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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 17, 1998                Page 8B

 

mr. john h. thomas

 

            Mr. John H. Thomas, age 77, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 8, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mr. Thomas was born in Towns County, Georgia, on Wednesday, November 17, 1920, a son of the late Ed Thomas and Fannie Cloer Thomas.  He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II, and had served in the 93rd Seabees.  Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of this area and was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church, a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114, F&AM; and a member of the DAV, the American Legion, and the VFW.  He owned and operated City Barber Shop in Blairsville until his retirement.  Mr. Thomas was also a retired Baptist minister.

            Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Lena Mae Thomas, of the home; daughter and son in law, Barbara and Randall Edwards of Alpharetta, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Byrdene and Bill Wilson of Douglasville; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Thomas, of Dawsonville; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Kenneth Dyer, of Blairsville; and daughter, Robin Thomas, of Alpharetta; 6 sisters: Vina Cook, Thelma Coker, Paulina Collins, Irene Collins, Flora Collins, and Mae Penland, all of Blairsville; brother in law, Medison Penland, of Blairsville; brother, Nathan Thomas, of Alabama; 5 grandchildren: Matthew Dyer, of Blairsville; Meredith Thomas, of Lilburn; Airman 2nd Class Thomas Scott Edwards, of Okinawa, Japan; Allison Thomas, of Dawsonville; James Andrew Thomas II, of Lilburn; many nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Zebulon Baptist Church with reverend Hughes Chatham, and Reverend Guy Bradley officiating.  Special music was presented by R. Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Andrew Thomas, Kenneth Dyer, E.L. Cook, Matthew Dyer, Leon Davenport, and Rick Volker.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with military honors by North Georgia Honor Guard.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 17, 1998                Page 8B

 

mrs. bertha eleanor howe

 

            Mrs. Bertha Eleanor Howe, age 87, of Blairsville, Georgia, passes away Tuesday, June 9, 1998 in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Howe is survived locally by a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Lee, of Blairsville.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, June 13, 1998 in Morrison, Illinois with Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in charge.  Interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Branan Lodge in Blairsville. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of local 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 17, 1998                Page 8B

 

mrs. adron nicholson wood

 

            Mrs. Adron Nicholson Wood, 76, of 11715 Wolfpen Gap Rd., Suches, GA, died Friday, June 12, 1998 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following an extended illness.  Mrs. Wood was a native of Gordon County, GA who had live (sic) in Suches for the past 35 years.  She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church in Suches.  She was preceded in death by her Husband: Wayne M. Wood, her parents and eleven brothers and sisters.  She is survived by Sons and daughters in Laws: Jerry & Nancy Wood and Larry & Diane Wood, all of Suches, Grandchildren: Dewayne & Tina Wood, Devin & Kim Wood, Darren Wood, Connie Green, Carvel Wood and Casey Wood, Great-grandchildren: Kimber Wood, Brooklyn Wood, Morgan Wood, Logan Wood, Gunner Wood and Easton Wood.  Several other relatives also survive.  Funeral services were held Sunday, June 14 at Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Paul Wright, Rev. Jimmy Tanner and Rev. Bruce Daniel officiated.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements