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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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February 14, 2001                      Page 5B

 

MR. terry neal jones

 

Mr. Terry Neal Jones, age 47, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, February 5, 2001 in Union county, GA.

Mr. Jones was born Monday, July 20, 1953, in Cherokee County, NC.  He was a lifelong resident of this area and was a local cattle farmer.  He attended Enotah Baptist Church in Hiawassee, GA.  Mr. Jones was a member of national Polled Hereford Association.  He had been preceded in death by a brother, Benny Jones, in 1980.

Survivors include his parents, Ervin and Joyce Jones, of Blairsville; his maternal grandfather, Rev. Ellard Nichols, of Blairsville; his daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Darren Groves, of Blairsville; his son and daughter-in-law, Brannon and Leslie Jones, of Blairsville; A special friends, Teresa Dyer, of Blairsville; nephew and niece, Billy Joe and Misty Jones, of Woodstock, GA; sister and brother and sister-in-law, Trudy and Tony Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Jan Jones, all of Blairsville; grandsons: Dustin “Tas” Jones, Tylan “L.J.” Jones, and Dawson “Biggen” Groves; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 8, 2001, at 2 p.m., from Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Tully Griggs Rev. Brent Chatham, and Rev. Billy Joe Jones officiating.  The eulogy was given by Dr. David Gowder.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  J.W. Payne, Ronnie Dyer, Danny Moore, Rev. Tommy Jones, Dr. David Gowder and Tom Gilliland.  Mr. Mike Payne served as honorary escort to the family.  Special music was presented by Leslie Hughes.  Interment was in Jones Family Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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February 14, 2001                      Page 5B

 

MR. james ember harris

 

Mr. James Ember Harris, age 63, of Boy Scout Rd., Blairsville, passed away on February 6, 2001 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Harris was born on January 26, 1938 in Athens, GA, the son of the late Nolan Harris and the late Ovine Huff Harris.  Mr. Harris was a retired fireman with the city of Atlanta and also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Atlanta.  He was of the Methodist Faith.  He was also a veteran of the US Coast Guard.

Surviving Mr. Harris are his loving wife of twenty six years, Beverly Bivins Harris of Blairsville; four sons: David and Jeff Harris, both of Blairsville, James Forsyth of Ellijay and Bill Harris of Houston, TX; one brother William Harris; four grandchildren: Ryan, Bryan, Alexis and Madison Forsyth; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 9, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Kay officiating.  Giving the Eulogy was Rev. Thomas Houston.  Special music was presented by Margie Chambers and Sarah Kelly.  The Union Co. Fire Dept. gave the “Last Call” to Mr. Harris.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Lee Edmundson, Michael Attard, Steve Garner, Jimmy Davis, Tommy Carr and Doug McGuire.  Conducting the graveside services was the North GA Honor Guard.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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

 


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February 14, 2001                      Page 5B

 

frederick armstrong gordon

 

Mr. Frederick Armstrong Gordon, age 73, of Woodstove Rd., Blairsville, passed away on February 6, 2001, following a brief illness.  Mr. Gordon was born on March 27, 1927 in Jacksonville, FL, the son of the late Lambert M. Gordon and the late Myrtle Berry Gordon.  He was a retired design and development engineer for new product development.

Surviving Mr. Gordon are his loving wife of fifty years, Patricia Breen Gordon of Blairsville; one son: David Gordon of Blairsville; three daughters: Pamela Pruitt of E. Sandwich, MA, Melissa Egglesgon of St. Petersburg, FL, and Jennifer Gordon of Clearwater, FL; one brother: John B. Gordon of Blairsville; three sisters: Kathryn Michelson of Portland, ME, Mary Louise Gordon of St. Louis, MO, and Alice Whittaker of Jacksonville FL; five grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish the family requests that memorials may be made to the Shirley Miller Life Long Learning Center of Blairsville or to your favorite charity in Mr. Gordons memory.

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


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February 14, 2001                      Page 5B

 

mr. leonard roe grizzle

 

Mr. Leonard Roe Grizzle, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2001 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Grizzle was born Monday, February 23, 1914, a son of the late Wesley Grizzle and Flurry Harkins Grizzle.  A native of Union County, Mr. Grizzle had lived in Detroit, Michigan for 21 years, moving back to Blairsville in 1968.  He had been preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Harkins Grizzle, in 1998; a son, Jesse Grizzle, in 1963; and a daughter, Odell Dispane in 1990.

Survivors include four daughters, Mae Norwood, Pauline Tipton, Lorene Stogsdill, and Helen Hilton, all of Blairsville; sister, Della Warren of Winder, Georgia; eleven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren also survive along with many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 2 pm from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Willis Garrett, Rev. Ray Potts, and Rev. Horace Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by Hubert and Betty Legg.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Vernon Patterson, James Burrell, Kenneth Grizzle, Johnny Cantrell, Don Rogers, and Bill Hughes.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Billy Nix and Sylvan Butt.  Interment was in Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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February 14, 2001                      Page 5B

 

richard karl paulson

 

Mr. Richard Karl Paulson, age 65, of 6125 State Hwy 60, Suches, GA, died Saturday, February 10, 2001 at his residence, following a brief illness.

A Brooklyn, NY native and former resident of Arlington, VA, Mr. Paulson had lived in Suches, GA for the past 11 years.  He was the son of the late Karl J. and Veronica Ellis Paulson.  Mr. Paulson was retired as a Petty Office First Class from the U.S. Navy having served in Vietnam.  Mr. Paulson was very active in the community, especially with the Suches Volunteer Fire Department, was a member of V.F.W. Post #7394 of Blairsville, GA and was a member of the Zion Baptist Church in Suches.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Patty Paulson of Suches, GA; one daughter, Kelly Paulson of Berkeley Springs, W.VA; two sons, Shawn Paulson of Suches, GA and Kevin Paulson of Gainesville, GA; two sisters, Geraldine Piccolo and Martha Mack, both of Schenectady, NY; one brother, John Paulson of Rocky Point, NY; two grandchildren, Patricia Angeline Tanksley and Kane Paulson.  Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

At his request, Mr. Paulson was cremated and Memorial Services was at 3:30 pm, Monday, February 12, 2001 from the Zion Baptist Church in Suches, GA, the Rev. Rex Long and Rev. Bruce Daniel officiating.  Members of the Suches Volunteer Fire Department served as Honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring to do so, may make contributions to the Suches Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 84, Suches, GA 30572,

McKinney Funeral Home of Dahlonega, GA in charge of arrangements.

 


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February 14, 2001                      Page 5B

 

courtney ann huston-craig-costanzo

 

Courtney Ann HustonCraig-Costanzo died on February 10 2001, in Pensecola, Florida after courageously fighting Acute Myelocytic Leukemia for a little over two year.

She is survived by her young son, Andrew Scott Costanzo and her husband, Joseph Scott Costanzo of Alabama; her mother, Jean Craig and her step-father, Jay Craig of Blairsville, and her half-brothers and sister, Jacob S. Craig IV, Joshua Scott Craig, and Jessica Sarai Craig of Blairsville; her step-sister, Jennifer Stuart Craig-Dickinson and family of Massachusetts; her maternal grandparents, Louise Henry-Herin and Fred E. Henry, Sr., of Florida; her maternal uncles and aunts, Franklin T. Henry and wife Marty Beth of North Carolina, Fred E. Henry, Jr., of Florida, and Joanne Louise Henry of Pennsylvania; her birth father, Harvey Earl Huston III of Idaho, and his relatives, and many, many, many friend.  A very special friend in Courtney’s last months is Cheryl Bowman, who was Courtney’s nurse, true friend, and sister in Christ, who gave selflessly and whole heartedly of her time and love.

Courtney lived most of her life in Blairsville, Georgia.  She traveled to several countries as a missionary with Teen Missions, and she touched many lives with her strength of faith in Jesus Christ, in whom she now resides for Eternity.

A graveside ceremony arranged by her birth father and conducted by her maternal grandfather was scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 2 pm at Bellview Baptist Church, Saufley Field Road, Pensecola, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the Craig family requests donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 205, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, designated, please, to the memory of Courtney Ann Craig.

Courtney was 25 years old.

 


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February 14, 2001                      Page 6B

 

mr. garnett columbus rich

 

Mr. Garnett Columbus Rich, age 92, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2001, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Born in Union County, GA, on Monday, December 14, 1908, a son of the late Robert Rich and Martha Flowers Rich.  He had lived in Blairsville for most of his life.  A grandson, Barry Davis, passed away in 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Geno Hughes Rich, of Blairsville; Son, Eugene Rich, of Blairsville; Daughters: Exola Gates, Leola Lyons, and Evaline Burkart, all of Marietta; and Sue Caudill, of Kennesaw; a sister, Maggie McClure, of Blairsville: Eleven grandchildren fourteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 20, 2001, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  Special music was presented by The Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Larue Rich, Eddie Rich, Tim Rich, Matt Caudill, David Burns, and Eddie Rich, Jr.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Ronnie Caudill, Frank Burkart, Tony Rich, Ernie Sistrnk, Shannon Caudill, and John Harris.  Interment was in Antioch Baptist church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.