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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

mrs. christine boland

 

            Mrs. Christine Boland, age 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 3, 1998 at her home.

            Mrs. Boland was born Thursday, January 12, 1922 in Austine, Texas.  She has lived in Blairsville since 1975, coming here from Perry, GA.  A woman of many attributes, Christine Boland was one of the first Delta Airline stewardesses.  She was an outdoorsman, who hunted, camped and fished, a gardener, and scout leader.  She lived and traveled aboard with her husband.  As a mother of six and grandmother with a gracious and generous heart, she fostered strength, wisdom, individuality and kindness.  She will be remembered for her great love and humor by her husband, children, grandchildren and friends.

            Surviving are her husband, Ray Boland, of Blairsville; daughters: Shabari-Lynda Bird, of Blairsville; Dr. Pam Boland, of Brasstown, NC; and Annie Bacon, of Perry, GA; sons: Chris Boland and Randy Boland, both of Blairsville; 14 grandchildren also survive.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Williams and Rev. Morrison officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Mrs. Boland. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements

 


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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

mrs. helen beasley

 

            Mrs. Helen Beasley, age 80, of Blairsville, passed away Sunday, October 4, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Beasley was born on Saturday, April 20, 1918, in Albermarie, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Hamp Clark and Lily Gray Clark.  She was a homemaker and had lived in Blairsville area for the past 28 years.  She attended The House of Prayer Church.

            Surviving are her husband, John E. Beasley, of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Zell Clark, of Albemaire, NC; niece and her husband, Jeannette and Terry land, of Crawfordville, Florida; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Larry Helton, JOE Walker, Bud Gilcrest, Robbie Yarbough, Phil Chapman, and Cliff Goeway.  Interment was in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

mr. james m. (j.M.) Gray

 

            Mr. James M. (J.M.) Gray, age 79, of Blue Ridge, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 1998, in the Blue Ridge Health Care Center following an extended illness.  He was a native of Union County, son of the late James L. Gray and Lula Patterson gray.  He was elected Sheriff in Union County in 1946.  He was retired from general motors, having worked in the paint department for a number of years.  After retirement, he moved to blue Ridge, where he was active in the DAV Chapter, the American Legion Post in McCaysville, the VFW Post in Blairsville and the North Georgia Honor Guard.  He was a veteran of World war 2, and was a member of the Allegheny Lodge #114 in Blairsville.  He was a member of the Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna W. Gray of the home; a sister, Mrs. Anna Lou Nichols of Blairsville, several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were  conducted Thursday October 8, at 2 p.m. from the Akins Chapel with Rev. Charles Black and Rev. Juel Sealy on officiating.  Music was by Kenneth and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Fred Gray, Rick Gray, Jimmy Nichols, Alex Davenport, Jeff Kelley and Larry Bracket.  Interment was in Bethlehem Cemetery in Union County with full military honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge in charge of arrangements.


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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

grovie lillian duckworth griffin

 

            Mrs. Grovie Lillian Duckworth Griffin, age 91, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, October 5, 1998 in Gwinnett County.

            Mrs. Griffin was born Monday, August 5, 1907, in Union County, Georgia, a daughter of the late James Hamilton Duckworth and Cordie Miller Duckworth.  She was the widow of the late Fred B. Griffin.  Mrs. Griffin was a retired seamstress and was of Baptist Faith.

            Surviving are her daughter: Sarah Jane Ray, of Albequerque, NM; two sisters: Winnie Hesketh, and Lorena Reece, both of Blairsville; five grandchildren: Freddie Chambers, Cindy Cooper, Angel Carroll, Kimberly Davenport, and Penny Allen.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 7, 1998 from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Benny Nix officiating.  Special music was presented by The Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Dave Carroll, Ed Cooper, Branon Clark, Rex Ballew, Robert Terry Reece, and Leon Spiva.  Interment was in Choestoe Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 


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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

Miss viola vista byers

 

            Miss Viola Vista Byers, age 94, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, October 4, 1998 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Miss Byers was born Thursday, February 4, 1904, in Towns County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Nicholas A. Byers and Nancy Bryson Byers.  She was a lifelong resident of this area, and was a member of Old Brasstown Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her sisters; Ella Faye Byers, of Blairsville, and Pauline Moss of Greensboro, NC; nephews; Gerald Byers, of Blairsville, Harold Moss of Brookville, PA; and Don Byers, of Dallas, GA; nieces; Marcie Malone, of Mauldin, SC; and Nancy Holyfields, of Palmetto, GA; several other nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at 4 p.m. from Old Brasstown Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Special music was presented by Terry Hooper and Neal and Patsy Eferd.  The following gentlemen serves as pallbearers: Gerald Byers, Don Byers, Robert Moss, Harold Moss, Nick Byers, and Clint Holyfield.  Interment was in Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

mrs. ida marguerite “peggy” earman

 

            Mrs. Ida Marguerite “Peggy” Earman, age 77, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 1998, in a Union County, Georgia hospital.

            She was a native of Jacksonville, Florida.  She was a homemaker and had managed the office staff at her husband’s Orthodontic practice in West Palm Beach, Fla.  She was a member of the D.A.R., Seminole Chapter, West Palm beach, Fla.

            She was a daughter of h late Nathan Thomas and Honour Marguerite Barnett Prather.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Robert Earman who passes away in 1997, and a son, Thomas Burke Earman.

            She is survived by a son, John R. “Jack” Earman, Jr. of Boynton Beach, Fla; a daughter and her husband, Kathie and Charles Werner of Blairsville, GA; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

            Townson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

           


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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

mrs. bell bulluck harrison

 

            Bell Harrison, age 80, of Blairsville, Georgia, and of Lake Junaluska, N.C., passed away Thursday, October 8, 1998.  Mrs. Harrison was born in Wilmington, N.C. on December 27, 1917.  She was the daughter of the late Dr. Ernest S. Bulluck and Bell Hyer Bulluck.

            Mrs. Harrison was a retired teacher having received degrees from Meredith College and Columbia University.

            Mrs. Harrison and her husband Charles Moore Harrison celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.

            Mrs. Harrison was preceded in death by her eldest son Ernest Barnett Harrison.  She was an active member of Mountain Presbyterian Church, Blairsville, Georgia.

            She is survived by her husband Charles M. Harrison of Blairsville and Lake Junaluska; her son, William Samuel (Sam) Harrison; daughter-in-law, Nancy R. Harrison and granddaughters, Rosemary Helene Harrison and Virginia Bell Harrison, all of Roswell, Georgia; her brother, Dr. Matthew H. Bulluck of Charleston, S.C.; her brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Alyne Harrison of Blairsville, Georgia; a host of friends and other relatives also made up her family.

Memorials services were held at Mountain Presbyterian Church on October 11, at 3 p.m. and at Lake Junaluska Chapel on October 24th.  Interment was in Wilmington, N.C.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Mountain Presbyterian Church Memorial fund, 2945 Young Harris Highway, Blairsville, Georgia 30512.


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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

mrs. virginia pendley

 

            Mrs. Virginia Powell Pendley, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville, following an extended illness.

            Mrs. Pendley was born on Monday, October 30, 1911, in Fayette County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Chester Arthur Powell, and Bertha Jane Akin Powell.  She had lived in Blairsville for the past 30 years, coming here from Atlanta.  Mrs. Pendley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville, where she had served as pianist and organist from many years in the past.  Her husband, Roy C. Pendley, passed away in 1974.

            Surviving is her cousin, Wesley Wilson, of Millen, Georgia and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 9, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Bethel Buchanan and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by The Kelley Trio.  Interment was in McDonough City Cemetery.             

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

mr. eugene ervin clouse

 

            Mr. Eugene Ervin Clause, age 85,m of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 10, 1998 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mr. Clouse was born on Friday, February 28, 1913, the son of the late C.J. Clouse and Anna Davis Clouse.  He had been living in the Blairsville area since 1983, coming here from Andrews, NC.  Mr. clouse was retired from general Motors.  He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Gene Clouse, in 1933.

            Surviving are his son, Charles Clouse of Port Clinton, Ohio; daughter, DeAnna Wallish, of Sparta, TN; sister, Alla Mae Dodson, of Crossville, TN; grandchildren: DeAnna Marie Clouse of Roanoke, VA; Charlene West, of port Clinton, Ohio and Douglas Clouse, of Las Vegas, Nevada; great granddaughter, Christy McNairy, of Chula Vista, California, also survives.

Graveside services were held Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: John Brown, Carol Hilton, Vester Dills, George Buchanan, Buck Dills, and Raymond Watkins.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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October 14, 1998           Page 5B

 

shirley irene crocus

 

            Mrs. Shirley Irene Crocus, age 64, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 5, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Crocus was born on Monday, July 23, 1934, in Cuyaboga County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lewis Ellis Schweizer and Mary Brinker Schweizer.  She had lived in Blairsville since 1990, coming here from Tampa, Florida.  Mrs. Crocus was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County, where she was also a member of the united Methodist Women.

            Surviving are her husband, Donald Crocus, of Blairsville; daughters: Cathy Camper and Carol Cook, both of Tampa, and sons: Kenneth Crocus, and Keith Crocus, also of Tampa; brother: Allen Schweizer, of La Porte, Indiana; 4 grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 8 1998 at 11 a.m. from First United Methodist Church of Union County, with Rev. Eddie Herring officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Keith and Kenneth Crocus, Brian Cook, Allen Schweizer, Buddy Whitten, and Larry Camper.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to First Untied Methodist Church of Union County

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.