Rev. Roy Clore

    Rev. Roy Edward Clore, 87, of Mineral Bluff, Ga., passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2015, at his home.
    Rev. Clore was born in Mineral Bluff, Ga., on Sept.  13, 1928, to the late Ed Clore and Nancy Adams Clore.
    He worked as an electrician for Tennessee Chemical Co.
    Rev. Clore was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church for more than 60 years. He has been preaching since 1969 but was ordained in August 1970. Rev. Clore has served at many area churches in the tri-state area.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Frank Clore; a son-in-law, Huey Prince; brothers, Buford Clore, Everette Clore and Earl Clore; and sisters, Bertha Mote, Vinnie Roper and Ruth Shields.
    He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Blanche P. Clore of Mineral Bluff, Ga.; daughters, Mary Lou Prince of Mineral Bluff and Sharon (Randy) Deal of Copperhill, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Katie Clore of Chatsworth, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin and Sue Clore of Smyrna, Ga., and Hayne and Virginia Clore of Mineral Bluff, Ga.; sister-in-law, Thelma Clore or Blue Ridge; grandchildren, Crystal (Kevin) McNeal, Veronica (Doug) Stover, Miachelle (Darrell) Fox, Davin (Jade) Prince, Angel (David) Dickey, Tina (Neal) Murphy, Tessa (Cody) Rogers and Trevis Deal; great-grandchildren, Morgan Laney, Seth Fox, Dakota Fox, Devin Prince, Ashlynn Prince, Carter and Bentley, Hudson Murphy, Lawson Murphy; great-great-grandchildren, Zadyn Laney and Leyton Laney; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, from the Akins of Blue Ridge Chapel with the Revs. Paul Ray Morgan, Joe Dan Wilkins and Max Curtis officiating. Music was by Tinker Bailey, Linda Ware, Ivy Bice, Diana Bice and Darrell Fox. Pallbearers were Davin Prince, Doug Stover, Darrell Fox, Trevis Deal, Neal Murphy, Cody Rogers and Kevin McNeal. Honorary pallbearers were all area ministers, Tinker Bailey, Jamie Bailey, James Davenport, Randall Bailey, Roy Truelove, Lowell Thomas, Ethridge Ware, Lee Davis and Gary Ensley.  Honorary escorts were Morgan, Seth, Dakota, Devin, Ashlynn, Hudson and Lawson. Interment followed in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
    Donations in memory of Rev. Clore may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 6050 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge, GA 30513; or New Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Danny Henson, 145 Lakeview Circle, Morganton, GA 30560.  
    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com.
    Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of arrangements.