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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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June 22, 2011                            Page 14A

 

george r. wrigley

 

Mr. George R. Wrigley, age 94, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

George Robert Wrigley was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on May 22, 1917.  He had eight siblings and suffered the loss of both parents early in his life.  After finishing high school, he joined the United States Navy, which he proudly served for 24 years.  The Navy had a strong influence on him and he became one of a small number of enlisted men to become a Navy pilot, instilling in him a life-long love of flying.  The Navy stationed George in many parts of the US and Pacific Rim, including China in the late 1930s and Midway Island in the 1950s, and served on several warships, including the USS Texas.  He instructed new fliers during World War II and among his numerous commendations and badges, received a Navy Unit Citation for his Korean War Service. He learned to fly fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.  He eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant before retiring in 1960.  After his Navy service, George worked for the Federal Aviation Administration in several capacities, including flight inspector.

His second career in the FAA brought him to the Atlanta area, from where they discovered the mountains of Union County.  After 17 years, George and his wife Betty retired to Union County, where they lived on Buzzard's Roost Ridge for 26 delightful years.  He loved to laugh but even more loved to make others laugh, even as his health declined during the last year.  Friends recall his cheerfulness, sharp mind and unfailing wit.  He took great pride in his Navy service, his marriage of 58 years, three children and four grandchildren.  He taught his sons to fish.  He delighted in sharing stories of his Navy days, stories which revealed he knew his life was charmed and blessed.  In his last year due to the kindness of friends and strangers he was able to enjoy flying and fishing again, two of his great passions.  Mr. Wrigley was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  George had been preceded in death by his parents, and all eight brothers and sisters.

George Wrigley was greatly loved, and will be missed by everyone who knew him; but especially his family: Betty Wrigley, of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Claudia Wrigley, of Frazier's Bottom, West Virginia; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Tammy Wrigley, of Pilot Point, Texas; and son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Lynne Wrigley, of Bogart, Georgia; four grandchildren: Sarah Jett, Stephanie Wrigley, Anna Wrigley, and Adam Wrigley.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 20, 2011, at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge, Rev. Danny Parris, and Rev. Bethel Buchanan officiating.  The family specially selected music which was presented by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper.  Visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday morning, starting at 11 a.m., before the funeral started at 1 p.m.  If you wish to do so, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Blairsville, Youth Missions Fund, P.O. Box 2058, Blairsville, GA 30514.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please visit our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, to send condolences to the family and share fond memories.    

George R. Wrigley

GEORGE R. WRIGLEY
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June 22, 2011                            Page 14A

 

marie “mame” fisher

 

Mrs. Marie Fisher, Mame to her many friends, passed away at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA., on Sunday, June 12, 2011 after a long fight with Emphysema. She was 74 years old.  Mrs. Fisher was born on August 15, 1936 in New York City, NY, the daughter of the late Andy De Pienne and the late Ann Brady.  "Mame" was a model, an artist, a great ballroom dancer and a great cook.  She was also a super house keeper. She loved to write poems, animals, gardening and card playing.  Mrs. Fisher was the loving wife of Bill Fisher for fifty-seven great years.  He loved her so very much.

Surviving Marie are her loving husband, Bill Fisher of Blairsville, daughter and son-in-law Terri and Eric Vance of Ocoee, FL; son and future daughter-in-law Gregg Fisher and Lou Ann Johnson of Blairsville, GA; three grandchildren Alexander Vance, Jessica Anderson and Dustin Fisher; several nieces, nephews and many other friends survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Regency Hospice of Hiawassee in memory of Mrs. Fisher.

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

Marie Fisher

   MARIE FISHER
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June 22, 2011                            Page 14A

 

bobby “frog” Frank green

 

Mr. Bobby "Frog" Frank Green, age 69 of Blairsville, GA, passed away June 10, 2011 at the Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA.  Mr. Green was born in Bunkerhill, GA to the late Willie and Amanda Fleming Green.  Baptist in faith, he was preceded in death by one brother, Medford Green and one sister, JoAnn Arms.

Survivors include one son, Bobby "Chris" Green and wife Tammy of Blairsville, GA, one daughter, Vickie Bugel of Kennesaw, GA, one sister, Jenelle Barnett and husband Clarence of Peachtree, NC, two grandchildren, Matthew and Kristen Bugel and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Green were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2011 at the Cochran Funeral Home in Murphy with the Reverend Aud Brown officiating.  Interment will be in the Hickory Stand United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The gentlemen serving as pallbearers were Joe Barnett, Glen Barnett, Michael Barnett, Troy Dockery, Coy Dockery and Danny Owens.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday night at the funeral home.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com 

Bobby Frank Green

BOBBY FRANK GREEN
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June 22, 2011                            Page 14A

 

robert lee “bob” garrison

 

Mr. Robert Lee "Bob" Garrison, age 62, of Blairsville, GA passed away early Saturday morning, June 18, 2011.

Bob was a native of Live Oak, FL.  He was a Vietnam veteran and was retired from the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of Lt. Commander.  Bob was a pilot; a member House of Prayer Church, The (sic) Kiwanis Club, and Allegheny Masonic Lodge, #114.  He had been preceded in death by his mother, Sara Lou Childress Garrison.

Bob is survived by and will be greatly missed by his loving family: his wife of 40 years, Sheila Garrison; his father, Enoch Garrison, Jr.; three children: Josh Garrison, Micah Garrison, and Abbey and Ryan Glattli; a sister, Ann Garrison; four brothers: Enoch "Gary" Garrison, III and Myra; David Garrison, Paul Garrison, and Don and Terri Garrison; six grandchildren: Lance Garrison, Emma Garrison, Morgan Garrison, Luke Garrison, Madison Glattli, and Ashlyn Glattli; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating. Interment will be in the House of Prayer Cemetery with the North Georgia Honor Guard and the U.S. Navy presenting Military Honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m..

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.  

Robert Lee Garrison

ROBERT LEE GARRISON
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June 22, 2011                            Page 15A

 

dillard owenby

 

            Dillard Owenby of Otisville, age 79, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Hurley Medical Center. 

            Funeral services were held at 1 PM Friday, May 27, 2011, at Hudson Funeral Service, Otisville.

Visitation was Thursday from noon – 8 PM at the funeral home.  Burial was in Smith Hill Cemetery. 

Dillard was born June 2, 1931 in Blairsville, GA.  Dillard married Rosa Nix on December 26, 1951 in Georgia.  He retired from Buick Motor Division and worked for the Flint Journal for 12 years.

Surviving are his wife Rosa, 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his children Larry, Carol, Rick and Debbie, four brothers and two sisters.  Contributions may be made to the family.


 


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June 22, 2011                            Page 15A

 

zillah sue davis

 

Mrs. Zillah Sue Davis, age 71, of Pickelsimer Rd., Blairsville, and also Sunrise, FL, passed away peacefully of (sic) Thursday June 16, 2011 from her home in Blairsville.  Sue was born on March 19, 1940 in Winslow, IN, the daughter of the late Daniel Steel DeJarnett and the late Letha Florence Craig DeJarnett.  Sue and her husband owned and operated Central Park Interior Shutters for over fifty years.  They played Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus for the Kiwanis in Ft. Lauderdale.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Kay Davis in 1963.   Mrs. Davis was a member and former Sunday School Teacher at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Ft. Lauderdale.

Surviving Mrs. Davis are her loving husband fifty-three years, Larry Keith Davis of Blairsville and Sunrise, FL, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Raymond and Debbie Davis of Blairsville, Russell Lee Davis of Blairsville, one brother, Larry Lee Powers of Boonville, IN, eleven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Jan Deveraux officiating.  Special music was presented by Dorothy Pickelsimer.  The following gentleman served as pallbearers: Hank Liebman, Jimmy, Kenneth and Jason Pickelsimer, Grant Pendley and Anthony Bohannon. Interment followed in the Old Bethel Methodist Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements.  You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuenralhome.com


Zillah Sue Davis

ZILLAH SUE DAVIS
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June 22, 2011                            Page 15A

 

carol sue plott

 

            Mrs. Plott died on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at her home.  She was born July 14, 1945, in Blairsville, Georgia, to Joe and Myrtle Johnson. 

            Survivors include a son, Jeff Plott and his fiancé, (sic) Jody, Ada; a special friend of 25 years, Eric Wiesener; and 2 brothers, Joe Johnson Jr., Keithsville, Louisiana; and Bo Johnson and wife Debbie, Blairsville, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Team West, c/o West Sales, 827 Lonnie Abbott Blvd., Ada, OK 74820.  Criswell Funeral Home

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville presents this obituary as a courtesy to the family of Mrs. Plott.




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June 22, 2011                            Page 15A

 

merle darwin white

 

Mr. Merle Darwin White, age 74, of Greer, South Carolina, formerly of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011 in South Carolina.

Mr. White was born in Ohio, on September 8, 1936, a son of the late Darwin White and Esther Waggoner White.  Merle moved to Blairsville from Fort Myers, Florida, had lived in Blairsville for approximately 10 years before moving to Greer.  He attended House of Prayer Church in Blairsville, and had been preceded in death by his first wife, Judy.

He is survived by and is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jolyn White; children, Ted White, of Greer; Tim and Lory Ann White of Bryson City, North Carolina; and Teresa White Hollingsworth, of Clayton, Georgia; step-daughter, Minnissa Ryberg; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Carlene White; sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Duane Brown; brother and sister-in-law, nelson and Billy Ruth White; grandson and wife, Ted and Stephanie White, Jr.; granddaughter, Tristan White; grandson, Tafton White, grandson and wife, Nathaniel and Amanda Hollingsworth; granddaughter, Tiphany White; grandson, Jonathan White; great granddaughters: Shari White, Izabella White, Bailey White, Melonia White, Natalie Hollingsworth, and Evangelina White; great grandsons: Blake White, Gage White, and Gabriel White.

Funeral services for Mr. White were held on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at 11 a.m., in the House of Prayer Interdenominational Church, with Rev. Jerry Helton and Rev. Bobby Jones officiating.  Visitation was held on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the funeral home, with the family especially meeting with friends from the hours of 5 until 7 p.m.  The body was instate at the church starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.  Burial was in the House of Prayer Church Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.  Please join us in remembering Mr. White by going to our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com and sending condolences. 


Merle Darwin White


MERLE DARWIN WHITE
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Blairsville, GA  30512

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June 22, 2011                            Page 15A

 

dorothy “Dotty” gaylor chilton

 

Mrs. Dorothy "Dotty" Gaylord Chilton, age 74, of Akins Rd., Blairsville formerly of Gainesville, FL, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mrs. Chilton was born on March 13, 1937 in Ft. Myers, FL, the daughter of the late Robert Chilton and the late Dorothy Leavitt Chilton.  Dotty was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her life was her family.  She had been a Mary Kay Representative for several years.  Mrs. Chilton was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving Mrs. Chilton are one sister, Evelyn Johnson of Euless, TX, three grandchildren, Jessica and Wendall Lee of Blairsville, Brittany Jenkins and Alyssa Chilton, five great grandchildren, Chase, Chloe, Nevaeh, Keira and Elaina, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 6 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Gregg Huskins officiating.  Dotty’s favorite hymns were presented for the service.  Interment followed in Maine.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mrs. Chilton.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5-6 p.m.

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


Dorothy Gaylor Chilton


DOROTHY GAYLOR CHILTON
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June 22, 2011                            Page 15A

 

james hayward justus

James Hayward Justus, age 80 of Blairsville, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011 at his home.  Mr. Justus was born November 16, 1930 in Jefferson, GA to Benjamin and Lillie Mathis Justus.  He had lived in Blairsville for the past 4 years, moving here from Carnesville, GA. Mr. Justus had lived in Buford, GA for most of his life and had worked for General Motors.

Survivors include his wife, Gwen Justus, daughter, Sharon Dudley and her husband, Randy of Carnesville, GA, daughter, Lynn Montgomery of Blairsville, daughter, Elizabeth Thomason and her husband, Tim of Round Rock, TX, sister, Ethel Puckett of Buford, GA, sister, Lorene Franklin and her husband, Felton, of Daculs, (sic) GA, sister, Ann Morgan and her husband, Bobby, of Buford, GA, sister-in-law, Pat Samples of Dahlonega, GA, sister-in-law, Margaret Pye of Blairsville and sister-in-law, Joyce Tumlin and her husband, Wayne, of Blue Ridge, GA.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; Jason Dudley and his wife, Tresa, Julie Hall and her husband, Sam, Leshay Acy, Ashley Richardson and her husband, Alec, Andrew Powers, Ayanna Ramson, Alyssia Ramson, Lessie Montgomery, Aaliyah Ramson, John Denny, Lauren Thomason, Aiden Thomason, Kayla Thomason and Leium Thomason and 4 great grandchildren; Jessica Dudley, David Thomason, Heather Davis and Hunter Dudley.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.