Tonya Davenport: Obituary

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Miss Tonya Davenport, age 53, of Cherry Log, Ga, died Monday February 24, 2020.

Miss Davenport was born, December 5, 1966, in Gilmer County the daughter of Monte Davenport and Carolyn Long. She was a nurse for Riverside Academy in Atlanta and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include: mother; Carolyn Long, father; Monte Davenport, sisters and brothers-in-law; Cyndi and Corey Brown, Monja and Jamie Norwood, brother and sister-in-law; Tyler and Kaylee Davenport, special niece and caregiver; Ariel Davenport, aunts, Ann Breeden, Sue Burgess and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday Feb. 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Hagin officiating. The family will meet with friends Saturday from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Miss Davenport.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Carol Lola Stone: Obituary

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Mrs. Carol Lola Stone age 72 of Ellijay died Sunday February 16, 2020.

Mrs. Stone was born May 9, 1947, in, Madison GA the daughter of the late Edward and Vannie Brooks Fitzpatrick.  She was a high school graduate, homemaker and loved poetry, books, painting, animals, and living in the mountains.Her parents, Billie R Stone (spouse), Amy Noel Stone (daughter), Lisa Stone (daughter in law) preceded her in death.

Survivors include: Children: Lara Stone daughter, Ryan Stone son, Julie flowers daughter, Shawn flowers son in law, Grand children:, Joshua Flowers, Caitlin Flowers, Abigail Flowers, Tori Stone, Great-grandchildren:, Jericho Flowers, Keegan Flowers, Brother: Edward Fitzpatrick ,Brother in law: Lee Stone, Sister in law: Mary Stone, Sister in law: Joyce Stone ,along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service is being planned and will be announced later.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George Washington Lee: Obituary

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Mr. George Washington Lee, age 90, of Ellijay, died Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Mr. Lee was born, February 16, 1930, in Atlanta, the son of the late George W. and Viola Hill Lee. He held a Master’s Degree and was a retired teacher with the Fulton County School System.

He is preceded in death by his wife; Betty Moore Lee.

Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law: George and Rebecca Lee, Newnan, Eric and Amanda Lee, Holly Springs, 3 grandchildren.

No services are planned.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Leon “Andy” Keener: Obituary

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Mr. Andrew Leon “Andy” Keener age 62, of Ellijay, died Monday, February 24, 2020.

Mr. Keener was born, July 14, 1957, in Gilmer County the son of Lorene Mullins Keener and the late Alvin Keener. He was retired from Lance trucking and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his father, son; Robbie Keener, sisters; Linda Nicholson and Barbara Strickland.

Survivors include; wife; Rita Griffin Keener, sons and daughters-in-law; Adam and Abigail Keener, Matthew and Amanda Keener, mother; Lorene Keener, Ellijay, sister; Lisa Kell Ellijay, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. David Nicholson and Rev. Mitchell Pack officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Tuesday from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm at the funeral home. Family also request no food be brought to the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ivey Lee Wiggins: Obituary

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Mr. Ivey Lee Wiggins, age 74 of Ellijay, GA formerly of Maysville, NC passed on Friday February 21, 2020. Mr. Wiggins was born on March 3rd, 1945 to his late parents Lam Byrd and Myrtle Marie (Cannon) Wiggins in Maysville, NC. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church of Maysville and a retiree of Northrop Grumman Aerospace with over 40 years of service. Mr. Wiggins is preceded in death by his daughter, Helen Hackney, brothers, Wilbur, Pat & Donald Wiggins. Memorial services are being planned for a future date by the family. Interment will take place in the Maysville Memorial Cemetery in North Carolina. Mr. Wiggins is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa & Derek Maxwell of Ellijay, GA, grandchildren, Michelle Ashley Olander, Dylan Scott Maxwell and Michael Lee Maxwell, great granddaughter, Melody Rose Olander, sisters, Dorothy Banks of Maysville, NC, Linda Edwards of Burgaw, NC, brothers, Jerry Wiggins and Bill Wiggins, both of Maysville, NC, Nathan Wiggins of Jacksonville, NC, Johnny Wiggins of Angier, NC and Rodney Wiggins of Pink Hill, NC, several nieces and nephews also survive. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

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Jack Larence Kerr: Obituary

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Mr. Jack Larence Kerr, age 80 of Ft. Lauderdale, FL passed on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 at the Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale. He was born on January 19th, 1940 in Tennessee to his late parents, John and Ruby (Lively) Kerr. Jack was of the Baptist faith and retired as a home builder. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margo (Doyon) Kerr and son, Randy James Kerr. A family memorial service is being planned and held at a later date. Interment will take place in the Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Kerr is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Eddie & Vickie Kerr, grandchildren, Brandon & Karen Kerr, Rev. Jamie & Amber Kerr, Marissa & Rev. Josh Green, Chandra & Darrell Epperson and nine great-grandchildren all of Ellijay, GA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

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Tammy Ruth Beavers: Obituary

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Mrs. Tammy Ruth Beavers age 48 of Ellijay died Friday Feb. 14, 2020.

Mrs. Tammy Ruth Beavers was born August 17, 1971 in Maryland to Leslie Lamar Johnson and Dianna Rice Johnson. She acquired a Bachelor’s degree. She was also a homemaker.

Survivors include; Husband: Tommy Beavers, Ellijay Sons: Josh Beaver, Cumming, Nathan Gardner, Ellijay Daughters: Desiree Carpenter FL, Kathryn Sales, Ellijay, Tiffany Longboat, Ontario Canada, Brothers: Craig Eagan, FL, Sister: Kathy Baker, NC, Mother-in-law: Brenda Beavers, Canton, Sister-in-law: Lisa Hardman, Canton 13 Grandchildren several nieces and nephews also survive.

A gathering of friends and family will be held Monday Feb. 17, 2020 from 12:00pm until 6:00pm at the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Beavers.

Johnny Couch Jr: Obituary

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Mr. Johnny Couch Jr. age 80 of Ellijay GA died Feb. 15, 2020.

Mr. Johnny Couch Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1940 in Greenville South Carolina to John Couch Sr. and Grace Ramsey Couch. He was employed by Canton Mill, and was also of the Baptist Faith.

He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley Couch, son Mark Couch, daughters Deborah Maupin, and Gail Kitchen.

Survivors include: Johnny Couch, Jasper GA, Derrick Couch, Ellijay GA, Brother: Tony Couch Jasper GA, 12 Grandchildren: Mikie Maupin, Chyrstal Maupin, Heather Maupin, Kisha Pugh, Chad Couch, Ariel Couch, Corey Couch, Carsyn Couch, Daniel Couch, Torre Couch, Brittany Couch, Melissa Couch 4 great-grandchildren: Seth Simlery, Nathan Pugh, Haley Pugh, Remi Couch Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday February 19 at 1:00pm from the Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery with Rev. James Nickels officiating.

The Family will receive friends Wed. Feb 19 from 9:00 am until 12:30pm at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers the family ask that donations may be made to the funeral expenses in memory of Mr. Couch.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Couch.

Amelia Elizabeth (Dixon) Cornn: Obituary

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Ms. Amelia Elizabeth (Dixon) Cornn, age 76 of Jasper, GA, passed away February 13th , 2020 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital surrounded by her family. Amelia was born on March 31st, 1943 in Maysville, NC to her parents Bernard Van Dixon and Florence Elizabeth Meadows. She graduated from White Oak High School in 1961 and obtained her Associates Degree in Business from FCCJ in Jacksonville, Florida. Amelia served several years with The Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity as Sister Marie Gerard in Philadelphia before returning to North Carolina and joining Civil Service as a Secretary in 1966. Amelia retired from the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL, after 30 years of Civil Service. Amelia was a loving daughter, sister, cherished grandmother, and above all a devoted mother to her three children. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jasper, GA. Amelia loved to garden, read, cook for friends and family, and could never resist a good crossword puzzle. Her infectious laughter, contagious smile, and love for all are just some of the many contributions to her lasting legacy. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at the Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church with Father Byrd officiating. Friends and family are invited to join her children for lunch at her favorite restaurant at 12:30pm, Last Catch on Main in Jasper, GA. Interment will be held after the services at Ellijay City Cemetery at 2:00pm. Ms. Cornn is survived by son David Howard Cornn, Jr. of Ellijay, GA, daughter Candice and husband Joe Chambers of Canton, GA, daughter Amy and husband Scott Robertson of Canton, GA, grandchildren Nathan and wife Amye Cornn, Chance Carden, Mac Chambers, Erin Chambers, siblings Leo (Christina) Dixon, Bernadette Dixon Muratore, James (Nell) Dixon, Ruth Dixon, Helen Johnson, Connie (Joe) Maides, and Linda (Dave) Deckard. Her children will receive friends and family from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at the Logan Funeral Home. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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Mary “Beth” Elizabeth (Simpkins) Cooper: Obituary

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Mrs. Mary “Beth” Elizabeth (Simpkins) Cooper, age 52, of Tunnel Hill, Ga, passed on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Mrs. Cooper was born October 2nd, 1967, in Huntington, WV, to her parents, Clovis and Carole (Morrisette) Simpkins. Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Christian faith and was a claims representative for Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Company of Tennessee. Memorial services are currently being planned and will be announced as soon as they are available. Mrs. Cooper is survived her by son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Jade Cooper of East Ridge, TN, daughter Hannah Carol Cooper of Tunnel Hill, GA, aunt, Opal Powers and uncle Ben Simpkins both of Harrison, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

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Algia Smith Tarrer: Obituary

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Algia Smith Tarrer, age 72, of Dallas passed away February 14, 2020. Algia was a long-time member of Concord Baptist Church. She retired from the United States Treasury after over 30 years of service. She was a hard-working, loving person with a huge heart and a soft spot for children. Algia adored her family and loved spending time with her great-grandbabies. Also dear to her heart are her two dogs, Chloe and Daisy. Algia is preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, David Cleveland Tarrer. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Warren (fiancé, Ricky Millwood); grandchildren, Kaitie Meeks, Kodie Warren, and Mason Warren; great-grandchildren, Eva Grace, Camdyn, Carson, Owen David, Paxton Dale; and a host of beloved friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 18th, 12:00 PM at Davis-Struempf Chapel with Rev. Eddie Barton and Rev. Richard Wilkins officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Harmony Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 17th, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Davis-Struempf Funeral Home.

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Linda Rice Weaver: Obituary

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Mrs. Linda Rice Weaver, age 69, of Ellijay died Sunday February 9, 2020.

Mrs. Weaver was born June 19, 1950, in Cherokee County, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Lucille Wright Rice. She was a 1969 graduate of Gilmer High School, and worked as bookkeeper for Covenant Community Church. Her parents; and siblings Kathleen Cruse and Joan Davenport preceded her in death.

Survivors include: husband: Ricky Weaver, daughter and son-in-law: Cara and Dr. John Hasper, Hiawassee, brother; Larry Rice, Ellijay, sisters; Brenda Newton, Barbara Long, both of Ellijay, Vivian Callihan, Jasper, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Fields, Rev. Emuel Sanford and Bro. Greg Sandway officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Tuesday from 5 until 9:00 pm at the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Ellis: Obituary

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Miss Pauline Ellis, age 92, of Roswell, died, Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Miss Ellis was born August 4,1928 ,in Gilmer County the daughter of the late Millard and Viola Weaver Ellis. She was a retired Executive with the Atlanta Coca Cola Bottling Company and of the Baptist faith.

Her parents and siblings, Girtha Southern, Geneva Weaver, Eugene Ellis, sisters-in-law: Sybil Rogers, Doris Ellis, and niece,  Betty Chastain preceded her in death.

Survivors include:  brother: Clinton Ellis, Cumming, nieces; Shelvia Garland, Ellijay  Vickie Nordmark, Ellijay, Linda Sue Dalton, Winston-Salem, NC, Hope Cantrell, Ellijay,  Angie Strawbridge, Ellijay, Gena Pettit, Ellijay, nephew: Joe Ellis, Lawrenceville.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Casey Richards officiating.  Interment will be in the Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Tuesday from 9:00 am until the funeral hour of 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Miss Ellis.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Amelia Elizabeth (Dixon) Cornn: Obituary

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Ms. Amelia Elizabeth (Dixon) Cornn, age 76 of Jasper, GA, passed away February 13th , 2020 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital surrounded by her family. Amelia was born on March 31st, 1943 in Maysville, NC to her parents Bernard Van Dixon and Florence Elizabeth Meadows. She graduated from White Oak High School in 1961 and obtained her Associates Degree in Business from FCCJ in Jacksonville, Florida. Amelia served several years with The Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity as Sister Marie Gerard in Philadelphia before returning to North Carolina and joining Civil Service as a Secretary in 1966. Amelia retired from the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL, after 30 years of Civil Service. Amelia was a loving daughter, sister, cherished grandmother, and above all a devoted mother to her three children. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Jasper, GA. Amelia loved to garden, read, cook for friends and family, and could never resist a good crossword puzzle. Her infectious laughter, contagious smile, and love for all are just some of the many contributions to her lasting legacy. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at the Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church with Father Byrd officiating. Friends and family are invited to join her children for lunch at her favorite restaurant at 12:30pm, Last Catch on Main in Jasper, GA. Interment will be held after the services at Ellijay City Cemetery at 2:00pm. Ms. Cornn is survived by son David Howard Cornn, Jr. of Ellijay, GA, daughter Candice and husband Joe Chambers of Canton, GA, daughter Amy and husband Scott Robertson of Canton, GA, grandchildren Nathan and wife Amye Cornn, Chance Carden, Mac Chambers, Erin Chambers, siblings Leo (Christina) Dixon, Bernadette Dixon Muratore, James (Nell) Dixon, Ruth Dixon, Helen Johnson, Connie (Joe) Maides, and Linda (Dave) Deckard. Her children will receive friends and family from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at the Logan Funeral Home. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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Adam Stanley Childress: Obituary

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Mr. Adam Stanley Childress, age 40, of Easley, SC, formerly of Ellijay, Ga, passed on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his residence in Easley, SC. Adam was born on November 7, 1979 in Dalton, Ga to his parents, Lawrence “Stan” Stanley (late) and Joy Lee (Cantrell) Childress of Ellijay. He graduated from Gilmer High School and worked in construction as an “outside salesman” for Carter of Easley, SC. He loved music, played the drums and was a very kindhearted person with a strong work ethic. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday February 15th, 2020 from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Cantrell and Mr. Steve Tipton officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Scrougetown Baptist Church Cemetery with Kenny Wishon, Shawn Hefner, Chad Walker, Dennis Ralston, David Cantrell, Haley Cantrell, Chris Cantrell, William Cantrell and Les Cantrell serving as pallbearers. Adam is survived by his mother, Joy Cantrell Childress of Ellijay, GA, several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive. The family is receiving friends from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Friday February 14th, 2020 at the Logan Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Scrougetown Church Cemetery Fund in care of Emmett Fowler at P.O. Box 551 Chatsworth, GA 30705 in memory of Adam. The family requests that no food be brought to the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

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Mildred (Davenport) Davis: Obituary

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Mrs. Mildred (Davenport) Davis, age 95, of Jasper, Ga, passed on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at Northside Hospital Cherokee. Mrs. Davis was born on September 19th, 1924, in Ellijay, Ga to her parents, Frank Andrew and Josie Mae (Walker) Davenport. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Ellijay and was a graduate of Ellijay High School. Mrs. Davis is preceded in death by her husband, Clayborn William Davis. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Interment will be held on Sunday at 1:00pm at the Kennesaw Memorial Park with Ransom McArthur, Travis McArthur, Will Jones, Bill Jones, Josh Jones, and Kenneth Hulsey serving as pallbearers. Mrs. Davis is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and John Vigil, of Acworth, Ga, Sandra and Philip Watson, of Dallas, Ga, son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Rentha Davis, of Jasper, Ga, grandchildren, Leah Vigil and Rachel Vigil. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 PM on Friday, February 14th, 2020 at the Logan Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted or donations can be made to any charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Davis. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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