Sullivan Motors founder passes away

Funeral services will be held Saturday for one of Covington County's leading business and community leaders.

Gerald Sullivan, 74, founder and owner of Sullivan Motors in Collins, passed away at his home in the Sanford Community Thursday afternoon.

Friends said Sullivan had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Sullivan started his automobile dealership 34 years ago, and for years was the face and voice on his television commercials.

Wade-Nowell Funeral Home in Collins is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held Friday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Sanford Missionary Baptist Church with the service Saturday at 2 p.m.

Saturday morning visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The interment will be held at Bullock Cemetary.