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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 20, 2003             Page 5B

 

MR. rufus ray ingram

 

Mr. Rufus Ray Ingram, age 85 of Oak Tree Village Park Road, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2003 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.

Mr. Ingram was born on January 19 1918 in Towns County, the son of the late Charlie Ingram and the late Liza Thomas Ingram.  He was a veteran of the US Army of WWII.  He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Cecil Weaver in 1990.  Mr. Ingram attended the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Ingram are his loving wife of twenty six years, Mary Ruth Seals Ingram of Blairsville; two daughters and one son-in-law, Elouise Weaver of Douglasville, GA, Jo and Carroll Weaver of Blairsville; five sons and daughter-in-laws, C.A. and Beverly Ingram of Pelman, MA, Rev. James and Sharon Ingram of Hirem, GA, William H. Lynn Jr. of Bointon Beach, FL, Stanley and Chris Lynn of Lakeworth, FL, Gary and Vickie Lynn of Hagerstown, MD; one brother, Carlos Ingram of Blairsville; two sisters, Jessie Cantrell of Blairsville, Gladys Stucker of Blairsville; twenty eight grandchildren; forty four great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Ingram and Rev. Dwayne Patterson officiating.  Special music was presented by Homer and Vondell Powell, Charles and Rachel Brackett, Russ and Patricia Carver.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Jason Symonette, Thomas Weaver, Larry Weaver, James Ingram, Jr., Donald Weaver Ray Ingram.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the North GA Honor Guard conducting Military Honors.

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

 


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August 20, 2003             Page 5B

 

matthew c. brickey

 

Mr. MATTHEW c. Brickey, age 83, of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2003 at Union General Hospital.

Mr. Brickey had lived here since 1978, moving here from Brasstown, NC.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville and was a dental technician.  He had spent 21 years in the U. S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Brickey, of the home; son, Charles A. Brickey of Peachtree, NC; daughter, Annette Shuman of Sumter, SC; daughter, Loretta Christine Stiles of Rogersville, TN; son, George D. Brickey of Ringgold, GA; son, Phillip F. Brickey of Andrews, NC; sister, Virginia Mabe of Troutdale, VA.  Thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 16, 2003, at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Military honors were presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.  Music was provided by mike Hardy, Jacob Craig and Shawn Howell.

Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Peachtree, NC.  Serving as pallbearers were Harlan Underwood, Harold Dyer, Neal Moon, Allen Pipes, Dr. Roy Pipes, Hoyt Raper and Doug Davenport.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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August 20, 2003             Page 5B

 

MR. james danny gaddis

 

Mr. James Danny Gaddis, age 55 of Tsagasi Trail, Blairsville passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2003 at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Gaddis was born on April 18, 1948 in Cumming, GA, the son of the late James Henry Gaddis and the late Charlie Catherine Lathem Gaddis.

Surviving Mr. Gaddis are his loving wife, Sara Evans of Blairsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Seth and Lene Gaddis of Blairsville; one sister, Linda Milford of Canton, GA, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial servile will be held at a later date and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Hospice Organization of your choice in Mr. Gaddis’s memory.

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

 


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August 20, 2003             Page 5B

 

linda bumpus woolley

 

Linda Bumpus Woolley, 55, passed away July 25th after an 18 month battle with breast cancer.  A small family service and scattering of ashes has been planned.

 

Linda leaves behind a large and saddened family, especially her husband of 30 years, Richard; sons, Christopher and Kyle; daughter-in-law, Greta; grand daughters, Julia and Jaclyn; parents, George and Marilyn; brother, George; sister, Karen; including their spouses, children and grandchildren; Aunt Flora; numerous cousins and many friends.

A 1965 graduate of Miami Central High School, Linda had been a flight attendant first with Northeast and then with Delta Airlines.  She ended her 34 year airline career as a supervisor, retiring after 9/11.

She has been a hospital volunteer, guardian ad litem, but preferred helping animals.  In lieu of flowers, she has asked that donations be made to Flamingo Gardens of Davie and the Wildlife Center of Ellijay, GA.

Linda died without regret, sadness or bitterness and she looked forward to joining the Lord.

 


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August 20, 2003             Page 5B

 

michael stephen krul

 

Michael Stephen Krul, age 18, of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident.

Mr. Krul had lived in this area since 1996, moving here from St. Petersburg, FL.  He attended New Hope Fellowship Baptist Church and was a graduate of Union County High School.

Survivors include his parents, Lawrence Krul and Teresa Krul, both of Blairsville; step-mother, Lisa Lilly-Krul of Blairsville; sister, Katie Krul of Blairsville; step-sisters, Rebekah and Rachel Lilly of Blairsville; step-brother, Brian Lilly of Blairsville; maternal grandmother, Patricia Bryson of St. Petersburg, Fl; paternal grandfather, Edward Krul of Oswego, NY.  Many uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday evening, August 18, 2003 at 8:00 PM from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Leon McDonals officiating.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Union County High SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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August 20, 2003             Page 5B

 

jerrod elisha shook

 

Jerrod Elisha Shook, age 17, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2003 in Hiawassee, GA.

Jerrod was born on Monday, October 15, 1985, a son of Dianna Lynn Foster Shook and the late Ricky Harold Shook.  He was a lifelong resident of this area and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Jerrod was preceded in death by his father, Ricky Harold Shook and his paternal grandfather, Harold J. Shook.

Surviving are his mother, Dianna Lynn Foster, of Blairsville; brother, Joshua Harold Shook, or Murphy, NC; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Nita Foster, of Blairsville; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Lush, of Canton, GA; Aunts and Uncles, Myra and Charles Tallent and Becky and Ricky Lusk, all of Young Harris, GA; Uncles and Aunts, Steve and Linda Foster and Tim and Debbie Odom, all of Blairsville, GA; special friend, Julie Rogers, of Hiawassee; Great Aunt and Uncle, Reba and Marcus Sosebee, of Blairsville; Special Cousin, Bridget Hemphill, of Blairsville; many other relatives and many friends also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2003, at 2:00 PM, from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Ricky Rogers, Rev. Harold Ledford and Re. Ronnie Dilbeck officiating.  Special music will be provided by Sam and Sammy Ensley.

The following gentlemen have been selected to serve as Pallbearers: Jimmy Helton, Casey McClure, Brandon Tallent, Jimmy Conconko, Bryan Long and Shawn Mulkey.  The following gentlemen have been selected to serve as honorary escort to the family:  Terrance Shook, Kyle Odom, David Foster, Andy Blackard, Christopher Ledbetter, Mitchell Foster, Brandon Garrett and Shawn Lickley.

Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for arrangements.

 

** NOTE:  see front page for article pertaining to arson fire that took the life of Mr. Shook

 


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August 20, 2003             Page 5B

 

lowell “talker” warnock

 

Lowell “Talker” Warnock of Oxford FL and Blairsville, GA, died August 15, 2003 after an extended illness.

He was born on May 13, 1927, in Oxford.  He was a graduate of Wildwood High School and of Florida State University.  Lowell was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion.  He served four years in the United States Navy aboard the destroyer, US Brinkley Bass.  He was a retired field auditor for the Florida Department of Labor.  In recent years he had designed and developed Warnock Mountain Acres Subdivision in Blairsville, GA.  He was an avid genealogist, historian, and a collector of antique bottles and Indian artifacts.  Lowell was a former farmer and a cattleman in Oxford.  Lowell was an outdoorsman and an avid hunter.

He leaves behind his wife Jeannette, of Oxford and Blairsville; ;his beloved daughters Carol Poole of Crawfordville, FL and Letitia Brown of Lynn Haven, FL; granddaughters, Amanda Warner, Xanthia Clark, Chelsea Warner, Katherine Poole, Leah Poole, and Lee Anne Brown; grandsons, Ryan Warner, Craig Brown, and Donnie Brown; great granddaughter, Nia Kelley; sisters, Ernestine Warnock and Lillian Lawrence of Jacksonville, FL and Lois Wilson of Ocala; brothers, Herman Warnock of Hamlet, NC and Wendell Warnock of Oxford.  Preceded in death by brother Edward V. Warnock and sister Lynette Warnock Tabor.

Funeral services were held at the Oxford Methodist Church on Tuesday, August 19th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harry Hollowman and Rev. Gaylor officiating.  The burial will follow at Pine Level Cemetery in Oxford.  Contributions may be made to the Oxford Methodist Church, 3906 East CR 466, Oxford, FL 34484 or to the American Cancer Society.

Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.