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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 6, 2008               Page 14B

 

leon l. wages

 

            Mr. Leon L. Wages, Blairsville, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Wages was born on Jan. 21, 1934 in Conyers, GA, the son of the late Edward wages and the late Annie Wade Wages.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He was employed as a Telecommunications Engineer for over thirty years.  Mr. Wages was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving Mr. Wages are his wife of thirty years, Elizabeth Stephens Wages, a native of Blairsville, one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Michael Gardner of Powder Springs, GA, three sons and two daughters-in-law, Steven and Layne wages of Claimont, Todd and Bobbie wages of Loganville, Alan Wages of Lawrenceville, four grandchildren, Lauren, Josh, Dakota and Bradley, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Saturday Aug. 2, 2008 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel with Danny Stephens officiating.  Special music was presented by Randall Collins, Crystal Murphy and Ken Young.  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 on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com

           


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August 6, 2008               Page 15B

 

clyde jefferson payne

 

            Mr. Clyde Jefferson Payne, age 80, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, August 1, 2008.  Clyde was born Saturday, May 5, 1928 in Union County, GA to the late Elisha Payne and the late Dollie Meers Payne.  He was a member and Deacon of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver Payne, and sister, Irene Allen.

            Survivors include: wife, Ina Mae Payne of Blairsville, GA, daughter & son-in-law, Bertha and Sammy Davenport of Blairsville, GA son & daughter-in-law, Wendall and Frances Payne of Blairsville, GA, brother, Junior Payne of Chattsworth, GA, sister, Irma Patton of Copperhill, TN, grandchildren, Danny Davenport, Christy lance and Kenny Payne, great grandchildren, Sydney Davenport, Christopher Lance and Tiffany lance, many nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral services were held Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 3 PM from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Youngblood, Rev. Earl Pickelsimer and Rev. Wayland Lovine officiating.  Music was provided by Dorothy Pickelsimer and the Pleasant Hill Singers.  Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were: Kenny Payne, Tony Lee, Wendall lee, Edgar Lee, Scott Payne and Allen Payne.  Honorary pallbearers include: Danny Davenport and William Lee.

            The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, August 2.

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


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August 6, 2008               Page 15B

 

robert edward sanchez

 

            Robert Edward Sanchez, of Brandon, FL and Blairsville, GA, died July 28, 2008.  Born April 13, 1926, he was preceded in death by his parents, Golden and Manuel Sanchez and is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Evelyn; his brother, Joe Sanchez; daughters, Diane (Stephen) Petteway, Sandra (Edward) LaCost, and Krystal (David) Bottom; grandchildren, Stephen (Blair) Petteway, Ashley (Trey) Petteway Scott, Melanie Petteway, Michelle LaCost, Eddie LaCost, Zachariah Bottom and Maria Bottom; great-grandchildren, Emma Petteway, Addison Petteway and Will Scott.  Robert served in the U.S. navy during WWII and the Korean War and taught mathematics in the Hillsborough County School System for over 30 years.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  Funeral services were held at  11 AM Saturday, August 2, 2008, at Brandon Church of God, Brandon, FL, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to services.  Interment was at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, at 11 AM Monday, August 4.  Contributions may be made in his memory to House of Prayer, PO Box 1475, Blairsville, GA 30514 or Gideons International, 1450 Lakemont Dr., Blairsville, GA 30512, (706) 745-3957.  Please sign guestbook at www.southernfuneralcare.com.


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August 6, 2008               Page 15B

 

William (bill) Rupert wilson

 

            Mr. William (Bill) Rupert Wilson age 69, Memory Lane, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Wilson was born on June 5, 1939 in Union County, the son of the late Abe Lincoln Wilson and the late Mary Eliza Reece Wilson.  Bill served in the US Coast Guard and was a member of American Legion Post 121, N. GA Honor Guard and a member of Union-Towns Home Builders Assoc.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  He owned and operated Wilson’s Heating and Air for many years.  Mr. Wilson was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Wilson are his loving wife of forty-one years, Gertrude Louise Pitts Wilson of Blairsville, one daughter and son in law Laura and Randy Chapman of Blairsville, one son, Michael Wilson of Smyrna, GA, three sisters, Joyce Collins of Gainesville, Martha Deavers of Blairsville, Carol Nix of Blairsville, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Albert and Nancy Wilson of Wales, MI, Thomas and Alice Wilson of Johns Island, SC, one grandson, Devon, several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 at 3 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Bone officiating.  Serving as pallbearers will be members of American Legion Post 121 and members of the N. Ga. Honor Guard.  Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with the N. GA. Honor Guard conducting military honors.  The family will beet with friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-3 p.m.

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


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August 6, 2008               Page 15B

 

wynnelle smission hess

 

            Mrs. Wynnelle Smisson Hess, age 84 of Blairsville, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Union County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hess was born Tuesday, August 21, 1923 in Bibb Co., GA to the late Robert Greene Jordan and the late Wynnelle Smisson.  She was a member of St. Simons Island Presbyterian Church.  She was preceded in death by husband, Robert Edward Hess, Sr. July 20, 2008 and son, Robert Edward Hess, Jr.

She is survived by a daughter, Holly Hess of Blairsville, GA. 

No services are planned at this time.

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


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August 6, 2008               Page 15B

 

charlene camille buchmaier

 

            Charlene Camille Buchmaier, age 63, of 5697 Shadow Valley Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, died on July 20,k 2008 as the result of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia which she struggled with for four years.  A stem cell transplant took place in early May which was the only option left to cure this illness and extend her life.  Charlene went to the Lord very peacefully in her sleep with her husband holding her hand, loving her then as he did all their life together.

            Charlene was a very giving, selfless person with a strong love of life.  She gave of herself completely and had an uncanny ability to make others feel special.  She listened and cared for all those around her and made the most out of any obstacle life would present.  Her gentleness and grace were unmatched and her creativity came alive in everything she did; knitting, beading, gardening, cooking and her natural ability to transform a house into a home.  Her grandchildren adored her for her childlike nature and playfulness.  Above her fireplace floats a fairy holding feather outstretched granting everyone their hearts’ desire.  Happiness for others was her greatest wish.

            Charlene was the daughter of the late William G. (Bill) Harris and Anita Elizabeth Harris.  She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Richard Heinz Buchmaier, daughters, Erica Deanne Standard and Kristin Anita Cascio, sister Suzanne Kristin Roy and her husband Robert Eugene Roy, brother W. Gregg Harris and his wife Andrea Burke-Harris and sister-in-law Ellen MacLellan.  She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren Kyle Richard Standard, Megan Kristin standard, Elizabeth Erica Cascio and Anaka Nichole Cascio, her nieces Camille Yvonne Heistand, Gwyneth Anne Harris, Jennifer MacLellan and nephews Gavin Wesley Harris and Robert S. MacLellan.

            A private service was held at the Mountain View Funeral Home in Blairsville with Father Tom Martin followed by cremation.  A memorial event will be held in the fall which was Charlene’s favorite season.  To honor Charlene’s life friends may make contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or for beautification projects at Saint Clare’s Episcopal Church in Blairsville

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

           


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August 6, 2008               Page 15B

 

william (bill) edward miller

 

            Mr. William (Bill) Edward Miller, age 85, of Blairsville, GA, peacefully passed away Saturday, August 2, 2008 at his residence.  Bill was born on November 21, 1922 in Union County, New Jersey to the late Arthur Edward Miller and the late Edna Lindbarger Miller.

            He was a life member of the Elks Club, held a one hundred-ton boat Captain’s license for many years, operated various types of vessels and he owned and operated a successful electrical contracting business.  Before moving to Blairsville, GA, in 2005, he and his wife Joan lived in lake Worth, FL, for over 20 years.  Previous to that, he was a long-time resident of Manasquan, NJ.  While in Manasquan, he was very active in the community, serving as a volunteer with the Fire Department and Rescue Squad.  He held numerous certifications such as E.M.T., C.P.R., and Vehicle Extrication just to name a few.  Additionally, he served on the Board of Education for many years and was elected president.  He was instrumental in the construction of the new Elementary school at that time.  Bill loved life and the outdoors.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting.  He was a member of the Three Foot Gun Club in New jersey.

            Survivors include:  wife, Joan Miller of Blairsville, Georgia, son and daughter-n-law, Art and Debbie Miller of Blairsville, Georgia, sister Shirley Carroll of Northfield, Vermont, granddaughters, Kim McFarland and Susan Johnson, grandsons James Miller and Matthew Miller, great-grandchildren, Nevin Miller, Kyler Miller, Casandra Johnson, Joey Johnson, Alyssa McFarland, and Madison McFarland.

            In order to help with the many youth programs they support the family suggests that donations may be made to the Manasquan Elks #2534 P.O. Box 256 Manasquan, New Jersey 08736.

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