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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 17, 1999        Page 4B

 

mr. ralph griggs

 

Mr. Ralph Griggs, are 59, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 7th, 1999 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, following an extended illness.

Mr. Griggs was born in Union County, Georgia on Tuesday, October 1, 1940, a son of the late Hershel Griggs and Nellie Henderson Griggs.  He was retired from Arbor Acres in Blairsville, and was a lifelong resident of this area.  Mr. Griggs was a member of Revival Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Christine K. Griggs, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Parker Foster, of Blairsville; granddaughter, Megan Foster; brother and sister-in-law, Neal and Lois Griggs, of Blairsville; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 2 p.m., from Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ronnie Dilbeck, Rev. Horace Potts, and Rev. Dwain Patterson officiating.  Special music was presented by Susie Phillips, Louise DeLong, and Sarah Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Dr. David Gowder, James Jones, C.D. Griggs, Junior Griggs, Don and James Murphy.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Bobby and Danny Murphy, Roy Griggs, and Frank styles.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

 


The North Georgia News

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November 17, 1999        Page 4B

 

mrs. thelma day mikronis

 

Mrs. Thelma Day Mikronis, age 78, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 1999 in Blairsville.

Mrs. Mikronis was born in London, England on Sunday, July 24, 1921, a daughter of the late John Alexander Day and Grace Ellen James Day.  She was a British Army veteran of World War II.  Mrs. Mikronis emigrated to the U.S. in 1946 with her son.  She was employed in Atlanta during the years of 1962-1970 and was the owner of Top Drawer Studios there during the years of 1970-1974.  Mrs. Mikronis was employed with Fulton County Central Service Center.  She taught Bible class at Beecher Hills Baptist Church where she was also the church librarian, while living in Atlanta.  Mrs. Mikronis moved to Blairsville in 1991, and was a member of Mountain Presbyterian Church.  She was also a volunteer for S.A.F.E.  Mrs. Mikronis was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Ann Hunter.

Surviving are her husband, C. Edgar Mikronis of Blairsville; two sons, James Thomas Hunter of Fairbanks, AL and Jeffery DeVane Hunter of Atlanta; a sister, Diana Grace Sinclaire of Tasmania, Australia; two grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.

Memorial services were held  Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 1 pm from Mtn. Presbyterian Church in Blairsville with Dr. William Rayburn officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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November 17, 1999        Page 4B

 

David woody

 

Mr. David Woody, age 51, of Suches, GA, passed away Thursday morning, November 11, 1999 at Decatur Hospital in Decatur, GA.  Mr. Woody was born in Fannin County October 24, 1948, the so of Birtia long Woody and the late Merritt Woody.  He served in the US Army in Vietnam.,  He was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church and a member of Sweet Gum F&AM Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Hawkins Woody and two children, Amanda Lea Woody and Robert David Emerson Woody, all of Suches;  his mother, Birtia Woody of Suches; sister and brother-in-law Charlotte Ann and Richard Stanley of Blue Ridge; and niece Amy Smith of Blue Ride.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 2 pm from the Chapel of Henry-Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Garrett officiating.  Music was by the Sugar Hill Baptist Church Choir.  Masonic graveside services were conducted by members of Sweet Gum F&AM Masonic Lodge.  Interment followed in the Sugar Hill Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Eddie Stanley, Wade McDaris, Larry Thomas, Jeff Ferguson, Terry Bramlett, Terry Stanley.  Honorary pallbearers included: Hubert Bramlett, Kimsey Wright, Emitt Seabolt, Randall woody, Wade Woody, C.W. Woody, Clyde Woody and Howard Woody.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 17, 1999        Page 4B

 

mr. leonard barto ricketson

 

Mr. Leonard Barto Ricketson, age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at his home.

Mr. Ricketson was born Thursday, December 14, 1916 in Millwood, Georgia, a son of the late Barto Ricketson and Margaret Lou Davis Ricketson.  He was married to Erma Theressa Dukes, also of Millwood, on August 16, 1936.  They were married for 63 years and had eight children.  Mr. Ricketson lived in Waycross until 1960, and then moved to Pampa, Texas.  He moved to Blairsville in February of 1999.  He was a retired machinist, and was a member of the Church of God of Prophesy.  Mr. Ricketson was preceded in death by a son, Leonard Ricketson.

Surviving are his wife, Theressa Ricketson, of Blairsville; two daughters, Velma Massey of Waycross and Carolyn Sedok of Blairsville; five sons, Alvin Ricketson of Dallas, TX, Larry Ricketson of Offerman, GA, Tommy Ricketson of Hillsboro, OR, Darrell Ricketson of Dumas,  TX and Jerry Ricketson of Tulsa, OK; sister, Janie Ford, of Labelle, Florida; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren also survive.

Services were held Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 2 pm from Hargraves Chapel Cemetery in Waycross. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville and Music Funeral Home of Waycross was in charge of arrangements.