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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 20, 1996                    Page 6B

 

mr. billy ralph owenby

 

            Mr. Billy Ralph Owenby, 61, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 1996 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville. 

Mr. Owenby was born in Union County, Georgia, on March 18, 1935, a son of Garnet Owenby and Bonnie Ervin Owenby.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County, and was of the Baptist Faith.  Preceding him in death was his mother, Bonnie, and brothers, Charles Jr. and Audie Owenby, and a sister, Mildred Butt.   

            Surviving are his wife, Amalea Murphy Owenby of the home; his father, garnet Owenby, of Blairsville, three children, Peggy Brown, of Young Harris; Stacy Owenby of Blairsville; and Tracy Davenport of Blairsville; brothers: Weldon and J. D. Owenby of Blairsville; Jimmy Owenby of Hiawassee; Dillard Owenby of Otisville, Michigan; and Ray Owenby of Misty Lane, Kentucky; sisters: Dorothy Mashburn of Gainesville, GA; Melva Lynn Ledford and Brenda Wallace, both of Blairsville; and Shirley Brown of Dalton, GA; several nieces and nephews and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, November 15, 1996 at 2 p.m. from Youngstown Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Henderson and Rev. Larry Shope officiating.  Special music was presented by Ned Wilcoxen and Wilaree Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  David Dyer, Greg Nichols, David Crisp, Mike Mashburn, Jerry Mashburn, and Morris Mashburn.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Sammie Davenport, Ralph Griggs, Dennis King.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

November 20, 1996                    Page 6B

 

mrs. marie nation

 

            Mrs. Marie Nation, 51, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, November 9, 1996 in Guatemala. 

Mrs. Nation was born Madison County, Florida, on April 2, 1945, a daughter of Maudie Bargeron Hall and the late S. E. Hall.  She had lived in Union county for the past eighteen years, coming here from Illinois.  She was of the Baptist Faith.

            Surviving are husband, Gerald Nation, of Blairsville; her mother, Maudie Hall, of Murphy, NC; three children: Terry Crutcher, of Illinois; Brian Nation, of Ft. Bragg, NC; and Shaye Marie Nation, of Lakeland, Florida; two granddaughters also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, November 16, 1996 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Dwayne Beck officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Johnnie McClain, Charles Nation, John Wheeler, Brian Ledford, Mark Harkins, and Mike Harkins.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.