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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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September 19, 2012                                 Page 15A

 

patricia anne smith vanzura

 

           Mrs. Patricia Anne Smith Vanzura, of Blairsville, GA, passed away after a lengthy illness at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA on September 14, 2012. She was born on the 18th of March 1944 in Malden, MA. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Carl Wayne Vanzura, her father, Richard R. Smith, and her mother, Doris Howe Smith.

           She is survived by her two children, Jon Jeffrey (wife Jessica, expecting grandchild #6, Dylan), of Blairsville, GA and Daniel Wayne (wife Kristen), of Longwood, FL, 5 grandchildren, Nicole, Justin, Kai, Luke, and Grayson, (4) brothers, Mike (GA), Daniel (TN), Steve (GA) and Greg (FL), (6) sisters, Betty Senger (AL), Peggy Monfort (OR), Kathy Burke (GA), Sister Mary Joan Smith (PA), Nita Cadden (FL), and Julie Roach (FL).

           Patti attended All Souls Parochial School in Sanford, FL, and graduated from Seminole High School, Class of 62, in Sanford, FL. Patti was retired disabled and was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville GA.

           Services will be held Thursday the 20th of September 2012 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church located at 2839 Young Harris Highway , Blairsville.

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

Patricia Anne Smith Vanzura

PATRICIA ANNE SMITH VANZURA
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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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September 19, 2012                                 Page 15A

 

margie best allendorf

 

           Margie Best Allendorf, 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 8, 2012 after suffering complications from a Bone Marrow Transplant. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Dziadul officiating. The family will greet friends following the memorial service at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Leukemia Association, 3715 Northside Parkway, Building 400, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30327. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Blairsville, GA.

           Mrs. Allendorf was born in Macon, GA to the late Raymond (Buck) and Marjorie Best. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald (Jerry) Vickers. Margie was retired from C&S National Bank as a Vice President and was an active member in the community in Blairsville, where she was a Pink Lady in Blairsville until her illness no longer allowed it. She has lived most of her life in Macon, GA and currently lived in Blairsville, GA. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. The loves in her life were her family, square dancing, making quilts and giving to others.

           She is survived by her loving husband of nineteen years, Albert H. Allendorf of Blairsville, three children, Vicki (Bryan) Nelson of Lizella, GA, Angela (Mark) Vickers of Goochland, VA, Chris (Kristin) Vickers of Loma, CO, grandchildren, Calen and Sage Vickers of Loma, CO and sister-in-law, Nadine Powell of St. Simons Island, GA.

           Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences.

           Macon memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of the arrangement.

Margie Best Allendorf

MARGIE BEST ALLENDORF
  Courtesy of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home

            

            

 

 

 

The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA 30512

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September 19, 2012                                 Page 15A

 

john ashe "jack gesch

 

         Mr. John Ashe “Jack” Gesch, age 83, of Lake Vista Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Gesch was born on August 22, 1929 in Seymore, CT, the son of the late John Gesch and the late Mable Ash Gesch. He was a veteran of the US Air Force stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He retired as a policeman with the Lake Worth Police Department. Jack loved working with Youth Baseball and had umpired many games as well as coaching for many years. He also was a private pilot. He enjoyed the lake and his pontoon boat. Jack was a loving husband, father, brother grandfather and great grandfather. Jack was a member of Coosa United Methodist Church.

           Surviving Mr. Gesch are his loving wife of  sixty-two years, June Williams Gesch of Blairsville, sons and daughters-in-law, John C. and LeeAnne  Gesch of Lake Worth, FL, Richard W. and A. Hope Gesch of Hobe Sound, FL, one sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Henry Wasilek of Cheshire, CT, two sisters-in-law and husbands, Janice and Glen Boland and Wendy and Harvey Holden both of Blairsville, six grandchildren, Jenni, Scott, Juli, Crystal, Kimberly and Kristi, eight great grandchildren, Noah, Ashley, Lily Grace, Jakob, Weatherly, Hayden, Jax and Hudson, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service was held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 1 p.m. from the Coosa United Methodist Church Chapel with the Rev. Harold Savage and Rev. Katie Strals officiating. Special music was presented by Cynthia Lumme. The family met with friends on Thursday from 12-1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall prior to the services. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to Coosa United Methodist Church for Feed the Children or to Shop with a Cop or to Coosa United Methodist Church General Fund in memory of Mr. Gesch. Interment followed in the church cemetery with the North GA Honor Guard conducting military honors.

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

John Ashe Gesch

JOHN ASHE GESCH
  Courtesy of Mountain View Funeral Home