Clinton Alexander “Alex” Roane

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Clinton Alexander “Alex” Roane, 86, of Clayton, Ga. passed at his home with family at his side.

Alex was born the son of the late Lewis Edward Roane and Martha Elizabeth Justus Roane. He was a lifelong resident of Rabun County. Alex graduated from Rabun County High School and attended The University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters Degree. While attending the University he played on the UGA Baseball team. He served in the U.S. Army where he obtained the Rank of 2 Lt. Alex was a former member of Lions Club. He was a proud member of Alpha Kappa Psi (Professional Business Fraternity) and was a volunteer fireman for many years. He was an educator and was director of pupil personal services. He loved the children and they loved him. He made a lasting impression in their lives. He and his wife are members of Battle Branch Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents Alex was preceded in death by three brothers, Tom Roane, Joe Roane, and Lewis Roane; two step-sons Winfred Speed and William Speed.

  Alex is survived by his wife, Betty White Speed Roane, of the home; two daughters, Julia Roane Butler (Don) of Broxton, Ga., Tracy Roane Thompson of Cleveland, Ga.; one special daughter, Vicki Tyler of Mountain City, Ga.; one son, Greg Roane of Tiger, Ga. 30525; one sister Sue Roane Duckworth of Plum Branch, S.C.; four grandchildren, Marcey Glass (David) of Cleveland, Ga., Clint D. Roane (Sherry) of  Stone Mountain, Ga., Geoff Butler of Monterey, Calif., Colby Roane of Muskegon, MIich.; 2 great-grandsons, Tristin Glass, Ashton Glass; three great-granddaughters, Grace Roane Addison Roane, Ella Roane and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friend on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Battle Branch Baptist Church from noon until 2 p.m.

A funeral service will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Battle Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Madison McCrackin officiating. Burial will follow in Roane Cemetery.

Donations can be made in memory of Alex Roane to Battle Branch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 483, Clayton, Ga. 30525.  

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at