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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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December 31, 1997                    Page 3B

 

mr. john j. berry

 

            Mr. John F. Berry, age 76, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 19, 1997 in Atlanta.

            Mr. Berry was born in Towns County, Georgia, on March 31, 1921 son of the late William Jefferson Berry and Ila Jane Frady Berry.  He was a world (sic War II veteran of the U.S. navy.  After his discharge from the Navy, he attended Young Harris College and the University of Georgia.  Locally, he taught the Veteranís Farm Training program from 1949-1955.  In 19957, Mr. Berry went to work for the U.S. Justice Dept. as a deputy federal marshal.  He retired in 1978.    

            Surviving are son, William Robert Berry, of Blairsville; and daughter, Annette Berry Crawford, of Lawrenceville; sister, Jessie Berry Fields and brother in law, Olin H. Fields, both of Morrow, Georgia; grandson, John Charles Berry, of Murfreesboro, TN also survives. 

            Funeral services were held Monday, December 22, 1997 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Dean Head and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Mrs. Jo Mosley.   The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  John Nix, Clayton Nix, Roy Colucci, Leonard Sosebee, Jack Robinson, Charles Trulove. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.    


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December 31, 1997                    Page 3B

 

mr. carl e. hagan

 

            Mr. Carl E. Hagan, age 65, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 14, 1997 in Union County, Georgia. 

Mr.  Hagan was born in Gilmer County, Georgia, on May 7, 1932, a son of the late John Hagan and Minnie Ridings Hagan.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force.  Mr. Hagan had lived in the Blairsville area for the past seven years, coming from Ellijay, Georgia.  He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, and of the Disabled American Veterans. 

            Surviving are wife, Marian Roth Hagan, of Blairsville; son, Ricky Hagan of Delaware; daughter, Carl Sills, of Virginia Beach, VA; son, David Hagan, of Virginia; and daughter, Pattie Tucker, of Delaware; sisters: Dollie Weaver, Sue Ratcliff, both of Ellijay; and Clara Williams of Savannah, GA; brother, Phil Hagan, of Ellijay; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Faith Baptist Church with pastor James Brock and Pastor Paul Stevenson officiating.  Special music was presented by Gloria Johnson, Pastor Brock, and Sammy Nichols.  North Georgia Honor Guard presented military honors.  Interment was in Schrougetown Cemetery in Ellijay.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Missionary Fund or the American Heart Association.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.          


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December 31, 1997                    Page 3B

 

mrs. georgia sullivan

 

            Georgia Sullivan, age 92, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 15, 1997. 

Mrs. Sullivan was born in Union County, Georgia, on July 17, 1905, a daughter of the late Thomas Gillespie and Cora Epps Gillespie.  She was a homemaker and was the widow of the late Elbert Sullivan, who passed away in 1958.  Mrs. Sullivan was a lifelong resident of this area, and was a member of Confidence Methodist Church.   

            Surviving are daughter, Mary Dills, of Blairsville; son, Dormas Sullivan, of Blairsville; sister, Imogene Hutson, of Blairsville; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Reverend John Strickland officiating.  Special music was presented by The Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Michael Sullivan, Richard Sullivan, Bill Hutson, Tommy Elrod, Bob Jones, and Neal Moon.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were members of Union General Hospital Auxiliary.  Interment followed in Confidence Methodist Church Cemetery.  If you wish, memorials may e made to Confidence Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. 


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December 31, 1997                    Page 3B

 

mr. harold lackey

 

            Mr. Harold Lackey, age 79, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 1997 in Lanier Park Hospital in Gainesville. 

Mr.  Lackey was born in Swain County, North Carolina, on May 27, 1918, a son of the Late (sic) William Samuel lackey and Rachel Emmalee Ducker Lackey.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II.  He had lived in this area for most of his life and was a member and deacon of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.  Mr. Lackey was very active in Union County Fire and Rescue Squad and Civil Defense. 

            Surviving are wife, Shirley Hedgecock Lackey, of Blairsville; son and daughter in law, Donald and Doreen Lackey, of Blairsville; son and daughter in law, Bruce and Leona Lackey, of Blairsville; son, Gary lackey of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Rita and Eugene Wright, of Rawlins, WY; daughter and son in law, Emma Lee and Edward Collum of Rydal, GA; daughter, Martha Sue Dockery, of Blairsville; daughter ad son in law, N. Jolynn and Ray Ingram, of Blairsville; brothers: Hadley lackey of Sommerset, MASS and Thomas Lackey of Deberry, FL; sisters: Martha Gragg, of Swannannoa, NC; Clara McCurry of Gainesville, FL; Roslind Bowens, of Kings Mountain, NC;  Shirley Ann Rogers, of Florida; and Bonnie Stroughton, of Atlanta; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, December 16, 1997 at 2 p.m. from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Thomas and Rev. Claud Davenport officiating.  Special music was presented by the Heavenly Echoes, Rhonda Culberson, and Doris McGaha.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Hughes Chatham, Wayne Tanner, Johnny Carroll, Tommy Jones, Royce Killian, and Billy Poteete.  Interment was in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, with military honors presented by The North Georgia Honor Guard.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements. 


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December 31, 1997                    Page 3B

 

mrs. elizabeth Morter hayes

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Morter Hayes, age 83, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of St. Atkins, Wisconsin, North Palm Beach, Florida, and Marietta, Georgia, Passed (sic) away Tuesday, December 23, 1997.  She was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduated from Northwestern University and the National Kindergarten Institute.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Royal F. Hayes, and son, Stephen Clyde Hayes. 

Mrs. Hayes taught school in Palmyra and Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and lived in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, until she and her husband moved to North Palm Beach, FL.

In Ft. Atkinson, she was past president of the Womanís guild of St. Peterís Episcopal Church, past president of the Ft. Atkinsonís Womanís Club, Worth Matron of Martha Chapter No. 66 of the O.E.S. and Antioch Temple No. 113 Daughters of the Nile, past president of Fort Atkinson memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  She was a member of the Rainbow Advisory Board and was awarded its Grand Cross of Colors.  While in North Palm Beach, she was a past president of the Jupiter Hospital Auxiliary and served on the board of directors of Everglades Condominium as treasurer.    

She is survived by one brother, Dr. Howard Morter of Blairsville, Georgia; and three nephews: Howard Guy Morter, Clyde Watts Morter, and David Andrew Morter; two grand nephews and one grand niece.   

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 30, 1997 in Milwaukee, WI, with interment following in the Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of local arrangements.