Martha Ann Kemp Ralston

Martha Ann Kemp Ralston, 81, of Ellijay, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

She was born Sept. 22, 1936, in Gilmer County to the late Howard and Ozella Penland Kemp. She was a 1954 graduate of Gilmer High School, homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church Ellijay, where she served as church secretary.

She is preceded in death by husband, David Ralston.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jim Cornwell, of Rincon; sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Hartscel Chastain, of Ellijay; two grandchildren, Amy Croy and David Cornwell; great-grandchild, Natalie Croy; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. James Holt officiating.

Music was by Ellen Ottinger.

Pallbearers were Hartscel Chastain, John Jones, Taylor Jones, Bill Meshanko, J.C. Sanford, Eddie Thomas and Larry Davis.

Interment was in the Ellijay City Cemetery.

Condolences can be made at

Donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 164 Dalton St., Ellijay, GA 30540.

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