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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 8, 1995                                   Page 5B

 

mrs. sue gilcrest

 

            Mrs. Sue Gilcrest, age 57, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 29, 1995 following an extended illness. 

            Mrs. Gilcrest was born April 8, 1937 in Brownsville, Texas.  She had been living in this area for fourteen years, coming here from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Mrs. Gilcrest was a member of the House of Prayer Interdenominational Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Mr. Bud Gilcrest, of Blairsville; her parents, Paul R. Whiteford, Sr. and Lula Belle Whiteford, of Hobe Sound, Florida; a son, Ted Scott Gilcrest, of Clarkesville, Tennessee; two daughters, Carrie Lou Ferrano of Sea Bright, New Jersey and Laura Susan Husnander of Stuart, Florida; three grandchildren, Dreux Alan Ferrano, Susanne Caroline Ferrano, and Gregory David Husnander; a sister, Evelyn Shell of Wyoming; and a brother, Paul Raymond Whiteford, Jr. of Hobe Sound, Florida. 

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 1, 1995 at 2:00 p.m. from the House of Prayer Church with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by the House of Prayer Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Herbert Kelley, Clift Goewey, Joe Walker, Bud Walker, Quinton Dyer, and Jeff Jefferson.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 8, 1995                                   Page 5B

 

mr. frank lewis garrett

 

            Frank Lewis Garrett, age 79, of Murphy, North Carolina and Blairsville, Georgia, died Thursday, February 2, 1995 in a Swain County, North Carolina Hospital.

            Mr. Garrett was a native of Cherokee County, North Carolina.  He was a retired farmer and sawmiller.

Mr. Garrett was a son of the late Willis “Lum” and Mae Burgess Garrett.

He is survived by one brother, Garfield Garrett of Blairsville, Georgia; two sisters, Oma Allen and Betty Farmer both of Murphy, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 1995 with Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Burial will be in the Unaka Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be nephews.

            Townson Rose Funeral Home of Murphy, North Carolina in charge of arrangements.

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 8, 1995                                   Page 5B

 

mrs. i. w. “penny” keller

 

            Mrs. I.W. “Penny” Keller, age 70, of Statesboro, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, who passed away Tuesday, January 31, 1995 in Midway Health Care Center in Midway, Georgia.

            Mrs. Keller was born in Polk County, Tennessee, on May 5, 1914, a daughter of the late Mortimer Passmore and Sallie Meeks Passmore.  She had lived in Blairsville for over twenty years before moving to Statesboro.  Mrs. Keller was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. I.W. “Bill” Keller, who passed away in 1981.

            Surviving are a son, Peter Keller, of Piedmont, South Dakota; two sisters, Helen Kilpatrick of Tybee Island, Goergia (sic) and Monette Thomas of Venice, Florida; a brother Lewis W. Hook, of Statesboro; several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

            Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 1, 1995 at 4:00 p.m. from Union memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Bill Rabern officiating. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

February 8, 1995                                   Page 5B

 

mrs. minnie ledford butts

 

            Mrs. Minnie Ledford Butts, age 84, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 3, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Butts was born in Kentucky, on September 16, 1910, a daughter of the late William Ledford and Ellen Brown Ledford.  She had lived in this area for most of her life and was a member of Philadelphia Baptist church.  Mrs. Butts was preceeded (sic) in death by her husband, Mr. Homer Butts, in 1985.

            Surviving are two daughters, Lorene Shepherd, and Loretta Thomas, both of Blairsville; two sons, Arnold Butts and Ivan Butts, both of Blairsville; a brother, Don Ledford of Pensacola, Florida; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, February 5, 1995 at 2:00 p.m. from Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Guy Bradley and Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bobby McDaris, Garner Butt, Steve Atkins, Tony Totherow, Ronnie Davis, and Travis Butt.  Interment was in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.