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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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May 5, 1999                  Page 6B

 

mr. robert e. prentice

 

            Mr. Robert E. Prentice, age 73, formerly of Ft. Pierce, FL, passed away Sunday, April 25, 1999 at his home in Blairsville, Georgia.

            He is survived by his wife, of 51 years, Juanita Marie White Prentice.  He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Port St. Lucie, FL.  He graduated from Eminence high school in Indiana and served in the USAAF in WWII.  His four children and their spouses: Robert and Karen Roxbury, of Blairsville; Thomas and Sally Prentice of Palm Bay, FL; James and Leona Prentice of Blairsville; Kieth and Lori Prentice of Blairsville also survive him.

            He and his wife were blessed with 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  His surviving sister Ruth Duncan lives in Cloverdale, Indiana.  Bob was a member of First United Methodist Church and the American Legion.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 10 a.m. At Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Eddie Herring will be conducting the services.

            In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family suggests memorials to your local hospice or to a cancer society research fund.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 5, 1999                  Page 6B

 

Mr. weston w. blackmerr

 

            Mr. Weston W. Blackmer, age 70, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, April 23, 1999.

            Mr. Blackmer was a native of Rockford, Illinois, and was born Tuesday, March 5, 1929, a son of the late Wesley Blackmer and Vera Wilson Blackmer.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.  Mr. Blackmer had been living in the Blairsville area since 1984, coming here from Lake Worth, Florida.  He was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Blairsville and the Union County Wood Carving Club.  Mr. Blackmer was retired from the Palm Beach County parks Department.

            Surviving are his wife, Barbara Blackmer, of Blairsville; sons and daughter in laws: Wayne and Judy Blackmer, of Blairsville, Bryan and Elly Blackmer, of Lake Worth; son, Royce Blackmer, of Lantana, Florida; and daughter, Gayle Raulerson, of Ft. Pierce, Florida; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services are scheduled for May 1, at 10:30 a.m. from All Saint’s Lutheran Church in Blairsville.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorials may be made to All Saint’s Memorial Fund, PO Box 2626, Blairsville, Georgia 30514, or to Hand in hand Hospice, 234 Main St. Station, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 5, 1999                  Page 6B

 

mr. william “bill” bracken

 

            Mr. William “Bill” Bracken, age 63, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville, following an extended illness.

            Mr. Brackett was born in Clay County, North Carolina, on Monday, may 20, 1935, a son of the late Murl Bracken and Lula Mease Bracken.  He had lived in this area for the past 19 years, and had been the owner of The Blairsville Restaurant for the past 15 years.  Mr. bracken was a member of the National Rifle Association.

            Surviving are his wife, Connie Carter Bracken, of Blairsville; step daughter, Crystal Carter, of Blairsville; sons, Tracy Bracken, of Greer, SC; Larry Boling, of Athens, GA; Michael Boling, of Alpharetta, GA; and terry Boling, of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Susan Sauerhoff, of Maryland; sister, Gwendola Payne, of Beaumont, TX; and brother, Wallace Bracken, of Blairsville, GA; 5 grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the House of Prayer Church, with Rev. Jerry Helton, Rev Terry Stuart and Rev. Larry Boling officiating.  Special music was presented by Lois Palmer, Sarah Kelley, and Claudette Gibson, and The House of Prayer Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bill Jones, Larry Farist, Larry Bracken, Tommy Rogers, Willie Jones, and Hoyt Cunningham.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family, Tommy Dolar, Earl Odom, Freddie Shuler, Jim Poe, John Davis, Harold Plott, and Leonard Sosebee.

            Interment was in Union memory gardens Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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May 5, 1999                  Page 6B

 

mr. fred ledford, jr

 

            Mr. Fred Ledford, Jr., age 64, of Wadsworth, Ohio, formerly of union County, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 24, 1999.

            Mr. Ledford was born in Murphy, North Carolina, a son of the late Fred Ledford and Cecil Chastain Ledford.  He was employed by R.T.D. Builders.

            Surviving are his daughter and son in law, Regina and Brian Zeled; daughter and son in law, Teresa and Paul Kruft; and son, Fred E. Ledford, all of Doylestown, Ohio; son and daughter in law, Randy and Chel Ledford, of Blairsville; and son and daughter in law, Johnny and Ruth Ledford; sons, Todd Ledford, Shaun Roland; all of Wadsworth, Ohio; brother and sister in law, John and Mev Ledford; sister and brother in law, Kate and Randall Twiggs; and sister and brother in law: Marie and Herman Hogsed, all of Blairsville; sister and brother in law, Eula and Clyde Buchanan, of Atlanta; 16 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, April 30 1999 at 2 p.m. from Harmony Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Leon Henderson, Tony Roberson and Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Special music was presented by Ned Wilcoxin, Willaree Davenport and Doris Hefner.  The following gentle-men served as pallbearers: Steve Roberson, Jimmy Buchanan, Johnny Buchanan, Jerry Worley, John Longsberry and Brian Hrdicha.  Mr. Paul Kauft served as honorary escort to the family.  Interment was in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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May 5, 1999                  Page 6B

 

mrs. latha mae carpenter lance

 

            Mrs. Latha Mae Carpenter Lance, age 79, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 24, 1999 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Lance was born in Union County, Georgia, on Friday, August 29, 1919, a daughter of the late F.N. Carpenter and Lelia Plott Carpenter.  She was a homemaker and was the widow of the late Owen lance.  Mrs. Lance was a lifelong resident of this area and was of the Baptist Faith.

            Surviving are her son and daughter in law, Steven N. and Patsy Lance, of Blairsville; granddaughter and her husband, Dana and Stewart Parson; grandsons, Adam Lance and Evan Lance; and nephew, Charles Partin, all of Blairsville; many friends and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, April 26, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by The Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Charles Partin, Eddie Partin, Travis Colwell, Stewart Parson, Adam and Evan Lance.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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May 5, 1999                  Page 6B

 

mr. lawrence edward thompson, II

 

            Mr. Lawrence Edward Thompson, II, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, NC.

            Mr. Thompson was a native of Harrison County, West Virginia, and was an attorney.  Mr. Thompson had been living in the Blairsville area since 1979, coming here from Lakeland, Florida.  He was an inactive member of West Virginia’s and Florida’s bar association and served for twenty-five years as a special agent for the FBI.  Mr. Thompson was of the Presbyterian Faith.

            Surviving are his wife, Mildred Thompson, of Blairsville; son, Lawrence E. Thompson, III, of Asheville, NC; grandchildren: Heather Thompson Mackey of Kernersville, NC; 1st Lt. Christopher Thompson, of McGuire AFB, NJ; Richard L. Thompson, of Atlanta, and Chad Meadow’s Thompson of Lakeland, Florida.

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Presbyterian Church. 

  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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May 5, 1999                  Page 6B

 

mr. earl c. smith

 

            Mr. Earl C. Smith, age 65, of Blairsville, passed away Friday, April 30, 1999.  Earl was born February 21, 1934 the son of Ernest Clinton and Ann Mildred Oats Smith in Rhode Island.  He moved to Blairsville in 1992 from Brandon, Florida.  Earl was a member of Blairsville First Baptist Church and was active with the Homebuilders Sunday School Class.  He was an avid hiker and was a member of the Mountain High Hiking Club, Earl loved to travel.

            Survivors include his wife, Martha of the home; daughter, Cheryl Ann Gaglinoe of Cranston, RI; sons, E. Clinton Smith, Jr., of west Palm beach, FL and J. Mark Smith of Acworth, GA; brother in law, Dr. Joseph R. Maynard of Venice, FL; and granddaughter, Kristen Metz of Cranston; RI.       many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, May 3, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Music was provided by Minister R. Terry Hooper and the First Baptist Quartet.            

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Blairsville First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Kitchen Fund.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.