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polkonline.com Rev. George M. Iles 10/23/01
Rev. George M. Ilespolkonline.com Rev. George M. Iles 10/23/01
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...Rev. George M. Iles
Staff ReportReverend George M. Iles
was born in Lake Wales on March 8 , 1928.He received his formal education in the pubic schools of Lake Wales , graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1946
.He continued his education earning the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from Florida A and M University , and later , a Specialist Degree in Education from the University of Florida
also served in the U.S. Marine Corps
.As an educator , his career began as a teacher at Jewett High School where he taught English and was instrumental in bringing out hidden talents in students through drama
.After moving to Jacksonville , he served in various capacities at the Forrest Senior High , Ribault Senior High and Ribault Middle Schools
.After 36 years of service.He
retired from the Duval County School system in 1992.
Reverend Iles' love for Jesus Christ was reflected in the many years of tireless and dedicated service given at Allen Temple AME Church
former church in Lake Wales and at his
home church in Jacksonville , St. Paul AME Church
.He accepted God's call to the ministry in 1985 and served as an associate minister at St. Paul until his demise
many community , religious and civic affiliations included the NAACP , Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity , Inc.
, AME Ministerial Alliance
, I.C.A.R.E. , Florida A&M and University of Florida Alumni Associations
, Roosevelt High School Alumni Association
, Retired Guidance Counselors Association
and the Ribault High School S.A.C.
Reverend Iles was predeceased by his
parents , George M. and Maggie Howard Iles , and one son , George M. Iles , III
departed this life on Tuesday , Oct. 9 , 2001 and was entombed in Edgewood Cemetery in Jacksonville on Monday , Oct. 15.He
leaves to cherish his
wife , Letha Bride Iles ; son , Iwayne A. Iles ; granddaughters Angell D. Iles and Tonshana Mayes ; brother , James H. Iles ; sisters , Ethyl Iles Mussington ; and Rebecca J. Iles ; aunt , Rebecca Iles Arnett ; nieces and nephews including Carolyn L. Robinson ; Kernaa Iles ; Louis Iles ; and Michelle lles.His
many many friends , fellow clergy , and former co-workers shared with the family in a beautiful memorial service on Monday , Oct. 15 , 2001 , at St. Paul AME Church
pastor , the Reverend Marvin C. Zanders , officiated.
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