James Anderson “Bubba” Dunlap ’41

James Anderson “Bubba” Dunlap ’41, of Gainesville, Ga., died of Parkinson’s Disease on September 29, 2005. He attended Davidson College and the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He served as a captain in the Sixth Cavalry Regiment (regular army), which was assigned to the 3rd Army under Gen. George S. Patton, participated in the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He served as a civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. He began practicing law in 1946 with his father’s firm and continued to practice law in the firm of Whelchel & Dunlap (formerly Whelchel, Dunlap and Gignilliat) until becoming “Of Counsel” in the mid nineties. He was a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He served on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and as its chair. He was the Hall County attorney in the fifties and sixties, counsel to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for forty-five years, a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia Law School, a trustee of The University of Georgia Foundation, and a lifelong member of the Gainesville Rotary Club. He was instrumental in the establishment of Gainesville Junior College (now Gainesville College), the state’s first community college/technical center, the construction of I-985 connecting Gainesville to Atlanta and the donation by Johnson & Johnson of the 3,000 acre Chicopee Woods and the establishment of the Elachee Nature Science Center. Mr. Dunlap was a founding director of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Gainesville (now SunTrust Bank) and a founding director and shareholder of the AM (WDUN) and FM (formerly WWID) radio stations in Northeast Georgia, and the Gainesville/Hall County cable television system. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Mary Eleanor Hosch Dunlap, 3800 Hardy Rd., Gainesville, Ga. 30506; his four children, Edgar Brown Dunlap, II ’71, James Anderson Dunlap, Jr., Dr. Nancy Dunlap Johns, and Eleanor Dunlap Henderson ; and eight grandchildren.