Grady "Bug" Starks

Mr. Grady “Bug” Starks, age 94 of the New Hope community, Ellijay, GA, passed Sunday afternoon, January 7th, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Starks was born September 8th, 1923 in Ellijay, GA.  He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.  During his career, Bug worked for Ballew Sawmills, Ernest Silvers Service Station, the Ellijay Spinning Mill, and at Robert Shaw Controls.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Bramlett Starks, his parents, and his brothers, Jack Starks and Jeff Starks.

Survivors include his daughters, Glenda S. Starks and Shirley Starks Goedert, both of Ellijay, GA; grandchildren, Greg Goedert and Leslie Woods; great grandchildren, Jonathan Goedert, Lily Goedert, Shelby Woods and Larkin Woods; sisters and brothers-in-law, Imogene Starks, Ruby and Roy Wright, Ruth Rogers Starks, Betty and Winston Frady, Jessie and David Pierce, and Wanda and Phillip Pankey; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Ruth Starks and Billy Starks, all of Ellijay, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 from the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Clayton and Rev. Steve Jones officiating.  Music and vocals will be by the New Hope Baptist Church Choir.  Interment will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with Alan Davenport, Keith Logan, Larry Bramlett, Roland Harrison, Herbert Wright, Phillip Pankey, Alan Starks, and Danny Frady serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be David Pierce, Larry Starks, Roger Higdon, Greg Martin, Buford Withrow, Gerald Starks, Bobby Wright, Ed Casey, Michael Starks, Lloyd Sumner, Marvin Serritt, Tim Starks, and Larry Walker.

Family will receive friends from 4pm until 8pm on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at the Logan Funeral Home.

Flowers are acceptable, or donations may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Edgar Land 824 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. Starks.