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Verner Spence "Sug" Hamrick

Obituary Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mr. Verner Spence "Sug" Hamrick, age 87, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, March 25, 2012 at St. Paul UMC in Gainesville with interment to follow in Alta Vista Cemetery. The Reverend Calvin Haney will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 pm Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.

Mr. Hamrick was a native of Eatonton, Georgia but made his home in Gainesville, Georgia. He was born February 15, 1925 to the late Verner B. and Floy (Spence) Hamrick. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church on Washington Street for over 60 years. "Sug" served on the Gainesville City Fire Department for 44 years serving as Fire Chief for 19 of those years. He was a member of the Paul E. Bolding Post # 7 American Legion and a member of the 40 & 8. He was a member of Masonic Lodge # 219 of Gainesville and the Elks Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Ellen Hamrick Hunter; granddaughter, Allison Brownell and his previous wife, Virginia Freeman Parker Hamrick.

"Sug" is survived by his wife, Ruth Haynes Murff Hamrick of Gainesville; daughters, Brenda Matthews of Gainesville; and Patricia (Patsy) Tatum (Jerry) of Tooele, UT; step-daughter, Carol Murff Zimmerman (Brad) of Gainesville; step-sons, Phillip Murff (Anne) of Atlanta; Steve Murff (Cindy) of Gainesville; brother, Robert "Bob" Louie Hamrick, Sr. (Carolyn) 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

The family has requested that present and former fire department members serve as honorary pall bearers and to assemble at the church at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington Street Gainesville, GA 30501.

Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200. Online condolences at
Funeral Date
03/25/2012 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel