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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 2, 1998         Page 4B

 

mr. otis ray garrett

 

            Mr. Otis Ray Garrett, age 88, of Blairsville, GA formerly of Murphy, died Sunday, August 23, 1998 in an Union County GA nursing home.

            Mr. Garrett was a native of Cherokee County, NC and was a farmer.  He was a member and Deacon of he Bell Hill Baptist Church for thirty years.  He was the son of the late Emory and Bessie Roberts Garrett and was preceded in death by sister Edna Brown and a stepson Alvin Sneed.

            Surviving are his wife, Edith Floyd Garrett; two sons, Earnest and Herman Garrett of Blairsville, GA; three daughters, Ruby Collins of Blairsville, GA., Katherine Thomas of Blue Ridge, GA., and Mary Barrelett of Atlanta, GA.; five stepsons, Jim, J.C., bobby, Ted, and Randall Sneed all of Murphy, NC.; five stepdaughters, Hazel Stiles, Mary Stiles, Eula Mae Stiles, Billie Ledford and Linda Hawkins all of Murphy, NC.; two brothers, Carl Garrett of Blairsville, GA. And Roland Garrett of marble, NC.; five sisters, Edith Keenum, Irene Rhodes, Susie Duncan and Lela Mae King all of Hendersonville, NC., and Ellen Croft of Gastonia, NC.; thirty-eight grandchildren, forty-three great grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday August 25, 1998 at the Bell Hill Baptist Church, Murphy, NC.  The Revs. Jerry Rice and Charlie Stalcup will officiate.  Burial will be in the Bell Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 24, 1998 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home, Murphy, NC., where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service hour.

In Lieu of lowers memorials may be made to the Bell Hill Baptist Church.  Townson Rose Funeral in charge of arrangements


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September 2, 1998         Page 4B

 

mrs. atha g. raper patterson

 

            Mrs. Atha G. Raper Patterson, age 81, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 27, 1998 in Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta.

            Mrs. Patterson was born Monday, January 1, 1917 in Cherokee County, NC a daughter of the late Marshall Raper and Adens Beaver Raper.  She was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in this area.  Mrs. Patterson was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle C. Patterson in 1996 and a daughter, Irene Beavers in 1986.

            Surviving are daughters, Gladys Patterson and Rosa Mae Sparks both of Blairsville and Annie Bell Davis of Blue Ridge; sons, Clinton and Clifton Patterson both of Blairsville; brothers, Howard, Horace, Buck and Ronia Raper all of Kannapolis, NC; sisters, Bonnie Noble of LeBelle, FL and Hazel Smith, Claudine Dudley and Charlene Scott all of Kannapolis, NC; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Zion Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Chatham and Rev. Mark Towery officiating.  Special music was presented by Mrs. Odina Gibson, Mrs. Ines Conley and Mrs. Selma Bradley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jamey and Robby Patterson, Steve Ware, Jerry Ware, Press Beavers, and Ray Townson.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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September 2, 1998         Page 4B

 

ms. michaela renee westberry

 

            Little Michaela Renee Westberry, 22 months of age, in Nelson, Georgia, passed away suddenly Monday, August 24, 1998 at her home.

            Surviving are her parents, Bob and Rachel Westberry, and her brother, Cole, of Nelson, GA; Maternal grandparents, Jack and Betty Martin, of Brooklet, GA; paternal grandparents, James and Nancy Westberry of Gainesville; Maternal great grandmother, Louise martin, of Brooklet; great grandfather, Edward Wiggins, Sr., of Swainsboro, GA; and paternal great grandparents, James and Mary Westberry, of Blairsville.  many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 28, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Harold Sangster officiating.  Interment was at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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September 2, 1998         Page 4B

 

mr. will robert cantrell

 

            Mr. Will Robert Cantrell, age 93, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, August 24, 1998 at his home.  Mr. Cantrell was born in Monroe County, TN, on Wednesday, December 14, 1904, a son of the late Harvey Cantrell and Vina Denney Cantrell.  He was a US Army veteran of World War II.  Mr. Cantrell had lived most of his life in this area and was a farmer.  He was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving are his wife, Ruth Plott Cantrell of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Wanda Cantrell of Blairsville; granddaughter, Jill Cantrell Passmore of Blairsville; step-children, Johnnie Hight of Atlanta, Bobbie Ogden of Jesup, Sue Walden of Dahlonega, James Hemphill of Blairsville, Elwood Hemphill of Chicago, IL, and Bennie Quick of Helendale, CA;  brothers, Johnny Cantrell, Dave Cantrell, and Pryor Cantrell all of Blairsville and Link Cantrett of Ballground, GA; great-grandchildren, Brannon, Nikki and Josh Passmore; many other friends and relatives also survive.

Graveside services were held Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Guy Bradley officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bill Reams, Jerry Hemphill, Rex Hemphill, Kenny Hemphill, Allen Plott andErvin Plott.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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September 2, 1998         Page 4B

 

mrs. helen sloss garrison

 

            Mrs. Helen Sloss Garrison, age 80, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, August 21, 1998 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Garrison was born January 31, 1918, in Allegheny County, PA, a daughter of the late William Pietsch and Alma Weiss Pietsch.  Mrs. Garrison was employed by Girl Scouts of western PA.  She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Sloss and Odie Garrison and sister of the late William Pietsch.

            Surviving are her son, Ray E. Sloss of Vero Beach, FL; daughter, Kathie Stewart of Gibsonia; 3 grandchildren; sisters, Alma Walter and Ruth Zumbrook both of Pittsburg; many other friends and relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 24, 1998 at 10 a.m. from Beinhauers Funeral Home in Pittsburg with interment in Jefferson Memorial Park.  The family suggest memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Pittsburg, PA 15235 or the Girl Scouts of Southwestern PA, 606 Liberty Ave., Pittsburg, PA 15222. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements in Blairsville, with Beinhauers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements in Pennsylvania.


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September 2, 1998         Page 4B

 

mrs. monnie c. lunsford

 

            Mrs. Monnie C. Lunsford, age 77, of Atlanta, Georgia and formerly of Suches, Georgia,. died Saturday August 29,1998 in Atlanta Georgia following an extended illness

            A Lumpkin County native and former resident of Suches, Georgia, Mrs. Lunsford had lived in Atlanta, Georgia for the past 5 years.  Mrs. Lunsford was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches, GA.  Mrs. Lunsford was the daughter of the late E.A. and Bessie Turner Cain, was preceded in death by her husband, John Norman Lunsford, and two sons, Thomas Dewey Lunsford and John Robert Lunsford.  

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joan Simpson of Atlanta, GA and Mrs. Anita Duck of Braselton, GA; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

At her request, Mrs. Lunsford was cremated and a memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 1998 from the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches, GA.  The Rev. Gerald Edmondson will officiate with the interment of the cremain to follow in Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, those desiring to do so may make contributions to the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Center, c/o Emory University Hospital, 1364 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30332,

            McKinney Funeral Home of Dahlonega, GA in charge of arrangements.