Bill Cummings remembered as a true public servant

Former State Representative Bill Cummings (Photo from Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home)

Polk County citizens are remembering the life and legacy of longtime former State Representative Bill Cummings, who passed away over the weekend after several years of declining health.

Cummings served in the State House of Representatives for 26 years, chaired the Retirement Committee, and served a member of the Appropriations Committee, Ways and Means Committee and the Interstate Cooperation Committee.  He was also an educator in the Polk School District for many years and served on the University of West Georgia Board of Trustees from 1982 to 1994.

Current State Representative Trey Kelley remembers Cummings as a giant in our community.  “Mr. Cummings was a man who truly transcended all the labels that are often attached to elected officials today,” Kelley said.

“Mr. Cummings reputation as a true public servant was certainly earned during his 26 years of service to our community and it’s an honor to get to serve in the seat once held by him.”

Memorial services will be held Wednesday evening, October 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.