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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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March 23, 2011                          Page 14A

 

estle j. pickelsimer

 

Mr. Estle J. Pickelsimer, age 86, of Pickelsimer Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 in the Chatuge Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Pickelsimer was born on Feb. 26, 1925 in Blue Ridge, GA, the son of the late John Pickelsimer and the late Fannie Warren Pickelsimer.  He was a lifelong resident of Union County.  He was a loving brother, uncle and was a friend to many.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Everett Pickelsimer, four sisters, Pauline Cobb, Geraldine Totherow, Niner Snedigar and Bertie Davis.  Mr. Pickelsimer was a member of Coopers Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Pickelsimer are two brothers and one sister-in-law, Arlin Pickelsimer of Blairsville, Rev. Earl and Dorothy Pickelsimer of Blairsville, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Sunday March 20, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Waymon Lovell officiating.  Special music was presented by Kenneth and Elaine Young.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Jimmy, Kenneth and Jason Pickelsimer, James Davis, Devin Ledford and Tim Dyer. Interment followed in the Harmony Grove 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 in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Estle J. Pickelsimer


ESTLE J. PICKELSIMER
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March 23, 2011                          Page 14A

 

buell dockery

 

Mr. Buell Dockery, age 75 of Young Harris, GA passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Erlanger Hospital following a period of declining health.  He was born to the late Lester and Othena (Dye) Dockery on November 01, 1935 in Blairsville, GA.  He is survived by his wife, Christeen Dockery, of the home; daughter, LuAnn Dockery, of Young Harris, GA; sons, Tony Dockery, of Hayesville, NC; Steve Dockery, of Young Harris, GA; brothers, Troy Dockery, of Blairsville, GA; Cecil Dockery, of Blairsville, GA; Tommy Dockery, of Young Harris, GA; Ralph Dockery, of Blairsville, GA; Marty Dockery, of Raleigh, NC; sisters, Wanda Webb and Sherrie Dockery, both of Blairsville, GA; six grandchildren, one great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Gilbert and Rev. Adam Fleming officiating.  Pallbearers were Jeff Edwards, Cole Moore, Stephen Dockery, Jonathan Dockery, Tom Arline and Blake Dockery.  Music was provided by The Wilson Family. Interment was in Pine Log cemetery.

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.


Buell Dockery

BUELL DOCKERY
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 23, 2011                          Page 14A

 

marion wilkins loftis

 

            Mrs. Marion Wilkins Loftis, age 87, of Old Blue Ridge Hwy., Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Loftis was born on August 17, 1922 in Durham, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Edgar Wilkins and the late Ada Jones Wilkins.  Marion was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Mrs. Loftis was of the Episcopal faith. 

            Surviving Mrs. Loftis are her loving husband of 70 years, Garland Loftis of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, DeLane and Terry Griffis of Woodstock, Georgia, one son and daughter-in-law Gary and Marilyn Loftis of Virginia Beach, Virginia, three grandchildren Sean Loftis, Shea Loftis and Harrison Griffis, and 2 great-grandchildren Jordan Loftis and Marlaina Griffis.  The family also wants to say a special thanks to caregivers Tami and John Combest and April Orr.

            A memorial services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish memorials may be made to the Mountain Shelter Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Loftis.

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




 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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March 23, 2011                          Page 14A

 

james buford cook

 

Mr. James Buford Cook, age 88, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011, at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Cook was born on April 20, 1922, in Cherokee County, NC, the son of the late Ed and Dessie Cook.  He worked for the TVA in 1941 and 1942 on the construction of Nottely Dam.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany, France and Normandy in World War II.  He received the Eamet Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars; Good Conduct Medal; AR 600-68 & Victory Medal.  During the War his wife Helen worked at Bell Bomber as one of the "Rosie the Riveters".

After the War he and Helen purchased a farm in Union County on what today is John Smith Road East.  He was a hard worker in farming and also worked in construction, loved to burn brush piles and run a chain saw.  He was a great fan of his family, and later the Atlanta Braves, Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, and the Party Line Radio Program.  He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Cherokee County, NC.

Surviving Mr. Cook are his loving wife of sixty-eight years, Helen Cook, of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Steve Sullivan of Grayson, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Marcia Cook, of Blairsville; sisters: Juanita Hedden of Murphy, NC; Winona Hughes of Marietta, GA; and Dovie Dean Nelson, of Murphy, NC; brother and sister-in-law, David Hillier and Joan Cook, of Kennesaw, GA; granddaughters and husbands, Kristi and Gavin Holmes, of Atlanta; Julie and Ed Hoff, of Loganville, GA; grandson and wife, Jonathan and Tiffany Cook, of Blairsville; grandsons: Nathaniel and Matthew Cook, of Blairsville; great-grandson, Sullivan Holmes.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Clonts and brothers, Von Cook and Clinton Cook.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Larry Hall and Rev. Ronald Patterson officiating.  Special music was presented by Teresa Mills and Macedonia Baptist church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jonathan Cook, Nathaniel Cook, Matthew Cook, Gavin Holmes, Ed Hoff, and David Cook.  Burial was in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Murphy.  Visitation was held at the funeral home, on Wednesday evening, with the family especially meeting with friends from 6 until 8 p.m.

If you desire to do so, memorial contributions may be directed to Macedonia Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 1309 Cook Bridge Road, Murphy, NC 28906,

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please share your fond memories with the family by visiting our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

James Buford Cook

JAMES BUFORD COOK
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carl brown

 

Mr. Carl Brown, age 76, of Blairsville, GA passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 at his home.           

Mr. Brown was born on Friday, January 25, 1935, in West Carthage, New York, to the late Henry and the late Merril W. Brown.  He graduated West Carthage High School, Class of 1954.  Mr. Brown joined the United States Marine Corp in January of 1955 and served through 1959, attaining the rank of Sargeant (sic). (H&S Company 1st Infantry Regiment, of the Marine Corp Battalion.)  He was stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC.  Mr. Brown was founder of the Sea Urchins Skin Diving Club, which eventually was formalized to do search and recovery for the criminal investigation department. (CID). Mr. Brown retired from Stromberg Carlson Rochester, New York, and managed Edar Marine, of New Port Richey, FL.  He was also a real estate agent in St. Petersburg, FL. Mr. Brown was an avid hunter and fisherman; he was a member of Chatuge Gun Club. He was a great sports enthusiast, and had played semi-pro football and baseball.  Mr. Brown was of the Protestant belief.

Preceding Mr. Brown in death besides his parents, was a son, George Brown; a great-grandson, Kingston Isaiah Barbour; a sister: Suzanne Rodriguez; a brother, William Brown; and a nephew, James Rodriguez, Jr.

He is survived by and lovingly remembered by his wife, Patricia Brown, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Nancy Brown, of Blairsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Michael Butler, of St. Petersburg, FL and Carla and Thomas Brunk, of Dade City, FL; and daughter Marnie Rivieccio, of St. Petersburg.  Nine grandchildren: Jeffrey Brown, Kimberly Brown, Jamie Coleman, Chris Butler, Carrie Butler, Samantha Casagni, Thomas Brunk, Suzanne Barbour, and Amanda Rivieccio. Many friends and other relatives also survive.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  If you wish, memorial contributions may be sent to Regency Hospice, PO. Box 494, Hiawassee, GA 30546.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Family of Funeral and Cremation Services of Blairsville.  You are invited to send your condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com. 

Carl Brown

CARL BROWN
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lillian desaulniers Gluodenis

 

Lillian Desaulniers Gluodenis 80, Harbor Lane, Blairsville, Georgia, passed away March 17, 2011at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Gluodenis was born on September 28, 1930 in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of the late Arthur and Eulalie Desaulniers.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles A. Gluodenis, a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Kathy Gluodenis of Athens, GA., a son Mark Gluodenis of Chicago IL, a daughter and son-in-law Anita and Greg Hebeisen of Charlotte, NC, a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Lloyd Donald of Powder Springs, GA, grandchildren Keith Gluodenis, Drew and Sarah Hebeisen and Trevor Donald, brother and sister-in-law Guy and Betty Desaulniers of Waterbury, CT, brother-in-Law and sister-in-law Thomas and Mary Gluodenis of Waterbury CT, as well as numerous nieces and nephews scattered through the country.  She was of the Roman Catholic Faith and active member of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Funeral services were held at St. Francis of Assisi Church with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Burial was at St Claire's Memorial Garden.  Visitation was in the church vestibule at 9 AM prior to the 10 o'clock Funeral Mass on Monday, March 21, 2011.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund or Regency Hospice of Hiawasee (sic) GA.

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

           

 Lillian Desaulniers Gluodenis


LILLIAN DESAULNIERS GLUODENIS
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home