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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 22, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

rev. james calvin thompson, sr.

 

            Rev. James Calvin Thompson, Sr., age 86, of Route 2, Murphy, NC, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 1995, in an Andrews, NC hospital.

            He was a native of Union County, GA.  He became an ordained minister in 1945 and pastured churches in Cherokee County, NC and Union County, GA.  He was a member of Little Brasstown Baptist Church.

            A mason, he was a member of Montgomery Lodge No. 426 and Eastern Star – Cooley Lodge.

            He was a son of the late Allen James and Amanda Townson Thompson and was preceded in death by four brothers and 1 sister.

            He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alice Whitmore Thompson; one son, Rev. James Calvin Thompson, Jr. of the home; one brother, Ralph Thompson of Culberson, NC; and one sister, Mary Panther of Ackworth, GA.

            Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1995, at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel, Murphy, NC.  The Revs. Aud Brown, Jimmy Rogers and Dr. Chester Jones officiated.  Masonic rites were conducted by Montgomery Lodge No. 426.  Burial was in the Whitmore Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be his brother-in-law and nephews, James Thompson, Paul Thompson, Ray Whitmore, Johnny Whitmore, Mark Whitmore and Kevin Garrett.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Thompson and his minister friends.

            Townson Rose Funeral Home, Murphy, NC was in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 22, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mrs. alvie brackett partin

 

            Mrs. Alvie Brackett Partin, age 99, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, February 12, 1995 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Partin was born in Union County, GA, on July 20, 1895, a daughter of the late Will and Zadie Brackett.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Partin was a member of Providence Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Ed Partin, in 1957.

            Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Ruby and Mark “Junior” Towery, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Shirley Partin, of Locust Grove, GA; a sister, Dessie Atkins, of Blairsville; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 14, 1995 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Kennith (sic) and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ron Towery, Charles Partin, Gene Rogers, Neal Partin, Jr., Eddie Partin, and Mark Towery, Jr.  Interment was in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.

           


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February 22, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mrs. ruby alexander

 

            Mrs. Ruby Alexander, age 69, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Alexander was born in Whitfield County, Georgia on January 28, 1926, a daughter of the late Narve Allen Dyer and Laura Jane Townsend Dyer.  She had lived in this area for most of her life and was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.            Surviving are her husband, Hoyt Alexander of Blairsville; son, Jimmy Alexander of Charlswilde, Germany; daughter, Bonnie York of Sautee, Georgia; son, Eddie Alexander of Blairsville; brother, Howard Dyer of Blairsville; brother, Ishmael Dyer of Blairsville; sister, Norma McDonald of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, February 17, 1995 at 2:00 p.m. from Old Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  The church choir presented the music for the service.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Lou Collins, Todd Collins, Jay Collins, Aubrey Dyer, Gene Collins, F.C. Collins.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

           


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February 22, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mrs. grapelle england colwell

 

            Mrs. Grapelle England Colwell, age 89, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 1995.

            Mrs. Colwell was born in Union County, Georgia, on June 22, 1904, a daughter of the late William Harrison England and Callie Rada Henson England.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Colwell was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church and the widow of the late Albert “Ab” Colwell, who passed away in 1958.

            Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, A.C. and Jean Colwell of Tucker, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Max and Isabell Colwell of Millers Creek, North Carolina; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Jack and Gwen Colwell of Pinehurst, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Dottie Colwell Coltrane and Al Coltrane of Lithonia, Georgia; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, February 17, 1995 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Danny Parris and Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Specially selected music for the service was presented by Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Clark Colwell, Brad Coltrane, Sonny Colwell, Fred Penland, Watson Ward, and Leslie McCord.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was Russ Crawford.  Interment was in Blairsville City Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.