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ELLIJAY, Ga. – The suspect of a home invasion last week, Willie Lee McCoy, was shot by law enforcement during the incident, but has now escaped custody at the hospital where he was being cared for.
According to Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson, McCoy was incapacitated and under heavy medication as he was life-flighted to the hospital for his injuries. Nicholson states he was kept under guard by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office for 18 hours.
During that time, Nicholson says he was assured multiple times by the hospital security that they would monitor and guard McCoy and would inform the Sheriff’s Office when he was being released. However, over the weekend, he got out of his bed and walked out the front door of the hospital. At this time, his whereabouts are unknown.
The Sheriff’s has notified those involved in last weeks incident about the escape and is currently looking for him. They are also looking for Loren Danielle Denson. Nicholson said that the Sheriff’s Office is only seeking Denson for questioning at this time as they believe she may have information about McCoy. He asserted that the office was only seeking Denson as a possible connection at this time.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens to be aware of the situation and is asking anyone who spots or has information on McCoy to contact law enforcement immediately. They are asking citizens not to approach these two, but instead call 911 if you spot them.
McCoy is expected to still be affected by injuries to his hip and arm and that one of his injuries would be in need of follow up treatment.
According to the Sheriff’s BOLO McCoy is wanted for charges of aggravated assault on Peace Officer, Armed Robbery, and Home Invasion.
Bernard Matthew Walsh
1935 – 2018
Bernard M. “Bernie” Walsh whose career in the Packaging Department (Mailroom) at the Baltimore Sun newspapers spanned 48 years, died of respiratory failure on November 12, 2018 at the Northside Cherokee Hospital in Canton, Georgia. He was 83.
Mr. Walsh was born in 1935 in Detroit and raised in South Bend, Indiana. After moving to Baltimore, he attended parochial schools before being hired in 1951 by the A.S. Abell Co., then publisher of The Baltimore Sun Newspapers as a “wartime temporary substitute” apprentice. He was later advanced to a regular apprentice and the graduated to Journeyman status.
In 1957 he began a 13-year career as a labor union official rising through the ranks from shop steward to Vice President of the International Mailers Union with jurisdiction over more than 90 local unions throughout the country in the newspaper and printing industry. In 1970 he retired from all union offices to devote his time to his family and career at The Sun while working toward eventually earning his college degree.
In the mid 1970’s, he was promoted to operations supervision and later promoted to management status at The Sun where he held many responsible positions including Assistant Superintendent of the Packaging Department. He retired in 1999.
He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Columbus, and was a volunteer Patient Representative for years at The Good Samaritan Hospital. He and his wife moved to Canton, Georgia in 2011.
His wife, the former Margaret E. Akehurst, died in 2012 and sister Betty Ann Hall predeceased him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Regina Walsh Davis of Canton, Georgia; son, Bernard “Matt” Walsh III of Bethlehem, PA.; and two grandsons, Thomas Matthew Davis and Michael Patrick Davis of Canton, Georgia; sister, Ernestine Willinghan of Millersville, MD, and many nieces and nephews.
No services are planned.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 1908 Waleska Highway 108, Jasper, GA 30143 in memory of Mr. Walsh.
Edward Don Palmer
1958 – 2018
GySgt. Edward Don Palmer, USMC, Ret. age 60 of Ellijay, GA passed on Monday, November 5th, 2018 at his residence.
GySgt. Palmer was born on September 16th, 1958 to his late parents, Felix and Juanita Palmer. Edward served his country honorably for over 17 years in the United States Marine Corps. During part of his military career, he served as the radio communicator aboard the HMX1, the Marine helicopter for President Ronald Reagan. He was a loving father, grandfather, and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, John Wesley Palmer, III of North Richland Hills, TX, and Joseph Andrew and Haylee Dee Palmer of Haltom, TX; grandchildren, Jace Michael Palmer and Dash Andrew Palmer; sister, Rose Marie Palmer of West Palm Beach, FL also survives.
A military memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion, with graveside military rites performed by the United States Marine Corps.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 in memory of Mr. Palmer.
Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements
October 2, 1943 – November 14, 2018
Mrs. Mabel Davenport age 75 of Cherry Log, GA died Wednesday November 14, 2018.
Mrs. Davenport was born October 2, 1943 in Gilmer County to the late Elijah and Nellie Callahan Ledford. She was a member of the Oakhill Independent Church. Mrs. Davenport is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward Davenport, brother, Charles Ledford.
Survivors Include: son and daughter in-law: Gary and Debra Davenport, of Loganville, GA; daughter, Tracey Davenport, of Spring Place, GA; 3 grandchildren, Kandi Davenport Lyon, Brandi Davenport Stephens and Noah Davenport; 5 great grandchildren, Timmy Wallace, Tara Wallace, Tyler Wallace, Bo Stephens and Maverick Stephens.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday November 18th at 3pm from the Oak Hill Independent Church with Rev. Edward Ledford and Rev. Phillip Davenport, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Underwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday November 18th from 11:30am until 2:30pm at the funeral home.
Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.