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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 26, 2010                             Page 5C

 

rod garrett

 

            Mr. Rod Garrett, age 72, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010 from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  A native of Manius, NY, his family moved to Bartow, FL in 1946.  He graduated from Summerlin Institute in 1955.  He served in the US Air Force from 1956 to 1960 and was an Air Traffic Controller.  He was retired.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Howard Garrett, sisters, Norlyna (Jeannie) Gough and Marjorie Harris.  Mr. Garrett was a member of the Providence United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his wife of forty-nine years, Mary Jane Willson Garrett of Blairsville, brothers, Rev. Curt Garrett of Whiting, NJ, Lloyd Garrett and a sister, Laurie Benton both of Bartow, FL, ten nieces and nephews, Valerie Kirkland, Daniel Benton, Chip Harris, Kim Hendrick, Brian Garrett, all of Bartow, Mark Garrett of Seatle (sic), WA, Ben Garrett of Altaloma, CA, David Gough of Rockwood City, CA, Lori Fischer of Clino Hills, CA and Lynn Silva of Indianapolis, IN, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Providence Methodist Church with the Rev. Chuck Gillespie and Rev. Earl Bishop officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Regency Hospice, PO Box 494 Hiawassee, GA 30546; or to MDA/ALS in Mr. Garrett’s memory.  The family will meet with friends following the service. 

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



Rod Garrett

          

ROD GARRETT
Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home



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Blairsville, GA  30512

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May 26, 2010                             Page 5C

 

james l. (Jim) birt

 

            Mr. James (Jim) L. Birt, age 71, of Southers Forest Rd., Blairsville passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010 in Union General Hospital following a brief illness.  Mr. Birt was born on Feb. 5, 1939 in Sac City, IA, the son of the late Lyle Birt and the late Gladys Burns Birt.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.  Jim was a member of Teamsters Local #24 Richfield, OH.  He was an avid motorcyclist.  Jim loved to travel in his RV and had visited all fifty states.  Mr. Birt was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Birt are his loving wife of thirty years, Karen D. Birt of Blairsville, three sisters and one brother-in-law, Ramona and Ken Averill of Hibbina, MN, Joan Birt of Grand Rapids, MN, Rita Parkison of Springfield, OH, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Gloria Birt of Grand Rapids, MN, Jerry and Jeanette Birt of Seligman, OH, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 4 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Estate of James L. Birt/Karen D. Birt c/o Community Souther Bank (formerly Appalachain (sic) Community Bank) in memory of Mr. Birt.  

            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.

           


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May 26, 2010                             Page 5C

 

roy dale wise

 

            Mr. Roy Dale Wise, age 84, of Jackson Heights, Blairsville, formerly of Palm Springs, CA, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010 in the Our Lady of Prepetual (sic) Help Cancer Home in Atlanta following an extended illness.  Mr. Wise was born on Sept. 5, 1925 in Elkhart, IN, the son of the late Fred L. Wise and the late Lucy Viola Studebaker Wise.  He retired as a machinist from T.R.W. after over thirty-five years of service.  He was a veteran of the US Navy in WWII.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Easterwood Wise and by four brothers, Fred, Max, Don and Robert Wise.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.  Mr. Wise was also a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Surviving Mr. Wise are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Father Stephen and Patricia Whitney-Wise of Milwaukie, OR, Father Richard Wise of Blairsville two daughters, Janet Wise of Chattanooga, TN, Susan Wise of California, two grandchildren, Joshua Whitney-Wise and Lilly Whitney-Wise, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A funeral mass was held on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 11 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise and Father Stephen Whitney-Wise officiating.  Special music was presented by Ron Gaucher.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Our Lady of Prepetual (sic) Help Cancer Home, 760 Pollard Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30315, in memory of Mr. Wise.  Interment followed in St. Clare’s Memorial garden with the North GA Honor Guard Conducing (sic) military honors.  A visitation was held on Sunday evening at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7 p.m.  The Knights of Columbus presented the Honor Guard part of the service.

            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.


Roy Dale Wise


ROY DALE WISE
              Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home