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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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May 5, 2004                                                                                                                   Page 5C

 

w. bryan webb

 

Mr. W. Bryan Webb, age 71, of Blairsville, Georgia, died on Thursday, April 29, 2004, following a lengthy illness.

Bryan was born in Tampa, Florida, graduated from the University of Tampa, and pursued a career in the foreign auto parts business before moving to Blairsville, Georgia, in 1973.  His parents were D. Wayne Webb and Winifred Mae Wilson Webb of Tampa, Florida.  He was a U.S. marine Corp Veteran during the Korean Conflict.  He first started working in Blairsville with Howard Thomas Realty and then owned/operated H & R Block in Blairsville.  Bryan wrote his column “The View from Brass town Bald: for the North Georgia News for many years.  He and the Rev. Jan Devereaux started the Union County Historical Society, wrote the first “History of Union County” fro the Historical Society and spearheaded the project to preserve the courthouse and the records contained therein.  He was instrumental in organizing the Union County Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.  He started the Bald mountain Kite Club and loved to fly.  Bryan loved this mountain community and the people he came to know.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Webb, of Blairsville; daughters and sons-in-law: Wendy Webb Neshein and Dr. Steven Neshein of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Jerri Webb Duncan and Charles Duncan, of Gainesville, Georgia; Tracey Webb Kolbinger an Werner Kolbinger, of Freiburg, Germany ; Grandsons Joshua and Wesley Thompson, of Lula, Georgia; and Kevin and Tom Kolbinger of Freiburg, Germany.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter Daniella Kolbinger.

The family will remember his blessings upon their lives in a private memorial service.

Arrangements by Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia.

 

 


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May 5, 2004                                                                                                                   Page 5C

 

annette S. mcintyre

 

Mrs. Annette S. McIntyre, age 66, of Meadow Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2004 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. McIntyre was born on Jan. 7, 1938 in Stillwater, OK, the daughter of the late Lester Lee Stricklen and the late Vera Katherine Fitzpatrick Stricklen of Valdosta, GA.  Before her retirement she was employed by the US Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services as a Spanish instructor at the Law Enforcement Training enter in Brunswick, GA.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Annette will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  Our lives have been enriched by her sharp wit, generosity and commitment she showed toward those she loved.  Mrs. McIntyre was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mrs. McIntyre are her loving husband of thirty five years, Dr. Donald Y. McIntyre, four daughters, Lily Anna Martin, Angela Maria Homes, Leslee P. Miller and Betsy Chapman; two sons, Donald McIntyre II, James C. McIntyre; fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren and also leaves behind many other friends and family.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 30, 2004 at 11:00 am from the Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplin Mark Atwood and Father Richard Wise officiating.  Interment followed in the Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Adam Brown, Jim McIntyre, Bryan Murrell, Jeremy Arrowood, J.B. Watson and Harold Brock.  If you wish memorial may be made to the United Hospice or to St. Jude Childrens Hospital in Mrs. McIntyre’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

 

 


 

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May 5, 2004                                                                                                                   Page 5C

 

mr. oble newell brown

 

Mr. Oble Newell Brown, age 68, of Nichols Circle, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Brown was born on May 9, 1935 in Towns County, the son of Thomas Brown and the late Cora Nix Brown.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County.  Two of his favorite past times were fishing and hunting.  He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Edge Brown.  Mr. Brown was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Brown are his loving wife of ten years, Shirley Ramsey Brown of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Gina Brown of Blairsville, three daughters and two son-in-laws, Phyllis Carey of Blairsville, Denise and Charles Long of Blairsville, Cindy an Ben Moore of Blairsville, step son and wife, Bobby and Linda Norris of Morganton, step daughter and husband Ida and Willie Crawford of Colorado Springs, CO, five sisters and two brother-in-laws, Shirley and Eugene Pope of Blairsville, Vassie Garrett of Young Harris, Belva Jean and Vernon Barnes of Blairsville, Marie Burnette of Blairsville, Dot Garrett of Hiawassee, three brothers and one sister-in-law, Zeno and Dessie Brown of Blairsville, Clinton Brown of Blairsville, Benny Brown of Blairsville, twelve grandchildren, Brandon Brown, Mark and David Galli, Brent, Bryan, and Brittany Long, Chris, Stephen and Sharon Moore, Eddie Beaver, Larry and Ricky Norris and Jacob Crawford, two great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday April 29, 2004 at 3 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer and Rev. Harrison Bradley officiating.  Special music was presented by Tammy Blassingame and Hubert Moss.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Brent and Bryan Long, Chris and Stephen Moore, Eddie Beaver, Brandon Brown, Mark and David Galli.  Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.

 


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May 5, 2004                                                                                                                   Page 5C

 

verdie beaver ledford

 

Mrs. Verdie Beaver Ledford, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2004 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mrs. Ledford was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina, on Friday, September 28, 1917, a daughter of the late Julius Beaver and Mattie Abernathy Beaver.  She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in this area.  Mrs. Ledford was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Ledford; and four sisters: Augusta Thomason, Vonnie Garrett, Bernice Penland, and Myrtle Cagle.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 30, 2994 at 2:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Loys Waters officiating.  Special music will be presented by The Faith Singers.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.

 


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May 5, 2004                                                                                                                   Page 5C

 

eugene patterson

 

Mr. Eugene Patterson, age 86, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2004 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Patterson was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Thornley, and a son, Bobby Patterson.

Surviving are his wife, Daisy Mae Patterson, of Blairsville; daughters: Betty Hooper, of Blairsville; Donna Rowland, of Blairsville; sons: Charles Raymond Patterson, of McDonough, GA; James Patterson, of Stark, Florida; Larry Patterson, of Blairsville; and Arnold Patterson, also of Blairsville; two sisters: Ruth Patterson and Geneva Hook, both of Blairsville; Nineteen grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren also survive, along with many friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, may 5, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Loys Waters and Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. on Monday, may 3, 2004.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.


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May 5, 2004                                                                                                                   Page 6C

 

joseph pavlica

 

Mr. Joseph Pavlica, age 86, of Wesley Mountain Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2004 in the Fannin Regional Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Pavlica was born on August 5, 1917 in Tasov, Czechoslovakia, the son the late Joseph Pavlica, Sr. and the late Antonia Nekarda Pavlica.  From age five, he lived in New York before going into the Army Airforce and served in WWII.  He spent the most of his life in Palm Beach, FL.  He attended the Juliard School of Music in New York.  He was a professional musician and was a member of the Army Airforce Band.  He was a master gardener and was also a life guard in palm Beach.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Winchell in 2002.  Mr. Pavlica was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mr. Pavlica are one daughter and two sons-in-law, Loni Tuttle Millan of Blue Ridge, GA, Michael Millan of Blue Ridge, Mark E. Tuttle.  Two grandchildren, mark J. Tuttle of McCaysville, Marni Addison of Blue Ridge.  Five great grandchildren, Mark B. Tuttle, Jill and Charitty Tuttle, Joshua and Syndi Addison.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 4:00 pm form the funeral home chapel with Chaplin Bob Huggins officiating.  The North Georgia Honor Guard will be conducting military honors.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

 


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May 5, 2004                                                                                                                   Page 6C

 

leona little lyon

 

Mrs. Leona Little Lyon, age 93, of Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2004.

Mrs. Lyon was born in Cherokee County, Georgia, on Tuesday, August 30, 1910, a daughter of the late Martin Wilson Little and Evie Land Little.  She was a school teacher in the Cherokee County Public School System for 37 years, and was a member of the Cherokee County Retired Teachers Association.  Mrs. Lyon was also a member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Jasper, Georgia.  She had been preceded in death by her husband, David Benjamin Lyon, in 2001.

Survivors include two daughters: Davelle “Davie” Sweet, of Blairsville; and Sheryl Lyon Johns, of Dacula, Georgia; grandchildren: Barbara Sweet, Tommy Sweet, David Sweet, Susie Sweet, Jason John, Anda Johns Mason; great grandchildren: Jayson Sweet, Andrew Sweet, and Hayden Mason, a sister, Clemmie Howard, of Austell, Georgia; several nieces and nephews and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, may 3, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Jasper, Georgia, with Rev. Garry Gable officiating.  Special music was presented by Pleasant Hill Church Choir.  Grandsons and great grandsons served as pallbearers.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Cochran Funeral home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.


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May 5, 2004                                                                                                                   Page 6C

 

william callen smith

 

Mr. William Callen Smith, age 82, of 4735 Lakeside Dr., Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, April 30, 2004.

W.C. was born and raised in Oelwein, IA, the son of Arthur Cloyd and Laura Ward Smith.  He received his B.A. degree from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA in 1943.  Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy where he was skipper of a LCI(L) amphibious craft for 43 months.  After WWII he completed law school at the University of Iowa and practiced law for several years in Fayette, IA where he also was on the faculty of Northern Iowa University.  However, he had an opportunity to enter the mortgage/investment banking world which became his career until he retired in 1987.  He worked at several locations in the upper Midwest but the time spent in Bismark, ND was near and dear to his heart.

W.C. was an avid golfer and bridge player all his life.  His other many interests included piloting small aircraft, fishing, racquetball, and participating in most sporting activities.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Blairsville; spent all his working days as a Rotarian; was a member of the American Legion, American Contract Bridge League, Elks; volunteered much time to civic duties in his younger years, to veteran affairs in his middle years.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Dorothy Kamp Smith; three children; two sons, Curt and Jake, and a daughter, Lisa White; their spouses; and six grandchildren.  His youngest son, Barry, preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 8, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Union County with Rev. Eddie Herring officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 1 until 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to: Prayer Pager Ministry of First United Methodist Church, 859 Hwy. 515, Blairsville, GA 30512, Attn: Susan.

Arrangements by Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.