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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 1, 2009                  Page 16A

 

vernon ernest davenport

 

            Rev. Vernon Ernest Davenport, age 81, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta due to injuries received in an automobile accident.  Rev. Davenport was born Monday, May 9, 1927 in Union County GA to the late Bill Davenport and the late Clara Teague Davenport.  Vernon was a member and Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church and an area Minister since 1950.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellav Davenport and son, Jackie Davenport.    

Survivors include: wife, Bonnie Mason Davenport of Blairsville, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Betty & Louis Henderson of Blairsville, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Marie & Bruce Fortenberry of Calhoun, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Doris & Roy Hefner of Blairsville, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Anita & Robert Olmos of Calhoun, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Shirley & Wayne Aldridge of Dahlonega, GA, step-children, Janice Morgan, Wanda and Ronald Deyton, Tony Ledford, Tracy and Rex Rogers and Troy Ledford, all of Blairsville and 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 2 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Marvin Allison, Rev. Grady Ray and Dr. Don Pruitt officiating.  Music provided by the Moss family and Denise Campbell.  Interment followed in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen:  Richard Tanner, Vick Botts, Marshall Newman, Larry McCollum, John Harden and H.L. Rogers.  Honorary pallbearers included: Rev. Ray Potts, Rev. Cotton Harris, Rev. Frank Dockery, Rev. Don Hood, Rev. Dale Abernathy, Rev. Bryan Mason, Rev. Hubert Legg and Rev. Trannis Colwell. 

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 PM, Wednesday, March 25.

            If you wish, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please view Rev. Davenport’s Life Tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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emma jane crump turner

 

            Mrs. Emma Jane Crump Turner, age 90, of Lilburn, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009 at New London Health Center in Snellville, Georgia.  Mrs. Turner was born Monday, July 8, 1918, in Union County, Georgia, to the late Frank Crump and the late Carrie Lee Lovell Crump.  Mrs. Turner had lived in the Atlanta area since 1945.  She was of the Baptist faith, and had been preceded in death by her her (sic) husband, Archie Frank Turner, Sr.; sisters and brothers: William McDonald Crump, Luneedah Avera, Edward Crump, Harold Crump and Georgia Crump. 

            Surviving family members include: son, Archie Frank Turner, of Lilburn; step-daughter, Marceline May, of Birmingham, Alabama; sister, Joyce Tanner, of Snellville; brother, John David “J.D.” Crump, of Griffin, Georgia; and sister, Billie Joan Cardot, of Blairsville.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held at the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Interment followed in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: Archie Frank Turner, John Crump, Jonathan Crump, Russell Cardot, Kevin Tanner and Joe Dillard.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from Friday, March 27; 6 until 9 p.m.

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


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April 1, 2009                  Page 17A

 

edwina dawn (brown) garrison

 

            Mrs. Edwina Dawn (Brown) Garrison age 50 of Pat Colwell Rd., Blairsville passed away on Friday, March 27, 2009 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Garrison was born on June 6, 1958 in Towns County, the daughter of the late Clayton Brown and the late Jennie Sue Lance Brown.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County.  Edwina was a woman full of love.  She enjoyed gardening and watching wildlife.  Her joy was her grandchildren.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.  Mrs. Garrison was a member of Youngstown Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Garrison are her loving husband, Tim Garrison of Blairsville, two sons and daughters-in-law, Chad and Kaye Rich of Blairsville, Trint and Christa Rich of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Maria Brown of Holly springs, GA, niece and nephew, Clay and Kristi Brown, four grandchildren, Lance, Cayden, Katie and Bentley Rich, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Hood officiating.  Special music was presented by Jonathan Adams and Rhonda Hood.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Scotty Jarrard, Levi Kendrick, Casey Jones, Donnie Hudson, Scott Garrison and Michael Plott.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Bill Parker, D.L. martin, Danny Kendrick, Jack Stephens, W.H. Hood, Don Neil and Tony Henderson.  Interment followed in the Union memory Gardens Cemetery.

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

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  Please view Mr. video tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA, in charge of arrangements.       


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joyce lucille fears

 

            Mrs. Joyce Lucille fears age 79 of Scenic Mtn. Park Drive, Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in the St. Joseph’s Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Fears was born on Jan. 15,1930 in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of the late Arthur Burton and the late Louise Schauwecker Burton.  She had worked for Scovill Manufacturing Company for many years.  She enjoyed time here in the mountains with her friends.  Joyce was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Ovida Hawley.  Mrs. Fears was a member of the Columbo Catholic Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Fears are daughter, Sharron Emmons of Middleton, CT, son, Randy Emmons of Woodbury, CT, daughter, Elizabeth Goldstein of Panama, Central America, son, Charles Fears III of Scotch Plains, NJ, very dear friends, Emrie Gottfried, Linda Hanson and Chelsea Waters, two grandchildren, Daniel Emmons and Thomas Emmons, six step grandchildren, eleven step great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            No services are planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Fears.    

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

           


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juliette marie boyer

 

            Sister Juliette Marie Boyer age 89, passed away, formerly of Bristol CT< she resided with cousins, Patricia Matte, Lucy and her husband Paul Cislak of Blairsville, GA, until her death on Tuesday, march 24, 2009.  sister Juliette was a Catholic Nun for seventy-three years and was known for her servant’s heart. 

            She operated a religious organization known as “Our Lord and Savior Community” since 1976.  Sister Juliette helped countless homeless, poor land downhearted people throughout her ministry and became known as “Little Sister of the Poor.”  Her faith filled prayers, carried many people through times of sickness and hardship.  Sister Juliette will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

She is survived by a brother, Henry Boyer of Vacaville, CA, two sisters, Veronica McCarthy of Wilbraham, MA, and Mary Sanford of San Diego, CA.  She also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            A graveside service was held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bristol, CT, on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, donations would be appreciated and used to help purchase medication for elderly people who are poor.  Please send donations to: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, PO Box 1448, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.         

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

           


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homer darrell staines

 

            Mr. Homer Darrell Staines age 64 of Scooter Lane, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Staines was born on May 27, 1944 in Moultrie, GA, the son of the late Homer S. Staines, and the late Marie Allen Staines.  He is survived by his step-mother Virginia Staines.  Homer was an avid fisherman.  He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and was a friend to many.  Mr. Staines was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Staines are four daughters and son in laws, Lesa and Daniel Byrd of Blairsville, Kim and Alan Bridges of Blairsville, Suzan and Tim Sanford of Port St. Lucie, FL, Kristy and Joe Johnson of Wellington, FL, one sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Frank Stevens of lantana, FL, one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jeannette Johnson of Blairsville, six grandchildren, Kristen Baldwin, Jessica Odom, Cameron Sanford, Katrina Byrd, Chelsea Odom and Lindzey Sanford, two great grandchildren, Kaydee McClure and Mackenzie Baldwin, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Services for Mr. Staines were held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 5 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music was presented by Danita Kennedy, Junior and Carolyn Bridges and Pat McCall.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice in memory of Mr. Staines.  The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4-5 p.m.

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