Virgil Young Cook Eady, Jr. passed away at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 2, 2015. He was born at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 8, 1935. Mr. Eady was a fifth generation resident of Oxford, Georgia, and a fourth generation graduate of Emory University. As a youth, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and reached the rank of Eagle Scout. He also worked as a lifeguard and waterfront director at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega, Georgia, in the summers of 1953-55. In 1956, he served as president of the North Georgia Methodist Youth Fellowship.
Mr. Eady was the owner and principal broker of Alcovy Realty Company in Covington, Georgia, and he was a founder and president of the Newton County Board of Realtors. During his real estate career, he developed 15 subdivisions in Newton County. Mr. Eady was the first accredited farm and land broker in the state of Georgia and served as president of the Georgia Chapter of the Farm and Land Brokers Association. He served as chairman of the study committee to reorganize the Newton County Chamber of Commerce in 1972, and he served as vice-president of the Covington Kiwanis Club in the 1970s.
As a life-long resident of Oxford, Georgia, Mr. Eady served on the City of Oxford Planning Commission for eight years and was chairman for five. He also served on the Oxford City Council, chairing the personnel committee. Mr. Eady was a devoted member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, serving on the administrative council and as lay leader. He also has served as lay delegate to annual conferences of the United Methodist Church, North Georgia Conference, for many years. Mr. Eady was a member and past president of the Oxford Lions Club.
Mr. Eady is the son of the late Dr. Virgil Y.C. Eady, Sr., and the late Susanne Stone Eady. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Louise Norton Eady; his son, Jonathan Edward Eady and wife Theresa Turner Eady, and their children Michelle, Jessica, Kathryn, and Rachel; his daughter, Ginger Eady Baldwin and husband James Daniel Baldwin; his son, David Stone Eady and wife Vicki Williams Eady, and their children Benjamin and Grayson; and his sister Emily Eady Herrington and husband Frank Bruce Herrington. He also is survived by two additional brothers-in-law and 10 nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. at Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington, GA, 770-786-7062. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 5, 2:00 pm, at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, 803 Whatcoat Street, Oxford, Georgia 30054, with Rev. Max Vincent officiating. Interment will follow in Oxford Historical Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting gifts and donations be made to Camp Glisson in Mr. Eady’s memory. He was a long-time supporter of this vibrant children’s camp ministry of the North Georgia United Methodist Conference. Donations to Camp Glisson may be delivered to Allen Memorial United Methodist Church or mailed directly to Camp Glisson, 690 Camp Glisson Road, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533, or online at glisson.org.
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