John Jones honored for longtime service to G. Rollie White Trust

The G. Rollie White Trust selection committee presented longtime board member John W. Jones a plaque honoring his 17 years of service to the board. Jones began his tenure with the G. Rollie White Trust committee in 1989 and stepped down from his duties in 2006. Assuming his position on the board was his son, Clay Jones, president and CEO of Commercial National Bank in Brady. The G. Rollie White Trust was established in 1970 under the tutelage of Fred Wulff, Charles Darley and Joe Lenamon. The committee continues to meet each September to distribute the income from the G. Rollie White Trust to a wide range of funding requests submitted for consideration. To date, the trust has allowed funds for improvements/operational expenses to the First United Methodist Church Preschool program, F.M. Richards Memorial Library, various McCulloch County Volunteer Fire Departments, Casa Care, Helping Hands, The Haven-Family Shelter of McCulloch County, annual scholarships and the McCulloch County Junior Livestock Association, as well as numerous other non-profit organizations. The three-member committee is represented by Bart Wulff, chairman, who began his tenure in 1985, Lenamon, an original board member and current secretary, and Clay Jones, who assumed the responsibility after his father stepped down in 2006. Donald Smith began serving as trustee representative in 1995. The committee has also been under the direction of Fred Wulff, 1970-1984, and Charles Darley, 1970 -1988. “The purpose of the G. Rollie White Trust selection committee is to carry out the wishes of Mr. White,” said Clay Jones, adding that White’s dedication and commitment to McCulloch County continues even today to be at forefront of the committee’s agenda.

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