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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 22, 1999                   Page 5B

 

mr. george garnett bowers

 

Mr. George Garnett Bowers, age 64, of Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 1999 in the Union General Hospital, following an extended illness.

following a brief illness.  Born in Union County on July 17, 1935 the son of the late Thomas L. Bowers and Laura Cavender Bowers, Mr. Bowers joined the army airborne on July 17, 1952 and after his retirement ended, he pastured many churches, which included Delisle Mission, Livingston Baptist Church in Gulfport, Miss, and his last church was East Fork Baptist Church in McComb, Miss.  He also served as principal of Frost Elementary School, and also worked for ten years for the Georgia Pacific chemical Company.  He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church of Blairsville.

Surviving Mr. Bowers are his wife, Mrs. Eva Shope Bowers of Blairsville; one daughter and son in law, Sharon and Scott Corn of Blairsville; mother, Laura Bowers of Blairsville; one brother Frank Bowers of Kannapolis, NC; three sisters: Ruth Sauls of Carrolton, GA., Katheryn Spry of Kannapolis, NC, and Dorothy Collinson of Lexington, NC., many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 14, 1999 from the Chapel of the Mountain View Funeral Home with the rev. George Cline and the rev. Bill Gowder officiating.  Special music was presented by Patsy Davenport, Ted Neolle, Ginger Carey, Debbie and Danita Owenby.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Haskin Colwell, Loyd Voyles, Randy Shope, Shannon Bearden, Rufus Everett, and Tony Voyles.  Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

 


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September 22, 1999                   Page 5B

 

ms. martha faye townsend

 

Ms. Martha Faye Townsend, age 81, of Branan Lodge, Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 1999 in Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Ms. Townsend was formerly of Young Harris, GA, before moving to Branan Lodge twelve years ago.  She was born on July 17, 1918, the daughter of the late Thomas C. McClure and the late Lelia Justus McClure.  Ms. Townsend was a member of the West Union Baptist Church of Young Harris.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Townsend in 1987.

Surviving are three sisters and one brother in law: Grovie Plott of Young Harris, Myrt Truelove of West Asheville, NC, Mildred and Eugene Plott of Blairsville; one brother and sister in law, Charles and Ruth McClure of Blairsville; sister in law, Hazel McClure, also of Blairsville, a number of nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home with the Rev. George Cline and the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Special music was presented by Ulysses and Dorothy Sampson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Randy and Robby McClure, Horace and Hubert Plott, Andy Conley, Tommy Shook and Gerald Murray.  Interment followed in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Young Harris.

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


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September 22, 1999                   Page 5B

 

mrs. doris s. baumgardner

 

Mrs. Doris S. Baumgardner, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, September 13, 1999 in Union County, Georgia.

Mrs. Baumgardner was born in Lee County, Florida, on Tuesday, December 6, 1910, a daughter of the late Anton I. Sherman and Angus Bartley Sherman.  She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband. Home Baumgardner.  Mrs. Baumgardner had been living in the Blairsville area for 39 years, coming here from Miami, Florida.  She was of the Catholic faith.  Mrs. Baumgardner had been a member of the Order of the Easter Star for over 50 years, and was at the time of her death, a member of the Blairsville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, #304.

Surviving are her son, Homer M. Baumgardner, of Blairsville; son and daughter in law, Ethbert and Barbara Baumgardner of Miami Shores, Florida; three sisters: Cornelia Culver, of Lorida, Florida; Mary Mills, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and Peggy Smith of Maggie Valley, North Carolina; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services were held Friday, September 17, 1999 from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville.  Members of the Blairsville Order of the Eastern Star, #304 presided over the service. officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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September 22, 1999                   Page 5B

 

mr. john c. savage

 

Mr. John C. Savage, age 68, passed away September 9, 1999 at Hospice of Wendover.

He was a native of Union County, Georgia, son of the late George Ranson and Norma Caroline Poteete Savage also the grandson of Mitchell Poteete and Sarah Margaret Cathy Poteete of Union County.  Air Force veteran of Korean conflict, graduate of parks-College of Aeronautical Technology at University of St. Louis, retired self-employed steel broker, worked many years in finance industry, past president of Cleveland Community Watch Association, members of Amvets, American legion Post 82, Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Survivors include, wife, Phyllis Sides Savage; son and daughter in law, Stephen and Cathy Savage, Shelby; sister, Mary Greene, Winston-Salem; sister in law, Emma Jean Sides, family, Shelby; nephew, Ken Sides and family, Shelby; grandchildren and spouse, Shannan Savage, Shelby, Chad and Nicole Bailey, Ellenboro; great grandchildren; C.J. and Madison Bailey, Ellenboro.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Cleveland Memorial Park, Rev. Joe Collins.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wendover, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby 28150. 


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September 22, 1999                   Page 5B

 

mr. robert george bensen

 

Mr. Robert George Bensen, age 70, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, September 10, 1999 in Union County, Georgia.

Mr. Bensen was a native of Cuyhoga County, Ohio, and had been a part time resident of Blairsville, Georgia and Naples, Florida for some time.  He was a retired chairman of a large conglomerate business.

Surviving are his wife, Lois of Blairsville, GA, and Naples, FL; sons: Bob Bensen, Jr., and Dwaine Bensen, both of Cleveland, Ohio; and Douglas Bensen, of Portland, Oregon; 3 grandchildren also survive.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA in charge of arrangements.