Condolences to the Family and Friends of Gus Whalen

Former Warren Featherbone Company CEO and philanthropist Gus Whalen died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at age 70.

A long-time champion of education in the Gainesville community, Whalen started the Featherbone Communiversity in 2005, which is home to the Brenau University East Campus, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids and the Lanier Technical College Manufacturing Development Center, a collaborative effort with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.

Whalen also sought to recognize outstanding individuals in the community through the Masters Series, which includes the Masters of Teaching, Masters of Innovation and Masters in the Art of Nursing.

Services will be held Wednesday, June 24, at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church, 751 Green St NW, Gainesville.

The family will be receiving friends in the banquet hall of First Baptist Church, Tuesday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m.

Check the Little and Davenport website for a full obit and any changes to times.

For more information about the life and contributions of Gus Whalen please see the articles in the Gainesville Times ( and AccessWDUN (