Retired Macon attorney Edward Scott Sell III, passed away, surrounded by his family after an incredibly courageous battle with Parkinson's disease on Thursday, December 30, 2021. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Hart’s at the Cupola. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Mulberry United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Creede Hinshaw officiating. Masks are encouraged during the service. Livestreaming will also be available on the Hart's Mortuary Facebook page for those unable to attend.
Born on the Fourth of July 1941 to Edward Sell, Jr. and Pree Sell, Ed spent his first few years in a place he always loved dearly, Athens, Georgia. Ed attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a law degree in 1965. After serving in the Air Force and Naval Reserves and clerking for Georgia Supreme Court Justice Bond Almand in Atlanta, he settled in Macon and joined his father in the law firm of Sell & Comer, then Sell, Comer, & Popper and finally in 1980, Sell & Melton. He retired from practice to spend time with Lenore traveling, visiting his grandchildren, enjoying Lake Sinclair, and of course eating his favorite food from Fresh Air BBQ.
Over the years Ed served many corporate, governmental, and media clients. He was legal counsel for the Macon Telegraph and News for many years as well as WMAZ TV. He served on and quietly worked in the background for many philanthropic boards and projects and helped make Macon and Middle Georgia a better place for everyone. He was a lifelong member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, where he served in many positions of leadership culminating with a six-year term as chairman of the Board of Trustees. Ed was devoted to the Peyton Anderson Foundation, where he was an original member of the Board and continued to serve until his death. He was proud to have served as a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of New Town Macon, which has been so outstanding in the revitalization of downtown Macon. Ed was the ultimate example of a kind and gracious gentleman.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lenore; his children and their spouses, Scott and Nancy Sell, Mary Lee and Reed Watts, and Shannon Caldwell and David Haas; and his grandchildren, Josh, William, Sadie Beth, and Haynes Sell, and Ellie and Sarah Reed Watts. He is also survived by his two kitties, Tigger and Lucy, who stayed with him until the end.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mulberry Street United Methodist Church (719 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201, https://www.mulberrymethodist.org/) or Me Over PD Foundation (5300 Zebulon Road #69, Macon, GA 31210, www.meoverPD.org).
Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31210 has charge of the arrangements.
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