He was born in Floyd County, April 22, 1951, son of the late Abner John and Rosie Mae Heath Ghorley. Mr. Ghorley was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed riding motorcycles, restoring cars, and especially spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Ghorley; a brother, John Ghorley; and a sister, Ilene Ghorley.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Marline Singleton Ghorley, to whom he was married March 8, 1975; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy (Brian) Cowart of Cartersville, Tina (Eddie) Vickers of Dalton, and Natasha (Robert) Nichols of Cartersville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kirk (Brandy) Ghorley of Kingston, Steve (Kim) Ghorley of Kingston, and Shawn Ghorley, also of Kingston; two brothers, Benny Ghorley, and Charles Ghorley; two sisters, Betty Sue Parker and Sara Frances Duval; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. from Canaanland Christian Center with Rev. John Huffman and Rev. Charles Ghorley officiating. Interment will follow in Towe Chapel Cemetery. Dewayne Randolph, Harold Depree, Mickey Hardman, Wayne Bridges, Donnie Smith and Douglas Morris will serve as pallbearers. Ricky Hardman will be an honorary pallbearer.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Barton Funeral Home.
R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, will be in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. Jim Ghorley.