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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 16, 1999                Page 9B

 

mr. julius cleveland j.C. harkins

 

            Mr. J.C. Harkins, age 63, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Harkins was born in Union County, Georgia on Tuesday, March 3, 1936, a son of the late James Emory Harkins and Bonnie Maebelle Chambers Harkins.  He was a retired automobile mechanic.  J.C. had lived in the Atlanta area for 12 years, but had moved back to Blairsville the last 28 years of his life.  He was a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114, F&AM, and also was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church #1.     

            Surviving are his wife, Margie Bowers Harkins, of Blairsville; daughter and sons in law: Kathryn and Dan Beaty, of Hamilton, Montana, and Patricia and Calvin Collis, of Blairsville; sons and daughter in law: James and Karyn Harkins of Cleveland, GA Robert and Shara Harkins of Blairsville; sisters: Sybil Tyre of Blairsville, Norman Jones, of Jonesboro, GA; and Eula Spence, of St. Petersburg, FL; brother, Charles Harkins, of Atlanta; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Harley Hunter and Brian Contardi officiating.  Special music was presented by Elaine Allison and Tara Contardi.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brian and Chris Harkins, Perry and Leslie Groves, and Michael Warren, and Andy Burks.  Masonic rites were presented by Allegheny Masonic Lodge.  Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

If you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Blairsville Relay for Life, American Cancer Society.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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June 16, 1999                Page 9B

 

mrs. norine brown odom

 

            Mrs. Norine Brown Odom, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 7, 1999 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Odom was born on Wednesday, March 26, 1913, in Towns County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Rob Brown and Lou Cindy Foster Brown.  She was a homemaker and was the widow of the late Thurman Odom.  Mrs. Odom was a lifelong resident of our area, and was a member of Confidence Methodist Church.

            Surviving are her daughter, Margie Hughes, of Blairsville; sister, Christine Odom, of Blairsville; 3 grandchildren: Sandra Mann, of Cleveland, TN; Kenny Hughes and Melissa Taylor, both of Blairsville; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great great grand child.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Buchanan and Rev. Jarvis Bennett officiating.  Special music was presented by the Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers; Earl Odom, Rex Odom, Ed Rohbaugh, Greg Odom, Steve Odom and Ronnie Byers.  Interment was in Confidence Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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June 16, 1999                Page 9B

 

mr. roger b. lachance

 

            Mr. Roger B. Lachance, age 75, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Penbroke Pines, FL, passed away Thursday, June 10, 1999 following an extended illness.  Mr. Lachance was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in N. Miami, Executive 100 Club, Past President of Northside Lions Club, Knights of Colombus.  He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II.

            Surviving are his wife, Winnie Lee Lachance, of Blairsville; son, Donald Lachance, of Woodstock, GA; daughters: Denise Steinberg of Cooper City, FL; Dolores Brents, of San Antonio; and Deborah Lachance, of Eufaula, AL; sister, Mary Gagon; brothers, Louie and Henry Lachance, all of Saco, Maine; and Patrick Lachance of N. Miani; 6 grandchildren also survive.

            Services were held Monday, June 14, 1999 at 11 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, with Father Tim Gadziala officiating. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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June 16, 1999                Page 9B

 

mr. emory f. spiva

 

            Mr. Emory F. Spiva, age 85, passed away My 7, 1999 at his home in Akron, Ohio.

            Born in Blairsville, Georgia, son of the late Steve and Ida Sullivan Spiva.  Emory was the last of a family of 9 children.

            He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy.

            Emory is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Richard Spiva, and his loving companion, Tina Keith; one grandson, Clint Spiva and many other relatives and friends.

            Emory worked for the Goodyear Aerospace Co., for 30 years, and lived most of his life in Akron.

            Emory was a brother in law of Dora Allison (Mrs. Dan Spiva) of Blairsville and Ovalene (Mrs. Worth Spiva) of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

            Emory is survived by first cousin, Bobbie Lance, Mertie Dyer, Inez Lance, Jane McCollum and Ruth Collins of Blairsville, Georgia.

            Graveside services were held Monday, May 10, 1999 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron, Ohio.

 


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June 16, 1999                Page 9B

 

mrs. ella ree wilson foster

 

            Mrs. Ella Ree Wilson Foster, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, June 6, 1999 in Blairsville.  Mrs. Foster was born in Union County, Georgia on Tuesday, September 24, 1912, a daughter of the late Cicero Wilson and Roxie Smith Wilson.  Mrs. Foster had lived in Detroit, Michigan from the years of 1949 through 1974.  She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and Blairsville Chapter or the Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Foster has been preceded in death by her husband, Bob Foster, in 1985; son, bobby Foster in 1948; son, Jim Foster in 1984; and son, Edmond Foster, in 1994.

            Surviving are her son and daughter in law, Bill and Darlene Foster, of Blairsville; son and daughter in law, Charles and Pinkie Foster of Wilmington, Illinois; daughter, Ella Faye Ickes, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; and son, Donald Foster, of Blairsville; sister; Audrey Wilson, of Manasas, VA; 16 grandchildren including her special children Tammy and Gary McClure; 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with the Rev. Hubert Legg and Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by The Cody Family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jeff Foster, Steve Foster, Mike Foster, Randy Legg, and Russell Legg.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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June 16, 1999                Page 9B

 

mrs. nancy helen patterson

 

            Mrs. Nancy Helen Patterson, age 92, of Blairsville, GA passed away Monday, June 7, 1999, at home.  Mrs. Patterson was the widow of Rev. Claude Patterson and a resident of Blairsville for 70 years.  Mrs. Paterson was a member of Confidence Methodist Church and retired from the National Forest Service for Seniors Program in 1991.

            She is survived by one brother, Boone McCollum of Kentucky; grandchildren: Claude Helen Jones of Chatsworth, GA, Terri Lynn Dunagan of Baldwin, GA, Freddie Donald Patterson, Jr. of Florida, Jan Patterson, Judy Platt and Daniel Patterson all of Blairsville, GA; 12 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10 of Confidence Methodist Church in Union County with Rev. L. Connell officiating.  Special music was provided by the Visions.  Pallbearers were as follows: Jimmy Jones, Kevin Thigpen, Danny Jones, Chad Platt, Chris Cole, and Daniel Patterson.   Interment was in the Church Cemetery.             

            Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA in charge of arrangements.