George W. Huff, Jr., age 82 of McDonough, died February 17, 2007.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Thelma Huff; children, Linda Bussey, Brenda Huff, Janice Stephens, Wayne Huff, Nancy Pinion, Jenny Harris; brothers, Billy, Jerry and Charles Huff; sisters, Mozelle Cassell, Pansy Chaffin, Betty Adams; 20 grandchildren (preceded in death by grandchildren, Valerie and Chad Janvary); 22 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was loved and admired by many.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 2 pm at Ward's Fairview Chapel. Interment to follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Fairview Chapel, Stockbridge.
[Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 19, 2007]
[courtesy of Kay Kelly]
Grave marker and inset close-up for George W. and
Thelma Huff, Jr. in Enon First Baptist Church Cemetery, Cliftondale
(Fulton county), Georgia. [Note that this is
not the same cemetery mentioned in obituary at left.]
George married his wife, Thelma, on 22
March 1943 and two months later, on 14 April, he enlisted at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA.
Pvt Huff was transferred from Hq Field Force Replacement Depot No.
8 to Hq 1st, 508 PIR on 31 March 1944.
Pvt Huff was captured in France on D-Day but escaped at Blere,
France when his POW train was attacked from the air by friendly forces.
He returned to duty with the regiment on 16 September 1944.