Mrs. Judy Lee Stewart Totherow age 70 of Pine View Drive Blairsville passed away peacefully on Friday October 5, 2018 in the North East GA Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Totherow was born on June 3, 1948, the daughter of the late Homer Roberson and the late Frances Burrell Roberson. Judy loved camping, fishing and growing flowers. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Judy was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Surviving Mrs. Totherow are her loving husband and best friend of eighteen years, Jimmy Totherow of Blairsville, one daughter, Lisa Sharp of Andrews, one son and daughter in law, Brad and Angie Colver of Andrews, three brothers and sisters in law, Bobby and Betty Roberson, Haskel and Betty Roberson, Eddie and Janet Roberson all of Murphy, six grandchildren, Tony Sharp. Ashley Cochran, Holly Prather, B.J., Brian and Austin Colver , four great grandchildren, Tucker and Takoda Sharp, Danner and Liam Cochran, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday October 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm from the Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Tommy Jones and Rev. Jeff Graham officiating. Special music will be presented by the Fairview Church Choir and Preston Graham. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Charles Totherow, Roy Fortenberry, Jimmy Thompson, Gerald Potts, Doug Brown, Junior Lovell and Ben Burrell . Interment will follow in the Peachtree Memorial Cemetery. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9:00 pm.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com
Raging fires have been spreading through dry land in the North Georgia Mountains for weeks. A few sprinkles of rain fell in the past few days but really didn’t make much of an impact.
The local community appreciates the firefighters and a local church in Chatsworth decided to show it on Thanksgiving Day! The First Baptist Church of Chatsworth fed over 400 out of town firefighters who didn’t make it home to be with their families. Locals from various areas including Blue Ridge brought food to the Church to assist in the program to feed the firefighters. Much of the food cooked in their homes and a local Ingles Market also took orders from those who wanted to donate a meal but didn’t have time to cook.
A local man told us, “It’s a small effort to say a big thank you to those firefighters protecting us and our homes.”
Firefighters have been working tirelessly for weeks to battle the wildfires and a home cooked meal of turkey was an extension of the gratitude felt by the folks in the North Georgia Mountains.
Rough Ridge Fire Update