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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 8, 2004                      Page 5B

 

mr. jack towery

 

Mr. Jack Towery, age 89, of Blairsville, GA passed away Sunday, November 28, 2004.

A lifelong resident, Mr. Towery was born Saturday, January 9, 1915 in Fannin Co., GA to the late William and Eunice Grantham Towery.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Edna Mae Galloway Towery, and infant daughter, Janice Kay Towery.

Survivors include: sons & daughters-in-law, Glenn L. & June Towery, Earl & Dorothy Towery, Bill & Sandra Towery, Joe & Jewell Towery; daughter Jacqueline Towery Turner; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Louis Howe; son, Neil Towery; twenty-two grandchildren, and twenty-two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at 2 PM from the Union Baptist Church with Reverend Earl Hughes officiating.  Interment followed in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Chris Towery, Jeff Towery, William Towery, Greg Towery, Wayne Towery, Eric Turner, and James Turner.

Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, Georgia in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest book at www.cochranfuneralhome.com.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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December 8, 2004                      Page 5B

 

virginia adelaide eastman yost

 

Virginia Adelaide Eastman Yost of Blairsville, GA passed away November 29, 2004.  Preceding her in death were her husband, Rufus L. Yost and a son Rufus L. Yost, Jr.  She is survived by another son, James L. Yost and daughter-in-law, Helen Bainbridge Yost of Blairsville, her grandchildren, Julie Anne Yost, James Christopher Yost, their mother Patricia Phillips Yost, and her granddaughter-in-law, Amy Lynn Yost of Atlanta, GA.

Mrs. Yost was born in Wheeling, WV in 1904.  She graduated with a degree in teaching from Fairmont State College and taught art and mechanical drawing at Grafton High School in Grafton, WV until 1953.  She then moved to Vero Beach, FL with her husband where she taught fourth grade until she retired in 1988.

After retiring, Mrs. Yost made her home in Blairsville.  She was a member of St. Clare’s Episcopal Church in Blairsville.  A memorial service for her will be held there Saturday, December 11, at 2.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Virginia Yost to the Discretionary Fund of St. Clare’s which helps people in need.  St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, 1272 Ledford Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville 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)

 

 

December 8, 2004                      Page 5B

 

mrs. florence elaine ford

 

Mrs. Florence Elaine Ford, age 69, of Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 in the St. Josephs Hospital in Atlanta following an extended illness.  Mrs. Ford was born on March 27, 1935 in Genesse County, MI, the daughter of the late Manley Earl Durham and the late Vera Alice Durham.  She had lived several years in Mt. Morris, MI, and also in Ft. Myers, FL.  She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Ford in 2003.  Mrs. Ford was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Ford are two sisters, Zala Alice Caryl of Blairsville, Lois Ann Patton of Alexandria, VA, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Betty Durham of New Port Ritchie, FL, Darrell and Ann Durham of Danberry Burkburnett, TX, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services and interment will be held from the Flint Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Morris, MI, at a later date and will be announced. 

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