Mearle D. Beaver

Mr. Mearle D. Beaver, 70, of Ellijay, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

He ws born May 3, 1947, in Fannin County, to the late August Beaver and Farrell Welch Beaver. He was a graduate of West Fannin High School, was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Army, and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

He and his wife owned Fannin Tobacco in Blue Ridge and Appalachian Furniture in Jasper.

He is survived by wife, Judy Rogers Beaver; daughters, Jeanne Bagwell, Sharon DeFoor; stepsons, Jason Jones and Cory Jones; brothers and sisters-in-law, Newell and Ann Beaver, Billy and Joyce Beaver, Ray and Barbara Beaver; sister, Barbara Jean Jarmin, sisters-in law and brothers-in-law, Trudy Gallman, Barbara and Jimmy McVey, Betty and Tom Chastain, George and Clara Rogers; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Burt, the Rev. Michael Cantrell and the Rev. Roger Burgess officiating.

Music was by the Ebenezer Church choir.

Pallbearers were Darrell Rogers, Rodney McVey, Lanny Chastain, Tommy Pankey, Ronald West and Branson Chastain.

Interment was in the Yukon Cemetery with graveside rites by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

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