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Ted Malcolm Hires Sr.

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HIRES Ted Malcolm Hires, Sr. of Jacksonville, passed away Dec. 17, 2008. He was born in Jesup, GA and had resided in Jacksonville since 1971, where he owned and operated four Sonny's Restaurants in the Jacksonville area. He was a member of Old Plank Road Baptist Church. In 1995 he founded the Justice Coalition. Preceded in death by his parents Leon and Maggie Hires, his daughter Tina Garner, and 3 siblings. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Wanda J. Hires; 2 sons, Ted Hires, Jr. (Amy) of Gainesville FL and Wes Hires (fiancŽ Erin); a daughter, Selina Moraes; sisters, Betty Westberry (Fred), Etheleen Carter (Alvin), Maggie Wise (Billy), Kathleen Thornton (Vernon), Mary Thornton, Carolyn Bauman (Joey) and Gladys Goldberg (Aaron); brother, John Hires (Terri); and 4 grandchildren, Kashton, Christina, Kealyn and Kendal. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 20, 2008 in Evangel Temple Assembly of God, 5755 Ramona Blvd., with Rev. Larry McGinley and Rev. Garry Wiggins officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park with honors by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Dept. and Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday (TONIGHT) at the church. Active pallbearers will be his grandson, Kashton, JSO and JFRD. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Justice Coalition, 1935 S. Lane Ave., Jax, FL 32210. Arrangements by Giddens-Reed Funeral Home, Baldwin FL (904-387-0055). Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 19, 2008
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