Mr. Stanley Joe “Pudden” Rumsey

Mr. Stanley Joe “Pudden” Rumsey, age 73, of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Stephens County Hospital.

Born January 28, 1951 in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Fred Lloyd and Christine Crunkleton Rumsey.

Pudden was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, and retired from Old Castle Precast.  He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, and was the Mayor of Willow Valley Resort in Rabun County.

Family members include his wife, Sherri Whitlock Rumsey; his children, Ginger McCreight (Tim), Scott Rumsey (Amy), Allyson Herrington (Stephanie), Bo St. Clair (Sydney); and Molly Sharp (Harrison); grandsons, Evan Rumsey, Ian Rumsey, Chaz Poole, Ethan McCreight, Rhett Sharp and Lane Sharp; great-grandson, Greer Poole; two special cousins, Sam and Ken Rumsey; and his mother-in-law, Sue Whitlock.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Vicki DeFoor Rumsey, and his sister, Bridgett Rumsey.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday, February 1, 2024, and from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday, February 2, 2024.

Funeral services will be held at twelve o’clock Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerrell Beatty, Mr. Mark Tuggle, and Dr. Fred Lodge officiating.

Entombment will follow at Roselane Mausoleum with Dr. Jamie Smith officiating.

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers:  Evan Rumsey, Ian Rumsey, Chaz Poole, Ethan McCreight, Ken Rumsey and Sam Rumsey.

Memorials may be made to the Stanley (Pudden) Rumsey Athletic Scholarship Fund in care of North Georgia Credit Union, 1067 Mize Road, Toccoa, GA  30577.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Jim Wade, Amedisys Home Health, and to the entire staff of Stephens County Hospital for taking such excellence care of Pudden.

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Whitlock Mortuary, Funerals and Cremations is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Stanley Joe “Pudden” Rumsey.