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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 14, 1996                         Page 5B

 

mrs. helen huggins collins

 

            Mrs. Helen Huggins Collins, 65, of Milledgeville, GA passed away Thursday, August 8, 1996 in Craig Nursing Home in Milledgeville.

Mrs. Collins was born September 25, 1931, in Union County, GA, a daughter of the late John Harvey Huggins and Amanda Octavie Walker Huggins.  She was a member of Old Union Baptist church in Young Harris.  Mrs. Collins was the widow of the late Crett Collins, who passed away in 1965. 

            Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Anderson, of Lula, GA; granddaughter, Amanda Anderson, also of Lula; brothers: Claude Hunt, of Oregon, James R. Huggins, of Bristol, VA; Tom Huggins, and Bob Huggins, both of Blairsville; and Roy Huggins, of Pontiac, Michigan.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, August 11, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Smith officiating.  Special music was presented by Johnny Huggins, and Junior Phillips.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Scott Smith, Anthony Smith, Johnny Stroud, Richard Nichols, Ricky Plott, and Ray Plott.  Interment was in Choestoe Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was 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 14, 1996                         Page 5B

 

mr. walter l. francis

 

            Mr. Walter L. Francis, age 74, of Blairsville passed away Wednesday August 7, 1996 in Blairsville.  Mr. Francis had been a seasonal resident in Union County for the past 3 years, spending the summers in Blairsville and wintering in North Ft. Myers, Florida.  He was born May 6, 1922 in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Walter served in the Marines during World War II.  After returning home, he became a Real Estate Appraiser and worked as the Chief Review Appraiser for the West Virginia Department of Transportation for many years.  Mr. Francis also had earned the prestigious MAI rating (Member Appraisal Institute). 

            Survivors include his wife, Betty Francis of the home; Son and Daughter-in-Law; Thomas L. and Dawn Francis of Columbus, Ohio; Daughter and Son-in-Law, Cheri and Bill O’Dowd of Lancaster, Ohio; Stepdaughter and Step-Son-in-Law, Judy and Dan Wintersteen of North Ft. Myers, Florida; Step-Son and Step-Daughter-in-Law, Ken and Char Bunger of Santa Rosa, California; Brother, Robert Francis of Sussex, Wisconsin; and Sister, Celine Staub of Belton, Texas, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday August 13, 1996 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Peters Catholic Church in Eagle River, Wisconsin with interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of local arrangements.