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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 1, 1998                  Page 4B

 

rev. eugene parker

 

            The Henry Cochran Funeral Home announces the death and funeral services for the Rev. Eugene Parker, age 77, of Suches who passed away Sunday morning at his home.  He was born in Fannin County December 4, 1920, the son of the late Colman and Fannie may Edmondson Parker.  He was a WWII Veteran serving in the Army.  Rev. Parke was ordained into the ministry January 9, 1953 at the Akron Baptist temple and had served as pastor of the Willscott Baptist Church for a number of years.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ash Parker, daughter and son in law’s; Carolyn and Orlando Wilson of Woodstock, and Linda and Greg Walls of Kennesaw, Georgia; sisters, Helen Dillard of Columbia, S.C., Evelyn Fields of Canton, Georgia; brothers, Howard Parker of Marietta, and Barney Parker of Jonesboro, Georgia; four grandchildren, gene Wilson, Amber Walls, Stacy Wilson and Bethany Walls; nieces, nephews and a host of friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Henry Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Tritt and Rev. Jim Woody officiating.  Music was by the Willscott Baptist Church Choir.  Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches with full military honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

Pallbearers were Benny Brookshire Frank Tipton, Benny Cross, Gene Wilson, Potsie Porter, George Fields and Rodney Fields.  Honorary pallbearers were Bymon Helton, James Crawford, Gary Porter and Hastel Parker. 

Interment followed in

            Henry Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 


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April 1, 1998                  Page 4B

 

mr. frank w. twiggs

 

            Mr. Frank W. Twiggs, age 65, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 26, 1998.

            Mr. Twiggs was born July 13, 1932 in Cherokee County, North Carolina, a son of the late Jewell O. Twiggs and Lela Burch Twiggs.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Mr. Twiggs had lived most of his life in this area, although he lived and worked in Akron, Ohio for twenty-one years.  He was of the Baptist Faith.

            Surviving hare (sic) his wife, Mary Deaver Twiggs, of the home; daughters, Debra Lynn Twiggs and Patricia Ann McConahy, both of Blairsville; brother, Randall Twiggs of Blairsville; and sisters, Thelma McConnell of Acworth, GA. And Barbara Heiner of Akron, Ohio; grandson, Frank James Twiggs of Blairsville; several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Ivy Log Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  Special music was presented by Junior Puett and Michael Thompson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Frank James Twiggs, Curtis McConahy, Neil McConnell, Ricky Twiggs Jim Twiggs, and Delaine Morris.    Interment was in Ivy Log Baptist Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements


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April 1, 1998                  Page 4B

 

blane robert henderson

 

            Blane Robert Henderson, age 76, of Young Harris, GA. died Friday, march 27, 1998 in a Union County Georgia Hospital, following a brief illness.

            He was a native of Union County, GA.  He was a retired construction worker.  He was the son of the late Jim and Cleo King Henderson.  He was preceded in death by a son Buster Lee Henderson.

            Surviving are his wife, Hazel Ruby Griggs Henderson; two sons, Wade and his wife Sue Henderson and Melvin Henderson, al of Young Harris, GA. and Marvin Henderson of the home; four daughters, Geraldine and her late husband Caswell Reece of Hayesville, N.C., Margie and her husband Billy Brown, Rita and her husband Leo Chastain and Sherry and her husband Mike McGaha, all of Young Harris, GA.; one brother, James Henderson of Atlanta, GA.; one sister, Millie Kimble of Blairsville, GA.; five grandsons, Ricky Brown, Michael Chastain, Tony Reece, Daniel McGaha and Buck Henderson; four granddaughters, Tammy Thomas, Marcella Anderson, Christy McGaha and Pamela Brown; eight great grandchildren a number of nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Townson Rose, Frank Rose Sr. Memorial Chapel in Hayesville, N.C.  The Rev. Willis Garrett officiated.  Burial was in the Henderson Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: Keith Thomas, Ricky Brown, Billy Joe Chastain, Bass Henderson, Jim Henderson and George Henderson.

Townson Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 


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April 1, 1998                  Page 4B

 

mr. ivan “bee” cobb

 

            Mr. Ivan “Bee” Cobb, age 89, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 26, 1998 at his home.

            Mr. Cobb was born in Union County, Georgia, on August 19, 1908, a son of the late Ivan Cobb and Rebecca Odom Cobb.  He lived most of his life in Union County, and was a retired upholsterer.  Mr. Cobb was a member of Confidence Methodist Church, and was a member of Young Cane Masonic Lodge, #597, and was a past Master, serving in 1973.

            Surviving are his wife, Louetta Smith Cobb, of Blairsville; daughters, Marie Adams of Cleveland, Georgia; Irene Mong of Medina, Ohio; and Wanda Laseter, of Blairsville; son, Roger Cobb, of Blairsville; half-sister, Jessie Woody of Morganton, Georgia, and Verdie Rhodes, also of Morganton; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Jimmy Rogers and rev. Benny Nix officiating.  Special music was presented by Mrs. Odena Gibson.   Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with brethren of Young Cane Masonic Lodge serving as pallbearers.  Member of the Young cane Masonic Lodge presented Masonic rites. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 

             

 


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April 1, 1998                  Page 4B

 

mrs. wanda karan

 

            Mrs. Wanda Karan, age 78, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 1998 in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

            Mrs. Karan was born October 31, 1919, in Hudson County, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Matthew Cymer and Alexandria Banach Cymer.  She was a homemaker and had lived in the Blairsville area for one and one half years.  Mrs. Karan had lived in Vero Beach for twenty one years before moving to Blairsville.  She was of the Catholic faith.

            Surviving are her husband, Frank Karan, of Blairsville; daughter, Michaela Kelly of Kirkville, NY; daughter, Elizabeth Rivenbark of Blairsville, and Diane Diage, of Blairsville; brother, Carol Cymer of Jersey City, New Jersey; grandchildren, Holly and Sarah Daige, Michael, Thomas, Mary and Robert Kelly.

            Funeral mass was held Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Father Tim Gadziala officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Gearl Rivenbark, Dennis Daige, Shawn Rudd, Shane Mullanack, Michael Kelly, Thomas Kelly, and Tom Kelly.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements