James ‘Jim’ Alvin Gudger
Mr. James “Jim” Alvin Gudger, 98, of Ellijay, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper.
He was born Aug. 14, 1919, in Ellijay, to the late William Henry Gudger and Lilly Belle Osborn Gudger. He served his country honorably in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, and was stationed at various times in Egypt, Tunisia, Sicily, Corsica, Palestine and Italy.
He was a member of Mountaintown Baptist Church.
He worked for the Gilmer tax office for 10 years, taught school at Pleasant Gap for two years and worked as a mail carrier for the United States Post Office.
He is preceded in death by son-in-law, Richard Davenport; grandson, William “Will” Gudger; and siblings John Gudger, Nina Crawford, Nena Mahan, Ruth Roberts, Mari Nell Dover, Gwen Edwards, Lorena Gudger, Howard Gudger and Don Gudger.
He is survived by wife of 70 years, Opal Davis Gudger; daughter, Janet Gudger Davenport, of Ellijay; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Sharon Gudger, of Dunwoody, and Robert and Marianne Gudger, of Ellijay; grandchildren, Kimberly Clerici, Brent Davenport, Jonathan Gudger, Seth Gudger, Caroline Gudger, and Ethan Gudger; great-grandchildren, Kendall Clerici, Morgan Clerici and Brooklyn Clerici; and sister-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” Gudger, of Lawrenceville.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, from the chapel of Logan Funeral Home with the Rev. George Barnett officiating.
Music was by Larry Davis, Vic Davis, the Davis Trio and Kim Meyers.
Military graveside rites immediately followed in the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion and were performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard.
Interment followed in the Mountaintown Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Gudger, Seth Gudger, Ethan Gudger, Brent Davenport, Don Clerici and Doug Hall.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Mountaintown Baptist Church, 510 Mountaintown Road, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. Gudger.
Condolences can be made at www.loganfuneralhome.com.
Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.