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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 19, 1997          Page 5B

 

mrs. bessie hood winn

 

            Mrs. Bessie Hood Winn, age 85, of Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, February 13, 1997 in Chatuge Regional.

Mrs. Winn was born in Union County, Georgia, on September 28, 1911, a daughter of the late Jim Hood and Ollie Saxon Hood.  She was a homemaker and a  lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Winn was a member of Union Baptist church and was preceded in death by her husband, Hillyer Winn, in 1990.   

            Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Shirley Winn, of Flowery Branch, GA.; and granddaughter, Leana Gayle Winn, also of  Flowery branch; sisters, Pauline Berry of Gainesville, Clara Jane Burnett of Suches, and bertha McClaine of Toccoa, GA.; brothers, Eugene Hood of Blairsville, George Hood of Cleveland, GA.,  Byron and Homer Hood, both of Blairsville; several nieces  and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, February 15, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Harley Hunter officiating.  Special music was presented by Trackrock Quartet and Leana Winn.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Kenny Spiva, Eddy Hood, Calvin Hood, Eddy Hood, Anthony  Coker and Jimmy Hood.  Interment was in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    

 

           


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 19, 1997          Page 5B

 

mr. john ralph conley, jr.

 

            Mr. John Ralph Conley, Jr., age 72, of Hayesville, N.C. died Sunday, February 16, 1997 in Murphy, N.C. hospital. 

He was a native of Union County, GA.  He was a U.S. Navy World War II Veteran.  He was a self0employed construction worker and enjoyed reading and gardening.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blairsville, GA.  He was the son of the late John Ralph and Estella Rich Conley, Sr. and was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Mae Parker Conley. 

He is survived by two sons, Bo Conley of Blairsville, GA. and Terry Conley of Marietta, GA.; two daughters, Peggy Foss of Austell, GA. and Tricia Hogsed of Hayesville, N.C.; two brothers, Charles Conley and Jim Conley, both of Blairsville, GA.; two sisters, Sara Nell Patterson of Blairsville, and Frances Harrison of Fitzgerald, GA.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.   

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 1997 at the Townson Rose, Frank Rose, Sr. memorial Chapel in Hayesville, N.C.  The Rev. Steve Bettis officiated.  Burial was held in the Union Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Gary Canup, Craig Christensen, Larry Hanes, Jimmy Murray, David Conley and Larry Conley. 

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, C/O Alice Watson, Program Supervisor, Clay and Cherokee counties (sic), P.O. Box 53, Brasstown, N.C. 28092,

Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.          

 


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February 19, 1997          Page 5B

 

mr. oliver edward maier, jr.

 

            Mr. Oliver Edward Maier, age 72, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 10, 1997 in Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, GA. 

Mr. Maier was born February 13, 1924 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Oliver Edward Maier, Sr., and Norma Laura Crusan Maier.  He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.  Mr. Maier had been living in this area since 1982, coming her (sic) from Orlando, Florida. 

            Surviving are his wife, Kay Maier of Blairsville; son, Larry Maier, of Austin, TX,; son, Richard Maier of Blairsville, GA; sisters, Jean McMillan and Edith McCormick, both of Evans City, PA.; Norma Glass, Gail Howell, and Marjorie Roberts, all of Mars, PA.; brothers, Howard Maier, of Mars, PA. and Arthur Maier of Crown Point, Indiana; five grandchildren also survive: Jason, Jesse, Erika, Audra Maier, all of Blairsville, and Ansley Donovan of Austin, Texas. 

           

 


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February 19, 1997          Page 5B

 

mrs. northa dyer collins

 

            Mrs. Northa Dyer Collins, age 99, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 6, 1997 , in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Collins was born in Union County, Georgia on July 13, 1897, a daughter of the late Bluford E. Dyer and Sarah Souther Dyer.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Collins had been a member of Choestoe Baptist Church since 1912, and was a charter member of the Choestoe Baptist Women’s Missionary Union, which was organized in 1929.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Harve Collins, who died in 1977, and fourteen brothers and sisters.   

            Surviving are daughters, Wilonell Dyer and Alda Marie Knight, both of Blairsville, GA.; son, William Clyde Collins of Blairsville; thirteen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, February 8, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Choestoe Baptist Church with Rev. James Geer, Rev. Grover Jones, and Rev. Bill Gowder officiating. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jerry Dyer, Larry Dyer, Bill Collins, Carlton Collins, Lee Knight, and Jeff Knight.  Interment was in Choestoe Cemetery.  If you wish to make contributions in lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be made to the Northa Collins Fund for Choestoe Baptist Church.    Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.