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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 14, 1999                 Page 5B

 

mr. edgar william oliver

 

Mr. Edgar William Oliver, age 87, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 3, 1999 at his residence.

A native of Cherokee County, NC he was a retired self employed businessman.  He was a WWII US Army Veteran and a member of New Martins Creek Baptist Church.  He was the son of the late Floyd and Amanda Jane Chastain Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vaudie Elizabeth Morris Oliver, sister Lucille Hughes, brothers Coy and Porter Oliver and five other brother and sisters.

Mr. Oliver is survived by one son, Ralph William Oliver of Hayesville, North Carolina; one daughter, Shirlene Elizabeth McDonald of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Lillian Hughes of Murphy, NC; six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC.  Rev. Lee Chastain and Rev. Hoyt Brown will officiate.  Burial will be at the Bellview Community Cemetery, Murphy, NC.  Military Graveside rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post #10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post #96, and D.A.V. Chapter #73.  Pallbearers were Kenneth Oliver, Chad Berry, Dewayne Townson, Keith Berry, Travis Chastain, Steve Oliver and Sam Gentry.            

Townson Rose Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. This is a courtesy from Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville.

 


 

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mr. winston l. cook

 

Mr. Winston L. Cook, age 78, a lifelong resident of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 10, 1999 in DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia.

Mr. Cook was born in Union County, Georgia, on Tuesday, August 3, 1920, a son of the late Clarence Vernon Cook, and Bertha Davenport Cook.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served during WW II.  He was a retired chemical manufacturing foreman.  Mr. Cook was a member of Confidence Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Donaldson Cook of Blairsville; daughter, Charlotte Cook, of Swanee, Georgia; son and daughter in law, Michael and Debbie Cook, of Blairsville; sister, Anna Fay Cook, of Blairsville; grandchildren, Jody Cook, Larua Stanley, Jamy Cook and Jason Cook all of Blairsville; and Samantha Lance of Swanee; great grandchildren: Jessica, Jacob, and Kalen Cook and Colton and Kyndal Stanley; nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Charles Black and Rev. John Strickland officiating.  Special music was presented by The Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Edward Breedlove, Clifford Chastain, Stanley Odom, Bob Odom, Tim Odom, and J.C. Odom.  Interment was in Confidence Methodist Church Cemetery with graveside military honors presented by North Georgia Honor Guard.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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July 14, 1999                 Page 5B

 

Mr. charlie wimpey

 

Mr. Charlie Wimpey, age 84, a lifelong resident of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 9, 1999 in St. Josephís Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Wimpey was born in Union County, Georgia, on Saturday, October 3, 1914 a son of the late John Wimpey and Nettie Duckworth Wimpey.  He was a retired cattle farmer.  Mr. Wimpey was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and was well known for his active role in the Union County Historical Society.  He had been preceded in death by his wife, Grapelle Jackson Wimpey in 1998.

Surviving are daughter and son in law, Jane and Rap Rogers of Dunwoody, Georgia; sisters: Ethel Rawlins, of Blairsville, and Ruby Parks of Blue Ridge; granddaughter and her husband, Emily and John Vander-Wiele, of Alpharetta, many friend and other relatives survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris and Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Special music was presented for the service by Mildred and Nelson LeCroy.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Rap Rogers, John Vander-Wiele, Danny Brown, Robbie Brown, Carson Owenby, and Sheldon Henderson.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were members of Union County Historical Society.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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July 14, 1999                 Page 5B

 

mr. melvin clayborn ledford

 

Mr. Melvin Clayborn Ledford, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 10, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Ledford was born in Union County, Georgia on Saturday, February 19, 1911, a son of the late Jesse Ledford and Elizabeth Foster Ledford.  He was a retired farmer, and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Verdie Beaver Ledford, of Blairsville; two sisters: Ora McGiboney, and Velma Osborn, both of Covington, Georgia; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Loys Waters officiating.  Special music was presented by the Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Johnny Ozburn, Albert Yates, Winston Cable, and Steve Ray.  Interment was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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July 14, 1999                 Page 5B

 

mrs. anne folk st. john

 

Mrs. Anne Folk St. John, age 64, of Blairsville, was born in Fulton County, Georgia, December 5, 1934.  Anne passed away in St. Josephís Hospital in Atlanta, July 6, 1999.  The much beloved daughter of Sgt. Thomas Franklin St. John and the Georgia Author Wylly Folk St. John.

Survivors include three children: Rebecca Anne St. John of Blairsville, GA, Jennifer Dyer Davis, of Newberry, Florida, and Charles St. John Dyer of Social Circle, Georgia; grandchildren: Shelley Anne Strickland, Pensacola and Blairsville, mark Mikellah Davis, Pensacola, FLA., Mariah McKenzie Dove Davis, Blairsville, GA., Amanda Anne Davis, James Lockhart Davis III, Newberry, FLA., Joshua St. John Dyer, Jared Clyde Dyer, Social Circle, GA; three great grandchildren: Joshua Robert Strickland, Pensacola, Noah St. John Strickland and Elijiah Joseph Strickland, Blairsville, special companion: Robert N. Lynch, Texarkna, ARK.  Anne St. John lead a varied and interesting life.  In the fifties she taught classes at various business schools in Atlanta, Oklahoma City and Pensacola.  During the 60ís she has her own television show and was an Advertising Rep. For Wear TV in Pensacola.  Anne was an avid reader and loved humor and jokes.  During the 70ís she became a Clu and retired from United Family Life Insurance, Atlanta.  In the 80ís she worked insurance with the Woodmen of the World in North Georgia.  During the last few years she traveled extensively, writing and chronically life in the south and south east.  Anne was an artist of all different mediums to include, but not limited to: Oils, acrylics and Materials.  She took her love of sewing and transferred it to beautiful quilted wall hangings and quilts.

Anne St. Johnís former husbands include: William Ira Smith of the Greater Atlanta Area, Charles H. Dyer, Pensacola, FLA and Neil D. Pratt.  Anneís eyes were donated to the Georgia Eye Bank.  A sunset Memorial service was held at the Social Circle United Methodist Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request that donations be made in Anne Folk St. johnís name to the American Cancer Society Chapter of your choice.

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


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July 14, 1999                 Page 5B

 

mr. james harry totherow

 

Mr. James Harry Totherow, age 72, of Horseshoe Cove Road, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 1999 at his home.

Mr. Totherow was born on April 16, 1927, a son of the late Harry Totherow and Earie Ethel Totherow.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County and was of the Baptist Faith.  Mr. Totherow was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Totherow, and a son, Edward Totherow.  Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Earie Davis Mason of Blairsville; two sisters, Rozene Barnes of Hampton, GA, and Betty Pickesimer of Murphy, NC; two brothers, Lawrence Totherow of Mableton, GA, and Donald Totherow of Dahlonega, GA; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Totherow were held on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Mountain View Funeral Home in Blairsville, with the Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Kenneth and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Wesley Totherow, Jack Totherow, Lawrence Totherow, Charles Totherow, Richard Pickelsimer, and Stacy Dyer.  Interment was in the Pine Top Baptist Church Cemetery.

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


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July 14, 1999                 Page 5B

 

mrs. frances irene hughes sosebee

 

Mrs. Frances Irene Hughes Sosebee, age 65, a native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 10, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Sosebee was born in Union County, Georgia on Tuesday, November 14, 1933, a daughter of the late Paxton Lee Hughes and Imogene Kelley Hughes.  She was a homemaker and a member of Bray Methodist church.  Mrs. Sosebee had been preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence Sosebee, in 1985.

Surviving are daughter and son in law: Marcia and Kevin Chick, of Big Canoe, GA; daughter, Cynthia Sosebee, of Blairsville, son and daughter in law: Gary and Virginia Sosebee, of Blairsville; brothers: Johnny and Tommy Hughes of Blairsville; sister, Linda Cagle, of Mesa, Ariozona, grandchildren, Jaime Couch, of Blue Ridge, and Tyler and Trent Sosebee both of Blairsville.  Many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, 1999 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by The Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: James Kelley, Marcus Sosebee, Leonard Sosebee, Robert Daniel, Bill Kelley, and mark McDonough.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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July 14, 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 1, 1917, a daughter of James Gracen and Annie Belle Curtis Sparks.  She had retired from the shoe factory.  Mrs. Young was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Young in 1975 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, Abby King and James Long and two great grandchildren, Alexandra and Ashton, all of Blairsville 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 Gloria Griggs, Ken and Elaine Young, Barbara Long, Inis Conley, and the Congregation.  Bucky Young, Danny Young, and Jerry Roberts, Shaun Conley, Burl Conley and Jimmy Kinnersley served as pallbearers:

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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July 14, 1999                 Page 5B

 

mr. joseph mitchel white

 

Mr. Joseph Mitchel White, age 86, of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 1999 in the Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, NC, following an extended illness. 

Mr. White was born on December 12, 1912 in Savannah, TN, the son of the late Joseph Mitchel White and the late Nelie Breckenridge White.  He was a former resident of Chattanooga, TN.  He was a veteran of WWII and was retired from the United State Postal Service Mr. White was a member of the First Centenary Methodist Church.  Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Spencer White in 1986, and a step-son, A.C. Decosta, III.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Dr. Richard Putnam of Blairsville; three grandchildren Joe Putnam of Charleston, SC, Jason Putnam of Blairsville, and Joe Decosta of Asheville, NC; many other relatives and friends also survive.

The family met with friends at the Wann Funeral Home in Chattanooga on Saturday, July 3, 1999.  Graveside services followed at 4:00 p.m. at the Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN.

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