Amory Lee Tarpley, Sr

January 21, 1923 ~ January 20, 2010 (age 86)

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 to sign the online guest register.

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