Virgil E. Kitchen: Obituary

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Mr. Virgil E. Kitchen, age 80, of Ellijay, died Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Mr. Kitchen was born October 6, 1939 in McHaffey, PA, the son of the late Dorsie and Delores Bennett Kitchen. He was retired from the Chrysler Corporation and was a member of the Harvest Missionary Church. His wife, Barbara Thacker Kitchen preceded him in death.

Survivors include children and spouse’s, Van and Teresa Kitchen, Akron, OH, Dorsie and Charlotte Kitchen, Ellijay, David and Debbie Kitchen, Ellijay, Chuck and Teresa Kitchen, Akron, Oh, Sandy Kitchen, Ellijay, 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, brothers; David and Phil Hale, of Pennsylvania, and sister Dottie of Pennsylvania .

Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be to: Harvest Missionary Church in memory of Mr. Kitchen.
Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Renee Sluder Rogers: Obituary

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Mrs. Renee Sluder Rogers, age 56, of Ellijay, died Friday, Nov. 8,2019.

Mrs. Rogers was born, March 23,1963, in Gilmer County. She attended Gilmer High, was a housewife; and member of the Ellijay Church of Christ.

Renee had such a bright personality. She could light up any room. She loved sweets, her animals and listening to Elvis and George Strait. Most of all, Renee enjoyed spending time with her closest friends and family, especially her loving husband, children and grand-babies. She was loved by all who met her and will continue to touch our lives forever.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy, daughter; Stephanie (Scott)  Cook, Ellijay, son, Bobby(Delana) Ballew, Cherry Log, daughter, Kimberley (Gene) McClure, Canton, father, Wayne Sluder, Ellijay, mother; Pearlie Mae Weeks Sluder, Ellijay, six grandsons; Walker Ballew, Braxton Ballew, Beaux Ballew, Gavin Cook, Garrett Cook,Grayson Cook, brother, Wayne Sluder, Jr.,sisters Abby Chancey Ellijay, Shelia Cochran Blue Ridge, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 pm from the Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Richards and Eulogy by Kerry Sweat. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Sunday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Cody Allen Banks: Obituary

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Mr. Cody Allen Banks, age 29 of Ellijay, GA passed on Thursday November 7th, 2019.

Mr. Banks was born on September 11th, 1990 in Dalton, GA to his parents David and Loreen Banks. Cody worked as a carpenter for Modern Rustic Homes and was a loving father and husband.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday November 10th from the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion with Nick Nealey, Dalton Marrow, and Rev. Ed Smith officiating and speaking. Interment will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal L. Banks of Ellijay, GA; daughter, Bella Mae Banks; parents, David and Loreen Banks of Ellijay, GA; brothers, Ed Elkins, David (Tonya) Banks, Tommy (Morgan) Banks, Casey Banks and Cydney Chastain all of Ellijay, GA; grandmother, Marie Smith of Cisco, GA; 12 nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 12pm noon until the service hour of 3pm at the Logan Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be left to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com

Logan Funeral Home and Chapel in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family of Cody Banks, please visit Tribute Store

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Betty Pauline Watson: Obituary

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Mrs. Betty Pauline Watson age 86 of Ellijay, GA passed away Wednesday October 30, 2019.

Mrs. Watson was born July 25, 1933 in Forest Park, GA to the late Arville Anderson Bramlett and Louise Lillian Edwards Bramlett. She worked for Dekalb Medical Center as a registered nurse and was a member of the Pisgah Church of Christ. Mrs. Watson is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Connie Lee Watson.

Survivors Include: husband, James Watson Jr., of the home; sons and daughters in-law, Jim and Marilyn Watson, of Clarkesville, GA, Rick and René Watson, of Alpharetta, GA; daughters and sons in-law, Denise and Bob Templeton, of Rocky Mount, NC and Caryl and William Boone Butler, of Snellville, GA; sisters, Helen Dalton, Amelia Ponder, Dottie Moss and Peggy Bramlett; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; special friends Sherry Marks, Keith and Joene Rueckert also survive.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday November 2nd at 11am from the Pisgah Church of Christ with Minister Jeremy Green  and Minister René Watson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday November 1st from 6pm until 8pm at the funeral home.

 

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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George Randy Meeks: Obituary

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Mr. George Randy Meeks, age 70 of Buford, formerly of Ellijay, GA passed on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at Piedmont Atlanta.

Mr. Meeks was born on May 24th, 1949 in Gainesville, GA to his late parents, Leonard B. and Virgie Oshields Meeks. George was a graduate of Gilmer High School, class of 1969 and went on to serve his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam war. He was of the Baptist faith and was also a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday November 5th, 2019 from the Logan Funeral Home chapel with Min. Butch Jones officiating. Military honors will follow in the Logan Funeral Home pavilion with rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery with Mark Chitwood, Robert Meeks, Jeremy Meeks, Dewayne Green, James Jones, Austin Lummus, and Jeremiah Tatum all serving as pallbearers.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristin Meeks of Buford, GA; grandchildren, James Lewis Jones, Jeremiah George Tatum, and Kayleigh Tatum; sister, Faye Jean Olsin of Gainesville, GA; brother, Bobby Meeks of Ellijay, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 4pm until 9pm on Monday November 4th at the Logan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Legion at 297 Legion Rd. Ellijay, GA 30540 the Sons of Confederate Veterans or to the Gilmer County Historical Society at 138 Spring St. Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. Meeks.

Online condolences can be left to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com

Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family of George Meeks, please visit Tribute Store

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Debbie Sue Hightower: Obituary

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Mrs. Debbie Sue Hightower, age 76, of Talking Rock, died Monday, October 28, 2019.

Mrs. Hightower was born December 25, 1942, in Polk County, TN, the daughter of the late Ernest and Etta Bruce Patterson. She was retired from Gold-Kist and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by sons, Dennis Stiles, Roger Stiles and grandson, Chad Stiles.

Survivors include; children and spouse’s; Brenda Sue and Larry Kirkland, Ellijay,  Diane and Henry Gahn, Blue Ridge, Audrey and Shane Fossett, Ellijay, Tamara and Mitchell Lee, Ranger, Tommy Stiles, Blue Ridge, Timothy and Jessica Weaver, Jasper, Russell Weaver, Dalton, Jason and Missy Hightower, Chatsworth, 25 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, brothers and sister-in-law; David and Virginia Patterson, Calhoun, Danny Patterson, Etowah, TN,  Paul Patterson, Sevierville, TN, Eldon Patterson, Ellijay, sisters and brother-in-law; Laura McClure, Ranger, Corrine and Tommy Parris, Talking Rock.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Timms officiating.  Interment will be in the Yukon cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 until 9pm at the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Misty Marie Jarrard: Obituary

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Mrs. Misty Marie Jarrard age 39 of Ellijay GA died October 26th 2019.

Mrs. Jarrard was born August 11, 1980. She is the daughter of James Jarrard and Rose Wofford. She was a homemaker and loved her family very much and her special companion Amy.

Survivors include: Husband; Drexell Staley, Daughters: Jasmine Staley, and Michaela Staley, Son: Tyler Jarrard, Father: James Jarrard, Grandparents: Jewell Davis and Danny Davis, Brothers: Zachery Farist and Jesse Pacheco, Aunts: Carolyn Payne and Robin Henley, Special companion: Amy

A visitation will be held Monday October 28th from 1:00 pm until 8:00pm at the Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted in memory of Mrs. Jarrard.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Barbara Milton Reece: Obituary

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Mrs. Barbara Milton Reece age 87 died Friday October 25, 2019.

Mrs. Reece was born January 9th 1932 in Gilmer County. She is the daughter to the late Newman Milton and Annie Brown Milton. She was employed by Western Electric for 20 years and was also a member of Greer Chapel Baptist Church in Marietta GA.

Survivors include: Son: Greg Reece and Sister: Melba Gibson

Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 29th at 4:00 pm from the Chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Rubin Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday October 28th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Bernhardt Funeral Home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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