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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 12, 1997              Page 7B

 

mr. william h. “billy” dent

 

            Mr. William H. “Billy” Dent, age 64, of 1110 Blue Ridge Hay. Blairsville, GA. formerly of Warner Robins, passed away Monday, March 3, 1997.  Mr. Dent was born in Peach County.  He was a retired civil service RAFB, and veteran of the Navy-Korea.  He was also a member of Fort Valley Presbyterian Church. 

Survivors are his wife, Patricia W. Dent of Blairsville; sons, Dr.. Jeffrey J. Dent of Augusta, William H. Dent, Jr. of Fayetteville, and Joseph W. Dent of Albany; brothers and sisters, Gloria Jean Johnson of Byron, Roy Dent of Powersville, Annis Champion, Wilder Dent and Pat Tresco of Fort Valley, Bobby Dent of Jacksonville, FL., and Edward Dent of Daytona Beach, FL.; and four grandchildren. 

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 5, 1997. Rev. Travis Adams officiated.  Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery of Fort Valley.  Family may be contacted at the home of Wilder Dent, 439 Old Macon Road, Fort Valley.

Rooks Funeral Home of Fort Valley in charge of arrangements.     


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March 12, 1997              Page 7B

 

mrs. eula mae brewer

 

            Mrs. Eula Mae Brewer, age 71,of 1290 Bradford Street, Gainesville GA, passed away Monday, March 3 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mrs. Brewer was a native of Union County, but had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  She was a member of the Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church. 

Survivors are her husband, Mr. William F. Brewer of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Ronnie Morris of Gainesville; sister, Blanche Nix of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Opal Hamby of Blairsville; granddaughter, Amy Morris of Gainesville. 

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 5, 1997 in the chapel of memorial Park Funeral Home.  The Rev. Fulton Boswell and Rev. Grady Carpenter officiated.  Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial Park Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of arrangements.     


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March 12, 1997              Page 7B

 

mrs. bonnie plott

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Plott , age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Plott was born in Union County, Georgia on September 25, 1914, a daughter of the late Willie D. Hutson and Iva Teague Hutson.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Plott  was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Her husband, Ed Plott, passed away in 1983.  

            Surviving are sons, Swayne Plott,  of Texas and Ervin Plott of Blairsville; brothers, C.R. Hutson and Arthur Hutson, both of Marietta; sister, Hazel Dillinger, of Blairsville; nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, March 6, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Towery, Jr. and Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Susie Phillips, Louise Delong, and Sarah Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Jason Plott, Bryan Plott, Larry Hutson, J.E. Hutson, Kennon Seabolt, and Mike Jones,.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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March 12, 1997              Page 7B

 

mr. hubert h. gilreath

 

            Mr. Hubert H. Gilreath, age 67, of Riceville, Tennessee, formerly of Suches, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 1997 in National Health Care Hospital in Athens, TN. 

Mr. Gilreath was born in Union County, Georgia, on August 19,1929, a son of the late Joseph Herschel Gilreath and Murphy Jane Shope Gilreath.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.  He lived  most of his life in this area, and was a member of Corinth Baptist church (sic).   

            Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Linda Gilreath, of Riceville, TN.; son and daughter-in-law Greg and Stacy Gilreath, of Morganton, GA.; brothers, Herschel Gilreath of Morganton, Ralph Gilreath of Blairsville; Rufus Gilreath of Canton, Ohio, and Eugene Gilreath of Suches, GA.; grandsons, Adam and grant Gilreath, both of Riceville. 

            Funeral services were held Friday, March 7, 1997 at 11 a.m. from Corinth Baptist Church with Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Willis Garrett officiating.  Special music was presented by Steve and Patricia Odom.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Harley Harkins, Clyde Harkins, Harold Parker, Terry Grizzle, Archie Farmer and Brad Smith.   Members of the North Georgia Honor Guard presented graveside Military Honors with interment in the church cemetery. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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March 12, 1997              Page 7B

 

mrs. myrtice walter clark

 

            Mrs. Myrtice Walter Clark, age 80, of 3026 Ellenton-Norman Park Road, Norman Park, Georgia (formerly of Blairsville) passed away Tuesday, March 4 at Tallahassee memorial Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

            Daughter of the late Sarah Meacy Pope and the late Jessie Andrew Pope, Mrs. Clark was born February 23, 1917 in Colquitt county.  She was a member of Cool Springs Freewill Baptist Church. 

            Survivors include her husband, Charles S. Clark, of Norman Park; a son, Buddy Sheffield, of Norman Park; a daughter, JoAnn Sheffield Schilling, of Young Harris; a brother, J.A. Pope, of Norman Park; a sister, Thelma Pope Stewart of Norman Park; five stepchildren, Lonny Clark, of Lakeland, FL., Duey Clark, of Buford, S.C., Pam Clark of Tampa, FL., and Myra Erwin and Joy Milligan, both of Ft. Worth, Texas; 26 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosa Meacy Cox.

            Mrs. Clark was a volunteer with Colquitt Regional Medical Center and Hospice.  She completed her nurse training at Warren A. Chandler in Savannah.  Her nursing career spanned 48 years.  She worked for many years as a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and as a private duty nurse at Palm Beach County, Florida at Johns Hopkins Hospital and City Hospital in Baltimore, MD. and under Dr. DeBakey in Houston, Texas.

            Mrs. Clark was a resident of Blairsville from 1972 until 1986.  She was instrumental in establishing Union County Nursing Home and served as Director of Nursing of the facility from opening date in 1974 until her retirement.  Mrs. Clark was much loved by the staff and residents.

            Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 7, at Cook Springs Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hughes officiating.  Burial was in Cool Springs Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jessie Pope, Joseph Pope, James Pope, Lonny Clark, Jeffrey Pope, Alan Cox, Kevin Schilling and Duey Clark. 

Memorials may be made to Union County Nursing Home, 550 Nursing Home Circle, Blairsville, GA. 30512.   


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March 12, 1997              Page 7B

 

mrs. estlene beaver lunsford

 

            Mrs. Estlene Beaver Lunsford , age 80, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 1997 at her home. 

Mrs. Lunsford was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina on August 15, 1909, a daughter of the late Henry Smith and Charlotte Moss Smith.  She was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in this area.  Mrs. Lunsford was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mr. John beaver, in 1959, and her second husband, Mr. Clifton Lunsford, in 1974.  

            Surviving are sons, Cecil Beaver and Calvin Beaver, both of Blairsville, Claude Beaver of Mableton, GA., Grady Beaver of Morganton, GA., and Eddy Beaver of Ellijay, GA.; daughters, Corene Elliott of Blairsville; Grovie Cole of Smyrna, GA., and Myrtle Walsh of Murphy, N.C.; 23 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, March 7, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Harper and Rev. Avery Beaver officiating.  Special music was presented by Nita Foster and Ken and Elaine Young.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.