Terry Spencer Mote, age 71 of Lula, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Born in Banks County on September 11, 1946, he was a son of the late Ernest Mote and Elena Miller King. Mr. Mote retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation as the Safety Enhancement Coordinator. He was an active member at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where he played the bass guitar and formerly served as the choir director and Sunday school teacher.
Mr. Mote was very knowledgeable when it came to the Bible and he was musically inclined having played guitars of all types, piano, banjo, mandolin, saxophone, and keyboard. He enjoyed yard work, bird watching, gardening, writing poems and songs, traveling on land, taking cruises, snowmobiling, dog sledding, visiting the Amish country, going to the National Quartet convention, playing board games, and attending grandkids ballgames. He was active at creating homemade inventions.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents that raised him, Alton & Lola Hulsey Mote; father-in-law and mother-in-law, J. L. and Frances White; brother-in-laws, Richard Marlowe and Kenneth Cochran; nieces, Courtney Lovell and Dorinda Whitfield; nephews, Mark Benfield and Kevin Webb.
Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Carolyn White Mote of Lula; son, Paul Mote of Lula; daughter and son-in-law, Pam & Richie Alford of Lula; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ivan & Tonya Mote of Lula and Forrest & Rachel Mote of Murphysboro, Tennessee; sister, Charlotte Marlowe of Lula; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce & Danny Fountain of Lula; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Brenda & Daniel Webb of Dawsonville, Joan Cochran of Commerce, Peggy & Hoyt Lovell of Gillsville, Delores & Rev. Tony Goss of Clarkesville; brother-in-law, Johnny White of Lula; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. James Duncan, Rev. Chris Webb, Rev. Tony Goss and Rev. Kenneth Barrett officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.