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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 14, 2004                 Page 4C

 

major francis “bud” shell gilcrest

 

Major Francis “Bud” Shell Gilcrest, age 73, of Inverness, Florida, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County.  Born in Rocky Falls, South Carolina on June 12, 1931 to the late Donald and Caroline Gilcrest, he moved to Inverness from Blairsville three years ago.  He was a retired Fire Marshall with the Everglades Port Authority in ft. Lauderdale, Florida for over 20 years, a U.S. Army veteran, having retired as a Major and he attended the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue.

Surviving is his wife, Barbara of Inverness; son and daughter-in-law, Ted Scott and Rose Gilcrest of Clarksville, Tennessee; two daughters, Carrie Lou Ferrano of Andover, New Jersey and Laura Susan Husnander and her husband, David of Stuart, Florida; four grandchildren Dreux and Susanne Ferrano and Gregory and Scott Husnander.

Graveside services were held on Monday, July 12, 2004 at Union Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.  Please fee free to sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

 


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July 14, 2004                 Page 4C

 

eleanor glass

 

Mrs. Eleanor Glass, age 91, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2004 at the Union County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Glass was born in Jacksonville, FL on October 16, 1912, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ethel (Coutant) Willits.  Mrs. Glass was a bookkeeper for an electric and air conditioning company in Stuart, FL.  She was a former resident of Sylvia, NC and had been a resident of Stuart, FL since 1924 until moving to Blairsville, GA in 1998.  Mrs. Glass was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Glass; daughters, Marilyn Mrozek and Aimee Catherine Glass; sister, Virginia Walker; brothers, Ralph C. Willits and Kenneth R. Willits.

Survivors include: sons, Robert Glass of Orlando, FL and David Glass of Blairsville, GA; daughter Helen Ehrhardt of Blairsville, GA; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 9, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach, FL with Bishop Richard Clark officiating.  Burial was in All Saints Cemetery in Jensen Beach, FL. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  Please go to www.cochranfuneralhomes.com to sign register book.

 


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July 14, 2004                 Page 4C

 

mrs. ora m. mcgiboney

 

Mrs. Ora Mandy McGiboney, age 87, of Covington, passed away Friday, July 9, 2004.  Mrs. McGiboney was born in Union County to the late William Jessie and Lizzie Foster Ledford.  She was predeceased by her husbands, J.C. Emerson and Odell McGiboney and a son, Alvin McGiboney.  She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Beam of Oxford, Anita Atha of Loganville, Bonnie Brockman of Conyers and Franki Johnson of Covington; sister, Mrs. Velma Ozburn Johnson of Covington; grandchildren, Meridith Atha, Pete Brockman, David Bramblett, Christopher Bramblett, Stewart McGiboney, Keith McGiboney, Yvette McGiboney; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. McGiboney were held on Monday, July 12, 2004 from the chapel of Harwell Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Thompson officiating.  Interment followed from the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Association, 1841 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA., 30329.

This notice was a courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville.


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July 14, 2004                 Page 5C

 

william “bill” richard cooksey, III

 

Mr. William “Bill” Richard Cooksey, III, 71, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2004.  Mr. Cooksey was a native of Huntsville, AL and was a graduate of Bass High School in Atlanta and Georgia Tech.  He was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force, and earned his navigator wings and attained the rank of Major.  Mr. Cooksey was past commander of the Woodrow Wilson Chapter II VFW and past president and secretary of the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter of NOAA and an active member of Cherokee Model Airplane club.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Paschal Cooksey, of the home; daughter, Patricia L. Cooksey of Young Harris; son and daughter-in-law, William Thomas and Mechelle Cooksey of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher J. and Amy Cooksey, of Duluth; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa S. and Jim Jones, of Powder Springs; sister, Mary Sue Olivera of Smyrna; seven grandchildren also survive.

Private services are planned.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  The guest register is available at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


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July 14, 2004                 Page 5C

 

robert louis morse

 

Mr. Robert Louis Morse, age 82, of Emmerson Rd., Blairsville, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Morse was born on September 6, 1921 in Derry, NH; The son of the late Louis William Morse and the late Ethel Ainsworth Morse.  He had lived in the Murphy and Union County area since 1973.  He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Lowe Morse, a son, David Morse and a son-in-law, Doug Cook.  Mr. Morse was of the Christian faith.

Surviving Mr. Morse are two daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia Cook of Hopedale, MA, Linda A. and Tom Hallett of Framingham, MS; one sister, Ruth Hinkle, six grandchildren, Jason and Corin Cook, Holly and Joshua Morse, Christina and Jarrett Hallett, as well as many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services will be held at a later date and will be announced. 

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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July 14, 2004                 Page 5C

 

mrs. helen lee sparks

 

Mrs. Helen Lee Sparks, age 56, of Old Gum Log Road in Blairsville, GA., passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2004 in the Union General Hospital, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Sparks was born on January 7, 1948 in Murphy, NC., the daughter of Susie Hood Henderson and the late Oscar Henderson.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County.  Preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Sparks in 1970, Mrs. Sparks is survived by her mother, Susie Henderson, of Blairsville, GA; a son and daughter-in-law, Jamey and Terrie Sparks, of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law, Sheldon and Nelle Henderson, of Blairsville; one granddaughter, Chelsea Sparks; nephew, Davy Henderson; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 10, 20-04 from the Revival Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Seay officiating.  Special music was presented by Wayne Morgan and the Kenshaw Family.  The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers. Larry Henderson, Bart Hood, Marty Hood, Arbie Evans, Arthur Jordon and John Bilbo.  Interment followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

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


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July 14, 2004                 Page 5C

 

blanche marie brennan

 

Mrs. Blanche Marie Brennan, age 81, of Suches, GA, passed away Monday, July 5, 2004, at her home.

Mrs. Drennan was born in Clayton County, GA, on Friday, July 7, 1922, a daughter of the late Howard and Margarette (Conkle) Hand, but had lived in Suches for the past forty years.  She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Morrow, GA.  Mrs. Drennan was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Eason Drennan; son, Russell Drennan; grandson, Ronnie Drennan; four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Jeanette Drennan of Riverdale, GA; daughters-in-law, Helen Brown of Fayetteville, GA and Carmen Drennan of Santee, SC; four grandchildren, Anne and David Boone, Rusty and Lanette Drennan, Donna and Darrell Molton, and Alyson and David Boyles; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 8, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev Terry Sosebee officiating.  Special music was presented by Zebulon Baptist Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Leonard Sosbee, Joe Sosebee, Darrell Molton, Steve Brown, Kyle Sosebee, and Tom Hand.  Interment was in Salem #2 Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening, July 7th, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  Please sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


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July 14, 2004                 Page 5C

 

everett ullysess rhodes

 

Mr. Everett Ullysess Rhodes, age 60, of Blackwell Woods Lane in Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2004 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Rhodes was born on May 14, 1944 in Fannin County, the son of Luther Rhodes and the late Verdie Davenport Rhodes.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had retired in 1996 from the Georgia Forestry where he had over twenty three years of service.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Verdie Rhodes, in May 2004.  Mr. Rhodes was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mr. Rhodes is his loving wife of thirteen years, Betty Owenby Rhodes, of Blairsville; father, Luther Rhodes of Morganton; son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Jenny Rhodes of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law Monica and Eric Ross of Texas; step daughter, Jill Parker of Blairsville; step son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Cheri Parker of Blairsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, J.B. and Shirley Rhodes, Winston and Vickie Rhodes; eight grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 10, 2004 from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Waymon Lovell and Rev. William Sisum officiating.  Special music was presented by Scott Lance and Joe Chapman.  The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers, J.L. Davenport, Wendall Patterson, Charles Dillingham, Albert Davenport, Doug Rhodes and Terry Sparks.  Interment followed in the Liberty Hill Methodist Cemetery.

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


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July 14, 2004                 Page 5C

 

edward w. chastain

Veteran – Dupont Retiree

 

Edward W. Chastain, 82, beloved husband of Irene Hughes Chastain for 64 years, entered into rest at University Hospital, July 8, 2004.  Devoted father of three daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia C. Pendleton, Faye C. Long and Jimmy Long and Melanie A. Chastain, all of Augusta.  Beloved by his grandchildren, William G. “Happy” Harris III and Amelia Newton of Decatur, Georgia, Leigh Harris Reagan and Michael Reagan of Atlanta, Georgia; step grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Emily, Bill, Samantha and Sarah Ann Bradley of Haddonfield, N.J., Jamie Long and Elka Tremmel and Jason Long, all of Augusta.  Mr. Chastain was preceded in death by his parents, Edward William Chastain and Minnie Magnolia Duvall; a grandson, John Jacob Harris; brothers and sisters, Opie R. (Joe) Chastain, Jason Burl Chastain, Aud B. Chastain, Nita Mae Chastain Akin, Etta Lee Chastain Rich, Ilka Dale Chastain McGlamery and Edna Chastain.

Ed’s legacy is one of selfless dedication to his family Church and the welfare of veterans.  He was a native of Blairsville, Union County, Georgia and a resident of Augusta for 54 years.  Ed retired from Dupont after 34 years and spent the next 20 years continuing his volunteer work for veterans of the nation, the state and in Augusta.  He was a member of Mann Memorial United Methodist Church, the Gleaners Class, former member of the Official Board and past President of the Men’s Club.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army in November 1943, completed infantry training at Camp Blanding, Florida and then joined Co. I, 120th Inf., 30th Division at St. Lo, France in July 1944.  He helped capture 278 German prisoners during the breakthrough at the Siegfried Line.  While acting sergeant near the Rhine River, Cologne, Germany he suffered shrapnel wounds to his right arm, leg and head.  He received the Purple Heart Medal, the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Rifleman and Good Conduct Medals, as well as the EAMETO Ribbon with 3 Bronze Battle Stars.  He served as chapter, state, regional and national Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and on the Board of directors of the MOPH National Foundation.  He also served on the State of George Veterans Service Committee.

He was coordinator of the SCRA veterans programs for over 25 years.  He accumulated over 11,000 hours of volunteer service and was a recipient of the Veterans Administration Volunteer Services Volunteer of the Year 2001 Award.  Ed and his wife began the Operation Buddy program almost 30 years ago where each month the program brings veterans from the Uptown Division of the V.A. Hospital to Mann Memorial Church for a home cooked meal and entertainment.  He received numerous leadership and service awards.

His other civic activities included membership in Fleming Masonic Lodge, the York Rite and lifetime memberships in Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Department of Georgia, of which he was past chapter and state commander.  He was also a member of the Sons of the Confederacy.

The funeral was held on Monday, July 12, 2004 at Thomas Poteet & Sons Chapel in Augusta.  Bishop Benjamin McGlamery (nephew of the deceased), Rev. Colin Daicus, Rev. Lynn Anderson, Rev. Tom Comptom, Rev. Harvey Boyd and Rev. Roger Stone officiated.  Pallbearers were nephews.  Honorary Pallbearers was the A. James Dyess Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Fleming Masonic Lodge, Mann memorial Men’s Club and the Gleaners class.  Graveside services with military honors were held at Ivy Log Cemetery, Union County, Blairsville, Georgia.

Memorials can be made to: Operation Buddy, c/o Mann Memorial United Methodist Church, 2705 Milledgeville Road, Augusta, GA., 30906.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Home in Augusta, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 14, 2004                 Page 5C

 

Billie L.charles higgs

 

Mr. Charles Higgs, age 64, of Bald Mountain Creek Road in Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2004 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mr. Higgs was born on July 7, 1939 in Henderson, KY, the son of the late Morris Milo Higgs and the late Rose Lee Bewsick Higgs.  He had been living in Union County since 1986.  Mr. Higgs was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Higgs are three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Nancy and Kenneth Collins of Blairsville, Bonnie Nordoff of Henderson, KY., Lois and David Fleming of Henderson, KY; nephew, Michael Collins of Blairsville; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 from the Baskett Cemetery in Baskett, KY. 

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