James Boswell "Jimmy" Dolvin, Jr.

Born: Wed., Dec. 18, 1946
Died: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Location: McCommons Chapel

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James Boswell “Jimmy” Dolvin, Jr. of Greensboro, GA, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional in Athens, GA. He was 70. Jimmy was born on December 18, 1946 in Atlanta Georgia, the son of the late James Boswell “J. B.” Dolvin, Sr. and Jean Miller Dolvin.  He graduated from Greensboro High School and attended Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA.  Jimmy married the former Cheryl Leach on May 3, 1969. He was the owner of Watkinsville Woodyard and for the last eighteen years, he worked for Reynolds Lake Oconee as the Golf Maintenance Operator.  Most of his life he was an avid Georgia football fan and enjoyed gardening, camping and going to the mountains. He was a member of Siloam Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Dolvin of Greensboro, GA; daughter, Crystal Dolvin Brown of Bogart, GA; son, James Boswell “Jim” Dolvin III (Kimberly) of Monroe, GA; two brothers, William Robert “Bobby” Dolvin (Teresa) of Watkinsville, GA, Ralph Leonard “Len” Dolvin (Janice) of Sparta, GA; grandchildren, Delainey Brown, Ingrid Dolvin, and Amelia Dolvin; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Wayne Usry officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home.  Serving as pallbearers will be Jack Eberhart, Russell McCain, Glen Johnson, David Mayo, Donald Clements, and Edward “Red Top” Clements.  Honorary pallbearers will be Niles Webb and Jamie Eley.  Interment will follow in the Siloam Cemetery, Church Street, Siloam, Georgia 30665. 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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Elaine Carpenter
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
Cheryl and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was such a great guy. I haven't seen him in many years, but growing up, he and his family were good friends of ours. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time in your lives. Elaine Campbell Carpenter, Eatonton, Ga.

Gene & Gail Lindsey
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
Please accept our condolences in the passing of Jimmy. He was a fine man.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
Cheryl and family,
So sorry to hear about Jimmy. May God give each of you, peace, comfort and love during this difficult time.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Linda Webb Johnson
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was such a great guy and always kept me laughing when we were young. I know you and your family will miss him so much. Hang on to the memories. Love you Linda

Jay Dominy
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of a life long neighbor and family friend. God bless and keep your family during this grevious time.

Virginia Moody
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
I was saddened to here of the passing of Jimmy, we attended school together. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time, may God comfort you all.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
Cheryl and family we were so sorry to hear about Jimmy, you have our deepest sympathy

Mary Brown
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
All of us at the Senior Center send our condolences to you and your family.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
Cheryl and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and each member of the Dolvin family during
this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Steve Brady
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
While serving as Superintendent of the Oconee Course I had the pleasure of having Jimmy as an Equipment Operator. He was always one that could be counted on and served as an inspiration to others. I was saddened to hear of his passing and I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family.

Leon Gentry
   Posted Fri December 15, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The Bible gives us comfort and hope when it states, "there is going to be a resurrection".--Acts 24:15

Janice Campbell
   Posted Fri December 15, 2017
I am saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing. I haven't been in touch with him in years but I remember the good times in and out of school. Thank goodness for memories shared with our friends. My sincere condolences to the family. Janice

R. Allen Haywood
   Posted Fri December 15, 2017
I sure was saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing. I live in Sparta and owned the newspaper until selling it in 2005. I took some time off and in 2007 I went to work at Reynold's Oconee Golf Course as a course advisor/starter. Jimmy worked there and recognized my name because I was named after my wonderful uncle, the late Allen F. Haywood, owner of Greene Supply for 69 years. We had many laughs remembering Uncle Allen and the many regulars who enjoyed doing business at Greene Supply. When Jimmy found out I was a University of Florida graduate and Gator Booster, he loved to give me hell about them Georgia Bulldogs, especially the years that they managed to beat the Gators. If the Gators won, he would not stop his tractor to talk!!!! I still work occasionally at The Oconee. I will miss Jimmy, and every time a see a mower or sandtrap sweeper I'll think of him. Your family members are in my prayers. Rest well my friend.

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Tue December 19, 2017
"Miss" Cheryl, Jim, Crystal &Family,
We were all terribly sorry to hear about Mr. Jimmy. I remember his smile and the twinkle in his eye. He was a good man. I know you will miss him very much. Sending you love and prayers for comfort.