George C. Thomas

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, January 14, 1927
Page One

Judge G.C. Thomas Passes At Athens

Athens, January 9. - Judge George C. Thomas, prominent member of the Athens bar, former mayor of Athens and former legislator from Clarke county, died Saturday night of paralysis at the home of his brother, J.D. Thomas, at Waynesboro.

The body was brought to Athens Sunday and funeral services conducted from the First Baptist church of which he was a member, on last Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.

Judge Thomas was born in Burke county and married Miss Ann McWhorter, of Greene county, who died several years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A.C. Edwards, and one son, Judge Milton Thomas both of Athens; one sister, Mrs. Kate Thomas Milton, and one brother, J.D. Thomas, both of Waynesboro.

After graduating at Mercer university at Penfield, Judge Thomas practiced law at Watkinsville and was judge of the Oconee county court. He later moved to Athens, where he served as solicitor of the city court, as mayor and as member of the legislature from Clarke county.