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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 8, 1997             Page 3B

 

mrs. marie d. “mom” hill

 

            Mrs. Marie D. “Mom” Hill, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December  29, 1996 in Union General Hospital. 

Mrs. Hill was born March 24, 1910, in Union County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Solomon A. Deaver and Amanda Carolina Chastain Deaver.  She was a lifelong resident of this area, a member of Antioch Baptist church, the Union County Retired Teacher’s Association, The Alpha Delta Sorority, and the Union County Historical Society.  Mrs. Hill had spent 50 years with the Union General hospital Auxiliary and was a graduate of Young Harris College and North Georgia College.  Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Marshall Hill in 1965.   

            Surviving are a daughter, Jimmie C. Hill, of Atlanta; son and daughter in law, Julian “Bo” Hill and Jo Hill of Ringgold, Georgia, and son and daughter in law, C. Gary and Paulette Hill of griffin, GA; a brother, Earl Deaver, of Blairsville, and a sister in law, Charlsie Deaver of Blairsville; four grandchildren: Amanda, Julie and Travis Hill and Traci Chambers; great granddaughter, Haley Chambers; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, December 30, 1996 at 3 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Gowder officiating.  Special music was presented by Martha Cone and Patsy Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jimmy Deaver, Joe Deaver, Wendell Rich, Bruce Gray, Elliott Hill, and Bud Hill,.      Serving as honorary escort to the family was members of the Union General Hospital Auxiliary.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Building fund (sic), The Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, or the Union General Hospital Auxiliary.         

            Cochran Funeral Home of  Blairsville in charge of arrangements.   


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January 8, 1997             Page 3B

 

mrs. mary klassen

 

            Mr. Mary Klassen, 69, of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 1996 in Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. 

Mrs. Klassen was born in Union County, Georgia, on November 20, 1927 a daughter of the late William Henderson and Onnie Smith Henderson.  She was a native of Union County, but lived most of her life in Chattanooga.  Mrs. Klassen was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Klassen.  She was of the Baptist Faith. 

            Surviving are a son, Ricky Klassen, of Harrison, TN; four sisters: Susie Cordell, Nina Bible, Maxine Sims and Regina Morgan.  (sic) All of Chattanooga;  four brothers: Don Henderson, Randall Henderson, and Fletcher Henderson, all of Blairsville, and Ray Henderson, of Chattanooga; nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 28, 1996, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. R. Martin officiating.  Special music was presented by the Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: David Turnbill, Mike Ferguson, Link Klassen, brad Hailstone, Edward Mashburn, and Richard Mashburn.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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January 8, 1997             Page 3B

 

rev. emerson iles

 

            Rev. Emerson Iles, 77, Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 27, 1996 at his home.

Rev, Iles was born in Hocking County, Ohio, on January 29,m 1919, a son of the late John Clifford Iles and Hattie Blosser Iles.  He had lived in this area since 1983, coming here from Florida.  Rev. Iles was a minister in the Methodist Church for forty years in the Ohio and Florida conferences. 

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ellen Iles, of Blairsville; daughter, Elaine Lykins, of Clearwater, Florida; daughter, Patricia Kerr, of Hiawassee, GA; son, Clifford Iles, of Shipley, FL; and daughter, Paula Lobetti, of Clearwater, FL; sister, Fern Thomas of Logan, Ohio; and brother Harry Iles, of St. Clairsville, OH; fifteen grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, December 29, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Cliff Rigby officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Jim Lykins, Wayne Bryson, David Kerr, bobby Kerr, and Matthew Gilbert.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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January 8, 1997             Page 3B

 

mrs. louise regina allis

 

            Mrs. Louis Regina Allis, 73, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, December 26, 1996 at her home. 

Mrs. Allis was born in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on November 25, 1932, a daughter of the late Herbert Hewitt and Margaret Durgin Hewitt.  Mrs. Allis had lived in this area since 1982, coming here from Miramar, Florida.  She was of the Episcopalian Faith. 

            Surviving are her husband, Donald B. Allis, of Blairsville; daughter, Denise Fransen, of Rochester, NH; sons, Andrew Devito, of Las Vegas, NV, and David Devito, also of Las Vegas; and Kenneth Devito, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother, Herbert Hewitt, of Redding, Massachusetts; eleven grandchildren, and several other relatives also survive.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.         


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January 8, 1997             Page 3B

 

mrs. bonnie k. fortenberry

 

            Mrs. Bonnie K. Fortenberry, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 28, 1996 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. 

Mrs. Fortenberry was born in Towns County, Georgia, on March 30, 1908 a daughter of the late Frank Kirby and Louisa Burns Kirby.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was preceded in death by her husband, Garnie Fortenberry, and a son, Robert Fortenberry.  Mrs. Fortenberry was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.   

            Surviving are daughters, Mary Ruth Garrett, Barbara Everett, and Betty Turner, all of Blairsville; sons, earl Fortenberry of Hiawassee, and Claxton Fortenberry, of Blairsville; fourteen  grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 31, 1996 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home  of Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Young officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home of  Blairsville in charge of arrangements.