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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 8, 2001                           Page 4B

 

MARY ELIZABETH OWEN HARPER DOCKERY

 

Born in Owensboro Kentucky, April 4, 1899, Bess Dockery passed away August 3, 2001.  Mrs. Dockery died at home in Stonehenge II where she had resided this past 2 ½ years.

Bess Dockery has live din Union County since the early 1950’s.  After retiring from the Florida East Coast Rail Road Company, she was very active in many local clubs and social groups.  A favorite organization was the Blairsville Garden Club, where she held various positions including President.  She was the recipient of many awards for her flower arrangements at the local fairs as well as on the state level.  Bess also enjoyed playing cards with the Bridge Club and hosting bridge parties in her home.

Bess was a Red Cross volunteer in the days before the inception of the current association, the Union County Hospital Auxiliary.  She was very active with the group, volunteering time in the old hospital and nursing home.  She assisted with the supervision of the youth group, the Candy Stripers.

Mrs. Dockery was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, where she was affectionately known as the “Archbishop” of Blairsville.  Bess was one of the founding members of the Catholic Church in Blairsville and Mass was frequently held in her home in the early days before there was a church building.

Bess Dockery is survived by her daughter, Susan H. Cheek; three sons, Keith, Owen and Jack Harper; a sister, Martyne McMongile; eighteen grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.  Also a multitude of nieces, nephews and loving friends survive.  Mrs. Dockery was preceded in death by a son, William G. Harper.  The family and friends will celebrate the joy of her passing at a memorial mass at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on August 25, 2001 at 11 am.

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

 

 


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August 8, 2001                           Page 4B

 

MR. ROBERT DANIEL “DANNY” CORBIN

 

Mr. Robert Daniel “Danny” Corbin, age 44, of Suches, GA, died Thursday, August 2, 2001 at the Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA following a sudden illness.

Mr. Corbin was born in Suches and lived most of his life in Union County.  He was employed at Hardy Ford in Dahlonega and was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches.

He was the son of the late Emory and Lucille Holloway Corbin and was also preceded in death by a son:  Christian Emory Corbin; and a brother: David Corbin.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Roberts Corbin, Suches, GA; children:  Danny & Renita Roberts, Dahlonega, GA, Carol & Lee Knight, Blairsville, GA; brothers & sisters-in-law:  Earl & Bonnie Holloway, Dahlonega, GA, Steve & Sandra Corbin, Suches, GA, Joe & Charlotte Corbin, Suches, GA; sister & brother-in-law Lora & Don Cantrell, Dahlonega, GA; grandchildren:  Christopher Roberts, Alex Roberts, Tucker Knight, & Anna Knight; aunts & uncles: Eldie & Carl Gilreath, Suches, GA, Marie & Glenn Elliott, Suches, GA, Nora Gold, Cleveland, GA, Bonnie Holloway, Suches, GA; several other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2001, at the Zion Baptist Church in Suches with Rev. Gerald Edmondson and Rev. George Cline officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 


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August 8, 2001                           Page 4B

 

MR. GERALD G. DEYTON

 

Mr. Gerald G. Deyton, age 54, of Marietta, GA, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Fulton County, GA, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.

Mr. Deyton was born in Union County, GA, on Wednesday, January 29, 1947, a son of the late Robert Lowell Deyton and Dollie Taylor Deyton.  He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  Mr. Deyton was a truck driver.  He was a native of Union County, but had lived in Marietta since 1960.  He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  A brother, Jack, preceded him in death.

Survivors include sisters:  Jeanette Jones, Of Marietta, Frances Henson, of Blairsville, Jean Mathis, of Marietta, Jo Davis, of Stone Mountain, Nell Powell, of Smyrna, and Lynn Zeitouni, of Marietta; brothers:  Jerry Deyton, of Mableton, Jim Deyton, of Stockbridge, and Billy Deyton, of Lakeland, FL; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were Saturday, August 4, 2001, at 11 a.m., from Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Brent Chatham and Rev. Guy Bradley officiating.  Eulogy by Tim Deyton.  Special music was presented by Leslie Hughes and Michelle Rowe.  Interment was in the church cemetery, with military hones by North Georgia Honor Guard.  Pallbearers were:  Larry Henson, Robert Bing, Steve Mathis, Ken Deyton, Allen Deyton, mark Mathis, Tommy Deyton.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family suggest memorials be made to Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville  in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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August 8, 2001                           Page 4B

 

MRS. CHRISTINE B. ODOM

 

Mrs. Christine B. Odom, age 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2001 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.

Mrs. Odom was born in Towns County Georgia, on Saturday, December 11, 1915, a daughter of the late Robert Brown and Lucinda Foster Brown.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Odom was a member of Confidence Methodist church and had been preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, in 1984.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Howard Byers of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Gwen Odom of Blairsville; and son and daughter0in0law, Rex and Shirley Odom, also of Blairsville; seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren also survive, along with many friends and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 2 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Black, and Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Special music was presented by The Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Jeff, Greg, and Steve Odom, Ronnie and Danny Byers, and Ed Rohrbaugh.  Interment was in confidence Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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Mrs. alicia tadaya davenport

 

Mrs. Alicia Tadaya (better known as Remy) Davenport, age 59, of Kennesaw, formerly of Blairsville, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2001 in the Kennestone Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Davenport was born on July 8, 1942 in Guevara Lapaz Tarlac, Philippines, the daughter of the late Catalino Tadaya and the late Narcissa Tadaya.  She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was currently attending the First Baptist Church in Kennesaw.  She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Davenport.

Surviving Mrs. Davenport are one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Keith Barnes of Blairsville; one son, Alex Davenport of Kennesaw; three sisters, Conching Melba and Lourdes Tadaya of the Ph8lippines; six brothers, Valentino, Feling, Rudy, Siso, Clemete and Man Tadaya, all of the Philippines; two grandchildren, Tawnni and Storm Johnston, both of Blairsville, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 4 pm from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Potts and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Betty Henderson and Doris Hefner.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Robbie Davis, Graylin Johnson, Johnny Barnes, Nelson Patterson, Gaylin Johnston, and Guy Johnston.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were:  Ken Lambert, Tony Worley, Dwayne England, and Travis Henry.  Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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August 8, 2001                           Page 4B

 

MRS. IRENE COLLINS

 

Mrs. Irene Collins, age 85, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 3, 2001 in Union county Nursing Home in Blairsville, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Collins was born in Towns County, Georgia, on Thursday, March 2, 1915, a daughter of the late Edward Thomas and Fannie Cloer Thomas.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Collins was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.  She had been preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Collins, in 1988.

Survivors include her daughter, Susie Cain of Alpharetta, Georgia; two sons, Douglas Collins, of Blairsville, and Melvin Collins of Powder Springs, Georgia; three sisters, Pauline Collins, and Vina Cook, both of Blairsville; and Era Mae Penland of Aiken, South Carolina; a brother, Nathan Thomas, of Blairsville; five grandchildren, James Collins of Blairsville, Michael Collins, of Titusville, Florida, Melissa Zgonc, of Powder Springs, Ashley Cain and Joshua Cain, both of Alpharetta; two great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 6, 2001 at 2 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Harley Hunter and Rev. Scott Baugh officiating. Special music was presented by The Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Michael Collins, Joshua Cain, Joel Richardson, Kevin Zgonc, Calvin Collins, and Charles Brackett.  Interment was in Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.