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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 29, 1998                Page 5B

 

mrs. mary jo freeman mahan

 

            Mrs. Mary Jo Freeman Mahan, age 60, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 19, 1998, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mrs. Mahan was born in DeKalb County, Georgia on December 2, 1937, a daughter of Christine Maddox Freeman and the late Dewey Freeman.  She had lived in Blairsville for the past twenty-five years, coming here form Decatur.  She worked as supervisor in Owenby Manufacturing for a number of years.  Mrs. Mahan was of the Baptist Faith.

            Surviving are her husband, Sid Mahan, of Blairsville; mother, Christine Freeman of Stone Mountain, GA.; son, Sonny Mahan of Blairsville; daughter, Jodi Rogers of Blairsville; brother, David Freeman of Stone Mountain; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Devan Mahan and Jacob Rogers.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Special music was presented by Rhonda Culbertson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Eric England, Charles Partin, Paul Owenby, Joe dyer (sic), Roy Rose, and Ray Rogers.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia 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 29, 1998                Page 5B

 

mr. mitchell clay stephens

 

            Mr. Mitchell Clay Stephens, age 87, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, April 23, 1998.  Mr. Stephens was born in Union County, Georgia, on September 6, 1910, a son of the late Joseph Stephens and Emma Kelley Stephens.  He had lived in Blairsville for most of his life.

            Surviving are his wife, Willa Me Stephens, of Blairsville, daughters; Linda Murphy, of Blairsville; Gizelle Thomas of Morganton, Georgia; Gwyneth Yaita, of Blairsville; and Laveita Kollen, of St. Petersburg, Florida; 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Flora Thomasson, of Blairsville, also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, April 25, 1998 from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Special music was presented by Susie Phillips, Louise DeLong, and Sarah Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Bob Murphy, Charles King, Don Murphy, James Murphy, David Murphy, and Jack Brown.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia 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 29, 1998                Page 5B

 

mrs. mae smith barnes

 

            Mrs. Mae Smith Barnes, age 89, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Friday, April 24, 1998 in Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home in Murphy, North Carolina.

Mrs. Barnes was born in Baker County, Georgia, on August 30, 1908 a daughter of the late Samuel A. Smith, Sr. and Doralee Burnett Smith.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and served as WMU Secretary for several years.  She was the widow of the late E.R. Barnes, who passed away in 1991.

            Surviving are her sons, Arthur Gurr of Blairsville, and Ernest Lawrence Gurr of Douglas, GA.; brother, Samuel Austin Smith of Americus, Georgia; and sister-in-law, Mary Smith of Cordele, GA.; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren also survive, along with several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Monday, April 27, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Sangster and Rev. Tom Smith officiating.  Special music was presented by Patsy Davenport and Wayne Copeland.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Bill Drake, Steve Drake, Harold Murphy, Dr.  David Gowder, Bob Millage, and Floid Schneider.  Serving as honorary escort tot eh family were members of the active and nonactive deacon board, of Antioch Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may e made to Antioch Baptist Van or Cemetery Fund, 3301 Antioch Church Road, Blairsville, GA. 30512.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.