Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

January 28, 2009           Page 17A

 

bertie pickelsimer davis

 

            Mrs. Bettie Pickelsimer Davis, age 79, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at her home.  Mrs. Davis was born Sunday, December 22, 1929 in Fannin County, GA, to the late John Andrew Pickelsimer and the late Fannie Warren Pickelsimer.  She was a member of Coopers Creek Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Davis. 

            Surviving family members include: son & daughter-in-law, James and Wanda Davis of Blairsville; daughter & son-in-law, DeLois and Larry Fisher of Morganton, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Debra and Marshall Jones of Dahlonega, GA; daughter, Dale Smallwood of Commerce, GA; daughter, Gail Lopez of Dahlonega; daughter & son-in-law, Brenda and Howard Christy of Dahlonega; son & daughter-in-law, Jesse and Sharon Davis of Blue Ridge; daughter & son-in-law, Ann and Willis Smallwood of Ellijay, GA’ brothers, Estiel Pickelsimer, Earl Pickelsimer, and Arlin Pickelsimer, all of Blairsville; 22 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, January 25, 2008 at 3 PM from Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel, with Rev. Joey Fortner, and Rev. Earl Pickelsimer at officiating.  Music was provided by L.D. Buchanan and Heaven Bound.  Interment followed in Coopers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Kevin Gilreath, James Gilreath, Jr., Ricky Heath, Darrel Cevallos, Devon Ledford, Michael Smallwood. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9  p.m., Friday, January 23 and 6-9 p.m. Saturday January 24.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You are invited to view Mrs. Pickelsimer’s life tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           

 

             


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

January 28, 2009           Page 17A

 

charlotte anita eckenrode

 

            Mrs. Charlotte Anita Eckenrode, 73, of Blairsville, GA, died early Sunday at Union General Hospital.  She was born in Manor, GA, to the late W.D. Carmichael and Myrtie Howard Carmichael.  She had spent a majority of her life in Waycross before moving to Blairsville in 1994.  She was a charter member of Crawford street Baptist Church in Waycross, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Blairsville.  Mrs. Eckenrode was the first female manager of Beneficial Finance in Charleston, SC.  Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Draffin. 

Mrs. Eckenrode is survived by her husband, Donald William Eckenrode of Blairsville, GA, a daughter, Carla Denise green and her husband Ty of Charleston, SC, two sisters, Marion C. Hall of Atlanta, GA, Nina Walker and her husband Wesley of Blackshear, GA, five grandchildren, Mercedes Castaneda of Lawrenceville, GA, Rick Draffin and his wife Angel of Lake Park, GA, Dodge Draffin of Southern Shores, NC, Jacob Green of Charleston, SC, Bandon Green of Charleston, SC, eight great grandchildren, Zoe Castaneda, Ethan Castaneda, Kendall Castaneda,, Courtney Castaneda, Emma Castaneda all of Lawrenceville, GA, Gage Coleman of Naylor, GA, Trinity Draffin, Rick Draffin of L

Lake Park, GA, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            A funeral service held 10 a.m., Wednesday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.  The family received friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.