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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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November 29, 1995                                Page 5B

 

maxine f. henderson

 

            Mrs. Maxine Freeman Henderson, 64, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Henderson was born in DeKalb County, Alabama, on December 13, 1930, a daughter of Robert Freeman and Ruby Hudgins Freeman.  She had lived here for the past thirty one years, and was a member of Revival Baptist Church.  Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by her father, Robert Freeman, who passed away in 1971, and a brother, Gary Freeman, who passed away in 1985.

            Surviving are her husband, Mr. Fletcher Henderson, of Blairsville; her mother, Ruby Freeman, of Rainsville, AL; daughter, Yvonna Smith and daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Franklin “Moe” Weaver, all of Blairsville; grandchildren: Tracy Henderson, Jeffrey Henderson, Abby Weaver, and John Weaver, all of Blairsville; sisters Juanita Wigley and Faye Freeman, both of Rainsville; Ovean League of Albertville, AL; and Roberta Short of Detroit, MI; brothers, Billy Freeman, of Hengar, AL; Talton Freeman, of Cleveland, TN; and Ray Freeman of Albertville, AL.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, November 18, 1995 at 2:00 PM from Revival Baptist Church with Brother Anthony Dye and Brother Don Davenport officiating.  Special music was presented by the Pilgrim Quartet.  The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers: Sheldon Henderson, Todd Coker, Roy Phillips, Jamie Sparks, Daren Freeman, and Greg Freeman.  Ray Freeman served as Honorary Escort to the family.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery (sic).

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

           


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November 29, 1995                                Page 5B

 

lenice little poteet

 

            Mrs. Lenice Little Poteet, 91, of Rome, GA, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, November 18, 1995 in Rome.

            Mrs. Poteet was born October 30, 1904 in Union County, GA, the daughter of Luke Little and Ollie Smith Little.  She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, and a former member of Dooley Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was the widow of the late Verlin Poteet, who passed away I 1983.

            Surviving are daughters: Lona Cordell, of Marietta, GA; Lucille McDonald of Rome, GA; Carmolita Holtzclaw, of Fayetteville, GA; and Maggie Lee Abernathy of Martin’s Creek, NC; son, Vernon Poteet, of Marietta; sister: Thelma Nicholson, of Blairsville; fourteen grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, and ten great-great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, November 20, 1995 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of the Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  Specially selected music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  Grandsons served as Pallbearers.  Interment was in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

           


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 29, 1995                                Page 5B

 

mrs. ruth j. shipley

 

            Mrs. Ruth J. Shipley, 83, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 23, 1995 at her home.

            Mrs. Shipley was born in Mason County, West Virginia, on October 9, 1912 a daughter of W.T. McCutcheon and Catherine Byus McCutcheon.  She had lived in this area for the past six years, coming here from New Kensington, PA.  Preceding her in death was a son, Gene Shipley, who died in 1990 and a daughter, Joyce Posati, who died in 1982.

            Surviving are six children: Ralph Shipley, of Deland, Florida; Jerry Shipley, of Lake Placid, Florida; Judith Zadai, of Blairsville; Douglas Shipley, of Spring Church, PA; Jeffrey Shipley, of Jacksonville, Florida; and Jon T. Shipley, of Doylestown, PA.; twenty eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, November 26, 1995 at 2:30 PM from the funeral home with Nick Carroccio officiating. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

           


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November 29, 1995                                Page 5B

 

mrs. bertha butts

 

            Mrs. Bertha Butts, 90, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 23, 1995 at her home.

            Mrs. Butts was born in Union County, Georgia, on March 6, 1905, a daughter of the late Calvin Kendall and Betty Long Kendall.  She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Butts was the widow of the late Lester Butts, who passed away in 1991.  She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.

            Surviving are four daughters: Retha Dills, Maude Lovell, Jerrie Goolsby, and Gladys Higgins, all of Blairsville; son, Sylva Butts, of Blairsville; sisters, Ophlia Dills, of Blairsville and Myrtice Dowdy of Flowery Branch, Georgia; brother, Lloyd Kendall, of Atlanta; eighteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren, and one great great great grandchild also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, November 23, 1995 at 2:00 PM from Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Waymon Lovell and Rev. Vernon Davenport officiating.  Special music was presented by Hubert and Betty Legg.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Kurt Butts, Dale Butts, Vester Dills, David Davenport, Aaron Dills, and Jonathon Dills.  The following gentlemen served as Honorary Escort to the Family: Chris Goolsby, Jerry Goolsby, Ricky Brewer, Jeff Brewer and Jimmy Powell.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

           


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 29, 1995                                Page 5B

 

mr. junior dyer

 

            Mr. Junior Dyer 72, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, November 13, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mr. Dyer was born in Union County, Georgia, on June 21, 1923, a son of the late Samuel Riley Dyer and Sally Reid Dyer.  He was a retired carpenter and a lifelong resident of this area.

            Surviving are his wife, Ruby Nell Mitchell Dyer, of the home; sons, Larry Dyer, Ricky Dyer, and Jerry Dyer, all of Blairsville; daughter, Debbie Young, of Blairsville; sisters, Ida Reid and Lydia Hood, both of Blairsville; brothers, Samuel Riley Dyer, Jr., and Woodrow Dyer, both of Blairsville; eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 15, 1995 at 2:00 PM from Pinetop Baptist Church with Rev. Willis Garrett and Rev. Tom Smith officiating.  Special music was presented by Susie Phillips, Louise DeLong, and June grounds.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gene Pope, Fred Hawkins, Royce Dyer, Shawn Mashburn, Duane Dyer, and Scott Corn.  The following gentlemen served as Honorary Escort to the family: Fred Williams, Tim Dyer, Dayton Dyer, and Stacy Dyer.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.