Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 11/25 -12/1

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Arrest Report

Arrest report provided by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Union County GA. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com 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.


Evelyn Ann Denton Ledford: Obituary


Mrs. Evelyn Ann Denton Ledford, age 70 of Hiawassee, passed away Saturday November 30, 2019 at Union General Hospital. Mrs. Ledford was born January 20, 1949 in Towns County to Cleveland and Monda Lowe Denton. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of God. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Evelyn loved gardening, her flowers and cooking. She worked hard all of her life to care for her family.

Survivors include her husband, Monroe Ledford; son and daughter in law, Ronnie and Renee Ledford of Hiawassee; sister and brother-in-law, Burnette and C.J. Nichols of Clayton, GA; granddaughter, Haley (Michael) Barrett; granddaughter, Kendra Ledford; great grandson, Grayson Barrett; nephew, Colby Nichols; and aunt, Della Dickard. Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday December 2nd at the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee with Rev. Glen Eller officiating. Music will be provided by Sheila Eller. Interment will follow in Boyds Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers: Knox Garrett, Michael Barrett, Colby Nichols, Robert Bradshaw, Jerry Owens and Eric Owens.

The family will receive friends at the Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee Sunday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Nora Garrett Rogers: Obituary


Nora Garrett Rogers, age 94, of Dalton, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Nora was born November 29, 1924, in Hayesville, NC, to the late Bob Garrett and the late Verdie Carroll Garrett. Mrs. Rogers worked for Brumby Textiles, Levi Strauss, and furniture stores. She was a member of Mount Herman Baptist Church and attended Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church before declining health. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Hoyle Vernon Rogers, daughter-in-law, Ann Hice Rogers, seven sisters, and three brothers.

Nora, a member of the generation that knew hard work and dedication, loved gardening, canning, working in her flowers – especially roses, picking blackberries, quilting, attending gospel singings, and traveling. She was a beloved, cherished, honored wife, mother, and grandmother. She was brave and had great courage, loved being in any exciting adventure, such as; riding a horse at 77 years old, flying in a helicopter at 85 years old, jumping in bouncy houses with great-grandchildren, etc. Being a great example of love, her loving hugs, kisses, and “I Love You’s” were always given each time you entered her home or was in her presence. (Proverbs 31).
Her most delicious buttermilk biscuits, gravy, fried chicken, blackberry jelly, banana pudding, chocolate cake, and blackberry cobbler were lovingly prepared for her family.

Survivors include: son & daughter-in-law, Ernest & Tam Rogers, son & daughter-in-law, Don & Becky Rogers, son, John Rogers, daughter & son-in-law, Nina & Junior Fleming, daughter & son-in-law, Brenda & George Mullis, daughter & son-in-law, Wanda & Steve Ware, grandson, Tony Rogers, granddaughter, Vicki Davis, grandson, Andy Ware, grandson, Adam Fleming, grandson, Donny Rogers, grandson, Brad Mullis, grandson, Keith Ware, several great-grandchildren,
great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, also survive.

Funeral services: Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Ware and Rev. Adam Fleming officiating. Music provided by Andy and Tammy Ware, and Keith and Christa Ware.

Pallbearers: Tony Rogers, Andy Ware, Brad Mullis, Donny Rogers, Keith Ware, and Charlie Davis. Interment will follow in Sweetgum Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Saturday, November 30, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Cheryl Lee Helton: Obituary


Cheryl Lee Helton, age 48, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. She was born in Ducktown, TN, on Tuesday, October 26, 1971, to the late Steven & Sandra Wilcox Helton. Cheryl enjoyed her work as a Patient Care Tech for Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She not only offered assistance for her patients, but she also provided a kind, friendly, and caring personality. Cheryl will be remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her children; Alexius Helton, Austin Helton and, Heyli Colbert, grandchildren; Jorrden Crowder, Jayse Crowder, and Annleigh Crowder. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 3:00 pm from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Murphy, NC. Rev. Allen Harris will be officiating.
Cochran Funeral Home Of Murphy is honored to be serving the family.


Michael Brian Smith: Obituary


Mr. Michael Brian Smith age 76 of Pit Rd. Blairsville passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday November 29, 2019 in the North East GA Medical Center.   Mr. Smith was born on Jan. 19, 1943 in Mauldin, MA., the son of the late Richard Robert Smith and the late Doris Howe Smith.  He has been battling life with dementia and other health issues.  Mr. Smith was always happy, always smiling and telling or playing jokes and loved his family.  He never met a stranger and always had a story to share.   Michael retired from the CSX Rail Road after many years of service. Michael was a lifelong NASCAR fan. He served as photographer for the North GA News, Towns County Herald and the Sanford Herald for many years. He was very involved with the Waycross Motor Speedway and drove # 36. He served as Track Stuart for several years at the Tri County Speedway in Murphy. He and his wife Judy were co -founders of the Butternut Creek Festival in Blairsville. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and also two sisters and one brother in law, Patricia and Carl Vanzura and Kathy Burke.   He was a very loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather. Michael was a very devout catholic and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving Mr. Smith are his loving wife and best friend of fifty six years, Judy Van Winkle Smith of Blairsville, two daughters, Jennifer Duckett of Lula, GA., Teresa Smith and fiancée Teddy Brown of Asheboro, NC., one son and daughter in law,  Michael Brian and Kristine Smith Jr., of Lawrenceville, GA., his siblings, Betty Senger of Auburn, AL., Daniel Smith and wife Donna of Robbins, TN.,  Peg Monfort and husband Keith of Eugene, ORE.,  Sister Mary Joan Smith of Camp Hill, PA., Steve Smyth of Blairsville, GA., Greg Smith of DeBary, FL., Nita Cadden and husband Dan of Maitland, FL.,  Julie Roach and husband Will of Maitland, FL., seven grandchildren, Jessica Muller and husband Stephen of Gainesville GA., Justin White and fiancée Alexa Havens of Lake Mary, Fla., Haley Jordan and Cory Doss of Oakwood Ga., Michael Corey Smith of Duluth, Ga., Calista White of Boone, NC., Morgan Duckett of Buford, GA., Savannah Duckett of Lula, GA. and one great grandchild, Avery Oliver Doss, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. (Date and time will be confirmed soon).  Special music will be presented by Ron Gaucher .  Interment will follow in St. Clare’s Haven. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Butternut Creek Festival in care of High County Artisan’s in Mr. Smith’s memory. The family will meet with friends following the services.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Greg Allen Jacobsen: Obituary


U.S. Veteran

Mr. Greg Allen Jacobsen age 71 of Autumn Lane Blairsville passed away peacefully on Saturday November 30, 2019 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Jacobsen was born on March 5, 1948 in Hartley, Iowa and the son of the late Andrew Jacobsen and the late Ruth Myer Jacobson. Greg was a veteran of the US Air Force of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting and most of all, spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Greg attended the All Saints Lutheran Church.

Surviving Mr. Jacobsen are his loving wife and best friend of twenty five years, Noreen Hart Jacobsen of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter in law, Eric and Dawn Jacobsen, Kurt Jacobsen all of Sarasota, FL., two stepsons, Todd Oakes and fiancee’, Chasity of Young Harris, Patrick and Lisa Oakes of Hiawassee, eleven grandchildren, Angel and Gage Jacobsen, Kaela and Kieley Schmidt, Sierra, Alexis, Garrett and Kyle Oakes, Angel, Alisa and Michael Moss, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Greg’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send co9ndolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Barbara Jane Pitman: Obituary


Obituary for Barbara Jane Pitman

No obituary found for this tribute.

Graveside Service

NOV 29. 11:00 AM (EST)

Hot House Baptist Church Cemetery

6371 Mineral Bluff Highway

Mineral Bluff, GA, 30559


Dana Hughes: Obituary


Dana Hughes, age 50 of Copperhill, TN, passed away on November 24, 2019, in Ellijay, GA. Mrs. Hughes was born May 8, 1969, in Copperhill, TN. to the late Jesse Sisson, Sr. and the late Martha Sue Dye. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Sisson, Sr. and Martha Sue Ash Dye, step-father, Clarence Dye, and sister, Tina Hensley.

Survivors include sons, Jonathan (Brandie) Hughes, and Jeffery (Kimberly) Hughes; daughter, Jessica (Raymond) Hughes; sister, Karen (Steve) Driskill; brother, Jesse (Alma) Sisson, Jr.; brother-in-law, Randy Hensley; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 5:00 pm at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA with William Ashe and Jesse Sisson Jr. officiating. Music provided by Tim Nicholson.

The family will receive friends at the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cochran Funeral Homes to help defray final expenses.

Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


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