Edward Franklin Wilkie, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday morning Jan. 4, 2014. He was retired from the Bank of Dade where he served as president from 1958 until 1983, a member of the Lions Club and Masonic Lodge of Pickens County. He graduated from North Georgia College and State University with Honors. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy and a member of Ascalon Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by Elleen Wilkie; daughter Virginia "Ginger" Wilkie; sisters Flondell Cagle and Edna Mae Beasley. Survivors include wife Mary Lou "Jo" Wilkie, of Trenton, Ga.; daughter Rebecca "Becky" (Arthur) Baker, of Birmingham, Ala.; step-children Martha (Danny) Rowell and David (Debbie) Brown, both of Trenton, Ga.; grandchildren Joshua Lewis, Staci Causby, Brandy Nix, Dustin Lewis, Griffin Goble, and Jesse Lewis; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; brother Earl (Evelyn) Wilkie, of Jasper, Ga.; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014 in the chapel with Rev. Jerry Atkins and Rev. David Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, GA. Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net to share memories and condolences.