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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 22, 1999                    Page 5B

 

mrs. victoria Lewis

 

Mrs. Victoria Lewis, age 90, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 17, 199 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mrs. Lewis was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, November 13, 1909, a daughter of the late Joseph Griboski and Victoria Golden Griboski.  She was a homemaker and had lived in this area since 1989, coming here from Homosassa Springs, Florida.  She attended The House of Prayer Church.

Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Sandra Lewis and Harry Buchardt, of Blairsville; three sisters: Stella DiFillippo, of Bridgeport, PA; Frances Williams, of Phenixville, PA; and Adelaide Stobozion, of Bridgeport, PA; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren also survive.  Mrs. Lewis was the widow of the late R. Dewees Lewis, who passed away March 10, 1999.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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December 22, 1999                    Page 5B

 

mr. wead everette lewis

 

Mr. Wead Everette Lewis, age 75, of Pleasant Hill Road, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 1999 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Lewis was born on April 2, 1924 in Union County, the son of the late Jewell Carlton Lewis and the late Jeanetti Bell Swanson Lewis.  He was a World War II veteran and had retired from the West Vaco Paper Company after thirty years of service.  After moving to Blairsville, he was employed by Builderway and Mountain Building Supply for over 19 years.  He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and also a former member of the Union County Lions Club.

Survivors: his loving wife of 52 years, Rose Lewis; one son, Wayne E. Lewis of Atlanta, GA; three daughters, Cindy King of Easley, S.C., Holly Miller of Columbia, MD, Jewell Johnson of Atlanta, GA; two son-in-laws, Dale King and Tom Miller; grandchildren Brady King, T.J. Miller and Brittney Miller, nieces and nephews, special friends Robert and Stacy Head of Blairsville and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on DEember14, 1999at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Mountain View Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Rabern, the Rev. George Cline,  and the Rev. Harold Sangster officiating.  Special music was presented by Patsy Davenport, Betty Gurr, and Tammy Blasingame.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Wayne Lewis, Dale King, Tom Miller, Brady King, Joe Bozzelli, Jay McClure.  Honorary pallbearers were: Steven, Christian, and Jeff Slaton, George Smoak, Jim Johnannon, Lewis Rinehart, Creig and Luther Cook, Gary and Kevin Campbell, Jewell E. Lewis, Bart Hoot, Swanson Hood, Stanley Slice, Randy Coker, Todd Coker, J.S. Kenyon, Sidney Kenyon, Richard Storr, Michael and Bryan Shuler.

Interment followed in the Summerville Cemetery in Summerville, SC on Thursday, December 16, 1999.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can e made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association in memory of Mr. Wead Everette Lewis.

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


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December 22, 1999                    Page 5B

 

mrs. deborah (debbie) ann cole melvin

 

Mrs. Deborah (Debbie) Ann Cole Melvin, age 39 of Leisure Time Road, Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 1999 in the Emory Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness.  Mrs. Melvin was born on January 9, 1960, in Buchannon, Michigan, the daughter of Raymond Cole and Barbara Evans Cole.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Niles, Michigan.  She was an avid bowler.  Mrs. Melvin was previously employed for several years at Millie’s Restaurant and at the time of her death was employed at the Crossing Shell Service Station.

Surviving Mrs. Melvin are her husband, James (Jimbo) Melvin of Blairsville; one son, Brett Allen Barrett of Niles, Michigan; mother, Barbara Evans; father and step mother, Raymond and Beverly Cole; two brothers, Terry Ray Cole of Cedar Keys, FL; Raymond Edward Cole of Niles, Michigan; one sister, Nancy Lynn Bakus of Edwardburg, Michigan, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by Scott Lance and Kim Thomas.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Roger Cobb, Danny, Arrwood, Butch Patton, Jerry Rich, Richard Melvin, and Frank Corradetti.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Michael Tate and Jack Lee Bassett.  Interment followed in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 22, 1999                    Page 5B

 

mrs. dollie nebraska cruse gribble

 

Mrs. Dollie Nebraska Cruse Gribble, age 85, of the Blue Ridge Hwy., Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 1999 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Gribble was born on March 17, 1914 in Andrews, NC, the daughter of the late Millard Cruse and the late Teresa Garrett Cruse.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County and was of the Baptist Faith.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Gribble in 1988.

Surviving Mrs. Gribble is one son and daughter in law, Hoyt and Gina Gribble of Blairsville; daughter, Mazel Hunt of Blairsville; daughter an son in law Mozella and J.D. Crouch, of Ocala, Fl; daughter, Monette Rhodes of Ashville, NC; one sister, Floy Grizzle of Vader, Washington; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren,  many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 20, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Earl Pickelsimer officiating.  Special music was presented by Kenneth and Elaine Young and Dorothy Pickelsimer.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Hayden Rich, David Allen, Brian Plumley, Eric Ross, Everette Rhodes, and Mitch Farmer.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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December 22, 1999                    Page 5B

 

mr. j.w. cook

 

Mr. J.W. Cook, age 75, of Norcross, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 15, 1999 in Dunwoody, Georgia.

Mr. Cook was born Union County, Georgia, on Saturday, July 26, 1924, a son of the late John Waco Cook and Ulma Akins Cook.  He was a veteran of the U.s. Army, and served during WWII.  Since 1967, Mr. Cook had lived in Atlnta.  He was a field engineer.  Mr. Cook was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville and was also a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114 F & AM.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willa Nell “Bill” McDaris Cook, of Norcross, GA, sons and daughters in law; Jim and Pat Cook, of Duluth, GA, and Ken and Carol Cook of Acworth, GA; sister, Vernaree Cook Shuler, of Dacula, GA; brother, Franklin Cook, of Marietta, GA; grandchildren: Alan Cook of Norcross, Brian Cook, of Duluth, Kevin and Ryan Cook, of Marietta, and Brian Teague, of Acworth.  Many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 17, 1999 at 8 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Bethel Buchanan officiating.  Special music was presented by Mrs. Martha Cone.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, on Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 10 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to National Kidney Foundation, or to The American Heart Association.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.