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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 7, 2009             Page 5B

 

james edward payne

 

            Mr. James Edward Payne, age 86, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away September 29, 2009 at North East Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. 

Mr. Payne was born on April 19, 1923 in Gaston Co., NC, to the late William Carlos and Annie (Kerdendoll) Payne.  He lived in Blairsville for many years, but had lived in Flowery Branch for the last 44 years.  Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Margaret Payne 1 year ago on Sept. 29, 2008. 

Survivors include: daughters, Mary Frances Pitts of Flowery Branch, GA, Mildred Martha Whited of Gillsville, GA, and Lori Lynn Stewart of Flowery Branch, GA; sons, James William Payne of Flowery Branch, GA, and Jessie Wade Payne of Commerce, GA; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 2 PM from the Chapel of Cochran funeral Home with Rev. Jason Walls officiating.  Pallbearers were John Payne, Jason Payne, Daniel Quesenberry, Noah Quesenberry, Nathaniel Whited and Tommy Payne.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens.

Cochran Funeral Home Blairsville, GA in charge of arrangements www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           

 

             


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 7, 2009             Page 5B

 

gladys williams

 

            Mrs. Gladys Williams, age 95, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, passed away Friday, October 2, 2009 at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, Georgia. 

Mrs. Williams was born on January 22, 1914 in the Hollis School community in Alabama.  Gladys was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Blairsville and was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, FL.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Williams. 

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Glenn and Sherry Miller of Blairsville, GA, granddaughter, Tracy Woodard, great granddaughters, Kristin Woodard and Lynsay Lawson, great grandson, Billy Lawson and great-great granddaughters, Lexi Woodard and Kylee Harvey.

            Memorial services were held Monday, October 5, 2009 at 10:30 AM from the Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Music was provided by Liberty Baptist church Choir.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund.        

            Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville, GA www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com in charge of arrangements.           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 7, 2009             Page 5B

 

frank lafayette cheek

 

            Frank Lafayette Cheek, a long time resident of Suches, GA, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.  surrounded by many family members and close friends, his final moments were a spiritual and emotional testament to the incredible love that he instilled in others.  Frank was 81 years old.

            Born in Princeton, South Carolina to the late Warren and Winnie Cheek, Frank’s life would ultimately prove to be a fascinating series of twists, turns and accomplishments.  Naval Aviator and Squadron Commander, Eastern Airlines Captain, Entrepreneur and Patriarch of motorcycling in the Southeastern Untied States, Inventor of the Jet Descent Vertical Navigation Device, and co-designer of many of the Atlanta Airport approach patterns, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and mentor mark only a few highlights of this great storybook life!

            Frank is survived by his wife Jeannie Cheek of Suches, GA, sister Margaret Wasson of Greenville, SC, son David Cheek of Roanoke, VA, daughters Susan Brown of Gainesville, GA, Janet Roll of Las Vegas, NV, stepsons George Herrera of Dahlonega, GA, Ken Herrera of Thiensville, WI, Louis Herrera of Roswell, GA, stepdaughters Lucia Perez of Atlanta, GA, Jeannie Pekarek of Houston, TX, 9 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 5 great grandchildren, 2 nieces and 1 grand niece. 

A celebration of Frank’s life is planned for Sunday, October 18, at Frank’s Place, his namesake lodge at High Valley Resort in Suches, GA.  Activities include a fly-in and motorcycle ride.  The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. 

Character is defined by the positive impact you have on others and the difference you make in this life.  Well done Faithful Servant!  Well done!   

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

                       


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 7, 2009             Page 5B

 

jim savage

 

            Mr. Jim Savage, age 72, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, September 25, 2009 at his home.  Mr. Savage was born on October 25, 1936, in Kokomo, IN, a son of the late Henry James Savage, Sr. and Martha Wilson Savage. 

            He was a housing development contractor, and had lived in Blairsville since 2005, moving from Long Beach, MS.  Mr. Savage was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville, NC; a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114 F & AM; and Union County Rotary Club.  He had served as a teacher at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, and was a co-founder of the Anti-Drug coalition.

            Surviving are his companion, Penny Duncan, of Blairsville; children: Henry James Savage, III, of Myrtle Beach, SC; Joyce Edwards of Blairsville; June Bendatan, Johnathan Savage, and Jennifer Savage, all of Miami, FL; sisters: Caroline DiNoto, of the Woodlands, TX and Kathryn Gomez, of Miami; four grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. 

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville.  Mr. Savage’s guest registry is available at  www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

October 7, 2009             Page 5B

 

beverly jones michaud

 

            Beverly Jones Michaud, age 66, of Blairsville, GA, passed away October 2, 2009 at her home in Blairsville, Georgia.  Mrs. Jones was born on July 17, 1943 in Gilford County, NC.  She was a resident of Union County for the past 19 years, moving here from the Florida Keys.  Beverly worked as a waitress at the Waffle House in Blairsville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Michaud. 

            Survivors include: friends, Teresa Cantrell and Angie Hayes of Blairsville, GA.

            Memorial services will be held at a later date in Florida. 

Cochran Funeral Home Blairsville, GA www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com in charge of arrangements.