Edgar Harvey "H" Armor, Jr

March 2, 1917 ~ December 31, 2001 (age 84)

Edgar Harvey Armor Jr., affectionately known as "H", 84, of Greensboro, Ga. died Monday, December 31, 2001 at Willow Run Retirement Home. A native and lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born on March 2, 1917 to the late Edgar Harvey Armor Sr. and Frances Alberta Hall Armor and lived in the house where he was born until he moved to Willow Run earlier this year. "H" graduated from Greensboro High School and the University of Georgia. He served as a Director on the Farm Bureau Board and as a Wildlife Ranger for the State of Georgia where he was instrumental in the beginning of the Auqaculture Commodities Program for the State. He was an Author, Genealogist, Geologist, Anthropologist, Ichthyologist , Tree Farmer and Greene County Historian. In his role as County Historian, "H" wrote "The Cemeteries of Greene County, Georgia" , a treasure of genealogical information about historically important people of Greene County and he did a reprint of the "History of Greene County, Georgia". His autobiography, "Little ''h'' ", is filled with facts and memories that "H" assures us "is all true, even if it sometimes sounds a shade doubtful." He worked for McCommons Funeral Home for over 20 years and was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro where he served as a Deacon, Chief Usher and Sunday School Superintendent. He was famous for his bar-b-que and stew dinner on the grounds at his cabin in the Veazey Community. He recently completed and dedicated a museum on the campus of Nathanael Greene Academy in Siloam which contains his life''s work. The museum is a visual history of "H" ''s life containing artifacts and treasures from his numerous rambles through Greene County and around the world. Always an avid outdoorsman, "H" had a love of nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, eating, community involvement, work and play and a wide range of other topics and events.

He is survived by a niece Ann Edwards of Bayhead, NJ; a nephew Bill Armor of Freemont, CA and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Albert Armor.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 3, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro with Rev. Dr. Ford G''Segner and Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Burial will follow at Greensboro City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Charles Copelan, Sam Marshall, Dick Schmidt, Jamie Reynolds III, Carey Williams Jr., Cotton Boswell, Butch Thompson, Steve Brady, and John Meyers. Dr. Lee Parker will serve as an honorary pallbearer. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.

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