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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 11, 2011                             Page 16A

 

charles roy mcclure

 

Mr. Charles Roy McClure, age 81 of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 01, 2011 following a period of declining health.  He was born to the late T.C. and Leila (Justice) McClure on May 09, 1929 in Young Harris, GA.

He is survive by his wife, Ruth McClure, of Blairsville, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Rusty and Teresa McClure, of Villa Rica, GA; Randy and Linda McClure, of Blairsville, GA; Robby and Jana McClure, of Young Harris, GA; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at 11 AM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Pastor Raburne Wilson, Rev. Jimmy Hogsed and Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating.  Music was provided by Ryan Wilson, Emily Gerdes and Gene Enlow.  Pallbearers were: Gavin King, Matt McCain, Curtis Brown, Kyle McClure, Chris Parson and Jason Smith.  Honorary pallbearers were: Hubert Plott, Horace Plott, J.W. Porter, Gene Enlow and Matthew McClure.  Interment was in Hayesville United Methodist Church cemetery.

Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee entrusted with arrangements.


Charles Roy McClure

CHARLES ROY McCLURE
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charles “chuck” fredrick winkler

 

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Fredrick Winkler, age 82 of Jazzberry Road, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Lazy R Assisted Living following an extended illness.  Mr. Winkler was born on March 12, 1929 in Easton, NY., the son of the late Charles Fredrick Winkler Sr. and the late Florence Mead Winkler.  Chuck had been employed before his retirement as General Foreman with the G.E. Company in Charleston, SC and as Construction Supervisor with Lykes - Pasco in Dade City, FL.  He enjoyed RV traveling, boating, fishing, home projects and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and also four brothers, Phillip Winkler, Ben, Leroy and Irving Butler.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  Chuck was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving Mr. Winkler are his loving wife of fifty one years, Evelyn Platt Winkler of Blairsville, one son and daughter in law, Kenneth and Cindy Winkler of Gansevoort, NY., five daughters and two sons-in-law, Jean and Lou DiGeralamo of Queensburg, NY., Phyllis Winkler of Waterleit, NY., Robin Winkler of Blairsville, Charlene and Gary Puckett of Franklin, NC, Tracy Andrus of Thonotosassa, FL., sixteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, one great–great grand daughter, his best Bud Jacque, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York with interment following in the Roseboom Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the loving caregivers at Lazy R or to Regency Hospice of Hiawassee in Chuck’s memory.

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


Charles Fredrick Winkler


CHARLES FREDRICK WINKLER
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willard jess “cub” dyer

 

Mr. Willard Jess “Cub” Dyer, age 64 of Blairsville, GA passed away on May 02, 2011 following a period of declining health.  He was born to Moncel and Susie (Walls) Dyer on March 27, 1947 in Gainesville, GA.

He is survived by his mother, Susie Dyer, of Hiawassee, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Dara Dyer, of Hiawassee, GA; brothers, William Dyer, of Hiawassee, GA; Willis Dyer, of Hiawassee, GA; sisters Virginia Palmer, of Hiawassee, GA; Viola Waldroup, of Hiawassee, GA; Willene Haigler, of Hiawassee, GA; granddaughter, Jada Dyer, of Hiawassee, GA; special friend, Shirley Blankenship and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 05, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Ledford and Rev. Anthony Dye officiating.  Music was provided by Bobby Taylor.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to Banister Funeral Home, P.O. Box 70, Hiawassee, GA 30546.  Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.


Willard Jess Dyer


WILLARD JESS DYER
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elizabeth l. gerardi

 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Gerardi, age 91, of Wesley Mtn. Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Gerardi was born on June 25, 1919 in Donora, PA, the daughter of the late Emmanuel Leoncini and the late Theresa Destafano Leoncini.  ElizabethCHA had worked for several years as a seamstress.  After retirement she volunteered with the North Broward Hospital in North Broward, FL and also Fish Memorial Hospital in Deland, FL where she was a Pink Lady.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruno Gerardi and by two brothers, Paul and John and by four sisters, Angelina, Helen, Josephine and Julie.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.  Mrs. Gerardi was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mrs. Gerardi are one daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Terry Crutcher of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Mary Gerardi of Tallahassee, FL, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jeanne and Joseph Dipietro of Citrus Springs, FL, Betty Sparrow of Pompano Beach, FL, three grandchildren, Joseph and Joshua Gerardi and Kristin Crutcher, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Tallahassee, FL and interment will follow in New Jersey where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Gerardi.

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


Elizabeth L. Gerardi


ELIZABETH L. GERARDI
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margaret mary mcpherson

 

Mrs. Margaret Mary McPherson, age 94 of Pitmaduthy Close, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. McPherson was born on Nov. 4, 1916 in Reading, PA, the daughter of the late Orville Keenan and the late Della Dehart Keenan.  Margaret loved music and loved the beach.  She was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s for over twenty-five years.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by a son, Sam McPherson in 2008 and her husband, Samuel McPherson in 1980.  Mrs. McPherson was a member of  Trinity Lutheran Church in Bradenton, FL. and attended the House of Prayer Church in Blairsville.

Surviving Mrs. McPherson are one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and James Frost of Franklin, TN, one son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Rhonda McPherson of Blairsville, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Thursday May 5,2011 at 7 p.m. from the House of Prayer Church with the Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by the House of Prayer Church Choir.  Interment followed in the Skyway Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  The family met with friends 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.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Margaret Mary McPherson


MARGARET MARY McPHERSON
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erma g. crocker

 

Mrs. Erma G. Crocker, age 86, of Ivy Bend, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her home following a brief illness.  Mrs. Crocker was born on Sept. 26, 1924 in Zanesville, OH, the daughter of the late Daniel Sutton and the late Wilma Kinkaid Denton and the late Simon Denton.  Erma was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Crocker and sister, Billie Denton.  She had made her home in Blairsville in 2009 moving here from Keystone Heights, FL.  Erma was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  She had many hobbies and enjoyed being outdoors and camping.  Erma was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Crocker are one son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Kelly Mazzaferro of Blairsville, one brother, Rev. Donald Denton of Keystone Heights, FL, three grandchildren, Danica Esche and James and Steven Mazzaferro, three great grandchildren, Jeremy Knight, Tyler and Matthew Mazzaferro, a host of church family, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. from All Saints Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Wesche and Rev. Seminarian Steven Mazzaferro officiating.  Special music was presented by Carol Blackburn.  Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Heartlite Hospice of Ellijay in memory of Mrs. Crocker.

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


Erma G. Crocker


ERMA G. CROCKER
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raymond c. baker

 

Mr. Raymond C. Baker, age 64, of Union Drive, Blairsville and also Naples, FL passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Baker was born on March 24, 1947 in Statesboro, GA, the son of the late Clyde Baker and the late Leota Phipps Baker.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a stepson, Timothy Bennett.

Surviving Mr. Baker are his loving wife of forty-one years, Cora Dougherty Baker of Blairsville, one son, Todd Baker of Murphy, NC, one stepson, Eddie Bennett of Lakeland, FL, one grandson, Dakota Baker of Murphy, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to United Hospice of Blue Ridge in memory of Mr. Baker.

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


Raymond C. Baker


RAYMOND C. BAKER
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richard “r.c.” clarence bennett

 

Mr. Richard "R.C." Clarence Bennett age 76 of Autumn Lane, Blairsville passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Bennett was born on Dec. 29, 1934 in Dayton, OH, the son of the late Robert Bennett and the late Leona Fisher Bennett.  He was a veteran of the US Coast Guard. R.C. enjoyed bowling and was a league member, playing poker, riding motorcycles and his two Great Dane dogs, Anne and Barnsley.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Jones.  Mr. Bennett was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mr. Bennett are his loving wife of fifty-two years, Sue Ellen McClain Bennett of Blairsville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Kim Sheplak of Ft. Myers, FL, Tammy and Jerry Johnso (sic) of Canton, GA, one son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Amy Bennett of Ft. Myers, FL five grandchildren, Troy and Craig Johnson, Stephen Sheplak, Tyler and Emily Johnson, one great grandchild, Abbey Johnson, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Bennett.

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


Richard Clarence Bennett


RICHARD CLARENCE BENNETT
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