Joe Pless, 79, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a Rome, Ga., hospital. Born in Menlo on Oct. 5, 1934, He was a son of the late Earnest Lee and Kate Alexander Pless. Mr. Pless was a member of Cloudland Presbyterian Church, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for years, and along with His wife, Sara, originated the Lookout Restaurant in Cloudland, Ga. Surviving are his wife, Sara Kling Pless; daughter, Julia Pless Houston, of Summerville; son, John Pless, of Cloudland; grandchildren, Paul Battles, Jessica Green, and Cody Pless; great-grandchildren, Taj Battles, Ivan Battles and Zackery Green; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, from Cloudland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Todd Threlkeld officiating, eulogy by Mr. Robert Houston. Active pallbearers Tommy Gifford, Johnny Etchison, Tom Kling, Cody Pless, Paul Battles, Joseph Green and Taj Battles. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Pless will also be in state at the Church from noon until the funeral hour, Wednesday. The Family request no flowers, suggest contributions to the Cloudland Presbyterian Cemetery Fund. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.