Miscellaneous Gilmer County, Georgia Obituaries

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David Fields

Mr. David Fields, 62, of Ben Higgins Rd., Dahlonega, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., following a sudden illness.

Mr. Fields was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, was retired from the Burlington Pinetree Plant in Dahlonega and attended Dahlonega Church of God of Prophecy.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Smith Fields; son and daughter-in-law, David and Rachel Fields, Dahlonega; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Scott Bryan, Dahlonega; three grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mrs. Lovena Smith, Dahlonega; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Linda Cantrell, Ellijay.

Services are scheduled for Thursday, June 22, at 11 a.m., from the Dahlonega Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Darryl Patterson, Rev. Don Allen, Rev. J.R. Fields, and Rev. Rodney Allen officiating.

Interment will follow in the Siloam Baptist Church cemetery in Lumpkin County under the direction of Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dolly Hagin Weaver

Mrs. Dolly Hagin Weaver, 71, of Hagin Rd., Ellijay, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in the Gilmer Nursing Home.

Mrs. Weaver was born December 12, 1928, in Gilmer County, the daughter of John Hagin and Minnie Ridings Hagin. She was the widow of Coatus Weaver and was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her daughter, Janell Beavers, Ellijay; sons, Jerry Weaver, Danny Weaver, Kenneth Weaver, and Dennis Weaver, all of Ellijay; 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sisters, Sue Ratcliff, Ellijay; and Clara Williams, Savannah; and brother, Phil Hagin, Ellijay.

Services were Wednesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. from the Scrougetown Church with Rev. Ardell McClure, Rev. Billy Cantrell and Rev. Larry Stover officiating. Music was by Gospel Melody Trio..

Pallbearers were Carl Taylor, Johnny Henson, Steven Smith, Chuck Beavers, Jason Pass, Rob Young, Donnie Weaver, and Larry Radford.

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

Clyde E. Key

Mr. Clyde E. Key, 85, of Maryville, Tenn., died at his home Friday, June 16, 2000.

Mr. Key was a member and deacon at Armona Baptist Church, Maryville, a retiree of the Aluminum Company of America and for the past 25 years a member of ALCOA Service Club. He was born October 3, 1914, in Ellijay, Ga., the son of Della Miller Key and Jacob A. Key.

Mr. Key is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gladys Legg Key; son and daughter-in-law, James and Kay Key, Va., son, Harold Key, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and one great granddaughter; brothers and sisters-in-law, Winston and Etheleen Key, Tenn., and Bill and Pat Key, Ellijay.

Services were Saturday, June 17, at the McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home in Maryville with Rev. Robert Lawson and Rev. Edmund Miller officiating.

Pallbearers were the members of the Men’s II Sunday School Class at Armona Baptist Church.

Interment was in the Grandview Cemetery in Maryville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Armona Baptist Church Choir or Library Fund, 2211 Louisville, Alcoa, TN 37701.

Mrs. Annie R. Williams

Mrs. Annie R. Williams, 81, of Eton, died Friday, June 16, 2000, in the Hamilton Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Williams.

She is survived by daughter, Linda Franklin, Eton; brothers, Lum Willis, Eton and John Willis, Ellijay; sister, Lizzie Kinsey, Dalton; stepdaughter, Beverly Welch, Chatsworth; and one step granddaughter.

Services were Sunday, June 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Jones & Rev. Tommy Webb officiating.

Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, in Gilmer County, under the direction of Peeples Funeral Home of Chatsworth.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bernice DeBoard Callahan

Mrs. Bernice DeBoard Callahan, 84, of Dalton, died Thursday, June 13, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Callahan was born in Ellijay, the daughter of Jim J. and Lily Spivey DeBoard and was retired from Crown cotton mill. She was married to the late Claude L. Callahan.

She is survived by her daughter, Claude Dett Callahan, Dalton; sisters and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Jim Carter, Stone Mtn., and Ruth Gribble, Ellijay; brothers, Robert DeBoard and Charles Deboard, both of Ellijay.

Services were Thursday, June 15, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of the Love Funeral Home in Dalton with Rev. Darey Kittle officiating.

Love Funeral Home of Dalton was in charge of arrangements.

Jack Donald “Don” Spence

Mr. Jack Donald “Don” Spence, 58, of Ellijay, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at the Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Spence was the son of the late Jack and Pearl Bowman Spence.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Witter Spence; daughter, Donna Spence, Dalton; stepdaughter and husband, Cherie and Michael Mills, Hogansville; stepson and wife, Rick and Lisa Witter, Newnan; and two step grandsons; and a special friend, Mike Johnson, Ranger.

Services were held Tuesday, June 20, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Love Funeral Home with Dr. Jimmy Brown officiating.

Interment was in the West Hill Cemetery under the direction of Love Funeral Home of Dalton, Ga.

Mrs. Doris Jane Anderson Tomlinson

Mrs. Doris Jane Anderson Tomlinson, 31, of Yukon Road, Ellijay, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Marietta.

Mrs. Tomlinson was born July 28, 1968, in Copperhill Tenn. She was the owner and operator of Tomlinson Construction Company, and was a member of Branham Assembly.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Tomlinson; daughter, Rebekah Elizabeth Smith, Ellijay; stepson Justin Kile Tomlinson, Colo.; parents, Paul and Alfrata Anderson, Ellijay; brothers and sisters-in-law Steve and Tonya Anderson and Nathan and Christy Anderson, all of Ellijay, John Anderson, Morganton, and Matthew Anderson, Kennesaw; sisters and brother-in law, Sarah Anderson-Seagle and Kyria and Doug Hyde, all of Ellijay; and grandmother, Geneva Wise, Tenn.

Services were Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Howard and Rev. George Ziemer officiating. Music was by Mattie Pierce, Ricky Smith and Patsy Padgett.

Pallbearers were Steve Anderson, Nathan Anderson, John Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Doug Hyde, Frank Nash and Josh Anderson.

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

Little Dasie Danielle Wallace

Little Dasie Danielle Wallace, age 6 weeks, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000.

Little Dasie was born May 5, 2000, in Jasper, the daughter of Wesley Lingerfelt and Tammy Wallace.

She is survived by parents, Wesley Lingerfelt and Tammy Wallace; brother, Codie Stokes, Ellijay; and sister, Tamara Wallace, Ellijay; grandparents, David Wallace, Anna Shorter, and Lori Wallace, all of Indiana; great grandparents, Shirl Wiley and Ruth Wiley, both of Indiana.

Services were Thursday, June 15, at 5 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Arnold officiating. Music was by Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lowery.

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

Walter Crump

Mr. Walter Crump, 69, of Flat Creek Rd., Ellijay, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Crump was born November 19, 1930, in Gilmer County, the son of Steve Pruitt and Willie Belle Pruitt Crump. He was a plant manager for Georgia Marble, deacon of Flat Creek Baptist Church and a veteran serving in Korea.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Lee Vick Crump; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Celia Crump, Ellijay; daughter and son-in-law, Terri Henson and Richard Esparza, Ellijay; grandson, Daniel Henson, Ellijay; sister, Dorothy Mae Kincaid, East Ellijay; brothers, Tommy Crump, Charles Crump, Bobby Crump and James Crump all of Ellijay; and father-in-law, Milton Vick, Ellijay.

Services were Thursday, June 15, at 3 p.m. from the Flat Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Clifford Nelson and Rev. Wallace Parks officiating. Music was by the church choir, Herman and Rhonda Davis, Kathy Simmons and Tammy Williams.

Pallbearers were Daniel Henson, Mark Simmons, Brad Simmons, Jacob Hicks, Justin Bell, Tyler Torres, Chris Starks, and Chris Watkins.

Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Sumner, Ken Krause, Gordon Funk, James Hensley, Harold Plumley, Raleigh McCollum, Ted Whitner, Rob Roberson, Larry Keener, Willis Crump, Charles Gay, Herman Daves, Randall Bramlett, Terry Hensley, Tom Hall, Alan Willias, Lake Teems, and Clyde Chastain.

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

Mrs. Bessie Marie Kirkland Davenport

Mrs. Bessie Marie Kirkland Davenport, 85, of Tower Road, Ellijay, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at the Canton Nursing Home.

Mrs. Davenport was born March 14, 1915, in Citico, Tenn., the daughter of Charlie Kirkland and Earlie Mae Mills, was a member of Gospel Temple Church in Ball Ground, and is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Davenport.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Bill Derden, Cumming, Betty Jo and Glen Taylor, Holly Springs, Jane and Tony Monroe, Cartersville; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Dhinora Farmer, Sparks, Charles and Joan Farmer, Holly Springs, Jimmy Farmer, Atlanta, and David and Nancy Farmer, N.H.; 24 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; sisters, Thelma McCall and Bertha Cook, both of Tenn., and Annie Pearl Brook, Ringgold; brothers, O’Dell Kirkland, Tenn., and Elmer Kirkland, Indiana.

Services were Tuesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Walter Poole officiating. Music was by family members.

Pallbearers were Dwayne Farmer, Charles K. Farmer, Jr., Phillip Underwood, Jeffery Monroe, Terry Allen, Timmy Allen, John Monroe, Jason Monroe, and Zack Farmer.

Interment followed in the Turniptown Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Logan Funeral Home.

James R. (Dick) England

Mr. James R. (Dick) England, 76, of Parks Ave., Ellijay, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, in Dalton.

Mr. England was born December 7, 1923, in Atlanta, the son of James England and Margarite Harkins England. He was a retired installment banker, veteran having served in World War II with the Army Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Darby England, sons and daughters-in-law, James (Jim) and Gloria England, Chatsworth, and John and Martie England, Texas.; and grandson, Jason England, Texas.

Graveside services were Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. from the Ellijay City Cemetery with Rev. Victor Morgan officiating.

Pallbearers were Jim Weaver, Sammy Lowman, Shirlin Vaughan, Jim England, John England, and Al Chaplin.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Carmen Fernandez

Ms. Carmen Fernandez, 72, sister of Dr. E.J. Fernandez, of Havana, Cuba, died June 19, 2000.

Ms. Fernandez was a registered pharmacist, and her father and grandfather were prominent doctors in Cuba.

She is survived by three sisters, Gloria Fernandez, Mich., Teresa Fernandez and Milagos Fernandez, both of Cuba; and one brother, Dr. E.J. Fernandez, Ellijay.

Services were Tuesday, June 20, from the Fernandez Mausoleum in Havana, Cuba.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Nancy Lavada Sanford Dotson

Mrs. Nancy Lavada Sanford Dotson, 100, of Dalton Street, Ellijay, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, in the Gilmer Nursing Home.

Mrs. Dotson was born December 20, 1899, the daughter of Jerry C. and Sarah Vianne Woodard Sanford. She was a housewife and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church for 89 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom J.T. Dotson.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruby Davenport, Ellijay, Opal Wicker, N.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Ira and Eunice Dotson, Ellijay; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Mae Pankey Dotson, Ellijay.

Services were Monday, June 26, at 2 p.m. from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Dotson officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

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

Morris Howard Gudger

Mr. Morris Howard Gudger, 44, of Mountaintown Road, Ellijay, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, in Atlanta.

Mr. Gudger was born June 24, 1955, the son of William Howard Gudger and Mildred Gwen Plemmons. He was a member of Ellijay Church of Christ, a graduate of Gilmer High School Class of 1973, and was employed by Way of Courier in Atlanta.

He is survived by his mother, Mildred Gwen Gudger; and brother-in-law, Rev. Danny Henson.

Graveside services were Saturday, June 24, at 12 p.m. from the Mountaintown Baptist Church Cemetery with Minister Butch Jones officiating. Singing was by the congregation.

Pallbearers were Robert Gudger, Pat Gudger, Joe Gudger, Bob Gudger, Bill Gudger, Ronald Gudger, and Jimmy Edwards.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ellijay Church of Christ, 351 North Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540.

Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John David Rymer, Jr.

Mr. John David Rymer, Jr., 20, of Mineral Bluff died Sunday, June 25, 2000, in the North Georgia Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mr. Rymer was a lifelong resident of Fannin County and was employed by the Shaw Industries Plant in Chatsworth.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Hedden, Ellijay; daughter, Christian Faith Rymer, Ellijay; mother, Diane Stamey and stepfather, Richard Fry, Morganton; father, John D. Rymer, Ellijay; brother, Shane Rymer, Ellijay; sister, Amanda Rymer, Ellijay; grandfather, Elbert Stamey, Mineral Bluff; and grandmother, Annie Mae Rymer, Ellijay.

Services were Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. from the Akins of Blue Ridge Chapel with Rev. Jerry Rice, Rev. Jack Buchanan, and Rev. Billy Dotson officiating.

Pallbearers were Gary Rymer, Douglas Kell, Wendell Kell, Tracy Green, Jeremy Underwood, and Brian Watkins.

Interment was in the Chastain Memorial Park cemetery under the direction of Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

Kenneth Edwin Waters

Mr. Kenneth Edwin Waters, 73, of Cherry Log, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at the Vencor Hospital in Chattanooga.

Mr. Waters was born May 7, 1927, in Fannin County, the son of John and Mamie Jane Ledford Waters. Mr. Waters was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Cox Waters. He was a member of the Boardtown Church of Christ and was retired from Shaw Industries.

He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Stanley, Blue Ridge, Joyce Holloway, Willie and Jimmy Thurman, Joann and George Storms, and Melba and Richard Bennett all of Cherry Log; and special friend, James Watkins, Ellijay.

Services were Saturday, July 1, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Minister Jim McGaha officiating.

Interment followed in the Whitfield Memorial Gardens in Dalton, under the direction of Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton.

This notice courtesy if Logan Funeral Home.

George McDaniel

Mr. George McDaniel, 72, of Blue Ridge, died June 27, 2000, at his home.

Mr. McDaniel was born March 28, 1928, in McMinn County, Tenn., the son of John David and Bertha Elizabeth Mull McDaniel. He was a retired steel rigger, member of Temple Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Callie Nichols McDaniel; sons, Eddie McDaniel, Fla. and Jeff McDaniel, Ellijay; daughters, Judy Dyer, Blairsville, and Jan Kiker, Rossville; sisters, Druella Beavers, McCaysville, Emma Mull, Va., Elizabeth Smith, Hampton, Barbara Ann Harren, Griffin, and Mary Watson, Ky.; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, July 1, at 11 a.m. from the Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Beck, and Rev. James Howard Galloway officiating.

Interment was in the Liberty Hill Methodist Church cemetery under the direction of Finch-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

Mrs. Marilyn Kaye Brooks Finch

Mrs. Marilyn Kaye Brooks Finch, 60, of Hickory Ridge Dr., Ellijay, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at her home, after an extended illness.

Mrs. Finch was born February 13, 1940, in Atlanta, Mich., the daughter of Ruben Alden and Mable Leola Mogg Brooks.

She is survived by her husband, Glen R. Finch; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine (Kate) and Steven Rumsey, Tenn.; sisters, Faye Stevens, and Gwen Akers, both of Fla., Silva Freeman and June Douglas, both of Mich.; brothers, Robert Mill, Ariz., Lee Brooks, Mich., and Stuart Brooks, S.C.

Memorial graveside interment was Wednesday, July 5, at 2 p.m. from the Lakeview Cemetery in Kinross, Mich.

Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Danny William Beavers

Mr. Danny William Beavers, 34, of Norcross, died suddenly Friday, July 7, 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Wallis Beavers, Norcross; children, Daniel Beavers, Christie Beavers, Tiffany Beavers, and Amanda Beavers, all of Norcross; parents, William and Lorene Beavers, Ellijay; sisters and brother-in-law, Peggy and Willie Loudermilk, Ellijay, Irene Jones and Leigh Beavers both of Chatsworth.

Services were Monday, July 10, at 11 a.m. from the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel of Cumming, with Rev. Billy Higgins and Rev. Grady Hester officiating.

Interment was in Sawnee View under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home.

James M. "Jimmy" Cowart

Mr. James M. "Jimmy" Cowart, 62, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta following a sudden illness.

A native of Dawson County, he had lived in Gilmer County for the past three years. Mr. Cowart was a retired partner of J & B Paint and Body Shop. He was an Army veteran and was a member of Winds of Peace Fellowship Church.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Cowart, Ellijay; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Tracy Cowart and Marlin and Lori Cowart, both of Dawsonville; mother, Nola Cowart Miles, Ellijay; sisters and brother-in-law, Ralph and Imogene Cowart, Cumming, and Mary Frances Cowart, Marietta; mother-in-law, Estie Holliday, Ellijay; and five grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at Winds of Peace Fellowship Church with Rev. Tommy Panter officiating.

Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Gainesville under the direction of Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville.

James Robert Patton

Mr. James Robert Patton, 55, of Newton, Ala., died Monday, July 3, 2000, in an automobile accident.

Mr. Patton was born March 23, 1945, the son of Robert Patton and Odell Watkins Patton. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Patton; daughters, Tracie Lynn Armstrong, Shaunna DeLane Howell, Amy Lee Howell, Dorothy Stevens, and Mary Wrench all of Ala.; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services were Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m. from the Salem Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Philip Davenport officiating. Music was by Vida and Larry Cox, Nita Hice, and Joyce Frady.

Military Rites were by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mary M. Frey

Mrs. Mary M. Frey, 92, of Doublehead Gap Rd., Blue Ridge, died Monday, July 10, 2000, in Ellijay.

Mrs. Frey was born October 23, 1906, in Clifton, N.J., the daughter of Ignachios Pitoniak and Sophia Stephaic Pitoniak. She was the widow of Arnold Robert Frey.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Jean Frey, Blue Ridge, David and Carol Frey, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; brothers, Edward Pitoniak, N.J. and Joseph Pitoniak, Wis.

Services will be Saturday, July 14, at 1 p.m. in Clarksville, Va., from St. Catherines Catholic Church.

Interment will be in Clarksville, Va.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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