MR. F. H. (PETE) BONEY, age 94, of Saint Simons Island, Georgia, formerly of Summerville, died Thursday, (November 19, 2009), in Brunswick, Georgia. He was born December 13, 1914, in Fitzgerald, GA. a son of the late L.W. and Emma Swinney Boney. He graduated from the University of Miami where he played fullback for the Hurricanes. He began a teaching and coaching career in Trion, GA in 1936.
During WW II he served in the U.S. Navy and continued in the Reserves for 25 years, retiring as a Commander. After the war he graduated from Emory University Law School and in 1957 opened a law practice in Summerville, GA for some thirty years. During his career he was elected to one term as the Judge of City Court in Chattooga County. He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Brewer Boney, and their son, Peter L. Boney.
He is survived by a daughter, Marcia Boney of St. Simons Island; grandchildren and husbands, Belle and Link Baker, Lilburn, GA; Leigh and Dr. Jeff Baumbach, Dothan, AL and Ann and George Williams , Knoxville, TN; great- grandchildren Virginia, Elizabeth, Will, and Mary Grant Baumbach; Emily, George, Cullen, Maggie, and Kate Williams and Brewer Baker.
Funeral services will be held Sunday (November 22nd) at 2:00 P.M. from the Summerville First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hicks officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers William Crouch, Greg Fulton, Carlton Andrews, Jim Woodard, Gary McConnell, Milford Morgan, and Jerry Prince; Honorary Pallbearers the Lookout Mountain Bar Association.
The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Peter L. Boney Scholarship Fund, c/o Summerville First United Methodist Church, 220 West Washington St., Summerville, GA, 30747.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.