Richard Palmer Huff, age 96, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., entered into eternal rest on May 10, 2013.
A family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Robert Burt, of the Danielsville Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery.
Richard Palmer Huff was born in Danielsville on November 6, 1916, the son of Susan Burroughs Huff and Joseph Young Huff and the youngest of seven siblings. Growing up in Danielsville, he attended schools in Madison County. After graduating, he attended classes at the University of Georgia then pursued a career in the retail clothing business, which took him to Elberton, where he met and married Emily Brooks.
After his marriage, Mr. Huff joined the U.S. Navy as an aviation machinist mate, and for the duration of World War II, he served in Atlanta and in St. Louis, Mo. The following years saw a career in the insurance business, but fate took him to his final career as a banker at the Bank of Danielsville. He was instrumental in growing the bank to three branches, and its ultimate sale to Century South Bank.
Richard Palmer Huff was a good man. His word was his bond, and he participated in multiple charities, clubs and organizations. Like his parents before him, the Huffs were members of Danielsville Baptist Church, where Mr. Huff taught Sunday school and served as a deacon. Emily and Palmer were dear friends with a large circle of Madison County, who, along with neighbors and extended family, were an important part of their lives.
Mr. Huff was predeceased by his wife, Emily; their son, Richard Palmer Huff Jr.; and his daughter-in-law, Rhonwyn V. Huff. He is survived by his son, Charles M. Huff, granddaughter, Emily Palmer Huff, and grandson, Joseph Moran Huff, all of Charleston, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Danielsville Baptist Church, 59 Crawford W. Long St., Danielsville, GA 30633.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on May 14, 2013