AUGUSTA, Ga. - Hubert T. Bolton, age 96 , residing at Kentwood, 1227 West Wheeler Parkway, died Friday, November 25, 2005. Graveside services will be held at Westover Memorial Park, Monday, November 28, 2005 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Boyd Lien officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Bellmann, Harrell Tiller, Tim Maund, Bill Hock, Milton Folds and Reed Wakeley. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Alice Gilbert Bolton, and his daughter, Cynthia Bolton. He is survived by cousins and nephews residing in Chattanooga, California, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Minnesota. Mr. Bolton was a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., but had lived in Augusta since 1947 when he came as Division Freight and Passenger Agent for the Central of Georgia Railway. He served the railway at posts in Chattanooga, Atlanta, Winston-Salem and Augusta. He entered the real estate business in 1951. He was presidentof Bolton/Wakeley Realty Company. Many homes, stores, warehouses, parcels of land, etc. in the states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida were transacted and sold through his firm. While he was with the railway, he worked in all departments, but the one he loved the most was in industrial development. This led to his focusing in industrial and economic development with the real estate business. He was given several awards by the city, the state and the county for his community deeds. He developed several industrial parks, the most prominent being the Miracle Mile Park, where many national companies established new plants. He was very active in property management and at one time managed the Georgia Railroad Bank and Trust Building, the Old Marion Building and similar institutions. Bolton was a past president of the Augusta Board of Realtors. He served on many boards, both civic and business. He was past president of the Augusta Traffic and Transportation Club and past president of the Winston Salem Traffic and Transportation Club. He loved his board membership in the Kiwanis Club, the Committee of One Hundred, the Augusta Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Development Council of Georgia. He joined a group in Atlanta forming the Red Carpet Tour. For several years, he accompanied the tour throughout Georgia, including Atlanta, Macon, Athens, Albany and Savannah. He was very active with the Board of Industry and Trade. He was a past member of the Augusta Country Club and a charter member of the Pinnacle Club. He was a long time member of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a devout Christian. Memorials may be made to the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church Music Ministry, 2261 Walton Way, Augusta, 30904. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, Ga. 706-364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle November 27, 2005