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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 7, 1996                           Page 7B

 

mr. edward nicholson

 

            Mr. Edward Nicholson, 67, of Blairsville, GA passed away Tuesday, July 30, 1996.

Mr. Nicholson was born in Towns County, GA, on February 12, 1929, a son of the late William Pendra Nicholson and Della Margaret Nichols Nicholson.  Mr. Nicholson moved to Union County fro Towns County in 1973.  He was of the Methodist Faith. 

            Surviving are his wife, Catherine Elizabeth Rogers Nicholson, of the home; two children, Jeanie Lance of Washington, GA and Dale Nicholson of Young Harris, GA; step son, Robert turner, of Blairsville; four sisters, Bonnie Kimsey and Charlotte Linehan, both of Hiawassee, GA; Eula Stephens, of Cramerton, NC and Irene Eller of Hayesville, NC; five grandchildren, Renea Lance and Sasha Lance, of Washington, GA; Matthew Youngblood, of Young Harris; and Pamela Turner and Curtis Turner, both of Blairsville; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, August 1, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Passmore and Rev. Charles Black officiating. 

Special music was presented by the Low Gap Quartet.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Roger Cobb, Joey Colwell, Jay Groves, James Nicholson, Doug Nicholson, and Johnny Evans.  Interment was in Blairsville City Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.                     


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 7, 1996                           Page 7B

 

mrs. rachel t. davenport

 

            Mrs. Rachel T. Davenport, 86, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, July 27, 1996 at her daughterís house in Roswell, GA, following an extended illness.  

Mrs. Davenport was born in Gilmer County, GA, on October 22, 1909, a daughter of the late Joseph Calvin Tatum and Mary Cloninger Tatum.  She graduated from Ellijay High School in 1929, and went on to earn an associate degree from North George College and was a school teacher for a number of years.  She was the widow of the late Jewell Davenport, who passed away in 1981. 

            Surviving are four daughters: Maudane Webb, of Roswell; Joyce Bryans, of Madison, GA; Carol Calotta of New York, NY; and Anne Davenport of Marietta, GA, three sons: Maurice Davenport of Decatur; Lanier Davenport, of Perkins, GA; and Kent Davenport of Ballground, GA; fifteen grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, 1996 at 2 p.m. from Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Underwood officiating.  Special music was presented by Mt. Zion Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Albert Davenport, Marcus Sosebee, Keith Foster, Ford Burns, Glen Davenport, and Steve Kimsey.  Interment was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.  If you wish, the family suggests in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Marcus Sosebee, 499 Haralson Dr., Blairsville, GA 30512.

             Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.        


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 7, 1996                           Page 7B

 

shirley jean stiles eller

 

            Shirley Jean Stiles Eller, 58, of Blairsville, GA, died Saturday, August 3, 1996, in a Blairsville, GA hospital.

            She was a native of Cherokee Co., NC and worked in food services in the Union county Georgia School system.  She was the daughter of the late Boyd Hoyt and Della Mae Hedrick Stiles.  She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Leonard and Marshall Stiles, and 2 sisters, Edna Hughes and Leona Martin.  She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. 

            She is survived by her husband, Truett Harold Eller, 2 sons, Keith Edwin Eller of Austell, GA, and Douglas Todd Eller of Powder Springs, GA, 1 daughter, Scharme Elaine Eller of Asheville, NC, 2 brothers, Maynard Stiles of Jacksonville, FL, and Roy stiles of Loudon, TN, 1 sister, Carmen Townson of Murphy, NC, and 1 granddaughter, Shelby Sloan Eller; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Monday, August 5, 1996 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.  The Rev. Bill Gowder, Rev. Ken Phipps, and Rev. Harmon G. Tanner officiated.  Burial was in the Old Martins Creek Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: Larry Hughes, Eddie Martin, Harry Martin, Randy Stiles, Harold Beavers and Ralph Hughes.

            The Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC was in charge of arrangements.  


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August 7, 1996                           Page 7B

 

gordon dwayne meadows

 

            Gordon Dwayne Meadows, age 74, of Murphy, NC, died Friday, August 2, 1996 in a local hospital.

Mr. Meadows was a native of Union County, GA.  He was owner and operator of Murphy Radio & TV and had also worked for Colemanís and Ingramís Appliance in Murphy, NC.  He was a U. W. World War II Veteran and a member of Dooley Masonic Lodge #367 of Blaisville (sic), GA.  He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.  Mr. Meadows was the son of the late John Gordon and Alcie Elizabeth Davenport Meadows. 

            He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Thomas Meadows; one sister-in-law, Jane Stovall of Murphy, NC; four nieces and five nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 1996 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC.  The Rev. Warren Golden will officiate.  Burial will be in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by V.F.W. Post #10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post #96, and D.A.V. Chapter #73.  Pallbearers will be Eric Arp, Jack Roberson, Ralph Carder, Lewis Leitner, Frank Sommers and Alvin Clark. 

            Townson Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.