Gerald Lee Shurwin Jr.: Obituary


Gerald Lee Shurwin Jr.

August 18, 2018 – December 8, 2018

Mr. Gerald Lee Shurwin Jr. age 54 of Emma Grace Lane Blairsville passed away on Saturday December 8, 2018 at his home following an extended illness. Gerald was born on August 18, 1964 in Kenmore, NY., the son of the late Gerald Lee Shurwin Sr. and the late Elizabeth Cummings Shurwin. Gerald had made his home in Blairsville for the past eighteen years.  He enjoyed camping, being outdoors and just hanging around with his friends. He loved all of his many animals. He was a kind and loving person and friend. Gerald was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Gerald are his stepmother, Anna Shurwin of Buffalo, NY., his adopted dad, John Miller of Blairsville, four brothers, Robert Shurwin, Chas Wiewiorski, Freddie Shurwin, Ricky Shurwin all of Buffalo, NY., one sister, Kelley Wiewioski of Buffalo, an aunt, Cathy McDowell of Buffalo, his close friends, Robert Green, Joel and Tammy Manis all of Blairsville, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to help defray expenses in Gerald’s memory.

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

Judy Lee Stewart Totherow: Obituary


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

Nancy Lee Trant: Obituary


Mrs. Nancy Lee Trant, age 77 of Hiawassee Park formerly of Murphy, N.C.,  passed away peacefully on Sunday September 23, 2018, surrounded by her loving family following an extended illness. Mrs. Trant was born on November 9, 1940 in Flint, MI., the daughter of the late John Warner Brown and the late Marion Helen Lundsten Brown.

Mrs. Trant loved animals and served as the Executive Directive of the Humane Society in Sarasota, Florida. She was very involved in the Republican Party in Michigan and served as Genesee County Commissioner in Flint, Michigan from 1977 to 1983.  Mrs. Trant was a delegate to the 1976 and 1980 Republican National Convention for Ronald Reagan. Mrs. Trant served as the Michigan Executive Director in 1984 for President Reagan’s re-election campaign.  Her passion for liberty and the protection and adherence to our Constitution was a driving force in her life. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Trant in 2013, her parents and also a sister, Vivian DiPaolo. Nancy was of the Christian faith and looked forward to her Heavenly home with Jesus.

Surviving Mrs. Trant are two daughters and sons in law, Debbie and Gerry Shaw of Asheville, NC., Diana and Mark Donaldson of Grand Blanc, MI., one son, Dan Anderson of Reno, NV., one sister, Linda Headrick of Ft. Mills, SC., one brother, Warner Brown of Elmira, MI., ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held in November in Asheville, NC, time and place to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Trant.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at

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