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Herman "Buck" Motes
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home

Herman "Buck" Motes, age 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Athens Rehabilitation and Senior Living Center in Athens, Alabama.

The Bulloch County native was born to the late Herman and Florrie Davis Motes on September 19, 1941. He worked in the plumbing and construction industries until his health declined and had served in the National Guard for many years. Herman loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and loved reminiscing with his sisters.

In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by his loving wife, Diane Motes; son, Mitchell Motes; sister, Minnie Lee Motes; and two brothers-in-law, Moses Bolton and E.W. Miller.

Mr. Motes is survived by his son, Mike Motes and wife, Lynn, of Statesboro; daughter, Michelle McNeese and husband, Heath, of Athens, Alabama; five grandchildren, Matthew Bush of Atlanta and Katie Mullis, Amelia Mullis, Jay Mullis and Kendall Mullis, all of Athens, Alabama; two sisters, Ruth Bolton and Dorothy Miller, both of Portal; and several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Jarriel and Brother Rick Domerese officiating.

Burial will follow in Poplar Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Matthew Bush, Jay Mullis and Kendall Mullis, and nephews, Earl Miller, Kenny Miller and Matthew Oglesby.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Heights Baptist Church, 23805 US Highway 80 E. Statesboro, GA 30461; or the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County, 1 Lee Hill Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458.

Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Motes family.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, April 12, 2018

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