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Rev. Oscar William Land succumbs after illness

Rev. Oscar William Land died at his home after a lingering illness Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001. He was 89. He retired from the ministry in 1993 after a long and colorful ministry of more than 55 years. A Baptist pastor, he served in six counties and 17 churches as an upstate evangelist and spreader of the gospel through the air waves.

For 38 years on Saturdays, his raspy voice was broadcast over one of five different radio stations throughout north Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina. His speech was slowed by the onset of Parkinson's disease, but it took a fall to slow him down long enough to retire.

According to a survey by son Edgar, he has performed 800 baptisms, participated in hundreds of evangelistic revivals, married approximately 150 couples and officiated at innumerable funerals.

Rev. Land had a keen memory and could relate volumes of history about the areas he served. He remembers the days of putting mud chains on automobile tires and sometimes finishing a trip on foot to serve country churches on dirt roads. He remembers the building of East Ellijay Baptist Church while pastoring there and helping haul gravel in a pickup and logs in a logging truck, and the preconstruction baptizing of two police chiefs and several law enforcement officers when the old building was about to fall in.

The father of former Gov. Joe Frank Harris was a frequent visitor in the Lands' home. The Harris family and Mrs. Land (Lillie) are related.

Rev. Land was born Sept. 9, 1911, to John Bryson Land and Elvina Ledford Land in Fannin County, and was married for 68 years to Lillie Plemmons, who survives.

Survivors besides his wife are: Edgar and Barbara Land, son and daughter-in law, Ellijay; grandchildren and spouses, Del and Tamara Land, Ellijay; Susan and Kent Shelton, Powder Springs; Brent and Melissa Land, Woodstock; Kimberly and Brian Bixby, Ballground; brother, Rev. Ernest Land of Ellijay; nine great grandchildren. A son, Delmar Land, was killed in an automobile wreck in 1974.

Services were held at New Hope Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, with Rev. Junior Waddell, Rev. C.B. Rogers and Rev. Lewis Woodward officiating. Music was by vocalists Ladell and Dorothy Jacobs, Del and Edgar Land, Kimberly Bixby and the church congregation.

Serving as pallbearers were Del Land, Brent Land, Kent Shelton, Brian Bixby, Adam Land, Caleb Land, Chase Sanger, and Aaron Land.

Ministers in the area were honorary bearers.

Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic rites. Logan Funeral Home was in charge.

In lieu of flowers the family requested that donations may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, care of Edward Woodring, 1867 Chatsworth Road, Ellijay.

Richard G. Cantrell

Mr. Richard G. Cantrell, 50, of Ebenezer Rd., Ellijay, died Friday, January 12, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Cantrell was born September 7, 1950, in Gilmer County, the son of Ernest Cantrell and the late Zona Bryan Cantrell. He was a graduate of Gilmer High School, a veteran serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, employed at Lockheed as a machinist, and was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Trudy Coffey Cantrell; daughter, Heather Cantrell, Ellijay; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Hope Cantrell, Watkinsville; father, Ernest Cantrell, Ellijay; sisters, Patricia Holden and Debbie Scott, both of Ellijay, and Priscilla Ralston, Alaska.

Services were Monday, January 15, at 2 p.m. from the Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Hood officiating. Music was by the church choir.

Pallbearers were Winston Cantrell, Ronnie Cantrell, Robert Smith, Dan Smith, Bill Sollicito, and Ronnie Dotson.

Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Margaret Aaron Long

Mrs. Margaret Aaron Long, 80, of Cherry Log, died Sunday, January 14, 2001, at her home.

Mrs. Long was born August 28, 1920, in Fannin County, the daughter of "Sad" and Tilda Aaron. She was a housewife, member of Rock Creek Baptist Church, and an active member of the Cherry Log Community Action Club.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Long; son and daughter-in-law, James and Ettie Sue Long, Young Harris; daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn Long, Sue Burgess, and Anne and Larry Breeden, all of Cherry Log; nine grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday, January 17, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. James Worley, Rev. James Holloway, Dr. Paul Mims, and Min. Butch Jones officiating. Music was by Fred Fortune and Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Long, Terry Johnson, John Morrison, Ronnie Coker, Darrell Long, and Phillip Davenport, Sr.

Honorary pallbearers were Andy Key, Charles Aaron, Ernest Watkins, Don Wolney, Don Ostrowski, Jack Callihan, E.W. Hamrick, Gearld Long, Hoyt Davenport, and Richard Stanley.

Interment was in the Rock Creek Church Cemetery under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Geneva Ruth Davis

Mrs. Geneva Ruth Davis, 51, of Quail Run, Ellijay, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at her home.

Mrs. Davis was born February 11, 1949, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Arthur Sisson and Elizabeth Goforth Sisson. She was a housewife.

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Charles and Lori Watkins, Raymond and Greta Lowe, and Alan Lowe, all of Ellijay; daughters and sons-in law, Rosie Green, and Michele and Cesar Perez, all of Ellijay; 9 grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen Catlin, Jasper, Wanda Lee Page, Chatsworth, Lucille Emberson, Gainesville and Lorene Hall, Ellijay; and brother, Harold Sisson, Ellijay.

Private services were held by the family.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Herman Artist Weaver

Mr. Herman Artist Weaver, 98, of Dalton, died Monday, January 15, 2001, in Dalton.

Mr. Weaver was born October 10, 1902, in Gilmer County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velvie Idella Cochran Weaver.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Lamon Wilson, Sr., N.M., Rachel Alene and R.L. Browner, Dalton; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 13 great, great grandchildren; and special friend, Mrs. Offie Moss, Dalton.

Services were Wednesday, January 17, at 4 p.m. from the Tabernacle of Praise Deliverance Center in Chatsworth with Rev. Susan Tankersley and Rev. Clinton Tankersley officiating.

Interment followed in the Tickenatley Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Gilmer County.

Pallbearers were his grandsons and great grandsons.

Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton was in charge of arrangements.

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Ms. Annie Mae Blizzard Luke

Ms. Annie Mae Blizzard Luke, 50, of Hwy. 136, Talking Rock, died Saturday, January 13, 2001, in Kennestone Hospital.

Ms. Luke was born December 27, 1950, in Sylvester, the daughter of Benjamin C. and Mittie Lorene Blizzard. She worked in housekeeping and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by Don Ethridge and her loving family.

Services were Tuesday, January 16, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rosia Lavell Bramblett

Mrs. Rosia Lavell Bramblett, 59, of Resaca, died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at the Murray Medical Center in Chatsworth.

Mrs. Bramblett was born August 26, 1941, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Clifford Otis and Emily Marie (Joyce) Defoor. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Douglas Bramblett.

She is survived by her daughter, Christy Williams; son, James Randall Bramblett; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hugh Wendell and Kathy Defoor, Conyers, Otis Denford and Clara Defoor, Ellijay, and Billy Wayne and Judy Defoor, Md.

Services were Wednesday, January 17, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Wheat and Rev. Glen Arnold officiating.

Interment was in the Mt. Herman (Ballground) Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton.

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Fred Kimsey Watson

Mr. Fred Kimsey Watson, 97, of Chatsworth, died Saturday, January 13, 2001.

Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Mae Jones Watson.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Ruby Worley, Fannin, Ethel and Hyman Miller, Cherry Log, Chirty Stanley, Eton and Ruth and Mack Bettis, Chatsworth; sons and daughters-in-law, Archie Watson, Chatsworth, R.C. and Mary Jane Watson, and L.C. Watson, all of Crandall, and Weldon Watson, Eton; grandchildren; great grandchildren; sisters, Pearlie Patterson, Chatsworth and Dorothy Horton, Dalton.

Services were Tuesday, January 16, at 2 p.m. from the Hipps Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. David Watson and Rev. James Worley officiating.

Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Ponders Funeral Home of Chatsworth.

This notice is courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

James Clemon "Jim" Chism, Jr.

James Clemon "Jim" Chism, Jr., 80, of Walnut Mountain Road, Ellijay, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, in the Kennestone Hospital.

Mr. Chism was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ellijay, a retiree of Southern Bell as a accountant of 33 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Chism.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and George Johnston, Marietta, and Gwen Dorman, Texas; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, January 13, at 3 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Sharon Watkins officiating.

Interment was in the Ellijay City Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the University of Mississippi Foundation, School of Education, P.O. Box 249, University, Miss. 38677 0249.

Mrs. Sarah Virginia Hogsed Griffin

Mrs. Sarah Virginia Hogsed Griffin, 69, of Bristol, Fla., died Sunday, January 7, 2001, in Ray Medical Center in Florida.

Mrs. Griffin was born November 21, 1931, the daughter of Max Guy Hogsed and Rosell Cole Hogsed in N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Griffin, Sr. and was a member of Turniptown Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Ann and Tony Anthony, Blue Ridge, Betty and Jimmy Johnson, Jonesboro, Georgia Ann and Bruce Keith, Fla., and Tammy and Johnny Pirkel, Douglasville; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Sarah Griffin, N.C., George and Connie Griffin, all of N.C., Jerry Griffin, Blue Ridge and Tommy Griffin, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sisters, Anna Mae Inlow and Brenda Jo Rogers, both of N.C., Rebecca Payne, Austell, and Mary Frances Lowe, S.C.; brothers, Farrell Hogsed, Ellijay, Kenneth Hogsed, Conyers, Donald Hogsed, S.C., and Stanley Hogsed, Douglasville.

Services were Wednesday, January 10, from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Hughes officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Johnny Watts, Gary Anthony, Terry Watts, Bruce Keith, Jason Griffin, and Robert Griffin.

Interment was in the Turniptown Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lellar Margaret Aaron Weaver

Mrs. Lellar Margaret Aaron Weaver, 88, of Buford, formerly of Ellijay, died Sunday, January 14, 2001.

Mrs. Weaver was born September 14, 1912, in Fannin County, the daughter of John William and Martha Ray Aaron. She was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church in Fannin County, married to the late Julius M. Weaver, and a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy L. and Nicholas Safio, Buford; sons and daughters-in-law, John W. "Bill" and Ruth A. Weaver, Woodstock, and James "Jim" and Kathy Weaver, N.J.; nine grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and sister, Lois Mulkey.

Services were Wednesday, January 17, at 2 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marvin Young and Min. Bill Johnston officiating.

Interment was in the Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nola Anderson Harkleroad

Mrs. Nola Anderson Harkleroad, 96, of Va., died January 5, 2001, at her residence.

She was a native of Ellijay and moved to Kingsport, Tenn., where she lived for 68 years. She was a retired nurse, a member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsport, and was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Harkleroad. Her parents were Joseph W. and Ina Anderson.

She is survived by her sons, Charles Harkelroad, Va. and Carl Wayne Harkleroad, Del.; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Paul Godsey, Va.; nephews, Lloyd Sumner and Eugene Anderson, both of Ellijay; niece, Eillena Pruitt, Cartersville.

Memorial services were held in Leesburg, Va., on Sunday, January 7.

Graveside services were held at Tuesday, January 9, at 11 a.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Tennessee.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements were by the Scott County Funeral Home of Weber City, Va.

Leo O. Martin

Mr. Leo O. Martin, 85, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at North Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Martin was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.

He is survived by his sons, and daughters-in-law, James E. and Betty Martin, Ellijay, and Leo Jr. and Judy Martin, Douglasville; brothers, Donald Reynolds, Herbert Reynolds, and Albert Reynolds, all of R.I.; sister, Mary; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, January 11, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with Rev. Junior McTaggart and Rev. Harold Cantrell officiating.

Pallbearers were Randy McClure, John Lowman, Roger Stahl, Michael Martin, Jason Martin, and Scott Randolph.

Interment was in the Bethesda Baptist Church cemetery under the direction of Cagle Funeral Home.

Luther Eugene "Chubby" Jones

Mr. Luther Eugene "Chubby" Jones, 79, of Dotson Road, Ellijay, died January 13, 2001, at his residence.

Mr. Jones was born August 8, 1921, in Gordon County, the son of Robert Maryland Jones and Tomarlee Myrtle Crowe Jones. He was married to the late Mary Ruth Oliver Jones, a member of Boardtown Church of Christ, and a veteran having served in World War II with the Army in the Pacific Theatre.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Mike Bryant, Douglasville, Carolyn and Leroy Hager, Darlene and Steve Boyd, and Cathy and Jeff Fox, all of Ark., and Dorothy and Darrell Alsobrook, Morganton; sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Shelly Jones, Athens, James Jones and Tom and Leticia Jones, all of Ellijay; 16 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, January 16, at 11 a.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Min. Ron Marks and Min. Jack Kyle officiating. Singing was by the congregation.

Pallbearers were James Jones, Tom Jones, Mike Bryant, Darrell Alsobrook, Jeff Fox, Bryan Lasley, and David Lasley.

Interment was in the Macedonia Church of Christ Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Rev. James Clyde Mooney

Rev. James Clyde Mooney, of Hampton, formerly of Ellijay, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, in the Atlanta Medical Center.

Mr. Mooney was the pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church, and retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was the son of Alfred and Ethelorzona Newberry Mooney.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Clayton Mooney; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Randy Wilson, Griffin; sons and daughters-in-law, Glen Mooney, Hampton, Gary and Beverly Mooney, Monticello, and Grant C. Mooney, Stockbridge; sisters, Ruby Blanton, Riverdale, Geneva Perkins and Ernestine Mooney, both of Ellijay; brothers, Hubert Mooney, and Eugene Mooney, both of Ellijay, Harold Mooney and Cecil Mooney, both of Canton and Charles Mooney, Griffin; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, January 13, at 2 p.m. from the Thomas Road Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Lowery, Rev. Harold Dockins, and Rev. Loys Waters officiating.

Interment was in the Westwood Gardens in Griffin, under the direction of Tara Garden Chapel.

This notice is courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Louise Byess

Mrs. Louise Byess, 71, of Jasper, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at her residence.

Mrs. Byess was a member of the Bethesda Baptist Church and was employed as a nursing assistant.

She is survived by her husband, J.L. Byess; son, James Kirkland, Dawsonville; mother, Mae Simonds, Jasper; stepsons, Jerry Byess and Steve Byess, Jasper, Danny Byess and David Byess, Ball Ground; stepdaughter, Janice McClure, Jasper; brother, Arthur Lee Simonds and Leroy Simonds, Jasper; sisters, Lula Chumley, Jasper, Betty Mae Roland, Nelson, and Mozel Nichols, Ellijay; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; and 14 great stepgrandchildren.

Services were Wednesday, January 24, at 11 a.m. from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Hoyt Jones, and Rev. Henry Jones officiating.

Interment was in the Hightower Church Cemetery.

Charles West

Mr. Charles West, 82, of Corona del Mar, Calif., died December 28, 2000.

Mr. West was born in Gilmer County, May 25, 1918, the son of Andrew and Lelia West.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat West, and five siblings, Newman West, Helen O'Dell, Loral Griffin, Thelma Walker, and Marion Williams.

He is survived by 23 nieces and nephews.

Mr. West was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during World War II and the Korean War.

The body was cremated and memorial services were held in Corona del Mar.

Charles Lynn Carithers

Mr. Charles Lynn Carithers, 63, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at Piedmont Hospital.

Mr. Carithers was born January 24, 1937, the son of Curtis Murphy and Louise Shelley Murphy.

He was in management with Equifax, in the U.S. Army Reserves, and of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife, Doris Jean Carithers; father, Curtis Murphy, Thomasville; brother, David Murphy, W. Va.; sister, Mary Ann Richardson, Thomasville; and mother-in-law, Gussie Mae Ponder, Thomasville.

Services were Saturday, January 13, at 2 p.m. from the Dawson Street Methodist Church with Rev. John McGowan and Rev. Virgil Lee officiating.

Pallbearers were Lee Rogers, David Rogers, Jimmy Clements, Ray Ponder, Steve Richardson, and Stevie Richardson.

Interment was in the Laurel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Whiddon Shiver Funeral Home of Thomasville.

Ms. Linda Dunning Glazener

Ms. Linda Dunning Glazener, 54, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Ellijay, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at the Community Hospice in Jacksonville.

Ms. Glazener was born in Oklahoma, September 28, 1946, the daughter of Col. Ellis Dunning and Marjorie Cole Dunning. She was a housewife and resident of Gilmer County for 25 years.

She is survived by her brothers, Ret. Col. Robert Dunning, Fla., and James Dunning, Marietta; daughters, Ellissa Anderson, Calif., and Cathy Conners, Fla.; sons, Jacob Anderson, Ellijay, and Dylon Glazener, Calif.; stepsons, T.R. Glazener and Matt Glazener, Ellijay; and three grandchildren.

The body was cremated and a memorial will be announced for friends and family at a later date.

Contributions in her name may be made to: Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL. 32257.

Mrs. Lola Jane Mooney Hunter

Mrs. Lola Jane Mooney Hunter, 66, of Old Bucktown Rd., Ellijay, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at her home.

Mrs. Hunter was born March 29, 1934, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Elder N.R. and Rilla McClure Mooney.

She was a housewife and member of the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Hunter; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Larry Vanover, Ellijay; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Carolyn Hunter, Jeff and Brenda Hunter, and Dale and Angie Hunter, all of Ellijay; nine grandchildren; brothers, Elder Paul Mooney, Hoover Mooney, N.R. Mooney, Jr., all of Ellijay; and sisters, Alice Waters, JoAnn Hill, Lois Mulkey, and Lemma Sanford, all of Ellijay.

Services will be Friday, January 26, from the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Mooney, Elder Paul Mooney, and Elder Ed Smith officiating. Singing will be by the church choir.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery Hunter, Joseph Hunter, Larry Vanover, Smitty Mooney, Paul Mooney, Jr., and Jonathan Mooney.

Interment will be in the N.R. Mooney Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lillian Lucile McGlamery

Mrs. Lillian Lucile McGlamery, 81, of Crandall, died Monday, January 22, 2001, in the Chatsworth Health Care Center.

Mrs. McGlamery was born June 6, 1919, in Union County, the daughter of Asbury McGlamery and Dona Kelley McGlamery. She was a housewife, and attended the Mt. Pleasant Church of God in Murray County.

She is survived by her son, Forest Chapman, Tenn.; daughters, Melba Carter, Crandall, and Jeanette Silcox, Dalton; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and brother, Fred McGlamery, N.C.

Services will be Thursday, January 25, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home in Chatsworth with Rev. Carlos Mohan, and Rev. Jeff Johnson officiating. Music was by Carlos Mohan and Rick Cresswell.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Headrick, Paul Hughes, Brad Patterson, Travis Chapman, Freddie Chapman, Nathan Chapman, and Larry Morgan.

Interment will be in the Providence Methodist Church Cemetery in Blairsville, under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Venta Lee Osborn Worley

Mrs. Venta Lee Osborn Worley, 86, of Roy Road, Ellijay, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, in the North Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Worley was born August 27, 1914, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Brown H. Osborn and Jeanette Smith Osborn. She was a member of Cartecay United Methodist Church, received a B.S. degree from Georgia State College for Women, and taught school in Cobb, Pickens, and Gilmer counties for years. She was very active in community affairs of Gilmer County.

Mrs. Worley was married to the late U.S. Worley who was also an educator and church leader. He was a teacher/principal and a Gilmer County School superintendent for a number of years. He died last year.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in law, Dan and Geri Worley, Ellijay; grandson, Ben Worley, Ellijay; brother and sister-in-law, Smith "Pres" Prescott and Francis Osborn, Marietta; and sister-in-law, Virginia Weaver Worley, Holly Springs.

Services were Tuesday, January 23, from the Cartecay United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Brock and Rev. Sharon Watkins officiating. Music was by Jennetta Kelly and Herb and Myrna West.

Pallbearers were Herb West, John Harrison, Ben Worley, Hugh Hudson, Tommy Prince, and Lowell Wood.

Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Ed K. Bailey

Mr. Ed K. Bailey, 53, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001.

Services will be Thursday, February 1 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Ledford officiating.

A complete obituary will be announced in next week's newspaper by Bernhardt Funeral Home.

D.A. Winkler

Mr. D.A. Winkler, 74, of Chatsworth, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, in Hamilton Medical Center.

He was the son of W.C. and Cora Winkler.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah "Dot" Winkler; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kitty Winkler, and Steven and Gayle Anthony, all of Chatsworth, and Charles and Teresa Anthony, Fla.; daughters, Nancy Anthony and Karen Keener, both of Chatsworth, and Peggy Anthony, Dalton; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Geneva and Warren Carter and Jo Ann Gregg, all of Dalton; and brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Maxine Winkler, Ellijay.

Services were Tuesday, January 31, at 2 p.m. from the Cool Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Arthur Corbin, Rev. Lamar Beason and Rev. Raymond Beavers officiating.

Interment followed in the church cemetery with military graveside rites.

Peeples Funeral Home of Chatsworth was in charge of arrangements.

This notice is courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Archie F. Walters

Mr. Archie F. Walters, 71, of Burnett Ferry Rd., Rome, died Thursday, January 25, 2001, in the Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Walters was born June 13, 1929, in Floyd County, the son of Arthur Walters and Lille Trapp Walters. He was a plumber and a member of the North Rome Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie Mann Walters.

He is survived by his sons, David Walters, Ronald Walters, and Donald Walters, all of Rome.; daughter, Lynn Clark, Rome; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Services were Sunday, January 28, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Minister Butch Jones officiating. Singing was by Ellijay Church of Christ Choir.

Pallbearers were Keith Stanley, Leeroy Stanley, Greg Stanley, Ray Stanley, Danny Mann, Clive Baker, Charlie Baker, and James Aaron.

Interment was in the Stanley Creek Church of Christ Cemetery under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Ceylon H. Davis

Mr. Ceylon H. Davis, 78, of Flagpole Road, Ellijay, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, in the St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Davis was born January 22, 1923, in Scots Bluff, Neb., the son of John W. Davis and Mary Wofford Davis. He was retired after serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II.

He is survived Jay R. Davis, and Scott W. Davis, both of Griffin; daughter, Betty Jane Davis, Stockbridge; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and brother, Jimmy Davis, Athens.

Services were Tuesday, January 30, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating.

Interment was in the Marietta National Cemetery with honors by the U.S. Marine Corp.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rose Marie Waters

Mrs. Rose Marie Waters, 48, of Cameron Drive, Ellijay, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, in the North Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Waters was born July 5, 1952, in West Germany, the daughter of Fritz and Augusta Albrecht. She was a restaurant manager.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann Waters, Ellijay; and grandsons, Justin Findley and Michael Dick, both of Ellijay.

Memorial services were Tuesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Butch Jones officiating.

Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William Fin Garland

William Fin Garland, 92, of Whitestone Rd., Talking Rock, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, in the Mountainside Medical Center.

Mr. Garland was born September 15, 1908, in Fannin County, the son of John Harve Garland and Nancy Armanda Stanley Garland. He was a member of Whitestone Baptist Church, Oak Bowery Masonic Lodge #81 of F & A Masons.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Martin Garland; daughters and son-in-law, Janice Garland Mosley, Whitestone, and Shirley and James H. Wood, Ellijay; sons, James L. Garland, Ellijay, Harold F. Garland, Marietta; five grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Services were Monday, January 29, at 2 p.m. from the Whitestone Baptist Church with Rev. Wallace Parks and Rev. Lloyd Patterson officiating. Music was by the Whitestone Baptist Church Choir.

Pallbearers were C.L. Garland, Waldon Martin, Barry Wood, Terry Garland, Garry Mosley, and Scott Garland.

Honorary pallbearers were Elmer Evans, Eugene Garland, Earl Garland, Gerald Garland, Charles Garland, Howard Garland, Bennie Garland, Rex Garland, and Bob Martin.

Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Loral E. Johnson McCollum

Mrs. Loral E. Johnson McCollum, 77, of Chatsworth, died Friday, January 26, 2001, at the Chatsworth Health Care Center.

Mrs. McCollum was born April 27, 1923, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Henry Clay and Hattie Loral (Johnston) Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Clinton McCollum.

She is survived by grandsons, Jerry McEntire, Chatsworth and Terry Johnson, Tunnel Hill; brother, Lewis Johnson, Calhoun; eight great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild.

Services were Sunday, January 28, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Rev. Homer Cantrell officiating.

Interment was in the Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Gilmer County.

Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton was in charge of arrangements.

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

David Vonnie Cochran

David Vonnie Cochran, 59, of Standing Rock Lane, Ellijay, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at the V.A. Hospital.

Mr. Cochran was born July 23, 1941, in Fulton County, the son of Vonnie Layette Cochran and Inez Neal Cochran. He was a heat & air technician and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, Del M. Cochran; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Darryl Garrett, Hiawassee, Debbie and John Bird, N.C., and Telaka and Michael Holbrook, Ellijay; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Renee Grindstaff, Hiawassee, Greg Grindstaff, N.C., and Joey Cochran and Vonnie Cochran, both of Atlanta.; 17 grandchildren; mother, Inez Neal Cochran, Ellijay; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Phillip Dodge, Ellijay; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Dixie Cochran, Blue Ridge, and Anthony Cochran, Ellijay.

Graveside services were Friday, January 26, at 2 p.m. with Dr. Milton Perry officiating. Music was by Diana Mullins.

Interment was in the Chattanooga National Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Minnie Mae Bramlett Davenport

Mrs. Minnie Mae Bramlett Davenport, 88, of Mary Ann St., Ellijay, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at the Gilmer Nursing Home.

Mrs. Davenport was born in Polk County, Tenn., April 25, 1912, the daughter of Lewis Bramlett and Leona Smith Bramlett. She was a school dietitian, and was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Davenport.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Marvin Wofford, Ellijay, and Sue and Robert Semig, Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Edward and Carolyn Davenport, Buford; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; special friend, Inez Gentry, Ellijay; sisters-in-law, Dora Crook, Ellijay, Roma Cochran, Smyrna, Ella Lee Pierce, Chatsworth, and Eunice Davenport, Ellijay.

Services were Thursday, January 25, at 2 p.m. from the Ellijay Church of God with Rev. Billy Williams and Rev. Edward Davenport officiating. Music was by Michelle Davenport.

Pallbearers were Bobby Sutton, Mark Davenport, Lee Sutton, Nathan Newton, Ken Harper, and Shawn Titus.

Interment was in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.


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