John Arthur Ehlers Sr.

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John Ehlers Sr.

    John Arthur Ehlers Sr., 72, of Murphy, passed into the eternal care of his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
    A member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, John was born April 6, 1947, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Arthur Joseph and Dorothy Lillian Hamilton Ehlers.
    He will be forever remembered as a loving husband and father, as well as a Vietnam veteran, truck driver, musician and family man.
    More than these, he will be remembered for his kind, caring, funny and all around irresistible personality.
    He enjoyed telling stories about his seven million miles accident free and cracking jokes that would bring a whole room to laughter.
    He will be remembered by all who knew him, but especially missed by his loving wife, Elizabeth Marie McCue Ehlers; children, Shannon Renee Ehlers, Robert Steven (Hilary) Ehlers, Megan Elizabeth Ehlers, John Arthur Ehlers Jr., and Dawn Marie Cannon. Also sharing in his legacy are two grandchildren, Andrew Ehlers and Sabrina Ehlers.
    A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 11, from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hayesville.
    Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy is honored to be serving the family.
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