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Loy Edward “Edd” Gaddis

Loy Edward “Edd” Gaddis, 80, of Dawsonville died Dec. 12, 2018.

Mr. Gaddis was a lifelong resident of Dawsonville, born Jan. 31, 1938 to the late John and Kate Gaddis.  A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a Marine Engineer during the Cuban Missile Crisis from 1961 to 1963.  Edd was an employee of J.M. Tull Metals for over 30 years until his retirement in 1999. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed fishing and gardening. 

His wife of 48 years, Ellen Southern Gaddis, and several brothers and sisters, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Shane Holt of Ellijay, Sherri and Mark Autry of Dawsonville; granddaughters, Kayla and Amber Autry; brother and sister-in-law, James and Chester Gaddis of Dawsonville; sister and brother-in-law, Annette and Gene Carnes of Dawsonville; sister, Annie Maude Gayton; a number of nieces, nephews; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Smith and Rev. Ronald Pruitt officiating.  Interment services followed in River Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Ellijay.

The family received friends from 12 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the River Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, C/O Mark Autry, 7265 Freeman Road, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.