James Edward Woodring
Mr. James Edward Woodring, 86, of Ellijay, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at his residence.
He was born June 5, 1931, in Ellijay, to the late Noah Franklin and Artie Lee Davis Woodring. He graduated from Ellijay High School, class of 1948, and served honorably in the United States Air Force. Ed went on to spend most of his career working for the Georgia Northeast Railroad as a trackman. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon in March of 1976 and served as church treasurer for many years.
He is preceded in death by sister, Virginia Goble; and brothers, Waldon Woodring and David Woodring.
He is survived by wife of 62 years, Jean Tankersley Woodring; daughters and son-in-law, Beverly and William Cantrell and Jan Stahl, all of Ellijay; grandsons, Fred Stahl, III and Brian Stahl; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Wayne Sluder and Betty and David Raikes, all of Ellijay; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene and Carolyn Woodring and Grady and Lillian Woodring, all of Ellijay; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, from New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Jess Posey, the Rev. Steve Jones and the Rev. Billy Cantrell officiating.
Music was by Kendra Davenport, Edgar Land, William Cantrell and the New Hope Baptist Church Choir.
Pallbearers were Fred Stahl III, Brian Stahl, Mark Woodring, Greg Martin, Alan Davenport, Keith Logan, Brent Land and Ronnie Prater.
Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Sumner, Gene Wimpey, Jerry Milsaps, Andy Key, Tom Hall, Tony Nelson, Phillip Pankey, Alan Hall, Charles Corbin and Jim Davis.
A military graveside service immediately followed in the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion with military graveside rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard.
Interment followed at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.
Memorial contributions can be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, c/o Edgar Land, 824 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. Woodring.
Condolences can be made at www.loganfuneralhome.com.
Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.