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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 18, 1995                                   Page 14A

 

floyd elliott

 

Mr. Floyd Elliott, age 69, of Blairsville, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2011 at Copper Basin Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mr. Elliott was born on August 17, 1941 in Union County, the son of the late Georgia Elliott and the late Nora Griggs Elliott.  Floyd was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Mr. Elliott is preceded in death by three sisters Opal Lovell, Margie King and Mary Ruth Elliott and a brother Troy Elliott.  He was employed by Arbor Acres for over twenty years.  Mr. Elliott was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church in Turtletown, TN.

Surviving Mr. Elliott are his wife, Sue Prince of Copperhill, TN, three sons and one daughter-in-law, Clifton Elliott of Blairsville, Trenniss and Mary Elliott of Blairsville, and Terry Elliott of AL, two daughters and sons-in-law Angie and Toby Collins of Blairsville and Sheila and Joseph Martin of Andrews, three stepsons and daughters-in-law Neil and Anita Prince of Turtletown, TN, Melvin and Ann Prince of Turtletown, TN and Dewayne and Stephanie Prince of Turtletown, TN, a sister Bonnie Lovell of Gainesville, a brother and sister-in-law Frank and Essie Elliott of Gainesville, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Glen Stiles and the Rev. Danny White officiating. Special music was presented by the Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Melvin Prince, Jack Moore, Neil Prince, Freddie Leslie, Mike Lovell and Dustin Elliott.  The following gentlemen served as honorary pallbearers: Jason Moore, Jeff Moore, Matthew Moore, Colby Elliott, Cameron Elliott, Thomas Prince and Timmy Prince. Interment followed in the New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends on Sunday evening from 6-9 at the funeral home.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Floyd Elliott


FLOYD ELLIOTT
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January 18, 1995                                   Page 14A

 

janice arlene ledford morgan

 

Mrs. Janice Arlene Ledford Morgan, age 53, of Ledford Lane, Blairsville, passed away on Thursday Jan. 27, 2011 in the Chatuge Regional Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Morgan was born on Oct. 12, 1957 in Union County, the daughter of Bonnie Mason Ledford and the late Ray Everett Ledford.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Janice was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Ledford in 1987 and by a step-father, Rev. Vernon Davenport in 2009.  Mrs. Morgan was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Morgan are one son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Julie Morgan of Blairsville, mother, Bonnie Davenport of Blairsville, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Ronald Deyton of Blairsville, Traci and Rex Rogers of Blairsville, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Tony and Pam Ledford of Blairsville, Troy Ledford of Blairsville, nieces and nephews, Derek, Aaron, Meghan, Ethan, Camille, Chad, Morgan and Trevor, one grandchild, Ariel, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday Jan. 30, 2011 at 2p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Cotton Harris and Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Kenneth and Jimmy Pickelsimer, Brian and Randy Ledford, Doug Mason and Joe Morgan.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tim, Larry and Barry Young. Interment followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Janice Arlene Ledford Morgan


JANICE ARLENE LEDFORD MORGAN
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January 18, 1995                                   Page 14A

 

donald earl lackey

 

 Mr. Donald Earl Lackey, age 60, of Gertrude Place, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 26, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Lackey was born on July 29, 1950 in Murphy, NC, the son of the late Harold Lackey and the late Shirley Edith Hedgecock Lackey.  Donald was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Shirley, four sisters, Sarah Lackey, Emma Lee Collum, Martha Sue (Susie) Dockery and Reita Wright and one brother, Sammy Lackey.  Mr. Lackey attended Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Lackey are his loving wife of forty-one years, Doreen Patterson Lackey of Blairsville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Debra and Stacey Harris of Euharlee, GA, Shyanne Lackey of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Barbara Lackey of Blairsville, one sister and brother-in-law, Jolynn and Ray Ingram of Blairsville, two brothers, Bruce (and special friend Sue Hughes) Lackey of Blairsville, Gary Lackey of Blairsville, five grandchildren, Breanna Mashburn, Adam Harris, Brandon, Brian and Chad Patterson, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday Jan. 28, 2010 at 2 p.m. from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Truelove officiating.  Special music was presented by the Mt. Olivet Church Choir.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Danny and Jamie Mullinax, Stacy Worthington, Harold Thrasher, Kevin Dyer and Travis Lackey. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Charles Wright and Ralph Dockery.  Interment followed in the Mt. Olivet Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Donald Earl Lackey


DONALD EARL LACKEY
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January 18, 1995                                   Page 15A

 

paul l. clack, sr.

 

Mr. Paul L. Clack, Sr., age 81, of Suches, GA, and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.  

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Stanley Harrison, Buford, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Lindsey and Alice Clack, Hoschton, GA and Kerry and Kim Clack, Columbia, TN; five grandchildren, Melinda and Mike Edmisten, Jason and Kelly Harrison, Shayna and Aaron Kibler, Daniel Clack and Cameron and Erin Clack; five great grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Harold Clack, Florida and James and Lucille Clack, McDonough, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Clack was born October 15, 1929 in Memphis, TN.  He was a retired carpenter.  He was of the Baptist Faith.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Ashworth officiating.  Interment  followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the local arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Paul L. Clack, Sr.


PAUL L. CLACK, SR
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January 18, 1995                                   Page 15A

 

david michael shannon

 

Mr. David "Michael" Shannon, age 48, of Manson Avenue, Smyrna, passed away on January 28, 2011 at the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Shannon was born on March 8, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Billy and June Shannon.  Michael had lived in the area for the last five years, moving here from Fort Worth, TX where he was the conductor of the Texas Boys Choir.  He was a member of the D’Tree Christian Church in Atlanta.

Surviving Mr. Shannon are his parents Billy and June Shannon of Smyrna and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Melanie and Phil Hinson of Smyrna and Melinda and Charles Turner of Charleston, SC.

No services have been planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that memorials be made to the Peachtree Christian Church Music Department in memory of David.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


           

           


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January 18, 1995                                   Page 15A

 

thomas jerome glenn, jr.

 

Mr. Thomas Jerome Glenn Jr., age 62, of Melscove Ln., Blairsville, passed away on Saturday January 29, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Glenn was born on March 8, 1948 in Youngstown, OH the son of the late Thomas Jerome Glenn Sr. and the late Grace Hagerty Glenn.  Thomas was a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam. He is also a member of the Army Navy Garrison of Murphy #66.  Thomas moved to the area in 2001 from Bonita Springs, FL.  He was known for his quick wit and great sense of humor.  He is preceded in death by a niece, Katie Glenn and a brother, John Glenn.  Mr. Glenn was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mr. Glenn are four sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace and Joseph Bartal of Hayesville, Nadyne and Dan McClure of Waverly, West VA, Lorene Glenn of Blairsville, Eileen Gelbke of Buckhead, GA, one brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Tina Glenn of Blairsville, three nephews, Josh Glenn, Zachary Glenn and Clinton McClure and a niece Jessica McClure, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at the St. Francis of Assisi Church with the Father Richard Wise officiating.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family asks that memorials be made to the Whiskers Project of Blairsville, PO Box 575, Blairsville, GA 30514 in memory of Mr. Glenn

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Thomas Jerome Glenn, Jr.


THOMAS JEROME GLENN, JR.
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January 18, 1995                                   Page 15A

 

lillie belle “billile” jones

 

Mrs. Lillie Belle "Billie" Jones, 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Mrs. Jones was born in Providence, Kentucky, on August 31, 1925, a daughter of the late Volney Head and Flora Lane Head.  She was a homemaker and a member of Young Cane Church of God.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold "Slim" Jones; her daughter, Sandra Murphy; her parents, Volney and Flora Lane Head; grandchildren Craig Jones and Josh Jones; brothers and sisters: Carl Head, Hershel Head, Robert Head, Geneva Lee, John Roy Head, James Arnold Head.

“Billie” will be especially missed by everyone who knew her; but especially her family members: son and daughter-in-law, Ranny and Claudia Jones, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Shelia Jones, of Blairsville; brothers: Harold Ray Head, of Southgate, Michigan; Rex Lane Head, of Lucedale, Mississippi; Kenneth Gaylon Head, of Flat Rock, Michigan; and sister, Shirley Omega Pridemore, of Zephyrhills, Florida; four grandchildren: Audra Brys, Shannon Jones, Travis Jones, and Joey Jones; great grandchildren: Craig Jones, Ashley Jones, Austin Brys, Cole Jones, Libby Jones, Tyler Jones, and Samantha Jones and Jozie Jones.

Mrs. Jones’s funeral services were held on Friday, January 28, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. William Sisum, Rev. Terrell Jones, and Rev. Randolph Jones officiating.  Special music was presented by Howard and Austin Brys, and Casey Jones.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Shannon Jones, Travis Jones, Joey Jones, Kenny Head, Jamie Lunsford, and Craig Jones. Serving as honorary escort to the family was Chad Sisum and Scott Sisum.  Burial was in Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Morganton, Georgia.  Visitation with the family was held on Thursday evening, from 6 until 9 p.m.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com. 

Lillie Belle Jones

LILLIE BELLE JONES
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January 18, 1995                                   Page 14B

 

doris thomas

 

Mrs. Doris Thomas, age 88, of Ledford Rd, Blairsville, passed away on Friday January 28, 2011 at Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Thomas was born on August 15, 1922 in Hayesville, NC, the daughter of the late James Calvin McClure and the late Lula Bell Parker McClure.  Doris was a lifelong resident of Union County.  Mrs. Thomas is preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Nell Chastain and Nova Lee Wilson, her son James Calvin Thomas and her husband Charlie Jess Thomas. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Thomas are two sons Bonnell Thomas of Blairsville and Jerry Thomas of Blairsville, three grandchildren Jessica, Timothy and Jacob, two great- grandchildren Arianna and Jayden, three nieces Virginia, Sue and Connie and a nephew Hugh, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday January 31, 2011 at 4 PM from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by the Kelly Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Homer Arrowood, Wayne Thompson, Kenneth Arrowood, Charlie Henson, Dustin Beaver and David Ledford. The family met with friends on Sunday evening from 6-9 at the funeral home.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Doris Thomas


DORIS THOMAS
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January 18, 1995                                   Page 14B

 

rev. grover duffie jones

 

The Rev. Grover Duffie Jones, 85, died in the Georgia War Veterans’ Home January 26, 2011 after an extended illness.

Born in Forsyth County, GA, October 6, 1925, he was the son of the late Rev. Mack Duffie Jones and Victoria Carnes Jones.  He was preceded in death by eight sisters and brothers-in-law: Violet Jones, Jessie Jones, Dora Lee Wilson (Hill), Nell Bennett (Hubert), Estelle Bunn (Cyril), Kathryn Crowe (George), Eunice Martin, and Harriet Phillips (Charles).  Eunice’s husband, Wade Martin of Gainesville, GA, survives.

Celebration of life and memorial services will be held for Rev. Jones at Milledgeville First Baptist Church on Saturday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m., at McCaysville First Baptist Church; on Sunday, January 30 at 1:30 p.m.; and at Choestoe Baptist Church, Blairsville, on Sunday, January 30 at 4 p.m.  Interment followed at New Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors by North Georgia Honor Guard.

The family received visitors at Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville on Friday, January 28 from 6 to 8 p. m. and at Finch-Cochran Funeral home in McCaysville on Saturday, January 29 from 7 to 9 p. m.

Rev. Jones was ordained to the gospel ministry on August 19, 1951 at Choestoe Baptist Church.  He served for 43 ˝ years as a pastor, director of missions and denominational representative.

He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a Radioman 3rd Class.  His crew was deployed to Nagasaki, Japan following dropping of the atomic bomb with mission to restore communication.

He received his education at Martin Institute, Lyman Hall High School, Truett McConnell College (charter student), Mercer University, Southern Seminary, Southeastern Seminary, Western Carolina University and the University of Georgia.

Churches he served as pastor were Antioch at Blairsville, Harmony at Eatonton, Union Hill at Gray, Mt. Hebron at Hartwell, McConnell Memorial at Hiawassee, and First Baptist, Epworth. After 21 ˝ years in the pastorate, he became associational Director of Missions for Morganton, Mountaintown and Gilmer-Fannin Associations in North Georgia, from 1972 through his retirement in June, 1988.  He also worked as a consultant for the Georgia Baptist Foundation and the Georgia Baptist Health Care Services from 1988 through 1992.  Active in ministry, education, community development and historical preservation, he and his wife spent July, 1978 in Gaza, Palestine and July, 1986 in Liberia, West Africa.  He led his associations in partnership missions with pioneer churches in upstate New York.  He was instrumental in getting off-campus college instruction locations at Blue Ridge and Epworth.  He and his wife assisted in compiling two Fannin county history books on the county itself and on cemeteries (both in partnership with Dale Dyer).  The 100 Years of Heritage and Hope Morganton Baptist Association History (1993) was written by Rev. Jones and his wife. They assisted with compiling Faith through Flood and Fire: A History of First Baptist Church, McCaysville (1983).  Rev. Jones initiated the “Sunday School Lesson of the Air” over WLSB Radio, Copperhill, and taught it weekly for 35 years.  Rev. Jones wielded a strong influence for good in various capacities of leadership.  He was noted for his humility, humor, and capacity for hard work.  He was mentor to several ministerial protégés, among whom are Rev. David Sunday-gar and his wife Magdalene, natives of Liberia, West Africa.

He is survived by his wife and partner-in-ministry of 61 years, Ethelene Dyer Jones of Milledgeville.  They were wed December 23, 1949 after meeting at Truett McConnell College.  Two children survive: Rev. Keith Jones (Debbie) of Epworth and Cynthia Berenguer (Carlos) of Milledgeville.  Seven grandchildren survive: Brian David Jones, Kennesaw, GA; Nathan Jones (Kayla), Karnes City, TX; Matthew Jones (LaTasha), Emerson, Ga (sic); Elizabeth Megale (John), Orlando, Fl; Dr. Christina Berenguer, Midway, GA; Crystal Diaz (Bryan), Monticello, GA; and Paula Aguirre (Ernesto), Macon, GA.  Five great grandchildren survive: Brenna Jones, Gavin and Elisa Aguirre, Cydni and Jake Megale.  In addition to brother-in-law Wade Martin, brothers-in-law Troy Dyer and Loyd Shelton and sisters-in-law Louise Dyer, Dorothy Dyer, Linda Fortenberry (Claxton), Brenda Murphy (Bobby), Gail Hedden (Wayne), and Janice Lance (Bobby) survive, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Morganton-Mountaintown Baptist Association, PO Box 1167, Blue Ridge, GA 30513; to Georgia Baptist Foundation, Dyer-Jones Scholarship Fund, 6405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097-4092 or to the Bonnie Higdon Reaves Mountain Regional Campus Council, Jones Scholarship, P. O. Box 275, Blue Ridge GA 30541.

Officiants at the Celebration of Life services include the Reverends Jerry Bradley, Dan Hodges, Harry Gilbert, Claude Mathis, Harold Willis and Keith Jones.  Grandsons, grandsons-in-law and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Music was provided by Rev. John Cotton and Amelia Cotton, (organist), Rev. Harry Gilbert, Katie Gilbert (organist) and the Prime Time Choir, Johnny Carter and Debbie Jones (pianists), and Rev. Rick Grammer, (trumpeter).  The North Georgia Honor Guard provided military salute and graveside services.

Finch-Cochran Funeral home (sic) in McCaysville in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Grover Duffie Jones

REV. GROVER DUFFIE JONES
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