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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 12, 1998 Page 5B

 

mr. gerard r. mcnulty

 

            Mr. Gerard R. McNulty, 68, of Pembroke Pines, Florida and Blairsville, Georgia passed away Friday, July 31, 1998.  He is survived by his loving wife, Aileen, daughters, Theresa and Kathy, son, Patrick, and brother, Robert of St. Petersburg, Florida, and six grandchildren.

            Mr. McNulty passed away after a 10 year battle with ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease).  He is a graduate of St. Paul’s High Scool in St. Petersburg, the University of Tampa and attended Stetson Law School.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict during which time he performed as the lead singer for the “Noveleers” in the Special Services division of the United States Army.  He moved to Miami in 1961 from St. Petersburg where he continued his career as a television news producer and director at Channel 10.  he served as the production manager at Channel 10 for 17 years.  After leaving Channel 10, he was employed by the Miami-Dade Police Department in the Police Property Bureau.

            Mr. McNulty was a devout Roman Catholic of Irish descent. his loving family struggled with him during his arduous battle with ALS.  Despite the physical challenges caused by his paralysis “Jerry” remained upbeat and determined to contribute to society.  He is eternally grateful to the Miami-Dade Police Department for making reasonable handicap accommodations that allowed him to continue working, and to family, friends, health care assistants that made his life more comfortable toward the end.  His family will always remember him as a devoted husband, loving father and doting “grandpa.”

            Funeral Mass and visitation were held in Florida, and graveside services were held Tuesday, August 6, 1998 from Laurel Hills Memorial Gardens in Hiawassee, with Father Tim Gadziola officiating.    Military graveside honors were presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

            Donations in Gerard’s memory may be made top the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association National Office, 21021 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 321, Woodland Hills, California 91364.  Local arrangements by Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

(no corrections have been made; this is exactly as it appeared in paper)

 

 

August 12, 1998 Page 5B

 

ms. nettie deaver brackett

 

            Nettie Deaver Brackett, age 93, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, August 3, 1998 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  Ms. Brackett was born on Thursday May 4, 1905, in Viola, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Adolphus Erwin Deaver and Mary Simpson Deaver.  She moved with her family from Arkansas to Union County when she was an infant.  Ms. Bracket was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

            Ms. Brackett is survived by a sister, le Etta Warren, of Kennesaw, GA; grandchildren: Patricia Godfrey, Ann Cohn, Kenneth L. Brackett, and Mary Jane Hancock, all of Florida; nieces: Katherine Puett, Shirley Warren, and Shelbia Bennett; nephews: Evon Deaver, Corky Deaver, Junior McGaha, and Neal Warren.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Jerry Young officiating.  Special music was presented by the Kelley Trio.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Sammy Bennett, Kenneth Byess, Tim Thomas, Larry Deaver, Ricky McAfee, and Jack Owenby.  Interment was Providence Methodist Church cemetery, under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.