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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 26, 1999                 Page 3B

 

mr. willard souther

 

            Mr. Willard Souther, age 69, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away, Friday, May 14, 1999 in M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Souther was born on Sunday, October 6, 1929, a son of the late Grayson Clarence Souther and Lydia Jane Dyer Souther in Union County, Georgia.  Mr. Souther lived and worked in various parts of the country; before moving back to Union County in 1995.  He was a 32nd Degree mason.  He was a veteran of the U.s. Army and served during the Korean War.  Mr. Souther worked in heavy construction as a project manager for many years.

            Survivors include: his wife, Sue Hunter Souther, of Blairsville; son, Scott Souther, of Nashville, TN; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and John Souther, both of Nashville.  Many friends and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 2 p.m. from Old Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Harley Hunter and Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Special music was presented by Old Liberty Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Duane Dyer, Sonny Dyer, A.J. Whimpey, Franklin Hunger, Eric England, and Charles Jenkins.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Larry Brackett, Chris Redden, Tom Tangen, Kurt Karnatz, Pedro Alvarez, Kevin Sommers, and Tim Mueller.  Interment was in Old Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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May 26, 1999                 Page 3B

 

mr. james d. potts

 

            Mr. James D. Potts, age 72, of Capac, passed away, Saturday morning in the Mount Clemens General Hospital. 

            He was born March 29, 1927, to William and Mary Eliza (Reece) Potts in Blairsville, Georgia.  James was united in marriage with the former Ella Mae Queen.  He later married the former Ethel Sabisch on July 21, 1961 in Trenton, Michigan.

            Mr. Potts was an upholsterer at Fraser Upholstery for twenty two years before retiring in 1997 and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving is his wife,, Ethel, twelve children, J.W. and (Betty) Potts of white, Georgia; Patricia (Rev. Waymon) Lovell of Blairsville, GA; Mary Elizabeth (Ben) Burrell of Blairsville, GA; LaWanda (Randall) Titshaw of Sugar Hill, GA; Debrah (Thomas( Gunn of Clinton, Township; Dwain (Tammy) Potts of Melvin, Michigan; Robert (Rhonda) Potts of Wales, Michigan; Earl Sprague of Muskegon; Richard (Patricia) Sprague of Macomb; Michael Sprague of Fredrickson, Missouri; Leah (Gary) Trunace of Bidwell, Ohio; and Amanda (Bill) Dailey of Wellston, Ohio; twenty-six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by a grandson Douglas Cochrane, his brother, Wymer Potts and his sister, Mary Lavona Duncan.

A memorial service was held at 1 P.M., Sunday, May 23, 1999 in the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, with Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.

 


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May 26, 1999                 Page 3B

 

mr. elbert plott

 

            Mr. Elbert Plott, age 72, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 17, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Plott was born in Arnoldsville, Georgia, on FRIDAY, October 29, 1926, a son of the late Smith Plott and Nora Smith Plott.  He had lived most of this life in Union County and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Annie Mae Mason Plott, of Blairsville; sisters: Alice Hood, Nan Adams, and Ruth Cantrell, all of Blairsville; brothers: Worth Plott and Paul Plott, also of Blairsville; many friends and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by The Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: W.H. Hood, Ervin Plott, Cecil Brown, Steve Brown, Lee Knight, and Tommy Adams.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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May 26, 1999                 Page 3B

 

mr. wayne griffith

 

            Mr. Wayne Griffith, age 56, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 1999 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.

            Mr. Griffith was a native of California, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam.  He had lived in Blairsville since 1980, coming here from Marietta.  Mr. Griffith was a member of Murphy, NC 7th Day Adventist Church.  He was a member of GA. Associates of Physician Assistants, and was a partner of Hillcrest Family Care Walk in Medical Clinic, of Blairsville and Hiawassee.  He had been preceded in death by his father, D.K. Griffith.

            Survivors include his wife, Wanda Griffith, of Blairsville; mother, Connie Griffith, of Orlando; daughter and son in law: Ghena and Jack Clower, of Douglasville, GA; sister and her husband, Darlene and Gary Winter, of Orlando; sister, Denise Griffith, of Orlando; brother and his wife, Daniel and JoElle Griffith, of Smyrna; grandson: Brent Clower, and granddaughter, Taylor Clower, both of Douglasville; nephew: Kristopher Griffith, of Smyrna; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, May 21, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with pastor Mitch Hazecamp and Pastor Joe Blevins officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 3030 St. New York, NY 10016, in memory of Wayne Griffith.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.