Warren Franklin Huff, age 72, of Athens, died on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at his residence, after battling with cancer for seven months.
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Warren was born in Clarke County on December 23, 1939, to the late James F. and Sally Mae Fulcher Huff, and was also preceded in death by one sister, Freda Bradley, and a nephew, Kim Bradley.
After graduating from Athens High School, he attended Young Harris Junior College and the University of Georgia before being drafted into the U.S. Army. After serving one-and-a-half years in the Finances Corps, he was transferred to Germany and, while he was there, toured Europe.
Once his time was up, Warren entered the University of Georgia again, getting his degree in banking and finance. He worked for C & S Bank for two years, in Augusta, then bought his first motel, in Waycross. At one point, he had three motels. After selling them, he returned home to Athens. Several years later, he built homes and sold them, and went on to buy Thompsons Furniture Store.
Warren was a member of Young Harris United Methodist Church, and a former member of Princeton United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one sister, Joyce Huff Nixon.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home, with the Rev. DeeDee Lawson officiating. The family will receive friends at Bernstein for one hour prior to the service.
At his request, the body will be cremated, with private burial at a later date.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Bernstein Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Nov. 23, 2012