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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 1, 2009                   Page 4C

 

david lee abner

 

            Mr. David Lee Abner Sr., age 67, of Bonnie Lane, Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Abner was born on June 27, 1941 in Hamilton, OH, the son of the late Denver Abner and the late Florence Carl Abner.  He was a veteran of the US navy.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace Moore in 1996.  Mr. Abner was of the Lutheran faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Abner are his loving wife of forty-eight years, Julia Weisenberger Abner of Blairsville, five children, Tina and Richard Bowling of Cincinnati, OH, Deborah and Ollie Harbin of Blairsville, David Abner Jr. of Bartow, Dennis and Melody Abner of Jacksonville, FL., carol and Lee Abner of Blairsville, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay and Harris Bunkin of Blairsville, Patty and Russ Manchester of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Suzy Bacher of Dothan, AL, seventeen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 10 AM from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Fred Bacher officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Richard Bowling, Camron Cartrette, Taylor Hales, Brian Harbin, Gregory Dumke Jr. and Stevie Bennett.  Interment followed in the Meadow View Cemetery with the North Ga. Honor Guard conducting military honors.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 PM.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Regency Hospice of Hiawassee in memory of Mr. Abner.      

            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.

                       


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July 1, 2009                   Page 4C

 

claude k. landrum

 

            Mr. Claude K. Landrum, 89, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Marietta, GA, died Friday, June 19, 2009.  Funeral services were held at 10 AM Monday, June 22, 2009 at Marietta First United Methodist Church with Dr. Sam Matthews and Bill Honaker officiating.  Burial was in Union Grove Baptist church Cemetery in Lithia Springs, GA. 

Mr. Landrum served in The navy Seabees as Chief Petty Officer Master at arms serving during WWII and the Korean conflict.  He was self-employed as a builder.  He was a member of Marietta First United Methodist church and The House of Prayer Church in Blairsville.  After retirement, he worked in security for Morred for twelve years.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW and he was a member of The Marietta Golden K Kiwanis.  He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-six years, Mrs. Edna C. Landrum.. 

Survivors include: daughter Joyce Hines (Ben) of Marietta, GA; Cathy Black (Jim) of Birmingham, AL; Judy Teague (Randy) of Dallas, GA; Barbara Honaker (Chuck) of Blairsville, GA; son: Gene Landrum (Sandi) of Marietta, GA; eleven grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

The family received friends Sunday, June 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta, GA.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Marietta Golden K Kiwanis Club and Regency Hospice.


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July 1, 2009                   Page 4C

 

henrietta brack lunsford

 

            Mrs. Henrietta Brack Lunsford, age 77, of Glenn Elliott Rd., Suches passed away on Friday, June 26, 2009 in the N.E. Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.  Mrs. Lunsford was born on Feb. 16, 1932 in Wilkinson County, GA, the daughter of the late Leonard Brack and the late Martha Ann green Brack.  Mrs. Lunsford had taught school with the Union County School System at Woody Gap for over thirty four years.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed camping, reading, spending time with her family and friends and attending her church.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Algeryne Brack and a sister, Almaryne Brack Leake.  Mrs. Lunsford was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Lunsford are her loving husband of fifty-eight years, Hobert Lunsford of Suches, two daughters and sons-in-law, Karren Kay and Tom Humphrey of Marietta, Starr Ann and Mike Timmons of Canton, GA, four grandchildren, Lauren and Dirk Justus, Nathan and Emily Humphrey, Emily Kay Humphrey and Elise Claire Humphrey, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 2 PM at Mt. Lebanon Baptist church with the Rev. Clarence Drummond officiating.  Special music was presented by Brenda Brookshire and Diane Duffie.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in memory of Mrs. Lunsford.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 5-8 PM.

            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.

           


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July 1, 2009                   Page 4C

 

edward “ed” william bloom

 

            Mr. Edward “Ed” William Bloom, age 69, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Swanee, GA, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Bloom was born on Oct. 30, 1939 in Sterling, CO, the son of the late William Bloom and the late Frieda Kindsfater Bloom.  Mr. Bloom retired from the US Treasury Department after twenty-five years of service.  He was a member of Allegheny Lodge #114 F&AM.  Mr. Bloom was of the Baptist faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Bloom are his loving wife of forty-eight years, Mari Pierce Bloom of Blairsville, one daughter, Janet Bloom of Charlotte, NC, two grandchildren, Ava Nicole Gormley and Pierce Robert Gormley; many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Saturday June 27, 2009 at 3 PM from the Mountain View chapel with the Rev. Ben Lewis officiating.  Masonic Rites will be conducted by Allegheny Lodge #114.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Shriner’s children’s Hospital c/o Appalachian club, PO Box 2116, Blairsville, GA 30514, in memory of Mr. Bloom.  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.

           


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July 1, 2009                   Page 5C

 

sara dell carter lester

 

            Mrs. Sara Dell Carter Lester, age 76, of Blairsville formerly of Dadeville, AL, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 following a brief illness.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Green and Hylas Durham Carter; sister Claire Ruth Edge of Lawrenceville, GA and Hazel Hardin of Lexington, VA. 

Mrs. Lester was born on November 15, 1932 in Acworth, GA.  She was a retired Kindergarten teacher with the Muscogee County School System in Columbus, GA, and a member of the First United Methodist church of Union County.  Dell was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. 

            Surviving Mrs. Lester are her loving husband, Robert Lester of Blairsville, daughters, Jan Lytle and husband Monty of Blue Ridge, GA, Laurie Blount of Paducah, KY, son, Tom Lester and wife Rellina of Barnesville, GA, sister, JoAnne and husband Norman Barfield of Morganton, brother-in-law, Lee Lester and wife Betty of Alexander City, AL, grandchildren, Jonathan Lytle and Fiancée Kristina Kish, Juliann Lytle, Jeffrey Lytle of Blue Ridge, Nicole Blount, Samantha and Carter Blount of Paducah, KY, Kansas Lester and Chase Lester of Barnesville, GA, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

            Memorial services were scheduled at the 1st United Methodist Church of Union County at 2 PM on Friday, June 26, 2009 with the Reverend Ben Lewis officiating.  Visitation began at 1:30 PM.  A second service was scheduled for June 30, 2009, and was held at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Dadeville, AL at 1 PM with the reverend Kitty Rankin officiating. 

            In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First United Methodist church of Union County building fund or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. 

            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.

           


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July 1, 2009                   Page 5C

 

verdie irene pearson hostetler

 

            Verdie Irene Pearson Hostetler, age 95, passed away on June 22 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA  She was born in Burnham, PA, on July 25, 1913.  Her parents were Calvin D. and Etta Cargill Pearson.  Her husband David Hostetler preceded her in death.

            She was the last surviving member of her family of six brothers, Calvin, Russell, John, Melvin, Richard and Leroy Pearson and one sister, Pearl Pearson Baykash.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter Phyllis Yoder and a grandson Tim Colyer.  She was a homemaker but in her earlier life worked at The viscose Corp., Kavee Ice Cream Co. and Kennedy’s Bakery.  She enjoyed being with people and loved visitors.  She lived in Lewistown most of her life until she moved to Georgia several years ago.

            Prior to being married to David Hostetler she had been married to Elton Yoder and William Collins, both deceased. 

Survivors include a daughter Donna Henninger and husband Gene of Blairsville, GA; and two sons Ronald Yoder and wife Gloria of Thompsontown, PA, and R. William Collins and wife sandy of Pequea, PA.

Also step-son Fred Hostetler and wife Jeri of CO, and three step-daughters carol Alexander, Audrey Schue and Susan Whitsel. 

Grandchildren are Diane Talbot, Larry Colyer, Robert Henninger, Gregory Yoder, Douglas Yoder, Karen Giordano and Holly Collins.

She also has 12 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at a later date at Linn memorial Cemetery in Lewistown, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Regency Hospice, PO Box 494, Hiawassee, GA 30546, or the Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.  

            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.

           


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July 1, 2009                   Page 5C

 

violet bradley brazie

 

            Mrs. Violet Bradley Brazie, age 85 of Blairsville, GA formerly of Stone Mountain, GA passed away Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, GA.  Mrs. Brazie was the youngest daughter of the late A.T. and Florence (Campbell) Bradley.  She was retired form Fulton County Board of Education as a payroll supervisor.  Mrs. Brazie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul Brazie, and son-in-law, Ron Coleman, brothers, Bill Bradley and Gene Bradley, three sisters, Mae Vehorn, Nancy Ward, and Kathleen Wyatt. 

Survivors include: beloved daughter, Sharon (Sheri) Coleman of Blairsville, GA granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Holly and Jake Stanfill of Athens, GA, grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Todd and Amy Coleman of Monroe, GA, beloved great-grandchildren, jack Stanfill, Samuel Stanfill and Madeline Coleman, brother, James Bradley of Fuquay Varina, NC, sister, Mary Cobb of Greenville, Sc, lifelong friend and brother-in-law, John Wyatt of Chesterfield, VA. 

A graveside memorial service is planned for Monday, July 6th 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn memorial park in Greenville, SC.   

            In Lieu of flowers make memorial donations to either Georgia Mountain Hospice, PO Box 580, Jasper, GA 30143 or Blairsville Church of Christ, PO Box 1665, Blairsville, GA 30514.    

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.  Friends may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com

 


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July 1, 2009                   Page 5C

 

herman c. mcrae

 

            Herman C. McRae, age 88, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2009 in Blairsville, GA.  The son of George Lester and Ollie Hurst McRae, Herman grew up on Locust Street in Marietta, GA attending Marietta High School and Maple Avenue Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his brothers ‘Buster’ and Douglas and sisters Lula and Eva. 

He was a Navy Veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific Theatre.  During his working years, he lived in Smyrna and Marietta, GA and worked in Atlanta as a printer.  Herman had experienced declining health since his wife of 65 years, hazel, died last year.  He and Hazel had resided in Blairsville for the past sixteen or so years.  He was a 50-year member of Nelms Masonic Lodge #323, Smyrna, GA, a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Blairsville and a life member of the VFW Post #7394, Blairsville, GA. 

Herman is survived by his only child, Dr. Cheryl McRae-Bergeron of Blairsville, GA and her husband Woodrow Bergeron; grandsons David Bergeron of Dallas, TX and Adam Bergeron of San Diego, Ca; and nieces Debbie Russ of Powder Springs, GA, Barbara Newton of McDonough, GA and Joyce Shannon of Jackson, GA.   

Masonic graveside services were conducted at 11 AM, Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta, GA by the Cobb County Memorial Club.  Rev. Georgia Cline, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church officiating with music provided by Rev. Barry Lancaster, associate Pastor of Maple Avenue Method (sic)Church.

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

           


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July 1, 2009                   Page 5C

 

john edward hazen

 

            Mr. John Edward Hazen, age 72, of Trackrock Gap Rd., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday June 23, 2009 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Hazen was born on May 7, 1937 in Newburyport, MA, the son of the late Edward Hazen and the late Dorothy Poor Hazen.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  He enjoyed camping, reading, sailing, fishing and hunting.  John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and was a friend to many.  Mr. Hazen was of the Protestant faith. 

            Surviving Mr. Hazen are his loving wife of fifty-three years, Jacqueline Proulx Hazen of Blairsville, two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and David Clements of River View, FL, Joellen and Mike Fisher of Blairsville, one son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Christina Hazen of Brandon, FL, ten grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Union County Cast-A-Way Critters or to the Union County Humane Society in memory of Mr. Hazen.           

            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.

           


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July 1, 2009                   Page 5C

 

jasper bonnell “jack”dyer

 

            Jasper Bonnell (Jack) Dyer, age 71 of Young Harris, GA, formerly of Blairsville passed away Tuesday, June 23 at his home.  Mr. Dyer was born in Union Co, GA, to the late Lester and Ethelene (Saxon) Dyer.  He was a member of Pinetop Baptist Church and a US Army Veteran. 

Survivors include: wife, Sheila Dyer of Young Harris, GA, son, Gregory Dyer of Blairsville, GA, daughter, Amanda Dyer of Blairsville, GA, daughter, Donna Collins of Blairsville, GA, step-son, James LaRoche of Young Harris, GA, step-daughter, Nicole McBrayer of Cumming, GA, brother, Melvin Dyer of Taylorsville, GA, sister, Audrey Ledford of Blairsville, GA, four grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, June 25, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Daryl Dale officiating.  Music was provided by Wendy Tullis.  Interment was in pine Top Baptist church Cemetery with Military honors by The North GA Honor Guard.  Pallbearers were Gregory Dyer, James LaRoche, Melvin Dyer, Danny Henson, Doug Collins and Dakota Collins. 

            The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA, in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com


 

             

 


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July 1, 2009                   Page 5C

 

donald e. “gene” chilton

 

Donald E. “Gene” Chilton, 70, of Bradenton, FL, and formerly of Blairsville, GA, died June 21, 2009.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at National Cremation Society and Memorial Center, Sarasota.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Nancy; sons Andrew, martin and Joseph; one grandson, Daniel; step-daughters, Cindy Bryant and Karen Milo; a stepson, Paul Milo Jr.; and step-granddaughters Cristin Lally and Carrie Thornburg.  He also leaves behind his little dog, Chloe.

He was born Feb. 3, 1939, in Bushnell, FL.  Gene served in the Navy for two years and then two years in the reserves.  He managed an A&P grocery store for more than 20 years and then worked for Publix supermarkets for several years.  He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years.

Gene’s interests were cars, NASCAR racing (especially Tony Stewart) and the Gators.  His pride and joy was his red Corvette convertible.

He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter in Blairsville, GA.