Joanne (Ness) Mashburn

JoAnne Ness Mashburn died peacefully on August 3, at her home in Tiger at the age of 84. Born in Snohomish County, Washington, the daughter of John Ness and Dorothy Victoria Micone, JoAnne remained close to her family in the Northwest. In 1956 JoAnne and family settled in Rabun County, where many continue to reside.

Her family will cherish the fun and loving memories of life with JoAnne forever. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Helena Catholic Church, P.O. Box 534, Clayton, GA, 30525. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Regency SouthernCare Hospice for their support in her final days.

A Funeral Mass in JoAnne’s honor will be held on October 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Helena Catholic Church with Father Pedro Poloche officiating. Inurnment will follow in the columbarium/memorial garden at St. Helena, immediately followed by a reception.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at