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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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May 14, 2008                 Page 16B

 

irene hughes chastain

 

            Entered into rest Friday, May 2, 2008, Mrs. Irene Hughes Chastain, 84, beloved wife of the late Edward William Chastain for 63 years.

            Family members include her daughters: Patricia C. Pendleton of Blairsville, GA, Faye C. Long and husband Jimmy of Augusta, Melanie A. Chastain of Atlanta; grandchildren: William G. “Happy” Harris III and wife Amelia Newton Harris, Leigh Harris Reagan and husband Michael Reagan, and the late John Jacob Harris; great-granddaughter: Parker Ann Harris; step-grandchildren: Emily Long, Jamie Long, Jason Long, Elka Trammel; step-great-grandchildren: Samantha and Sarah Anne Bradley and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was predec3eased by her sister, Marie Hughes Chastain and her parents, Hobert William Hughes and Inez Brand Hughes.

            Irene’s legacy is one of dedication to her husband, her children and the community.   She was a native of Murphy, North Carolina and a resident of Augusta for 58 years.  Irene was a member of Mann Memorial United Methodist Church, the gleaners Sunday School Class, and former member of the Official Board and Pastor-Parish Relations Committee.  She was an active member of the Augusta Women’s Club, serving in many capacities for 50 years.  Some of her other community service included serving as an Ambassador for the Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scout Leader, Parent Teacher associations, and the Alice warren Chapter of the Order of the Easter Star.  She was the Past National President of the Military of the Purple Heart Auxiliary and held many other local, state, regional and national offices.  She accumulated over 10,000 hours of volunteer service at the Veterans Administration Hospital.

            Irene and her husband began the Operation Buddy program 30 years ago where each month the program brings veterans from the Uptown division of the VA hospital to Mann Memorial Church for home-cooked meals and entertainment; the program continues today.

            In 2006, she received The President’s Call to Service Award of the USA Freedom Corps presented by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in recognition and appreciation of her commitment to strengthening our nation and for making a difference through volunteer service.

            In January 1997, she received the Humanitarian Award from the Chapel of Four Chaplains of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, “in recognition of outstanding service to all people, regardless of race or faith.  The award symbolizes for all Americans and for all time the unity of this nation founded upon the fatherhood of one god.”

            Funeral services were held Monday, May 5, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Colin Dacus officiating.  William A. McGlamery, nephew of the deceased, delivered the eulogy.  A graveside service followed on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 12 noon in Ivy Log Cemetery in Blairsville, GA, with Bishop Benjamin McGlamery, nephews of the deceased, officiating.

            Memorials may be made to Operation Buddy, c/o Mann memorial United Methodist Church, 2705 Milledgeville Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.

 


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May 14, 2008                 Page 17B

 

lizzie grizzle

 

            Mrs. Lizzie Grizzle, age 88 of Suches, GA, passed away FRIDAY, may 9, 2008 at her residences.  Mrs. Grizzle was born Monday, February 16, 1920 in Union County, GA to the late Henry Garrett and the late Mary Harkins Garrett.  She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Grady Grizzle, daughter, Sharon grizzle and sons, John Robert Grizzle and Calvin Grizzle, granddaughter, Diane Grizzle, brothers, Leford and Willard Garrett and sister, Hattie Bell Garrett.

            Survivors include: daughter & son-in-law, Bertha and Jack Chambers of Murrayville, GA; son, Joe Grizzle of Dahlonega, GA; son, Charles Grizzle of Suches, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Ralph and Marie Grizzle of Cleveland, GA; daughter, Betty Grizzle of Suches, GA, son, Clyde Grizzle of Cleveland, GA, daughter, Lois Grizzle of Suches, GA, son & daughter-in-law, Marvin and Angie Grizzle of Cleveland, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Donald and Kathy Grizzle of Hiawassee, GA; son & daughter-in-law, David and Pam Grizzle of Cleveland, GA; son, Tony Grizzle of Suches, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Wanda and Butch Gilstrap of Cleveland, GA; daughter, Janell Grizzle of Suches, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Shelby and G.W. Jenkins of Bunell, FL; sister, Edith Bradford of Calhoun, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Johnny Abercrombie of Suches, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Sue Garrett of Blairsville, GA; sister, Essie Davis of Blairsville, GA; 26 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and two special grandchildren, Jackie Grizzle and Loretta Abercrombie.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 122, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Waymon Lovell, Rev. Marty Murphy, Rev. Dave Fortner and Rev. Rex Fuller officiating.    Music was provided by Joyce Kelley.  Interment was in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons.

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

           


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May 14, 2008                 Page 17B

 

frederick scott boris

 

            Frederick Scott Boris, age 84, of Blairsville, GA, passed away may 8, 2008 at Union General Hospital.  He was born in Daytona Beach, FL, son of the late Margaret Elizabeth Scott Boris and Nicholas Yachovich Borissoff, a Russian immigrant and Spanish-American war veteran.  Fred grew up on a chicken farm in Daytona Beach during the depression, and graduated high school in Key West, FL.  Earning four Bronze stars in the Navy during World War II, he then went to Florida State University on the GI Bill.  Fred played defense on FSU’s first football team and graduated in 1951.  Being crushed beneath the wheels of an Alabama cement truck while foreman at Buck’s Power Plant provided his medical team the opportunity to make history by being the first to use gangrene as a tool for the removal and healing of damaged flesh.  After recovering in Tallahassee, FL, Fred made a career change to Real estate sales.  He continued this career in Satellite Beach, FL until retirement in 1992, when he and his wife Sue moved to the beautiful mountains of North Georgia.  Lifelong hobbies included gardening and fishing.  Fred was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, The American Legion, Sons of the American Revolution, and was a lifetime member of the VFW, 

            Surviving family members include his wife, Etta Sue Payne Boris of Blairsville; son, Joseph Nicholas Boris of Atlanta; daughter, Onie Celeste Burr of Atlanta, and was preceded in death by son Frederick Scott Boris, Jr.  Survivors also include granddaughters Genevieve Moore Hutchings and Isabelle Scott Hutchings of Atlanta.

Memorial service, with Honor Guard, will be held at the First Baptist Church of Blairsville at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2008 with the Reverend Danny Parris presiding.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.   

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


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May 14, 2008                 Page 17B

 

lewis david stone

 

            Lewis “David” Stone, age 42, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 in his home, peacefully, of complications of Lou Gehrig’s disease.  David was born and raised in North Miami, Florida where he attended schools and excelled in sports.  After school he had his own business, D. Stone Maintenance in Florida and South Georgia.  He moved to Blairsville, GA, in December, 2007, after being diagnosed with his disease.

            Mr. Stone is survived by his son, Lewis Dylan Stone and his mother, Gloria stone, of Blairsville, GA, a sister, Sharon Stone and a niece, Monica Lopez of Floral City, FL.  He is also survived by a grandmother, Hazel Floyd, of Warner Robins, GA, an aunt and uncle, Mary Ruth and Lamar Boman, and cousins, Derek, Matt and Brook, of Fayetteville, GA.

            A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 6 p.m. at his mother’s home located at 6450 John Smith Road east in Blairsville where friends and family will gather to honor David.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Dylan Stone’s college fund at the Bank of Blairsville, P.O. Box 1908, Blairsville, GA, 30512 in memory of Mr. Stone.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements and you may send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

            We ask that you hold us in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

           


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May 14, 2008                 Page 17B

 

opal walsh patton

 

            Mrs. Opal Walsh Patton, age 83, of Blairsville, GA passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Union General Hospital. Mrs. Patton was born Sunday, March 15, 1925 in Union County, GA to the late Bryan Walsh and the late Josie Reece Walsh.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Weldon Patton, sisters, Blanche Kelley, Bobbie Walsh and Polly Roberts, niece, Sandra Robinson.

            Survivors include: nieces and nephews, Ronnie and Judy Kelley of Blairsville, GA, Elaine and Terry Queen of Blairsville, GA, Bryan Roberts, of Newborn, GA, Michael and Barbara Kelley of Columbus, GA and Clay Robinson of Austell, GA; great nieces and nephews, Terry, Peggy, Whitney and Matthew Kelley, Rhonda, Jeff, Brady, Bryce and Kait McCarter, Kelley, Duane, Bethany and Reece Manders, Christy Queen, Michael, Richard, Coty and Tinsli Kelley.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 11 .m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Parris and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Music was provided by, Danita Kennedy, Debbie Owenby and Patsy Davenport.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers WERE: Ronnie Kelley, Bryan Roberts, Terry Queen, Terry Kelley, Jeff McCarter and Brady McCarter. 

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

 


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May 14, 2008                 Page 17B

 

lewis weldon willis

 

            Mr. Lewis Weldon Willis, age 81, of Blairsville, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2008 at his residence, after a long illness.  Mr. Willis was born Wednesday, July 28, 1926 in Ty Ty, Georgia to the late Cecil Willis and the late Edith Wood Willis.  He was a WWII Navy Veteran, serving aboard the USS Cimmaron in the Pacific.  He graduated from the University of Georgia and received his Master’s Degree in Public Health from Tulane School of Medicine.  He was a supervisor of health for 30 years over North East FL.  After retirement, he built a cabin the north Georgia mountains and loved every minute of it.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Palmer and Van Willis and sister, Hilda White.

            Survivors include: wife of 57 years, Betty Barbee Willis of Blairsville, GA; son, Russell Willis of Blairsville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Rev. Clifford and Liz Willis of Fort Mills, SC; son, Stephen Willis of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Justin Self, Nathan Self, Joel Willis, Danielle Willis and Shannon Bennett; great-grandchildren, Caiden, Cory and Ella Dawn Self; brother, Lee Willis of Crystal River, FL; brother, Marcus Willis of Gatlinburg, TN; sister, Joyce barber of Puyallup, WA; sister, Virginia Hall of Morrow, GA; sister, June Gilbert of Mt. Pleasant, TX and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 1 p.m. from the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Victor Morgan officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to your local Alzheimer’s Association. 

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.

           


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 14, 2008                 Page 17B

 

brenda sue gay

 

            Mrs. Brenda Sue Gay, age 53, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008 AT St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Brenda was born Tuesday, June 15, 1954 in Towns County, GA to Mary Payne Hensley of Blairsville and the late Marcus Hensley.

            Survivors, in addition to her mother, include, husband, Thomas Gay of Blairsville, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Sheena Johnson of Savannah, GA; daughter, Genevieve Gay of Miami, FL and grandson, Michael Henderson of Savannah, GA.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. George Cline officiating.  Music was provided by, Joe and Julie Gray. 

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfunerralhomes.com.