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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 17, 2004                    Page 4B

 

mr. wayne edward colwell

 

Mr. Wayne Edward Colwell, age 68, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, October 29, 2004, at his home.

Mr. Colwell was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and had been a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114, F&AM, since 1958.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Parker Colwell, of their home; daughters and sons-in-law; Leah and Greg Adams, and Leslie and Robert Daniel, all of Blairsville; two grandchildren, Parker and Coleson Daniel; many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 31, 2004, at 5 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. B.A. Buchanan, Minister Chris Miller, and Rev. Mike Hardy officiating.  Special music was presented by Mildred and Nelson LeCroy.  Masonic Rites were presented by Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114 F&AM.  Burial was held Monday in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and view the video tribute by visiting our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


The North Georgia News

November 17, 2004

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Allegheny Lodge #114

Resolutions of the Life and Character

 

Wayne Edward Colwell

 

It is with great sadness that the Lodge contemplates the death of Brother Wayne Colwell.  He was born on April 7, 1936.    On October 29, 2004, he was summoned to lay down the cross of this life and take up the crown of immortality.

            Brother Colwell was an upright honorable citizen, a faithful, loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He was a true southern gentleman.

            Brother Colwell will always be remembered by his smile, extended hand to friends and strangers and his enthusiasm and eagerness to help any way he could.  Brother Wayne never let an obstacle of any kind hinder him from accomplishing his goals.  He was proud of his children and grandchildren and always mentioned them in a conversation.  He was an example of the character of a Mason.

Brother Colwell’s earthly work is done.  He fought a good fight and he kept the faith.  Henceforth there I laid up for him an eternal life in the great beyond where no sickness, no sorrows and no tears ever fall.

            Therefore be it resolved

            1st That the Lodge has sustained a great loss of our Brother

            2nd That while we deplore his death yet in humble submission we bow to the will of “God in His great providence”

            3rd That this Lodge extends its sympathy to the family of our deceased Brother

            4th That this preamble be spread upon the minutes of this Lodge and that a copy be furnished to the local paper and a copy be furnished to the family of our deceased Brother.


 

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 17, 2004                    Page 4B

 

Mrs. sarah howell

 

Mrs. Sarah Howell, age 80, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at her home.

Mrs. Howell was born Thursday, October 9, 1924, in Hamletsburg, IL, a daughter of the late Edward Marshall Scott and Ruby Cavett Scott.  She was an employee of Sears in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and retired in 1986, following 21 years of service.  She and her husband moved to Blairsville in 1986, coming from Pompano Beach, FL.  She attended both First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and The House of Prayer Interdenominational Church in Blairsville.  A brother, Edward Scott, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, William S. “Bill” Howell, of Blairsville; a son, Dennis D. Howell, of Blairsville; granddaughter, Susanne Howell, and grandson, Will Howell; two sisters: Floe Ann Crain, of Titusville, FL, and Aileen Kerns, of Ft. Myers, FL; several nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13, 2004, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Daryl Flake and Mildred LeCroy, Frank Crain and Kathy Murray.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Nathan Helton, Wayne Olson, James Howell, Ron Winkler, Chad Winkler, and Richard Carey.

The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Georgia Mountains Hospice, in Jasper, GA.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may visit our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, and view the video tribute to Mrs. Howell and send condolences to the family.


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 17, 2004                    Page 4B

 

mrs. ruby towery

 

Mrs. Ruby Towery, age 82, native and lifelong resident of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2004 in Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, NC.

Mrs. Towery was born Thursday, May 11, 1922, a daughter of the late Edward Partin and Alvie Brackett Partin.  She was a homemaker and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.  She had been preceded in death by her husband, Rev. mark Towery, Jr., who passed away in 2003.

Surviving is their son, Ronald Towery, of Blairsville; two sisters-in-law Shirley parting, of Griffin, GA and Mary Partin; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Ed and Mariam Towery, of Blairsville, and Baxter and Dianne Towery, of Dallas, GA; many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Avery Beaver and Rev. mark Jones  officiating.  Special music was presented by Rev. Luther Thomas and Sally Roberson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Cecil Beaver, Ronnie Odom, Bob Timmer, Jimmy Towery, Danny Towery, and Baxter Towery.  Burial was in the Providence Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may visit our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com and sign the guest register.


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November 17, 2004                    Page 4B

 

Robbie lee yarborough

 

Mr. Robbie Lee Yarborough, age 62, of Queens Gap Connector, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2004 in Lumpkin County following injuries received in an automobile accident.  Mr. Yarborough was born on May 3, 1942 in Scranton, SC, the son of the late Hubert Yarborough and the late Magdelene Lee Yarborough.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Leona Prevette Yarborough in January of this year.  Mr. Yarborough was a member of the House of Prayer Church.

Surviving Mr. Yarborough are one daughter, Barbara Hyatt of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, David and Ernestine Hyatt of Charleston, SC, two sisters, Sylvia Haselden of Lake City, SC, Nancy Yarborough of Effingham, SC, three brothers, Tommy and Kenny Yarborough, both of Scranton, SC, Terry Yarborough of Coward, SC, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 12 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tanner, Rev. Bill Schakat and Rev. Eric Hasel officiating.  Special music was presented by members of the House of Prayer Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Rudy Lee, Benny Erwin, Ricky Zeger, Terry Yarborough, Kevin Kane and Hal Crisp.  Interment followed in the Providence Methodist Church cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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November 17, 2004                    Page 4B

 

mr. truett burlson daniel

 

Mr. Truett Burlson Daniel, age 91, of Henson Road, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2004 following an extended illness.  Mr. Daniel was born on October 10, 1913 in Habersham County, the son of the late Wade Daniel and the late Audrea Canup Daniel.  In his younger years he had for the U.S. Postal Service and then was a driver for Greyhound for over twenty-two years.  He was a cattle farmer and also was on the Board of Registrars in Union County for over twenty-three years.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines of WWII.  Mr. Daniel was preceded in death by a son, Roger Daniel in 1991, A granddaughter-in-law, Kim Daniel in 2000.  Mr. Daniel was a member of the Suwanee First Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Daniel are his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Mildred Higgins Daniel of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Lucille Daniel of Blairsville, six grandchildren and their spouses, Elizabeth and Terr Franklin, Renee and Perry Branyon, David Daniel, Robert and Leslie Daniel, Mary and Jeff Fortenberry, Jeff and Billie Daniel, great grandchildren, Shannon and Derek Richards, Jessica and Crystal Hassan, Logan and Houston Daniel, Parker and Coleson Daniel, Morgan and Jordan Fortenberry, Joshua, Bailey, and Jonah Daniel, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tommy Seay officiating.  Special music was presented by Moe and Gail Weaver, Heather and Nell Henderson.  The grandsons served as pallbearers.  Serving as honorary pallbearers: Richard Hassan, Derek Richards, Glenn Gooch, Hugh Stone, Charles Hill, Jack Lance, Elliot Hill, Carlton Colwell, Allen Conley, Andy Mathis, and Jack Lance.  Interment followed in the Union memory Gardens Cemetery with the North Georgia Honor Guard conducting miliatry honors.

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


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November 17, 2004                    Page 4B

 

mrs. o’hettie farner

 

Mrs. O’Hettie Farner, age 86, lifelong resident of Blairsville, GA, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2004 in Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, GA.

Mrs. Farner was born in Union county, GA on Tuesday, August 20, 1918, a daughter of the late Murmon and Emma Clark.  She was a homemaker and a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.  She had been preceded in death by her husband, Glen Farner, and a son, L.G. Farner.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Clark and Carl J. Farner, both of Blairsville; a brother, Charlie Clark, of Cartersville, GA; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Harley Hunter officiating.  Burial was in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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November 17, 2004                    Page 4B

 

mr. oscar c. carrera

 

Mr. Oscar C. Carrera, age 90, of Blairsville, GA passed away Sunday, November 7, 2004 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee.

Mr. Carrera was born in Hillsborough County, FL on Friday, December 12, 1913, a son of the late Francisco Carrera and Carmen Pereira Carerra.  He was retired from GTE as a engineer, after 27 years of service.  Mr. Carrera had been living in this area since 1989, moving here from Tampa, FL.  He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Carrera, of Blairsville; a daughter, Denise Elaine Carrera, of Tampa, FL, and son, Neil A. Carrera, of Columbus, GA; five grandchildren: Tarah Carrera Burrell, Troy Button, of Tampa, FL; Tasha Fawcett of Tampa, FL; Travis Button, of Columbus, GA; and Traci Lyon, also of Columbus; eight great grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Tampa, FL. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  You may visit our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, and send condolences to the family.


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November 17, 2004                    Page 4B

 

mr. gene dale chance

 

Mr. Gene Dale Chance, age 59, of Blair Lane, Murphy, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2004 in the Missions Hospital in Asheville, NC following an extended illness.  Mr. Chance was born on November 2, 1945 in Cherokee County, NC, the son of the late Debarris Chance and the late Evelyn Ash Chance.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy of the Vietnam War.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Lynn Mowry in 1994 and granddaughter, Jessica Mowry in 1995.  Mr. Chance was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mr. Chance are his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Geraldean Davenport Chance of Murphy, one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Krystal Chance of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Mark Beaty of Marysville, WA, son-in-law, Doug Mowry of Murphy, one brother, Jerry Chance of Murphy, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Betty Jackson of Murphy, Mary Ruth and Marvin Curtis of Murphy, four grandchildren, Jeremy Samples, Christopher Mowry, Samantha Beaty and Zachary Shook, 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, memorials may be made to the family in Mr. Chance’s memory.

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

 


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November 17, 2004                    Page 5B

 

mrs. martha seigler hanks

 

Mrs. Martha Seigler Hanks, age 86, of Blairsville, formerly of Dover, TN passed away on Monday, November 15, 2004 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Hanks was born on July 3, 1918 in Edgefield, SC, the daughter of the late John Henry Seigler and the late Anne Marie Gilchrist Seigler.  She had served at Fort Gordon during WWII.  She was a long time member and also secretary of Overbrook Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe L. Hanks in 1994.  Mrs. Hanks was a member of the McConnell Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Hanks are one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Patricia Hanks of Young Harris, one grandson, James L. Hanks of Marietta, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 1 p.m. from the Remembrance Chapel of the Woodlawn Cemetery in Greenville, SC with the Rev. Marion Watt officiating.  Entombment followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.


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November 17, 2004                    Page 4B

 

mr. william (bill) James lofley, jr.

 

Mr. William (Bill) James Lofley, Jr., age 83, of Booger Hollow Road, Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Lofley was born on September 25, 1921 in San Antonio, TX, the son of the late William J. Lofley, Sr. and the late Betty Lange Lofley.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and Korea.  He was fifty year member of the I.B.E.W. Local #728 West Palm Beach, FL.  He and his wife Mildred moved to Blairsville in 1979 from Boynton Beach, FL.  Mr. Lofley was of the baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Lofley are his loving bride of fifty-six years, Mildred Hackle Lofley of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, James (Jim) and Connie Lofley of Lakeworth, FL, one daughter and son-in-law, Lauri Anne and Richard Hale of Shalimar, FL, one sister and brother-in-law, Rosalyn and Donald Kennedy of Shreveport, LA, six grandchildren, Meredith and SSGT Bill Plummer of Cheyenne, WY, SSGT Michelle Lofley of Charleston, SC, Allison and Kim Hale of Shalimar, FL, Michael Lofley of Lakeworth, FL, Richie Hale of Shalimar, FL, three great grandchildren, Savanna, Christopher and Jack Plummer, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dick Stillwell officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Choestoe Baptist Church Building Find in Mr. Lofley’s memory.

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