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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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October 10, 2007                       Page 5C

 

deborah lynn buck

 

Mrs. Deborah Lynn Buck, age 47 of C.H. Colwell Drive, Blairsville, formerly of Cookeville, TN, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 in the Union General Hospital following a sudden illness.  Mrs. Buck was born on May 4, 1960 in Sparta, TN, the daughter of the late Joe Elmer Lafener and Lizzie Irene Duncan Lafener.  Deborah was employed as a care giver and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Lafener, sister, Mary Jo sawyer, brother, Joe Lynn Hughes, grandson, Austin Rittenberry, grandparents, Amon and Oshie Mae Duncan, Richard and Maggie Jane Lafener.  Deborah was a member of new Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Buck are her loving husband and best friend, Joey Buck of Blairsville, one daughter, Lizzy Rittenberry of Dalton, GA, mother Liz Lafever of Cookeville, TN, four sisters, Shirley Philpot, Mary Winningham and Tonya Hensley all of Cookeville, Irene Turner of Monterey, two brothers, Joe Lafever of Cookeville and Robert Hughes of Dalton, three grandchildren, Summer Rittenberry, Daniel Rittenberry and Megan Shelton all of Dalton, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2007 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville, TN.  The family met with friends on Tuesday evening from 5-9 p.m.  Interment followed in the Wilhite 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.


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

October 10, 2007                       Page 5C

 

howard van ness morter, md

 

Mr. Howard Van Ness Morter, MD, age 91, of Blairsville, GA, son of Dr. Clyde W. Morter and Edith Watts Morter, both deceased as well as his sister, Elizabeth M. Hayes and nephews, Stephen Clyde Hayes.  He was born, grew up, went to school and practiced his specialty of Otolaryngology in Milwaukee, WI until he retired in 1975 and moved to North Palm Beach, FL, then moved to Blairsville, GA in 1978.  He was well known locally as a volunteer AARP Instructor for the Defensive Driving Course, and gave the course for years in the United Community Bank Activity Room and Branan Lodge.

He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Medical college of Wisconsin (formerly Marquette University Medical School), where he was an Assistant Professor Emeritus.  He was Captain in the Army Medical Corps in WWII where he was the Commanding Officer of a Medical Hospital Ship Platoon (SEP), which cared for the wounded returning to the U.s. on transports, and spent time in hospitals in Esprito Santo New Hebrides and New Guinea between four trips across the Pacific Ocean.  The Platoon was transferred to the East Coast and we crossed the Atlantic eight time between England and the US.  He was awarded a Bronze Star for service in the Atlantic-Pacific Theater.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Souther Towry-Morter; three sons, Howard Guy and Susan of Cedarburg, WI, Clyde W. and Julie of Woodstock, IL, David and Marita of Steamboat Springs, CO; four grandchildren, Molly Currie, Andrew, Reece and Lucas Morter; two-step sons, Charles Adams of Juno, FL and John Towry of Columbia, SC; two step-daughters, Paula Towry and Linda Najarian both of the Atlanta area; three step-grandchildren, Aida Kenyon of east Point, GA, Oshine Najarian of Douglasville GA, Caitlin Adams of Juno, FL; four great-grandchildren, Madeleine Kenyon, Susanna Currey, Charles Currey and Tucker Morter.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2007 in Blairsville. Time and place will be announced. 

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.

 


The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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

 

 

October 10, 2007                       Page 5C

 

john edwin “jack” taylor

 

Mr. John Edwin (better known as Jack) Taylor, age 75, of Ed King Rd., Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 from injuries received in an accident.  Mr. Taylor was born on August 14, 1932 in Greenfield, MA, the son of the late Lee Taylor and the late Vince Temple Taylor.  He was a veteran of the U.s. Army of the Korean War.  John had played Pro Ball with the Detroit Lions; and had also coached for many church leagues over the years.  He attended college at Worchester academy.  He loved to build and just being outdoors.  Mr. Taylor attended the House of prayer Church and also All Saints Lutheran Church.

Surviving Mr. Taylor are his loving wife of thirty years, Joan Krause Taylor of Blairsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Jo-Ann and Dennis Lewis of MS; three sons, Joel Taylor of Blairsville, Jeffery Taylor of Tupelo, MS, John Taylor of Brattleboro, VT; five step-children, David Conner of Nicholson, GA, Charlotte Fesler of Branford, FL, Carole Harris of Rome, GA, Victoria Grindstaff of Branford, FL, Valerie Conner of Pickens, SC; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the rev. jerry Helton and Rev. Dave Wesche officiating.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Nicholas, Joel and Matthew Taylor, David Conner, Clarence Stewart and Joel Taylor.  Interment followed in the Meadow Hills Cemetery with the North Georgia Honor Guard conducting Military Honors.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Friday after 6 p.m.

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.