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Pete "Neal" O'Neal Dolvin, Jr.

July 24, 1943 ~ December 2, 2015 (age 72)

Pete O’Neal “Neal” Dolvin, Jr.

Pete O’Neal “Neal” Dolvin, Jr. of Union Point, GA passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA.  Born July 24, 1943 in Siloam, GA, Neal was the youngest of two children born to the late Pete O’Neal Dolvin, Sr. and Lucille Acree Dolvin.  He graduated from Greensboro High School, where he was an outstanding basketball player.  He attended the University of Georgia and played in the Dixie Red Coat Band.  He then moved to Atlanta where he managed Films Incorporated.  In 1972 he married Robbie Riley of Tennessee.  Upon returning to Union Point he became manager for Lawrence and Willis Oil Company. He retired after 34 years of service.   Neal influenced the lives of many friends and families with his musical talent of singing and playing the piano and his love of sports, especially NGA Patriots, Greene County Tigers, Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Falcons.

Neal was very community minded and was a member of the Union Point Lion’s Club, choir director for First United Methodist Church of Greensboro and the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point. He also sang in the Anchored Five Quartet.  He awarded scholarships from the Robbie Dolvin Scholarship Fund and headed the Star Student Program for NGA and Greene County High School.  He was an avid sports fan and held season tickets to the University of Georgia  football, basketball and baseball games. He also had season tickets to the Atlanta Falcons.  He enjoyed taking family and friends to the various sporting events.  For many years he headed the American Heart Fund in Greene County and was a member of the Greene County Booster Club.  He was a charter member of Reynolds Plantation Golf Club.
 
He was preceded in death by his much loved wife, Robbie Riley Dolvin on April 3, 2005.  Survivors include his only sister, Kay Dolvin Lord (Lee) of Greensboro, GA; his beloved nieces and nephew, Paige Peugh, Til Peugh and Jimmy Peugh (Denise); great nephews and nieces, Pete and J. B. Peugh and Peyton and Parker Peugh; his good friend David Stephens; many cousins, other relatives and numerous friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the home of Kay and Lee Lord, 3540 Hwy. 15 S., Greensboro, GA 30642 which was Neal’s birthplace.   Graveside Services will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Siloam Cemetery, Church Street, Siloam, GA with Rev. Richard Chewning officiating.  The family requests that any memorials be made to the Siloam United Methodist Church, c/o of Shirley Channell, 3871 Hwy. 15 S, Greensboro, GA  30642.    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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