GFDA Members Including Their Family & Staff


Memorial donations may be made to the GFDA Building Fund or Scholarship Fund, c/o GFDA, PO Box 1865, Roswell, GA 30077.  Acknowledgements will be made to both the family and the donor.  When sending a donation, please include: 

  • In Memory Of Name
  • Your Name
  • Complete Mailing Address
  • If Your Donation is to the Building Fund or Scholarship Fund


REMINDER - Obituary Notices

Please send funeral-service-related death notices to gfdaalert@gfda.org.  We also ask that you call us at the office (770-592-8002) after emailing the obituary information -- particularly if you're sending the notice outside of regular business hours.  This ensures GFDA is able to alert members in a timely manner.  

Note: Obituaries listed below after our 2016 Memorial Service. Each will be included in our 2017 Memorial Service, held during our Annual Convention, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. 


Charles R. "Toobie" Blanchard


Funeral services for Charles R. "Toobie" Blanchard, 82 of Ashburn, will be held at 4:00 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Ashburn First Baptist Church. The committal service will follow in...

John Grady Mathis


John Grady Mathis, 66, of Cordele passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Crisp Regional Nursing and Rehabilitation.  Grady was born on July 29, 1951 to the late David Lamar, Sr. and Betty...

Gloria Lively Ingram


Gloria Lively Ingram, 84, of Cumming passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Royston A. (Buck) Ingram, Jr.; aunt, Bobbie Brannon; and a number of other...

J. Grady Brannen


J. Grady Brannen 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Center in Statesboro. He was born September 3, 1935 in Glennville, GA to Fentress...

William Lee "Billy" Rogers


Surrounded by his immediate family, William Lee “Billy” Rogers passed away Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 following an extended illness.  Funeral services will be 2:00pm Saturday July...

Bernard Sylvester Pearson


Mr. Bernard Sylvester Pearson, 89 of Blackshear, passed away early Sunday morning, May 20, 2018 at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.   Born in Patterson, GA on October 1, 1928, he was...

Jannetta JJ Johnson


Jannetta “J. J.” Faires Johnson, age 93, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord & Savior on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after developing pneumonia and having...

Russell Phillips, Sr.


Russell Phillips, Sr., age 89, of Buford passed away on April 24, 2018. Russell was born in 1928 in Buford, GA to the late Journey and Vannie Kilgore Phillips. He is preceded in death by his...

John W. Peeples


John W. Peeples, age 80, of Chatsworth passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Tranquility of Dalton. John founded Peeples Funeral Home with his brothers, Harlan and Julian, in 1965. He and...

Melba Castleberry


Melba Castleberry, age 84 of Alpharetta, went home to Heaven on April 10, 2018.  Melba was born in Forsyth County, was a 1951 graduate of Cumming High School, member of Longstreet Baptist...
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