Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/23 – 3/29

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office with images.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

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Volunteer for COVID-19 Response

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical
professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 response. An
effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia
Responds is Georgia’s health and medical volunteer program which matches the skills and
credentials of medical and nonmedical volunteers to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in
Georgia.

Medical volunteers may be used to answer medical questions coming into the COVID-19
hotline, or assist at test specimen collection sites. Nonmedical volunteers may be used in
administrative roles at either the call-center or test collection sites, or provide interpretation or
other skills as needed.

To volunteer, log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/georgia-responds and click on the “Register
Now” box. Registering only takes a few minutes. Prospective volunteers will be asked for their
name, address, contact information and occupation type. In order to be eligible for some
assignments, responders are encouraged to complete a profile summary, which includes skills
and certifications, training, medical history, emergency contact and deployment preferences
Once your skills and credentials are reviewed, you will be notified by a DPH representative.
All Georgians play a critical role in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 by adhering
to the following guidance:

• Practice social distancing by putting at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

For updates on the COVID-19 situation as it develops, follow @GaDPH, @GeorgiaEMA, and
@GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH, @GEMA.OHS, and @GovKemp on Facebook.
For information about COVID-19, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/16 – 3/22

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office with images.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/9 – 3/15

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office with images.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 3/2 – 3/8

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office with images.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 2/24 – 3/1

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office with images.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Carlton Harold Bailey: Obituary

Obituaries

The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces Funeral Services for Carlton Harold Bailey, age 91 of Jackson, Michigan (formerly Hiawassee, Georgia) who passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020 at McConnell Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Taylor and Rev. Danny Byers officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 am until 2:30 pm on Monday at Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee. Military Honors will be presented by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Graveside Services and Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Conyers, Georgia. Firefighter Honors will be presented by DeKalb County Fire Department.

Earl “Skip” Lynn Peters: Obituary

Obituaries

Earl “Skip” Lynn Peters from Young Harris, GA went Home suddenly to be with the Lord on February 21, 2020 while working in Hiawassee, GA. Skip was born on May 13, 1951 in Aberdeen, MD and was 68 years old.
Skip served in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta Force from 1969-1992. Among many awards bestowed upon Skip during his career, for his valor, he received the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th highest awards of a soldier: Distinguished Service Cross in 1989, Distinguished Service Medal in 1982, Silver Star in 1970. In addition, Skip received two Purple Heart medals, one in 1970 and 1990 for wounds received in action. He received The Humanitarian Service Medal in 1980, two Soldier’s Medals in 1980 and one Soldier’s Medal in 1982.

In addition to his military career, Skip was a professional home builder and owned his own construction company for 25 years building conventional and log homes and home improvement projects in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia until he retired in 2008. He then relocated from North East, MD to Orlando Florida with his wife to care for his two widowed stepsisters. In 2011, Skip and his wife found their final home together in Young Harris, GA. The couple worked together in partnership with the Shaklee Corporation achieving many awards since 1980. Skip recently began working as a Project Manager for T.L. Thompson Construction, Inc. in Hiawassee, GA, returning to his love for the construction industry.

Skip grew up on Alliance St. in Havre de Grace, MD where he learned to love the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing and boating most of his life. Skip loved God and His Word, his country, his family and friends and humbly served others throughout his life. He valued his place in God’s Army and considered himself a warrior for God.
Skip was an active member of Warriors Veteran Outreach in Murphy, NC. He was a member of the World Harvest Church North in Blairsville, GA and the North Mount Zion Church of God in Hiawassee, GA. He was a former member of Life Community Church in Newark, DE. He served in Towns County Food Bank and the Food Bank at North Mount Zion Church of God.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Georgia Lee (Deamer) Peters and by three sons and a daughter: Michael Lee Peters (Julie), Jeffrey Lynn Peters (Rachel), Nathan Lee Peters (Heather), and Christine Lynn Peters Glenn (David). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and by his stepbrother, Steve Foust from Havre de Grace, MD. He is preceded in death by his father, Earl L. Peters and his mother, Irene Scroggins Peters, his step siblings Herbert Pates, Jeannette Peters (Charles) Miller, Ramona Peters (John) Ondeck and Ladonna Peters (Joseph) Baldwin.

Celebration services will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Sharp Memorial UMC on Young Harris campus, 1114 Main St. Young Harris, GA at 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 2/17 – 2/23

Arrest Reports, Police & Government

Arrest report provided by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office with images.  The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Towns County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

Freda Anne (Bortle) Schultz Whitaker: Obituary

Obituaries

Freda Anne (Bortle) Schultz Whitaker, born April 4, 1927 in “Frog Hollow” NY, died February 19, 2020 in Hiawassee GA. She is predeceased by her parents, sister, brother and husband, Donald James Schultz. She is survived by 5 children: Robert Jay Schultz (Ginny), Tucson AZ; Carol Anne Eaton, Hiawassee GA; William Alan Schultz, Bloomfield NY; Donna Jean Schultz-Shagena (Chris), Powhatan VA; and Jeffrey Lee Schultz, Albion NY. She also leaves behind many grandchildren,  great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Her remains will be interned at Highland Memory Gardens, Apopka, FL. She spent the last 8 years in the care of Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. The family wishes to express their deep thanks of gratitude to all who cared for her there, especially Janet Tanner.
Banister-Cooper Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Freda Whitaker

To send flowers to Freda’s family, please visit our floral section.

John Francis Delaney Jr: Obituary

Obituaries

John Francis Delaney Jr. passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 after an extended illness. John was born to the late John Francis Sr. and Edna Williams Delaney on December 15, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana. John was truly a fun guy who loved dogs, cars and tacos but would almost skip the tacos for a good game of poker. He was a funny and kind man who had an infectious laugh. He had a special place in his heart for animals, music and singing. John loved to travel and all things “out west”; he likely would have been a cowboy if the pay was better. He was a hard worker, loyal friend and loving family man and many referred to him as “Papa John”.

John is preceded in death by his above mentioned parents and sister, Kathleen Smith. He leaves behind his wife, Jerri Harwell Delaney; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Susan Delaney, Wayne and Laura Stuler, and Cory and Lauren Harwell; grandchildren, Ansley Delaney, Daniel Stuler, Andrew Stuler, Kayla Harwell; brother-in-law, Kevin Smith; niece, Sharon Wilkes and nephewThomas Smith; along with a host of extended family and dear friends, including the worlds best mother-in-law Marilyn Harwell.

Family will receive friends Saturday February 29, 2020 1:00-3:00 at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home,  678 N. Main St. Hiawassee Georgia, 30546
Memorial Service: Saturday February 29, 2020 at 3:00

In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Mountain Shelter Humane Society. Links listed below.

To send flowers to John Francis Delaney Jr.’s family, please visit our floral section.

Blanche Hogsed: Obituary

Obituaries

Ms. Blanche Hogsed, age 100 of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Blanche was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. JVA and Emma (Sellers) Moore on September 21, 1919 in Hayesville, NC. Blanche was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, was the baby of 10 siblings, and she was a true Christian lady. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and a fabulous cook; she never wanted to let you leave her house hungry. She also loved shopping and quilting, especially baby quilts, but mostly loved visiting with friends and family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband,Newton Hogsed; and her nine siblings. She is survived in death by daughter, Sarah Ellis; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat (Ken) Gibson and Peggy (Doug) Kendall; son, Jeff Hogsed; grandchildren, Stan Anderson, Tammy Smith, Tiffany Painton, Chet Kendall, Jill Ledford, Jeremy Hogsed, Tyler Hogsed; twelve great-grandchildren and five great great grandchildren which made five generations and she was extremely proud of that. She also and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends!
Visitation: Sunday, February 23, 202011:00am-2:00pm at  Banister-Cooper Funeral Home.
Service: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:30 at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bradley Thomas officiating. Internment will follow at Eagle Fork Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Aaron Waldroup, Channing Painton, Tommy Bright, Chet Kendall, Austin Anderson, and Hunter Anderson.

In Lieu of flowers please send donations to Eagle Fork Cemetery c/o Debra Burch 198 Burnt School House Rd. Hayesville, NC 28904.

Banister-Cooper Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement for Ms. Blanche Hogsed

To send flowers to Blanche’s family, please visit our floral section.

Lougene Lydia Lance: Obituary

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Mrs. Lougene Lydia Lance, age 85 of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away peacefully in her home on February 20, 2020 following a brief illness. Lougene was born on January 10, 1935 in Towns County, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Lilly Cheek. She retired from Georgia Boot where she worked for over 50 years. Lougene was a long-time member of
Zebulon Baptist Church. She cherished her time spent with her family and having the joy of watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow over the years. Lougene’s favorite past time was attending concerts at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, most often with Mike and Peggy Callaway. With an open heart and an open door, she fed friends and family for over
six decades. Her beloved kitchen was visited by many throughout her lifetime.
She is preceded in death by many family members; daughter, Debbie Phillips, husband, Charles Lance, husband, Grover Thomas, sister, Bessie Mae Miller, sister, Wilma Brown, brother, J.T. Cheek, sister, Ruby Nelson, sister Lenora Wright, sister, Geneva Gantt, brother, Wayne Cheek, and several nieces.
Survivors include three daughters and son-in-laws and a son and daughter-in-law; Vickie and Earl Brackett, Rita and Terry Hughes, Kathy and Jeff Butt, Brian and Angie Thomas, seven grandchildren; Nikki Hughes, Ashley and John Davis, Nataley and Ethan Goins, Kayla and Travis Hemphill, Dustin Hughes, Lyndsey and Clay Smith, Brody and Kylie Thomas, eight great-grandchildren; Kamryn Mull, Gracie Hughes, Bristol Davis, Brylie Davis, Nixon Goins, Brecken Goins, Pearl Smith, Adelynn Thomas, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. R.L. Martin and Rev. Tommy Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens in Blairsville, Georgia. Serving as pallbearers are W.C. Nelson, Mike Callaway, Bobby
Ford, Dustin Hughes, Trey Jennings, and Brent Jennings.
The family will receive friends Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Cochran’s Funeral Home.
Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhome.com

William “Bill” James Borowski: Obituary

Obituaries

The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces a Funeral Mass for William “Bill” James Borowski, age 76 of Young Harris who passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory: loving wife of 31 years, Anna J. Borowski; father, Chester Borowski; son & daughter-in-law, Robert & Christina Borowski; daughter & son-in-law, Kimberly & Van Gurley; step-daughter, Andrea DePalma; step-son & daughter-in-law, Jeffery & Tabitha DePalma; brother & sister-in-law, Michael & Jean Borowski; and sister, Barbara Collins. Also, sharing in his legacy are grandchildren, Kyle Gurley, Kevin Gurley, Nathan Gurley, Jake Borowski, Joey Borowski, Stephanie Bellmore- DePalma, and Alison Depalma; and great grandson, Carson Zirbes.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, Georgia. Interment will follow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hayesville, North Carolina.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee.

*A complete obituary is pending family approval*

Betty J Chastain: Obituary

Obituaries

Betty J Chastain, age 75 of Blue Ridge, passed away February 15, 2020, in Ducktown, TN. Mrs. Chastain was born February 17, 1944 in Turtletown, TN to the late Charles J Muncher and the late Floyd Patterson Muncher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Chastain, brothers, Tom Muncher, Jack Muncher, George Muncher, and Charles CJ Muncher, sisters, Lillie Faye Brown, Mary Alice Meredith, and Corene Mashburn.

Survivors include: son, James (Pam) Chastain, daughter, Tammy (Michael) Pierce, granddaughters, Kayla (Shannon) Bradburn, Brittany Pierce, and Haley Morgan Chastain, grandson, Nathan Chastain, and great-granddaughter, Addyson Bradburn, and great-grandson Izaiah Bradburn.

Memorial service: Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Bethel Church Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Chastain’s name to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

Juanita Dills: Obituary

Obituaries

The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces the death of Juanita Dills, age 68 of Hiawassee who went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 14, 2020.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee.

*Full obituary pending*

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