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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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July 26, 1995                             Page 7B

 

james e. parker

 

            James Earl Parker, 66, a retired service manager, died July 14, 1995, in a Virginia Beach hospital.

            Mr. Parker was born in Blairsville, Ga.  He retired in 1989 from International Harvester-Norfolk Truck Center after 39 years of service.  After retirement, he resumed employment for Navistar at the Ford plant in Chesapeake.  He was a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, an active member of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), member of Point O淡oods Garden Club and Civic League and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Bow Creek Golf Course.

            Survivors include his wife, Betty Parker; two daughters, Linda Beasley and husband Teddy of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Lois Brown and husband Ted of Athens, Ga.; his mother, Laura Parker of Blairsville, Ga; three sisters, Barbara Colwell and Jane Collins, both of Blairsville, and Jean Kendall of Hiawassee, Ga; four brothers, Zane Parker of Greensboro, N.C., and Jack Parker, Ray Parker and Bill Parker, all of Blairsville; and two grandchildren, Marie Beasley McDonald and Jason M. Brown. 

            A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel.  Burial will be private.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home at 3 p.m. prior to the service and after the service. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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July 26, 1995                             Page 7B

 

della gibson collins

 

            Mrs. Della Gibson Collins, 68, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 16, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Collins was born in Clay County, North Carolina, on May 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Harvey and Naomi Hogsed Gibson.  She had lived in the Blairsville area for most of her life.  Mrs. Collins was a member of Trackrock Baptist Church.  Her twin daughters, Ollie and Dollie Collins and a brother, Carl Gibson, preceeded (sic) Mrs. Collins in death..

            Surviving are her husband, Mr. J.T. Collins, of the hone; daughters and sons in law: Alice and Clint McCollum, of Gillsville, Georgia and Charlene and Jack Reis, of Gainesville, Georgia; sons and daughters in law, Bobby and Joan Collins, and Tony and Trina Collins all of Blairsville; three sisters: Cora Anderson, Mary Lou Anderson, and Lelia Waldroup, all of Hayesville, North Carolina; a brother, Wayne Gibson, also of Hayesville; two grandchildren also survive: Christy and Shane Collins, of Blairsville.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18, 1995 at 11:00 AM from Trackrock Baptist Church with Rev. Harley Hunter officiating.  Special music was presented by Terry Hooper and accompanied by Frances Ballard.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Larry Collins, Todd Collins, David Copp, Raymond Dover, Charles Hamilton, and Dean Waldroup.  Interment was in Trackrock Baptist church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Union General Hospital Auxiliary.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

           


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 26, 1995                             Page 7B

 

mr. ray o地eil

 

            Mr. Ray O誰eil, age 77, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mr. O誰eil was a native of Canada, but had lived in this area since 1980, coming here from Detroit.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County, and also a member of the Union County Lions Club.  His wife, Mrs. Lorena Crawford O誰eil, passed always last year.

            Surviving are a brother, Bill O誰eil, and a sister, Barbara O誰eil Burton, both of Ontario; a number of step children, step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, July 20, 1995 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Robert Darby and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brian Rogers, Mark Rogers, Michael Rogers, Brent Rogers, Keith Rogers, Clayton Brown, and Joffre Crawford.  Members of the Union County Lions club served as Honorary Escort to the family.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

           


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July 26, 1995                             Page 7B

 

florence barrett gill

 

            Mrs. Florence Barrett Gill, 87, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 16, 1995 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Gill was born November 2, 1907 in Franklin County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Thomas and Annie Grant Barrett.  She had lived in this area for five years, coming here from Ottumwa, Iowa.  Mrs. Gill was a member of the First Christian Church in Iowa.  She was a member of PEO, and was involved in many church activities, and also performed volunteer hospital work.  Mrs. Gill was a graduate of Transylvania College.  Preceding her in death was her husband the late Rev. Donald Gill, her brother, Guy O. Barrett, and sister, Wilhelmina Grant Barrett.

            Surviving are a daughter, Margie Chambers, of Blairsville; a son, Donald B. Gill, of San Diego, California; seven grandchildren: Kirk Chambers, Doug Chambers, and Angie Chambers; and Stephen Gill, John Gill, Rebecca Gill, and Josh Gill.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18, 1995 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bethel Buchanan and Rev. Mark Towery officiating.  Music was presented by Mrs. Gloria Griggs.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Kirk Chambers, Doug Chambers, Larry Chambers, Rex Patton, Jimmy Everett, and Tyson Chambers.  Interment was in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.