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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 14, 2001                          Page 6B

 

MRS. louise starr butt

 

Mrs. Louise Starr Butt, age 89, of Dunlap Road, Gainesville, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2001 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mrs. Butt was born on April 2, 1911 in Newton County, GA, the daughter of the late Thomas Roland Starr and the late Maelily Smith Starr.  Mrs. Butt was a lifelong resident of Union County and was a retired teacher and librarian with over forty years of service with the Union County School System.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Butt in 1995.

Surviving Mrs. Butt are one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. James (Bo) and Wynelle Butts of Gainesville; two sisters and brother-in-laws, Mozelle and Maynard Baldwin of Winter Park, FL, Miriam and Fred Hull of Dallas, TX; three grandchildren, Dr. Allen and Valerie Butts of Gainesville, Larry E. and Alyson Butts, of Birmingham, AL, Dr. Kathy Butts of Nashville, TN; five great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 2 pm from the funeral home chapel with Dr. David Gowder and Rev. Eddie Herring officiating.  Special music was presented by Martha Ann Cone.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Gollie Easter, Rex Owenby, Bob Head, Bud Akins, Robert Butts, jack Lance.  The following gentlemen served as honorary pallbearers: Charles Hill, Terry Rogers, Ray Rogers, and Bud Hill.  Interment followed in the Union memory Gardens Cemetery in Blairsville.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorials may be made to the Hubert and Louise Butt Scholarship Fund, c/o Young Harris College, PO Box 275, Young Harris, GA 30582.

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

 


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March 14, 2001                          Page 6B

 

MRS. naomi lea whitt hamilton

 

Mrs. Naomi Lea Whitt Hamilton, age 62, of Wickham Lane, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 6th, 2001 in Union County from injuries received in an automobile accident.  Mrs. Hamilton was born on July 31, 1938 in Clintwood, VA, the daughter of the late Henry W. Whitt and the late Mattie Fleming Whitt.  She was a born again Christian and attended Harmony Grove Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Hubert Whitt, and also four sisters, Mary Boland, Lillian Kizer, Rissy Mullens, Cordella Saenz.

Surviving Mrs. Hamilton are her loving husband of twenty nine years, Earnest Hamilton of Blairsville; two daughters, Donna Cheryl Benson of Franklin, NC and Rhonda Gail Myers of Ohio; one brother, Jim Whitt of Hazel Park, MI; two sisters, Ann Hughes of Abbington, VA and Vonda Puckett of Resno, CA; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 2 pm from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Special music was presented by Mrs. Dorothy Pickelsimer.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Harry Gash, James Vliet, Donny Martin, Michael Vliet, Robert Hamilton, Androbert L. Vliet.  Interment followed in the Castlewood Cemetery in Abingdon, VA.

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

 

 


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March 14, 2001                          Page 6B

 

MRS. helen p. huggins

 

Mrs. Helen P. Huggins, age 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2001 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. Huggins was born in Burks County, Georgia, on Sunday, November 7, 1926, a daughter of the late Arthur Dewitt Perkins, and Gussie Estelle Arrington Perkins.  She had been living in this area since 1956, and was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Mr. Bob L. Huggins, of Blairsville; daughter, Ellen D. Dillinger, of Woodstock, Georgia and Bonnie Jean Jones of Blairsville; sons, Clarence E. Rich, III of Acworth, Georgia, Ronald Dewitt Rich of Blairsville, Robert R. Dyer, Jr. and John L. Huggins, both of Blairsville, and step-son William Kevin Huggins of Duluth, Georgia; two brothers Jimmy Perkins of Decatur, Georgia and Joe Perkins of Conyers, Georgia; twelve grandchildren, Mike Rich, Jamey Mull, Jodie Poteete, Scott Rich, Derick Dillinger, Sheena Jones, Cory Huggins, Jenna Huggins, Shauna Jones, Kile Jones, Tristan Huggins, and Chason Huggins; five great grandchildren also survive, along with many friends and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 12, 2001 at 2 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Randolph Jones and Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by Gloria Griggs and Craig Collins.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Donald Jones, Jim Poteete, Mike Rich, Scott Rich, Jamey Mull, and Derick Dillinger.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Gordon Dyer, Joe Dyer, and Jackey Benton.  Interment was in Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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March 14, 2001                          Page 6B

 

mr. rex william nelson

 

Mr. Rex William Nelson, age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2001 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, following an extended illness.

Rex was born in Lingle, Wyoming on September 25, 1918 to Emil and Alice Reynolds Nelson (deceased).  He graduated from high school in Port Orchard, Washington, and attended Washington University until his enlistment in the Navy in 1941.  He enlisted as a seaman at Sand Point Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington, in March of 1941, and was transferred to NAS, Jacksonville, Florida, as an aviation cadet in April 1941.  He completed flight training and returned as flight instructor, assigned to Cecil Field NAS.  He also served as a staff flight instructor at Las Alamitos NAS, California and NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, for The Flight Instructors School.  Mr. Nelson served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II and had the rank of Lt. Commander at his discharge in 1945. 

He remained in the Naval Reserve and was Commanding Officer of VT81E in Miami, Florida, until his resignation in 1954.

Rex married Mildred Lott Nelson and they would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on March 12, 2001.  They settled in Fort Pierce, Florida after his discharge from the Navy.  They purchased the Greyhound Bus Station and managed it from 1945 until 1973.

Rex served on numerous committees and commissions in his community.  He coached Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball and umpired high school baseball.  He was elected to the Fort Pierce City Commission.  Mr. Nelson served as Chairman of the Draft Board and the Civil Service Board.  He served on the Fort Pierce Utility Authority and helped with the Salvation Army.  He was very active in the First Baptist Church for over 50 years.  He was a 50 year member of the American Legion, the VFW, Fort Pierce Lodge #87, Masonic Order and the Shriners.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Lott Nelson of Blairsville, Georgia; two children, Walter W. “Bill” Nelson and his wife, Linda Ross Nelson of Boca Raton, Florida, and Jo Ann Nelson and her husband, Robert L. Kennerly of Lawrenceville, Georgia; two grandchildren, Melanie Nelson Torma of Pompano Beach, Florida and Heather Nelson Wilde, of Okeechobee, Florida; and a sister, Margaret Barton and her husband, Ilda Barton of Vista, California, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Maurice Nelson.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 11 am from First United Methodist Church of Union County with Rev. Eddie Herring and Rev. Troy Acree officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Blairsville, 859 Highway 515, Blairsville, Georgia 30512, or First Baptist Church of Fort Pierce, 4500 S. 25th Street, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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March 14, 2001                          Page 6B

 

MRS. mae roberts acker

 

Mrs. Mae Roberts Acker, age 85, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2001 in A.G. Rhodes Nursing Home in Atlanta.

Mrs. Acker was born in Graham County, North Carolina, on Wednesday, Mar 5, 1915, a daughter of the late Harvey Moore and Annie Sizemore Moore.  Although a native or Robbinsville, North Carolina, Mrs. Acker lived in Blairsville through the years of 1930-1950’s.  Mrs. Acker lived in Atlanta for the past 40 years.  She had attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Blairsville.  Mrs. Acker was preceded in death by husband, Daniel Roberts, and husband, George Acker.

Surviving are daughters, Rosella Townley of Forest Park, Georgia, Jerilean Baugheum of Madison, Georgia, Betty Little of Snellville, Georgia, Shirley Hendrick of Morganton, North Carolina; brothers, Daniel Roberts, Jr. and Jimmy Roberts, both of Alto, Georgia; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren along with nieces, nephews and many friends also surviving.

Graveside funeral services were held Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 2 pm from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville with Rev. O.L. McCullough officiating.  Ser-ving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen: David Ivy, James Lee, P.D. Royal, and Larry Hendricks.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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March 14, 2001                          Page 6B

 

mr. richard eugene jacobs, sr.

 

Mr. Richard Eugene Jacobs, Sr., age 67, of Lake Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2001 in Okeechobee, FL, following an extended illness.  Mr. Jacobs was born on August 8, 1933 in Dixon, IL, the son of the late Henry W. Jacobs and the late Gladys Blackford Jacobs.  Mr. Jacobs was a service station owner and operator.  He was of the Presbyterian Faith.

Surviving Mr. Jacobs are one son, Richard Jacobs, Jr of Blairsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Robert Beals of West Palm Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Ashley and Greg Beals, and Joey Jacobs, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 11, 2001 at 3 pm from the Jacobs Family Cemetery with the Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Friends and neighbors served as pallbearers for Mr. Jacobs.  Interment followed in the family cemetery.

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

 


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March 14, 2001                          Page 6B

 

MRS. pamela rice palmer

 

Mrs. Pamela Rice palmer, age 41, of Marietta, formerly of Blairsville, passed away at her home in Marietta on Monday, March 5, 2001 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Palmer was born on May 6, 1959 in Towns County, the daughter of James Rice and the late Mildred Louise Conley Rice.  She had attended Union County Schools and had lived most of her life in this area.  She was of the Baptist Faith.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Louise Rice in 2000.

Surviving Mrs. Palmer are a daughter, Heather Smith of La Port, IN; a son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Trina Rice of new Buffalo, MI; father, Rev. James Rice of Blairsville; sister, Amy Rice Bowles of Blairsville; brother, Mike Rice of Korea; four grandchildren, Matthew Volschek, Amber Smith, Gage and Stefan Rice, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 9, 2001 at 2 pm from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Rice and Rev. Ray Harper officiating.  Special music was presented by Brandon Davenport and Rev. Shannon Kitchens.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Bradley Rice, Johnny Hooper, Cody Bowles, Freddie Rice, Billy Joe Rice, and Bethel Rice.  Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.  Interment followed in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery.

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