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175 VFW Post Rd / PO Box 725
Phone: 706-778-8668
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Vernon Wooley

Vernon Wooley

Tuesday, January 3rd, 1928 - Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Vernon Wooley, age 91 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Born in Galveston, Texas on January 3, 1928, he was a son of the late Gaddis Hugh and Emily Eliza Stafford Wooley. Mr. Wooley proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII as a fireman first class. After service he became a self-employed contractor/ carpenter. Mr. Wooley was the first licensed goat farmer in the state of Montana where he lived from 1972 until 2006 before moving to White County, Georgia. He enjoyed wood working, making things for others and was a very giving person.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Surviving are his loving wife of 72 years, Virgilyn Joy Burns Wooley of Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law, Vernita Joy Jenkins & Frank of Hoschton; grandchildren and spouses, Richard Jenkins & Jackie, Candice McDaniel & Kevin, Sheila Borgen & David, Chelsea Posey & Taylor; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3:30 pm on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Yonah Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Allen Borgen officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720, the Habersham County American Legion Post #84 and the Rabun County DAV Chapter #15 and the United States Navy honor guard.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Friday, January 18th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Friday, January 18th, 2019 3:30pm
    Yonah Memorial Gardens
    255 Historic Highway 441 N
    DEMOREST, GA 30535
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    ***Graveside Service***
    Rev. David Allen Borgen
  • Interment

    Yonah Memorial Gardens
    255 Historic Highway 441 N
    DEMOREST, GA 30535
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    ***Graveside Service***

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Veronica Ivey and Dan Webster

Posted at 10:21am
Dear Joy, this is for Vern! God loves trees, and he loved Vern! God Bless! Be safe my friend you are in God,s hands, we will meet again! My friend! Veronica Fay
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Veronica Fay Ivey

Posted at 10:08am
I will miss you my dear friend! I loved you dearly, so glad we got to spend our time together, you are truly one of a kind, a GOOD MAN, GREAT FRIEND AND FATHER! I WILL CHERISH ALL THE THINGS YOU MADE FOR ME, MY PENS, MY CROSS, MY ANIMALS, MY JEWERLY, TILL WE MEET AGAIN, GOD BLESS, BUILD SOME WINGS FOR GOD,S ANGELS, MAKE HIM AS PROUD OF YOU AS I AM! Love Veronica Fay Ivey Webster

Holly and Richard Remillard

Posted at 01:33pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Joy, you are in our prayers to help you through this time of sorrow.

Richard and Holly Remillard

Posted at 01:20pm
Planted in memory of Vern Wooley a honorable man who served his country, loved his family and fellow man
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Posted at 12:17pm
My condolences to the family. May hod provide you comfort and strength during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

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