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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 4, 2009           Page 13A

 

daniel moore ellis, jr.

 

            Mr. Daniel Moore Ellis, Jr., age 47, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, January 26, 2009 at his home following a brief illness.  Dan was born Tuesday, March 28, 1961 in Anderson, SC, to Daniel Moore Ellis, Sr. and Linda Compton Ellis.  He attended Liberty Baptist Church.  Dan was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  Dan was a Commercial pilot, instructor and maintenance professional.  He held ratings including: A&P, IA, CHII and multi engine instrument.  He developed and taught a mountain flying safety course and was manager of Andrews-Murphy airport.  Dan loved to fly. 

Survivors include: wife, Sherry Ellis of Blairsville; parents, Daniel and Lynn Ellis of Williamston, SC; son, Daniel Ellis III of Beauford, SC; son & daughter-in-law, Josh and Amanda Ellis of Anderson; step-sons, Russell Walker of Blairsville and Richard Walker of Jasper, GA; brother, Andy Ellis of Beauford; and grandchildren, Megan, Madeline, Lindsey and Landen Walker and Naomi Ellis.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 2 PM from the Liberty Baptist Church in Blairsville with Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Eulogies were presented by Eric Wood and Mike Ellis.  Music was provided by Mr. Scott Lance.  Military Honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard.  Interment followed in Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Alvin Wright, Tim Wright, Jimmy Nix, Sam Snowden, Kenny Fillio, and Mike Cooper.  Honorary pallbearers were Bill Boyd, Ralph Moore, Jesse Burchfield, and Keith Watkins; and all local area pilots and airport personnel were asked to serve as honorary escort to the family.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9, Wednesday, January 28.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Young Eagles Flight club – Local contact: Susan Epps Ward, at 828-389-0941; or sward@dnet.net

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You may view Dan’s Life Tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 4, 2009           Page 13A

 

velma sanchez

 

            Velma Sanchez passed away following an extended illness.  She was a resident of Union County Nursing Home.  Velma was born in North Carolina on July 21, 1928.  She was the daughter of Arthur and Olivia Roberts. 

Velma was preceded in death by six brothers, Arthur, Harold, Howard, Sam, George, and Frank and by two sisters, Callie and Elsie.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Weis and by husband, Alonso Sanchez.  She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Keith David Bragg in 1997 and a grandson, Karl Weis in 2005. 

She is survived by a son, Karl Weis and daughter-in-law Beverly Weis of Augusta, GA, a son, Cristobal Sanchez and daughter-in-law Lisa Sanchez of Brunswick, GA, and by a daughter, Olivia Bragg and son-in-law, Keith Bragg of Blairsville, grandchildren, Anna Vaugh, Caleb Bragg, Levi Bragg, Chris Bragg, Millie Cooper, Victoria (Torrie) Sanchez and Isabella (Izzy) Sanchez.  She had seven great grandchildren and also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews as well.

            Velma was a former resident of Brunswick, GA, and of Sapelo Island, GA.  Her husband Karl, was a chef for R.J. Reynolds and Velma worked for him as well.  She was also a pulmonary therapy assistant and a home health aide in recent years.

            The words on this page are not sufficient to tell the story of a person’s life.  Hers was a life that should be emulated by others.  She was generous and selfless.  She was grandma or mama to everyone and everyone was honey or sweetheart to her.  Without a doubt, she is a recipient of the gift of eternal life as purchased by our Lord and Saviour (sic), Jesus Christ.  We are so thankful that her struggle is over and that she is now where pain will never touch her.  She will be greatly missed.  We look forward to seeing her again.

            Memorial services were held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at 6 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Jerry Johnson officiating.  Special music was presented by Keith Bragg.  The family met with friends on Saturday from 5-6 p.m.

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

           

 


The North Georgia News

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February 4, 2009           Page 13A

 

john “j.r.” holloway

 

            John “J.R.” Holloway, age 63, of Suches, GA, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2009 at his residence.  J.R. was born Monday, October 1, 1945 in Union County, GA, to the late John Harley Holloway and the late Dorothy Petty Holloway.  He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge #38 F&AM in Dahlonega, GA.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War and was preceded in death by his sister, Lou Ann Odom, and his parents. 

            Surviving family members include his wife, Janice Holloway of Suches; son & daughter-in-law, Greggory Alan and Kay Holloway of Dawsonville, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Cheryl Janene and Mark Epperson of Suches; daughter & son-in-law, Susan Elizabeth and Shane Green of Suches; grandchildren: Molly Epperson, Miranda Dockery, Brooklynn Dockery, Ranzie Epperson, Lane Epperson and Alan Berry Holloway; sister, Wanda Anderson of Cleveland, GA; several nieces and nephews, and many friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, February 2, 2009 at 12 noon from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Don Pruitt, Rev. Michael Wilkes and Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114 F&AM officiating.  Interment followed in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with graveside honors conducted by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Serving as pallbearers were: Everett Self, Waylon Wheeler, Chanda Anderson, Ben Parks, Tim Grizzle and Rudy Roach.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 PM., Sunday, February 1.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Janice Holloway, PO Box 187, Suches, GA 30572.           

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You are invited to view Mr. Holloway’s Video Tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 4, 2009           Page 13A

 

hazel m. bucHanan

 

            Mrs. Hazel M. Buchanan, age 77, of Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Buchanan was born on Sept. 27, 1931 in Union County, the daughter of the late Johnny Harkins and the late Della Patterson Harkins.  She was a native of Union County.  Hazel loved growing flowers, but most of all she loved her church and singing in the choir.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend, George Buchanan in 2007, a sister, Florence Winterfield, two brothers, Robert and G. Harkins.  Mrs. Buchanan was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Buchanan are one son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lois Buchanan of Forsyth, GA, one brother and sister-in-law, J. and Laverne Harkins of Smyrna, GA, three grandchildren, Rachel Miley, Jonathan and Austin Buchanan, five great grandchildren, Jasmine, Matthew and Jessie Miley, Arwen and Strider Buchanan, one great great grandchild, Camron Miley, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Philadelphia Baptist Church with the Rev. Chad Underwood and Rev. Worth Chastain officiating.  Special music was presented by Robin Waldroup and the Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Jonathan and Austin Buchanan, Matthew Miley, Jacob and Jordan Grizzle and Vernon Patterson.  Interment followed, where she will lay at rest beside her loving husband George, in the church cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5-9 p.m.

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