October 19, 2012

Herschell Eugene ‘Gene’ Hooper

Mr. Herschell Eugene “Gene” Hooper, 70, of Dalton, departed this life Thursday evening, Oct. 18, 2012, at his home.

Gene was born July 14, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Hooper.

Gene worked for more than 20 years at Whitfield Memorial Gardens digging graves and mowing.

He is survived by two brothers, Wesley Hooper of Tunnel Hill and Melvin Hooper of Atlanta; caregiver, Felicia Espy, and special friend, Charlotte Espy, both of Dalton.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Herschell Eugene “Gene” Hooper will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Robert Hill officiating.

He will be laid to rest at Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.


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