The Hall County Board of Commissioners has offered its condolences and honored the public contributions of former commission chairman Hugh K. Turk, who died Thursday at age 85.
Turk served on the commission, then called the Hall County Commission of Roads and Revenue, from 1957-1960.
Turk was a frequent visitor to the commission office and stayed involved in local government, even in his old age. Born in White County, Turk lived most of his life in Hall County and dedicated his life to the betterment of his community.
“Hugh K. knew people all over the county and had a great rapport with people of all walks of life,” said Chairman Tom Oliver. “He will be missed by Hall County.”
Commissioner Bobby Banks said he was always honored to have Turk’s support.
“He always kept up with politics,” Banks said. “He loved Hall County, all he ever talked about was Hall County.”
Banks said Turk would frequently drive to Curt’s Restaurant in Oakwood to eat breakfast and talk politics.
“He was always opinionated,” Banks said. “But he was a good man.”
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Stacy Phillips and the Rev. Clack Stubbs will officiate. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Carpenter officiating. The family will receive friends at the Little & Davenport Funeral Home on from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday.