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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 22, 1997           Page 6B

 

mrs. edna souther terrell

 

            Mrs. Edna Souther Terrell, age 77, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, January 11,   1997 in the Clay County Care center in Hayesville, N.C.  Mrs. Terrell was born in Union County, GA., the daughter of the late Harvey A. and Fannie Collins Souther.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Warren R. Terrell. 

            Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Doris Plott of Young Harris, GA.; one uncle, C.R. Collins of Blairsville, GA.

            Funeral services were held Monday, January 13, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Blairsville with Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Music by Louise Delong, Sarah Kelly, and Susie Phillips.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association.         

The Cochran Funeral Home of  Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.        


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January 22, 1997           Page 6B

 

mr. howard a. dyer

 

            Mr. Howard A. Dyer, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 5, 1997 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mr. Dyer was born in Union County, Georgia on August 7, 1910, a son of the late Narve Dyer and Laura Townsend Dyer.  He was a lifelong resident of this area and was a retired farmer.  Mr. Dyer was a member of Pinetop Baptist Church and had served as a deacon for forty-five years.  Preceding him in death was a son, Jimmy. 

            Surviving are  his wife, Nell Sweatman Dyer, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Hazel Dyer of Blairsville; daughter, Joan Akins of sugar (sic) Hill, GA.; daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Billy Turnage of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Doug Dyer, also of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Lynell and Barry Lackey of Roswell, GA.; brother, Ishmael Dyer of Blairsville; sister, Norma McDonald of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; ten grandchildren: Kenneth Akins, Aubrey Dyer, Keith Dyer, Andrew Turnage, Sidney Dyer, and Sharon Dyer; five great grandchildren: Debbie Akins Dyer, Karen Turnage Merrill, Heather and Brooke Lackey.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 7, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Pinetop Baptist Church with Rev. Henry Loggins and Rev. Stacey Dyer officiating.  Special music was presented by Dayton Dyer and Kim Thomas.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Kenneth Akins, Aubrey Dyer, Sidney Dyer, Shawn Dyer, Andrew Turnage, and Eddie Alexander.

Interment was in Choestoe Cemetery. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, in charge of arrangements.   


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January 22, 1997           Page 6B

 

mrs. leila stephens

 

            Mrs. Leila Stephens, age 96, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 13, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Stephens was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina on July 31, 1900, a daughter of the late JHOSEPH Pierce and Callie Nelson Pierce.  She was a homemaker and a member of harmony Grove Baptist Church.  Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Harve Stephens, in 1956 and two sons, Jimmy Stephens and H.D. Stephens. 

            Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Mary and George Rogers of Montgomery, Alabama; daughter, Ruth Holloway of Lawrenceville, GA.; son and daughter-in-law, Loyd “Jeep” Stephens and Lela Stephens of Blairsville; daughter, Cora Dixon of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Maxine Stephens of Aiken, South Carolina; brother, Everett Pierce and sister, Cora Lee Hackney, both of Dalton, GA.; thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 15, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Harley Hunter and rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Sarah Kelley, Louise Delong, and Susie Phillips.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ferrell Penland, Junior Duckworth, Harold Crump, Gene Nelson, Danny Stephens, and Craig Stephens.  Interment was in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.   Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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January 22, 1997           Page 6B

 

infant tami grace lynch

 

            Little Tami Grace Lynch, infant daughter of Tony and Robin Lynch of Blairsville, passed away at birth Tuesday, January 14, 1997 in DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia. 

The baby is survived by her parents, Tony and Robin Brown Lynch, of Blairsville; twin sister, Little Rebecca Lynn Lynch; maternal grandparents, Robert and Susan Brown of Murphy, N.C.; paternal grandparents, Roy and Brenda Lynch of Blairsville; maternal great grandmother, Ellen Reuter of Port Richey, FL.; and paternal great grandparents, Doris and Jerry Butram of Blairsville. 

            Funeral services were held Thursday, January 16, 1997 at 3 p.m. from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Youngblood officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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January 22, 1997           Page 6B

 

mr. john conley burnette, sr.

 

            Mr. John Conley Burnette, Sr., age 82, of 10255 Wolfpen Gap Road, Suches, GA, died Monday, January 13, 1997 at the Northeast Georgia Medical center in Gainesville, GA., following an extended illness.  Mr. Burnett was a native and lifelong resident of Union County, a retired farmer and merchant, member and deacon at Zion Baptist Church in Suches, and a member of Masonic Lodge #114 at Blairsville. 

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Burnett, Suches, GA.; sons and daughter-in-laws, John Conley, Jr. and Olean Burnett of Suches, GA. and Arthur and Shirley Burnett of Suches, GA.; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Charles Pierce of Suches, GA.; brother, Tom Berry Burnett and Dewey Burnett, both of Suches, GA.; sister, Stella Burnett of Suches, GA.; nine grandchildren and eight  great grandchildren.  Several other relatives also survive. 

            Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 1997 at the church at 12:30 p.m.  Rev. Paul Wright will officiate.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega in charge of arrangements.  


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January 22, 1997           Page 6B

 

mr. john d. stover

 

            Mr. John D. Stover, age 68, of 249 Kyle Stover Circle, Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 1997 at the Chestaee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega following a sudden illness.  Mr. Stover was a native of Union County, GA. who had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 14 ;years.  Eh was a former resident of Michigan.  He was a retired businessman, a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches, GA. and a WWII U.S. Army Veteran.  He served as a guard at the Neuremburg (sic) War Trials after WWII. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bonnie C. Stover, Dahlonega, GA; stepson, Bruce Dill, Gainesville, GA; daughters, Rachelle Gregg, Nashville, TN.; Lanette Pettus, Madison, TN.; Kym Gay, Bon Aqua, TN.; step-daughter, Teresa Crider, Smyrna, GA; brothers, Sidney Stover, Suches, GA.; Sherman Stover, Suches, GA., M.J. Stover, Cleveland, GA., Wm. Bill Stover, Palmetto, GA.; sisters, Edna Griffis, Cleveland, TN, Rosa Haygood, Ruby Nevill, Eva Nell Pruitt, and Carol Ray, all of Suches, GA. and Mattie Daily, Hayesville, N.C.; four grandchildren and several other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 1997 at the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches with Rev. David Griffis and Rev. Garland Griffis  officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m.  

            In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lumpkin County Veteran Park Fund C/O Larry Odom, Bank of Dahlonega, P.O. Box 159, Dahlonega, GA. 30533.

            Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega in charge of arrangements.  


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January 22, 1997           Page 6B

 

mrs. ora reece foster

 

            Mrs. Ora Reece Foster, age 91, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, January 18, 1997 in Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, Georgia. 

Mrs. Foster was born in Union County, Georgia on September 7, 1905, a daughter of the late Eli Reece and Sally Stephens Reece.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Foster was the widow of the late Ernest Foster, Sr., who passed away in 1973.  She was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church. 

            Surviving are  sons, Ernest F. Foster, Jr. and William R. Foster, both of Panama City, FL., Clifton Eugene “Gene” Foster and Marion Foster, both of Blairsville; daughters, Margie Sparks and Sue Sparks, both of Blairsville; sisters, Inez Lance and Florence Queen, both of Blairsville; and brother, Weldon Reece of Augusta; thirty-two grandchildren and forty great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, January 20, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Willis Garrett and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Special music was presented by Louise Delong, Susie Phillips, and Sarah Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Shawn Foster, Robbie Brown, James Arrant, Terry Kelley, Billy Burnette, Stacy Dyer, Ernie Pruitt, Kevin Mullins, Charles Long, and Ben Moore.    Interment was in Shady Grove Methodist Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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January 22, 1997           Page 6B

 

mr. eric stennes

 

            Mr. Eric Stennes, age 58, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 19, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mr. Stennes was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on January 16, 1939, but had lived in this area since 1984, coming here from Suannee, (sic) Georgia.  He was an Army reserve Veteran.  Is wife, Mrs. Louis Almand Stennes is employed at Union County Bank. 

            Surviving besides his wife, is a son, Kurt J. Stennes, of West Palm Beach, Fl.; a brother, Elmer O. Stennes, Jr., of Bradenton, F.; two grandchildren, Megann and Amber Stennes, of West Palm Beach, many friends also survive.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.