George Edward Fordham

Mr. George Edward Fordham, age 80 of Ellijay, died Thursday, July 5, 2018. 

He was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Tampa, Fla., to the late Ralph Fordham and the late Mary Nell Nesbitt Fordham. A member of Cherry Log Christian Church, George had many interests and hobbies, his favorites were creating art and jewelry. He worked as an insurance agent and banker for many years and served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Army. 

He is preceded in death by son, Andrew Edward Fordham; and brother, Robert Fordham.

He is survived by wife, Wilma Young Fordham; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Daniel and Erica Fordham, Matthew William and Rebecca Fordham; brother and sister-in-law, Alan Neal and Nancy Fordham; and six grandchildren, Kendal, Weston, Mark, Joseph, Luke and Alexander.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Cherry Log Christian Church with the Rev. Michael Brunson and the Rev. Adam Bradley officiating. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Compassus Hospice at Compassus Living Foundation, 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 400, Brentwood, TN 37027 or online at or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at

Condolences can be made at

Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of arrangements. 

Times Courier

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

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