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April


Tabatha Christine Eller
1974-2024

Ms EllerTabatha Christine Eller, age 49, of Newland, NC passed away on April 15, 2024. She is survived by her husband, Johnny B. Hughes, son Johnny Hayden Eller, bonus son, Dalton Hughes, and Mother, Gail Eller Mozuch. She was from the George Michael Eller line.

She worked at Appalachian State University, Beach Mountain Resort, and the Blue Ridge Tree Farm & Carpenter Store. Tabatha was blessed with a beautiful signing voice.

[ Obituary | Tabatha Christine Eller in the EFA database ]


 

James Lamar Frankum
1944-2024

Mr FrankumMr. James Lamar Frankum,. Age  79, of Demorest Ga. passed away on Wednesday April 10, 2024 at his residence. Mr. Frankum was born June 18, 1944 in Clarkesville, Ga   He was the son of the late Lloyd and Lucy Eller Frankum. He was from the John Jacob Eller line.

Mr. Frankum was a retired farmer and a retired school bus driver for Habersham County. 

[ Obituary | James Lamar Frankum in the EFA database ]


 

Kasey Elaine Eller Elsberry question mark
1994-2024

Mrs ElsberryKasey Elaine Eller Elsberry, 29, wife of Craig Elsberry, went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 8th, 2024, at Tidewell Hospice in Arcadia, Florida.

She was the daughter of Kevin Eller (Sarah) of Homer, Georgia and Leslie Yasin (Yousif) of Walhalla, South CarolinaKasey is survived by her parents, her husband, Craig Elsberry of Florida, and her boys, Eli and Emmit Elsberry of Florida.

[ Obituary | Kasey Elaine Eller Elsberry in the EFA database ]


 

Barbars Jean (Key) Eller
1943-2024

Mrs. EllerOn Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Barbara Jean Eller, 80, of Greensboro, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Everyone knew her as “Mawmaw Eller.” She was born in Guilford County, North Carolina on July 2, 1943. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. 

Barbara is survived by her husband, the love of her life for 65 years; John James Eller. He is from the George Michael Eller line.

[ Obituary | Barbara Jean Key in the EFA database ]


 

Chester Bronn Wood
1943-2024

Mr. WoodChester Bronn Wood, of Tiger, passed away peacefully surrounded by family April 13, 2024.  He was born to William Homer Wood and Margaret Shook Wood Wilson in their home in Clarkesville, Georgia on December 5, 1943. He was from the John Jacob Eller line.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sara Scruggs Wood, and three children.

Bronn was a talented rock mason, builder, contractor and talented draftsman.  He assisted in the operation of Woods Grocery before taking over sole operation of the store later in his life.  .

 [ Obituary | Chester Bronn Wood in the EFA database ]


 

Annice Gay "Ann" Wood
1961-2024

Ms. WoodAnnice Gay "Ann" Wood, age 62, of Demorest, Georgia entered rest on Saturday, April 6, 2024. 

Ms. Wood was born on September 23, 1961 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Herman Wood and Eunice Coalley Wood. She was from the John Jacob Eller line. Ann dedicated much of her life to helping others and spreading love in her community.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce Reid and Sara Cheek, of Baldwin; Theo and Crystal Wright, of Cornelia; and daughter, Kendra Yarber, of Bowersville.

[ Obituary | Annice Gay "Ann" Wood in the EFA database ]


 

Kristine "Kris" Eller question mark
1952-2024

Kristine "Kris" Eller, age 71, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024, at her home.

Born November 26, 1952, in Tacoma, Washington, she was the daughter of the late Clifford E. and Betty (Hambley) Smith. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Terry Eller of Hopkinsville; and by her nine children.

[ Obituary | Kristine "Kris" Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Ronald Avery Eller
1957-2024

Mr. EllerRonald Avery Eller, age 67 passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Ronald was born in Catawba County on January 29. 1957 to the late J. C. Eller and Christeen Eckard Eller.He was from the George Michael Eller line.

He is survived by his twin brother Donald Adrian Eller, brother MIchael "Mick" Eller, and two sisters Peggy Lynn Craven and Teresa Vivian Eckard.

He worked for Fairfield Furniture for seventeen years as an upholsterer.

[ Obituary | Ronald Avery Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Marvin D. Eller
1939-2024

Marvin Eller passed away April 14, 2024. He was born March 19, 1939 at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, CO. His parents, Lemuel and Susie Eller welcomed him home to a small farm in Littleton, CO. In 1940 the family moved to Kansas. He was from the George Michael Eller line.

He graduated from South Denver HS in 1957 and worked for the original Frontier Airlines. After a short stint in the US Army, Marvin joined the Colorado Highway Patrol in 1959.

[ Obituary | Marvin Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Georgia Mae Eller
1927-2024

Mrs. EllerMrs. Georgia Mae Eller, age 96, of Turtletown, TN passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024. She was born Georgia Mae Graves in Violet, NC on July 22, 1927 to the late Inez Murphy Graves.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-eight years, Willie Guinn Eller and her son and daughter-in-law Larry and Patricia Helton Eller. Mr. Eller was from the John Jacob Eller line. She is survived by her children, Phyllis (Frank) Beeam of Turtletown, TN and Rita (Ronnie) Ross of Cleveland, TN and by six grandchildren.

 [ Obituary | Georgia Mae Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Loretta Eller question mark
1950-2024

Loretta Eller, age 73, of Randallstown, Maryland passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024. In the care of Charls S. Zeller & Sons Funeral Home. No other obituary information is available.

[ Obituary | Loretta Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Jerry Robert Bradshaw
1947-2024

Mr. BradshawJerry Robert Bradshaw, 77, of Hiawassee, GA, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2024, in Blairsville, GA. Jerry was born February 5, 1947, to Decatur Thurmond Bradshaw and Clara Arlene Henson Bradshaw.He was from the John Jacob Eller line.

He enjoyed spending time in God's created nature, fishing, gardening, and rabbit hunting with his beagles.

He had a strong work ethic and raised Black Angus cattle in addition to his job at the Towns County Water Authority. He was a lover of Blue Grass Gospel Music.

[ Obituary | Jerry Robert Bradshaw in the EFA database ]


 



March


John Curtis Eller
1951-2024

Mr. EllerJohn Curtis Eller, 72, of Salisbury, passed away unexpectedly on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024 at his home. He was born July 26, 1951 in Rowan County, NC to the late Dale Eller and Carrie Earnhardt Eller.He was from the George Michael Eller line. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his Wife, Ruby Eller.

He was a devoted Christian and a member of Gospel Light House Church and spent his retirement giving his time, effort and love to the community. John was well loved and respected by all. He owned a construction and repair company.

[ Obituary | John Curtis Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Mickey S. Eller
1944-2024

Mr. EllerMickey S. Eller, age 79, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1944 to Quentin and Marlyn Eller. He was from the John Jacob Eller line.

Mickey leaves behind to cherish his memory his sweetie, Pat Eller, his daughters, Amy Lynn Jackson, Amy Jo (Chris) Anderson and Trisha (Matt) Terry, his sister Allison Gibson, and his grandchildren,

[ Obituary | Mickey S. Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Clovis Gregory Eller
1934-2024

Mrs. EllerClovis Gregory Eller, 89, of Martinsville, Virgina passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at her home with her family at her bedside. She was born in Martinsville, VA on September 9, 1934, to the late Roy and Doris Thomasson Gregory of Martinsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Myron Edward “Edd” Eller, Sr. He was from the George Michael Eller line.

[ Obituary | Clovis Gregory Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Summer Rae Eller
2001-2024

Ms EllerSummer Rae Eller, 22, of Nokomis, IL, formerly of Ramsey, passed away on March 15, 2024, in Nokomis.  She was born November 20, 2001, in Taylorville to Melvin and Valerie (Smith) Eller, Jr.  She was a graduate of Nokomis Hight School.

Ms. Eller was an assistant manager at the Dollar General Store in Nokomis. Police say she was shot there by her estranged boyfriend [news story] who then turned the gun on himself.

[ Obituary | Summer Rae Eller in the EFA databse ]


 

Venson Ramey
1954-2024

Venson Ramey, age 70, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024. Mr. Ramey was born in Hiawassee, Georgia to the late Johnny Ramey and Julie (Shook) Ramey. He was from the John Jacob Eller line.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Vernon Ramey and Lloyd Ramey.

[ Obituary | Venson Ramey in the EFA database ]


 

Diane Gibson Berrong
1954-2024

Mrs BerrongDiane G. Berrong, age 70 of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away Monday, March 4, 2024 surrounded by her family at her home. Diane was born January 10, 1954 to the late Ensley Jr. and Mary Ruth (Stockton) Gibson in Young Harris, Georgia.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Daniel Berrong. He is from the John Jacob Eller line.

She enjoyed reading, her girls trips, and the movie "dirty dancing". Most of all she loved her family and all of their gatherings, cookouts and anytime they could all be together. 

[ Obituary | Diane G. Berrong in the EFA database ]


 

James V, "Jim" Eller
1955-2024

Mr. EllderJames V. “Jim” Eller, age 68, of Arena, WI, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, due to end stage COPD. He was born on May 16, 1955, in Madison, WI, the son of Ronald and Florence (Bollenbeck) Eller. He was from the Wilhelm Eller line.

In his free time, Jim enjoyed roasting pigs for parties and events, muskie fishing (he was a member of Capital City Muskies Inc. - CCMI), hunting, especially pheasant hunting in Iowa, vegetable gardening, and road trips.

[ Obituary | James V. "Jim" Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Clyde Wayne Eller
1940-2024

Mr EllerClyde Wayne Eller passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024 in OhioHealth Mansfield. He was 84. He was born March 8, 1940 to parents Howard & Idear (Shears) Eller in Stanton Township, North Carolina.

In spare time, he enjoyed taking his beloved dog Lucky to all the dog parks in Richland County and he would make rounds to all of them almost every day. 

[ Obituary | Clyde Wayne Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Donald R. Eller
1934-2024

Mr. EllerDonald Eller, Sr., 89, of Royal Center went to Heaven at 3:49 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2024 at Chase Center surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 28, 1934 in Rossville, he was the son of the late Lucian A. Eller and Mary Irene (Flora) Eller. He was from the Jacob Eller (Roanoke Branch) line.

On June 5, 1976 he married Sandra Roller. Don was a lifelong mechanic who retired in 1996.  He was also a former bus driver for Pioneer School Corporation.  

[ Obituary | Donald R. Eller in the EFA database ]



 

Carolyn Eller Swindell
1943-2024

Mrs SwindellMrs. Carolyn Eller Swindell, age 80 of Walling, TN passed away Sunday evening March 17, 2024 at Bailey Manor in Cookeville. Carolyn was born October 3, 1943 in Sparta, Tennessee to the late Franklin Boyd and Edna Magdalene Matheny Eller. She was from the Henry/Henrich Eller line.

She was a 40 year employee of Caney Fork Electric. She was an active member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

[ Obituary | Carolyn Eller Swindell in the EFA database ]


 

Gilbert Wayne Eller
1954-2024

Mr EllerGilbert Wayne was born in a little town called Ducktown in the western hills of Tennessee. Gilbert Senior took his family with him as his job slowly moved north. He was from the John Jacob Eller line.

Gilbert was extremely talented. In addition to his musical abilities, he could fix anything. If he didn’t know how, you best believe an hour later that manual was printed, stapled, and marked up with notes. He loved music so much; he played multiple instruments at the same time while singing harmonies, no need for sheet music Gil played by ear. 

[ Obituary | Gilbert Wayne Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Wanda Ann Edenfield Eller question mark
1969-2024

Mrs EllerMrs. Wanda Ann Edenfield Eller, age 54, of Summerville, GA, died Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Emory University Hospital. Mrs. Eller was born August 21, 1969, in Metter, GA, daughter of the late Lee and Edna Cleghorn Edenfield. She was a homemaker and also enjoyed arts and crafts. 

Survivors include her husband, Timothy Eller; a son, Derek Eller; and a daughter, Tonya Eller.

[ Obituary | Wanda Ann Eller in the EFA database ]



Serilda Joyce Eller question mark
1940-2024

Mrs EllerSerilda Joyce Willoughby Eller, age 84, died Monday, March 4, 2024 at her daughter’s residence in Scottsville, KY.

She was born on January 28, 1940 to the late Elvin Adair Willoughby and Anna Lee Warner Willoughby Marr. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Frost.

[ Obituary | Serilda Joyce Willoughby Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Joyce Faye Eller
1954-2024

Mrs EllerJoyce left this earthly life on March 30th at the age of 69 after years of battling the devastating effects of liver and kidney disease. She is survived by her husband David. He is from the John Jacob Eller line.

Joyce was a 1972 graduate of Lewis County High School and a 1974 graduate of Columbia State Community College. Thereafter, she began her ministry of comfort, caring, and healing, working tirelessly as a nurse for 50 years to bring peace to the bodies of the aged and ailing.

[ Obituary | Joyce Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Sean Edward Eller question mark
1969-2024

Sean Edward Eller of Hunsville, Alabama, fromerly of Pasadena, Texas, was born 12 Aug 1969 and died on 29 Mar 2024.

No other obituary details are available

[ Obituary | Sean Edward Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Dianna Eller
1949-2024'

Mrs. EllerDianna Eller of Niederwald, TX passed away on March 28, 2024. She was born in Austin, TX on August 12, 1949 to parents George and Julia Olamae Calhoun.

She is survived by her daughters Dorothy Lueck (husband Brian), Misty Anderson and Melissa Eller. Dianna was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Eller, from the John Jacob Eller line, and daughter Tammy Eller.

[ Obituary | Dianna Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Millard Ronald "Ron" Eller
1947-2024

Mr. EllerMillard Ronald Eller “Ron”, age 77 of Troutman, NC passed away March 19, 2024 at S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville, NC. He was born February 28, 1947 to the late Millard Fillmore Eller and Annie McGuire Eller Bowlin. He was from the Conrad Eller line.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Allena Roberts Eller; son, Troy David Eller and Yanira of Wake Forest, NC; and daughter, Rebecca Eller Byrd of Charleston, SC.

Ron was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church.

[ Obituary | Millard Ronald "Ron" Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Patricia Elaine Eller
1946-2024

Mrs. EllerPatricia Elaine Eller, age 77 of Elkhart, went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2024.  Pat was born May 8, 1946, in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Mearl and Myrtle Marie (Lechlitner) Detwiler.  On August 24, 2002, she married Gene Eller in Elkhart, Indiana. He is from the George Michael Eller line.

Pat earned her master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University of South Bend and taught for several years in the Elkhart Community School system before taking a position with the Division of Family Services.

[ Obituary | Patricia Elaine Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Leonard J. Eller
1943-2024

MSG EllerMr. Leonard J. Eller, a resident of Ozark, died early Thursday morning, March 14, 2024, at his home. He was 81. Mr. Eller, son of the late Johnnie R. Eller and Esther L. Criner Eller, was a native of Staunton, Illinois. He was from the George Michael Eller line.

He joined the United States Army following high school and retired with the rank of Master Sergeant.

[ Obituary | Leonard J. Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Jimmy Doyle Eller
1947-2024

Mr. EllerJimmy had an accomplished military career. He spent twenty-one and a half years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force until he retired as a Master Sergeant (MSGT) in 1992. He continued working in the aeronautics industry.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his sons, Mark DeLane Eller and Brian Doyle Elle and his parents, Elvin Leo Eller and Lena Mills Eller. He was from the John Jacob Eller line.   Jimmy is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Sydney K. Eller and his daughter, Kelly Foster (Tom).

He enjoyed spending his free time taking his boat out on the lake to go fishing, playing golf, and an occasional bird hunt.

[ Obituary | Jimmy Doyle Eller in the EFA database ]


 



February


Kevin Odell Eller
1966-2024

Mr. EllerKevin Odell Eller, age 57, of Moravian Falls, passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024 at his home. He was born May 3, 1966 in Wilkes County to Odell Gene “Blue” and Evelyn Minton Eller. He was from the Conrad Eller line.

Kevin was a very loving and caring person. He enjoyed visits and riding his bicycle and four-wheeler with his nieces and nephews. He loved working with his father in woodworking and being outside. 

[ Obituary | Kevin Odell Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Dr. David Jay Eller question mark
1944-2024

Dr. David Jay Eller passed away February 27, 2024. David was an Oral Surgeon who worked in Toronto for 42 years. 

David is survived by his children, Sabra (Walter) Staudenmaier, Matthew (Sarah) Eller, and Brent Eller; his grandchildren, Ethan, Jason and Ashley Staudenmaier; his sister, Janet (Gerald) Kelfer, and numerous nieces and nephews. David always spoke about his wonderful family in New York and Florida. 

[ Obituary | David Eller in the EFA Dataabase ]


 

Jean Eller
1939-2024

Mrs. EllerOn February 18, 2024, at the age of 84, Jean passed away peacefully at home in Gloucester City surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Amber (Broadwater) Hagan.

Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Wayne M. Eller, Sr., He was from the Jacob H. Eller line.

[ Obituary | Jean Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Gregory Michael Eller
1947-2024

Gregory Michael Eller, of Lookout Mountain, GA, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.  He was born in Gary, Indiana and was raised on Lookout Mountain. Greg is a graduate of Rossville High School class of 1965 and 1974 graduate of University of Tennessee.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Cecele Eller; and a brother, Ronald Eller. He was from the Jacob Eller line.

[ Obituary | Gregory Michael Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Rosetta I. Fry
1935-2024

Mrs FryRosetta graduated from Logansport High School. While in school she was a carhop at Shank's Drive-In, where she would meet her future husband. She and Homer L. Fry wed on September 14, 1952, at Logansport Church of the Brethren. The two were married sixty years, during which time they were blessed with three children.

She and Homer worked for the Church of the Brethren Disaster Childcare Project. After retiring from the workforce in June 1990, Rosetta and Homer sold their home and entered training for Brethren Volunteer Service. They served for over a year in a homeless shelter in San Antonio, Texas, followed by another year in Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

[ Obituary | Rosetta I. Fry in the EFA database ]

 

Irmadean Henrietta Umbarger Eller
1934-2024

Mrs. EllerIrmadean Henrietta Umbarger Eller age 89, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Skyline Nursing & Rehab, Floyd, Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Eller. He was from the Christian Eller line. Irmadean is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Eller Brown.

Irmadean was a jack of all trades woman who worked hard all her life. She had a smile that can never be replaced.

[ Obituary | Irmadean Umbarger Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Steven James Ellerquestion mark
1951-2024

Mr. EllerSteven James Eller, 72, of Margate Florida, passed away on 02/16/2024 in Margate Florida. Steven was born in Rhode Island to Leo and Shirley Eller on 03/14/1951.

He graduated from Florida General Contractor School.  He worked as a General Contractor for Steve’s Carpentry for 40 years.

[ Obituary | Steven James Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Sheila Rae Eller
1953-2024

Mrs EllerSheila was born December 22, 1953, in Ames, Iowa the daughter of Robert Gerald and Goldie Ione (Miller) Eller. She was from the John Eller, Sr,. line.

Sheila is survived by her husband, James Patrick Eller and her children, Rachel (Vaughn) Phillips, Jessica (Chad) Carriveau and PJ (Alicia) Eller.

Sheila did factory work most of her life, retiring in 2015 from American Packaging in Story City where she operated a forklift.

[ Obituary | Sheila Rae Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Shirley Ann Moore Nicholson
1944-2024

Mrs. NicholsonShirley Ann Nicholson, age 79 of Toccoa, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on July 28, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Roy Lee & Mildred Sims Moore. Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, E. Paul Nicholson, Jr. of Toccoa, GA; He is from the Jacob Eller line.

She worked at Fort McPherson Hospital where she served as an executive secretary. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading andcooking. 

[ Obituary | Shirley Ann Moore Nicholson in the EFA database ]

 

Martha Eller Abbott
1931-2024

Mrs. AbbottMartha Eller Abbott, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Asheville, NC on June 30, 1931, she was the only child of Deane Hill Eller and Susan Moore Eller. She was from the George Michael Eller line. Martha is survived by her five children.

She was a housewife until her early forties. At that time, became employed by International Life Insurance and, later, Aetna Life and Casualty.

She loved to travel, play bridge, the Highlands, the Louisville Cardinals, the library, her family, friends, and dogs, especially poodles.

[ Obituary | Martha Eller Abbott in the EFA database ]


 

Clarice Della Cannon Bartlett
1937-2024

Clarice Della (Cannon) Bartlett, age 86, of Flowery Branch, passed away on February 22, 2024. Clarice was born October 2, 1937, in Rabun Gap, to the late Cecil Cannon and late Ida Gillespie Cannon. She was from the Jacob Eller line.

Clarice is survived by her loving husband, Clayton Bartlett; son, Steve Bartlett (Dawn); and grandchildren, Clayton Bartlett, Travis (Danielle) Stanaland, and Samuel Bartlett.

[ Obituary | Clarice Cannon Bartlett in the EFA database ]


 

Gary B. Eller
1953-2024

Mr EllerGary B. Eller, 68, of Alum Creek, WV went to his heavenly home on February 14, 2024. Gary was born July 7, 1955. He was from the George Michael Eller line.

Gary’s life was spent as a retired US Marine and a retired surface mine heavy equipment operator.He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife, Roxanna Sue Eller, of 45 years and his 2 daughters.

[ Obituary | Gary B. Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Margaret Mae Eller Gilbert
1938-2024

Mrs GilbertMrs. Margaret Mae Eller Gilbert, age 85, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday February 11, 2024. She was a faithful pastor’s wife, a loving mother, and a dedicated schoolteacher for 16 years. Her parents were Jake & Flora Blevins Eller. She was from the Henry Eller line.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Pastor Charles R Gilbert Sr. and survived by her three children.

[ Obituary | Margaret Mae Eller Gilbert in the EFA database ]


 

Jeffrey Eugene Woods
1975-2024

Mr WoodsJeffrey Eugene “Jeff” Woods, age 48, of Homer, GA died Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at his residence.

Mr. Woods was born in Tifton to Jimmy and Brenda Duncan Woods. In addition to his parents, Mr. Woods is survived by his wife, Kristy Woods. She is from the Jacob Eller line.

He was employed at Holman’s as a forklift operator.

[ Obituary | Jeffrey Eugene Woods in the EFA database ]

 


January


Dennis Harold Nichols
1948-2024

Mr. NicholsOn January 29, 2024, Dennis won the 25 year battle to be free of his broken body. He passed away at the age of 75 following a long period of declining health.

Dennis Harold Nichols was born on March 13, 1948 in Murphy, North Carolina, to Willis and Clara (McClure) Nichols. He was from the Jaacob Eller line.

He graduated from Towns County High School in 1967 and North Georgia Trade and Technical Schools in 1969. In 1977, he and his brother Perry established Hiawassee Tire & Battery.

[ Obituary | Dennis Harold Nichols in the EFA database ]


 

Jane H. Henson
1951-2024

Mrs. HensonJane H. Henson, age 72, passed away on Sunday, January 28 2024 in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia.  Mrs. Henson was born to the late William Claude Hunter and Lula Mae Nicholson Hunter on August 11, 1951. She was from the Jacob Eller line.

 Jane attended Old Union Baptist Church in Young Harris, Georgia where she enjoyed singing and playing the piano in church throughout her life. Singing Gospel music was a joy and she always enjoyed listening to others sing Gospel music as well. 

[ Obituary | Jane H. Henson in the EFA database ]


 

Christine "Chris" Eller
1932-2024

Ms EllerMs. Christine (Chris) Eller, age 91 of Rose Glen Village, Wilkesboro passed away Friday, January 26, 2024 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center. 

Chris was born October 18,1932 in Wilkes County to Percy C. and Ora Mae Eller. She was from the George Michael Eller line.

After graduating from high school, she moved to Raleigh, NC to begin her 42 year career with Southern Bell Telephone Company. Chris loved sports. She was a fan of UNC Tarheels. She also enjoyed going to Atlanta to see the Atlanta Braves play.

[ Obituary | Christine "Chris" Eller in the EFA database ]



Carolyn Elizabeth Eller Miller
1942-2024

Mrs MillerMrs. Carolyn Elizabeth Eller Miller, age 81 of Millers Creek, passed away Friday, January 19, 2024, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist – Wilkes Medical Center.

Mrs. Miller was born September 7, 1942, in Wilkes County to Hensley Loran and Vernice Louise Whittington Eller.She was from the George Michael Eller line. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Gurney Miller.

Mrs. Miller was the first female chairman of the Wilkes County Republican Party.

[ Obituary } Carolyn Elizabeth Eller Miller in the EFA database ]


 

Anna Lou (Spinner) Eller
1930-2024

Mrs EllerAnna Lou Eller, 93 of Salem, passed away January 17th, 2024 with family by her side. She was born October 7th, 1930 in Vandalia, Illinois to Stephen and Edna (Brooks) Spinner. She Married Robert E. Eller on January 28th, 1949 in Vandalia, Illinois and he preceded her in death. He was from the Henry Eller line.

She is survived by 3 sons: Ken Eller and wife Cindy of Salem, Ron Eller and wife Diane of Salem, and Tim Eller and wife Rhonda of Palestine, Illinois; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild..

[ Obituary | Anna Lou Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Karen J. Eller
1946-2024

Mrs. EllerKaren Jean Eller (nee Moldenhauer) of West Bend, WI was welcomed to her heavenly home and the arms of her Savior on Monday, January 15, 2024, after a long-fought, 17+ year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Karen was united in marriage to Glenn Eller on May 20, 1967, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Iron Ridge, WI. Mr. Eller is from the Rev. Carl Eller line.

 Karen enjoyed flowers, taking walks, listening to music, dancing, singing hymns, and babysitting her grandchildren. 

[ Obituary | Karen Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Tracy Lee Eller
1966-2024

Ms EllerTracy Lee Eller, 57, passed from a sudden illness on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming with her mother and aunt at her bedside.

Tracy was born Tuesday, March 15, 1966 in Wheatland, Wyoming the daughter of Lyle Eugene and Frances Edith (Johnson) Eller. She was from the  Joseph Leonard Eller line.

Tracy was a devoted daughter, sister, and aunt.  She loved her dogs taking them to her mom’s house each day before school. She knew her Mom and the dogs wouldn’t be alone each day.

[ Obituary | Tracy Lee Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Merle Columbus Lockaby
1948-2024

Mr. LockabyMerle C Lockaby passed away peacefully at his home in Brasstown, NC on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Merle was born on June 23, 1948 in Hiawassee, GA. He was a US Army Sergeant, serving from 1967-1969 during the Vietnam War in both, Infantry and Aviation. After his military service, he made a long career in commercial development. When he retired, he became a full time cattle farmer.

Merle was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Penland. He is survived by his daughter, Angela (Darrin) Shook of Hayesville, NC. Son, Jeff Lockaby of Douglasville, GA. and Stepson, Chris (Nikki) Penland of Buford, GA.

[ Obituary | Merle Columbus Lockaby in the EFA database ]

 

 

 

Betty Jane Johnson (Eller)
1924-2024

Mrs JohnsonBetty “Jane” Johnson (Eller) of Barryton, Michigan, formerly of Flushing, age 99, died Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Betty “Jane” was born on April 10, 1924, the daughter of Ray and Ruth (Robison) Fenton. She married Bernard L. Eller in Flint, Michigan on August 21, 1942. He preceded her in death on December 23, 1978. He was from the Andreas Eller line.

Jane worked at General Motors. She was a former Shriner’s clown. Jane enjoyed spending her winters in Florida.

[ Obituary | Betty Jane Johnson (Eller) in the EFA database ]


 

Charles Manning Eller, Jr.
1929-2024

Mr. EllerCharles Manning Eller received grace to see the Lord in glory on January 28, 2024. Charles was born July 7, 1929, to Charles Mathias and Vera Jewel Manning Eller in Megargel, TX. He attended schools in Baird and Houston.

 Charles married the love of his life, Dixie Jackson, on February 5, 1951. They were married for 67 years, until her passing in 2018. They had one son, Kevin, who died in 1985. 

[ Obituary | Charles Eller, Jr. in the EFA database ]


 

Willis Harvel Welborn
1938-2024

Born in Banks County, Willis Welborn was a son of the late Ernest Avery Welborn and Estelle Reid Welborn. Willis graduated from Banks County High School. He was on his school board and was a member of the Jaycees. He operated Welborn’s Meat Processing (currently known as Greg’s Meat Processing) which he operated for more than 45 years. 

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Carleen Parson Welborn; and two children, Jeffery Welborn and Tammy Welborn.

[ Obituary | Willis Welborn in the EFA database ]


 

Odell M. Eller
1934-2024

Odell M. Eller, age 89, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

He was born 4 May 1934 in Towns County to Alfred and Dessie Mae Eller. He was from the Jacob Eller line.

[ Obituary | Odell M. Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Steven Charles Eller
1955-2024

Mr. EllerSteven Charles Eller, 68, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at Grace Hospital in Morganton.

Born July 28, 1955, in Catawba County, N.C., he was the son of the late John Hamilton Eller and Pauline Shook Eller. He was from the Jacob Eller line. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rebecca Bostain Eller of the home, daughter, Christy Eller of Drexel, two sons; Joshua Eller and wife Darla of Hildebran, and Jeremy Eller of Catawba. 

[ Obituary | Steven Charles Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Steven Edward Eller
1953-2024

Mr EllerSteven Eller passed away on January 15, 2024 at the age of 70 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was from the George Michael Eller line.

Funeral Home Services for Steven are being provided by English Funeral Chapel - Coeur d'Alene.

[ Obituary | Steven Edward Eller in the EFA database]


 

Zora Lee Eller Stevens
1952-2024

Mrs StevensMrs. Zora Lee Eller Stevens of North Wilkesboro, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Wilkes Medical Center. Zora was born on September 20, 1952 in Wilkes County to Richard Glenn Eller Sr., and Mattie Kathleen Eller. She was from the George Michael Eller line.

Her favorite pass times were reading, cooking, gardening, video games and scary movies.Zora is survived by her husband of 31 years, Raymond Stevens.

[ Obituary | Zora Lee Stevens in the EFA database ]


 

Bertha Lovell Wiley
1936-2024

Bertha Lovell Wiley, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 06, 2024 at her brother’s residence, The Historic Joseph Habersham Home in the same room where she was born.

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on December 24, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Isaac & Mervin Jenkins Lovell. Bertha was a homemaker & member of Victory Baptist Church. She was from the Jacob Eller line.

[ Obituary | Bertha Lovell Wiley in the EFA database ]


 

Wynona Will Eller
1939-2024

Mrs. EllerSurrounded by her family, Wynona Will Eller passed away peacefully at home in Winston-Salem on January 2, 2024, at the age of 84. In addition to her parents, Wynona was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Eller Sr. He was from the George Michael Eller line.

Nona leaves to cherish her memory five children, Andrew, Michael (Sharon), Brian (Kathy), Deborah, and Cheryl (Perry);.

[ Obituary | Wynona Will Eller in the EFA database ]


Bruce Kermit Kimsey
1932-2024

Mr. KimseyBruce Kermit Kimsey, age 91 of Hiawassee, passed away at Union General Hospital after an extended illness. Bruce was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Esco and Bertha (Lowe) Kimsey on March 31, 1932 in Hiawassee, Georgia.

He is survived by his wife of fifty eight years, Mrs. Beatrice Sanders Kimsey; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Rayford Garner, and Kim and Mark Shook; and son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Nancy Kimsey. His wife is from the Jacob Eller line. 

 [ Obituary | Bruce Kermit Kimsey in the EFA database ]


 

Steve Hollis Eller
1948-2024

Mr. EllerMr. Steve Hollis Eller, age 75 of Braselton, passed away on January 28, 2024 at Northside Hospital – Atlanta.

Mr. Eller was born July 16, 1948 to the late Hollis Lee Eller & Margaret Haney in Atlanta, Georgia. He was from the Jacob Eller line. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Floyd Eller; son, Brian (Diane) Eller; and daughter, Tanya (Kip) Singleton.

He was veteran of the United States Army. He went on to retire as a Captain with DeKalb County (GA) Fire Department.

[ Obituary | Steve Hollis Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Johnny Delone "JD" Beavers
1942-2024

Mr. BeaversJohnny Delone "JD" Beavers, age 81 of Murphy, NC passed away peacefully Thursday, January 18, 2024 after a long illness.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late Emory and Clita Mae Anderson Beavers. He was from the Jacob Eller line. JD loved to trout and lake fish, take care of his yard, garden and car.

[ Obituary | Johnny Delone "JD" Beavers in the EFA database ]


 

Donna Lynn Ellerquestion mark
1960-2024

Mrs. EllerDonna Lynn Eller,63, of Seneca passed away in her home on Tuesday, January 16,2024. Born in Anderson, South Carolina, she is the daughter of Donald Patrick “Sonny” Grogan Sr and Linda Sharon McDonald Grogan.

Donna was a devoted grandmother and loved by her family.
Donna is survived by three children: Matthew Bright, Ashley Bright, Lyndsey Pirro, and her husband Matthew. 

[ Obituary | Donna Lynn Eller in the EFA database ]


 

Patsy Ruth "Pat" Nicholson
1943-2024

Mrs NicholsonMrs. Patsy Ruth Nicholson, age 80, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 19, 1943 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert and Willie Mae Young in Blairsville, Georgia. 

Pat is preceded in death by her above mentioned parents; husband, Doug Nicholson; who was from the Jacob Eller line and by daughter Sandy Annette Nicholson.

[ Obituary | Patsy Ruth Nicholson in the EFA database ]


 

Rosemary E. Smith
1938-2024

Mrs SmithRosemary E. Smith, age 86, passed away on January 16, 2024. Rosemary was born and raised in Media, PA and was most recently a resident of Fox Hill Farms in Glen Mills, PA. Rosemary was a longtime employee of Verizon, formerly Bell Atlantic. Her greatest passion was art, spending much of her free time attending art groups and clubs.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Marie Eller and her beloved husband of over 50 years, Arthur "Fred" Smith. She was from the William Eller (PA) line.

[ Obituary | Rosemary Smith in the EFA Database ]


 

Susan Lynn Hooper
1960-2024

Mrs HooperIt is with great sorrow that the family of Susie Hooper announces her passing on January 12th, 2024 in Young Harris, GA at the age of 63. She was born on April 19th, 1960 in Young Harris, GA. Susie was preceded in death by both her father and mother, Lake and Lillian Hogsed.  Susie is survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, Wes Hooper. He is from the Jacob Eller line.

Her career began at age 17 as a teller at The Bank of Hiawassee while still attending high school at Towns County High School. Susie dedicated 33 years to United Community Bank, and retired as a Senior Vice President and Human Resources Director.

[ Obituary | Susan Lynn Hooper in the EFA database ]


 

Morris Darwin Penland
1959-2024

Morris Penland, 64, of Mountain City, Georgia entered into eternal rest on January 5, 2024 after courageously battling cancer. Waiting to greet Morris with open arms was his father, Hoyt R. Penland, 

Morris is survived by his mother, Laura Hunnicutt Penland, of Mountain City; brother, and sister-in-law, Mike and Wanda Penland, of Rabun Gap.

[ Obituary | Morris Darwin Penland in the EFA database ]


 

Brenda Jean Thomas Ellerquestion mark
1952-2024

Mrs. EllerBrenda Jean Thomas Eller age 71, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary Thomas; brothers, Wendell, Darrell and Lendell Thomas; sister, Mary Burnop Hammer.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Charles Eller of Marion, Va.; sons, Joey Kirk (Charlene) of Marion, Va., Randy Kirk of Atkins, Va., Eric Kirk (Tanya) of Saltville, Va.; stepchildren, Sara McGuire (Gerald), Brandy Kelly and Chad Kelly.

[ Obituary | Brenda Jean Thomas Eller in the EFA database ]