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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 2, 2004                  Page 6C

 

mrs. frances ruth sineath kizer

 

Mrs. Frances Kizer, age 86, of Kennesaw, GA., formerly of Blairsville, GA., passed away Tuesday, may 25, 2004 in Ross memorial Health Care Center in Kennesaw, where she had been a resident for four years, fighting a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  Mrs. Kizer had been a Marietta resident for about 10 years, after moving in with her daughter and son-in-law.

Mrs. Kizer was born in Chatham County, GA., on Monday, October 8, 1917, a daughter of the late Francis Sineath and Ruth Butler Sineath.  She lived in Jacksonville, FL for over 60 years and was employed as a secretary for the Duval County, Florida Public School System.  Mrs. Kizer was always involved in community service following her retirement from the Duval County School System.  She lived in Union County, GA., during the years 1971 through 1992 and served as a former President of Union General Hospital Auxiliary and former President of The Women’s Society for First United Methodist Church of Blairsville, where she was a member.  Preceding her in death was her husband, William Harold Kizer and a brother, Holcomb Sineath.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Mike Taliaferro, of Marietta, GA; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Judy Kizer of Sommerset, KY; son, Jeff Kizer of Blairsville, GA; brother, Henry Sineath of Rolla, Missouri; sister-in-law, Christine Sineath, of Blairsville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church of Union County with Rev. Eddie Herring officiating.  Special music was presented by soloist Jeff Bauman and organist Keith DeFoor.  Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.


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June 2, 2004                  Page 6C

 

mrs. helen mae medhurst dayton

 

Mrs. Helen Mae Medhurst Dayton, 74, of Blairsville, GA., passed away Sunday, May 30, 2004.

Mrs. Dayton was born in Lincoln Park, Michigan on Saturday, June 22, 1929, a daughter of Charles Allen Medhurst and Ada Mae Smith Medhurst.  She had lived in the Blairsville area for 1 ½ years, moving here from Miami, Florida.  Mrs. Dayton was known throughout her life for being a loving mother to her children as well as neighborhood children.  She was of the Methodist faith and had been preceded in death by her husband, Daniel M. Dayton, who passed away in 2000, and a son, Robert Charles Dayton, who passed away in 1995.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy Mae Tidwell and Dennis Tidwell of Blairsville; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Dan and Anna Tidwell of Palm Beach, Florida God great-grandson, Victor Elliot Cornier of Miami, Florida.

Celebration memorial services will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2004 at 1 pm in Lake Placid, Florida at Lake Clay Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial bequests may be made to Georgia Mountains Hospice in Jasper, GA.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.


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June 2, 2004                  Page 6C

 

dr. william joseph garoni, jr.

 

Dr. William (better known as Bill) Joseph Garoni, Jr., age 67, of Blairsville and Danielsville, GA., passed away on Friday, May 28, 2004 in the Union General Hospital following a sudden illness.  Dr. Garoni was born on June 24, 1936 in Macon, GA., the son of the late William Joseph Garoni, Sr., and the late Frances Canipelli Garoni.  Dr. Garoni was a physician and surgeon, having practiced in Jacksonville, FL for over thirty five years.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam war.  Dr. Garoni was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hartwell and attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Surviving Dr. Garoni is his loving wife of twelve years, Debbie Humphiers Garoni of Danielsville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, William III and Diane Garoni of Washington Grove, MD; Britt Garoni of Washington Grove; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carson Garoni of Raleigh, NV., Amy and Sam Hayden of Orange Park, FL., Kristi Morrison and Dusty Lax of Savannah; three grandchildren, Cody and Austin Hayden and Ethan Morrison; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Hartwell with Father Richard Wise officiating.  Interment followed in the Sacred Heart memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials be made to the Camp Rosary or to St. Vincent’s DePaul in Dr. Garoni’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.


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June 2, 2004                  Page 7C

 

mrs. leo mason moore

 

Mrs. Leo Mason Moore, age 91, of Kieutuestia Creek Road in Blairsville passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2004 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Moore was born on September 15, 1911, in Clay County, N.C., the daughter of the late Allan Dean and the late Eva Nichols Dean.  She was a lifelong resident of Union County.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lee Mason in 1969.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Hoyt Dean.  Mrs. Moore was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Moore are six daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy And Earl Pickelsimer of Blairsville, Bonnie and Vernon Davenport of Blairsville, Eva and Harold Williams of Blairsville, Nancy and Bob Stevens of Madisonville, TN., Kathryn and Milo Fox of Blairsville, Elaine and Kenneth Young of Blairsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, W.L. and Geraldine Mason of Blairsville, Julian and Charlotte Mason of Blairsville; one sister, Thelma Mason of N.C; nineteen grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 from the Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Morgan officiating.  Special music was presented by Ken and Elaine Young.  The following gentlemen served as Pallbearers, Jimmy Pickelsimer, Tony Ledford, Gerald Mason, Wesley Meeker, Justin Mason, Taggart Fox, Kenneth Pickelsimer, Doug Mason, Dustin Meeker, Troy Ledford, Bruce Meeker and Randy Meeker.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of the arrangements.


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June 2, 2004                  Page 7C

 

mr. conley c. stephens

 

Mr. Conley C. Stephens, 67, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., died Monday, April 12, 2004 in Queensbury, N.Y.

Conley was born in Blairsville on May 16, 1936, a son of the late Charles H. and Nannie Lou Conley Stephens and was preceded in death by brothers, Max Stephens, Robert Stephens, Gene Stephens; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ruth and Marshall Red.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 – 1963.

Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Joe Henry and a brother, Donald Stephens, all of Dalton; niece, Joan Putnam; nephews, Charles Henry, Gary Red and Jody Stephens; special friend and caregiver, Elly Guiles of Queensbury.

A Memorial service was held at the McClellan Funeral Service in Salem, N.Y.

Conley requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 300 W. Emery Street., Suite 105, Dalton, GA., 30720 in his memory.

This announcement is a courtesy of Love Funeral Home.


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June 2, 2004                  Page 7C

 

robert s. hawks

 

Mr. Robert S. Hawks, 74, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 30, 2004 at Union General Hospital, following a long illness.

Mr. Hawks was born on Thursday, July 18, 1929 in Staunton, VA.  He was a son of the late Robert Frederick and Virginia Perkins Hawks.  He had lived most of his life in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and after a career in Presbyterian Ministry and Child Care Services, he and his wife retired to Blairsville, July 1990.

Surviving Mr. Hawks is his wife, Betty Gibbs Hawks of the home; daughter, Ann Perry Hawks of Albuquerque, NM; twin sons, Robert F. Hawks, II of Peachtree City, GA., and Mark Hawks of Bismarck, ND; son, Richard Hawks of Redding, CT; son, Timothy Hawks of Snellville, GA; daughter, Elizabeth Dobyns of Reidsville, NC; four daughters-in-law; one son-in-law; brother, Ronny P. Hawks of Camp Springs, MD; seven grandchildren, one great granddaughter; two nieces and one nephew also survive.

Memorial services were held on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Rev. K. Travis Adams officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mountain Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements.


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June 2, 2004                  Page 7C

 

marie c. burnette

 

Marie C. Burnette, 84, of Jesup, GA., died Thursday, May 27, 2004 at her residence after an extended illness.  The Union County, GA native had lived in Wayne County for 52 years.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Faithful Sunday School Class.  She was the widow of Durance V. Burnette.

Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian B. Moreland of Blairsville, GA., Rhonda and Philip Tyre of Screven, GA; a son, Ronald D. and Deborah Burnette of Jesup, GA; two sisters, Retha C. Overstreet of Blairsville, GA., Ella Vie Gerean of Pensacola, FL; four brothers, Cecil J. Chambers of Lawrenceville, GA., Roger J. Chambers of Blue Ridge, GA., Earl J. Chambers of Morganton, GA., Winston M. Chambers of Blairsville, GA; two grandchildren, Philip Brint Tyre and Justin S. Tyre, both of Screven, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 29, 2004 from the Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Jesup, GA., with Rev. John Carlton and Rev. Bill Platt officiating.  Interment was in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.  Honorary Pallbearers were comprised of the Faithful Sunday School Class of the Calvary Baptist Church.

The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, GA., was in charge of the arrangements.  This notice is a courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.