Bunyan Evans Acree

Born: Fri., Apr. 23, 1926
Died: Tue., Sep. 20, 2011

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Bunyan Evans Acree of Union Point, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Greene Point Health and Rehabilitation in Union Point. He was 85. He graduated from Union Point High School and Peidmont College. Mr. Acree retired after 38 years in public education. Mr. Acree served as principal in Union Point, Loganville, Butts County, Putnam County and retired from Greene County High School. After his retirement, he served as Headmaster at Nathanael Greene Academy.

Born on April 23, 1926 to Bunyan Augustine and Susan Holmes Acree, Mr. Acree served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At one time, Mr. Acree served on the Union Point City Council. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and served on finance, administrative council and several other committees in addition to being a lay minister.

Mr. Acree was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years Sybil Thornton Acree and his siblings, Annette Acree Woolf, Martha Acree Cason, John Thomas Acree, and Isabelle Acree Cofer. Mr. Acree is survived by two nieces, Louise Cason Bentley and husband Frank and Evelyn Acree; two nephews, Al Cason and Herb Acree; and several great nieces and nephews including his great niece/companion Cason White.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 714 Park Avenue, Union Point, GA 30669 Thursday, September 22, 2011 with Rev. Bert Mathews officiating. Interment will follow in Wisteria Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Pallbearers will be Al Cason, Herb Acree, Frank Bentley, Neal Dolvin, Lanier Rhodes, and Henry Sisson. The family will receive visitors from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, 714 Park Avenue, Union Point, GA 30669. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.callawayfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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