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Clarence J. "Buster" Youngblood

Mr. YoungbloodClarence James Youngblood, more affectionately known as Buster, and even more so as Popsy, completed a life well-lived on Monday, July 20, 2020. He was born in Hiawassee on May 22, 1953 to Reba Beck Youngblood and Oscar Lewis Youngblood who precede him in death.

He played football and baseball at Hayesville High School where he graduated in 1972. The same year, he married his high school sweetheart, Paula Cunningham, and loved her so much he married her twice.

James and his family go back to Susannah "Sukey" Eller's daughter, Malinda. Malinda married William Gillespie (1825) in Rabun County, Georgia.  

[ Obituary | Clarence "Buster" Youngblood in the EFA database ]

Velza M. Barrett

Ms. BarrettMrs. Velza Mae (Kirby) Barrett, age 96, of Hiawassee passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Velza was born on August 23, 1924 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and Cora (Wood) Kirby. She was a member of Union Hill Methodist Church. She loved to cook and aimed to please all, often making potatoes mashed and fried just to make certain everyone had their favorite side. 

Velza was the wife of Wade Barrett. Wade goes back to Susannah "Sukey" Eller through Joseph "Joe" and Mariah Hedden Eller. 

[ Obituary | Velza Barrett in the EFA Database ]

Barbara Helmuth Eller

Barbara Eller passes away on 6 April 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Her husband was Odell Eller, son of Alfred Webb and Dessie Gibson Eller. Alfred and Dessie were buried at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Hiawassee, Towns County, Georgia. This family goes back to Susannah "Sukey" Eller through her son Joseph.

[ Obituary | Barbara Eller in the EFA Database ]

Kenneth R. Eller

Mr. EllerKen Eller of 6335 Mitch Haven Drive, Bethel Park, PA formerly of Slab Fork, WV departed this life on July 29, 2020 after what he describes as a "fantastic" trip. He was 77 years old.

His trip, as he calls it, began as one of seven children of a Coal Miner and a Coal Miner's daughter in the coal community of Stotesbury, WV.

[ Obituary \ Kenneth Eller in the EFA Database

Homer Barrett

Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Homer Barrett (Hiawassee, Georgia), who passed away at the age of 88, on May 3, 2020. He was predeceased by : his wife Laura Arispah Wilson Barrett; his parents, Avery Levi Barrett and Ola Shook Barrett; and his brothers, Ernest and Everett Barrett.

His father was Avery Barrett; grandmother was Mary Marinda Hooper. He traces back to.Susannah Sukey Eller. 

[ Obituary | Homer Barrett in the EFA Database ]

Billy Wayne Freeman

Mr. FreemanBilly Wayne Freeman, son of Ben and Gracie Freeman, died on Aug 23, 2020 in Bossier, LA. He is from the Christian Eller line through George Eller, Jr. and Polly Oaks Eller.

[ Billy Freeman in the EFA Database ]


Edith Ann "Tommie" Rice Eller

Ms. EllerEdith Ann “Tommie” Rice Eller, 91, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital.

Mrs. Eller was a native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County and was a daughter of the late James Hillard Rice and Jennie Miller Rice. She was also preceded in death by her husband Dan W. Eller who passed away in 1981. He was from the Jacob Eller line.

Mrs. Eller worked as an associate at Eckerd’s Drug Store for almost 20 years.

[ Obituary | Ms. Eller in the EFA Database ]

Janice Elaine Reynolds

Ms. ReynoldsJanice Elaine Reynolds, 67, Commerce, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020.

Janice was born on July 28, 1953 in Hiawassee. She was the daughter of the late Alfred L. Eller and Francis Virginia Stroud of Young Harris.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Karr; two children, Stacy Reynolds (Bonnie) and Angie Corbin (William); and her mother, Francis Stroud Eller.

[ Obituary | Ms. Reynolds in the EFA database ]

Bridget Rene Gibson Eller

Ms. EllerRobbinsville resident, Bridget Rene Gibson Eller (63) died July 29, 2020.  Rene was born May 19, 1957 and is proceeded in death by her parents, Thomas Cleveland Gibson and Barbara Lee Epperson Gibson.

Survivors are her loving husband of 45 years, Buddy Ray Eller; son Roy Wells Eller, II, wife Tina Eller and children Ruby and Olivia; daughter Wendy Rochelle Eller Brown husband Lloyd Brown, and children Sadie and Dyllan; daughter Beth LaRae Eller and significant other Mike Holland; Brothers Thomas Cleveland Gibson, Jr. “Mokey” and Stephen Eric Gibson.

[ Obituary | Bridget Rene Eller in the EFA database ]



June Clapp Eller

Ms. Eller The life of June Clapp Eller, 89, ended Monday night, July 27, 2020, after a period of illness. A member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church in Lenoir, June loved the Lord and took special joy in her family and friends.

She was proud of her two sons and loved visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed time with her "Birthday Club" ladies in her later years.

June Clapp Eller was born March 12, 1931, to Jerome Albert Clapp and Mildred Suddreth Clapp Church in Lenoir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Arvil Eller. He is from the Conrad Eller line.

[ Obituary | June Clapp Eller in the EFA database ]

Guy Guindle Eller

Mr. EllerGuy Guindle Eller, 74, of Acworth passed away January 19, 2020 surrounded by his family and friends. Guindle was born in Hiwassee Dam, North Carolina to the late Mr. & Mrs. Guy Eller.

Mr. Eller was an avid fisherman and gardener and retired from General Motors. Known by all as Papaw or Guindle, he was best known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, his kind and compassionate spirit and how he loved his family with all his heart.

[ Obituary | Guy G. Eller in the EFA Database ]

Lula Mae Hunter

Ms. HunterLula Mae Hunter passed away June 11, 2020 in Hiawassee, GA. Mrs. Hunter was from the Jacob Eller line.

She was the daughter of Lula Mae Eller Nicholson, who was the daughter of William Riley Eller who was the son of Hardy Washington Eller.


[ Obituary | Lula Mae Hunter in the EFA Database ]

Danny Lamar Eller

Mr EllerDanny Eller, resident of Norcross, GA, died unexpectedly on June 2, 2020 at the age of 68. Danny is survived by his son, Bailey Eller; and his cousin, Richard Waters. He is predeceased by his parents, James and Bertha Eller.

Danny was born in Dekalb County on September 9, 1951. He was the proud owner Blue Ridge Refrigeration. He is from the Sukey Eller line, thru her son William "Bill" Eller.

[ Obituary | Danny L. Eller in the EFA database ]

James "JC" Berrong

Mr BerrongJames "JC" Berrong passed away on Sunday, May 10th. He was a John Jacob Eller Descendant from the William "Bill" Eller line. William was a son of Susannah "Sukey" Eller.

JC goes back to William "Bill" Eller, George Caler Eller, William Anderson Eller and Bernice Eller Berrong.

[ Obituary | James Berrong in EFA Database ]

Johnny Frank Taylor

Mr TaylorWe have learned of the passing of another John Jacob Eller descendant,Johnny Frank Taylor (1940-2020) of Hiawassee, GA. He was the son of George and Sarah Eller Taylor.

Johnny goes back to William Riley Eller and Hardy Washington Eller. He leaves a son, Scott Taylor; a sister, Montree McCarter; and grandchildren. nieces and nephews.

[ Obituary | Johnny Frank Taylor in the EFA Database ]

Tammie Lynn Anderson Eller

Ms. EllerTammie Lynn Anderson Eller, 57, of Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, at her home.Mrs. Eller was born June 17, 1963, in Wilkes County to Roy Lee Anderson Sr. and Margie Geneva Anderson. She was self-employed as a poultry farmer. She was a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin Wayne Eller who is from the George Michael Eller line.

[ Obituary | Tammie Anderson Eller in the EFA Database ]

Mary Rachel Noblet Eller

Ms. EllerMrs. Mary Rachel Eller, 72, of Hiawassee passed away on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Eller was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Noblet and the late Della Castner Noblet.

She had also been preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Holdaway; second husband, Kenneth Rudy Eller; and brothers and sisters: Ernest Noblet, Alvin Noblet, Betty Nicholson, Earl Noblet, and Dorothy “Dot” Moore. Mrs. Eller will be fondly remembered by everyone who knew her, for her love for people, and for the nurturing and caring person that she was. 

[ Obituary | Mary Rachel Eller in the EFA database ]

Betty Jean Kruger

Ms KrugerBetty Jane Haymann Kruger of Fountain County, IN was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, originally of Troy Chapter #145 and most recently West Lebanon Chapter #162, and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Cayuga, IN.

Her mother was Dorothea Edna Eller (1912-1989) and she traces her line back thru Mary "Polly" Eller to the Christian Eller line.

[ Obituary | Betty Jean Kruger in the EFA database ]


Philip Ray Berrong

Philip Ray Berrong, son of Ray Hascal and Opal Mae Nicholson Berrong was born 19 Oct 1955 and died in September 2020. He was pre-deceased by his wife Brenda Berrong. Philip goes back to Joe and Mariah Hedden Eller through their daughter Mary Ann Eller.

[ Philip Ray Berrong in the EFA database ]

Jack Moss

Mr MossMr. Jack Moss, age 81, of Hiawassee passed away at his home on Sunday, September 13, 2020.  Jack  was born on November 26, 1938 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest V. and Hazel (Ledford) Moss. Jack never met a stranger. 

He was a beloved husband, Dad, Grandaddy, devoted Christian, and avid outdoorsman. 

Jack goes back to Susannah "Sukey" Eller through Joseph "Joe" Eller.

[ Obituary | Jack Moss in the EFA Database ]

James "Jim" Isaac Eller

Mr. ellerJames "Jim" Isaac Eller, age 88, of Shady Valley, Tenn., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Bristol Regional Hospital with his family by his side. Jim was born in White Oak Flats in Shady Valley on September 17, 1931, to the late Avery and Betty Neely Eller.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his wonderful wife, of 35 years, Walsa McQueen Eller on September 15, 1992; son-in-law, Mike Chafin; several brothers and sisters. Jim was a United States Marine and after serving he returned home where he had several jobs before starting at Raytheon from which he retired in 1993.

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

J C Moss

Mr. MossJC Moss of Smyrna, Georgia, originally from Hayesville, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020. He was a loving husband, dad, Papaw, brother, uncle and friend. JC enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and family, trout fishing, and playing his mandolin. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from General Motors after 34 years.

He goes back to Susannah "Sukey" Eller through Joseph "Joe" Eller.

[ Obituary | J C Moss in the EFA database]

Shirley Ann Dollar Eller

Ms. EllerShirley Ann Dollar Eller, age 80, of Statesville, North Carolina, formerly of Ashe County died February 13, 2020 at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. She was born on March 19, 1939 to Garland Alton and Margaret Beatrice Shatley Dollar in Warrensville, NC.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jay Eller of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tim Burgess of Statesville; two granddaughters and spouses, Drew and Wilson Yang of Toronto, Canada and Ali and Tyler Lewis of Burlington, North Carolina.

[ Obituary | Shirley Dollar Eller in the EFA database ]

Jack Milton Eller

Mr. EllerJack Milton Eller was born November 17, 1935 and departed this life Monday, July 13, 2020 reaching the age of 84 years. He was the son of the late Hughie Arthur and Gladys (Crabtree) Eller.  He married Joyce Koger and to this union one child was born.

He is survived by: his daughter, Tabby (Jim) Bewley; one sister, Janet Griffie: and two grandchildren; along with a host of family and friends who mourn his passing. 

[ Obituary | Jack Milton Eller in the EFA database ]

Jimmie Odessa Eller Winecoff

Jimmie Odessa Eller Winecoff, 92, of Concord and formerly of Rockwell, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020.

She was born July 27, 1927 in Rowan County to the late James L. Eller and Dera Bowers Eller. Mrs. Winecoff was a graduate of Rockwell High School and Salisbury Business College. She retired from Cannon Mills Plant 1 after 34 years of employment. 

[ Obituary | Jimmie Eller Winecoff in the EFA Database ]

Myra Eller Jones

Ms. JonesMyra Dawn (Eller) Jones, 60, of Staunton VA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2020. She was born on November 25, 1959 in Richmond, VA, the daughter of the late Galen Ross and Mary Caroline Eller.

She is survived by her children; Jessica (David) Keller of Pittsburgh, PA, Joshua (Danielle) Jones of Jarrettsville, MD , Hannah Jones of Haverhill, MA, and Abigail Jones of Pittsburgh, PA, her grandchildren; Duncan, Owen, Sophia, and Ava, and many nieces and nephews.

[ Obituary | Myra Eller Jones in the EFA database ]

Sherman Eugene "Gene" Eller

Mr. EllerChief Master Sergeant Sherman Eugene Eller, United States Air Force (Retired), Niceville (Boggy Bayou), Florida departed from this life on Aug 7, 2020 at the age of 79. He is survived by his son, Sherman Eugene Eller, Jr, daughter in law, Laurie Eller of Birmingham AL, daughter, Toni McCormick of Niceville. 

After a distinguished military career, he joined Lockheed Martin as a Senior Staff Engineer & Marketing Manager until his retirement July 2006. 

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