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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 1, 2001                           Page 6B

 

MR. WAYMAN BRADLEY

 

Mr. Wayman Bradley, age 78, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 27, 2001, at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Bradley was born in Union County, Georgia, on Sunday, April 29, 1923, a son of the late Jess Bradley.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served during World War II, in the Asiatic Theatre.  A lifelong resident and retired farmer, he was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.  Mr. Bradley had also worked at Potter and Rayfield, Inc. for 30 years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Louise Bradley, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Beverly Bradley of Blairsville; son, Kenneth Bradley of Blairsville; daughter, Sandy Bradley of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law Milton and Kay Bradley of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law Janet and Tony Harkins of Blairsville; ten grandchildren, Melissa Boyd, Stephanie Davis, Andrew Bradley, Bobby Bradley, Cydney Bradley, Matthew Bradley, Mandy Hunter, Meg Bradley, Tayler and Tucker Harkins; sister, Nannie Ree Mashburn of Blairsville; and brother, Jake Bradley, of Holly Springs, Georgia; nine great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 30, 2001 at 2 pm from Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. R.L. martin, Rev. Loys Waters, and Rev. Tom Ford officiating.  Mr. Bradley’s son Dennis eulogized his father.  Special music was presented by The Faith Singers.  Interment was in the church cemetery, with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers:  Lee Knight, Ed Durbin, Marty Hood, Wayne Henderson, Arthur Jordan, Sammy Henson, and James Bridges.  Military honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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August 1, 2001                           Page 6B

 

MR. ROBERT JERRY BUTRAM   

 

Mr. Robert Jerry Butram, age 78, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 27, 2001, in Chatuge Nursing Home in Hiawassee, Georgia, following an extended illness.

Mr. Butram was born in Fulton County, Kentucky, on Monday, January 8, 1923, a son of the late Oscar Daniel Butram and Allie Jane Lee Butram.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, and served in India and the Asiatic-pacific Theatre.  Mr. Butram lived in Detroit, Michigan for 10 years and moved to Blairsville in 1966.  He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and was a musician who loved to play the piano.

 Survivors include his loving wife, Doris Payne Butram, of the home; step-children, Carol Payne Gray; Brenda Payne Lynch; Danny Payne; John Payne; Michele Payne Webb Kirby, all of Blairsville; brothers, Billy Allen Butram of Mayfield, Kentucky and Richard Daniel Butram of Clinton, Illinois; niece, Shirley Williams of Mayfield, Kentucky; 23 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 2 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Hoyt Brown, Rev. Earl Pickelsimer, and Rev. Danny Gray officiating.  Special music was presented by Michele Webb Kirby, Dorothy Pickelsimer, and Kenneth and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Danny Gray, Robert Gray, Eric Gray, Jacob Webb, Adam Payne, Jonathan Payne, Roy E. Lynch, and Tony Lynch.  Interment was in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


 

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August 1, 2001                           Page 6B

 

MR. JESSE CHAD SMITH

 

Mr. Jesse Chad Smith, age 35, of Bald Creek Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2001, following a sudden illness.  Mr. Smith was born on June 7, 1966 in Tampa, FL, the son of Joe Yassney and Harriet Smith Yassney.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County.  He was preceded in death by this wife Sally Ann Smith in 2000.  Mr. Smith was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mr. Smith are his father, Joe Yassney of Russellville, KY; mother, Harriett Smith of Blairsville; step father, Clinton Brown of Blairsville; three brothers and two sisters-in-law:  Darrick and Chasitity Brown of Blairsville, Jason and Lisa Brown of Blue Ridge, and Brandon Brown of Blue Ridge; several nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Mandy, July30, 2001 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Willis Garrett and Rev. Bill Honaker officiating.  Special music was presented by Dawn Davis.  The following gentlemen serves as pallbearers:  Brandon Brown, Jason Brown, Charles Bennett, Benny Brown, Benjamin Brown and Tony Brown.  Interment followed in the House of Prayer Church cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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August 1, 2001                           Page 6B

 

MISS MINNIE VANDIVER

 

Miss Minnie Vandiver, age 89, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 30, in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Miss Vandiver was born in White County, Georgia, on Saturday, April 13, 1912, a daughter of the late Joseph Lane Vandiver and Anna Abernathy Vandiver.  She was a lifelong resident of this area and was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Miss Dollie Vandiver, of Blairsville; also a number of nieces and nephews survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at 2:00 PM, from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Harley Hunter and Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Special music was presented by Old Liberty Baptist Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  A. J. Wimpey, John England, Duane Dyer, Aubrey Dyer, Troy Whitt, and F. C. Collins.  Interment was in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.