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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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July 22, 2009                 Page 15A

 

nancy lynn deyton

 

            Mrs. Nancy Lynn Deyton, age 50 of Gumlog Rd., Blairsville passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Deyton was born on Oct. 18, 1858 in New York City, NY, the daughter of the late Frederick Jan Schmidt and the late Kathleen Lally Schmidt.  Nancy was the manager of McDonald’s for over fifteen years then owned and operated Nancy’s Pizza and Subs on the Town Square in Blairsville for several years.  She loved animals, camping, the outdoors and was a friend to all.  She was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, sister and grandmother.  Nancy was a member of Revival Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mrs. Deyton are her loving husband, Wayne Deyton of Blairsville, father, Charles Rollo of Mt. Sinai, NY, five children, Rob and Stephanie Frank, Chris Phillips, Tracy and Jeff Henderson, Tara and Jeff Hall, Cheyenne Dillard all of Blairsville, two step sons, Joshua and Matthew Deyton of Blairsville, one sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Lee Madsen of Sparta, NJ, five brothers and one sister-in-law, Ricky Schmidt of Westminster, MD, Patrick and Lori Schmidt of Blairsville, Pete Schmidt of Tarpon Springs, FL, Eric Rollo of Palm Harbour, FL, Kurt Schmidt of Deerfield Beach, FL, seven grandchildren, Cayla, Jordan, Niomi, Karina, Kennedy, Destiny and Desirae, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 3 p.m. from the revival Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Seay, Rev. Tim Renshaw and Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  Special music was presented by The Renshaw family and Kevin and Jodie Garrett.  Serving as pallbearers were Kenneth, Ronald and Matt Deyton, Pat, Matt and Rick Schmidt.  Interment followed in the Revival Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            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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david l. troyer

 

            David L. Troyer, age 50 of Blairsville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2009 in Ohio,  He was born in Canton on May 15, 1959 to Eli B. and Judith A. (Wile) Troyer, graduated from lake High School, and was a carpenter by trade.  A favorite pastime was driving his 1985 Monte Carlo SS. 

He is survived by his son bobby (Misty) Troyer and grandson Eli all of GA; parents Bill and Judy Troyer of Uniontown; grandmother Lois Wile of Akron; siblings Debbie (Jon) Miller of North canton, Darrell Troyer of Uniontown; and many other relatives and friends.  Calling hours were held Friday, July 17 from 10-12 noon in Hartville Mennonite Church and services began at noon in the church with Pastor Ross Miller officiating.  Donations may be made to the family.

            In Georgia, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Arnold Funeral Home Hartville, OH 330-877-9364 www.arnoldfuneralhome.com.

           


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jeffery lynn sullivan

 

            Mr. Jeffery Lynn Sullivan age 57 of Cozy Cove Rd., Blairsville passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2009 following a brief illness.  Mr. Sullivan was born on Nov. 16, 1951 in Ft. Pierce, FL, the son of Horace Sullivan and the late Phyllis Simon Sullivan.  Jeff loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family.  He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Sullivan.  Mr. Sullivan was a member of Harvest Fellowship Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Sullivan are his loving wife Sheila Barrett Sullivan of Blairsville, father, Horace Sullivan of Blairsville, four children, Jennifer and Sam Rentz of Lake Wells, FL, Cole and Andrea Sullivan of Blairsville, DruAnn Sullivan of Dallas, GA, Donnie and Sonya Ledford of Young Harris, one brother, Tim Sullivan and Sherry of Blairsville, one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Gary Shook of Hiawassee, eight grandchildren, Adrianna, Myia, Seth, Caleb, Hunter, Isaih (sis), Haley and Jada, several cousins, nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Mike Youngblood and Rev. John Davis officiating.  Special music was presented by Julie Youngblood and Michelle Collins.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Dennis Bixby, Thomas Grissom, Jason Webb, Steven Barrett, Larry Stover and H.B. Davenport  Interment followed in the Meadow View Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m.

            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 22, 2009                 Page 15A

 

william b. owens, sr.

 

            William B. Owens, Sr., of Suches, GA, known as Grandpa Bill and Bloop, passed away at his residence on July 13, 2009 after a lengthy illness.  He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Lucie Bruce Owens of Cartersville, GA. 

He is survived by Peggy, his wife of 63 years, son and daughter-in-law Billy and Carol Owens of Suches, daughter and son-in-law Penny and Bob Waller of Chattanooga and daughter Lucie Scales of Suches.  Also surviving are grandsons Lt. Col. James Barker and fiancée Sarah Stronsky of Bethesda, MD, Brian and Jessica Owens of Athens, GA, Ben Bowers of Chattanooga, Reid and Lisa Owens of Suches and Curtis Owens of Suches.  Surviving granddaughters are daisy Rickets of Chattanooga and Mary Candler Scales of Greensboro, NC.  Great-grandchildren are Troy Barker of Hickory, NC, jack Rickets of Chattanooga, Joshua Owens of Suches, Elizabeth Drew Rickets of Chattanooga and Taylor Kitchens of Suches.  Several special nieces and nephews also survive. 

Bill graduated from Tech High School in Atlanta and attended Georgia Tech until he was called to the army in WWII.  He served with the 15th Forward Artillery Observation Battalion in Africa, Anzio and Italy for 3½ years, a unit that was on the front lines for a record 534 continuous days with earned them a special commendation.  After the war’s end he became a 59 year member of plumbers Local #72 and joined his family in a plumbing shop in the Buckhead area for 33 years.   

Bill was active in the Georgia Lions Club, having been president of the Brookhaven Club, the Union County club and was a life member of the Towns County Lions.  He received the highest award, the Melvin Jones Award, was elected to the Georgia Lions Hall of Fame and served as Sergeant at Arms for over thirty years.  He served as Commander of VFW post 7394 of Union County, was a member of Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114 and a lifetime member of the Yaraab Shrine Club.  He served many years on the Blue Ridge Mountain EMC board and worked for over seven years with the U.S. Forest Service, taking care of the water system at Lake Winfield Scott recreation area.  He was a founding member of the Union County Volunteer Fire Department station in Suches and was very involved with the Woody Gap School, working many hours in the concession stand during basketball season.  As his health declined he sold raffle tickets to support the fire department and the Gaddistown Homemakers’ scholarship efforts at the Suches General Store.  He also joined Jim nelson in raising funds for the chamber of Commerce July 4th fireworks in Blairsville.

            The family held visitation at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville on Tuesday, July 14 from 6 to 9 PM and graveside services were at the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery on Wolfpen Gap Road in Suches on Wednesday, July 15 at 11 AM.  Participating were the Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114, a VFW honor guard and the Lions Club.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bill Owens Scholarship Fund at the Woody Gap School, 3736 State Highway 60, Suches, GA 30572 or to the Lions Lighthouse, Clairmont Rd., Atlanta GA.    

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville www.cochrannfuneralhomes.com in charge of arrangements.


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July 22, 2009                 Page 15A

 

donald wilburn (buck) fortenberry

 

            Mr. Donald Wilburn (Buck) Fortenberry age 59 of Pond Rd., Blairsville went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 13, 2009 from his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Fortenberry was born on Feb. 24, 1950 in Union County,  the son of the late Edmond Fortenberry and the late Dora Phillips Fortenberry.  Donald was a member of Allegheny Lodge #114 F&AM.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  He worked at Georgia Boot for over fifteen years and in his early years he raised collards for several years.  He was preceded in death by a brother, T.N. Fortenberry.  Buck was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. 

            Surviving Mr. Fortenberry are his loving wife and best friend of forty years, Joan Long Fortenberry of Blairsville, three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeff and Mary Fortenberry, Donnie and Lisa Fortenberry, Jonathan Fortenberry all of Blairsville, one daughter, Donna Fortenberry and David Hughes of Blairsville, three sisters and one brother-in-law, Frankie Carney of Blairsville, Montine and Tampa Burk of Panama City, FL, Myrtle Sedgewick of Blairsville, one brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Marie Fortenberry of Calhoun, six grandchildren, Morgan (Mo-Mo), Jordan (Jo-Jo), Scott, Heather, Madison (Pudgy), Conner (Little Buck), four great grandchildren, Scotty, Dillion, Jax and Olivia, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Abernathy, Rev. Waymon Lovell, Rev. Tommy Seay and Rev. Earl Picklesimer officiating.  Special music was presented by Brandon Davenport and Dorothy Picklesimer.  Serving as pallbearers were members of  Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114 F&AM.  Interment followed in the Meadow View Cemetery with Allegheny Lodge #114 conducing Masonic rites.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.  

            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 22, 2009                 Page 15A

 

maudell walker nicholson

 

Mrs. Maudell Walker Nicholson, age 89 of Blairsville, GA (better known as Granny Dell) passed away on Friday, July 17, 2009 following a period of declining health.  She was born to the late Nolon and Flaura (Odom) Walker on march 25, 1920 in Union County, GA.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. James Randall Nicholson and a son, Mr. James Robert Nicholson.  She is survived by her nieces, Connie Duncan and Kathy Brackett, both of Blairsville, GA; a sister-in-law, Beulah Dietz, of Hiawassee, GA; many special friends, all of her loving neighbors, and the many neighborhood adopted grandchildren. 

She will be truly missed.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 4 PM from the chapel of Banister Funeral Home with Rev. Dolly Rogers officiating.  Pallbearers were: Luke Hedden, Justin Lance, Dean Stanley, Brad Hutson, and James Fortenberry.  Music was provided by Amy  Underwood.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens cemetery (sic) in Blairsville, GA.  Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.