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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 24, 2001                        Page 5B

 

rev. artis f. leavell

 

Rev. Artis F. Leavell, age 64, of Union County, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 19, 2001 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Rev. Leavell was born on Sunday, February 2, 1936 in Newcastle, Texas, a son of the late John Carlton Leavell and Louelle Annandale Leavell.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in The Korean War.  Rev. Leavell had lived in Blairsville for the past 19 years moving here from Kennesaw, Georgia.  He had been a minister for the past 31 years and was a member of Youngstown Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pat Leavell of the home; daughter, Angie Grizzle of Cumming, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Connie Leavell of Cleveland, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Marty Hooper of Murphy, North Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Jerry Spires of Perry, Georgia; mother-in-law, Trudy Ethridge of Blairsville; brother Charles “Chuck” Leavell of Snellville, Georgia; grandchildren, Nathan Grizzle, Cassondra Leavell, Landis Hooper, Brittany Tackett, Joshua Spires, Triston Tackett, and Analasah Hooper; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 2 pm from Youngstown Baptist Church with Rev. Guy Foster, Rev. Leon Henderson and Rev. Jonathan Hood officiating.  Special music was presented by Ned Wilcoxon, Willaree Davenport Lewis Smith, Eddie Queen, Tammy, Marty, and Ann Hooper, Ralph Grice and Ronnie Grizzle and The Liberty Quartet.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Nathan Grizzle, Rev. Jeremy Henderson, Jerry Spires, Rev. Jeff Potts, Rev. Mike Potts, and Rev. Hubert Legg.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort, Landis Hooper, Rev. Lee Griggs, Triston Tackett, Rev. Ricky Edwards, Ronnie Ethridge, Robert Colley, Sonny Williams, Carl Leavell, Bill Wood, and John Curtis.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made, this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

January 24, 2001                        Page 5B

 

MRS. marianne s. lewis

 

Mrs. Marianne S. Lewis, age 69, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2001 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Lewis was born on Thursday, May 25, 1931, a daughter of the late Eugene Stanley and Mary Secrist Stanley.  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.  Mrs. Lewis had been living in the Blairsville area for the past 8 years, moving here from Bradenton, Florida.  She was a member of The Arts and Crafts Club of Blairsville.  She enjoyed square dancing, line dancing, and round dancing.

Surviving are her husband, Doug Lewis of Blairsville; three daughters, Mary Ellen Todd of Conyers, Georgia, Hallie Beth Place, of Morriston, Florida, and Shannon S. Lewis of Ocala, Florida; a son, Robert Douglas Lewis, Jr. of Bradenton, Florida; six grandchildren, Joshua Todd, Zachery Todd, Jason Lewis, Jill Lewis, Kyle Lewis and Michael Lewis Cobb; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, January 20, 2001 from the Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Union County Chapter of the American Cancer Society; c/o Sue Upchurch, 4344 Mulkey Gap Road, Blairsville, GA 30512,

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.