Miscellaneous Gilmer County, Georgia Obituaries

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Little Nicholas Miller

Little Nicholas Miller, infant son of William Miller and Anna Keister of Sisson Rd., Ellijay, died Friday, July 7, 2000, in the Grady Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his parents, William Miller and Anna Keister; grandparents, Ida Mae Miller, Fla., and Homer Keister, Fla.

Services were Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Bro. Melvin Donyes officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Max Gibson and Home Keister.

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

Mrs. Mary M. Frey

Mrs. Mary M. Frey, 93, 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, and she was the widow of Arnold Robert Frey.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Jean Frey, Blue Ridge, and 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 were Saturday, July 15, at 1 p.m. in Clarksville, Va., from St. Catherines Catholic Church.

Interment was in the Oakhurst Cemetery in Clarksville.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Henry Mayfield

Mr. John Henry Mayfield, 69, of Big Rock Trail, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, in the Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton.

Mr. Mayfield was born June 6, 1931, in Fulton County, the son of the late Paul Mayfield and Mae Inez Nealey Mayfield. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army and a salesman selling Watkins Products for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Mayfield; daughter, Connie Rolader, Austell; step-daughters, Cindy Mashburn, Duluth, Kelia Spurling, Powder Springs; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Memorial services were Friday, July 14, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

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

Mrs. Barbara Davis Totten

Mrs. Barbara Davis Totten, 61, of Thomasville, died Sunday, July 17, 2000.

Mrs. Totten was born on August 17, 1938, in Tifton, the daughter of Randall W. Davis, Sr. and Margaret Davis Coats.

She is survived by her mother, Margaret Davis Coats, Ellijay; sons, Terry Mathis, Fla., and William Mathis, Thomasville; daughter, Cheryl Cannon, Thomasville; daughter-in-law, Georgia Mathis, Thomasville; sisters, Randi Proctor, Dunwoody and Sandra Davis, Decatur; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randall and Pattie Davis, Ellijay, and Beau and Lora Davis, Atlanta; and several grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Saturday, July 22, at 11 a.m. from the Allen and Allen Funeral Home in Thomasville.

Morris John Thomas Parks

Mr. Morris John Thomas Parks, 80, of Conasauga Road, Ellijay, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Parks was born February 5, 1920, in Gilmer County, the son of Earnest Monroe Parks and Lemmer Sumner Parks. He was a World War II veteran having served in the United States First Army in the European Theatre of War and was a U.S. Forestry Service employee.

He is survived by wife, Lavon Waddell Parks; sons and daughter-in-law, Gary Thomas Parks, Marietta, and Earnest Keith and Rhonda Parks, Ellijay; one grandson; sisters, Jewel Key, Canton, Pearl Brookshire and Frankie Bramlette, both of Douglasville, and Nena Craigo, Ellijay.

Services were Tuesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Junior Waddell and Rev. Jerry Stover officiating. Music was by Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Jeff Brookshire, Ralph Ridley, Alan Brookshire, Randy Parks, Ted Bramlette, and Roger Fendley.

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

Ms. Della Z. Waters

Ms. Della Z. Waters, 85, of Life Care Center, Ducktown, Tenn., died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at the Copper Basin Medical Center.

Ms. Waters was born April 9, 1915, in Fannin County, the daughter of Lewis and Aire VanHook Waters. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by sister, Mrs. Stella Burgess, Tenn.; nephews, Rev. Bob and Edith Waters, Rev. Loys and Margie Waters, and Thomas and Estelene Burgess, all of Morganton.

Services were Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m. from the Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Williams and Rev. Grady Ray officiating, and at graveside, Rev. Delmer Davenport officiating. Music was by Sheila Thomas.

James L. Moler

Mr. James L. Moler, 52, of Kennesaw died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Moler was a 1966 graduate of Southfield High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1969. He was an accomplished musician and played in The Human Beings Band and the American Beatles Band and formerly taught music in Ellijay.

He is survived by his former wife, Karen Zabkiewicz, Northville; children, Leah and Ehren Moler, Northville; father, Elmer G. “Bud” Moler, Fla.; sister, Lynn Davis, Fla.; and brother, Dan Moler, Fla.

Services were Friday, June 23, at 1 p.m. from the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home in Berkley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to veterans of foreign wars.

Interment was in the Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oaks.

This notice is courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Little Matthew Shane Nelson

Little Matthew Shane Nelson, 17 month old son of Jeremy Shane Nelson and Angela Renay Kernea Nelson, Blue Ridge, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He is survived by his parents, Jeremy Shane Nelson and Angela Renay Kernea Nelson, Blue Ridge; brother, Brandon Lamar Dale, Blue Ridge; sister, Haley Brooke Nelson, Blue Ridge; grandparents, Justin and Julie Stanley, Blue Ridge, Danny Kernea and Teena Hughes both of Ellijay, and Donald Miller, Mineral Bluff great grandparents, John and Judy Stewart, Blue Ridge, Edith Sisson, and Modenie Kernea, both of Mineral Bluff, and Howard and Pauline Morgan, Blue Ridge.

Services were Friday, July 14, at 2 p.m. from the Akins of Blue Ridge Chapel with Rev. Randall Pope officiating. Music was by the Sunrise Gospel Singers.

Pallbearers were Bryan Stanley, Travis Taylor, David Stewart, and David Hughes.

Interment was in the Sunrise Tabernacle Cemetery under the direction of Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

Mrs. Lena Mae Denton

Mrs. Lena Mae Denton, 81, of Blue Ridge, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Denton was born March 12, 1919, in Cherokee, N.C., the daughter of James Oscar and Vadie Ledford Ballew. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Epworth and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elvin Denton.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Geraldine and Bud Taylor, JoAnn and Larry Kimsey, all of Tenn., Linny and Tony Rozanski, Marietta, Ann and Glenn Tanner, Epworth and Becky and Lee Harris, Ellijay; sister, Willia Mae Mull, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services were Sunday, July 2, at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Epworth with Dr. Tom Jordan officiating.

Pallbearers were Greg Taylor, Mike Kimsey, Curt Rozanski, Brian Tanner, Eddie Cole, Mike Ballew and J.B. Mull. The Dorcas Sunday School class served as honorary escort.

Interment was in the Copper Ridge Memorial Gardens under the direction of Finch Cochran Funeral Home of McCaysville.

Ulysses S. Worley

Mr. Ulysses S. Worley, 94, of Ellijay, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at the Gilmer Nursing Home.

Mr. Worley was a member and Sunday School teacher at Cartecay United Methodist Church, achieved a B.S. degree from Mercer University, a master's of education from Emory University, was a high school principal in Smyrna, superintendant of schools in Pickens County; and a high school teacher in the Gilmer County School system for a total time of over 38 years.

He is survived by his wife, Venta Lee Osborn Worley, son and daughter in-law, Dan and Geri Worley; grandson, Ben Worley, all of Ellijay; sister-in-law, Virginia Weaver Worley, Holly Springs.

Services were Saturday, July 22, at 2 p.m. from the Cartecay United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Brock and Rev. Oscar Poole officiating.

Pallbearers were Billy Clegharn, Barry Clegharn, Brian Clegharn, Jeff Turner, Rick Prince, Herb West, John Harrison, and David Barlitt.

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

Guy O. Kelley

Mr. Guy O. Kelley, 79, of Old Town, Fla., died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mr. Kelley was born in Pickens County, and moved to Old Town from Horseshoe Beach four years ago. He owned and operated Georgia Stone Co. He served in the U.S. Navy and the Army Air Corps, and was a Baptist.

He was a member of the Blaine Lodge No. 534 F & AM in Talking Rock, a member of the Suwannee River Shrine Club and an honorary member of Joppa Lodge No. 4.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Kelly of Fla.; daughter, Maxie Kelley, Jasper; son, Jerry Clots, Alaska; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 28, at 3 p.m. at the Towncreek Church Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to join the family at his memorial.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bertha Mae Chatham

Mrs. Bertha Mae Chatham, 92, of Canton, died Monday July 24, 2000 at her home.

She is survived by daughter, Vernell Cagle, Canton; three grandaughters; five great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Services were Wednesday, July 26, at 2 p.m. from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leon Pettit officiating.

Interement was in the Providence Church Cemetery under the direction of Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton.

Mrs. Lura Francis Roane Hastings

Mrs. Lura Francis Roane Hastings, 92, of St. Johns Church Road, N.C., died Monday, July 24, 2000, at her residence.

A native of Macon County, N.C., she was the daughter of Frank Roane and Mame Carpenter Roane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hastings. She was a member of Mount Hope Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughter, Kate Schmoll, N.C.; sons, Dover Hastings, Blue Ridge, and Vaughn Hastings, Fla.; sister, Virgie Solesbee, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, July 27, at 3 p.m. at Mount Hope Baptist church with Rev. Mark Gerralls, Rev. Gene Hawkins and Rev. Jonathan Wolf officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Hartley, Charles Hartley, Stanley Baldwin, Tony Taylor, Jack Kusterer and Travis Taylor.

Interment will be in the Maidens Chapel Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Macon Funeral Home in North Carolina.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Hope Baptist Church.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Emma Lee Waters

Mrs. Emma Lee Waters, of Ellijay and Atlanta, died Monday, July 24, 2000, in Cartersville.

Mrs. Waters was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. "Dink" Waters. She attended Piedmont College and Georgia State College for Women. She received her B.A. degree in home economics and education from the University of Georgia. After teaching in Hart County, she opened the home economics department at Druid Hills High School in Decatur. She was one of the first dieticians on the staff of Piedmont Hospital. Her last professional position was a home economist at Georgia Power Company.

After her marriage to Dink Waters, she moved to Ellijay. She was noted for her beautiful yard of wild flowers and irises. She generously supplied the churches and her many friends with her flowers. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Charles J. and Janice Waters, Atlanta; daughter, Catherine Waters, Ellijay; and two grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, July 27, at the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund Miller officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Waters.

Wayne Cleveland Dunn

Mr. Wayne Cleveland Dunn, 89, of Woodstock, died Saturday, July 22, 2000.

Mr. Dunn was a native of Gilmer County and owned and operated the Ellijlay Grocery. He also worked for the state of Georgia as a game ranger, and loved gardening and fishing. He was a member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Windol Duvall, Woodstock; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Services were Tuesday, July 25, at 2 p.m. from the Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw with Rev. Stephen Duvall and Rev. James Wilkins officiating.

Interment followed in the Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of the Winkerhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Elaine Daniels

Mrs. Elaine Daniels, 70, of Snellville, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Ted Williams, Oxford; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry H. and Irene Ledford, Buford; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; sister, Wylene Johnson, Powder; sisters-in-law, Berta Daniels, Stockbridge, Evelyn Daniels, Austell; and Marion Chapman, Covington.

Graveside services were Friday, July 21, at 1 p.m. from the Chapman Family Cemetery with Minister Harold Savage officiating under the direction of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc. of Snellville.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097, or Snellville Church of Christ, P.O. Box 458, Snellville, GA 30078, in memory of Mrs. Elaine Daniels.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home and Chapel.

Ted Everett Pack

Mr. Ted Everett Pack, 50, of Kennesaw, died Friday, August 4, 2000.

Mr. Pack was a financial planner for Financial Planning Security, Inc.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Pack; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Paul Neal, Dallas; stepsons, Chris Lampkin, Mableton, and Keith Lampkin, Lawrenceville; brothers, Jim Brashears, and Joe Pack, Jr., both of Ky., and Willard "Bill" Frazier, N.C; sister, Cora Ann Sturgell, Ky.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services were Sunday, August 6, at 4 p.m. from the Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, with Minister Butch Jones and Minister Joyce Rennolds officiating.

This notice courtesy of Logan Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reathel Patterson

Mrs. Reathel Patterson, 81, of Epworth died July 14, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Patterson was born in Fannin County, the daughter of James G. and Margaret Mull Porter and the wife of the late Willie Patterson. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, J.D. and Wanda Patterson, Epworth, Cecil and Frances Patterson, Cherry Log; daughters and sons-in law, Inez and Worth Chastain, Blue Ridge, Shirley and James Smith, Cherry Log, Ellene and Larry Watson, Epworth and Virginia and Eulis Davis, Blue Ridge; brothers, Frank Porter and Walter Porter, both of Blue Ridge, and J.B. Porter, Mich.; sister, Ruby Lee Sharp, Blue Ridge; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.

Services were Sunday, July 16, from the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Delmar Davenport and Rev. J.D. Thomas officiating. Music was by the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Choir.

Pallbearers were Malcolm Davis, Britt Chastain, Mark Chastain, John Ritchie, Marshall Rhodes and Johnny Millsaps. Interment followed in the Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery.

Albert F. Doss

Mr. Albert F. Doss, 51, of Stephen Run, Ellijay, died Monday, July 31, 2000.

Mr. Doss was born October, 23, 1948, in Fulton County, the son of Samuel Stephen Doss and Zettie Corene Ridings Doss. He was a contract painter. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Doss; children, Sandra D. Doss, Stockbridge, Albert Eugene Doss, Michael Reagan Doss and Leslie Renee Doss all of Ellijay; eight grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Doss and Cecil Doss both of La Grange, Donald Doss, Ellijay; and sister, Betty Doss, Clayton.

Private memorial services will be held later.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ann Lestelle

Mrs. Ann Lestelle, 75, of Cornett Dr., Ellijay, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at her home.

Mrs. Lestelle was born November 16, 1924, in Donaldsonville, La., the daughter of Edward Martinez and Louise Rodriquez Martinez. She was the widow of Pascal Lestelle, a nurse, and member of St. Marks Catholic Church in New Orleans, La.

She is survived by her son, John Lestelle, Ellijay; and grandson, Christopher Lestelle, Ala.

Funeral mass was Monday, July 31, at 2 p.m. from the St. Marks Catholic Church in New Orleans, La., with interment in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Ruth Ashford Reece

Mrs. Mary Ruth Ashford Reece, 74, of Walnut Street, East Ellijay, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, in Hamilton Medical Center.

Mrs. Reece was born May 4, 1926, in Gilmer County, the daughter of Clifford Ashford and Mattie Henson Ashford. She was a housewife, a textile worker and member of the Turniptown Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, James A. Reece; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Denny Stover, and Abbie and Ben Arp, all of Ellijay; grandchildren, Dylan Stover and Cassidy Stover.

Services were Wednesday, August 9, at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Minister Butch Jones officiating. Music was by the Samaritans.

Pallbearers were Ed Sanford, Cecil Evans, Max Hoyle, Denny Stover, Dylan Stover, and Ben Arp.

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

Mrs. Joann Hughes Mayfield

Mrs. Joann Hughes Mayfield, 64, of Boardtown Rd., Ellijay, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in the North Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Mayfield was born December 1, 1935, in Polk County, Tennessee, the daughter of Robert Hughes and Eunice Palmer Hughes. She was a textile worker and member of the Sunlight Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Mayfield; children, Sue Teague, Calhoun, Marie Morgan, Hiawassee, Glen Mayfield, Connie Teems, and Lisa Hyde, all of Ellijay; mother-in-law, Rilla Mayfield, Ellijay; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Celia Borning, Fairmount and Brenda Baker, Ellijay; brothers, James Hughes, Dalton, John Hughes, Ringgold, and Gene Hughes, Ellijay.

Services were Saturday, August 5, at 2 p.m. from the Sunlight Baptist Church with Rev. David Nicholson and Rev. Jerry Hughes officiating. Music was by Mike Mayfield, Frances Young, and the Junior Nicholson family.

Pallbearers were Stacy Crump, Lamar Crump, Jimmy Knight, Sam Baugh, Stephen Boyd, Kenneth Gray, Matthew Teems, Bryan Crump, and Horace Williams.

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

Mrs. Carol Ann Harmon Waag

Mrs. Carol Ann Harmon Waag, 51, of Boise, Idaho, died Monday, July 31, 2000.

Mrs. Waag was born September 10, 1948, in Fulton County, was a teacher and homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Charlie Waag; sons, Eric Waag and William Waag, both of Idaho; stepson, Charlie Waag, Jr, Idaho; mother, Kathryn Reece Harmon, Stone Mountain; brothers, Buddy Harmon and Reece Harmon, both of Stone Mountain, and Ralph Harmon, Ballground.

Services were Wednesday, August 9, at 1 p.m. from Mt. Paran Church of God with Dr. David Cooper officiating.

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

David L. Mooney

Mr. David L. Mooney, 70, of McLain Lane, Decatur, died August 1, 2000, at the Dekalb Medical Center.

Mr. Mooney was born August 21, 1929, in Gilmer County. He was retired from General Motors.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline C. Mooney; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Don Martin, Tucker, Pam and Chris Mason, Lilburn; sister, Gladys Pritchett, Ellijay; brothers and sisters-in-law, J.C. and Jean Mooney, Buford, Rev. Joe and Stella Mooney, Carnesville, Raymond and Hassie Mae Mooney, Decatur, Harvey and Velma Mooney, Suwannee; and Avery Mooney, Decatur.

Services were Friday, August 4, at 2 p.m. from the Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel with Joe Mooney and Bro. Paul Mooney officiating.

Interment was in the Fairview Memorial Gardens under the direction of Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lillian Catherine Grimm

Mrs. Lillian Catherine Grimm, 75, of Ellijay, died Monday, August 7, 2000.

Mrs. Grimm was born in Patterson, N.J., and lived in Ellijay since 1987. She was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Unit 89.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Grimm; daughters, Patricia Stetson, Marietta, Deborah McCall, and Catherine Mary Williams, both of Texas; sons, Peter E. Grimm, Duluth, Dennis Grimm, Atlanta, Clifford Raymond Grimm, Minn, Kenneth Grimm, R.I., Bruce Grimm, Dallas and Glenn Grimm, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, August 10, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta with Reverend Eddie Allen officiating.

Interment will follow in the Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Salvation Army.

This notice courtesy of Bernhardt Funeral Home.


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