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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 3, 1999                Page 5B

 

mr. ernest e. “ernie” honaker

 

            Mr. Ernest E. “Ernie” Honaker, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 22, 1999, at his home.

            Mr. Honaker was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, on Thursday, June 2, 1910, a son of the late Martin Vernon Honaker and Hannah Anna Martin Honaker.  Mr. Honaker grew up in Honaker, Virginia, and Sparta, North Carolina.  He moved to Blairsville in 1958, form Asheville, North Carolina.  Mr. Honaker graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He was the first manager of arbor Acres in Blairsville, and ahs been involved in a number of civic organizations.  Mr. Honaker was a member of Williamstown United Methodist Church in McCayesville, Georgia.

            Survivors include: son and daughter in law, Rev. Bill and Bobbie Honaker, of Blairsville; daughter, Rev. Martha Anne Honaker, of Fayetteville, NC; sister, Opal Proffie, of Troy, VA; brother, James Howard Honaker, of Winston-Salem, NC; sister, Jean Holt, of Wilimington, NC; 5 grandchildren: Yvette Honaker, Mitchelle Honaker Clayton, Chuck Honaker, Sherry Fields, and Bretta Lynn Ogburn, 9 great grandchildren along with other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 24, 1999, at 3 p.m. from the House of Prayer Church, with Rev. Jerry Helton, Rev. Carter Maddox and Rev. Charles Black officiating.  Special music was presented by the House of Prayer Church Choir.           The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Cliff Goewey, Joe Walker, Andy Dyer, Bob Peters, Dennis Macdiarmid, and Jim McClure.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.  If you wish, memorials may be made to Hand in Hand Hospice, PO Box 70, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 3, 1999                Page 5B

 

mrs. bonnie mae CHAMBERS HARKINS

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Mae Chambers Harkins, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 18, 1999 in Union General Hospital.

            Mrs. Harkins was born in Union County September 13, 1910, a daughter of the late William and Rosella Lowe Chambers.  She lived in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1965 to 1997.  Mrs. Harkins was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and Blairsville O.E.S. chapter 304.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Emory Harkins in 1986 and a son, James R. Harkins in 1937.

            Survivors include: daughters: Sybil and Ted Tyre of Blairsville, GA, Norma and David Jones of Jonesboro; sons, Charles and Yvonne Harkins of Atlanta, Georgia and J.C. and Margie Harkins of Blairsville, Georgia, and Lee and Doug Spence of St. Petersburg, Florida; brothers: Julius Chambers and Vernon Chambers both of Blairsville, Georgia; sisters, grace Stanislawski of Flat Rock, MI, Betty gray of Blairsville, Georgia and Connie Akin of Maryville, TN; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Daniels and Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  Music was by Melissa Mashburn.  Pallbearers were Rufus Everett, Larry Connally, Bruce Gray, Bryan Harkins, Chris Harkins and Larry Chambers.  Interment was in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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March 3, 1999                Page 5B

 

mrs. violet “phil” mills

 

            Mrs. Violet “Phil” Mills, age 82, of the Stonehenge Community in Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 1999 in Union General Hospital.

            Mrs. Mills was retired from the DuPont Co., Wilmington, DE, after 33 years service to this graphic artist.  She moved to this area six years ago form Marshallton, DE.  Mrs. Mills was a member of Sharp memorial Methodist Church, Yong Harris, Ga.  She was also an avid golfer.

            Survivors include her sons and daughters in law, Robert D. and Ruth Mills of Milford, DE, and G. Ray and Elsie Mills of Newark, De, a daughter, Carolyn P. Baker of Hiawassee, son in law, Michael Connors of Nokomis, FL, seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Connors of Nokomis, FL.

Funeral services were held from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, Hiawassee, GA, at 3 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 1999, with the Rev. Patty Ryle Clay officiating.  Music was provided by Loyce Phillips.

Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA in charge of arrangements. 


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March 3, 1999                Page 5B

 

mr. elmer d. pickelsimer

 

            Mr. Elmer D.  Pickelsimer, age 71, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 18, 1999 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home.

            Mr. Pickelsimer was born in Cherokee County, NC on June 9, 1927, and had lied in Union County all his life.  He was a son of the late John Andrew and Fannie warren Pickelsimer.  He was a member of Pine Top Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: stepdaughters, Sue Collins and Cordie Gibson both of Blairsville, Georgia, and Barbara Findley of Calhoun, Georgia; stepson, Jimmy Smith of Chatsworth, Georgia; sister, Niner Snedegar of Blairsville; sister and brother in law, Bertie and J.T. Davis of Blairsville; brother, Settle Pickelsimer of Blairsville; brother and sister in law, Earl and Dorothy Pickelsimer, of Blairsville; and brother,  Marlin Pickelsimer, also of Blairsville; 8 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Stacey Dyer and Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating.  Music was by Ken and Elaine Young.  Pallbearers were Larry Dyer, Jim Garrett, Leon Collins, Frank Collins, Joe Garrett and Rodney Carey.  Interment was in Pine Top Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.