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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 7, 1996                                   Page 3B

 

william p. burns

 

            The funeral for William P. Burns of Bowdon a millwright for 32 years with the Ford Motor Company was February 1, 1996 at 2 p.m. at Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton, Georgia with Dr. Ron Huggins officiating.  Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Music for the service was provided by Louise Holland Randy Musick.  Pallbearers were Doug Burns, Jeff Burns, Charles Teague, Nelson Cook, Dumah Harrison, and Neal Stewart.  The flag was presented by the American Legion Post #143.

Mr. Burns, who was retired, died of complications from Parkinson’s disease January 30, 1996 at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton.  He was 75.

A native of Union County, Georgia, Mr. Burns is a descendant of original settlers to that North Georgia Area, who emigrated there from North Carolina.  Several place names of the area, including Davenport Mountain, which is named after his mother’s family, are traceable to the large and extensive Burns family. 

            Prior to joining the U.S. Army in 1943, he attended what is now Clarkesville Vocational School, and worked as a shipbuilder in Baltimore.

            As a soldier in the Fifth Armored Division, Mr. Burns was a decorated survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Purple Heart.  His division was among the liverators (sic) of German Concentration Camps, an experience he was only able to discuss with his family in his alter years.

He was a resident of College Park from 1950 to 1980.  A skilled gardener, Mr. Burns had one of the most attractive and productive gardens in Carroll County after his retirement there in 1982.  Until his illness, he was an active member of Bowdon Baptist Church.  He was also a member of American Legion Post 143.

In addition to his wife, Jean Ashmore Burns, Mr. Burns is survived by four brothers: C. Ford burns of Union County; Thomas Burns, Taft, CA; Hansel Burns, Atascadero, CA; H. Dale Burns, Lawrenceville; and one sister Frankie Burns Holliday, Marietta.  Other survivors are his son and daughter-in-law, Larry Dale Burns and Ann Burns, Atlanta; daughter and son-in-aw Delores Burns Register and Wayne D. Register, Douglasville; two grandchildren and two step grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Almon Funeral Home, in Carrollton was in charge of arrangements.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 7, 1996                                   Page 3B

 

mr. edward f. king

 

            Mr. Edward F. King, 46, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, January 27, 1996 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. King was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 24, 1949.  He had lived in this area for the past twelve years, coming here from St. Petersburg, Florida.  Mr. King attended Gum Log Baptist Church.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during Vietnam War. 

            Survivors include his wife, Dianne King, of the home; two daughters, Pamela Jean King and Laura Marie Makuk, both of Blairsville; parents, Helen Wallace of Willow Grove, PA, and Edwin C. King of Leighton, PA; sisters, Donna Kernen of Willow Grove and Cindy Fountain of Ambler, PA; brothers, Bill King of Perkissee, PA and Jeff King of Leighton; mother and father in law, Gladys and Lu young of Blairsville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many friends also survive.

            Memorial services were held Tuesday, January 30, 1996 at 7:00 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris, and Rev. Bartow Levi officiating.  Mr. Ed Durbin presented the eulogy.  Music was presented by Troy, Linda, Amy, and Junior Phillips.  Members of the North Georgia Honor Guard conferred Military Rites.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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February 7, 1996                                   Page 3B

 

mr. l.m. griggs

 

            Mr. L.M. Griggs, 68, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 1996 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mr. Griggs was born August 27, 1927, in Fannin County, Georgia, a son of the late Lum Griggs and Mary Logan Griggs.  He had been a teacher in the Fannin County Public School System.  Mr. Griggs had been living in the Blairsville area for the past twenty five years, coming here from Fannin County.  He was a member of Epworth Methodist Church. 

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Doris Ray Griggs, of the home; sons, Richard Griggs, Robert Griggs, and Tully Lee Griggs, all of Blairsville; daughter, Tammy Bracken, of Blairsville; sister, Gladys Crawford, of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, February 1, 1996 at 2 p.m. from Barnes Chapel Church with Rev. A.J. Heaton, and Rev. Tommy Seay officiating.  Special music was presented by Susie Phillips, Louise DeLong, and Sarah Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tim Kaylor, Randy Hooper, Jeremy Walker Lee, Junior graham, Sam Walker, and Jeff Graham.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

The family met with friends at the funeral home on 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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February 7, 1996                                   Page 3B

 

mrs. mary reece wilson

 

            Mrs. Mary Reece Wilson, age 94, of Blairsville passed away Wednesday, January 31, 1996 I Chatuge Regional Hospital  Mrs. Wilson was born November 20, 1901 in Union County, the daughter of Eli and Sally Stephens Reece.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County and a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church. 

            Survivors include 3 daughters, Joyce Collins of Gainesville, Georgia, and Martha Deaver and Carol Nix, both of Blairsville; three sons, Elbert Wilson of Wales, Michigan, Tom Wilson of West Charleston, SC and William “Bill” Wilson of Blairsville; three sisters, Ora Foster, Florence Queen and Inez Lance, all of Blairsville; and one brother, Weldon Reece of Augusta, Georgia, 27 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, February 3, 1996 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Willis Garrett officiating.  Music was provided by Earl and Ida Lou Bishop.  Interment was in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 7, 1996                                   Page 3B

 

joyce amber dorsey

 

            Joyce Amber Dorsey, age 49, of Blairsville, passed away Friday, February 2, 1996 at her home following an extended illness.  Ms. Dorsey was born January 23, 1947 in Charleston County, West Virginia a daughter of Robert Lee and Okal Dorsey.  She had lived in Union County for the past 20 years.  Ms. Dorsey was of the Baptist faith. 

            Survivors include her mother, Okal Dorsey of Summerville, West Virginia; daughter, Amber Kingry of Blairsville; son, William Edward Smith, also of Blairsville; brother Robert Dorsey, Jr. of Clay, West Virginia; and four grandchildren, Aaron Kingry, Natalyn Kingry, Antonia Smith and Kyle Smith, all of Blairsville.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, February 4, 1996 from the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Harrison Bradley officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.