Bleiler, Doris Lynn (Decatur)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Doris Lynn Bleiler, 75, a longtime resident of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Life Care Center of Athens.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Wendie Fox and her parents, Samuel and Wilma (McDonald) Mortensen.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Allen Camp, of Decatur, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services are private. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Bowers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bleiler family.


Harvey, Donnie Phillip (Dunlap)

Swafford, Vince D. (Dalton)

Henry, Carolyn Sue (Dalton)


Donnie Phillip Harvey, 69, of Dunlap, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019. He was of the Church of God faith and was retired from C & D Technologies in Dunlap. He was preceded in ... (click for more)

Vince D. Swafford, age 53, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life, Sunday October 13, 2019 at a local hospital. Arrangements will be by locally owned and operated Melrose Chapel of Ponders ... (click for more)

Carolyn Sue Henry, age 61, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Friday, October 11, 2019 at her residence. Arrangements will be by locally owned and operated Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral ... (click for more)


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Harvey, Donnie Phillip (Dunlap)

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Swafford, Vince D. (Dalton)

Vince D. Swafford, age 53, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life, Sunday October 13, 2019 at a local hospital. Arrangements will be by locally owned and operated Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton, Georgia. www.pondersfuneralhome.com . (click for more)

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Sara Lou “Sue” Cornutt

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J. Emily Mitts

J. Emily Mitts joined her heavenly family on Sunday, October 13, 2019. She was born in Marietta, Ga., on June 19, 1926. Emily was a member of St Luke United Methodist Church. She was the longtime owner of Rivermont Golf and Country Club and a member of Chattanooga Bridge Club. She was an accomplished Bridge player attaining Master Champion level. Emily enjoyed shopping and traveling ... (click for more)

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