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Mrs. Ophia McAmis

Mrs. Ophia McAmis, 96, of Ellijay, died Monday May 15, 2000.

Services were held Wednesday, May 17 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Hood officiating.

Interment was in the Ebenezer Church Cemetery.

A complete announcement will be made later by Bernhardt Funeral Home.

John M. Romanick

Mr. John M. Romanick, 78, of Acacia Court, Ellijay, died Monday Many 15, 2000 at his home.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 18, at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Blake Gooch officiating.

A complete announcement will be made later by Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Charlie Bradley

Mr. Charlie Bradley, 80, of Calhoun, died Monday, May 15, 2000, in the Gordon Hospital.

Mr. Bradley was born in Gilmer County, the son of O.A. and Victoria Burnett Bradley. He was retired from Apperson Sales, was a member of the Plainville Lodge #364 F & AM, the Shriners and the Buford A. Ingle Memorial Association.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Holt Bradley; and daughter, Clara Bradley, Tenn.

Services were Wednesday, May 17, at 1 p.m. from the Bradley Anderson Memorial Chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Wallace Parks officiating, assisted by Ken Kissinger. Plainville Lodge #365 was in charge of Masonic Rites.

Pallbearers were members of the Shriners and Plainville Lodge #364.

Interment was in the Ellijay City Cemetery under the direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Minnie Dorothy Jenkins Lovell

Mrs. Minnie Dorothy Jenkins Lovell, 83, of Turin, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Portsbridge Hospice in Riverdale.

Mrs. Lovell was born September 15, 1916, in Toombs County, the daughter of John Ryaris Jenkins and Bessie Riner. She was a housewife, and was married to the late Armlin James Lovell.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Walter Schuman, Turin; sons and daughters-in-law, James Earl and Diane Lovell and Charles and Myrtle Lovell, all of Ellijay; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Services were Monday, May 22, at 1 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Butch Jones officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

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

Henry Paul Holcomb

Mr. Henry Paul Holcomb, 69, of Ball Ground, died Sunday, May 14, 2000.

Mr. Holcomb was a retired Lockheed employee, a deacon of Sharp Mountain Baptist Church and an employee of H & M Distributor delivering coffee in this area for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife, Ruthelle Holcomb; son, Dennis Holcomb, Ellijay; daughter, Elaine Gay, Ball Ground; brother, Carl Holcomb, Florida; and two grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. from the Sharp Mtn. Baptist Church with Rev. Grey Hamilton, Rev. Larry Woodall, and Rev. Junior Woodall officiating.

Interment was in the Cherokee Memorial Park under the direction of Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cora Elizabeth Crawford Dover

Mrs. Cora Elizabeth Crawford Dover, 105, of Chatsworth Hwy., Ellijay, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at the Gilmer Nursing Home.

Mrs. Dover was born July 15, 1894, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Robert “Bob” Crawford, and Mary Ivey Crawford. She was the wife of the late Willima Cicero Dover, and the oldest member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Margie and W.T. Evans, Ellijay; sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon and Josephine Dover, and J.G. and Mae Dover, all of Ellijay, and Regina Kirk Dover, Atlanta; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Villa Crawford, Ellijay, Effie Crawford, Dalton and Ora Vicky, Winder.

Services were Thursday, May 18, at 2 p.m., from the New Hope Baptist Church, with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Music was by Janice Evans Burgess and Lynn Dover Hall.

Pallbearers were Pat Evans, Dan Evans, Donnie Burgess, Danny Hall, Phillip Dotson, Keith Milton and Jack Dover.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, Edward Woodring, 1867 Chatsworth Road, Ellijay, GA 30540.

Rev. Ottis H. Pendley

Rev. Ottis H. Pendley, 76, of Yukon Rd., Ellijay, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at the Gilmer Nursing Home.

Mr. Pendley was born November 4, 1923, in Bartow County, the son of Roy V. Pendley and Jewel Ramsey Pendley. He is retired from Lockheed Aircraft Corp., was a member of First Baptist Church Ellijay, and was pastor at Connesena, Pleasant Hill, Peeples Valley and Young Street Baptist churches in the Middle Cherokee Association for a total of 26 years.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Bennett Pendley; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Tom Moore, Ellijay; son, Andy Pendley, Jackson; sister, Evelyn Ray, Rossville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Millard and Mamie Lou Pendley, Tilton, Floyd and Jane Pendley, Tifton, James and Ruby Pendley, Acworth and Lawrence Pendley, Cartersville; sisters-in-law, Mary Pendley and Arabella Pendley, both of Acworth, and Joyce Pendley, Dalton; and one grandson.

Services were Thursday, May 18, at 2 p.m., in the Parnick Jennings Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles McPherson and Rev. Larry Hogan officiating.

Interment was in the Sunset Memory Gardens under the direction of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home of Cartersville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Georgia Mountains Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 667, Jasper, GA 30143 or to the Gideons International for memorial Bibles.

Albert R. Archer

Mr. Albert R. Archer, 72, of Blackberry Falls Ct., Ellijay, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Archer was born May 9, 1928, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of James Richmond and Siotha McEntire Archer. He worked as a manufacturing rep., was a veteran having served with the Naval Reserve and was a member of the St. Thaddeaus Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Janeen Thurman Archer; daughters, Adrienne Wilson, Marietta and Virginia Bradford, Calif.; sisters, Virginia Peak, and Siotha Jones, both of Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services were Friday, May 19, at 2 p.m. from the Yukon Cemetery with Brother Paul R. Peak officiating.

Pallbearers were Robert Palmer, John Cathcart, Matthew S. Brown, Brian Michaleh, Dr. Ron Wilson, and Dr. Larry Welch.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John M. Romanick

Mr. John M. Romanick, 78, of Acacia Court, Ellijay, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Romanick was born March 24, 1922, in Penn., the son of John and Anna Bacak Romanick. He was a retired tool and die maker and a veteran having served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Chris Potter Romanick; sons, Peter John Romanick, Woodstock, Dr. Michael Robert Romanick, Calif., and Paul Anthony Romanick, Cumming; daughters, Diane Mary McGreen, N.J., Sandra Helen Starrett, Ellijay, and Dr. Valerie Renninger, Va.; sisters, Dorothy Marie Daniels, N.J., Mary Werhun, Penn.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorial services were Thursday, May 18, at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Brother Blake Gooch officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Mountain’s Hospice P.O. Box 667, Jasper, GA 30143 in memory of Mr. Romanick.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ophia Osborne McAmis

Mrs. Ophia Osborne McAmis, 96, of Ellijay, died Monday, May 15, 2000, in the Fannin Regional Hospital.

Mrs. McAmis was born March 31, 1904, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Larkin Osborne and Sarah Matilda Heath. She was the widow of Bill McAmis, a textile worker and of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her sister, Jean Parker, Ellijay; and brother, Woodrow Osborne, Calif.

Services were Wednesday, May 17, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Hood officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Eddie Ellington, Kenneth Ellington, Thomas Dickens, Ken Parker, Tim Parker and Jerry Kinser.

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

Mrs. Ruby Lee Findley Hyde

Mrs. Ruby Lee Findley Hyde, 62, of Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, died Friday, May 19, 2000.

Mrs. Hyde was born, September 8, 1937, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Clem Findley and Myrtle Goble Findley. She was a housewife and member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Hyde; sons, Randy Hyde, Mark Hyde, Gary Hyde and Ricky Hyde, all of Ellijay; daughter, Debbie Pinson, Woodstock; eight grandchildren; brother, Truman Findley, Ellijay; sister, Eunice Dotson, Ellijay; and mother-in-law, Mrs. Della Hyde, Ellijay.

Services were Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. from the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Hood and Rev. Bryan Hensley officiating. Music was by the church choir and Leta Hood.

Pallbearers were Gary Hyde, Mark Hyde, Ricky Hyde, Jordon Hyde, Kevin Hyde, Randy Hyde, Mitch Pinson, and Dereck Pinson.

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

Mrs. Mattie Belle Thurman Rogers

Mrs. Mattie Belle Thurman Rogers, 93, of Whitepath Road, Ellijay, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Blue Ridge Health Care.

Mrs. Rogers was born July 12, 1906, the daughter of Elisa Calvin Thurman and Ida Adaline Holloway Thurman. She was the widow of Fate Rogers, a member of the Ellijay Church of Christ, and a housewife.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Geneva and Edward Holloway and Gladys and Fred Holloway, all of Ellijay, Ida Mae and Clay Holloway, Hampton, and Linda and Murrel Vercher, Tunnell Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Margie Rogers, Ellijay; 17 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Eva Whitaker Thurman, Ellijay.

Services were Wednesday, May 24, at 2 p.m. from the Ellijay Church of Christ with Minister Butch Jones officiating. Singing was by Barry Kingley and the congregation.

Pallbearers were Michael Holloway, Greg Holloway, Roger Holloway, Joey Rogers, Chris Holloway, Tim Rogers, Jeff Dotson, John Dotson and Jack Dotson.

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

Jackie Lee Schuler

Mr. Jackie Lee Schuler, 44 of Calhoun, formerly of Ellijay, died Sunday, May 21, 2000.

Mr. Schuler was born March 16, 1956, in Asheville, N.C., the son of George A. Schuler and Susie Pritchett Schuler. He was a construction worker.

He is survived by sons, Josh Schuler, Demorest, Brad Schuler, Loganville; daughter, Michelle Schuler, Loganville; brother, Ricky Schuler, Calhoun; sisters, Vickie Copeland, Ala., Nancy Sykes, Gainesville, and Sherri Little, Ark.

Services were Tuesday, May 23, at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Paul RIchards officiating. Music was by Donna Easterwood and Patricia Dyer.

Pallbearers were Randy Dyer, Greg Easterwood, Larry Tankersley, Eddie Pritchett, Jonathan Hedden, and Sonny Sykes.

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

Mrs. Louise M. Burnette Wright

Mrs. Louise M. Burnette Wright, 76, of Old Hwy. 5 South, Talking Rock, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, in the Mountainside Medical Center.

Mrs. Wright was born May 2, 1924, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Jim and Senith Padgett Burnette. She was the widow of Clarence Wright, a housewife and a member of Corinth Church of God.

She is survived by daughter, Carolyn Garland, Talking Rock; son, Larry Wright, Jasper and Jerry Wright, Jerrard; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren and sister, Ruth Rittenhouse, Dalton.

Graveside services were Tuesday, May 23, at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Keys officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Georgia Mountains Hospice, P. O. Box 667, Jasper, GA 30143.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clay Anderson

Mr. Clay Anderson, 66, of White Marsh, Va., formerly of Ellijay, died Sunday, May 21, 2000.

Complete arrangements will be announced later by Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Helen Louise Barnes Hudson

Mrs. Helen Louise Barnes Hudson, 73, of Macon, formerly of Ellijay, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000.

Graveside services were Thursday, May 25 at 2 p.m. from Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Complete arrangements will be announced later by Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Juanita L. Plumley

Mrs. Juanita L. Plumley, 63, of Ellijay, died Monday, May 22, 2000, in Kennestone Hospital.

Complete arrangements will be announced later by Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sarah Helen Yarbrough Bailey

Mrs. Sarah Helen Yarbrough Bailey, 74, of Old North Hwy. 5, Ellijay, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, after an extended battle with cancer.

Mrs. Bailey was born February 2, 1926, the daughter of Sanford and Janie Lee Yarbrough Nichols. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ellijay, and a graduate of LaGrange High School.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Herschel Bailey; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Bill Bagley, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Shirley Bailey and Gary and Deborah S. Bailey, all of Ellijay, Steve and Virginia S. Bailey, Atlanta; seven grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Thompson and Gay McDaniel, both of LaGrange, and Jean Jensen, Conyers; brother, Harold Yarbrough, Tenn.

Services were Saturday, May 27 at 1 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Ellijay, with Dr. Milton Perry and Rev. James Holt officiating.

Pallbearers were Jerry Whitehead, Virgil Trammell, Larry Hensley, Bill Branch, David Crooke, Steve Bailey, Brandon Bagley, and Bill Bagley.

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

Jimmy Mack Whitaker

Mr. Jimmy Mack Whitaker, 62, of Whitaker Rd, Ellijay, died Monday, May 22, 2000, in the Fannin Regional Hospital.

Mr. Whitaker was born in Gilmer County, the son of Adam Whitaker and Hazel Patterson Whitaker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a heavy equipment operator working with the L.E. Meyers Company. He was a member of the Rock Creek Baptist Church, and a member of the IBFW local 175 in Chattanooga.

He is survived by his wife, Frankie Mull Whitaker; son and daughter-in-law, Dewayne & Becky Whitaker, Rockmart; daughter, Renae Burfield, Douglasville; father, Adam Whitaker, Blue Ridge; brothers, James Whitaker and Dean Whitaker, both of Blue Ridge; sisters, Faye Richardson, Morganton, Cindy Vivian, Blue Ridge and Helen Bassett, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday, May 24, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, with the Rev. Edwin Land officiating. Music was by Sandra Davenport, Betty Allen and Janie Watkins.

Pallbearers were Brad Whitaker, Chad Whitaker, Corey Whitaker, Harold Mull, Christopher Vivian, Daniel Poole, Michael Richardson, and Shane Piper.

Interment followed in the Salem Church Cemetery under the direction of Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

Mrs. Helen B. Hudson Adkins

Mrs. Helen B. Hudson Adkins, 73, of Gray, Ga., formerly of Ellijay, died Tuesday May 23, 2000, in Macon.

Mrs. Hudson was born March 29, 1927, in Pensacola, Fla., the daughter of Buford and Nellie McCrea Barnes. She was the widow of Bernice “Pop” Hudson, was a retired textile worker and a member of the Flat Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by children, Buford and Diane Chastain, Jerry Chastain, Ernie Chastain, Pat and Marie Chastain and Carol Chastain, all of Macon and Richard and Crystal Chastain, Ellijay; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m. from the Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Ellijay, with Rev. Edward Ledford officiating. Music was by Woody and Mattie Pierce.

Pallbearers were Dewey Chastain, Jason Monroe, Darren Pancake, Ray Stiencamp, Woody Pierce and Richard Oliver.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Arnold J. Teems

Mr. Arnold J. Teems, 75, of Yukon Rd., Ellijay, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Teems was born January 6, 1925, in Ducktown, Tenn., the son of Monroe and Ellen Conley Teems. He was married to the late Claudine Peggy Hulsey Teems, was a farmer, a veteran having served in the U.S. Army in World War II, a member of the Oak Bowery Lodge #81 F and AM and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Kay Teems, Atlanta, and Dennis and Louise Teems, Ellijay; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Wendell Brumelow, Powder Springs; sister, Dorothy Gray, Ellijay; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lake and Lacey Teems and Larry and Janie Teems, all of Ellijay; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services were Sunday, May 27, 2000, from the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Burgess officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Floyd Edmondson, Roger Kincaid, Rozier Wingate, Greg Teague, Wayne Felder and Edgar Land.

Members of the Oak Bowery Lodge #81 served as honorary pallbearers.

Interment was in the church cemetery with masonic rites by Oak Bowery Lodge.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Juanita L. Plumley

Mrs. Juanita L. Plumley, 63, of Roberts Ridge Rd., Ellijay, died Monday, May 22, 2000, in the Kennestone Hospital.

Mrs. Plumley was born November 12, 1936, in Fulton County, the daughter of Clarence Loggins and Mary Virginia Harper. She was the widow of A.D. Plumley, a textile worker and attended Old Faith Baptist Church.

She is survived by children, Judy and Wayne Thompson, Carrollton, Deborah and Jimmy Holt, and Darlene and Kelly Tucker, all of Ellijay; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Loggins, Carrollton.

Services were Thursday, May 25, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Franklin Harper officiating. Music was by Chris Chastain, Vickie Kerr, Kevin Payne, Betty Payne and Margie McArthur.

Pallbearers were Keith Crump, Jason Sevech, James Sevech, Scott Thompson, Ralph Thompson and Junior Thompson.

Interment was in the Flat Branch Church cemetery under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

E. Clay Anderson

Mr. E. Clay Anderson, 66, of Gloucester County, Va., died Sunday May 21, 2000, at Riverside Hospital in Newport News. A native of Ellijay, he had been a resident of the Peninsula and Gloucester for the past 28 years and was employed at the NASA Langley Research Center.

Mr. Anderson was the son of Fonnie C. and Bertha C. Anderson.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Johnie Faye Anderson, Ellijay; nephew, Wallace Anderson; great nephew, Richard Anderson; and great niece, Letitia Anderson.

Mr. Anderson received his undergraduate degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Georgia in 1954, and master’s (1963) and Ph.d (1971) degrees in aerospace engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Va., he served two years as an officer in the U.S. Army, where he became an Army Ranger and completed a tour of duty in Germany.

He had a wide background with work experience in government, industry and academia, mainly in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). At the time of his death, he was a senior research engineer in the Computational Modeling and Simulation Branch. He was recognized as an international expert on turbulence closure models and their use for the analysis of complex viscous flows. He was also a recognized expert in high temperature gas flows. He made major contributions to the design of U.S. ground-based test facilities, especially those facilities used in transonic flows to develop supercritical airfoil technology and laminar flow control concepts.

Graveside services were Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. from the Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Lawton Burt officiating.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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