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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 8, 1997             Page 5B

 

mr. tensley “ed” thomas

 

            Mr. Tensley “Ed” Thomas, age 75, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 1, 1997 in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. 

Mr. Thomas was born in Towns 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, (sic) Michigan for 30 years and returned to Blairsville in 1980.  He was a member of Faith Baptist church. (sic)  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, GA.; 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 and three great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

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

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 8, 1997             Page 5B

 

mrs. evia souther jenkins

 

            Mrs. Evia Souther Jenkins, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, September 26, 1997 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Mrs. Jenkins was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and was a member of the T.E.L. Sunday School class there.  Mrs. Jenkins was the mother of former Congressman, Ed Jenkins.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Charlie Jenkins in 1993. 

            Surviving are  son, Charles Jenkins and his wife Bonnie of Blairsville; son, Ed Jenkins and his wife, Jo, of Jasper, GA.; daughter, Marilyn Thomasson and her husband, Homer of Marietta; daughter, Ella Battle, and her husband, Tom, of Blairsville; son, Kenneth Jenkins and his wife, Sandra, of Blairsville; daughter Patti Chambers and her husband, Bobby, of Gainesville; sister, Ethel Davenport of Blairsville; nephew, Leon Davenport, also of Blairsville; eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, September 28, 1997 at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church of blairsville (sic) with Pastor Danny Parris and Rev. Rick Jenkins officiating.  Specially selected music was presented by R. Terry Hooper and the Silvertones.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Tim Garred, Rob Chambers, Kenny Jenkins, Mike Farris, Mark Dotson, Mark Vaughn, and Brent Chatham.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was members of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class.  Interment was in Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  If you wish, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Blairsville Building Fund, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, Georgia 30514.  

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.