James Hubert Marlowe, age 86 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
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Born in Barrow County, Georgia on November 2, 1932 to the late Hubert Marlowe and Sara Carruth Fowler. He was a member of Clarkesville First United Methodist Church where he served as a former Sunday school teacher and Lay Leader. Mr. Marlowe received an Associate’s Degree from Young Harris College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from The University of Georgia. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Marlowe worked as a station manager and disc jockey for WCON in Cornelia during the mid-1950s. He was employed as the first full-time Director of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs for Young Harris College. Mr. Marlowe was a director of student personnel services at North Georgia Technical College starting in 1964. He later became president of North Georgia Technical College in 1969 and worked until his retirement in 1995. His term of 26 years distinguished him as the longest serving president of that institution.
Mr. Marlowe served as vice president of the Georgia Vocational Association. He was a member of the Georgia Association of Local Administrators, the American Vocational Association and the Georgia Industrial Developers Association. Mr. Marlowe was a past member of the local Lions Club and served as president. He served on the North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees and as Emeritus Trustee.
He served on several local boards including the Habersham Medical Center Board and the local airport authority. Mr. Marlowe was the founding father of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), a program he created to honor outstanding students in technical education. He was a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Leadership Georgia from 1972-1973.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Cody Marlowe; step father, James Fowler; brother, Bob Marlowe; sister, Joyce Wood.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Mike & Melody Marlowe of Clermont, Georgia; son, Tim Marlowe of Lexington, South Carolina; granddaughter and spouse, Katie & Austin Coleman of Gainesville, Georgia; grandson, Cody Marlowe of Marietta, Georgia; several nieces and nephews; caregiver, Shelia Carson of Demorest, Georgia.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Friday, December 14, 2018 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Keith Cox and Dr. Phil DeMore officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation, PO Box 65, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
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