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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 2, 2000                        Page 4B

 

Ms. patricia ann edge austin

 

Ms. Patricia Ann Edge Austin, age 42, of Garrett Rd., Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2000 at her home following an extended illness.  Ms. Austin was born on April 10, 1957 the daughter of the late John G. Edge and the late Betty Ruth Foster Edge.  She was a Union County Native and attended The House of Prayer Church and was a member of Ingle Side Baptist Church in Shrevport, LA.  She was preceded in death by her father John G. Edgar, her mother, Betty Foster Edge Brown, a brother, Lamar Edge.  She had managed the Ellijay Skateway for the past few years.

Survivors include her son, Michael Austin of Blairsville; two daughters, Tina and Melissa Austin both of Blairsville; sisters, Lynda Keener, Phyllis Carey, both of Blairsville; sisters and brother in laws, Kathy E. and Charlie E. Ross of Blairsville, Denise and Charles Long of Blairsville, Cindy and Ben Moore of Blairsville; one brother and sister in law, Robby and Gina Brown of Blairsville, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 31, 2000 from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Helton, Rev. Bill Schakat and Jerry Rich officiating.  Special music was presented by Scott Lance, Kim Thomas and Freddy Burrell.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, David Gall, Charlie Ross II, Mark Galli, Brent Long, Cory Ross, Bryan Long, and Brandon Brown.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Christopher and Stephen Moore.  Interment followed in the House of Prayer Church Cemetery.

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

 

 


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February 2, 2000                        Page 4B

 

MR. george washington padgett

 

Mr. George Washington Padgett, age 82, of Mt. View Drive, Blairsville, formerly of West Palm Beach, FL, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2000 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Padgett was born on February 22, 1917 in West Palm Beach, FL, the son of the late Joseph D. Padgett and the late Hilda Marie Anderson Padgett.  He retired from the West Palm Beach Police Department as Chief Detective with over twenty years of service and also was employed with the West Palm Beach Assessors Office.  He was a WWII Veteran and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

Survivors include his wife, Henrietta (Penny) Padgett of Blairsville; two sons, Phillip C. Padgett of Jacksonville, FL, William Tom Padgett of Lakeworth, FL; six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 25, 2000 from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Graveside services were also held on Friday, January 28, 2000 at the Memory Gardens in Lakeworth, FL.  Gentlemen serving as pallbearers were Anthony Tyler and Alan Willett, and Paul Neal.  Interment followed in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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

 

 

 


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February 2, 2000                        Page 4B

 

mrs. peggy vonado rockey

 

Mrs. Peggy Vonado Rockey, age 56, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2000 in the Union General Hospital after a brief illness.  Mrs. Rockey was born June 24, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Mr. Richard Vonada and the late Mrs. Vivian Vonada of PA.  Mrs. Peggy Rockey had moved to this area two years ago from St. Petersburg, FL.

Survivors include: her husband, Grover Rockey of Blairsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and John Rizzo of Parish, FL; one grandchild Rachel Rizzo of Parish, FL with many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services for Mrs. Peggy Vonado Rockey will be announced later by the Mountain View Funeral Home.

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

 

 


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February 2, 2000                        Page 4B

 

MR. hubert c. jones

 

Mr. Hubert C. Jones, age 90, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Utica, NY, passed away Tuesday, January 25th in Blairsville.

Mr. Jones was born in Oneida County, New York, on Sunday, July 25, 1909, a son of the late Hubert Morris Jones and Mary Elizabeth Prichard Jones.  He attended Union College in Schenectady, NY and Pace Institute in New York City.  Mr. Jones retired as a civilian from the United States Air Force as Deputy Comptroller.  He was past master of Utica Masonic Temple, #47 and was a member of Ziyara Shrine Temple in Utica.  Mr. Jones was a member of Union County Lions Club, Union County Chamber of Commerce, local AARP and NARFE, Brasstown Bald Chapter.  He had been living in Blairsville area for the past 24 years, and was a member of Coosa Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Emilie Wagner Jones, of Blairsville; son, Hubert A. Jones, of Blairsville; daughter, Elizabeth Hiers, of Winter Haven, FL; brother, LeRoy E. Jones, of Port Orange, FL; two grandchildren, Christopher and Dana Hiers, both of Winter Haven.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, February 1, 2000 at 1 p.m. from Coosa Methodist Church, with Rev. Earl Bishop and Rev. Orville Nelson officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be made to hand in Hand Hospice, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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February 2, 2000                        Page 4B

 

trevor garrett mcdowell

 

Trevor Garrett McDowell, age 12, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2000 following an extended illness.

Trevor was born on Thursday, June 4, 1987, at Homestead Air Force Base in Dade County, Florida.  He was a student at Union County Middle School, and had lived in this area since 1993.

Surviving are his mother and sister, Jessica Harkins McDowell and Kaitlin Margaret McDowell, both of Blairsville; his father, David McDowell, of Mineral Bluff, GA; maternal grandparents, John and Margaret Harkins, of Blairsville; paternal grandparents, Kent and Kay Brown of Rogers, AK; paternal grandparents, Max and Jan McDowell, of Manhattan, KS; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 2 p.m. from The House of Prayer Church, with Rev. George Cline, Rev. J.T. Willoughby, and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Cathy Gregory, Patsy Davenport, JoAnna Harkins, and Christina Collins.  Many of Trevor’s friends from school spoke and read poems at the funeral.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Charles Challis, Michael LeMay, Joshua Allen, Dustin Meeker, Damien Fleming and Will Edison.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  If you wish, contributions may be made in memory of Trevor to the following: Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation, 1835 Savoy Dr., Suite 317, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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February 2, 2000                        Page 5B

 

MR. roscoe “c.r.” collins

 

Mr. Charles Roscoe “CR” Collins, age 92, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2000 at his home.

Mr. Collins was born in Union County, GA, on Friday, September 20, 1907, a son of the late James Johnson Collins and Martha Nix Collins.  Mr. Collins had lived in the Union County area for most of his life, and was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  He was a trustee of First Baptist Church, and served as treasurer for over twenty years.  Mr. Collins taught Sunday School for over 50 years, and was the teacher and namesake for the C.R. Collins Sunday School Class.  Mr. Collins was a charter member of The Kiwanis Club of Blairsville, and was a member of the Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114, F&AM, and a member of the Shrine Club.  He was a member of the Union County Historical Society and Union County Retired Teachers.  Mr. Collins was a teacher and served as principal of Union County High School for eight years, and also had taught at Woody Gap School in Suches for several years.  He served as county superintendent for four years.

Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mrs. LaVerne Cheshire Collins, in 1998.

Surviving are his daughter, Becky Moose, of Blairsville; two sisters-in-laws: Becky Ogden of Lakeland, FL., and Inez Cheshire, of Signal Mountain, NT: grandchildren and their spouses: Rodney and Jamie Moose, of Blairsville; Robert and Amy Moose of Riner, VA; and Carrie and Carol Dotson, of Blairsville; seven great grandchildren: Jake Cothern, Dalton Moose, Whitney Dotson, Clay McConnell, and Brad McConnell, all of Blairsville, and Bobby and Isack Moose, both of Riner, VA; many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris, Rev. Bethel Buchanan, and Rev. Troy Acree officiating.  Special music was presented by Terry Hooper, Debbie Dyer, and Neal Efird and First Baptist Church Quartet.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bob Head, Bud Akins, Jim Barlow, Terry Rogers, Larry Wood and Joe Fair.  The following groups served as honorary escort to the family: Union County Retired Teachers, Kiwanis Club members, Allegheny Masonic Lodge members, Shriners, and C.R. Collins Sunder School class members.  Interment was in Choestoe Cemetery, with Masonic graveside rites by Allegheny Masonic Lodge.  If you wish, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building Fund, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30514.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements. 745-2156

 

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In Memory of C.R. Collins

 

“Union County has lost a great person in the passing of C.R. Collins.  He was a very unselfish man who gave of his time to many worthy causes.  He respected all and treated everyone alike, with courtesy and acceptance.  We will miss the stories he told from his rich knowledge of the history of this area in particular.  He had an exceptional outlook on life, always believing the best of people and expecting the future to be even brighter with each passing year.  He had a brilliant mind that remained sharp to the end.  We’ve all lost a good friend.”

Statement from Union County Commissioner Harold Cook on the passing of C.R. Collins.

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February 2, 2000                        Page 5B

 

MRs. lina jones seabolt

 

            Mrs. Lina Jones Seabolt, age 80, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 24, 2000 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Seabolt was born in Graham County, North Carolina, on Wednesday, August 6, 1919, a daughter of the late Levador Jones and Rillie Anderson Jones.  She had been a member of Fairview Baptist Church since 1939, and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Seabolt and her husband, Hoke, owned and operated Blairsville Dept. Store for many years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoke, in 1995, and two brothers, Harold Jones and Toby Jones.

            Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, jack and Roma Jones of Blairsville; sisters, Ida Jackson, Hazel Colbert, and Polly Henson, all of Blairsville, Ruth Payne and Bobbie Gentry, both of Forest Park, GA, Shirley Moore of Fayetteville, GA; two brothers, Clyde Jones of Geneva, NY and Tommy Jones of Blairsville; three grandchildren, Carol Jones, Cheryll Jones and Brian Jones, all of Chiefland, FL; two great grandchildren, Taylor and Kellie Jones, several nieces and nephews and many friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 3 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Tommy Jones and Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by the New Life Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Chris Henson, Darin Nichols, Thomas Weaver, Bobby Jackson, Randy Gentry, and Buddy Legg.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.