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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 11, 1998              Page 5B

 

mrs. lois drake lance

 

            Mrs. Lois Drake Lance, age 65, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 6, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Lance was born in Union County, Georgia on June 6, 1932 a daughter of the late Haskel Drake and Willie Colwell Drake.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Mr. Cecil Lance, of Blairsville; son and daughter-9in-law, Scott and Tammie Lance, of Blairsville; brothers, jack and Bill Drake of Blairsville; granddaughters Amber and Becky Lance of Blairsville; nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, March 8, 198 at 3 p.m. from Antioch Baptist church with Rev. Bill Rabern, Rev. Tom Smith, Rev. Jerry Helton, Rev. Harold Sangster, and Rev. Tommy Seay officiating.  Special music was presented by Tammy Blasingame, Danita Owenby, and Lita Gowder. 

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jim Clark, Floid Schneider, Arthur Gurr, Steve Drake, Jim Westberry, and Steve Goines.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements


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March 11, 1998              Page 5B

 

mrs. martha seabaolt garrett

 

            Mrs. Martha Seabolt Garrett, age 89, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 28, 1998 in Blairsville at her home.  She was born in Union County, Georgia on May 5, 1908, a daughter of the late John Seabolt and Rebecca Grizzle Seabolt.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. garrett (sic) was a member of New Harmony Baptist church.  She was preceded in death by two infant sons, grandson, bobby (sic) Dixon in 1963, and her husband, Lincoln Garrett in 1978.

            Surviving are her son, Willis Garrett of Young Harris, GA.; daughter, Mae Clark of Gainesville, GA.; daughter, Beulah Penland of Murrayville, GA.; son, Jim Garrett, of Gainesville; daughter, Bessie Brown of Blairsville; daughter Bertha Powers of Dahlonega, GA.; daughters Shirley Carey, Myrtle Collins, Evelyn Shook and Vivian Conley, all of Blairsville; sister, Minnie Seabolt of Suches; thirty grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren and fourteen great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 3, 1998 at New Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Claude Thomas and Rev. Kenneth Beavers officiating.  Special music was presented by The Pickelsimer’s.  The following grandsons served as pallbearers: Keith Conley, Larry Garrett, Charles Penland, R.B. Brown, Jerry Dixon, Rodney Carey, and Benny Collins.  Other grandsons served as honorary escort to their family.  Interment was in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

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


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March 11, 1998              Page 5B

 

mrs. stella meers head

 

            Mrs. Stella Meers Head, age 86, of Suches, GA., died Saturday, March 7th, 1998 at her son’s residence in Cumming, GA. following an extended illness.

            Mrs. Head was a native of Fannin County, was a homemaker, and was of the Baptist Faith.

            She is survived by daughters and son-in-laws, Lorene and Pete Bachmann, Mableton, GA., Janie Ruth and Lamone Ray, Reidsville, GA.; sons and daughter-in-laws, Leroy and Katheline Head, Cumming, GA., Paul and Jan Head, Cumming, GA,.; 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and several other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, March 9, 1998 at The Coopers Creek Baptist Church in Fannin County with Rev. Scott Sorrells and Rev. Buddy Adams officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements. 

 


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March 11, 1998              Page 5B

 

flonnie thompson beaver

 

            Flonnie Thompson Beaver, age 91, of Cast St, Hendersonville, NC formerly of Murphy, NC died Wednesday, March 4, 1998 after a long illness in a Hendersonville, NC, nursing home.

            She was a native of Union County, Georgia.  She was a homemaker.  Her hobbies were quilt making and doing picture puzzles.  She excepted (sic) Christ as her Savior at age 11, and joined Bethany Baptist Church where she was a devoted church worker and member.  She was the daughter of the late Lawson and Nora Davenport Thompson.  She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Beaver; two sons Clyde beaver and Wayne Beaver; sister Bonnie Thompson; grandchild Brenda Lou and great-grandchild Cody Ball.

            Surviving are her daughter-in-law Mary Beaver of Hendersonville, NC; two granddaughters and their husbands, Linda and Carl Baldwin and Teresa and David Ball, all of Hendersonville, NC; four great-grandchildren, Brent and Kristy Baldwin and Brandon and Ashley Ball, all of Hendersonville, NC; and a host of cousins and friends in Murphy, NC and the Blairsville, GA area.

            Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 1998 at the Townson rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC.  The Rev. Jerry Young officiated.  Burial was in the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville, GA.  Pallbearers were Michael Thompson, Paul Thompson, Roy beaver, David Hughes, Ty Cobb and Thomas Little.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Corene Little, 1701 Old Culberson Road, Murphy, NC 28906.

Townson Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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March 11, 1998              Page 5B

 

ruth jeanette howard campbell

 

            Ruth Jeanette Howard Campbell, age 75, of Blairsville, Georgia died Thursday, March 5, 1998 in a Clay County, N.C. nursing home.

            She was a native of Tuscarawas County, OH.  She was a homemaker.  She attended the Methodist Church in Blairsville, Georgia. She was the daughtrer (sic) of the late James Otis and Myrtle Mae West Howard.  She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar Kenneth Campbell.

            Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Reva Jo and the Rev. William “Sonny” Payne of Tyler, Texas; two grandchildren, Timothy Lee Payne and Ami Elizabeth Payne Burr and three great-grandchildren, Jonathan Christopher Burr, Catherine Jo Burr and Elizabeth Anne Payne.

            Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, March 6, 1998 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC. The Rev. William “Sonny” Payne officiated.  Burial was in the Liberty Community Cemetery in Murphy, NC.

Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.