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Edgar K. (Ed) Bailey

Mr. Edgar K. (Ed) Bailey, 53, of Westwood Drive, Ellijay, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, in the North Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Bailey was born April 30, 1947, in Sanford Maine, the son of Edgar and Jeannette Charpentier Bailey. He attended Oak Hill Independent Church, was employed in sales by Blue Ridge Carpet, a member of the Ellijay City Council, board member of the Burnt Mountain Center, a veteran having served in the Army, and active in many civic and youth organizations.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Walker Bailey; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Christi Bailey, Ringgold; son, Josh Bailey, Ellijay; daughter, Kristen Bailey, Ellijay; two grandchildren, Bryce Bailey and Blake Bailey; sisters, Debbie Kitchens, Maine, and Donna Glovinski, N.H.

Services were Thursday, February 1, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Ledford officiating. Music was by Diane DeHart, The Samaritans, and Woody Pierce.

Pallbearers were Mark Holt, Melvin Walker, Kenneth Walker, David Westmoreland, Robert Westmoreland, and Larry Callahan.

Honorary pallbearers were Ellijay City Council members, Mayor Al Hoyle and City Hall staff, Greg Hayes, Marl Hutto, Mike Gallman, Steve Sarratt, David Rose, Red Crawford, Erik Krause, Mike Gibbs, Mike Wofford, Dr. Gary Della Zanna, Kevin Trimble, Bunk Elliott, John Elrod, Sam Quinton, and Tom McMillen.

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

Timothy Allen Cronan

Mr. Timothy Allen Cronan, 21, of Hwy. 136 W., Talking Rock, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, in the Grady Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Cronan was born November 23, 1979, in Whitfield County, the son of Jeff and Sharon Langford Cronan. He was employed by Conagra and was of the Holiness faith.

He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Sharon Cronan; sister and brother-in law, Amy Jean and Terry Hitt, Talking Rock; brother and sister-in-law, Joey Dale and Mendy Cronan, Dawsonville; and grandfather, Thomas Lloyd Cronan, Talking Rock.

Services were Tuesday, February 6, at 2 p.m. from the Ball Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Wilburn Childers and Rev. Curtis Easley officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Chris Crump, Jody Crump, Lamar Crump, Jeremy Thompson, Randy Hambert, and Shane Cronan.

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

Joe Henry Ray

Mr. Joe Henry Ray, 89, of Blue Ridge, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, in the Fannin Regional Hospital.

Mr. Ray was the son of James Henry Ray and Priscilla Ann Anderson Ray. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latterday Saints, and was preceded in death by his wife, Gussie Mae Wilson Ray.

He is survived by sister, Julie Nicholson, Blue Ridge; sister-in-law, Helen Ray, Blue Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were Friday, February 2, at 2 p.m. from the Akins of Blue Ridge Chapel with Rev. Randall Pope officiating.

Pallbearers were Hubert Nicholson, Max Nicholson, Luther Trammell, Hubert Ray, Rob Ray and Jason Ray.

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

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Raymond Douglas Akins

Mr. Raymond Douglas Akins, 71, of Blue Ridge, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, in the Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Akins was born in Union County, the son of Joseph Marvin and Molly Coker Akins. He had owned and operated Akins Funeral Homes of Blue Ridge and Copperhill for the past 40 years. He was a member and deacon of the Blue Ridge First Baptist Church, where he also served as chairman of the Cemetery Committee and chairman of the ushers for a number of years.

He was a 50 year member of Blue Ridge Lodge #67 F&AM having served as lodge secretary for a number of years. He was a member of the Georgia and Tennessee Funeral Directors and the National Funeral Directors Associations. He served on the advisory board for United Family Life Insurance Company for a number of years, and was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Vandiver Akins; sons, Doug Akins, Epworth, and Van Akins, Blue Ridge; daughter, Mary Kay Carlisle, Acworth; brothers, Pat Akins and Joe Akins, both of Blairsville; sister, Mary Sue Colwell, Blairsville; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, January 30, at 2 p.m. from the Blue Ridge First Baptist Church with Rev. Troy Acree and Rev. Rodney Stamey officiating. Music was by Lois Jones and William Wright.

Pallbearers were Roy Stewart, Don Hall, Steve Eaton, Bill Prather, Paul Cochran, Mike Lilly, Glenn Crowe, and Leon Davenport.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club, members of Blue Ridge Lodge #67 F&AM, deacons of Blue Ridge First Baptist Church, area funeral directors, and area ministers.

Interment followed in the Chastain Memorial Park with full military honors by North Georgia Honor Guard.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Fannin County Scholarship Fund: P.O. Box 1883, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.

Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of arrangements.

Louis William Raben, Jr.

Mr. Louis William Raben, Jr., 72, of Westwoods Drive, Ellijay, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at the Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Mr. Raben was born January 1, 1929, in Mobile, Ala., the son of Louis William Raben, Sr. and Mary Louise Schenk Raben.

He was a retiree of 37 years from Sears corporation, a member of the Good Samaritan Catholic Church, a graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., and served honorably in the Korean War.

The Rabens came to Ellijay from Columbus in 1989 and became active in church and civic activities. Mr. Raben worked behind the scenes for the Ellijay Lions Club in all of their special projects. He received some of the Lions Club's highest awards including the "Tom Bingham", for outstanding support, "Lion of the Year" from the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, the Melvin Jones Fellow for "dedicated huminatarian service", Lions Club International Foundation, and many others.

He served as treasurer of the St. Vincent De Paul Society at Good Samaritan Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Parker Raben; children, Jan Rice, Fla., Louis William Raben, III, and Michael Parker Raben, both of Columbus; in-laws, Chris Rice, Fla., Connie S. Raben and Laurel Raben, both of Columbus; eight grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Andrew J. Zimlich, Ala.

Services were Friday, February 2, at 11 a.m. from the Good Samaritan Catholic Church with Dr. Milton Perry and Father Chris Williamson officiating. Music was by Scott and Paige Eaton, and Lisa Lacey.

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

Woodrow R. Walker

Mr. Woodrow R. Walker, 88, of Roy Road, Ellijay, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, in the North Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Walker was born December 11, 1912, in Gilmer County, the son of Clevie and Edith Edmondson Walker. He was a farmer and member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Twiggs Walker; sons and daughter-in-law, Randall and Mary Alice Walker, and Ernest Walker, all of Ellijay; daughters and sons-in-law, Imogene and Lowell Jones, Sue and Kenneth McVey and Marlene and Gearld Starks, all of Ellijay, and Bonnie and Leroy Winkles, Tyrone; sisters-in-law, Viola Walker and Lemma Walker, both of Ellijay; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, February 8, at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Pleasant (Top of the Mountain) Baptist Church with Rev. Lamar Beason, Rev. Billy Nealey, and Rev. Billy Cantrell officiating. Music was by the Ridgeway Singers and Doug and Dorothy Collins.

Pallbearers were Dennis Jones, Sam McVey, Gary McVey, Larry Walker, Lamar Walker, Scotty Walker, David Starks, Mickey Starks, and Matthew Starks.

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

Ms. Susan Landrum

Ms. Susan Landrum, 56, of Jasper, died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

Ms. Landrum started out in the field of education, and made a successful transition to the area of law as a small town practitioner in northern Georgia. She received her bachelor's degree in political science from Agnes Scott College in 1966. After receiving her master's degree, Ms. Landrum served for five years as an assistant professor at Gainesville College, and was selected as an Outstanding Educator in America in 1972.

In December of 1975 she was graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia Law. After being graduated from school she immediately entered private practice as a sole practitioner in Ellijay, until 1985 when she became a partner in the firm of Landrum and Landrum in Jasper.

She has served as a member of the Federal Judicial Selection Committee for Georgia, the Federal Merit Review Panel for the Northern District of Georgia and the Governor's Medical Malpractice Advisory Council. Ms. Landrum has chaired the Friends of the Pickens County Library Board and the Ellijay-Gilmer County Chamber for Commerce, the State Personnel Board of Georgia, and the initial Board of Trustees of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Phil M. Landrum Sr., Jasper; and brother and sister-in-law, Phil M. and Elaine Landrum, Jr., Jasper.

Services were Monday, February 12, at 11 a.m., from the Jasper First Baptist Church with Rev. Charles O. Walker and Dr. Charlie Boggan officiating. A eulogy was given by Judge Brenda Weaver and Attorney Alvin Young.

Interment followed in Jasper City Cemetery under the direction of Cagle Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jasper First Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund, Friends of the Pickens County Library or Agnes Scott College.

Mrs. Sara Alice (Mills) Jett

Mrs. Sara Alice (Mills) Jett, 82, died February 8, 2001, in Roswell, GA.

Mrs. Jett was born January 28, 1919, in Everett Springs, GA, the daughter of W.C. and Sara Ann Mills. She was the widow of Arthur B. "Hoot" Jett, was a homemaker, and member of Mt. Tabor Methodist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Al Jett and Tim Jett.

The body was cremated and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

National Cremation Society in charge of arrangements.

Junior Howard Morgan

Mr. Junior Howard Morgan, 69, of Blue Ridge died Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at his home.

Mr. Morgan was born in Chattooga County, the son of the late James J. and Hazel Shook Morgan. He was retired from the United States Post Office, an employee of Smith Bonding Company, a former funeral director and embalmer, and worked for the City of Blue Ridge Police Department. Mr. Morgan was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, a member of the Fire & Rescue Squad of Fannin County, and was an honorary deputy of Fannin County. He was a member of Mineral Bluff Lodge #483 F&AM, Summit Council #19, McCay Chapter Royal Arch Masons #114, Blue Ridge Mountain Commandary #37, Yaarab Shrine Temple, and Beulah Chapter #21 Order of the Eastern Star. He is survived by his wife, Pauline C. Morgan; sons, Franklin Morgan and Ricky Morgan, both of Blue Ridge; daughters, Betty Cantrell, Ellijay, Janet Carpenter, Winder, and Barbara Rhodes, McCaysville; stepsons, Jerry Stanley, Calhoun, Jim Stanley, Joe Stanley, and James Stanley, all of Blue Ridge, Jeffery Stanley and Justin Stanley, both of Morganton; stepdaughter, Jeannie Bartholomew, Blue Ridge; brother, Pete Morgan, Cherry Log; sister, Dorothy Key, Ala.; 25 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, February 8, at 2 p.m. from the Youngs Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Wallace Parks, Rev. Grady Ray, and Rev. Kenneth Mann officiating. Music was by Grady Ray, Roxanne Carpenter, and the Youngs Chapel Church Choir.

Members of Mineral Bluff Lodge #483 F&AM served as pallbearers and members of the Fannin County E.M.S., Fannin County Sheriff's Department and masonic brothers served as honorary escort.

Interment followed in the church cemetery with masonic rites by Mineral Bluff Lodge #483 F&AM.

Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of arrangements.

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

F.A. Reece

Mr. F.A. Reece, 80, of Buckhead, formerly of Ellijay, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001.

Mr. Reece was born December 31, 1920, the son of Fred A. and Carrie Penland Reece. His company introduced vinyl siding to the southeast in the early 60s, and he was a well-known home improvement contractor in Atlanta for over 40 years.

In 1972, Mr. Reece also established a telephone evangelism ministry in the Atlanta area. During the latter part of his life, he was devoted untiringly to this ministry, and often could be seen passing out cards and tracts in shopping centers throughout Atlanta. He was faithfully committed to this calling, and was determined that not a day would go by when he had not been witnessing.

A native of Ellijay, Mr. Reece spent his last years at Campbell-Stone Apartments in Buckhead, where he loved to entertain residents and staff by singing along with songs that he had recorded as a young man. He always laughed with amusement when complimented for his bright smile and distinguished looks, and his humor and quiet dignity in the face of illness will serve as an example to those he leaves behind.

He is survived by his son, Fred Reece, Stone Mountain; daughter, Dawn Reece, Haines City, Fla.; and siblings Margaret Bailey, Ellijay, Frances Rogers, Royston, Kathryn Harmon, Stone Mountain, Bill Reece, Ellijay, and Freda Wender, Cleveland, Tenn. Another sister, Ruby Printup of Augusta, is deceased.

Services were Friday, February 16, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Fields officiating. Music was by Julie Whitworth and Lisa Hensley.

Pallbearers were Jim Bailey, Ralph Harmon, Reece Harmon, Buddy Harmon, Mark Bailey, and Eric Raskin.

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

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Campbell-Stone Christian Centers, 2911 Pharr Court South, N.W., Atlanta 30305.

Mrs. Laura Luvenia Martin Garland

Mrs. Laura Luvenia Martin Garland, 91, of Whitestone Rd., Talking Rock, died Thursday, February 15, 2001, at her residence.

Mrs. Garland was born September 13, 1909, in Gilmer County, the daughter of William Harley Martin and Emma Jane Simmons Martin. She was a housewife, and was preceded in death by her husband, William Fin Garland.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Janis Mosley, Whitestone, and Shirley and James Wood, Ellijay; sons, James L. Garland, Ellijay, and Harold Garland, Marietta; five grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Lee Martin, Blue Ridge, and Joe Brown Martin, Epworth.

Services were Saturday, February 17, at 2 p.m. from the Whitestone Baptist Church with Rev. Wallace Parks, Rev. Lloyd Patterson, Minister Butch Jones and Tom Shipley officiating. Music was by the Whitestone Baptist Church Choir.

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

Honorary pallbearers were C.L. Garland, Elmer Evans, Eugene Garland, Earl Garland, Gerald Garland, Charles Garland, Howard Garland, Bennie Garland, Rex Garland, Phillip Martin, and Charles Copeland.

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

Mrs. Jettie Belle Chamlee Johnson

Mrs. Jettie Belle Chamlee Johnson, 94, of Cumming, died Thursday, February 15, 2001.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Johnson.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen and Glendal Stone, Cumming and Rita and Donald Holbrook, Ellijay; sister, Rheba Green, Roswell; five grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, February 17, at 2 p.m. from the Northside Chapel with Elder R.E. Cagle and Rev. Carl Jameson officiating.

Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Roswell/Alpharetta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crabapple First Baptist Church Building Fund, 12760 Birmingham Hwy., Alpharetta, GA 30004.

Daniel F. Jindrich

Mr. Daniel F. Jindrich, 52, of Conyers, died February 15, 2001, at Piedmont Hospital, following complications from surgery performed on December 26. Born in Tucson, Ariz., on September 4, 1948, Dan was the second of three children of Lt. Colonel Leonard Jindrich and Mrs. Eleanor Ferguson Jindrich. As the son of a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, Dan and his family lived in many locations in the United States.

In the summer of 1969, after moving to Atlanta, Dan met Catherine (Kathi) Evans, daughter of Edna R. Cash and the late Charles A. Evans, Jr. They married a short time later. They celebrated their thirty-first wedding anniversary on August 4, 2000. Their son, Leonard Charles (Chuck), was born in January of 1974.

Dan was an amazing individual who will long be remembered for his appreciation of life. Despite recurring health problems, Dan remained active. He was one of the longest living kidney transplant patients in Georgia, having received his kidney in 1987. He took nothing for granted and cherished every day.

He had many hobbies and talents. He spent years compiling a number of collections- from stamps and artwork to toy cars and novelty items. He was a master weaver, and through this hobby he amassed a collection of looms, some the size of a small room. On these looms he wove beautiful rugs and blankets, each a unique piece of craftsmanship. He was also an accomplished weaver of baskets. He loved traveling, and he and Kathi ventured across the U.S. and to Europe several times. He enjoyed the theatre and fine dining.

Dan was a graduate of Georgia State University where he received a bachelor of science degree in history. He worked for a number of years in the commercial insulation business. Then, his love for his hobbies led him to develop several small mail order businesses. Dan was also a certified secondary-level history teacher in the state of Georgia.

Dan was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. During his time of service, he held many positions. Some of these include: Grand Knight, the Financial Secretary of Conyers St. Pius X Council 10004, Faithful Navigator of the Archbishop Gerald P O'Hara Fourth Degree Assembly, and District Deputy. He also served as State Warden and was most recently serving as the State Advocate of the State Assembly. Dan received numerous honors and recognitions for his faithful service with the Knights. Dan was a long time member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Conyers. In 1994, Dan, Kathi, and Chuck were honored as Family of the Year in their parish.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Kathi; son Chuck and his wife Jennifer, of Carrollton; brother, Jerry Jindrich and his wife, Susan, of Newburgh, Ind.; sister, Jackie Ullman and her husband Les, of Northfield Center, Ohio; uncles, the Rev. Mr. Bill Jindirch and his wife Linda, of Monroe and Dwight Ferguson and his wife Claire, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and aunt Edith Cunat of West Dundee, Ill. Other survivors include mother-in-law, Mrs. Edna Cash of Lithonia; sisters-in-law, and their husbands, Barbara and Lynn Bledsoe, Judy and Darwin Key, Pamela and John Carter, Lisa and John Nix, all of Conyers, and Elaine and Clay Mooney of Asheville, N.C. , as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A wake service for family and friends was held on Sunday, February 18, 2001, from 7:30 - 9:00 P.M. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Conyers. The funeral mass was held on Monday, February 19, 2001, at 2 p.m. at St. Pius X with the Rev. John C. Kieran presiding, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Bill Jindrich. The interment followed in the East Ellijay Church Cemetery in Ellijay. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made the the Nazareth Home, P.O. Box 204, Macon, GA 31012.

Mrs. Leastie Waters McPherson

Mrs. Leastie Waters McPherson, 82, of Tails Creek Rd., Ellijay, died Sunday, February 18, 2001, at her residence.

Mrs. McPherson was born October 29, 1918, in Gilmer County, the daughter of John Waters and Sarah Crawford Waters. She was a housewife, the widow of E.D. McPherson, and of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Faye and Ben Burgess, Sr., Ellijay; grandchildren, Sheila Weaver Thurman, and Ben J. Burgess, Jr., both of Ellijay, and Clarice Jean Wright, East Ellijay; and three great grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, February 20, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Logan Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Fish officiating. Music was by Michael Cornett.

Pallbearers were David Thurman, Don Wright, Arvil Burgess, Ben Burgess, Sr., Ben Burgess, Jr., and Jim Logan.

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

Joseph A. Chastain

Mr. Joseph A. Chastain, 77, of Ludville, died Friday, February 16, 2001, in the Wildwood Health Care Center.

Mr. Chastain was born June 13, 1923, in Gilmer County, the son of Harley Chastain and Myrtle Dotson Chastain. He was a sawmiller and veteran having served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Chastain; children, Joyce and Jerry Bunch, Judy and Larry Long, David Chastain, and Dorothy and Jerry Hightower, all of Ludville, Jackie and Christine Chastain, and Doris and Bill Krause, all of Tenn., James and Vickie Chastain, Whitestone, Roger Chastain, Hinton, Johnny Chastain, Adairsville, and Danny and Tara Chastain, Rome; stepchildren, Clifford and Faye Chastain, Olin and Ruby Chastain, Nancy and David Lacey, and Ben and Janice Chastain, all of Hinton; sisters, Rilla Nelson, Mildred Lowman, Kertie Mae Milan, and Elzia Cantrell, all of Ellijay; 39 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren.

Services were Sunday, February 18, at 2 p.m. from the Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Freeman Hamrick and Bobby Timms officiating. Music was by Regina Morgan, Jeremiah Chastain and Annette Cross.

Pallbearers were William Andrew Chastain, David Lane Chastain, Dennis Eugene Greenway, James Farrell Stokes, Michael Shane Chastain, and David Earl Maham.

Interment was in the church cemetery with graveside rities by Pickens Co. DAV.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dorothy Head Smith

Mrs. Dorothy Head Smith, 81, of East Ellijay, died Sunday, February 18, 2001, in the Piedmont Hospital.

Mrs. Smith was born December 22, 1919, in Fannin County, the daughter of Harley and Mamie Crawford Head. She was the widow of Foster Smith, was a housewife, and member of the East Ellijay Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Scott Smith and Don Smith, both of East Ellijay; sister, Doris Harrison, Buford; and brother, Earl Head, Morganton.

Services were Tuesday, February 20, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Jess Posey, Rev. Emuel Sanford, and Rev. Steve Fields officiating. Music was by Angela Conner.

Pallbearers were Mack Hipp, Johnny Kowitz, Paul Richards, Joe Head, Steve Fields, and Tony Chastain.

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

Mrs. Jewell Cantrell Lambert

Mrs. Jewell Cantrell Lambert, 87, of Big Creek Rd., Ellijay, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at her residence.

Mrs. Lambert was born February 8, 1914, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Homer Cantrell and Junie Bell Sellers Cantrell. She was the widow of James Buster Lambert, a housewife, and member of River Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Glenda Kay Cantrell, Oakman, and Dorothy Garland, Ellijay; sons, James M. Lambert, Ermel A. Lambert, Louie H. Lambert, and Howard Ernest Lambert, all of Ellijay; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Cantrell, Ellijay, Josephine Dill, Dalton, and Irene Forshee, Rocky Face.

Services were Thursday, February 15, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Cantrell officiating. Music was by Lillian Champion and Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were be Brian Lambert, Toby Lambert, Michael Lambert, Timothy Garland, Ernest W. Garland, and Winston Cantrell.

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

Mrs. Rita Ann Riddick Neville

Mrs. Rita Ann Riddick Neville, 67, of Gates Chapel Road, Ellijay, died Monday, February 19, 2001, at her residence.

Mrs. Neville was born July 7, 1933, in Nebraska, the daughter of Julian Washington Laffette Riddick and Edith Marlene Stayer. She was a dispatcher in telecommunications

She is survived by her husband, Roy Anderson Neville, Sr.; daughters, Julia Anna Neville, Ellijay and Tina Ann Neville, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, James Samuel and Allison Neville, and Roy Anderson Jr. and Kathlene Neville, all of Fla., and David Edward and Cari Neville, Texas; four grandchildren; mother, Edith Hinds, Ellijay; and brother, Julian Riddick, N.C.

Memorial services will be Friday, February 23, at 7 p.m. from the Ellijay Church of Christ with Minister Butch Jones officiating.

Interment will follow in the Gates Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.


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