Mrs. Cleo Young Thompson McDaniel

Mrs. Cleo Young Thompson McDaniel, 88, of Ellijay, died Sunday, July 29, 2018, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Ellijay, to the late James Grady Young and Jessi Lillian Ponder Young.  She was a member of Whitestone Baptist Church for over 60 years. 

She retired from Gilmer Nursing Home in 2014 where she worked for over 40 years as a CNA, and in 2011 was awarded the CNA of the Year for the State of Georgia. 

She is preceded in death by husbands, Fred Thompson and Joseph McDaniel; son, Ronnie Thompson; and grandson, Andy King. 

She is survived by daughters, Linda T. King, of Jasper, Patsy T. Davenport, of Ellijay; son and daughters-in-law, the Rev. James and Flondell Thompson of Jasper, and Vicki Holloway Thompson, of Ellijay; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Marvin and Debra Young, of Blue Ridge, and Ruth Young, of Ellijay; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Whitestone Baptist Church with the Rev. James Thompson, the Rev. Paul Young, the Rev. Michael Young, and the Rev. Joseph Young officiating. 

Music was by Brian Rittenberry and Anita Dotson.  

Interment was in the Whitestone Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bobby Thompson, Heath Thompson, Doug Lofland, David Gibson, Michael Jordan, Corey Thompson, Cody Thompson, Andy Beck and Palmer Sanford.

Honorary pallbearers were Noah Gibson, Jackson Jones, Sawyer Thompson and Ryan Lofland.

Donations can be made to Whitestone Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2290 Whitestone Road North, Talking Rock, GA 30175, in memory of Mrs. Cleo.

Condolences can be made at

Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

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P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
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