Rowanda Anderson Lindley: Obituary


Rowanda Anderson Lindley, age 85, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. She was born March 20, 1934, in Mineral Bluff, GA, to the late Reid Anderson and Hazel Harrison Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Lindley, siblings Thelma Jarrard and Mary Kay Griffin, and grandson Ronnie Lynn Porter, Jr.

Survivors include: son, Ronnie Lynn Porter, Sr.; sister, Frances Earley; brother, Bobby (Ella Mae) Anderson; granddaughter Tracy Lynn Porter; great-grandchildren Alyssa and Mia Porter, and Carly and Ellie Wolfer; and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Rowanda and her husband owned and operated Lindley Cleaners in Marrietta, GA for a number of years. They retired in 1999 to Blue Ridge, GA where they resided until her passing. In her spare, time Rowanda enjoyed traveling and spending time with her sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Ferrell Earley.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 2:00 pm.

The family will receive friends at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 pm – 2:00 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


Helen Louise Beal Bair: Obituary


HELEN LOUISE BEAL BAIR, AGE 91, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 8, 2019. Helen is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Ross A. Bair. Also surviving are her cherished children Deborah (Thomas) Miller, Claudia (Philip) Scharer, Kathryn (Mark) Bolhofner, Grandchildren Calie (Kevin) Mckinnon, Ryan (Dawn) Scharer, Katelyn ( Jacob ) Harris , Ross ( Sara) Bolhofner, Taylor (Curtis) Barrett, Shelby (John) Buttimer, and Kevin Miller. Great Grandchildren Carter, Tyler, Chase and Cameron Mckinnon, Ryleigh, Samuel and Harper Scharer, Miles and James Buttimer, Livia and Jesse Harris, Cora and Mark Bolhofner. Brother John (Linda) Beal currently resides in Ohio, and Helen was preceded in death by sister Marilyn (Myron) Ferry. T

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Grace Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jon Jacobs and Dr. Mark Bolhofner officiating. Interment will follow at Laurel Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service begins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Grace Presbyterian Church, PO Box 105, Blairsville, Ga 30514.


Phillip Cramer Reifschneider: Obituary


The Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville announces Memorial Services for Mr. Phillip Cramer Reifschneider, age 89 of Blairsville who passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

A Celebration of Mr. Reifschneider’s Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 823 Forge Mill Rd, Morganton, GA 30560. Full Military Honors will be presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

*Full obituary will be posted soon*


Debbie Jean Bain: Obituary


Mrs. Debbie Jean Bain, age 64, of Notla Winds Circle Blairsville, formerly of Murphy, NC and Epworth GA., passed away on Sunday November 10, 2019 at her home following extended heart related complications. Mrs. Bain was born on August 11, 1955, daughter of the late Billy H. Clark & the late Willa Mae Beavers. Debbie was very family-oriented, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a mother to all. Debbie was of the Christian faith being a warrior of God leading many people to walk the path of christianity. Debbie was part of multiple churches, a leader in Women’s Aglow meetings, teacher, and nurse. Debbie could be found at anytime watching the river from her back porch or reading her bible.

Surviving Mrs. Bain is her loving husband & best friend of 41 years, James Robert Bain of Blairsville, son & daughter-in-law, Alan & Maria Bain of Jasper, GA., daughter Lisa Stewart of Copperhill, TN., daughter Ashley Bain of Peachtree, NC, son and daughter-in-law Sean & Nikita Bain of Murphy, NC, a daughter Savannah Bain of Blairsville, a brother Billy Clark of Nantahala, NC, fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive.

No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Debbie’s memory.

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


Donald Ray “Robbie” Roberson: Obituary


Mr. Donald Ray “Robbie” Roberson age 90 of Niceville Lane, Suches passed away peacefully on Sunday November 10, 2019 at his home following a brief illness. Mr. Roberson was born on Nov. 25, 1928 in Little Washington, NC., the son of the late Walter Roberson and the late Letha May Seymour Roberson. He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII. Robbie loved gardening, nature and being outdoors. He was an ordained Deacon who was a strong Christian never wavering in his faith.  He personified Luke 18:17 “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” He enjoyed music and playing the piano and harmonica. He never met a stranger always greeting everyone, usually with a hug.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Roberson on March 2019, two sisters, Alma Ruth Askew and Mabel Labancs, and one brother, John Wayne “Flim” Roberson. Robbie was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Roberson are one daughter and son in law, Gail and Mark Funke of Kathleen, GA., two sons, Donny Roberson and Pat Roberson of Niceville, FL., one brother, Carl Roberson of Eure, NC., his caretaker, Megan Welshhans of Hiawassee, four grandchildren, Torri Poli, Thomas and Jennifer Volcko, Benjamin and Sarah Ann Volcko, and Jacob Funke, five great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church in Mr. Roberson’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


Lucille Griffin Hayes Myers: Obituary


Mrs. Lucille Griffin Hayes Myers passed away peacefully on November 8, 2019 with family by her side.  She was born in rural Georgia near Quitman in 1922 and was a beautiful 97+ years of age.


Mrs. Myers came from very humble beginnings as the 8th of 12 children, all born at home and all required to work on the farm (sharecropping, picking cotton and other farm chores) from a very early age.  As a result, she was determined to better herself and ultimately became a licensed cosmetologist in 1952.  After working for others in that field for a few years, she branched out and started her own business, employing several other cosmetologists.  Lucille’s Beauty Shop was a very popular & fun gathering place in Albany, GA for many years.


After a serious childhood illness, she determined to become a healthy person and practiced diligently what she preached about good eating habits and exercise.  She began jogging & walking in her neighborhood daily as a young woman and was even ridiculed by some before it became the thing to do in later years.  Mrs. Myers fell and broke her back when she was 90 years of age, but determined to get back on her feet and start walking again.  She was still walking about an hour each day with her walker at age 97.


She came to know the Lord Jesus Christ in her young adulthood and never swayed from being a powerful, unafraid witness to others about Him.  She read and studied her Bible every single day until the last day she could, which was just recently.  Mrs. Myers was a wonderful influence and inspiration for so many people during her lifetime and was known and loved by them all.  She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA.


Mrs. Myers (called Lucy or Nanny by family) will be deeply missed by her large surviving family:

Daughter:  Jerryann (Stan) Larson – Grandchildren:  Sabrina (Nathan) Bedford, J. Scott (Anita) Key – Great Grandchildren:  Andrew (Thelma) Dickens, Brian (Meghan) Earwood, Wendi  Owens, Alex (Rebecca) Williams, Nicole (Jay) Thaxton, Cameron (Kylee) Key, Skyler Key – Great Great Grandchildren: Ariel & Keira Dickens, Lisa Bedford, Heaven Owens, Dakotah, Masen & Peyton Earwood.   She also had a very close and loving relationship with her special niece, Carol Guzman and her family.


Mrs. Myers was predeceased by her parents Wood & Janie Griffin, first husband Norman Hayes, second husband Robert Myers,  granddaughter Lisa Key Earwood, great granddaughter Kelley Jeanne Owens,  and all of her 11 siblings.


Mrs. Myers will be cremated at her request.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, make any donations in her memory to New Beginnings Ministry, 1258 Greater Hope Rd., Martin, GA 30557.  This ministry provides Christian housing and rehabilitation for abused or addicted women and their young children.


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


Donna Joan Kinney: Obituary


Mrs. Donna Joan Kinney, age 68, of Blue Ridge Hwy, Blairsville, GA., passed away on Friday November 8, 2019 in Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, GA following a brief illness. Mrs. Kinney was born on October 22, 1951 in Atlanta, GA., the daughter of the late Frank Carney and the late Inez Lee. Donna enjoyed working with computers, especially when using photoshop. Donna was a very family-oriented person, having spent a lot of time with her family and grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She is preceded in death by a brother, Danny Carney, and a son, Michael Webb in 1971. Donna was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Donna is her loving husband & best friend of 35 years, Jerry Kinney of Blairsville, son and daughter-in-law Stephen & Anji Webb of Keller TX., a brother, David Carney of Rockmart, GA., and one grandchild, Cooper Webb of Keller, TX.

A memorial service will be held on Monday November 11, 2019 at 1:00pm from the Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Larry Shope officiating. Flowers are accepted in Donna’s memory. The family will meet with friends from 12:00pm-1:00pm prior to the services.

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


Helene Walker D’Amato: Obituary


Mrs. Helene Walker D’Amato, age 73, of Stable Gate Dr., Blairsville, passed away on Thursday November 7, 2019 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. D’Amato was born on October 4, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of the late Ronald Bull and the late Margaret McIntosh. Helene enjoyed motorcycles, and traveling, especially with her husband across the country. She was a very free-spirited person. Helene was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving Mrs. D’Amato is her loving husband of 40 years, Edward Charles D’Amato Jr. of Blairsville, daughter, Lisa Kemp of New Port Richie, FL., son and daughter-in-law, Jeff & Tamara D’Amato of Hendersonville, NC., a sister, Elsie Pitocco of Ongar Essex, England, a niece Antonella & Kirk Crudgington of Ongar Essex, England, grand-niece & grand-nephew, Noah & Kira Crudgington. The following grandchildren also survive: Madison, Blake, Cameron, Jaxon, and Marley.

No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Homestead Hospice in Helene’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

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