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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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October 31, 2007           Page 4C

 

jack g. reece

 

Mr. Jack G. Reece, died Saturday, October 27, 2007 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.  He was born on December 24, 1930 in Alpha, OH.  Jack was in the Navy from 1948-1952, serving in Pearl harbor and the Aleutians in 1950, Korean Conflict, and on to Sasebo Japan.  After, he was with national Cash  Register for twenty years, then Allied Chemical,  Prestolite Division in Bay City, MI unitl his retirement in 1981.  Jack and Addie came to Blairsville (Lakeside Village) in 1987.  Jack was active in the D.A.V. and a member of the V.F.W.  He was Sgt. At Arms of American Legion Post 121 and served in the North Georgia Honor Guard.  He was Jr. Vice Commander of V.F.W. Post 234 in Ocean View Del and Board of Director of the MI. Amvets.  He was also a Master mason 23rd Degree in Grand Lodge of Ohio Millennium 779, Valley of Dayton, OH Scottish Rites.

Surviving are his wife of twenty-six years, Adeline (Addie) Reece of Blairsville; step-son, Larry Hamlin of Las Vegas, NV; one son, Jack Forest Reece of Columbia, SC, daughter Penny and husband Mike Adams of Kettering, OH; daughter, Polly and husband Ernie Applegate of Columbia, SC; five grandchildren, one step-grandson, Staff Sgt. Mark A. Hamlin, who died on August 2, 1991.

No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to the local D.A.V. in Mr. Reese’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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October 31, 2007           Page 4C

 

alex divita

 

Alex DiVita, age 84, of Marietta, GA passed away October 24, 2007.  He was preceded in death by his  wife, Elizabeth Anne DiVita in 2005.  In 1994 Alex and Betty moved from Doraville to Blairsville, GA where they became active members at First United Methodist Church of Union County.  He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during WWII in the 44th Infantry Division in the Euopean Theater.  He was active in the North Georgia Honor Guard and the Veterans of Foreign Wars while living in Blairsville.  Alex moved to Marietta in 2006wherehemade his home at Spring Mountain Assisted Living.

Alex is survived by daughters, Sandra Watson and husband Glynn, Diane Frazier and husband Daniel, Barbara Duttenhaver; son, David DiVita and wife Mariana; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 2 p.m.  Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Building Fund of the United Methodist Church of Union County.

Davis-Struempf  Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

This notice courtesy of  Mountain View Funeral.


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October 31, 2007           Page 4C

 

rowena addington akins

 

Mrs. Rowena Addington Akins, age 91, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Friday, October 26, 207 at heartland Hospice in Dunwoody, Ga.  Mrs. Akins was born Friday, February 18, 1916 in Union County, GA, to the late Joab and Della Gillespie Addington.  She was a member of harmony Grove Baptist Church and had been preceded in death by her husband,  Loy Akins.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances Akins Dickey of Chamblee, GA and Betty Akins Austin of Douglasville, GA; son, Michael J. Akins of Blairsville; a sister, Mary Martin of Knoxville, TN, and a brother,  John Addington of Marietta, GA; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with the Rev. Stacy Dyer officiating.  Interment followed in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Scott Dickey, Ken Dickey, Michael Sam Akins, Chris Jordan, Belinda Barker and Regina Jordan.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9, Saturday, October 27.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 4598 Barclay Dr., Dunwoody, GA 30338.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


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October 31, 2007           Page 5C

 

vicki kay sullivan dellinger

 

Mrs. Vicki Kay Sullivan Dellinger, age 53, of Arnoldsville, GA, formerly of Blairsville, GA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at her home.  Mrs. Dellinger was born Monday, January 25, 1965 in Union County, GA.  She was member of Union Baptist Church.  Vicki was active with and supported High School sports.  She was a native of Blairsville and had lived in Arnoldsville since 2005.  She was preceded in death by her father, Marion Sullivan.

Survivors include her husband, David Dellinger of Arnoldsville; mother, Genelle Sullivan of Blairsville; two sons, Jess Dellinger and Adam Kelley, both of Arnoldsville; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Dale Hooper; sister and brother-in-law, Janie and Buddy Rowan; all of Blairsville; sister, Carol Turner of Loganville, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Randall Beavers of Morganton, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and Paul Easley of Toccoa, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Gina Sullivan of Blairsville many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive, along with many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 2 p.m. from the Union Baptist Church with Rev. Benny Nix officiating.  Music was provided by Mary Lou Nix, Marlena Nix and Melody Marlow.  Interment followed in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Buddy Rowan, Darren Rowan, Dale Hooper, Randall Beavers, Paul Easley and Brent Hooper.  The family received friends at the funeral home from 6-9, on Friday, October 26.

If you wish, contributions in memory of Vicki may be made to Union Baptist Church.

Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville, GA was in charge of arrangements.  Please view Vicki’s video tribute, and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.


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October 31, 2007           Page 5C

 

lloyd clare haist

 

Mr. Lloyd Clare Haist, age 80, of Lance Crossing, Blairsville passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at his home following a brief illness.  Mr. Haist was born on June 23, 1927 in Flint, MI, the son of the late Clare Haist and the late Bertha Towne Haist.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy of WWII.  He retired from General Motors with over twenty years of service.  He was a member of the Eagles Club and the VFW in Vassar, MI.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Edwina Brown Haist in 2004.  Mr. Haist was of the Lutheran faith.

Surviving Mr. Haist are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Catherine Haist of Blairsville, John and Barbara Anderson of Penbroke Pine, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sally Clare and Melvin Lockwood of Columbia, SC, Terry and Tom Powell of Trenton, FL; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service was held on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 3 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James T. Paul officiating.  IN lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to Regency Hospice of Northeast GA or to Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter in Mr. Haist’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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October 31, 2007           Page 5C

 

rinske deenik richter

 

Mrs. Rinske Deenik Richter, age 74, of Booger Hollow Conn., Blairsville passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 in the Kennestone Hospital following a brief illness.  Mrs. Richter was born on August 12, 1933 in Hilversum, the Netherlands, the daughter of the late Jan Deenik and the late Rinske Wielinga Deenik.  She had taught Bible Study, and was a member and past President of Women In The Church.  She was very active in the Church and truly loved her Lord.  Her hobbies included being a Master Gardener, sewing, reading, having people over for dinner and visits.  She loved people and had made friends all over the world.  She had a law degree from the Free University of Amsterdam, graduating in 1955.  She and her husband were active in Mission work in Indonesia.  She was preceded in death by four sisters, Wop Kolkman, Emmy Legemaat, Diny Kamminga, Mieke Wassenaar; two brothers, Jan Deenik and  Luc Deenik.  Mrs. Richter was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church in Murphy.

Surviving Mrs. Richter are her loving husband of fifty-two years,  Simon Richter of Blairsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Simon Richter and Tina Muller of Wyndmoor, PA, Nicholas and Sondra Richter of Hamilton, Canada; one daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Jose Ibarra of Woodstock, GA; one sister, Betsy Knol; one brother, Tony Deenik, both of the Netherlands; six grandchildren, Douglas, Allie and Nicky Ibarra, Toby, Samuel and Marcus Richter; many other relatives and friends also survive.

A private family graveside service was held on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. from the Meadow Hills Cemetery.  A memorial service for family and friends was held at 3 p.m. from the Providence Presbyterian Church in Murphy with the Rev. James Conrad officiating.  Special music was presented by Carol Deane.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Simon and Nicholas Richter, Catherine, Jose and Doug Ibarra and Carol Wade.  Visitation was held on Friday evening at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m.  Flowers are accepted or if you wish, memorials may be made to the Providence Presbyterian Church for the Mission In Indonesia in Mrs. Richter’s memory.

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.


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October 31, 2007           Page 5C

 

charles colby allen

 

Mr. Charles Colby Allen, age 71, of Jones Rd., Blairsville formerly of Ellijay passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness.  Mr. Allen was born on August 21, 1936 in New Bedford, MA, the son of the late James Allen and the late Doris Colby Allen.  He was a veteran of the U.s. marine Corps of the Korean War, of which he was very proud.  He was a loving husband.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Moon.  Mr. Allen attended Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Allen are his loving wife, Deborah Card Allen of Blairsville one son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Roxie Allen of Ellijay; four daughters and one son-in-law, Dawn Allen of Springfield, AZ, Cheryl Borden of Ma, Nadine and Wayne Arruda and Karen Jansen all of Fall River, MA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Rita Jansen of AZ, Richard and Jenny Jansen of Bridgeport, CT; 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 Fairview Baptist Church in Mr. Allen’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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October 31, 2007           Page 5C

 

jed andrew panter

 

Mr. Jed Andrew Panter, age 48, of Lunsford Way, Blairsville formerly of Blue Ridge passed away on Friday, October 26, 2007 at his home.  Mr. Panter was born on January 2, 1959 in Polk County, TN, the son of jack Edward Panter and Judy Mae Evans Panter.  He was a lifelong resident of Fannin and Union Counties.  Jed enjoyed sitting on his front porch in the morning and drinking his coffee.  Most of all, he loved his grandchildren and spending time with them.  He also loved farming and taking care of his animals. Mr. Panter was a member of Jones Creek Church of God and had also attended Friendship Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Panter are his wife, Carolyn Panter of Murphy; father and mother, Jack and Judy Panter of Blue ridge; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Kevin Lee Panter of Blue Ridge, Wesley and Tabitha Panter of Blairsville; one brother, Joe Panter of Blue Ridge; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane and Jim Hill, Jamie and Stephen Haymore all of Blue Ridge, Janet and James Lunsford of Blairsville, Jenny and Jack Kendrix of Blue Ridge; two grandchildren, McKinsey and Landon Panter; many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. from the Sugar Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Garrett officiating.  Special music was presented by the Benny Shook Family.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Sam Guy, Jim Hill, Jake Hill,  Karry Marlor, Wayne Wright and Eugene Brown.  Interment followed in the Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family met with friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-9 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.

 


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October 31, 2007           Page 5C

 

beulah hudson harlow

 

On Friday, October 26, 2007, Beulah Hudson Harlow passed away quietly in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease.  Beulah was 86 years young, born February 25, 1921.

She is survived by her sisters, Kathryn Hudson Litton of Blairsville and Susie Hudson of Leland, MS; many nieces and nephews in various parts of the United States; one nephew, Mike Litton resides in Blairsville.  She had no children and her husband passed away many years ago.  Beulah was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, father, Thomas Luther Hudson; and mother, Modean Jordan Hudson of Benoit, MS.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of cremation.  There will be no formal service in the area, but the remains will be carried to Mississippi for interment at Milligan Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Kilmichael, MS at a later date.

Beulah graduated from high school at Merigold, MS in 1942 and went on to serve in the U.s. Women’s Army Corps (WACS), attached to the Signal Corps from December 1942 to December 1945, where she rose from basic private to Message Center Clerk, T/5 Corporal Teletype Operator in a two year period with the Signal Corps in Washington, 2506th Service Command Unit 17th Signal Service Company.  She received the American Theater Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and WAAC Service Medal.  Her mustering out pay was $200 and $100 immediate pay and $28.90 travel pay, for a total of $128.90.

In  1950, she moved from Illinois to Palm Beach County, FL where she made her home until health reasons dictated that she come to Blairsville to be under her sister, Kathryn’s, care.  She spent more than 50 years in banking, serving as Comptroller of lake Worth Savings and Loan in the 1960’s and many years with Citicorp, until a first retirement.  Later she went to work with SunTrust and worked there until a second retirement in 1983.

Active in community affairs, she was a member of lakeside Methodist Church in lake Worth, belonged to several civic organizations, and worked in her community home owners association.  She spent 12 years as a volunteer with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office C.O.P., Citizen Observer patrol in her community.  She proudly wore her uniform and patrolled the streets in a Sheriff’s automobile one or two nights a week with a riding partner.

Beulah will be greatly missed by her beloved sisters and nephew, Mike Litton.  Anyone wishing to do so, may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in her memory.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA was in charge of arrangements.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.