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 Harry Elihu Blitch

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Harry Elihu Blitch

  • Birth 19 Jan 1881 Whitfield County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 17 Apr 1957 Gordon County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Sugar Valley, Gordon County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 27801133

Married Clara Elizabeth (Davis) 03 Jul 1919

OBITUARY
Calhoun Times
Calhoun, Gordon County, GA
18 & 23 April 1957
Mr. Harry C. Blitch, age 76, passed away Wednesday evening in the Calhoun hospital at 9 p.m. He was born in Whitefield County and lived in Chattanooga and in Sugar Valley 20 years. He was a Baptist. Survived by his wife, the former Miss Clara Davis, to whom he was married 38 years. Also surviving is one daughter, Mrs. W. C. McClain of Chattanooga; one son, O. H. Blitch of Calhoun; one brother, George Blitch of Carlsbad, N.M. and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sugar Valley Baptist church with the Rev. Bud Shugart officiating. Mr. Max Barnett and Earnest Fuller will be in charge of the musical selections. Interment in Sugar Valley Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until the funeral hour Saturday. Thomas Funeral Home in charge.

FUNERAL NOTICE
Calhoun Times
Calhoun, Gordon County, GA
18 April 1957

Funeral services for Harry C. Blitch, 76, will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sugar Valley Baptist church with the Rev. Bud Shugart, officiating. Max Barnett and Earnest Fuller will be in charge of the musical selections. Interment will be in Sugar Valley Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home until the funeral hour. Mr. Blitch died Wednesday evening in the local hospital at 9 p.m. born in Whitfield County, he lived in Chattanooga and Sugar Valley 20 years. He was a member of the Baptist church. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Clara Davis, to whom he was married 38 years; one daughter, Mrs. W. C. McClain of Chattanooga; one son, O. H. Blitch of Calhoun; one brother, George Blitch of Carlsbad, N. M. and six grandchildren.

Historical Information about Cemetery:
Sugar Valley Baptist Church was started in a one-room mud-chinked log structure when the area was first being settled in 1831. It was originally named Snake Creek Baptist after the Snake Creek Militia district for which it served. In 1843 the name was changed to New Providence Baptist and led by the Rev. Zechariah Gordon and had 69 members. In 1868, four acres was purchased from Joseph Barrett for a cemetery, with the provision that no more graves be dug behind the Church. In 1870-1871 the name of the church was changed to Sugar Valley Baptist Church. Since that time the church has grown to a membership of 275 with an average Sunday School attendance of 130 and continues to be an integral part of the community.
Ref. 1997-98 Church Directory, Historical Page


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  • Created by: Ann Parkinson
  • Added: 24 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27801133
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Elihu Blitch (19 Jan 1881–17 Apr 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27801133, citing Sugar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, Sugar Valley, Gordon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Ann Parkinson (contributor 45284853) .