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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 16, 1997     Page 7B

 

mr. prince l. byers

 

            Mr. Prince L. Byers, 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 7, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mr. Byers was born in Fannin County, Georgia, on April 7, 1923, a son of the late Fitzhugh Byers and Delia Lance Byers.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.  Mr. Byers was a carpenter and was a lifelong resident of this area.  He was a member of Confidence Methodist Church and was also a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114, F&AM.  In 1992, a son, Randy Byers, preceded him in death.   

Surviving are son, David L. Byes, of Hiram, GA; daughter, Donna Dyer of Blairsville; brother, Carl Byers, of Blairsville; 9 grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9, 1997 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Mary and Steve Newton.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Scott Byers, Sean Byers, Tim Cook, Jack Byers, Matt Cook, Raymond Byers, and Carlton Byers.  Interment was in Toccoa Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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July 16, 1997     Page 7B

 

billie jean hamlin

 

            Billie Jean Hamlin, age 59, of Rocky Mountain Place, Suches, GA, died Sunday July 6, 1997 at the Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA following an extended illness.  Ms. Hamlin  was a native of Alexander County, North Carolina who had lived in Suches for the past 25 years.  She was a former resident of Marietta, GA.  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.  She is survived by daughter son-in-law; Glenda & Peter Imhoff, Acworth, GA, sons & daughter-in-laws; Travis & Elaine Hamlin, Taylorsville, NC, Jeff & Colleen Hamlin,  Jasper, GA, sisters: Angie Gilreath, Taylorsville, NC, & Liv Covington, Virginia, Grandchildren: Ryan Imhoff, Amanda Hamlin, Teravor Beavers, & Sierra Hamlin.  Several other relatives also survive.  Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday July 9, 1997 at the Zion Baptist Church in Suches with Rev. Malcolm Chapman officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home after 6 p.m. on Tuesday.  

            Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.  


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July 16, 1997     Page 7B

 

kenneth manue rosserr sr

 

            Mr. Kenneth Manuel Rosser Sr. age 790, of 9277 Cavender Mountain View, Suches, GA died Sunday July 6, 1997 at the Union General Hospital in Blairsville GA following a short illness.  Mr. Rosser was a native of Grantville, GA who had lived in Suches for the past ten years.  He was a former resident of Forest Park, GA.  He was a retired Lieutenant with the Forest Park Georgia Fire Department, U.S. Navy Veteran, member and deacon at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vivian Rosser, Suches, GA; children, Kenneth Manuel Rosser Jr., Gainesville, GA, Daniel F. Rosser, Cleveland, GA, James A. Sanders, Las Vegas, Nevada, Linda Trenmore, Palm Bay, Fla.; sister, Wilene Duncan, Jacksonville, Fla; twelve grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several other relatives also survive.  Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday July 10, 1997 at the Mr. (sic) Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches with the remains placed in state at the church at 10 a.m.  Rev. Jimmy tanner officiated and interment followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. o Wednesday.  The family requested that in lieu of flowers those desiring to do so, make contributions to the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church building fund, 12132 Wolfpen Gap Rd., Suches, GA 30572.

            Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.       


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July 16, 1997     Page 7B

 

h. maylon godwin

 

            H. Maylon Godwin, age 71, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 7, 1997. 

Mr. Godwin was born in Palm Beach County, Florida on July 4, 1926, a son of the late William Godwin and Virgil Lee Funderburk Godwin.   He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  Mr. Godwin had lived in the Blairsville area for the past four years, coming here from Ft. Pierce Florida.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Pierce; a member of Woodmen of the World, and the American Legion, Blairsville, Post #0121. 

            Surviving are his wife, Violetta Godwin of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Katherine Godwin of Blairsville; sister, Frances Cranfield of Florida; and grandson, Mark Godwin of Blairsville. 

            Funeral services were held Thursday, July 10, 1997 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Harrison Bradley officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gilbert Baldwin, Keith Ford, Phillip Abernathy, Dale Godwin, Daniel Ford, and Mark Godwin.  Interment was in Union memory gardens Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


 

             

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July 16, 1997     Page 7B

 

anna l. brown

 

            Anna L. brown (nee Sparks) of Akron, passed away July 2, 1997. 

Anna, born in Blairsville, GA. moved to the Akron area in 1943.  She was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple.

Preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Brown, she is survived by her son, Ed (Robin) Brown of Uniontown; daughters, LaDonna (James) Grace of Akron, Delores (Chuck) Hetzler of Clinton and Eileen (Joe) Tatonetti of Alabama; sister, Lucille Young of Blairsville, GA.,; 20 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lee and Naomi Brown of Ellet; sister-in-law, Lona Lincoln of Washington.  She will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. 

            Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, 1997 at Schermesser Funeral Home, South Main Street Chapel, 1446 S. Main Street.  Dr. Charles F. Billington officiated.  Interment was at Greenlawn Memorial Park.