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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 7, 1999                  Page 4B

 

mr. ulric “eric” spiva

 

            Mr. Ulric, “Eric” Spiva, age 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 21, 1999            in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Spiva was born on Saturday, February 14, 1925, in Union County, Georgia, a son of the late Guy Cook Spiva and Bessie lee Duckworth Spiva.  He was a lifelong resident of this area, and was a retired builder.  MR. Spiva was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church, and Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114, F&AM.  He authored the song, “I Wouldn’t Change It If I Could, made famous by Ricky Scaggs.  A son, Stephen Franklin Spiva, passed away in 1973.following an extended illness

            Surviving are his wife, LaWanda Reece Spiva, of the home; son, Walter Eugene Spiva, of Hiawassee; son and daughter in law, Fred and Doris Spiva, of Columbia, SC; son and daughter in law,, jerry and Deborah Spiva, of Blairsville; and daughter and son in law, Linda Rose and Bill Carlyle, of Blairsville; son, Ric Spiva, of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Ruth and Rex Patterson of Hayesville; daughter and son in law, Deborah and Junior Carroll of Blairsville; daughter and on in law, Peggy and Church Patrick of Brasstown, NC; brothers: John Spiva, of Canton, Larry Spiva of jasper, and Leon Spiva, of Blairsville; sister, Dorothy Spiva of Savannah, 30 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren also survive along with many friends.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 23, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Willis Garrett officiating.  The Eulogy was presented by his son, Gene Spiva, and a poem was read by his daughter Linda Carlyle.  Special music was presented by John and Clayton Nix, Edward Mashburn, Kennith Young, Joe Payne, Sonya Spiva, and Coleen Judy.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Geoff Spiva, Alan Spiva, Jon Spiva, Jeff Spiva, Brian Spiva, Amos Patterson, Derek Cook, and Jason Patrick.  Interment was in Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 7, 1999                  Page 4B

 

mr. wendall o. mashburn

 

            Mr. Wendall O. Mashburn, age 72, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 1999 following an extended illness.

            Mr. Mashburn was born in Union County, Georgia, on Monday, August 9, 1926, a son of the late Gurley Mashburn and Eula Hood Mashburn.  Mr. Mashburn was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.s. Navy.  He was a welder.

            Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Owenby Mashburn, of the home; daughters: Thersha Mashburn Major, of Oakwood, and Judy Mashburn Skelly, of Los Angeles, CA; sons: Morris Mashburn and Mike Mashburn, both of Blairsville,, and Jerry Mashburn of Oakwood and Jack Mashburn of Gainesville; sisters: Joyce Whetsell, of Charleston, SC and Gennie Brewer, of Jedburg, SC; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 2, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Leon Henderson and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Martha Cone and Carole Shupe.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Matthew Mashburn, Adam Mashburn, Jody Mashburn, Justin Seltrecht, David Paul, and Adam Kall.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, with military honors by North Georgia Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to in memory of

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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April 7, 1999                  Page 4B

 

mr. charles conley

 

            Mr. Charles Conley, age 78, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 27, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Coley was born in Union County, Georgia, on Friday, June 4, 1920, a son of the late John Ralph Conley and Estelle Rich Conley.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during WWII,   in the army air corps.  Mr. Conley was a lifelong resident of this area and had been Postmaster for Blairsville for 31 years.  He was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  Mr. Conley taught Sunday school for 36 years.   He had been preceded in death by his father, John Ralph Conley, his mother, Estelle Rich Conley, daughter, Linda Gail hunter, brothers: John and Bobby Conley.

            Surviving are his wife, Nettie Burch Conley, of Blairsville; son and daughter in law, Bo and Vivian Conley; son and daughter in law, David and Nancy Conley; son and daughter in law, Larry and Charlotte Conley, all of Blairsville; and brother, Jim Conley, of Blairsville, sisters, Francis Harrison of Fritzgerald and Saranell Patterson of Blairsville; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Bethel Buchanan and Rev. Danny Parris officiating. 

Special music was presented by First Baptist Quartet and Nelson and Mildred LeCroy.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Keith Conley, Jonathon Conley, Jason Hunter, Kevin Conley, Cory Conley, Andy Conley, and Josh Conley.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30514.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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April 7, 1999                  Page 4B

 

bonnie mahaffey genet

 

            Bonnie Mahaffey Genet, age 81, passed away March 20, 1999, at McKinley Life Center in Canton, Ohio.  She was a native of Blairsville, GA.

            She is survived by: sons: James Genet of Canton, Ohio, and Jeffrey Genet of Louisville, Kentucky; daughter: Bonnie Jean VanDuzer of Coral Springs, Fla.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at the Hahn Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard Powell officiating.  Interment was at Greenland Memorial Park, Barberton, Ohio.

             

 


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April 7, 1999                  Page 4B

 

mrs. betty barnes

 

            Mrs. Betty Barnes, age 64, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Barnes was born Saturday, April 29, 1934, in Union County, Georgia, a daughter of the late George Stephens and Sallie Young Stephens.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of union County.  Mrs. Barnes was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Oris Barnes, of Blairsville; son and daughter in law, Ted and Opal Barnes, of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Elaine and Caroll Dotson of Young Harris, GA; and daughter and son in law, Lavita and Mike Totherow, of Blairsville; brothers: J.C. and Mack Stephens, of Blairsville; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 1, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Rick Rogers and Rev. Ray Potts officiating. 

Special music was presented by The Kelley Trio. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Carl Dotson, Johnny McCoy, Billy Payne, Hoyt Stephens, Brandon Dotson, and Emanuel Legg.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.