Jerry Copelan Dolvin

Born: Thu., Jan. 2, 1930
Died: Fri., Apr. 20, 2007

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Jerry Copelan Dolvin, 77, of Siloam, GA died Friday, April 20, 2007 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Greene County he was born on January 2, 1930 to the late Ralph Dolvin and Virginia Copelan Dolvin. He attended Siloam School until seventh grade and graduated from Greensboro High School in 1947. During the Korean Conflict he was an aircraft mechanic in the United States Air Force. After serving his country, he returned to Siloam where he owned and operated a farm raising cows, quail and chickens. Jerry was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church. He liked bluegrass music, playing the banjo, making leather goods, visiting with friends, watching westerns on tv, airplanes and tinkering with his mustang and machinery. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone.

He is survived by two brothers, George Dolvin of Siloam, GA and John Lane Dolvin and wife Mary of Hayesville, NC; sister-in-law, Frances Dolvin of Siloam, GA; nieces, Debbie Oxenrider, Jenny Hill, Joni Roberts, Sheila McDaniel and Judy Naylor; and a number of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers Sammy P. Dolvin in 1985 and Ralph W. Dolvin in 2003.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Siloam Methodist Church with Rev. Bert Mathews officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Lee Naylor, Clay Naylor, Joseph Jones, Tim Gilbert, Bud Henderson and Wayne Naylor. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Siloam United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3640 Hwy 15 South, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.

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debbieoxenrider
   Posted Sat April 21, 2007
Thank you, Uncle Jerry, for being such a decent man. You will always remind me of simpler times. Times that I miss. You made me appreciate nature by how you took care of your farm. Also going fishing one time with my daddy at your pond. I will cherish the times you and Uncle George came to my apartment and had Sunday dinner. I'm glad you got to meet Tim. I wish you and Uncle George had been able to visit us. I only wish I had done more for you both. Seen you more too. Goodbye Uncle Jerry, for now. I hope to see you again and know you better. I'm counting on it. My Savior the Lord Jesus Christ gives me that hope. Love always,your neice Debbie I'm thankful you are a part of my family. Also thank you for serving your country. For being such a nice person. JOHN 3:16

debbieoxenrider
   Posted Sat April 21, 2007
Uncle Jerry, Thank you for being you. A decent man. One that made me have a greater appreciation for the land and nature, by the way you took care of your farm. Reminding me of simpler times. Times I miss. I will miss you but I believe I will see you again. Jesus Christ my Savior, gives me that hope. I cherish the Sunday dinners with you and Uncle George at my apartment before I got married. I'm glad you got to meet Tim. I only wish I had done more for both of you. I love you always, Uncle Jerry, and glad you were my uncle. your neice, Debbie (and Tim) JOHN 3:16

WILLIAM C. POOLE
   Posted Sat April 21, 2007
JERRY ALWAYS HAD A FRIENDLY GREETING THE FEW TIMES I SAW HIM IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. HE NEVER MET A STRANGER. ONE HECK OF A GOOD MAN!!