Wilkes County was established by Georgia's first state constitution -- the Constitution of 1777, which became effective Feb. 5, 1777. The county seat is the city of Washington.




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Robert A. (Bob) Ellis

Robert A. (Bob) Ellis, 66, of Duluth, GA, went to be with his Lord, September 21, 2011.  The funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 26th, in the chapel of the Norcross First Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends Monday, September 26th, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.  Mr. Ellis, a U.S. Army veteran, was a retired locksmith and member of Norcross First Baptist Church.  Preceded in death by his parents, Hubert & Clara Ellis; brothers, Rudolph Lamar Ellis and James Lee Ellis, he is survived by his wife, Linda Kelley Ellis of Duluth; daughters, Kerri Ellis Paradise and her husband, Joseph, of Monroe and Shari Ellis of Doraville; brother, H. Richard Ellis and his wife, Cynthia, of Houston, TX; sister, Clarissa Roberts of Fruitland Park, FL; sister-in-law, Ana Dolor of Reno, NV; brothers-in-law, Charles M. Kelley and his wife, Charlotte, of Mascotte, FL, V.L. Kelley and his wife, Pauline, of Milton, FL, Douglas S. Kelley of Cocoa, FL, and Perry R. Kelley and his wife, Donna, of Blairsville; five grandchildren, Joseph C. Paradise and his wife, Michele, Sydney L. Paradise, Nicole E. Paradise, Alexis G. Paradise, and MacKenzie F. Paradise; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: Norcross First Baptist Church Building Retirement Fund, 706 N. Peachtree Street, Norcross, GA 30071, (770) 448-2716, but flowers are appreciated.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com.  Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.

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