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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 16, 1998       Page 5B

 

mr. jim kelley

 

            Mr. Jim Kelley, age 59, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away early Monday morning, September 7, 1998 in Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta.

            Mr. Kelley was born on Friday, August 25, 1939, in Union County, Georgia.  He was a heavy equipment operator and owned and operated his own business.  Mr. Kelley attended The House of Prayer Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Susie Gray Kelley of Blairsville; his parents, Mack and Murner England Kelly, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Kelley Hobbs and Clint Hobbs, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Angie Kelley, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie Kelley McClure and Jimmy McClure, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Shannon and Brittany Kelley, of Blairsville; 5 sisters: Gwen Dillard, and Melva Lynn Patton, both of Blairsville; Jo Ann mason, Peggy Scott, and Judy Foster, of Dacula, GA; and three brothers, jack Kelley, of Duluth; Bud Kelley and Bill Kelley, both of Blairsville; 5 grandchildren: Chris, Levi, and Amy McClure, and Kayla and Julie Kelley; nieces, nephews, and a host of friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 9, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the House of Prayer Church with Rev. Tommy Seay and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Nelson and Mildred LeCroy, Scott Lance, and the House of Prayer Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Mike Gittens, Coy Youngblood James Burrell, Terry Kane, Bobby Kelley, and Mike Patton.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Wayne Colwell, Jim Penvel, Ron DeLong, Jason Garrett, Mike Vaughn, Tommy Lovell, Mitch Patton, and Fred gray.  Internment was in Kelley Family Cemetery. 

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

 


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September 16, 1998       Page 5B

 

mr. benjamin jesse spiva

 

            Mr. Benjamin Jesse Spiva, age 80, passed away late Wednesday night, September 2, 1998 after a period of declining health.  Jess was born October 10, 1917, the only son James Newton Spiva and Laura Marinda Garrett Spiva.  He lost his mother shortly after birth and was reared by his father and Aunt Icy Mae Spiva.  HE was lifelong resident of Towns County.  A Mason and a member of Enotah Baptist Church, he also served as a volunteer with Station 3 First Department during his last active years.  Jess was a veteran of World War 11, serving in the 112th Platoon of the US Marines stationed in San Diego, CA.  After the war he was employed by General Motors in Pontiac, Michigan and them as a machinist at Bell Bomber and Lockhead in Marietta, Ga.  For the remaining years, Jess worked as an electrician and builder in the local area.

            Surviving Jess are his wife of 59 years, Ethel Nicholson Spiva, of the home; two sons: Bruce Spiva and Truett Spiva of Hiawassee, GA; four grandchildren: Beth Dillard of Blairsville, GA and Greg, John and Curtis Spiva of Hiawassee; one great-grandchild, Summer Spiva of Hiawassee; and an aunt Mrs. Sally Spiva and first cousin, Mrs. Shelby Spiva Pulliam of Calhoun, GA.

            Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, September 4, 1998, at Enotah Baptist Church, Hiawassee, with Rev. Willis Garrett and Rev. Clinton Ellis officiating.  Pallbearers were: Charles Nicholson, Doug Nicholson, Ollie Nicholson, Larry Nicholson, Eddie Palmer and Gary Holcomb.  Interment was in the Enotah Cemetery.  Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.


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September 16, 1998       Page 5B

 

mr. verlin h. grizzel

 

            Mr. Verlin H. Grizzel, age 92, of Liberty, Missouri, formally of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 5, 1998 in Missouri.

            Mr. Grizzel was born on Tuesday, February 13, 1906, in Union County, Georgia, a son of the late Eldridge Francis Grizzle and Dolly Thomason Grizzle.  He was a retired farmer, and was of the Baptist Faith.  Mr. Grizzel was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Carroll Grizzel, a son, Ralph Grizzel, and a daughter, Vivan Helen Grizzel Hood.

            Surviving are his daughters, Geraldine Grizzel Mason, of Dacula, GA; a son, Eugene Randall Grizzel, of Liberty, MO; a sister, Della Grizzle Carder, of Suches, and brother, Arthur Grizzle, also of Suches; 7 grandchildren: Lon Hood, Lynn Hood Bariett, Christopher Mason, Gregory Mason, John M. Grizzel, Joel S. Grizzel, and Rachel Grizzel carter.  Twelve great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren also survive, along with a host of friends and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 9, 1998 at 11 a.m. from ;the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Guy Bradley officiating.  Special music was presented by Nelson and Mildred LeCroy.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Chis Mason, Gregroy Mason, John Grizzel, Joel Grizzel, Lon Hood, and David Mason.  Interment was in Union County memory Gardens Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 


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September 16, 1998       Page 5B

 

mr. steven brent grizzle

           

Mr. Steven Brent Grizzle, age 24, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 10, 1998 in Union county Georgia, from injuries which he sustained in a  automobile accident.

Mr. Grizzle was born on Tuesday, August 6, 1974, in Union County, Georgia.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County, and was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church.  Brent was a graduate of the class of 1992, Union Count High School, and was a member of the Blairsville Jaycees

            Surviving are his parents, J.M. and Doris Grizzle, of Blairsville; his sister and brother-in-law, Shannon and Mike Rice, of South Carolina; paternal grandparents, Arch and Dorothy grizzle; maternal grandmother, Martha Fortenberry; and maternal grandfather, J.P. Payne; all of Blairsville; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 13, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  Special music was presented by The Ivy Log Quarter.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Larry Bergen, Joel Payne, Glendon Gooch, Aaron Dills, Darin Bridges and Darrell Bridges.  Interment was in Ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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September 16, 1998       Page 5B

 

dr. ellington ‘dick’ hardin

 

            Dr. Ellington “Dick” Hardin, age 63, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away Monday, September 7, 1998 in Union County, Georgia.

            Hr. Hardin was born on Saturday, February 2, 1935, in Duvall County, Florida, a son of the late Thomas F. Hardin and Reta Harris Hardin.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Dr. Hardin was a retired physician, and he had moved to Blairsville in March of this year.

            Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Dobyns Hardin, of Blairsville; five children: Thomas Hardin, Gwen Baldwin, Rick Hardin, Jeanne Hill, all of Jacksonville, Florida; and Donald Hawthorne, of NY; a brother, Dr. Thomas F. Hardin, of Orange Park, Florida; 9 grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services were held Friday, September 11, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Jean Prugh, CSA Minister officiating.  Also speaking at the service was friend and co-worker, Jack Johnston, and family member Frances Cudzilo.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Stephens Co. EMS, Attention Ray Willis, 2003 Falls Road, Toccoa, Georgia 30577.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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September 16, 1998       Page 5B

 

mrs. joshie palmer

 

            Mrs. Joshie Palmer, age 85, of Suches formerly of Cumming, passed away Monday, September 14, 1998.  She was the widow of the late Mr. Ernest Palmer.

            Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Kyle (Bill) and Doris Palmer, Suches; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; son-in-law Lloyd Hamby, Cumming; sisters-in-law, Viola Reece, Dahlonega, Leona Reece, Dawsonville; nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at Sawnee View Memorial garden with Rev. James McGaha, officiating.