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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 25, 2004                                                                                                          Page 5B

 

barbara bishop smith

 

Barbara Bishop Smith, 53, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Murphy, N.C., died Tuesday, February 17, 2004 in a Marietta, Georgia hospital.  A native of Madison County, AL., she had lived in Jasper, TN., prior to moving to this area in 1989.  She was the daughter of Mary Azuba Taylor Bishop of Hazel Green, AL., and the late L.V. Bishop and the wife of the late Lanny F. Smith, who died February 1, 1992.  She was a graduate of Montevallo University in Montevallo, AL.  She was an honored and well loved instructor at Tri-County Community College, where she taught the basic skills classes in the GED program.  She was an active member of the Murphy First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Lee Bishop.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, is her husband, Bob Smith; a daughter, Stacy Leigh Johnson and husband, Jeff of Fort Worth, TX; twin sisters, Judy Stewart and Trudy McCann, both of Hazel Green; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 20, 2004 at Murphy First Baptist Church with Dr. Woodrow Busch officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  The following gentlemen served as Randall Stewart, Logan McCann, Jason Stewart, David Brown, Steven Brown and Greg Edwards.  Honorary Pallbearers were Van Brown, Bob Phillips, Ron Mack, Frank Combs, Matt Williams, Bud Stiffler, John Hoyt, Robert Sheets and Jonathan McGuire.  An online guest register is available at “Obituaries” at www.iviefuneralhome.com.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Trip-County Community College Basic Skills Department, 4600 Highway 64 East, Murphy, N.C. 28906.

Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy, N.C., was in charge of all arrangements.

 


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February 25, 2004                                                                                                          Page 5B

 

florence reece queen

 

Mrs. Florence Reece Queen, age 94, native and lifelong resident of Union County, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, GA.

Mrs. Queen was a daughter of the late Eli Reece and Sally L. Stephens Reece.  She was a homemaker and had been preceded in death by her husband, Knox Queen, who passed away in 1973.  Mrs. Queen had been a member of Youngstown Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Herb Simmons, of Fayetteville, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Ruth Queen, of Blairsville, Georgia; daughter, Katherine Gorman, of Mineral Bluff, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Elaine Queen of Blairsville, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Stanley Jones of Chesapeake, Virginia; brother, Weldon Reece of Augusta, Georgia; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 20, 2004 in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Harrison Bradley and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating. Special music was presented by The Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers: Larry Hutson, Ricky Lance, Bill Wilson, Bobby Joe Queen, Louis Hughes and Richard Reece.  Burial was in the Queen Cemetery in Blairsville.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.

 


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February 25, 2004                                                                                                          Page 5B

 

mr. silvey rogers

 

Mr. Silvy Rogers, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2004 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Rogers was born on Saturday, April 14, 1917 in Union County, a son of the late Holland Avery Rogers and Cora Ann Rhodes Rogers.  He was a sawmiller and member of Liberty Hill Methodist Church.  Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by a son, Hoyt Rogers; two sisters, Opal Patterson and Marie Ballew; a brother, Paxton Rogers; half-sister, Ester Wheeler and a half-brother, Arles Rhodes.

Surviving Mr. Rogers is his wife, Zola Mae Burnette Rogers of Blairsville; brother, H.A. Rogers, Jr., of Blairsville; sister, Grace Wheeler, of Blairsville; two half-brothers, Luther Rhodes, of Morganton and Erith Rhodes of Blue Ridge; several nieces and nephews also survive, along with many friends.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 22, 2004 in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Charles Black, Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Tim Garrett officiating.  Special music was presented by The Kelley Trio.

The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers, Troy Wheeler, Mike Rogers, Bobby Thomas, Paul Jones, Trammel Rhodes, J.E. Corn, Rev. Tim Garrett and Jimmie McKerall.  Burial was in Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.

If you wish, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Richard Sowers, P.O. Box 746, Blairsville, Georgia 30514.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.


 

 

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February 25, 2004                                                                                                          Page 5B

 

Delana rene mcilrath

 

Delana Rene McIlrath, age 19, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2004 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Delana was born in Hohnenald, Tennessee on Thursday, June 21, 1984.  She had lived in Blairsville with her family for the past fifteen years and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Delana was a graduate of Union County High School and a Certified Nurse’s Assistant at Union County Nursing Home and also at Carlyle Place in Macon, Georgia, where she had also attended Macon State College.  Delana was preceded in death by her father, Russell Samuel McIlrath.

Delana is survived by her mother, Rhonda Jo Jackson McIlrath, of Blairsville; three sisters, Sarah McIlrath, of Cedar City, Utah, Erin McIlrath and Sherri McIlrath, both of Blairsville; her paternal grandfather, Fred Heather, of Daytona Beach, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with President Tom Booth officiating.  Burial was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.

 

 

NOTE: Article Fatal accident” on page 1.
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February 25, 2004                                                                                                          Page 5B

 

genevieve mary mashburn brewer

 

Genevieve “Gennie” Mary Mashburn Brewer, 74 of Summerville, S.C., widow of Rev. N.D. Brewer, died on Monday, February 16, 2004 at her residence.  Mrs. Brewer was born September 16, 1929 in Blairsville, Georgia, a daughter of the late Gurly William Mashburn and Eula Imogene Hood Mashburn.  She also attended school in Blairsville and later moved to Summerville, S.C., where she worked as a caregiver with Oakbrook Child Development Center for 22 years, where she touched the lives of many parents and their children.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jedburg.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty B. Marshall of Summerville, Patricia B. Knight of Blairsville, Linda B. Nettles of Summerville; two sons, William H. Brewer of Pittsburgh, CA., Roger D. Brewer of Moncks Corner, S.C; eight grandchildren, Christopher Knight of Copper Hill, TN., Kimberly K. Dockery of Murphy, N.C., Dale Brewer of Summerville, Kelly R. Nettles of Summerville, Stacie N. Elwood of Summerville, Mary Dale Brewer of Columbia, S.C., Stephanie M. Brewer of Moncks Corner, S.C., and Kelly M. Myers of Summerville; five great grandchildren; one sister, Joyce M. Whetsell of Goose Creek, S.C., and dear friends, Dottie Nickel of Summerville, S.C.  She was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Tony Hyatt, Harlan Hyatt and Amy Denise Nettles.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at First Baptist Church of Jedburg, S.C.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, 3870 Leeds Avenue, Suite 101, North Charleston, S.C., 29405 or First Baptist Church of Jedburg, 121 Brewer Road, Summerville, S.C., 29483.

James A. Dyal Funeral Home of Summerville, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.


 

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February 25, 2004                                                                                                          Page 5B

 

Carl W. Gilreath, sr.

 

Mr. Carl W. Gilreath, Sr., age 90, of 12293 Wolf Pen Gap Road, in Suches, Georgia., died Sunday, February 22, 2004 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness.

Mr. Gilreath was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He was a member of Zion Baptist Church and was a WWII Army veteran.  He was retired from the Georgia Dept. of Transportation.

He was the son of the late John Nelson and Martha Helton Gilreath and was also preceded in death by his brother, Hershel Gilreath; sisters, Nobie Holloway, Belvie Gilreath and Allie Westbrook.

He is survived by his wife, Eldine Gilreath, of Suches, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Carlton Chapman, of Suches; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl W. and Chris Gilreath of Dahlonega, Georgia, Donnie and Nena Gilreath of Macon, Georgia; sister, Nora Sullens of Clermont, Georgia; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega with Rev. Michael Wilkes officiating. 

Interment followed in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Union County with military honors provided by the Veterans Alliance Honor Guard.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.

 


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February 25, 2004                                                                                                          Page 5B

 

doyle “rick” wade

July 7, 1928February 17, 2004

 

Mr. Doyle Wade was born in Calhoun, Georgia and moved to Blairsville at the age of 6.  He enlisted in the Army serving in the Korean War and two tours during the Vietnam Conflict.  After retiring with 24 years of service, he returned to Blairsville.

He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Allegheny Lodge #114 F&AM, a life member of the VFW post #7394, a founding member of both the Ira Weaver Chapter of the American Legion #121 and the Am Vets Post #66.  He was also a member of the Army and Navy Union USA Inc., Garrison #66.  Mr. Wade was also past Commander of the 13th District VFW.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, the Rev. John and Jessie Wade, and a sister, Johnnie Mae.

Mr. Wade is survived by his wife, Genevieve; his daughters and their families, Sharon and Roger Korte of Augusta, GA; Sandra and Grover West of Tyrone, GA; Cindi and Carlton Sparks of Blairsville, GA; Karen and Ed Harman of Carrolton, GA; seven grandchildren, Carli, Michael, Shawn, Richard, Andrew, Edwin and Grover.  Also surviving are Doyle’s sister, Mary Curlis of Batavia, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Ramona Wood of Powder Springs, GA and Helen Keeney of Maquoketa, Iowa; also many special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 19, 2004 at the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Jon Herrin on officiating.  Special music was provided by James Stephens, Winkie Atkinson ad his grandson, Andrew Sparks.  Pallbearers were: Donald Edwards, Glenn Hamby, Tony Shook, Bobby Davis, Bill Ledford and Jerry Ivey.  Honorary pallbearers were: Roy Hamby, F.C. Nichols, Wayne Nix, Pat Hacker, Derek Sanders, Cecil Dockery and James Jackson.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens with Military Honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.