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Jeremiah Anderson

Mr. Jeremiah Anderson, 21, of Burnt Mt. Rd, Ellijay, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

Mr. Anderson was born November 4, 1978, at his home in Gilmer County, the son of Rodney Anderson and Linda Glazer. He was a landscaper.

He is survived by his father, Rodney Anderson, Ellijay; mother, Linda Glazer, Ellijay; brothers, Jacob Anderson, Dillon Glazer and Matt Glazer, all of Ellijay, and T.R. Glazer, U.S. Navy; sisters, Elissa Anderson, Calif., Cathy Conner, Fla.; and grandparents, Loran and Fay Anderson, N.C.

Services were Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating.

Pallbearers were Jacob Anderson, T.R. Glazer, Matt Glazer, Rick Johnson, Ricky Johnson, and Johnny Skikang.

Interment was in the Kennemur Family Cemetery under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Albert Sanford

Mr. Albert Sanford, 71, of Ellijay, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, in the Gilmer Nursing Home.

Mr. Sanford was born February 16, 1929, in Gilmer County, the son of Noel Sanford and Zona Shelton Sanford. He was a mobile home repairman and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by son, Terry Sanford, Chatsworth; daughters, Debbie Goswick, Eton, Gail Cronan, Chatsworth; brother, Truman Sanford, Chatsworth; sisters, Zennie Wheeler, Rydal, Ruth Ratcliff, Blanche Cantrell, and Opal Carney, all of Ellijay; and Wanda Hughes, East Ellijay; and three grandchildren.

Services were Monday April 24 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Arnold officiating. Music was by Lillian Bridges.

Pallbearers were Joe Ratcliff, Johnny Goble, Ricky Hughes, Mitchell Hughes, Dudley Bevins, and Shannon Teague.

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

Mrs. Venta Lee Jewell Mullinax Mulkey

Mrs. Venta Lee Jewell Mullinax Mulkey, 79, of Ohio, formerly of Ellijay, died Monday, April 24, 2000, in Barberton, Ohio. A complete obituary will be announced later by Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Robert C. Perry

Mr. Robert C. Perry, 84, of Garrett Branch Rd., Ellijay, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Perry was born May 11, 1915, in Cloverdale, Wash., the son of James W. Perry and Bernice Annie Todd Perry. He was a retired electronics engineer with Philco-Ford, a veteran having served with the U.S. Navy, a Mason and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie H. Perry; daughters, Patricia Eby, Calif., Bobbie Woodhouse, Colo., Ronelle Willadsen, Acworth, and Linda Abrams, S.C.; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, April 20, from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Kelly officiating. Music was by Doug Simonds.

Pallbearers were Tracy Newton, Dennis Vinson, John Marshall, Charles Ruis, Danny Wilson, and Loy Jarrett.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Primetime Choir and the senior adult Sunday school class.

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

Robert O. Watters

Mr. Robert O. Watters, 69, of Blue Ridge, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Fannin Regional Hospital.

Mr. Watters was born September 26, 1930, in Lafayette, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Watters. He was a carpenter and a veteran having served with the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Watters; daughters, Teresa Yocom, Hope Stoner, Candy Hullender, and Eve Horner, all of Chattanooga; son, Gary Watters, Chattanooga; sisters, Joyce Fernandez, and Annette Troxler, both of Tenn.; and10 grandchildren.

Services were Friday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Arnold officiating.

Interment was in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tenn., with military honors by the U.S. Air Force.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Louise Pittman Minton-Foster

Mrs. Louise Pittman Minton-Foster, 77, of Decatur, Ala., died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital.

Mrs. Minton-Foster was born November 8, 1922, in Fla., the daughter of William Bertis Pittman and Kate Grubb Pittman and married to the late Richard Minton. She was a retired school teacher and member of St. Andrew P.C.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Charles W. Foster, Ill.; daughter, Dr. Ginger Marine, Ellijay; brothers, Charles Pittman, Fla., and Albert Pittman, S.C. and three grandchildren.

Services were Monday, April 24 at 2 p.m. from St. Andrew P.C. with Rev. Dr. Randon H. Jackson officiating. Music was by the church choir.

Interment was in the Tallahassee Memorial Gardens under the direction of Shelton Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Austin High School Alumni Foundation, P.O. Box 1297, Decatur, AL 35602, or your favorite charity.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sadie Bentley Robinson

Mrs. Sadie Bentley Robinson, 85, of Winder, died Friday, April 21, 2000.

Mrs. Robinson was the daughter of Homer Luther Bentley and Alice Birts Bentley. She was the wife of the late W.H. (Robbie) Robinson.

She is survived by son, W.H. Robinson III, Rome; daughters, Betsy Pritchard, Canton, and Melissa Donaldson, Ellijay; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother, Allen Bentley, Monroe; sisters, Helen Bachelder, Athens, and Myrna Morris, Winder.

Services were Monday, April 24 at 11 a.m. from the First Christian Church of Winder with Rev. John Richardson officiating.

Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Winder.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation, 1841 Clifton Rd. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30329, or First Christian Church of Winder.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Joy J. Burkhalter

Mrs. Joy J. Burkhalter, 68, of Mystic Court, Ellijay, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

She is survived by husband, Don Burkhalter; daughter, Susan Love, Wash.; sons and daughter-in-law, Tom Burkhalter and Howie and Kim Burkhalter , N.C.; six grandchildren; sisters, Tommy Dean Keith, Colo., and Sally Pace, Rome.

Memorial services were Friday April 21 at 4 p.m. from the First United Methodist Church of Ellijay with Rev. Ray Camp and Howie Burkhalter officiating.

The family received friends after the memorial service at the church fellowship hall.

Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Ellijay, 75 McCutchen Street, Ellijay, GA 30540.

John Ralph Absher

Mr. John Ralph Absher, 77, of Eric Simpson Dr., East Ellijay, died April 18, 2000, at North Ga. Medical Center.

Mr. Absher was born January 6, 1923, the son of John R. and Mollie P. Miller Absher. He was married to the late Bitte Shurod Absher, was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II having served in the European Theatre.

He is survived by sons, John Paul Absher, and Charles A. Absher, both of Fla.; and Michael A. Absher, East Ellijay; grandson, Christopher Alan Absher; sister, Maye Mathis, Ellijay; and sister-in-law, Pat Absher of Fla.

Services were Thursday April 20 at 2 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev James Holloway and Rev. Chad Kelly officiating. Music was by Joni Ford.

Honor services were in the Ellijay City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Andy Mathis, Darrell Mathis, Buddy Hall, Markus Law, and Todd Law.

Interment was April 21, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Cherry Log, GA 30522.

Mrs. Mildred Buren Logan

Mrs. Mildred Buren Logan, 88, Silver Creek, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Logan was born January 3, 1912, in Gilmer County, the daughter of J.S. and Millie Woodward DeFoor. She was a nurse’s aide, retired from Floyd Hospital and was of the Baptist faith. She was the wife of the late Horace Franklin Logan.

She is survived by daughters, Joan Storey, Silver Creek, Jeanette Gleek, Atlanta, Jeanelle Rose, Dallas, and Louise Yager, Gainesville; sons, Duane Logan, Rome, Nesbert Quarles, Calif., and Hugh Quarles, Atlanta; sister, Vera Ferguson, Kennesaw; brother, J.S. DeFoor, Atlanta; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Services were Thursday, April 20, at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God with Rev. Phillip Wall and Rev. Dave McLucas officiating. Entombment followed in the Oaknoll Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Pallbearers were Cecil Tillery, Ray Seabolt, Roy Gilreath, Mike Davenport, Roy Dempsey, Mitch Crowley, Larry DeFoor, Dentford DeFoor, and Chuck Mitchell.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Rome, was in charge of the arrangements.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Horace Hugh Golightly, Jr.

Mr. Horace Hugh Golightly, Jr., 68, of Blue Ridge, died on Wednesday, April 19, 2000.

Mr. Golightly was born April 11, 1932, the son of Horace Hugh and Lillian Mordica Golightly. He was a lt. commander in the U.S. Navy, a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and an associate member of Cherry Log Christian Church, where he was church organist. He was a retired international marketing executive with 3M Company. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia King Golightly; son, Donald Maxwell Golightly, Fla.; daughter, Amy Frances Carney, Iowa; one grandson; brother William Golightly, N.C., and sister, Marion Nell Smith, N.C.

A memorial service was held Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m., at Cherry Log Christian Church, with Dr. Fred Craddock and Father Victor Morgan officiating.

Henry Cochran Funeral Home, Blue Ridge, was in charge of arrangements.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Organ Music Fund, 7 Ewing Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513; or Cherry Log Christian Church Pipe Organ Installation Fund, P.O. Box 289, Cherry Log, Georgia 30522.

Mrs. Bonnie Kate Smith

Mrs. Bonnie Kate Smith, 57, of Chatsworth, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Smith was born the daughter of Harvey and Bonnie Burleson.

She is survived by husband, Rev. James L. Smith; daughter, Gilda Miller, Chatsworth; sons, Kenny Smith and Jeff Smith, both of Cartersville, and Stephen Smith, Tennga; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Roberta Bramblett, Eatonton, Reba Brown, Smyrna, Rebecca Butler, Tenn., Danalene Sandefer, Duluth, and Sarah Hubbard, Powder Springs; brothers, Bob Burleson, S.C., and Bill Burleson, N.H.

Services were Friday, April 21 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Weatherford and Rev. William Silvers officiating.

Interment was in the Fairy Valley Cemetery under the direction of Peeples Funeral Home of Chatsworth.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mark Long

Mr. Mark Long, 77, of Pleasant Gap Rd., Ellijay, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Fannin Regional Hospital.

Mr. Long was born April 3, 1923, in Fannin County, the son of Darnell and Mary Cantrell Long. He was retired from the talc mines.

He is survived by brother, Homer Long, Chatsworth, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were Saturday April 29, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Cliff Nelson and Rev. Emmett Sanford officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Osborne, Warren Long, Everett Long, Randy Osborne, Norman Osborne, and Other Osborne.

Interment was in the Cool Springs Cemetery in Murray County under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vera Akins Harper

Mrs. Vera Akins Harper, 93, of Dalton St., Ellijay, died Saturday, April 29, 2000.

Mrs. Harper was born May 12, 1906, in Gilmer County, the daughter of James Akins and Dona Ayers Akins. She was preceded in death by husband, Clinton Harper, was a housewife and member of Mountaintown Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughters, Wanda Dover, Ellijay and Edith Pinson, Duluth; son, Bill Harper, Tucker; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services were Monday, May 1, at 2 p.m., from Mountaintown Baptist Church with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Music was by the church choir and Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Jim Gudger, Robert Gudger, Glenn Sales, L.H. Sales, Paul McClure, Charles Nealey, Doug Hall, Jack Dover, Buford Pritchett, and Clyde Wimpey.

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

Uller R.F. "Fred" Palmer

Mr. Uller R.F. “Fred” Palmer, 69, of Wingard Rd, Ellijay, died April 29, 2000, at North Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Palmer was born April 4, 1931, in Fulton County, the son of Uller Rader Palmer and Nellie Odallie Gilette Palmer. He was a member of the Benevocent Order of Elks, a retired custom homebuilder and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by wife, Nerva Lou Frady Palmer, Ellijay; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Larry Barker, Fla., Darlene and Jimmy Baldwin, Zebulon; sons and daughter-in law, Barry Palmer, Zebulon, Larry and Beverly Palmer, Stockbridge; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Ray Wilson, Stockbridge, Karen and Jeff Ketchum, Fla.; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Dwight and Charlene Meadows, N.C., Randall and Mary Meadows, Atlanta; 18 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Hendrix, Covington; and brother, Carlton Palmer, Covington.

Services were Tuesday, May 2, at 2 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Edmund Miller and Rev. Harold Willis officiating. Music was by Debbie Hendrix and Jeri Baldwin.

Pallbearers were Steven Wood, Barry Palmer, Jr., Jimmy Gilley, Marvin Williams, Kerry Hendrix, and Alan Palmer.

Interment was in the Mount Pleasant (Buckhorn) Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Bill Quinton Dalrymple

Mr. Bill Quinton Dalrymple, 70, of Dalrymple Circle, Ellijay, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Dalyrmple was born February 18, 1930, in Macon County, N.C., the son of Roy Quinton and Illa Christine Grant Dalrymple. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, asst. manager of Piggly Wiggly for 15 years, and delivered milk in Gilmer Co. for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Burgess Dalrymple, Ellijay; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Charles Barclay, Ellijay; son, Larry Dalrymple, Ellijay; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Jean and Harold Reece, Dunwoody; Sue Starks, Ellijay; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Grace Dalrymple, S.C., and Edmund and Glenda Dalrymple, Ellijay.

Services were Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. from New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Glen Collis, Rev. Bart Youngblood, Rev. Leon Pettit, and Rev. Tye Hopkins officiating. Music was by New Hope Baptist Church Choir, Harold Underwood and Rosa Lee Burgess.

Pallbearers were Steve Dalrymple, Kevin Dalrymple, Eric Barclay, Brent Barclay, James Collis, W.T. Evans, David Reece, Tim Starks, Jerry Watkins, Jerry Burgess, and Mike Burgess.

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

Terry Holcomb

Mr. Terry Holcomb, 49, Ellijay, died Saturday, April 29, 2000.

Mr. Holcomb was a member of World Harvest Church and was retired from General Motors.

He is survived by son, Lannie Holcomb, Ellijay; daughter, Sherry “Tinker” Merrell; father and stepmother, Ralph and Lelia Holcomb, Jasper; brother, James Holcomb; sister, Barbara Tracy; and three grandchildren, all of Jasper.

Services were Monday, May 1, at 4 p.m., from the World Harvest Church with Rev. Lance Johnson officiating.

Interment was in Sunrise Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton.

Marion Henry Plemons

Mr. Marion Henry Plemons, 76, of Chatsworth, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at the Murray Medical Center.

Mr. Plemons was born October 15, 1923, in Gilmer County, the son of Henry and Callie Harper Plemons. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force, having served in World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Grace Smith Plemons, Chatsworth; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Wayne Bryant, Acworth; sister, Ruth Kell, Austell; sister-in-law, Myrtle Plemons, Ellijay; four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Services were Friday, April 8, at 3 p.m., from Mountaintown Baptist Church with Rev. Emuel Sanford and Rev. Edmund Miller officiating.

Pallbearers were Wilburn Shell, Glenn Shell, Jr., Donnie Boatner, Bill Plemons, Jim Sumner, and Charles Sumner.

Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Boatner, Herbert Sumner, and Rodney Shell.

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

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Venta Lee Jewell Mulkey

Mrs. Venta Lee Jewell Mulkey(nee Mullinax), 79, of Barberton, Ohio, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Manor Care of Barberton.

Mrs. Mulkey was born in Ellijay, the daughter of Arvil and Lillie Mullinax. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldo Denton and son, Jerry Mulkey. She had been a Barberton-Akron area resident since 1949, where she retired from Kreidel Plastics. She was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carolyn Mulkey, Ohio; daughters and sons-in-law, Ernestine and George Hall, Lorene and Hollis Reece, all of Ellijay; 11 grandchildren; two great granchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude and Lorene Mullinax, and Clyde and Wylene Mullinax, all of Ellijay, James and Helen Mullinax, Ind., and J.B and Shirley Mullinax, Texas; sisters, Audrey Cantrell and Pauline Mullinax, Ellijay, and Christine Skello, Atlanta; and daughter-in-law, Marge Mulkey, Ohio.

Services were Thursday, April 27 at 2 p.m., at the Arkon Baptist Temple, with Rev. Charles Billington officiating.

Pallbearers were Tim Hall, Alan Hall, Jay Hall, Marc Reece, Art Reece, Brian Mulkey, Greg Mulkey, and Daniel Hyatt.

Interment was at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Ohio.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

William “Bill” Everett Mosley

Mr. William “Bill” Everett Mosley, prominent in the Whitestone community, died May 2, 2000, at the Mountainside Medical Center in Pickens County after a recurring illness. He was 75.

Mr. Mosley was born July 27, 1924, the son of Don and Esteen Mosley, he served in the U.S. Marines during World War II, and later he and his father formed Marble Products, Inc., in Whitestone. They sold the plant in 1970, and Bill operated the North Georgia Paving Company.

Later he joined the engineering firm, Polysius Corp., traveled and lived here and abroad in Yugoslavia and Egypt. He retired from that firm in 1985 to return to his home in Whitestone.

He is survived by wife, Janice Garland Mosley, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, William Garry and Milka Mosley, Woodstock; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Brent and Mildred Mosley, Ellijay, Jack and Joni Mosley, Macon, Jerry Mosley, Jasper; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred Chester, Jonesboro, Linda and Bill Coleman, Whitestone; two grandsons, William Alexander, and William Nicholas Mosley, Woodstock; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 10, at 2 p.m. from the Whitestone Baptist Church with Rev. Marvin Young and Rev. Larry Reece officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Darby, Bob Mosley, Tim Mosley, John Mosley, Brad Coleman, Todd Coleman, Mitchell Coleman, Ian Mosley and Chris Mosley.

Cagle Funeral Home in Jasper was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ruth Cochran Ridings

Mrs. Ruth Cochran Ridings, 77, of Harold Pritchett Rd., Ellijay, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at her home.

Mrs. Ridings was born May 13, 1922, in Fannin County, the daughter of Rev. Henry D. and Rosie Beavers Cochran. She was a housewife and member of the Rock Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by husband, Claude Ridings; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Ann and J.C. Dale, Ruby Mae Deyton, Mildred and Tommy Pendergrass, all of Ellijay, Brenda and Doyle Weaver, Eton, Linda and Glenn Hawkins, Jasper, Claudett and James Painter, Chatsworth; son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Glenda Ridings, Ellijay; sisters, Ruby Ridings, N.C., Reba Lee Long, Blue Ridge; brother, Robert Cochran, Ellijay; 23 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and eight step great grandchildren.

Services were Friday, May 5, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Ardell McClure, Rev. Carroll Holbrooks, and Rev. David Herring officiating. Music was by the Jimmy Crump Family.

Pallbearers were Lamar Craig, Donald Hawkins, Tommy Weaver, Bobby Dale, Stacy Deyton, Jason Deyton, David Ridings, Nathan Tanner, and Michael Painter.

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

Steve Carson Mulkey

Mr. Steve Carson Mulkey, 46, of Chatsworth, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Murray Medical Center.

He is survived by wife, Anne Marie Long Mulkey; daughter, Elizabeth Mulkey; sons, Aaron Mulkey and Steven Mulkey; granddaughter, Tera Mulkey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Karen Mulkey, Wendall Mulkey and Linda Whitehead, Bobby Mulkey; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Harold Sisson, all of Chatsworth.

Services were held Wednesday, May 10, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Carson Scarbrough officiating.

Interment was in the Holly Creek Cemetery under the direction of Peeples Funeral Home of Chatsworth.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

James Lewis Brookshire

Mr. James Lewis Brookshire, 61, of Carrollton, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Tanner Medical Center.

Mr. Brookshire was born April 16, 1939, in Ellijay, the son of Luther E. and Vina Odell Stamey Brookshire. He served in the United States Army and was retired from General Motors. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bremen.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Boynton Brookshire; seven stepchildren, Charles Morrow, Jimmy Morrow and Judy Grizzard, all of Carrollton, Curtis Morrow and Larry Morrow both of Fla., Sandra Heath, Rockmart, and Karene Williams, Whitesburg; sisters, Ruby Boatright, Brunswick, Polly Adams, Stone Mountain, and Lucy Payne, Kennesaw; brothers, Roscoe A. Brookshire, Winston, and Roy Lee Brookshire, Carnesville; 24 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday, May 10, at 2 p.m., from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel, with Rev. Terry Norman officiating.

Interment was in Carroll Memory Gardens with American Legion Post 143 in charge of the flag presentation. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton was in charge of the arrangements.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lillian Flora Arnold

Mrs. Lillian Flora Arnold, 75, of S.C., formerly of Dalton, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at the Life Care Center of Columbia, S.C.

Mrs. Arnold was born August 3, 1924, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Earnest and Elsie Hughs Lambert. She was retired from the Library of Congress, and was a member of the American Legion.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, James and Cari Arnold, S.C., Bruce and Teresa Arnold, La., Andrew and Debra Arnold, Md., and David Arnold of Md.; daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Julio Ortiz, Calif.; three grandchildren; sisters, Josephine Deal, Dalton, and Irene Forshee, Rocky Face.

Services were Thursday, May 4, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Marlin officiating.

Interment was in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Gilmer County under the direction of Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Terry Holcomb

Mr. Terry Holcomb, 49, of Ellijay, died Saturday, April 29, 2000.

Mr. Holcomb was a member of World Harvest Church and retired from General Motors.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Holcomb; son, Lannie Holcomb, Ellijay; daughter, Sherry “Tinker” Merrell, Jasper; father and stepmother, Ralph and Lelia Holcomb, Jasper; brother, James Holcomb, Jasper; sister, Barbara Tracy, Jasper; three grandchildren; stepbrother, Mike Parks, Ellijay; and step- sisters, Sandra Wiley, Pat Byers, and Shirley Fambrough, all of Ellijay.

Services were Monday, May 1, 4 p.m., from the World Harvest Church with Rev. Lance Johnson officiating.

Interment was in Sunrise Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton.

Thomas Joe Johnson

Mr. Thomas Joe Johnson, 69, of Kell Street, Ellijay, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Johnson was born February 15, 1931, in Gilmer County, the son of William Augustus Johnson and Opal Penland Johnson. He was a structural assembler for Lockheed, a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Ellijay, a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army, and a graduate of Gilmer High School. He also attended South Georgia College.

He is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Alene and Gene Crawford, Ellijay; brothers and sister-in-law, William Ralph Johnson, Marietta; Gus and Betty Johnson, Smyrna; niece, Candy Crawford Day; nephews, Tom Crawford, Jim Crawford, Jay Johnson, Bill Johnson and Jeff Johnson.

Services were Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m., from the First Baptist Church of Ellijay with Rev. James Holt and Dr. Milton Perry officiating. Music was by Lisa Lacey and Scott Eaton.

Pallbearers were Tom Crawford, Jim Crawford, Jay Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Michael Day, Sr., Michael Day, Jr., Tommy Robertson, and John Penland.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Jack Penland’s Sunday School class.

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

Mrs. Irene Reddin

Mrs. Irene Reddin, 72, of Chatsworth, died Sunday May 7, 2000, at the Erlanger Hospital.

Mrs. Reddin was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, James (Bud) Reddin, Chatsworth; sons, Ronny Wright, Bobby Wright, and Randy Reddin, all of Ellijay; mother, Odella Williams, Buchanan; brothers, Benny Williams, Tenn., Osborn Williams, and Leon Williams, both of Jasper; sister Gladys Johnson, Woodstock; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, May 9, at 3:30 p.m. from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Milton Simpson officiating.

Interment was in Sixes Cemetery under the direction of Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton.

Gervis Talbot Manley

Mr. Gervis Talbot Manley, 71, of Cox Creek Rd., Ellijay, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Manley was born December 25, 1928, in Rabun County, the son of Namon and Lillie Manley, was a sawmill edger, and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha Weaver Manley; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Robert Lee Bridges, Violet and Charles Arp, Sandra Manley Nelson, and Ester and Jerry Nelson, all of Ellijay; 13 grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Necolia Manley; and brother, Earl Manley.

Services were Friday, May 5, at 4 p.m., from Mount Zion Baptist Church with Min. Butch Jones officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Robert Bridges, Adam Medlin, Jerry Nelson, Brandon Nelson, Steven Davis, Ronald Godfrey, and Okie Ellinger.

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

Mrs. Bernice Turner Layman

Mrs. Bernice Turner Layman, 89, of Aragon, formerly of Ellijay, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, in the Redmond Regional Hospital in Rome.

Mrs. Layman was born August 14, 1910, in Ringgold, the daughter of Felton and Lavanda Baldwin Turner. She was a housewife, and of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Layman.

She is survived by sons, Tommy Layman, Rockmart, Ronald Layman, and David Layman, both of Aragon; daughters, Helen Layman, Aragon and Evelyn Wrape, Chatsworth; 23 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren; several great, great grandchildren; and sister, Frances Croft, Vidalia.

Services were Wednesday, May 10, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Paul Layman, Jackie Davenport, Darrell Abercrombie, Lee Layman, Lloyd Davenport and Wesley Seay.

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

Mrs. Allie Norton Fouts

Mrs. Allie Norton Fouts, 89, of East Ellijay, died Saturday, May 5, 2000.

Mrs. Fouts was born June 5, 1910, in Pickens County, the daughter of Silom and Emma Ward Norton. She was preceded in death by husband, Almarine Fouts, was a retired board of education employee, and member of the Sharptop Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Winnie and Bill Reece, and Joyce and Cecil Evans all of Ellijay; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and brother, B.H. Norton, Canton.

Services were Monday , May 8, at 2 p.m., from the East Ellijay Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Fields, Rev. Jerry Banks, and Rev. Jess Posey officiating. Eulogy was by Karen Powell. Music was by Karla Snider and Lisa Hensley.

Pallbearers were Tommy Evans, Cody Evans, Van Powell, Ricky LeCroy, Jamie Powell, Steve Fouts, Eric Fouts, and Ken Cooper.

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


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