BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Joel Newman Taylor, age 56, of Bonnie Lane, passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in Union General Hospital, following an extended illness.
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Mr. Taylor was born on Feb. 4, 1956 in Greenfield, MA, the son of Phyllis Joan Swehla Taylor and the late John Edwin Taylor.
Joel was a loving companion, son, father, brother and grandfather. He had been living in Union County for the past 18 years, moving here from Tampa, FL.
Mr. Taylor had attended the Emmanuel House Church.
Surviving Mr. Taylor are his four sons, Christopher (Marie) Taylor of Millers Falls, MA, and Nicholas, Joel Jr. and Matthew of Blairsville; his loving companion, Mary Lou Drake Taylor of Blairsville; mother, Phyllis Rogers of Greenfield; his stepmother, Joan Taylor of Blairsville; one sister, Jo Dee Lewis, and two brothers, John Lee Taylor and Jeff Taylor, all of MS; three grandchildren, Raylyn, Logan and Lissandra Taylor; several nieces,nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 21st Century Church in Blairsville with the Rev. Bonnie Becker officiating. Interment followed in Meadow View Cemetery.
The family suggests that donations be made to help defray expenses in Mr. Taylor's memory.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at: www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Recorder on Dec. 4, 2012