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Carlye Lynn Elrod
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A celebration of life for Carlye Lynn Elrod, 20, of Demorest, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Mangum officiating. Burial followed in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

Miss Elrod died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born April 23, 1994, in Hall County, she was a daughter of Jeffrey Elrod and Tina Robinson Kotecki.

Carlye was a member of Chestnut Mountain Baptist Church in Flowery Branch and also attended River Point Community Church in Cornelia. She attended Jackson County Comprehensive High School from 2008 until 2010, and graduated from Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colo., in 2012. She then attended the University of Northern Colorado and earned a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate from Front Range Community College. She was currently attending Lanier Technical College pursuing her Radiology certificate, while working at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

In her spare time, she enjoyed such things as volleyball, basketball and softball and being active in Young Life. She was a social butterfly who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Carlye was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Carol Bowen Elrod; great-grandparents, Pernell Elrod and Hazel Hooper; and aunt, Johnita Lynn Robinson.

Survivors include her father and companion, Jeffrey Elrod and Teri Martin of Demorest; mother and stepfather, Tina Robinson Kotecki and Ken Kotecki of Fort Collins, Colo.; brother, Codye Lee Elrod of Cornelia; sister, Samantha Gail Elrod of Braselton; paternal grandfather, Donald Elrod of Mt. Airy; maternal grandparents, S.C. and Iva Lea Robinson of Cornelia; and a host of other family and friends in and out of state.

Memorials may be made to the Carlye Lynn Elrod Memorial Fund, c/o Tina Kotecki, 3908 Rock Creek Drive, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO 80528.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

Wednesday, April 30, 2014