Randy H. Abercrombie

May 17, 2022


Randy H. Abercrombie, 64, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his home. Randy was born September 15, 1957, in Blue Ridge, GA to James Abercrombie and Lucretia Abercrombie.  

He was preceded in death by his father, James Abercrombie; mother, Lucretia Abercrombie; and sister, Goldie Thomas. He is survived by his son, Mark (Carrie)...

Gary O. Williams

May 16, 2022

  Gary Otis Williams, 80, of Mineral Bluff, GA, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, at his home in Mineral Bluff, GA. Gary was born November 25, 1941, in Copperhill, TN to Otis Williams and Virginia Williams.  

Gary worked on the Mine Rescue Team at Cities Service for many years and enjoyed hunting and sitting on the river.


Shirley Chastain

May 14, 2022

Mrs. Shirley Jane Chastain, 85, of Blairsville, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, GA. Shirley was born January 6, 1937, in Murphy, NC to Luther Killian and Menice White Killian. She moved to Marietta at the age of sixteen and returned to Blairsville in 1971. In 1977 Shirley moved to Canton, Georgia, and...

Benny Ray Nichols

May 14, 2022


Benny Ray Nichols, 69, of Mineral Bluff, GA passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at his home in Mineral Bluff, GA. Benny was born September 15, 1952, in Cumming, GA to the late Doyle Nichols and the late Myrtle Nichols.

Benny loved to hunt, fish, tell stories, enjoyed retirement and his time with his grandchildren. He will be missed...

Margaret Ledford

May 13, 2022

Mrs. Margaret Ledford,65, of Hiawassee Georgia passed away in her home Friday May 13th, 2022. She was born on June 17th 1956 at home in a small house on Owl Creek to Miles and Delia Taylor.   Margaret was a woman if you got the pleasure to meet her you would not soon forget her. She never met a stranger....

Parker Foster

May 11, 2022

Mr. Parker Lewis Foster, age 48, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Union General Hospital following a sudden injury. Parker was born on May 29, 1973 as the only child of Kendell and Frances Foster. 

Parker was a bright, radiant light in every dim room. He was always smiling, cracking jokes, and never in a...

Penelope Ann Golden

May 6, 2022


Ms. Penelope Ann Williamson, 59, of Murphy, North Carolina, passed away Friday May 6 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. She was born October 26, 1962 in Franklin, NC to Arvel Williamson Jr. and Mary Sue Williamson. She was raised in Nantahala, NC and moved to Murphy when she graduated high school. She has lived in the...

Jane Richards

May 6, 2022


Mary "Jane" Johnson Richards, 78, of Morganton GA passed away May 6, 2022 following an extended illness in Hospice Care at Union General Hospital, Blairsville, GA. Ms. Richards was born September 1, 1943 in Cartersville, GA, to the late Fern Rogers Wilson. Jane was raised in a small mountain community called Newport, GA, along Noontootla Creek, nestled in the Chattahoochee...

Janie Mull Blythe

May 6, 2022

The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces funeral services for Ms. Janie Mull Blythe, age 72, who made her heavenly journey May 6, 2022.

Janie was born November 26, 1949 in Hiawassee, Georgia to the late Carl and Lucille Mull. She grew up in the Bell Creek community of Hiawassee. Janie was a kind, resilient, selfless soul who passionately loved...

Carl Alton Beavers

May 5, 2022


Carl Alton Beavers, age 77, of Morganton passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. On July 13, 1944, Carl was born to the late Clifford Alton Beavers and the late Ethel Ester Farmer Beavers. Mr. Beavers was of the Baptist faith, a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelor's...

James Benjamin Mackey

May 4, 2022


James Benjamin Mackey, 88, of Mineral Bluff, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Piedmont Mountainside in Jasper, GA. James was born August 1, 1933, in Breckenridge, MO to James Mackey and Helen Mackey.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Mackey; mother, Helen Mackey; and step-daughter, Elizabeth Godwin.

He is survived by his wife, Judy...

Loretta Pearl Abbott

May 4, 2022


Loretta Pearl (Hilsinger) Abbott, 92, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.  Loretta was born in Cincinnatus, New York on April 23, 1930 to the late Hazel Irene (Shappell) Hilsinger and the late Waldo Lido Hilsinger.

Loretta was raised on her family farm in East Freetown, New York.  Loretta and Malcolm raised their family in Greene,...

Evelyn Quinn

May 3, 2022

Mrs. Evelyn Hughes Quinn, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022. A lifelong resident of McCaysville, Georgia, Evelyn was born on September 29th, 1929, to the late Homer Joseph and Laura Leona Hughes.

Evelyn was married to Lon Quinn, Junior of Copperhill, Tennessee. He preceded her death on August 16th, 2006.

Survivors include her children; son Lon Schronce...

Lois Weeks

May 2, 2022

Mrs. Lois Weeks, 88, of Blue Ridge, passed away at her home on Monday, May 2, 2022. Lois was born April 12, 1934, in Blue Ridge, GA, to the late Wayne Long and Daisy Kendall Long.

She was a McCaysville Church Of Christ member; her favorite pastimes included working with her flowers, gardening, knitting, sewing, crocheting, reading, and talking with...

Betty Abercrombie

May 1, 2022

Betty Davis Abercrombie, 84, of Buford, GA and formerly Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 1, 2022, at her daughter's home in Buford, GA after a struggle with Dementia. Betty was born August 30, 1937, in Union County to the late Lester Davis and Dollie Berry Davis. As a child, she enjoyed working in the family general store and spending...

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