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GB Bank Group names 3 to advisory board
Group the parent company of Statesboro Bank
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John Lee, Becky Dasher Livingston and Craig W. Nobles

GB Bank Group Inc., parent company of Statesboro Bank on Savannah Avenue, recently named three members to the bank group's advisory board, including Becky Dasher Livingston and John Lee, both of Statesboro, as well as Long County Sheriff Craig W. Nobles of Ludowici.

"We are very pleased to have Becky, John, and Craig join our holding company advisory board. They are wonderful additions, and their support within their respective communities will be valuable to our organization," said GB Bank Group president and CEO Tracy M. Durrence.

GB Bank Group Inc. is the holding Company that owns Glennville Bank, its only subsidiary. Chartered in 1905, Glennville Bank is based in Glennville and now has divisions in four other southeast Georgia cities. These are Tippins Bank in Claxton, Ludowici Bank, Reidsville Bank and Statesboro Bank.

As of Dec. 31, 2015, GB Bank Group Inc. reported total assets of more than $213.3 million and total shareholders' equity of almost $25.5 million.

Statesboro Bank opened Oct. 1 in an extensively remodeled house at 203 Savannah Avenue. It remains a loan production office of the Glennville Bank, but bank officials say Statesboro Bank soon will expand to a full-service bank.

 

Community ties

A graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, Livingston has 32 years of experience in healthcare and healthcare-related law. She practiced law in a private firm in Statesboro for 16 years and has now begun her 17th year as president and CEO of Bethany Assisted Living Inc., doing business as The Lodge at Bethany.

Livingston has served on the board of directors and as chair of the Assisted Living Committee of the Georgia Health Care Association as well as serving as the state leader, representing Georgia on the National Council of Assisted Living.

She serves on the Hospital Authority of Bulloch County and is Staff Parrish Committee vice chair for Statesboro First United Methodist Church and former board chair the Dayspring Walk to Emmaus Community.

Livingston is the daughter of the late Deryle and Emma Jean Dasher of Glennville. Both her parents were Glennville Bank stockholders, and her mother was a long-time employee of the bank.

John Lee, a 1977 graduate of Statesboro High School and 1981 graduate of Georgia Southern University, is president of Lee, Hill and Johnston Insurors. He served on the Bulloch County Board of Commissioners from 1993 to 1997, on the Bulloch Memorial Hospital Advisory Board, 1997-2000, is a former board member of the Statesboro Bulloch county Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County, Pittman Park United Methodist Church and Lifespring Methodist Church. He serves on the Forest Heights Country Club board.

Lee's wife, Lisa, is a granddaughter of W.F. Durrence, who was president and an original director of the Glennville Bank.

Craig W. Nobles was appointed sheriff of Long County in January 2012 after the death of his father, Cecil Nobles, who was sheriff there for 42 years. Craig Nobles was then elected sheriff in November 2012. He is one of the area sheriffs who sponsor the annual Law Enforcement Cookout, drawing law enforcement and political leaders from around the state, each April. His Long County cabin is the site of the annual Fishin' for a Cure event, raising money for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.