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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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September 10, 1997       Page 5B

 

mrs. dollie meers payne

 

            Mrs. Dollie Meers Payne, age 104, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, September 1, 1997 in Blairsville.

Mrs. Payne was born March 8, 1893, kin Fannin County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Andy Meers and Cynthia Petty Meers.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Union County.  She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  Mrs. Payne had been preceded in death by her husband Elisha Payne.

            Surviving are son, Clyde Payne of Blairsville, Oliver Payne of Blue Ridge, GA., and Junior Payne of Chatsworth, GA.; daughters, Erma Patton of Copperhill, TN., and Irene Allen of Blairsville; 24 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren also survive, along with nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Earl Pickelsimer, Rev. Steve Youngblood, and Rev. Gene Thomason officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young, and Dorothy Pickelsimer.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Scott Payne, Joey Patton, Randall Allen, James Payne, Wendell Payne, and Danny Davenport.  Interment was in PLEASANT Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 10, 1997       Page 5B

 

mrs. gwendolyn murphy

 

            Mrs. Gwendolyn Murphy, age 46, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 1997 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Murphy was born in Gilmer County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Garnett Shirling and Lorene Bowman Shirling.  She had lived in this area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. and the late. 

            Surviving are her husband, Michael David Murphy, of Blairsville; daughter, Lynn Street of Carrollton, GA.; step sons, Justin and Paul Murphy, of Blue Ridge, GA.; brother, Richard Shirling of Covington, GA.; and sister, Barbara Devane, of Carrollton, GA.; one grandchild also survive.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 10, 1997       Page 5B

 

mr. joseph t. vignola

 

            Mr. Joseph T. Vignola, age 64, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 31, 1997 at his home. 

Mr. Vignola was born in Kings County, New York on February 14, 1933, a son of the late Anthony Vignola and Loretta Biondolillo Vignola.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Mr. Vignola had been employed many years with Broward Bancshares, Century Banks and Souther Banks.  He was serving as Vice President Controller with Century South Banks.

            Surviving are his wife, Mary Viliante Vignola of Blairsville; daughters, Barbara Ann Barger of Hickson, TN., Laura Marie Bonelli of Boca Raton, Florida and Lynda Louise Padgett of Dallas, GA.; sons, Joseph Thomas Vignola, Jr. of Greenwood, S.C., and Paul Anthony Vignola of Atlanta; and brother, Anthony Vignola of Log (sic) Island, NY.; four grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at 10 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Tim Gadziala officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Joseph Vignola, Paul Vignola, Anthony Vignola, Robert Griggs, Bob Pagillo, Lou Pagillo, and Steve Foster.  Interment was in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 10, 1997       Page 5B

 

mr. daris herman foy

 

            Daris Herman Foy, 66, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday August 29, 1997 in Blairsville. 

            Mr. Foy was born October 25, 1930 in Duvall (sic) County, Florida, a son of Herman Moses Foy and Leone Norma Watson Foy.  Mr. Foy was a computer systems analyst.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He had been living in this area for the past 1 1/2 years, coming here from Lilburn, Georgia.  He was a member of Grace Community Presbyterian Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Jane Foy, of Blairsville; Mother, (sic) Leone N. Foy, also of Blairsville; three children: Holly Alison Foy-Hruschka, of Bellefont, PA; Belinda D. Foy, of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; and Melissa P. Foy, of Columbus, GA; sister, marvel Goodwin, of Midland, Texas; for (sic) grandchildren: Marion and Jackson Foy-Hruschka, and Amber and Autumn Foy.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 2, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Dr. Ross Bair officiating.  The eulogy was presented by Dr. Donn smith.  Special music was presented by Mrs. Lo Dykens, Mrs. Carmen Fitton, and Mrs. Maryanne Younger.   Members of the Creaky Critters Softball Team served as honorary escort to the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the building committee of Grace Community Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 105, Blairsville, GA, or to the American Heart Association.           

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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September 10, 1997       Page 5B

 

mr. grady grizzle

 

            Mr. Grady Grizzle, age 80, of Suches, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 1997 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mr. Grizzle was born in Union County, Georgia on November 11, 1916, a son of Lewis Grizzle and Milberry Jarrard Grizzle.  He was a lifelong resident of this area and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.  Mr. Grizzle had been a deacon there for sixteen years.   He was a farmer and worked for the State Highway Department for many years.  Preceding him in death was a son, John Robert Grizzle and a daughter, Sharon Grizzle.   

            Surviving are his wife, Lizzie Garrett Grizzle, of the home; daughters, Bertha Chambers of Murrayville, GA., Betty Grizzle, Lois Grizzle, and Janell Grizzle, all of Suches, Wanda Gilstrap of Cleveland, GA.; sons, Joe Grizzle, Charles Grizzle, and Tony Grizzle, of Suches, Ralph Grizzle, Clyde Grizzle, Calvin Grizzle, Marvin Grizzle, David Grizzle, all of Cleveland, GA., and Donald Grizzle of Hiawassee; sisters, Grapelle Pickelsimer of Suches, Lizzie Carter of Cumming, GA. and Grace Abercrombie and Julia Grizzle, both of Blairsville; special grandchild Jackie Grizzle; fourteen other grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, September 4, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Waymon Lovell, and Rev. Willis Garrett officiating.  Special music was presented by Sylvan and Linda Pickelsimer.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Marty Murphy, Robert Bridges, Kenneth Abercrombie, Doyle Carter, Randy Grizzle, Charles Junior Grizzle.  The following gentlemen served as Honorary Escort to the family: Tom Swarts, Jerry Dyer, Marcus Sosebee, Jack Lance, Frank Dockery, and J.W. Payne.  Interment was in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches, with graveside services by Rev. Don Hood and Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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September 10, 1997       Page 5B

 

mr. harold w. jones

 

            Mr. Harold W. Jones, age 73, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 1997 I Forest Park, Georgia.   

Mr. Jones was born in Graham County, N.C. on November 28, 1923, a son of the late Vadore Jones and Mary Rillie Anderson Jones.  He was a veteran of the U.S. army, and served during World War II.  Mr. Jones was stationed in the Panama and the Philippines.  He also served in the CCC Camps.  Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Casey and Rillie Jones and his wife, Mary Jo Jones. 

            Surviving are two sons, Danny and Randy Jones, both of Florida; sisters, Ida Jackson, Hazel Colbert, Lina Seabolt, Polly Henson, all of Blairsville; Ruth Payne and Bobbie Low Gentry, both of Forest Park, Georgia; Shirley Moore of Fayetteville, GA.; brother, Clyde Jones of Geneva, N.Y.; Rev. Tommy Jones and Jack Jones, both of Blairsville; several grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, September 5, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Tommy Jones and rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by the New Life Singers and Tammy Hughes.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bobby Jackson, Chris Henson, Darron Nichols, Carroll Weaver, Randy Gentry, Rev. Guy Bradley.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Military Honors presented by North Georgia Honor Guard.  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.         


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September 10, 1997       Page 5B

 

little miss morgan brooke ensley

 

            Little Miss Morgan Brooke Ensley, 10 week old daughter of Matthew and Mandy Ensley of Blairsville, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 5, 1997.

            Surviving other than her parents are her maternal grandparents, Debbie and Ray Parsons of Blairsville and Tommie Canada of Rome, GA.; paternal grandparents, Theresa and Wendell Patterson of Blairsville and Kenny and Debbie Ensley of Cohutta, GA.; maternal great grandparents, Ed and Dollie Wilson and James and Ann Canada, all of Rome, GA.; paternal great grandparents Lois and Andrew Ensley and Elizabeth and Robert Manis, all of Dalton; and maternal great great grandfather, Wylie Thompson of Rome. 

            Funeral services were held Sunday, September 7, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Danita Owenby and Lita Gowder.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Joseph Wilson, Nicholas Williams, Andy Patterson, and Doug King.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.