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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 13, 1996                          Page 9B

 

mr. dennis I. saxton

 

            Mr. Dennis I. Saxton, age 50, Blairsville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 5, 1996 following a period of declining health.  Mr. Saxton was born in Huntington, WV the son of Ira Clay and Stella Cotton Saxton.  Surviving are his wife Mrs. Connie Saxton of Blairsville, GA; daughters: Patricia Brumfield of Glenwood, WV; Teresa Kadunce of Blairsville, GA; son: Greg Bryant of Royal Palm Beach, FL; Dennis Michael Saxton of Glenwood, WV; three sisters; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Ceredo Mortuary in Ceredo, WV with interment in the Cyrus Cemetery in Prichard, WV.  Ceredo Mortuary of Ceredo, WV was in charge of the arrangements.  Notice provided by Banister Funeral home of Young Harris. 

 

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 13, 1996                          Page 9B

 

mrs. vina anderson king

 

            Mrs. Vina King, age 85, of 5003 Vina Drive, Blairsville, passed away February 29, 1996.

Mrs.  was born June 5, 1910.  She had lived most of her life in the Blairsville area.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph Abraham Anderson and Mary Mae Ledford Anderson.

Mrs. King was preceded in death by two husbands, Walt King and Tom King.  Also by a sister Cleo Dockery and three brothers: Lawrence, Carl and Gene Anderson.  She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. 

            Survivors include one sister, Gracie Belle Anderson and two brothers, Garnett and Hobert Anderson all of Blairsville.  Nieves and nephews also survive.

            The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Hoyt King, Tommy King, Charles King, Randall Anderson, Danny Key and Jerry Dockery.  

Funeral services were held Sunday March 3, 1996 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, with Rev. Leon Henderson officiating.  Music was furnished by Kenneth and Elaine Young.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist church (sic) Cemetery.

            Ivie Funeral Home of Murphy, NC was in charge of arrangements.


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March 13, 1996                          Page 9B

 

mrs. ruby e. little hunter

 

            Mrs. Rube E. Little Hunter, 79, of Morganton, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 1996 in Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta.

Mrs. Hunter was born on May 26, 1916, in Union County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Thomas Gordon Little and Callie Walker Little.  She had lived her lifetime in this area and had been a public school teacher for over thirty five years.  Mrs. Hunter attended Bethany Baptist Church. 

            Surviving are her husband, Mr. Hansel Hunter, of the home; daughter and son in law, Elsie Hunter Deaver and Lester Deaver, of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Nema Hunter Mobley and Darrell Mobley, of Acworth, Georgia; sisters, Lena Thompson, of Murphy, NC, and Virginia Titshaw, of Lawrenceville, Georgia; brothers, Floyd Little of Murphy and Holland Little, of Fulton, MS; grandchildren: Dawn Gunter and Gordon Mobley, of Acworth; great grandchildren: Jana Gunter and Joshua Gunter, both of Acworth; several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Loys Waters and Rev. Brian Souther officiating. Special music was presented by the Union County Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Thomas Little, Paul Thompson, Scott Titshaw, Marlin Gunter, Gordon Mobley, and Dennis Thompson.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was Jason Kuykendall.  Interment was in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Morganton.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 13, 1996                          Page 9B

 

mr. dale r. davenport

 

            Mr. Dale R. Davenport, 65, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 8, 1996 at his home.

Mr. Davenport was born on August 28, 1930, in Union County, Georgia, a son of the late E.S. Davenport and Laura Mae Richards Davenport.  He was a U.S. army Veteran of the Korean War and was a Cattle Farmer.  Mr. Davenport was a member and Past Master of Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114, F&AM, and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are son, Doug Beaver, of Gainesville, Georgia, brothers, Randolph Davenport, of Grayson, Georgia and Ralph Davenport, of Blairsville; sister, Leota King, of Blairsville; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, March 10, 1996 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. B.A. Buchanan and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Louise DeLong, Susie Phillips, and Sarah Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Craig Davenport, Ron Davenport, Dennis Davenport, Mark Davenport, Damon davenport, and Danny Davenport.  Service as Honorary Escort to the Family were members of the Allegheny Masonic Lodge.  Interment was in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.  If you wish, memorials may be made to either the American Diabetic Association, or to the American Heart Association.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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March 13, 1996                          Page 9B

 

mr. arlie lincoln grizzle

 

            Mr. Arlie Lincoln Grizzle, 92, of Suches, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 1996.

Mr. Grizzle was born in Union County, on January 18, 1904, a son of the late Francis Eldridge Grizzle and Dolly Thomason Grizzle.  He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Union County.  Mr. Grizzle was a member of Mt. Pleasant #2 Baptist Church in Suches and was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  His wife, Mrs. Dicie Payne Grizzle, passed away in 1964. 

            Surviving are sons and daughters in law, Fred and Evelyn Grizzle, of Cumming, GA and Ronald and Helen Grizzle, also of Cumming; Harve and Betty grizzle, of Blairsville; daughters and sons in law, Vernelle Nix and Clayton Nix of Blairsville; and Betty Dayton of Hiawassee, Georgia; brothers, Verlin Grizzle, of Kansas City, MO and Arthur Grizzle of Suches, Georgia; sister, Della Carter of Suches; fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, March 7, 1996 at 2 p.m. from Mr. (sic) Pleasant #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Willis Garrett and Rev. Joe Hulsey officiating.  Special music was presented by the church choir and Nelson and Mildred Lecroy.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Douglas Grizzle, Mitchell Dayton, Myron Dayton, Morris Dayton, Tracy Grizzle, and Brian Grizzle.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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March 13, 1996                          Page 9B

 

mr. allen wayne gracey

 

            Mr. Allen Wayne Gracey, 40, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 7, 1006 (sic) in Augusta Regional Medical Center in August (sic), Georgia.

Mr. Gracey was born in Dade County, Florida, a son of Paul Gracey and Myra Justine Ford Gracey.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Gracey had been living in the Blairsville area since 1993, coming here from Tampa, Florida and attended the Blairsville Church of the Nazarene.  He had been a Florid State Patrolman for 29 years, before retiring to the North Georgia Mountains.  Mr. Gracey was an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast. 

            Surviving are his wife, Kathy Leonard Gracey of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Allen Wayne, Jr. and Tonya Gracey of Nashville, TN; Daughter, Karey Ann Gracey, of Tampa; Daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Gracey Parrish and James Parrish, of Murphy, NC; two brothers: Gene Gracey of Miami, Florida and Eddie Gracey of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Grandchildren: Justin Tyler Parrish and Erin Nichole Parrish, both of Murphy, NC and Katherine Anne Gracey of Nashville.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 1996 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Visser, Rev. Wendell Shirley, and Rev. C.B. Nixon officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Michael Wechsley, Tom Gracey, Dan Maguire, Lamar Seufert, Buddy Hendry, and Don Barnum.  Members of the North Georgia Honors, with interment in Holly Hill Veteran’s Cemetery in Blairsville.  If you wish, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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March 13, 1996                          Page 9B

 

mr. arthur lee peck

 

            Mr. Arthur Lee Peck, 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 1996 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Peck was born on November 16, 1914, in Hillsboro County, Florida, a son of Leslie Peck and Beulah Kennedy Peck.  He moved to the Blairsville area from Val Rico, Florida.  Mr. Peck was a member of McConnell memorial Baptist Church in Hiawassee.

            Surviving are his wife, Reta Peck, of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Evelyn Laura and Steve Bennett of Dover, Florida; son and daughter in law, Cecil A. and Lola Peck, of Albany, Georgia; daughter and son in law, Deborah and Glen Hart, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; sister, Alice Caldwell, of Tampa, Florida; grandson, Christopher Peck, of Albany; granddaughter, Emily Robertson, of Rhode Island; nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, 1996 at 11 a.m. from McConnell Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Wood officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gordon Fitts, Walter Berg, J.W. Ray, Earl Smith, Lee Baenninger, and Broward Williams.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Wilson Ernest, Charles Brackett, Tommie Alexander, and Gene Sprayberry.  Interment was in Osborn Cemetery in Hiawassee.

Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.              

 

           


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March 13, 1996                          Page 9B

 

mrs. beatrice julia brooks

 

            Mrs. Beatrice Julia Brooks, 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, march 9, 1996, following an extended illness.  

Mrs. Brooks was born in Jackson County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Charlie Brooks and Lula Cabe Brooks.  She had lived most of her life in Union County, moving here from Sylva, North Carolina.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  A son, David Brooks, passed away in 1983, and Mrs. Brooks’ husband, Everett, passed away in 1991. 

            Surviving are son, Phillip Hensley, of Maysville, Georgia; daughters, Martha Hensley Raper, and Rebecca Brooks Bryant, both of Blairsville; brothers: Claude Brooks, of Bryson City, North Carolina; John Brooks of Pulaski, Virginia; and Charlie C. Brooks, of Sylva, NC; sisters, Vila Crawford and Irmagard Smith, both of Sylva; grandchildren: Chris and Dawn Hensley of Maysville; Michael and Julia Raper, of Blairsville; Jordan Bryant also of Blairsville; and one great granddaughter, Kaley Morgan Raper, of Blairsville; many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, March 11, 1996 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Neal and Patsy Efird, James Hooper, and Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Charles Brooks, Johnny Brooks, Bill Gibson, Arlin Middleton, Bruce Brooks, and Jerry Brooks.  Members of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class and the Love Sunday School Class served as honorary escort to the family.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

If you wish, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, Georgia, (sic)  30514. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.