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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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September 21, 2005                   Page 7B

 

mr. brian michael o’rourke

 

Mr. Brian Michael O’Rourke, age 69, of Twelve Point Rd., Blairsville passed away on Thursday September 15, 2005 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. O’Rourke was born on December 24, 1935 in Newark, NJ, the son of the late John O’Rourke and the late Mary Cook O’Rourke.  He had retired from Teaching in 1993, serving several years with the Dade County, FL and several townships in NJ Schools Systems.  Mr. O’Rourke was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mr. O’Rourke are his loving wife of twenty years, Alice Sheehan O’Rourke of Blairsville, two sons: Kevin and Sean O’Rourke both of Daytona, FL; two daughters and one son in law, Jeanne and Anthony Ventura of Easton, PA, Lillian Hayes of Port Orange, FL, one brother, Jack O’Rourke of Bluffton, SC, six Grandchildren: Erica, Kelly, and Anthony Ventura, Jennifer and Alexandra Hayes and Kaitlin O’Rourke.  Many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service for Mr. O’Rourke 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 United Hospice Inc., 5004 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge, GA 30513 in Mr. O’Rourke’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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September 21, 2005                   Page 7B

 

irene v. allen

 

Mrs. Irene V. Allen, age 83, of Woodstock, GA, formerly of Union County, GA, and Fannin County, GA, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2005.  Mrs. Allen was born in Union County, GA and had been a homemaker.

Surviving are daughters: Minnie Chapman of Ellijay, GA; Wanda Grant of Woodstock, GA; and Donna Panter of Woodstock; sons: Richard Allen, of Canton, GA; Randall Allen, of Blairsville, GA; and James Allen, of Mineral Bluff, GA; a sister: Erma, of McCaysville, GA; brothers: Clyde Payne, of Blairsville and Junior Payne, of Chatsworth, GA.  Twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation was held Monday, September 19, 2005 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and visitation in Woodstock, GA was held on Sunday, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.   

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements in Blairsville, and Woodstock Funeral Home in charge of arrangements in Woodstock, GA. 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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September 21, 2005                   Page 7B

 

mrs. dora melinda reece

 

Mrs. Dora Melinda Reece, age 100, of Owltown Rd., Blairsville, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Reece was born on July 10, 1905 in Union County, the daughter of the late Marion Reece and the late Mary Jane Burnette Reece.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Reece in 1966, and also by three sons, Frazier Paul Reece, J.W. Reece and Marion Reece, and a son-in-law, Eric Spiva.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County.  Mrs. Reece was a member of the Owltown Church of God.

Surviving Mrs. Reece are one daughter, Lawanda Spiva of Blairsville, one son, Joe Reece of Blairsville, seventeen grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren, sixty great-great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Terry Reece and Gene Spiva officiating.  Special music was presented by Peggy Patrick, Ruth Patterson, Tiffany Reece, Merridith Pruitt and Connie Reece.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Rick Spiva, Eddie Reece, Dana Reece, Ronnie Reece, James Spiva and Larry Reece.  Interment followed in the Owltown Church of God Cemetery.

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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September 21, 2005                   Page 7B

 

mr. allen andrew baldwin

 

Mr. Allen Andrew Baldwin, age 79, of Woodland Drive, Blairsville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2005 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Baldwin was born on Nov. 28, 1925 in Lee County, Iowa, the son of the late Victor Baldwin and the late Mary Sommers Baldwin.  He had retired in 1987 from the City of Ft. Pierce, FL.  He was a Veteran of the US Army of WWII where he received several medals, including the Silver Star.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW.  Mr. Baldwin was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Baldwin are his loving wife of thirty years, Betty Jean Williams Baldwin of Blairsville, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Kenneth Baldwin of Ft. Pierce, FL., Jeff and Rose Baldwin of Cedar Rapids, IA., one daughter, Connie Baldwin of Cedar Rapids, one step son, Roger Lankford of Stuart, FL., two step daughters, Barbara Yates of Jenson Beach, FL., Donna Conville of Tampa, FL., two grandchildren, Brian Baldwin and Julia Diederich, one great grandchild, Joseph Baldwin, six step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.  Special music was presented by Kurtis Underwood.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Frank Ehrhardt, Harry Cox, Jack Howington, Horace Parker, Jim Ferguuson and Felix Geoghegan.  Interment followed in the Union Memory Gardens cemetery with the North GA. Honor Guard conducting 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.


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September 21, 2005                   Page 7B

 

a Tribute to Our Dear Mother

 

Gerda A. O’Toole, 65, a resident of Blairsville, GA, passed away on June 3, 2005 in Spartanburg, SC, while visiting relatives.

She was the wife of the late James O’Toole also of Blairsville, GA.

She is survived by three daughters: Gerda (Gerdie) O’Toole, of Blairsville; Alice Veronica Green of Troy, TN; Patricia A. O’Toole of Knoxville, TN; two sons, Peter Michael O’Toole, of Spartanburg, SC; Christopher James O’Toole of Knoxville, TN; sister, Hannahlore Faulstich, of Spartanburg, SC; brothers, Uwe Bartsch of NJ; Peter Bartsch of Spartanburg, SC; five grandchildren: Patricia Ann Saitta of NJ; Jamie Roe, Weylon and Sean Green of Troy, TN; Quentin Magnusson of Knoxville, TN.

Born in North Germany in 1940 she came to the United States at the age of 14 with her family via Canada, met our father and became a citizen, and began a long and loving life with him and our family.

She lived in NJ most of her life until finally coming to our lovely Blairsville.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville on October 14 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family would be grateful for a donation to the Parkinson Foundation or the Asthma Foundation for a cure for these terrible diseases.