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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 7, 2001                      Page 4B

 

MR. VICTOR LEE ALLEN

 

Mr. Victor Lee Allen, age 44, of Loreane Jones Road, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2001 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Allen was born on March 21, 1957 in Canton, OH, the son of the late Joe Lange Allen and Annie Lou Ledford Allen.  Mr. Allen was a lifelong resident of Union and Towns counties.  He was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving Mr. Allen are his loving wife of twelve years, Dianna Jones Allen of Blairsville; one daughter, Daphne Allen of Cleveland, GA; two sons, Victor Freeman Allen of Dahlonega and Ethan Eric Allen of Dahlonega; mother, Annie Lou Allen of Blairsville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Paul Gibson of Blairsville, Tammy and Wendall Lee of Blairsville; four brothers and three sister-in-laws, Danny and Carroll Allen of Dahlonega, Charles and Maria Allen of Warren, NC, Ricky Allen of Cleveland, GA, Roger and Lisa Allen of Blairsville; one grandchild, Cody Allan Whitley, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 2 pm from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Glenn Eller, Rev. Raburne Wilson, and Rev. Ricky Burrell officiating.  Special music was presented by Leigha Jones. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bart Chitwood, Alfred Jones, Blake Jones, Bryson Thomas, Bobby Norris, Donald Ledford and Eddie Beaver.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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


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November 7, 2001                      Page 4B

 

MRS. MILDRED ALDRICH

 

Mrs. Mildred Aldrich, age 96, of Blairsville passed away Friday, November 2, 2001.  She was born on April 24, 1905 in Clyde, Ohio the daughter of Rev. Samuel and Margaret Rogers Stewart.  Upon completing college and training to be a laboratory technician, she married Herschel Aldrich, who was a newly graduated surgeon.  They then went to India in 1930 as medical missionaries.  There, they ran the Methodist Hospital in Nadiad, Gujoiot State for 38 years.  Mildred worked in the hospital laboratory and helped with hospital administration and purchasing.  She also taught English to the Indian nursing students.  After retiring in 1968, Mildred and Herschel settled in Blairsville where their daughter, Ann Dockery and her family live.

In the 33 years in Blairsville, Mildred was very involved with the community.  She organized and started the hospital and nursing home auxiliary, having given over 8000 volunteer hours herself.  Mildred was the historian for the Blairsville Garden Club, and entered her wild flower slides and poetry in the Georgia Garden Club competitions, taking first prize three times for the slides and one for poetry.  Her love of nature and the mountains was evident in these ventures.

Mildred lives a long and productive life.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel and her son, Douglas.  She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Inman of San Diego, CA and Ann Dockery of Blairsville and Carol Sandlin of Atlanta; three son-in-laws, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren also survive.

 


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November 7, 2001                      Page 4B

 

MR. REINO (REI) JOKELA

 

Mr. Reino (better known as Uncle Rei) Jokela, age 76, of Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 on his way home from the hospital, following an extended illness.

Mr. Jokela was born on June 16, 1925 in Worcester, mass., the son of the late Emanuel Manne Jokela and the late Helvie Maki Puolanmaa, both born in Finland.

Mr. Jokela retired from the U.S. Postal Service on Hollywood, FL in 1970.  He was a chicken producer here in Blairsville for 30 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and saw action from Cassino to Rome, Italy.  He was assigned to Company I, 349th Infantry, 88th Division 5th Army under the command of General Mark Clark.  Rei had his 19th birthday up on the line, in the battle for Rome.

His awards are the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Medal, Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, world War II Victory Medal, Veterans of Foreign Wars Medal and other VFW Medals.

Mr. Jokela was very active in the Disabled American Veterans serving as commander of the Hollywood DAV #41 in 1965 and asst. state treasurer DAV.  He served as commander of Blairsville DAV #11.  He and his adjutant Frank Ford organized the first North Georgia Honor Guard giving military funeral services to many veterans.  He was with the rifle squad.

Surviving Mr. Jokela are his loving wife of 40 years, Martyne Dwyer Jokela of Blairsville and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services were held on Saturday, November 3, 200` at the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel.  Eulogy was given by Gary Hone with Rev. Wofford Kelly officiating.  A military funeral was conducted by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Internment was in Holy Hill Cemetery.

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

 

 

 


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November 7, 2001                      Page 4B

 

MR. EZRA EUGENE PEARCE

 

Mr. Ezra Eugene Pearce, age 63, of Crump Creek Road, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Pearce was born on August 14, 1938 in Wachula, FL, the son of the late Clarence Rolston Pearce and the late Gertrude Johnston Pearce.  He was a sheet metal worker before his retirement.  He was a veteran in the U.S. Navy.  Mr. Pearce was of the Methodist Faith.

Surviving Mr. Pearce are one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Andy Torres of Blairsville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Eric E. and Peggi Pearce of Blairsville, Ernest E. Carr of Lake Worth, FL; one sister, Bernice Moody of TN; four grandchildren, Andy Torres, Eric Pearce Jr., Ryan Ralston Pearce and Cheyenne Pearce, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity in Mr. Pearce’s Memory.  

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

 

 

 

 

 


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November 7, 2001                      Page 4B

 

MR. MAURICE “BUDDY” HUDSON JR.

 

Mr. Maurice (better known as Buddy) Hudson Jr., age 75, of Old Why 64 W. Brasstown passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2001 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Hudson was born on March 8, 1926 in Dover, NH, the son of the late Maurice Hudson, Sr. and the late Gladys Judd Hudson.  He was a veteran of the U.S. navy serving WWII and the Korean Wars.  He was the owner and operator of Brasstown paint and Body Shop in Brasstown for fifteen years.  Mr. Hudson was a member of the Victorios Temple Assembly of God in Murphy.  He was a life time member of the DAV and a member of the Full Gospel Businessmans Assoc.

Surviving Mr. Hudson are his loving wife of twenty six years, Anna Hudson of Brasstown; three daughters and son-in-laws, Rita and Michael Hunt of Rocky Mount, VA, Sharon and Daniel Murphy of Martinsville, VA, Pam and Joe Schiener of Kissimmee, FL; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Linda Seppala of Locust Grove, GA; one brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Alma Hudson of Dowling Park, FL; four grandchildren, Brian Hunt, Brandy Seppala, Joshua and Daniel Murphy, and Marina Owen; one great grandchild, Heaven Seppala, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Services for Mr. Hudson were held on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 11 am from the Victoria Assembly of God with Pastor Nelson Walden, Pastor David Avery and pastor Robert Fowle officiating.  Special music was presented by Charlene Lovett and Frank Weaver.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Victorios Assembly of God Church in Mr. Hudson’s memory.

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

 

 


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November 7, 2001                      Page 4B

 

FLORA BELLE GARTON

 

Funeral services for Flora Garton, 88 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Friday evening at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Tuesday, November 6th, at 10:00 a.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Miers and Reverend Morgan Silbaugh officiating.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home chapel on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with graveside services to be held on Wednesday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Silbaugh officiating.  Friends may donate in Flora’s memory to the Amie Holt Care Center in care of the Adams Funeral Home.

Flora Belle Garton was born on October 1, 1913 in Blairsville, Georgia to Virgil and Lena Jackson.  She grew up and received her education in Blairsville.  In 1942 she moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where worked at memorial Hospital.  She was married in march of 1944 in Cheyenne to Lester Garton and they made their home in Cheyenne.  In 1965 they moved to Laramie where she went to work for Ivinson Hospital as an O.R. Tech.  Mr. Garton passed away in march of 1966 and Flora continued living in Laramie.  She retired in 1975 and in 1983 she moved to Buffalo where she lived until the time of her death.  She had been a resident of Amie Holt for the past four years.

After she retired she took up snow machining.  Flora enjoyed walking and meeting new friends and spending time with her family, especially her grand kids and all their friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Van Auken and her husband Barney of Buffalo; two brothers, Harvey and Rouse Jackson both of Blairsville, Georgia; one sister Aida Dougherty of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Travis and Eric Van Auken both of Buffalo and Casey Meyers and her husband Travis of Norton, Kansas; two great-granddaughters Zoey Meyers of Norton Kansas and Brittany Van Auken of South Dakota.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and two sisters.