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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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April 25, 2001                            Page 5C

 

MR. james edward mckelvy, jr.

 

Mr. James Edward McKelvy, Jr., age 56, of Lance Crossing, Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2001 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. McKelvy was born on July 29, 1944 in Tucson, AZ, the son of the late James Edward McKelvy, Sr., and the late Mattie Green McKelvy.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Travis McKelvy in 2000.  He was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving Mr. McKelvy are daughter and son-in-law Judith and Jose Rivera of Waynesville, NC, daughter, Donna Verner of Greenville, VA, seven grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services and interment will beheld and announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials be made to The American Cancer Society in Mr. McKelvy’s memory.

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

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 25, 2001                            Page 5C

 

jean sherard brinkley

 

Jean Sherard Brinkley, 83, of Blairsville, GA died in her home on Friday, April 20, 2001.  She had been a resident of Branan Lodge since 1993, moving here from Smyrna, GA.

Mrs. Brinkley was born in Atlanta, GA, on February 24, 1918, the daughter of Leo and Irene Sherard.  She married Norman Brinkley on December 24, 1941.  They lived in Savannah, GA during World War II, after which they moved to Mableton, GA.  Mr. Brinkley died in 1963.

Mrs. Brinkley was retired from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and was an active member and former secretary of the national Association of Retired Federal Employees chapter in Blairsville.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Blairsville.  In the past she had been very involved in community activities, becoming a Girl Scout leader, Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety Instructor, and PTA member.  In her later years she volunteered at the Cooperative Extension Service office in Blairsville and became an avid bridge player.  One of her greatest joys came from being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Price of Louisville, TN; daughter, and son-in-law, Carole and David Wallace of Blairsville, GA; and two grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Wallace of Blairsville.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Blairsville.  If desired, a donation may be made to the American Heart Association or American Lung Association in lieu of flowers.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA 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)

 

 

April 25, 2001                            Page 5C

 

jacob j. pruzansky

 

Jacob J. Pruzansky, 79, of Largo, Florida and Blairsville, Georgia, died April 5, 2001 at his Florida home after several years of failing health.  He was born June 20, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Abraham and Ida Pruzansky.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College and served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, before completing a doctorate in Chemistry at Iowa State University.

Dr. Pruzansky was a Professor of Micro-Biology-Immunology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois and did research for 32 years before retiring in 1988, but maintained status as a consultant until his death.  He was named a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and was a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Moving to Blairsville in 1988, he spent the next five years as a volunteer teachers aid at Union County Middle school, after school tutor, and tutoring the GED program at the Detention Center and in the evening GED program.

Dr. Pruzansky is survived by his wife of 35 years, Maryan, son Gene (Heidi) of Berkeley California, daughter Joy of Evanston, Illinois, and daughter, Coby Ann (David) Cove of Orlando, Florida, two granddaughters, Tara and Alyssa, a sister Charlotte (Saul) Engelbourge, Newton Center, Massachusetts, a niece, nephew and five grand-nephews.

He was a loyal and enthusiastic volunteer in the construction of St. Clare’s Episcopal Church on Ledford Road where memorial services will be held Saturday, May 5th at am.