Mr. John Henry Hitchcock, 71, of Hiawasse, passed away Oct. 30, following a sudden illness. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Webb. He was the son of the late Roy and Evelyn (Adams) Hitchcock and was born in 1942, in Covington. He was a member of Towns County Lions Club, Helen Presbyterian Church and treasurer of the ACS. He was very active in the Northeast Georgia Presbytery and also a member of the Porterdale Presbyterian Church in Newton County.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Cook) Hitchcock, of Hiawassee; sister, Kathy Jones, of Tennessee; sister-in-law Norma Ivey, of Young Harris; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 1 in the chapel of Banister Funeral Home, Hiawassee, with the Rev. Blant Ferguson and the Rev. Roe Callaway officiating. Services will also be held in Covington at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Scott Sims and the Rev. Joan Stevens officiating. Interment will be in Lawnwood Memorial Park in Covington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations and contributions be made to Towns County Lions Club, Give-A-Christmas Program, P.O. Box 574, Hiawassee, Ga., 30546, or Thornwell Home for Children, 302 South Broad, Clinton, S.C. 29325.