Kettle Creek Battlefield Association Inc., Officers


Ruth Clements

Ruth Clements

Ruth Clements has twenty years of successful negotiation and legal experience heading up the South Florida Water Management District's land acquisition program resulting in over 65,000 acres being acquired for the joint/state Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) and spearheading the finalization of the Kissimmee River Restoration land acquisition which resulted in the acquisition of over 102,000 acres of land with less than 1 % through condemnation. Extensive knowledge of Real Estate, Land Use, Contract, Open Government and Public Records Laws. Led Staff of over 50 while managing annual budget in excess of $100 million. Oversaw management of all South Florida Water Management Lands. Routinely presented to and advised nine member District Governing Board. Interacted with local, state, and federal authorities including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Interior. Professional Experience: Caldwell Pacetti Edwards Schoech & Viator (attorney, licensed in Florida), South Florida Water Management District (Deputy Dept. of Director of Land, Director of Land, Chief Real Estate Specialist, Section Leader

Chairman of the Board

N. Walker Chewning


Graduate of Mercer University; Captain U. S. Army; Retired, Crown Central Petroleum Corp.; Past President Button Gwinnett Chapter GASSAR, Regional V.P. GASSAR, Chairman of the Historical Sites and Celebration Committee GASSAR; ChairmanKettle Creek Celebration Committee GASSAR; Senior President Allen Howard Society Children of the American Revolution, National Society Sons of the American Revolution; Grand Lodge of Georgia F.&A.M.; Past President, Vice President and Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.

Vice President

Chuck Garnett


Bachelor of Business Administration, Mercer University; Retired Franchise Owner for Snap-On Tools; Past President of the Ocmulgee Chapter Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution; Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution Chairman of the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest Committee; National Society Sons of the American Revolution; Past Senior Leader for the Liberty Tree Society Children of the American Revolution; Member of the National Society Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims; Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.


John Davidson


BA Vanderbilt University History major. Master of Science in Accounting University of Kentucky. Certified Public Accountant, Partner at Davidson, Arnold and Associates,LLP. Member Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc. John's office is located just off the square around the corner from the Chamber of Commerce at 10 East Court Street, Washington, GA 30673.


David Chesnut

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Erskine College; Bachelor of Arts, Oglethorpe University: JD, Emory University School of Law; 1964-1982:Asst. City Attorney, Judge: Doraville, GA.; 1982-1992: MARTA Board of Directors, 1987-1988 Chairman; MARTA Long-Range Planning Chairman; MARTA Development Committee Chairman; 1992-1996 Georgia Rail Passenger Authority, Chairman 1996; 1974-2003: Counsel to Development Authority of DeKalb County; 1982-2004 Special Counsel to DeKalb County Housing Authority and the Decatur Housing Authority; 1992Chairman DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce; Georgia Chamber of Commerce, 1996-2007, Board of Directors; 1995 Chairman Georgia Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Tour; Erskine College and Seminary: 2010-2011 Board of Trustees Past President: Alumni Association; Charter Member and Chaplain of Washington-Wilkes Chapter GASSAR; Member Board of Directors, Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.


Wendy Johnson


Board Members

Charles heard

Charles Heard

Charles Heard was born in Wilkes County, Georgia July 9, 1938. He graduated from Wilkes County public schools in 1956. He began career with State Highway Department of Georgia later known as the Georgia Department of Transportation since reorganization in 1972. Studied Civil/Highway Engineering and Surveying through home study curriculum. Also attended evening classes at the University of Georgia. Retired in 1990, accepted an appointment for six years to serve on the Elbert County Board of Tax Assessors. Charles Heard Co-founded a land surveying partnership in 1993. He met the requirements for license by the State of Georgia as a Professional Surveyor.

Allen Burton

 Emory Allen Burton

Graduate of Georgia Military College; Masters of Business, University of Georgia; Master of Business Administration, New York Institute of Technology; Master of History & Arts, Old Dominion University; Retired Lt. Col. U.S. Army; Professor of American History, Augusta State University; Charter Member of the Washington­ Wilkes Chapter GASSAR; Member, Board of Directors Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc.

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Thomas Milne Owen

Bachelor of SCience, University of California at Los Angeles; Graduate of the OSHA Institute, Chicago, Illinois; AA Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California; Past President Owen Land LLC; Past-Treasurer, Georgia Advertising and Engraving, Inc.; Retired, Regional Risk Manager Ford Motor Company; Division Safety Engineer Ford Motor Company, U.S., Canada and Mexico; Vice President Southern Traditional Classics; Professional Credential Member American Society Safety Engineers; Black Belt Certified Safety Engineering; Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer, Kettle Creek Battlefield Association Inc; State Genealogist and Board Member, Georgia State Society Sons of the American Revolution; Charter Member & Past-President of Washington-Wilkes Chapter SAR; Reciplent of the NSSAR Meritorious Service Medal; USAF Veteran

Larry Wilson

James Larry Wilson

Bachelors in Mathematics, University of Utah; Masters in Library Science - Computer Science Emphasis, Arizona State University, Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership (Administration), Clemson University. Retired Elbert County Math Teacher; President, Elbert County Georgia Educational Association; Master teacher and Peer Evaluator for the of Georgia Department of Education; Past Regional Vice-President, GASSAR, Past President of the Elbert Co. Historical Society; and Member Board of Directors, Elbert Co. Historical Society; Member, Steering Committee, Preservation Elberton Armory Auditorium and Author and Responsible Initiator for 1. 75 Million Dollars; Past State Registrar, GASSAR (6 years) and current President Samuel Elbert Chapter GASSAR. Initiator of the new Washington-Wilkes Chapter


Kerry McAvoy

President-Owner of Wood Specialty Co. of Washington, Georgia;Wilkes County District 3 Commissioner;

Bill DeGollian

William D. deGolian

JD University of Georgia School of Law; Bachelor of Arts Degree, Princeton University; Attorney at Law,
Johnson and Ward Law firm, Atlanta; Member Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Georgia Trial Lawyers
Association; Volunteer, Atlanta Lawyers Association; Member of the Georgia and American Bar Association;
Lawyer Foundation of Georgia; Instructor, Emory School of Law; Captain United States Naval Reserve; Board
and Charter Member of the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association, Inc

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Dr. Jim Granade, Jr.

    Dr. James A. Granade, Jr. is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. Zoology and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Emory University School of Dentistry with Highest Honor.  Dr. Granade has been in the practice of dentistry in the Atlanta area for fifty-one years, founding LaVista Dentistry.  He is a Life Member of the American Dental Association, Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association, the Hinman Dental Society and  the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice. Dr. Granade has served in many leadership positions and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Dental Insurance Services.  He also participates in the Georgia Mission of Mercy providing dental services to the needy.
     A Charter Member of the Tucker Rotary Club, Dr. Granade has served in all offices including President when he led the Club to "Best Club" in the District.  He serves as Endowment Trustee for the Georgia Rotary Student Program.  Dr. Granade and his wife, Janet,  are Platinum Members of the President's Club of UGA.  He and Janet are members of the Mainland Advisory Council for Hawaii Baptist Academy receiving the President's Alii Eagle Circle Award.
     A native of Wilkes County, Dr. Granade is a member of the Washington-Wilkes SAR  and the KCBA.  Granade Farms received the award for the 2018 Georgia Tree Farm of the Year.

Dwight Harley

EX Officio Board Members

Edward S. Anderson, Sr., JD
Walt Andrae, Ed D
Marcia Campbell
Robert Davis
David McClearen

Donna Hardy
Anne Floyd
Darla Wilson
Amanda Aycock
Washington Wilkes Historical Society