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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512

www.nganews.com

 

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December 10, 2003                    Page 4C

 

Rev. clarence c. tritt

 

Rev. Clarence C. Tritt, age 90 of 5985 Hwy. 60 North, Suches, Georgia, died Thursday, December 4, 2003 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following an extended illness.

Rev. Tritt was a native of Madison County, GA who had lived in Suches most of his life.  He was a retired Baptist minister, farmer and sawmiller.  During a 45 year span he pastured a number of churches including Philadelphia Baptist Church, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church #2 and Pine Top Baptist Church.  He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church #2 in Suches, GA.

He was the son of the late William Bartow and Pearl David Tritt and was preceded in death by his wife, Mae McDougald Tritt, brother, Melvin Tritt and sister, Treva Barton.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law: Charles and Pat Tritt of Marietta, GA; daughters and son-in-laws, Katherine and Jim Norris of Dahlonega, GA, Betty and Frank Davis of Mabelton, GA, brother, Rev. Donald Tritt of Lula, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Ruby Pierce of Slater, SC, Grace Robertson of Gainesville, GA, Birdell Lunsford of Suches, GA, Ella Mae Beach of Duluth, GA, Jean and Walter Edge of Suches, GA; grandchildren and spouses, Dale Norris, Evangeline, and Jeff Voss, Lucinda D. and Tim Helton, Leslie and Stuart VanHoozer, Dana T. McDonald, and Michelle and Pat Angel; great grandchildren, Ava Voss, Andy Voss, Jessie VanHoozer, Luke VanHoozer, Corey Helton, Rebecca Helton, Kaitlyn Helton, Alexia and Austin.  Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 7, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church #2 in Suches.  Rev. William Phillips, David Barton, Rev. Donald Tritt, and Dr. Don Pruitt officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church #3 Building Fund;.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega in charge of the arrangements.

 


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December 10, 2003                    Page 5C

 

mr. edward eugene davis

 

Mr. Edward Eugene Davis, age 82 of Blairsville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at his home.

Mr. Davis was born in Union County, Georgia on Wednesday, November 23, 1921, a son of the late Charles Harvey Davis and Alice Rich Davis.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a heavy machine gunner who fought in the European Theatre and The Battle of the Bulge.  For his distinguished military service, he received a Bronze Star.  Mr. Davis was a lifelong resident of Union County, and a poultry farmer.  He attended New Harmony Baptist Church, and had been preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Spivey, in 1994.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Jessie Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Dan Powell, all of Blairsville; three sisters, Beulah Davis of Blairsville, Ellaree Fortenberry of Clermont, GA, and Geneva Chastain of Blairsville; two grandchildren, Micole McCreadie and Katrina Killian; two great grandchildren, Mitchell Anderson and Brittany McCreadie; several nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Beavers officiating.  Special music was presented by Lora Fox and Debra Lynn Garrett.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Harold Henderson, Anceberry Burnette, Ernest Rice, Shane Heddings, Pete Fortenberry, and Hervey Davis.  Military honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard.  Burial was in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was entrusted by the family for the arrangements.

 


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December 10, 2003                    Page 5C

 

bud dehler

 

Bud Dehler, age 73 of Blairsville, GA passed away on Friday, December 5 at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Dehler was born on December 20, 1929, in Jamaica, New York, the son of the late Henry Dehler and Sophie Heilman Dehler.  He served in the U.S. Navy for 1948 to 1952.  Mr. Dehler moved to Miami, Florida in the early 60’s and worked as a police officer in the city of Golden Beach, then as a Detective with the city of Miami.  He worked as a Federal Government Sky Marshall to protect commercial flights from hijackings.  He became a Federal Customs Patrol Officer in 1959 and retired as Major with customs in 1981, at which time be moved to lake Wales, Florida.  He became a Guardian Ad Litem, as an officer of the court to protect children’s rights in the court system.

Mr. Dehler moved to Blairsville, Georgia in 1997, where he became a member of St. Clare’s Episcopal Church.  He has long been an advocate for the care of homeless animals, and could often be found feeding strays in town.  He was a member of national Association of Retired Federal Employees and the American Rifle Association.

Surviving Mr. Dehler is his wife of 22 years, Carol Williams Dehler; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Kimberly Kivi of Miami, Florida, a son and daughter-in-law, John and Coletta Kivi of Orlando, Florida, and two grandsons, Jonathan Kivi and Kyle Kivi.  He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, George and Andrea Dehler of Long Island, New York and a brother, Robert Dehler of Long Beach, New York.  Many other friends and relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 10 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church with the Reverend Susan Johnson officiating.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Humane Society Mountain Shelter, 2079 Bowling Gap Circle, Blairsville, GA 30512 on Mr. Dehler’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements.

 


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December 10, 2003                    Page 5C

 

mr. ronald allen heider

 

Mr. Ronald Allen Heider, age 45 of Wren Drive, Blairsville passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at his home following a brief illness.

Mr. Heider was born on March 26, 1958 in Dundee, IL, the son of Ronald Joseph Heider and Margaret Collett Heider.  Mr. Heider was an electrician by trade and had been living in Union County for the past eight years, moving here from Roswell.  Mr. Heider was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving Mr. Heider are two sons, Robert Heider of Blairsville, William Heider of Blairsville; father and mother Ronald and Margaret Heider of McDonough; two brothers and sister-in-laws, Rick and Judith Heider of Petal, MS, Donald and Holly Heider of Las Vegas, NV; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Janice and Bruce Carter of McDonough, Debra Butler of Lass Vegas, Mary Hill of Panama City, FL, many other relatives and friends also survive.

Memorial services were held on Sunday, December 7, 2003 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Hardy officiating.  In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials be made to the Diabetes Foundation in Mr. Heider’s memory.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.

 


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December 10, 2003                    Page 5C

 

william p. (bill) landers

 

Mr. William P. (Bill) Landers, age 50, of Blairsville, formerly of Forsyth County, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2003.  He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Landers, Sr.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Blanche and Donald Anderson of Forsyth County; brothers and sister-in-law, Gene and Caroline Landers of Blairsville and Vince Landers of Forsyth County; sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Dudley Rowland of Marietta; step brothers, Paul, Charlie and Peter Anderson, nieces and nephews, Jason, Milton and Pauline Landers, Vincent, Rachael and Wesley Landers; also a number of other relatives survive.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming, Georgia.