Tifton Gazette


February 13, 2014

Rev. Fred Hesters


Brother Fred Hesters, 88, of Nashville with his family by his side, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Nashville Mission with the Rev. Jimmie Hinson officiating. Visitation will be Saturday at the church beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 24, 1925 in Berrien County to the late Gordon and Rosetta Rowan Hesters.  He was founder and pastor of Nashville Mission Church in Nashville and pastored a number of churches in Berrien and surrounding counties. He loved the Lord and was dedicated to helping and ministering to everyone. Brother Fred had a passion for missions and was a sponsor of Christian Aid indigenous missions abroad during his entire ministry at the Nashville Mission. He cherished his family and was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Daphyne Walker and a son, Terry Hesters.  
He is survived by his wife, Florie Griffin Hesters of Nashville; a daughter, Gwen (Larry) Griner of Nashville; a son, Ray (Marilyn) Hesters of Nashville; and 8 grandchildren, Keith Walker of Jacksonville, Fla., Rodney Walker of Lenox, Tracey Hesters Huyck of Macon, Kim Morrissey of Valdosta, Michelle Hesters Green of Adel, Kristi Johnson Godwin of Hahira, Rana Roe Solomon of Lehi, Utah, and Dana Roe Lupo of Tifton; 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.
Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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