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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 21, 1998           Page 7B

 

Robert queen

 

            Mr. Robert Queen, age 63, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 12, 1998 in Union County.

            Mr. Queen was born in Union County, Georgia on Sunday, May 12, 1935, a son of the late Howard Queen and Retha Hill Queen.  He was a lifelong resident of this area, and was employed as manager of a local farm.  Mr. Queen was a member of Youngstown Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jerri Queen, of Blairsville; daughters, Sharon Murphy, of Sautee, GA; and Suzanne Davis, of Blairsville; son, Craig Queen, of Lawrenceville, GA; sisters: Charlene Turner and Carol Dodd, both of Gainesville; and Suzie Nichols, of Marietta, GA; brother, Jimmy Queen, of Blairsville; four grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Terry Queen, Douglas Queen, John Murphy, Mike Gowder, and George and David Gowder.  Interment was in Queen Cemetery in Blairsville.

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

           


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October 21, 1998           Page 7B

 

mr. stephen paul piketlis

 

            Mr. Stephen Paul Piktelis, age 41, of Boemanns Street, Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Norwich, CT, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, September 29, 1998.

            Mr. Piktelis was born on November 7, 1956 in Worcester, Mass.  He was a son of the late John and Margaret Piktelis.

            He was a professional mover working for The Moving Men in Hiawassee.

            He leaves behind his wife, Shawney and his children Joshua, Ashley, Abby, Emily and Annabelle.  He attended the Assemblies of God Church in Blairsville.

            A memorial service will be held at The Assemblies of God Church off Pat Colwell Road on Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 10:30 p.m.

           


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October 21, 1998           Page 7B

 

mr. eldridge “bill” cotheran

 

            Mr. Eldridge “Bill” Cotheran, age 55, of Blairsville, Georgia, passes away Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at his home in Union County, Georgia.

            Mr. Cotheran was born in Clay County, North Carolina, on Saturday, January 2, 1943, a son of Hazel may Henson Cotheran and the late Cord Deverice Cotheran.  Mr. Cotheran lived in Benton Harbor, Michigan, for fifteen years of his life, but moved back to Blairsville twenty years ago.  He was a member of Lower Bell Creek Baptist Church in Hiawassee.

            Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Pruitt Cotheran, of Blairsville; his mother, Hazel Cotheran, of Blairsville; children: Dorothy Jean Meachum, of Hartford, Michigan; Luther Wright, of Murphy, NC; James Lamar Wright and Kenneth Wayne Wright, both of Blairsville; and Teresa Ann Ledford, of Hiawassee; brothers: Jerry Cotheran, of Hiawassee, Clifton and Claude Cotheran, both of Blairsville; sisters: Anna Brown, of Brasstown, NC; Florence Shelton and Millie Arrowood, both of Blairsville and Aletta Wood, of Hiawassee; half brothers: Wayne Cotheran, of Ronake, VA; Ross Cotheran, of Longview, WA; Arline Cothran, of Brinkley, AK; and half sisters: Lula Belle Powell, of Centralia, Washington; grandchildren: Cory and Kyle Meachum, Jamie, Dwayne, Jessica and Bradley Wright and Billy and Brittany Ledford.  A host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Willis Watkins officiating.  Special music was presented by The Lower Bellview Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: James, Luther, Kenneth Wright; Tim Ledford, Bobby Meachum, and Dale Wood.  Interment was in Moss Memorial Cemetery in Tusquittee.

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

           


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October 21, 1998           Page 7B

 

mr. loy willis woody

 

            Mr. Loy Willis Woody, age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 1998 in Lanier Park Hospital in Gainesville.   

            Mr. Woody was born in Fannin County, Georgia, on Friday, January 14, 1916.  Mr. Woody was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church, and had lived in Union County for the past 16 years.  He was preceded in death by is wife, Willa Mae Meers Woody.

            Surviving are his daughter, Bertha Lillian Sieg, of Detroit, Michigan; daughter, Kathryn Woody of Wyandotte, Michigan; son, Larry Woody, of Rome, GA; daughter, Helen Portia Berner, of Roscommon, Michigan; son, Grayling Woody, of Wyandotte, Michigan; sisters, Ava Watkins and Clora Woody, both of Suches, GA; 18 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Jay Bright officiating.  Special music was presented by The Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Elvin and Evan Woody, Dennis Sieg, John Berner, Jason Lee, and Robert Schmandt.  Interment was in the Cooper’s Creek Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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October 21, 1998           Page 7B

 

mrs. nellie griggs

 

            Mrs. Nellie Griggs, age 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 1998 in Union County, Georgia.

            Mrs. Griggs was born Friday, November 8, 1912, a daughter of the late Bob and Annie Rogers Henderson, Union County, Georgia.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Griggs was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.  Mrs. Griggs was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Griggs, in 1981.

            Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Christine Griggs, of Blairsville; and son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Lois Griggs, also of Blairsville; a great granddaughter, Christy Foster, also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Ebenezer Baptist Church, with Rev. Loys Waters and Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by The Ebenezer Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Lake Stroud, C.D. Griggs, Junior Griggs, Steve Worley, Hubert Owenby, and Johnny Griggs.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Cochran View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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October 21, 1998           Page 7B

 

mrs. sandi kay newman carroll

 

            Mrs. Sandi Kay Newman Carroll, age 31, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 13, 1998, in Union County, Georgia, from injuries which she sustained in an automobile accident.

            Mrs. Carroll was born on Wednesday, June 28, 19967, in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of Sandi Effner Newman and the late Preston Newman.  She was employed as a clerk with a retail automobile parts dealer.  She had lived in the Blairsville area for the past 20 years, and attended the House of Prayer Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Jeffrey Carroll, of Blairsville; her mother, Sandi Parris, of Marietta, GA; her brother, Preston Newman, also ff Marietta; many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 16, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with  Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Louis and Betty Henderson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Clyde Carroll, Jr., Junior Carroll, David Carroll, Wess Carroll, Michael Carroll, Tim Kirtly.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was Ralph Carroll.  Interment was in Dillard’s Chapel Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.