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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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May 10, 2000                 Page 4B

 

mr. robert edward “bob” bitner

 

Mr. Robert Edward “Bob” Bitner, age 71, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at Union County.  Mr. Bitner was born on Sunday, January 27, 1928, a son of the late Arbia Bitner and Mary Johnson Bitner.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, and served during WWII.  Mr. Bitner had been living in this area since 1995, coming here from Orlando, Florida.  He was a native of Cleveland, Ohio.  Mr. Bitner was a member and lay ecuhristic minister, and a member at Butternut Creek Golf Course, and was an avid golfer and tennis player.  He was a member of the US. Army Reserves for eight years, and was a licensed auctioneer.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Nichter Bitner, of Blairsville; his mother-in-law, Ida C. Nichter, of Blairsville; children, Eric Scot Bitner and Evan Todd Bitner, both of Orlando; and Tammy Lyn Tyree, of Fenwick, WV; brother, John Bitner; sisters, Ada Barcelo, Audrey Laughlyn, and Eve Bitner, all of Ohio; 9 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild also survive, along with many friends.

Memorial services were held Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, with Rev. Carter Maddox officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

May 10, 2000                 Page 4B

 

mrs. lennie belle dockery

 

Mrs. Lennie Belle Dockery, age 81, of Young Harris, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2000 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home.

Mrs. Dockery was born in Union County, Georgia, on Wednesday, January 29, 1919, a daughter of the late Buford Long and Martha Duvall Long.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of this area.  Mrs. Dockery was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.  She had been preceded in death by her husband, the late Elmer Dockery.

Survivors include daughters: Alwayne Brown, of Blairsville; Charlene Mathis, of Hiawassee; and Catherine Gibson, of Young Harris; sons, Clifford Dockery, Wade Dockery, Leon Dockery and Gerald Dockery, all of Young Harris, and Walter Dockery, of Blairsville; sisters, Callie Dockery, of Hayesville, North Carolina, Anne Mae Anderson, of Blairsville, and Johnnie Dockery, of Young Harris; brother, Buell Long, of Blairsville; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Dexter Dockery officiating.  Special music for the service was presented by The Frank Dockery Family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Lonnie Dockery, Tommy Dockery, Charles Anderson, Dwight Anderson, Cecil Anderson, and Charles Wright.  Interment was in Long Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

May 10, 2000                 Page 4B

 

mr. samuel d. “sam” harrison

 

Mr. Samuel D. “Sam” Harrison, age 84, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2000, in Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta.

Mr. Harrison was born in Mattson, Mississippi, on Friday, February 18, 1916, a son of the late William Barnett Harrison, and Ida Duke Harrison.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving as command-ing officer under General George Patton, with the anti-aircraft artillery batter, in the European Theatre.  Mr. Harrison was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and held a degree from Atlanta Law School.  He was a member of the Georgia Bar for 51 years.  Mr. Harrison received a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest honors.  He had been a State Public Health Officer based in Dekalb County.  He practiced law with his son-in-law for 6 years, after he retired from public health.  Mr. Harrison had lived in Blairsville for 9 years, moving here from De-kalb County.  He taught Sunday School at Brookhaven United Methodist Church for 44 years, where he was currently a member.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alyne K. Harrison, of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Marty and Jim Wilson, of Fayetteville, Georgia; son and daughter in law, Don and Betty Harrison, of Cumming, Georgia; son and daughter in law, Charles and Nancy Harrison, of Atlanta; a brother, Charles M. Harrison, of Blairsville, and Lake Junaluska, North Carolina; 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 7, 2000 at 3 p.m. from Coosa United Methodist Church, with Rev. Earl Bishop and Rev. Orville Nelson officiating.  Special music for the service was presented by Mrs. Ida Lou Bishop.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jeff Carlin, David Carter, Flake Hewett, David Nelson, George Williams, and Bill Curlee.  Serving as honorary escort to the family was The Joyful Seekers Sunday School Class, from Coosa United Methodist Church.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Coosa United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund; c/o Kelley Chapman, 2879 Cherokee Trail, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.