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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 9, 1997       Page 3B

 

mrs. alma d. panter

 

            Mrs. Alma D. Panter, age 63, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 26, 1997 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Panter was born in Union County, Georgia on September 26, 1933, a daughter of the late John Deyton and Rurie Self Deyton.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  Her husband, Richard Panter, passed away in 1973. 

Surviving are  daughter and son-in-law, Minnie and Bryan Watson, of Blairsville; step sons, Frank Panter of Hemptown, Hugh Panter of Blue Ridge, Randall Panter of Ohio, and Ralph Panter of Hemptown; step daughters, Rosemary Panter of Blue Ridge, Evelyn Payne of Blue Ridge, and Marie Chancey of Tunnell Hill, GA.; sisters, Louise Everett of Buford, GA.; Cora Lee Carpenter of Blairsville, Elsie Payne and Sudy Bell Bingham, both of Flowery Branch, GA., Mary Jane Weaver of Blairsville; brother, Henry Deyton of Dahlonega; granddaughter, Sasha Watson; many step grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Jimmy Rogers, Rev. Brent Chatham and Rev. Mark Towery, Jr. officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Robert Carpenter, Jack Carpenter, Cecil brewer, Franklin Weaver, Tommy Panter, and Troy Dyer.  Special music was presented by the Liberty Church Choir.  Interment was in Liberty Baptist Cemetery, under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  

                       


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July 9, 1997       Page 3B

 

keith david bragg

 

            Keith David Bragg, the oldest son of Keith Bragg of Blairsville, died in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California on June 21, 1997.  he was born on October 20, 1970 in Brunswick, Georgia.

He was a greensman for the motion picture industry, working on movies including “Forrest Gump:, :The Jungle Book”, “Powder”, :Volcano”, and several others.  He was working on a film entitled “Deep Impact” on location near Castaic Lake in California at the time of his death. 

He is survived b his wife, Kathy Callahan Bragg and a son, Zachary Richmond Bragg of Sante Fe, Texas; a son, Travis Keith Bragg of Brunswick, Georgia; his mother, Brenda Wynn of Brunswick, Georgia; a sister, Millie McCarthy of Brunswick, Georgia; three brothers, Christopher, Caleb, and Levi Bragg al of Blairsville; his step-mother, Olivia Bragg of Blairsville; his grandparents. Doyle and Nell Bragg of Brunswick and Mildred Keene of Brunswick; his paternal great grandmother, Lillie Holcomb of Waynesboro, Georgia and man cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. 

Keith was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services were at Crowder Funeral Chapel in Dickinson, Texas on Friday, June 27th.

           


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July 9, 1997       Page 3B

 

mr. sidney oliver hazzard

 

            Mr. Sidney Oliver Hazzard, age 78, of Helen, Georgia, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 1997 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Hazzard was a native of Connecticut, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Mr. Hazzard had lived in Blairsville for five years before moving to Helen.  He was a member of Mountain Presbyterian Church in Blairsville.  Mr. hazard was a past president of Brasstown Bald Chapter of national Association of retired Federal Employees, and was a member of Washington Lodge, #5 in North Kingston, Rhode Island.

            Surviving are his wife, Dorothy E. Hazzard of Helen, GA.; three children, Russell Hazzard of Goldsboro, N.C., Hollie Hazzard Smith of Glen, New Hampshire, and randy Hazzard of South Attleboro, Rhode Island; three grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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July 9, 1997       Page 3B

 

mrs. florence harkins winterfeld

 

            Mrs. Florence Harkins Winterfeld, age 55, of Eatonton, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Friday, June 27, 1997 following an extended illness. 

Mrs. Winterfeld was born in Union County, Georgia, on October 14, 1941, the daughter of the late Johnny and Delia Patterson Harkins.  She was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Milledgeville, Georgia, and had lived in Eatonton for the past 22 years.  Besides her parents, Mrs. Winterfeld had been preceded in death by two brothers, S.G. Harkins and Eugene Harkins. 

            Surviving are her husband, Robert Winterfeld of Eatonton, GA.; step-daughter, Michele Dudley of Omaha, Nebraska; brother and sister-in-law, A.J. and Laverne Harkins of Smyrna, GA.; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and George Buchanan of Blairsville; and brother, Bobby Harkins of Blairsville; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, June 30, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Rev. Jerry Pickard officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Sheldon Patterson, Vernon Patterson, Elmer Mason, Scott Ray, Bill Anderson, and Eric Buchanan.  Interment was in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.  

                       


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July 9, 1997       Page 3B

 

mrs. avie burnette reece

 

            Mrs. Avie Burnette Reece, age 75, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 29, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Reece was born in Union County, Georgia on June 28, 1922, a daughter of the late John C. Burnette and Alice Seabolt Burnette.  She was a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.  Her husband, Josiah Reece, preceded her in death. 

            Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Benny Cooper of Marietta, GA.; and daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Lorne Cosner of Blairsville; sisters, Lillie Reece of Blairsville, Mattie Cantrell of Dahlonega, GA., Naomi Reece of Augusta, GA. and Lela Stephens of Blairsville; and a brother, Anceberry Burnette of Blairsville; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at 1 p.m. form the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Honaker officiating.  Special music was presented by June Grounds.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bill Burnette, Alan Hamby, Johnny Burnette, Rick Lance, Bill Wilson, Bobby Joe Queen, and Steve Reece.  Interment was in Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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July 9, 1997       Page 3B

 

dr. james m. thompson

 

            James M. Thompson, age 70, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Dr. Thompson was born in Hancock County, Ohio on July 26, 1926, a son of the late Harry T. Thompson, and Marian Crispin Thompson.  He was employed by the USDA as a plant geneticist.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II, and the Korean War.  Dr. Thompson was a resident of the Blairsville area from 1963-1970, and then returned to Blairsville in 1986.  He was a member of the Blairsville Kiwanis Club, the Southern Fruit Fellowship and was a former president of the Georgia Horticultural Society.  Mr. Thompson graduated from Fidley (sic) High School in Findley, Ohio in 1944, and then earned his masters and PhD in Agronomy from Ohio State.  In Clinton, Iowa, he was employed with a field corn hybrid company for seven years.  During the years of 1963-1970, he was a geneticist working at the Georgia experiment Station, he was responsible for releasing several apple and plum cultivars during his tenure with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

            Surviving are his wife, Manon S. Thompson of Blairsville; daughter, Kay T. Wright of Conyers, GA.; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kim Thompson of Canton, GA.; and son, James Martin Thompson of Dunwoody, GA.; four grandchildren, Brian Wright of Conyers, Adam Thompson, Michelle Thompson, and Kevin Thompson, all of Canton. 

            Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, 1997 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of  Blairsville with Rev. Troy Acree and Rev. Dr. Robert Darby officiating.  Special music was presented by Barry Malac and Mary Lee Olsen.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Dennis Thompson, Jim Dobson, Junior Duckworth, Herman Garrett, Bobb Garrison, and Fred Michael.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

            If you wish, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to your favorite charity in Dr. Thompson’s memory. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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July 9, 1997       Page 3B

 

mrs. agnes e. baxter

 

            Mrs. Agnes E. Baxter, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 1997 after a period of declining health.  She had lived in Blairsville for the past 35 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Jesse J. Baxter.  Mrs. Baxter was born in Lincoln County, GA, the daughter of George Cox and Sally Mumford Cox. 

She is survived by three sons, Mr. Robert Baxter of Winder, GA., Mr. Phillip Baxter of Blairsville, GA., and Larry Baxter of Lilburn, GA.; one sister, Mrs. Sally R. Ray of Elberton, GA.; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.   

            Graveside services were held on Thursday, July 3, 1997 from Evergeen Memorial Park in Athen, (sic) GA. at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Seagers officiating.  Pallbearers were her grandsons: Wayne Baxter, Gary Baxter, Bill Baxter, Michael Baxter, Bryon Baxter, Johnny Baxter, and Phillip Baxter.  Banister Funeral Home, Inc. of Young Harris, GA. in charge of arrangements.