Hilda Ann Blalock
May 23, 1949 – June 30, 2019
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Hilda Ann Blalock, age 70 of Alto. Mrs. Blalock passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland
Henry Howard Turk
Henry Turk, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019.
Mr. Turk was born October 28, 1931 in Jackson County to the late John Herman Turk and Dora Fay Reed. He was a long-time member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, the owner of Turk’s store for 40 years, and member of Yonah Lodge #382 F&AM. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by, sisters, Mary Lou Turk, Virginia Looper, brother, J.C. Turk.
Survivors include his daughters, Pam Garrett, Cleveland; and Madge Skelton (Ronnie) Cleveland; son, Wayne Turk (Rhonda) also of Cleveland; grandchildren and their spouses, Marty and Amanda Garrett, Amanda and Jeremy Sapp, Subrena Turk, Levi Turk as well as his great grandchildren, Isaac Black, Anna Grace Garrett and Matthew Garrett. Mr. Turk is also survived by sisters Blanche Martin, Flowery Branch; Dorothy Wilburn, Flowery Branch; Betty Beck, Flowery Branch; and brother, John H. Turk Jr. Flowery Branch.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. The Rev. Ronnie Dockery, Rev. Matt Pruitt, and Rev. Chad Dale officiating. Mr. Turk will lie in state at the church from 1:30 pm until the funeral hour. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 8 pm.
To share a memory of Mr. Turk or to send a condolence, please visit www.barrettfh.com.
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland in charge of arrangements.
Terry Wilson Thrift
May 26, 1962 – June 28, 2019
Terry Wilson Thrift, age 57 of Helen, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019.
Mr. Thrift was born May 26, 1962 to late Robert and Dorothy Nix Thrift. Terry was the Maintenance Supervisor for over 30 years for Smithgall Woods State Park. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Anthony Schmitt.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Hunter Kipps, Demorest; brother, Stan Thrift, Atlanta; sisters, Wanda Foster, Cleveland; Connie Batey, Cumming; Doris Skelton, Sautee; grandson, Talon Kipps.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, July 1, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Hardman Farms.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Friends of Smithgall Woods, 61 Tsalaki Trail Helen, GA 30545.
To share a memory of Terry or to leave the family a condolence please visit www.barrettfh.com.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland, GA. 706-865-3101.
John O’Brien III
September 20, 1942 – June 27, 2019
John Elmer O’Brien III, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Mr. O’Brien was born September 20, 1942 in Waterbury, CT to the late John Elmer O’Brien Jr. and Claire Margaret Cifaldi O’Brien. John was a retired Captain for the Miami Police Department and later retired from White County Sheriff’s Office as Chief Deputy. Mr. O’Brien was a Veteran of the United States Army serving as Military Police in Germany.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley O’Brien; daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Matthew Wurtz; sons, Michael Fernandez; John O’Brien IV; sister, Maureen Melfa; grandchildren, William Wurtz, Sean Wurtz, Kaitlyn Fernandez, Colin Fernandez; aunt, Dru Cifaldi; nieces, Cindy Melfa, Sandy Forsyth; great nephew, Anthony Forsyth; great niece, Ashlynn Forsyth, father-in-law, Fred Haas.
A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 4:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Barrett Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to White County Sheriff’s Office C.H.A.M.P.S. Program, 1210 Hulsey Rd. Cleveland, GA 30528.
To share a memory of John or to leave the family a condolence please visit www.barrettfh.com.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Gertrude “Trudi” Kimsey
December 06, 1940 – June 26, 2019
Gertrude “Trudi” Kimsey, age 78, of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Mrs. Kimsey was born in White Plains, NY the daughter of the late Benny and Mildred Donato Checchia. Trudi was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. She was the office manager at Cheston Kimsey Jr. DDS and loved her family dearly. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Marie McMorrough.
Survivors include her husband, Cheston Berrong Kimsey Jr., Sautee; sons and daughters-in-law, Berrong and Lori Kimsey, Sautee; Greg and Gail Kimsey, Clarkesville; Keith and Adriana Kimsey, Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Tonya and Jason Fowler; Chris and Cydia Kimsey, Candler Kimsey, Karson Kimsey, Cameron Kimsey, Ashley Kimsey, Alec Kimsey, Amber Kimsey; great granddaughter, Phoebe Fowler; niece, Vicki McMorrough.
A memorial mass is scheduled for 1:00 PM Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church. Father Thad Rudd will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.
To share a memory of Trudi or to leave the family a condolence please visit www.barrettfh.com.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland. 706-865-3101.
July 01, 1932 – June 25, 2019
Martha Ann London, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Mrs. London was born on July 1, 1932, in White County, to the late Victor “Vic” and Parolee Lyons Cowart. She was a self-employed babysitter and a member of Blue Creek Baptist Church. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Robert London; sisters, Ellen Franklin and Virginia London.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Garrison and Nita London, Jesup, Jerry and Cynthia London, Cleveland, and Michael and Georgia London, Cleveland; brother, Tommy and Sue Cowart, Cleveland; sisters, Barbara Thurmond, Janie Blackburn, Cheryl and Ross Mize, and Marie Allen; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. Chaplain Betty Ewing will officiate. Interment will follow at Blue Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
To share a memory or to leave a condolence please visit www.barrettfh.com
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Elizabeth Margie Hall
June 06, 1929 – June 24, 2019
Elizabeth Margie Hall, age 90 of Clermont, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019.
Mrs. Hall was born on June 6, 1929, in Stephens County, to the late Julius and Emma Simmons Holbrook. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Gospel Fellowship. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Byron Hall.
Survivors include son, Adrian Hall (Matilda), Clermont; daughters, Dean Hall and Emma Hall, both of Clermont; special friend, Lisa Hall; grandchildren, Mandy Holden (Andrew) and Matthew Hall (Rosa); great-grandchildren, Nicholas Holden.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. Sister Betty Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Gospel Fellowship Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit www.barrettfh.com
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Patti Lynn Lange
July 30, 1955 – June 22, 2019
Mrs. Patti Lynn Lange, age 63, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Mrs. Lange was born in El Paso, Texas to the late Walter Eugene and Betty Joyce Woodruff Polk. She worked for Cobb-Vantress in Cleveland.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Jessica Lange, Macon; sister, Lisa Lusk, Cleveland; sister, Deborah Jean Polk, Atlanta; and grandchildren, Scarlett Lange and Vincent Lange.
No public services will be held.
To share a memory of leave a condolence for the family, visit barrettfh.com.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.