Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 2/10 – 2/16

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Arrest report provided by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with images.  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.

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Steve Edwin Dockery: Obituary

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Mr. Steve Edwin Dockery age 56 of Clarence Nichols Rd. Young Harris passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home on Sunday February 9, 2020 following an extended illness. Mr. Dockery was born on August 6, 1963 in Hiawassee, GA., the son of Christeen Lancaster Dockery and the late Buell Dockery. He was a lifelong resident of Union and Towns Counties. He was a loving husband, father and brother. Steve was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 2:00pm from the West Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Guy Wayne Shook and Rev. Bill Dyer officiating. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Steve Gilbert, Joe Thomas, Coy Dockery, Jamie Dockery, Joffrey Richards, and Keith Norton. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Stacey Ingram, Scott Ingram and Scott Webb. The family requests that in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to help defray expenses in Steve’s memory. The family will meet with friends following 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 www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

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David Andrew Taylor: Obituary

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Mr. David Andrew Taylor age 66 of Timber Ridge Rd. Blairsville passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday February 9, 2020 following a brief illness. Mr. Taylor was born on March 22, 1953 in Union County, the son of the late Paul Taylor and the late Willa Mae Meers Taylor. He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County. David was a jack of all trades and could do just about anything. He was a great mechanic, a home builder and many other things. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents and also two sisters and one brother in law, Mae Bell Lee, Lois and Gene Porter and a brother, Monroe Taylor. David was a Deacon and member of Bunker Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving David are his loving wife and best friend of forty eight years, Cathy Wright Taylor of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter in law, Travis Taylor, Matthew and Faye Taylor, one daughter and son in law, Tammy and Brandon Hughes, six grandchildren, Terrance and Tiffany Taylor, Austin and Haley Nation, Caleb Holloway, Lexy, Abby and Aspen Young, three great grandchildren, Karra Briley, Isabella and Noah Holloway, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday February 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm from the Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Ken Nicholson, Rev. Wayne Hughes and Rev. Guy Wayne Shook officiating. Special music will be presented by Jonathan Adams and The Shook Family. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Austin Nation, Terrance Taylor, Brandon Hughes, Scott Jones, Tony Hughes, Wayne Wright, Travis Taylor and Matthew Taylor. Interment will follow in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Wednesday 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

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Dorothy Elaine Riggs: Obituary

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Mrs. Dorothy Elaine Riggs age 93 of Midnight Rd. Blairsville passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Saturday February 7, 2020 following an extended illness. Mrs. Riggs was born on September 27, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA., the daughter of the late Harold Landis and the late Nelle Prager Landis. Before her retirement she was employed with the Chestnut Hill Hospital/Nursing School for over thirty eight years. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norman Riggs in 2007, a daughter in law, Mary Riggs in 2012 , two brothers, Zeke and Bobby and a sister, Jean, and two grandchildren, Brett Riggs and Edmund Kulikowski. Mrs. Riggs was a Deacon, Elder and secretary at the Presbyterian Church in Roxborough, PA. and was a member of the Mountain Presbyterian Church in Blairsville.

Surviving Mrs. Riggs are two daughters and sons in law, Elaine and Ron Moss of  Blairsville, Melanie and Joe DelBorrello of Gilbertsville, PA., two sons and one daughter in law, Norman and Pamela Riggs of Tom River, NJ., Glen Riggs of Ocean View, DE., five grandchildren, Colleen Williams, Melanie Sorgini, Jamie Riggs, Timothy Riggs Shara Rhoads, six great grandchildren, Angel, Daniel, Morgan, Aaron, Owen, Paige, Lacie, Autumn and Cerridyn, three great-great grandchildren, Heaven, Rayaleigh and Jameson, several nieces, nephews, a host of her church families, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Mountain Presbyterian Church in Blairsville with Rev. Travis Adams officiating. Special music will be presented by Ray Bennett. Interment will follow at a later date in the Westminster Cemetery in Bala Cywyd, PA.  Flowers are accepted or if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Relay For Life in Dorothy’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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Francis Earl Wiggers: Obituary

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U.S. Veteran

    Mr. Francis Earl Wiggers age 76 of Blairsville Passed away Sunday February 9, 2020 after a brief illness The son of Francis Earl Wiggers Sr and Sally Rawls of Indianola Mississippi.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Wiggers; sons Ed Wiggers and daughter in law Ann Wiggers of Alexandria, Virginia; Brent Wiggers of Blairsville, Georgia; and daughter Melissa Clark of Atlanta, Georgia. Three grandchildren,Andrew and Clare Wiggers and Cadence Wiggers.
Earl was a graduate of the US Naval Academy class of 1966 and served in the navy 8 years. Emory School of Law. He practiced law for 41 years in Atlanta and Young Harris Ga. He was KMart’s litigating attorney for 20 years. He then came up to the mountains.  Law was his passion. Helping families and children was his driving force. He considered these children his children.
He was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church. He was a member of the choir and men’s group at Shady Grove. Donations may be sent to Shady Grove Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm from the Mountain View Chapel with Rev. Winfred Pitts officiating. Special music will be presented by Pat McGaha and the Shady Grove Church Choir. John Nix will also sing. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Edward Wiggers, Brent Wiggers, Marty Welch, Jeff Houston, William Mercer and Scott Ledford. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the North GA. Honor Guard.. Flowers are accepted of if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Shady grove Church in Mr. Wiggers memory. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8:00 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

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Meta Virginia Sellers Ashley: Obituary

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Mrs. Meta Virginia Sellers Ashley, age 91 of Eagle Drive, Blairsville passed away peacefully on Sunday February 9, 2020 at the Life Care Center of Copper Basin following a brief illness. Virginia was born on April 20, 1928 in Columbus, GA., daughter of the late Lawrence H. Moore & late Tommie Meta Fitzpatrick. In her free time; she played a lot of board games, completed crossword puzzles, and read many books. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother; Lawrence Hill Moore, a sister; Evelyn Betts, and a nephew; Byron Smith. Virginia attended Antioch Baptist Church and was a member of Georgetown Baptist Church in Georgetown, GA.

Survivors include four sons, Richard Vann Sellers of Ft. Gaines, GA., Cecil Wayne & Lucy Sellers of Thomasville, GA., Benjamin Hill Sellers of Morgan, GA., Lawrence Evan Sellers of Enterprise, AL., a daughter & son-in-law; Evelyn DiAnne & Tommy Bennett of Blairsville, GA., two sisters & a brother-in-law; Jean Edwards of Jacksonville, FL., Margaret & Fred Bailey of Powder Springs, GA., seven grandchildren; Richard Vann Sellers Jr., Kristi Paige Stewart, Jeremy Sellers, Kimberly Kirk, Amanda Cannon, Joey Sellers, Skeeter Sellers, nine great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date from the Georgetown Baptist Church in Georgetown, GA., with Dr. Kermit Soileau & Rev. George Cline officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Antioch Baptist Church in Virginia’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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Eva Mae Adams: Obituary

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Mrs. Eva Mae Adams, age 65, of Murphy, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. She was born on January 12th, 1955, in Clay County, NC, to the late Jake & Clara Belle Walker Trout. She worked at Moog for thirty-plus years and was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend. Eva loved everyone she came in contact with and always placed other people’s needs ahead of her own. She goes on to be with her parents, as well as her two brothers, Junior Trout and Bobby Ray Trout and sister Wanda Kay Trout McTaggart. She will be remembered by all who knew her, but especially missed by her husband, Vernon Adams; son Kevin Adams; sister, Faye (Donald) Teems; and brothers, JC (Joyce) Trout, and Arnold (Nancy) Trout. Also sharing in her legacy are several nieces and nephews, as well as, many wonderful friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, with Rev. Clark Moss officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until the service hour at the funeral home. Shane McTaggart, Dwayne McTaggart, Alan Morgan, Wesley Morgan, Corey Teems, Michael McGaha, Steve McDonald, and Dale Fleming have been selected to serve as pallbearers.
Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy is honored to be serving the family.

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Ira Thomas “I.T” Harkins: Obituary

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The Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville announces Funeral Services for Ira Thomas “I.T” Harkins, age 100 of Suches, Georgia who passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Born March 15, 1919 in the “Flat Lands” of Suches, Georgia “I.T.” was the first of six children of James H. Harkins and Lola N. Abercrombie Harkins. Ira had four younger brothers, Eldo, twins Ralph and Harley, and Clyde. His baby sister, Stella Mae was his fifth sibling. Ira was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eldo Harkins, Ralph and Harley Harkins; and his wife, Pauline N. Jarrett Harkins. Ira is survived by his brother, Clyde Harkins of Suches, Georgia and Stella Mae Hayes of NC.

He is also survived by his two sons and their families: Son, Thomas H. and Karen W. Harkins (GA); Granddaughter, Jodi D. Johansen; Great Grandchildren: Benjamin A. Johansen, Gavin A. Johansen, and Virginia R. Johansen; Son, Robert L. and Lyn T. Harkins (SC); Grandson, Eric P. and Toni A. Harkins; Great Grandchildren: Logan G. Harkins, and Brooklyn A. Harkins.

He was blessed with an extended family of nephews and nieces, too numerous to list but all of whom he appreciated and loved.

He met his future wife, Blairsville native Pauline Neel Jarrett (deceased 2013), at Young Harris College. They married in 1945 and he continued to be a devoted husband for 68 years.

A career military man, he served in the US Army for 31 years, 4 months, and 17 days, retiring in Fort Hood, Texas as Sergeant Major on April 1, 1973. Drafted November 12, 1941 just before America’s entry into WWII from Baxter, GA for one year of service. He ended up making it his career. His tour of duties included Panama Canal Zone, Ft Lewis Washington, Atlanta General Depot, Philippines, Ft. Benning, GA, Germany, Ft. Hood, Texas, Korea, Vietnam and other US posts.

He became a devout Christian in his early married life. From that moment on, throughout his adult life he lived his faith. Wherever he was stationed or settled he was active and supportive in a local church. He served as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher, and wherever the Church or community needed his services. His most recent church family whom he loved, was Zion Baptist Church in Suches.

His Army travels and retirement, never diminished or changed his longing to come back to the place of his birth and the experiences of his childhood…Union County and Suches, Georgia. Moving to Suches in 1980, Ira became involved in local activities. He was a board member of the Suches/Morganton Community Clinic, Suches Coordinator for Keep Georgia Beautiful, Blairsville Lions Club, North Georgia Honor Guard, Commander of the Blairsville VFW, and Life Time Member of Union County Historical Society. He was very active in helping to preserve the old Union County Court house and creating the book Heritage of Union County, Georgia, 1832-1994.

He was a passionate local historian, amateur archeologist, gardener, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved God, his immediate and extended family, Union County, and anyone he met. He never met a stranger.

He was of the generation of Faith, Flag, and Family.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Corinth Baptist Church in Suches with Military Honors presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday evening at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville.

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