Hayden Cecil Whitaker
Mr. Hayden Cecil Whitaker, 71, of Grayson, formerly of Ellijay, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.
He was born June 15, 1944, in Gilmer County to the late Cecil and Beatrice Smith Whitaker. He graduated from Gilmer High School, class of 1962, Reinhardt College and the University of Georgia. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by Sun Trust Bank. He was a member of East Ellijay Baptist Church and attended the First Baptist Church of Snellville.
He is preceded in death by sisters, Gladys Morris, Betty Painter; and brothers, Ben Whitaker and Mack Whitaker. He was a very sweet and caring man who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Brenda and Jerry Downs, of Snellville, Lois Waddell, Hilda Bailey and Charlotte Dickey, all of Ellijay; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. James Holt officiating.
Music was by Janice Steelman.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Snellville Baptist Church, 2400 Main Street/P.O. Box 647, East Snellville, GA 30078 in memory of Mr. Whitaker.
Condolences can be made at www.bernhardtfh.com.
Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.