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Albert F. ‘Whitey’ Drost
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A memorial service for Albert F. “Whitey” Drost, 82, of Clarkesville, and Haines City, Fla., will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Steve Merck. Full military honors will be provided by the Georgia National Guard, Grant Reeves VFW Post No. 7720, Habersham County American Legion Post No. 84 and Rabun County DAV Chapter No. 15.

Mr. Drost died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

Born March 16, 1931, in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of the late John and Albertha Devlen Drost. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jackie Drost, Blackie Drost and Billy Drost, and sister, Shirley Bissenette. Mr. Drost was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Haines City, Fla., and he attended Amy’s Creek Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country during the Korean conflict. Mr. Drost was a retired foreman with Chapman Industries.

Survivors include his wife, Mary B. Drost of Clarkesville; daughters, Kathy Moreno of Winter Haven, Fla., and Lori Kelly of Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Carolyn Drost of Chicopee, Mass.; son, Gary Drost of Hollywood, Fla.; stepsons and their spouses, Robert and Dawn Joyner of Cumming, Brad and Jill Joyner of Clyde, N.C., Jody and Darlene Joyner of Clarkesville; sister, Janet McRobbie of Springfield, Mass.; brother, Ronnie Drost of Springfield, Mass.; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the memorial service hour on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Landmark Baptist Church, 2020 E. Hinson Ave., Haines City, FL 33844; or Amy’s Creek Baptist Church, 654 Amy’s Creek Road, Clarkesville, GA 30523.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the Drost family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.

The Northeast Georgian

Wednesday, October 16, 2013