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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 2, 2013                         Page 8A

 

cody michael wheeler

 

            On December 24, 2012, Cody Michael Wheeler, age 14 completed his journey home to Christ. Cody Michael was born on March 14, 1998 in Marietta, GA. Cody was born with “Special Needs”. He never spoke a word, however, he had tons to say. He touched the hearts of everyone he met. He spoke to others in the happiness he shared with his smiles. Cody Michael attended Towns County School in the Special Education Department. He also participated in Special Olympics every year. Cody Michael has been a resident of Towns County since 2002.

            Cody Michael Wheeler is survived by his mother and step-father, Amanda and James Dickert; his father and step-mother, Michael and Denice Wheeler; his brother, Chet Wheeler; his sister, Mackenzie Wheeler; his half-sisters, Savanna and Leigha Wheeler; grandparents Kathleen Parker, Lloyd Cruz, Rick and Angela Nakutis; many aunts and uncles, Darrell and Regina Whitt; Brian and Jo Whitt, Angela Faith, Shane and Sandy Arthur, Ricky Nakutis, Scott and Christina Wheeler; several cousins including Austin Whitman, Victoria Faith, Keith Standridge, Alicia Whitt, Cody Whitt, Brianna Whitt, Joshua Whitt, Ashley Kirkland, Alicia Kirkland, and many, many more.
             A celebration of Cody Michael’s life will be held at McConnell Memorial Baptist Church in Hiawassee, GA on January 05, 2013 at 2 PM. Everyone is welcomed to join the family.

             In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations and contributions be made directly to Banister Funeral Home, P.O. Box 70, Hiawassee, GA in Cody Michael Wheeler’s name to offset funeral expenses.

             Thank you all for your prayers and support. May God Bless You All.          

 

           

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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January 2, 2013                         Page 8A

 

edward edwin townsend

 

            Edward Edwin Townsend, 86, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga.

            Ed was born September 1, 1926 in Towns County, GA and graduated Valedictorian from Towns County High School in Hiawassee, GA in 1944.

            In February 1945, Ed enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps and was trained as a flight engineer. During World War II, he served in France, Egypt, and India as a member of the Air Transport Command; and, because his superiors found him to be responsible, trustworthy, and “good with numbers”, he was placed in charge of the payroll at one of his bases. He was discharged in August 1946.

            After the war, he attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (Tennessee Tech) and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. During his engineering career, he was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Bowater Paper, Inc., Hensley-Schmidt, Inc., and March Adams and Associates, Inc. He was involved in projects in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand and was the lead structural engineer for the T. C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Also, he did a significant amount of the structural design on such Chattanooga landmarks as the McKenzie Arena, downtown TVA office buildings, and the IMAX Theater. He formally retired from March Adams in 1993; however, for several years he continued to work part-time on numerous small projects. He became a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1970 and a lifetime member in 1996.

            Ed was a longtime member of the International Lions Club and joined the Cleveland Lions Club in June 1975. He held several key positions in the organization including president and treasurer, and was instrumental in securing funding partnership with United Way for the Club’s Save Sight program.

            Ed has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland since 1957 and served many years as a deacon and as a member of the Counting Committee.

            Ed’s hobbies included genealogy and local history, and he was very fond of the poetry of Robert Service and Rudyard Kipling, and listening to the “The Sons of the Pioneers.”

            Ed was preceded in death by his parents: George Hines and Ollie Bryson Townsend and a brother: Ray Townsend. Also, preceding him in death in 1995 was his first wife of 47 years, Evelyn Hughes Townsend, and in 2011, a beloved sister-in-law, Peggy Williams Hughes.

            Survivors include his sister: Roberta Townsend Hooper of Young Harris, GA; wife: Dortha Johnson (Tittsworth) Townsend; son: Robert E. Townsend and his wife Lorraine of Odenton, MD; daughter: Dr. Lynette Townsend Purdue of Rockville, MD; step-daughter: Dr. Sarah Kim Kane and her husband Michael of Knoxville; granddaughter: Martha Marie Townsend and her husband Ikaika Hussey, and two great-grandchildren: Aholoa and Wehena, all of Honolulu, Hawaii. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Reverend Jim Gibson and the Reverend Tom Moncrief officiating. A graveside service followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

            The family received friends Friday, December 28, 2012 from 5~8 p.m. at the funeral home.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lions Club Save Sight Program, 4681 N. Lee Hwy., Cleveland, TN 37312, or to the Cleveland Public Library, 795 Church St., NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 in honor of his late wife, Evelyn, who was a librarian for many years.

            We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Townsend family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.           

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

January 2, 2013                         Page 8A

 

dale sanders

 

            Mr. Dale Sanders, age 73, of Beacon Way, Young Harris passed away Thursday, December27, 2012 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born February 6, 1939 in Hiawassee, GA to the late Cecil and Margaret Ada Stroud Sanders. Dale was a lifelong resident of Towns County. He loved fishing and watching TV, his passion was land developing. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Dale was preceded in death by sisters, Norene Barrett and Leversie Sanders, brother, Sherlock Sanders. He was of the Baptist Faith.

            Survivors include children, Bryon and Angie Davis of Young Harris, Tonya and Rick Davis of Young Harris, sisters, Sherline and Joe Rogers of Hiawassee, Pam Ayers of Lawrenceville, brothers, Frasier and Connie Sanders of Greer, SC, Cecil and Estelle Sanders of Hiawassee, Elliott and Golda Sanders of Hiawassee, Jerry Sanders of Hiawassee, grandchildren, Lauren, Tyler, Kayla, Kaitlyn, Konner and Jackson Davis.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Glen Eller officiating. Music was by Ryan Wilson. Pallbearers were Cruz Shook, Tyler Davis, Mitchell Sanders, Ethan Sanders, Cecil Sanders and Adam Sanders. Interment followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in memory of Mr. Sanders. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com