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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 30, 1999                Page 5B

 

mrs. bonnie irene lance

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Irene Lance, age 92, of The Murphy Highway of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, June 18, 1999, in the Erlanger Medical Center, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

            Mrs. Lance was born in Union County on may 14, 1907, the daughter of the late Jim Collins and Dora Graham Collins.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County was employed for several years at the Hill-Lance Drug Store in Blairsville, and at the time of her death was employed at the Radio Shack in Blairsville.  Mrs. Lance was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil E. Lance, Sr.  She was a member of The Ivy LOG Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her son and daughter in law, jack and Pat Lance, of Blairsville; son, Cecil Lance of Blairsville, seven grandchildren, Kim Lance, Kris Gooch, Karen Kelley, Kayce Burks, Kenya Patton, Jack Lance, Jr., and Scott Lance, thirteen great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 3 p.m. from the Ivy Log Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Seay and the Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  Special music was provided by the Ivy Log Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Elmer Thompson, Harold Arkins, Paul Puett, Jr., Charles Beaver, Jack Gray, Bill Crenshaw and Billy Poteete served as a honorary pallbearer.  Interment was in Ivy LOG Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ivy Log Baptist Chruch Cemetery Fund 6055 Murphy Hwy. Blairsville, GA 30512 in memory of Mrs. Bonnie Lance.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. 

 


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June 30, 1999                Page 5B

 

mr. ricky roger dyer

 

            Mr. Ricky Roger Dyer, age 37, of Ranson Free Road, Clairmont, Georgia, formerly of Union County, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 1999 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

Mr. Dyer was born in Union County and had attended the Union County Schools before moving to Clairmont, Georgia.

            Surviving  are his parents, Bobby Ray of Blairsville, GA and Bobby Joe Dyer of Morganton; wife, Charlotte Dyer of Clairmont; daughter, April Dyer of Clairmont; one sister, Frances Carpenter of Blairsville; an aunt, Jackie Turk of Marietta; and father in law, Johnny Boggs of Clairmont, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services for Mr. Dyer were held Tuesday, June 22, 1999 from the Solid Rock Baptist Church with the rev. Jerry Witlock and the Rev. Chandler Anderson officiating.  Interment followed in The Wahoo Baptist Church Cemetery, in Clairmont, Georgia.

This announcement is a courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville.


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June 30, 1999                Page 5B

 

Mr. emanuel david fry

 

            Mr. Emanuel David Fry, age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, June 25, 1999 at his home.

Mr. Fry had been a resident of this area for 16 years, moving here from Cleveland, Ohio.  He had served with the Army Air Corps during WW II, and was a Mason.  Mr. Fry was a retired customer engineer in the business machine industry.  He was of the Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Fry  is survived by his wife, Helen Fry, of Blairsville; a daughter, Helen Cochetti of Auburn, GA; a son, David L. Fry of Charleston, W. VA; six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and other relatives.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. 


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June 30, 1999                Page 5B

 

mr. duane everett rice

 

            Duane Everett Rice, born November 9, 1932, at McLouth, Kansas, went to be with the Lord on June 22, 1999.  Pastor Rice passed away from cancer after having a heart transplant in December of 1996.  Duane was the son of Albert and Vera Rice, both deceased, and is survived by wife Carolyn Millenbruch, who he married, November 3, 1954.

            Reverend and Mrs. Rice pioneered churches in Russellville, Alabama; Ocala, Florida; Silver Springs Shores, Florida and they also were the founding Pastors of Victorious Temple Assembly of God in Murphy, North Carolina.  The Rice’s evangelized in the Mid West and Eastern United States.

            Reverend Rice received a Doctorate Degree in Bible Theology.  Prior to serving in the ministry, Dr. Rice worked 16 years at Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.  He was an Instrumentation Coordinator with R.C.A. and had served as 3rd Class Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy in the Korean conflict.

            Other survivors are his daughter, Terry Kavanaugh of Florida, his son, Michael Rice of Arizona, two grandchildren, Adam and Amy Kavanaugh of Florida, and two brothers and various nieces and nephews in Kansas.

            For the past year he was serving as associate Pastor at Calvary Assembly of God in Blairsville, Georgia, where he was a member.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 1999, at the Calvary Assembly of God, 3414 Pat Colwell Road, Blairsville, Georgia.  Dr. Charles Kelley and Pastor Gene Pansler will officiate. 


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June 30, 1999                Page 5B

 

Mr. william wayne watford

 

            Mr. William Wayne Watford, age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at his home.

Mr. Watford had lived in this area since 1996, moving here from St. Cloud, FL, where he was a member and deacon of Central Baptist Church of West Palm.  Mr. Watford was in medical supply sales for many years.  He served with the U.S. Army during WW II.

            Surviving include his wife, Eleanor S. Watford of the home; son and daughter in law, William S. and Linda Watford of West Palm Beach, FL; daughter and son in law; Susan L. and Gary Morse of Blairsville, GA, sister, Audrey Lavender of Winter Park, FL; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 1999 from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  The eulogy was given by William S. Watford.  Military honors were presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Interment was in the Union County Memory Gardens.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. 


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June 30, 1999                Page 5B

 

mrs. irene garrison mcdaris

 

            Mrs. Irene Garrison McDaris, age 94, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 26, 1999, following a lengthy illness.

            Mrs. McDaris was born June 18, 1905, in Fannin County, Georgia, a daughter of James Willard and Laura Morris Garrison.  She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel United Methodist church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl D. McDaris, in 1976.

            Surviving are three daughters: Mildred Cook of Blairsville, Georgia, Willa Nell Cook of Norcross, Georgia and Jerry Justus of Auburn, Georgia; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren a numerous of relatives and a host of friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held at 8 p.m., Sunday, June 27, 1999 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Black and Rev. Joe May officiating.  Music was provided by Martha Ann Cone and Linda Stubbs.

            Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Monday, June 28, 1999 at Hemptown Cemetery. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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June 30, 1999                Page 5B

 

mr. alfred joseph ghelfi

 

            Mr. Alfred Joseph Ghelfi, age 88   Blairsville, passed away at Union General Hospital, June 21, 1999.  Mr. Ghelfi had lived in this area for the past 30 years, moving here from Miami, FL.  He was WW II veteran and was of the Catholic faith.  He was preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bob” Carter.

Mr. Ghelfi is survived by his wife, Wanda Haybert Ghelfi of the home, a son, Adam Paul Carter, of Blairsville, a daughter, Bernice Derrer of Blairsville, two sisters, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA in charge of arrangements. 


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June 30, 1999                Page 5B

 

mrs. lucille sparks young

 

            Mrs. Lucille Sparks Young, age 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, June 25, 1999 at Union General Hospital.

            Mrs. Young was born in Union County, December 2, 1917, a daughter of James Gracen and Annie Belle Curtis Sparks.  She had retired form the shoe factory.  Mrs. Young was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Young in 19975 and a son, Jimmie Lane Young in 1938.

            Surviving are son and daughter in law, Kennith and Elaine Young of Blairsville, and daughter and son in law, Barbara and Richard Long of Blairsville, two grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 27th from the Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Chatham and Rev. Guy Bradley officiating.  Music was provided by Ken and Elaine Young.  Gloria Griggs and Inis Conley.  Randolph Young, Danny Young, and Jerry Roberts, Shaun Conley, Burl Conley and Jimmy Kinnersley served as pallbearers.

            Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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June 30, 1999                Page 5B

 

mr. william e. nichols

 

            Mr. William E. Nichols, age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 27, 1999 following a period of declining health.  Mr. Nichols was born in Texas, but had spent most of his life in Marco Island, FL.  Before moving to Hiawassee in 1992, he had been a pilot for Delta Airlines and a Capt. For Con Airway.  Later he owned his on charter service.

            Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, and many friends who all loved him deeply.  No services will be held locally.  Mr. Nichols will be interred with his late wife in Florida.

            Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.