Mattie Bell Wilcox: Obituary


Mrs. Mattie Bell Wilcox, age 87, of Turtletown, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was born on October 29, 1931 in Cherokee County, NC to the late William Judd Morgan and Mamie Deavers Morgan. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Mattie enjoyed quilting and being independent. She loved her family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by her husband, James Fred Wilcox.

She is survived by her sons, Melburn C. Wilcox of Cleveland and Rex (Kathy) Wilcox of Turtletown; grandchildren, Tonya Wilcox (Clint Howell), Brittany (Matt) Jordan, and Alvin (Stephanie) Wilcox; great-grandchildren, Colt Colvin, Kadence Howell, Ashley Howell, Oakley Howell, and Brayden Wilcox; and sister, Maggie Patterson of Michigan.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM from the Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill Chapel with Rev. Mitchell Allen, Rev. Paul Ray Morgan, and Rev. Randall Payne officiating. Music will be provided by Rev. Paul Ray and Linda Morgan and Rev. Randall and Gracie Payne. Interment will follow in the Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Jason Farner, Matt Jordan, Clint Howell, Mike Pickelsimer, Bobby Joe Dunn, and Larry Farner will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Pickelsimer, Jr., Hershel Raper, Tony Wooten, Randall Allen, Randy Payne, Troy Wells, and Alvin Wilcox. The family will visit with friends at the funeral home on Friday Evening from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Saturday from until the service hour. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill, TN is in charge of the arrangements.


Buford Arp: Obituary


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Henry-Cochran Funeral Home

3911 Appalachian Hwy

Blue Ridge, GA, 30513


Robin Renay Burger: Obituary


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Marilyn Joyce Dixon: Obituary


Mrs. Marilyn Joyce Dixon, age 82, of Marble, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019, at her home. She was born on October 17, 1937, in Brookfield, NY, to the late Clarence W. and Ethel Miller. She was a member of Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church, loved doing crafts, and watching the Atlanta Braves. Marilyn taught children’s church for many years and loved the Lord with all her heart. She served Him since she was saved in 1961. She was preceded in death by Siblings, Evelyn Marie Lester, Clara May “Peggy” Roe, Mary Ann Hardin, and Arthur “Bud” Miller.

Survivors include: her husband of sixty-five years, Rev. Bernie Dixon, Sr., son, Bernie Edward (Twana) Dixon, Jr., daughter, Sharon Dianne (David M.) Carroll, brother, Raymond Miller, grandchildren, Michael Aaron Dixon, Heather Michelle Butler, and Nathan Andrew Carroll, great-grandchildren, Kenneth Michael Dixon, Kase Aaron Dixon, Benjamin James Carroll, Xavier Lee Carroll, Jacen Lee Carroll, and Ella Marie Butler.

Funeral services: Saturday, October 26th, at 2:00 PM at the Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Chester Jones officiating. Music provided by Arnold Mathews, Tiffany Carson, and the church choir. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers: Howard Coffee, Michael Dixon, Nathan Carroll, Larry Turner, Ernest Jones, and Michael Mingus. Honorary pallbearers: Matt Rogers, Pierce Luther, Darrell Jordan, and Dane Parker.

The family will receive friends at Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church, Saturday, October 26, from 12:00 Noon 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


Marlon Gerald Gibson: Obituary


Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville announces Memorial Services for Marlon Gerald Gibson, age 40, of Blairsville who passed away on Friday October 18, 2019.

“Waldo” (Marlon) loved his children and had a heart for animals. He spent a lot of his time with both. Known to be a hard worker and loyal man, Waldo was a friend to all he crossed paths with. He enjoyed the solitude of music- listening loud and often! Waldo connected song lyrics to the phases of his life. He would interpret each and every word with the emotions that he felt.

He loved California and spoke for many years of making a life out there “one day”. He finally made that happen.

Marlon leaves behind two children, Anastyne Faith and Corbin Macrae; his mother, Cordie Ann Gibson; sister, Alicia Gibson Ralston; and brother, Randy Allen. Many extended family members and friends also survive. Marlon was preceded in death by his father, J.L. Gibson; and grandparents, Elmer & Gladys Pickelsimer.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. The family will gather with friends from 10 a.m. until the service begins.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Cochran Funeral Home, P.O. Box 338, Blairsville, GA 30514 to help defray funeral expenses.


Debra Lynn O’Neal Davenport: Obituary


Debra Lynn O’Neal Davenport, age 68 of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Blairsville, GA. Mrs. Davenport was born April 23, 1951 in Sugar Creek, GA to the late Joseph Tech & Essie Mosley O’Neal. Mrs. Davenport attended Glen Hope Baptist Church and is a graduate of Fannin County High School. She goes on to be with her husband, as well as, parents, sisters and brother, Joe, Kemp, Sue, Hazel, Kay, Orlo, Windsor and Wilma Ann.

Debra was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed her job at Ingles Market as a cashier, always giving a little extra love and happiness to those she came in contact with.

She will be remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her daughters, Doris (Ed) St. Romain, April (Robert) Hatchett, and Elizabeth Davenport Kline; son, Joshua (Heather) Davenport, siblings, Carroll, Odra, Irby, Jan and Glen “Boo”; grandchildren, Jacob, Emily, Jessie, Sarah, Hailey, Caleb, Brac, Elisha, Samuel, and Averi; and many nieces and nephews. Also sharing in her legacy is special friend Mary Kay Akins Carlisle.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019, from the Glen Hope Baptist Church at 11:00 am, with Rev. Lamarr O’Neal and Rev. James Worley officiating. Special music will be provided by The O’Neals. Interment will follow in the O’Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Edward St. Romain; Joshua Davenport, Robert Hatchett, Mike Bowers and Craig O’Neal have been requested to serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the Henry Cochran Funeral Home in Blue Ridge, GA Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm.

Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is honored to be serving the family. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at


Betty Robie Harrison Spurling: Obituary

Betty Robie Harrison Spurling, age 82, of Ducktown, TN passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Spurling was born in Blue Ridge, GA on June 26, 1937. She retired for ADH Sewing Plant and was a member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church. Her hobbies included sewing, yard sales, and outside work. She was preceded in death by her first husband and the love of her life, Junior Daniel “Preacher” Harrison who passed away in 1988; her second husband, Carl Spurling; a daughter, Kathy Culberson; a great grandchild, Dallas Lynn Cook; as well as her parents, Robert N. Rhodes and Florence Richard Rhodes, and her seven siblings.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Connie Cook of Ducktown, TN; five grandchildren, Tim Cook, Jesse Cook, Justin Cook, Cody Clark, and Korey Clark; 5 great grandchildren, Lacey Barnes, Landon Cook, Kyliegh Cook, Cage Cook, and Kreidynce Cook; a special niece, Tina Dilbeck and her husband Matt Dilbeck; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from Mt. Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Timmie Joe Hemming and Rev. Dr. Tom Jordan officiating. Music will be by the Mt. Harmony Church Choir. Pallbearers will be Tim Cook, Jesse Cook, Justin Cook, Cody Clark, Korey Clark, and Matt Dilbeck. Interment will follow in the Mt. Harmony Church Cemetery. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is in charge of arrangements.


Fannin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 10/13 – 10/19

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

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