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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 23, 2008            Page 14A

 

julie lee payne clayton

 

Julie Lee Payne Clayton, age 77, formerly of the Pine Log Community in Brasstown, NC passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at the Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, GA.  Mrs. Clayton was a native of Clay County, NC; she was the daughter of the late Lee and Hilda Griffith Payne.  Julie had worked as a sewing machine operator with Peachtree products.  She was a member of Little Brasstown Baptist Church.  She enjoyed walking.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Quentin Clayton who died in 1977; and two brothers, Hillard Payne and Willard Payne.

She is survived by three sons, Jackie Clayton and his wife Patricia Lovingood Clayton and David Clayton and his wife Janice Clayton all of Murphy, NC and Billy Clayton and his wife Glenda Clayton of Blairsville, GA; one grandson, Gary Clayton; and two great-grandchildren, Jordan Clayton and Jack Clayton.

Funeral services were held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2008 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Capelin Murphy, NC.  The Rev. Aud Brown officiated.  Inurnment will be at the Little Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.  The family received friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2007 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC.

IN lieu of flowers memorials may be in memory of Julie Lee Clayton to the Little Brasstown Baptist Church, PO. Box 12, Brasstown, NC 28902.  You may send tributes to the Clayton family at www.mem.com and view other obituaries at www.townson-rose. com.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 23, 2008            Page 14A

 

memorial service

candler jones

 

Friends of Candler Jones are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Blairsville Church Rock Chapel.

Candler was a native of Union County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jones.  He attended Union County Elementary School and graduated from Union County High School in 1945.  He then volunteered for service in the U.S. Army, serving several years in the Counter Intelligence Corps, primarily in the Far East.

After his military service, Candler was associated with the Coca-Cola Company, and other major soft drink companies, until his retirement several years ago.

He passed away at his home of many years, Hemet, CA on January 13, 2008.

He is survived by his wife, Carol and children, Eddie, Billy, and Mary, and several nieces and nephews.  His only surviving sibling is Barbara J. Photianos, who resides in Blairsville.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 23, 2008            Page 14A

 

james perry dyer

 

Mr. James Perry Dyer, age 84, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at his home.  James was born Saturday, December 22, 1923 in Union Co., GA to the late William Edgar and Bertha Hood Dyer.  James graduated from Union County High School in 1942.  He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, and served in the European theatre.  He was shot down in France and lay for 36 hours in a field, before being found.  He was sent to an Army hospital in England where he stayed for 5 months, recovering from pneumonia, surgery from shrapnel wounds to his hips and both legs.  Once he learned to walk again he was sent back to France to serve in the 3507 Ordinance Company as a Technician Fifth Grade.  James was awarded the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, The Expert Badge with Pistol Bar, Bronze Star, Marksman Badge with Carbine Bar, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and Honorable Service Lapel Button.  James worked for 25 years with Blue Ridge Mountain EMC.  He was a member of Choestoe Baptist Church, Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114F&AM, Disable American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign wars and the American Legion #121.

Survivors include: wife, Betty Rhinehardt Dyer of Blairsville, GA; son, Richard Charles Dyer of Blairsville, GA; son, James Edgar Dyer of Atlanta, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Vicki Lynn and David Owenby of Blairsville, GA; sister, Annie Mae Burnett of Suches GA; sister, Lois Allen of Lithonia, GA; sister & brother-in-law, Wilma and Almond Mote of Decatur, GA; sister, Genelle Burns of Young Harris, GA; brother & sister-in-law, William Harold and Dolores Dyer of Blairsville, GA; sister, Sarah Ruth Payne of Cleveland, GA; grandson, Dustin Brohns Owenby of Blairsville, GA; granddaughter, Lauren Victoria Owenby of Blairsville, GA.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Choestoe Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Zollinger officiating.  Music was provided by Jo Mosley and the Kelley Trio.  Pallbearers were Larry Shuler, Gary Payne, Terry Weaver, Tim Allen, David Dyer and Randy Dyer.  Honorary pallbearers were James Perry Taylor, Herbert Arrowood and Eddie Burnett.  Interment was in Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 



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January 23, 2008            Page 15A

 

nancy gray everett

 

Nancy Gray Everett went to join her Redeemer on Saturday, January 19, 2008, after a period of declining health.  She passed her last days at her home surrounded by those who love her and whom she loved.  Born to James D. (Jack) and Betty Chambers Gray of the Ivy Log community on March 24, 1947, she accepted the lord as an adolescent.  As an adult, she helped to bring vitality, spiritual growth, children’s programs and activities, tremendous VBS’s for many years, and local missions through her involvement at Ivy Log Baptist Church of which she was a member.  She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Nancy is survived by her beloved and devoted husband Rufus Everett, her love of a lifetime.  Surviving also are a sister and brother-in-law, Gwenelda and Larry Connally; a brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Mazie Gray, all of Blairsville, and a sister and brother-in-law Sherry Gray and Morris Brown of Mebane, NC.  A sister-in-law and husband Evelyn and Hobert Payne of Blairsville also survive.  Though she and Rufus had no birth children of their own, they were second parents and actively involved in their upbringing to nieces and nephews Rachel Lance, Gary Payne, Anna Roxbury, Katy Jones, Laina Elliott, Mason and Clay Dorsett, and Bethany Garner, also surviving.  She was their second mother and they loved, respected, and obeyed her as such.  Five great nieces and four great nephews also survive Mrs. Everett.

Nancy’s formal education included Ivy Log School, graduation with the class of 1965 Union County High School, and a secretarial/business practices diploma from North Georgia Technical School in Clarksville, GA, in 1966.  Instrumental in helping to found and organize the Good Neighbors Auto Club, she and Rufus handled much of the correspondence and planning for the club’s signature event, a car show held during Blairsville’s Sorghum Festival.  She was a homemaker, a wonderful cook, and a bookkeeper for Everett’s Body Shop, which her husband owns and operates.

Services for Mrs. Everett included visitation on Sunday, January 20, 2008, from 6 until 9 p.m. and the funeral service on Monday, January 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Brothers Jerry Karnes and Tony black officiating.  At her request, in lieu of flowers, one may donate to Gideon’s International or Ivy Log Baptist Church cemetery fund.  Family members have also established a scholarship fund at United Community Bank in her honor.  Donations may be sent to Laina Elliott at 3876 Ivy Log Road, Blairsville, GA 30512,  Casket bearers were Chris Anderson, Clay Dorsett, mason Dorsett, Donald Elliott, Steve Garner, Jon Jones, matt lance, Larry Lunsford, Robby Roxbury, and Rick Spies.  Honorary pallbearers were Gene Sprayberry and Marcus Sosebee.  Interment at Ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery followed the service.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted with the arrangements for our loved one.