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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 30, 2002                       Page 5B

 

mr. vinson h. hooper

 

Mr. Vinson H. Hooper, age 67, of Blairsville, Georgia, passes away Sunday, October 20, 2002 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  MR. Hooper was born on Friday, August 16, 1935, in Towns County, Georgia, a son of Roberta Townsend Hooper and the late Harve Hooper.  HE was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of West Union Baptist Church and Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114 F&AM.  Mr. Hooper worked for 22 years with Blue Ridge Mountain EMC, and the past many years for the U.S. Forestry Service.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jean Conley Hooper of the home; his mother, Roberta Hooper of Young Harris, Georgia; three sons, Johnny and Tim Hooper, both of Blairsville, and Jeff Hooper of Flowery Branch, GA; four sisters, Opal Choate of Sugarland, TX, Ruth Hood of Blairsville, Faye Lasiter of Tehachapi, California, Grace Burch of Hayesville, NC; five brothers, Max Hooper of Franklin, NC, Hines Hooper of Cooper City, FL, James Hooper of Young Harris, GA and Terry Hooper of Blairsville; three granddaughters, Danja Danielle Hooper, Reagan Hooper, and McKenzie Hooper, all of Blairsville; and grandson, Deven Pike Hooper of Gainesville; many friends and other relatives also survive.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 2 pm from Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Jenkins officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Johnny Hooper, Tim Hooper, Jeff Hooper, Max Hooper, James Hooper, and Terry Hooper.  Masonic graveside rites were presented by member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge.  In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials could be made to Shrine Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC  29605-4277.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted by the family for the arrangements.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 30, 2002                       Page 5B

 

eileen gertrude congdon

 

Miss Eileen Gertrude Congdon, age 96, of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2002 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Congdon was born in Sanilac County, Michigan, on Thursday, April 4, 1906, a daughter of William and Anna Hulbert Congdon.  She was a homemaker.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted with the arrangements.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 30, 2002                       Page 5B

 

a.j. “jay” collins

 

Mr. A.J., better known as “Jay” Collins, age 65, native and lifelong resident of Union County, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2002, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Collins was born in Union County, on Saturday, October 9, 1937, a son of the late F.W. Collins and Pauline Thomas Collins.  He was a member and deacon of Old Liberty Baptist Church.  Mr. Collins had farmed and was also a former employee of the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Surviving are his loving wife, Joan Ownbey Collins, of Blairsville; his mother, Pauline Thomas Collins, also of Blairsville; sons and daughters-in-law: Timothy Jay and Nancy Collins, of Lula GA; Steven Todd and Rhonda Collins, of Blairsville; and Tracy Allan and Tammy Collins, also of Blairsville, GA; sister, Anita Dyer, of Blairsville; two brothers: F.C. Collins, and Randall Collins, both of Blairsville; Grandchildren: Cameron Collins, Caylee Collins, Luke Collins, Caroline Collins, Jordan Collins, Rachel Collins, and Thomas Collins; many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 27, 2002, at 2:00 pm, from Old Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Harley Hunter and Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Special music was presented by Old Liberty Baptist Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: A.J. Wimpey, Brownlow Anderson, W.H. Hood, Jerry Walls, Dick Willett, and Eugene Collins.  Interment was in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family has suggested that memorials might be made to Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville entrusted by the family for the arrangements.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 30, 2002                       Page 5B

 

mr. george a. payne

 

Mr. George A. Payne, age 90, of 10158 G.A. Payne Drive, Suches, GA died Thursday, October 24, 2002 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a short illness.

Mr. Payne was a native and lifelong resident of Union County, was a retired rural mail carrier, and was a member of the Zion Baptist Church in Suches.

He was the son of the late Charles Monroe and Virginia Ross Payne and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Burnett Payne and a son, Charles E. Payne.  He is survived by his wife, Rosa Payne of Suches, GA; sons and daughter-in-laws, James D. and Chlorina Payne, Michigan, Claude D. and Camille Payne, Dahlonega, GA, Doyle D. and Kattie Payne, Suches, GA; daughters and son-in-laws, Ellen and Jim Davis, Cleveland, Ohio, Louvenia and Bob Morgan, Crawfordville, Florida, Delores and Allen Seabolt, Dahlonega, GA, daughter-in-law, Sarah Ruth Payne, Cleveland, GA; brothers and sister-in-laws, Major and Grace Payne, Blairsville, GA, Gordon and Mary Payne, Blairsville, GA; sister, Bessie Gain, Dahlonega, GA; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren and several other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 4 pm Saturday, October 26, 2002 at the Zion Baptist Church in Suches.  Rev. Charlie Daniel officiated.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.