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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 23, 1998        Page 6B

 

mr. robert edward michael

 

            Mr. Robert Edward Michael, age 51, of Blairsville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 8, 1998 following a period of declining health.  Mr. Michael was born in Elgin, IL the son of the late Charles and Evelyn Brasher Michael.  Surviving are his wife Mrs. Donna Michael of Blairsville, GA; daughter, Kimberly Michael of Coldwater, MI; sons: Robbie Michael and Creighton Stafford both of St. Petersburg, FL; brothers: Johnny Hugh Michael of Pinellas Park, FL, Charles H. Michael of New Port Richie, FL; sister Michelle Dehart of Sarasota, FL, two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held December 11, 1998 from the First Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in memory of Mr. Michael be sent to Hand and Hand Hospice, PO Box 70, Hiawassee, GA 30546.  Banister Funeral Home of Young Harris in charge of arrangements.

           

 


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December 23, 1998        Page 6B

 

mr. john oliver ‘hosey’ allen

 

            Mr. John Oliver ‘Hosey’ Allen, age 77, of Blairsville passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 1008 in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.

            Mr. Allen was born Dec. 8, 1922 in Fannin County, GA, the son of Jim and Cosby Ledford Allen.  He has lived most of his life in Fannin and Union Counties and was a member and Deacon of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

            Mr. Allen was also a WII Navy Veteran.  He was preceeded in death by a brother, William ‘Bill’ Allen and a daughter, Bonnie Allen.

            Survivors include: wife, Irene Payne Allen of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susie Allen of Canton, GA.; daughter and son-in-law, Minnie David Chapman of Alpharetta, GA.; son and daughter-in-law, James and Anita Allen of Mineral Bluff, GA.; son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Ronda Allen of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Bob Grant of Woodstock, GA.; daughter, Donna Panter of Jonesboro, GA.; brother, Ralph Allen, of Hampton, Ga.; sister, Ruth Long of Norcross, GA.; sister, JoAnn Willis of Morganton, GA.; sister, Martha Holloway of Ellijay, GA.; brother, Melvin Allen of Morganton, GA.; brother, Robert Allen, also of Morganton; and brother, J.R. Allen of Blue Ridge, GA; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Steve Youngblood and Rev. Earl Pickelsimer officiating. 

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Chris Chapman, Gary Chapman, James Grady Allen, Wendall Payne, Kenny Payne and Tracy Green.

Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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December 23, 1998        Page 6B

 

mrs. mattie elizabeth lindsey

 

            Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Lindsey, age 89, of Blairsville passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 in the union County Nursing Home.

            Mrs. Lindsey, a native of Colquitt County, GA, had moved here form Pembroke Pines, FL.  She had lived in Blairsville for the past four years.  Mrs. Lindsey was a member of the Treasure Island Baptist Church in Okeechobee, FL.

            Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Quinn of Blairsville; sour sisters: Nadine Ferrell of Okeechobee, FL.; Bertha Babbs of Mt. Dora, FL. And Mamie Hughes and Natha Lee Newson, both of North Carolina; three grandchildren: Mike Quinn, Sharon Mest and Chris Quinn, all of Blairsville.  many other relatives and friends also survive.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec 17, 1998 from the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Ellington, GA.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of local arrangements.  .


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December 23, 1998        Page 6B

 

mrs. othena dye dockery

 

            Mrs. Othena Dye Dockery, age 80, of Blairsville, passed away Saturday, December 12, 1998 in the Stephens County Medical Center in Toccoa.  Mrs. Dockery was born December 26, 1917 in Union County, the daughter of Sam and Lillie Barnes Dye.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was of the Baptist Faith.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, opal Dockery.

            Survivors include: 7 sons, Buell, Troy, Cecil, and Tommy Dockery, all of Blairsville, Ralph Dockery of Morganton, Marty Dockery of Apex, NC, and Kenneth Dockery of Cleveland, GA; 2 daughters, Wanda Webb and Sherry Dockery, Both of Blairsville; one sister, Gertrude Dye of Brasstown, NC; and 2 brothers, Virgil Dye of Brasstown, NC and Verlin Dye of Apex, NC. 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 15, 1998 from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with the Rev. Frank Dockery officiating.  Music was provided by the Wilson Brothers and by L.D. and Irene Buchanan.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tony Dockery, Steve Dockery, Robbie Dockery, Scott Webb, Coy Dockery and Adam Dockery.  Interment was in the Pinelog Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to in memory of

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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December 23, 1998        Page 6B

 

mr. ronnie wimpey

 

            Mr. Ronnie Wimpey, age 42, of Blairsville passed away Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at his home.  Mr. Wimpey was a lifelong resident of Union County and a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Connie Owenby Wimpey of the home; 2 sons, Nicholas and Matthew Wimpey, also of the home: Parents A.J. and Alwayne Wimpey of Blairsville; sister and brother-in-law, Becky and John Seabolt of Blairsville; mother-in-law, Joann Owenby of Blairsville; brother-in-law, Roger Owenby of Marietta, Georgia.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Old Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Music was provided by Neal and Patsy Efird.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gerald Cook, Ronnie Evans, Chris Souther, Danny Bridges, Chris Carr and Bobby Lance.  Interment was in the Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.