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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 11, 1998                      Page 5B

 

miss lorena groover thomas

 

            Miss Lorena Groover Thomas, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Miss Thomas was born in Brooks County, Georgia on November 26, 1911, a daughter of the late Welcome Hope Thomas and Lorena Groover Thomas.  She was a teacher in Orlando and Central Florida schools from 1933 until 1980.  Miss Thomas was a member of the First Methodist Church in Orlando Delta Kappa gamma and had been for many years very active in community volunteer work.

            Surviving are nieces, Ted Byrd, Orlando, FL.; Ann Rice, Dahlonega, GA.; Fain Winkler, Mt. Dora, Fl.; Nan Stalvey, Hahira, GA.; Linda Wyllie, Daytona Beach, FL.; nephew, B.D. Thomas, Jr., of Charleston, GA.

            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 11, 1998                      Page 5B

 

mr. ben thomas

 

            Mr. Ben Thomas, age 96, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 4, 1998 at his home.

            Mr. Thomas was born in Towns County, Georgia, on May 14, 1901, a son of the late Marion Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Burns Thomas.  He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mr. Thomas was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Maude Brown Thomas of the home; daughter, Hazel Holbrooks and daughter, Maggie Nelson, both of Blairsville, daughter, Lula Payne of Morganton, GA.; 16 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, February 7, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Claude Thomas and Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Lynn, Johnny, and Mark Holbrooks, bobby Nelson, Eugene and Jack Nelson.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: David Lee Wood, Chris Nelson, Tommy Holbrooks, Steve Seabolt, Roger Seabolt, Wesley Holbrooks, Nathan Holbrooks, and Arlis Seabolt.  Interment was in Old Union Baptist Church cemetery.

            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 11, 1998                      Page 5B

 

mrs. mary kelley

 

            Mrs. Mary Kelley, age 72, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Friday, February 6, 1998.

            Mrs. Kelley was born on august 21, 1925 in Elbert County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Haley Fleming and Lavera Haines Fleming.  She was a homemaker and had lived in this area since 1959, coming here from Atlanta.  Mrs. Kelley was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  She was the widow of the late Jasper Kelley, who passed away in 1992.

            Surviving are son, Lewis Kelley, daughter, Patricia Carver, son, Travis Kelley, son, Steve Kelley, daughter, Mona Groves, daughter, Martha White, all of Blairsville; sisters, V. Elma Mize of Hartwell, GA. And Janie Cox of Stockbridge, GA.; grandchildren, Christy Miller, Megan Kelley, Ian Kelley, Ryan Kelley, Brianne Carver, Hollie Carver, Treva Kelley, Seth Kelley, Tara Kelley, Luke Kelley, Shane Kelley, jarred Kelley, Jacob Kelley, Adina Evans, and Kelley Brown.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, February 8, 1998 at 2:30 p.m. form the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by The Liberty Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Bobby Kelley, Herbert Kelley, Jim Kelley, Garry Kelley, George Mize, and Gerald Mize.  Interment was in Providence Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.