November 26, 2020

Franklin man found dead in Troup County

(Troup County, GA) — A 39-year-old Franklin man was found dead by Troup County authorities early Sunday morning in a rural area of northeastern Troup County.

According to a press release issued earlier by Troup County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Stewart Smith, the body of 39-year-old Jerry Lee Folds was located around the 3100 block of Hammett Road after a welfare check was requested by investigators with the Franklin Police Department.

A report by Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah indicates they were initially called around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night by a concerned individual wanting to file a missing persons report on Folds, a resident of Franklin.

Hannah stated that information was immediately entered into the GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center), and an investigation was launched by Lieutenant Tino Brooks of the FPD.


Jerry Lee Folds (Photo: facebook)

During his investigation, Brooks obtained information that the missing person might be located in Troup County.

After being called by the FPD at around 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Troup County deputies arrived on the scene at Hammett Road and located Fold’s vehicle unoccupied.

As deputies were searching the property, they did locate Folds, who was deceased and appeared to be the victim of foul play.

The GBI was contacted to assist investigators in processing the crime scene and the victim was transported to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

No suspect information is available at this time, and no other information is being released as the investigation continues.

Stay tuned to for further information as it becomes available.





  1. Terrie Marshall says

    RIP Jerry. One of my best customers through the years.

  2. faye smith says

    So sorry to hear this, HE and his father, would never, ever do wrong to anyone……

  3. Patrick deleo says

    Rip jerry u was a good friend an Co worker u will be missed

  4. I knew Jerry a few years ago, first when he applied for a job at Yamaha in Security, then our friendship grew over the years.

    Jerry was a hard worker and very dependable, even volunteering to work extra shifts if one came available. He also stood ready to help others whenever the need arose!

    We always knew that if Jerry was on duty, the post would be covered the way it should be.

    I hate to see this happen!

    Jerry’s nickname was “Butterbean,” which he wore with pride. He first received that nickname when a truck driver addressed him as, “Butterbean,” and it stuck because Jerry always introduced himself to others by that name,”Butterbean.”

    Jerry was a great friend to all, and all he asked of others was to be respected and shown love.

    We lost touch over the years but,”Butterbean,” will always hold a special place in my heart.

    Rest in peace, Jerry, you will be missed!
    Buddy Simmons

  5. Me and Jerry were in relationship for 7 years. He was such good man to me. I just never thought it had to end up like this. You just never thought of it. He was well known in Heard County, KIA, Daehan Solutions, Troup County, and every fire/police departments out there. His uncle was the late John Folds, the first firefighter killed in the line of duty in Heard County. Everyone please keep Jerry in your thoughts and prayers.!!!

    Funeral Services is Thursday March 26 in Hogansville and will be buried in Corinth!!!

    Always in my heart Jerry, love you and always miss you so much!!!!

  6. Sorry for your loss

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