Mrs. Jessie Lillian Watkins Holloway

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Mrs. Jessie Lillian Watkins Holloway, 98, of Ellijay, died Monday, May 1, 2017, at the Gilmer Nursing Home following a short illness.

She was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Epworth, to the late Rufus M. Watkins and Margaret A. Golden Watkins.  She was a member of Colwell Baptist Church and worked as a kriller at Blue Ridge Carpet.  

She is preceded in death by husband, Robert Hood Holloway; sisters, Grace Ensley, Audrey Ensley, Janie Dockery, Eva Gay McFarland; and brothers Ernest Watkins, Arnold Watkins, Annis Watkins and James Watkins.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie and Tobie Green and Margaret and Steve Farist, all of Ellijay; son and daughter-in-law, James and Judy Holloway, of Ellijay; grandchildren, David Green, Robby Davis, Michael Green, Matt Chastain, Jessica Wise and Steven Farist; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from the chapel of Logan Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Mull and the Rev. Wallace Parks officiating.  

Music will be by Loren and Donna McVey and Aimee Melton.  

Interment will follow in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matt Chastain, Robby Davis, Michael Green, David Green, Steven Farist and Matthew Chastain.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Gary Hyde, 156 North Jones Mill Road, Ellijay, GA 30540, in memory of Mrs. Holloway.

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Logan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Phone: 706-635-4313
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