May 23, 2014 – (Bainbridge GA – First National Bank of Decatur County (FNBDC) and its holding
company, Bainbridge Bancshares, Inc., recently announced the retirement of five long-serving
directors and the election of new directors. Chairman of the Board Charles Whittaker thanked the
five retiring original directors Vance Custer, Ronnie Cox, Don Kirksey, Dewey Robinson and
Ralph Smith, for their many years of faithful service as well as the enthusiasm, leadership and
dedication with which they served as founding directors and organizers of both the bank and its
“This group of individuals deserves much of the credit for the success of our bank
and they were instrumental contributors to its success and growth,” said Charles Whittaker. “We
will be forever grateful for their valuable insight and contributions to our Company and Bank.”
Vance Custer, in addition to helping organize the Company and Bank, served as Director of both
FNBDC and Bainbridge Bancshares and was Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee
until his retirement in 2013.
Ronnie Cox was active in organizing and opening the Bank. He has been a board member since the
bank’s inception and has served on the Finance and Investment Committee for the last 10 years.
Don Kirksey was one of the original organizers and founders of the Company and the Bank. He has
been a member of the Audit Committee and Finance and Investment Committee since joining the
board in 2003.
Dewey Robinson was instrumental in the founding of the Company and the Bank. He has served on
the Loan Committee and the Executive Committee since the bank opened in 2004.
Ralph Smith was also one of our original Bank and Company organizers. He has been the
Chairman of the Audit Committee since its formation.
Chairman Whittaker is also pleased to announce Greg Calhoun, Richard F. “Dick” Ivey, Dr. Landin
Marzolf and Edgar M. Robinson have been elected new directors of First National Bank of Decatur
Phillip G. Calhoun is the President of Circle C Farms, Inc., a commercial farm and cattle ranch
located in Colquitt, Georgia, where he has worked since 1984. In addition, Mr. Calhoun is the
sole owner and President of GC Sprayer Service, Inc., a crop dusting operation, and GC Housing
Inc., a housing company which specializes in providing housing for migrant workers, both located
in Colquitt, Georgia. Mr. Calhoun is also the owner of GC Peanut Co. LLC, a buying point in
Richard F. “Dick” Ivey is a partner and manager of Ivey Funeral Home. He
serves as Treasurer for First United Methodist Church and the Salvation
Army. He also serves as a Director of Danimer Scientific and Meredian
Bioplastics. He is President-Elect of the Georgia Funeral Directors
Association and represents Georgia on the policy board of the National
Funeral Directors Association.
Dr. Landin Marzolf is the Owner of Care Chiropractic. Landin received his
Doctorate of Chiropractic from Sherman Chiropractic College in Spartanburg,
South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Auburn
University. He is an active member of the Bainbridge-Decatur County
Chamber of Commerce.
Edgar M. Robinson is the Executive Vice President and Operations Manager
for Peoples Loan Service, Inc. He is a Past President and Director of the
Cairo Rotary Club. He also co-chairs the fundraising group for the Friendship
House in Bainbridge.
They will all also serve as Directors of Bainbridge Bancshares, Inc.