Obituaries – 9/16/14
March 26, 1930 — Sept. 13, 2014
Robert L. “Bob” Heaberlin, 84, of Warner Robins, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. He was born on March 26, 1930, in Kitts Hill, and was the son of the late Walter and Mary Heaberlin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; son, Dale Alan; son-in-law, Frank Risen; as well as his brother, Bill; and sister, Faye Craft.
Bob is survived by his sons, Dr. Robert L. Heaberlin Jr., of Newnan, Ga., George W. Heaberlin (Iris), of Warner Robins, Ga., and Naim Jaber, of Warner Robins, Ga.; and daughters, Linda Karsen (Mark), of Tampa, Fla., and Susan Risen, of Pensacola, Fla. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Mary Harvey and Janet Massie, both of Ironton, and Eva Heaberlin, of South Point. In addition, he was the grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and had 18 nieces and nephews.
Bob was a 23-year veteran of the United States Navy (1947-1957) and United States Air Force (1957-1970). He was a Korean and Vietnam War veteran. He retired from the Air Force at Robins Air Force Base with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant.
Mr. Heaberlin resided in Warner Robins since 1966 with the exception of a one-year tour of duty in Southeast Asia (1969-1970) during the Vietnam War.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1970, he opened Bob’s Chevron Service on North Houston Road. From August 1970 until its closing in January 2014, he operated one of the most successful Chevron Service Stations in the nation with the help of his wife, Louise, daughter-in-law, Iris, sons George and Dale and other family members. His family-run business was awarded numerous Chevron National Top-Ten Dealer Awards during his five decades of service to the Houston County Community as well as several local business and community service awards.
As a member of the Warner Robins Noon Lions Club for more than 40 years, he helped raise thousands of dollars for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind and other Georgia Lions projects. During this period, he served as club president and as deputy district governor for his district and received numerous awards and honors over the years.
The Heaberlin family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and health care staff in Macon and Warner Robins who provided medical care for Bob the past two years. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Inc., the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, or the Humane Society of Houston County Inc.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Funeral services will be at noon on Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Parkway Memorial Gardens.
July 22, 1928 — Sept. 14, 2014
Glenn R. Hall, 86, of South Point, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton.
Glenn was born July 22, 1928, in Sciotoville, a son of the late Charles Wesley and Addie Nelson Hall. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Hall; and nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Joan Freeman Hall; two grandsons, Wesley (Jessie) Hall and Wyatt Hall; five granddaughters, Haily, Holly, Hunter, Harlee and Hannah Hall; and one sister, Jane Hall Mullins, of Springfield.
Graveside services will be noon Wednesday at Vernon Cemetery in Pedro with Sammie Cooke officiating. Slack and Wallace Funeral Home in South Point is handling the arrangements for the family. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.