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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 25, 1998                    Page 7B

 

mrs. ezra matox davenport

 

            Mrs. Ezra Mattox Davenport, age 83, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Monday, November 16, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville, following an extended illness.  Mrs. Davenport was born in Lawrence County, Alabama, on Thursday, October 7, 1915, a daughter of the late Gordon Owen Mattox and Ada Lee Hampton Mattox.  She moved to Blairsville 52 years ago, from Chardon, Ohio.  Mrs. Davenport was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Davenport was a cast member of “The Reach of Song”, Georgia’s historic state drama, of life in the mountains of North Georgia.  She was also a member of AARP, and Women’s Club.  Mrs. Davenport was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Davenport, in 1975 and her son Ron Davenport, in 1994.

            Surviving are: son, Rick Davenport, of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Sandy and John Payton, of Atlanta; sister, Vetron Wilmont, of Fort Myers, FL, and brother, Wendell Mattox, of Mobile, AL; granddaughters and their husbands, Jill and David Turner, of Vila Rice, GA; Ginger and Rod Carey, of Blairsville, Missy and Jason Waldroup, of Morristown, TN; and granddaughter, Heather Davenport, of Blairsville; great granddaughter Savannah Carey, of Blairsville; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Leatherwood and Rev. Ralph Easterwood officiating.  Special music was presented by The Convention Singing Class.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Roy Wilmot, Wayne Roberts, Troy Phillips, Jack Devereaux, Steve Colwell.  The following served as honorary escort to the family: Ralph Gilreath, Jack Byers, Bud Cook, Leon Davenport, Burt Conley, and Lanier Davenport; “Reach of Song” cast members, and Lela Metealf.  Interment was in Union memory gardens Cemetery.  Cochran Funeral Home 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 25, 1998                    Page 7B

 

minnie floyd

 

            Minnie Floyd, age 85, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at her residence.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County, Georgia and the daughter of the late Alma Jackson Teague and the wife of the late T.A. Floyd, who died October 16, 1986.  She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.

            Surviving are a son, Jim Floyd of Blairsville, GA; two step daughters, Verna Puett of Blairsville, GA and Joann Ricketts of Royal Oaks, MI; four step sons, Andrew Floyd of Charleston, SC, and Willard, Kenneth, and T.A. Floyd Jr. all of Blairsville; and uncle, George Jackson of Blairsville and 15 step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of arrangements.