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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 4, 1997                  Page 5B

 

mr. gordon hasson byers

 

            Mr. Gordon Hasson Byers, age 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 24, 1997.

Mr. Byers was born in Fannin County, Georgia on January 1, 1921, a son of the late Fitzhugh Lee Byers and Delia Elizabeth Lance Byers.  He had lived in this area for the past 60 years, and was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church, and also a member of Young Cane Masonic Lodge.

            Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Abernathy Byers of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Byers Williams and Harold Williams of Dahlonega, GA.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Alan and Peggy Byers of Thomaston, GA.; and son and daughter-in-law, Jack Russell and Judy Byers of Blairsville; brothers, Carl and Prince Byers of Blairsville; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Charles Black and rev. Carl Morrow officiating.  Special music was presented by  the Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Tim Cook, Lloyd Byers, Robert Sewell, Raymond Byers, Carlton Byers, and Homer Byers.  Charles Truelove served as an Honorary Escort to the family.  Interment was in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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June 4, 1997                  Page 5B

 

mrs. willie mae hartley

 

            Mrs. Willie Mae Hartley, age 91, of 117 Azalea Drive, Calhoun, Georgia, died Wednesday morning, May 28, 1997 in the Columbia-Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Georgia following an extended illness 

Mrs. Hartley was born on June 18, 1905 in Union County, Georgia, daughter of the late Denver and Eligah Brackett Sullivan.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hartley in 1978; by one son, Floyd R. Hartley in 1982 and by one sister and one brother, Mrs. Bennie Lee Talley and Ed Sullivan.  Mrs. Hartley was a charter member of the East Calhoun Church of God and was a retired textile employee.   

Mrs. Hartley is survived by three daughters, Jessie Mae Hartley, Mildred Sutherland and Marie Jarrett all of Calhoun, Georgia; one brother, Elbert Sullivan of Calhoun, Georgia; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Hartley were conducted Friday, May 30, 1997 at 2 p.m. at the East Calhoun Church of God with Rev. Keith Reed and Rev. Harold Jones officiating.  Rev. Jamie Chant was in charge of graveside rites.  Singing was arranged by betty and Jim Balliew.  Active pallbearers were: Stanley Jarrett, Jason Jarrett, Ronald Hartley, Tracy Gowens, Mike Sutherland, and Terry Sutherland.  Honorary pallbearers were: Jerry Mulkey, Mike Barber, Robbie Duke, Ricky Boswell, Phil McBee and Mark Leberman.    Interment followed in the Fain Cemetery.

Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun, Georgia in charge of arrangements.           


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June 4, 1997                  Page 5B

 

mr. jason lee carroll

 

            Mr. Jason Lee Carroll, age 21, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 1997.

Mr. Carroll was born in Union County, Georgia, on February 1, 1976.  He had been preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Earl H. Carroll, in 1987; and maternal grandmother, Irene Davis, in 1993

            Surviving are his parents, Ralph and Brenda Carroll, both of Blairsville; two brothers, Wesley Carroll and Michael Carroll, both of Blairsville; paternal grandmother, Lucy Carroll of Blairsville.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by the faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Earl H. Carroll, Jr., David Carroll, Jeffrey Carroll, Clyde Carroll, Grover tanner, and Dan Patterson.  Interment was in Dillardís Chapel Cemetery.  

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    

 


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June 4, 1997                  Page 5B

 

mr. allan ross

 

            Mr. Allan Ross, age 40, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 26, 1997 at his home. 

Mr. Ross was born in Murray County, Georgia on March 13, 1957 and had lived in Blairsville for the past ten years.  He was a teacher at Union County High School, and also was the boysí Basketball Coach.  Mr. Ross was an active member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville and helped in the Royal Ambassadors at the church.  He was a graduate of North Georgia College, where he received a masterís degree in Education, and then received a six year degree from Jacksonville State University. 

            Surviving are his wife and son, Annette and Michael Ross, of the home; father and stepmother, Kenneth and Jewell Ross of Chatsworth; mother and stepfather, Jennell and Robert Lemons, of Dalton; sisters, April Ross of Chatsworth and Alison Wilson of Gainesville; paternal grandmother, Rosa Ross of Chatsworth; many cousins, aunts, uncles, and relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, 1997 at 11 a.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Specially selected music was presented by R. Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jason Neeley, Tony Hamby, Ed Rohrbaugh, Ben Corley, Brian Allison, and Jim Hughes.  The following people served as honorary escort to the family: Union County High School Boysí Basketball Team, Terry Rogers, Larry Turner, Richard Long, Shannon Moss, Junior Burnette, Buffy Dillinger, Joe White, Mark Donahue, Carson Turlington, Tiffany Winkler, Brenda Lewis.  Interment was in Union County Memory gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.

            A trust fund for Allanís son, Michael, has been established.   Donations in memory of Allan may be made to Jerri or terry Rogers, or mailed to them at P.O. Box 754, Blairsville, GA. 30514.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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June 4, 1997                  Page 5B

 

raymond edwin rogers, dds

 

            Raymond Edwin (Ray) Rogers passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 1997.  The world lost a special man.

            He loved his wife and companion, Judy.  They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in December.  He loved his children, Karen Rogers Holley of Kennesaw, GA., Patricia Rogers Robertson, of Marietta, GA., and David A. Rogers, of Woodstock, GA.  He adored his grandchildren, Sarabrynn, Robby, Josh, Julia, and Caitlin and thrived in the role of the grandfather.

            He achieved mastery in all his interests, fully dedicating himself to each endeavor.  After retiring from a full, successful career in dentistry, he embarked on a second career as a consultant to the recreational scuba diving industry.  He invented The Wheel, a safer and more practical alternative to the then existing decompression tables, which is presently marketed internationally.

            He was a visionary and a perfectionist.  He questioned everything and continually pursued better ways of doing things, anything.  He had the rare ability to convert his ideas into realities.

            He loved to sail, to ski, and to scuba dive.  He loved to travel.  He loved knowledge and he loved  to share it with others..  He loved to use his hands to make things.  He loved his home, one which he designed with his wife and built for his children and grandchildren.  He loved his life and lived it fully!

            He is our hero.  He will be missed more than words can say.

            Memorial services were held Saturday, May 31, 1997 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Lee Ann Rogers Scarbrough, from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home.

 

 


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June 4, 1997                  Page 5B

 

mrs. ruth p. stroud

 

            Mrs. Ruth P. Stroud, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 18, 1997 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. 

Mrs. Stroud was born in Union County, Georgia on Marc 7, 1913, a daughter of William H. Pusser and Nora Godwin Pusser.  She lived in Blairsville for most of her life, and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County. 

            Surviving are her husband, Wayne Stroud, of Blairsville; brother, Henry F. Pusser, of Middletown, Ohio; sister, Dorothy Murz, of Lowellville, Ohio; and sister, Yvonne Lloyd of Columbus, Ohio; nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 21, 1997 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Dr. Robert Darby officiating.  Mrs. Stroud was eulogized by Ms. Robbie Colwell.  Mrs. Martha Cone presented specially selected music.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Bob Colwell, John Gurley, Jimmy Tallent, Lake Stroud, Woodrow Bergeron, and Robert Daniel.  Interment was in Blairsville City Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    

 


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June 4, 1997                  Page 5B

 

mrs. dovie townsend

 

            Mrs. Dovie Townsend, age 90, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 29, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Townsend was born in Union County, Georgia on December 27, 1906, a daughter of the late George Seabolt and Lou Cain Seabolt.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Townsend was a member of  Shady Grove Methodist Church.  

            Surviving are her husband, Ed Townsend, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Mamie and Ray Rogers of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Hoyt and Phyllis Townsend, of Blairsville; and son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Ida Townsend, also of Blairsville; a brother, Zed Seabolt, of Blairsville; a sister, Ruby Willis of Maryville, GA; four grandchildren also survive, Terry Rogers, Kay Bradley, Debbie Royston, and Tommy Townsend, along with six great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. 

            Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. B.A. Buchanan and rev. Bobby Stroud officiating.  Special music was presented by Tommy Townsend and Calvin Hood.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Jerrell Seabolt, John Seabolt, Terry Rogers, Milton Bradley, Ken Royston, and Mark Rogers.  Interment was in Union County memory Gardens.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.