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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 5, 1996                              Page 9B

 

mr. lum o. brown

 

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

Mr. Brown was born on June 5, 1907, in Union County, Georgia, a son of the late Sherman Brown and Alice Berry Brown.  He was a farmer and 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; 30 great-grandchildren, 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 Reverent 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, Anthony Brown, and Doug brown.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were John Franklin Brown and Clyde Helton.  Interment was held at Coosa Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family met with friends at the funeral home on 

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


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June 5, 1996                              Page 9B

 

mr. roland barnes, jr.

 

            Mr. Roland Barnes, Jr., age 64, of Blue Ridge, passed away Thursday, May 30, in the Fannin Regional Hospital following an extended illness.  He was a native on Union County, son of the late Roland and Rushie Plott Barnes.  He was a member of the Blairsville United Methodist Church.  He was also a member of the Blue Ridge Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Temple and the Yaarab Shrine Temple.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Army, and was retired as manager of the Blue Ridge Famers Market.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joann Collins Barnes of the home, a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Jonnie Kay Barnes of Danielsville, GA; four daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Tommy Patterson of Gainesville, GA, Cathy and Richy Stansel of Pendergrass, GA, Cindy and Steve Page of Nashville, TN, and Mary Ann Sosebee of Blairsville; four sisters, Louise Wimpy of Lawrenceville, GA, Lois Townsend of Blairsville, Jean Townsend of Athens, GA, and Betty Kilgore of Duluth, GA; 3 grandchildren, Samuel Dan Stansel, Pam Sosebee, and Tina Henderson, and many other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services were Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. from the Akins Chapel with the Rev. Ryan Seawright and Rev. Roger Beck officiating.  Interment was in the Old Union Cemetery in Young Harris with Military Honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Pallbearers were James Whitner, Bill Queen, James Jones, Clinton Collins, Eugene Kuykendall , and Dan Crawford.  Masonic services were conducted Friday, at 7:30 p.m. by the Blue Ridge Lodge. 

            Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge in charge of arrangements.      


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June 5, 1996                              Page 9B

 

mrs. willie mae young

 

            Mrs. Willie Mae Young, 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, may 29, 1996 in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mrs. Young was born September 1, 1919, in Union County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Carl Hedden and Minnie Bell Ledford Hedden.  She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Union County.  Mrs. Young was of the Baptist Faith.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Young, who died in 1985; a son, Tommy Joe Young; and a granddaughter, Sandy Anette Nicholson, who died in 1981.

            Surviving are son and daughter in law, rev. Jerry and Anna Young, of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Patsy and Dougles (sic) Nicholson, of Hiawassee; brother, ray Hedden of Cartersville; three sisters: Glynn Coker of Canton, Ohio, Wilma davenport, of Blairsville, and blanche Rakestraw, of Hiawassee; half sister, Betty Rose Bridges, of Blairsville; four grandchildren, Ken Nicholson, of Hiawassee, Becky Dyer, Debbie Young, and Patty Joe Young, all of Blairsville; three great grandchildren, Ciji Annette Nicholson, Colt Dyer, and Callie Ann Dyer, also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tommy Jackson, Charles Partin, Troy Dyer, Bill Beavers, Ricky Warren, and John Feathers.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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June 5, 1996                              Page 9B

 

mr. fred bentel

 

            Mr. Fred Bentel, 81, of Blairsville, Georgia passed, away at May 31, 1996 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville

Mr.  Bentel was born June 24, 1914, in Martin County, Florida, a son of the late Karl Herman Bentel and Alice Beville Bentel.  He worked for Green’s Department Store as salesman and manager for forty years in Stuart, Florida.  Mr. Bentel had lived in Blairsville since 1990, coming here from Stuart.  He was an ordained deacon and has served as a Sunday School teacher for many years in the Baptist Church. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jean Bentel, of Blairsville; son and daughter in law, Karl Herman and Judy Bentel, of Stuart, Florida; son, John Arthur Bentel, of Washington, DC; and son and daughter in law, Mark Robbins and Maria Bentel, of Stuart.  Six grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, June 3, 1996 at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by The Silver Tones, of First Baptist Church.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Robert Gray, Jesse Robbins, Bob Hawks, Neal Moon, John Turner, and George Williams.  Members of the Tom Collins Sunday School Class served as honorary escort to the family.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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June 5, 1996                              Page 9B

 

mrs. carrie f. lance

 

            Mrs. Carrie F. Lance, 88, of Hiawassee, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia,  passed away Friday, May 31, 1996 in Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee.

Mrs. Lance was born on Clay County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Burton Ford and Nellie Gorman Ford.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was of the Baptist faith.  Mrs. Lance had been preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Ed Lance, in 1986, and a son James Ford Lance. 

            Surviving are step mother, Nora Ford, of Hiawassee; nephews, Gene Davis of Nipomo, California and terry Burton Davis, of Hiawassee; and nieces, Susan Davis Bright of Athens, Georgia, and Karen Davis Ditmore, of Dawsonville, Georgia. many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday June 3, 1996 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Ernest Gibson, Larry Ford, Homer Nix, Lawson Kimsey, Paul Smith and Howard Cunningham.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of in charge of arrangements.      


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June 5, 1996                              Page 9B

 

mrs. bertha mae seabolt reece

 

            Mrs. Bertha Mae Seabolt Reece, 84, of Mariette, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, died Wednesday, May 29, 1996 in Marietta.

Mrs. Reece, former artist, won several honors for her paintings and she was honored on several occasions by the Marietta Men’s Garden Club, as well as the Cobb County Clean City Commission for the beautiful landscaping of her yard.  Mrs. Reece loved flowers and nature and always tried to maintain beautiful grounds for everyone to enjoy. 

            Survivors include her husband, Felton McClellon Reece, of Marietta; two daughters, Dardanella Melinda Reece Pentecost of Smyrna, Pamala Rose Reece of Marietta and one son, James Preston Reece of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren, Rhonda Patrice Pentecost Cline of Hiram, Georgia, Sonja Denise Pentecost Atenham, and Ricky Darren Pentecost, both of Marietta and Jonathan Preston Reece of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren, Kristina Nicole Cline, and Candice Elizabeth Cline of Hiram; Gwendolyn Elanine Reece and William James Reece of Raleigh.  Her family included one son in law, William Carl “Buddy” Pentecost formerly of Alabama; one daughter in law, Glenda Elaine Williams Reece, of North Carolina; two grandsons in law, Christopher Todd Cline of Smyrna, Todd Atenham, of Colorado, two granddaughters in law, Carol Ellis Reece of NC, and April Glisson Pentecost of Smyrna.  Mrs. Reece is also survived by her two sisters, Laurie Lloyd of Hiawassee and Ethel Lloyd of LaFayette, Georgia.

            Services and burial for Mrs. Reece was held Saturday, June 1, 1996 at 2 p.m. from Shady Grove Methodist Church in Blairsville, with Rev. Bill Honaker officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jonathan Preston Reece, Christopher Todd Cline, William Henry Woody, Jr., Rickey Darren Pentecost, James Todd Atenham, and Dale Nelson Woody.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.