Search billions of records on Ancestry.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, 1998             Page 5B

 

mr. james “bud” nichols

 

            Mr. James “Bud” Nichols, age 78, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 27, 1998 at his home.

            Mr. Nichols was born Monday, June 7, 1920, in Union County, Georgia, a son of the late Joseph Porter Nichols and Hettie Thomas Nichols.  He was a veteran of World War 11, and served in the US Army.  Mr. Nichols has lived in this area for most of his life, and was a member of Blairsville Christian Center.  Mr. Nichols was a retired housing constructor.

            Survivors include his wife, Vena Pat Satterfield Nichols, of Blairsville, daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Tommy Rogers, daughter, Micah Nichols; son and daughter in law, Tim and Julia Nichols, and daughter, Jackie Nichols, all of Blairsville; daughter, Jamie N. Burbage, of Young Harris; brothers, Lee Nichols, of Blairsville; frank Quince Nichols, of Roswell; sisters, Belle Brown, of Young Harris, and Vivian Lance,  of Blairsville; 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Horace Potts, and Rev. Wofford Kelley officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The American Diabetes Foundation.

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 


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, 1998             Page 5B

 

dr. john joseph kennedy

 

            Dr. John Joseph Kennedy, age 66, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 1998 in Union County, Georgia.

            Dr. Kennedy was born in Cleveland County, North Carolina, on Friday, May 6, 1932, a son of the late Horace G. Kennedy and Vera Mull Kennedy.  Dr. Kennedy had been living in Blairsville for five years, coming here from Jacksonville, Florida.  He was a physician, and a member of the bar of Michigan and Florida.  Dr. Kennedy had medical licenses in California, Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, and Georgia.  He was a member of MENSA.

            Surviving are his children: John P. Kennedy, of Tucson, AZ; Daniel O. Kennedy, of Atlanta; Brian T. Kennedy, of Alexandria, VA; and Colleen M. Kennedy, of Shelby, NC; and sister, Ann Brewer, of Rutherfordton, NC; grandchildren, Connor Daniel Kennedy; a cousin, patsy Parker, also survive along with many friends and other relatives.

Visitation at the funeral home was held Wednesday night, September 30, 1998 at Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Memorials services were held Friday, October 2, 1998 in Shelby, North Carolina. 

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 


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, 1998             Page 5B

 

mr. robert lionel lajoie

 

            Mr. Robert Lionel Lajoie, age 66, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, September 28, 1998 in Lanier Park Hospital in Gainesville.

            Mr. Lajoie was born Monday, January 11, 1932, in Hillsboro County, New Hampshire, a son of the late George Lajoie and Ernstine LaPointe Lajoie.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force.  R. Lajoie was retired from the computer manufacturing industry, working in the field of business practice advisory.

No services were held locally. 

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 


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, 1998             Page 5B

 

mr. john g. ownbey

 

            Mr. John G. Ownbey, age 73, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, September 28, 1998 in Union County, Georgia.

            Mr. Ownbey was born Thursday, March 12, 1925 in Union County, Georgia, a son of the late Porter William Ownbey and Lilly Galloway Ownbey.  Mr. Ownbey was a veteran of the US Army and served during World War 11.  Mr. Ownbey had been employed with Tennessee Valley Authority for over 30 years, specializing in the field of land management.  He was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church.  Mr. Ownbey was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters: Beulah Frasure, Frank E. Ownbey, Ethel M. Hunter, Lee P. Ownbey, Edna O. Erwin, Ruby s. Lund, and Woodrow W. Ownbey.

            Surviving are his wife, Minnie Cordell Ownbey, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Roger G. and Nita B. Ownbey, of Conner, GA; daughter and son-9n-law, Karen O. and James D. Jackson, MC, of Gainesville, GA; sister, Carrie O. Anderson, of Warne, NC; 5 grandchildren: John Chadwick Ownbey, Brandon Kyle Ownbey, Barby McKinley Jackson, Lewis Braselton Jackson, and James William Jackson; nieces and nephews, and a host of friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Mark Towery, Jr., and Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gerald, Rex, Danny, and Carson Ownbey, Steve Foster, and Tim Odom.  Interment was in ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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, 1998             Page 5B

 

mrs. dessie a. atkins

 

            Mrs. Dessie A. Atkins, age 96, of Blairsville, Georgia, passes away Sunday, September 27, 1998, in Union County.

            Mrs. Atkins was born in Union County, Georgia, on Saturday, June 17, 1902, a daughter of the William Brackett and Zadie Ann Mason Brackett.  She was a homemaker and a life long resident of Union County.  Mrs. Atkins was a member of providence Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by several members of her family; her son, William R. Atkins, in 1918; daughter, Josephine Atkins Latham, in 1968, and her husband, Howard C. Atkins, in 1984.

            Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Almarie and Manley Hamby; daughter, Mary Belle Atkins; daughter and son-in-law, Anna M. and jack Martin; and son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Liz Atkins; all of Blairsville.  Eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and some great great great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Dean Head and Rev. David Atkins officiating.  Special music was presented by Ricky and Jeanie Anderson, Dorothy Dockery, and Cheryl Hamby.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Glen Hamby, Roy Hamby, Terry Atkins, Joey Atkins, Royce Hamby, and Jody Anderson.  Interment was in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 


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, 1998             Page 5B

 

mrs. marjorie gregory baird

 

            Mrs. Baird, daughter of the late John and Nora Gregory, passes away Friday, August 7, 198, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  A native of Blairsville, Mrs. Baird had lived in Jackson County for most of her life.  She was a retired telephone operator with Southern Bell and Alltel Phone Companies.  She was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church.  Mrs. Baird was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Henery Baird.

            Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Shirley Baird, Braselton; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Tony Thompson, Braselton; grandchildren, Marty Baird, Anna Thompson and Kabot Thompson, all of Braselton; and great grandchild, Katie Baird, Braselton.  many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were scheduled for Sunday, August 9, 1998a at 3 p.m. at the Little-Davenport Funeral Home of Braselton.  Rev. Tim Strickland will officiate.  Burial will be in Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.