Monday, November 23, 2009

William Waller Hearn, Jr

Found this great obituary transcript through a google search:

William Waller Hearn, Jr. d. 2005

July 13, 2005

William (Billy) Waller Hearn, Jr.
A resident of Athens, GA

William (Billy) Waller Hearn,Jr., 69, died Wednesday, July 13. Billy was born June 22, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA to the late William (Tiny) Waller Hearn, Sr. and Stella (Nanai) Weglicki Hearn. Billy grew up in Eatonton, GA, home of his father. Billy graduated from Putman County High School with honors in 1954, also having starred in fdootball, basketball and baseball. Recruited by several major colleges, he turned down an offer to play professional baseball and attended the University of Georgia. His stellar career at UGA included being named Most Valuable Offensive Back of the football team of 1956, being the leading pitcher of the baseball team and lettering in basketball as well. He was a member of the Gridiron Secret Society, G-Club, Blue Key, and Sigma Nu Fraternity. Also, while at the U of Georgia, he met and married Elaine Holliman of Toomsboro, GA, who survives hm after 48 years of marriage. Upon retirement from Southern Waistband, Billy enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren. Billy was a lifetime member of the Barrow County Historical Society, Member of the Friends of Piedmont Regional Library, served 10 years as a City Councilman for the city of Winder, was a founding member and First Sr. Warden and Lay Reader at St. Anthony's Episcopal Church.

In addition to his mother, also surviving are son, William Tracy Waller Hearn, III of Winder, and son-in-law and daughter, Chip and Tammy Hearn Walker of Eatonton; grandchildren, Christopher Michael Walker, Holliman Elaine Walker, and Bret Anderson Walker, and William Tracy Hearn of Bogart; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Carlton Hearn Collis, and Don Collis of Eatonton, and Margaret Hearn Murchison of Flowery Branch, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Smith Funeral Home in Winder, July 15 from 6:00 until 8:oo p.m. (From the Athens BANNER HERALD, Athens, GA, 7/14/2005, sent in by Henry B. Hearn.)

1 comment:

Anne said...

Because our genealogies have 2 names in common, do you by any chance know about Elizabeth Hearne b. abt 1787 Stepney Parish, MD area? I would like to know her parents and who she married. I have a discrepancy--was she the wife of William (father -Richard Waller), or was she the 2nd wife of Richard?? THanks for any help. Anne Waller Ramsby