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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 31, 2011             Page 15A

 

ernest w. seckinger, sr.

 

            The Rev. Dr. Ernest W. Seckinger Sr. died August 22, 2011 in Blairsville, GA.  He was born in Clyo, GA in his beloved Effingham County, May 20, 1917 the child of Frank Bernard and Gertrude Exley Seckinger.  Throughout his life he honored his Salzburger ancestry, a life member of the Georgia Salzburger Society.  He was a retired United Methodist minister of the South Georgia Conference who continued to serve until the end.  His lifelong passions, often carried out quietly, were to further the advance of civil rights for all and pastoral care.  During the 1939 school year he served as the Principal of the Rincon Consolidated School.  He served as a chaplain in the US Navy in the latter part of World War II and at the following charges: helped in the founding of First UMC Warner Robbins, Hagan, Dudley, Bloomingdale, Chaplain Warren A. Candler Hospital, Thunderbolt, Edison, Soperton, Metter, Forest Street in Valdosta, Cross Keys in Macon, Camilla, Rose Hill in Columbus, Folkston, Adel, Cokesbury in Savannah, Northview in Warner Robbins, and after retirement Park Memorial in Macon, and the Young Harris College Staff.  During retirement he stayed active in beekeeping, daylily show judging with Jessie, the Christian Ashram movement and in historical societies of the United Methodist Church.

            His life affirming experience at Young Harris College from 1935-1937 led him to purchase a small tract of land near there in about 1950 and to where he and his late wife Jessie Vannerson Seckinger retired in 1986.  Sometime after Jessie’s death he moved to Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville, GA.  He departed this world in the care of the Union County Nursing Home.

            He received degrees from Young Harris College, Emory University, and Candler School of Theology and attended Yale Divinity School.

            He is survived by 5 children: Ernest W. Seckinger, Jr. of Hiawassee, GA; Andrew Marion Seckinger of Wildwood, MO; David Timothy Seckinger of Columbus, GA; Charlotte Seckinger Lord of Rincon, GA, and Peter Rabun Seckinger of Reston, VA; 8 grandchildren: Eric William Seckinger, Christopher Boyd Seckinger, Carly Folsom Brown, Amy Nicole Folsom, Morgan Elizabeth Seckinger, Ethan William Seckinger, Alexandra Kathryn Seckinger, and Avery Joseph Seckinger; great grandson Trevor Aedan Brown; step-great grandson Zachary David Qunitero; sister Pauline Seckinger Varnell of Springfield, GA; brother Raymond Exley Seckinger of Ellabelle, GA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jessie Vannerson Seckinger late of Young Harris, GA; brother Charles Bernard Seckinger late of Potomac, MD; brother Frank Donald Seckinger late of Springfield, GA; sister Winifred Seckinger Dorris late of Clarkston, GA.

            The service was tentatively schedule for Thursday, August 25th at 2 PM at the Springfield, GA United Methodist Church with visitation and reception just prior.  Memorials may be made to the Ernest W. and Jessie Vannerson Seckinger Memorial Scholarship at Young Harris College, Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church, and Epworth by the Sea.

            A memorial service at Sharp Memorial Untied Methodist Church will be held at a later date.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 31, 2011             Page 15A

 

master robert james montgomery

 

            Master Robert James Montgomery was born and passed away on August 26, 2011 at Union General Hospital.  He is survived by his parents Jessica Lance and Robby Montgomery, of Blairsville, GA; grandparents, Mike and Debbie Montgomery, of Blairsville, GA; Angela Brown and Eddie Joe Prince, of Blairsville, GA; and sisters, Kamari and Jayden Lance, both of Blairsville, GA.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 2 PM from Pine Grove Baptist Church with pastor Raburne Wilson officiating.  Pallbearers were Curtis Brown and Andy Montgomery.  Interment was in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations and contributions be made to Banister Funeral Home, P.O. Box 70, Hiawassee, GA 30546.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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August 31, 2011             Page 15A

 

roland charles weintraub

 

            Roland Charles Weintraub passed peacefully on Wednesday morning, August 24th in Blairsville, Georgia with his loving family by his side.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Frances Weintraub, his mother and father, Alva and Jacob Weintraub and his brother Murray Weintraub.  Roland is survived by his sister Betty Singer, his two sons, Jack and Ronnie, daughters-in-law Cheryl and Kim and loving granddaughter Amanda.   Roland was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  Inspired by his father at the age of six Roland developed his passion for music, which he continued throughout his adult years.

            Roland left his first year of college to join the US Army in 1943.  He was promoted to Sergeant and radio operator for the 244th Field Artillery Unit.  He participated in the invasion on Normandy Beach “D-Day’ 1944.  He served in the European Theatre and was transferred to the 821tst Military Police where he served to the end of the war returning home in 1946.  During his enlistment he received the EAMETO Campaign medal, as well as the WWII Victory Medal.  After the War Roland returned to college at the University of Miami graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951.  Soon after receiving his degree Roland married his beloved Frances and fathered two children Jack and Ronnie.  He soon became an entrepreneur in the television technology field.

            When Roland passed he left his love for music and life behind in his legacy.  His love and musical compositions will live on in the hearts of those who knew him.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, August 29th, 2011 at 1 p.m. from the Veterans National Cemetery, Canton, Georgia with Military Honors. 

            Roland’s wishes, in respect for his loving wife, in lieu of cards and flowers please send donations in her name to:  Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 1925 Century Blvd. Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345, www.alz.org.

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

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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August 31, 2011             Page 15A

 

marie elliott

 

            Mrs. Marie Elliott, age 80, of Suches, GA died August 28, 2011.

            She was the daughter of the late Jack Holloway and Carrie Woody Holloway.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Lucille Corbin; and brothers, Russell Holloway and Paul Holloway.

            Mrs. Elliott lived most of her life in Suches, Ga.  She worked in the lunchroom at Woody Gap School in Suches for several years.

            She is survived by her husband, Glenn Elliott, Suches, Ga; daughter and son-in-law, Rosalie and J.C. Cambron, Dahlonega, Ga; son, Dale Elliott, Suches, Ga; sister, Eldine Gilreath, Suches, Ga; sister-in-law, Bonnie Holloway, Suches, Ga; grandchildren, Priscilla Reagin and husband James Reagin, Russell Cambron, Christy Elliott and Courtney Elliott; great-grandchildren, Sage Reagin and James Reagin.  A number of other relatives also survive.

            Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.  Rev. Clarence Drummond and Rev. Jimmy Tanner officiated.

Interment followed in Zion Baptist church cemetery (sic) in Suches, Ga.

The family received friends on Monday, August 29,2 011 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of arrangements.  


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August 31, 2011             Page 15A

 

wayne edward cook

Mr. Wayne Edward Cook, age 72, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday morning, August 27, 2011 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville.  Wayne was born September 19, 1938 in Clover, SC to L.N. and Virginia Brown Cook.  He had lived in Union County since he was a small child.  Wayne was a local builder working mostly in Union and Fannin Counties and over the years he trained many young men in the Building Trade.  He was of the Baptist faith and was a loving husband, father and grandfather, as well as an avid NASCAR fan and loved to hunt and fish.  Wayne was an honest, hardworking man who always had a smile for everyone.  He was preceded in death by his parents, L.N. and Virginia Brown Cook and a son, Stephen Cook.

Wayne is survived by and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but especially his loving family; wife, Kathleen Underwood Cook, sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Tammy Cook and Jackie and Selena Cook, daughter and son-in-law, Lesia and Jerry Shook, brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Karen Cook, Roy and Geneva Cook and Ronald and Judy Cook, sister and brother-in-law, Rose Marie and Jim Terry and sister, Laura Cook, all of Blairsville and grandchildren; Josh Cook, Whitney Cook, Chelsey Cook Megan and Taylor Shook and Allie Reid; and great grandchildren, Kristen and Cadence Cook.

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Dwayne Patterson and Rev. Rex Mashburn officiating.  Special music was presented by Martha Davenport and Jonathan Adams.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Billy Ellis, Marvin Hills, Rex Mashburn, Kevin Terry, Josh Cook, Wesley Cook and Jamey Shook.  Honorary pallbearers were: Bill Floyd, Joe Russell, Earl Cane, Tommy Mashburn, Loyal Botts and Vaughn Patterson.  Interment was in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends at Cochran Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 7 until 9 p.m., and on Monday, from 12 noon until 2 p.m.

Arrangements were entrusted by the family to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA.  Please join us in remembering Wayne by visiting our website at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com, where you can view the LifeTribute Video, and send condolences to the family.



Wayne Edward Cook


WAYNE EDWARD COOK
    Courtesy of Cochran Funeral Home