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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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February 18, 2009          Page 15A


patience i. black


            Mrs. Patience I. Black, age 94, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2009, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mrs. Black was born in Bullock County, Georgia, on June 5, 1914, a daughter of the late Raleigh Johnson and Annie Clifton Johnson.  She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County.  Mrs. Black had been active in united Methodist Women; former volunteer with The American Cancer Society; Oasis, and a nursery worker at church.  She had been preceded in death by her husband, Ned Black, and a daughter, Patricia Gail Offret.  

            Surviving family members include daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and A.G. Sherman, of Blairsville; daughter, Nedra Kass, of Blairsvile (sic) and daughter and son-in-law, Johnnye and Jerry Phillips, of Weirsdale, Florida.  Six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, February 15, 2009, at 3 p.m., from First United Methodist Church of Union County, with Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  The family met with friends on Sunday, one hour prior to the service.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  A.G. Sherman, Kristian Phillips, Jerry Phillips, Hoyt Raper, Gene Hodson, and Mike Cunningham.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  

            If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1501 NW 9th Ave. bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494.           

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You are invited to view Mrs. Black’s life tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at