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Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 6, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

willis beavers

 

            Willis Emory “Red” Beavers, 68, 1402 Congress St., died November 14, 1985, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

            He was a native of Union County, Georgia, son of the late Harve E. and Marcena Thomas Beavers, brother of the late Edward Beavers; retired auto mechanic; Army veteran of World War II; member of First Free Will Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: Wife, Jewell Sawyer Beavers; daughter, Vickie Liverett, Gail Cabe, Gastonia, Donna Abernathy, Bessemer City; son, Benny Beavers, Clover, S. C.; sisters, Betty Sue Froneberger, Wilma Tanner, Gastonia; Izell Gibson, Clover; brothers, Frank and Max Beaver, Dallas, Ray Beavers, Gastonia, Jack Beavers, Kings Mountain; nine grandchildren. 

            The funeral was Friday, November 10, 1995 at 2:00 PM at First Free Will Baptist Church.  Officiating the service was Revs. W. H. Calvert, Randy Sawyer and Bobby Gilley.

Pallbearers were Danny Abernathy, Benny and Tony Beavers, Jimmy Rodgers, Scott Ray, and Ricky Tanner, Jr.

The burial took place at Gaston Memorial Park.


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December 6, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mrs. maude audrey owens

 

            Mrs. Maude Audrey Owens, 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away early Wednesday, November 29, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mrs. Owens was born in Muscogee County, on January 31, 1910, a daughter of the late Frank Kemp and May Helms Kemp.  She was a homemaker and had lived in Blairsville since 1985.  Moving there from Tallahassee, Florida.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Her husband Mr. Warren Bunyan Owens, passed away on April 10, 1977.

            Surviving are two sons, Warren B. Owens, Jr., of Gulf Hammock, Florida; Dennis H. Owens, of Blairsville; a sister, Verna Culpepper, of Cusseta, Georgia.  Twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 2, 1995 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Pasley Fletcher Funeral Home of Thomaston with interment in Southview Cemetery in Thomaston. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements in Blairsville, and Pasley Fletcher Funeral Home of Thomaston in charge of arrangements there.


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December 6, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

william anderson

 

            William “Bill” Myrden Anderson, 59, 936 Jupiter St., died November 7, 1995, at home.

            He was a native of Union County, Georgia, son of the late Calvin and Ida Underwood; electrician, M & M Electric, Army veteran.           

            Survivors include: Former wife, Yvonne Williams Anderson; sons, David James Anderson, Stanley, Bryan Elbert Anderson, Gastonia; daughters, Kimberly Anderson, Bessemer City; Elizabeth Anderson, Gastonia; brother, Bud Anderson, Gastonia; sisters, Ruby Holden, Robbinsville, Ethel Williams, Sylvia, Willie Mae Williamson, Gastonia; nine grandchildren.

The funeral was at 11:00 AM, Friday, at the Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia.  Officiating the service was Rev. John Houck.

Westview Gardens in Bessemer City was in charge of arrangements.


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December 6, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mr. john w. “jack” edwards

 

            Mr. John W. “Jack” Edwards, 51, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville, following an extended illness. 

            Jack was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1944, a son of John William Edwards, Sr. and Mary Katherine Wilt Edwards.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County; past president of the Kiwanis Club of Union County; past president of the Union County American Heart Assoc; and he had served in the past as a volunteer for the Union County American Cancer Society.  Mr. Edwards was a Sunday School Teacher at First United Methodist Church of Union County, and was also a teacher at Woody Gap High School.  He was the owner of Nix Concrete Products in Blairsville.  He was preceded in death by his brother, David Bruce Edwards, and his mother, Mary Katherine Edwards.

            Surviving are his wife, Fran Edwards, of the home; son, John William Edwards III, of Athens, Georgia; and a sister, Jane Edwards Havill, of North Palm Beach, Florida; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, November 30, 1995 at 7:30 PM fro First United Methodist Church of Union County with Dr. Robert Darby officiating.  Music was presented by  the First United Methodist Church Choir, with Martha Cone, Lyn Catron, and Elizabeth Plott.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jim Arthur, Myron Turner, Eldon Arndt, Ronnie Jordan, Ray Ashurt, Jon Erving, Jim Curington, and Hank Hall.  Interment was Friday, December 1, 1995 at 11:00 AM in Union Memory Gardens, in Blairsville.

            If you wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4344 Mulkey Gap Road, Blairsville, Georgia 30512; Woody Gap School, 3736 State Hwy. 60, Suches Georgia 30572; First United Methodist Church of Union County, 859 Highway 515, Blairsville, Georgia 30512.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 6, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mrs. rosalie delores nathan

 

            Mrs. Rosalie Delores Nathan, 69, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 1995 at her home. 

            Mrs. Nathan was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, on August 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Breault C. Pendleton and Rosella Gagler Pendleton.  She had been living in the Blairsville area for the past 2 1/2 years, coming from Greenville, South Carolina.  She was a member of the Blairsville Church of God.      

Surviving are her husband, Edward H. Nathan, of Blairsville; Two (sic) daughters, Michelle Collins, of Blairsville, and Patricia Rodgers, of Greenville, South Carolina; brother, Charles B. Pendleton, of Augusta Georgia; four grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services are scheduled for Sunday, December 3, 1995 at 11:00 AM from the Blairsville Church Of God, with Rev. James Lemley officiating. 

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Salvation Army.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 6, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mrs. citter colwell

 

            Mrs. Citter Colwell, 80, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mrs. Colwell was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina on September 8, 1915, a daughter of the late Homer Leonidus Stalcup and Bessie Lela Martin Stalcup.  She was a homemaker and had lived in this area for most of her life.  Mrs. Colwell was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, a member of the Blairsville OES, #304, and was active in the Christian Women’s Club of Blairsville.  She was the widow of the late Frank Colwell, who passed away in 1990.

            Surviving are her daughter, Patsy Davenport, of Blairsville; sisters, Lela Metcalf, of Blairsville, Polly Carder, and Minnie Moore of Murphy, North Carolina; brothers, Harvey Stalcup, Clyde Stalcup, and Claude Stalcup, all of Murphy; two grandchildren also survive. 

            Funeral services were held Friday, December 1, 1995 at 1:00 PM from Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Gowder, Rev. Billy Rabern, and Rev. Fred Lunsford officiating.  Special music was presented by Lita Gowder, Jerry Hemphill, Wayne Copeland, and Rick Davenport.  Nephews served as Pallbearers, with interment in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 6, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mr. cecil carson stevens

 

            Mr. Cecil Carson Stevens, 66, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 30, 1995 in Ga. Baptist Hospital in Atlanta.  Mr. Stevens was born February 21, 1929, in Union County, Georgia, a son of the late Lee Elbert Stevens and Addie Jackson Stevens.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War.  Mr. Stevens was a lifelong resident of this area, and was of the Baptist faith.  He had been preceded in death by two brothers: Carter Stevens and Claude Stephens. (sic)

            Survivors are his wife, Polly, of the home; son and daughter in law, Victor and Kay, of Eatonton, Ga; son, Terry, of Eatonton; daughter, and son in law, Shannon and Paul Anerson, (sic) of Monroe, Georgia, of Monroe, Ga; (sic) step son, Donald Owenby of Blairsville; grandchildren, Cliff Stevens, of Eatonton and Amber Anderson, of Monroe; Sisters, Alline Noble, of Eatonton and Elizabeth Wages, of Athens, Ga.; brothers, Frank Stephens and Riley Stephens, both of Blairsville; Eugene Stephens, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; Bill Stephens, of Chamblee, Ga.; Henry Stephens, of Marietta; and Jack Stevens, of Fairburn Ga.; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, December 3, 1995 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Bill Gowder officiating.  Special music for the service was presented by the Shook Family.  Nephews served Honor Guard.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 6, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mr. john jarrett turner, sr.

 

            Mr. John Jarrett Turner, Sr. 98, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 1, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mr. Turner was born in Madisonville, Tennessee, on May 19, 1897, a son of the late James Lon Turner and Susie Duckworth Turner.  Mr. Turner was a veteran of World War I, and had served for over 20 years as a teacher in Union County and for 17 years as Tax Commissioner.  For the past many years, he continued to farm.  Mr. Turner lived in this area for most of his life, and was a member Old Liberty Baptist Church and of Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114 F. & A.M.; of Choestoe Odd Fellows Lodge, and The American Legion, Woodrow Wilson, Chapter #121.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nola Nix Turner, in 1988.

            Surviving are two daughters, Roma Sue Collins of Blairsville and Sybil Owenby of Clarston, Ga; six sons: C. Y. Preston Turner, John Jarrett Turner, Jr., Randall D. Turner and Edward M. Turner, all of Blairsville and Dr. James Harry Turner and Lon Henry Turner of Lilburn, Ga.; two brothers: Carl Turner of Gainesville and Carlos Turner of Rockmart and one sister, Mary Jackson of Blairsville.  Twenty nine grandchildren, forty eight great grandchildren and many other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, December 3, 1995 at 4:00 PM from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Young and Rev. B.A. Buchanan  officiating.  Eulogies were given by Bill Collins and Edna Ruth Rich.  Special music was presented by Rev. and Mrs. James Geer.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bill Collins, Larry Turner, Joe Turner, John Price Turner, Eddie Turner, Jack Turner, and Gary Turner.  Grandsons and great grandsons served as Honorary Escort.  Military graveside honors were presented by members of the North Georgia Honor Guard, with interment in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 6, 1995                                  Page 6B

 

mr. charlie cheek

 

            Mr. Charlie Cheek, 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 30, 1995 at his home.

            Mr. Cheek was born in Clay County, North Carolina, on May 8, 1914, a son of the late Elisha Cheek and Ruth Scroggs Cheek.  He was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving are his wife, Lena Ferguson Cheek, of the home; five children: William Cheek, Shirley Mashburn, Horace Cheek, and Jerry Cheek, all of Blairsville, and Herman Cheek of Lithia Spring, Ga.; half brother, Otis Beech, of Murphy, NC.; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 2, 1995 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of the Funeral Home with Rev. Hubert Legg officiating.  Special music was presented by Ebenezer Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Brian Mashburn, Tony Deyton, James Cheek, Gary Cheek, Kevin Cheek, and Wayne Cheek.  Interment was in Woods Grove Cemetery in Young Harris.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.