George Cudney Paulk

March 1, 2017



George Cudney Paulk, III, 71, a long-time teacher at Milton High School in Alpharetta, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

He was the husband of the late Mary Nelle (Taylor) Paulk and the father of two adult daughters.

Born in Newport, RI, Oct. 9, 1945, he was the son of Dr. George Cudney Paulk, Jr. and Elna (Plambeck) Paulk, later Williams. He was the eldest of three siblings and was raised in Atlanta where he graduated from Sandy Springs High School. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees through the University of Georgia.

George taught business at Milton High School for 32 years and was a beloved mentor and colleague until his retirement in 2002. In addition to teaching, he and his wife built a successful photography business. For nearly three decades, the Paulks were constant fixtures in the lives of Alpharetta families whether as teachers or photographers. He could always get a reticent kid to laugh by quacking like Donald Duck.

George was preceded in death by his wife, parents and brother, Gregory Bryan Paulk. He is survived by his children, Crystal Paulk-Buchanan of Atlanta, Melody (Paulk) Dunn of Lilburn and two grandchildren. He also leaves behind a sister, Linda (Paulk) Hughes of Greensboro, N.C.

A memorial service for Mr. Paulk was held March 6, 2017, at Roswell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Atlanta Humane Society.

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