Legals

624485
IN THE PROBATE COURT
OF ELBERT COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: Jimmy D. Evans, Deceased
Estate No. 2021-19
NOTICE OF PETITION TO FILE
FOR YEAR'S SUPPORT
The petition of Mary Lynn Eavenson Evans, for a Year's Support from the estate of Jimmy D. Evans, deceased, for Decedent's Surviving Spouse, having been duly filed, all interested persons are hereby notified to show cause, if any they have, on or before March 11, 2021, why said petition should not be granted.
All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed on or before the time stated in the preceding sentence. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed the petition may be granted without a hearing.
/s/ Stephanie Hewell
Judge of the Probate Court
THE GORDON LAW FIRM
Attorneys at Law, LLC
415 East Howell Street
Post Office Box 870
Hartwell, Georgia 30643
706-376-5418
706-376-5416 fax
kim@gordonlawfirm.com
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624990
IN THE PROBATE COURT
COUNTY OF ELBERT
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: Estate of Willie Henry Bell, Deceased
Estate No. 2021-29
PETITION FOR LETTERS
OF ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE
TO: All Heirs Known or Unknown
Shawanda Ann Allen has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of Willie Henry Bell, deceased, of said County. The Petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. §53-12-261. All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the court on or before March 11, 2021. All pleadings/objections must be signed under oath before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the following address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing.
Stephanie Hewell, Probate Judge
Elbert County Probate Court
45 Forest Avenue, Suite 41
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-2016
BILL DAUGHTRY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, LLC
704 Elbert Street
P.O. Box 6267
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-5543
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623935
NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
All creditors of the Estate of Geraldine M. Burton, deceased, late of Elbert County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 4th day of February, 2021.
John Garland Burton Jr.
and Richard A. Burton,
Executors
PATRICIA S. BRYANT, LLC
Suite 300, 8 N. Oliver Street
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-7902
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623959
NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF ELBERT
All creditors of the Estate of James W. Stovall, deceased, late of Elbert County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 3rd day of February, 2021.
Lori Ann Stovall Sears
as Executor of the Estate of
James W. Stovall, deceased
DYAL JENKINS, PC
Attorneys at Law
115 Heard Street
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-8240
706-283-8948 Fax
johnsjenkins@bellsouth.net
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623901
NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
All creditors of the Estate of Joe Wilbon, deceased, late of Elbert County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 28th day of January, 2021.
Patricia S. Bryant,
Administrator
PATRICIA S. BRYANT, LLC
Suite 300, 8 N. Oliver St.
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-7902
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623897
NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
All creditors of the Estate of Mary Joyce R. Ardister, deceased, late of Elbert County, Georgia are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 28th day of January, 2021.
Tammy Ardister Thornton
Executor
PATRICIA S. BRYANT, LLC
Suite 300, 8 N. Oliver Street
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-7902
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STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF ELBERT
IN RE: Estate of Sarah Helen Rice Dunn, Deceased
All creditors of the estate of Sarah Helen Rice Dunn, deceased, late of Elbert County, are hereby notified to render their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 4th day of February, 2021.
/s/ Asbury Dunn Jr., R.L. Dunn
and Janelle Dunn Hilley,
Executors of Sarah Helen Rice Dunn, Deceased
BILL DAUGHTRY, ATTORNEY AT LAW LLC
704 Elbert Street
P.O. Box 6267
Elberton, Georgia 30635
706-283-5543
Fax: 706-283-6968

623943
IN THE PROBATE COURT
OF ELBERT COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: Estate of Joshua Ryan Mays, Deceased
Estate No. 2020-177
PETITION FOR LETTERS
OF ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE
TO: Whom it may concern
Robert Mays has petitioned for Robert Mays to be appointed administrator of the estate of Joshua Ryan Mays, deceased, of said county. The petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond, waiver of reports, waiver of statements, and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. § 53-12-261. All interested persons are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the Court on or before March 4, 2021.
BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing.
/s/ Stephanie Hewell
Judge of the Probate Court
of Elbert County
45 Forest Avenue
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-2016
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621926
NOTICE TO DEBTORS
AND CREDITORS
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF ELBERT
All creditors of the estate of Iris Ann Frazier Ward, deceased, late of Elbert County, Georgia are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This 27th day of January, 2021.
Nancy W. Bessinger and
George A. Ward
as Executors of the Estate of
Iris Ann Frazier Ward, deceased
DYAL JENKINS, PC
Attorneys at Law
115 Heard Street
Elberton, GA 30635
706-283-8240
706-283-8948 Fax
johnsjenkins@bellsouth.net
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622478
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM
TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS
OF ELBERT COUNTY SCHOOL
DISTRICT, GEORGIA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 16th day of March, 2021, a special election will be held at the regular polling places in all the election districts of Elbert County School District at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of Elbert County School District for their determination the question of whether a special sales and use tax for educational purposes of one percent shall be levied, imposed and collected on all sales and uses in Elbert County for a period of time not to exceed twenty (20) calendar quarters beginning upon expiration of the sales and use tax for educational purposes presently in effect and for the purpose of raising not more than $14,000,000, which shall go to the Elbert County School District, for the purpose of (i) adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, and equipping existing school buildings and school system facilities, including primary school, elementary school, middle school and high school facilities, athletic facilities, operations facilities and parking facilities; (ii) acquiring textbooks, e-books, e-book readers, computers, laptops, tablets, and peripherals for the school system; (iii) acquiring school buses and transportation and maintenance equipment, (iv) acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures and furnishings for the school system, including but not limited to technology equipment and safety and security equipment; (v) renovating, repairing, improving, and equipping heating, air conditioning and associated systems at facilities throughout the School District, with the estimated cost of the projects described in items (i)-(v) payable from said tax being $7,500,000, (vi) paying a portion of the debt service on the General Obligation Debt of the School District hereinafter described, the maximum amount of such payments not to exceed $6,500,000, and (vii) paying expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing; and shall Elbert County School District be authorized to issue general obligation debt in the principal amount of not more than $10,000,000 for the purposes of the Elbert County School District described in items (i)-(v) and (vii) above and for the purpose of payment of a portion of the interest on such debt.
The ballots to be used at such referendum shall have written or printed thereon substantially the following:
___ Yes
___ No
Shall a special one percent sales and use tax for educational purposes be levied in Elbert County for a period not to exceed twenty (20) calendar quarters beginning upon expiration of the sales and use tax for educational purposes presently in effect and for the purpose of raising not more than $14,000,000 of net proceeds by said tax, which net proceeds shall go to the Elbert County School District for the purpose of (i) adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, and equipping existing school buildings and school system facilities, including primary school, elementary school, middle school and high school facilities, athletic facilities, operations facilities and parking facilities; (ii) acquiring textbooks, e-books, e-book readers, computers, laptops, tablets, and peripherals for the school system; (iii) acquiring school buses and transportation and maintenance equipment, (iv) acquiring miscellaneous new equipment, fixtures and furnishings for the school system, including but not limited to technology equipment and safety and security equipment; (v) renovating, repairing, improving, and equipping heating, air conditioning and associated systems at facilities throughout the School District, with the estimated cost of the projects described in items (i)-(v) payable from said tax being $7,500,000, (vi) paying a portion of the debt service on the General Obligation Debt of the School District hereinafter described, the maximum amount of such payments not to exceed $6,500,000, and (vii) paying expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing; and shall Elbert County School District be authorized to issue general obligation debt in the principal amount of not more than $10,000,000 for the purposes of the Elbert County School District described in items (i)-(v) and (vii) above and for the purpose of payment of a portion of the interest on such debt?
The general obligation debt, if so authorized, may be issued in one or more series, and on one or more dates of issuance as the Elbert County Board of Education may approve; provided, however, that the aggregate principal amount of such general obligation debt shall not exceed $10,000,000. The general obligation debt may be made subject to redemption prior to maturity, to the extent permitted by law, upon terms and conditions to be determined by the Board. The maximum rate of interest such general obligation debt will bear is not to exceed 5.0% per annum, and the aggregate amount of principal to be paid in each year during the life of such debt will be as follows:
Year Principal to be Paid
2023 $ 805,000
2024 835,000
2025 875,000
2026 920,000
2027 965,000
2028 1,015,000
2029 1,065,000
2030 1,120,000
2031 1,175,000
2032 1,225,000
Any brochures, listings, or other advertisements issued by the Elbert County Board of Education, or by any other person, firm, corporation, or association with the knowledge and consent of the Board of Education, shall be deemed to be a statement of intention of the Board of Education concerning the use of the proceeds of the general obligation debt to be issued in connection with the sales and use tax for educational purposes.
The several places for holding said referendum shall be at the regular and established voting precincts of the election districts of Elbert County School District, Georgia, and the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the date fixed for the referendum. All polling places will be open.
The last day to register to vote in this referendum shall be February 16, 2021, through 5:00 p.m. Mail voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before February 16, 2021.
Those residents of Elbert County School District qualified to vote at such referendum shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia.
This notice is given pursuant to a resolution of the Elbert County Board of Education adopted on November 16, 2020.
This 25th day of November, 2020.
/s/ Stephanie Hewell
Elbert County Election Superintendent
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