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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 11, 20012                                  Page 10A

 

fred houston poteet

 

Mr. Fred Houston Poteet, age 58, of Blue Ridge Hwy, Blairsville, passed away, Monday, January 2, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.  Fred was born December 29, 1953 in Chattanooga, TN.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He moved here in 1992.  Fred was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Poteet and a son, Justin Poteet in 1992.  He was a member of Youngstown Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Gail Poteet of Blairsville, mother, Pauline Driggins of Hixon, TN, daughter and son-in-law, Becka and Tim Hamilton of Blairsville, Carly Poteet of Gainesville, GA, brothers, Paul and Julie Poteet of Palm Beach, FL, Bill and Kathy Hixon of Dayton, TN, Jim and Deborah Hixon of Hixon, TN, Mike and Diane Poteet of Etowah, TN, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Terry and Glenda White of Chattanooga, TN, Larry and Diane Blanks of Fayetteville, GA, grandchildren, Cody Short, Peyton Hamilton, Makenzie Randolph and Braylon Randolph, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends also survive.

            Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Hood officiating.  Music was by Becka, Cody and Tim.  Honorary Pallbearers were co-workers of Colwell PDC.  In lieu of flowers make memorials to Glenda Gooch Foundation.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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


Fred Houston Poteet


FRED HOUSTON POTEET
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 11, 20012                                  Page 10A

 

amelia edith st. dennis

 

Mrs. Amelia Edith St. Dennis, age 89, of Wesley Mtn. Dr., Blairsville, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Union General Hospital.  Mrs. St. Dennis was born May 25, 1922 in Plattsburgh, NY, the daughter of Edmond and Ada Attwell Weatherwax.  She had lived here since 1993.  She was involved in all the social activities at Branan Lodge, Line Dancing, led exercises at the Lodge (sic).  Mrs. St. Dennis was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic and was very devoted to her church where she was a member of the Women’s Guild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George St. Dennis, and sisters, Lillian Kaelin and Dorothy Ryan.

            Survivors include four children, Gary and Donna St. Dennis of Knob Noster, MO, Gayle and Jack Wilson of Plattsburg, NY, Joie and Joe Wessendorf of Sandy, UT and Richard and Mary St. Dennis of N. Ft. Myers, FL, sister, Thelma and Steve Bianchi of Apollo Beach, FL, 9 grandchildren, Marnie Shore, Jennifer Giambruno, Anthony Giambruno, Brian St. Dennis, Jamie St. Dennis, Heather St. Dennis, Gretchen Massey, Gabrielle Schafer and Laventeena St. Dennis, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

            A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi with Father Arturo officiating.  Cantor will be Beth Berger.  Music will be by Ron Goucher.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh, NY.  In lieu of flowers make memorials to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

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


Amelia Edith St. Dennis


AMELIA EDITH ST. DENNIS
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January 11, 20012                                  Page 10A

 

billy ray ledford

 

Mr. Billy Ray Ledford, age 68, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012, in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

Billy was born in Hayesville, NC, on September 12, 1943, a son of the late Adam William Ledford and the late Ethel Coker Ledford.  He had lived in Acworth, GA for 36 years, and then moved to Blairsville where he had lived for the past 6 years.  Billy was a member of Day of Grace Baptist Church in Blairsville.  He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and skiing.  He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but especially his family: loving wife, Kathey, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Richard Rice, of Holly Springs, GA; son, Billy Scott Ledford, of Acworth, GA; and son, Cody Ledford, of Blairsville; brother and sister-in-law: Carroll and Carol Ann Ledford, of Clyde, NC; sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary and Louis Cook and Martha and Ralph Berrong, all of Hayesville, NC; Pat and Steve Nowland, of Hiawassee; Margaret and Boyd Ledford, Jr., of Hayesville; and sister, Ginger Henderson, of Blairsville; grandchildren, Sara Rice, Katelyn Rice, and Grace Rice.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Bill were held on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Jeremy Henderson and Rev. Steve Clayton officiating.  Special music for the service was presented by The Faith Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ross Wright, Stacy Hutchins, Richard Rice, Will Wright, Wesley McClure, and Jesse Flint.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was Hank McClure.  Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Wednesday, after 6 pm.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  We invite you to visit our website, at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you can share your fond memories with the family and send your condolences.


Billy Ray Ledford


BILLY RAY LEDFORD
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January 11, 20012                                  Page 10A

 

william “bill” palmer shubert

 

Mr. William “Bill” Palmer Shubert, age 58, of Bunker Hill Drive, Blairsville, passed away, Monday, January 2, 2012 at Union General Hospital after a brief illness.  Bill was born August 15, 1953 in Ft. Belvour, VA son of the late James and Juanita Russell Shubert.  He had lived in this area for the past 30 years.  He loved riding motorcycles and building things.  Bill was preceded in death by a daughter, Ashley Shubert in 2009. He attended New Hope Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruth Shubert of Blairsville, children, James Shubert, JR and his fiancé, Jasmine Jones of Blairsville, Angie and D.J. DeJoseph of Blairsville, Billie and Jeff Daniel of Blairsville, brother, James Shubert of Daytona, FL, sisters, Judith Shubert of Daytona, FL and Sheila Abrams of Daytona, FL, grandchildren, Dillion Shubert, Josh Daniel, Jonah Daniel, Kenndy Daniel, Bailey Daniel, Madison Garrett, Ally Jo Shubert, Jaykob Shubert, Madison Snow, and baby boy Shubert.

            Funeral services were held Friday, January 6, 2012 at 5 p.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leon McDonald officiating.  Interment was in Meadow View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers make donations to help defray medical and funeral expenses.  The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.

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


William Palmer Shubert


WILLIAM PALMER SHUBERT
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January 11, 20012                                  Page 10A

 

gary “GT” wayne tinsley

 

Mr. Gary "GT" Wayne Tinsley, age 61 of Blairsville, GA, passed away, January 6, 2012 at his home after a short battle with cancer.  Gary was born May 18, 1950 in Odessa, TX, the son of Dorothy Smith.  He was raised in Doraville, GA by the late William and Anna Tinsley whom where Mom and Dad to him.  

Gary loved his Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves.  He was a huge NASCAR fan watching the races on tv or loved going to watch the races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Gary worked in law enforcement for the cities of Chamblee, Norcross, Decatur, Tucker and Stone Mountain, GA.  He also was a fireman in Doraville, GA.  Gary drove a big rig for 7 years and loved taking his grand daughter Brittany "Porkchop", and nephew Nick Tinsley on some of his hauls.  Gary loved his family and friends more than the world.  Spending time with them is what Gary loved to do.   

Surviving are family members, his brother, Larry Wayne Tinsley of Lawrenceville and his son Nick Tinsley, his sister Debra Lakeman of Snellville, children Marcie Tinsley and her fiancé of Sharpsburg,  Ryan Tinsley and his wife Maria of Buford, and Kimberly Tinsley and her husband Shane of Blairsville, grandchildren, Carissa Pierce, Brittany Stanley, Aiden Tinsley, Christopher Tinsley, and Maya Tinsley.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.  Flowers are accepted or if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to help defray medical and funeral expenses in memory of Mr. Tinsley.

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


Gary Wayne Tinsley


GARY WAYNE TINSLEY
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January 11, 20012                                  Page 10A

 

betty jo fortenberry

 

Mrs. Betty Jo Fortenberry, age 79, of Wesley Mtn. Drive, Blairsville passed away Sunday, January 8, 2012 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Fortenberry was born September 25, 1932 in Blairsville, GA daughter of the late Joseph Hightower and Nora Lee Everett.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Fortenberry, two brothers, Thomas Andrew Everett and John Festus Everett.  Betty Jo was of the Jehovah’s Witness Faith.

            Survivors include sisters, Ina Jordan of Hiawassee, GA and Martha Evans of Jacksonville, FL, brother Joseph David Everett of Cumming, GA, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            No services are planned at this time.  In lieu of flowers make memorial to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Church.

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


Betty Jo Fortenberry


BETTY JO FORTENBERRY
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January 11, 20012                                  Page 10A

 

john (jack) joseph holleran

 

Mr. John (Jack) Joseph Holleran, age 71, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on January 4, 2012 at his residence.  Mr. Holleran was born on Christmas Day in 1940, the son of the late James and Helen Holleran.  Mr. Holleran was a graduate of Millburn High School in Millburn, NJ, class of 1958.  Mr. Holleran attended Rider University in Trenton, NJ.  He served in the United States Army.  Mr. Holleran was a self-employed Manufactures Representative.  He was a loving husband to his wife, Lynne, a loving father and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Helen Holleran, and one sister, Joan Pappas.  Mr. Holleran attended St. Francis of Assisi Church in Blairsville, GA.

            Mr. Holleran is survived by and lovingly remembered by his wife, Lynne.  All of Jacks’s (sic) children from his first marriage to Leslie Poe, reside in St. Augustine, FL, a son, Jack, a son, Jeff and his wife Kelly, a daughter Kelly and her husband Dan Borrer, two grandchildren, Reilly Kathleen Holleran and Jameson Murphy Holleran, known to his grandchildren as Pop-Pop.  Mr. Holleran was from a big Irish family.  He was the fourth child in a family of six, two brothers Jim and Bill, three sisters, Joan Pappas (deceased) Terry Motzel and Ellyn Holleran.  Mr. Holleran  had many nieces and nephews, of whom loved “Uncle Jack”.  He moved to Blairsville, GA in 2001 and he truly loved Blairsville, GA! Mr. Holleran lived in Seagirt, NJ and Jupiter, FL before moving to Blairsville, GA.  Mr. Holleran was a gentleman in every respect and will be sorely missed by those who loved him.  His sense of humor was quick.  He made everyone laugh.  His favorite song, as were many Irish tunes, was the “Holleran Song”.  Mr. Holleran was a member of the Elks in St. Augustine, FL, the American Legion in Hiawassee and a member of the Chatuge Gun Club.

            Memorial services were held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Father Bob Gibson officiating.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 10 until 11 a.m.

            In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.

            Mountain View Funeral Home were (sic) in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the guest register and send condolences on line at: www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.


John Joseph Holleran


JOHN JOSEPH HOLLERAN
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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January 11, 20012                                  Page 10A

 

betty walker

 

Betty Walker, nee Elizabeth Lucile Puckett, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Florida.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Denise Doane, and grandson, Joshua Cousins.  She was born in Atlanta, but lived in the Hiawassee-Blairsville area for the past 20 years.  She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who enjoyed attending church, listening to gospel music and square dancing.

Visitation at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville was held on Friday evening, January 6, 2012, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Graveside services were held on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 1 p.m., in Melrose Cemetery in Stone Mountain, GA, with Rev. jack Cochran officiating.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please send your condolences to this family on website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


Betty Walker


BETTY WALKER
    Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home