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J.D. Patterson

Mr. J.D. Patterson, 65, of Lickskillett Circle, Epworth, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Patterson was born in Fannin County, the son of Willie and Reathel Porter Patterson. He worked as a carpenter, and was a member of Hipps Chapel Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda S. Jones Patterson; son, Danny Patterson, Dalton; daughter, Katrina Cook, McCaysville; stepsons, Tim Brawley, Farner, and Jeff Rhodes, Epworth; stepdaughters, Miranda Corbin, Ellijay, Lisa Ingle, Epworth, and Barbie Gerald, McCaysville; brother, Cecil Patterson, Blue Ridge; sisters, Inez Chastain, and Shirley Smith, both of Blue Ridge, Ellene Watson, Epworth and Virginia Davis, Blue Ridge; and six grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, July 24, at 4 p.m. from Hipps Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Delmar Davenport, Rev. Ernest German, and Rev. Cliff Nelson officiating. Music was by Cliff and Rilla Nelson.

Pallbearers were David Foster, J.L. Patterson, Chris McKee, Johnny Ritchie, Larry Watson, and Malcom Davis.

Interment followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Akins Funeral Home.

William James Sanford

Mr. William James Sanford, 50, of Cumming, formerly of Ellijay, died Sunday, July 22, 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Sanford; children, Michelle Williams, Sam Curtis Bridget, Ricky Land, and James Darin Sanford, all of Cumming; five grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Alfred and Sheena Sanford, Cumming, and Linda Heard, Cumming.

Services were Wednesday, July 25, from the chapel of the Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming with Rev. Randall Woody, Rev. Danny Martin, and Rev. Alan Boyd officiating.

Interment was in the Sawnee View Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home of Cumming.

This announcement is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home and Chapel.

Emmett Parks Hardy

Mr. Emmett Parks Hardy, 50, of Chapman Lake Trail, Cherry Log, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at his residence.

Mr. Hardy was born October 13, 1950, in Spalding County, the son of Leon F. Hardy and Jeanette Parks Hardy, was a warehouse manager, a graduate of Griffin High School and the State University of West Georgia.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Dooley Hardy; daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and David Ford, Hiram; granddaughters, Crystal Ford and Leigh Ford, Hiram; mother, Jeanette Parks Hardy, Griffin; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Dr. Allen Ault, Virginia.

Services were Thursday, July 19, at 11 a.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Allen Ault and Rev. Vance Murphy officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Mark West, John Thurman, Tom Rucker, Richard Crosby, Mike Cheves, and Paul Bishop.

Interment was in the Westwood Garden Cemetery Mausoleum under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cleo Gabbard Williams

Mrs. Cleo Gabbard Williams, 76, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Saturday, July 21, 2001.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Rev. Bobby Harold "B.H." Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Rev. Jerry W. Ballard, Tennessee; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Billy and Vicki Coffey Williams, Ellijay, Rev. Kenneth and Shirley Williams and Boyd and Carolyn Holloway Williams, all of Tennessee; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Eula Lane, Kentucky; brothers, Junior Gabbard and Vernon Gabbard, both of Kentucky.

Services were Monday, July 23, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home of Cleveland, Tenn., with Dr. Walter P. Atkinson, Rev. Russell Sumner, Rev. Mitchell Maloney and Rev. Paul Henson officiating.

Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home of Cleveland, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ellijay Church of God, heating and air condition fund c/o Joe Charles, 112 Spring Street, Ellijay, GA 30540.

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home and Chapel.

Mrs. Lori Beth Lowry Croteau

Mrs. Lori Beth Lowry Croteau, 39, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in Chattanooga, Tenn., from injuries received in an automobile accident in April of this year. Mrs. Croteau was born February 20, 1962. She was employed by Gold Kist of Ellijay.

She is survived by her father and stepmother, Billy Joe and Louise Lowry, Louisiana; son, Joe Romines, New Jersey; sister, Marcia Teague, Missouri; and special friend, Lonnie Bennett, Ellijay.

Memorial services were Saturday, July 21, in Cullman, Ala., with Dr. R.E. Glaze officiating.

The Moss Funeral Home of Cullman, Ala. ,was in charge of arrangements.

Walter L. Peak

Mr. Walter L. Peak, 71, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001.

Mr. Peak was retired from Lockheed and a customer greeter for Wal-Mart, Inc. in Ellijay. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Little Peak; daughter, Cathy Zucchi, California; sons, Jimmy Peak and Chris Peak, both of Acworth, and Roger Zucchi, Missouri; sisters, Nancy Huff, Calif., Barbara Gass, Florida; brother, Edwin Peak, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Services were Friday, July 20, at 11 a.m. from the Jonquil Chapel of Castellaw Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Hemphill officiating.

Interment was in the Georgia Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Castellaw Funeral Home.

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Joseph "Joey" Jay Bartel

Mr. Joseph "Joey" Jay Bartel, 15, of Gunstock Creek Road, Ellijay, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mr. Bartel was born August 30, 1985, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Leslie Jay Bartel and Terry Marie Lieser. He was a Gilmer High School student in the 11th grade, a member of the First Baptist Church in Woodstock, a member of the Gilmer High School football, track and cross country teams.

He is survived by his mother and father, Terry and Ken Roberts, Ellijay; sister, Sabrina Lynn Lieser, Ellijay; grandmothers and grandfathers, Laureen E. and George A. Speal, Florida, Stan and Joan Lieser, Tennessee, and Ernest and Francis Roberts, Alabama; and great grandmother, Mary Lieser, Minnesota.

Services were Saturday, July 28, at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church of Ellijay with Dr. Milton Perry and Coach Mike Thompson officiating.

Pallbearers were the Gilmer High School football team.

Honorary pallbearers were the Gilmer High School track team.

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

Mrs. Doris M. Bateman
Mrs. Doris M. Bateman, 81, of Corley Rd., Conyers, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, in the Ports Bridge Hospice in Riverdale.

Mrs. Bateman was born April 8, 1920, the daughter of Alex and Grace Kelly Manley. She was the widow of Ellis Bateman, Sr. and was retired from Rich's Dept. Stores.

She is survived by her stepson, Ellis and Becky Bateman, Conyers; three stepgrandchildren; one step great grandchild; sister, Eddie M. Looper, Ellijay; brothers, Van Manley, Danielville, Paul Manley, Dahlonega, Buddy Manley, Washington state, and Sid Manley, Peachtree City.

Services were Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Robert Looper, Mike Manley, Gary Manley, and Lanier Edwards.

Interment was in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Wendell Stokes

Mr. Wendell Stokes, 30, of Green Circle, Ellijay, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Stokes was born March 3, 1971, in Gilmer County, the son of Emma Weaver Stokes and Homer Stokes.

He is survived by his mother, Emma Stokes, Ellijay; sisters, Rita Tatum, Margaret Osborne, Sandra Holloway, Bertie Mae Silvers, Janice Colwell, Carolyn Stokes, and Bennie Lee Watson, all of Ellijay; brothers, Sonny Stokes, Herman Stokes, Winston Stokes, Tony Stokes, Bob Stokes, Walter Stokes and Ricky Stokes, all of Ellijay.

Services were Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. from the Sunlight Baptist Church with Rev. Emuel Sanford and Rev. Ervin Smith officiating.

Pallbearers were Ronny Stokes, Jason Davis, Randall Stokes, William Silvers, Thomas Silvers, and Jackie Plumley.

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

Robert M. Burnett Jr.

Mr. Robert M. Burnett Jr., 53, of Hwy. 5 South, Ellijay, died Monday, June 25, 2001, in Rome.

Mr. Burnett was born February 3, 1948, in Germany, the son of Lena Angel Maier Burnett and Robert Burnett. He was of the Baptist faith and a veteran having served with the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Bowyers, North Carolina; mother and stepfather, Lena and Mercer Scroggs, North Carolina; two grandchildren; aunt, Constance Saturday, Talking Rock; and uncle, Marlin Burnett, Ellijay.

Private services were held in the Town Creek Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

William "Bill" Gudger Smith

Mr. William "Bill" Gudger Smith, 76, of Parks Avenue, Ellijay, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at the Well Star Cobb Hospital in Austell.

Mr. Smith was born September 10, 1924, in Ducktown, Tenn., the son of Jefferson Gudger Smith and Charity Ruth Bandy Smith. He was retired from the Ellijay Telephone Company, where he was a lineman, and a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his nieces, Jane Wilber, Kennesaw, and June Falkenhaden, Mableton; and nephew, James Parks, Ellijay.

Services will be Saturday, August 4, at 2 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Holt officiating. Music will be by Irene Wofford.

Interment will be in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Tennessee under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Estie McGhee

Mrs. Estie McGhee, 88, of Jasper, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Mountainside Medical Center.

Mrs. McGhee is survived by son, Billy McGhee, Ellijay; daughters, Janis Stancil, Jane McGhee, and Sue Payne, all of Jasper; brother, Herbert McArthur, Ranger; sister, Minnie Westbrook, Jasper; 12 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Services were Monday, July 30, at 2 p.m. from the Whitestone Baptist Church with Dr. Charlie Boggan and Rev. Corey Rich officiating. Music was by the church choir.

Pallbearers were Mike Smith, Mike King, Cam Towery, Danny Towery, Kelly McGhee, Hank Edge, and Max McGhee.

Interment followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Cagle Funeral Home.
 

Robert Mitchell Palmer
Mr. Robert Mitchell Palmer, 69, of Rose Garden Road, Ellijay, died Friday, July 27, 2001.

Mr. Palmer is survived by his sons, Jeff Palmer and Joe Palmer, both of Florida., and Mark Palmer, Texas.

Private memorial services will be at a later date in Tampa, Fla. No local services are planned.

Logan Funeral Home and Chapel of Ellijay in charge of arrangements.
 

Harvey Lee Raines
Mr. Harvey Lee Raines, 62, of Calhoun, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at his residence.

Mr. Raines was born in Gordon County, September 21, 1938, the son of Howard and Sallie Mae Fortenberry Raines.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Keener Raines; daughter, Brenda Blackmon, Calhoun; grandson, Shaun Blackmon, Calhoun; sisters, Louise Hufstetler, Calhoun, Ruth Ray, Shannon, Nell Jordan, Ann Heath, Francis Brooks, and Jo Bohannon, all of Canton; and brother, Clifford Raines, Cartersville.

Services were Wednesday, August 1, at 2 p.m. from the Combs Chapel of the Clifford Free Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Timms and Rev. Clifford Free officiating. Music was by the Owens Family.

Pallbearers were Lamar Brooks, Wayne Bohannon, Harold Keener, Larry Keener, Ronnie Jordan and Jerry Wayne Jordan.

Interment was in the Fain Cemetery under the direction of Clifford Free Funeral Home.

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Loyce K. Bowman
Mrs. Loyce K. Bowman, 58, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ellijay, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in St. Anthony's Hospital from complications of lung cancer.

Mrs. Bowman was born in Kelly, N.C. She retired after 30 years as the business manager for Bowman Development Corp. in St. Pete Beach, Florida. She was a member of Turniptown Baptist Church in Ellijay.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, William Bowman, Jr.; son, Richard Knox, Florida; brother, James B. Parker, North Carolina; sisters, Juanita P. Goins and Joyce Wilson, both of N.C.; and five grandchildren.

Services were Friday, August 3, at 12 noon in Adcock Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sandy M. Marks officiating.

Interment followed in the Riverview Memorial Gardens in Spring Lake.
 

Mrs. Nancy Alluwee Katona
Mrs. Nancy Alluwee Katona, 56, of Calhoun, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Kennestone Medical Center following an extending illness.

Mrs. Katona was born July 10, 1945, in Floyd County, the daughter of Tyre Gene Lindsey and Annie Ruth Minge Lindsey. She was a member of Amazing Grace Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Moore, Snellville; sons, Albert Katona, Clayton, Paul Katona, West Virginia, and Troy Katona, Florida; sisters, Ruth Morrison and Angie Webster, both of Michigan; and 11 grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, August 2, at 1 p.m. from Amazing Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Gay Grizzle, Rev. Don Nichols and Rev. Joe Gowens officiating.

Pallbearers were David Chittom Jr., David Lee Chittom, Charles Raburn, Kevin Delozier, John Nichols and Buren Gregory.

Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cartersville under the direction of Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.
 

William Ernest Evans
Mr. William Ernest Evans, 96, of Old Flat Creek Road, Ellijay, died Thursday, August 2, 2001, at the North Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Evans was born February 6, 1905, in Gilmer County, the son of John Robert Evans and Lou Ella Starks Evans. He was a timber contractor and a member of New Hope Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his wife, Lela Sluder Evans.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel and Marvin Pritchett, and Doris and Garlin Davis, all of Ellijay, and Geri and Herbert Rice, Fayetteville; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Winnie Edwards, and Roma Davis, both of Ellijay, and Bernice Quarles, Atlanta; daughters-in-law, Alva Evans, and Frances Evans, both of Ellijay.

Services were Saturday, August 4, at 11 a.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Junior Waddell, Rev. Jerry Banks, and Minister Butch Jones officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Michael Davis, Gregory Davis, Gary Evans, Barry Pritchett, Gary Vandiver, and Wayne Sluder.

Honorary pallbearers were Buford Davis, W.T. Evans, Hoover Tankersley, Clyde Evans, Jimmy Davis, Mack Wood, Ott Hales and Johnny Sluder.

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

Ms. Gladys Domingo Bautista

Ms. Gladys Domingo Bautista, 22, of Tower Road, Ellijay, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at the Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

She is survived by her mother and father, Juana Vargas Lopez and Domingo Bautista; children, Sylvia and Daniel, both of Ellijay; sister, Bidtaleina Bautista, Ellijay; and brother, Miguel Bautista, Ellijay.

Services were Wednesday, August 8, at 4 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tomas G. Cortez officiating.

Interment will be in San Juan Ixcoy in Guatemala.

Logan Funeral Home and Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James "Jim" Pritchett

Mr. James "Jim" Pritchett, 40, of Lincoln Park, Mich., died Thursday, August 2, 2001.

Mr. Pritchett is survived by his wife, Karen Pritchett; one stepson; father and mother, Brad and Blondie Pritchett, Michigan; brothers, David Pritchett and Michael Pritchett, both of Michigan; sisters, Shirley Dicicco, Temple and Pam Pregitzer, Michigan; aunts, Catherine Cantrell, Mary Nell Fendley, Izora Simmons, Pauline Stewart, Carrie Reece and Audrey Pritchett, all of Ellijay and Sue Bowers, Marietta; uncles, F.C. Sitten and Raymond Sitten, both of Michigan and Morris Sitten, Chatsworth.

Services were Tuesday, August 7, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home in Southgate, Mich.

Interment was in the Michigan Memorial Park.

Girrbach-Krasun Funeral Home of Southgate, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.

This notice is courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Little Reynaldo Velasquez

Little Reynaldo Velasquez, infant daughter of Petrona Velasquez, of Ellijay, died Saturday, August 4, 2001.

She is survived by her mother, Petrona Velasquez, Ellijay; grandparents, Juan Velasquez and Maria Perez Garcia, both of Ellijay.

Graveside services will be Thursday, August 9, at 6 p.m. from the Yukon Cemetery with Sister Maria G. Stephens officiating.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

John Henry "Shorty" Troglin, Jr.
Mr. John Henry "Shorty" Troglin, Jr., 72, of Luke Quarles Road, Ellijay, died Friday, August 3, 2001, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mr. Troglin was born November 8, 1928, in Gilmer County, the son of John Henry Troglin and Fannie Pinson Troglin. He was a taxi cab operator, service station owner, a veteran and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dennie Mae Barnes Troglin, and later married Betty Hess Troglin who survives.

Survivors besides his wife include daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Harlin Parker, Calhoun, Nadine and David Ray, Ilene Troglin, and Denise and James Greer, all of Ellijay, and Debbie and Renith Hendrix, Ranger; step children, April and Mannie Marek, Ellijay, Donald Steward, Calhoun and Jane Steward, Woodstock; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; five step grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Quarles, Ellijay and Celestia Cox, Calhoun; and sister-in-law, Adez Troglin, Calhoun.

Services were Monday, August 6, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Freddie Thomas officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Rozier Wingate, Sr., Rozier Wingate, Jr., Ray Wingate, Lather Pinson, Eddie Phillips, and Dennis Holcomb.

Honorary pallbearers were Fred Hensley, Larry Hensley, Hubert Richards, and Robbie Pinson.

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

Malcolm Dexter Clayton, Jr.
Mr. Malcolm Dexter Clayton, Jr., of Valrico, Fla., died Wednesday, July 11, 2001.

Mr. Clayton was a native of Covington, Ky., the son of Lola Swann Clayton and Malcolm D. Clayton. He was a graduate of Emory University, a homeowner at Coosawattee River Resort, member of St. Josephs Hospital and Hillsborough County Medical Association of Florida. He was a physician in the Tampa area from 1956 to 1994.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Clayton; two sons, seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
 

Alex Young
Mr. Alex Young, 83, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Sunday, August 5, 2001, in Bradley Memorial Hospital, in Cleveland, Tenn.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date by Bernhardt Funeral Home.
 

Ms. Barbara Ann Dees
Ms. Barbara Ann Dees, 69, of Riverwood Trail, Ellijay, died Friday, August 3, 2001.

Ms. Dees was born March 7, 1932, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of James H. and Ann Roberta Dees. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, David Holloway, Lawrenceville, Larry Holloway, Atlanta, Michael Holloway, Stone Mountain, and Sherry Turner, Woodstock

Private services will be held at a later date.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 

Fred O. Mullis
Mr. Fred O. Mullis, 76, of Cherry Log, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, in the Brian Center in Canton.

Mr. Mullis was born December 24, 1924, in Fulton County, the son of John G. Mullis and Corine Blankenship Mullis. He was a construction worker and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his children, Tonya Davenport, Ellijay, Cindi and Corey Brown, Duluth, Jo Duncan, California, Mitchell Mullis, Flowery Branch, Michelle Mullis and Laura Mullis, both of Atlanta; five grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Mullis, Tucker, and Gwen Mullis, Marietta.

Services were Wednesday, August 8, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Minister Butch Jones officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford, Rene Watkins and Peri Logan.

Pallbearers were Larry Breeden, Tommy Sprayberry, Cruthis Sanford, Andy Key, and Mike Watkins.

Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Bailey and Billy Helton.

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


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