The North Georgia News
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January 18, 2006Page 7B
mr. raymond a. marley
Mr. Raymond A. Marley, age 83, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at his residence, after a lengthy illness.Mr. Marley was born Thursday, December 21, 1922, in Grant, Indiana to the late Raymond Marley and the late Georgia Pierce Marley.He was a member of House of Prayer Interdenominational Church, where he adopted, informally, the Holoman family; JoAnn, Phil, Jason, Jennifer, Jessica, Joey, and JoAnna, and also Brandon Owens.The have been a blessing as our Blairsville family.
A WWII Army Veteran he served as a medic in World War II in the Pacific Theatre, 19941-1945.Mr. Marley was a member and Past Commander of The American Legion and a member of V.F.W.Mr. Marley worked in law enforcement for 40 years, serving in Marion and Van Buren, Indiana; and served as Sheriff for Grant County, Indiana for four years.He was a licensed commercial pilot with over 7000 flight hours.He also did crop dusting, and was a Certified Flight Instructor.His hobbies included fishing, hunting, golfing, wood-turning, and also used a potter’s wheel to form clay vessels.He built his own kiln, and composed his own proper chemical formulas to achieve his personal colors for firing the pottery.A very talented man, he was a skilled automobile mechanic, carpenter, electrician and plumber.
Mr. Marley was preceded in death by a son, Joseph A. Marley.
Survivors include: wife, Barbara Marley of Blairsville, Georgia; son, James E. Marley, of Wilmington, North Carolina; son, John Stephen Marley of Sugar Hill, Georgia; son, Raymond T. Marley, of Missouri; step-son, Timothy L. Fischer of St. Matthew, Couth Carolina; step-son, Kenneth H. Fischer of Finland, Minnesota; step-daughter, Martha S. Mullen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Many grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.
Memorials services will be held Friday, January 20, 2006 at 1 p.m. from the House of Prayer Interdenominational Church with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.Burial services will be held Sunday, January 22, 2006, in Marion, Indiana.
By family request, no flowers will be accepted.If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to either The House of Prayer Family Life Center, P.O. Box 1475, Blairsville, Georgia 30514, or to Regency Hospice, P.O. Box 494, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546.
The Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.