Mr. J. T. Wallace, age 89 of Conyers, died June 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years Mary Lou Wallace; daughter, Brenda Norton; and his wife of 30 years Bernice Wallace. He is survived by grandchildren, Wally and Lil Norton, Jason Norton, Wanda and Russell Jones, Sherry Elrod, Rhonda Elrod, Patti Healy; 2 great-grandchildren, Danielle and Jenna Healy; several nieces and nephews and many beloved friends.
Mr. Wallace worked for Callaway Mills for 17 years. He was a WWII Veteran serving 2 years in the 8th Division 13th Infantry Army where he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other medals. He was Past Master of Philologia Masonic Lodge # 178 and a member of Central Community Church in Covington. He served 4 years as Deputy Sheriff and 20 years as Sheriff of Rockdale County.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel with Donna Allen, Darrell Allen, Rev. Howard Greer and Billy Rhoden officiating; interment will follow at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. prior to service.
Contributions may be made to Georgia Sheriff's Youth Home, c/o Georgia Sheriff's Assoc., 3000 Hwy. 42 North, PO Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281, OR American Legion Post 77, 674 Legion Rd. NE, Conyers, GA 30012. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, GA 30012, 770-483-7216.