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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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February 24, 1999                      Page 5B

 

mrs. belle m. brown

 

            Mrs. Belle M. Brown, age 81, of Young Harris, Georgia passed away Monday, February 15, 1999 following a period of declining health.  Mrs. Brown was born in Union County, Georgia the daughter of Joseph Porter and Hettie Thomas Nichols.  Together with her husband Ernest, Belle owned and operated E.L. Brown’s Mercantile and the Young Harris Motel in Young Harris for many years.  She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law: Betty and Byron Bledsoe of Marietta, Georgia, Kathy and Cecil Hughes of Young Harris, Georgia, and Sandra and Lynn Gooch of Blairsville, Georgia; her son and daughter in law: Billy Ray and Geraldine Brown of Young Harris, Georgia; two brothers: Lee Nichols of Blairsville, Georgia, and Frank Quince Nichols of Rosewell, Georgia; one sister, Vivian lance of Blairsville, Georgia; six grandchildren: Belinda Bledsoe, Kristi Conley, Joel Gooch, Kevin Brown, Nicholas and Nathan Hughes, and one great grandchild: Rachel Brown, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband Ernest L. Brown on October 20, 1997 and her grandson Douglas Bledsoe.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the many Forks Baptist Church with the Rev. Horace Potts and the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Interment was in the Many Forks Cemetery.  Music was provided by: Carolyn Bridges and the Phillips Singers.  Pallbearers were: Tim Nichols, Keith Nichols, Ray Nichols, Mike Rowe, Kevin, Brown, and Edward Stroup.  Banister Funeral Home of Young Harris, Georgia in charge of arrangements.


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February 24, 1999                      Page 5B

 

mr. bart winn

 

            Mr. Bart Winn, age 77, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 14, 1999 in Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

            Mr. Winn was born in Union County, Georgia, on Saturday, May 28, 1921, a son of the late George Winn and Ellen Shyukler Winn.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in World War II.  Mr. Winn was a lifelong resident of this area, and was a member of Union Baptist Church.  He was also a member of The American Legion, Brown-Davis-Elliot Woody Post VFW, #7394.  Mr. Winn was retired form the U.S. Forestry Service.

            Surviving are his brothers, Oscar Winn and Albert Winn, both of Blairsville; sister, Lida Collins, of Thomasville, Georgia; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Stacy Dyer, Rev. Danny Parris, and Rev. Benny Nix officiating.  Special music was presented by Neal and Patsy Efird.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Harlie Winn, Jimmy Spiva, Michael Spiva Charles Spiva, Wayne Hedden, and Bluford Dyer.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was Hoyt Browning.  Interment was in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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February 24, 1999                      Page 5B

 

mrs. lorene kerby

 

            Mrs. Lorene Kerby, age 78, of Young Harris, Georgia, passed away Thursday February 18, 1999 at the Meadow Brook Nursing Home in Tucker, Georgia after a period of declining health.  Mrs. Kerby was born in Union County, Georgia, the daughter of Joe and Ida Mae Young Ash. Surviving are sons and daughters in law: J.C. and Betty Jo Kerby and Gainesville, Georgia, James Bobby and Brenda Kerby of Forest, MS, Jerry Wayne and Patricia Kerby of Cumming, Georgia; brothers: Harold Ash of Loganville, Georgia, R.M. Ash of Gainesville, Georgia, Raymond Ash of Barnesville, Georgia; sisters: Marie Townsend and Jenal. Gorden both of stone Mountain, Georgia, Ruby Nix of Cleveland, Georgia, Inez of Birmingham, AL; 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Old Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Lester Sutton officiating.  Interment was in the Old Union Cemetery.  Mrs. Kerby’s grandsons acted as pallbearers.  Banister Funeral Home of Young Harris in charge of arrangements.


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February 24, 1999                      Page 5B

 

thomas h. burns

 

            A celebration of life took place at 10 a.m., February 9, 1999 at St. Mary’s Church for Thomas Burns, who passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side February 5, 1999.

            Tom was born September 5, 1923 in Blairsville, GA.  He was called to service for WWII upon graduation of high school.  Tom fought in the European African Theater in the 179th Infantry Division, earning three bronze service stars, a good conduct medal, and a Purple Heart for wounds received in Anzio, Italy.

            Tom came to Taft January 1, 1948 becoming employed at Texaco, Inc.  He retired January 1, 1986 after 38 years of service.  He and his loving wife, Mary spent 13 years doing what he enjoyed most-traveling throughout the United states, especially the Southwest and the East visiting family and friends.  His favorite pastime, four days a week golfing, which he enjoyed with his many friends at Buena Vista Golf Course.  Other great loves of life were daily walks and fishing.

            Tom is survived by his wife, Mary of 48 years; daughters and sons in law: Michele and David Roark, of Santa Cruz; Kelly and Michael Houghton of Bakersfield three loving grandsons: Brent, mark and Blake Houghton; brothers and sisters in law: Hansel and Jean of Atascadero, CA; Ford and Amaryllis Burns of Blairsville, GA; Dale and Christine Burns of Lawrenceville, GA; sister in law, Jean Burns of Schoolmaker, and Rosemarie and Steve Babey of New York.  Tom will also be remembered by many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends especially Sandra Yeargan, Walter and Louise Wahl, Nancy Clark, Harold and Doris Artz, jack and John Dennis and Monisgnor Loydell Marth of Taft.

            The family wishes to thank all the fine home health care ladies who so lovingly cared for Tom-Betty, Wanda, Colleen, and Kitty, Brenda and Stacy of Optimal Hospice Care.

            Pallbearers were Walter Wahl, Harold Artz, Jack Dennis, John Dennis, David Roark and Mike Houghton.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Optimal Hospice Care, PO Box 80538, Bakersfield, CA. 93380.


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February 24, 1999                      Page 5B

 

mr. commie milas brown

 

            Mr. Commie M. Brown, age 84, of Young Harris, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 17, 1999 following a period of declining health.  Mr. Brow was born in Union County July 10, 1914 the son of Milas and Modean Caler Brown.

            Surviving are his wife Mrs. Lassie Brown of Young Harris, Georgia, daughter Joyce Bellingneir of Gaithersburg, MD; sons: Dennis brown of Eatonton, Georgia, Kenneth brown of Dayton, OH, Edwin Brown of New Port, NC, 14 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 19, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the Woods Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Robertson and the Rev. Danny Burch officiating.  Interment was in the Many Forks Cemetery.  Music was provided by the church choir.  Pallbearers were: Harold King, Ross Marshall, Perry Nichols, Frank Dills, Jerry Kendall and Morris Neal.  Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.


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February 24, 1999                      Page 5B

 

mr. francis paul “spud” spiva

 

            Mr. Francis Paul “Spud” Spiva, age 63, of Savannah, Georgia passed away Saturday, February 20, 1999.

            Mr. Spiva was born in Union County on November18, 1935 a son of the late Guy Cook and Bessie Lee Duckworth Spiva, but had lived in Savannah for the past 25 years.  He was a member of the Savannah Area Dart Association.  He was preceded in death by sisters, Shirley Martin and Willa Mae Carlisle and brothers, ED Spiva and Walter Spiva.

            Survivors include: sister, Dot Spiva of Savannah, GA: brothers: John Spiva of Canton, GA, Leon Spiva, Ulric Spiva and Larry Spiva all of Blairsville, GA; special family, Sandi Aycock of Kitrell, NC, David Phillips, Connie Payton and Pat Mann all of Savannah, GA; many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 23, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hughes officiating.  Pallbearers were David Phillips, Richard Payton, Stephens Aycock, Frank Nelson, James Spiva, and Craig Griffin.  Honorary pallbearers were Bob Reece and Rex Bellew.  Interment was in Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.