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Classic City Bank… Banking the way it should be.

After recent market disruptions and big bank disinterest, the Athens banking market has been left with a need for local and nimble decision-making capabilities. Businesses and individuals are missing out on creative solutions and personal service that only local banks can provide. With over 100 years of combined experience, the management of Classic City Bank is excited to bring our friends and neighbors the banking experience they deserve.


  • Garrett Clements VP, Business Development                           NMLS #2371680
  • Sara Dunn  VP, Deposit Operations Manager
  • Chad Hargrove  CFO/COO                                                                NMLS #1529842
  • Ryan Hunt  SVP, Senior Lending Officer                                 NMLS #1325827
  • Tom Lanier  Chief Credit Officer                                                NMLS #410793
  • Tammy Price  VP, Loan Operations Manager
  • Lee Simmons  VP, Branch Manager                                          NMLS #1288653
  • Colin Stokes  President and CEO                                               NMLS #439927


Bill Hopper, Founding Member

C. William "Bill" Hopper III was a founding member of Classic City Bank.  Bill served the Athens community as a banker from 1983 until 2022.  Community was a primary tenant of Bill’s values, and with the help and vision of many friends, his passion for building a community bank for Athens led to the creation of Classic City Bank in 2020.  Bill served as CEO and Chairman until his passing in late 2022.  Today, Classic City Bank continues to live out Bill's motto, "Banking the Way It Should Be",  by building relationships with our customers, keeping decision making local, and providing the highest level of customer service.


Board of Directors

  • John Barrett
  • Bill Douglas
  • Kelly Grow
  • Tom Johnson
  • Tim Keadle
  • Tom Lanier
  • Chase Lawrence
  • John Parker
  • Oliver Pryor
  • Greg Robinson
  • Tom Scott, Chairman
  • Colin Stokes
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Important Notice:

In observance of Juneteenth, Classic City Bank will be closed on Monday, June 19 , 2023.

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