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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

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November 20, 2013                                Page 11A

 

bretney marvin turner

 

            Bretney Marvin Turner, age 36, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Emory Midtown Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

            Bretney was born in Blairsville on April 14, 1977, and lived here for his lifetime. He graduated from Union County High School, and received an Associates Degree from Truett McConnell College. He later studied Medical Lab Technology at North Georgia Technical College. Bretney served as the Band Drum Major for three years at Union County High School. He played the baritone and xylophone during the band's performances. His love for music and his abilities in music were inherited from his grandfather, Bryson Turner. A member of First United Methodist Church of Union County, Bretney sang in the church choir, with two of his aunts, and became a very good pianist.

            Bretney was employed for 10 years at Woody Gap School as a ParaPro (Teacher's Aide). He often spent the time working with special needs students and those who needed extra help. The children at Woody Gap loved him and always called him "Mr. Bretney". He always would remember the students by name when he saw them some time later outside of the school, and there was always a smile. His work with the students and faculty earned him several "Most Spirited" Employee awards. As a student himself, Bretney received band awards and other educational awards, including the "John Phillip Sousa" Award, and he was selected to represent Union County High School during the 1996 Olympics, as a member of the Olympic Dream Team.

            As with all who pass this way, we must face many trials and tribulations, and Bretney faced more than many of these. At the age of three, he had his first surgery, a spleenectomy. Being diagnosed with ITP (low blood platelets), this followed him throughout his lifetime. When he was eighteen, there was kidney failure, and loss of hearing.

            Love conquers all and family love towers over all. His brother Burton gave him his first kidney then family love came alive once again and his aunt, Bivian Hughes, gave him a second kidney. All the love he received helped to improve his quality of life, and gave him the freedom to live a more normal life.

            Throughout his life, even with the challenges he faced, Bretney maintained his sense of humor - able to make people laugh in most situations. Family relations and our personal relations help each of us to cope with those times the need is greatest. Bretney would remind us to keep those ties strong and to live life to the fullest.

            Bretney will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his loving family members: father and mother, Myron and Brenda Turner, of Blairsville; brother, Burton Turner, and his wife, Cindy, of Acworth, GA; brother, Barry Turner, and his wife, Angie, of Las Vegas, NV; a niece, Presley Turner; nephews: Blake, Brady and Parker Turner; many other relatives and friends also will share the memory of Bretney.

            Preceding him in death was his paternal grandparents, Bryson and Ethel Turner; maternal grandparents, Guy and Rendie Ledford; his aunt, Nancy Turner Buchanan; his uncles Bruce, Bryce and Bronze Ledford, and cousin Cindy Turner Dew.

            Funeral services for Bretney were held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 1 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of Union County, with Rev. Mark Burgess officiating. The body was instate at the church starting at 12 noon on Saturday before the services began. Special music was presented by Carolyn Filer and Delga Cox. The following gentlemen were selected to serve as pallbearers: Luke Foster, Burton Turner, Barry Turner, David Turner, Marvin Turner, John Bryson Turner, Parker Turner, and Brady Turner. Serving as honorary escort to the family was Blake Turner and Presley Turner. Burial was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, November 15, 2013, between the hours of 6 until 9 p.m.

            Contributions in memory of Bretney may be made to First United Methodist Church Activity Center - The Mac - 859 Hwy. 515, Blairsville, GA 30512.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. We welcome you to share your fond memories of Bretney, and send condolences to his family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.         

Bretney Marvin Turner 

BRETNEY MARVIN TURNER
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November 20, 2013                                Page 11A

 

howard glenn fite

 

            Howard "Glenn" Fite was a native southerner who thoroughly enjoyed all there was to offer in the many places he lived and visited. He was an avid traveler who made a point to see the world following his retirement.

            Born in Atlanta on Jan. 25, 1931, Glenn attended high school in Nashville and attended Vanderbilt University, receiving a BA in business. He married Margaret Richardson Fite in Nashville on Feb. 21, 1953. After rising to the rank of Sergeant in the Army he went on to earn a graduate degree in accounting from the University of Georgia. Working as a CPA took him and his young family to live in a variety of cities across the south, including Atlanta, Augusta, Birmingham, Clearwater, FL, and eventually back to Atlanta.

            Upon settling in Atlanta, he was the chief financial officer for the Atlanta History Center. He was incredibly proud of his job at the Center, helping to guide a successful major expansion, and contributing to its role in preserving Atlanta's heritage for generations to come. He and his wife retired to their beloved summer home near Blairsville, GA. He continued to provide financial services to others throughout his retirement, providing tax accounting and consulting to individuals, businesses and the Blairsville Historical Society.

            He was adventurous in ways beyond travel. He was an avid pilot who frequently flew his Piper Cub in Clearwater, and with family and friends in tow from Atlanta's Peachtree-DeKalb Airport. He later ignited a new passion for sailing and became a regular sight on Lake Lanier on summer nights and weekends. He enjoyed golf and attending the Masters Golf Tournament, watching college football and reading crime-novels and westerns.

            Howard "Glenn" Fite died Sunday, Oct. 27 near his new home in Woodinville, WA. He and his wife, Margaret "Ogee," recently relocated to the Seattle-area to be closer to family.

            A private service will be held in Seattle, WA for family and friends. He will be buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, alongside his son Gregory Estes Fite who passed away in 1978.

            He is survived by his wife Margaret Richardson Fite; his son, Michael Glenn Fite and daughter-in-law Janet Marie Fite of Kirkland, WA; and grandchildren Michael and  Kimberly Michael Hardcastle of Ventura, CA.  


Howard Glenn Fite

HOWARD GLENN FITE

 

 


 

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antoinette marie pintozzi

 

            Mrs. Antoinette Marie Pintozzi, age 75, of Apple Blossom Rd., Blairsville passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She was born August 10, 1938 in Chicago, IL to the late Prosper and Carmela (Melchiorre) Pintozzi. Mrs. Pintozzi moved here 4 years ago from Ft. Myers, FL. She loved Interior Decorating, Sewing, Arts and Crafts, and was a very creative person. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald Hruby and sister, Nicole Pintozzi. Mrs. Pintozzi was of the Catholic Faith and attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Jose Silva-Rivera of Blairsville, GA, daughter, Carmela Hruby of Huntsville, AL, sister, Angela Revis of Chicago Heights, IL, brother, Dominic Pintozzi of Berkley, IL and granddaughter, Nina M. Sallis of Mobile, AL.        

            A private family service will be held.

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


Antoinette Marie Pintozzi

ANTOINETTE MARIE PINTOZZI
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kathy sue burrell

 

            Mrs. Kathy Sue Burrell age 47 of Euharlee Rd., Cartersville formerly of Blairsville passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in the Grady Hospital in Atlanta following an extended illness. Mrs. Burrell was born on March 13, 1966 in Young Harris, GA., the daughter of the late Ralph Gordon Duckworth and the late Dessie Jones Duckworth. Kathy enjoyed doing crafts. She was a loving, sweet and all around special person. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Mrs. Burrell was a member of Bunker Hill Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Burrell are her loving husband of thirty years, Jack Burrell of Cartersville, two daughters and one son-in-law, Holly and Nick Reidinger of Cartersville, Rebecca Burrell of San Francisco, CA, one son, Caleb Burrell of Cartersville, three brothers and one sister-in-law, Robert Duckworth of Young Harris, Gordon and Amy Duckworth of Hiawassee, Roy Duckworth of Stuart, FL, two grandchildren, Christian and Madeline Reidsinger (sic), several nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday Nov.19, 2013 at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Patrick Odell and Rev. Raymond Byers officiating. Special music was presented by Redeemed. The following gentleman served as pallbearers, Jack Burrell, Robert Duckworth, Caleb Burrell, Nick Reidinger, Mack Duckworth and Luis Bellman. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove 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 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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james harold mccormick

 

            Mr. James Harold McCormick age 74 of Spring Creek Rd., Blairsville, formerly of Leesburg and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, passed away on Saturday Nov. 16, 2013 in the N.E. GA. Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness. Mr. McCormick was born on July 13, 1939 in Youngstown, OH, the son of the late Harold Clark McCormick and the late Myrtle Amy McCormick. He was a veteran of the US Air Force of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed Kayaking and beading. James loved to talk to people and was an outgoing person. Mr. McCormick was of the Methodist faith.

            Surviving Mr. McCormick are his loving wife of fifty years, Lynda McCormick of Blairsville, two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and David Jones of Blairsville, Mary and Kenneth (Windson) Brown of Gainesville, five grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Brown, Taylor Jones, Kelly and Chris Mucha and Greg Jones, several cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

            A memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Union County Humane Society Mtn. Shelter in Mr. McCormick’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


James Harold McCormick

JAMES HAROLD McCORMICK
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gabriel hardin roper

 

Little Gabriel Hardin Roper, age 9 months, of Jones St., Blairsville, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in the Egleston’s Children’s Hospital in Atlanta following injuries received in an automobile accident. Gabriel was born on January 29, 2013 in Augusta, GA,, the son of Erin Roper and Zachary Hoye-Albietz. Even though Gabriel had fought Leukemia all of his life he was such a loving little boy who always had a smile. He was truly a little Angel. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Wilma Roper in 2011.

Surviving little Gabriel are his parents, Erin Roper and Zachary Hoye-Albietz both of Blairsville, grandparents, Tim Roper, Holly and Hunter Moore and Rusty Albietz all of Blairsville, great grandparents, Geneva and Roy Cook, Sharon and Scott McMillan all of Blairsville, William and Freda Stover of Auburndale, FL, aunts and uncles, Emily Roper, Casey Albietz, Bobby Albietz, Marie and Daniel Dockery, Roy and Ginny Cook all of Blairsville, extended family, Trisha Lessard, Ashley and Sarah Sewell, Samuel Sikes, Kelsey and Sarah Duckworth, Nancy, Lisa, James and Sugar Grace, many relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held on Monday Nov. 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ray Potts and Pastor Michael Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Laurel Hills Cemetery. The family met with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5-8 p.m.

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


Gabriel Hardin Roper

GABRIEL HARDIN ROPER
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ruby carolina lovell garrett

 

            Mrs. Ruby Carolina Garrett, age 78, of Suches, GA, passed away late Thursday night, November 14, 2013 at her home.

            Mrs. Garrett was born in Blairsville, GA, on February 1, 1935, a daughter of the late James Walter and the late Rosel Gibson Lovell. She was a lifelong resident of Union County, and a member of Zion Baptist Church in Suches. Her husband, J.W. Garrett, passed away on October 22nd of this year.

            Mrs. Garrett leaves behind her loving family members: son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Sabrina Garrett, of Suches; grandson, Nathan Garrett; sisters: Geneva Garrett, of Suches; Mildred Grizzle and Bonnie Seabolt, both of Blairsville; Bessie Cain and Linda Payne, both of Gainesville, GA; Opal McGaha, of Young Harris, GA; and brother, Earl Lovell, of Blairsville. Many other relatives and friends also survive.

            Graveside services for Mrs. Garrett were held on Monday, November 18, 2013, at 3 p.m., at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches, where she was laid to rest next to her husband J.W.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. You may share your condolences with this family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.