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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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September 1, 2004                     Page 5C

 

mr. flake holland hewett

 

Mr. Flake Holland Hewett, age 72, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2004 in Blairsville, GA.  Mr. Hewett was born in Tabor City, NC and moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1961.  Mr. Hewett received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Executive Management.  Mr. Hewett and his wife lived part time in Blairsville since 1990, and full time since 2002.

Flake retired from the military service in 1986 and then was Claims Administrator for the Medicare Program administered by Blue Cross of Jacksonville.  After leaving Blue Cross he was the CEO of a Home Health Agency then moved to West Palm Beach and was a Medical Consulting.  He is a past member of the Lions Club and Kiwanis club of Jacksonville, FL.  He is a member of Butternut Creek Country Club.  Mr. and Mrs. Hewett were avid square dancers and traveled to many local, state and national conventions, including Alaska and Canada.

Surviving Mr. Hewett is his loving wife, June, of 25 years, his brother Robert Delmas Hewett of Jacksonville, FL, sons: Douglas Hewett of Hilliard, FL, Dave Hewett of Callahan, FL, Neal Hewett of Live Oak FL, daughter: Jan Medina of Jacksonville, NC, stepsons: Douglas Clark of West Palm Beach, FL and Ken Horkavy of Los Angeles, CA.  He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at Coosa United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 4th at 4 PM with Pastor Jon Herrin and Pastor Earl Bishop officiating.  Special music will be sung by John Gurley and James Stephens.  The family asks that instead of flowers, donations be made to Regency Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements.  Interment will be at Coosa United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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September 1, 2004                     Page 5C

 

mr. peter murray harris, jr.

 

            Peter Murray Harris, Jr., 87 of Blairsville, GA died Saturday, August 21, 2004, at his residence.

He was a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a member of the Masonic Lodge #757 F & AM, Solon, OH.  He was WWII US Navy Veteran and a retired machine maintenance engineer for Erickson Tool.  He was a member and Deacon of the Valley Presbyterian Church in Ohio and a member of the Ranchero Village Chapel in Florida.  His hobbies were computer games, golf, canasta, bowling, crossword puzzles and bingo.  He was the son of the late Peter Murray and Violet Charlewood Harris, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Edgaretta “Scotty” Harris.

He is survived by a son Glen Harris of Myrtle Beach, SC, two daughters, Debbie Prikryl and husband Tom of Blairsville, GA and Sandy Schnell and husband Jerry of Streetsboro, OH two grandchildren, Tally Huhn and Charlie Schnell and one great-granddaughter Meagan Huhn, a grand-dog Cody Prikryl and a special friend Shirley Lietzke.

A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, August 24, 2004, at 4 p.m. at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC.  Chaplain Jerry Johnson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Salvation Army.

Townson Rose Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

September 1, 2004                     Page 5C

 

doris mae hendrickson gibbs

 

Doris Mae Hendrickson Gibbs, 82, of Blairsville, GA, died peacefully at home on Saturday, August 28, 2004, from congestive heart failure.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Clarence Hendrickson and Nettye Mae Rexroat Hendrickson of Illinois.

Born in Springfield, Illinois, March 23, 1922, she was raised in the Presbyterian faith.  She graduated from Lanphier High School in 1949 where she played 1st violin, outside chair in the orchestra.  She graduated from Brown Business College and her first job was with the City of Springfield.

During World War II she worked at the Defense Plant in Illinois and later was employed with the Franklin Life Insurance Company.

In 1944 she met 1st Lt. John Hermon Gibbs and on November 23, 1946 they married in Miami, FL at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church.  She and her husband were 40 year members of St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Coral Gables, FL.  Mrs. Gibbs was employed for 18 years with the Dade County Aviation Department where she was a Bookkeeper/Accountant.  She retired in 1977.  In February, 1993 Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs relocated to Sanford, FL where they were members of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Historic Downtown Sanford.

Mrs. Gibbs enjoyed reading her Bible, knitting and oil painting.  She most recently donated one of her paintings to the Huntington City Mission, Huntington, WV.  This painting was of a lighthouse which represents hope for the lost and less fortunate.

She was a kind, faithful, godly woman, of a giving and gentle spirit who was lovingly devoted to her husband, daughters, grandsons, and all of her family and friends.  She enjoyed life and was happiest when she was with her family.  She always believed she was richly blessed in life.

She leaves behind to mourn her death, celebrate her life, and rejoice in her memory, two daughters, Mrs. Bera E. (Paula Jo Gibbs) Pitts and her son John Devin Pitts of Crawfordville, FL and Mrs. James M. (Pamela Gibbs) Stevens and her son Luis Ramon Velazquez V of Blairsville, GA; her brother Roscoe Hendrickson of Springfield, Illinois; and many other loving family members and friends.  Predeceased in death was her sister Betty Hendrickson Baughman of Collinsville, Illinois and brother Robert Hendrickson of Rochester, Illinois.  Her beloved husband of 54 years John H. Gibbs died February 18, 2000.  He died peacefully at home in Sanford, FL of congestive heart failure related to Parkinson’s Disease.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity.  She speaks with wisdom.  Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her.  Many women do noble things but you surpass them all.  A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Give her the reward she has earned and let her works bring her praise at the City gate.” Proverbs 31.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.

 

 

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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September 1, 2004                     Page 5C

 

mrs. lola mae patton

 

Mrs. Lola Mae Patton, age 90 of the Old Blue Ridge Hwy., Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Patton was born on Nov. 7, 1913 in Fannin County, the daughter of the late Monroe Seabolt and the late Nancy Edith Walker Seabolt.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Patton in 1977 and a son, Danny Ray Patton in 1950.  Mrs. Patton was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Patton are one daughter and son-in-law, Max and Bud Kelley of Blairsville, three sons and two daughters-in-law, Rex and Melvalynn Patton of Blairsville; Denny and Connie Patton of Blairsville, Phil Patton of Blairsville, eleven grandchildren, Chris and Mark Kelley, Casey Potts, Robin Hart, Kim Blassingame, Mike, Mitch, Alan and Stephan Patton, Dana Wooten and Blair Cook, thirteen great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services were held on Friday Aug. 27, 2004 at 10 a.m. from the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Chris and Mark Kelley, Mike, Mitch, Alan and Stephan Patton.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.