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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 25, 1995                                   Page 7B

 

Avis marie shaw

 

            Avis Marie Shaw, 32, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 16, 1995 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia, following a brief period of illness.  Avis Marie was born in Union County, Georgia, on November 18, 1962, and was a lifelong resident of this area.  She was a dental hygienist.  Ms. Shaw was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County.  Her Paternal Grandparents, Herman Reed Shaw, and Margaret Jolly Shaw, and her Maternal Grandfather Aaron D. Dean, preceded her in death.

            Surviving is her son, Christian McClellan Edwards, of the home; her parents, Carlton and Avis Dean Shaw, of Blairsville; Sister, Carla Jane Shaw, of Duluth, Ga; Maternal Grandmother, Florence O’Kelley Dean, also of Duluth; Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins, and a host of friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, October 19, 1995 at 2:00 from First United Methodist Church of Union County with Dr. Bob Darby officiating.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Avis Marie’s cousins served as pallbearers: Keith Elkins, James Elkins, Alan Dean, Patrick Dean, Charles Langley, Jr. and Ricky Hill. 

            In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 859 Hwy. 515, Blairsville, Ga. 30512; or the Blairsville Safe House; or to a Trust Fund for Christian M. Edwards, c/o Union County Bank in Blairsville.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the 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 25, 1995                                   Page 7B

 

mrs. pearl duckworth dyer

 

            Pearl Duckworth Dyer, 93, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 5, 1995 in Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia.  Mrs. Dyer was born in Union County, Georgia, on May 10, 1902, a daughter of the late John Duckworth and Laura Woods Duckworth.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.  Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by a daughter, Tannie Dyer Collins, and two sons, Clyde Dyer and Elbert Dyer, and her husband, Carter Dyer.

            Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Maudie and Clifford Shuler, of Cleveland, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, James and Lillian Dyer of Newnan Georgia; daughter and son-in-law Ruby Nell and Eugene Cook, of Andrews, NC; son and daughter-in-law Herbert and Anita Dyer, of Blairsville; sister, Verdie Ensley, of Blairsville; fifteen grand-children, twenty great grand-children and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, October 7, 1995 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of the Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Young and Rev. Tom Smith officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  Grandsons served as pallbearers, with interment in Pinetop Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the 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 25, 1995                                   Page 7B

 

mrs. connie reece garrett

 

            Mrs. Connie Reece Garrett, 41, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 1995 at her home, following an extended illness.

            Connie was born in Towns County, Georgia, on September 21, 1954, a daughter of Lorena Duckworth Reece and the late Thomas James Reece.  She was a nurse and a lifelong resident of this area.  Connie attended Zebulon Baptist Church and had coached Girl’s Recreation Basketball.  Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by her father. Mr. T. J. Reece, and a brother, Tommy Reece.

            Surviving are her husband Stanley Garrett, of the home; two sons, Caleb and Corey Garrett of the home; her mother, Lorena Duckworth Reece, of Blairsville; a sister, June Galloway, of Gastonia, North Carolina; a brother, Terry Reece, of Blairsville; several nieces and nephews and many friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, October 21, 1995 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Helton and Rev. Hughes Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by Kim Thomas and Scott Lance.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: David Miller, David Chatham, Kem Stephens, Mike Stephens, Steven Reece, and Joel Reece.  Interment was in Old Choestoe Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.