Miscellaneous Gilmer County, Georgia Obituaries

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Harry L. Vincent, Jr. 

Mr. Harry L. Vincent, Jr., 52, of Boardtown Rd., Ellijay, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at his home. 

Mr. Vincent was born June 5, 1947, in New York. He was a well-known antique and flea market dealer in this area. 

He is survived by a brother, Rudolph Carlson, Ill. 

Memorial services were Tuesday, April 4 at 12 p.m. from the chapel of Logan Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford. 

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

Ms. Nina Estelle Garrett 

Ms. Nina Estelle Garrett , 95, of Roy Rd., Ellijay, died Saturday April 8, 2000, at Gilmer Nursing Home. 

Ms. Garrett was born November 15, 1904, in Gilmer County, the daughter of William M. Garrett and Sarah Emilins Stover. 

She was a textile worker and member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. 

She is survived by nieces, Pauline Clayton of Dalton, Evelyn Cape and Bennie Mae Roach, both of Rossville, Ruby Stanley of Calhoun, Norma Davis and Martha Griggs both of Ellijay; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Garrett of Dalton. 

Services were Monday, April 10 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Logan Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Nelson and Rev. Lawton Burt officiating. Music was by Mr. & Mrs. Leeman Champion. 

Pallbearers were Willard Ralston, Lloyd Holden, Eugene Anderson, Bobby Davis, Jamie Card, Michael Stanley, Jr., David Cape and Charles Roach. 

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

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, c/o Willard Ralston, 44 Ralston Dr., Ellijay, GA 30540 or Tickanetley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Paul Mooney, 16 Old Bucktown Rd., Ellijay, GA 30540. 

France “Dock” Walden 

Mr. France “Dock” Walden, 72, of McCaysville died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his home. 

Mr. Walden was born December 3, 1927, in Polk Co., the son of Rufus and Stella Grizzle Walden. 

He is survived by his wife JoAnn Walden; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Larry Stover, Ellijay; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Joan Walden,Dawsonville; grandchildren, Stephanie Burnette and Justin Stover, both of Ellijay, Michael Walden of Dawsonville and Jason Stover, Atlanta; great grandchild, Baylee Burnette, Ellijay; brother, Arnold Walden of Texas; sisters, Rebecca Campbell, Nellie Walderman, Delores Payne and Betty Green, all of Florida. 

Services were Monday, April 10 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Finch Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Stover and Rev. Robert Rudeseal officiating. 

Pallbearers were Greg Roper, Randy Barnes, Tommy Davis, Michael Walden, Brett Burnette, Justin Stover and Tommy Grindstaff. 

Interment was in the Copper Ridge Memorial Gardens under the direction of Finch Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville. 

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Maudie Ridings Rhodes 

Mrs. Maudie Ridings Rhodes, 79, of Anderson Rd., Ellijay, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at North Georgia Medical Center. 

Mrs. Rhodes was born July 13, 1920, in Gilmer Co., the daughter of Bob Ridings and Emma Painter Ridings. She was a housewife, member of Turniptown Baptist Church and widow of Bill Rhodes. 

She is survived by daughters and son-in law, Dorothy and Ralph Payne, Betty and David Mulkey, Frances Weaver all of Ellijay; son, Jack Booking, Ellijay; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

Services were held Thursday April 6, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Music was by Mary Alice and Leeman Champion. 

Pallbearers were Philip Alred, Sammy Lewis, James Riding, Junior Ridings, Shane Rhodes, Joseph Weaver and Steven Booking. 

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

David C. Hernandez 

Mr. David C. Hernandez, 79, of Ellijay, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Kennestone Hospital. 

Mr. Hernandez was born December 23, 1920, in Brawley, Calif., the son of Raymond Hernandez and Maria Louisa Cortez Hernandez. He was a machinist, a veteran having served with the U.S. Air Force in World War II, and nondenominational church. 

He is survived by wife, Mary Quillian Hernandez; sons, David Hernandez, Dallas, and Eric Hernandez, Alpharetta; daughter, Yvonne Glasco, Waleska; and a sister, Tita Hernandez, Calif. 

Graveside services were held Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. from the Yukon Cemetery with Minister Ray Beatty officiating. 

Pallbearers were David Hernandez, Eric Hernandez, Kenneth Bailey, Chris Lindsay, Martin Healey and Edward Glasco. 

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Aldria Joe Bacon 

Aldria Joe Bacon, 44, of Loganville, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Georgia Medical Center. 

Mr. Bacon was born October 23, 1955, in Fulton County, the son of Aldria Nettie Bacon and Betty Joe Dobbs. 

He was of Baptist faith. 

He is survived by sons, Chris Bacon of Carrollton, Jimmy Bacon, Lithia Springs, Chad Bacon, Douglasville; stepson, Wink Edwards; grandson, Dylon Bacon; sister, Bonnie Bacon and brother, Barry Bacon. 

Services were Saturday April 8 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Logan Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Kelly officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford. 

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

Mrs. Shirley Louise Collis Buckins 

Mrs. Shirley Louise Collis Buckins, 87, of Micco, Fla., died February 18, 2000, at Integrated Health Services of Palm Bay, after a brief illness. 

Mrs. Buckins was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Ellijay, and was a licensed practical nurse. 

She is survived by daughter, Betty J. Mason, Fla.; sons, Charles Wright, Ellijay and Jimmy Collis, Douglasville; sister, Macie Ann Shepard, Canton, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and her companion, Willard Wright, Micco. 

Memorial services will be Saturday April 15, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. 

Interment will be in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Strunk Funeral Homes of Sebastian was in charge of arrangements. Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. 

Billy F. Southern 

Mr. Billy F. Southern, 56, of Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in the Gwinnett Medical Center. 

Mr. Southern was born October 10, 1943, in Gilmer Co. the son of Eulous and Lemma Bearden Southern. He was a farmer and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his mother, Lemma B. Southern, Ellijay; brothers, Mack Southern, Loganville, Eugene Southern, Blue Ridge, Jerry Southern and Jimmy Southern both of Ellijay; sisters, Frankie Burnette, Tucker, Shirley Ledbetter, Atlanta, and Irene Cox, Duluth. 

Services were held Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. from the Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Junior Waddell officiating. Music was by the church choir, Karen Kerr and Angie Wishon. 

Pallbearers were Jerry Deboard, Mack Aaron, Harold O’Dell, Bobby Holden, Lowery Cantrell and Wayne Barneycastle. 

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

Mrs. Ola Canzadia Sanford Banks 

Mrs. Ola Canzadia Sanford Banks, 80, of West Sunset Dr., Ellijay, died Tuesday April 4, 2000, at North Georgia Medical Center. 

Mrs. Banks was born June 26, 1919, the daughter of Jerry Tate Sanford and Sally Ann Dotson Sanford. She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and was a housewife. 

She is survived by husband, Dennis Banks; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Jackie Wyatt, Chatsworth, and Margaret and Johnny Weathers, Dalton; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Juanita Banks, Dalton, Arnold and Margaret Banks, D.L. and Wilma Banks, and Donny and Cindy Banks, all of Ellijay; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. 

Services were Friday, April 7, at 11 a.m. from Cross Roads Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Dotson, Rev. Richard Buckner and Rev. Mafford McArthur officiating. Music was by the Sanford Brothers. 

Pallbearers were Adam Banks, Chris Banks, Mathew Banks, John Banks, William Townsend, Earl Townsend, Chris Miller and Gary Tinnell. 

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

James Wilson Sanford 

Mr. James Wilson Sanford, 73, of Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at his home. 

Mr. Sanford was born April 14, 1926, in Ellijay, the son of Charles William and Mary Elizabeth Dotson Sanford. He was a veteran having served in World War II with the U.S. Army. 

He is survived by wife, Dora Mae Rogers Sanford; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Roger Picklesimer, McCaysville, and Eva and Terry Reece, Ellijay; three grandchildren; sisters, Lona Schmidt and Erna Lee Griggs, both of Ellijay; brothers, H.M. Sanford, Ellijay and Raymond Sanford, Dalton. 

Services were Thursday April 6, at 2 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Hood officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford. 

Pallbearers were Bill Findley, Bob Findley, Arthur Sanford, Maynard Griggs, Roy Griggs, M.H. Sanford, Clinton Charles, Jack Sanford and Keith Sanford. 

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Sanford, Danny Sanford, Jim Findley, Ed Findley, John Griggs, Tim Griggs and Herman Griggs. 

Interment was in the Cross Roads Baptist Church cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home. 

Mr. Carl L. Wise 

Mr. Carl L. Wise, 83, of Tower Rd., Ellijay, died Sunday, April 9, 2000. 

Mr. Wise was born October 28, 1916, in Fulton Co., the son of Eugene and Emma Stephens Wise. He was married to the late Emily Powell Wise, was a business agent for Painter’s local in Atlanta, veteran having served with the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II, and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta. 

He is survived by his step- daughters, Joann Walker and Rita VonAlmond, both of Ellijay; Margaret Matthews, LaGrange; Carolyn Brown, Forest Park and Martha Hall, Atlanta; brother, Clarence Hilton Wise, Watkinsville and nine grandchildren. 

Services were Tuesday April 11, at 3 p.m., from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford. 

Pallbearers were David Reece, Ben Reece, Anthony McClure, Marvin VonAlmond, Danny Cantrell, Tracy Posey, and Danny Matthews. 

Interment was in the Yukon Cemetery with military rites by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Master James Dylan Payne 

Master James Dylan Payne, infant son of Scott and Michelle Payne of Temple, died April 1, 2000, at Cobb Wellstar Hospital in Austell. 

Master Payne was born on April 1, 2000. 

He is survived by his mother and father, Scott and Michelle Payne; sisters, Savannah Nicole Payne and Dallas Ann Payne; brother, Zachariah Scott Payne; maternal grandparents, Nicky and Kathy Fernander, all of Temple; paternal grandparents, Kenny and Sherri Hughston, Ellijay. 

Graveside services were Monday, April 3 at 4 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Memory Gardens in Villa Rica with the Charles W. Wynn officiating. 

Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica was in charge of the arrangements. 

Joseph Walton 

Mr. Joseph Walton, better known as Joe Wright, 75, of Epworth, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the Fannin Regional Hospital. 

Mr. Walton was born in Gilmer County, the son of Robert Enoch Wright and Alta Lee Hensley Wright. He worked for Cities Service Corporation at London Mill as a repairman for 34 years before retiring. He was a veteran having served in World War II with the United States Navy, and was a member of the Colwell Baptist Church and the Chemical Workers Union. 

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lee Wright; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Robert Foster, Mineral Bluff, Judy and Thomas Graham, Jane and Morris Callihan, and Martha and John Chastain, all of Epworth, Brenda and James Adams, Buford, and Patricia Jo and Ronald Hensley, Tenn.; brothers, Eugene Wright, Mo., Roy Wright and Charles Wright, both of Ellijay; sisters, Reba Mashburn, Ellijay, Frances Tatum, Jasper, and Betty Corbin, Dalton; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

Services were Friday, March 31 at 2 p.m. from the Colwell Baptist Church with Rev. Ernest Land, Rev. Glen Collis, Rev. Ray Harper, and Rev. Doug Williamson officiating. Music was by J.W. Patterson and the Clayton Family. 

Pallbearers were grandsons, Barry Williamson, Scott Graham, Cory Joseph Callihan, Wesley Chastain, Ryan Chastain, and Zachary Adams. 

Honorary pallbearers were the men of Colwell Baptist Church and co-workers at London Mill. 

Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. 

Mrs. Eula Young 

Mrs. Eula Young, 78, of Dalton, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at the Hamilton Medical Center. 

Mrs. Young was born August 24, 1921, in Murray County, the daughter of Monroe Bennett and Tennie Kisselburg Bennett. She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George W. Young; daughters and sons-in-law, Grace and Larry Bennett, Dalton, Barbara and Don Franklin, Fla., and Evelyn Young, Calhoun; sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Sue Young, Chatsworth, Roy and Linda Young, Cohutta, and Ann Young, Chatsworth; sisters, Edith Burger and Jean McCulley, both of Resaca; brothers, Robert Bennett, Calhoun, Howard Bennett and Frank Bennett, both of Resaca, J.R. Bennett, Chatsworth, and James Bennett, Ellijay; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and a special niece, Betty Jean Temples, Rydal. 

Services were Wednesday, March 29 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Morgan and Rev. Charles Williams officiating. 

Pallbearers were Kenneth Lock, Kevin Lock, Ronnie Bennett, Timmy Bennett, Alan Bennett, Frankie Bennett, and Justin Haygood. 

Interment was in the New Hope-Kilgore Cemetery under the direction of Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton. 

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Inez Elizabeth Silvers Barrett 

Mrs. Inez Elizabeth Silvers Barrett, 92, of Dalton, formerly of Ellijay, died Thursday April 13, 2000, in the Regency Park Nursing Center in Dalton. 

Mrs. Barrett was born December 23, 1907, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Noel Silvers and Rosa Jordan Silvers. She was a housewife, and a member of Berean Baptist Church. She was married to the late Ernest Barrett. 

She is survived by daughter, Claudell Ray, Dalton; granddaughter Kendra Schmitt, Dalton; brother, T.J. Silvers and Rev. Ernest Silvers, both of Talking Rock; sisters, Lillian Silvers, Dalton, and Rosa Jane Richards, Ellijay. 

Services were Sunday, April 16, at 2 p.m. from the Berean Baptist Church with Rev. Lamar Payne, Rev. Wallace Parks, Rev. Arthur Lee Croft, and Rev. Lamar Beason officiating. Music was by the church choir, the Hensley Family, Eldridge Silvers and Eudine Vick. 

Pallbearers were Jim Garner, Dave Garner, Delmer Garner, Harold Garner, Cleve Underwood and Phillip Silvers. 

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

John Billue 

Mr. John Billue, 78, of Atlanta died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at his home. 

Mr. Billue was born in Irwinton, the son of Isaac Franklin and Emma Hartley Billue. He was educated in the Wilkinson County public schools, and was a graduate of Middle Georgia College and the University of Georgia. He received his Naval commission from Columbia University, and served in the South Pacific aboard the LST668 during World War II. He was a member of the Briarlake Baptist Church, Decatur. 

He is survived by wife of 48 years, Carolyn West Billue; brothers, Felix Billue, and James Billue, Irwinton, Avys Billue, Augusta; sisters, Elizabeth Etheridge, Edythe Miller, and Frankie Sapp, all of Irwinton; and Delores Jackson, Toomsboro. 

Services were Saturday April 15, at the Irwinton Baptist Church,with Pastor Johnny Jackson officiating. The eulogy was delivered by Wade Miller. 

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. 

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home. 

William Luther Wingard 

William Luther Wingard, 86, of Highway 515, Cherry Log, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his home. 

Mr. Wingard was born in Atlanta, February 14, 1914, the son of Andrew and Gussie Goddard Wingard. He was married to Lola Buchananan Wingard, was a salesman in the agriculture business, and a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church. 

He is survived by wife, Lola Wingard; son and daughter in law, Doug and Gwen Wingard, Powder Springs; grandchildren, Dr. Scott and Melissa Wingard, Augusta, Lisa Jenkins, Tenn., Alicia Wingard, Powder Springs; great grandchildren, Lacey Jenkins and Jackson Wingard, Cherry Log and sister- in- law, Carrie Wingard, Cherry Log. 

Services were Monday, April 17, at11 a.m. from the Rock Creek Baptist Church with Rev. J.D. Thomas officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford. 

Pallbearers were Troy Wingard, Jerry Wingard, Jack Adams, Al Henderson, Harold Underwood, Loy Davenport, Hyman Miller, Dwayne Davenport, Hertis Key, Ewiel Hice and Rickey Wingard. 

Interment was in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Blue Ridge under the direction of Logan Funeral Home. 

Rev. William Payne 

Rev. William Payne, better known as “Hook”, 65, of McCaysville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000. 

He was born in Fannin County, the son of Harley and Siddie Patterson Payne. He was retired from Cities Service Company, and a member of Mt. Liberty Baptist Church. 

He is survived by wife, Nora Bell Payne; son, Lynn Payne; daughters, Sherry Payne and Vickie Rymer all of McCaysville; two grandchildren; brothers, James Payne and Wesley Payne, both of McCaysville; sisters, Leaner Payne and Annie Mae Payne, both of Blue Ridge, Margie Patterson, Copperhill and Ivelean O’Neal, McCaysville; half brothers, J.P. Payne, Dawsonville, Raymond Payne of Chatsworth; half sisters, Ethie Dean, Dalton, Jessie Hammontree and Zenale Patterson both of Chatsworth; and Essie Tripplet of Tenn. 

Services were Friday, April 14 at 2 p.m. from Mt. Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Wesley Lowery, Rev. Tony Couch, and Rev. Robby Chastain officiating. Music was by Chris Chastain, Roger Townley, and the Chastain Family. 

Pallbearers were Jackie Huffman, Travis Couch, Albert Locke, Jason Payne, Jeff Payne, and Steve O’Neal. 

Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Liberty Baptist Church, 93 Couch Drive, McCaysville, GA 30555. 

Mrs. Dallas Easterwood 

Mrs. Dallas Easterwood, 74, of Jasper, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Kennestone Hospital. 

She is survived by sons, Allen Easterwood, Ervin Easterwood, and Thomas Easterwood, all of Jasper; Greg Easterwood, Ellijay; daughters, Teresa Tatum, Coral Robinson, and Penny Arp, all of Jasper; sisters, Pauline Bessette and Ruth Hendrix, both of Marble Hill; 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. 

Services were Thursday, April 6, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cagle Funeral Home, with Rev. Eugene Childers, Rev. Kenneth Kirk, Rev. Buddy Roper, and Rev. William Darnell officiating. 

Pallbearers were Adam Easterwood, Kurt Arp, Ed Jewell, Johnny Childers, Anthony Plumbley and Chris Plumbley. 

Interment was in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Cagle Funeral Home of Jasper. 


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