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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 15, 2007             Page 4C

 

callie long dockery

 

Callie Long Dockery, age 82, of Hayesville, NC died Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at her residence.  Mrs. Dockery was a native of Union County, GA; she was a daughter of the late Buford and Martha Duvall Long.  Callie was a homemaker and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA.  She enjoyed sewing and working in her flower garden.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Jackson Dockery.

She is survived by five sons and their wives, Wayne and Virginia Dockery of Maysville, GA, Harold and Cynthia Dockery of Lula, GA, Hoyt and Michelle Dockery of Cleveland, GA, Oscar and Tammy Dockery of Young Harris, GA and James and Carol Dockery of Demorest, GA; five daughters, Darlene Dockery of the home in Hayesville, NC, Alene Edwards and her husband Carl of Hiawassee, GA, Annie Jean Young and her husband Dennis of Young Harris, GA Mary Dean Dockery of marble, NC and Elaine Long of Cornelia, GA; one sister, Johnnie Dockery of young Harris, GA; twenty-one grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2007 at the Townson Rose, Frank Rose, Sr. memorial Chapel in Hayesville, NC.  The Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. R.L. Martin officiated.  Music was provided by the Cody Family.  Burial was in the Pine Log Baptist Church Cemetery in Brassstown, NC.  Pallbearers were Steven Dockery, Cody Anderson, Tyler Dockery, Damon Youngblood, Travis Dockery, Robert Guy, Patrick Dockery and Lonnie Dockery.  Honorary pallbearer was Troy Lowe.  The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2007 at the Townson Rose, Frank Rose Sr. memorial Chapel in Hayesville, NC.  You may send tributes to the Dockery family at www.mem.com

Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. 


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Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 15, 2007             Page 4C

 

bernice parham gibby

 

Mrs. Bernice Parham Gibby, age 83, of Jackson, TN, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2007 at Bells Nursing Home.  Mrs. Gibby was born Saturday, March 15, 1924 in Union County, GA to the late Hershel ande Etta Mae Parham.  Mrs. Gibby had been a resident of Athens, GA for 48 years where she worked for General Time/Westclox for 25 years until her retirement.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Mrs. Gibby move to Brentwood, TN in 2003.  She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert A. “Bobby” Gibby; brother, Harold Parham and sister, Hazel Doolittle.

Survivors include daughter, Linda Ristuccia of Jackson, TN; sister, Evelyn Deaton of Blairsville, GA; brother, Herbert Parham of Blairsville, GA; brother, George B. Parham of Athens, GA; grandchildren, Jason Olliff of Athens, GA, Jennifer Olliff of Brooklyn, NY, Amanda Olliff of Brooklyn, NY.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 10 a.m. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Potts officiating.  The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.

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.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


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August 15, 2007             Page 4C

 

dorothy c. “dottie” hay

 

Mrs. Dorothy C. “Dottie” Hay, age 78, of Brackett Creek Ln., Blairsville passed way on Thursday, August 9, 2007 from her home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Hay was born on October 8, 1928, one of thirteen children to the late Peter Cournoyer and the late Sara Farley.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Thersa Marie Hay and a son, Thomas Patrick Hay; brothers, Peter and John Cournoyer.  She moved to Miami in 1941 and them to Blairsville in 1985.  Dottie attended St. Peters and Paul High School where she was Captain of Cheerleading.  Dottie’s creativity led her to become an excellent painter.  She loved playing bridge and cooking.  Through her Sorority Beta-Sigma-Phi, she was always doing and giving of herself for others.  She held many offices through the years.  She was a loving wife for fifty-nine years and loving mother, grandmother and recently great-grandmother.  She faithfully served as a Eucharist Minister at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of which she was a member.

Surviving Mrs. Hay are her husband Alfred Hay of Blairsville; two daughters, Colleen Schafer-Rosenbaum of Vero Beach, FL, Debbie Allen of Atlanta; one son, Alfred Hay, Jr. of Miami, FL; seven sisters, Virginia, Ruth, Jonnie, Sara, Thersa, Barbara and Carolyn; three brothers, Raymond, Anthony and William; five grandchildren, Danny and Jennifer Hay both of Miami, Alexis Polack of TX, Kirsten Sequeira of Miami, Stephanie Allen of Atlanta, and Auden Polack; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A funeral Mass was held on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 11 a.m. from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with father Richard Wise and Father Ted Hay officiating.  Special music was presented by Bob and Eloise Wolfersteig.  Interment followed in St. Clare’s Columbarium.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening after 5 p.m. and Rosary held at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Francis Catholic Church in Dottie’s memory.

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 15, 2007             Page 4C

 

joann dietrich

 

Mrs. JoAnn Dietrich, born February 5, 1931 in Christian County, IL, lost her fight with cancer at her residence on Friday, August 10, 2007.  She is survived by spouse of fifty-six years, James Henry Dietrich of Hiawassee; daughter, Donna Dietrich and life partner, Rebecca Hinton of Hardingsburg, KY; sister, Martha J. Smith of Pawnee, IL; brothers, John W. Beck and wife, Mary of Morrisonville, IL, Earl D. Beck and wife Jackie of Palmyra, IL; sisters-in-law, Wanda Beck of Paris, IL, Elizabeth M. Hildinger of Arlington Heights, IL, Dorothy Rice of Jackson Heights, OH; brothers-in-law, Robert J. Hoffman of Golden, CO, John L. Hall of Edmonton, WA; several nieces, nephews, several grand-nieces and nephews also survive.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Lela Adams Beck; father, Walter J. Beck; brothers, Burl Beck, Carroll Beck and Robert Beck.

JoAnn was the owner and baker at Joann’s Bakery and Deli in Dillard, GA for twenty-three years.  She took first prize in the Cabbage Cook-Off in Dillard for her Cabbage Cake, which was highlighted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  JoAnn held the first and second Annual Hawaiian Luau at Chatuge Woods Campground in Hiawassee, GA.  She was appointed Lieutenant Colonel, Aide De Camp, Governors Staff by Georgia Governor Zell Miller in 1991.  She was employed by the USDA for ten years and worked as a Certified Wirer and Solderer at Sangamo Electric Company in Springfield, IL for thirteen years.  She was employed by Tobin Jewelers for two years.  She graduated from Ball Township High School in Sangamon County, IL.  She successfully completed numerous continuing education programs through Sangamo Electric Navy Dept. and the USDA.  She enjoyed gardening immensely, hybridizing several of her own iris and Christmas Cacti and was a member of the American Iris Society.

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 the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Dietrich’s memory.

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 15, 2007             Page 5C

 

edwin f. cook

 

Mr. Edwin F. Cook, age 84, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, August 10, 2007 at Erlanger Medical Center.  Mr. Cook was born Wednesday, January 17, 1923 in Union County, GA to the late Grady Cook and the late Nell Akins Cook.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  Edwin was a member of the Blairsville Kiwanis Club since it was chartered in 1950 and he also served as president twice in the 1960’s and again in 1978-1979.  He was Lt. Governor of the 10th Kiwanis Division of the Georgia District in 1985=86.  Mr. Cook was president of the Towns-Union Chamber of Commerce from the early 1950’s through the mid 1960’s.  He was instrumental in securing the Dress Factory, the county’s first industry to employ mostly women.  He served as president of Blairsville Industries for several years.  His professional career was as County Executive Director of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, ASCS for 37 years.   Mr. Cook secured Union County’s first 9 hole golf course with USDA funds through a 1963 cropland conversion program in cooperation with the Pat H. Haralson estate.  At the time of his death, he was the oldest living past master of Allegheny Masonic Lodge #114 F&AM.

Survivors include: his wife, Lucille Blalock Cook of Blairsville; daughter and son-in-law, jean and Pete Kelly of Dallas, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Karen Cook of Trion, GA; granddaughters, Allison Richardson, Laura Cook, Suzanne Kelly and Lucy Cook and great-granddaughter, Adeline Richardson.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church Of Blairsville with the Rev. B.A. Buchanan, Rev. Troy Acree and Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Music was provided by minister R. Terry Hooper.  Interment followed in the Blairsville city Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were the following gentlemen; Bob Blalock, Lamar Paris, Charles Hill, Billy Decker, Jim Dobson and Joe fair.  Honorary pallbearers include the following:  members of the Blairsville Kiwanis Club and special friend, Leon Davenport.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-8, Saturday, August 11.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.  Please view Mr. Cook’s Video Tribute, send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


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August 15, 2007             Page 5C

 

chester robert lapeza, jr.

 

Mr. Chester Robert Lapeza, Jr., age 62, of Three Point Drive, Blairsville formerly Dacula, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Lapeza was born on May 24, 1945 in Savannah, GA, the son of Betsy Webb Lapeza and the late Chester R. Lapeza, Sr.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army of WWII.  He retired from the CDC as a Research Chemist with over twenty-five years of service.  He was preceded in death by a brother, James Lapeza in 2005.  Mr. Lapeza was of the Episcopal faith.

Surviving Mr. Lapeza are one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Chester R. and Amy Lapeza of Cordele, GA; sister-in-law, Judy Lapeza of Ocean Isle, NC; two grandchildren, Chester Robert Lapeza, IV, Elijah Curtis Lapeza; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Lapeza’s memory. 

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 15, 2007             Page 5C

 

gerald l. dunkleberger

 

Mr. Gerald L. Dunkleberger, age 81, of Davenport Mtn., Blairsville formerly of W. Palm, Beach, FL, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2007 in the Murphy Medical Center following an extended illness.  Mr. Dunkleberger was born on July 17, 1926 in Kosciusko County, IN, the son of the late Lawrence and Wreatha Dunkleberger.  He was a veteran of the U.s. Army of WWII and had received the Army of Occupation Medal Germany, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Battle Star Victory Medal and Two Overseas Service Bars.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Jordan in August 2006.

Surviving Mr. Dunkleberger is a friend, Sylvia Davenport and family of Blairsville; a friend, Norman Cross of Blairsville; several nieces, nephews, Gerald’s many musician friends; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Visitation was held on Monday, August 13, 2007 from the funeral home from 6-9 p.m.  Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 2 p.m. from the Georgia national Cemetery in Canton, GA with Military Honors. 

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.