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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 22, 2003                        Page 4B

 

mr. michael lynn clarke

 

Mr. Michael Lynn Clarke, age 48, of Wilmire Circle, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Clarke was born on May 28, 1954 in Dayton, OH, the son of the late Charles B. Clarke Sr., and Delores Minks Clarke.  Mr. Clarke had made his home in Union County since 1980.  He was a member of the Wheelin Sportsman.  Mr. Clarke was a member of the Immanuel House Christian Worship Center.

Surviving Mr. Clarke are his mother, Delores Clarke of Blairsville; one daughter, Crystal Burgess of jasper, AL; one brother, Charles Clarke of Blairsville; one sister, Linda Blanton of Lake Worth, FL.  Nieces, Alicia and Kelsey Boswell, Morgan Wummer, Patti Boswell, Wendy Wummer.  Nephews, Charles Clarke III, Jeffrey Blanton, Kalani and Kai Blanton; one grandchild, Victoria Storm Dodd, any other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Cline, Rev. Alan Becker, and Wade Persall officiating.  Special music was presented by the Jubilee Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Wade Persall, Steve Lynn, John Largess, James Grubb, Avery Mason and Hubert Anderson.  Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. 

 


The North Georgia News

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January 22, 2003                        Page 4B

 

mr. jessie bennett lang

 

Mr. Mr. Jesse Bennett Lang, age 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2003 at his home.

Mr. Lang was born on Monday, November 19, 1928, in Nassau County, New York, a son of the late John Lang and Pauline Slater Lang.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the World War II, and served in The European Theatre.  Mr. Lang had worked as an operating engineer on cranes during the construction on buildings.  Mr. Lang was a member of Delaware Masonic Lodge #561, F&AM, in Callicoon, New York.  He and his wife moved to Blairsville in 2000, coming from Homosassa, Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Irene; two sons-Steven Lang of Alaska, and Richard Lang, of Troy, New York; sister-Harriett Heisher, of Manlilus, New York; a grandson, Jason Lang, of Troy, New York; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorials could be made to Hospice of North East Georgia; P.O. Box 586, Clayton, Georgia 30525.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted with the arrangements.


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January 22, 2003                        Page 5B

 

mrs. myrtle marie hunter allison

 

Mrs. Myrtle Marie Hunter Allison, age 89, of Wesley Mtn. Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Allison was born on January 23, 1913 in Union County, the daughter of the late Luther Souther and the late Dora Cole Souther.  She was a Union County native and was a lifelong resident of Union and Towns Counties.  Before her retirement she was employed by the Young Harris College for thirty seven years.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Hunter, and her second husband, Alonza Allison.  Mrs. Allison was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Allison are one daughter and son-in-law Imogene H. and Rev. Bill Hunter of Atlanta; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Marlene Hunter of Gainesville; five sisters, Delphia Collins, Deva Coker, Ella Dyer, all of Blairsville, Ina Clark of Gainesville, Mae Bell Woody of Blairsville; four grandchildren, Mike Roberts of Gainesville, Tony Hunter, Denise Snow and Celina Stephens all of Blairsville, eight great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer, Rev. William Lee and Rev. Bill Brannon officiating.  Special music was presented by Scott Lance.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Joshua Satterfield, Caleb Satterfield, Mike Roberts, Chad Stephens, Tony Hunter and Pat Snow.  Interment followed in the Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. 


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January 22, 2003                        Page 5B

 

lance roy bell

 

Mr. Lance Roy Bell, age 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 on Hwy. 400 in Forsyth County, Georgia, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.  Mr. Bell was returning to his mountain home from Atlanta where he attended a weekly luncheon of the “Silver Wings”, an organization made up of mostly WWII and Korean War aviators.

Mr. Bell was a native of Waco, McLennan County, Texas, and was born on Wednesday, April 6, 1921, a son of the late Lee Roy Bell and Anne Holliday Bell.  Lance was a WWII pilot in the AAC and saw action in England at captured air strips in France.  Lance recalls to close friends that on a very special “dare” he once flew his Army aircraft beneath the Eiffel Tower in France and “got away with it”.

Before he retired after selling his Media Rep business in 1987, Lance was president of the largest Outdoor Advertising Media rep business in America, Southern Outdoor Markets, or SOM, and was recognized as the industry’s “best”.  Lance received the Outdoor Advertising Association of America’s highest award for Market Excellence.  He will always be remembered for his memorable dress – Texas boots, and a 10 gallon Stetson hat.

For the past 15 years, Lance and his wife, Diane, have been raising Llamas.  They have a herd of about 40.  He was President of the Southern States Llama Association from 1992-1995 and on the Board of Directors of the International Llama Association.

Lance was a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Journalism and was hired by the William Randolph Hearst newspaper chain on the west coast.

He is survived by hiss wife, Diane Bell; three daughters: Diane Bell of New York; Joy Bell of Atlanta, Georgia; and daughter and son-in-law, Melody Bell Wilkes and Wood Wilkes of Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina; and a grandson, Rivers Wilkes and nieces and a nephew.

Memorial services were held Saturday, January 18, 2003, at 4:00 PM, from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. John Herrin officiating.

The family has suggested memorials could be made to Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, Virginia 22203, 1-800-628-6860. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted with the arrangements.


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January 22, 2003                        Page 5B

 

alyne k. harrison

 

Mrs. Alyne K. Harrison of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 12, 2003, at Chestnut Ridge Convalescent Home in Cumming, Georgia.  She was predeceased in death by her husband of 57 years, Samuel D. Harrison.

Mrs. Harrison was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Wednesday, March 9, 1921.  She was the daughter of the late James Keiran and Ethel Mahnken Keiran of Rutherford, New Jersey.  She was a graduate wit honors from Brenau College with majors in Biology and Chemistry with post graduate studies at Emory University in Atlanta.  She was a chemist during World War II.  After raising three children, she became a researcher in the anatomy department of Emory University in 1958.  In 1965 she joined CDC as an Electron Microscopist and Research Biologist in the Special Viral Diagnostic Branch.  She was a prolific writer of research papers and a pioneer in the study of a number of illnesses including Legionnaires Disease and the AIDS virus.

Mrs. Harrison was a member of the Brookhaven United Methodist Church for 44 years where she sang in the choir.  In 1991 she moved to Blairsville and was an active member in Coosa United Methodist Church.

Related family members include daughter and son-in-law, Marty and Jim Wilson, of Fayetteville, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law Don and Betty Harrison, of Cumming, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law Charles and Nancy Harrison, of Atlanta; a brother-in-law Charles M. Harrison, of Blairsville and Lake Junaluska, NC; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 11 AM at Coosa United Methodist church in Blairsville, Georgia.  The Rev. Earl Bishop and Rev. John Herrin presided.  Special music was presented by Mrs. IdaLu Bishop.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jeff Carlin, David Carter, Henry Russell, David Nelson, George Williams, and Bill Curlee.  Burial was in Coosa United Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent in memory of Alyne K. Harrison, to Wycliff Bible Translators USA, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted with arrangements.

 


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January 22, 2003                        Page 5B

 

mrs. gertrude botts

 

Mrs. Gertrude Botts, age 99, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Morganton, Georgia, passes away Saturday, January 18, 2003 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mrs. Botts was a native of Union County, Georgia, and was the daughter of the late Alonzo Turner and Mary Ann Mull Turner.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Botts was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, and was a charter member and Past Matron of Notla Chapter #471, of The Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Botts had been preceded in death by her husband, the late Everett Botts.

Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Ray Harper and Rev. Lois Waters officiating.  Special music was presented by Harmony Grove Church Choir.  Members of The Order of the Eastern Star conducted funeral rites.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gary Butler, Gary Hogsed, Jonathan Butler, Dewey Beaver, Roger Beaver, Roy Beaver, and Charles Voyles.  Interment was in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted with the arrangements.


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January 22, 2003                        Page 5B

 

mrs. lula jones deann

 

Mrs. Lula Jones Dean, age 96 of main St. Young Harris, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2003 in Chatuge Regional Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Dean was born on June 24, 1906 in Union County, the daughter of the late John (J.E.) Jones and the late Hettie Milsap Jones.  She was a native of Union County was a lifelong resident of Union and Towns Counties.  She was preceded in death by six brothers, Claude, Roy, Walter, Arnold, Homer and Arthur Jones; three sisters, Laura Addington, Fannie Farley and Carrie Curley and by her husband, William Kizer Dean.  Mrs. Dean was a member of the Old Union Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Dean are several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Special music was presented by Ulysses and Dorothy Sampson.  Interment followed in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Old Union Baptist Church or to the Duncan Cemetery in Mrs. Dean’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. 


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January 22, 2003                        Page 5B

 

mrs. winnie duckworth hesketh

 

Mrs. Winnie Duckworth Hesketh, age 88, of Collins Rd. Blairsville, passed away Monday, January 13, 2003 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Hesketh was born August 31, 1914 in Union County, the daughter of the late James H. Duckworth and the late Callie Cordie Miller Duckworth.  She was a Union County native.  She was preceded in death by one son, Lt. Cdr of the US Navy, William C. Ballew in 1997 and by her husband Joseph Hesketh.  Mrs. Hesketh was a member of the Salem Methodist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Hesketh are one son, Rex Ballew of Blairsville; one sister Lorena Reece of Blairsville; four grandchildren, Daniel Ballew of CA, Elena Walters of Rolland Heights, CA, William Ballew of Pine Top, AZ, and Nicholas Ballew of Yucca Valley, CA, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wofford Kelley officiating.  Special music was presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Terry Reece, Matt Reece, Ric Spiva, Ray Myers, Roger Cobb and Paul Walters.  Interment followed in the Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements