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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 15, 1998                Page 6B

 

jewel “joe” dixon payne

 

            Mr. Jewel “Joe” Dixon Payne, age 68, of Blairsville, passed away Sunday, April 5, 1998 in Lanier Park Hospital, Gainesville, GA.  He was a native of Union County, son of the late Norvie and Laura Rector Payne.  He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and had retired from the Chrysler Corporation.

            Survivors include, Mrs. Betty Hood Payne, of the home; daughter, Lisa Paige Stoke of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers, Arnold, Herol, and J.W. Payne, all of Blairsville; sisters, Gladys Freeman, Blairsville, and Hazel Smith, Morganton; grandchildren, Ashley and Hannah Stoker, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Several nephews, nieces, and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 7th at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Steve Youngblood officiating.  Music was by Kenneth and Elaine Young. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


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April 15, 1998                Page 6B

 

mr. roney jones

 

            Mr. Roney Jones, age 65, of Blairsville, passed away Tuesday, April 7, at the Copper Basin Hospital, Copperhill, Tennessee, following an extended illness.  Mr. Jones was born in Union County, the son of Arthur Zelve and Carrie Rhodes Jones.  Mr. Jones was a member of the Young Cane Church of God.

            He is survived by two brothers, James Arnold Jones and Johnny Jones, both of Blairsville.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Thursday with the Rev. Terrell Jones and Rev. William Sissum officiating.  Music was by Kenneth and Elaine Young.  Interment was in the Liberty Hill Methodist Cemetery, Fannin County.

            Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 


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April 15, 1998                Page 6B

 

mrs. vonnie b. garrett

 

            Mrs. Vonnie B. Garrett, age 77, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 15, 1998 in Windy Hill Hospital in Marietta, Georgia.

            Mrs. Garrett was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina on January 18, 1922, a daughter of the late Julius Beaver and Matty Abernathy Beaver.  She lived most of her life in the Union County area and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, #304, Blairsville Chapter.  She was the widow of the late Jake Garrett.

            Surviving are her daughter, Delores Patton, of Marietta; son, Don Garrett of Cartersville, Georgia; sister, Verdie Ledford of Blairsville; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Vernon Davenport and Rev. Loys Waters officiating.  Special music was presented by The Faith Singers.  Interment was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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April 15, 1998                Page 6B

 

mr. hans schmidt

 

            Mr. Hans Schmidt, age 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mr. Schmidt was a native of Zaandam, Holland and was born on February 4, 1924 a son of the late Walter Schmidt and Grietje Boerendans Schmidt.  He was a retired engineer and had lived in this area of Blairsville since 1991.

            Surviving are three children, Erik Schmidt of Edmonton, Alberta, Werner Schmidt of Toronto, Ontario, and Rene Schmidt of Brighton, Ontario; brother, Georg Schmidt of Zella-Mehlis, Germany; four grandchildren also survive.

            Private memorial services were held. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 15, 1998                Page 6B

 

mrs. mildred cynthia baker

 

            Mrs. Mildred Cynthia Baker, age 93, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, April 3, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Baker was born in Texas County, Oklahoma, on July 6, 1904, a daughter of the late James Meacham and Jessie Street Meacham.  She was a retired LPN and had lived in this area since 1997, coming here from Orlando, Florida.  Mrs. Baker attended The Assembly of god Church (sic).

            Surviving are daughter, Gertrude Stephens, of Leesburg, Florida; son, George Baker of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; son, Carl Baker of Blairsville; brother, Sam Meacham of Washington State; sisters, Jessie Wikstrom of Washington State, Marjorie Schlue of Oregon, and Jane Fritz, of Colorado; eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild also survive.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.