Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

May 15, 1996                             Page 7B

 

mrs. estelle w. burns

 

            Mrs. Estelle Wilson Burns, 91, of Union County Nursing Home, Blairsville, formerly of Sardis Community, Hartwell, widow of the late Thomas H. “Tom” Burns, died Sunday, May 5, at Union County Nursing Home.

Born in Union County, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Isaac T. and Jane Nix Wilson.  Mrs. Burns was a graduate of the Georgia Baptist School of Nursing, a retired Nurse Anesthesist (sic), where she worked at Grady, Egleston, Emory and Scottish Rite Hospitals.  She was a member of the Sardis Baptist Church, Hartwell. 

            Survivors include one grandson: Thomas C. Krohn of Honolulu, Hawaii; one granddaughter, Elenor Jane Krohn of Encinitas, California; nephew, Derrick Barrentine of Blairsville.  Mrs. Burns was preceded in death by one daughter: Evelyn Burns Krohn.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 8, 1996, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Strickland Funeral Home with Dr. Marshall Tribble officiating.  Burial will be in the Sardis Baptist Church cemetery (sic).

            Memorials may be made to the Sardis Baptist Church. P.O. Box 1219, Hartwell, Georgia 30643 or to the charity of one’s choice.

The Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell was in charge of the arrangements.                    

 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

May 15, 1996                             Page 7B

 

mr lum o. brown

 

            Mr. Lum O. Brown, 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 6, 1996 at his home.

Mr. Born (sic) was born on June 5, 19075 (sic), in Unionc (sic) County, Georgia, a son of the late Sherman Brown and Alice Berry Brown.  He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mr. Brown was a member of Coosa Methodist Church.  Mr. Brown was preceded in death by two daughters: Kathy Brown, and Brenda Brown, and a son, Wayne Brown. 

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bennie Fortenberry Brown, of the home; nine children: daughters-Florence Winkler, Velma Harkins, Clara Dyer and Bonnie Henderson, of Blairsville and Shirley Burnett of Gainesville, GA; sons-Robert Brown of Smyrna, GA, Joe Brown of Blairsville, Lum Brown, Jr., of Marietta, and Jack Brown, of Blairsville; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-children (sic), and five great, great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 8, 1996 at 2 p.m., from the chapel of the funeral home with Reverend Horace Potts and Reverend Eugene Holder  officiating.  Special music was presented by Willaree Davenport, Ned Wilcoxon, and Lewis Smith.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Herbert Hedden, Terry Hedden, William Winkler, James Harkins, Ernie Harkins, Tim Brown and Doug Brown.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were John Franklin and Clyde Helton.  Interment  was held at Coosa Methodist church cemetery (sic).

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.   


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

May 15, 1996                             Page 7B

 

mrs. mary jane pickelsimer

 

            Mrs. Mary Jane Pickelsimer, 76, of Suches, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 9, 1996 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Pickelsimer was born in Union County, Georgia, on May 8, 1920, a daughter of the late Lewis Grizzle and Milberry Jarrard Grizzle.  She was a homemaker and a life long resident of this area.  Mrs. Pickelsimer was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and was the widow of the late Hubert Pickelsimer, who passed away in 1983. 

            Surviving are son and daughter in law, Sylvan and Linda Pickelsimer, of Suches; daughter and son in law, Eloise and Jimmy Snider, of Dahlonega; and daughter and son in law, Carolyn and Bill Coker, of Suches; four sisters: Grapelle Pickelsimer of Suches; Elizabeth Carder of Cumming, GA; Julia Grizzle and Grace Abercrombie, both of Blairsville; and a brother, Grady Grizzle, of Suches; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the funeral Home with Rev. Don Hood, Rev. Waymon Lovell, and Rev. Ray Potts  officiating.  Special music was presented by Kenneth and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Mitchell Pickelsimer, Terry Pickelsimer, Tim Davis, Tim Kanaday, Kurt Warren, and Vaughn Grizzle.  Interment was in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville 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)

 

 

May 15, 1996                             Page 7B

 

mr. riley thomas

 

            Mr. Riley Thomas 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, may 11, 1996 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee, Georgia.

Mr. Thomas was born July 30, 1914 in Towns County, Georgia, a son of the late Dock Thomas and Sarah Keys Thomas.  he (sic) had lived most of his life in Union County.  Mr. Thomas was of the Baptist faith.  Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie ridges Thomas, daughter, Ruth Arrowood, and son, Cecil Thomas. 

            Survivors include three children: Sarah Mae Cowart, of Hiawassee, GA; Douglas Thomas of Blairsville, GA; and Frances Woods, of Toccoa, GA; sister, marie (sic) Gunnell, of Blairsville; half brothers, Rev. Claud Thomas of Blairsville, GA; and Willis Thomas of Cornelia, GA; half sisters, Annie M. Thomas and Dorothy Hughes of Blairsville and Geneva Lovell of Gainesville, GA; twenty grandchildren and several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, May 13, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Willis Garrett officiating.  Special music was presented by Kenneth and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gene Maney, Jason Thomas, Danny Hughes, Tony Hughes, Larry Thomas, and Dale Underwood.  Interment was in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.