Mr. John Anderson "Johnny" Holmes, age 74 of Ellijay, GA passed Friday, October 6th, 2017.
Mr. Holmes was born September 10th, 1943 in Ellijay, GA to his late parents Dewey Sampson Holmes and Bernice Louise Nelson Dillard. He graduated from Gilmer High School, Class of 1961 and attended North Georgia College. Johnny served his country honorably in the United States Army and worked for many years as a claims manager for Blue Ridge Carpet. He loved quarter horses and served as president of the Gilmer County Saddle Club for many years.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jarrod and Misa Holmes of Canton, GA; grandson, Calvin Holmes of Canton, GA; sister, Jan Dillard Langford of Chatsworth, GA; brother, Gilbert Lee Dillard of Chatsworth, GA; cousin, John Nelson of Ellijay, GA also survives.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Monday, October 9th, 2017 from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Smith and Bro. Donald Reece officiating. Music and vocals will be by Irene Wofford. Military graveside service will immediately follow in the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion with military rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Interment will take place in the Ellijay City Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 2pm until 7pm on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at the Logan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a local humane society in memory of Mr. Holmes.