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Clois Bernard Worley

September 30, 1941 — February 15, 2023

Clois Bernard Worley

Mr. Clois Bernard Worley, age 81, husband of Sandra Gray Lutz Worley, died on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at his residence on Jaudon Road in Elberton.


Clois was born in Elberton on September 30, 1941, son of the late Dunston Baker Worley, Jr. and Eunice Gladell Lovinggood Worley Taylor. Growing up, he was the baby of the family, joining brother Roland and sister Gladell. Clois was a 1959 graduate of Elberton High School and furthered his education at Atlanta Business College. He had dreams of becoming an electrician, but failed a color test that prevented him from being able to obtain his license. Clois then moved back to Elberton and went into the granite business with his brother at Worley Monument Company, Inc. He served his country in the Georgia Army National Guard.


Clois later met Sandra Gray Lutz, and the two would go on to become soulmates and best friends. They were privileged to celebrate 58 years of marriage. From the time he was born, he was spoiled rotten and Sandra continued that throughout their married years. In return, Clois did the same for her.


A very talented man, he could make absolutely anything, and especially enjoyed steel work and working on race cars. Clois was an avid traveller who enjoyed family trips to Destin, Florida, scuba diving, and cave diving. He used his love of diving to benefit others. Clois was a member and former Vice President of the Elbert County Rescue Unit Dive Team and a certified scuba diver instructor.


Of all the places he had been privileged to travel, he was always quick to say Gills Point in Lincoln County was his favorite. Clois enjoyed may summers there boating and waterskiing. He was a talented roller skater who taught most of his grandchildren how to skate. He was extremely proud of the fact that he could dance on skates.


Clois and Sandra have been devout Jehovah’s Witnesses for many years. They have enjoyed working together with fellow witnesses with their time and resources to further Jehovah’s kingdom.


Clois will be remembered as a kind, loving, generous, and noble man who never met a stranger. Survivors, in addition to his wife Sandra, include his children: Clois Shane Worley of Elberton, Kevin Trace Worley of Athens, and Marjorie Elizabeth Worley of Elberton; and sister, Gladell Worley Brock of Athens. He was the fun loving and devoted “Papa” to his grandchildren: Candace Worley Erlandson, Timothy Clois Worley, Cassidy Elizabeth Worley, and Emily Destyn Higginbotham and his great-grandchildren: Erin, KJ, Elizabeth, Cloi-Lynn, Chevy Clois, and Adriel.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Sidney Roland Worley.


There will be no funeral service or visitation. The family is at the residence.


Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at


Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Clois Bernard Worley.


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