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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 14, 2004                        Page 5B

 

mr. shawn alan giammarco

 

Mr. Shawn Alan Giammarco, age 28 of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 3, 2004.

Mr. Giammarco was born on in West Palm Beach, Florida on Thursday, February 13, 1975, a son of Panfilo Edward Giammarco and Tina Lee Bryant Thompson.  He had lived most of his life in Blairsville and was a lineman for the power company. 

Surviving are his fiancée, Dorothy Johnson, of Blairsville; daughter, Cheyenne Lea Johnson of Blairsville; mother and step-father, Tina and Thomas Thompson of Blairsville; father, Panfilo Edward Giammarco, II of West Palm Beach, FL; step-maternal grandmother, Ann Brown of Blairsville; paternal grandmother, Lee Giammarco of West Palm Beach, FL; brother, Panfilo Edward Giammarco, III, of Jacksonville, FL; step-brother, David Giammarco, and step-sister, Melissa Giammarco, both of West Palm Beach, FL.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 9, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Alan Becker officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 14, 2004                        Page 5B

 

mrs. myrie gentry erwin

 

Mrs. Myrie Gentry Erwin, age 86, longtime resident of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday,  January 10, 2004 in Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville.

Mrs. Erwin was born on Tuesday, June 26, 1917, a daughter of the late Rev. Verna Otto Gentry and Mrs. Corinne Thomas Gentry.  She was a graduate of Young Harris College and Piedmont College.  Mrs. Erwin was a school teacher for 30 years in Hall County (Lula) Georgia.  She had lived in Blairsville for the past 24 years and also lived here during the 1940’s.  A member of First United Methodist Church of Union County, Mrs. Erwin was a member of Fidelis Sunday School Class.  She had been a very active member of United Methodist Women.  Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Martin and three sisters, Dorothy Mae Gentry, Flora Mabel Robertson and Vera Ruth Cope.

Surviving are her nephew and niece, Newton and Carol Miller of Blairsville; niece, Becky Rollins of McRae, Georgia; nephew, Gary Erwin, of Blairsville; many other nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 13, 2004 at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Herring officiating.  Special music was presented by Mr. Jeff Bauman.  The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers, David Miller, Joel Miller, Jason Miller, Milton Bradley, Richard Coker and Wayne Abercrombie.  Serving as Honorary Pallbearers were members of Fidelis Sunday School Class and member s of United Methodist Women.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.

The family has suggested that memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 859 Hwy 515, Blairsville, GA., 30512.

Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 14, 2004                        Page 5B

 

Dorothy mae wilson byers

 

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Wilson Byers, age 81, of Blairsville passed away on Friday, January 9, 2004 at her home.

Mrs. Byers was born in Fannin County, Georgia on Wednesday, April 24, 1922, a daughter of the late Frank Wilson and Lucy Henry Wilson.  She had been employed by Lockheed during World War II.  Mrs. Byers was a homemaker who had lived most of her life in Union County.  A member of Sweet Gum Baptist Church, Mrs. Byers had attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Her husband, Dwight, passed away in 1980.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Kendell Foster; son and daughter-in-law, William and Wanda Byers; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Robin Byers, all of Blairsville; sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Vinco Tumbarello of Scottsdale, Arizona; grandchildren, Parker Foster and his wife, Christy, Andy Byers, Jordan Byers, Stephanie Byers and Bailey Byers; great granddaughter, Megan Foster, all of Blairsville; several nieces, nephews and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Hughes, Rev. Ronnie Dilbeck and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Special music was presented by Randy and Tammy Hughes and Mt. Zion Baptist Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers, Albert Davenport, Marcus Sosebee, Kenneth Hemphill, Keith Foster, Jr., Bobby Raper and Glen Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as Honorary Escort to the family, Joe Raper, Ronnie Raper, Billy Poteete and J.L. Davenport.  Burial was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.

 


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January 14, 2004                        Page 5B

 

ross e. anderson (Colonel USAF, Retired)

 

Ross E. Anderson, Colonel USAF, Retired, age 82 of Blairsville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2004, at his home.

Mr. Anderson was born in 1921 in Mason City, Iowa.  He was a World War II Air Force Colonel in the 9th Air Force Division 287th Bomb Group, 556 Bomb Squadron “Tiger Stripe B26 Marauders”.  He flew 54 missions and was Squadron Leader for 40 of them.  He was a graduate of the University of Iowa and a football coach of the University of Ashland, Wisconsin.  He was also the director of Athletics in the Panama Canal Zone for many years.  He was the son of James L. and Tina Seible Anderson.  Preceded in death by his twin brother, Robert Anderson and sister, “Vi” Murphy.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel; his daughter, Candace Quinn, two sons, John and Mark Anderson; four step-daughters, Anitra, Tracy, Alicia and Varsie; twelve grandchildren; nephew, Vince Murphy, his wife, Jackie and their children.

An Honorary service be held at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.  Colonel Anderson was a lifetime member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and The American Legion.  

“I’ll Meet You at the Rainbow Bridge”.   

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.


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January 14, 2004                        Page 5B

 

kenneth t. davenport

 

Mr. Kenneth T. Davenport, age 66, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Monday January 12, 2004 at his home.

Mr. Davenport was born in Union County, Georgia on Monday, November 15, 1937, a son of Mrs. Grovie Cleo Rogers Davenport and the late Ira Homsey Davenport.  He lived here for most of his life and served in the U.S. Air Force as a crew chief during 1956-1960.  Mr. Davenport was a local businessman, operating Ken’s Body Shop for over 30 years.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Preceding him in death was his father, Ira Homsey Davenport; his son, Christopher Davenport and son-in-law, Jared Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Davenport, of the home; mother, Grovie Cleo Scoggins, of Hiawassee; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald Douglas and Karen Davenport of Kennesaw, Georgia; Kenneth Lee and Rebecca Lambert of Tate, Georgia; Christopher Warren and Rhonda Cole, of Blairsville, Georgia; daughter, Enid Kennene Davenport Jackson, of Blairsville and Erica Ann Davenport, of Blairsville; two sisters, Neva Henry of Avondale Estates, Georgia and Betty Schyphers, of Marietta, Georgia; brother, Neal Davenport of Blairsville; seven grandchildren, Jessica Davenport of Kennesaw, Kimberly Davenport of Douglasville, Georgia, Jacob Lambert of Tate, Georgia, Warren Cole of Blairsville, Justin Jackson, of Blairsville, Kendra Davenport of Blairsville and Heidi Davenport of Blairsville.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services are schedule for Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Hughes officiating.  Special music will be by Randy and Tammy Hughes.  The following gentlemen have been selected to serve as Pallbearers: J.L. Davenport, H.B. Davenport, Glen Davenport, Alex Davenport, Travis Henry and Johnny McCollum.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside honors by North Georgia Honor Guard.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted with the arrangements.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 14, 2004                        Page 5B

 

mrs. doris katheryn simpson ehrhardt

 

Mrs. Doris Ehrhardt, age 85, of Blairsville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2004 in Union General Hospital.

Mrs. Ehrhardt was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday, July 10, 1918, the daughter of the late Albert and Helen Simpson.  She was a homemaker and was the widow of the late Frank C. Ehrhardt.  Mrs. Ehrhardt had been living in Blairsville for only 5 months, moving here from Palm City, Florida.  She was of the Catholic faith. 

Surviving are a son, Frank Ehrhardt of Blairsville; two daughters, Susanne Johnson of Young Harris, GA, and Marilyn D. Bond of Palm City, FL; two sisters, Elaine Vossbruch and Jane Grosh, both of Sebring, FL; six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held in Palm City, Florida on Friday, January 9, 2004 at Forest Hill Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the local arrangements.