FLOWERY BRANCH - Archie Judson Hedden, 75, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at VistaCare Hospice, following an extended illness.
He was born May 5, 1937, the son of the late John Ross and Virgie Melissa Hedden in Cherokee County and was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church. He was retired from General Motors Lakewood Plant, where he worked on the motor line and was a member of the Local UAW. Mr. Hedden was preceded in death by a son, Victor Tony Hedden; brothers, Ronnie Hedden and Beecher Hedden; and sisters, Pauline Strebel and Hilda Hedden.
Survivors include his wife, Sherian Hedden, Flowery Branch; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Mary Amanda Hedden, Marietta; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Steve Cooley, Dacula, and Michelle and Tim Dutton, Braselton; stepdaughter, Christy Hollis, Loganville; Karin and Troy Ihle, Auburn; stepson, Eric Johnson, Flowery Branch; brother and sister-in-law, Hilyard and Maxine Hedden, Rocky Face; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and David Dyer, Dalton; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, at New Martins Creek Baptist Church in Murphy, N.C. The Rev. Sam Parsons will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or Hemophilia of Georgia at www.hog.org.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
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