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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA30512

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January 17, 2001††††††††††††††††††††††† Page 5B

 

MR. edward m. turner

 

Mr. Edward M. Turner, age 65, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 7, 2001, in the Veteranís Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Mr. Turner was born on Sunday, September 8, 1935, a son of the late John Jarrett Turner, Sr., and Nola Nix Turner.Mr. Turner was a U.S. Army veteran, and served two tours of duty in The Vietnam War.Mr. Turner had once been assigned to President Eisen-howerís honor guard.Mr. Turner was a native of Union County, and moved back tot his area 25-30 years ago.He was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.Preceding him in death, besides his parents, was a brother, Price Turner.

Surviving are his wife, Betty F. Turner of Blairsville; daughters, Lisa Lloyd of Chantilly, VA, and Susie Brendle of Blairsville; sons, Edward Turner of Manasas, VA, and Joel Turner of Greenwood, IN; sisters, Roma Sue Collins of Blairsville and Sybil Owenby of Buford, GA; brothers, C.Y. Preston Turner, John J. Turner, Jr., Randall Turner, all of Blairsville, GA and Lonnie H. Turner of Lilburn, GA; ten grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 2 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. B.A. Buchanan and Rev. Dick Stillwell officiating.Mr. Turner was eulogized by Mr. Joe Turner.Special music was presented by Minister R. Terry Hooper.The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bill Collins, Larry Turner, Carlton Collins, Cohen Turner, Joe Turner, Garry Turner, and Jack Turner.Serving as honorary pallbearers were Mr. Turnerís grandchildren.Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.Military honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA30512

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January 17, 2001††††††††††††††††††††††† Page 5B

 

MR. otis h. king

 

Mr. Otis H. King, age 63, of King Road, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2001 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.Mr. King was born on January 29, 1937 in Union County, the son of the late Jass King and the late Minnie Dillinger King.He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. King are three daughters and son-in-laws, Deborah jean and Richard Corn of Blairsville; Donna Lynn and Rodney Manus of Hiawassee, Dara Kay and Craig Roberts of Young Harris; one sister, Ollie Jones of Blairsville; four brothers, Ovell King, Troy King, J.B. King and Vernon King, all of Blairsville; four grandchildren, Chasity and Candace Corn of Blairsville, Danielle and Dallas Manus of Hiawassee; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 3 pm from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Benny Nix officiating.Special music was presented by Johnny and Jimmy Hogsed.The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Raymond King, Ray Ingram, Doug Hughes, Royce Brown, Ronnie Jones, Harold Ingram and Larry King.Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

 


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MRS. helen jordan martens

 

Helen Claire Jordan was born on October 26, 1917, to Moses Yancy Jordan and Sally Jordan in the Madison County town of Peola, Georgia.Although she was number 11 in a family of 13, she was the first daughter to attend college, and thanks to a work/study program, graduated cum laude from Piedmont College in 1939.In December of that same year, she married Jacob Louis Martens, head of the Piedmont Biology Department and athletics coach.During the war, she and her husband worked in Houston, where he was stationed with the U.S. Public Health Service program of malaria Control in War areas.

Although they returned to Piedmont after the war, their daughter, Claire Louise, was born in 1946, and they decided to move to Louise Martenís home state of Illinois, where salaries were far better.While living there, Helen not only found time to raise a family, teach high school math and typing classes, but earned her Masterís degree from Illinois State University as well.

Although they enjoyed their time in Illinois, Helenís heart was always in the Georgia mountains, and after she and her husband retired, they moved south.They tried several areas, but finally built a home in Blairsville, Georgia.Over the years, Helena and her husband never forgot the debt that they owned to Piedmont College and were extremely pleased when they were able to help fund the Martens Botanical Complex at the college in 1997.In recognition of her activities on behalf of the college, the Alumni association awarded her their Alumni Service Award in 1998.

The last few years of her life she spent in the family home in Blairsville near friends and family; where she could watch the sun set over the mountains that she loved so much.

Mrs. Martens attended First United Methodist Church of Union County.

Surviving are her husband, Jacob Louise Martens, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Claire M. Graves and James Robert Graves of Horse Shoe, North Carolina; two sisters, Edna Gilkey of Blairsville and Julia Hutchens of Augusta, Georgia.Many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 12, 2001 from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Eddie Herring and Rev. David Jordan officiating.Special music was presented by Susan Barton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to The Diabetes Research Foundation.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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January 17, 2001††††††††††††††††††††††† Page 5B

 

william pearce mueller

 

William Pearce Mueller died January 11, 2001.He is survived by his wife, Anne H. Mueller, their respective children; Meredith Mueller Daly, Todd William and Sharon Devaney Mueller, and William M. Nation, Nathaniel S. Nation; 6 grandchildren, Nicholas Charles Daly, Taylor Christian Mueller, Haley Annalise Mueller, and Austin Steven Nation, Maxwell Scollin Nation, and Presley Jean Nation.

Mr. Mueller was a retired Captain of 36 years with Delta Air Lines.He was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy flying in both World War II and the Korean War.He was also a member of the Delta Golden Wings Locals in Blairsville, GA.

Memorial services will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 11 am with a gathering to be held immediately after the service.The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to either Hospice of Northeast Georgia, PO Box 586, Clayton, GA 30525 or the American Cancer Society.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.