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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 3, 2001                         Page 6B

 

MRS. HOLLY (BILLIE) ELIZABETH WYATT

 

Mrs. Holly (Billie) Elizabeth Wyatt, age 59, of Paradise Ln., Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2001, at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Wyatt was born on June 13, 1942 in Atlanta, the daughter of the late Eugene Cox Wyatt and Mary Elizabeth Legrand Wyatt.  She had fought a courageous battle against depression and mental illness for many years.  Holly, or Billie to her family, was a Lingquist having taught in Europe for a number of years.  She was dedicated to a simple life and ecology in the environment.  She was also active in pet Rescue and the Humane Society.  She cared for abandoned animals at her home.  She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Wyatt in 1964.  She was a member of St. Clare’s Episcopal Church.

Surviving Mrs. Wyatt are her Mother, Mary Elizabeth (Wishie) Wyatt of Blairsville; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Suzanne and John Barnett of Alpharetta, Rosemary and Bernard Swope of Winchester, VA; cousins: Robert and Jean Ann Legrand of Texas, Beth Legrand of NC, Betsy Hunt of NC, Whitlow and Linda Wyatt of Atlanta; aunt: Sue Wyatt of Atlanta; nieces: Natalie and Marisa Swope; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Services were held on Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Clare’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Susan Johnson officiating.  Interment followed on Thursday in Decatur, GA from the Decatur Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Pet Rescue, Union County Humane Society, in Mrs. Wyatts memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


 

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October 3, 2001                         Page 6B

 

MRS. GRACE MAE HIERS

 

Mrs. Grace Mae Hiers, age 90, of Blairsville, GA, passed away, Saturday, September 22, 2001, in Chatuge Nursing Home in Hiawassee, GA.

Mrs. Hiers was born in Marion County, Ohio, on Thursday, June 1, 1911, a daughter of the late Joseph Beaman Oviatt and Ethel Gruber Oviatt.  Mrs. Hiers had lived in Enterprise, FL from 1942 until 1991, and then lived in Sanford, FL from 1928 until 1942.  She was a member of Barnett Memorial United Methodist Church in Enterprise.  In the 1940’s, she was a member of the PTA at Enterprise Elementary, and was a past officer of Enterprise Cemetery Association.  She had served on Volusia County Elections Board, and taught Sunday School at Barnett United Methodist in the 1940’s.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hiers, who passed away in 1991.

Surviving are two daughters: Audrey Hiers of Blairsville and Susan Wyatt of Lakeland, Florida; two grandson: Ronald E. Williams, Jr., and Christopher Scott Williams.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at 11 a.m. from Enterprise Evergreen Cemetery in Enterprise, FL, with Stephen R. Baldauff Funeral Home of Deltona, FL in charge of services in Florida.

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

 

 


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October 3, 2001                         Page 6B

 

MR. DENNIS CURTIS STOGSDILL

 

Dennis Curtis Stogsdill, age 62, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, September 28, 2001, from injuries sustained in an accident.

Mr. Stogsdill was born in Pulaski, Kentucky, on Sunday, February 19, 1939, a son of the late Ermil Stogsdill and Estella Turner Stogsdill.  He had been living in the Blairsville area since 1981, moving here from Detroit, Michigan.  Dennis was a member and deacon of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  An avid golfer, he also enjoyed bowling.  Mr. Stogsdill was employed by Arbor Acres.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Grizzle Stogsdill, of Blairsville; son, Dennis Ellis Stogsdill, of Tucson, Arizona; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Robert Jordan, of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law, Dellis and Fran Stogsdill, of Somerset, KY; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Eddie Vickers, Of Melvindale, MI; sister, Dale Jean Shahan, Detroit, MI; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Jerry Kaczmarczyk, of Virginia Beach, VA; and sister, Pat Stogsdill, of Detroit; a grandson, Robert Curtis Jordan, also survives, along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at 2 p.m. from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Dwayne Patterson, Rev. Guy Wayne Shook, Rev. Joe Dan Wilkins, and Rev. Buford Duckworth officiating.  Special music was presented by Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Dan Trulove, Steve Carver, Charles Brackett, Homer Powell, Royce Brown, and J. B. King.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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October 3, 2001                         Page 6B

 

MR. ABRAM (RED) GAY, JR.

 

Mr. Abram (better known as Red) Gay, Jr., age 74, of Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2001, in the Union General Hospital, following an extended illness.  Mr. Gay was born on April 2, 1927 in Wauchula, FL, the son of the late Abram Henry, Sr. and the late Alberta Fletcher Gay.  He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a Letter Carrier with the US Postal Service until his retirement.  He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Gay are his loving wife of thirty two years, Sharon Taylor Gay of Blairsville; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Robin and David Revell of Blairsville, Kristy Ward of Cleveland, GA, Jeanne and Steve Dale of Lake Whales, FL; one son and daughter-in-law Hank and Vonnie Gay of Clayton, GA; two sisters: Mary Pope of Tampa, FL, and Adele Bullis of Bainbridge Island, WA; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Services for Mr. Gay will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music will be presented by Danita Kennedy and Patsy Davenport.  In Lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Lou Gehrigs Foundation in Mrs. Gay’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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October 3, 2001                         Page 6B

 

MRS. CHARLOTTE SHEPHERD ELLIS

 

Mrs. Charlotte Shepherd Ellis, age 100, of Stonehenge, Murphy Hwy., Blairsville, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2001 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Ellis was born on November 9, 1900 in Cincinatti, OH, the daughter of the late Clifford Shepherd and the late Clara Jander Shepherd.  She had worked as a Dental Assistant before her retirement.  She was of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elwood Ellis.

Surviving Mrs. Ellis are one son and daughter in law, Donald and Agnes Ellis of Blue Ridge; five grandchildren: Charlotte Carter of San Clemente, CA, Charles Ellis of Culver City, CA, George Ellis of Orland, FL, Susan Jones of OR; seven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.  Interment will follow in the Inglewood Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society in Mrs. Ellis’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


 

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October 3, 2001                         Page 6B

 

MRS. MILDRED EVELYN BROWN

 

Mrs. Mildred Evelyn Brown, age 78, of Rocky Top Heights Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Sept. 27, 2001 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Brown was born on Feb. 24, 1923 in Washington, GA, the daughter of the late Lloyd H. Brown and late Allene Guin Brown.  She had worked with the 3-M Manufacturing Company for several years.  She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Brown are her loving husband of fifty nine years, Merritt Victor Brown of Blairsville; nieces: Renee Brown, Kristen Brown, and April Brown; nephews: Michael Brown, Marvin Brown, Arron Brown and Josh Lovell; a very special friend of Evelyn and Merritts, Sue Merritt; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2001 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Cline officiating.  Special music was presented by Tammy Blassingame.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: John Lemmon, Terry Kintz, A. G. Sherman, Andy Anderson, Harold Plott, Charlie Gregory, Ray Roberts and Ted Noelle.  Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Cemetery.

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