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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 5, 1997           Page 5B

 

mrs. may adell jackson

 

            Mrs. May Adell Jackson, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 26, 1997 in Northlake Regional hospital in Tucker, Georgia.

Mrs. Jackson was predeceased by her husband, Virgil Jackson in 1991.

            Surviving is a step-son, Wesley Jackson, of Nicholson, Georgia. 

            Graveside services were held Monday, January 27, 1997 from Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Ray Potts officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 5, 1997           Page 5B

 

mr. george e. ramsey

 

            George E. Ramsey, age 68, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 23, 1997 after a brief illness.  He was born in Vicksburg, Michigan in 1929.  He resided with his family in West Palm Beach, Florida from 1959 until he retired from Pratt and Whitney and moved to Blairsville in 1987.  During his ten years in Blairsville, he mastered the art of woodcarving, having studied carving at the John C. Campbell School of Folk Art.  Mr. Ramsey was an active member of The Mountain Woodcarvers Club since 1992.  He was predeceased by his father, Harry L. Ramsey, Sr., and his wife, June.

He is survived by his four children: daughters, Meredith Ramsey and Susan Ramsey of Lawrenceville, GA.; Gael Alyson Dutrow, TSGT, USAF, COTA of Medway, Ohio; and son, Charles Todd Ramsey, CPO, USN of Virginia Beach, VA.; his mother, Clara Mae Ramsey of Canton, Michigan; his sister, Charlene Kenny of Canton, Michigan; his brothers, Harry Ramsey of Detroit, Michigan and William Ramsey of New Baltimore, Michigan; and two grandsons, Jarrod and Garrett Dutrow; and his dear friend, Jean Frey of Murphy, NC.  

A celebration of the life of George Ramsey was held Tuesday, January 28, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. from the Blairsville Civic Center.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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February 5, 1997           Page 5B

 

mr. ira e. hunter

 

            Mr.  Ira E. Hunter, age 84, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 27, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mr. Hunter was born in Fannin County, Georgia on July 28, 1912, the son of the late Elijah Hunter and Lissie Wise Hunter.  He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army, and had lived most of his life in the Blairsville area.  Mr. Hunter was a member of Liberty Hill Methodist Church. 

            Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, January 30, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Joe May officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  Interment was in Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 5, 1997           Page 5B

 

mr. tommy rhoten

 

            Mr. Tommy Rhoten, age 35, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 1997 in the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. 

Mr. Rhoten was born in Jackson County, TN. on October 2, 1961.  He lived in the Blairsville area for most of his life, and was a member of the Blairsville Church of Christ.

            Surviving are his wife, Pamela Tate Rhoten, of Blairsville; his parents, Ray and Charlene Rhoten of Blairsville; step-son, Timothy S. Tate of Blairsville; his mother-in-law, Christine Tate of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Cindy Rhoten of Woodstock, GA. and brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Tammie Rhoten of Blairsville. 

            Funeral services were held Friday, January 31, 1997 at 2 p.m. from  the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Chatham, Rev. Hughes Chatham, and Minister Terry Stuart officiating.  Special music was presented by the Liberty Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Bruce Johnson, Robert Martin, Wayne Hyatt, Johnny Kernea, Butch Chaffin, and Craig Stephens.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, in charge of arrangements.   


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February 5, 1997           Page 5B

 

mr. terry loy hamby

 

            Mr. Terry Loy Hamby, age 50, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 1997 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Hamby was born in Union County, Georgia on April 11,  1946.       He was a lifelong resident of this area  and was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.   

            Surviving are his parents, Loy and Magnus Hamby of Blairsville; son, Allen Shane Hamby of Mineral Bluff, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Hamby Queen and Shannon Queen of Blairsville; sisters, Denise Hamby Ballard of Gainesville, Georgia  and Trudy Hart of Kennesaw, Georgia; brother, Greg Hamby of Blairsville; two grandchildren, Jacob Queen of Blairsville and Logan Hamby of Mineral Bluff; several aunts, uncles and a niece and a nephew also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, January 30, 1997 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home Rev. Brad Davis and Rev. Ronnie Abernathy officiating.  Special music was presented by Dayton and Stacy Dyer and Nancy and Tim Dyer.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Mike Hart, Steve Ballard, Dale Hamby, Mike Garrett, Bill Hamby, Butch Garrett, Johnny McElroy, and Walter Garrett.  Interment was in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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February 5, 1997           Page 5B

 

mrs. gladys smith pickelsimer

 

            Mrs. Gladys Smith Pickelsimer, age 788, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 31, 1997 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. 

Mrs. Pickelsimer was born November 26, 1918 in Cherokee County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Luther Murphy and Hattie Roberts Murphy.  She had lived in this area for most of her life, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.   Mrs. Pickelsimer was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen T. Smith, who died in 1961. 

            Surviving are husband, Elmer Pickelsimer, of Blairsville; daughter, Barbara Stanley Findley of Chatsworth, GA.; son, Jim Smith, also of Chatsworth; daughter, Cordie Gibson, of Blairsville; and daughter, Sue Collins, also of Blairsville; brothers, Willie and Brance Murphy, both of Blairsville; and sisters, Lela King and Lula Ledbetter, both of Marietta, GA. and Edna Towe of Smyrna, GA.; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, February 2, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Funeral Home with Rev. Willis Garrett and Rev. Mark Towery officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Jim Garrett, Mike Akins, Freddie Collins, Leon Collins, Frank Collins, and Larry Dyer.  Interment was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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February 5, 1997           Page 5B

 

mr. ernest james wood, jr.

 

            Mr. Ernest James Wood, Jr., age 65, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 30, 1997.

Mr. Wood was a native of Connecticut, but had lived in the Blairsville area for the past 11 years, coming here form Stuart, Florida.  Mr. Wood was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, and was a real estate agent in Blairsville.  E was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army. 

            Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann McDermott Wood of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Steve Parnell, of Hendersonville, TN. 

            Memorial services were held Sunday, February 2, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 5, 1997           Page 5B

 

mrs. murphy jane shuler

 

            Mrs. Murphy Jane Shuler, age 98, of Walden, Colorado, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 1, 1997 in Steamboat Springs Extended Care center in Colorado. 

Mrs. Shuler was born October 6, 1898 in Union County, Georgia a daughter of the late Fate and Laura Fortenberry.  She was a homemaker, and a widow of the late Marion G. Shuler, who passed away in 1989.  Mrs. Shuler was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church in Blairsville. 

            Surviving are son, Gene Shuler and daughter, Verba McLaughlin, both of Walden, Colorado; son, Grady Shuler of Powell, Wyoming; and son, Virgil Shuler of kersey, Colorado; 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, also survive, along with brother, Ed Fortenberry, of Blairsville.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 5, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. from Allnutt Funeral Service, Eaton Chapel, with interment in Eaton Cemetery.

This notice courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville