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James “Bushhog” Hugh Elzey

August 29, 1940 ~ July 3, 2019 (age 78)

James Hugh “Bushhog” Elzey, 78, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019. James was a loving father and grandfather.  He retired from General Motors and also raised chickens for Tyson Foods.  James was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  He enjoyed riding his horses and spending time outdoors. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Equilla “Jack” Elzey.

Survivors include his children, Tim and Kathy Elzey, Tammy and Michael Martin, and Thomas Elzey, all of Cumming; grandchildren, Dr. Brittany Martin, Jonathan and Jocelyn Martin, Corrie Anne Martin, Ashley Elzey and Travis Elzey; a great grandchild, Bentley Tanner; brothers and sisters, Ann and Glen Carden of Calhoun, GA, Amos Elzey of Cleveland, GA, Dean and Velma Elzey, Jerry and Nell Elzey, Donald and Sharon Elzey, all of Cumming, and Bruce Elzey of Florida; and special friend, Edna Collins of Dahlonega, GA.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stephen Davis and Rev. Dennis Bottoms officiating.  Interment will follow at Sawnee View Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

“Keep the horses saddled, we’ll ride again with you some day.”

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, 210 Ingram Ave, Cumming, GA 30040 is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be made at

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