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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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September 18, 1996                               Page 3B

 

myrtle mae west howard

 

            Myrtle Mae West Howard, age 94, Blairsville, GA and Clay County, NC, died Sunday, September 14, 1996 in a Towns County Georgia hospital.

She was a native of Denver Co. Colorado but had lived most of her life in the Knoxville area before returning to Blairsville, GA seven years ago.  She had worked at Millers Department Store as a gift wrapper.  She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Isaac Marshall and Texana Pack West.  She was preceded in death by her husband James Otis Howard.

She is survived by one daughter; Ruth Jeanette Campbell, of Clay County, NC, four sisters: Geneva Boring, of Liberty, NC, Ruth Cobb, of Gastonia, NC, Grace Williams, of Blairsville, GA and Alice Tate of Gastonia, NC.  One grandchild, Reva Jo Payne, two great grandchildren, Timothy Lee Payne and Ami Elizabeth Payne Burr and three great-great grandchildren; Christopher Jonathan Burr, Elizabeth Anne Payne and Catherine Jo Burr. 

            A graveside service and burial was held Tuesday, September 17, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the Liberty Community Cemetery in Cherokee Co., NC.  The Rev. William “Sonny” Payne officiated.

            Townson Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC was 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 18, 1996                               Page 3B

 

mr. sim c. ballard

 

            Mr. Sim c. Ballard, age 70, of Hiawassee, GA, passed away Thursday September 12, 1996 in Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, GA.

Mr.  Ballard was born August 27, 1926 in Union County, a son of the late Fred M. and Beulah Mae Shuler Ballard.  Mr. Ballard was a well known musician, and hosted his own T.V. program.  He was a World War II U. S. Army Veteran and a member of Woods Grove Baptist Church. 

            Survivors include his wife, Margie Ballard of the home; children, Sue Ellen Ballard Brewer of Hayesville, NC, Carson Steve Ballard of Gainesville, GA, Clayton Ballard of Lawrenceville, GA, Sadie Ballard McElroy of Gainesville, GA, Roxann Ballard of Hayesville, NC, Jeannie Ballard McMillan of Gainesville, GA, Connie Arlene Ballard Pressley of Gainesville, GA, Stan Ballard of Murrayville, GA; step-son Jimmy Wayne McKinney of Hiawassee, GA; brothers James Ballard of Young Harris, GA and William Hunnicutt of Hayesville, NC; sisters Ruby Rhinehart of Young Harris, GA and Ruth Rogers of Peachtree, NC; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday September 14, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Ledford and Rev. Chris Anderson  officiating.  Music was by the Masters Trio and Bobby Taylor.  Pallbearers were Tony Pressley, Timothy Pressley, Terrell Foster, Johnny McElroy, Jeff Allison and Michael Garrett.  Interment was in Macedonia Baptist Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA was 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 18, 1996                               Page 3B

 

mrs. omie elizabeth johnson worthy

 

            Mrs.  Omie Elizabeth Johnson Worthy, 77, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Friday, September 13, 1996 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Worthy was born in Randolph County, Alabama on December 10, 1918, a daughter of the late Marvin Johnson and Sally hale Johnson.  Mrs. Worthy had just moved to the Blairsville area recently, coming from Phenix City, Alabama.  She was of the Protestant faith. 

            Surviving are daughters, Sarah M. Stewart and Shirley Gail Farmer, both of Blairsville; son, Bill Pendergrass of Jacksonville, FL; and son, Rudy Pendergrass of Phenix City, Alabama; sister and brother in law, Nona Mae and William Sr. Kendricks, of Phenix City; 24 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Mrs. Worthy’s daughter, Sarah M. Stewart and her husband Harold are the owners and founders of the Stewart Community Home in Columbus, GA, a nonprofit Congregate Care Home, which began in 1976.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Worthy were held locally on Sunday, September 15, 1996 at 2 p.m. from Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Chatham officiating. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of local arrangements.