Obituaries

Cecil C. “Chuck” Dempsey

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Mr. Cecil C. “Chuck” Dempsey, 79, of Ellijay, died, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He was born June 6, 1941, in Gilmer County to the late  Grady and Lula Newton Dempsey.

Mrs. Rethel Mae Waters Jones

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Mrs. Rethel Mae Waters Jones, 81, of Ellijay died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

She was born Dec. 2, 1939, in Fannin County to the late James F. Waters and Bessie Mae Allen Waters. 

Raymond Stanley

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Mr. Raymond Stanley, 95, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021. 

He was born July 16, 1925, in Ellijay, to the late Homer and Emily Jane Reece Stanley. 

Mrs. Valerie Marie Becker

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Mrs. Valerie Marie Becker, 31, of Ellijay, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Piedmont Healthcare Center in Atlanta.

She was an outstanding mother, loving wife, daughter, aunt and nurse. 

Eddie Allan Long

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Mr. Eddie Allan Long, 55, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

He was born July 2, 1965, in Ellijay, to the late Benjamin Hoke Long  and the late Evelyn Tipton Long.

Ora Jean Reece

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Mrs. Ora Jean Reece, “Jean,” 85, of Ellijay, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, surrounded by family. 

Carl Melliff

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Carl Melliff, 67, of Ellijay, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, leaving behind his wife, Lena Workman and children, Sabrina Workman, Javon Workman and Laura Workman. 

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Bricker Daughtry

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Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Bricker Daughtry left this world Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after a three-year battle with nonsmall cell lung cancer succumbing to pneumonia.