Mr. Alan Robert May, age 52 of Ellijay, GA, passed Sunday, October 27th, 2013 at his residence.
Mr. May was born May 3rd, 1961 in Gainesville, Hall County, GA. He was a Gilmer High School Graduate, Class of 1979, a 1983 graduate of North Georgia College, with a Bachelors Degree in Finance and Accounting. Alan held various positions in finance and accounting, including President and CEO of On Eagles Wings Business Solutions, President and CEO of the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Vice President and CFO of Appalanchian Bancshares, Inc., President and CFO of Gilmer County Bank, and Executive Vice President of Finance for Cooke & Andrews Investments, Inc. in Atlanta.. He was a member and deacon at the County Line Baptist Church in Jasper, GA, and is preceded in death by his father, Bernard Dale May.
Survivors include wife of 30 years, Tracey Young May of the home; Daughter, Laura Elizabeth May of the home; Son, Noah Alan May of the home, Mother, Reatha Tankersley May of Ellijay; Sister and Brother-in-law, Kathy and Rev. Jess Posey of Ellijay; Brother and Sister-in-law, Ronald and Gale May, and Gary May, all of Ellijay; Mother-in-law, Joyce Grant Young of Ellijay; Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jess Posey and Rev. Rubin Smith officiating. Music and vocals will be by Mike Leming, Judy Hooker, Loy Jarrett, Martha Tatum, Dr. Tommy Jarrett, Corey Crump, and local church choirs. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Samuel Posey, Linsey May, Brent Land, Rev. Bryan Hensley, William “Squeak” Jones, Kenny Fendley, Rodney Key, and Randy Key. Honorary pallbearers will be William Cantrell, Ruel Mulkey, Charles Mulkey, Don Wishon, Ron Wishon, Keith Wishon, Kenneth Wishon, Scott Logan, Rev. Sam May, Rev. Russell Hood, Joe Craven, Rev. Burman Cape, Rev. Steve Jones, Rev. Larry Waddell, Rev. Edmund Miller, Roger and Sandy Ott, Bill and Bernice Branch, John and Cathy Harrison, Will and Tiffany Beattie, Dr. Sandford Chandler, Ken and Cathy Brown, Randy and Janice Durden, Larry Bryant, Randy and Jan Westbrook, Catherine Waters, Bradley McEntrye, Don Mongin, Lisa Newton, Larry and Joan Watkins, Edgar and Barbara Land, David Ralston, Chip Pearson, Jay and Kim Worsham, Dr. Julio Schwartzman, Dr. Tommy Jarrett, Kent Sanford, Kyle Ray, Jane and Scott Layman, Jack and Cindy White, Randy Crow, Steven Miracle, Herman and Charlotte Clark, Barry Lee, Steve Purvis, Bob Thomas, Jim Sarver, and Russ Petersen.
Visitation at Logan Funeral Home, 357 Dalton Street, Ellijay will be Monday, October 28th, 2013, 5:00pm - 9:00pm and Tuesday, October 29th, 2013, 9:00am - 9:00pm.
Flowers are acceptable, or donations may be made to the Alan May Trust Fund, c/o Parks Sterling Bank, 489 Highland Crossing, East Ellijay, GA 30540.
Jeff & Amy Myers & Family
10/29/13 at 09:36 AM
I would like to send condolences to this wonderful Godly family. The earth's loss is Heaven's gain with this dear saint. I have not seen Alan and Tracey in some years but will never forget this couples impression on my wife and I as went to church together for years at Eastwood Baptist. They were just about the sweetest husband and wife combo I have ever met. I was grieved to hear the shocking news of Alan's passing. We will be praying for the family and especially the immediate family. What a Godly man Mr. Alan May was. His influence through his children, his church and his community will be felt for years and years to come. I am reminded of a very unique scripture in the book of Acts when I think of Alan May's home going, found in Acts 8:2, "Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him." I too can see the life of Alan May impacting the surrounding friends and family and community the way Stephen did. God bless the May family. Your husband, Dad, son and neighbor was a very special gift from God. I can see Alan directing his hands as he used to do as if directing the choir in God's heavenly choir. What a time I am sure he is having in glory already. Blessings, Jeff Myers