Amory Lee Tarpley, Sr

Born: Sun., Jan. 21, 1923
Died: Wed., Jan. 20, 2010

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Amory Lee Tarpley, Sr., age 86, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at Saint Joseph''s at East Georgia Hospital in Greensboro. Born in Commerce, GA on January 21, 1923, he was the son of the late Omer Lee Tarpley and Ruby Camilla Adams Tarpley Tate. Amory graduated from Greensboro High School in 1941, where he excelled in track and football, receiving the All State Tail Back Trophy. In 1947, he married the former Merle Elizabeth German. He worked for Western Auto in Greensboro, the Gordan Potato Chip Company, Corner Pantry and most recently, the Greene County Country Club in Union Point. While living in Union Point, he was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he was the leader of the Royal Ambassadors. Presently, he was a devoted member of New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville, serving as the Adult III Sunday School teacher and as a deacon. Amory was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed golfing and was interested in sports throughout his life. He kept the scoreboard at Greene County football games and loved watching the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves play. Amory was a member of the San Marino Lodge #34.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, Merle German Tarpley of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by two daughters, Madeline Aaron and husband James of Athens, GA and Teresa Dyar and husband Jon of the Greshamville Community; a son Lee Tarpley of Greensboro, GA; a stepbrother, A. V. Tate of Greensboro, GA; four grandchildren, Pres Dyar and wife Bobbi, Andy Dyar and wife Laura, Josh Aaron and Ben Aaron; two great grandchildren, Jeremy Dyar and Malachi Dyar; and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville with Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650. Serving as pallbearers are Andy Dyar, Pres Dyar, Josh Aaron, Ben Aaron, Freddie Walker, Ricky Duvall, Cody Patrick, Stacy Adams, Ricky Adams and Clint Patrick. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and the deacons of New Hope Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at the McCommons Funeral Home. 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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Cathy & Greg Murphy
   Posted Wed January 20, 2010
So sorry for your loss.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Wed January 20, 2010
With heartfelt sympathy.

Dianne Moore Bennett
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Ricky, Cathy, and Kelsey Duvall
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
To the family of Amory Tarpley, Our hearts are aching for your loss. Mr. T always had a smile and a kind word for us whenever we saw him. He has been a part of our lives for so many years. Working with Ricky and playing in the couples golf tournaments all those years ago. The love that he shared with Ms. Merle will always be what I'll remember the most. Our loss is definately Heaven's gain. We love you and we will miss you Mr T.

Elaine West
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
So sorry to hear of Mr. Tarpley's passing, he was always so kind.

David & Phyllis Field
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
We're so sorry to hear of Amory's passing. What a great man and a wonderful friend ! He and Ms. Merle always seemed like the perfect couple. We'll miss him as I'm sure all of Green County Country Club will.May he rest in peace !!

Lanier Moss
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
Dear Merle and Family, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Amory, He was always A person that Your Memories will be most pleasant one's ,as will be mine of Him. May God Bless and Confort You, in your Hour's of Sorrow. Sincerely, Lanier Moss

Carolyn Taylor
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
Merle and family, I am so sorry to hear of Scoop's passing. He was a dear friend. Sorry I can't be there with you tomorrow. I'm having a colonoscopy and endoscopy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carolyn

Mike & Betty Watts
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you.

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Mize
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

Don & Gayle Brice
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
We send our sincere condolences to the entire Tarpley Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God place his loving arms around each of you for comfort and understanding.

Donna Vandiver
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
Lee, I am so sorry to hear about you Dad. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Donna

Janice Chatfield Crook
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
My prayers and thoughts go out to you all.

Judy & Eschol Graham
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lucy Rogers
   Posted Fri January 22, 2010
Teresa, I have just learned of the death of your father. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. As a child, I can vividly remember your grandparents, your Dad and Uncle Bo. I know you will miss him greatly but always know that he will always be with you. Lucy Rogers

Eddie & Tina Brown
   Posted Fri January 22, 2010
We are truly saddened by your loss. Mr. Tarpley was always that smiling face you wanted to see when you walked in the door. He was always a joy to be around and had such a kind and gentle spirit. I'm glad you had so many good years with him and now he is with the angels. Mrs. Tarpley, Lee, Teresa & Madeline, you are in our prayers. God Bless.

Lester Bryan
   Posted Fri January 22, 2010
So sorry to hear this sad news. He was such a nice and friendly man. May God bless the family.

Richard & Nancy Newsom
   Posted Fri January 22, 2010
Mr. Tarpley was a good man and well liked by all. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Phyllis Vaughn Bailey
   Posted Fri January 22, 2010
Merle, Teresa, Madeline and Lee, Thinking of you at this time of sadness. I will always remember our fun times when you lived in Union Point. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Phyllis Vaughn Bailey

WILLIAM POOLE
   Posted Fri January 22, 2010
My condolences to Mr. Amory's family.

Gaylene Ward
   Posted Fri January 22, 2010
Mrs. Tarpley and Family, I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Tarpley was one of my favorite customers and I will miss talking to him every week. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Gaylene Ward Leon Farmer & Co.

Flo Hawkins
   Posted Fri January 22, 2010
Mr. Amory was a dear man and will truly be missed at New Hope. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We love you, Billy & Flo

Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Fri January 22, 2010
Ms. Merle and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days to come. Amory was a remarkable Southern Gentleman.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sat January 23, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss, but your loss was heavens gain. May God send you comfort.

Jevon
   Posted Sat January 23, 2010
I did not personally know Mister Tarpley. But I would like to extend my condolences to the family. In times of loss and sorrow I have found that the bible always gives me hope for the future. An encouraging scripture is found at First Corinthians 15:21,22- "For since death is through a man resurrection of the dead is also through a man. For just as in Adam, all are dying. So also in the Christ, all will be made alive".

Gayle Brice
   Posted Sun January 24, 2010
Merle, Don & I send our thoughts & prayers to you, Lee & the rest of your family. I wish we had been in Greensboro at the time. GCCC will never be the same without Amory!!! We will keep you in our prayers as you deal with this. Love, Gayle