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Ernest "Gary" Gary McCullough

July 4, 1942 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 79)

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Obituary

Ernest Gary McCullough, age 79, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away November 18, 2021 after a long period of declining health. He was born July 4, 1942 in Newton County. He was the son of Ernest Lee McCullough and Lottie Kinnett McCullough.

Gary was employed by the Georgia Power Company for 41 years and was the local manager in Dahlonega when he retired in 2001. He faithfully served the City of Dahlonega for 28 years, 14 years as the Mayor and 14 years on the city council.

Faith was a very important part of Gary’s life and he was always active in church.  He sang in the choir and  served in several leadership roles including deacon, Sunday school president and several committee chairs.                              

He was quite athletic and was very competitive in whatever sport he played.  He especially enjoyed basketball, softball, and golf.  He also enjoyed singing and listening to bluegrass music and spending time with his family.

Gary is survived by his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Weldon McCullough, son and daughter-in-law Flint and Bridgett (Burnett) McCullough, daughter and son-in-law Leah and Alan Rodemaker, daughter Molly       McCullough Payne, brother and sister-in-law Norman and Jo Ann McCullough, sister and brother-in-law Judy and Charles Moore, grandchildren Slater McCullough, Conner and Maddie McCullough, Baylee and Noah Ockomon, Bo Rodemaker, Tate Rodemaker, Adair Rodemaker, Alexis Payne, Brady Payne, Grayson Payne and great-granddaughter Rayna Adair Ockomon.

Visitation will be held November 18th at Dahlonega Funeral Home from 3-5pm and 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held on November 19th at 2pm at Dahlonega Baptist Church included viewing from 1pm until start of funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the UNG Foundation at https://ung.imodules.com/mccullough or send a check to UNG Foundation C/O Chris Faulkner, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega, Georgia 30597. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 18, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dahlonega Funeral Home
20 Gibson Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Visitation
Thursday
November 18, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dahlonega Funeral Home
20 Gibson Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Lying In-State
Friday
November 19, 2021

1:00 PM
Dahlonega Baptist Church

Funeral Service
Friday
November 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Dahlonega Baptist Church

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