Liberty County lost a leader Saturday.
Stephen Mullice, 68, who died at his home in Freedman Grove Community, was a retired state probation officer.
He served on a number of boards, including the Coastal Electric Membership Board, the Liberty County Election Board, and volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America, the Hinesville Officials Association, the Liberty County Recreation Department and other groups.
Mullice served on the board of directors for Coastal Electric Cooperative for 21 years. He was elected vice-president of the cooperative board in 2007 and was elected president in 2009 where he continued to serve until his passing.
Coastal Electric Cooperative CEO Whit Hollowell described Mullice as a respected leader in the community who brought vision and insight to the board room. He led the co-op through a decade of rapid growth where Coastal Electric became the fastest growing co-op in the state the past two years.
“His untimely death leaves a void that will not be easily filled. We were close friends and his passing leaves me very sad,” Hollowell said.
Mullice is survived by his wife, Mary, son Stephen and daughter-in-law Mary, two grandchildren, and a brother.
On Facebook, Mullice was remembered as “another Midway legend gone to heaven,” by Kim Bacon Henry and “Another great leader who has paved the way for us …” by Malcolm Williams, who finished his sentence, “who is ready to step up and keep the mission going?”
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Beach Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Freedmon Grove Community, where Mullice was a deacon. The funeral is at noon Saturday at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro. His obituary is on 5A.