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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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May 25, 2011                             Page 14AA


joseph leopold bauer


Mr. Joseph Leopold Bauer, age 95, of Stable Gate Drive, Blairsville, passed away on May 21, 2011 at his home, following a brief illness.  Mr. Bauer was born on November 30, 1915 in Cleveland, OH, the son of the late Joseph L. Hoislbauer and Mary Brouch Hoislbauer.  Mr. Bauer resided in Cleveland for 60 years until moving to California in the late 70’s, until moving to Blairsville, GA in 1992.  Throughout his life, Mr. Bauer was a successful businessman in many arenas, establishing himself as a builder/developer in the 1950’s and continuing to thrive in his field as a developer until as recently as fall of 2009.  This was the year Mr. Bauer completed his latest significant accomplishment, the upscale community of Nottley Dam Estates, where he resided until his demise.  Capable & confident until the very end, Mr. Bauer continued hands-on involvement with his remaining properties until April of this year.

Mr. Bauer lived a long, full life, becoming an extraordinary businessman, role model & benefactor to many charities.  Among the charities to which Mr. Bauer so generously donated are the Union County Volunteer Fire Dept., the Union County Primary School, and Union County Wildcats girls’ softball team.  Mr. Bauer also supported several organizations which directly benefit children with Autism, including the Cure Autism Now Foundation and the Special Olympics.  Mr. Bauer’s youngest son, Joey being diagnosed as autistic at an early age, these organizations held a special meaning for Mr. Bauer and he went to great lengths in assisting these organizations at every opportunity.

            Surviving Mr. Bauer are five children: Joseph Bauer and wife Amanda, of Atlanta, GA; Douglas Bauer and wife Tracy, of Gainesville, GA; Anthony Bauer and Fiancée Crystal, of California; Joey Bauer of Etowah, TN; and Prudence Packer, originally of Cleveland, OH (recently residing in Blairsville, as assistant, companion & finally caretaker of Mr. Bauer) - five grandchildren: Haleigh, Emaleigh, Thomas and Phillip Bauer; Corey Packer and wife Shannon, of Cleveland, OH - and one sister: Elsie Unsinger, who lives out of state.  Many other relatives and friends also survive. Family & friends mourn his passing; Mr. Bauer will be greatly missed by many for years to come.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In honor of Mr. Bauer’s wishes, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers; donations be made to the Cure Autism Now Foundation in his name.

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

Joseph Leopold Bauer

    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home



The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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May 25, 2011                             Page 14AA


harold l. shuler


Mr. Harold L. Shuler, age 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, who passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Shuler was born in Union County, GA, on May 21, 1928, a son of the late Jesse Shuler and Cordie Dyer Shuler.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was a member and deacon of Choestoe Baptist Church in Blairsville and North Peachtree Baptist Church.  Mr. Shuler enjoyed craftsmanship and woodworking.  He was a devoted Christian, husband, father and grandfather.  Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers: Coyle, Clinton, Clyde, Joe Shuler Allen, and Don.

He is survived by and will be lovingly missed by his wife, Verna Ree Shuler; children, Becky Bowie and Dennis Shuler and Stacey; and grandchildren: Bobby Bowie, Blake Shuler, and Becca Shuler.

Funeral services for Mr. Shuler were held on Monday, May 23, 2011, at 2 p.m., in Choestoe Baptist Church, with Rev. Ken Zollinger and Rev. Dick Stillwell officiating.  He was eulogized by a grandson, Blake Shuler.  Mr. Shuler's body lay instate at the church starting at 1 p.m. on Monday.   Special music was presented by Jo Mosley, organist and Martha Collins, pianist; and Martha Cone, Buddy Hunter, and Bill Collins singing.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bobby Bowie, Blake Shuler, Larry Shuler, Melvin Cook, Barry Shuler, and Tamer Thompson.  The deacons of Choestoe Baptist served as honorary escort to the family, with a dove release and burial in Choestoe Cemetery.  Visitation at the funeral home was held on Sunday, May 22, from the hours of 6 until 9 p.m.

If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be sent to Choestoe Baptist church, Building Fund, 41 Choestoe Church Road, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Family of Funeral Homes, in Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering Mr. Shuler by visiting his memorial at, where you can share your thoughts and fond memories with the family.

Harold L. Shuler

    Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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warren hunnicutt, jr.


Warren Hunnicutt, Jr. was born in Columbus, GA on May 15, 1924.  He died on May 17, 2011.  He was 87 years old.

His family moved to St. Petersburg, FL from Washington, D.C. when he was three months old.  Except for three years service during the second World War and three years in Atlanta, GA, he lived in St. Petersburg all his life.  In 1997, however, he and his wife retired to a home they also owned in Blairsville, GA.

He married the former Dorothy Barber in 1947 and was still married at the time of his death.

Subsequent to his tour of duty in the service (Pacific theater of operations) he was employed by Hunnicutt and Associates, Inc., one of the country’s largest firms engaged in the mapping, appraisal of personal property, and appraisal of real estate for property tax purposes.  He was a member of that firm’s Board of Directors and President for 15 years before his resignation.

From 1974 to 1990 he owned and operated Warren Hunnicutt, Jr., a real estate appraisal company specializing in fee appraisals and consultations on ad valorem (property( tax matters).

In 1990, the company was acquired by Lee Arnold, CRE, CCIM of Clearwater, FL.  The name was changed to Hunnicutt-Arnold, Inc.  Hunnicutt served as its President until 1995 when he became Senior advisor.

Mr. Hunnicutt was a former member of The American Society of Real Estate Counselors (designation, CRE, Counselor of Real Estate).  He was also a member of the Appraisal Institute (formerly The American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers), (designation, MAI, Member, The Appraisal Institute).  In 1972 he was President of Florida Chapter Number 2, The American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and served on that organization’s national committees as chairman of the Assessor’s Appraisal Education Committee, Appraisal Standards Board, Governing Counsel and others.

In 1968 Mr. Hunnicutt was President of Florida West Coast Chapter 89, Society of Real Estate Appraisers (now known as the Appraisal Institute).  He was designated an SREA member (Senior real Estate Analyst) until his resignation from that organization.

In 1976 he was President of the St. Petersburg Board of Realtors.  He also served on its Board of Directors from 1974 through 1980.  he was a registered real Estate Broker.

He was a member and former secretary-Treasurer of the Real Estate Counseling Group of America.

Mr. Hunnicutt was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Bank of Largo, Hunnicutt Equities, Inc., PAR Properties, Inc. and formerly Vice Moderator and member, Board of Trustees, Humana Hospital of St. Petersburg.  He was also a member of the Commercial Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association.

He was a Florida State Certified Appraiser and listed in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

Mr. Hunnicutt had several articles published in publications of The American Institute of Real Estate Appraiser, The Society of Real Estate Appraisers, and The Real Estate Forum.  He was also author and developer of a book and compact disc (“CD”) entitled “A do-it-yourself appraisal of your home.”  Purpose is to estimate market value of your home for possibly contesting a real estate tax appraisal and other purposes.

He was qualified to instruct classes for the Appraisal Institute, The Society of Real estate Appraisers, and the International Association of Assessing Officers.  He instructed many courses for these organizations in most parts of the country.

Mr. Hunnicutt has been a guest lecturer at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Principal Financial Group in Des Monies, IA and was invited and lectured in an appraisal course taught in Amsterdam, Holland.

Along with two other people he was instrumental in developing and renovating “McNulty Station,” an office building in downtown St. Petersburg.

Mr. Hunnicutt is survived by his wife Dorothy “Sissy” of 63 years, a son, Warren IV, PhD, and three grandchildren.

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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May 25, 2011                             Page 14AA


louise marino


Mrs. Louise Marino age 82 of Kiutuestia Creek Rd., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in the Fannin Regional Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Marino was born on Oct. 4, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Ernesto Ghigna and the late Caroline Thelbold Ghigna.  Louise was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.  Her family was her life.  She will be greatly missed by all.  Mrs. Marino attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving Mrs. Marino are her loving husband of sixty three years, Harry Marino of Blairsville, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathy and John Kurz of Long Island, NY, Theresa Marino of Blairsville, Carolyn and Gerard Maier of Lindenhurst, NY, one son, Frank Marino of Hiawassee, two sisters, Rita Infranco of East Meadow, NY, Emily Sipf of Albuquerque, NM, eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Babylon, NY.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Marino.  The family met with friends on Sunday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Lindenhurst, NY.

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

Louise Marino

    Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home