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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 22, 2004                   Page 6B

 

mrs. catherine b. williams

 

Mrs. Catherine B. Williams, age 97, of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2004, at Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Williams was born on November 7, 1906, in Mobile, Alabama, the daughter of the late Edward A. Bolling and the late Catherine Dunn Bolling.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter D. Williams, Sr.; brothers, Henry, Edward, and William Bolling and sisters, Evelyn Hixon, Carole Boggs and Cecille Haas.  Mrs. Williams was a member of the Brainerd United Methodist Church in Chattanooga and affiliated with the First United Methodist Church of Union County.

Surviving Mrs. Williams are one son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Barbara Williams, of Blairsville; one sister-in-law, Laurie Malone Bolling of Mobile; three grandchildren: James Edward Williams, John Thomas Williams, and Sarah Catherine Williams; four great grandchildren: Sommer Lynn Williams, Sierra Nicole Williams, Hunter John Williams, and Gabriel Davis Williams, numerous nieces and nephews, and other friends from Chattanooga and Blairsville.

Donations to the building funds of the Brainerd United Methodist Church (4315 Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411) or First United Methodist Church of Union County (859 Hwy. 515, Blairsville, GA 30512) are requested in lieu of flowers.

Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2004, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Eddie Herring officiating.  Special music will be by Jeff Bauman.  Interment for Mrs. Williams will be in Brainerd United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN, on Saturday, September 25, 2004, at 2 p.m.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

 

 


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September 22, 2004                   Page 7B

 

mrs. nan c. ray

 

Mrs. Nan C. Ray, age 97, passed away Thursday morning, September 16, 2004 after a long illness, at the home of her daughter.

Born in Lumber City, GA on May 11, 1907 to Gabriel C. Clements and Mary Jane Varnadoe Clements, Nannie Estelle Clements was the 3rd of nine children.  Her parents, husband, and four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Her childhood and early married life was spent in Telfair County, GA before moving to Brunswick with her husband and two daughters in 1940.  She was an active and devoted member of Brunswick First Baptist Church for 53 years.  She worked for several years at the City News Stand on Newcastle Street and was a member of magnolia and Dogwood Garden Clubs and the Highland Park Home Demonstration Club.

In her retirement years, Mrs. Ray resided at St. mark’s Towers and enjoyed participating in the activities at the Towers with her friends as well as entertaining her grandchildren and great grands, who affectionately called her “Nanu.”

In 1994 she moved to Blairsville to be near her daughters.  She resided at Branan Lodge and made many new friends there and at First Baptist Church of Blairsville where she was a faithful member and was a member of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Ray is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Eloise and Irvin Harper and Clarice and Larry Lawrence, of Blairsville; her grandchildren, Ken Harper and Rick Lawrence, of Brunswick, Kathy Roberson of Cleveland, GA, and Karen Hall of Patterson, GA; nine great grandchildren, three great, great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 18, 2004, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris and Rev. Roy Bateman officiating.  Special music was presented by First Baptist Church Quartet and Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper.  Grandsons serving as pallbearers are Robbie Hall, Les Hall, Jeff Robertson, and Ryan Lawrence.  Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Rick Lawrence and Ken Harper.  Great grandsons serving as pallbearers were Robbie Hall, Les Hall, Jeff Robertson, and Ryan Lawrence.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were members of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class.  Burial was in Brunswick Memorial Park, with Rev. Jim Crandall officiating.  Music at graveside was presented by Tommy McMillan.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com


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September 22, 2004                   Page 7B

 

mr. lagrand wilson ashworth

 

Mr. Lagrand Wilson Ashworth, age 90, of Miller Cove Branch Rd, Blairsville, formerly of Snellville passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2004 in the Clay Co. Care Center following an extended illness.  Mr. Ashworth was born on July 7, 1914 in Dacula, GA, the son of the late Lon Ashworth and the late Effie Kennedy Ashworth.  He had retired from the Nabisco Company with over forty years of service.  He was a longtime member of the Airstream Club and wintered in Melbourn, FL, at the Land Yacht Harbor for twenty years.  He was also in the CCC’s.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Lou McMillian in 1993.  Mr. Ashworth was a member of the Snellville Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Ashworth are his loving wife of sixty-eight years, Lucy Annette Green Ashworth of Blairsville, two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Charles Nash of Blairsville, Brenda and Mike Dailey of Jonesboro; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Leroy and Mae Jo Ashworth of Dacula, Ray and Betty Ashworth of Atlanta, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Pauline Harper of Union City, GA, Runette and Larry Saltee of Lilburn, Clydene and Maynard Nalley of Lawrenceville, six grandchildren, Mike, Jeff, Tony, Ashley, Brandy and Shaun, eight great grandchildren, ten nephews, five nieces, many  other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jon Herrin officiating.  Special music was presented by James Stephens and Idalu Bishop.  Graveside services and interment followed at 3 p.m. from the Snellville City Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.


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September 22, 2004                   Page 7B

 

mrs. cora mcafee kinard

 

Mrs. Cora Kinard, age 101, native and longtime resident of Union County, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2004 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mrs. Kinard was a homemaker and was a member of the Baptist faith.  She had lived in Ocala, FL for many years before returning 25 years ago to Union County.  Her husband, Glen Kinard, passed away in 1978.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2004, at 2 p.m., from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music was by Debbie Owenby, Patsy Davenport, and Danita Kennedy.  The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: Brannon McAfee, Britt McAfee, Brad McAfee, Steve Drake, Ricky Rich, Bud Akins, and Dick Higdon.  Burial was in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends on Friday, September 17, 2004, from 2 until 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


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September 22, 2004                   Page 7B

 

mr. homer jarrett hood

 

Mr. Homer Jarrett Hood, age 91, of Richard Russell Hwy. Blairsville passed away on Friday, September 17, 2004 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Hood was born on May 19, 1913 in Union County, the son of the late Rev. Jim Hood and the late Ollie Saxon Hood.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Lonnie Miller in 1995, a son-in-law, L.C. Miller in 1997 and by his wife, Lydia Dyer Hood.  Mr. Hood was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Hood are two daughters and one son-in-law, Doris Miller of Blairsville, June and W.D. Davis of Blairsville, one sister and brother-in-law, Clara Jane and Dewey Burnette of Suches, two brothers and one sister-in-law, Byron Hood of Blairsville, George and Helen Hood of Cleveland, GA, four grandchildren, Sheila Miller, Regina Thompson, Audrey and Junior Lovell all of Blairsville, Katherine Davis of Atlanta, four great grandchildren, Jessica Miller, Landon Lovell, Kalen Thompson and Ashley Thompson, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Benny Nix and Rev. Tommy Jones officiating.  Special music was presented by Mary Lou Nix and Luther Thomas.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Perry Thompson, Joe Garrett and Kelley Gunter.  Interment followed in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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September 22, 2004                   Page 7B

 

ms. sherrie lynn deaver allison

 

Ms. Sherrie Lynn Deaver Allison, age 47, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2004 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.

Sherrie was born in Towns County, GA, on Sunday, November 4, 1956, a daughter of Mrs. Charlsie Sullivan Deaver and the late Ray J. Deaver.  She lived in Dahlonega for 26 years before moving to Union County four years ago.  In Lumpkin County, GA, she was the first female firefighter and the first female to be Firefighter of the Year.  Sherrie became the first female to become certified as Apparatus Operator; the first female firefighter to achieve the rank of Sergeant; and the first female firefighter to become a Smoke Diver and Smoke Jumper.  A member of Ivy Log Baptist Church, Sherrie had been preceded in death by her father Ray Deaver, and her brother-in-law, Johnny Hughes.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Judy Allison, of Dawsonville, GA; mother, Charlsie Deaver, of Blairsville; grandsons, Dustin Scott Allison and Brandan Hartley; sister, Carolyn Hughes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Marion Foster and Barbara and Hambone Garrett, all of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law, Mac and Carolyn Sullivan of Blairsville; brother Danny Deaver, of Blairsville; and several nieces and nephews also survive, along with many friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ken Purgeson, Joe Allison, Garry Curtis, Travis McDaniel, Bobby Chamblee, and Tom Crousure; serving as honorary escort to the family was Scott Lacey, and member of Lumpkin County Volunteer Fire Department.  Burial was in Ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery.

Sherrie was an organ donor.  Her lungs were transplanted the day of her passing to a patient at Emory Hospital.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com