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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 7, 2001                        Page 6C

 

hazel mae cothren

 

Mrs. Hazel Mae Cothren, age 77, of Hoyle King Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Cothren was born on May 5, 1923 in Gastonia, NC., the daughter of the late Zebulon Henson and the late Freda Mae Edwards Henson.  She was a member of the Moss Memorial Baptist Church of Hayesville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cord Devere Cothren in 1976.

Surviving Mrs. Cothren are five daughters: Lula Bell Powell of Centrilia, WA., Anna Brown and Florence Shelton, both of Blairsville, Alletta Thomas of Hiawassee and Millie Arrowood of Blairsville; six sons: Arlin Cothren of Brinkley, AR., Ross Cothren of Cetralia, WA., Wayne Cothren of Rayfein, VA., Claude Cothren of Carnesville, GA., Jerry Cothren of Hiawassee, and Clifton Cothren of Blairsville; five brothers, Howard Henson of Nebo, NC., Hoke and Junior Henson, both of Peachtree, NC., Bobby Henson of Buford, and Carl Henson of Demorest; twenty-six grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Aud Brown officiating.  Special music was presented by ken and Elaine Young.  Giving the eulogy was Mrs. Cothrens grandson, Lee Cothren.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Paul Moss, Chris Henson, Ted King, Wayne Abercrombie, Welchel Garrett and Billy Decker.  Interment followed in the Moss memorial Church Cemetery in Hayesville.

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

 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 7, 2001                        Page 6C

 

charles arthur werner, sr.

 

Mr. Charles Arthur Werner, Sr. age 70, of Chigger Ridge Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Werner was born on Sept. 13 1930 in Boston, MA., the son of the late Peter Werner and the late Sophie Newton Werner.  Mr. Werner was a member of the local VFW and a member of the Faith Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by a son, David Werner in 1995  He was an army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving Mr. Werner are his loving wife of twenty eight years, Kathie Earman Werner of Blairsville; seven children: Gretchen Nix of W. Palm Beach, FL., Kirsten Werner of W. Lafayette, IN., Heidi Reynolds of Lawrenceville, Jody Fouquart of W. Palm Beach, Melanie Posch of W. Palm Beach, Darcie Werner of Blairsville, and Charles A. Werner Jr. of Snellville; one sister: Ruth Couture of Rhode Island; two brothers: Donald Werner of Rhode Island and Richard Werner of Chiefland, FL.; ten grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Services for Mr. Werner were held on Sunday Feb. 4 2001 at 2:30 from the Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Brock officiating.  Special music was presented by George and Jacquie Shangle.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, memorials may be made to the Gideons International Bible Fund in Mr. Werner’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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February 7, 2001                        Page 6C

 

james r. “dick” king

 

Mr. James R. “Dick” King, age 74 of Blairsville passed away Tuesday, January 30 2001, at Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge.

Mr. King had lived in Blairsville since 1992 moving here from Pine Island, FL.  He was a Mason and Shriner in Florida, a former Boy Scout leader, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Joan King, of the home; two daughters, Linda Baker of Waynesboro, PA, and Karen King of Lubbock, TX; a son, Danny Diehl of Altoona, PA; an aunt, Edith Coffman of Beckley, WV; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Friday, February 2, 2001, at the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville, GA, with Rev. Bill Howell officiating.  Military honors were presented by North GA Veterans.

In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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February 7, 2001                        Page 6C

 

john samuel kirkland

 

Mr. John Samuel Kirkland age 42, of Holly Hill Drive, Blairsville passed away on Monday, Jan 29, 2001 in the Polk General Hospital in Cedartown following injuries received in a work related accident.  Mr. Kirkland was born on Nov. 15, 1958 in Towns County, the son of Marshall Kirkland and Juanita Hutchins Kirkland.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County and was a 1977 graduate of Union Co. High School.  Mr. Kirkland was a member, and Sunday school teacher at Youngstown Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Kirkland in 1997.  He was employed by the Floyd S. Pike Co.

Surviving Mr. Kirkland are his loving wife, Lora Totherow Kirkland of Blairsville; two children, Kayla Nichole and Drake Samuel Kirkland, both of Blairsville; father and mother: Marshall (Sarge) and Juanita Kirkland, both of Blairsville; three sisters: Gina Stuart, Sharon Kidd, and Missie Kirkland, all of Blairsville.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Hood and Rev. Keith Brewer officiating.  Special music was presented by Rev. Leon Henderson.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Ned Wilcoxin, Howard Brys, Jeremy Henderson, Mike Potts, Eddie Queen and Jeff Potts.  Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.