John L. “Jack” Curtis
John L. “Jack” Curtis passed away on September 26, 2014. He attended Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and in 1955 he graduated from UGA, majoring in geography. He was commissioned in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a photogrammetrist and intelligence officer. He and his family moved to Athens in 1957 to further the sand and gravel business, L. C. Curtis & Son, Inc., along with farming and breeding angus cattle. In 1991 he opened The Stone Store in Watkinsville. For many years, Jack was active through public service in many different capacities in the Athens and Watkinsville communities.
Matthew Wilkerson, age 37, formerly of Cordele, died January 24, 2014, in Dumfries, Virginia. A 1994 honor graduate of Crisp County High School, he was employed by the Department of Defense. His love of the Georgia Bulldogs led him to the University of Georgia where he graduated in 1999 with a degree in geography. He was a member of the Georgia Redcoat Band during 1994–1997. He was also proud of his Scottish heritage and had a love for anything Celtic. He was awarded Best Article of 2013 by the Geospatial Intelligence Review for his article on the use of quantitative methods in analyzing national security related data.