William H Rhodes, Jr. M.D.

Born: Tue., Aug. 2, 1932
Died: Thu., Nov. 19, 2015


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
Location: First Presbyterian Church


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William Henderson Rhodes, Jr., M.D., age 83, of Union Point, Georgia, died on Thursday, November 19, 2015. A lifelong resident of Union Point, Georgia, and son of the late William H. Rhodes, Sr. and Evelyn Overton Rhodes; Bill was born in Newnan, Georgia on August 2, 1932.  He graduated from Union Point High School in 1949. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in science from the University of Georgia in 1956 and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  During the Korean Conflict he was 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army and served as a clinical psychologist.  He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta in June of 1961.  He completed post graduate studies at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine. Bill practiced Family Medicine for 54 years serving his community in the following ways: Fellow of American Academy of Family Practice, exercised medical staff privileges and served as Chief of Staff as well as Laboratory Director at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, member of Greene County Hospital Authority, Medical Director of Greene Point Nursing Home, Medical Director of Boswell Parker Nursing Home, Chairman of Greene County Board of Health, Faculty Preceptor for Mercer University School of Medicine.  He served as a member of the following medical associations:  Oconee Valley Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia, American Medical Association, Georgia Medical Directors Association, American Medical Directors Association, and American Geriatric Society.  He was a Freemason and member of Chappell Lodge in Union Point, Royal Arch Chapter 154 in Greensboro, Mount Hope Commandery in West Virginia and a Shriner in Al Sihah Temple in Macon.  He was also a member of the Athens Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  Bill was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point where he served as Deacon and Ruling Elder.  He was also a member of the Union Point Lions Club.

Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years Cynthia Peavy Rhodes, daughters Cynthia Rhodes of Athens, Ginger Mulherin (Philip) of Atlanta, Sally Boswell (J.) of Union Point, and Lee Channell (Mark) of Bogart; grandchildren, Mary Gordon Mulherin, Hallie Boswell, Evelyn and Jesse Reville, and Ginny and Mac Channell.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point, 201 Veazey Street, Union Point, GA with Rev. Dr. Ford G’Segner, Rev. Dr. James Choomack, Jr. and Rev. Stephen Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the Wisteria Cemetery, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Charles George, Bill Overton, Lanier Rhodes, Trey Rhodes, John Rhodes, and Ricky Newsom. Honorary pallbearers will be George Newton, Kenneth George, David Heffner, and George Brandon. The family requests that any memorials be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Union Point, 201 Veazey Street, Union Point, GA 30669.  Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

William Henderson Rhodes, Jr., M.D.

William Henderson Rhodes, Jr., M.D., age 83, of Union Point, Georgia, died on Thursday, November 19, 2015. A lifelong resident of Union Point, and son of the late William H. Rhodes, Sr. and Evelyn Overton Rhodes, Bill was born in Newnan, Georgia on August 2, 1932.  He graduated from Union Point High School in 1949. He received a Bachelor of Science in Science from the University of Georgia in 1956 where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.  During the Korean Conflict he was 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army and served as a clinical psychologist.  He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, June 1961.  He completed post graduate studies at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine. Bill practiced Family Medicine for 54 years serving his community in the following ways: Fellow of American Academy of Family Practice; exercised medical staff privileges and served as Chief of Staff, as well as Laboratory Director, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital; and Lab Director at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital; member of Greene County Hospital Authority; Medical Director of Greene Point Nursing Home; Medical Director of Boswell Parker Nursing Home; Chairman of Greene County Board of Health; Faculty Preceptor for Mercer University School of Medicine.  He served as a member of the following medical associations: Oconee Valley Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia, American Medical Association, Georgia Medical Directors Association, American Medical Directors Association, and American Geriatric Society.  He was a Freemason and member of Chappell Lodge in Union Point, Royal Arch Chapter 154 in Greensboro, Mount Hope Commandery in West Virginia and a Shriner in Al Sihah Temple in Macon.  He was also a member of the Athens Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  He was also a member of the Union Point Lions Club. Bill was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point where he served as Deacon and Ruling Elder.  

Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Cynthia Peavy Rhodes, daughters Cynthia Rhodes of Athens, Ginger Mulherin (Philip) of Atlanta, Sally Boswell (J.) of Union Point, and Lee Channell (Mark) of Bogart; grandchildren, Mary Gordon Mulherin, Hallie Boswell, Evelyn and Jesse Reville, and Ginny and Mac Channell.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point, 201 Veazey Street, Union Point, GA with Rev. Dr. Ford G’Segner, Rev. Dr. James Choomack, Jr. and Rev. Stephen Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the Wisteria Cemetery, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Charles George, Bill Overton, Lanier Rhodes, Trey Rhodes, John Rhodes, and Ricky Newsom. Honorary pallbearers will be George Newton, Kenneth George, David Heffner, and George Brandon. The family requests that any memorials be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Union Point, 201 Veazey Street, Union Point, GA 30669.  Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Wanda McCannon
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
We will always remember Dr. Rhodes because he gave so much of himself to his patients. He always had time to listen and care which is very rare these days. He was a friend, a family member and our doctor. Dr. Rhodes will never be forgotten. May God bless each of you with strength, courage and hope.

JIMMY CHAPMAN
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
There was not a better man or doctor anywhere. What a gentleman Dr. Rhodes was. I loved him like a father. Praying for his dear wife, children, and grandchildren.


Elaine & Terry Cantrell
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
Cindy, Ginger, Lee, Sally, and Mrs. Cynthia,
So sorry for your loss, Dr. Rhodes will go down in Greene County history for his medical service to so many people. He not only cared for your medical problems, but as a person. I know your hearts are broken, and I pray for God's comfort, peace and love. What a wonderful man that is now serving in heaven.

Love to you all,
Elaine & Terry Cantrell

Kent and Melinda Walker
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
So extend for deepest sympathy to the entire family. He will be missed by so many...

Paige Hubbard
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
Dear Ms. Cynthia, Cindy, Ginger, Sally, Lee and whole family,

We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your daddy and our great Dr. Rhodes. I know he will be missed so much by all of you, his patients, friends, all of Greene County, and his beloved Union Point. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers and if there is ANYTHING that we can do please call. He was a great man and has been there for people through births, illnesses, and death so God called him to Heaven to rest.

Thank you all for sharing him with us all. It was a true honor and blessing to have known and have Dr. Rhodes all of our lives.

With Deepest Sympathy and much love,

Brian, Paige, Justin, and Phillip Hubbard

Betty O'Neal Jordan
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
With deepest sympathy to all of the family. Dr. Rhodes was a great man and a great Doctor and will be truly missed by all patients, friends, and family.

Reid Mullins
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
Dear family, please know that our hearts and sympathy go out to you at this time. So sorry to hear that Dr. Rhodes has passed. Have known him for many years. God bless all of you at this time. Reid and Deloris Mullins, Dacula, Ga.

Lucy McCannon
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
I was total shock of the passing of a very special person as Dr. William Rhodes. My Condolence & prayers goes out to his family. My God Bless Each One of You.

Judy Hodnett
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
My prayers are with you all. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Parker were the two doctors that were so good to me when I finished nursing school in 1968 and came back to Minnie G. Dr. Rhodes was always a teacher and passed on so much knowledge to his nurses. He was the medical director for Willow Run and was always there when we needed him. He was special and will be missed.

CARLENE LINDSEY NOGGLE
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Rhodes. He will be deeply missed. Please know that I am praying for the family. May God comfort you all as only HE can and give you the strength to get through these sad days...
In deepest sympathy,
Carlene Noggle

Dede Neal Grzeskiewicz
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
Prayers are with your whole family during this difficult time. Dr. Rhodes was such a wonderful example of how a doctor, husband and father should be! I cannot imagine your heartbreak, but I hope you can find comfort in the fact that his struggle is over. Celebrate his life and what an impact he had on so many people. He will be so missed. Love, Dede

Teri (Thornton) Stewart
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Doctors need a doctor, too, and your dad
cared not only for our dad during his illness but he cared for mama also. We appreciate so
much all Dr. Rhodes has done for our family, and he will be missed.
Love to you all.

Jean/Burrell Adriance and Addie Jackson
   Posted Sat November 21, 2015
Thirty-Five years ago, moving here from Fla. Dr. Rhodes became a major part of our lives, he was also the first one to invite us to church, made us fill loved and took wonderful care of us....and it was an honor to have been his hairdresser, loved every moment that we spent with him. He will be greatly missed. Would like to thank Ms. Cynthia, for sharing their lives with us, may God Bless you and comfort you through this heartbreak..love you and praying for you.

Jeni Wilson Norris
   Posted Sat November 21, 2015
Dear Cindy,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Jeni

Chasity Callaway Allen and Family
   Posted Sat November 21, 2015
Not only did he bring me into this world but he gave me my first chance in the medical field. I did my training and internship under him at his office. He will be remembered for all his hard work and dedication to the county, community, to his patients, and to his family. He was a true die hard Dawg Fan and his office had the proof. I enjoyed knowing him, being his patient, and working for him. He will be missed!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family, Ms Cynthia, Sally, Lee, Ginger, Cynthia I pray for healing.

Harold and Dianne Gibson
   Posted Sat November 21, 2015
To the family of Dr. Rhodes,
Dianne and I want to extend our deepest sympathies to you for the loss of Dr. Rhodes. He was truly a man among men. He will definitely be missed by you the family and by the community. May God give you strength and comfort.

Laura S. Stewart
   Posted Sat November 21, 2015
Dr. Rhodes will be greatly missed by all. May God give you comfort in your time of grief.

Blake, Jessica & Family
   Posted Sat November 21, 2015
Was so sorry to hear the passing of Dr. Rhodes
Praying for the family.

Love,
Blake, Jessica Boivin

Lois Merritt
   Posted Sat November 21, 2015
Sorry to hear the passing of Dr. Rhodes
Prayers for the family.

Lois Merritt & Family

Roddy and Barbara McCommons
   Posted Sat November 21, 2015
Roddy and I were so very sorry to hear of your loss. I learned so much from Dr. Rhodes, as well as Dr. Parker, Wade, and Thornton when I worked at Minnie G. as a young nurse and have many fond memories. Dr. Rhodes will be sorely missed in Greene County. He was one of a kind-the best kind. Praying for God's love and comfort to you all.

Tim, Marie, Cassie and Kellie Burden
   Posted Sat November 21, 2015
We were so sorry to hear about Dr Rhodes . He will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Thank you all for sharing such a wonderful man. He will never be forgotten . We will keep you all in our prayers in the days ahead .

Loretta Nelson
   Posted Sun November 22, 2015
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

David & Janice Kopp
   Posted Sun November 22, 2015
Cynthia and Family - words can never fully express our gratitude to Bill Rhodes - he brought all five of our children into the world - and he unselfishly gave so much of himself to so many people in this community - he will always have a special place in our hearts -

Helen Hardy and all of the Neuroscience family, ARMC
   Posted Sun November 22, 2015
We would like to express our sympathy and condolences to your family. We got to know and love Dr. Rhodes and the whole family. It was our honor to take care of him. May God pour out His blessings on your family as you go through this time of sadness.

Robert G. (Bobby) Kopp
   Posted Sun November 22, 2015
I was around Billy Rhodes only a few times but I kept up with him through the newspaper & word of mouth. Certainly he was a special individual in many ways. The likes of him will not come again in our time.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sun November 22, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Dr Rhodes was a good man and we are very blessed to have known him. He will be missed and will always have a very special place in our hearts. Continued prayers for you all during this difficult time, and in the days ahead.

Lewis and Clara Roberts
   Posted Sun November 22, 2015
May we express our deepest sympathy to Dr. Rhodes' Family. He was our Family doctor for 49 years. We grew to love him not only as a doctor, but as a friend as well. Thank God for the great service he rendered to so many.
may he rest in peace.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Mon November 23, 2015
We are so very sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Pat and Donna Huff, Stacy Huff Nation, Katie Huff Holloway, and Jamie Huff
   Posted Mon November 23, 2015
Dr. Rhodes took care of our family and our parents for over 50 years. And like everyone else who knew and trusted him, we will miss him greatly. We pray that his family and many friends will find comfort in their memories of him.

Amy Duvall Davis
   Posted Mon November 23, 2015
Please know I am praying for you during this time and in the days to come. I loved Dr. Rhodes and I am so thankful for him and all the times he has been there for so many people including my family. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Tue November 24, 2015
Ms. Cynthia and Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the
days and weeks to come. Dr. Billy was a true friend and will be missed by
many.

Dennis Mitchell
   Posted Tue November 24, 2015
I can not express in words the appreciation and love our family has for Dr.Rhodes.
Not only has he taken care of me but my mom Joanne Mitchell and my Dad Bob Mitchell,
Bill was a special man to this and many other communities in this area. I've heard people say he had healing hands,and not only did he have healing hands but many times healing words of advice and encouragement. We will truly miss him.Gods speed, The Mitchell's.

R David Fortner,Jr Charleston,WVa
   Posted Sat December 19, 2015
I am very saddened by the homegoing of Dr Rhodes.During my time at Union Point Presby-1999-2010,as substitute and co musician with Paulette George,Dr Rhodes was a strong friend and supporter of his church and community.
I am honored to have known him,and all you folks in Greene county who crossed into my Circle.I learned a lot about Love from y'all.
Deepest Sympathy,David