Luva (Lu) Marie Stoll Whetstone: Obituary


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.


Clair “Scotty” Maddox: Obituary



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


Luther “Ed” Edward DeFoor, Jr.: Obituary


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.


Sheila Ophelia Jones: Obituary


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 Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill, TN is in charge of the arrangements.


Fannin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 8/12 – 8/18

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report provided by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Fannin County. Those arrests are posted on for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.


Edna Hedden: Obituary


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: Obituary


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.


Howard William Lynn: Obituary


Mr. Howard William Lynn, age 84, of Turtletown, TN, passed away on August 13, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Cherokee County, NC, he was the son of the late William McKinley “Horace” Lynn and Dora Jane Hayes Lynn. Mr. Lynn was a minister and long time member of the Turtletown Church of God of Prophecy. He loved living for the Lord, preaching and witnessing to people. Howard was a talented musician who loved picking his guitar. He retired after twenty plus years for Tri-State Electric Membership Cooperative maintaining right-of-way as a foreman.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Aaron Kirkland; and two grandsons, Adam Barnett and Todd Kirkland; siblings, Elsie Cole, Mary Smith, Alma Cochran and Harold Lynn.

Survivors include his loving wife, Clara Simonds Lynn of the home; daughters, Patricia Graham of Lyons, GA, Melissa Green of Turtletown, TN and Karen (Barron) Renee Deal also of Turtletown, TN; one sister, Novella Lynn of Turtletown, TN; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ruth Ivester of Blairsville, GA, Nell Hampton of Andrews, NC and John Simonds of Gastonia, NC.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the Turtletown Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Sam Morrow officiating. Music will be provided by Ryan Crowder. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Wesley Cearley, Adam Greer, Tyler Ramsey, Ryan Crowder, Chris Crowder and Barron Deal. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family online at <>. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill, TN is in charge of the arrangements.

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