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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 25, 1998              Page 5B

 

mr. ralph e. drennan

 

            Mr. Ralph E. Drennan, age 85, of Suches, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 16, 1998 at his home.  Mr. Drennan was born in Fayette County, Georgia on July 14, 1912, a son of the late John Drennan and Alice Eason Drennan.  He was a veteran of the U.S. navy and served during World War II.  He had live din (sic) Suches for the past 35 years, coming here from Riverdale, Georgia.  Mr. Drennan was a member of Fayette Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Marie hand Drennan, of Suches; son, Ralph Ronald Drennan, of Riverdale, GA.; son, William Russell Drennan, of Elloree, S.C.; grandchildren, Ronnie Drennan of East Point, GA., Anne Marie Boone of Brooks, GA., Allyson Louise Boyles of Fayetteville, GA., William Russell “Rusty” Drennan of McDonough, GA., and Donna Michelle Molton of Fayetteville; great grandchildren, Matt Boone and Eric Boone of Brooks, GA. and Beth Molton of Fayetteville; many nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Bud Hyde officiating.  Special music was presented by The Sosebee Family and Zebulon Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Leonard Sosebee, Robert Sosebee, Joe Sosebee, Terry Sosebee, Melvin Turner, and Lee Yonts.  Interment was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.

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


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March 25, 1998              Page 5B

 

mrs. avanelle b. kneeshaw

 

            Mrs. Avanelle B. Kneeshaw, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 9, 1998 in Clay County Care center in Hayesville, North Carolina.

Mrs. Kneeshaw was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 11, 1909, a daughter of the late George E. Blackketter and Desdemonia Leiper Blackketter.  She was the widow of the late Ronald S. Kneeshaw, who passed away in 1960.  Mrs. Kneeshaw had lived in this area since 1992, coming here form Bradenton, Florida.  She was a member of West Bradenton Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida.

            Surviving are her son and daughter in law, George Stanley Kneeshaw and Sally Kneeshaw, both of Blairsville; grandson, Alton S. Kneeshaw, of Plant City, Florida; grandson, Gregory S. Kneeshaw, of Flovilla, Georgia; great granddaughter, Sarah Ann Kneeshaw, of Plant City; many nieces and nephews also survive.  Mrs. Kneeshaw had been preceded in death by five brothers, one of which was her twin brother.

            Funeral services and burial were held in Bradenton, Florida, with Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home, there in Bradenton, in charge of arrangements. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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March 25, 1998              Page 5B

 

mr. terry ‘al’ aleshire

 

            Mr. Terry ‘Al’ Aleshire, age 60, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 21, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Aleshire had lived in the Blairsville area since 1994, coming here from St. Cloud, Minnesota.  He was of the Methodist faith.  Mr. Aleshire was a retired Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

            Surviving are his wife, Barbara Aleshire, of Blairsville; mother, Cecile Aleshire, of St. Cloud, Minnesota; son, Staff Sgt. Terry Aleshire, of Korea; son, Arthur Aleshire, of Indiana; daughter, Linda Aleshire, of Michigan; step daughter, Lisa Fortenberry, of Blairsville; and step son, Steve McMullen, of lake Worth, Florida; brothers: Dwight Aleshire, of St. Cloud, Minnesota; Keith Aleshire, of Minneapolis; Arlyn Aleshire, of Texas; sisters: Dariel O’Hara, and Candy Reid, both of St. Cloud; and Cheryl Shafter, of Alexandria, Minn; 9 grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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March 25, 1998              Page 5B

 

mrs. sandra p. ellis

 

            Mrs. Sandra P. Ellis, age 41, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Waynesville, N.C., passed away Saturday, March 21, 1998 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Mrs. Ellis was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and had also served as church secretary for the past few months.  Mrs. Ellis was also a salesperson for the Tupperware Corporation.

            Survivors include her husband, Dan Ellis of the home; son, Bronson Cook, of Waynesville, NC; daughters, Teri, Michela, and Summer Cook, all of Blairsville; step-sons, Daniel and Joshua Ellis of Blairsville; parents, Ray and Frances Parto of Maggie Valley, N.C.; and sisters, Linda Walton of Gaffney, S.C. and Jennifer Parton of Maggie Valley.  many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 1 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Sangster officiating.  Special music was presented by the church choir.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements


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March 25, 1998              Page 5B

 

mr. earley eugene turner

 

            Mr. Earley Eugene Turner, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 17, 1998 following a period of declining health.  Mr. Turner was born in Tryon, NC the son of Joseph H. and Mary Lankford Turner.  Mr. Turner was a veteran of World War II.

            Surviving are his son, James A. Turner of Blairsville, Georgia and many friends.

            Memorial services were held Friday, March 20, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the Faith Baptist Church with the rev. James Brock officiating.  Interment was in the Ford Memorial Cemetery with honors provided by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

            The family requests that donations be made in honor of Mr. Turner, to the American Legion Post 121, Blairsville, Georgia.

            Banister Funeral Home of young Harris in charge of arrangements. 


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March 25, 1998              Page 5B

 

mr. george mcmullen

 

            Mr. George McMullen, age 78, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 21, 1998 following an extended illness.  Mr. McMullen was born in Bristol County, MA, the son of George G. and Concord McMullen.  Surviving are his wife Barbara McMullen of Blairsville, Georgia; daughters: Kathleen Ann Prince and Christine Marie Coats, both of Miami, Florida; son, George M. McMullen of Gales Ferry, CT; brothers, Edward McMullen of laurel, Maryland, Leo McMullen of Etontown, NJ. William McMullen of Brandon, Florida, Roger McMullen of Somerset, MA; sister, Mabel Lemieux of Somerset, MA.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.

            Banister Funeral Home of Young Harris in charge of arrangements.