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Obituaries

  1. Georgianna Haynes

    November 27, 2008

    Georgianna Haynes, 83, of Elgin died Thursday, November 27, 2008 at her home. Born in Jackson, TN on August 31, 1925, she was the daughter of J.B. and Viola (Jones) Anderson.

    She confessed her life to Christ at an early age at Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church in Jackson, Tennessee. She later joined Second Baptist Church of Elgin where she served as a choir member until her illness. Georgianna was employed at Elgin Mental Health Center until her retirement in 1991. She then began to care for several of her grand and great-grandchildren whom she loved so well.

    Georgianna was united in ...
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  2. Josephine Burstein

    November 18, 2008

    Josephine Burstein, 88, of Surprise, AZ, died Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at Del Webb City Hospice, Sun City West, AZ. Born on July 8, 1920 in Rockford, IL, she was the daughter of Louis and Sarah Gordon.

    She was a life-long resident of Elgin as well as a 54 year member of Congregation Kneseth Israel of Elgin. Josephine was also a past president of The Elgin Chapter of Hadassah.

    Josephine is preceded in death by her husband of 54 ...
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  3. Bobby C. Hamblen

    November 10, 2008
    Bobby C. Hamblen, 55, of Elgin died Monday, November 10, 2008 at Sherman Hospital. Born in Whitwell, TN on April 30, 1953, he was the son of Roy and Clara (Seals) Hamblen.

    He was a 36 year employee of the Elgin Sweeper Co., and a member of the Quarter Century Club, the Old Timers, a supporter of Elgin High School basketball and football, and a coach at Continental Little League, Elgin National Little League, and St. Mary’s Grade School. He was also a H.O.G. member.

    Bobby is preceded in death by son, Aaron Michael Hamblen; father, Roy ...
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  4. Joyce S. Battaglia

    November 9, 2008

    Joyce S. Battaglia of Woodstock, wife of Dean; loving mother of Colin John and Taylor Lee, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2008 at her home. Dear Sister of Robert (Faye) Kubacha; Daughter-In-Law of Dorothy (the late Leonard) Battaglia; Sister-In-Law of Donna Battaglia (Sol Benjamin) and Dennis (Lorna) Battaglia, Fond Aunt of Jennifer and Corey Battaglia; Rachel and John Kubacha, Great Aunt of Dylan Christensen. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mildred (Perkovich) Kubacha. 

    Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 4:00 until 9:00 PM at the O’Connor – Leetz Funeral ...
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  5. Melvin C. Burton

    November 1, 2008

    Melvin C. Burton, 54, of Elgin died Saturday, November 1, 2008 in his home. Born in Greenville, MS on January 15, 1954, he was the son of Lamar Burton and Bernice Wade.

    Visitation will be held Friday, November 7, 2008 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin, and on Saturday, November 8, from 10:00 until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Bethesda Church of Christ in God, Pastor James Marks, officiating. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. For more information, call us at ...
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