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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 30, 1996                       Page 8B

 

mr. james lawrence gibson

 

            Mr. James Lawrence Gibson, 67, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday< October 20, 1996. 

Mr. Gibson was born in Towns County, Georgia, on June 6, 1929, a son of the late Turn Gibson and Lena Hunter Gibson.  He lived most of his life in this area and was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Hayesville, NC. 

            Surviving are his wife, Cordie Smith Gibson, of Blairsville; step mother, Lenoah Gibson, of Hiawassee; daughter, Judy Evans, of Wingate, NC; son, Billy Gibson, of Marshville, NC; daughter, Alicia Ralston; and sons, Marlon and Randy Gibson, all of Blairsville; sisters: Annie White, Irene Vandiver, and Opal Dyer; brother, Jack Gibson, all of Blairsville; half brother, Terry Gibson, of Hiawassee; six grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 22, 1996 at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Willis Garrett and Rev. Frankie Gunter officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  Interment was in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements. 


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October 30, 1996                       Page 8B

 

mrs. mary elizabeth stover garrett

 

            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Stover Garrett, 85, of Lincolnton, North Carolina, formerly of Suches, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 26, 1996 at her residence. 

Mrs. Garrett had lived in Lowell, North Carolina for many years and had been very active in the South Gastonia Church of God.  She was an avid gardener and an excellent seamstress.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Loftis of Clover, SC; Bobbie Pugh of Winston-Salem, NC and Gwenda Davis of Bessimer City, NC; two sons, Ralph Garrett of Blairsville and Charles Garrett of Indian Town, FL; six sisters; Mattie, Rosa Mae, Ruby, Edna, Nell, and Carolyn; and five brothers: Sidney, John D., M. J., Sherman, Jr., and Billy Stover, all of Suches.  Twenty grandchildren, thirty nine great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at 2 p.m. from the Zion Baptist Church in Suches with interment in the Church cemetery (sic). 

Carothers Funeral Home of Gastonia, NC was in charge of arrangements, and this notice is a courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.       


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October 30, 1996                       Page 8B

 

mrs. patricia edge witt

 

            Mrs. Patricia Edge Witt, 61, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 19, 1996 at her home. 

Mrs. Witt was born April 21, 1935, in Fulton County, Georgia, a daughter of the late John McKensie Edge and Mary Patillo Edge.  Mrs. Witt had lived in the Blairsville area since 1988, and was formerly of Atlanta.  For many years she followed her husband, a professional soldier, and worked as a civilian employee of the Army Corps of Engineers all over the world.  After her husband’s retirement, she went to work for the taxpayer’s (sic) Service Division of the Atlanta District of the Internal Revenue Service.  Mrs. Witt was a member of Providence United Methodist Church. 

            Surviving are her husband, Al Witt, of Blairsville; two sons, Mark Vincent McDonnell of Newnan, GA and Barry Orin McDonnell of Florida; one step son, William Alfred Witt III, of Seoul, Korea; and a brother, John Kenneth Edge of Bremen, GA; seven grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services were held Tuesday, October 22, 1996 from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Dr. John Kay officiating.  Ms. Frances Evans was the pianist.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, The Providence United Methodist Church Building Fund, or to your charity of choice.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements. 


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October 30, 1996                       Page 8B

 

mr. lionel g. gosselin

 

            Mr. Lionel G. Gosselin, 68, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 24, 1996 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mr. Gosselin was born in Berlin, New Hampshire, on April 28, 1928, a son of George A. Gosselin and Clarinda Maltais Gosselin.  Mr. Gosselin had lived in this area for the past twenty eight years, coming here from Dade County, Florida.  He was a retired Captain of the Dade County Fire Department, where he had served for 30 years.  He was also a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. 

            Surviving are his wife, Barbara A. Gosselin, of the home; daughter, Aimee Donaldson, of Blairsville; mother, Clarinda Gosselin, of Titusville, FL; sister, Doris White also of Titusville; brother, Armand Gosselin, of North Miami; and one grandson, Kristian Donaldson, of Blairsville. 

            Funeral mass was held Monday, at 11 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with father (sic) Ron Fuchs officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Robert Hiller, Robert McCleary, Harold Salzler, Leo Armacost, Donald Hoffman, and Donald O’Hea.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.        

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements. 


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October 30, 1996                       Page 8B

 

mr. jimmy roy lynch

 

            Mr. Jimmy Roy Lynch, 35, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 24, 1996 in Hiawassee, GA, from injuries sustained in an accident. 

Mr. Lynch was a native of Mr. Clements, Michigan, and was born there on October 28, 1960.  He was a self-employed logger, and had lived most of his life in this area.  Mr. Lynch was a member of Old Fashion Baptist Church of Murphy.  He had been preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Grace Lynch, of Michigan; a sister, Tammy Ranae Lynch, in 1971; Grandfather, James Bert Payne, in 1983; and son, Daniel Jerome Lynch, in 1982. 

            Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Patterson Lynch, of Blairsville; his parents, Roy and Brenda Lynch, of Blairsville, and Carol Ann and Denny Gray, also of Blairsville; sons, Jimmy Justin Lynch, and Jacob Lynch, both of Blairsville; maternal grandmother, Doris Butram and step grandfather, Jerry Butram, both of Blairsville; brothers, Roy Edward Lynch, Danny Gray, Robert Gray, Eric Gray and Tony Lynch, all of Blairsville; sisters, Debbie Passmore and Trudy Lockaby, both of Blairsville; nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, October 27, 1996 at 2:30 p.m. from Old Fashion Baptist church (sic) on Martin’s Creek with Rev. Hoyt Brown, Rev. Max Lockaby, and Rev. Buford Duckworth officiating.  Special music was presented by Frank Dockery and the Old Fashion Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Marty Chutt, Jerry Young, Dwayne Patterson, Robert Truett, Danny Payne, and John Payne.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Tommy Dockery, Ricky Rich, Robert Sosebee, Jim Corbin, Bill McClelland, and Chad Rich.  Interment was in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements. 


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October 30, 1996                       Page 8B

 

donald t. “don Juan from Michigan” crandall

 

            Mr. Donald T. “Don Juan from Michigan” Crandall, 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 14, 1996. 

Mr. Crandall was born in East Detroit, MI.  He was retired Civil Service Jet Mechanic from Selfridge AFB, Michigan.  He was a World War II Veteran from the Marine Corps.  He was of the Catholic faith.   

            Survivors include sons: Steve Crandall, Jr., Florida City, FL; Eddie Crandall, Celebration, FL; Patrick Mark Limitt, Gotha, FL; and Kevin Couture, New Port Richey, FL; former step son John Riley, Port Huron, MI; daughters: Donna Fowler, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Pamela Wilbourn, Roseville, MI; brothers: Norman Krusinski, Chesterfield, MI and Melvin Karol, Jr., Eastpointe, MI. and 13 grandchildren. 

Purcell Funeral Home of Bushnell, FL was in charge of arrangements.