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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 10, 1996                                   Page 5B

 

elsie jarrard grizzle

 

            Mrs. Elsie Jarrard Grizzle, 77, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, December 28, 1995 at her home.

Mrs. Grizzle was born in Lumpkin County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Charlie Jarrard and Betsy Baker Jarrard.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, and was attending Corinth Baptist Church.  Mrs. Grizzle was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Grizzle, in 1979. 

            Survivors are: daughter, Mary “Susie” Rester, of Blairsville; son, James H. Grizzle, of Canton, OH, sisters - Carrie Moose and Virginia Burnette, both of Suches, GA; granddaughters - Christy Lynn Turnage, of Franklinton, LA, Susan Lumpkin and Jammie W. Rester, both of Blairsville, Dede Grizzle and Kim R. Talkington, both of Canton, OH; grandson, Greg Grizzle of Canton, OH; great grandsons, Shelly Turnage, Mickey Turnage, Wesley Lumpkin; and great granddaughter, Megan Talkington.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, December 31, 1995 at 2 p.m., from Corinth Baptist Church with Reverend Willis Garrett and Reverend Horace Potts officiating.  Music was presented by the Suches Community Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Greg Grizzle, Johnny Cantrell, J.M. Grizzle, Aaron Turner, garland Moose, and Kenneth Grizzle.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.


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January 10, 1996                                   Page 5B

 

mr. robert gary waldrop

 

            Mr. Robert Gary Waldrop, 41, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, December 26, 1995.

Mr. Waldrop was born in Henderson County, North Carolina, on December 11, 1954.  He had lived in the Blairsville area for the past four years, coming here from Port S. Joe., Florida.  Mr. Waldrop was preceded in death by his father, William Roten Waldrop in 1966, and his brother, William Roger Waldrop, in 1971. 

            Surviving are his mother, Mary Frances Cagle Waldrop, of Flat Rock, North Carolina; sisters, Judith Purdee, and Patricia Waldrop, both of Flat Rock; Brenda Glover, of East Flat Rock; brothers: Martin Waldrop an Thomas Waldrop, both of Hendersonville, NC; and Harold Waldrop, of Greensboro, North Carolina; nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

            A memorial service was held Sunday, January 7, 1996 from the Upward Worship Center on Jackson Loop Road in Flat Rock with Rev. Norman Bayne officiating. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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January 10, 1996                                   Page 5B

 

alma elsbeth braun

 

            Mrs. Alma Elsbeth Braun, 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, and Miami, Florida, passed away Sunday, December 31, 1995 at her home.

Mrs. Braun was a native of Latvia, and had lived part time in the Blarisville area since 1994.  She was of the Protestant faith.  Mrs. Braun is survived by her husband, Mr. Joseph Anphony Braun. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.


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January 10, 1996                                   Page 5B

 

mr. raymond l. duncan

 

            Mr. Raymond L. Duncan, 90, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, December 30, 1995, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Duncan was born in Mississippi on April 5, 1905 a son of the late Joseph Duncan and Clara Belle Sisk Duncan.  He had lived in Maryville for many years before moving to Blairsville.  Mr. Duncan was a member of the Broadway Methodist Church in Maryville.      

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ella F. Duncan, of Blairsville; daughter, Billie Jennings of Chattanooga, Tennessee; son Raymond Terrell Duncan, of Victorville, California; and daughter, Glenda Haney, of Blairsville.  Five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 2, 1996 at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Gardens chapel (sic) with Rev. Jerald Parker officiating.  Grandsons and great grandsons served as pallbearers.  Interment was in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.          

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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January 10, 1996                                   Page 5B

 

mr. matthew valentine swerzynski

 

            Mr. Matthew Valentine Swerzynski, 73, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away January 1, 1996 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

Mr. Swerzynski was born January 24, 1922, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a son of the late Dominick Swierczynski, and Stanislawa Zuzelska Swierczynski. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during World War II.  Mr. Swerzynski had lived in this area since May of 1995, coming here from Beacon, New York.  He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mary V. Swerzynski, of the home; three step daughters: Joan Winters, of Blairsville; Estelle Higgins, of Johnstown, New York; and Marie Stropolli, of Highland, New York; brother, Stanley Swerzynski, of Richmond, California, and sister, Jeanie Lipinski, of San Francisco, California; seven grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral mass was held Wednesday, January 3, 1996 at 11:00 AM from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Patrick Donaghey officiating. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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January 10, 1996                                   Page 5B

 

mr. jesse t. mayo

 

            Mr. Jesse T. Mayo of Blairsville, Georgia passed away on December 20, 1995 at Union County General Hospital in Blairsville, Georgia.

He was born at Chattaroy in Mingo County, State of West Virginia on July 20, 1926 the son of Jess Mayo and Dorce Frazier, who preceded him in death. 

            Burial was in the McGuire Cemetery, Hitchins, Kentucky.  There were no services at his request.

After retiring from Navistar International Corporation, he moved to Blarisville, Georgia.  He was a fisherman, hunter and photographer who loved nature and Georgia.

He is survived by several half-brothers, a niece, numerous cousins and a step-daughter.  During his lifetime, he made many items, such as Turkey Callers and knives, and was a craftsman in his own.

He is sadly missed by all those who knew him as well as a very special couple, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schultze of Blairsville, Georgia.

 


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January 10, 1996                                   Page 5B

 

mrs. bess mauney conley

 

            Mrs. Bess Mauney Conley, age 90, of Mauney Road, Blairsville, passed away Thursday January 4, 1996 in Union General Hospital.  Mrs. Conley was born June 17, 1905 in Union County to Charles and Theodocia Carroll Mauney.  She had been a school teacher for many years and was active in both the Union County Historical Society and the Union County Retired Teachers Association.  Mrs. Conley was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.  She was preceeded (sic) in death by her husband, Doyce Conley, December 20, 1994. 

            Bess is survived by two sisters, Johnnie Mauney Gladson of Murphy, North Carolina and Minnie Mauney Teague of Blairsville.  Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, January 6, 1996 at 2:00 PM from Antioch Baptist church with Rev. Billy Rabern and rev. Bill Gowder officiating.  Music was provided by Mrs. Martha Davenport.  Interment was in the Antioch Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

           

 


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January 10, 1996                                   Page 5B

 

mrs. mary griffin

 

            Mrs. Mary Griffin, age 82, of 4522 Piney Grove Lane, Cumming, Georgia, died Sunday, January 7, 1996 at the parkway Medical Center in Lithia Springs, Georgia, following a short illness.

Mrs. Griffin was a native of White County who had lived in Union county most of her life.  She had lived in Forsyth County for the past eight years.  She was a homemaker and was a member of Zion Baptist Church In Union County.  She attended North Lanier Baptist Church in Cumming, Georgia. 

            Survivors include: three daughters; Mrs. Viola Gilbert, Mrs. Eary Bell Campbell, both of Cumming, Georgia and Mrs. Elaine Gober of Dawsonville, Georgia; sons: Mr. Clinton Griffin and Mr. Jerry Griffin both of Cumming, Georgia; sister: Mrs. Mary Popham, of Cumming, Georgia; brother: Mr. Fate Tow, of Suches, Georgia; twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 10, 1996 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega with Rev. Harold Evans officiating.  Interment will follow in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Union County.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega in charge of arrangements.