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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 13, 1997 Page 4B

 

mrs. ethyl a. smith

 

            Mrs. Ethyl A. Smith, age 95, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 3, 1997 at her home. 

Mrs. Smith was born in Franklin County, Ohio, on January 27, 1902, and was the daughter of the late Harry Moss and Lillian Heffner Moss.  She was a homemaker.  Mrs. Smith had lived in this area for 16 months, coming here from Coral Springs, Florida, where she had lived for 20 years.  Mrs. Smith was a member of The House of Prayer Interdenominational Church.  A daughter, Norma Puckle, passed away in 1974. 

            Surviving are husband, Mr. A.D. Smith, of Blairsville; a son, Dr. Donn Smith of Blairsville; grandchildren, Jennifer Camp, Nannette O’Neil, and Cheri Meaders, all of Blairsville,; John Puckle of Margate, FL.; Barbara Smith of West Palm beach, FL.; and Pamel (sic) Snyder of Ft. Wayne, IN.; and Donn Puckle, of Phoenix, AR.; 14 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 5, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Honaker officiating.  Special music was presented by Mildred Lecroy and Kim Thomas.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Clyde Heath, Steve Fiske, Jeff Jefferson, Cliff Goewey, Bob Chapin, and Ed Higgins.  Interment was in Trackrock Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 13, 1997 Page 4B

 

mrs. mary r. eastridge

 

            Mrs. Mary R. Eastridge, age 91, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 1997. 

Mrs. Eastridge was a native of Pennsylvania, and was born on February 25, 1906, a daughter of the late Delbert Alvin Routh and Mary Florence Caldwell Routh.  She had lived in this area for seven years, coming here from Kissimee (sic) Florida.  She was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star in Florida.  Mrs. Eastridge had worked as a secretary for Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida under the direction of Dr. Eugenie Clark.  She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and was the widow of the late N.T. Eastridge. 

            Surviving are daughter, Mary Anne Wicker of Blairsville; son, Walter Delbert Ammons of Boynton Beach, Florida; brother, Paul K. Routh, of Orlando, FL.; 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services were held Saturday, August 9, 1997 at 1 p.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Mr. Terry Hooper and Mrs. Florence Blumberg.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Blairsville Building Fund, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30514.     

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 13, 1997 Page 4B

 

mrs. irene h. langford

 

            Mrs. Irene H. Langford, age 66, of Blairsville, formerly of Winder, passed away Saturday, August 9, 1997. 

Mrs. Langford was born November 14, 1930 in Walton County, the daughter of the late Walter Lewis and Vida Perry Harris.  Her husband, Howard Langford preceded her in death.  Mrs. Langford and husband Howard operated the Trainagle (sic) Restaurant in Winder before retiring. 

            Surviving are three sons, Eddie, Gary, and Greg Langford, all of Winder; two sisters, Faye Smith of Tignall, GA. and Ivah Ree Coker of Monroe; five grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 11, 1997 at Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home.  Rev. John Richardson and Rev. James W. Geer officiated.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 13, 1997 Page 4B

 

mrs. kate murphy

 

            Mrs. Kate Murphy, age 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 7, 1997 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

Mrs. Murphy was born in Fannin County, Georgia, on March 16, 1916, a daughter of the late Joseph Elijah Patterson and Nancy Jane Ammons Patterson.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was of the Baptist Faith.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Purl Murphy, in 1993. 

            Surviving are daughter, Virginia Payne of Blairsville; son, Arnold Murphy of Blairsville; daughter, Shirley Jones of Marietta, GA.; son, Wendell Murphy of Blairsville; daughter, Carolyn Aycoth of Winston-Salem, N.C.; son, Harold Murphy of Blairsville; son, Dan Murphy of Blairsville; and son, Joseph Murphy of Blairsville; sister, Grace Stephens of Maryville, TN.; brother-in-law, Glen Murphy of Smyrna, GA.; and sister-in-law, Cora Jones of Blairsville; 28 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9, 1997 from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Francis Patterson and Rev. Frank Visser officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gary Payne, Johnny Wallace, David Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Russell Murphy, and Melvin Payne.  Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.