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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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July 2, 1997       Page 5B

 

stella berry hemphill

 

            Stella Berry Hemphill, age 90, of Blairsville passed away Wednesday, June 25, 1997 in the Union County Nursing Home. 

Mrs. Hemphill was born in Union County on April 8, 1907, a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. T.N. Berry.  She grew up in Blairsville, graduated from Blairsville Collegiate Institute, and, in 1924 graduated from Young Harris College.  She later graduated from the University of Chattanooga.  Mrs. Hemphill taught school in Union County and in Chattanooga, Tennessee for forty years. 

            Mrs. Hemphill was a member of the Grace Bible Class and the Highland Park Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Hemphill; brother, Ferd Berry; and sisters, Eula Berry McCall and Bessie Berry Rector. 

            Survivors include: her son and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth and Claude Hemphill, Jr. of Blairsville, GA; grandson, J. Claude Hemphill III of San Francisco, CA; granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Hemphill of San Jose, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Friday, June 27, 1997 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Circeo officiating.  Music was provided by Leslie Hughes and Melissa Henson.  Pallbearers were John Berry, C.R. Collins, Leon Colwell, Dale Elliott, James McCall, and Ernest Martin.  Interment was in the Blairsville Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

July 2, 1997       Page 5B

 

mrs. jessie mae ray wade

“Preacher Wade’s Wife”

 

            Mrs. Jesse Wade, age 91, of Blairsville, GEORgia, passed away Saturday, June 21, 1997.  Mrs. Wade was born in Calhoun, Georgia, on June 6, 1906, the daughter of Thomas and Jenny Tate.  She married Rev. John C. Wade on November 17, 1923.  They moved to Blairsville in 1933 where she supported her husband with his ministry for fifty three years.  They built a log cabin on Mulkey gap Road, which is one of the oldest still standing in the Blairsville are (sic).  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and The eastern Star.  Mrs. Jessie was known for her quilting, church activities, her sense of humor, but most of all people knew her a (sic) “Preacher Wade’s Wife.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John C. Wade, who pastured over 20 different churches in the area, and her daughter Johnnie Mae Wade.  Survivors include a son, Doyle Wade, of Blairsville; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Curlis of Batavia, Ohio; six grandchildren; James Allen Cook, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Sharon Korte of Augusta, Georgia; Sandra West of Tyrone, Georgia, Cindi Sparks, of Blairsville; Larry Curlis of Missouri City, Texas; and Karen Harman of Carrollton, Georgia; ten great grand children (sic)  and two great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 25, 1997 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Earl Bishop officiating.  Music was provided by Sarah Kelley, Susie Phillips and Louise Delong.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  James Cook, Larry Curlis, Michael Kelley, Steven Cook, Richard Kelley, Shawn Korte, and Andrew Sparks.

Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  

                       


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

July 2, 1997       Page 5B

 

edith lillian evans

 

            Ms. Edith Lillian Evans, age 71, of 1146 Wesley Mountain Drive, Blairsville, Georgia, passed away June 29, 1997 at Gateway Health Care Center, Cleveland, GA, after an extended illness. 

Mrs. Evans was a nurse during WWII and a clerk for the F.W. Woolworth Co. for many years. 

Survivors include Amy Neece, granddaughter, Gainesville, GA.; granddaughter Melinda Carney, Mai-Adi, Egypt; Grandsons, Keith Evans, Blairsville, GA; Scot Evans, Vermont; and six great granddaughter all of Gainesville, GA.

            Graveside services were held at the George Washington memorial Park, Philadelphia, PA, at a later date.  Interment was in the George Washington Memorial Park, Philadelphia, PA.

            Strickland Funeral Home of Clermont in charge of the services.