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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 11, 1998        Page 5B

 

mr. loyd a. payne

 

            Mr. Loyd A. Payne, age 83, of Winchester, Kentucky, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 1, 1998 in Thompson-Hood Veteranís center Hospital in Wilmore, Kentucky.

            Mr. Payne was born in Union County, on Friday, May 7, 1915, a son of the late Alfred Payne and Georgia Cook Payne.  He was a US Army veteran of World War II, and had worked in the Civilian Conservation Crops.  Mr. Payne retired after 230 years of service with the US Forestry Service.  He was a member and deacon of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Mr. Payne had lived his last three years in Kentucky at the home of his son.

            Surviving are his wife, Effie Rich Payne, of Winchester, KY; son and daughter-in-law, Lanier and Joan Kimsey Payne, of Winchester; and grandson, Eric Payne, also of Winchester.  Many friends and family also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 4, 198 at 11 a.m. from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Coleman officiating.  Special music was presented by Odena Gibson and The Sunday Night Singing Class.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Truett Brackett Presley Rich, Eric Payne, Wayne Roberts, Homer Powell and Melvin Emerson.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

 


The North Georgia News

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November 11, 1998        Page 5B

 

mrs. pauline lunsford prutt

 

            Mrs. Pauline Lunsford Pruitt, age 70, of Atlanta passed away Monday, November 2, 1998 at her home.

            Mrs. Pruitt was born in Union County where she lived the first 30 years of her life and then lived in Atlanta.  She was of Baptist Faith and was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Maggie Woody Lunsford of Suches.

            Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Pruitt, Chamblee; son, Dr. Don Pruitt, Suches; daughters and son in laws, Gayle and Dave Bass, Judy and Stan Stover, all of Cleveland, Joy and Larry Barker, Gainesville; Dale and John Waggoner, Decatur: Robyn and Richard Giadrosoch, Jonesboro; duaghters, Susan King, Decatur, Sherry Hudson, Marietta; sisters, Hattie Lou Fortner, Bertie Mae Davis, both of Gainesville; 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Christian Childrenís Fund, PO Box 26507, Richmond, VA 2321-6507 or call Linda at 1-800-776-6767.

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland in charge of arrangements.


The North Georgia News

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November 11, 1998        Page 5B

 

mr. william hershel gilreath

 

            Mr. William Hershel Gilreath, age 84, of Suches, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 1, 1998 at the Gold City Health Care Center in Dahlonega following an extended illness.  Mr. Gilreath was a native and lifelong resident of Union County, was a retired maintenance worker with the US Forest Service, and was of the Baptist Faith.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Gilreath, Suches, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law; Geraldine and Bob Carder, Dahlonega, GA; brother and sister-in-law: Carl and Eldine Gilreath, Suches, GA; sister and brother-in-law: Nora and Rev. Wilke Sullens, Gainesville, GA; brother-in-law: Edward Brooksher, Suches, GA.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November3, 1998 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Hicks and Rev. J.W. Helton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Union County.  IN lieu of flowers the family requested that donations be made to the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Bernis Porter, PO Box 6, Suches, GA 30572.  Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega in charge of arrangements.


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 11, 1998        Page 5B

 

mr. benjamin david voshall

 

            Mr. Benjamin David Voshall, age 68, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, October 31, 1998.  Mr. Voshall was a celebrated jazz trumpet player, was a big band leader in Europe and America.  He influenced many young musicians and enjoyed Dixieland and the music of the swing era throughout his life.  In May of 1952, Mr. Voshall married Mary Lou Bright.  After retirement they traveled extensively throughout the US enjoying all areas of the country in their recreation vehicle while meeting many great friends along the way.  After all the travel they felt a particular kinship with the North Georgia community of Blairsville, settling in their mountain log cabin home.  R. Voshall is survived by his wife Mary Lou, children, Thom D. Voshall, Woodstock, GA; Karen L. Voshall, Cuming, GA; Glenda M. Dzuba, Dawsonville, GA; J. Robert Voshall Alabaster, AL; and deceased son, Benjamin L. Voshall.  Memorial services were held on November 4, 1998 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the First United Methodist Church of Union County, 359 Hwy 515, Blairsville, Georgia 30512.  In Lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of union County for the Dave Voshall Music Memorial Fund.  Arrangements by the Cremation Society of the South. 


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November 11, 1998        Page 5B

 

mr. junior howard kinsey

 

            Mr. Junior Howard Kinsey, age 62, of Pine Top Road, Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 5, 1998 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia, following a brief illness.  A native of White County, Mr. Kinsey has lived in Forsyth County for a number of years before moving to Blairsville.  He was retired from swift and company.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Inez Kinsey and his Father in Law, Otis Nix.  He attended Christian Family Worship Center.

            Surviving are his wife, Eula Rae Kinsey of Blairsville; step mother Ruby Kinsey, of Cleveland, GA; son and daughter in law, Kenneth and Angie Kinsey, of Ellijay; daughter and son in law, Vivian and Kenneth Ray Payne of Cumming; brother and sister in law, Calvin and Clara Ruth Kinsey, of Cleveland; sister and brother in law, Hazel and Frank Dills, Cumming; mother in law, Minnie Nix; brother in law and sister in law, Harold and Ann Nix of Dawsonville; brother in law and sister in law, Earl and Freida Nix, of Gainesville brother in law and sister in law, Richard and Doris Stephens, Cumming, sister in law, Miamie Henderson, of Gainesville; grandchildren, Kristy and Kaleb Payne of Cumming.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 8, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Christina Family Worship Center, with Rev. Jack Hamilton, Rev. Barry Payne, Rev. Terry Coward and Rev. Jimmy A. Tanner officiating. 

Interment was in Pine Top Baptist Church Cemetery.

Brewer and Wiley Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of arrangements.