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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 4, 1996                                 Page 4B

 

mr. tom gooch

 

            Mr. Tom Gooch, age 66 of Suches, GA died Tuesday, August 27, 1996 at the North Fulton Regional Medical Center in Roswell, GA following an extended illness.  Mr. Gooch was a lifelong resident of Union County, a retired Farmer and member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Suches.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Iva Gooch of Suches, GA; son, Mr. Hoyt Gooch of Dahlonega, GA; daughters and son in laws, Brenda and Linny Gilreath and Cindy and Mickel Jarrard of Dahlonega, GA; brothers: Glenn Cooch, Blairsville, GA, Bill Gooch, Smyrna, GA, Ervin Gooch, Suches, GA and Ned Gooch, Morrow, GA; sisters: Kathleen Fitts and Blondine Bryan of Dahlonega, GA, Clara Kidd, Gainesville, GA, Inez Crook, Forest Park, GA, Mary Ann Mayfield of Covington, GA and Sandra Bailey of Forest Park, GA; grandchildren: Joey Gooch, Kelly & Kevin Tritt, Bobby Gooch, Krista Gilreath and Kim Gooch.  Great grandchildren: Morgan Tritt.  A large number of other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 1996 at the Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Suches.  Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Buford Duckworth officiated.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements. 

 

           

           


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September 4, 1996                                 Page 4B

 

mrs. willie nichols manning

 

            Mrs. Willie Nichols Manning, 82, of Blairsville, Georgia passed Friday, August 30, 1996 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Manning was born in Union County, Georgia, on November 16, 1913, a daughter of the late Joseph Porter Nichols and Hettie Emma Thomas Nichols.  She had lived in this area for most of her life, and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.  Mrs. Manning was the widow of the late Less Manning, who passed away in 1973.

Surviving are sisters, Belle Brown, of Young Harris, GA and Vivian Lance, of Blairsville; brothers, James Howard Nichols, and Lee Nichols, both of Blairsville, and brother Quince Nichols, of Roswell, GA; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, September 1, 1996 at 2 p.m. from Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by the Troy Phillips family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bill Brown, Ray Nichols, Tim Nichols, Mike Rowe, Edward Stroup, and Joel Gooch, with interment in the church cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.


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September 4, 1996                                 Page 4B

 

mr. leroy cunningham

 

            Mr. Leroy Cunningham, 67, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, August 30, 1996 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Cunningham was born in Union County, Georgia, on July 28, 1929, a son of the late Bluford Cunningham and Bessie Chambers Cunningham.  He worked for the Tennessee Copper Company for many years.  Mr. Cunningham was a lifelong resident of this area and was a member and Deacon of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  He was also a member of Young Cane Masonic Lodge #597, F & AM; The Butternut Creek Golf Association; past director of Coosa Water Authority; past board member of Union County Recreation Dept.; past Volunteer Fireman for Station #2; and was an active member of Union County Democratic Executive Committee. 

            He is survived by his wife, Ozeline Deyton Cunningham, of the Home (sic); daughters and sons in law: Brenda and Allen Conley, Jean and Bill Jones, and Sherry and Randy White, all of Blairsville; sister, Betty Cunningham, and sister and brother in law, Evelyn and Brooks Butterworth, all of Marietta; brother and sister in law, Hoyt and Stella Cunningham, of Blairsville; five grandchildren, Karen and Jeff Odom, Laura Conley, Jonathan Jones, Brandy White, and Cody White, all of Blairsville; two great grandchildren, Brittany and Zachary Odom, both of Blairsville; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, August 31, 1996 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Abernathy and Rev. Guy Wayne Shook officiating.  Special music was presented by Louise Delong, Susie Phillips, and Sarah Kelley; and Pleasant Grove Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Steve Carver, Dan Truelove, Charles Brackett, Royce Brown, J.B. King, and Homer Powell.

            The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Troy King, Michael Plott, Claude White, Truett Brackett, Guy Turner, Morris Mashburn, Bill Dyer, Clarence Helton, Ervin Wells, Harold Plott, Nulton Towe, Johnny Brown, Randy Brown, Bill bracken, Bud Smith, Tommy Dolar, Jim Poe, John Ledford, Ray Rhoten, Leon McDonald, John Franklin Brown, Earl Odom, Vernon Davenport, Clinton Patterson, and Larry Patterson.

Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, you may donate to the American Cancer Society, or to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Memory of Mr. Cunningham.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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September 4, 1996                                 Page 4B

 

mr. ernest hoke harbin

 

            Mr. Ernest Hoke Harbin, 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 29, 1996.

            Surviving are his wife, Inez r. Harbin, of Blairsville; children: John R. Harbin of Macon, Larry W. Harbin of Dahlonega; and Meredith H. Smith of Blairsville; sister, Ruth Jenkins of Thomaston, GA; ten grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, September 1, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home of Macon with Rev. William J. Tyre officiating, with interment in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.

            Crest Lawn Funeral Home of Macon was in charge of arrangements, and this notice is a courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.