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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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October 16, 1996           Page 5B


mrs. wilmoth griffin schneider


            Mrs. Wilmoth Griffin Schneider, 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 1996 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Schneider was born in Berrien County, Georgia, on September 5, 1920, a daughter of the late John Griffin and Stella Vickers Griffin.  She was a veteran of World War II, and served in the Navy Nurse Corps.  Mrs. Schneider had lived in Blairsville since 1987, coming here from Plant City, FL.  She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was active in their Senior Adult Choir. 

            Surviving are her husband, Rev. Floid Schneider, of the home; son, Glenn Schneider, of Valrico, FL; daughter, Carol Turnage, of Selma, NC; daughter, Doris Durbin, of Blairsville; and daughter, Joan Schneider-Cooper, of Wichita, KS; brothers, Osborn Griffin, of Dover, FL, and Leonard Griffin, of Auburn, CA; sister, Mamie Caruthers, of Brandon, FL; nine grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, October 11, 1996 at 11 a.m. from Antioch Baptist church with Rev. Bill Gowder officiating.  Special music was presented by Lita Gowder, Tammy Blasingame, and Ted Loelee.  Deacons of Antioch Baptist Church served as pallbearers and Honorary escort to the family.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.