Decatur County Sports Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees

Published 4:30 pm Friday, February 3, 2017

The Decatur County Sports Hall of Fame announced it’s 2017-inductee class over the past week, naming four county men and women to their illustrious society.

This year’s nominees include Samuel Williams Jr., Bobby Fiveash, Terralyn Edwards, and Carole Floyd.   

The Samuel Williams Jr. is known for being the head coach of the Bainbridge football team from 1966 through 1969. He also served as assistant coach during some of the team’s most productive year under Coach Spencer Davis.

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Bobby Fiveash had a great career playing football for the Bearcats. In 1949, he was named captain of the team, was named to the All Region Team, and was named to the AJC All State First Team. He then went on to be a leader at Florida State for the Seminoles.

While there, he was named MVP of the team, leading scorer one season, and leading ground gainer, and many other awards. He then went on to continue his love for football by coaching different age groups.

Terralyn Edwards gained her fame through tennis. She made the UGA Tennis Club, even before Title IX, when UGA had no Women’s team. When she came back to Bainbridge, she was a fundamental part of bringing tournaments to the area, including the first state championship that was hosted here. She is also a registered USTA Umpire and Referee.

Carole Floyd was a common name to see in the paper for a long time. Also, if you happen to play tennis at the high school courts, you’re playing on courts named after her. Floyd has spent a lot of time on tennis in Bainbridge, be it playing it or getting others to play it.

The induction ceremony will be on March 4. The location has yet to be determined.