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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 17, 1999                      Page 5B

 

ms. anita “cricket” spiva

 

            Anita “Cricket” Spiva, age 39, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 1999 at her home following an extended illness.  Anita was born in Fulton County, Georgia, on Monday, September 28, 1959, a daughter of Mary Grace Weaver Spiva and the late Guy Walter Spiva.  She had lived in Blairsville since 1974, coming here from Forest Park, Georgia.  Ms. Spiva worked in many of the local restaurants as a waitress.  She had been proceeded in death by her father, Guy Walter Spiva, in June, and an infant son, Justin Heath Spiva, in 1983.

            Surviving are her mother and step-father, Grace and Tommy Daniels, of Young Harris; daughter, Amanda Grace Pane, of Blairsville; son, Adam Jesup Payne, also of Blairsville; step-mother, Virginia E. Spiva, of Marietta; sisters: Jennifer Rainwater, of Rosewell, Kristie Payne, of Jasper, Angie Thomas, of Ellijay; brother, Keith Spiva, of Woodstock; step-sister: Janie Knight of Marietta, and Debbie Free of Hiawassee; step-brother Kelvin Long, of Marietta; and brother in law, Danny Payne, of Blairsville; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 12, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. James Thomas officiating.  Special music was presented by Michelle Webb.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family suggests memorials to be made to Hand and Hand Hospice.

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 17, 1999                      Page 5B

 

mr. ralph w. dyer

 

            Mr. Ralph W. Dyer, age 67, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 11, 1999, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Georgia.

            Mr. Dyer was born in Union County, Georgia, on Thursday, November 256, 1931, a son of the late Vernon Dyer and Pauline Watkins Dyer.  He was veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in Korea.  Mr. Dyer was a lifelong resident of Union County and owned and managed El Joe Motel and Restaurant for many years.  Mr. Dyer was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County.

            Surviving are his son, Reid Watkins Dyer, of Blairsville; son and daughter in law, Logan W. and Haley Dyer, also of Blairsville; brothers: Gordon B. Dyer and Joseph A. Dyer, both of Blairsville; granddaughter, Ansley Dyer also survives along with many other friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 13, 1998 from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Carter Maddox officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Phillip Greg, and Bobby Dyer, Brian Dyer, Jamie Mull and Derick Dellinger.  Interment was in Blairsville City Cemetery, with military honors by North Georgia Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to The Dyer-Souther Heritage Cemetery Fund, PO Box 716, Blairsville, GA 30514.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.