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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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May 12, 1999                 Page 5B

 

William ray “bill” HUGHEs

 

            Mr. William Ray “Bill” Hughes, age 46, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away, Tuesday, May 4, 1999 in Marietta, Georgia.

            Mr. Hughes was born in Wayne County, Michigan, on Monday, July 7, 1952.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.  MR> Hughes was a truck driver for Timely Transportation.  He had lived in Blairsville most of his life, and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.  Preceding him in death was his father, J.C. Hughes in 1983, and his brother, Roger Hughes, in 1988.

            Survivors include his mother, Mary Marcie Hughes, of Blairsville; daughters, Kelley and Melinda Hughes, both of Marietta; sister, Gwen Hughes; and brother, Bobby Hughes, both of Blairsville; niece, Bridgette and nephews, Craig Hughes and Robbie Dockery.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Joe Maxwell, Rev. Loys waters, and Rev. Leon Henderson officiating.  Special music was presented by Rachel Barnes, and Brenda Hemphill.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Robert Dockery, Eddie Terry, Tom Wooten, R.B. Brown, and employees of Timely Transportation.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were: Larry Prather, Larry Henderson, Danny Hemphill, Clyde McGaha, Chuck Gillispie, and David Hemphill.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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May 12, 1999                 Page 5B

 

rev. claud j. davenport

 

            Rev. Claud J. Davenport, age 78, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, may 7, 1999 in Union County, Georgia.  Rev. Davenport was born in Union County on Sunday, July 4, 1920, a son of the late Bill Davenport and Clara Teague Davenport.  He was retired from Cities Service Company in August of 1976.  Rev. Davenport was a member of Youngstown Baptist Church, and has served as a minister in this area for the past 52 years.  He was also a member of Young Cane Lodge 597.  Rev. Davenport was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Davenport.  

            Survivors include his wife, Willaree, of the home; daughters and son in law: Mildred and Joe Cook of Murphy; Melba and Tommy Jackson; Margie and Milton Alexander; Mazie and Bruce Gray; Martha and Johnny Brackett, all of Blairsville; daughter in law, Debbie Davenport, of Hoschton, Georgia; son and daughter in law, Gary and Paula Davenport, of Blairsville; step children and their spouses: Diane and Chub Patterson, of Blue Ridge; Eddie Queen of Blairsville; Brenda Stanley of Ellijay, GA; and Geary and Ginger queen of Spartanburg; brothers: Rev. Vernon Davenport, of Blairsville; Dewey Davenport, of Montgomery, AL; and sister, hazel Thomas, of Blairsville; 28 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, may 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. from Youngstown Baptist Church with Rev. Hubert Legg and Rev. Leon Henderson officiating. 

Special music was presented by Lewis Smith, Ned Wilcoxin, and Hubert and Betty Legg.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Keith Brewer, T.J. Montieth, Jeremy Henderson, Johnny Carroll, Wayne Roberts, and Steve Worley.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Pat Hughes, Herbert Everett, Alan Worley, Lee Bridge, Quinton Holbrooks, Dr. Don Pruitt, Frank Hunter, Artis Leavel, Jackie Adams, Howard Brys, Fatie Chapman, and Shannon Carroll.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with Masonic Graveside Rites, presented by members of Young Cane Lodge.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 12, 1999                 Page 5B

 

mrs. inez helton

 

            Mrs. Inez Helton, age 77, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 3, 1999 in Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge.

            Mrs. Helton was born in Union County, Georgia, on Saturday, December 17, 1921, a daughter of the late Johnny Shepherd and Ellen Tanner Shepherd.  She as a homemaker and was the widow of the late Newman Helton.,  Mrs. Helton had lived most of her life in Union County, and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her daughter, Lois Totherow, of Blairsville; sons, Roger Helton of Blairsville and Larry Helton, of Ellijay; sisters: Geneva Bryson, of Blairsville and Willanell Nix, of Ellijay; 5 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, May 6th, 1999 at 2 p.m. from Mt Pleasant Baptist Church, with Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Joe Dan Wilkins officiating.  Special music was presented by Hubert and Betty Legg. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Donald Bell, John Kirkland, Paul Jones, Cline Nix, Billy Nix, and Johnny Shepherd.  Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.