Amma Dell Whitsell, Chief Clerk
Mrs. Whitsell is a native of Dawson County and has served for more than 30 years with the Probate Court of Pickens County. As Chief Clerk, Mrs. Whitsell supervises the Deputy Clerks and oversees the estates & guardianship proceedings as well as the financial operations of the Court.
The role of the Clerk is that of keeper of the court records. The Clerk is responsible for protecting the integrity of public records and public funds, establishing a docket and issuing every paper under the court seal. In the Probate Court, the Clerk may also administer certain oaths.
The Chief Clerk and Deputy Clerks desire to help all parties that ask for assistance and will attempt to do so. The Chief Clerk and Deputy Clerks are strictly forbidden to practice law by statute and are restricted in what they can give advice about or assistance in preparing. The clerks have been allowed by the legislature to assist more freely in matters filed in Probate Court, but any assistance given by this office should not be considered legal advice. Sound legal advice must only come from a licensed practicing attorney and the clerk’s office encourages all parties to seek competent legal advice. We ask that you be understanding with our staff as we attempt to assist you, knowing the limitations we face in assisting each individual party to a case.
Scottie Hicks Crowe, Deputy Clerk
VITAL RECORDS – Birth & Death Certificates
Jeff Bennett, Deputy Clerk
GUN PERMITS & MARRIAGE LICENSES
Phyllis B. Fountain, Deputy Clerk