Nicholas H. VENERIS
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CUMMING, GA. - Nicholas (Nick) Harris Veneris, 97, passed into the care of the Lord on Oct. 9, 2011, at Cumming Manor and Nursing Home in Cumming, Ga.
Nick was born July 13, 1914, to the late Harris Nicholas Veneris and Irene Mentou Veneris, in Newport News, Va.
The funeral service will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Byars Funeral Home. Interment will follow Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, with a private graveside service. The Rev. Wallace Payne will be officiating.
Nick was a member of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News and had been a member of the AHEPA. Nick owned and operated Nick Veneris Plumbing and Heating and retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 540. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Dunedin, Fla., and then Nick moved to Cumming, Ga., to be near his daughter, Jackie.
Nick was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Virginia K. Hearn Veneris; his sisters, Carrie Veneris George and Stella Veneris Long; his brothers, George, Pete, and Thomas.
Survivors include his daughters, Ann Jacqueline Veneris Nelms (Darden) of Gainesville, Ga., June Carolyn Veneris Collie (Corkie) of Verona, Va., Patricia Lynn Veneris May (Allen) of Greenville, S.C.; sons, Harris Nicholas Veneris (Cathy) of Jacksonville Fla., and William Thomas Veneris (Carol) of Hampton, Va.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks for all that Cumming Manor Assisted Living Facility and Agape Hospice Care Inc., did for their Dad.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a favorite charity.
Services handled by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, Ga., and burial will be held at Curlew Hills Memorial Park, Palm Harbor, Fla. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2011.
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October 15, 2011
Jackie, June, Nicky, Bill & Patsy--please accept my deepest sincere sympathy in the passing of your dad. I have many fond memories of times together in your home in Riverdale. Uncle Nick was always one of my favorate uncles. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Love & God bless--Martha Dean
Fowler (Martie Peck)
Martha (Martie) Fowler (Peck)
October 12, 2011
Jackie, June, Nickie, Billy, and Patsy. I remember your Dad well. Some of my fondest memories were when Jackie and I would hang around the Plumbing Company office. During this time of sorrow, keep in mind all the good times.
Renee Helterbran Benton
October 11, 2011
Bill,Nick and family,
We are sorry to hear of Nick's passing. I have good memories of your Dad working with us during that 83' Shutdown at the Oil Refinery. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Dwight & Peggy Keatts
October 11, 2011
Jackie, June, Nick, Bill, and Patsy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of our times together as children. May your memories of your Dad bring you peace in this difficult time.
Diane (Veneris) Rice
October 11, 2011
Jackie, June, Nick, Bill, Patsy So sorry to hear of Uncle Nick's death. You are all in my prayers and I hope the Lord will embrace you and give you comfort & peace at this time. Betty(Veneris)Roberson
October 11, 2011
Bill, Nick and family, May your harts be filled with worderful memories together as you celebrate a life well lived. Steve & Lynn Burcher, Newport News, Va.
October 11, 2011
Jackie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and Darden in this time of sorrow.
Roger Shortridge
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