Frankie McElreath

Born: Sun., Dec. 15, 1974
Died: Wed., Sep. 5, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 07, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mr. Hubert Franklin “Frankie” McElreath, age 43, of Blackshear, died Wednesday afternoon (9/5/18) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a short illness.

Born December 15, 1974 in Athens, GA, he moved to Bacon County as a child and was a graduate of Bacon County High School. He had lived the past 25 years in Pierce County where he was a self-employed brick mason and was the former owner of Georgia Masonry.  He had attended Liberty Christian Church in Waycross but was currently attending Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Lee McElreath; his paternal grandparents, Odell and June McElreath; and his maternal grandparents, Warren Taylor and Millie Dismuke.

Survivors include his son, Jerry McElreath of Savannah, GA; 2 daughters, Michelle Bell (fiancé AJ Harris) and Alexis Bell, all of Blackshear; 2 granddaughters, Lakelynn Harris and Rylie Bell, both of Blackshear; his mother, Linda Taylor of Blackshear; his father, Hubert Lee McElreath of Commerce, GA; a brother, Anthony Merkle of Blackshear; a sister, Tiffany McElreath of Commerce, GA; step-father, Shawn Crawford of Blackshear; a step-sister, Christy Crawford of Blackshear; his close friend, Tammy Howell of Blackshear; and several other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Friday morning (9/7/18) at 11 AM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Mars Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Eve Purcell
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
May God comfort you all in the loss of your love one Frankie. Prayers for your family.

Rita Denton
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Linda , so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace. Allow him to guide you thru this time. Love Rita Denton

Misty Minish Coker
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Frankie was loved and will be missed. Prayers for all.

Nicki Knowles
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
To my dearest Alexis, Jerry and Michelle,
My heart is so broken for you all. There are no words to heal your heart but please know that you are surrounded by people who love you and will always be here for you day or night. I love you all.

   Posted Sat September 15, 2018
To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you find comfort in knowing that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including pain and death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises from God's word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

Ivy Woodard Kratzer
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
Just ran across Frankie’s obituary as I was reading another. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. I went to elementary school with Frankie at Memorial Drive in Waycross. He was a very nice guy, always. Sending thoughts of love and prayers for strength to his family. Blessings to you all.

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