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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 21, 1998                       Page 4B

 

mrs. elva louise phillips

 

            Mrs. Elva Louise Phillips, age 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 12, 1998.

            Mrs. Phillips was born in Penobscot County, Maine, on December 18, 1923, a daughter of the lat John Farquar and Louise Mitchell Farquar.  She was a veteran of the US navy, and served during World War II, and was stationed in Washington, DC.  She had lived in the Blairsville area for the past sixteen years, coming here from Davie, Florida.  Mrs. Phillips was a member of the American Legion, Blairsville Post #121.  She was the widow of the late Charles w. Phillips, who passed away in 1996.

            Surviving are a song (sic), Charles P. Phillips, of Redondo beach, California; and son, John Phillips, of Blairsville; Grandchildren, Donald and Jennifer Phillips; Great grandchildren: Kevin, Christopher, and Brianna Phillips also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 14, 1998, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Reverend carter Maddox officiating.  The following persons served as pallbearers: Tom Berry, Cathy Flood, Bill Curlee, Ken Mountz, Hank Hall, and Joe Dyer.  Interment was in Choestoe Baptist Cemetery.  Members of the North Georgia Honor Guard presented military honors and served as honorary escort to the family.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia in charge of arrangements.   

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 21, 1998                       Page 4B

 

mrs. mae margaret deyton

 

            Mrs. Mae Margaret Deyton, age 91, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 12, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Deyton was born in Union County, Georgia on December 4, 1906 the daughter of the late Griffin Young and Ida Taylor Young.  She was a homemaker and was the widow of the late Bright Deyton, who passed away on November 21, 1973.  Mrs. Deyton was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

            Surviving are sons, Audrey Deyton of Blairsville, Harlie Deyton and Raymond Deyton, both of Tyrone, GA., Robert Deyton of Hampton, GA.; daughters, Ozie Cunningham, Stella Cunningham, Odena Gibson, Mary White, and Inis Conley, all of Blairsville; Flora Chastain, a special friend of Blairsville; thirty-one grandchildren, forty-eight great grandchildren and sixteen great great grandchildren also survive along with several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Brent Chatham and Rev. Guy Bradley officiating.  Special music was presented by Liberty Ladies’ Church Choir.  Grandsons served as pallbearers.  Interment was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  If you wish, memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 473, Blairsville, GA. 30514,

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

January 21, 1998                       Page 4B

 

mrs. willie anderson smith

 

            Mrs. Willie Anderson Smith, 95, passed away Monday at Union County Nursing Home.  She had resided in Blairsville for the past 22 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband the late Rev. W.L. Smith.

            She is survived by two son and daughter-in-laws, Lynn E. Smith of Lake Dallas, Texas and Estell Smith of Smyrna, Robert and Eleanor R. Smith, Sr. of Blairsville; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Richie of China Grove, N.C. and Mrs. Artie Leigh Barnard, Kannapolis, N.C.; six grandchildren and grandchildren-in-laws include, Talu and Lee Epps, Kennesaw, Susan and Richard Tate, Lakeland, FL., Robert Jr. and Kumiko Smith, Dietrich and Eddie Dyer, Blairsville, Patrice Smith, Smyrna, Lynnice and Eric Fuller, Smyrna; ten great grandchildren, Todd and Grant Epps, Taylor and Clay Tate, Robert III and Ed Smith, Charlie, Caleb and Chandler Dyer and Blake Fuller.

            Services were held in the chapel at Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville, GA. Thursday, January 15th at 11 a.m.  Services were conducted by Rev. jack Dupree, and Rev. Kenneth Maloney.  Eulogy was by Robert Smith, Jr.  Interment was in Memory Gardens.  Pallbearers included her grandson, Robert Smith, Jr. and grandson-in-laws, Eddie Dyer, Lee Epps, Richard Tate, Eric Fuller and great grandson, Caleb Dyer.  Honorary pallbearers were the great grandsons.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

January 21, 1998                       Page 4B

 

ms. willa mae messer

 

            Ms. Willa Mae Messer age 76, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 13, 1998 following a period of declining health.  Ms. Messer was born in Towns County the daughter of Garland and Ada Self Messer.  Surviving are brothers G.P. Messer, Jr. of Young Harris, Georgia; Forest Messer of Buford, SC; sisters: Claudell Reitsynder of Canton, OH; Ora Rhae Gibson of Jackson, SC; Ella Faye Ford of Warne, NC; Dorothy Cecile Smith of Young Harris, Georgia and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Payuline Heggarty.

Graveside services were held Friday, January 16, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the Many Banister Funeral Home of Young Harris in charge of arrangements.