Bank of Johnson County
The present Community
Bank of Johnson County was originally The Exchange Bank of Wrightsville.
The bank, chartered in 1909, was located at the corner of West Elm
Street and South Marcus Street . The first officers of the bank were
U. R. Jenkins, President; J. M. Mason, Vice President; and E. E. Daley,
Cashier. The directors of the bank were A. F. Daley, E. E. Daley,
J. M . Mason, U. R. Jenkins, R. E. Hayes, J. F. Fulford, T. G. Holt
and C. T. Bray. C. T. Bray became president of the bank in 1910.
By 1958, officers of the
bank were W. R. Jackson, Sr., President; W. L. Thompson, Vice President;
G. T. Brantley, Cashier and Nannelle Frost, Assistant Cashier. Directors
were N. F. Bray, Hayes Hall, W. R. Jackson, Grayson Rowland, F. F.
Shurling and W. L. Thompson. A new bank building was erected in 1965
at the corner of West Elm Street and Myrtle Street. The present bank
is still at this location.
In 1983, The Exchange Bank
of Wrightsville was sold to First South Bank, headquartered in Ft.
Valley, Georgia. Bank officers at the time of the sale were Tredway
Shurling, President; J. D. Vanlandingham, Executive Vice President;
Glynn P. Rogers, Vice President; Katherine Snell, Cashier and Faye
W. Brantley, Corporate Secretary. Directors were W. R. Jackson, Jr.,
Chairman, T. L. Bray, Joe Harry Rowland, D. S. Shurling, James M.
Cook, Jr., J. D. Vanlandingham, James L. Jackson, L. E. Parker, Jr.
and Tredway Shurling.
An interesting fact is
that there was a member of the Bray family, who was either a President
or a director of the bank from the time it was chartered until 1990,
when T. L. Bray retired from the board at the age of 75.
The bank remained with
First South Bank, who later moved their headquarters to Macon, from
1983 to 1998. In 1998, the Wrightsville branch was acquired by State
Bank of Cochran and the name was changed to Community Bank of Johnson
County. Current directors are John Phillips and Ernie
Tripp of Cochran, Carolyn Brantley, Jeanette Caneega, Curtis Dixon,
Roy Williams and Allen McMichael.
Community Bank of Johnson
County has offered Johnson County citizens their first bank ATM machine,
and was the first to offer Visa check cards and imaged bank statements.
They also offer Johnson County citizens their first bank travel club.
Club members enjoy traveling together on late model, state-of-the-art
coaches provided by Excursions Unlimited, a Savannah travel agency.
Employees and directors
of the bank are well integrated into all phases of the community in
order to provide leadership and efficient service to the customer