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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 13, 1995                                Page 8B

 

miss lillian l. kelley

 

            Miss Lillian L. Kelley, 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 2, 1995 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Miss Kelley was born in Union County, Georgia, on March 7, 1913, daughter of the late John Bascomb Kelley and Gertrude Weaver Kelley.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County and a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County.

            Surviving are four brothers: Ray F. Kelley, of Buford, Georgia, Ira C. Kelley, of Atlanta, Neal Kelley, of Blairsville; and Tom R. Kelley of Morrow, Georgia; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, December 4, 1995 at 11:00 AM from the chapel of the Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Darby officiating.  Special music was presented by Susie Phillips, Louise DeLong, and June Grounds.  Nephews served as pallbearers.  Interment was in Providence Methodist church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 13, 1995                                Page 8B

 

mrs. muriel elener barton

 

            Mrs. Muriel Elener Barton, 90, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 2, 1995 in Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, Georgia.

            Mrs. Barton was born in Grandrapids, Minnesota, on December 25, 1904, daughter of the late Charles and Frances Pugh.  She had lived in this area for the past four years, coming here from Florida.  Mrs. Barton was of the Methodist faith.

            She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Albert, of Blairsville; four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Monday December 4, 1995 at 2:30 PM from the chapel of Kopicki Heritage Funeral Home in Berwyn, Illinois, with interment in Mr. (sic) Auburn Cemetery in Stickney, Illinois.

            Arrangements locally by Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.


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December 13, 1995                                Page 8B

 

mr. dennis g. cordell

 

            Mr. Dennis G. Cordell, 38, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 3, 1995 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia.

            Mr. Cordell was born in Towns County Georgia, on January 12, 1957, a son of William Cordell and Bonnie Virginia Crowder Cordell.  He was a lifelong resident of this area and attended Zion Hill Baptist.  Mr. Cordell was a member of the Blairsville Jaycees.

            Surviving are his mother, Bonnie Cordell, of Blairsville; two brothers, Danny Cordell of Blairsville and Benny Cordell, of Atlanta; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 5 1995 at 2:00 PM from Ivy Log Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tony Roberson officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: John Payne, Buck Payne Randy Rogers, Wade Dockery, Scott Robinson, and Tracy Dockery.

            Cochran Funeral home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 13, 1995                                Page 8B

 

mr. harold paul kirkwood

 

Mr. Harold Paul Kirkwood, 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 2, 1995 at his home.

Mr. Kirkwood was a native of Oklahoma, and a veteran of the U.S. army and served during World war II.  He had lived in this are for the past 1 ˝ years, coming from Blue Ridge, Georgia.  Mr. Kirkwood was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marguerite Lemley Kirkwood, of the home; step son, Mark Tuttle, of Blue Ridge; step daughter, Marcia Lazaroff; of Arizona; and sister, Thelma Gibson, of Wichita, Kansas.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, December 6, 1995 at 2:00 PM from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Blairsville.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 13, 1995                                Page 8B

 

mrs. bernice rita davis

 

            Mrs. Bernice Rita Davis, 82, part time resident of Blairsville and Boca Raton, Florida, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Davis was born in Illinois on January 17, 1913, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Mikniewicz.  She was a homemaker and attended St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Surviving are daughter, Rita Demarco, of Blairsville; son, Stanley Davis, of Oak Brook, Illinois; sisters, Lillian Matchus, of Melrose Park, Illinois, and Nell Rozanski, of Villa Park, Illinois; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 9, 1995 with prayers at 9:15 AM from Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary in Elmhurst, Illinois with 10:00 AM mass at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church in Villa Park.  Burial was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.      

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements locally in conjunction with Steuerle Funeral Home in Villa Park, Illinois.


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December 13, 1995                                Page 8B

 

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, and a son, William Price Turner, in 1985.

            Surviving are two daughters, Roma Sue Collins of Blairsville and Sybil Owenby of Clarkson, 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, of Rome, Ga. 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 13, 1995                                Page 8B

 

harold f. mccranie

 

            Mr. Harold Franklin McCranie of Blairsville, GA passed away Monday, December 4, 1995 at his home.  Mr. McCranie was born in Fort Myers, Florida the son of Jules V. McCranie and Ella Bruton McCranie Peterson.  He was a Navy Veteran of world War II and was a retired business man.  Surviving are his wife Mrs. Susan Parramore McCranie of Blairsville, GA; sons: John C. McCranie of Valdosta, GA; H. F. McCranie, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA; Benjamin McCranie of Valdosta, GA; nieces, nephews and many friends.  Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 6, 1995 at 11:00 AM in the Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Parris officiating.

            Banister Funeral Home of Young Harris in charge of arrangements.


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December 13, 1995                                Page 8B

 

george d. patterson

 

Mr. George D. Patterson, 77, of Blairsville, GA passed away Friday, December 8, 1995 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mr. Patterson was born in Wilcox County, GA, a son of the late Glen Patterson and Emma Fitzgerald Patterson.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.  Mr. Patterson retired from Southern Bell Telephone, in March of 1981, after 35 years of service.  He moved to Blairsville in 1983, coming here from West Palm Beach, Florida.  Mr. Patterson was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville and also a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Elizabeth Thornton Patterson, of the home; son, Gerald D. Patterson, of Lake Wroth, FL; son and daughter in law, Glynn G. and Cindy Patterson, of Good Hope, GA; daughter and son in law, Gail and Raymond Kemly, of west Palm Beach, FL; Grandchildren, Robert Patterson, of Lake Worth, Cody Patterson, of Good Hope, and Melissa Davis, of West Palm Beach; brother, Cecil Patterson, of Cordele, GA; and sister, Euletha Barfield, of Macon, GA; many friends and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, December 11, 1995 at 3:00 PM from First Baptist Church of Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Mr. terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen, deacons of First Baptist Church, served as Pallbearers: Bill Brothers, Mickey Cummings, Neal Efird, Don Kehr, Leon Davenport, and M. C. Brickey.  The following gentlemen served as Honorary Escort to the family; Wayne Colwell, and R. L. “ Woody” Woodham and Neal Collins.  Members of the faith Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church also served as Honorary Escort.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery with full military honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

            The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30514.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 13, 1995                                Page 8B

 

elgin j. allen

 

            Mr. Elgin J. Allen, 84, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, December 9, 1995.

            Mr. Allen was born August 11, 1911 in Fannin County, Georgia, a son of the late Eliga Allen and Brilla Weeks Allen.  He was retired from the Tennessee Copper Company.  Mr. Allen was a member of Hemptown Baptist Church.  Mr. Allen was preceded in death by a son, James Allen, in 1994.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grova Mae Allen, of the home; two sons: Gerald Allen, of Blairsville, and Jackey J. Allen of Acworth; three daughter: Christine Cosby, of Thompson, GA; Geraldine Roper of Acworth, and Ella Vee Payne, of Blairsville; a sister, Mamie Mundy, of Blue Ridge, and brother, Homer Allen of Dial, GA; fifteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Monday, December 11, 1995 at 11:00 AM from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Willis Garrett officiating.  Specially selected music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers: Randy Hampton, J. J. Allen, Jr., Danny Allen, Kerry Allen, Robert Allen, and Wayne Allen.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.