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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 17, 1999              Page 6B

 

mrs. bennie lee fortenberry brown

 

            Mrs. Bennie Lee Fortenberry Brown, age 83, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 27, 1999 at her home following an extended illness.

            Mrs. Brown was born in Union County, Georgia, on Friday, December 17, 1915, a daughter of the late Thomas Fortenberry and Minnie Potts Fortenberry.  She was a homemaker and was a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Brown was of the Methodist faith.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Lum O. Brown, who passed away in May of 1996, and a son, Joe Franklin brown, in July of 1996.

            Survivors include: daughter, Florence Winkler, of Blairsville; son, Robert Brown, of Smyrna, Georgia; daughter, Velma Harkins, of Blairsville; daughter, Shirley Burnette of Gainesville; son, Lum Jr. Brown, Sr., of Marietta; daughters, Clara Dyer, Bonnie Henderson, both of Blairsville; and son Jack Brown, also of Blairsville; brother, W.D. Fortenberry, of Gainesville, Georgia; 25 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 1, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Eugene Holder officiating. Special music was presented by Ned Wilcoxon, Willaree Davenport, and Doris Hefner.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Terry Hedden, William Winkler, Herbert Hedden, Tim Brown, Lum Jr. Brown, Jr., Doug Brown, Ernie Harkins, and Chief Mst. Sgt. James Harkins.  Interment was in Coosa Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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March 17, 1999              Page 6B

 

mr. dewees lewis

 

            Mr. R. Dewees Lewis, age 87, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, Marchh10, 1999 in Union County, Georgia.

            Mr. Lewis was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, January 2, 1912, a son of the late Reynolds M. Lewis and Anna May Phillips Lewis.  Mr. Lewis moved to this area in 1989, coming here from Homosassa Springs.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1273, of Phenixville, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Lewis had attended The HOUSE of Prayer in Bartlesville.

            Surviving are his wife, Victoria Griboski Lewis, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Lewis and Harry Burchardt, of Blairsville; half sister, LaRae Hall, of Cheridan, Wyoming; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren also survive.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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March 17, 1999              Page 6B

 

mr. louis michael qualtieri, III

 

            Mr. Louis Michael Qualtieri, III, age 23, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 6, 1999.

            Mr. Qualtieri was born in Broward County, Florida, on Monday, September 15, 1975.  He had been living in Blairsville for 8 years, coming here from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Mr. Qualtieri was an officer of the Stat Department of Corrections.  He also owned and operated his own business, a landscaping service, in which he took great pride.  He attended Mt. Zion Church of God.

            Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Dyer Qualtieri; daughter, Rebecca and son, Michael, IV, all of the home; his parents, Louis Michael, II, and Lynanna Rothe Qualtieri, of Hiawassee; sisters: Tammy Connolly of Blairsville; Pauletta Tyrrell of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Carolyn Wilson Mull, of Hiawassee; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at 1 p.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with Father Tim Gadziala and Rev. Rayburn Wilson officiating.  Special music was presented by Glen and Sheila Eller.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Ricky Mull, Brad Thompson, Terry Parker, Eddie Lyons, Harold Mest, and Larry Vecchione.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Tim Moore, and Stuart Nichols.  Interment was in Mt. Zion Church of God Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 


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March 17, 1999              Page 6B

 

mr. junior ehrwood lewis

 

            Mr. Junior Ehrwood Lewis, age 76, of North Charleston, SC, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Monday, March 8, 1999 at his home in North Charleston.  Mr. Lewis was born April 25, 1922 in Union County the son of Jewell Carlton and Nettie Bell Swanson Lewis.

            Mr. Lewis was a member of the Portside Baptist Church in North Charleston, was a retired high voltage electrician with the Charleston Naval Shipyard.  He was also a member of the Brotherhood of the Order of the Arrow; was an active supported of the Boy Scouts of America; coach with the Hanahan Playground and church sports teams; and had been a Sunday school teacher at the Holmes Avenue Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Essie Lewis of the home; 4 daughters, Lillie Varner of Goose creek, SC, Laraine Roe of North Charleston, SC, June Iris ones of Edmond, OK, and Darlene Slaton, also of Goose Creek; son, Jewell Ehrwood Lewis of North Charleston; brother, Weed Everett Lewis of Blairsville; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 1999 from the Portside Baptist Church with interment in the Carolina Memorial Cemetery.


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March 17, 1999              Page 6B

 

mrs. dorothy palumbo

 

            Mrs. Dorothy Palumbo, age 79, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 1999 in Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

            Mrs. Palumbo was born in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday, December 18, 1919, a daughter of the late John Isaac and Sue Jones Isaac.  She had been living in the Blairsville area since 1996.

            Surviving are son, Joseph R. Palumbo, of Blairsville; daughter in law, Sheila Palumbo, of Blairsville land grandsons: Joseph R. Palumbo, Jr., and Michael Thomas Palumbo, both of Blairsville; brother, Howard Isaac, of Connecticut.  Cousins and other relatives also survive.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.