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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 3, 1998                  Page 5B

 

mr. lynn mccollum chaney

 

            Mr. Lynn McCollum Chaney, age 71, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 21, 1998 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  Mr. Chaney was born in Fulton County, Georgia, on December 3, 1926, a son of the late Willie Brook Chaney and Gladys McCollum Chaney.  Mr. Chaney served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired electronics engineer from Delta Airlines.   In 1977, Mr. chaney (sic) bought a home in Blairsville.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Union County and was a Ham Radio Operator.

            Surviving are his wife, Joan Chaney, of Blairsville; godson, Tim Strike, of Marietta; sister-in-law, Evelyn Chaney of east Point, GA.; five nieces and one nephew also survive.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, May 24, 1998 at 3:30 p.m. from First United Methodist Church of Union County with Rev. Eddie Herring, Rev. Newton Scott, and Dr. Bob Martin officiating.  Special music was presented by John Gurley.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Bruce Stewart, Jacque Devereaux, Thimothy Strike, Bob Ball, Marvin Herndon, Lloyd Dunham, Gerzy Gruzewski, Mryon Turner.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

            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)

 

 

June 3, 1998                  Page 5B

 

mr. herabert clement decker

 

            Mr. Herbert Clement Decker, age 79, of Blairsville, Georgia, passes away Wednesday, may 27 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

            Mr. Decker was born in Campbell County, Kentucky, on October 17, 1918, a son of the late Matthew John Decker and Elena Bechtold Decker.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II.  Mr. Decker moved to Florida in 1954 from Dayton, Kentucky, and had lived in Blairsville since October of 1991, coming from Melborne, Florida.  He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville; and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  After World War II, Mr. Decker worked for the Bell Telephone Company in Covington, Kentucky for about ten years.  Then he began working with RCA Service Company at Cape Canaveral where he was an electronic technician.

            Surviving are his wife, Emily Decker, of Blairsville; sons: Stephen, David and Richard Decker, all of Palm Bay, Florida; son, Michael Decker, of Charlotte, NC; son, Robert Decker, of Houston, TX; and daughter, Patricia White, of Orlando, FL; brother, Carl Decker, of Milford, Ohio; four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren also survive.

            Memorial services were held Monday, June 1, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Tim Gadziala officiating. 

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)

 

 

June 3, 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, and Patsy Davenport (thank you all and our apology Ms. Davenport).  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.