ALTO - Monroe Jackson Carlan, 88, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Born in Hall County on October 7, 1922, he was the son of the late Jim and Annie Jane Sutton Carlan and was a World War II United States Navy veteran. He was of the Baptist denomination and was formerly employed by New Holland Cotton Mill. Mr. Carlan was preceded in death by sisters, Lucy Staton and Daisy Frasier; and brothers, Frank, George, Joe, Holman, Larry and Tommy Carlan.
Survivors include wife, Elvia Cook Carlan, Alto; a son, Marvin M. Carlan, Alto; daughter, Louise C. Nix, Gillsville; sisters, Ava B. Maddox, Talmo, and Sandra Mangum, Hall County; brother, Jimmy Carlan, Talmo; grandchildren, Porsha Chambers, Elaine Williams, Jane Smith, Earl Nix, Jr., Kimberly Bennett, Craig Carlan, Rhonda Carlan, Larry Carlan and Kerry Bromley; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Revs. James Duncan and Jason Long officiating. Interment will follow in Alta Vista Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Habersham County American Legion Post #84, Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720 and the Rabun County DAV Chapter #15. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, and Wednesday, May 18.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.