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Rev. Curtis Wayne Conley

Obituary Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Rev. Curtis Wayne Conley, age 80 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 05, 2019.

Born in Athens, Georgia on September 08, 1939, he was a son of the late George W. & Ruby Patterson Conley. Wayne served his country proudly in the United States Army as a military police officer during the Vietnam War Era. He was an entrepreneur of many business ventures over the years including WayneCo. Industries. Together with his loving wife Janice, they founded The House of Prayer Ministries in 1978. Wayne enjoyed mentoring young people throughout the years, the Coffee Club at the Cornelia McDonalds, trips to the beach, serving as an auctioneer, and spending time with his grandchildren. Most of all, he loved his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. In his last years of ministry, Wayne, with his servant’s heart, spent time encouraging the staff and residents of Habersham Home East.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Hannah Nicholson Gabrels, sisters, Hazel Stubbs & Debbie Coker; and brother, Doug Conley.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Janice Elaine Adams Conley of Cornelia, GA; daughters & sons-in-law, Kim & Rex Gallups of Alpharetta, GA; Kathy Conley Nicholson of Cleveland, GA; Jenny & Chris Blalock of Demorest, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Rev. John Wayne & Theresa Conley of Mt. Airy, GA; grandchildren, Mitch & Mareike Gallups; Matt Gallups; Elizabeth Gallups; Kara Nicholson; Andrew Nicholson; Rachel Kimbrell; Rebekah & Mason Murray; Austin Blalock; Sarah Kimbrell; Joanna Kimbrell; Abby Kimbrell; John Paul Conley; Faith Conley; John Timothy Conley; great-grandchildren, Preston Gallups, Chayenne Traver, Logan Gallups, & Arabella Nicholson Carl; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 09, 2019 at The House of Prayer Ministries in Mt. Airy with Rev. John Wayne Conley & Rev. Kathy Conley Nicholson officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests all donations be made to The House of Prayer Ministries Fund, c/o Jenny Blalock, P.O. Box 586, Demorest, GA. 30535 or to The House of Prayer Fund @ South State Bank.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia (706) 754-6256

Funeral Date
10/09/2019 at 4:00PM
Funeral Home
Hillside Memorial Chapel
(706) 754-6256
5495 Highway 197 S, Clarkesville 30523