WINDER - Alfred A. Quillian, 85, former attorney and United States Administrative Law Judge, died suddenly at his home in Winder, Georgia on December 26, 2011.
Judge Quillian graduated from Winder High School. He volunteered and served in the United States Navy during World War II and was in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict serving in the JAG Corps. He graduated from the University Of Georgia School Of Law in 1951 and joined his father's law practice in Winder. Judge Quillian served as Solicitor General (known today as District Attorney) for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit from 1957 to 1964. He served as President of the Georgia Solicitor General's Association.
After his service as Solicitor General was completed, he returned to the private practice of law with his brother, Kelley J. Quillian, until his brother's appointment to the Georgia Court of Appeals. He continued private practice with his mother, Tabitha S. Quillian, until his appointment as United States Administrative Law Judge in 1973. He retired from that position in 1994.
He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis Club, Gridiron Society and Sigma Chi Fraternity.
After his retirement, he rediscovered his love for golf and was beloved by his regular foursome. He was a lifelong fan of University of Georgia football. Judge Alfred Quillian was known for his sense of humor and was a symbol of integrity in both his personal and professional life.
He was a member of the Winder First United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. During the church's recent anniversary celebration, he was recognized as the church's longest active member.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Elsie Harben Quillian; a daughter, Kimberly Q. Rogers and her husband, Wayne Rogers, Watkinsville; son, Alfred A. Quillian, Jr., his wife Thea McGlon Quillian, Atlanta; four grandchildren: Ellen Rogers Brown and her husband Don Brown of Seymour, Tenn., Jennifer Rogers of Smyrna, Drew Quillian and Kathleen Quillian, Atlanta; and one great-grandson, Coleman Michael Brown, Seymour, Tenn.; and a sister Miss Alma Adelia Quillian, Madison.
Visitation for friends and family will be at the Smith Funeral Home in Winder, on Wednesday, December 28 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 29, at the First United Methodist Church of Winder with the Rev. Larry Rary officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the Winder First United Methodist Church, Winder, GA.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.