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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 21, 1996                                  Page 10A

 

mr. charles w. phillips

 

            Mr. Charles W. Phillips, 70, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 25, 1996 in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Phillips was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, a son of the late Albert Phillips and Lona Furlong Phillips.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, and served during World War II.  Mr. Phillips had lived in the Blairsville area since 1981, coming here from Davie, Florida. 

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elva Phillips, of the home; two sons, Charles P. Phillips, of Redondo Beach, California; and John M. Phillips, of Athens, Georgia; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Phillips, of Tallahassee, Florida; two grandchildren, Donald and Jennifer Phillips, both of San Diego, California; three great grandchildren, Kevin, Brianna, and Christopher Phillips, all of San Diego.

            Funeral services were held Monday, January 29, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gary Davenport, W.H. McCarter, Jeff McCarter, Tom Berry, David Conley, and Michael Duvall.  Interment was in Choestoe 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 21, 1996                                  Page 10A

 

mrs. sara lavina berry kirby

 

            Mrs. Vina Berry Kirby, 96, of Marietta, Georgia, formerly of Union County and Young Harris, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 3, 1996 after an extended illness.

Mrs. Kirby was born in Union County, Georgia, on October 15, 1899, a daughter of the late William Jefferson Berry and Jane Frady Berry of the Choestoe Section of Union County.  She was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Blairsville and attended Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia.  She had lived in Marietta for the past 54 years. 

            Survivors include her daughter, Eloise Nichols of Marietta; Sister (sic), Jessie Fields of Morrow, brother, John Berry of Blairsville; Three (sic) granddaughters, three great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Friday, February 9, 1996, interment in Kennesaw memorial Park, Marietta, Georgia.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

February 21, 1996                                  Page 10A

 

mr. tom s. candler, jr

 

            Mr. Tom S. Candler, Jr., age 70, of Blairsville, Georgia,  passed away Saturday, February 17, 1996 at his home.  Mr. Candler was born in Union County, Georgia, on August 19, 1925.  He was a lifelong resident of this area.  He was a US Army Veteran of World War II, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County.  Mr. Candler was a member also of Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114, F&AM, a former Kiwanian; former Mayor Pro-Tem of Blairsville; a Blairsville City Councilman; and a Blairsville businessman, being the proprietor of Blairsville Standard Station and Tom Candler Used Cars for many years.  Mr. Candler had been preceded in death by his parents, Judge and Mrs. Thomas S. Candler, Sr., a brother, “Buck” Candler, and sisters, Nell Candler McNeil, and Sarah Candler Gilliland. 

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Patton Candler, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Tommie Lynn and Mark Burrell, of Blairsville; and granddaughter, Olivia Candler Burrell, of Blairsville; many nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 20, 1996 at 11 a.m., from the Chapel (sic) of the funeral home with Dr. Robert Darby and Reverend Horace Potts officiating.  Mrs. Martha Cone was the soloist.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Craig Davenport, Troy Phillips, Ray Rogers, Bob Head, Billy Decker, and McCoy Walker.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Sid Mahan, Virge Kelley, Cecil Nelson, WC (sic) Nelson, Ralph Davenport, Mike Mashburn, Lee Holt, Max Owenby, Max Ware, Leon Davenport, Don Phillips, Don Hartman, pat Akins, Fred Weaver, Cecil Lance, Junior Brackett, Gollie Easter, Jay Burks, Bill Foster, Ottis Franklin, Bill Kent, Allen Conley, Bobby Dillinger, and James Burrell.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  If you wish, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Union County Building Fund, 859 Hwy. 515, Blairsville, GA 30512.  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.