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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 19, 2001                   Page 4B

 

mr. hoke smith reece

 

Mr. Hoke Smith Reece, age 93 of Owltown Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Reece was born on Dec. 26, 1907 in Union County, the son of the late James (Jim) Reece and the late Millie Lavonia Henson Reece.  Mr. Reece was a Union County native and was a brick mason by trade before his retirement.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Burnett Reece in 2000; one daughter: Linda Reece; grandson; Rodney Hoke Wright; granddaughter; Terrie Sue Jenkins; daughter-in-law; Betty Reece; brothers: John Franklin and Felton Reece; sisters: “Doll” Potts Hood, Fannie Bell Fortenberry, Alice Towe, Myrt Seabolt, Sarah Reece and Fleta Reece.  He was a member of the Shady Grove Methodist Church for over eighty-five years.

Surviving Mr. Reece are four sons and three daughters-in=law: Vernon Reece of Woodstock, Verlon and Irene Reece of Marietta, James and Brenda Reece of Marietta, Rex and Marcia Reece of Rome; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Everee and Bill Hamby of Adairsville, Sue and W. H. Wright of Ranger, GA, Bobbie and Bill Honaker of Blairsville, and Brenda Spiva of Lavonia; twenty-two grandchildren, forty-seven great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 9, 2001, at 3 p.m. from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Honaker and Rev. Bob Bone officiating.  Special music was presented by Nelson and Mildred Lecroy and Maria Farley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Nick Jenkins, Kevin, Jeffrey, Mike and Stephen Reece, Chuck Honaker, Keith Hamby, Chris Spiva, Alan and Paxton Hamby, Brandon Reece, Byron and Jon Spiva.   Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Cemetery.

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

 

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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September 19, 2001                   Page 4B

 

mr. OLIN HORACE FIELDS

 

Mr. Olin Horace Fields, age 94, of Blairsville and Morrow, GA, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2001 in the Athena Personal Care Center in Morrow following an extended illness.  Mr. Fields was born on July 7, 1907 in Union County, the son of the late Charlie Edmund Fields and the late Ira Rich Fields.  He had retired from the Ford Motor Company as a welder.  He was a member of the Stephens Masonic Lodge of young Harris and was a Shriner.  He was a member of the Murat Temple of Indianapolis, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morrow.  He was preceded in death by his son, Edmund Jefferson Fields in 1999.

Surviving Mr. Fields are his loving wife of seventy three years, Jessie Berry Fields of Blairsville; two brothers: Leonard Fields of Young Harris, Atley Fields of Gastonia, NC; two sisters: Cora Mull and Eloise, both of Gastonia; two grandchildren: Jeffrey H. Fields and Richard E. Fields; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. B. A. Buchanan and Myron Maxey officiating.  Special music was presented by Hubert and Betty Legg.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: W. R. Berry, John Charles Berry, Belton Tucker, Vernon Darley, Bruce Davis, and Willard Youngblood.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were: the Gideon Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church of Morrow.  Interment followed in the Shady Grove Methodist Cemetery with graveside Masonic rites conducted by the Stephens and the Alleghany Lodges of F&AM.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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September 19, 2001                   Page 4B

 

mr. CLAUDE JACK FAULKNER

 

Mr. Claude Jack Faulkner, age 74, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Albany, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2001, in Wellstar Windy Hill in Marietta, Georgia.

Mr. Faulkner was born in Worth County, Georgia, on Monday, March 28, 1927, a son of the late Jackson Claude Faulkner and Sarah Belle Conley Faulkner.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.  Mr. Faulkner was a member of the Holiday Rambler Club, Peach State Chapter 88, FMCA.  He lived and worked for most of his life in and around Albany before retiring; first to Balsam, North Carolina and then to Blairsville.  He was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving are his wife, Yvonne of the home; a son, Phil Faulkner, of Cumming, Georgia; a daughter, Marie Burke of Clearwater, Florida; brother James B. Turner, Jr. of Quitman, GA; sister, Lucy Walker; grandchildren, Alana, Ashley and Aimee Faulkner of Cumming; Sara and Jennifer Burke of Clearwater, Florida; many friends and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 15, 2001 at 3 pm from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Travis Adams officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials be made to The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Fund.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.