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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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September 8, 1999                     Page 5B

 

mrs. flora stephens thomasson

 

Mrs. Flora Stephens Thomasson, age 95, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away, Monday, August 30, 1999 in Union County, Georgia.

Mrs. Thomasson was a native of union County and was born on Wednesday February 10, 1904, a daughter of the late Joseph Grayson Stephens and Emma Kelley Stephens.  She was a graduate of Cherokee County, NC High, and received a teaching certificate from Cullowhee Normal Teachers College in Cullowhee, which later became Western Carolina University.  Mrs. Thomasson was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, and had been active for 50 years, as a Sunday School teacher and other programs.  Mrs. Thomasson was preceded in death by her husband, the late James Garlin Thomasson.

Surviving are her son and daughter in law, James Homer and Marilyn Thomasson, of Marietta; daughter and son in law, Bennie Jo and former Congressman Ed Jenkins, of jasper, GA; four grandchildren: Cindy Shearin, of Manhattan Beach, CA, Pamela Harris, of Maryville, TN. Janice Jenkins, of Roswell, GA and Amy Dotson of Huntsville, AL; great grandchildren: Sam and Drew Dotson, of Huntsville, AL and Nicole Shearin. Of Manhattan Beach, CA; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 1, 1999 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. George Cline and Rev. Billy Raburn officiating.  Special music was presented by Patsy Davenport, Ginger Carey, Debbie and Danita Owenby.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bill Drake, Cecil Lance, Jack Drake, Charles Jenkins, Kenneth Jenkins, and Troy and Don Phillips.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.  If you with memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville 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)

 

 

September 8, 1999                     Page 5B

 

mrs. lillian irene cole

 

The Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge announces the passing away of Mrs. Lillian Irene Cole, age 86, of Newnan, Georgia., who passed away Monday, August 30, 1999 in the Peachtree Regional Hospital.  She was a native of Union County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Allen and Americus Ledford Colwell.  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, in Blue Ridge.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Cole of Newnan; four sons, Philip Cole of Summerville, Fla., Jack Cole of Jonesboro, GA., Gary Cole, of Norcross, GA., John Cole, of Phoenix, AZ; three daughters, Doris Higdon of Lakeland, Fla., Carolyn Freels, of Oak City, Okla., and Wanda Burdette of Newnan, GA.; one sister, Mrs. Frankie Styles of Blue Ride, 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 2, at 1 p.m., form the Akins Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Lowery, Rev. Harold Lowery and Rev. Charles Edward Godfrey officiating.  Music was by the Hipps Chapel Singers.  Grandsons served as pallbearers.  Interment was in the Chastain Memorial Park.

Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge in charge of arrangements.