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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 2, 2002             Page 3B

 

mr. frank carpenter

 

Mr. Frank Carpenter, age 79, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 24, 2001 at his home, following an extended illness.

Mr. Carpenter was born in Union County, Georgia, on Monday, December 11, 1922, a son of the late Hulet Carpenter and Jessie Victoria Weaver Carpenter.  He was a crusher operator in road construction.  Mr. Carpenter was a lifelong resident of this area.  A son, Bobby, passed away in 1956.

Surviving are his wife, Cora Lee Deyton Carpenter, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Donna Carpenter of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Nancy Carpenter, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Troy Dyer of Blairsville; daughter, Frankie Hall of Toccoa, Georgia; daughter, Mary Carpenter of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law Wanda and Mark Mamich of Munster, Idaho; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Frances Carpenter, of Blairsville; daughter, Bennie Carpenter of Blairsville; son, Jack Carpenter of Blairsville; sister, Bennie Lee Butt of Blairsville; nineteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive, along with many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 2 pm from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville with Rev. Brent Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by The Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Corey Carpenter, Ryan Dyer, Kyle Everett, Daniel Plott, Troy Dyer and Brock Kelley.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort: Cullen Robertson, Zachary Plott, Matthew Parrott, Danny Plott, William Carpenter, and Malachi Hall.  Interment was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 

NOTE:  January 9, 2002 Page 5A “A Tribute to Frank Carpenter” by Bud HIll


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January 2, 2002             Page 3B

 

mr. francis (frank) warner

 

Mr. Francis (Frank) Warner, age 78, of Branan Lodge, Blairsville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Warner was born on April 5, 1923, in Oconomowoc, WI.  He was a retired administrator for the Lutheran Church Schools.  He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II, seeing action in the south Pacific and was a member of the Marine Corps League; the U.S. Marine Raider Association; the Military Order of the Devil Dogs; the American Legion; VFW and the National Rifle Association.  He also served as a missionary in South America with the Lutheran Church.  He was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church of Blairsville, GA.

He is survived by his caring wife of 55 years, Jen Warner; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Nancy; two daughters and sons-in-law; Christine and Gary Kafer and Catherine and Charlie Sell; a son, David, preceded him in death.  He had nine grandchildren.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services for Mr. Warner were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2001, from the All Saints Lutheran Church of Blairsville with the Revs. Ralph Weinrich and William Schultz officiating.  Interment followed at the Mansion Memorial Park in Elenton, FL.

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

 


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January 2, 2002             Page 3B

 

miss. dollie vandiver

 

Miss Dollie Vandiver, age 85, of Blairsville, passed away Friday, December 28, 2001, in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Miss Vandiver was born December 28, 1916 in white County, GA, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Abernathy Vandiver.  She was a longtime resident of Union County and a member of Old Liberty Baptist Church.

Miss Dollie is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Young and Rev. Harley Hunter officiating.  Music was provided by the Old Liberty Church Choir.  Interment followed in the Old Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: A. J. Wimpey, Troy Whitt, Aubrey Dyer, John England, Kevin Collins and Jerry Dispane.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Old Liberty Church Cemetery Fund.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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January 2, 2002             Page 3B

 

mr. charles dillinger

 

Mr. Charles Albert Dillinger, age 85, of Blue Ridge Hwy, Blairsville, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Dillinger was born on July 5, 1916 in Union County, the son of the late Julius L. Dillinger and the late Martha Self Dillinger.  Mr. Dillinger was a native and lifelong resident of Union County and had retired from the Union County School System, where he was a school bus driver for over twenty seven years.  He was a member and deacon of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Marie Hudson Dillinger in 1998.

Surviving Mr. Dillinger are three daughters and two son-in-laws, Barbara and Rev. Nulion Towe of Blairsville, Brenda and Ronald West of Ellijay and Buffy Dillinger of Blairsville; four sons and two daughter-in-laws, Dallas and Renee Dillinger of Sparta, TN, Tony Dillinger of Blairsville, Junior and Debbie Dillinger of Morganton, one brother, L.C. Dillinger of Blairsville, fourteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 2 pm from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nulion Towe, Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by friends and family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: James Burrell, Jim Wiles, Ray Parson, Derick Dillinger, Terry Rogers, Sonny Freeman, Barry Dean and Shane Towe.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were: J.W. Payne, Bill Parker, Earl Odom, Clyde Collins, Mark Burrell, David Abercrombie, Charles Rushing and Edwin Cook.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery.

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


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January 2, 2002             Page 3B

 

mrs. pauline austin

 

Mrs. Pauline Austin, age 97, of Blairsville, passed away Friday, December 28, 2001, in the Union County Nursing Home.  Mrs. Austin was born October 24, 1904 in Cherokee County, GA, the daughter of William Hilliard and Belle Druzella Kemp Hill.  Mrs. Austin lived for many years in Smyrna, GA.  She and her husband then moved to Wauchula, FL where they had an Orange Grove.  In later years, she worked as a sorter for the Mancini Packing House where she sorted peppers grown in and around Union County.  She moved to Blairsville in 1997.  Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Joseph Austin, Sr. in 1976, and a daughter, Helen Keys in 2001.

Survivors include: daughter, Helen McRae of Blairsville; son, L. J. Austin, Jr. of Sebring, FL. Formerly of Blairsville; and daughter Betty Bryant, also of Sebring; 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. from the chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. George Cline officiating.  Music was provided by the Faith Singers.  Interment was in the Wauchula Cemetery in Wauchula, FL.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.


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January 2, 2002             Page 4B

 

dwane lester decker

 

Dwane Lester Decker, born January 16, 1927, passed into heaven on December 29, 2001, and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, leaving his devoted wife of 55 years, Verma (Jackie) Decker and loving children Dianna (Decker)Gustafson, Kenneth, Stephen, Gerald, William, Ronald, and James and ten grandchildren, Dewey joins his parents, Eva Loewen and Herman Decker and brothers Allen and Arlo Dean.  He is survived by sisters: Mary Anne Smith, Betty Painter, and Judy Jones.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Mountain View funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Herring officiating. 

Dewey had a quick intellect, constantly read to improve his mind and was able to master most subjects he approached.  He had a deep understanding and love of all living things.  He particularly enjoyed watching the birds, gardening, and tinkering with automobiles or any internal combustion engine.  He was an avid believer in education and devoted his life to ensuring his children would have a fuller life than himself.  He and Jackie toured the country for 5 years and made friends at each and every stop.  Dewey always had a conversation ready for everyone he met.

Dewey was proud to have served in World War II as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division.  He educated himself in electronics and eventually became Field Supervisor for the FAA at Detroit Metropolitan airport.  He was also self-educated in many subjects including computers, the stock market, and medical self-diagnosis.

The measure of a man is taken by the appreciation his children have for the guidance he gave.  We all attest that Dad always strove for the best for us and his measure is the fullest.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.