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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 11, 2001                 Page 5B

 

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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July 11, 2001                 Page 5B

 

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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July 11, 2001                 Page 5B

 

MRS. RUBY LITTLE TWIGGS

 

            Mrs. Ruby Little Twiggs, age 80, of Sharpsburg, GA. formerly of Fayetteville, GA. passed away Saturday, June 30, 2001, in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

            Mrs. Twiggs was born in Suwannee, GA. on Monday, September 6, 1920, a daughter of the late Glenn Little and Naomi Lou Duckworth Little Valentine.  She grew up in Union County, GA. but lived most of her life in Fayetteville.  She was a member of Salem Methodist Church, and was retired from Internal Revenue Service.  Mrs. Twiggs had been preceded in death by her husband, Mercer Twiggs, in 1990.

            Survivors include a daughter:  Sarah Rebecca Carroll, of Sharpsburg, GA; brother and sister-in-law, James Guy and Anna Lee Thomas Little, of Evening Shade, Arkansas; six grandchildren and their spouses:  Richard and Andrea Thompson, of Sharpsburg; Mike and Starr Thompson, of Signal Mountain, TN; Derek and Denise Carroll of Peachtree City, GA; Danny and Angie Carroll, of Fairburn, GA; Pat and Jimmy Gilbert of Florilla, GA; and Lisa Carroll, of Florida; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with pastor Carl Knowles officiating.  Interment was in Choestoe Cemetery in Blairsville, with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers:  Richard and Mike Thompson, Jimmy Gilbert, Derek Carroll, Jimmy Weeks, and Don Wood.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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July 11, 2001                 Page 5B

 

MR. DAVID BENJAMIN LYON                

 

            Mr. David Benjamin Lyon, age 91, of Blairsville, GA. formerly of Ballground, GA. passed away Thursday, July 5, 2001, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mr. Lyon was born in Cherokee County, NC. on Saturday, September 11, 1909, a son of the late John Marion Lyon and Dora Hendrix Lyon.  Mr. Lyon was a retired farmer and cabinet builder and had lived in Blairsville for the past three years, coming from Ballground, GA. where he had lived most of his life.  He was a 25 year member of Soil Conservation Service and a committee member of the Cherokee County Democratic Party.  Mr. Lyon was a member of Chalcedonia Baptist Church in Canton, GA.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Leona Little Lyon, of Blairsville; and daughter Sheryl Lyon Johns, of Dacula, GA; six grandchildren:  Barbara Sweet of Ballground, Tommy Sweet of Chatsworth, GA; David Sweet, of Houschton, GA; Susie Sweet, of Boston, Massachusetts; Jasen Johns, of Atlanta; and Anda Johns Mason, of Frederick, Maryland; two great grandchildren also survive:  Jayson Sweet and Andrew Sweet, along with many other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services were held Friday, July 6, 2001, at 2 p.m. from Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Ballground with Rev. Glen Roark officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  David and Tommy Sweet, and Jayson Sweet and Jasen Johns.  Interment was in Pleasant Hill Christian Church Cemetery.

            The family suggest, that if desired, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, % Sue Upchurch, 4344 Mulky Gap Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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July 11, 2001                 Page 5B

 

VON H. CUNNINGHAM

 

            Von H. Cunningham, 80, of Young Harris, GA. died Friday, June 29, 2001 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home.

            He was a native of Clay County, but had lived in Young Harris since 1954.  He was a son of the late Clyde and Effie Mae Byers Cunningham.  He had served in the U. S. Army during WWII, and was a member of the Hayesville VFW Post #6812, and the D.A.V.  He was a member of Old Brasstown Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife of 53 years.  Mary (Georgie) Cunningham of Young Harris, GA; two sons:  Mike Cunningham of Suwannee, GA. and Ray Cunningham of Alpharetta, GA; one sister:  Zadie McCall of Douglasville, GA; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 2 at Old Brasstown Baptist Church with Revs. Billy Stiles and Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post #96, DAV Chapter #73 and VFW Post #10222.  Pallbearers were:  Cecil Cheek, Derwin Adkins, Esco Wimpey, Ernie Gibson, Lonnie Marcus and Perry Nichols.  Honorary Pallbearers were:  Robert Hafner, John Allen, Howard Mann and Albert Biladeau.

            The family requests memorials may be made to Old Brasstown Baptist Church, Murphy Highway, Young Harris, GA. 30582 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western NC Chapter, 3 Louisiana Ave., Asheville, NC. 28806

            Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville, was in charge of arrangements.


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July 11, 2001                 Page 5B

 

MRS. EUGENIA KIDD ROSANDER

 

            Mrs. Eugenia Kidd Rosander, age 85, of Young Harris, GA passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2001 following a brief illness.  She was born September 4, 1915 in Lavonia, GA., a daughter of the late Charles Alexander Kidd and the late Ruth Magill Kidd.  She was the widow of Richard Rosander.  She was preceded in death by husbands, Woodrow Crawford and William H. Champion and a brother, Charles Alexander Kidd, Jr.  Mrs. Rosander was a member of Sharp Memorial United Methodist church.  For many years she was an active volunteer with the Towns County Chamber of Commerce.  She is survived by a daughter Shelley Steele Champion of Greenville, SC; a son, William H. Champion of Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren:  W. Andrew Arnold, Sharon Arnold Kitsos, Brian E. Arnold and three great grandchildren.  Also surviving are a sister Blanche Kidd Sewell of Atlanta, GA and a sister-in-law Frances Bradford Kidd of Lavonia, GA.

            Funeral services were held Monday, July 9, 2001 at 1 p.m. from Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. John Kay officiating.  Interment was in the Laurel Hills Memory Garden.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, Young Harris, GA 30582.

            Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements. 

 


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July 11, 2001                 Page 5B

 

MRS. MARY WILL HUNT PHILLIPS       

 

            Mrs. Mary Will Hunt Phillips, age 90, of Hiawassee, GA. passed away Thursday, July 5, 2001 following a brief period of declining health.  She was born in Young Harris, GA. on July 18, 1019, the daughter of the late Joel Garnie and Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Hunt.  After Mary will finished high school in 1927 and Young Harris College in 1929, she taught in the Young Harris Elementary School.  She married Lawrence M. “Short” Phillips on October 1, 1943, and assumed the duties of wife and mother to two small boys.  She continued teaching and attended University of Georgia on Weekends and in the summer and received her B.S. in Education in 1953 and then a M. Ed. In 1961.  After 16 years of classroom teaching, she became Towns County’s first visiting teacher, a role she continued for 26 years.  While serving in this capacity, she encountered many children who could not attend school for lack of clothing, shoes and supplies.  She always made sure these needs were met.  She was instrumental in beginning the first two Special Education classes in Towns County and arranging for the first school nurse who administered immunizations in all the twelve county schools.  In 1963, Mary Will began her own campaign toward a head Start program for Towns County, which became a reality in 1964.  In 1971, she helped establish the Towns County Retired Education Association (TCREA), of which she became the second president and was an outstanding leader in numerous capacities.  Upon her retirement, she spent her time working with her beautiful flowers, traveling, playing tennis and operating the This-n-That Gift and Antique Shoppe.  Mary Will was also an active ember of Old Union Baptist Church where she served and held various offices in the WMU and taught in the children’s departments for many years.  She was a charter member and first president of Friendship Community Clubhouse.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence M. “Short” Phillips; son, Douglas Phillips, brother, T. J. Hunt; sister, Ethel Aline Perry.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Morris and Loyce Phillips of Hiawassee, GA; daughter-in-law, Evalee Phillips of Woodstock, GA; one sister, Ettie Marie Baggett of Scottsboro, AL; and one brother and sister-in-law, Joel “Scud” and Faye Hunt of Santa Rosa Beach, FL; grandchildren:  Dwayne, David and Steven Phillips of Hiawassee, GA; Marsha McClure of Athens, GA; Larry Phillips of Sharpsburg, GA; Reggie Phillips of Hiawassee, GA; Shawn Phillips of Woodstock, GA; Regina Davis and Joy Tibbs of Canton, GA; great-grandchildren:  Blake, Megan, Dillon and Evan Phillips of Hiawassee, GA; Sarah and Alex McClure of Athens, GA; Josh and Christy Phillips of Woodstock, GA; Christopher Phillips of Blairsville, GA; Taylor Davis and Jeremy Hodge of Canton, GA; great-great-grandchildren:  Astin Hodge of Canton, GA; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 7, 2001, at 2 p.m. from the Old Union Baptist Church with the Rev. John Kay and the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Interment was in Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Dwayne Phillips, David Phillips, Steven Phillips, Larry Phillips, Reggie Phillips, Terry Phillips, and Shawn Phillips.  Banister Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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July 11, 2001                 Page 5B

 

MR. BILLY RAY BROWN          

 

            Mr. Billy Ray Brown, age 45, of Young Harris, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2001 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Brown was born on Feb 3, 1956 in Towns County, the son of the late Ray Brown and Geneva McClure Brown.  He was a Towns County native.  He was preceded in death by his father Ray Brown in 1991 and by one brother, Gary Brown in 2001.  Mr. Brown was of the Baptist Faith.

            Surviving Mr. Brown are his mother, Geneva Brown of Young Harris; two sisters:  Betty Totherow of Young Harris, and Jennifer Elliott of Blairsville; one brother; Larry Brown of Young Harris; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at 2 p.m. from the Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Victory McVay and Rev. Sam Nichols officiating.  Special music was presented by Charlotte Young and Linda Davenport.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Kenneth Pickelsimer, Timm Ingram, Hines Hooper, Terry Ingram, Ray Groves, and Tom McVay.  Interment followed in the Brown Family Cemetery in Young Harris.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.