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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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July 1, 1998       Page 4B

 

mrs. lucille c. swift

 

            Lucille C. Swift, age 88, of Blairsville, formerly of Marietta, died Thursday, June 25, 1998.

            Memorial services were held Friday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta with the Revs. Ross Blair and Karen Evans officiating.  Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.

            A native of Jacksonville, FL. Mrs. Swift attended Jacksonville schools.  She retired as Administrative Assistant to the top official at Warner Robbins Air Force Base.  She had resided in Blairsville for the last 20 years.  She was a member of Grace Community Church in Blairsville and Vineville Presbyterian Church in Macon.

            Survivors include three sons, Richard S. Swift of Hendersonville, NC, Eugene A. Swift of Duluth, John D. Swift of Marietta; one sister, Violet Hottel of Orlando, FL; nine granchildren and seven great granchildren.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 1, 1998       Page 4B

 

mrs. chloe m. stirewalt

 

            Chloe Mull Stirewalt, 84, 314 Eddleman Road, died June 19, 1998, at Best of Care Inn.

            She was a native of Blairsville, GA, daughter of the late James M. and Marcini Poteete Mull, played on Main Street Girls Softball Team for many years, worked at Woolworth’s Store for 17 years, retired in 1979 from Cannon Mills Plant 1, Wash Cloth Department, member of Center Grove Lutheran Church, former Sunday school teacher in children’s department.  She was also the granddaughter of the late James Allen Poteet and Martha aLice Davenport Poteete.

            Survivors are husband Charles Henderson Stirewalt; sons, Donald Ray Stirewalt of Lawson, MO and Terry Lee Stirewalt of Kannapolis; daughters and sons-in-laws, Peggie and Jack Goodnight of Kannapolis and Juddie and Oscar Penegar Jr. of Gastonia; sisters and brother-in-laws, Grace and H.C. Roseman of Salisbury and Mildred and W.C. Karriker of China Grove; six granchidlren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 21st.  Memorials can be made to Center Grove Lutheran Church, Ramp Fund, 1601 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis 28083. 

 

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 1, 1998       Page 4B

 

mr. john “bo” d. conley

 

            John “Bo” D. Conley, age 50, of Robertson Circle, Blairsville, GA, died Thursday, June 25, 1998.

            He was a native of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late John Ralph, Jr. and Beulah Mae Parker Conley.  He was a self-employed brick mason.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Vicki Lynn Conley.

            Surviving  are his wife, Betty Ann Patterson Conley; one son, Steven R. Patterson of Blairsville, GA; one daughter, Dana M. graham of Blairsville, GA; one brother, Terry Conley of Barilla, GA; two sisters, Tricia J. Hogsed of Hayesville, NC and Peggy A. Foss of Austell, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Towson Rose, Frank Rose Sr. Memorial Chapel in Hayesville, NC.  The Rev. Steve Bettis officiated.  Burial was in the Union Hill Cemetery in Hayesville, NC.  Pallbearers were Charles “Bo” Conley, Larry Conley, Gary Canup, Chris Christensen Kenneth Hogsed and Richard Odom.

Memorials may be made to the Union Hill Cemetery Fund C/O JoAnn H. Woody, 658 Thumping Creek Rd., Hayesville, NC 28904.

Townson Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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July 1, 1998       Page 4B

 

mr. w. cecil nelson, sr.

 

            Mr. W. Cecil Nelson, Sr., age 78, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, June 26, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Nelson was a native of Union County, and was the owner of nelson Tractor Company for over 50 years.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County, and was a member and deacon at Zebulon Baptist Church for over 50 years.  He was a former mayor of Blairsville, and was also a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114, F & AM.  Mr. Nelson was the widow of the late Ruby Cheeks Nelson, who passed away November of 1992.

            Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, W.C. and Parsy Nelson, of Blairsville; daughter, Polly Love, of Roswell; daughters and sons-in-law: Peggy and Mike Calloway of Blairsville and Trina and Tony Collins of Blairsville; brother, J.C. Nelson of Blairsville; and two sisters: Evon Ledford of Hayesville, NC and Evelyn Thomas of Acworth; grandchildren: Courtney Waller, Will Nelson, Michael Calloway, and Monica Calloway, all of Blairsville; Michelle Sullivan of Duluth; Jason and Jonathan Love, both of Roswell; four great-grandchildren; Grayson Waller, Andrew Nelson, Taylor Sullivan and Georgia Waller.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, June 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Hughes Chatham and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Special music was presented by Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Will Nelson, Greg Waller, Sean Sullivan, Michael Calloway, Jason Love and Jonathan Love.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: George Coker, Gene Conley, Junior Bridges, Leonard Sosebee, Bob Head, Wayne Abercrombie, James Jones, Lyle Bryson, Marion Foster, W.H. Hood, bill Bracken, Ulysses Sampson, Pat Atkins, Virge Kelley and Neal Collins.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens cemetery.

            If you wish memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements. 

 

 


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July 1, 1998       Page 4B

 

mr. harold richard day

 

            Mr. Harold Richard Day, age 62 of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Day was born Monday, November 18, 1935, in Union County, New Jersey, a son of the late Harold Jackson Day and Bertha Cashin Day.  He was a veteran of the U.S. marine Corps.  Mr. Day was a retired police officer and had lived in this area for the past 12 years.  He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, volunteer for Hand in hand Hospice, and emmer and former president of NEW Jersey Police Officer’s Benevolent Association.  He was preceded in death by his son, Harold Joseph Day, in 1997.  To his family, he was a loving and devoted husband and father.

            Surviving are his wife, Joy Day, of Blairsville; daughter: Laura Joy Day, of Durham, NC; sister: Suann Drury, of Charlotte, NC; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 27, 1998 at 9 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Church, with Father Edward Kirch officiating. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: John Drury, Jr.. Jon Drury, 111, Michael Drury, and Robert Richmond, Donald Calvin, and Calvin Anstrom.  In lieu of flowers, memorials for Mr. Day may be made to Hand in Hand Hospice.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.