marie was preceded by her parents, Barney and Northa Brown.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Danny White & Rev. Rusty Greenway officiating. Special Music to be presented by the New Liberty Baptist Church Choir. The following gentlemen have been selected to serve as pallbearers: Aubrey Dyer, Tim Bohannon, Marty King, Donald Hamilton, Jim Nash, and Tony Deyton. All the young men of New Liberty Baptist Church are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Interment will follow at New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service begins.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorial donations may be made to New Liberty Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1078, Blairsville, GA 30514.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville


Jessie L. Newman: Obituary


Jessie L. Newman passed away on October 16, 2019 at Salina Reginal Hospital in Salina Kansas.

Jessie was born in Blue Ridge Georgia on October 4th 1937 to the late Lewis B. and Amanda Ada Petty Greer. Jessie graduated from Copper Basin High School and later married Jerry Newman. Jerry joined the military soon after their marriage and they moved around to many different places during his career. Jerry passed away in 2010 and Jessie decided to move back to Copperhill she lived there until earlier this year when she then moved to Kansas to be near her Children, Debora Snyder, and Ronald Newman both of Milford Kansas

Jessie is survived by her 2 children, a son-in-law Marty Snyder, 3 grandchildren Jeremy Snyder of San Antonio Texas, Amy (Russell) Williams of Junction City Kansas, and Candace Smith of Warner Robins Georgia, 2 brothers and sister-in laws Jerry and Edna Greer of Tifton Georgia, and Buren and Robin Greer of Dalton Georgia. Jessie also has 4 great grandchildren Lucas Williams of Junction City Kansas and Grace, Noah, and Hannah Snyder of San Antonio Texas, she also has many nieces and nephews and a dear family friend and her care giver for many years Joan Golden of Murphy North Carolina. And her beloved dog Chole.

Jessie was preceded in death by 2 Brothers Lewis F. Greer, and Johnnie Greer, 3 sisters Lovella Cochran, Rowenia Dunbar, and Shelieta Bice.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the Akins of Blue Ridge Chapel with Rev. Jerry Greer and David Greer officiating. Music will be by Sharon Crenshaw and The Greer Family. Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of arrangements.


Bob Allen Palmer: Obituary


Mr. Bob Palmer, age 91 of Jasper, passed away Tuesday October 15, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Palmer is survived by his Son & Daughter-in-Law: Scott & Heidi Palmer of Dallas, Step-Son & Daughter-in-Law: Doug & Robyn Platt of Jasper; Daughters: Maureen McDowell of Douglasville and Barbara Barber of Marietta; ten Grandchildren; several Great-Grandchildren and several Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation is Wednesday October 16, from 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM and Thursday October 17, from 8:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday October 17, 2019 at the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Pastor Martin Barlow officiating.

Interment will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Palmer family.


JoAnn Newman Hyatt: Obituary


JoAnn Newman Hyatt of Copperhill, TN, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019. She was born in Ducktown, TN to Howard and Grace Gibson Newman. She loved her family and always wanted to be surrounded by them. She was a very dear grandmother helping to raise her grandchildren. She was a member of Bethel Church and loved the Lord. She was preceded in death by her father Howard Newman, and brother Bobby Robbins.

She is survived by her husband Walter Hyatt of the home, of nearly 53 years; son Keith Hyatt (Kim) of Copperhill; daughters, Robin Welch and Erica Hyatt of Copperhill; mother, Grace Newman of Copperhill; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Dee Robbins of Copperhill; granddaughter/daughter Cassie Nelson (Tommy); grandchildren, Marlaina O’Neal, Zachary Hyatt, Kaillee Cantrell, Kristen Cantrell, Kira Hyatt and Anthony Cook; great grandchildren Chloe O’Neal Hyatt, John O’Neal Hyatt, Joe Teems, Gunner Cook, Willow Hyatt, Kimber Nelson, Creed Hyatt, Jaxson Hyatt, Cash Hyatt, and Jagger Cook also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday October 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm from the Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lamar O’Neal and Rev. Mark Huff officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Zachary Hyatt, Tommy Nelson, Ronnie Falls, Caleb Collins, Jamison Hyatt, Rodney Hyatt, Caleb Stillwell, and Matt Hyatt. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Hyatt, Ralph Hyatt, Brad Hyatt, David Hyatt, Kenny Falls, Ryan Pittman, Darren Robbins, Matthew Snyder, Drew Morrow and Chris Robbins. Interment will follow in the Hyatt Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is in charge of the arrangements.


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 www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


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


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