|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 2010|
Thomasville Times Enterprise
January 28, 2010
Edward Remer Cone
Edward Remer Cone was born on the first day of Spring, March 21,1921, in a log cabin about three miles from Barwick, Georgia. Ed was the son of Remer Napoleon Cone and Julia Lou Miller Cone. He graduated from Barwick High School in 1939. He received an associate's degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Ga., in 1941 and joined the U.S. Navy soon after graduation. He served our country from 1941 to 1945 and was a radioman on the mine sweeper Motive in the Pacific theater in World War II. There began his love of ham radios.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Georgia in Athens, earned his six year certificate in school administration at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. He completed all requirements for his PhD in Education Administration except for one course. He chose not to complete his PhD because he felt that it would put a block between him and the citizens of Thomas County that he served.
His passion in life was learning, teaching, being in the forefront of new ideas and methods. He was an avid reader and loved writing poetry. His love of science was expressed in the following quote from his memoirs: "Something happened when I was in the seventh grade that changed my whole life. I was rummaging in an old library that was no longer used when I discovered a Physics book. This Physics book had more impact on my life than anything that ever happened to me. In short order my whole outlook on life began changing."
Ed was a teacher at Ochlocknee High School in 1948-49, principal of Attapulgus High School from 1950-1952, principal of Pavo High School from 1952-56 and was elected as Thomas County School Superintendent and served in that position from 1957-1979. During his administration, he led the school system through consolidation and desegregation with much success. He was a founding member of Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE).
After retirement from the school system he opened a plant nursery in Pavo and rooted hundreds of thousands of red tips which can still be enjoyed throughout the Southeastern states. He was a certified plant propagator.
He became interested in genealogy and worked for 20 years to gathering information not only on his family line but on numerous branches of the Cone and Miller families. His research enabled several family members to be accepted in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution.
Ed was a member and former deacon of Pavo Baptist Church. He served on the Pavo City Council, was a member of Pavo Civic Club and Pavo Kiwanis Club. Ed's wife Joy was the love of his live and he of hers. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary last August and they were devoted to each other for all those years. He taught his daughters how to plant fruit trees, fish, water ski and he could fly a kite so high it could hardly be seen. He was their role model as a compassionate, ethical, honest and caring daddy and was the smartest person they have ever known. He was their hero.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joy Jones Cone; daughters and sons-in law, Dianne and Jim Jackson, Phyllis and Steve McNicoll, Karen Price, and Elaine and Granvil Jones; grandchildren and spouses, Leslie Jackson (Denny McBrayer), Stephanie McNicoll Bialek (Dave), Jason McNicoll (Heather), David McNicoll (Chelsey), Christopher Jones, Rebecca Jones, and Amanda Price; great-grandchild, Jacob Lane McNicoll; sisters, Doris Cone Crandell and Kathryn Cone Duggar; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom Jones, Lynn and Barbara Jones, Braxton Bryant and Walt Ross; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Edward Remer Cone died on January 27, 2010 in Moultrie, Ga. He lived his life fully and unselfishly gave of himself to all who knew him.
The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 at the Pavo Baptist Church with burial to follow at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Pavo.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Cobb Funeral Chapel
Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Winnette
Record added: Jan 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47228224
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In memory of and in appreciation for, one who served to protect his family & his homeland. In God We Trust........ THIS SAILOR HAS GONE ASHORE!!!!|
Added: Jan. 28, 2010