Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wells Gudger

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wells Gudger, 87, of Ellijay, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

She was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Gilmer County to the late Ruel and Essie Sales Wells.

She was a graduate of Gilmer High School, worked for the federal government in finance and was a member of the Ellijay First United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by husband of 54 years, William ”Bill” Gudger.

She is survived by daughter, Karen Gudger, of Canton; brother, Ray Wells, of Ellijay; sisters, Lois Dover, Helen Winslett and Shirley Edmondson, all of Ellijay, Christen Johnson, of Norcross and Peggy Ridgewell, of Woodstock; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, from Ellijay First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Thom Shores and the Rev. Allan Tarr officiating.

Music was by Beth McArthur, Tim McArthur, William Spivey and Gabrielle Cornett.

Pallbearers were Alan Dover, Terry Johnson, Steve Wells, Robert Gudger, Lee Winslett, Joe Wells and Greg Wells. Interment was in the Mountaintown Baptist Church Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the Ellijay First United Methodist Church, Gilmer Community Food Pantry or Nine Mile United Methodist Church cemetery fund in memory of Mrs. Gudger.

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

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Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
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