Michael David Orchin: Obituary

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Michael David Orchin

March 2, 1948 – January 12, 2019

The Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville announces a Celebration of Life event in honor of Michael David Orchin, age 70 of Blairsville, who passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

He will be warmly remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by: his loving wife of 30 years, Kathy Orchin; daughter Lisa Orchin; son, Scott Orchin; and brothers, Dr. Morton Orchin and Dr. Brian Hersch.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home. The family will gather with friends from 1 p.m. until the service begins.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairville. A full obituary will be posted at a later date.

Jimmy Wesley “Bud” Nichols: Obituary

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Jimmy Wesley “Bud” Nichols

October 27, 1934 – January 08, 2019

Jimmy Wesley Nichols, 84, of Blairsville Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Young Harris, surrounded by his loving family

He was born to parents Alton and Nell Daniels Nichols on October 27, 1934 in Young Harris, Georgia. He was a life-long resident of both Towns and Union counties. Bud was a 1952 graduate of Towns County High School.

Due to his curiosity of how things work, Bud pursued a career path to become an electrician. Gaining experience, he worked for a time at the Rural Electric Authority and independent electrical contractors in the Tri-state area.

In 1955, Bud married Bennie Jo Conley and they began their lives together by building a home in Young Harris, Georgia. Having received the Lord as his Savior at age seven and became a member of Old Union Baptist Church in Young Harris. Later, Bud transferred his membership to First Baptist Church in Blairsville to worship with his new wife, Bennie Jo. In 1968, Bud became a deacon at First Baptist Church.

Professionally, Bud continued to pursue his career by establishing Blairsville Electric Company. He later attended Lanier Technical Institute to become certified in HVAC and plumbing. While at Lanier Tech, Bud was elected as State President of the Refrigeration Service Engineering Society.

In 1985 Bud retired from Blairsville Electric and began a new career as a Project Engineer for the Georgia Department of Corrections

Bud is survived by his daughter; Jimmie Jo Nichols of Young Harris, grandchildren; Emily and Bo McClure of Blairsville, Whitney McClure & Wes McClure of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Calley Gay of Athens, Georgia, great-grandchildren; Levi McClure, Anna Kate McClure, and Layla Grace McClure.

Preceding Bud in death is his loving wife; Bennie Jo Nichols in 2014, brother; Jack Nichols in 1953, and his companion dog; Dixie in 2017

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 am from the rock chapel of First Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Henderson & Rev. Derrick Hartley officiating as well as eulogies & readings by family. Special music will be presented by Scott Lance & Debbie Braswell. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers: Wesley McClure, Bo McClure, Jerry Dyer, Terry Jones, Sonny Freeman, and Lee Lemke. These gentleman will also serve as honorary pallbearers; Stanley Garrett, Lonnie Nichols, Jerry Jenkins, Larry Brackett, Hank McClure, David Gowder, Glen Hamby, Elliott Hill, and Craig Davenport. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or if you wish, donations may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church cemetery fund or Old Union Baptist Church cemetery in memory of Mr. Nichols. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 5pm-8pm

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

Lawrence “Larry” Edward Renaud: Obituary

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Lawrence “Larry” Edward Renaud

May 22, 1964 – January 09, 2019

Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Edward Renaud age 54 of Crystal Mtn. Lane Morganton passed away peacefully on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019 at his home following a brief illness. Larry was born on May 22, 1964 in Ontario Canada, the son of the late Robert Michael Renaud and the late Wanda Sue Owens Renaud. His favorite past time was talking on his CB radio. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather. Larry was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church.

Surviving Mr. Renaud are one daughter, Jennifer Rice of Morganton, one brother, William “Billy Joe” Renaud of Blairsville, three sisters, Kimmie Kitchens of Jasper, Cheryl  Mote of Adairsville, Misty Renaud of Blairsville, three grandchildren, Ansley, Amber and Amy Mashburn, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to help defray expenses in Larry’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 www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

Richard James Schuster: Obituary

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Richard James Schuster

October 05, 1953 – January 08, 2019

Mr. Richard James Schuster age 65 of Scenic Mtn. Park Rd. Blairsville passed away at his home on Tuesday January 8, 2019 following an extended illness. Mr. Schuster was born on October 5, 1953 in Crystobal Panama, the son of the late William John Schuster and the late Helen Joyce Christianson Schuster. Richard was a veteran of the US Coast Guard. He had made his home in Blairsville for the past twenty two years. He enjoyed being outdoors and being around his family and many friends.

Surviving Mr. Schuster are one brother, Gordon Schuster of Selma, OR., one niece, Megan Schuster, two great nieces, Olivia Schuster and Macy Schuster all of Medford, OR., many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to a favorite charity of your choice in Richard’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 www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

H.A. Rogers: Obituary

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H.A. Rogers

November 22, 1925 – January 07, 2019

Mr. H.A. Rogers Jr age 93 of Blairsville, GA passed away peacefully in the Union County Nursing Home on Monday, January 7, 2019 following an extended illness. Mr. Rogers was born on November 22, 1925 in Blue Ridge, GA to the late Holland Avery Rogers & Cora Ann Rhodes. He was a lifelong resident of Union County. Mr. Rogers enjoyed fox hunting, dirt track racing, and walking Davenport Mountain. Mr. Rogers loved spending time with all of his grandchildren and children as well. Preceding H.A. in death is his loving wife; Addie Kate Davenport of 2000, four sisters; Marie, Grace, Opal, and Esther, five brothers; J.S Silvey, Paxton, Erith, Luther, and Arlis, a daughter; Jolene Bright, and a son; Darrell Rogers. H.A. was a member of Liberty Hill Methodist Church.

Surviving Mr. Rogers is his three children; Linda Holbrook, Farrell Rogers, and Kathy Burrell all of Blairsville, one sister; Gladys Stotts of Galesburg, IL., son in law, Bobby Bright of Blairsville, grandchildren; Bobby Joe & Melinda Bright, Penny & Jeff Tanner, Kim & Bryan Nix, Kevin Rogers, and Dustin Rogers, great grandchildren; Josh, Kolbe, Madeline, Karis, Megan, and Caiden, and one great-great grandchild; Avery.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 1pm from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Handy & Rev. Scotty Graves officiating. Special music will be presented by Roy & Doris Hefner. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; Bobby Joe Bright, Dustin Rogers, Bobby Thomas, Vick Payne, Bryan Nix, and Tim Garrett. These gentlemen will also serve as honorary pallbearers; Randall Henderson, Randall Twiggs, D.W. Mullinax, and Wayne Queen. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery Fund in memory of Mr. Rogers. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 92019 from 6pm-9pm.

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

Lawrence Neil Stroud: Obituary

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Lawrence Neil Stroud

August 23, 1926 – January 06, 2019

Mr. Lawrence Neil Stroud of Hayesville, NC passed away on January 6th, 2019 at the Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, NC following an extended illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where he was served as Deacon for over sixty five years. He was also a member of the Stephens Lodge #414 F&AM; as well as being previously married for 60 years to his late wife Mamie Lands.

Mr. Stroud was born on August 23rd, 1926 in Hayesville, NC., to the late  Alfred Carter Stroud and Eva Bell Ledford Stroud. He is preceded in death by his wife Mamie Stroud in 2005, son, Floyd Lands, a daughter, Patricia Plott,son in law Loyal Shhok, sisters; Maude Allison, Lillie Allison and Hazel Stroud, brothers; Will Stroud, Claude Stroud, Robert Stroud, and Floyd Stroud.

Mr. Stroud is survived by his children; Johnny & Amanda Stroud of Young Harris, GA., Betty Shook of Young Harris, GA., and Lloyd & JoAnn Lands of Hayesville, NC., daughter-in-law, Kathleen Lands  of Hayesville, NC., and son-in-law, Ronnie Plott. Many nieces, nephews, as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 2:00pm at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev Clark Moss and Rev. John Talley officiating. Special music will be presented by the Hughes family. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers; Ricky Plott, Ray Plott, Scott Lands, Paydon Shook, Rodney Stroud, and Tony Beasley. The following gentleman will also serve as honorary pallbearers; Donald Cheeks, Donald Allison, Willis Allison, Robert Garrett, Bill Norton, and Mike McClure. Interment will follow in Shiloh Baptist Church cemetery where he will rest next to his beloved wife Mamie. The family will meet with friends on Tuesday January 8, 2019 from 6pm-9pm at the Shiloh Baptist Church

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

Wilma Irene Kemp Beck: Obituary

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 Wilma I. Beck

December 16, 1919 – January 05, 2019

Wilma Irene Kemp Beck formerly of LaGrange, GA. died on January 5, 2019 at the Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA. following an recent illness.

Wilma was born on December 16, 1919 in Carroll County, GA. to the late H.H. and Ada Eugenia (Gena) Lovvorn Kemp. She was married to the late Richard D. Beck, Sr. and was long time member of Cedarcrest Community Church in LaGrange, GA.

Mrs. Beck is survived by her son, Doug Beck (Kathy) of Blue Ridge, GA., grandson, Joel Beck (Jenny) and great- grandchildren, Zack and Anna all of Lawrenceville, GA; grandson, Kyle Ray (Melissa) and great grandchildren, Lauren, Houston and Keaton of Charlotte, NC., brother, H.J. Kemp of Ranburne, AL and other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

There will be a graveside service to be held on Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm from the Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange, GA. In lieu of flowers if you wish, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Wilma Beck to Cedarcrest Community Church, 2380 Roanoke Rd. LaGrange, GA. 30240. The family will meet with friends following the services at the cemetery.

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

Ronald “Ron” Heath McKnew: Obituary

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Ronald “Ron” Heath McKnew

December 15, 1942 – December 31, 2018

Ronald “Ron” Heath McKnew, age 76, of   Blairsville  formerly of Naples, FL passed away on Monday December 31, 2018 at his home. Mr. McKnew was born on December 15, 1942 in Baltimore, MD, the son of  Wilbur McKnew &  Mary Keg McKnew. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Ron loved model trains, reading, history and Facebook. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was preceded in death by his  parents and daughter, Margaret Mary McKnew. Ron was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Ron is survived by his loving wife & best friend of fifty- three years, Margaret Peters McKnew; son Casey McKnew of Ft. Myers, FL; daughter Kim McKnew of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Nicki & Taylor;  brothers-in-law, Bert & David Peters of Cincinnati, OH; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will meet with friends at Mountain View Chapel, 513 Murphy Hwy, Blairsville GA 30512, on Friday January 4, 2019 from 3-4:30pm, followed by the North GA Honor Guard conducting Military Honors.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetes Foundation in Ron’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 www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

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