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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 9, 2000                           Page 5B

 

MRS. RITA GARCIA STROUD

 

Mrs. Rita Garcia Stroud, age 83, of Gearind Drive, Murphy Hwy, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2000 in the Copperbasin Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Stroud was born on September 8, 1916 in Clearmont Harbour, MS, the daughter of the late Joseph Garcia and the late Eugenia Garcia.  Mrs. Stroud was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Louise Lawler in 1989.  She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving Mrs. Stroud are her loving husband of fifty eight years, J. W. Stroud of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law Mary Beth and Van Tredaway of Marietta; daughter, Melanie Wakefield of North Virginia, VA; one sister, Alverda Trutel of Pennsicola, FL; one brother, Fritz Garcia of Clearmont Harbour, MS; seven grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 31, 2000 at 11:30 am from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with father Balappa Selvaraj and Father Tim Gadziala officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Charles Catanach, Lew Caputa, Hank Badach, George Cody, Bob Oneil, and Bob McCleary.  Interment followed in the Blairsville City Cemetery.

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

 


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August 9, 2000                           Page 5B

 

MRS. FORRESTINE PRINCE BROOKSHIRE

 

Mrs. Forrestine Prince Brookshire, age 79, of State Highway 60, Suches, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at her residence following a period of declining health.

A Johnson County, Georgia native and former resident of Morganton, Georgia, Mrs. Brookshire had lived in Suches, Georgia for the past 61 years.  Mrs. Brookshire was the daughter of the late Lester and Nancy Prince and wife of the Bruce Brookshire.  Mrs. Brookshire was co-owner and operator of H.B. Brookshire Grocery in Suches, Georgia for 50 years, was a member of the Gaddistown Homemaker’s Club and was a member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons and daughter in law-Bob and Lynda Brookshire, of Hoschton, GA, Benny and Brenda Brookshire, of Suches, GA; grandchildren, Mrs. Karen Brookshire Sapecky, of Hoschton GA, and Brelan Brookshire, of Suches, GA; twin great grandsons, Joseph and Jacob Sapecky, of Hoschton, GA; sisters and brother in law-Mrs. Agnes Clemmer, of McCayesville, GA; Mrs. Jean Moore, Mrs. Martha Helton, Mary and Harold Parker, all of Morganton, GA; sister in law, Mrs. Jane Prince Thurman, of Ellijay, GA; and Mrs. Blanche Gilreath, of Dahlonega, GA; brother in law, Mr. Edward Brookshire, of Suches, GA; several nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive

Funeral services were held for 2 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2000, from the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Suches, Georgia, with the remains placed in state at the Church at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Troy Acree and Dr. George Burch officiated, with interment in the Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers those desiring to do so, may make contributions to Hand in Hand Hospice at 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, Georgia 30501.

 


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August 9, 2000                           Page 5B

 

MRS. PAULINE SAWYER WILSON

 

          Mrs. Pauline Sawyer Wilson, age 68, of Blairsville, GA passed away Thursday, August 3, 2000 at the Union County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Wilson was born Wednesday, June 14, 1932 in Union County, a daughter of George and Emmie Payne Sawyer.  She had lived in this area all of her life.  She was a member of Bethel United Methodist church and the Morganton Chapter-Order of Easter Star.

Surviving are her son, Steve and Thyra Wilson of Morganton, GA; two sisters, Lucille Brackett and Ruby Jones, both of Blairsville, GA; grandchildren, James Wilson, Ginger Wilson, Jeremy Wilson, Charlotte Long, Amber Wilson and Josh Wilson; great grandchildren are Kolby Long, Logan, Karlie and Graylee Wilson, Chad and Tatum Vance.

Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, August 5, 2000 from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Potts and Rev. Guy Bradley officiating.  Music was by Louise DeLong, Susie Phillips, and Sarah Kelley.

Interment was in the Hamptown Baptist Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Ray Long, Gary, Randolph and Ranny Jones, Jamey Mull and Charles Brackett.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Ga in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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August 9, 2000                           Page 5B

 

MRS. MADGE LEE STEPHENS

           

            Mrs. Madge Lee Stephens, age 70, of Blairsville, GA passed away Friday, August 4, 2000 at Union General Hospital.

            Mrs. Stephens was born in Towns County, GA May 30, 1930, a daughter of Harvey J. and Eula Arrendale Nicholson.  She lived in this area all of her life and was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church.  She was an Avon salesperson for twenty-five years.  Her husband, Jimmy J. Stephens, receded her in death in 19831 and a grandson, Stephen England, in 1973.

            Surviving are her children, Larry and Sharon Stephens, Gary and Leslie Stephens, and Linda and Jimmy Jones, all of Blairsville; a sister, Faye Nichols; three brothers, Vaughn, F.C., and Rex Nicholson also survive along with six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday, August 6, 2000 from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, Blairsville, GA with Rev. Clyde Coleman and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Music was provided by Nelson LeCroy.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens.

            Serving as pallbearers were Ryan England, Corey Stephens, Phil and Anthony Nichols, Randolph Jones and Milo Fox.  Wesley England and Blane Stephens were honorary pallbearers.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA in charge of arrangements.

           


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August 9, 2000                           Page 5B

 

MRS. MRAY LOU VANDIVER WHITT

 

            Mrs. Mary Lou Vandiver Whitt, age 64, of Blairsville, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at Union General Hospital.

            Mrs. Vandiver was born in Union County, Wednesday, October 30, 1935, a daughter of Paul and Iowa Collins Vandiver.  She had lived in this area all of her life and was a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Whitt.

            Survivors include a daughter, Paulette and Aubrey Dyer of Blairsville; a son, Troy Whitt of Blairsville; a sister, Alwayne and AJ. Wimpey of Blairsville; and one granddaughter, Katie Danielle Dyer.

            Funeral services were held Friday, August 4, 2000 at 2 pm from the Old Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Harley Hunter and Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Music was provided by the church choir.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were A.J. Collins, Calvin Dyer, Duane Dyer, John England, Lance Bell and Johnny Brown.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA in charge of arrangements.

 


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August 9, 2000                           Page 5B

 

MR. JOHN HAROLD PARHAM

 

            Mr. John Harold Parham, age 68, of Blairsville, GA passed away at his home Friday, August 4, 2000.

            Mr. Parham was born in Union County march 17, 1932 and lived in this area most of his life.  He was a son of Herschel and Etta Styles Parham.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a county employee in road maintenance.  His daughter, Gilda McCool, preceded him in death

            Survivors include a daughter, Rita Kyttle of Blairsville; a son, Johnny Parham of Colbert, GA; sisters, Evelyn Deyton and Hazel Doolittle of Blairsville and Bernice Gibby of Athens, GA; brothers, Herbert Parham of Blairsville and Bermer Parham of Athens, GA; five grandsons also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 4 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Potts and Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Music was by Kim Thomas and Scott Lance.  Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA in charge of arrangements.

 


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August 9, 2000                           Page 5B

 

MRS. GERALDA CARLEEN KING BURNETTE

 

            Mrs. Gerald Carleen King Burnette, age 62, of Berry Road, Blairsville, passed away on Friday August 4, 2000 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Burnette was born on April 8, 1938 in Fitzgerald, GA the daughter of the late Carrol King and the late Libby Posey King.  She was a member of the Harvest Fellowship Church in Young Harris.

            Surviving Mrs. Burnette are her loving husband of thirty six years, Wilton “Shorty” Burnette of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Donny Trumbo of Camp Lejune, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Faye Burnette of Blairsville; sister and brother –in-law, Kathryn and Ray Lazano of Warner Robins, GA; brothers and sister-in-laws, Bobby and Cathy King of Atlanta and Tommy and Mary King of Young Harris; ten grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Services for Mrs. Burnette were held on Saturday, August 5, 2000 at 1 pm from Union Memory Gardens with the Rev. Mike Youngblood officiating.  Grandsons served as pallbearers.  Interment following in the Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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

 


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August 9, 2000                           Page 5B

 

WILLIAM LEE HOLT, SR.

 

            William Lee Holt, Sr. was born in Union County, Sunday, February 26, 1933, a son of Mary Curtis Holt and the late Guss Holt.  He passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2000 after a long-time illness.

            He was a Ford dealer for many years and owner of panorama Land Company.  He was a member and captain of Zamora Shrine Temple Motor Corp when he moved from Birmingham back home to Blairsville in 1969.  He was also a member of Woodlawn Masonic Lodge of Birmingham and remained a member of the Zamora Temple Shrine Club of Birmingham.

            Lee was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church where he served as trustee and a member of other committees.

            Lee is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nan Craven Holt of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Tina of Blairsville; mother, Mary Curtis Holt of Blairsville; and a host of family members and friends.

            Funeral services were held Friday, August 4, 2000 at 11 am from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Ryan Seawright, Rev. Dean head, and Rev. B.A. Buchanan officiating.  Music was provided by Nelson and Mildred LeCroy.  The eulogy was presented by Floyd Neely, past Potentate and member of Zamora Temple Shrine Motor Corp of Birmingham, Alabama.

            Interment was in Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Carlton Colwell, Bob Head, jack Lance, Harold Plott, John Snow and Charles Partin serving as pallbearers.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be sent to the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. AlMarie Hamby, 2385 Garner Spiva Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA in charge of arrangements.

           


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August 9, 2000                           Page 5B

 

MR. ROBERT MICHAEL LITTLE

 

            Mr. Robert Michael Little, age 41, of Trinity Place, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Little was born on December 30, 1958 in Norwich, CT, the son of Robert H. Little and Irene Bulcko Little.  Mr. Little was of the Lutheran Faith.

            Survivors include his loving wife, Deborah Olds Little, of Blairsville, father and mother, Robert and Irene Little, of Blairsville, three children, Benjamin W. Little, Stephen and Sharon Demeo, one sister, Kathryn L. Mundt, of Littleton, CO., many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Services for Mr. Little were held on Monday, August 7, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Black Gooch officiating.  In lieu of flowers if ;you wish, memorials may be made to Georgia Mt. Hospice, P.O. Box 667 Jasper, GA 30143 in Roberts Memory.

            Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.