Wesley Douglas Price

Born: Sun., Jun. 1, 1930
Died: Tue., Apr. 1, 2008

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Wesley Douglas Price, age 77, of White Plains, GA, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at his home. Mr. Price was born in the family home in the Macedonia Community on June 1, 1930 to the late James Grayford Price and Ethel Lee Bell Price. As a child he attended school in Maxeys and went to Greensboro High School. He married Thelma Hensley in 1950. For a few years they lived in Macedonia and farmed and milked cows. Later he worked at Nichols Chicken Farm. Then he opened a store in White Plains, leasing it from Stewart Oil Company on December 6, 1961. In 1987 Mr. Price along with his wife Thelma and son David, built a new store and continued to operate a business in White Plains for a total of forty-six years. Puny, as he was known by his many friends, was like a fixture at the store. You never went to White Plains that you didn''t think of Price''s Service Station. It was the community''s place to congregate and have a good time with good friends. He was the first fire chief in White Plains serving for ten years, a member of the city council and the city clerk for twenty-six years. Mr. Price was a faithful member and deacon of White Plains Baptist Church. In 2007 he received deacon emeritus. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle whose family was his life.

In addition to his wife of nearly fifty-eight years, Thelma Hensley Price, of White Plains, GA, he is survived by two daughters, Kathryn P. Graham and husband Thomas of Nicholson, GA and Donna P. Moore and husband Ike of White Plains, GA; a son, David Price and wife Jeannie of White Plains, GA; four sisters, Hollis Bradley of Augusta, GA, Doris Van Eck and husband Phil of Union Point, GA, Joann Huff and husband Russell of Bogart, GA and Carolyn Marie Dawson of Union Point, GA; four brothers, James Price and wife Clyde of Union Point, GA, Harvey Lee Price and wife Darlene of Greensboro, GA, David Wayne Price and wife Joan of Union Point, GA and Dewitt Price and wife Leila of Commerce, GA; five grandchildren, Isaac Moore of White Plains, GA, Rachel Moore Ortlauf and husband Mike of Newnan, GA, Jennifer Price of Skykomish, WA, Holly Price of White Plains, GA and Andrew Graham of Nicholson, GA; a great grandson, Ethan Ortlauf of Newnan, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Price; an infant brother who died at birth; and a grandchild, Jesse Winslow Graham.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at White Plains Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Jamie Eley, William Coleman, Allen Askew, Wayne Taylor, Robert Deen and David Dunagan. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Wilburn Stewart, Johnny Eley, Harry Blanchard, Russell Stewart, Bob Beeland, Tommy Lewis, Tom Yearwood, Ellis Morgan and Bill Chapman. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home. The family request that any memorials be made to White Plains Baptist Church, P. O. Box 38, White Plains, GA 30678 or White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Ella Claire Blanchard, 1571 Log Cabin Road, White Plains, GA 30678. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Wed April 02, 2008
Donna and family, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very difficult time. May God bless and comfort you all.

Sharon Hill
   Posted Thu April 03, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Thu April 03, 2008
So sorry to hear of your loss. I know that you will really miss him. May God comfort you during this time of grief.

JANET STAPLETON
   Posted Thu April 03, 2008
THELMA, KATHY, DONNA, AND DAVID YOU ARE IN MY HEART AND MY PRAYERS IN YOUR LOSS. YOUR HUSBAND AND FATHER WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND ALWAYS WAS SO GLAD TO SEE YOU EVEN IF IT HAD BEEN YEARS SINCE HE LAST SAW YOU. I KNOW YOU WILL TRULY MISS HIM AND JUST KNOW THAT HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE. WISH I COULD BE THERE FOR ALL OF YOU BUT I WILL GET DOWN SOON TO SEE YOU ALL. KATHY SURE MISS YOU. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU ALL.

William Poole
   Posted Thu April 03, 2008
My condolences to Thelma and family. Doug will be missed by the good folks in White Plains.

Terri Kimbrel Saturday
   Posted Thu April 03, 2008
Our hearts and prayers are sent to the family today in hopes it can bring a little comfort to all the family and friends of Puny, he will be missed by us all.

Nancy C. Blanchard
   Posted Thu April 03, 2008
Mrs. Price, I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Douglas. He will be greatly missed. I hope you and your family can be comforted by the thought that he is no longer suffering and that you all will one day be together again. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Daddy is sick and had an appointment with Dr. Ensley Today. And Mother is having a bout with Diverticulitis so you may not see us at the visitation tonight. But I wanted you to know we love you all and how much we loved Mr. Douglas. Love Always, Nancy

Lamar and Pam Nix
   Posted Fri April 04, 2008
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Fri April 04, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Price family during this time of sadness.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony McCannon
   Posted Wed April 09, 2008
Sorry to hear ya'll lost. Douglas was a wonderful man. He is surely going to miss in White Plains.

Chad and Beth (Eley) Clifton
   Posted Fri April 11, 2008
Sorry to hear of your loss.

Ken and Kathy Cawthon
   Posted Mon April 14, 2008
Ken and I extend our deepest sympathy and prayers with you and your family in this most difficult time.

Teressa Watkins Gentry
   Posted Wed April 16, 2008
Please accept my belated sympathies in your loss. He was always such a nice person and will be missed by so many.

Vivian and J.D. Ledford
   Posted Wed April 16, 2008
We are thinking of you all during this time. We will miss seeing him at the store and at church when we come down.