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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 29, 1999                   Page 4B

 

mrs. thelma thomas coker

 

Mrs. Thelma Thomas Coker, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, September 20, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Coker was born in Towns County, Georgia on Tuesday, December 24, 1912, a daughter of the late Ed Thomas and Fannie Cloer Thomas.  She was a homemaker and had lived in the Blairsville area for most of her life.  She was a member of Bethel Methodist Church.  Mrs. Coker had been preceded in death by four children; a sister, Ruby Silvia Thomas; and two brother: John Thomas and Harvey Thomas.  Her husband the late Floyd Smith Coker, passed away in 1987.

Surviving are daughters: Jerri Coker Brown, of Blairsville and Patricia Coker Thomas, of Woodstock; sons: Floyd Coker, Jr., of Cumming, Georgia; John Roy Coker, William Coker, and Alvin Coker, all of the Woodstock, Georgia; Robert Coker, of Dahlonega, Georgia; and Bonnell Coker, of Young Harris, Georgia; brother, Nathan Thomas, of Alabama; sisters, Vina Cook, Pauline Collins, Flora Collins, Irene Collins and Era Mae Penland, all of Blairsville; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren also survive along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 22, 18999 at 2 p.m. from the Trackrock Baptist Church, with Rev. Harley Hunter officiating.  Special music was presented by Trackrock Quartet.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Alan Brown, Carlton Coker, Grey Pursell, Franklin Brown, Byron Pruitt, and Bryan Peel.  Interment was in Trackrock Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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September 29, 1999                   Page 4B

 

mrs. emma linda wimpey dyer

 

Mrs. Emma Linda Wimpey Dyer, age 83, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, September 20, 1999 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.

Mrs. Dyer was born in Union county, Georgia on Friday March 17, 1916, a daughter of the late James Wimpey and Thanie Cook Wimpey.  She was a home-maker and a life long resident of this area.  Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by her husband, the late Worth Dyer, in 1981, a brothers, James C. Wimpey, of Blairsville, and Watson Wimpey of Hiawassee.

Surviving are daughters, Susie Freeman, of Cleveland, GA and Shirley Dyer, of Blairsville; sons: Roger Dyer of Lilburn, Melvin Dyer of West Germany; Kenneth Dyer and Sonny Dyer, both of Blairsville, and John Dyer, of Oklahoma; sister, Dessie Ledford, of Blairsville; brothers, John A. Wimpey of Hapeville, GA; and Patrick Wimpey of Macon, GA; grandchildren: Alicia Dyer and Suzette Dyer, both of Oklahoma; Emmalyn and Henrietta Dyer, both of Blairsville, and Pam Pitts, of Grayson, GA; Allen Dyer of Loganville, GA, John Dyer of W. Germany, Doug Freeman of Cumming, GA; Melva Lynn Anderson, of Albany, GA, Jenene Womack of Moultrie, GA; Matt Dyer and Amanda Henson both of Blairsville; thirteen great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 24, 1999 at 2 p.m. from Old Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Young and Rev. Harley Hunter officiating.  Special music was presented by Old Liberty Church Choir and Doug Freeman.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Allen Dyer, John Dyer, Doug Freeman, Matt C. Dyer, Keith Pitts, and Chris Anderson.  Interment was in the Old Liberty Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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September 29, 1999                   Page 4B

 

mr. dempsey poole

 

Mr.  Dempsey Lee Poole, age 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 1999 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Poole was born in Greenville, South Carolina, on Saturday, October 7, 1922, a son of the late Joseph Wilson Poole and Ellen Hobbert Poole.  He was a veteran of WWII and served in the U.S. Marines.  Mr. Poole has been living in this area since October of 1998 moving here from Macon, Georgia.  He was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church of Fannin County.

Surviving is his wife, Virginia Calderon Poole, of Blairsville; sons: Dempsey Poole, Jr., of Gray Court, SC; and Benson Poole, of Oklahoma City, OK; sister, Evelyn and brother, Kenneth Poole, five grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services were held Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 3 p.m. from the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Fannin County with Elder Francis Scott officiating.  Graveside services were held Monday, September 27, 1999 at 2:30 p.m. from Chattanooga National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Seventh Day Adventist Church of Fannin County Building Fund. 

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


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September 29, 1999                   Page 4B

 

martha lea weis

 

Mrs. Martha Lea Weis, age 78, of White Oak LN., of Blairsville, Georgia passed away September 23, 1999 at the Union General Hospital, following a long term illness.

Survivors include her husband, Viecent Donald Weis; two daughters, Elizabeth Froman of Sarasota, FL., and Roberta Lea Seiler also of Sarasota, FL; step daughter, Diane Maulsby, and a step son, Dean Weis; son in laws include: Neil Froman and LeRoy Franklin Seiler; grandchildren include: Laurie Lea Floyd, Julie Marie Moran, Deborah Wipperman, Pamela DeHan, and ten great grandchildren.

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