Ernest Underwood

Ernest Underwood

Sunday, May 14th, 1939 - Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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Ernest Underwood, age 81 of Demorest, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Born in White County, Georgia on May 14, 1939, he was a son of the late Melton Fletcher and Flora Bell Presley Underwood. Mr. Underwood retired from Habersham Metal as a welder after 36 years of service. He was Papa to everyone that knew him and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Tench Underwood; brothers, Ed Underwood, Thurman Underwood and Hoyt Underwood; sisters, Hazel Hicks, Ella Wilson, Nell Caudell and Ruth McEntire.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Steve & Jill Underwood and Greg & Tracy Underwood all of Demorest; daughters and sons-in-law, Kim & Greg Campbell of Baldwin, Carol & Rev. Ricky Wade of Demorest; grandchildren, Mitchell Wade, Michelle Batson, Haleigh Mealor, Branson Underwood, Jaren Campbell, Melissa Bailey, Matthew Campbell, Michaela Taylor; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and another on the way; several nieces, nephews, other family and friends. As well as others that considered him Papa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Ricky Wade and Rev. Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in White Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the social distancing and public health guidelines.

The family is at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Carol & Rev. Ricky Wade.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 11:00am
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Ricky Wade
    Rev. Mark Thomas
  • Interment

    White Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    CLEVELAND, GA 30528
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Private Condolence

Joyce Scott

Posted at 02:06pm
Thinking of you all during this time. Sending prayers.

Joyce Scott Posted at 02:07pm

On Behalf of Scott Meeks

Joyce Scott Posted at 02:07pm

On Behalf of Scott Meeks

Joyce Scott Posted at 02:07pm

On Behalf of Scott Meeks

Joyce Scott

Posted at 02:05pm
Sending love and prayers to you all. My heart goes out to each of you.
Joyce Hunter Scott

Stefanie Abbott

Posted at 10:45am
Enjoyed working with Ernie at Habersham Metal Products for many years and will miss him attending future dinners with the retirees. Your family is in our prayers!

John and Stefanie Abbott


Karen Tench

Posted at 10:30pm
Steve, Carol. Greg, Kim and Families- So sad for your families and for all of us who loved him and grew up with him in our lives.I love you, Uncle Ernest. God bless you all.

Tillie Williams

Posted at 05:15pm
Carol, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. (Tillie)
C Posted at 04:02pm

I am so sorry for the pain & loss y’all are going through with the loss of your Dad. He was a good man & raised some fine children. It’s a shame the threat of this covid virus prevents us from being there in person but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you face the hard days ahead. I love each and every one of you. Jeanette Smith

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