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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 28, 1998           Page 5B

 

Bonnie bell jackson rich

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Bell Jackson Rich, age 99, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 2, 1998 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Rich was born Tuesday, May 30k 1899, in Union County, Georgia, a daughter of the late William Jackson and Nancy Fields Jackson.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Rich was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.  She was the widow of the late Elbert R. Rich, who passed away in 1980.

            Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Geneva and Paul Nicholson, daughter, Juanita Fair; daughter and son-in-law, Jimmye and Steve Kimsey, all of Blairsville; brother, Clifford Jackson, of Blairsville, and brother, Nuteon Jackson, of Andrews, NC; 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 20 great great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Coleman, Rev. Vernon Davenport, and Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: David Cox, Tony DiNatale, Clyde Walton, Quinton Morris, Tim roper, and Albert Davenport.  Interment was in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of 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 28, 1998           Page 5B

 

mr. ralph william gibson

 

            Mr. Ralph William Gibson, Sr., age 81, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 24, 1998 in Blairsville.

            Mr. Gibson was born in Clay County, North Carolina, on Sunday, October 29, 1916, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Gibson.  He was a lifelong resident of this area, and was a farmer.  Mr. Gibson and his wife Berniece celebrated sixty-two years of marriage.  He had been preceded in death by his parents, Jarrett and Claude Gibson, and brothers, Ray, Pearl and Boyd Gibson.

            Surviving are his wife, Berniece Alexander Gibson, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Wanda Gibson, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and William Thompson, of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and J.D. Elliott, of Gainesville, son, Ralph Gibson, Jr., of Blairsville; sister, Thelma McClure, of Hayesville, NC; brothers: Floyd Gibson, and Vaughn Gibson, both of Hayesville, Manuel Gibson, of Tusquittee, NC; Barnett Gibson and Leonard Gibson, both of Hiawassee, and sisters-in-law, Euzella Gibson, of Gainesville, Reba Gibson, of Florida, twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren also survive, along with a host of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 26, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  Grandsons served as pallbearers, with graveside services in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, with Re. Stanley Gibson officiating.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.