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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 20, 1995                                Page 4B

 

mrs. eileen rita christensen

 

            Mrs. Eileen Rita Christensen, 69, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 10, 1995 in Florida.

Mrs. Christensen was a native of Massachusetts, but had lived in this area since 1981, coming here from West Palm Beach, Florida.  She worked as a registered nurse in West Palm Beach for many years.  Mrs. Christensen was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. 

            Surviving are her husband, Evans Christensen, of Blairsville; children: John Christensen, Theresa Cantrell and Joan Hall, all of Blairsville and David Christensen, of Wet Palm Beach; sisters, Marie Laulbach, of West Palm Beach, Edith Greene, of Daytona Beach, and Pauline Duplease, of Leominster, Mass., and brothers, Bob Dufour of Lancaster, Mass., and Raymond Dufour, of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; six grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral mass was held Thursday, December 14, 1995 at 11:00 AM from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Patrick Donaghey officiating. 

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 20, 1995                                Page 4B

 

lela botts voyles

 

            Mrs. Lela Botts Voyles, age 90, of Fayetteville, Georgia, formerly of this area, passed away Thursday, December 14, 1995 in Fayetteville.  Mrs. Voyles was preceeded (sic) in death by her husband Mr. Clarence Voyles and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

Survivors include one son and daughter in law Charles and Helen Voyles of Fayetteville.  Two grandchildren and three great grandchildren and nieces and nephews and many other friends and relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 16, at 10:00 AM from the Mowell Funeral Home Chapel in Fayetteville, with Rev. Jack Overton and Rev. David McGowen officiating.  Graveside services were conducted at 3:00 PM from the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Morganton, Georgia with Rev. Danny Parris and Rev. Grady Ray officiating.

 


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December 20, 1995                                Page 4B

 

mr. ronald f. eckert

 

            Mr. Ronald F. Eckert, 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 11, 1995 in Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  Mr. Eckert was born February 13, 1921, in Newark, New Jersey, the son of the late Mary Eckert.

Mr. Eckert was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as Lieutenant in World War II, and was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Force Air Medal.  He was a former New Jersey State Trooper as well as an investigator with the Immigration and Naturalization Service.  Mr. Eckert retired from the United States Customs Service in 1975. 

            Mr. Eckert was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, and the Butternut Creek Golf Club in Blairsville.  Surviving is his wife, June Eckert, of the home; daughter, Patricia M. Hill, of Charlotte, North Carolina; son, James Ronald Eckert, of Durham, North Carolina; brothers, John V. Eckert of Spring Lake, New Jersey, and James W. Eckert, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; granddaughter, Charlotte Ann Hill and grandson, James M. Hill, III, both of Charlotte.

            Funeral Mass was held Friday, December 15, 1995 at 11:00 AM from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Patrick Donaghey officiating. 

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 20, 1995                                Page 4B

 

mr. hubert l. butt

 

            Mr. Hubert L. Butt, 94, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 1995 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia.

            Mr. Butt was born in Union County, Georgia, on May 14, 1901, a son of the late James Allen Butt and Ellen Owenby Butt.  He had lived in this area for most of his life and was a retired College Professor.  Mr. Butt was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Butt, of Blairsville; son, Dr. James A. Butts, of Gainesville; grandchildren: Dr. James Allen Butts, Jr., of Gainesville; Larry E. Butts of Birmingham, Al., and Katherine L. Butts, of Nashville, Tenn.; many friend and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 13, 1995 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Darby and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Rex Owenby, Robert Butt, Gollie Easter, Frank Merritt, Ray Rogers, and Bob Head.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: June Stroud, Kenneth Jenkins, Jack Lance, and Bud Akins.  Special music was presented by Mildred and Nelson LeCroy.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Young Harris College, P.O. Box 275, Young Harris, Georgia, 30582 Attn. Kimberly Poe.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 20, 1995                                Page 4B

 

Lowell m. peacock

 

            Mr. Lowell M. Peacock of Blairsville passed away December 5, 1995 at his home.  Lowell was born January 4, 1918, Pontiac, MI.  He retired from Pontiac Motors in 1974.  he was laid to rest in Michigan.

He was survived by his sister, June Walls of Blairsville; daughter, Kathleen Newcombe (Fred) of Ft. Worth, TX; gran-children: (sic) Terra, Jason, Philip, and Patricia Newcombe; Kelly and Amber Combs of Oklahoma City, OK.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Edna Teeple of Pontiac, MI.