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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 2, 1999                  Page 5B

 

mr. clyde a. meers

 

            Mr. Clyde A. Meers, age 68, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, may 28, 1999 at his home.

            Mr. Meers was born on Thursday, July 24, 1930, a son of the late Jackie Meers and Arrie Frasure Meers, in Fannin County, Georgia.  He lived in Canton, Georgia for 27 years and the last ten years of his life he lived in Blairsville.  Mr. Meers was a member of Coopers Creek Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his fiancée, Jean Cannon, of Blairsville; daughters: Barbara Smith, Linda Young, mark Hicks, and Sonya Walter all of Blairsville; sons: Jackie Meers, of Canton, and Johnny Meers, of Blairsville; brother, Clifford and sister Lizzie Bramblett, both of dial, Georgia, 13 grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, may 31, 1999 at 2 p.m. from Coopers Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Jay Bryant officiating.  Special music was presented by The Anderson Family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Edward Young, Pal Smith, Wendell Payne, Kenny Payne, Jason Lee, and Clyde Payne.  Interment was in Coopers Creek 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)

 

 

June 2, 1999                  Page 5B

 

mr. william preston martin

 

            Mr. William Preston Martin, age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 29, 1999 at his home.

            Mr. martin was born on Wednesday, November 15, 1916, Scurry County, Texas, a son of the late Thomas Alvin Martin and Bessie Rammage Martin.  He had lived in Blairsville since 1992, moving here from Gatesville, Texas.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

            Surviving are his wife, Colleen Beeman Martin, of Blairsville; daughters: Janiece Beinke, of Blairsville, Sherry Leta Gaillard, of Syracuse, NY; and son, William Presley Martin, of Irving, TX; sisters: Eva Beth McCarter, of Snyder, TX; Faye Rhodes, of Abilene, TX; and Sylvia Safewright, of El Paso, TX; brother, Harold martin, of Aransas Pass, TX; grandchildren: Kip Sitzler, of Birmingham, Melany Ash, of Arlington, TX; Tamra Hernandez, Ft. Worth; Patricia La Douceur, of San Diego; Catherine Murray, of Studio City, CA; Tom Sitzler, Nashville; Tiffany Clouse, of Richmond, VA; and Reid Gaillard, also of Richmond; 9 great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by R. Terry Hooper.  Interment was in Southern Heritage Cemetery in Birmingham, AL.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.