The following is an excerpt from The Americus Times-Recorder in remembrance of Carlus Demas Gay, Jr. a well known Georgia Auctioneer and businessman.

Albany — Carlus Delmas Gay Jr., 75, of  Americus, Georgia died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. A native of Dublin, Ga., he was born Oct. 21, 1938.  He attended Georgia Military College and the University of Georgia where he played football. He served in the U.S. Navy four years and the Georgia State Patrol five  years. He was a member of the Shriners, Jaycees a Georgia Auctioneer and an instructor at the Certified Auctioneers Institute.

Carlus was a true entrepreneur. There was no opportunity too big or too small for him to tackle. He owned many businesses throughout the years including a Dairy Queen, mobile home parks, Video Warehouse, 1st Team Reality Real Estate Co. & First Team Auction where he was auctioneer.

Carlus was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was known for being a great storyteller and enjoyed exchanging stories with his friends over breakfast. Carlus’ heart was big and he had a passion for helping and giving to others. Above all else, Carlus loved his family, and spending time with them was his greatest joy.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.   We regret we were not able to post information about the arrangements prior to Saturday but encourage anyone who knew Carlus to visit this link where you can read his full obituary and also post your condolances to his family:

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