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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 4, 1995                         Page 3B

 

mr. joel l. fortenberry

 

            Mr. Joel L. Fortenberry, age 101, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, December 15, 1994, in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. 

Mr. Fortenberry was born in Union County, GA, on June 11, 1893, a son of the late Marcus LaFayette Fortenberry and Nancy Delilah Logan Fortenberry.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served during World War I, along the front lines in Germany and France.  Mr. Fortenberry was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of this area.  He was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.  His wife, Mrs. Fannie Belle Reese Fortenberry, passed way (sic) in 1989.

            Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Grace Jackson of Marietta, GA, and Mrs. Vida Jackson of Celveland, (sic) GA; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 28, 1994 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Head officiating.  Special music was presented by Kenneth and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Leon Jackson, Rick Jackson, Terry Jackson, Danny  Saxon, Mike Clark, and Ronnie Higgins.  Military Graveside honors were presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Interment was in Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 4, 1995                         Page 3B

 

mr. robert e. colwell

 

            Mr. Robert E. Colwell, age 84, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 26, 1994 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mr. Colwell was born in Gordon County, GA, on January 11, 1910, a son of the late Homer Jewell and Eula England Colwell.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and served during World War II.  Mr. Colwell had lived most of his life in the Blairsville area and was a retired businessman.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union county, and also a member of Allegheny Mason (sic) Lodge No. 114, F&AM.  Mr. Colwell was a Shriner of the Yaarab Temple.

            Surviving are his wife: Mrs. Doris Colwell, of the home; a daughter: ms. Robbie Colwell, of Blairsville; a sister: Mrs. Austelle Devilbiss of Nashville, TN; several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 28, 1994, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Darvy, Rev. Danny parries, and Rev. Ryan Seawright officiating.  Special music was presented by Mrs. Martha Cone.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Don Phillips, Ricky Wilcox, Newt Miller, Hoyt Browning, Eric England, and Joe Dyer.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Bob Colwell, Jim Dobson, Clayton Brown, Glenn Gooch, Max Ware, Harry Wright, Frank Merritt, Wayne Stroud, and Cecil Nelson.  Members of the Blairsville city Council and members of the Allegheny Masonic Lodge served as honorary escort also.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens in Blairsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, or to Habitat for Humanity.  

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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January 4, 1995                         Page 3B

 

mrs. ella lou cantrell

 

            Mrs. Ella Lou Cantrell, age 71, of Morganton, passed away Sunday, December 25 in the Lanier Park Hospital in Gainesville.  Mrs. Cantrell was a native of Union County and was a life long resident of this area.  She was as a member of the Coopers Creek Baptist Church.

            Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Hogan of Ellijay, Susie Sisk of Dahlonega, and Diane Rogers of Morganton; one son, Johnny Cantrell of Suches; two brothers, Leonard Crizzol and Archie Crizzol both of Blairsville; one sister, Della Warren of Winder, GA; five grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 28, 1994 at 2:00 p.m. from the Coopers Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Doyle Galloway officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Rufus Warren, Keith Culberson, Charles Seabolt, Steve Seabolt, John L. Edwards, Harold Parker, W. B. Roger and Timmie Hilton.  The following gentlemen served as honorary pallbearers: Charlie Marr and Robbie Wilkins.  Music was by Bean and Gary Callihan, Robbie Wilkins and Margaret Moates.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  The Henry-Cochran Funeral Home   in charge of arrangements.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 4, 1995                         Page 3B

 

mrs. alean patterson

 

            Mrs. Alean Patterson, age 83, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thrusday (sic), December 29, 1994 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. was born in Fannin County, Georgia, on September 18, 1911, a daughter of the (sic) Elisha Hunt and Sarah McHan Hunt.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and a homemaker.  Mrs. Patterson was a member of Philadelphia Baptist church and a former member of the Friendship Quartet.  Her husband, the late Millard Patterson, passed away in 1976.

            Surviving are a son, Mr. Sheldon Patterson, of Blairsville; a daughter, Mrs. Condice Collins, of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandson, Chris Patterson, of Dalton, Georgia; three granddaughters: Shelynda Patterson of Blairsville; Catrina and Rayann Collins, both of Knoxville; several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 31, 1994 at 11:00 a.m. from Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Special music was presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Vernon Patterson, George Buchanan, Vester Dills, Eugene Burnette, Tim Grizzle, and Tim cook.  Interment was in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.