Miscellaneous Gilmer County, Georgia Obituaries

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Ralph Lee Logan

Mr. Ralph Lee Logan, 88, of Tails Creek Rd., Ellijay, died Tuesday, June 1, 2000, at Chatsworth Health Care Center, in Chatsworth.

Mr. Logan was born Saturday, June 30, 1911, in Gilmer County, the son of Ben Jess Logan and Lillie Emmer Waters. He was a sawmiller.

He is survived by his sister, Gladys Logan Schultz, Ellijay; brothers and sister-in-law, Roy and Ruth Logan, and Kim and Mary Nell Logan, all of Ellijay.

Services were Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Scott, Rev. Norman Gibbs, and Rev. Jess Posey officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Logan, Jerry Logan, Danny Logan, Keith Logan, Mack Logan, Billy Davis, Dillard Davis and Dub Logan.

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

Albert Pope

Mr. Albert Pope, 90, of Pope Landing, Blairsville, formerly of Fannin County, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.

She is survived by son, Alton Pope, Ellijay.

Services were Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill McGill, Rev. Kenny Beaver, and the Rev. Wesley Lowery officiating.

Interment was in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Fannin County under the direction of Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Minnie Lee Starks Ingle

Mrs. Minnie Lee Starks Ingle, 78, of Ray Mountain Rd., Ellijay, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Mrs. Ingle was born September 16, 1921, the daughter of Howard M. Starks and Cordelia Burgess, she was a housewife, and active in the East Ellijay Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Leon Ingle; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Hal Port, Ball Ground, Hilda and Neil Carnes, Ohio and Kay Lorraine Knight, Ellijay; daughter-in-law, Anita Boring Ingle; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and sister, Annie Mae McGahee, Griffin.

Services were Sunday, June 4, at 3 p.m. from the East Ellijay Baptist Church with Rev. Edmund Miller and Rev. Steve Fields officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Jim Stevenson, Scott Schneider, Tom Stevenson, Rick Collins, Bob Schneider, and Shane Scruggs.

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

Mrs. Bertha R. Bradburn

Mrs. Bertha R. Bradburn, 102, of Blue Ridge died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at the Blue Ridge Health Care Center.

Mrs. Bradburn was born July 17, 1897, in Union County the daughter of John W. and Mary ANn Logan Reece. She is preceded in death by her husband William Bradburn.

She is survived by sons, Gene Bradburn, and Cecil Bradburn both of Blue Ridge, Lloyd Bradburn of N.C., and Arnold Bradburn , Ellijay; daughter, Eunice Rice, N.C.; 24 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren and great great great grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Henry Cochran Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Thomas and Rev. Billy Ross officiating.

Pallbearers were Kenny Bradburn, Terry Caulder, Billy Bradburn, David Bradburn, Junior Campbell and Junior Bradburn.

Interment was in the Chastain Memorial Park under the direction of Henry Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Miss Pamela Ridings

Miss Pamela Ridings, 23, formerly of Ellijay, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, after being struck by a car while walking along a highway in Paris, Texas.

She is survived by her father and stepmother, Earl & Glenda Ridings, Ellijay; mother, Jean Arnold, Texas; grandfather, Claude Ridings, Ellijay; brother, David Ridings, Ellijay; stepbrothers, Lamar Mathews, Gary Mathews and Bryan Mathews, all of Ellijay, and Travis Mathews, Jasper; stepgrandparents, F.B. and Bonnie Chastain, Jasper; and sister, Debbie Prett, Canton.

Services were Friday, June 2 at the Rose Shannon Funeral Home in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Mrs. Ida Agnes Henson Kiker

Mrs. Ida Agnes Henson Kiker, 90, of Oak Street, East Ellijay, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at the Murray Medical Center.

Mrs. Kiker was born July 30, 1909, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Thomas Daniel Henson and Millie Ann Elizabeth Pritchett, and was the wife of the late Benjamin Franklin Kiker.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and June Griffin, Chatsworth; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, June 1, at 2 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles McDonald and Rev. Charles Smith officiating.

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

Mrs. Mae Thompson Weaver

Mrs. Mae Thompson Weaver, 82, of Owltown Rd., Ellijay, died Saturday, June 3, 2000.

Mrs. Weaver was born May 6, 1918, in Whitfield County, the daughter of Carter Thompson and Callie Knight Thompson. She was a retired textile worker, member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and widow of Conrad Weaver.

She is survived by sons, W.C. (Pete) Weaver and Eddie Weaver both of Ellijay; daughter, Louise Johnson, Canton; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brothers, Tom Thompson, Dalton, William Thompson, Cohutta; sisters-in-law, Julia Belle Weaver, and Ruby Weaver both of Ellijay.

Services were Monday, June 5, at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Junior Waddell and Rev. Harold Nelson officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Robinson, Tim Weaver, Seth Weaver, Chris Weaver, David Shirley and Clay Sutton.

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

Mrs. Eunice Hagin Boatwright

Mrs. Eunice Hagin Boatwright, 81, of Old CC Camp Rd., Ellijay, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Boatwright was born February 13, 1919, the daughter of Melvin Lewis Hagin and Delia Clayton Hagin. She was a member of River Hill Baptist Church and a housewife.

She is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Delia Ann and James Henry Anderson, and Judy and Wayne Parker, all of Chatsworth; sons and daughters-in-law, P.W. and Susan Boatwright, Tenn., Mack and Rhonda Boatwright, and Alan and Diane Boatwright, all of Ellijay, and Delano and Barbara Boatwright, Chatsworth; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Musa H. Pettit and Eula H. Schuler both of Dalton. She is preceded in death by husband, Christopher "Chris" Boatwright of 62 years.

Services were Wednesday, June 7, at 2 p.m. from the Nine Mile United Methodist Church with Rev. Lamar Beason officiating. Music was by Linda Phillips and Donnie Holcome.

Pallbearers were Bo Boatwright, Brian Boatwright, Travis Boatwright, Kenneth Shook, Hank Boatwright, Jeffery Jones, and Brent Boatwright.

Interment was in the Nine Mile United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ethel Mae McClure

Mrs. Ethel Mae McClure, 73, of East Ellijay, died Friday, June 2, 2000, in the Gilmer Nursing Home.

Mrs. McClure was born Dec. 31, 1926 in Bartow County, the daughter of Voyd and Della Long Fox. She was a textile worker, homemaker and member of the River Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Ardell McClure, East Ellijay; son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Lugene McClure, Ellijay; daughters, Eula and Lloyd Chadwick, Faye and William Stover, and Linda and Dan Evans all of Ellijay; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Ferris, Ellijay; brothers, Willie Fox, D.W. Fox, Jimmy Fox and Evan Fox , all of Cartersville.

Services were Sunday, June 4, at 3 p.m. from the Riverhill Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Richards, Rev. Billy Cantrell, and Rev. Roy Scott officiating. Music was by Junior and Sara Eubanks.

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

William Norman Jones

Mr. William Norman Jones, 80, of East Ellijay, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Hospital from stroke complications.

Mr. Jones was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. He moved to Miami before the war, where he met his first wife and had two children. After the war, he met Paulette and moved to Atlanta in the 1960s and had five more children. He worked for the Bunker-Ramo, and retired from Memorex in 1985. After he retired, they moved to Snellville, then later to East Ellijay. He was awarded the purple heart after being wounded in France during the D-day invasion. He was preceded in death by his wife.

He is survived by daughters, Yvette Jones, Blairsville, Jeanette Hames and Michele McKerrow, both of Alpharetta, and Sandra Guenther, Fla.; son, Richard Haager, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Graveside services were Wednesday, May 31, at 2:30 p.m., from the Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs under the direction of H.M. Patterson and Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Willie Mae Ray Low Young Clark

Mrs. Willie Mae Ray Low Young Clark, 78, of Ellijay, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Clark was born October 10, 1921, in Gilmer County, the daughter of John William Ray and Carrie Mullinax Ray. She worked at Oak Ridge Atomic Plant, was a beautician and homemaker. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Liberty Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Al Clark; son, Johnny W. Low, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Joe Clark, N.C., Mary and Bill Justice, Tenn.; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Carol Clark, Ellijay and Larry and Kathleen Clark, Kennesaw; sister, Betty Turner, Ellijay; brothers and sister-in-law, C.W. and Lora Ray, Buford Ray and Paul Ray, Ellijay; four grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, June 13, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. David Herring officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Joe Clark Jr., Steve Clark, Dennis Davidson, and Shawn Cheshire.

Graveside services were Tuesday, June 13, at 4 p.m. from the Sherwood Memorial Park in Maryville, Tenn., with Rev. Charles Ballard officiating.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Raymond Sanford

Mr. Charles Raymond Sanford, 82, of Kate Rd., Dahlonega, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega following a sudden illness.

Mr. Sanford was a native of Gilmer County, who lived in Lumpkin County since 1955. He was a retired textile worker and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Gilmer County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Dessie Moss Sanford.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Cathy Sanford, Dahlonega; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Jerry Grizzle, Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, H.M. and Lemma Sanford, Ellijay; sisters and brother-in-law, Lona Mae Schmidt, and Erna Lee and Harold Griggs, both of Ellijay; sisters-in-law, Dora Mae Sanford and Oleeta Sanford, both of Ellijay; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were Friday, June 9, at 3 p.m. at Cross Roads Baptist Church with Rev. Junior Waddell and Rev. Cliff Nelson officiating.

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

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

James Richard Sanders

Mr. James Richard Sanders, 68, of Pat Mill Rd, Smyrna, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Sanders was born October 18, 1932, in Atlanta, the son of William Fred Sanders and Lucy High Sanders. He worked as a glazier in the construction industry, was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Smyrna and was a veteran having served with the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Gwen Davidson Sanders, Smyrna; children, Buddy Lee Sanders and Sheri Evette Sanders, both of Smyrna; and step granddaughter Tabitha Byrd, Smyrna.

Graveside services were Saturday, June 11, at 4 p.m. from the Yukon Cemetery with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Music was by Rev. Duane Mills. Military rites were by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

Pallbearers were Dwight Davidson, Buddy Sanders, Sean Davidson, Joe Smith and Randall Davidson.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lola Hughes Lowman

Mrs. Lola Hughes Lowman, 77, of East New Hope Rd., Ellijay, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, in Atlanta.

Mrs. Lowman was born March 18, 1923, in Fannin County, the daughter of Homer Hughes and Georgia Morton Hughes. She was a textile worker, housewife and member of the East New Hope Baptist Church. She was the widow of Bart Lowman.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, James and Ruby Lowman, Ellijay; daughters and sons-in-law, Bessie and Harold Henson, Lois and Terry Leatherwood, all of Ellijay, Betty Lowman and Kathleen Lowman, both of Atlanta, and Jewell and George De Vane, Lithonia; sisters, Ona Densmore and Chlorene Orr both of Cumming; brother, Stancil Hughes, Ala.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Services were Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Bennett and Rev. Ardell McClure officiating. Music was by Lorene Clayton.

Interment was in the East New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Charles Cecil Spruill

Mr. Charles Cecil Spruill, 84, of Laurel Trail, Ellijay, died Saturday, June 10, 2000.

Mr. Spruill was born June 7, 1916, in Dunwoody, the son of Nola and Nina Mae Holbrooks Spruill. He was retired from Pittsburg Plate Glass Co., was a veteran having served with the U.S. Air Force and member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Cheek Spruill; sons, C. Kenneth Spruill, Lawrenceville, Robert J. Spruill, Roswell, Richard A. Spruill, Atlanta; daughter, Rev. Linda S. Pirkle, Atlanta; brother, Havie Spruill, Roswell; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Services were Monday, June 12, at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Ellijay with Dr. Milton Perry officiating. Music was by Scott Eaton and the senior adult choir.

Pallbearers were David Spruill, Joshua Spruill, David Cheek, David Queen and Larry Abernathy.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Jack Penland Sunday school class.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 164 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540.

Albert Pope

Mr. Albert Pope, 90, of Blairsville, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Pope was born April 5, 1910, the son of Boone Pope and Sylvina Thomas Pope. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna E. Colwell Pope.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Jim Postell, Blairsville and Gwen and Fred Hopkins, Dalton; sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Shirley Pope, Blairsville and Alton and Alice Pope, Ellijay; brother, Doxie Pope, Austell; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. from the Mountain View Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bill McGill, Rev. Kenny Beaver and Rev. Wesley Lowery officiating. Music was by the Faith singers and Tammy Blassingame.

Pallbearers were Zach Hopkins, Greg Hopkins, Michael Pope, Darren Rowan, Jerry Dyer and Jeff Patterson.

Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Matson, Les Duddleston and Gary Herby.

Interment was in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Mountain View Funeral Home.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dora Susan Henson

Mrs. Dora Susan Henson, 92, of the Keithburg Community in Canton, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her residence.

She is survived by her son, David Henson, Ellijay; daughter, Geneva Henson, Canton; brothers, Hugh Pendley, Tate; sisters, Savilla Buchanan, Jasper, Alice Lanning and Grace Ghorley, both of Canton; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. from the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Canton with the Rev. Buddy Roper, Rev. Mark Henson, and Rev. Bobby McFarland officiating.

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

Oscar C. Chastain

Mr. Oscar C. Chastain, 92, of Murphy died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in a Murphy care center.

Mr. Chastain was a native of Cherokee County, where he lived most of his life. He was the son of Phillip Hudgins and Virginia Stalcup Chastain and the husband of the late Jennie Gilliam Chastain who died in 1938, and Jean McAllister Chastain who died in 1981. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, where he had served as deacon over 50 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Muriel Rogers, S.C., Doris Mantooth, Tenn., and Marilyn Godfrey and Martha Chastain, both of N.C.; sons, Bill Chastain, Tenn., Ron Chastain, Blue Ridge, and Don Chastain, Cumming; sister, Ellavee Bandy, N.C; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren.

Services were Friday, June 9, at 11 a.m. from the Mount Moriah Baptist Church with Rev. Ned Golden and Rev. Frank Fisher officiating.

Grandsons and great grandsons served as pallbearers.

Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of the Ivie Funeral Home of Murphy, N.C..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Moriah Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Christine Golden, 1650 Marrestop Road, Murphy, NC 28906.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Ms. Mona Glenn Kirby

Mr. Mona Glenn Kirby, 59, of Dawsonville, died at her home Wednesday, June 7, 2000.

Ms. Kirby was born November 8, 1940, in Towns County, the daughter of Nellie Medford Kirby and James Vernon Kirby.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Nellie Medford Kirby, Blue Ridge; children, Dan Hood, Ringo; Valerie Althouse, Marietta, and Leona McDaris, Powder Springs; brothers, James Kirby and Wayfain Kirby, Blue Ridge, and Lowell Kirby , Tenn.; sisters, Dale Aldenback, Marietta and Lois Gray, Blue Ridge; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Services were Friday, June 9, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of the Henry Cochran Funeral Home with Minister Butch Jones officiating.

Pallbearers were Bill Kirby, Dennis McAllister, Derrell Althouse, and D.J. McAllister.

Interment was in the Chastain Memorial Park under the direction of Henry Cochran Funeral Home.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.


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