Gilmer County

Old Cartecay United Methodist Church Cemetery

These are the graves in the old church cemetery. The church burned down about 1855 and was rebuilt on land donated by Barnett Wilson in 1859 from virgin pine on the land. The original church grounds and cemetery reverted back to the Lewis Ellington family at some point and then belonged to S. M. Simmons and was deeded back to the CUMC in 1940 by a descendant, W. A. Simmons. There are no doubt many unmarked graves that remain to be identified – so if anyone should know that their ancestor was buried there for certain, please contact us or …

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Altha M. James Obituary

Altha M. James, died about 2:00 o’clock Monday morning, December 23, 1929, while the outside world was wrapped in a heavy mantle of snow and the mercury was standing a few degrees above zero. The spirit of Miss Altha James left its earthly abode in the home of her brother, W. B. James and went back to God who gave it. For the last four months she had been in very poor health from cancer of the mouth, which affected her throat, stomach and other organs of the body. At the first appearance of cancer, the family physicians advised taking …

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Ann Mulkey Ellington Obituary

Ann Mulkey Ellington, 89, died December 30, 1952 at the home of her son, Willard Ellington, in Gilmer County, Ellijay, GA. She was born Miss Ann Mulkey, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Mulkey, pioneer settlers of this county, near Cartecay. She was a member of Oak Hill Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, B. F. Ellington. She is survived by sons, William and B. H. Ellington; grandchildren and great grandchild. Funeral services were held December 31, 1952 at Oak Hill Methodist Church with the Rev. W. D. Gray …

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Audley Buffington Obituary

Audley BUFFINGTON, 40, died September 14, 1952 after he was attacked and stung several times about the head by a swarm of bees. Audley and Henry Cantrell had just finished cutting a wild honey tree near the Buffington home when the bees made the attack. Stricken suddenly ill from the effect of the stings, Audley died before reaching home and while medical aid was being summoned. The son of Mrs. Emma Buffington and the late J. K. Buffington, he was born and reared in Gilmer County, East Ellijay, GA, where his entire life was spent. At the time of his …

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Bonnie Foster Kell Obituary

Bonnie Foster Kell, 72, died Sunday in the Boardtown community of Gilmer County, GA. She is survived by sons, Cecil and Juan A. Kell; grandsons; great grandchild; sisters, Mrs. Burd Smith and Mrs. Carl Langham; brothers, John, Homer, T. L. and Roy V. Foster. Funeral services were held on March 8, 1954 at Logan Funeral Home with the Rev. M. C. Fergeson officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near Ellijay, GA. Submitted by Suzanne Forte. Back to: Gilmer County, Georgia Obituaries

Connice Motes Duckett Obituary

Connice Motes Duckett, 84, of Ellijay, GA, formerly of the Hollingsworth community of Banks County, GA, died January 15, 1979 at Ellijay, GA. Mrs. Duckett was a native of Banks County, GA and the daughter of the late George and Selina Edwards Motes. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and was the widow of Bart Duckett. Survivors are daughter, Mrs. Calvin Jackson; son, Colonel Wayne Duckett; sisters, Mrs. Walton Davis and Mrs. Willie Maxwell; brothers, Tell and Guy Motes; grandchildren. Services were held January 17, 1979 at Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. James Holt officiating. Interment was …

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Clarence G. Cox Obituary

Clarence G. COX, 62, died November 24, 1949 in Milledgeville, GA. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Cox Sr, he was born and reared in Gilmer County, Ellijay, GA. He attended North Georgia College and received his degree in medicine from the University of Georgia School of Medicine in Augusta in 1912. He returned to Ellijay where he practiced until World War I, when he enlisted in the Medical Corps as Captain and was stationed in Virginia. Dr. Cox went with the State Hospital in 1923 as Clinical Director, where he remained until four years ago …

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