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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 19, 1998 Page 4B

 

mrs. anna bowling

 

            Mrs. Anna Bowling, age 81, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mrs. Bowling was born Monday, November 6, 1916, in Cherokee County, NC, a daughter of the late Samuel hatchet and Nola Price Hatchett.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Bowling attended The House of Prayer Church.

Mrs. Bowling is survived by two nephews, Mr. Hatchett and William J. Nichols of Gainesville and a niece, Ann Sprague of California.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with the Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Neal and Patsy Efird.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Glen Davenport, Jim mason, Christopher Menard, Jeremy Menard, Leon Stroud, and Jim Nichols.  Interment was in the Bellview Cemetery in the Bellview Community of North Carolina. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

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August 19, 1998 Page 4B

 

mr. gerard r. mcnulty

 

            Mr. Gerard R. McNulty, 68, of Pembroke Pines, Florida and Blairsville, Georgia passed away Friday, July 31, 1998.  He is survived by his loving wife, Aileen, daughters, Theresa and Kathy, son, Patrick, and brother, Robert of St. Petersburg, Florida, and six grandchildren.

            Mr. McNulty passed away after a 10 year battle with ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease).  He is a graduate of St. Paul’s High Scool in St. Petersburg, the University of Tampa and attended Stetson Law School.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict during which time he performed as the lead singer for the “Noveleers” in the Special Services division of the United States Army.  He moved to Miami in 1961 from St. Petersburg where he continued his career as a television news producer and director at Channel 10.  he served as the production manager at Channel 10 for 17 years.  After leaving Channel 10, he was employed by the Miami-Dade Police Department in the Police Property Bureau.

            Mr. McNulty was a devout Roman Catholic of Irish descent. his loving family struggled with him during his arduous battle with ALS.  Despite the physical challenges caused by his paralysis “Jerry” remained upbeat and determined to contribute to society.  He is eternally grateful to the Miami-Dade Police Department for making reasonable handicap accommodations that allowed him to continue working, and to family, friends, health care assistants that made his life more comfortable toward the end.  His family will always remember him as a devoted husband, loving father and doting “grandpa.”

            Funeral Mass and visitation were held in Florida, and graveside services were held Tuesday, August 6, 1998 from Laurel Hills Memorial Gardens in Hiawassee, with Father Tim Gadziola officiating.    Military graveside honors were presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

            Donations in Gerard’s memory may be made top the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association National Office, 21021 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 321, Woodland Hills, California 91364.  Local arrangements by Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.


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August 19, 1998 Page 4B

 

mrs. aangie akins turner

 

            Mrs. Angie Akins Turner, 32, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, August 14, 1998 at her home.  Mrs. Turner was born Sunday, May 22, 1966, in Cherokee County, NC.  She had lived most of her life in this area, and was a member of First United Methodist Church   of Union County, and was very active with the American Cancer Society and was Chairperson of the Reach to Recovery Volunteer Program for the Mountain District.  She had been preceded in death by her grandmother, Fannie Akins, in 1989.

            Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband and two-year-old daughter, John Mark and Amelia Anne Turner of Blairsville; her parents, Bud and Ann Akins of Blairsville; maternal grandparents, Norman and Bonnie McCollum of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law, William Jr. and Jan Akins of Lithia Springs, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Chad Kitchens of Social Circle, GA; two nephews, William Akins, III and Tyler Akins.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 2:30 p.m. from First United Methodist Church of Union County, with Rev. Eddie Herring and Rev. Bo Turner officiating.  Specially selected music was presented by Janice Catron.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Craig Turner, Tony Turner, John Varner, Scott Carter, Curtis Colwell and Tony Groves.  Interment was in the Union memory Gardens Cemetery.  If desired, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, in memory of Angie Akins Turner.  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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August 19, 1998 Page 4B

 

mrs. elva jean mcbride mcclure

 

            Elva Jean McClure, age 83, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, August 10, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mrs. McClure was born in Canada, on Wednesday, April 28, 1915, a daughter of the late Edward McBride and Jane Kidd McBride.  She was a homemaker.  Mrs. McClure was a seasonal resident of Union County, spending part of the year in Bushnell, Florida.  In Bushnell, she was a member of Bushnell Assembly of God Church, and when in Union County she attended The House of Prayer Church.

            Mrs. McClure is survived by her husband, Hilliard C. McClure of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, James H. and Marion McClure, of Blairsville; and daughter and son in law, Jane E. and Doug West, of Durant, Florida.  Two sisters, Ethel Cook, of Bowmanville, Ontario, and Mary Watson of Orangeville, Ontario; 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 11 a.m. from House of Prayer Church with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by HOUSE of Prayer Church Choir, Kiersten and Dale Holden.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Doug West, Dale Holden, John Graham, Doug Watson, and Robert Crum.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Bob Peters and Joe Walker;  Interment was in The House of Prayer Church Cemetery.  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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August 19, 1998 Page 4B

 

mr. john amory holt

 

            Mr. John Amory Holt, age 60, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, August 9, 198, at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Holt was born in Cook County, Illinois, on Saturday, June 11, 1938, the son of the late Arthur Holt and Mary Repas Holt.  Mr. Holt had been living in this area since 1996, and was of the Catholic faith.  Mr. Holt was a musician.

            Mr. Holt is survived by his wife, Cheryl Lynn Gray Holt, of Blairsville; sons: Sean Amory Holt of Tampa, FL, James Keith Holt of Key West, FL, and Robert Anthony Holt of Blairsville; brothers: Arthur C. Holt, Jr. of Harvard, Illinois, Timothy Holt of Antioch, Illinois, Tom Holt of Round lake Beach, Illinois, James G. Holt of Key West, FL and Richard Holt of Gordon, Nebraska; sisters: Mary Lou Freundt of Fox Lake , Illinois and Rev. Jo Ann martin of  Eden Prairie, Minnesota; two granddaughters: Amanda Lynn Holt of Tampa, FL and Janelle Nichole Holt of Key West, FL.

Funeral mass was held Friday, August 14, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Father Tim Gadziala officiating.  If desired, memorials may be made to Hand in Hand Hospice, 1-800-822-4892.  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of arrangements. 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 19, 1998 Page 4B

 

mr. albert carlton colwell

 

            Mr. Albert Carlton Colwell, Jr., age 69, of Tucker, Georgia, passed away Saturday, August 8, 1998.  Mr. Colwell was born Friday, April 12, 1929, in Union County, Georgia, a son of the late Albert Carlton Colwell, Sr., and Grapelle England Colwell.  He was a graduate of Union County High School, and attended Young Harris College.  Mr. Colwell graduated from North Georgia College, and did graduate work at Emory University.  While in college, he won a Tall Tales contest.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.  Mr. Colwell was a retired public school teacher, and taught at Mt. Pleasant School in Union County, for a period of time.  Mr. Colwell taught Science in Jr. High and High School, in Douglas Cobb, and Fulton Counties.  He had briefly served as dean of men for Rio Grande College in Rio Grande, Ohio, and had been employed as an insurance adjuster in Chicago.  Mr. Colwell had served as a volunteer for the Red Cross and the Fernbank Science Center, and his hobbies were listening to scanners and short wave radio, gardening, geography, and astronomy.  After retirement, he was employed as a deliveryman for Wholesale florists in the Atlanta area.  Surviving are his wife, Jean, of Tucker; two daughters: Sylvia Colwell of Philadelphia, and Janet McCord of Suwannee, GA; brothers, Rev. jack Colwell of Pinerust, GA, and Max Colwell, of Miller’s Creek, NC; and sister, Dottie Coltrane, of Atlanta; a grandson, Mitchell McCord also survive.

Graveside services were held Friday, August 14, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the Blairsville City Cemetery with Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 1998, from Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett, in Lawrenceville.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.