About Bank of Dudley
On August 31, 1905, a group of people in the Laurens county community of Dudley met to discuss the possibility of starting a Bank. Eighteen original stockholders met in the old schoolhouse. The group met a second time, on October 2, to approve the charter listing T. J. Walker, I.J. Duggan, W.T. Gilbert, R.J. Chappell, and R.G. Russell as individuals chartering the Bank. In addition to these, stockholders included R.E. Pope, W.R. Cook, B.O. Cook, T.G. Ware, W.T. Haskins, C.A. Floyd, B.S. Russell, J.A. Hogan, C.A. Southerland, J.A.M. Osluvan, T.H. Hooks, and J.N. Adams.
The Bank opened for business in November 1905. The total assets on opening day were $25,000 with $15,000 in capital stock and $10,000 in deposits. Officers for the Bank were J.A. Hogan, President; W.T. Haskins, Vice President; T.G. Suttles, Cashier; and Directors I.J. Duggan, T.J. Walker, R.J. Chappell, J.A. Wolf, And W.J. Gilbert.
The Bank of Dudley grew during the roaring twenties and was the only bank in the county to remain open during the depression years. J.A. Hogan was succeeded by J.D. Joiner in 1927. U.G.B. Hogan, who owned a large dairy farm between Dexter and Dudley, was elected President in 1935. Rubert L. Hogan, the son of U.G.B. Hogan, began working in the Bank in 1922 and became President in 1943 and held that position until his death in 1964. His wife, Gladys Combs Hogan, who had served on the board of directors since 1947, became President in 1964. Mrs. Hogan was one of the first women in Georgia to hold these two banking positions. She chaired the board until 1998 when her granddaughter, Beth Vaughn, was elected to the chair. Sam Beall is currently serving as President.
The Bank opened its first branch in 1986 in East Dublin. Since that time branches have been established in downtown Dublin and on Veterans Boulevard. Heartland Mortgage was established by the Bank to provide local mortgage services to its customers in 1996. The present East Dublin location was opened in December 1997.
The Bank of Dudley is looking forward to its second century of community banking. We offer the latest in banking services, including internet banking and electronic bill payment, while building on our tradition of personal customer service.
Personal Banking. Personal Touch.
Some banks get so big, you hardly know who to talk to. At Bank of Dudley, we're big enough to offer the great services you need, but small enough to make sure you can talk to someone you trust.