Mrs. Melba Reece Mabry

Mrs. Melba Reece Mabry, 72, of Ellijay, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

She was born Dec. 1, 1944, in Gilmer County to the late Homer and Audell Southern Reece. She was a graduate of Gilmer High School, class of 1962, worked for many years in banking with the Bank of Ellijay, Gilmer County Bank and C&S Bank and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

She is survived by husband, Steve Mabry; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Lisa Mabry, of Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Branson Chastain, of Ellijay; grandchildren, Luke Mabry, Aliza Chastain, Andrew Chastain; and sister, Suelle Reece Austin, of Milledgeville.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, from Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Burt, the Rev. Michael Cantrell and the Rev. John Reece officiating.

Music was by the church choir.

Pallbearers were Winston Davis, Greg Reece, Darrell Jones, Tommy Pankey, Brad Stewart, Greg Griggs, Luke Mabry and Andrew Mabry.

Honorary pallbearers were Gene Warren, Mitchell Bowen, Mack Aaron, Harold O’Dell, Lloyd Holden, James Southern, Roger Futch, Bill Davis and Donald Cantrell.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Donations can be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Foster McArthur, 170 Dogwood Rd., Ellijay, GA 30536.

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006