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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 16, 2011                          Page 15A

 

Forest william “bill” houck

 

Mr. Forest William "Bill" Houck, age 90, of Rocky Circle, Blairsville, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Houck was born on July 11, 1920 in Morenci, Michigan, the son of the late Fitzhugh Houck and the late Florence Fenton Houck.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force of WWII.  He retired in 1989 from the Robbins Appliances in Tampa Florida with over 15 years of service.  Mr. Houck was a member of the American Legion.  He was preceded in death by one daughter Sue Walters in 1995.  Mr. Houck was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving Mr. Houck are his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Marilyn Goodyear Houck of Blairsville, one daughter Jan Hall of Charleston, South Carolina, one son and daughter-in-law Steve and Joan Houck of Waxhaw, North Carolina, one brother Fenton Houck of Odessa, Florida, eight grandchildren Missy, Debbie, Beckie, Chris, Pat, Terry, Jeff and Laurie, 21 great-grandchildren, two nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service for Mr. Houck was held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with Minister Terry Stuart officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Nursing home in memory of Mr. Houck.  The family met with friends at the funeral home following the services.

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



Forest William Houck


FOREST WILLIAM HOUCK
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Fred a. geesA

 

Mr. Fred A. Geesa, age 77, of Nottley Shores West, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday March 6, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Geesa was born on July 22, 1933 in Creston Indiana, the son of the late Fred Geesa and the late Julia Stuppy Geesa.  Mr. Geesa retired in 1996 from the state of Georgia after over 18 years of service.  He was a member of the Decatur Sportsman's Club.  Fred was a loving husband and father and was a friend to many.  Mr. Geesa was a member of the Saint Michael’s Lutheran Church of Doraville Georgia.

Surviving Mr. Geesa are his loving wife of 52 years, Marie Hasz Geesa of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law Marie and Mike Bain of Buford Georgia, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A Memorial service for Mr. Geesa will be held at a later date in New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to a favorite charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Geesa.

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 A. Geesa


FRED A. GEESA
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wilma mcgaha mcconnell

 

Mrs. Wilma McGaha McConnell, age 85 of Blairsville, GA passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011 following a period of declining health.  She was born to the late Dock B. and Nellie (Woods) McGaha on September 24, 1925 in Warne, NC.  She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Hughes, of Blairsville, GA; sons, Norman McConnell, of Hiawassee, GA, Buryl McConnell, of Young Harris, GA; brothers, Clyde McGaha, of Texas; D.B. McGaha, of Young Harris, GA; Hoyl McGaha, of Michigan; sister, Imogene Lewis, of Gainesville, GA; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Ricky Rogers officiating. Pallbearers were: David Cox, Tony Lewis, Tommy Lewis, Jay Rennie, Joe Young and Ian Petkebich.  Music was provided by Ryan Wilson.  Interment was in Burch cemetery.

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.

               

 


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marie n. shields

 

Mrs. Marie N. Shields, age 89, of Shields Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011 following an extended illness.  Mrs. shields was born on February 25, 1922 in Cisco, Georgia, the daughter of the late Ottis Headrick and the late Jesse Rymer Headrick.  Mrs. Shields loved to cook and garden.  She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Her family was her life.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Shields in 1995, one sister Mildred Fountain, four brothers, Tommy, Colvard, Dickie, and Eugene Headrick and one grandson, Jeffrey Shields.  Mrs. Shields was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Shields are six children, Sue and Chester Pasko of Sutherland, Virginia, Mike and Beverly Shields of Edgefield, South Carolina, Eve and Joe Penland of Blairsville, Nancy and Joey Murphy of Blairsville, David and Ana Shields of Roswell, Georgia, Janice and Gary Payne of Blairsville, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Maggie Wimpy of Young Harris, Linda and Arnold Murphy of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Gail Headrick of Cloudland, Georgia, three sisters-in-law, Janie " Cricket" Headrick of Dalton, Ivey Headrick and Jean Headrick both of Crandall, Georgia, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Headrick and Rev. Steve Youngblood officiating.  Special music was presented by Michelle Webb.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Brian Pasko, Ricky Shields, Robert Velasco, Jacob Bolton, Jonathan Payne and Patrick Fleming.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6 – 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


Marie N. Shields


MARIE N. SHIELDS
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paul k. ivy, jr.

 

                Mr. Paul K. Ivy, Jr., age 74, of Suches, formerly of Doraville, died March 9, 2011.  Mr. Ivy was born in Norcross, GA.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was retired from Lucent Technology.  Mr. Ivy was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, who loved to fish and camp.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bette H. Ivy of Suches; daughters, Robin Lynn Lambert and her husband, Mitchell of Ft. Worth, TX and Renee Linda Ivy-Zubek of Milton; son, randy L. Ivy and his wife Karen of Alpharetta; sisters, Frances Ware of Waycross and Louise Womack of Kennesaw; brothers, James Ivy of Blue Ridge, Larry Ivy of Roswell and Franklin Ivy of Monroe; grandchildren, Ashley Danielle Ivy, Alexandria Nicole Ivy, Amanda Katherine Lambert, Jordan Tate Lambert, Ryan Mitchell Lambert, Lauren Alicia Zubek and Taylor Anthony Zubek.

            Graveside services were held on Friday, march 11, 2011 at 11 AM at North Atlanta Memorial Park.  The family received friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 PM and 5 to 8 PM at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory, Roswell/Alpharetta, 770/645-1414.  www.northsidechapel.com


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victor ralph hamburger

 

Mr. Victor Ralph Hamburger, age 86, of Nantahala Lane, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011, in Cumming, Georgia, following an extended illness.  Mr. Hamburger was born on January 25, 1925, in Summerville, South Carolina, the son of the late Victor Hamburger and the late Mildred Sweat Hamburger.  Mr. Hamburger retired from Eastern Airlines in 1983, after 37 years of service.  A veteran, Mr. Hamburger served in the United States Navy during WWII.  Vic joined the Lions Club in 1983 and is a member of the Georgia Lions Hall of Fame.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was a friend to many.  Mr. Hamburger was a member of the Sharp Memorial Methodist Church in Young Harris.

Surviving Mr. Hamburger are his loving wife of 47 years, Melissa Jean Hamburger of Blairsville; one daughter and son-in-law Susan and Randy Shook of Gainesville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bruce Hamburger, and Mark and Tana Hamburger, all of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren; Jennifer, Kyle, and Courtney Shook and Derek, Ashley, and Aaron Hamburger.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Darris Baker officiating.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Union County Lions Club.  Flowers are accepted, or in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Georgia Lions Lighthouse for the Blind in memory of Mr. Hamburger.  Interment followed at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday anytime after 3 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.

               

 


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venola tow

 

Mrs. Venola Tow, age 81, of Dahlonega, Georgia, died March 11, 2011.

Mrs. Tow was born in Suches, Ga. and had lived in Lumpkin County for a number of years.  She was a homemaker and a member of harmony Church of God in Suches, Ga.

She was the daughter of the late Ben Harkins and Alice Stover Harkins.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dillard Tow; and a son, Larry Tow. 

She is survived by a sister, Barbara Grizzle, Dahlonega, Ga.; sister/niece, Gale Smith, Dahlonega, Gal; brothers, J.W. Harkins, Suches, GA, Rezin Harkins, Dahlonega, Ga.; nephew, Bobby Brewer; nieces, Linda Adams, Pat Welch, and Teresa Harkins.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, march 14, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.  Rev. Keith Weese and Rev. Bobby Brewer officiated.  Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

The family received friends at Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday, March 15, 2011 until the time of service.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega in charge of the arrangements.