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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 21, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

lewis jordan

 

           Mr. Lewis Jordan, age 80, of Blairsville, GA, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 14, 2012, at his home.

           Lewis was a lifelong resident of Union County, and was born on Friday, February 5, 1932, a son of the late Roy Jordan and the late Nettie Plott Jordan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served during the Korean War from 1952-1954. Lewis was honorably discharged from the Army in 1954 and earned the Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and on the 50th anniversary of the Korean War he received a letter of appreciation from Kim Dae-Jung, president of the Republic of Korea, and a new Korean Service Medal. Lewis was well-known in Blairsville; he loved life and was an avid hunter, loved fishing, camping, and time spent with friends. He was a masonry contractor, building with rock, brick, and block. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville where he faithfully served as Usher for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Boaz Sunday School Class and served on the building and grounds committee including the committee for the new sanctuary. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Irene Harris, Betty Harris, and Bennie Thomas, and a brother, Tom Jordan.
           Lewis will be missed by all who knew him, but especially his loving family: wife, Joyce Richey Wheeler Jordan, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Vernice Jordan, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Terry Gibson, of Hiawassee; step-sons, Michael Wheeler, of Nashville, TN; and Stephen Wheeler, of Marietta, GA. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.
           Funeral services for Lewis were held on Friday, March 16, 2012, at 1 p.m., in the Rock Chapel of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge, and Rev. Danny Parris officiating. Graveside services were held at Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, and officiated by Rev. Roy Bateman, and military honors presented by North Georgia Honor Guard. Specially selected music was provided by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper and Jackie Hill. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Spencer Lewis, Neal Moon, C.W. Johnson, Fred Roberts, Charles Jenkins, and Jim Stewart. The family met with friends on Friday before the service at the Rock Chapel, between the hours of 11 until 12:30.
           If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Blairsville,P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA, or to United Hospice of Blue Ridge.
           Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your fond memories and send your condolences to the family on our website, at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

Lewis Jordan 


LEWIS JORDAN
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 21, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

barbara sue easley estep

 

           Mr. Mrs. Barbara Sue Easley Estep, age 74, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2012 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA. Barbara had resided in Blairsville, for the past four and one-half years. She was born in Charleston, WV, on Thursday, August 19, 1937, a daughter of Hilda Farrow Hinchee Easley and John Bennett Easley.
She was of the Christian faith.

           Before coming to Blairsville she lived for five years in Largo, FL, and prior to that Barbara and her husband, Orville Lloyd Estep, lived in California for 34 years; of which 28 years where in San Diego. Barbara loved spending time with family and friends and was an avid reader, books of all varieties.

           She was preceded in death, by her brother John Easley, her stepdaughter Dejaun Estep and her stepson Kevin Estep.

           Survivors include: her husband Orville Lloyd Estep; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Kimberly Estep and their two children, Morgan and Ryleigh of New Hartford, CT; stepson and daughter-in-law Shaun and Maria Estep and their children Aaron Estep, his son Kevin, Erika and John Redgrave, John and Taylore Estep and their children, Ariel and John, Raymond Estep of Blairsville, GA; stepson and daughter-in-law David and Lisa Estep and their children, Tanya Estep and her son Nicky, Devin Estep, Keri Estep of Lauderhill, FL; stepson Mathew Estep and his son Jonathan of Crockett CA; stepdaughter Jan Ghani and her son Anthony Anderson, her daughter and son-in law Leslie and Adam Clevenger and their children, Paul, Rebecca, Jacquelyn, and Kristin of St. Petersburg, FL.

           A gathering of family and friends was held at her home in Blairsville on Tuesday night, March 20, 2012.

           Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory – Blairsville Chapel. You may share your condolences and fond memories with the family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

            

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 21, 2012                                 Page 14A

 

constance “connie” zaharis ward

 

           Mrs. Constance "Connie" Zaharis Ward, age 89 of Branan Lodge, Blairsville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Mrs. Ward was born May 29, 1922 in East Syracuse NY, the daughter of the late Evangelos "Eddy" Zaharis and the late Garefalia Marinou Zaharis.

           Connie was a member of Groton, New York HS class of 1940. She attended business school and became a secretary at the Corona Typewriter Factor, then worked as secretary to the Groton High School principal. After which, she worked for the Dean of the College of Agriculture for 14 years at Cornell University in Ithaca NY. About this time, her mother sent Connie to Greece to find a husband. Connie loved the trip but didn’t find a suitable man.

           In 1957, she married William D. Ward II, a brick mason, and began to journey with him. This took her to live in a number of places from New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Georgia, and Greece. After retirement, they volunteered with various humanitarian organizations in Zaire before retiring to Columbus, NM. After Bill's passing and forty-five years of marriage, Connie moved to Blairsville to be closer to her family.

           Connie enjoyed bingo and playing cards particularly pinochle and bridge with her friends at Branan Lodge. She enjoyed cooking and was well known for her banana bread and baklava. In years past she grew fruits and vegetables in a large garden, feeding the family throughout the year from her well stocked pantry.

           She was preceded in death by her parents Evangelos and Garefalia, her sisters Adamandia, Stella, Ontonia, her brother Leon and her husband Bill. Survivors include her brother Peter Zaharis, son and daughter-in-law, John and Layne Ward, daughter and son-in-law Carol and Don Cameron, her grandchildren Andrew and Jeffery Ward, many nieces and nephews and her many friends at Branan Lodge. She was loved by all and will be missed dearly.

           A celebration of her life will be held at the Branan Lodge, Saturday, March 24th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to your favorite charity.

           Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Constance Zaharis Ward


CONSTANCE ZAHARIS WARD
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arvel seabolt

 

           Mr. Arvel Seabolt, age 85 of Suches, passed away March 7, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Atlanta. Arvel was born October 18, 1926 in Suches, GA to the late Benjamin and Evie Garrett Seabolt. He was a member of Cooper's Creek Baptist Church, and served in the Army during WW II. He loved hunting, fishing, and farming. A wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, he was loved very much. Preceding him in death are two sisters, May Dixon and Betty Seabolt.

           Survivors include wife, Johnnie Grace Gooch Seabolt, two sons, Ralph (Pearl) Seabolt, and Alan Seabolt, one daughter, Florence (Hugh) Cain, one sister, Martha Payne, two brothers, Harley Seabolt and William Seabolt, grandchildren, Steven (Kimberly) Cain, and Wesley (Emily) Seabolt. Also many nieces and nephews.

           Funeral services were held Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. George Burch officiating. Music provided by Jannie Turner. Interment followed in the Cooper's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The gentlemen serving as pallbearers were Larry Seabolt, Lloyd Seabolt, Glen Payne, Jerry Payne, Steven Cain and Wesley Seabolt.           

           The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

           Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Arvel Seabolt


ARVEL SEABOLT
    Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home