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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 15, 1997           Page 5B

 

mrs. ellen erwin nix

 

            Mrs. Ellen Erwin Nix, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 6, 1997 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Nix was born in Union County, Georgia, on August 29, 1911, a daughter of the late Benjamin Erwin and Murphy Jones Erwin.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Nix was a member of Bethel Methodist Church and had been preceded in death by her husband, Howard Nix, in 1979. 

            Surviving are her sister, Annie Erwin Burgess of Cleveland, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, September 8, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Susie Phillips, Louise Delong, and Sarah Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Benny Erwin, Eric England, Newt Miller, Jason Miller, Matt Major, and Juan Jones.  Interment was in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 15, 1997           Page 5B

 

mrs. emma l. westphal

 

            Mrs. Emma L. Westphal, age 72, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 4, 1997. 

Mrs. Westphal was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, on March 8, 1925, a daughter of Daniel and Mary Smith.  She was a homemaker and was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Leesburg, Florida.  Mrs. Westphal had lived in the Blairsville area for 11 months, coming here from Leesburg, FL. 

            Surviving are her husband, Charlie Westphal, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Linda L. and Bob Cherner, of Phoenix, AR.; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie R. and Russ Clegg of Marietta, GA.; son, David C. Westphal of Canton, GA.;  four grandchildren, Adria Cherner and Kara Cherner, both of Phoenix, and Brian Kanatzar and Nathan Clegg, both of Marietta. 

            Funeral services were held Monday, October 6, 1997 at 11 a.m. from the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Morganton with Pastor Paul Reyelts officiating.  Interment was in Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Sandy Springs, GA.  If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to North Georgia Mountain Hospice Group, P.O. Box 881, Jasper, GA. 30143.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 15, 1997           Page 5B

 

mr. tommy edward watkins

 

            Mr. Tommy Edward Watkins, age 69, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 9, 1997 in Chatuge Regional Hospital. 

Mr. Watkins was born in Union County son of Virgil and Julia Stephens Watkins.  He was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church.   Mr. Watkins was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Watkins in 1996. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Julia Watkins of Blairsville, GA.; daughter, Pam Burrell of Blairsville; step-daughters, Shirley Jones of Murphy, N.C. and Joyce Rogers of Blairsville; sisters, Pauline Conley and Mabel Rich both of Blairsville; brother, Raymond Watkins of Blairsville; grandsons Jason and David Burrell; stepgrandchildren, Daniel and Hugh Rogers and Michael and Missy Dillard; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Hughes Chatham officiating.  Music was by Susie Phillips, Louise DeLong and Sarah Kelley.  Pallbearers were Daniel Rogers, Hugh Rogers, Jason Burrell, Bob Head, Larry Patterson and James Shelton.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA. in charge of arrangements. 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 15, 1997           Page 5B

 

mrs. bonnie chastain walker

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Chastain Walker, age 77, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 11, 1997. 

Mrs. Walker was born November 12, 1919 in Fannin County, Georgia, the daughter of the late George W. Chastain and Azalene Towery Chastain.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Walker was a member of Liberty Hill Methodist Church.  Her husband, Mr. Willard Walker, preceded her in death. 

            Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, McCoy and Liz Walker of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Tyson and Winona Walker; daughter, Elaine Moody; daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and Jerry Jenkins; daughter, Creda Morris, all of Blairsville; sisters,  Gusta Clement of Atlanta, Myrtle Rhodes of Blue Ridge, Reba Emerson of Blairsville; brothers, Elbert Chastain of Blairsville and Claude Chastain of Milledgeville, GA.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, October 13, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the Liberty Hill Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Black, Rev. Jewell Sealey, and Rev. Paul Reyelts officiating.  Special music was presented by Everett and Luther Rhodes, and Liberty Hill Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: David Tanner, Greg Walker, Derrick Walker, Dennis Walker, Robby Moody, and Russell Jenkins.    Interment was in the Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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October 15, 1997           Page 5B

 

mr. edward pace glover

 

            Mr. Edward Pace Glover, age 61, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 5, 1997. 

Mr. Glover was a native of Christian County, Kentucky and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He had lived in Union County for the past 3 1/2 years, coming here from Clearwater, Florida.  He was a member of Appalachi (sic) Baptist Church in Morganton, GA.  Mr. Glover was a Mason of the 3rd Degree. 

            Surviving are his wife, Lou Glover of the home; son, James Edward Glover of Clearwater, FL.; daughter, Teresa Marie Glover of Philadelphia, PA.; sisters, Mildred Wallace of Bowling Green, KY., Ann Claxton of LaFayette, KY., and sister-in-law Jo Glover, also of LaFayette. 

            Memorial services were held Wednesday, October 8, 1997 at 11 a.m. from Appalachia Baptist Church with Rev. Clayton Brothers officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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October 15, 1997           Page 5B

 

mary elizabeth postel stover wheeler

 

            Mr., Mary Elizabeth Postel Stover Wheeler, better known as Granny Wheeler or Aunt Mary was a mid-wife who ketched or helped deliver over a thousand babies.  Born September 30, 1863, she spent most of her life in the mountains near Suches, GA.  She moved to Suches after her first husband disappeared.  She brought with her two children, a milk cow, a sow, a bushel of potatoes, and a willingness to help others.  From her one room log cabin, she would travel the mountains ketchin’ babies.  At one time being for three weeks.  Sometimes she would receive .50 to $1 per child, sometimes a slab of meat or a basket of corn and sometimes nothing but the joy of bringing a new life into the world. 

            On April 26, 1956 at the age of 92, Granny Wheeler left this world.  To help insure she will never be forgotten, the young men at Camp E-Ma-Laku have set up a memorial to this remarkable woman near the Suches Medical Center.