The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Obituaries

February 28, 2013

Gene Hartsfield Sr.

— The funeral for Gene Alford Hartsfield Sr., 88, of Athens will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home with Eddie Gooch officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery

Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hartsfield died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

Gene Hartsfield Sr. was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Memphis, Tenn. He retired from Kimberly-Clark in Memphis. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

Mr. Hartsfield was a member of Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Athens.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Annette Hartsfield; brothers, Benton Hartsfield, Maupin Hartsfield and Vernon Hartsfield.

Survivors include a son, Gene A. Hartsfield Jr. and wife Vonette of Athens; daughter, Patricia Ann Thompson and husband Tommy of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; sisters, Odessa Summers of Horn Lake, Miss., and Irma Roberts of Memphis; grandchildren, Gene Hartsfield III of Athens, Dr. Stephanie Vinson of Cumming, Ga., Clint Hartsfield of Gulfport, Miss., Lindsay Ballard of Pflugerville, Texas and Leigh Ann Bethmann of Orlando, Fla.; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Gene Hartsfield III, Clint Hartsfield, Tommy Thompson and Glen Vinson.

Memorials can be made to Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Sign the online guestbook at spryfuneralhome.com.

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