Moragne Alexander Whitney III

Moragne Alexander (MA) Whitney III passed away on November 14, 2021.

He was born on November 1, 1962 in Coral Gables, Florida.  MA and his family moved to Lake Burton Georgia in 1973. MA attended the University of Georgia.

MA is preceded in death by his mother Cynthia Smith Whitney.

MA is survived by his father Moragne (Ranny) Whitney Jr of Sautee-Nacooche, GA, his sister DuGué Whitney Zion of Camden, SC and his brother Geer Arthur Whitney of Selma, AL.

MA spent many years running the family-owned marina on Lake Burton, Cherokee Landing, where he grew up. He began selling boats at Cherokee Landing and later continued this work for JOA Marine in Marietta, GA.

MA was a dedicated member of the Wildcat Fire Department, part of the Rabun County EMT services, as well as a member of the Swift Water Rescue team.

For the past decade he has owned and operated FTS Properties, building houses throughout north Georgia.

MA was a lover of life, music, and the beach. He could be found on most vacations somewhere in the sun and SCUBA diving. He had an intense interest in history, the military, and trains. Ever-curious, he was always learning about something new.

A celebration of MA’s life will be held on Saturday, November 20th, at 1:00 pm at the Wildcat Fire Department firehouse on Lake Burton, 5228 Highway 197 North, Clarkesville, GA 30523, covered dishes welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wildcat Volunteer Fire Department, 5228 Highway 197 North Clarkesville, GA 30523.