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James ‘Jim’ Bennett Hoyle
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Memorial services for James “Jim” Bennett Hoyle, 88, of Clarkesville, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with William “Billy” Hornsby officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.

Mr. Hoyle died Friday, July 19, 2013, following a long illness.

Born Feb. 2, 1925, Mr. Hoyle was the son of the late Irvin and Emma Hoyle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Graham Hoyle, William Hoyle, Carroll Hoyle and Irvin P. Hoyle Jr.; sister, Helen Edison; as well as a stepson, Craig Holder.

Mr. Hoyle was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II. He was a retired financial counselor and family relationship counselor with Free In Jesus, a faith-based ministry. Mr. Hoyle graduated from both Jackson Commercial College and Mississippi State College with a degree in business administration. He held management positions with Park Avenue Baptist Church, Coronet Food Services, the City of Morganton, N.C., and Morganton Hosiery Mills. Mr. Hoyle was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Clarkesville and had served as a chaplain for Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Hoyle was previously a Sunday School teacher and held group Bible studies in his home.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Hoyle, of the home; daughters, Judith Booth of Roanoke, Va., and Carol Ellis of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; son, William Estes of Flora, Miss.; stepsons, Jay Holder of Titusville, Fla., and Eric Holder of Westminster, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Hospice, 700 South Enota St., Suite 202, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Those wishing may send condolences at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.

The Northeast Georgian

July 31, 2013