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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 19, 1997        Page 5B

 

mrs. lola mccollum

 

            Lola McCollum, age 75, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 9, 1997 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. 

Mrs. McCollum was born in Union County, Georgia on July 17, 1922 a daughter of the late Joseph Benjamin Teague and Malinda Duckworth Teague.  She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of this area.  She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. 

            Surviving are her husband, Robert David McCollum, of Blairsville; son, Robert McCollum of Blairsville; daughter, Vel Hicks of Mableton, GA.; daughter, Grapelle Partridge of Gainesville; son, Larry McCollum of Blairsville; daughter, Lynda Timms of Gainesville; son, Clyde McCollum of Gainesville; daughter, Barbara Cooke of Murphy, N.C.; son, Wayne McCollum of Blairsville; brother, Herman Teague of Marietta, GA; brother, Howard Teague of Dalton, GA.;  sister, Tina Ledbetter of Blairsville; twenty grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 12, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Willis Garrett officiating.  Special music was presented by the Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Larry McCollum, Donnie McCollum, Dennis Davis, Mike Partridge, Anthony Partridge, Douglas Holland.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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November 19, 1997        Page 5B

 

grace parker

 

            Mrs. Grace Parker, age 97, of Canton, GA., formerly of Blue Ridge, Georgia, and Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 8, 1997 at her home. 

            Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clara Mae King of blairsville (sic), Mrs. Martine Davenport of Marietta, GA., Mrs. Gladys Deiters of Montgomery, AL., Mrs. Peggy Asherbranner of Marietta; two sons, Mr. Robert Parker of Dalton, GA., Mr. Billy Parker of Canton, GA.; two brothers, Mr. Abe Amos of Canton, N.C. and Mr. Ed Amos of Asheville, N.C.; twenty grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, and eleven great great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Monday, November 10, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Sosebee Memorial Chapel in Canton with interment in Skeenah Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton in charge of arrangements and this notice is a courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.        


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 19, 1997        Page 5B

 

mr. charles w. rogers

 

            Charles W. Rogers, age 66, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 9, 1997. 

Mr. Rogers was born in Union County, Georgia on May 29, 1931 a son of the late Roy Rogers and Ellen Stephens Rogers.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea.  HE lived most of his life in this area, and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. 

            Surviving are his wife, Jerrie Lane Nelson Rogers of Blairsville; daughter, Cynthia Elaine Rogers of Hiawassee, GA.; daughter, Lisa Harden of Blairsville, brother, Jack Rogers of Blairsville; sisters, Mary Roberts of Florida and Madge Davis of Atlanta, GA.; grandson, J.W. Harden. 

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Potts, Rev. Don Hood, and Rev. Claud Davenport officiating.  Special music was presented by the Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Roy Hefner, Louis Henderson, Herbert Smith, Richard Tanner, Jerry Brewer, and David Stokes.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was Isaac Stokes and Casey Henderson.  Interment was in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    

 

             


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November 19, 1997        Page 5B

 

mrs. verna mae carney

 

            Mrs. Verna Mae Carney, age 78, of Mableton, Georgia, formerly of Union County, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 13, 1997 at her home following an extended illness. 

Mrs. Carney was born in Cobb County, Georgia on January 5, 1919 a daughter of the late John Andrew Foster and Eva Mae Ramsey Foster.  She moved to Cobb county (sic) in 1950 from Ohio where she had lived from 1936-1945.  She was a member of new Union Baptist Church.  Mrs. Carney was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Thomas Carney, Sr. 

            Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Gordon Payne, son and daughter-in-law, Claude, Jr. and Lorene Carney, all of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Charles Lewis of McDonough, GA; son, Mickey Carney of Mableton, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Johnny Phillips of Douglasville, Georgia; and daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Charles Burkhalter of Marietta, GA.; sister, Lucille Shope of Robbinsville, N.C.; many grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16, 1997 at 2 p.m. from New Union Baptist Church with Rev. Harrison Bradley and Rev. Larry Shope officiating.  Special music was presented by New Union Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Gary Phillips, Darin Phillips, Daryl Burkhalter, Tim Canup, Rex Carney, and Johnny Foster.  Interment was in New Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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November 19, 1997        Page 5B

 

mrs. zadie ellisor neely

 

            Mrs. Zadie Ellisor Neely, age 87, of Stonehenge Care Center in Blairsville, Georgia passed away Friday, November 14, 1997 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Neely was born on January 26, 1910 in Richland County, South Carolina, a daughter of the late Willie D. Ellisor and Lula Jacobs Ellisor.  She was a retired mobile home park operator in Columbia, South Carolina. 

            Surviving are daughter, Lou Ann Bleakley, of Blairsville; two brothers, Lowell Ellisor of Virginia Beach, VA; Rem Ellisor of great Falls, S.C.; four sisters, Burley Roddey and Plumie Roddey both of Great Falls, S.C., and Clennie Curtis of Lugoff, S.C., and Gertie Smith of North, S.C.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 16, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Trinity Baptist Church of Great Falls, S.C. with Rev. Darrell Twitty officiating.    Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, in Great Falls, S.C.  

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, and this notice is a courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.        


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November 19, 1997        Page 5B

 

mr. lloyd foster

 

            Lloyd Foster age 88, of Blairsville, GA died Friday, October 31, 1997 in Union General Hospital. 

Foster was born in Union County, GA, on February 22, 1909, a son of the late John Andrew Foster and Eva Rancy Foster.  He had lived most of his life in this area.  Foster was a member of New Union Baptist Church.  He was a retired foreman from Cities Service Company in Copperhill, TN, and had served on the Union County Board of Education. 

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Desma Lee Foster of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law Betty Jean and Herbert Smith of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Junior Bridges of Blairsville; son, John Foster of Mableton, GA.; two sisters, Verna Mae Carney of Mableton and Lucille Shope of Robbinsville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Allan Bridges, Gina Brown and her husband, Robby and Christy Foster; and one great grandson, Brandon Brown.

Services were held Sunday, November 2nd at 2 p.m. from New Union Baptist Church.  The Rev. Harrison Bradley and Rev. Hughes Chatham officiated.  The eulogy was presented by Lydia Jackson Sartain.  Special music was by New Union Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Bill Abernathy, Claude Carney, Jr., Bobby Jackson, David Murphy, Gordon Payne, Micky Carney, Leslie Lee, and Brandon Brown.  The following persons served as honorary escort: Jim Allison, Neal Collins Allen Conley, Howard Richards, Leonard Sosebee, Dolores Dyer, Hubert Dyer, Dr. David Gowder, Bill Park, Dr. George Gowder, Jan Abernathy, Scrap Wheeler, Glenn Gooch, Earl Odom, Carlton Colwell, Marcus Sosebee, Ellard Nichols, Bobby Dillinger, and Terry Hilton.  Interment was in New Union Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Shope officiating.  

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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November 19, 1997        Page 5B

 

mrs. edna lanell williams

 

            Mrs. Edna Lanell Schrimshire Weatherford Williams, age 76, of Blairsville, GA passed away Thursday, November 13, 1997 following a brief illness.  Mrs. Williams was born in Columbus, Georgia the daughter of Jessie and Mattie Hamilton Schrimshire.  She was of the Methodist faith, member of the D.A.V., Garden Club, AARP, Eastern Star member and was Past Worthy grand Matron. 

            Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law Lanell and Tony King of Dahlonega, Georgia, son and daughter-in-law Lonnie and Valerie Weatherford of Oxnard, CA, step-brothers: Bobby and Pat Weir of Dothan, AL, Ronnie Weir of Columbus, Georgia, sisters and brothers-in-law, Dot and Marvin Long of sea Island, GA, Marie and Earl Harbour of Tichardson, TX grandchildren Alison and Alan Roach, Rachel King, David King, John King and nieces and nephews. 

            Funeral services were held Saturday, November 15, 1997 from the chapel of the Banister Funeral Home in Young Harris with the Rev. Troy Acree officiating.  Interment was in the Blairsville City Cemetery.

            Pallbearers were: Jake Hogan, Ralph Davenport, Carl Bonham, Richard Bishop, Lew Grigsby and Paul Bailey.  

            Banister Funeral Home of Young Harris in charge of arrangements.           


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November 19, 1997        Page 5B

 

mrs. helen minnie lexen

 

            Mrs. Helen Minnie Lexen, age 88, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, November 14, 1997 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville. 

Mrs. Lexen was born in Redding, (Fairfield County) Connecticut, on May 1, 1909m a daughter of the late Oliver C. Banks and Edith G. Davis Banks.  She had been living in this area since 1991, coming here from Miami, Florida.  Mrs. Lexen was retired from Southern New England Telephone Company.  She lived in Wilton Connecticut for approximately 60 years.  She was the widow of the late Eugene E. Lexen.  

            Surviving are her son, E.L. Flewwellin, of Wakefield, RI; son, R.C. Flewwellin, of Campbellsville, KY; and daughter, Mrs., James O. Willig, of Blairsville, GA; sister Elsa B. Shimers, of Long Beach, CA; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild also survive.

            Memorial services will be held at a later date in Connecticut.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.