Mr. Clay Jack Berrong, age 87, of Hiawassee, GA, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2007. Mr. Berrong was born Tuesday, August 12, 1919 in Towns County, GA to the late Allen Berrong and Bertha Eller Berrong. He was a member of McConnell memorial Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a WWII Army Veteran. He retired from the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta. He was preceded in death by sister, Docia Moss and brother, Clyde Berrong.
Survivors include: wife, Jimmie Berrong of Hiawassee, GA; daughter, Carolyn Quattlebaum of Garyson, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Stan and Jacki Berrong of McDonough, GA; sister, Lorene Wood of Hiawassee, GA; sister, Christine Langston of Macon, GA; five grandchildren, Matthew Quattlebaum and wife Shannon, Shane Quattlebaum, Marshall Quattlebaum and wife Jenny, Nathan Berrong, Chera Berrong Downs and husband Billy; three great-grandchildren, Kate Quattlebaum, Jackson Quattlebaum and Davis Downs; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. He was a good, gracious, and Goldly man. His family will miss him greatly and looks forward to being reunited with him in Heaven.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 1 p.m. from the McConnell Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Rudy Patton, Rev. Ralph Easterwood and Rev. Stan Berrong officiating. Music was provided by Marc McFarland and Sandy Payton. Interment was in Laurel Hills Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Serving as pallbearers were: Matthew Quattlebaum, Marshall Quattlebaum, Nathan Berrong, Billy Downs, Eric Edkin and Tommy Venable. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to McConnell memorial Baptist Church Building Fund.
The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA is in charge of arrangements. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.