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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 1, 1997             Page 10B

 

mr. tensley “ed” thomas

 

            Mr. Tensley “Ed” Thomas, age 75, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 21, 1997 in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Thomas was born in Union County, Georgia, on April 13, 1922, a son of the late Paul Thomas and Elsie Rogers Thomas.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II.  Mr. Thomas worked in Flint, Michigan for 30 years, and returned to Blairsville in 1980.  He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.  Mr. Thomas had taught Sunday School and Children’s church in Baptist churches for over 30 years.  He had been preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel Mooney, in 1996 and a brother, P.L. Thomas in 1987

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Monita Hall Thomas of Blairsville, GA.; a son, Rev. Steven Thomas of Carleton, Michigan; a daughter, Nancy Huff of Columbus, Georgia; brother, Joe Thomas and sister, Maebell Hughes, both of Jacksonville, GA.; sister, Earleen Huggins of Bristol, VA.; and sister, Ivalee Sims of Young Harris, GA.; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 11 .m. from Faith Baptist Church with Pastor James Brock and Rev. Steven Thomas officiating.  Special music was presented by Mrs. Teddy Clark, Clarke Hugg, and Mrs. Sandra Brock.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Clinton Droze, Norman Bachelor, Ben Huff, and Ray Douglas.  Interment was in Laurel Hills Cemetery in Hiawassee.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  

                       


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October 1, 1997             Page 10B

 

mr. david darryl woody

 

            Mr. David Darryl Woody, age 44, of 3872 Woody Lane, Suches, GA, died Monday, September 22, 1997 at his residence. 

Mr. Woody, native and lifelong resident of Union County, was a self employed welder. 

Survivors include his wife, Diana Woody of Suches; brothers, Henry Woody of Clermont, GA., Lee Woody and Daniel Woody, both of Suches.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, September 25, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega GA.  Interment followed in the Woody Cemetery in Suches, GA. 

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, GA in charge of arrangements.        


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October 1, 1997             Page 10B

 

mr. jewell Stephens

 

            Mr. Jewell Stephens, age 72, of East Point, GA, passed away September 19, 1997 I North Fulton Hospital in Atlanta, GA. 

Mr. Stephens was born in Union County, GA., a son of the late George and Sally Stephens.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in College Park, GA.

Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Morris Stephens, in 1995.

            Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David and Diana Stephens of Snellville, GA.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mark Stephens, also of Snellville, GA.; two brothers, J.C. Stephens and McKinley Stephens, one sister, Betty Stephens Barnes, all of Blairsville, GA.; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

            Graveside services were held September 22, 1997 at College Park, GA. With Rev. Walter Huff officiating. 

Hemperley Funeral Home of East Point, GA. in charge of arrangements.    


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October 1, 1997             Page 10B

 

mrs. marian d. jones

 

            Mrs. Marian D. Jones, age 83, died September 23, 1997 after a lengthy illness in Ormond Beach, FL.  Born in Ohio, she was a resident of Jupiter, FL., for 30 years before moving to Blairsville in 1990.  She resided in Lakeside Village.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County.

Marian is survived by sons Thoams, his wife, Suzie, of Jupiter, FL., James, his wife, Linda, of Palm Coast, FL.; daughters, Kathleen of Naples, FL., and Wendy Patrick and her husband, David, of Woodland, WA.; a brother, Lloyd of Williamsburg, VA.; a sister, Betty Hanner of Dover, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.  Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, and son, David.

Arrangements were by Craig Funeral Home of Palm Coast, FL.  Cremation and private family serves were planned.

Memorial contribution may be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church of Union County, Memorial Building Fund.

 


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October 1, 1997             Page 10B

 

mr. william henry foster

 

            Mr. William Henry Foster, better known as “Henry”, age 95, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 21, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mr. Foster was born in Union County, Georgia, on February 17, 1902, a son of the late John William Foster and Amanda Thomas Foster.  He lived in the Blairsville area until 1943, when he moved to Marietta.  Mr. Foster moved back to Blairsville in 1987.  He had worked as a carpenter, and also worked for the Tumpane Company for many years.  Mr. Foster was a member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Marietta.

            Surviving are his wife, Flora Mae Warren Foster of Blairsville; a son, Wendell H. Foster, also of Blairsville; grandson, John William Foster of Norcross, GA, and a granddaughter, Nancy Yvonne Foster of Culver City, California.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, September 25, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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October 1, 1997             Page 10B

 

mrs. grapelle pickelsimer

 

            Mrs. Grapelle Pickelsimer, age 82, of Suches, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 27, 1997 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.  Mrs. Pickelsimer was born in Union County, Georgia, on June 2, 1915, a daughter of the late Lewis Grizzle and Milberry Jarrard Grizzle.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Pickelsimer was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. 

            Surviving are her husband, Hub Pickelsimer of Suches; daughter and son-in-law, Bessie and Robert Bridges of Suches; grandson, Jody Bridges of Suches; and three sisters, grace Abercrombie and Julia Grizzle, both of Blairsville, and Elizabeth Carder of Cumming, GA.

            Funeral services were held Monday, September 29, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Don Hood and Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Specially selected music was presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Sylvan Pickelsimer, Vaughn Grizzle, Junior Bridges, Doyle Carder, Kenneth Abercrombie, and Junior Ramsey.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Eldo Harkins, Clyde Harkins, Tom Berry Burnette, nephews, Ira Harkins, and Harley Harkins.  Interment was in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.