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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 16, 1997                Page 4B

 

mrs. zura gooch todd

 

            Mrs. Zura Gooch Todd, age 92, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 6, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Todd was born in Union County, Georgia on March 14, 1905, a daughter of the late George Washington Gooch and Julia Davis Gooch.  She was a homemaker and lived in Suches, Georgia for most of her life.  Mrs. Todd was a member of Zion Baptist Church, and she owned and operated Todd’s Dahlia farms in Suches for forty years.  Mrs. Todd was a former school teacher.  She was a valuable source of information to the writer of “The Reach of Song:.  The State of Georgia’s Official Play, which depicts the life of mountain people, in the hills of north (sic) Georgia.  In the past few years, Mrs. Todd was very active in telling the history of the mountains and the people who inhabited them through demonstrations of lye soap making and many other pioneer ways of life.  For the past year and a half, she had been a resident of Branan Lodge.  Mrs. Todd was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin D. Todd, in 1988, and a daughter, Eddie Mae Burke in 1952. 

            Surviving are daughter, Mara O’Nell Holliday, of Blairsville; daughter, Elsie Irene Daniels, of Macon; daughter, Thelma Ruth Sudderth, of Woodstock; son, Marion D. Todd of Blairsville; and son, George I Todd of Madison, Indiana; brother, Arthur Gooch, and sister, Mattie Pirkle, both of Suches; 22 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 8, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Willis Garrett and Rev. James Harrison officiating.  Specially selected music was presented by R. Terry Hooper, Nelson Thomas, and Mary Anne Wicker.  Grandsons served as pallbearers with Ralph Gilreath serving as an honorary escort to the family.  Interment was in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

            If you wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.     

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 16, 1997                Page 4B

 

dr. william h. clinchard

 

            Dr. William H. Clinchard, age 89, of Blairsville died on Thursday, April 10, 1997.  He is survived by his loving wife Dorothea; daughter Connie Tellex and her husband Michael and grandchildren Christopher and Brittany.  Other survivors include sister Connie Wright, brother Gene Clinchard and step-son Michael Cole and family. 

Dr. Clinchard was a retired dentist from the Panama Canal Zone and resident of Blairsville for the last 19 years.  Dr. Clinchard was a Past Master of Chagres Lodge, Past patron of Eastern Star Orchid Chapter and member of the Abou Saad Scottish Rite Temple, all of the Canal Zone. 

Dr. Clinchard leaves behind many family members and wonderful friends who will all miss his never ending sense of humor.

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


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

April 16, 1997                Page 4B

 

mr. harold joseph day

 

            Mr. Harold Joseph Day, age 22, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, April 7, 1997 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA. 

Mr. Day was born in Somerset, New Jersey on September 18, 1974.  He was a graduate of Union County High School in Blairsville, class of 1992, and he graduated Young Harris College in Young Harris, GA., with the class of 1994.  He was a student at the University of Georgia, and was majoring in Journalism.  Mr. Day was a News Editor of “The Red and the Black”, a newspaper in Athens.

The family of Mr. Day is as follows: Parents, Harold R. and Joy Day, of Blairsville; a sister, Laura Day of Chapel Hill, N.C.; aunt and uncle, Gay and Bruce Abbott, of Fanwood, N.J.; aunt and uncle, Susan and John Drury of Huntersville, N.C.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, April 9, 1997 at 3 p.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Stephen Pavignano  officiating. 

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Catholic Center, C/O Father Stephen Pavignano, 1344 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA. 30605.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.