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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com

 

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April 11, 2012                                 Page 15A

 

wilma davenport

 

           Mrs. Wilma Davenport, age 95, of Davenport RD, Blairsville passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 at Union General Hospital following an extended illness. She was a resident of Union County Nursing Home. Mrs. Davenport was born September 30, 1916 in Union County to the late Carl and Minnie Ledford Hedden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hasson D. Davenport, daughter, Doris Davenport Smith, son, Carl Hasson Davenport, brothers, Ray Hedden, Winfred Hedden, Don Hedden, Jewell Hedden and Earl Hedden, sisters, Glyne Coker, Willie Young and Blanche Rakestraw, grandsons, Tommy Hedden and Marty Poteete. Mrs. Davenport was the oldest living member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church on St. Hwy. 325.

           Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Nora (Davenport) and Bobby Saxon of Cumming, GA, Barbara (Davenport) and Billy Poteete of Blairsville, GA and Patsy (Davenport) and Lee M. Hedden of Kennesaw, GA, sister, Betty and Robert Bridges of Blairsville, GA, twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

           Funeral services were held Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. From the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Dwayne Patterson officiating. Music was presented by Lora Patterson and the Hemphill Girls. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Interment was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers make memorials to Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday 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 to the family on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


Wilma Davenport


WILMA DAVENPORT
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home


            

 

 

            

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

April 11, 2012                                 Page 15A

 

raymond eugene rockenbaugh

 

           Mr. Raymond Eugene Rockenbaugh, age 69, of Popular DR, Blairsville passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Union General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Rockenbaugh was born July 15, 1942 in Albuquerque, NM to the late James E. and Florence Phelps Rockenbaugh. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Raymond was a loving father, brother and grandfather.

           Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Stephanie Rockenbaugh of Blairsville, daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Keith Lockwood of Blairsville, sisters, Florence and Harvey McReynolds of Mineola, TX and Edna and Millard Brolin of Orangeville, CA, brother, Lawrence and Linda Rockenbaugh of Elderado, CA, grandchildren, Michael, Joseph, Ryan and Emily.

           Funeral services were held Monday, April 8, 2012 at 6 p.m. from Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Cline officiating. Music was provided by Stanley and Debbie Stepp. Military honors were given by the North Georgia Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers make memorial donations to Relay for Life or the American Cancer Society in Mr. Rockenbaugh’s memory. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 4 until 6 p.m.

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


Raymond Eugene Rockenbaugh


    RAYMOND EUGENE ROCKENBAUGH
    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home


            

 

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

April 11, 2012                                 Page 15A

 

carl wayne vanzura

 

           Mr. Carl Wayne Vanzura, of Blairsville, GA, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, GA on April 3, 2012. He was born on the 8th of May, 1942 in Compton, CA. He is preceded in death by his, dad, Edward John Vanzura, mother, Florence Maxine Bridges Gregory Vanzura.

           He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Patricia Anne Smith Vanzura, two children, Jon Jeffrey (wife Jessica, expecting grandchild #6), of Blairsville, GA and Daniel Wayne (wife Kristen), of Longwood, FL, 5 grandchildren, Nicole, Justin, Kai, Luke, and Grayson, and a sister, Wilma Jean Gregory Vanzura Donley (husband Ralph), of Lakeland, FL

           Carl attended All Souls Parochial School in Sanford, FL, and graduated from Seminole High School, Class of 61, in Sanford, FL. Carl was an avid sports fan who covered hundreds of motor sport events ranging from local and regional dirt and asphalt tracks to NHRA Drag Racing and NASCAR events. Carl was also a little league baseball coach for 16+ years and had the opportunity to coach a team of 13 and 14 years olds in the Pony League World Series in Lafayette Louisiana in the early 80's. Carl retired as the editor of the Towns County Herald in Hiawassee, GA after 14 years. Carl worked at the Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, NC in Public Relations for more than 10 years. Before relocating to Blairsville GA in 1991, Carl was a sports reporter for the Sanford Herald in Sanford FL. He also worked for Hostess and Wonder Bread for 14 years. Carl was one of a group of young racers who pioneered the Seminole Timing Association at the Osceola Drag Strip in the early 60's. Carl was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville GA, a dedicated husband, loving father and loyal friend to many, he will be missed.

           Services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday the 14th of April, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, GA.