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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 10, 1999              Page 5B

 

robert f. jones

 

            Robert F. Jones, age 71, of Dempsey Street, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria, Illinois.

            Mr. Jones was born May 11, 1927, in Blairsville, GA, to Arthur and Aria Alma Nicholson Jones, he married Jeanette C. Day on May 27, 1950, in Lewiston.  She survives.  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

            Mr. Robert F. Jones was preceded in death by four brothers Juan, Lee Allen, Waymond and Hoyt; one sister, Mabel Jones Townley.

            Mr. Jones was a switchman at Caterpillar, Inc., retiring in 1978.  He owned and operated Bob Jones and Motors and worked at Downs Motors.

            He was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in East Peoria, where services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 26.  The Rev. A.E. Cope officiated.  Interment was in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.  Remmert Funeral Home of East Peoria, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.

           

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 10, 1999              Page 5B

 

mr. ray hemphill

 

            Mr. Ray M. Hemphill, age 83, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee.

            Mr. Hemphill was born in Union County, Georgia, on Thursday, October 21,  1914, a son of the late Lawrence C. Hemphill and Merzie Mauney Hemphill.  He was a carpenter and was a lifelong resident of this area.  Mr. Hemphill was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, and was ordained a deacon in that church on November 18, 1951.  He was also a member of Dooley Masonic Lodge.  Mr. Hemphill had been preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Ann Hemphill.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary Grace Colwell Hemphill, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Nola Hemphill, of Blairsville; daughter, Judy Hemphill Rich, of Mabelton, Georgia; three grandchildren: Mike Hemphill, Danny Hemphill, and Cary Rich.  Four great grandchildren: Jonathan Rich, Joshua Rich, Jordan Rich and Gabrian Hemphill.       Funeral services were held Monday, March 8, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral home in Blairsville with Rev. Tom Smith, Rev. Billy Rabern, and Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music was presented by Patsy Davenport, Ginger Carey, Debbie Owenby and Danita Owenby.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Mike Hemphill, Danny Hemphill, Cary Rich, Steve Drake, Scott Lance, Alan Colwell, Tim  Colwell, and Joey Colwell.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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March 10, 1999              Page 5B

 

mrs. julia kelly head

 

            Mrs. Julia Kelly Head, age 84, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 4, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

            Mrs. Head was born in Union County, Georgia, on Thursday, March 26, 1914, a daughter of the late Jake Burton Kelly and Mina Rogers Kelly.  She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Atlanta.  She as a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

            Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Ruenelle and Benny Allen; son and daughter-in-law, Robert L., Jr., and Carol Head, all the Blairsville; brother, Virge Kelly of Blairsville; and sister, Maude Powers of Detroit, Michigan; 6  grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6, 1999, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Herring and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Mildred and Nelson LeCroy, and Elizabeth Plott.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bud Akins, Jim McAfee, Jim Williams, Tony Hamby, Terry Queen, and Ray Rogers.  Interment was in Blairsville City Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 10, 1999              Page 5B

 

mrs. pearl e. cochran

 

            Mrs. Pearl E. Cochran, age 86, of Blairsville, passed away March 2, 1999.  She was a retired packing house worker and of the Baptist Faith.

            Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jean Cochran, Blairsville, sister, Mrs. Ella Murphy, Jasper, 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. 

            Funeral services were held from the Bethesda Baptist Church on Thursday, March 4, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Rich officiating.  Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

            Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton in charge of the arrangements.