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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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December 30, 1998        Page 10A

 

Mrs. leone n. foy

 

            Mrs. Leone N. Foy, age 90, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away Sunday, December 20, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Foy was born on Tuesday, October 27, 1908, in Duval County, Florida, a daughter of the late Wesley William Watson and Blanche Acosta Watson.  She was a retired secretary, and had lived in Jacksonville for over 50 years.  Mrs. Foy moved to Blairsville in January of 1995, coming here from Lilburn, Georgia.  She has been preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and her son Daris H. Foy, who passed away in 1997.

            Surviving are a daughter, Marvel Goodwin, of Midland, Texas; daughter in law, Betty Jane Foy, of Blairsville; 5 grandchildren: Jan Goodwin King, of Austin, Texas; Wendy Goodwin Roberson, of Midland, Texas; Holly Foy Hruschka, of Bellefonte, PA; Belinda Foy, of FT. Oglethorpe, GA; and Melissa Foy, of Columbus, GA; 7 great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Dr. Ross Bair officiating.  In lieu of Flowers, if you wish, memorials may be made to the Grace Community Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 105, Blairsville, GA 30514 or to the American Heart Association. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 30, 1998        Page 10A

 

thelma mae nelson fair

 

            Mrs. Thelma Mae Nelson Fair, age 91, of Blairsville passed away Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at her home.  Mrs. Fair was born January 1, 1907 the daughter of John Festus and Martha Lee Berry Nelson in Union County.  She was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church and had lived most of her life in Union County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert “Bob” Fair; a son, Johnny Richard “Dick” Fair; a grandson, Brent Hollaran; and a granddaughter, Carolyn Fair.

            Survivors include: Son and Daughter in law, Robert M and Patricia Fair of Acworth, GA; daughter and son in law, Ann and Larry Patterson of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Peggy and Bill Martin of Cornelia, Ga; sister, Lorene Nicholson of Jasper, Ga; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 18, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Eulogies were provided by two of her grandchildren, Mr. Jeff Patterson and Mrs. Cheryl Painter.  Mrs. Debbie Hamby provided music for the service.  Interment was in the Union memory Gardens Cemetery.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers; John Fair, Rob Fair, Jeff Paterson, Richard Hollaran, Jim Poteete, Jim Pinkard and Fred Painter.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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December 30, 1998        Page 10A

 

mrs. juanita kelley

 

            Mrs. Juanita Kelley, age 72, passed away Sunday, December 27, 1998 at her home in Branan Lodge early in the morning, quietly in her sleep.

            Mrs. Kelley was preceded in death by her parents: Arnold and Nell Butt.  She was born in Union County, on February 3, 1926, and lived in Union County all of her life.

            Mrs. Kelley is survived by four children: Roger, Wayne, Opal Barnes, and Evelyn Jones, all of Blairsville; also surviving are eight grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by seven sisters: Lucille Jordan, of Blairsville, Ruby Hyde of Dalton, GA, Louise Owenby of Blairsville, Betty Patterson, of Dalton, GA, Pauline Stephens, of Blairsville, Barbara Coker, of Blairsville, and Claudine Souther of Blairsville, and one brother, Sammy Butt of Blairsville.

            She was a member of the Jones Creek Church of Gad.  Mrs. Kelley worked at the dress factory for a number of years.  Then was employed at the shoe factory where she was later retired.  Mrs. Kelley enjoyed working with her flowers in her yard and enjoyed sewing and talking with her many friends on the phone,

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 26th, 19898 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home.  Special music was provided by Luther and Jane Sandodal with Hillary Kelley and Ken and Elaine Young.  Minister were Rev. Tommy Jones, Rev. Ray Potts, and Rev. Terrell Jones.    The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Donald Weaver, Ronnie Coker, Chris Fortenberry, Sam Gentry, Danny Owenby and Sammy Owenby.

Juanita’s children know their mother’s love could only be measured by God’s love, everlasting.

Interment was in Union memory Gardens, Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in Charge of arrangements.


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December 30, 1998        Page 10A

 

mr. jake burton “j.B.” kelley, jr.

 

            Mr. Jake Burton, “J.B.” Kelley, Jr., age 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 1998 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mr. Kelley was born Tuesday, September 19, 1922, and he had lived all his life in Union County.  He was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Tommy, Frank, and Paul, and one sister, Minnie Duckworth.  Mr. Kelley worked at Blairsville Hardware with Paul Paris and Bruce Hunt until change of ownership.  Then he worked with Blairsville Electric, and Mr. Bud Nichols, until he retired.

            Survivors include his wife, Brittle, of the Gilmer Nursing Home, whom he loved and cared for very much; two sons: Roger and Wayne; also two daughters: Evelyn Jones and Opal Barnes, all of Blairsville; two sisters: Maude Powers, of Michigan, and Julia Head of Atlanta; one brother, Virge, who is a resident of Union County Nursing Home; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive.

            “Parting is Sad” but in words comfort, he assured his children that he was saved and knew Jesus as his Savior.”

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Leon Henderson and Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Donald Weaver, Chris Fortenberry, Sam Gentry, Bretney Barnes, W.H. Hood, and Terry Queen.  Mr. Kelley was eulogized by Mr. Bud Nichols.  Interment was in Blairsville City Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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December 30, 1998        Page 10A

 

mrs. barbara adams franklin

 

            Mrs. Barbara Adams Franklin, age 59, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 26, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Franklin was born in Fannin County, Georgia, on November 18, 1939, a daughter of the late Jesse Vincent Adams and Prairie Viola Elizabeth Walker Adams.  She lived in Fannin County, until 1970, when she moved to Blairsville.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Elmer Franklin of Blairsville; daughters: Lisa Goodwin, of Murphy, NC; Sonja E. Franklin, of Blairsville; and Tamara Stanley, of Dalton, GA; sons: Scott Adams, of Blairsville, and Greg Adams of jasper, GA; sister, Louise Brown, of Lincolnton, NC; brothers: Ben Adams, of Suches, GA; Doug Adams, also of Suches; John Adams of Dahlonega, GA; and Vernon “Babe” Adams, of Mineral Bluff, Georgia; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive. many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 27, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. James Brock officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Homer Arrowood, Kenneth Arrowood, Derrick Arrowood, Randy Harkins, Jeff Wallace, and Greg Wallace.  Interment was in Toccoa Baptist Church Cemetery in Lakewood, Georgia.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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December 30, 1998        Page 10A

 

mr. marvin robinson

 

            Mr. Marvin Robinson, age 69, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 24, 1998 in Union County, Georgia.

            Mr. Robinson was born on Wednesday, May 1, 1929, in Cobb County, Georgia, a son of the late J.P. Robinson and Leola Brown Robinson.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force, and served during the Korean Conflict, attaining the Rank of Staff Sergeant.  He had lived in this area for the past 30 years, coming here from Marietta.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Jean Robinson, who passed away in 1972,

            Surviving are his wife, Pat Duffee Robinson, of Blairsville; son, Michael P. Robinson, of Blairsville; daughter, Terry Lee Boyd, of Chatsworth, GA; and daughter, Traci Martin, of Blairsville; brother, Hugh D. Robinson, or Orlando; 4 grandchildren: Trina Robinson, of Blairsville, Ashley Lynch, of Chatsworth, and Ethan and Eli Martin, both of Blairsville, many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 27, 1998 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Special music was presented by the Faith Singers.  Interment was in Georgia Memorial Cemetery, in Marietta.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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December 30, 1998        Page 10A

 

mr. james williams

 

            Mr. James Williams of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 1998 in Rahway Hospital, Rahway, NJ.  He was born in Cwmcarn, Wales and came to the US in 1928.  He was employed for many years with the City of east Orange as a Meter Technician and retired in 1969.  He was a member of Fairth United Presbyterian church in Seminole, FL.  Also an Original member of masons Nutley Lodge.  He was also a member of St. Davids Society of St. Petersburg.  He resided in East Orange for many years before moving to Seminole, Florida in 1970 and in 1994.  His wife is deceased Mary Jane (Griffiths).  He is survived by one daughter Judy Muir of Blairsville, Georgia and one son Richard Williams of Cranford, NJ, also by 2 grandchildren.  Services are private.  Arrangements are by Dooley Funeral Home Cranford, NL.  Contributions in his memory can be made to you local hospice.