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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 24, 1996                                                                                                                                        Page 7B

 

mr. garfield franklin

 

            Mr. Garfield Franklin, 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 13, 1996 in Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Mr. Franklin was born in Haywood County, North Carolina, on January 14, 1910, a son of the late Robert Franklin and Lora Stines Franklin.  He was of the Baptist Faith. 

            Surviving are sons, Jeff Franklin and Eugene Franklin, both of Blairsville; and daughter Marie Ford also of Blairsville; sister, Mary Towe, of the Dial community; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16, 1996 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Reverend Hubert Legg officiating.  Special music was presented by Hubert and Betty Legg.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Terry Franklin, Keith Ford, Phillip Ford, Billy Franklin, Gary Franklin, and Steve Franklin.  Interment was Pleasant Hill Baptist church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was 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 24, 1996                                                                                                                                        Page 7B

 

mrs. bessie caroline harkins

 

            Mrs. Bessie Caroline Harkins, 87, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 1996 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mrs. Harkins was born in Union County, Georgia, on April 24, 1908, a daughter of the late William Bowers and Sallie Gillispie Bowers.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Harkins was a member of New Harmony Baptist church.  Preceding her in death was her husband, John Berry Harkins, in 1966; and daughters, Clara Mae Corn, 1969; Mabel Hensley, 1991; and Mamie Garrett in 1986, and son, Pete Harkins, in 1993. 

            Surviving are daughter, Lorena Abercrombie, of Suches, GA; son an daughter in law, Ernest and Velma Harkins, of Blairsville; son and daughter in law, Mac and Juanita Harkins, of Blairsville; son in law, Rev. Willis Garrett of Young Harris, GA; son in law, Corbit Hensley, of Gastonia, NC; daughter in law, Grapell Harkins, of Blairsville; son in law, Johnny Corn, of Toccoa, GA; sister in laws Bonnie Harkins of Atlanta, GA; Grace Bowers of Ashland, Ohio; and Ethel Grizzle of Blairsville; twenty nine grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren, and ten great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, April 19, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Kenny Beavers, Rev. Willis Garrett, and Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Music was presented by Cynthia Duncan.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jerry Hensley, Alvin Garrett, Tony Harkins, Sr. Mst. Sgt. James Harkins, Scott Adams, and Richard Waldroop.  Serving as Honorary (sic)  escort to the family were Ernie Harkins, Nicky Harkins, Christopher Sterling, and Larry Garrett.  Interment was in Coosa Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.