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  LATEST OBITUARIES

Rev. Bill Presley, 67, entered into rest Saturday, April 4, 2015. Mr. Presley was born in Jackson County, the son of the late Wilburn and Ruth McDonald Presley.

Thomas Edgar Kent, 83, died Sunday, November 23, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Kent was born in Maysville, the son of the late, Hoke S. and Mattie Tate Kent.

John Martin Hages, 82, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Born in Bay City, Michigan, he was the son of the late Fred Martin Hages and Eunice Sheets Hages.

Estelle Vaughan Wood, 78, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014. Born in Centralhatchee, Georgia, in Heard County, she was the daughter of the late Mosley Perry Vaughan and Berta Adams Vaughan.

Steve David, 61, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at his residence. He was the son of the late Marshall and Clara Cody David.

Louise Gumm Boswell, 72, died Monday, August 25, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Irvine, Ky., the daughter of the late Donald C. and Loraine McIntosh Gumm.

Inez Doss Barnett, 100, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at her residence. She was the last surviving child of Charlie and Minnie Nicholson Doss.

Annie Ruth Reynolds Stephens, 87, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Northridge Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Hubert and Zelma Jacks Reynolds.

Ollie Harris Savage 81, died Saturday, August 16, 2014. at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Pearl Peppers Harris.

Francine Kesler Jordan, 87, died Friday, August 15, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Luther and Lucy Martin Kesler.

Joe Birch Moore, 91, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness. He was the son of the late George W. and Cora Whitfield Moore.

Hilda Arnold Candler, 95, passed away early Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at a Rome health care center. She was the daughter of the late Noah Avery Arnold and Tressie Novella Hill Arnold.

June Carter Brock, 62, went to join Jesus on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late D.S. Carter and Nomie Lee Sorrows Carter.

Peggy Ann Satterfield Conner, 59, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John and Thersie Satterfield.

Corey Patrick Phagan, 25, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his residence. He was the son of Keith and Bonnie Phagan of Maysville.

Howard Milton McCoy, 90, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Hill Haven Nursing Home. He was the son of the late John L. and Mittie Rucker McCoy.

Jack Blackwell, 90, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at The Oaks at Scenic View. He was the son of the late Jim and Dovie Carter Blackwell.

"PeeWee" Garrison, 81 entered into rest Monday, April 21, 2014. He was the son of the late Ralph and Rosa Lou Highfill Garrison.

Shelia Nalley Lackey, 48, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014. She was born in Commerce, the daughter of Shirley Nalley of Maysville and the late Horace Nalley.

Kinlee Lewis, infant daughter of Josh and Jenna Jones Lewis of Commerce, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Jack Crisler, 77, passed away suddenly doing what he loved working on his tractor - at his residence in Arnoldsville, on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Jack was the son of Robert Garr and Thara Crisler from Maysville.

"Junior" Savage, 81, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was the son of the late Joe and Euricka Smith Savage.

Dorothy Brandon Sampson, 75, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Oaks of Limestone in Gainesville. She was born in Linden, Tenn., the daughter of the late J.C. and Louise Brandon.

Donald Gaines, 59, entered into rest Saturday, February 8, 2014. He was born in Pendergrass, the son of the late Luke and Lou Belle Satterfield Gaines.

Wilburn Martin, 95, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014. He was born in Union Point, the son of the late Lee Oliver and Leila Tolbert Mize Martin.

Sally Owenby Moore, 85, died Thursday, January 23, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Maysville, the daughter of the late James M. and Ella King Owenby.

Shelby Mathis Pace, 66, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Franklin Lonzo and Mable Miles Mathis.

Lewis Ward, 70, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. He was the son of the late L.B and MayBell Morris Ward.

Late pastor loved art and music

By TODD DORSEY, VictorianMaysville.com Staff Writer

It was at the Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival that I first met William D. "Bill" Presley, as he sat completing an oil painting. Two canvases depicting downtown Maysville scenes hanging next to him caught my eye. He had no idea how exciting it was to me to see someone pick up a brush and paint his interpretation of Maysville's smalltown charm.

As he invited me to look around, I knew I was going to have a problem deciding which one painting to buy.

There was a scene of a farmer driving his tractor into town in front of Maysville City Hall. Another scene showed the row of buildings which included the Maysville Community Club. Still another showed the historic Maysville United Methodist Church.

I settled upon the one of the farmer on the tractor in front of City Hall. I left to show my mother the "treasure" I had found, and how I wished I could have afforded to buy them all. Unbeknownst to me, Mom went back to Mr. Presley and bought another one of the paintings and gave it to me for Christmas later that year. The two paintings now hang in my office at the University of Georgia.

During another Maysville Festival, I saw Mr. Presley selling homemade musical instruments. I thought I took a picture of him with his instruments but I cannot find it for the life of me. He struck me as very creative and warm.

Bill Presley passed away April 4, 2015, at the age of 67. He was a plumber by trade, an ordained minister and a member of Redeemed Baptist Church, Commerce. His complete obituary appears in a link on the upper left of this page.

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