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Head teller retires after 26 years in banking industry

Things are going to be a little different at Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company in Thomson now that Margie May has retired as head teller.

Mrs. May, who had served in that position for the past several years, officially retired Sept. 30 after 26 years of being in the banking industry.

Maranda Fuller, a six-year employee at Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company, has been named the new head teller.

"I have some very big shoes to fill," said Ms. Fuller. "Margie has built such an outstanding professional and personal relationship with her customers. I hope I'll be able to serve those customers with the same type of personal care and satisfaction that they have grown accustomed to over the years with Margie."

Ms. Fuller, who makes her home in Dearing, has a 5-year-old daughter, Amelia Fulbright.

On her last day at the bank, Mrs. May was treated to a special retirement luncheon by bank employees who presented her with gifts. Pat Darden, director of human resources from the bank's headquarters office in Louisville also attended, as did Edie Punt, who serves as an executive vice-president with the bank.

Mrs. May said she decided it was time to retire so she could get some things done around her newly remodeled home.

"I felt it was time for me to fade out and let a younger woman have the opportunity that I had to serve as head teller," said Mrs. May, a Thomson resident.

Mrs. May was praised for her years of loyal and dedicated service by the bank's County President Douglas Pentecost.

"We're all going to miss her very much around here," said Mr. Pentecost. "We've all been like family for many years."

Mrs. May said she had enjoyed working for Mr. Pentecost over the years.

"Working with him has been surreal experience," said Mrs. May. "Doug is always calm and always thinks through before making a decision. I'm going to miss him and everyone else, too, who works at the bank."

Mrs. May said everyone that she's ever worked with at the bank have been so nice and helpful to her over the years.

"I'll never forget any of them," said Mrs. May. "Everybody here is like family."

Last, but certainly not least, Mrs. May said she will miss her many customers.

"I love my customers," she stressed. "I guess you could say that we have bonded with each other over the years. I've gotten to know them and they've gotten to know me. I think we've made each others day from time to time. It's been a very humbling experience to have them as customers."

She regards many of those customers as friends, too.

Aside from taking care of various projects at home, Mrs. May said she and her husband, Kenny, a retired ranger with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, plans to spend time with their three grandchildren, whose ages range from 6 to 16.

In addition, Mrs. May also plans to remain active with the Thomson Shrine Club. She and her husband have been active with the local club for years. Mr. May, who presently serves as treasurer, is twice past president of the local Shrine Club and voted Shriner of The Year four different times.

Web posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010

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