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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Wanda McCannon
   Posted Tue September 20, 2011
Dear Louise & Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Acree. I know that he is happy now since he is with Ms. Sybil again. You all will be in my prayers!

Claire Kelly Smith
   Posted Tue September 20, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Evans death but I know he is truly happy now that he is with his wife and dog...the 2 loves of his life. He was so good to my mama and Tom. He helped mama out so much while Tom was sick.

Shirley K. Haynes
   Posted Tue September 20, 2011
Evans will be missed as a neighbor and as a friend. He was so helpful to me during Tom's illness as well as after his death. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Tim and Marie Burden
   Posted Tue September 20, 2011
We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Acree. I always enjoyed talking to him. He never failed to speak no matter where he saw us. The last time I saw him was at Jackson's Barbeque. It was pouring down rain and he was worried about me getting wet and I was worried about him falling. Sure will miss seeing him around. We will keep you all in our prayers!!!

CARLENE NOGGLE
   Posted Tue September 20, 2011
DEAR LOUISE AND FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MR. ACREE.HE WAS SUCH A SWEET GENTLE MAN AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. I AM PAYING FOR YOU ALL.

Melanie Burt
   Posted Wed September 21, 2011
With my deepest sympathy

Tim & Alice Hardin
   Posted Wed September 21, 2011
Lou, Our thought and prayers are with you during this time.

David Carroll Cronic
   Posted Wed September 21, 2011
My condolences to the family. Mr. Acree was a very influencial teacher during my schooling at Union Point (1958-1961).

Ann Gabriel
   Posted Wed September 21, 2011
I am was so sorry to hear of Mr. Acree passing! He always had a smile and a kind word every time I saw him. You all are in my prayers. Ann McCannon Gabriel

Reid and Deloris Mullins
   Posted Wed September 21, 2011
Dear family. We give you our sympathy and prayers. I did my practice teaching there in 1959. He was most supportive. He was a great friend and mentor. Best to all of you at this time. Our love, Reid and Deloris Mullins

Diane N. Conger
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
I enjoyed working with Evan. He was a very tough, hard working, and fair headmaster. He cared about his students and his teachers.

Robin and Patsy Drane Haynes
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
We are very sad to learn of his death. He will always be remembered as a very special person to us. We extend our deepest sympathy to each of you. "Bud" and Pat Haynes

Kay Ransom
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
I extend to you my deepest sympathies with the loss of your beloved uncle. I taught at Loganville High School when he was there . An able administrator and a very loving husband to Sybil.

Melody Barrow Lunsford
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
Prayer go out to the family

valerie thompson
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
May the family of Bunyan Acree find comfort in your loving memories, and in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34;18) He has promised to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,

Nora McConnell
   Posted Fri September 23, 2011
I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Acree's passing. I kept the scorebook for the basketball teams at Loganville during his time there and even though he and I had many different ideas I always knew that whatever he did, he did it because he did it for the good of the kids and not for himself or anyone else. That is a great educator.

Donnie Harrison
   Posted Fri September 23, 2011
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Mr. Evans Acree and let you all know that he will be truly missed. He was my neighbor and friend and the one thing you could always count on with Mr. Acree is that he told you exactly how he felt about something good, bad or otherwise. RIP

brenda Lindsey
   Posted Tue September 27, 2011
Sophie Ogletree Drane

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Wed September 28, 2011
Mr. Acree was a good man and will be missed by many. Praying for your family.

Helen Thompson McDevitt
   Posted Sat November 10, 2012
Mr. Acree was principal of Loganville High School in the 70's. He had a reputation for being very tough, but in retrospect, the times called for it. He was often referred to by the students as "The Warden." I will always remember my senior year when he permitted another female senior and me to take industrial arts. We were the first girls allowed to do so. I considered him to be a very reasonable man. RIP Mr. Acree.