Mrs. Lorene Mulkey Reece, age 77, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
Mrs. Reece was born December 28, 1941 in Gilmer County the daughter of the late Denton and Venta Lee Mullinax Mulkey. She graduated High School in Barberton, Ohio, was a homemaker, and member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church. Her parents and brother; Jerry Mulkey preceded her in death.
Survivors include: husband, Hollis Reece, sons and daughter-in-law: Art and Natalie Reece, Canton, Marc Reece, Ball Ground, daughter and son-in-law; Kelley and Benny Burgess, Ellijay, brother and sister-in-law: Larry and Carolyn Mulkey, Barberton, Ohio, sister and brother-in-law: Ernestine and George Hall, Ellijay, sister in-law and brother in-law: Ernesteen and Carl Clark, Ellijay, grandchildren; Daniel and Crystal Hyatt, Corey and Mac Reece, Heather Taylor; great grandchildren; Millie and Reece Hyatt, Grayson and Logan Taylor, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 11:00am from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Hyatt and Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill United Methodist Church cemetery.
The family will meet with friends Friday from 4:00pm until 9:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am until the funeral hour.
Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Mrs. Bernadetta C. Labonte age 94 of Ellijay died Saturday August 4,2018.
Mrs. Labaonte was born July 22,1924, in Lunenburg, VT the daughter of the late James and Mildred Hartshorn Bernard. She worked for many years in secretarial field. He parents and husband Francis Labonte preceded her in death.
Survivors include; daughter and son-in-law; Lauren and David Cape, Ellijay, son and daughter-in-law: William and Jeanne Labonte, Crescent City, FL , sisters; Anne Bronson and Mary Weeks De Pina, 6 grandchildren many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held later in Crescent City, FL
Bernhardt Funeral Home is in chrge of arrangements
Mrs. Cleo Young Thompson McDaniel, age 88 of Ellijay, GA, passed on Sunday morning, July 29th, 2018 at her residence.
Mrs. McDaniel was born December 16th, 1929 in Ellijay, GA to her late parents, James Grady Young and Jessi Lillian Ponder Young. She was a member of Whitestone Baptist Church for over 60 years. Cleo retired from Gilmer Nursing Home in 2014 where she worked for over 40 years as a CNA, and in 2011 was awarded the CNA of the Year for the State of Georgia. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Fred Thompson and Joseph McDaniel, son, Ronnie Thompson, and grandson, Andy King.
She is survived by daughters, Linda T. King of Jasper, GA, Patsy T. Davenport of Ellijay, GA; son & daughters-in-law, Rev. James & Flondell Thompson of Jasper, GA and Vicki Holloway Thompson of Ellijay, GA; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Rev. Marvin & Debra Young of Blue Ridge, GA and Ruth Young of Ellijay, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at Whitestone Baptist Church with Rev. James Thompson, Rev. Paul Young, Rev. Michael Young, and Rev. Joseph Young officiating. Music and vocals will be by Brian Rittenberry and Anita Dotson. Graveside interment will follow in the Whitestone Baptist Church Cemetery with Bobby Thompson, Heath Thompson, Doug Lofland, David Gibson, Michael Jordan, Corey Thompson, Cody Thompson, Andy Beck, and Palmer Sanford serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Noah Gibson, Jackson Jones, Sawyer Thompson, and Ryan Lofland.
The family will receive friends from 3-8pm on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at the Logan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Whitestone Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in care of Deryl Hyde at 53 Cripple Creek Drive Ellijay, GA 30536 in memory of Mrs. Cleo.
Mrs. Betty Lee Wishon Jones, age 80 of Ellijay, GA passed on Sunday morning, July 29th, 2018 at the Clay County Care Center of Hayesville, NC.
Mrs. Jones was born May 24th, 1938 in Ellijay, GA to her late parents, Eli McKinley Wishon and Effie Arminda Key Wishon. She was a graduate of Gilmer High School, Class of 1956. Betty was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and retired from the Gilmer County School System where she worked in food preparation. She loved working with her flowers and in her garden. Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Richard Jones, sisters, Denia Newton, Edith Newton and Willie Allen, and brothers, Warren, Clay and Herbert Wishon.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Karen & Gary Hyde of Ellijay, GA and Cathy & Chris Brooks of Clarkesville, GA, Carla & Phil Davis of Ellijay, GA; grandchildren, Kevin & Kelly Hyde, Amanda & Sgt 1st Class Joshua Cantrell, Elizabeth Davis and Mac Brooks.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 from the Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Bryan Hensley, Rev. Jamie Kerr and Rev. Adam Banks officiating. Music and singing will be by the Salem Baptist Church Choir. Graveside interment will follow in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with Kevin Hyde, Joshua Cantrell, Jerry Wishon, Ronnie Wishon, Billy Newton and Mitchell Newton serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at the Logan Funeral Home.
Mr. Danny Wayne McClure, age 70 of the Tails Creek community Ellijay, GA passed on Saturday evening, July 21st, 2018 at his residence.
Mr. McClure was born April 12th, 1948 in Ellijay to his late parents, George David McClure and Bonnie Beatrice Arnold McClure. Danny was a member of the Ridgeway Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Miller of Chatsworth, GA, sons & daughter-in-law, Johnny & Heather McClure of Blairsville, GA and Eric Dills of Chatsworth, GA, grandchildren, Dillon & Lexie McClure, Destiny & Alex Miller, sister, Sue Davis of Ellijay, GA, brothers & sisters-in-law, Donald & Elaine McClure of Ellijay, GA, James & Glenda McClure of Ellijay, GA, Arlin & Elsie McClure of Ellijay, GA and Leon & Nina McClure of Ellijay, GA, several nieces, nephews & friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Davis, Rev. Randy McClure and Rev Johnny Payne officiating. Music will be by Wanda Davis, Harold Sanford and Sherry Davis. Interment will follow in the Ridgeway Baptist Church Cemetery with Donald McClure, James McClure, Arlin McClure, Leon McClure, Rev. Brondy Davis, Donald McClure, Jr., Anthony McClure, Jeff McClure, Kenny McClure, and Timothy Williams serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at the Logan Funeral Home from 3:00pm-9:00pm.
Flowers are acceptable, or donations can be made to Georgia Mountains Hospice, P.O. Box 580 Jasper, GA 30143 in memory of Mr. McClure.
Mrs. Kathleen Rice Cruse, age 66, of Ellijay, died Monday, July 30, 2018.
Mrs. Cruse was born February 17, 1952, in Gilmer County the daughter of the late Lloyd and Lucille Wright Rice. She was a homemaker and member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by a sister; Joan Davenport.
Survivors include; husband Ronald Cruse, daughters and son-in-law’s; Penny and Benny Rogers, Ellijay, Dawn and Ryan D. Woody, Ellijay, sisters; Brenda Newton, Barbara Long, Linda Weaver and Vivian Callihan all of Ellijay, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services be held Thursday at 3: 00pm from the chapel of the Bernhardt Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Liberty Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will meet with friends Wednesday from 4:00 until 9:00pm at the funeral home.
Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mattie Moss Sanford Morris age 84 of Ellijay, GA died Wednesday July 25, 2018.
Mrs. Morris was born July 28, 1933 in Pickens County to the late William Arthur and Mary Manda Mullins Moss. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by husbands, Luther Sanford and James Morris; grandson, Chad Sanford and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors Include: sons and daughter in-law, Rev. Emuel Sanford, Ricky and Faye Sanford, all of Ellijay, GA; daughters and son in-law, Angelena Sanford, Joy and Robert Russell, all of Ellijay, GA; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday July 28th at 3pm from the Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Banks, Rev. David Nicholson and Rev. John Reece officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday July 27th from 3pm until 9pm at the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery fund to Jerry Moss at 271 Orchard Road Ellijay, GA 30540 in Memory of Mrs. Morris
Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Mr. Robert C. Levy,age 78, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, July 24,2018.
Mr. Levy was born, September 1, 1939 in Knoxville, TN, the son of the late Jack and Voncile Griffin Levy. He was a General Contractor, in the construction industry and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law: Todd Robert and Kathleen Levy, Douglasville, daughter and son-in-law: Patrece and Jason Ledbetter Dallas, grandchildren; Joshua Clark, Tyler Clark, Bryce Clark, Kade Levy, Jakob Ledbetter, Kaelan Ledbetter, brother and sister-in-law: Jimmy and Mary Levy, Lithia Springs, mother of the children; Betty Levy Bass, Dallas.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28,2018, at 4:00pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home .The family will meet with friends Saturday from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at the funeral home.
Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.