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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 3, 2009                  Page 13A

 

grace evelyn vexler

 

            Mrs. Grace Evelyn Vexler, age 91, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009. 

Mrs. Vexler was born Wednesday, October 24, 1917 in Ontario, Canada to the late Wilson Brush and the late Grace Jariett Brush.  She moved to Blairsville from Windsor, Canada in 1998.  she was a registered nurse, mostly private duty until reaching age 70 and then volunteered (sic) to take cancer patients for treatments.  She was preceded in death by husband, Harry Vexler; brothers, Donald and Hayden Brush; and grandson, William Scott Hoff. 

            Surviving family members include: daughter & son-in-law, Ann and Larry Schafer of Blairsville; son & daughter-in-law, Robert and Pat Adams of Lighthouse Point, FL; grandson, Robb A. Schafer; granddaughters: Holly G. Tuner, Carrie Lynn Phares and Shannon Whitehead; and five great grandsons, Chase, Chandler, Chayton, Seth and Solomon. Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            No services are planned at this time. 

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           

 

             


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 3, 2009                  Page 13A

 

richard eric schmalenberg

 

            Mr. Richard Eric Schmalenberg age 77 of Mtn. cove Ln., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday May 26, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Schmalenberg was born on July 24, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Martin Schmalenberg and the late Anna Landala Schmalenberg.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.  Richard loved hunting with his Beagles.  He enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.  He was a huge NASCAR fan.  Mr. Schmalenberg was of the Catholic faith.. 

            Surviving Mr. Schmalenberg are his loving wife of fifty-six years, Barbara Posik Schmalenberg of Blairsville, one son, Richard (Richie) Allen Schmalenberg of Blairsville, extended family includes Kim and Bruce Widland of Plano, TX, many of Richard’s hunting friends, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  The family met with friends following the services. 

            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.

                       


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 3, 2009                  Page 13A

 

bill moody

 

            Mr. Bill Moody, age 80, of Suches, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009 at his residence.

Bill was born Wednesday, November 21, 1928 in Waycross, Georgia, to the late Tam Moody and the late Flora Rich Moody.  Bill served in the U.S. navy during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the VFW.  He was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association; his greatest love was motorcycles.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Tam Moody and a sister, Eleanor Duggan. 

            Surviving family members include: wife, Joan Moody of Suches; a son, John Moody of Florida; daughter, Deborah Wade of Florida; and a sister, Jeanee Boland of Lakeland, Florida.

No services are being planned at this time. 

            If you wish, the family suggests that donations may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Georgia Mountains Hospice.           

            Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home – Blairsville Chapel.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

           


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 3, 2009                  Page 13A

 

melvin eugene hoffman

 

            Mr. Melvin Eugene Hoffman age 76, of Bulldog Lane, Blairsville, formerly of Tampa, FL, passed away on Tuesday May 26, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Hoffman was born on April 3, 1933 in Springfield, OH, the son of the late Madeleine Hoffman.  He graduated Plant High School in Tampa, FL, with the Class of 1951.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  He retired from Gator Ford Truck Sales of Tamp, FL.  Melvin enjoyed woodworking, birdwatching (sic) and horses.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  Mr. Hoffman was of the Methodist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Hoffman are his loving wife of forty-six years, Gloria Knaak Hoffman of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Billie-Jean and Steve Fryer of Jacksonville, FL, brother and sisters-in-law, Chuck and Marge Cohick of Virginia Beach, VA, Ronnie and Rosemary Cohick of Ringold (sic), GA, sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Tom Platt of Rochester, NY, two grandchildren, Kristin Weatherford and Lyndsey Weatherford, two great grandchildren, Kelsey Schuster and Kourtney Lister, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 30,. 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Jan Devereaux officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Regency Hospice, 236 S. Main St., Hiawassee, GA 30546 or to Castaway Critters, 6757 John Smith Rd. E., Blairsville, GA 30512 in Mr. Hoffman’s memory.  The family will meet with friends following the services.   

            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.

                       


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 3, 2009                  Page 13A

 

richard wallace terhune

 

            Mr. Richard Wallace Terhune age 77 of Enchanted Forest, Blairsville formerly of Summerfield, FL passed away on Friday, May 29, 2009 in the Union General Hospital in Blairsville following an extended illness.  Mr. Terhune was born on April 10, 1932 in Boston, MA, the son of the late Lloyd W. Terhune and the late Dorothy Johnson Terhune.  Richard was a Launch Engineer for the Martin Company in the early years of the space program.  After he left the space program he restored classic cars and airplanes.  He was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by his family and friends. 

            Surviving Mr. Terhune are two daughters and one-son-in law, (sic) Susan and Jeff Runco of Ranson, WV, Nancy Terhune of Camden, SC, two grandchildren, Robert Motch of Matawan, NJ, Jeremy Runco of Ranson, WV, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service and interment will be held at date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish donations may be made to the USO in memory of Mr. Terhune. 

            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.