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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 9, 1998         Page 6B

 

mrs. ethel souther davenport

 

            Mrs. Ethel S. Davenport, age 91, of Blairsville, GA passes away Friday, September 4, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Davenport was born in Union County, GA on Thursday, June 13, 1907, a daughter of the late Frank Loransey Souther and Docia Johnson Souther.  She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville since 1925, a former employee of Georgia Boot and a lifelong resident of this area.  She was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. “Press” Davenport, a daughter, Vivan Chambers, a son, Douglas Davenport.

            Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Barbara T. Davenport of Blairsville; son-in-law, Kenneth R. Chambers of Cleveland, GA; granddaughters: Sydney C. Vandiver, Cayce Friedly, Laurie C. Shelnut; grandsons: Doug Davenport, Matthew Chambers; great-granddaughters: Maureen and Sydney Shelnut; and many other friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 6, 1998 at 3 p.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville with the Rev. B.A. Buchanan and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by T. Terry Hooper, Jackie Hill, and Mignon Tucker.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Charles Jenkins, Edgar Jenkins, Kenneth Jenkins, Tim Garrerd, Mitchell Vandiver, and Avery Shelnut.  Interment was in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 9, 1998         Page 6B

 

mr. robert reid dyer, sr.

 

            Mr. Robert Reid Dyer, Sr., age 70, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, August 31, 1998 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mr. Dyer was born on Friday, August 10, 1928, a son of the late Vernon Patrick Dyer and Pauline Watkins Dyer.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  Mr. Dyer lived in Decatur; GA for 33 years, where he was a postal worker in the Atlanta office for over 30 years.  Mr. Dyer was a member of the Lions Club of Union County, Young Cane Masonic Lodge, #597, F&AM; The Appalachian Shrine Club, The American Legion, Post #121; and was also a member of the Class of 1947; of Union County High School.

            Surviving are daughters: Ellen Dillinger, of Blairsville, and Marcia E. Dyer, of Tucker, GA’; son, Robert Reid Dyer Jr., of Blairsville; step son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Linda Rich of Acworth, GA; brothers: Ralph W. Dyer, Gordon B. Dyer, and Joseph A. Dyer, all of Blairsville; 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren also survive.  A brother Newton Dyer, passed away in 1990.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Grover Jones and Rev. Keith Jones officiating.  Special music was presented by Johnny Huggins.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Reid Dyer, Logan Dyer, Brian Dyer, Derick Dillinger, Jamey Mull, and Phillip Dyer.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were members of the Applachain Shire Club, Union County Lions Club, and member of classof 1947, UCHS.  Military honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard, with Interment in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 9, 1998         Page 6B

 

mr. william edward cook, sr.

 

            Mr. William Edward Cook, Sr., age 63, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 5, 1998 at his home.

            Mr. Cook was born on Wednesday, November 21, 1934, in Towns County, Georgia, a sons of the late Andrew Cook and Alice Pickelsimer cook.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator and had lived in this area for most of his life.

            Mr. Cook was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.  He had been preceded in death by a sister, Julia Deyton, and a brother, N.A. Cook.

            Surviving are his wife, Ovalee Cook, of Blairsville; daughters: Shelia Doris Cook Thacker, and Sandra Kay Cook Seabolt, both of Blairsville.  Sons: William Edward Cook. Jr., and Jerry Lee Cook, both of Blairsville.  Sisters: Lucille Sisum, of Hoschton, GA; Meude Harkins of Bethlehem, GA, Annie Bell Grissom, of Blairsville and Lillie Ann Criswell of Ellijay.  Brothers: Jimmy Cook of Blairsville, Wilburn Cook and David Cook, both of Lawrenceville, GA. 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and inlaws, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 7, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. Harley Hunter and Rev. Charles Abernathy officiating.  Special music was presented by Ted Holbrooks, Leona Hunter, and Herbert Teague.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: James Cook, Vernon Cook, Clifford Cook, Calvin Holbrooks, Larry Moon and Howard Banks with interment in Confidence Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.