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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 10, 2001                        Page 3C

 

andrew edward morenz

 

Andrew Edward Morenz, age 16, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2001 from injuries that he sustained in an automobile accident.

Andrew was born on Tuesday, April 3, 1984 in Oakland County, Michigan.  He had been living in this area since 1986, moving here from Michigan.  Andrew was a student at Union County High School.  He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and was active in the AWANA program there.

Surviving are his parents, Gerald and Rosalie Morenz of Blairsville; his brothers, Aaron Morenz of Blairsville, Gerald L. Morenz of West Bloomfield, Michigan, David Morenz of White Lake, Michigan and Wayne Morenz of Waterford, Michigan; a sister, Betty Russart of West Bloomfield, Michigan; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Meyer of Beaverton, Michigan; many other relatives and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 7, 2001 at 2 pm from Faith Baptist Church with Pastor James Brock and Rev. Kevin Owen officiating.  Special music was presented by Dr. Tracy Edwards and George and Jackie Shangle.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Billy Breedlove, Ricky Butler, Kevin Owens, Jeremiah Plott, Joey Roberts, John Weaver and Judson Hurd.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Jose Armato, Jimmy Nichols, Zachary Brock, John Treworgy, Brenton Klopp, Joshua Brock, and Aaron McBride.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, contributions may be made to The Gideons International, in memory of Andrew.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 

**NOTE:  see front page for article pertaining to accident that took the life of Mr. Morenz


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January 10, 2001                        Page 3C

 

MR. jeune woodrow (j.w.) stroud

 

Mr. Jeune Woodrow (better known as J.W.) Stroud, age 88, of the Murphy Hwy., Blairsville, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2001 in Cobb County following an extended illness.  Mr. Stroud was born on January 23, 1912 in Union County, the son of the late William Harvey Stroud and the late Louise Swanson Stroud.  Mr. Stroud was a retired pharmacist and also sold pharmaceuticals for the Eli Lily Co. and for the Barry Martin Co.  He also founded the Specs Eye Glass Cleaner Co. after his retirement.  He was a WWII veteran which he served as Master Sgt. In the U.S. Army.  In 1945 he received a citation of merit] or his work of excellence in evacuating the sick and wounded troops from Sicily and Italy.  He was a member of the DAV and a member of St. Frances Catholic Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Stroud in 2000 and a daughter, Nancy Lawler in 1989.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Beth and Van Tredaway of Marietta and Melanie Wakefield of VA; one brother, Wayne Stroud of Blairsville; two nieces, Libby Stroud of Iowa, Margaret Hixon of New Zeland; cousins, William Stroud, Lou Martin, Lake and Cathy Stroud, all of Blairsville; six grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at 2 pm from the St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Balappa Selvaraj officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  George Cody, Bob McLeary, Hank Baldwin, Hank Badach, Charles Cattanach, Lew Caputa, and Bob O’Neil.  Interment followed in the Blairsville City Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

 


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January 10, 2001                        Page 4C

 

ms. la mona marie kindig

 

          Ms. La Mona Marie Kindig, age 68, of Chapman Ford Road, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Ms. Kindig was born on September 21, 1932 in Fargo, ND, the daughter of the late Leslie Kindig and the late Irma V. Jones Kindig.  She was a retired professor and coach at the Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA.  She was of the Methodist Faith.

            Surviving Ms. Kindig are one sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Lamar Franklin of Blairsville; stepfather, Frank, Mendez Jr. of Buena Park, CA; two nephews, Trey Franklin of Kennesaw and Scott Franklin of Ellijay; uncle and aunt, Harold and Katherine Jones of Kenmere, ND; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Service for Ms. Kindig will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 3:30 pm from the Kennesaw First United Methodist Church in Kennesaw, GA with the Rev. Eddie Herring officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rose-Meade Memorial Gardens in Whittier, CA.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. 

 

 


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January 10, 2001                        Page 3C

 

mr. edwin h. emerson, jr.

 

            Mr. Edwin H. Emerson, Jr., age 71, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2001, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mr. Emerson was born in Shelby County, Tennessee, on Friday, October 18, 1929, a son of the late Edwin Hornibrook Emerson, Sr., and Nora Scruggs Emerson.  Mr. Emerson had been living in this area for 10 years, coming here from Palm Beach County, Florida.  Mr. Emerson was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and of Memphis State University.  In 1965, Mr. Emerson was selected for membership in Who’s Who Young Men of American.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and served in the Korean War.  Mr. Emerson was the first elected Mayor of Palm Springs, Florida.  In Palm Beach County, he had served as Chairman of the Selective Service Board, and an Elder in Christ Community Church.  He had served as President of The Exchange Club.  IN Blairsville, Mr. Emerson was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County.  Mr. Emerson was a retired design engineer for the aerospace industry.  He was an avid aviator and photographer.  In 1996, a grandchild, Lynn P. Griffith, III, passed away.

            Surviving are his wife, Jane, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Ron Scott of Stuart, FL, Elaine and Robbie Irwin of Lawrenceville, GA, Suzan and Lynn Vergari-Griffith of West Palm Beach, FL, Mary Jane and Patrick Margo of Warne, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Donna Emerson of Albany, GA; three sisters, Beverly Nash of Memphis, TN, Patricia Emerson of Blairsville, and Dorothy McCaskill of Kansas City, MO; two brothers, John Emerson of Mt. Dora, FL and Michael Emerson of Collierville, TN; 10 grandchildren, and one great grandchild also survive along with many other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 2 pm from First United Methodist Church of Union County with Rev. Eddie Herring and Rev. Frank Turner officiating.  Mr. Emerson was eulogized by Mr. Jim Reynolds.  Special music was presented by Meg Scott and Cindy DeFore.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ray Lyon, Robert, Spencer, Bud McGonagill, Mark McCaskill, Michael Emerson, Jr., and Stephen Emerson.

            In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family suggests memorials be made to The American Cancer Society, First United Methodist Church of Union County or Christ Community Church.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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January 10, 2001                        Page 3C

 

mr. john mcconnell douglass

 

            John Douglass of Blairsville, Georgia, born April 6, 1911, in Walton, Kansas, and formerly of Cobb County, died Saturday, December 23, 2000.

            The Memorial Service was held January 6th, Saturday, at the Mountain Presbyterian Church in Blairsville, with the Reverend Travis Adams officiating.

            Mr. Douglass worked at Beech Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas, before coming to Lockheed Aircraft in 1953, from which he retired in 1976.

            Survivors include his wife, Hazel Shideler Douglass, Blairsville, Georgia; three children, Constance Douglass Allen, Charleston, South Carolina; R. Duane Douglass, Cautala, Georgia; and Craig K. Douglass, Acworth, Georgia; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, or the Mountain Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Blairsville, Georgia.
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January 10, 2001                        Page 3C

 

mrs. dorothy eleanor adams

 

            Mrs. Dorothy Eleanor Adams, age 68, of Branan Lodge, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Adams was born on December 22, 1932 in Atlanta, GA the daughter of the late Braxton Edwin Knight and the late Anna Lucille Sims Knight.  She was a member of St. Clare’s Episcopal Church and also a member of the Spiritual Directors Int’L., The Third Order of Society of St. Francis, GA. Ornithological Society, and the GA Botanical Society.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Denzil B. Adams in 1995.

            Surviving Mrs. Adams are one daughter, Elizabeth Adams of Sacramento, CA; one brother, William E. Knight of Blue Ridge; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Jessica, and Benjamin Taylor, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Services for Mrs. Adams were held on Friday, January 5, 2001 at 11 am from the St. Clare’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Susan Johnson officiating.  Interment followed in the St. Clare’s Memorial Gardens.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

 


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January 10, 2001                        Page 3C

 

mr. arch grizzle

 

            Mr. Arch Grizzle, age 80, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at his home.

            Mr. Grizzle was born in Union County, Georgia, on Sunday, September 26, 1920, a son of the late Wes Grizzle and Flurry Harkins Grizzle.  He was a retired carpenter.  Mr. Grizzle was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Suches, Georgia  He had been preceded in death by a grandson, Brent Grizzle, in 1998.

            Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Payne Grizzle, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Larry Helton; son, James M. Grizzle; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia Grizzle; daughter and son-in-law, Oriska and Robby McKim, all of Blairsville; brother, Leonard Grizzle of Blairsville; sister, Della Warren of Winder, Georgia; granddaughters, Shannon Grizzle Whicker, Kennetha Grizzle, Matraca McKim; grandsons, Scotty Helton, Jason Helton, Justin Grizzle, and Casey McKim; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, January 5, 2001 at 2 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Jerry Helton, and Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by Ned Wilcoxon, and Leon Henderson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Paul Warren, Rex Owenby, John Brown, David Payne, Terry Kelley, and Howard Brys.  The following grandsons served as honorary pallbearers: Scotty Helton, Jason Helton, Justin Grizzle, and Casey McKim.  Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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January 10, 2001                        Page 3C

 

mrs. dolores lillian snead

 

            Mrs. Dolores Lillian Snead, age 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2001, in Murphy Medical center in Murphy, North Carolina.

            Mrs. Snead was born on Friday, Octobe4r 20, 1915 in Rock County, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Raymond Clark and Ethel Giddel Clark.  Mrs. Snead had been living in this area since 1996, moving here from Pembroke Pines, Florida.  She was a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Snead was the widow of the late Lloyd Snead.

            She is survived by son, David Ernest Cozad, of Blacksburg, South Carolina; daughter, Donna Boyle, of Blairsville; sister, Roberta O’Toole of Louisville, KY; granddaughters, Michele Groeb and Melissa Standridge, both of Gainesville, FL; and Courtney Cozad of Michigan; grandsons Sean Boyle of Seattle, WA and Christopher Boyle of Orange Park, FL, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 2 pm from Liberty Hill Untied Methodist Church in Morganton, Georgia, with Rev. Asbury Craft officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia, in charge of arrangements.