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JULE WIMBERLY FELTON, JR. Jule Wimberly Felton, Jr. died on Wednesday, January 17, 2007. He was born in Macon, GA, on July 22, 1932, the only child of Justice Jule W. Felton and Mary Julia Sasnett Felton. Mr. Felton is survived by his wife, Kate Gillis Felton, his son, Jule W. Felton III, of Atlanta, his daughters, Mary Felton Shaffran of Arlington, VA, and Laura Felton Trimble of Atlanta, his sons-in-law, James Shaffran and James Trimble, and by three grandchildren, Stephen Shaffran, and Kate and James Trimble III. Mr. Felton attended public schools in Atlanta, and received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia. He served as First Lieutenant in the JAG Corps of the United States Army. Mr. Felton began his legal career in Atlanta in 1956, specializing in trial and appellate advocacy. Mr. Felton was for many years a partner of the firm of Hansell & Post. He was also Of Counsel with the firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and subsequently affiliated with Ford & Felton, with Proctor, Felton & Chambers, and with Peterson & Harris. Mr. Felton was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1969 to 1973 and was a member and past Chair of the Board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. He served as President of the Atlanta Bar Association in 1973 and President of the State Bar of Georgia in 1985. He was a member and past Chair of the University of Georgia Law School Board of Visitors and served a term as President of the University of Georgia Law School Association. He was a recipient of the University of Georgia Law School Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Felton was a member of the Northside United Methodist Church, the Buckhead Lions Club, the Gridiron Club, the Georgia Bulldog Club, the University of Geeorgia National Alumni Society, the American Bar Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, the National Conference of Bar Presidents, the Old War Horse Lawyers Club, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Atlanta Breakfast Club, the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, the Capital City Club, the Commerce Club, and the Piedmont Driving Club. Mr. Felton is remembered for his love of his family; service to his community, the legal profession and the University of Georgia; dedication to his many friends; and his love of life, especially history, golf, music, and travel. Visitation will be at H.M. Patterson & Son, 1020 Spring St., on Friday, January 19th from 4 to 6 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 20th at 11 a.m. at Northside United Methodist Church, 2799 Northside Drive, with Dr. Gil Watson officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Northside United Methodist Church or your charity of choice. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson and Son, Spring Hill, 1020 Spring St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309. 404-876-1022.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2007
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