Howard Ott Hales

Mr. Howard Ott Hales, 90, of Ellijay, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

He was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Gordon County, to the late Joseph Hales and Laura Gravley Hales. He worked in the textile industry, served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Mountaintown Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by wife, Jurelle Starks Hales; and son, Timothy Edward Hales.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Joy and John Wishon, of Ellijay; sister, Agnes Head, of Resaca; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Rubin Smith officiating.

Music was by the Rev. Irene Wofford.

Pallbearers were Keith Head, Jeff Tipton, Donnie Weaver, Melvin Davis, Lamar Wyatt and Jeff Hales.

Honorary pallbearers were Dean Ellis, Pete Patterson, Keith Parks, Lonnie Fowler, Wesley Glancies, Roy Hall Jr., Jacob Aaron, Wayne Oliver, J.C. Sluder, Donald Hales, Rufus Wyatt, Anthony Hales, Kenneth Head and Michael Fowler.

Interment was in the Mountaintown Baptist Church Cemetery.

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