George W. "Sonny" Poss
1937 — 2021
Sonny died Friday night, January 22, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Pratt Poss; mother, Ila Mae Poss; father, Edward Cicero Poss; brothers, Varnell Poss and Dexter Poss; and sister, Betty Jean Gunby. Sonny was born in Augusta, Ga. and raised in Thomson. He was a 1955 graduate of Thomson High School. He attended the University of Georgia on Scholarship in basketball, track and swimming, where he earned 9 letters. He was Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year in 1958 and 1959. After graduating UGA, he taught at Butler High School in Augusta, beginning in 1960, where he was head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director until his retirement. He is survived by many special...