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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 2, 1998          Page 6B

 

mr. billy carver, jr.

 

            Mr. Billy Carver, Jr., age 54, of Banner Elk, NC, formerly of Blairsville, GA. Passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 in Sloop Hospital in Crosnore, NC.

            Mr. Carver was born in Union County, GA. On Monday, June 12, 1944, a son of Maggie Roberts Carver and the late William Boyd carver, Sr.

            He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Banner Elk.

            Surviving are his mother, Maggie Carver Parker, of Helen, GA; brother, Bobby Carver, of Fayetteville, GA; and sister, Phyllis Shipes, of Cumming, GA; nieces and nephews; and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Kyle Woodfin officiating. 

Special music was presented by The Roberts Family.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Keith Buchanan, Jimmy Roberts, Mike Boss, Jimmy Hopkins, Todd Hopkins, and Worth Roberts.

Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.

 


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December 2, 1998          Page 6B

 

mr. ishmael ‘ish’ dyer

 

            Mr. Ishmael ‘Ish’ Dyer, age 85, of Blairsville, GA. Passed away Friday, NOV., 20, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Dyer was born in Union county, GA. On Friday, Nov. 22, 1912, a son of the late Narve Andrew Dyer and Laura Townsen Dyer.

Mr. Dyer attended school at the New Liberty School house, and his first public job was in the Civilian Conservation Corps Camps, located in the general vicinity of Goose Creek.

He and his wife, Nellie, were married in 1963, after the construction of the main highway.  Mr. Dyer was a member of Choestoe Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Nellie A. Dyer, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Rev. Harry E. Poovey, of Monroe NC; son and daughters-in-law, Jack H. and Jane Dyer, of Calhoun, GA; son and his fiancée, Charles L. Dyer and Cynthia Lambert, both of Ocean Springs, MS; and daughter son son-in-law, Geraldine and David Coker, of Blairsville; sister Norma McDonald, of New Smyrna Beach, FL; grandchildren: Lisa Green, of Raleigh, NC; Allen Poovey, of Monroe, NC; Ted Dyer of Trenton, GA; Jeff Dyer, of Calhoun, GA; Kendra Dyer and Carley Dyer, both of Alexandria, VA; Sara Cooper, of Houston, TX; and Molly Coker, of Blairsville, GA; three great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. from Choestoe Baptist Church with Dr. Harry E. Poovey and Rev. James Geer officiating. 

Interment was in the Choestoe Cemetery, under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.


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December 2, 1998          Page 6B

 

mrs. laura pickelsimer parker

 

            Mrs. Laura Pickelsimer Parker, age 93, of Blairsville passed away Monday, November 23, 1998 at Union General Hospital.  Mrs. Parker was born in Fannin County, the daughter of the late Elijah and Mary Emma Cook Pickelsimer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Newman J. Parker, son Earl Parker, grandson Hoe Parker, and granddaughter Tonia Parker Tanner.  Mrs. Parker was a homemaker, and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

            Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Jack and Peggy parker of Blairsville; Zane and Charlotte Parker of Greensbora, SC; Bill and Pat Parker of Blairsville; son Ray Parker of Blairsville; daughters and sons-in-law Barbara and Wayne Colwell of Blairsville; jean and Bill Kendall of Hiawassee; Jane and Jim Collins of Blairsville; daughter-in-law Betty Spiva Parker of Athens; brother and sister-in-law Roy and Grace Pickelsimer of Akron, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with the Rev. Emon Jones officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: mike Parker, Gary Kendall, Jason Brown, Greg Parker, Justin Collins and Mickey King, Jr.


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December 2, 1998          Page 6B

 

mr. rufus h. page

 

            Mr. Rufus H. Page, age 87, of Blairsville, GA. Passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998 in Union General Hospital.

            Mr. Page was born Jan. 22, 1911 in Spartanburg, SC, a son of the late Rufus H. and Alice Wheeler Page.

            He moved to Blairsville five and a half years ago from Haywood County, NC.  Mr. Page was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in WWII, and a member of the St. Clare’s Episcopal Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Helen Page of the home; children, Harry page of Marietta, GA., Dolly Evans of Atlanta, GA., Alice Duryea of Blairsville, GA., Lela Fasciano of Roswell, GA., and Johnny Jones of Lake Junaluska, NC.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 28 at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church with Father Carter Maddox officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA. was in charge of arrangements.