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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 5, 1998               Page 6B

 

mr. lawrence lendoff chapman

 

            Mr. Lawrence Lendoff Chapman, age 90, of Acworth died Wednesday, July 29.  Funeral services wee held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 1 at the Acworth First Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Powell and Rev. Emon Jones officiating.  Burial followed at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

            A native of Blairsville, GA, Mr. Chapman had resided in Cobb County for over 50 years.  He was a former Deacon at Acworth First Baptist Church and currently a Decon at Hickory Grove Baptist Church.  He was married for 62 years.

            He is survived by his wife, Selma S. Chapman of Acworth; sons: Ronald Chapman of Acworth and Terry Chapman of Cartersville; daughters: Alene Henson of Acworth, Myrna Chambers of Acworth, Barbara Reagan of Smyrna, Abbie Davis of Acworth, Betty king of Marietta and Mary Willis of Acworth; and 12 grandchildren.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

August 5, 1998               Page 6B

 

mrs. kathleen coutu

 

            Mrs. Kathleen Coutu, age 83, died Saturday, June 20, 1998 in Holden Nursing Home after an illness.  She was born in Blairsville, GA, a daughter of Joseph and Blanche (Butt) Ciprian, and lived in Worcester and more than 20 years in Shrewsbury before moving to Holden.  She was a 1932 graduate of Union County High School and a 1934 graduate of Young Harris College.  She graduated from University Hospital School of Nursing in Augusta, GA in 1937 and Clark University in 19946.  She earned a master’s degree in education from Clark in 1953.

            She was a registered nurse and later director of nursing at Worcester State Hospital for more than 31 years, retiring in 1977.  She was a member of St. Anne’s Church, a former member of the Catholic Nurses Association, the Massachusetts State nurses Association and the State, County & Municipal Employees Association of Massachusetts.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold H. Coutu in 1976 and her brother, Charles Wayne Nuite in 1968.  Survivors include Mrs. Charles Wayne Nuite (Ella) of Hephzibah, GA, and nieces: Irene Nuite Lofton of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Barbara Nuite Auld of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Carolyn Clark Nuite of San Francisco, CA; and Charlotte Nuite Kitchen of Wadmalaw Island, SC.

A funeral mass was held in St. Anne’s Church.  Entombment was in the Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Massachusetts Association for the Blind, 200 Ivy St., Brookline, MA 01545; or St. Anne’s Human Services, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel  in charge of arrangements.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

August 5, 1998               Page 6B

 

mrs. donna laffoon

 

            Mrs. Donna Laffoon, age 82, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, August 1, 1998.

            Mrs. Laffoon was born in Fayette County, Iowa, on Thursday, March 9, 1916, a daughter of the late James Simpson and Chloe Stapes Simpson.  Mrs. Laffoon had been living in Blairsville since 1989, coming here from Jacksonville, FL.  She was a retired manager of a dry goods store.  Mr. Laffoon was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  She had been preceded in death by her husband, Donald Laffoon in 1991.

            Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Vee Laffoon, of Blairsville; grandchildren: Rob Laffoon, of Arlington, TX, and Donna Peacock, of Loxahatchee, FL; four great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 3, 1998 at 11 a.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Terry Hooper and The Silvertones.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were members of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class.  Interment was in Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, FL, on Tuesday, August 4, 1998.            

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.