Society Officers

2017 Society Officers

President – Donald Levans
Donald is a Carroll County native. A veteran of the US Air Force he is active in several Veterans’ organizations. He retired in 1993 after 38 years with Sears Roebuck and Co. at their National Headquarters in Chicago, IL. Donald inherited the “Family History bug” from his mother and while in Chicago, he and his wife, Betty, spent many hundreds of hours at the huge Newberry Library delving into microfilm. Those hours now lead him to peruse the wonders of digital storage and research for our genealogical society.

Vice President – Bill Maddox
Bill Maddox, a native of Carrollton, attended schools in Carrollton and graduated from West Georgia College with a B.S. in Business Administration, followed by an MBA. He is currently employed at Southwire Company, having started there in 1964. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969-1973. Bill is a member of various civic and church organizations and has previously served as President of the CCGS for two years. He has been married to Wanda Maddox for 39 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Treasurer – Robert Blakemore
Robert has been a resident of Carroll County 40 plus years, residing now in the Bowdon area. He and his wife, the former Becky Brown, are the parents of four children and nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. Robert discovered the “Genealogy Bug” by accident Googling the family name and has been hooked since. Robert’s 5th Great Grandfather was one of the founding fathers of Nashville Tennessee. Robert is part of the front office team at Southern Dental in Carrollton. He and Becky are members of Mountain View Baptist Church where he is the Senior Adult Sunday School teacher and Church Treasurer.

Secretary – Wanda Maddox
Wanda Maddox is a descendant of the earliest settlers of Walton, Hall and Gwinnett counties, but has lived in Carroll County since her marriage to Bill 40 years ago. She is a graduate of Gainesville College, North Georgia College, and West Georgia College. Wanda retired as GED Chief Examiner at West Georgia Technical College in 2012. She and Bill have two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and two wonderful grandchildren.

2017 Appointed Positions

Book Manager – Sue Coleman

FGS Delegate – Marian Chriswell

Liaison for Website – Bobby Holcombe

Library Coordinator – Carol Ferling
Carol is a retired college financial aid officer and an avid gardener. Her interest in genealogy stems from both the study of history and historical research and curiosity about the past.

Obituary Indexing Project Manager – Sue Myers

Public Relations – Sam Pyle

Quarterly Editor – Betty Jo Parsons
Two incidents stirred Betty Jo’s interest in family history and genealogy. Her new-found Wisconsin friends in the early 1960s (most of whom were of German, Polish, or Scandinavian descent) asked “what are you.” To which she replied that she was a Methodist. The other query came from a third grade teacher—not hers, but her daughter’s—”Where did your ancestors come from?” Neither Betty Jo nor her daughter knew, but her father came to the rescue. His family, the Carrolls and the McAllisters, came from North Carolina and Tennessee and settled in the Sand Hill area of Carroll County. She was born and raised in Haralson County, Georgia, and never knew that! She was hooked and needed to know more. Twenty years later she joined the Carroll County Genealogical Society, looking for some guidance in her research. She was not disappointed. Since then, she has served in several capacities and assisted with the surveying and publication of the cemetery books for Carroll County.

Web and eMail Coordinator – Don Sharp


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