Hershel Lamar Ansley


Hershel L. Ansley, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Mr. Ansley was born on October 7, 1930 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late James Theodore and Alpha Blair Ansley. He was the last of 14 brothers and sisters. Mr. Ansley was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church where he was Deacon Emeritus and previously served as chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. He was a United States Navy Korean Conflict Veteran. Mr. Ansley was owner and operator of A&A Electric for nearly 50 years. He was a member of the Mt. Airy Masonic Lodge #141 F&AM, and was also a member of the Northeast Georgia Technical College Hall of Fame. Mr. Ansley loved fishing, camping, gardening, hunting, and serving his church, but his greatest love was for his family and grandkids.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Runette Ferguson Ansley, of Cornelia; daughter, Nanette Sisk, and husband, Dock, of Homer; sons, Don Ansley and wife, Tricia, of Cornelia; Greg Ansley, of Cornelia; Chuck Ansley and wife, Stacey, of Baldwin; grandchildren, Luke Ansleyy; Ty Ansley, and wife, Abbey; Brendon Ansley; Britt Ansley; Noah Ansley; James Ansley; and one great-grandchild, Phoebe Ansley.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Level Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Brian James and Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the United States Navy, Grant Reeves VFW Post 7720, American Legion Post 84, and the Rabun County DAV#15.

The family will receive friends at Level Grove Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 with the service to immediately follow.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Level Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 416, Cornelia, Georgia or the Mount Olivet Methodist Church Preservation Fund, P.O. Box 87, Homer, Georgia 30547.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements in care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Crematory, South Chapel, 1370 Industrial Blvd., Baldwin, Georgia. 706-778-7123.

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