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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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May 27, 1998                 Page 5B

 

mr. howard w. owenby

 

            Mr. Howard W. Owenby, age 86, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 17, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Mr. Owenby was born on Monday, October 30, 911, a son of the late Zachary Owenby and Cordie Lee Norton Owenby.  He was a lifelong resident of Union county, and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roxie Jane Dockery Owenby, of Blairsville; daughter, Lela Daniel of Glendale, AZ.; daughter, Pauline Hedrick of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and Don Bailey, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law Lloyd and Nancy Owenby of Stone Mountain, GA.; daughter and son-in-law Lois and Neal Griggs of Blairsville; brother, Sylvan Owenby of Blairsville and sister, Tottsie Dillinger of Dallas, N.C.; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 1 p.m. form Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Horace Potts and Rev. Loys Waters officiating.  The Singers were Debbie and Danita Owenby.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Carson, Danny and Rex Owenby, Gerald, Ricky, and Ronnie Owenby.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church with 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 27, 1998                 Page 5B

 

mr. marty joe poteete

 

            Marty Joe Poteete, age 28, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 19, 1998 from injuries which he sustained in a an (sic) automobile accident.  Mr. Poteete was born in Cobb County, Georgia on September 11, 1969 and was a veteran of the United states Marines.  He had lived in Blairsville for most of his life and was the owner of A&A Auto Rental located at Poteete’s Grocery and was also employed by Jacky Jones Sales & Leasing of Blairsville.  Mr. Poteete was a member of Liberty Baptist Church; Past Worshipful Master of Dooly Masonic Lodge #367; The First Vice-President of The Appalachian Shrine Club; The Georgia Mountain Scottish Rite Association; The Yaarab Temple, A.A.O.N.-M.S., Valley of Atlanta; Charter Member of AztecAtlanta #1997 The Order of Quetzalcoatl; and was an Admiral in the Governor of Kentucky’s task Force, “The Kentucky Colonel’s”.

            Surviving are his parents, Billy and Barbara Poteete of Blairsville; maternal grandmother, Wilma Davenport of Blairsville; brothers, Larry and Jim Poteete; both of Blairsville and terry Poteete of Lawrenceville.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held Friday, May 22, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Seay, Rev. Brent Chatham, and Rev. Ronnie Dilbeck officiating. The Eulogy was given by Richard Bishop.  Special music was presented by Mt. Zion Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Jason Hughes, Jeff McCarter, Dwayne Green, John McMahan, Bill Howard and Jimmy Bearden.  Serving as honorary escort to the family were officers and members of Dooly Lodge #367 and Appalachian Shrine Club and friends.  Interment was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Chaplain Robert Quigley presenting the flag.  James E. Underwood, Most Worshipful Brother, Past grand Master of Masons of Georgia presided over graveside rites conducted by Dooly Lodge #367 and the many other Masonic brethren present presented the graveside services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marty Joe Poteete Memorial Fund, established at Union County Bank in Blairsville.

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.