Kevin Patrick Faris Sr: Obituary

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 Kevin Patrick Faris Sr., age 64, of Ellijay, GA, passed away after a courageous battle with stage 4 lung cancer.

Kevin was born at Harpal’s Maternity Home May 31, 1955, in Coupeville, WA, to Emerson and Kathleen (Clark) Faris. He graduated from Coupeville High School in 1973 and attended Kent State University. Kevin served 28 years in the United States Navy and retired in 2000 as Chief Petty Officer. He then completed 10 years in civil service retiring as a GS-12 for a second time in 2012. He settled in Ellijay, GA.

Along the way, Kevin has made many friends and touched the lives of all he met. He will be remembered for his selflessness and love of family.

He is survived by the love of his life, Elizabeth Irene Tiegen, two sons Kevin P. Faris Jr. of Mukilteo, WA and Justin Faris currently deployed in the Navy, two daughter’s Haily Clemens of Snohomish and Asheley Faris of Athens, GA. one stepchild, daughter Kayleigh Dean, two stepsons, Peter and Patrick Weiss, one sister, Kathleen Faye (Faris) Diemert of Anacortes; three brothers, Jim E. Faris Grandville, TX., Foster Faris and Emerson Faris Anacortes; one aunt, Dorothy Keefe of Coupeville, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date and please make donates to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Faris.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Hollis A. Reece, Sr: Obituary

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Mr. Hollis A. Reece, Sr. age 79, of Ellijay, died Thursday, January 30, 2020.

Mr. Reece was born December 6, 1940, in Gilmer County, the son of the late Arthur and Dester Burrell Reece. He was a truck driver for over 50 years and member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.  He is preceded in death by his wife; Lorene Mulkey Reece.

Survivors include; sons and daughters-in-law: Art and Natalie Reece, Canton, Marc Reece, Ballground, daughter and son-in-law; Kelly and Benny Burgess, Ellijay, sister; and brother-in-law: Ernestine and Carl Clark, Ellijay, grandchildren; Daniel and Crystal Hyatt, Heather Taylor, Alex Taylor, Corey Reece, Mac Reece, great-grandchildren; Reece Hyatt, Millie Hyatt, Logan Taylor ,Grayson Taylor, Landon Taylor. Special caregivers with Compassus Hospice, Kelly Webster, Perry Chastain, Amanda Bryan and Laura Huff.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 pm from the chapel of the Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Hyatt, Rev. Michael Smith and Rev. Cecil Townley officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Methodist Church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Saturday from 4 pm until 9 pm at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Oak Hill Methodist Church cemetery fund.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Ruby Lee Sales: Obituary

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Mrs. Ruby Lee Sales, age 54, of Ellijay, died Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Mrs. Sales was born September 11, 1965, in Murray County, the daughter of the late William Herman and Betty Sue Coram Goble. She attended Gilmer High School, was a Rock Mason and Member of River Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband: Larry Sales, children; Miranda Haddock, Ellijay, Winfred Smith, Ellijay, David and Daniel Sales, Ellijay, 8 grandchildren, Addie,Faith, Pazley, Tencey, Deacon, Callie, Rylin and Hope, brothers; Daniel Goble, Ellijay, David Goble, Chatsworth, sister; Tammy King, Ringgold. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Vince Goble officiating. Music was by Jay Smith and Sybil Rymer. Interment will be in the River Hill Baptist church cemetery.

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Patricia Rose Welch: Obituary

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Mrs. Patricia Rose Welch, age 85, of Ellijay died Thursday January 23, 2020.

Mrs. Welch was born October 10, 1934, in Augusta, Kansas the daughter of the late John Henry and Georgia Marie Watkins Gray.   She was a housewife and mother and member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include; daughter and son-in-law; Valerie and Rex Jones, Ellijay, sons and daughters-in-law: Darrell Joe and Diane Welch, Summerville, Albert Welch, Jr. Dalton, Larry and Tricia Welch, Jeff and April Welch all of Ellijay, stepson and spouse; James and Debbie Welch, Cleveland sister; Elaine Strimple, LA several grandchildren, great-grandchildren nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Jones and Rev. Larry Stover officiating.  Interment will be in the Yukon cemetery.

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

Bernhardt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Blaine Free: Obituary

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Mr. Blaine Free, age 86, of Cherry Log, died Monday January 20, 2020.

Mr. Free was born May 10, 1933 in Fannin County, the son of the late, Homer and Mary Bearden Free. He was a farmer. His parents, and siblings Bonnie Aaron, Charlie Free, James Free, Gladys Long and Eunice Weaver preceded him in death.

Survivors include: sister; Hazel Neal, Blue Ridge, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Watkins officiating. Interment will be in the Rock Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Wednesday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Royce Medlin: Obituary

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Mr. Royce Medlin, age 72, of Ellijay, died Monday, January 20, 2020.

Mr. Medlin was born, January 14, 1948, in Gilmer County, the son of the late Bill and Inez Coram Medlin. He was a retired textile worker and a member of the Gospel Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law; Billy and Elena Medlin., Ringgold, mother of the son; Jo Ann Medlin, Ellijay, brother; Roger Medlin, Chatsworth, sister; Bondell Greenway, Dalton, grandchildren; Carolina Hernandez, Shelby and Thomas Patrick, Joanna Medlin. Great-grandchildren; Aiden and Ian Hernandez.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with Rev. William Cruse and Rev. Donny Lee Cantrell officiating.

Interment will be in the Salem Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Wednesday from 11:00 am until the funeral hour of 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Rebecca A. Wilson: Obituary

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Miss Rebecca A. Wilson, age 59 of Ellijay, GA passed at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital ER, Ellijay on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020. Miss Wilson was born on July 7th, 1961 in Dahlonega, GA to her late parents Homer A. and Mildred I. (Yearwood) Wilson. She graduated from North Hall High School in Gainesville, GA. She was preceded in death by her brothers Larry Wilson of Gainesville, GA, and Stanley Wilson of Claremont, GA. There are no services planned at this time. Survivors include son Chris Wilson of San Jose, CA, brothers, Harold Wilson of Cleveland, GA, and Rickey Wilson of Chiefland, FL, sister and brother-in-law Helen (Eddy) Ashmore of Maysville, GA.

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Ruth Inez (Wright) Young: Obituary

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Mrs. Ruth Inez (Wright) Young, age 90 of Ellijay, GA passed on Sunday January 12th, 2020 at her residence. She was born March 29th, 1929 to her late parents Robert “Bob” Wright and Tama Mae Burk in Ellijay, GA. Ruth was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Her husband, Noah Harlow Young, daughter, Tina Young Hughes, sons, John Terry Young and Perry Harlow Young preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday January 16th, 2020 from the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Young officiating. Music and singing will be by Ms. Regina Mathis. A graveside service will follow in the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Young is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis & Bill Shotwell of Villa Rica, GA, June & Andy Anderson of Waleska, GA, Debra & Jerry Clark of Carrollton, GA, Donna Young Roper of Ellijay, GA, son, Gary Young of Rapid City, SD, grandchildren and spouses, Dr. Michael & Debbie Shotwell, Brent & Christina Shotwell, Andy Jr. & Robin Anderson, Jennifer & Brandon Hathaway, Nichole & Chad Land, Shannon & Kristin Young, Erica & Jason Berghammer, Trina Young, Sean Young, Bridgett Ledford, Damon & Angie Hughes and Tyler Bearden, twenty five great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, sister, Lois Newman of Blue Ridge, brother, Winston Raymond Burk of Ducktown, TN. The family is receiving friends from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday January 15th, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

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