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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 4, 2001                   Page 12A

 

Mrs. ANNE MAE PARIS REGISTER

 

Mrs. Annie Mae Paris Register, age 96, of Sunset Dr., Young Harris, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2001 in the Lanier Park Hospital in Gainesville following an extended illness.  Mrs. Register was born on March 15, 1905 in Dallas, GA, the daughter of the late Roney Jefferson Paris and the late Addie Reed Paris.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Floyd Register in 1978 shortly after their 50th wedding anniversary; sister, Dorothy Paris Lee; brothers:  Hubert Ernest and Paul Paris; a grandson, Kendrick Miller; daughter-in-law; Mae Jo Register.  She was very active in the Young Harris Community.  Being a member in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the colony of Virginia, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Descendants of Washingtons Army at Valley Forge, Friends of the Library in Towns Co., the Enotah Garden Club, League of Women Voters, and the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club.  In 1999, she was awarded the highest honor bestowed by Young Harris College, the Presidents Medallion presented by Academic Dean, Clay Dotson and President Thomas S. Yow, III.  She has been a strong supporter of the college community and especially the arts by providing gift support and encouragement for continued improvement.  Her interest in children led her to establish the Fred Register Childrens Theater Fund which has exposed many children of the North GA area to the arts.

Surviving Mrs. Register are two daughters and sons-in-law:  Rita Ann and Joseph Miller of Houston, TX, Barbara Jane and Robert Lofgren of Golden, CO; one brother: H.D. Paris of Hiawassee; eight grandchildren:  Linda Cloud, Kerry Morby, Richard, Terryl Ann, and Robert D. Lofgren, Kristi Wysocki, Fred Register III, and Deidre Gaskill; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 20, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. from the Sharp Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. John Kay officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Richard and Robert D. Lofgren III, Fred Register III, Joseph Miller, Robert D. Lofgren Jr. and Harold Gaskill.  Interment followed in the Old Union Baptist Cemetery.

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


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MRS. MARY URSULA SANDERS MYERS

 

            Mrs. Mary Ursula Sanders Myers, age 92, of Twin Brook Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2001 in Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Myers was born on April 3, 1909 in Pigget, AR, the daughter of the late Thomas Sanders and the late Flora Linville Sanders.  She was preceded in death by three sisters:  Dutro Holt, Isla Jean Harris and Ida Sue Stanley; one brother:  Wayne L. Sanders; Husbands:  Benny Mosby in 1973 and Charlie Myers in 1997.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fillmore, CA.

            Surviving Mrs. Myers are one sister and brother-in-law:  Claudia and J. B. Stanley of Blairsville; one brother and sister-in-law:  Harry and Verdie Sanders of Paragold, AR; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Graveside services were held on Friday, June 29, 2001 from the Stanley Church of Christ Cemetery in Fannin County, with Don Stanley and Minister Terry Stuart officiating.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

           

 

 


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MrS. RITA MARGARET SWACKAMER

 

            Mrs. Rita Margaret Swackhamer, age 81, of Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2001 in the Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Swackhamer was born on April 27, 1920 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of the late John McLaughlin and the late Catherine Carrig McLaughlin.  She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond G. Swackhamer in 1975.  She was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Hornell, NY, a member of Ladies of Colubus and St. James Ladies Aux., and also was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Swackhamer are one daughter and son-in-law:  Catherine and Robert Guild of Blairsville; one brother:  Bernard McLaughlin of Hornell, NY; two grandchildren:  Michael R. Guild and Christine L. Guild, both of Cummings, GA; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Memorial services were held on Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at 11 a.m. from the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Balappa Selvaraj officiating.  Interment followed in St. Clares Columbarium.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

                       


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MR. HORACE DONALD GARRISON

 

            Mr. Horace Donald Garrison, age 88, of Lee St., Hayesville passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2001 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Garrison was born on Sept. 20, 1912 in Clay Co., NC, the son of the late O. L. Garrison and the late Rebecca Ash Garrison.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Clay Co., and was a teacher and principle with the Clay Co., School System for several years.  He was a WWII veteran in the US Navy.  He was a sixty year member of the Clay Masonic Lodge F&AM, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hayesville.

            Surviving Mr. Garrison are his loving wife of sixty years, Ruth Rogers Garrison of Hayesville; one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Bootsie) and Gordon Dix of Yorktown, VA; three sons and two daughters-in-law:  Dr. Donald and Susan Garrison of Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Bud and Debbie Garrison of Murphy, and John Paul Garrison of Hayesville; five grandchildren:  Heather Burns, Robert Garrison, Edwin Garrison, Rebecca Dix and Reuben Dix; one great grandchild, Joshua Burns; several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Memorial services will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church in Hayesville with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Dr. Peter Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Gideons, PO Box 624, Murphy, NC, or the Good Shepherd Hospice, PO Box 465, Hayesville, NC, or to First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir of Hayesville.

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


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MRS. NELLIE BLON ALLEN

 

            Mrs. Nellie Blon Allen, age 78, of Hiawassee died on June 30, 2001 after an extended illness.  Blon was born October 21, 1922 in Towns County and lived all her life in Hiawassee.  She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Clay Allen.

            Blon was an inspiration to all who knew her!  Not only was she a doting Mother who celebrated her childrens’ differences, but she was also a pillar of the local business community, opening the job world to many youth as they made their way out into the world.

            She is survived by her five children and their spouses:  Wallace & Shelby Allen, John Ross and Janet Allen, Sheila and Glen Eller and William Clay “Bill” and Trudy Allen, all of Hiawassee and Carol and Stewart Gilbert of Tifton; grandchildren:  Tammy Allen, Jonathan Allen, Lisa Roberts, Amy Silvey, John Ross Allen II; Great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 1, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee with Rev. Raburne Wilson officiating.  A Eulogy was provided by her daughter, Rev. Sheila Eller.  Music was provided by the Raburne Wilson Family and Jeanie Pyle.  Mrs. Allen’s grandsons served as her pallbearers.  Interment followed in the Osborn Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 


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MR. LAWRENCE SETH TURNER

 

            Mr. Lawrence Seth Turner, age 94, of McCaysville, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2001.  Mr. Lawrence was a retired Black Smith employed by the Tennessee Copper Company.  He was also a member of the Friendship #3 Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vaudie Turner of the home:  four sons:  John and Donald Turner of McCaysville, Roddey Turner of Blue Ridge and William Voyles of Ringgold, GA; one brother:  Guy Turner of Blairsville; one sister:  Marie Chambers of Dacula, GA; a special friend Juanita Price of Mineral Bluff; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 2, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge with the Rev. Alton Towe officiating.  A Eulogy was given by the Turner Family.  Music was by the grandchildren; the Billy Wayne Chastain Family and the Friendship Baptist Church Choir.  Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

            Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge in charge of arrangements.


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MR. KENNETH RAY DOCKERY

 

            Mr. Kenneth Ray Dockery, age 41, of Cleveland, GA. passed away Saturday June 23, 2001, in Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, NC. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident

            Mr. Dockery was born in Union County, GA. on Sunday, December 6, 1959, a son of the late Lester Dockery and Othena Dye Dockery.  He was the night manager at Betty’s Country Store in Helen, GA. and also was employed at Freudenber-Nok in Cleveland, GA.

            Surviving are sisters:  Wanda Webb, of Copperhill, TN, and Sherry Dockery, of Blairsville; brothers:  Buell Dockery, Troy Dockery, and Cecil Dockery, all of Blairsville.  Tommy Dockery, of Young Harris, GA. Ralph Dockery, of Morganton, GA. and Marty Dockery, of Apex, NC.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Mark Porado and Rev. Tony Gilbert officiating. Special music was presented by L. D. and the Happy Pilgrims, Gregg Moore, and Stevie Brooks.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen:  Steve Brooks, Scott Allen, Raburn Mason, Bradley Chastain, Jerry Thomas, and Myron Turner.  Interment was in Pine Log Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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MR. TOM KEHR

 

            Mr. Tom Kehr, age 68, of Blairsville, GA. passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001, in Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

            Mr. Kehr was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 28, 1933, a son of the late Karl Kehr and Florence Keyser Kehr.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and had been employed by United Airlines as a mechanic for 36 years.  Don was a member of the International Association of Machinists, Lodge, #1487, and was a member of and deacon of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

            Surviving are his wife, Marita, of Blairsville, GA: daughter:  Debra Ann Kehr, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Karl Richard “Rick” and Leslie Kehr, of Montgomery, AL; brother, Edwin Grant Kehr, of State College, Pennsylvania; sister: Shirley J. Steinninger, of Oaks, Pennsylvania; and granddaughter, Amy Patrice Kehr, of Maryville, Tennessee; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held in Blairsville on Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 10 a.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Parris officiating, and the Eulogy by John Killebrew.  Special music was presented by Minister R. Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Mike Calloway, Carlton Brown, Fred Roberts, Roy Bateman, Lewis Jordan, Neal Efird, and Gib Castle.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were deacons of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, and members of the C. R. Collins Sunday School Class.  Funeral services were held in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. from the chapel of Campbell Ennis and Klotzbach Funeral Home, with interment in green Tree Brethren Church Cemetery in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

            In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Blairsville Debt Retirement Fund, P. O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30514.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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MR. DOYLE WILLIAMS

 

            Mr. Doyle Williams, age 76, of Blairsville, GA. passed away Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mr. Williams was born in Cherokee County, GA. on Thursday, April 16, 1925, a son of the late Thomas Elmer Williams and Julia Latham Williams.  He had lived and worked in Albertville, AL for 33 years before moving to Blairsville in 1998.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Albertville, AL.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Bailey Williams.

            Surviving are daughter and son-in-law:  Karen and Danny Goyne, of Blairsville; sister, Essie Turner, of Hiawassee, GA; brothers:  Howell and Milton Williams, both of Smyrna, GA; and grandchildren:  Amanda and Joel Goyne, of Blairsville.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville Chapel with Rev. Mike Johnson officiating.  Special music was presented by Minister R. Terry Hooper.  Interment was in Marshall Memorial Gardens in Albertville, Alabama.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Gideons International, P. O. Box 521, Blairsville, GA  30514. or to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 4610 Matthews Park Dr., Snellville, GA 30039.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.