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Mr. George Hollinshead, Jr., 85, of Milledgeville, was taken suddenly from this life Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 18 at 3 pm in Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Milledgeville with Rev. David Ray and Coy Hollinshead officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville on Saturday, June 17 from 4 until 6 pm.
George lived almost his entire life on the family farm in Milledgeville. He was born at home March 12, 1932, the youngest of six and the only boy. He graduated from the University of Georgia, earning a Bachelor's degree in Animal Husbandry.
Although he dabbled in many professions, he always maintained a farm of some size. It was almost as if tilling, planting, and harvesting were ingrained in his DNA.
He loved the Lord and served Him faithfully at Hardwick Baptist Church as well as Hopewell Methodist. He spent a lot of time visiting shut-ins and veterans and leading prison Bible studies.
George was outside most of the time - gardening, working on machinery, sawing lumber, and fishing. He enjoyed his farm equipment, his land, and his pond. He was particularly fond of his cats. He was analytical. He liked to ask questions. He liked to tell stories. He was a true southern gentleman and a walking, talking encyclopedia of Milledgeville and its people. George lived his life the way we all should. He never really saw anything as impossible, and he used every minute that he had.
Most of all, he loved his family, and he will be deeply missed.
George is survived by his beloved wife, Jean, three daughters: Patty (Randy) Jones, Beth Gamble, Kimberly (Gary) Purvis, stepdaughter, Regina (Jay) Banger; two sons: George Hollinshead III, John (Julia) Hollinshead, fifteen grandchildren: Crystal Veal, Jon, Coy, Jona, Clate, Jade, Cully, and Jaron Hollinshead, Katie and Kimberly Gamble, Ginger Jones, Ian Jones, Randi Gibson, Jordan and Joel Banger, and Jack and Claire Purvis as well as 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Flowers are appreciated, but George would have preferred that you donate your money to a worthy charity.
Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneral.net
Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Milledgeville are in charge of arrangements.
Published on June 16, 2017
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