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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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July 31, 1996                             Page 6B

 

mr. fred mauney akins

 

            Mr. Fred Mauney Akins, age 80, of Blairsville, passed away Tuesday, July 23rd at Union General Hospital in Blairsville. Born in Union County, he was the son of the late Marvin and Mollie Coker Akins.  He was a retired cook for the Milton Inn and former owner and operator of the Lakeview Restaurant.  He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. 

            He is survived by one son, Benny Akins of Bradenton, FL; three brothers, Pat Akins and Joe Akins, both of Blairsville, and Raymond Akins of Blue Ridge; one sister, Mary Sue Colwell of Blairsville; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 27th at 2 p.m. from Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Gowder, Rev. Danny Parris, and Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Music was by the Antioch Choir.  The following nephews served as pallbearers: Doug Akins, Van Akins, Chet Akins, Larry Akins, Milton Akins, and Jimmy Colwell.  Interment followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

                       

 

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

July 31, 1996                             Page 6B

 

mr. james elmer payne

 

            Mr. James Elmer Payne, age 87, of Skeenah Gap Road, Suches, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 21st following an extended illness.  Born in Union County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Gene and Martha Cook Payne.  He was a retired farmer, and a member of Friendship #1 Baptist Church. 

            He is survived by two sons, Harold Payne, and ray Payne, both of Suches; two sisters, Effie Water of Smyrna, Georgia, and Lenna Whitlock of Mableton, Georgia; one grandchild and three great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 23rd at 2 p.m. from Friendship #1 Baptist Church with Rev. Jay Bryant and Rev. Earl Picklesimer officiating.  Music was by Dorothy Picklesimer, and Elaine and Kenneth Young.  Ricky Kendall, Leonard Walker, J.L. Reese, George Wates, Jimmy Payne, and Clyde Payne served as pallbearers.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.  Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of arrangements.