J. P. Dyar

Born: Sun., Oct. 27, 1918
Died: Sat., Oct. 25, 2008

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Jonathan Pressly “J. P.” Dyar III, 89, of the Greshamville Community died Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital. Born October 27, 1918 in Morgan County in Buckhead, GA, he was the son of the late Clifford Henry Dyar, Sr. and Pattie McWhorter Dyar. He graduated from Greensboro High School in 1935, North Georgia College in 1937 and attended the University of Georgia. In 1945, he married Martha Sue Freeman of Greensboro, GA. He was the owner and operator of a dairy farm, raised beef cattle and was a logger. He was a founding member of the Greene County Farm Bureau, where he served as past president and director and also the Greene County Livestock Association, where he served as president, treasurer and director. He was a past member of the Greene County Board of Education and a former Greene County Tax Assessor. For over 40 years, he was the announcer of the Greene County Livestock Rodeo. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Greshamville, where he taught Sunday School. J. P. was an avid Braves fan and loved watching his grandchildren play sports at Nathanael Greene Academy. He is survived by his wife, Martha Sue Freeman Dyar, of the Greshamville Community; three daughters, Susan Dyar of Decatur, GA, Pattie Dyar Gilbert and husband Dwayne of Watkinsville, GA and Margaret Dyar Patrick and husband Mike of the Greshamville Community; a son, Jonathan Pressly “Jon” Dyar IV and wife Teresa of the Greshamville Community; eight grandchildren, Donna Gilbert Gakstatter and husband Eric, Geri Gilbert Walker and husband James, Kelly Manders and husband Brandon, Pres Dyar and wife Bobbi, Andy Dyar and wife Laura, Clint Patrick and wife Katie, Cody Patrick and wife Joanie and Rachel Patrick; five great grandchildren, Reagan Gakstatter, Bailey Gakstatter, Emma Manders, Jeremy Dyar and Malachi Dyar; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, George M. Dyar Sr., Patrick M. Dyar Sr. and Clifford Henry Dyar Jr. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church of Greshamville with Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Pres Dyar, Andy Dyar, Clint Patrick, Cody Patrick, Brandon Manders, Eric Gakstatter and James Walker. Honorary pallbearers are the Greene County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at the Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650 or the charity of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.

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Janet Copelan Hallman
   Posted Sun October 26, 2008
Martha Sue & Family, Just wanted to say how sorry we are to hear about JP. I have heard so many good things about you and your family from my aunt, Irene Gentry. I know he will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you and your family. Janet, David, Josh and Robert

The Gakstatter Family
   Posted Sun October 26, 2008
We will miss you Papa and will cherish all our wonderful memories we have of you! We love you Donna, Eric, Reagan & Bailey

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Mon October 27, 2008
Ms. Martha Sue and Family, Look to your memories for comfort to your friends for understanding to your faith for hope and peace Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. Emmett and Shirley

JANET STAPLETON
   Posted Mon October 27, 2008
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. MR. JP WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND WE WILL MISSED BY MANY. WE ARE KEEPING YOU AND THE FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS.

Bill Crawford
   Posted Mon October 27, 2008
Susan, my sympathies, condolencies, thoughts and prayers are sent to you at this very difficult time.

Larry & Lynn (Veazey) Bowers
   Posted Mon October 27, 2008
Mrs. Dyar, Margaret and Family: Please accept our warmest sympathies and our prayers for God's comfort as you make this difficult transition. You will be in our thoughts in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynn

Bill and Debbie Cosgrove
   Posted Mon October 27, 2008
Dear Dyar family, What a full life Mr. Dyar had - and almost 90 years of age! Although we did know him we enjoyed reading about his many community activities, his family and his faith. I believe that his spirit will live on in his large and wonderful family. Our prayers are with all of you. Bill and Debbie

LINDA STEPHENS
   Posted Mon October 27, 2008
Dear Martha Sue and Family: My sincere sympathy is with you in the passing of J.P. He will always remain a very special person and such a good friend to me and my family. I will cherish my memory of the good times with you and J.P. Love to you all, Linda Stephens

Jennifer Whittaker
   Posted Mon October 27, 2008
Dear Martha Sue, Jon (Teresa), Susan, Margaret (Mike) & Patsy, Pres, Andy, Clint, Cody, & Rachel, So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. J.P. sure added a lot of color to Greshamville and New Hope, and Farm Bureau has lost a devoted member. He will be missed. I'm sorry I won't be able to come up for the service, but I'm working to meet a GFB News magazine deadline. I'll be thinking about him and you all as I work on it. Warm regards, Jennifer Whittaker

Cathy D. Smith
   Posted Mon October 27, 2008
Sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Dale Temple
   Posted Mon October 27, 2008
Margaret, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time.

Lacinne Howard
   Posted Tue October 28, 2008
Margaret, please know that my thoughts are with you during this time of mourning. Though I never met your father he seemed to be a man that enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. I am so glad to know that you will be surrounded by many people that loved your father as well as you, and you will be able to draw comfort from them. Please express my sympathies to the rest of the family as well.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Tue October 28, 2008
Our entire family is so very sorry to learn of Mr. J.P. death. What a sweet man and we know he will be truly missed. Losing a father/grandfather is not easy and we know it will take a lot of time before your life will feel normal again. Time heals but seems to move slower during hard times. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerest sympathies.

Lynn Myers
   Posted Wed October 29, 2008
To the Dyar Family, We share in your time of sorrow. Mr. J.P. was a wonderful man and John & I enjoyed being with him during all our NGA years. I know you will miss his but you have some wonderful memories. God Bless You All, Lynn & John

Beth (Eley) Clifton
   Posted Wed October 29, 2008
Sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. I know you have a lot of support from all the orginizations Mr. J.P. was a member of. He was surely an insipration to others.

RICK WARD
   Posted Mon November 03, 2008
MARTHA SUE, I DID NOT JP WAS SICK AND HAD I NOT SEEN RAY SELLARS AT INGLES. I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET UP TO THE FUNERAL HOME. I DID BUT EVERYONE HAD ALREADY GONE HOME. I AM GOING TO MISS MY FRIEND. I JUST MIGHT HAVE TO BUY A WIG AND SOME CONTACTS; AFTER ALL IT WORKED FOR B. AND WHO KNOWS IF MAYBE MISS ELIZBETH HAD DONE LIKEWISE. GOD BLESS YOU AND THE FAMILY. RICK WARD

Jana Fleming Ratliff
   Posted Tue November 04, 2008
Miss Martha Sue, Margaret, and all of your family. I did not know about "Mr. P.J." (that was what I always called him) until I received my Herald Journal yesterday. I always looked forward to seeing him whenever I went to an event in Greene County. He always had a big smile, had to have a hug, and was a delight to be around. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad and difficult time. Love, Jana