2017-10-18 / Front Page

Industrial Park named for Bobby Dwelle

By Deborah Bennett
Millen News editor


Bobby Dwelle Bobby Dwelle The Millen Industrial Park on Magnolia Street has a new name, the Robert G. “Bobby” Dwelle Industrial Park. The industrial park was recently renamed in memory of Mr. Dwelle who was a former Chairman of the Jenkins County Development Authority.

The Development Authority hosted a “Sign Unveiling” ceremony at the site on Friday, Oct. 13th, with Mr. Dwelle’s family members among those in attendance.

Mr. Dwelle, who passed away in 2014, served as chairman of the Development Authority for 45 years.

During those years he founded and developed the Jenkins County Industrial Park. He also served as president of the Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, Millen Lions Club, and the Millen Merchants Association and as a member of Millen City Council.

Mr. Dwelle’s civic endeavors were not limited to the local arena. He also served as a messenger in the Georgia State Senate, as an aide to Lieutenant Governor Peter Zach Geer, and as Chief Aide to three consecutive Speakers of the House of Representatives, George L. Smith, Thomas B. Murphy and Terry Coleman.


The Millen Industrial Park has been renamed the Robert G. “Bobby” Dwelle Industrial Park. Shown during a “Sign Unveiling” hosted by the Development Authority are Mr. Dwelle’s family members Bob Dwelle Jr., Amy Rocker, Mathew Rocker, Samuel Rocker, Taylor Sturkie, Davis Sturkie, Kathryn Sturkie, Beth Rocker, Gray Sturkie and King Rocker. 
(Photos contributed) The Millen Industrial Park has been renamed the Robert G. “Bobby” Dwelle Industrial Park. Shown during a “Sign Unveiling” hosted by the Development Authority are Mr. Dwelle’s family members Bob Dwelle Jr., Amy Rocker, Mathew Rocker, Samuel Rocker, Taylor Sturkie, Davis Sturkie, Kathryn Sturkie, Beth Rocker, Gray Sturkie and King Rocker. (Photos contributed) Mr. Dwelle was in the general insurance business all of his adult life and was founder and owner of Dwelle Insurance Agency. He was a member of the Millen Baptist Church where he had been a Sunday School teacher and Chairman of the Board of Deacons.

“Mr. Dwelle made it his mission to bring growth and development into our community and for that we are grateful. His legacy and dedication to this community will forever be remembered each and every day as members of our community drive by this sign,” said Mandy Underwood, Executive Director, Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce/Development Authority.

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