Margaret A. (Rhodes) Ledford: Obituary


Mrs. Margaret A. (Rhodes) Ledford, age 74 of Cherry Log, GA passed on Saturday evening October 12th, 2019 at the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital of Ellijay.

Mrs. Ledford was born on July 21st, 1945 in Blue Ridge, GA to her late parents, Charlie and Helen Rhodes. Margaret worked as a homemaker for most of her life and loved gardening, cake decorating, and sewing, but loved spending time with her grandchildren most of all. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Stanley Ledford; brothers, Claude, James, and Jerry Rhodes; and sister, Mary Ruth Rhodes.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday October 16th, 2019 from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Min. Butch Jones, Mr. Bryan Mason, and Min. Tommy Kyle officiating and speaking. Singing will be led by Ralph Grice and the Bethlehem Baptist Church Choir. Graveside interment will follow in the Boardtown Church of Christ Cemetery with, Blake Ledford, Troy Ledford, Eugene Rymer, Bradley Head, J.R. Ramsey and Cody Dills all serving as pallbearers. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be serving as honorary pallbearers.

She is survived by her children and in-laws; Shirley Voyles, Tina Ledford & Eugene Rymer, Richard Ledford, and Brian Ledford all of Cherry Log, GA, and Vicki & Troy Ledford of Blairsville, Ga Felicia Moreno of Cherry Log, GA; grandchildren, Brittany and J.R. Ramsey, Blake Ledford, and Bradley Head; great-grandchildren, Christian, Cody, Brielle, and Corbin Moreno, Reagan, James, Marla, and Lila Ramsey; siblings and in-laws, Johnny Alan & Trish Rhodes, Charlotte & Elbie Cole, and Fred Rhodes all of Blue Ridge, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 4:00pm until 9:00pm on Monday October 14th and again from 9:00am until 9:00pm on Tuesday October 15th at the Logan Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be left to the family at

Logan Funeral Home and Chapel in charge of arrangements.


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Barbara Ann Williams: Obituary


Mrs. Barbara Ann Williams, age 87 of Talking Rock, GA passed on Monday October 14th, 2019.

Mrs. Williams was born on August 7th, 1932 in Atlanta, GA to her late parents, Willie Ernest and Willie Mae Gregory. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, class of 1949 and worked as a Christian Missionary in Jamaica for 20 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. David Lee Williams and daughter, Linda Jo Davis.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday October 17th, 2019 from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Speaker Greg Williams and Speaker David Williams officiating. Music and vocals will be by Irene Wofford. Graveside service will follow at 2:00pm on Thursday October 17th in the Mars Hill Cemetery with Hunter Williams, Alex Williams, Anthony Williams, and Brandon DeLong all serving as Pallbearers.

Survivors include her children and in-laws; LeeAnn (Mark) Adams, David (Beth) Williams, and Greg (Paula) Williams all of Talking Rock, GA; 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren also survive.

The family will receive friends from 4:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday October 16th at the Logan Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be left to the family at

Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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Lynn M. Vassar: Obituary


Lynn M. Vassar, age 65, of Ellijay, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019, in Ellijay, Georgia.

She was born June 23, 1954, in Iron Mountain, Mich., daughter of Gerald and Arla (Murray) Piatti. Lynn grew up in Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School. On June 2, 1973, she was united in marriage to Brian Vassar at St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence, Wis. Lynn was self-employed as a computer programmer for years before retiring.

Lynn enjoyed water skiing, snow skiing, gardening, and animals. Most of all she loved spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years, Brian Vassar, Ellijay, Georgia; one son, Andrew (Michelle) Vassar, Dawsonville, Georgia; one brother, Randy (Keri) Piatti, Iron Mountain, Mich.; her parents, Gerald and Arla Piatti, Iron Mountain; one grandson, Jackson; father-in-law, Russell Vassar, Menominee, WI; sister-in-law, Cindy and brothers-in-law, Chuck, Bruce and Greg, all from Minneapolis, Minn.

Cremation will be handled by Bernhardt Funeral Home in Ellijay, Ga.

Visitation will be Friday, October 25, 2019, from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, Mich. A Celebration of Life Service will be Friday, 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jim Danielson will officiate.

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Rethia Sanford Dotson: Obituary


Mrs. Rethia Sanford Dotson, age 93, of Ellijay, died Friday October 11, 2019.

Mrs. Dotson was born June 22, 1926, in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late, Benjamin and Viola Crawford Sanford. She was a homemaker and member of the Crossroads Baptist Church.  Her parents, husband, Jessie Dotson, son, Winford Dotson, daughter-in-law, Deborah Dotson and 11 siblings preceded her in death.

Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law; Jackie and Deborah Dotson, Sonny and Elizabeth Dotson and Jim Dotson all of Ellijay, daughters and son-in-law’s; Annette and Rev. Randy McClure, Barbara Westmoreland, Betty Sue and Dortis Newton, Louise and Rev. Roy Griggs all of Ellijay, Sissy and Clint Jackson, Chatsworth, brother; Harold Sanford, Ellijay, sisters; Juanita Long and Josephine Creger, both of Dalton, 17 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 am from the Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Patterson, Rev. Randy McClure, Rev. Sammy Adams, Rev. Jeff Hollifield and Rev. Jamie Dotson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Sunday from 12 noon until 9:00 pm at the funeral home.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Crossroads Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Dotson, and the family request no food be brought to the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dale Conn Lingle: Obituary


Dale Conn Lingle, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Dale was born June 24, 1941, the youngest of six children of Shelton Emery Lingle and Ardie Conn Lingle.  He grew up in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, helping his parents and siblings on the family farm.  After graduation from high school, Dale attended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College and the University of Mississippi, where he earned his degree in Pharmacy.

Dale worked as a pharmacist in Mississippi and Louisiana before moving to Ellijay, Georgia in 1970.  He opened his own business, Riverside Drugs, in 1975.  Many of Dale’s customers remember him as “Ol’ Dale” from his weekly radio ads.  Dale loved Ellijay and was active in the community.  He was an avid supporter of the Gilmer Bobcats; he was a member of the Jaycees and the Lions Club; and he served many years on the City of Ellijay City Council.  He was active in his church.  Most of all, Dale loved to play golf.  He spent many hours at Whitepath golf course and at courses all over North Georgia.

Dale is survived by his children and grandchildren: Catherine and Don Bruce, Shelton Lingle, and Ardin Baughman; Anna Bruce, Journey Baughman, and Keller Baughman.

The family will receive friends to share memories of Dale’s life on Saturday, November 9 from 1 pm until 5 pm at Bernhardt Funeral Home.


William Fredrick Fail, Jr: Obituary


Mr. William Fredrick Fail, Jr. age 82 of Ellijay, GA passed Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Fail was born January 6th, 1937 in Lancaster, OH to his late parents William Fredrick Fail, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Gerz Fail.  He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Ellijay, a graduate of Lancaster High School, Class of 1954, attended Ohio University, and was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.  William served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He worked as a machinist and a mold maker for Tropicana before his retirement.  He also was a master- craftsmen and wood maker and took great pride in his crafts that he made for others.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Snider Fail of the home in Ellijay, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Jodi and Calvin Perry of Bradenton, FL and Mitzi and Chuck Mann of Parrish, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Lowell and Lori Fail of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Heath Fail, Kyle Fail, Kari Schultz, Kaycee Heiss, and Garett Schultz; great granddaughter Farrah Rae Fail also survives.

Memorial service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 from the Hope Lutheran Church with Pastor David Smedley officiating and Bill Canady speaking.  Graveside inurnment will follow in the Hope Lutheran Columbarium with graveside military rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 2pm until the service hour at 3pm on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at the Hope Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hope Lutheran Church, 3295 Old Highway 5 South, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. Fail.

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J.G. Dover: Obituary


Mr. J.G. Dover, age 89 of Ellijay, GA passed on Friday morning October 4th, 2019 at the Sonshine Manor Personal Care.

Mr. Dover was born on December 24th, 1929 in Ellijay, GA to his late parents, Cicero and Cora Crawford Dover. J.G. was a graduate of Gilmer High School and served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard. He was a member of the Northcutt Baptist Church for 58 years and was a retiree of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources after working as a Game Warden for 30 years. He is preceded in death by his grandchild, Noah Hall, sister, Ventalee Dover, and brothers, Vernon, Estus, and Tom Dover.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday October 6th from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Clayton and Rev. Emuel Sanford officiating. Military graveside rites will be performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Northcutt Baptist Church Cemetery with Keith Milton, Danny Hall, Jason Benton, Billy Piper, Johnny Henson, and Bill Withrow all serving as pallbearers. Retired and currently employed DNR Employees and Game Wardens are invited to be honorary pallbearers.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mae Clayton Dover of the home in Ellijay, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Phillis Dover Milton of Ellijay, GA, Lynn and Donnie Weaver of Ellijay, GA; sister, Marjorie Dover Evans of Ellijay, GA.

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm until the service hour of 4:00pm at the Logan Funeral Home.

Flowers are acceptable, or donations can be made to the Gideons International or to the Northcutt Baptist Church building fund at P.O. Box 502 East Ellijay, GA 30539 in memory of Mr. Dover.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Logan Funeral Home and chapel in charge of arrangements.

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Evelyon Patsy (Miller) Davis: Obituary


Ms. Evelyon Patsy (Miller) Davis, age 76 of the Tails Creek community of Ellijay, GA passed on Sunday morning September 29th, 2019 at her residence.

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

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Ralph Garrett of Ellijay, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Diane Davis of Ellijay, GA; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren also survive.

Logan Funeral Home and Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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