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  • ID: I757
  • Name: Robert Rufus HUNNICUTT
  • Given Name: Robert Rufus
  • Surname: Hunnicutt 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 Apr 1913 in Rutledge, Morgan County, Georgia 1 2 3 5
  • Death: 29 Feb 2004 in DeKalb County, Georgia 3 6 6
  • Burial: 3 Mar 2004 Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia 3 6
  • Religion:
  • Note: Rufus was a long-time member of Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia.  In late 2003 Rufus was celebrated as the oldest member and also the person with the longest church membership. 3
  • Event: Military Service 1941-1945
  • Note: Rufus served in the military enlisting in the Army during World War II.  He held the rank of Technical Sergeant and served as a ship welder in Savannah, Georgia. 3
  • Occupation: 1950-1954
  • Note: In the early 1950s Rufus owned a Royal Typewriter dealership in Mobile, Alabama. 3
  • Event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Obituary 1 Mar 2004 DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Note:
    R. Rufus Hunnicutt

    Family-Placed Death Notice

    MR. R. RUFUS HUNNICUTT Age 90, of Tucker died Sunday, February 29, 2004 at Northlake Gardens Assisted Living Home. Rufus, a long-time member of Oakhurst Baptist Church, was recently celebrated as the oldest member and also the person with the longest membership at Oakhurst. Born in Rutledge, GA April 6, 1913 to Robert, Sr. and Martha Luanna Hunnicutt, he was a Technical Sergeant in the Army in World War II and served as a ship welder in Savannah at that time. In the early 1950's Rufus owned a Royal Typewriter dealership in Mobile, AL. He and his wife, Alta, moved back to Decatur upon the birth of their son, Gary, in 1954, and lived there 50 years. To the people that knew him, Rufus was a kind and generous man who loved his family and cared for his wife, and saw her through several injuries and illnesses in her later years. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this past year. Rufus is survived by his wife, Alta Mae Pratt Hunnicutt; son, Gary Alan Hunnicutt; daughter, Indra Kristine Daugulis Hunnicutt; and grandson, Erick Alan Hunnicutt. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, March 3rd in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons with Rev. Lanny Peters officiating. Interment Decatur Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and 11a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday at A. S. Turner & Sons.
    Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 3/1/2004 - 3/2/2004.
  • _UID: 6D01AF9F933E4C2C8D0416AC22D46D1DD8F5
  • Change Date: 15 Jul 2006 at 22:25
  • OBJE:
  • FORM: jpg
  • FILE: rufushunnicutt.jpg
  • Title: Robert Rufus Hunnicutt
  • _DATE: Cir 1935
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y

    Father: Robert William HUNNICUTT b: Abt 1855 in Tennessee
    Mother: Martha Luanner TURNER b: 20 Oct 1872 in Dawson County, Georgia

    Marriage 1 Alta Mae PRATT b: 1 Nov 1916 in Grayson, Gwinnett County, Georgia
    • Married: 5 Apr 1935 5
    • Change Date: 10 Jun 2001
    1. Has Children Living HUNNICUTT

    1. Media: Census/Tax
      Title: 1920 Morgan County, Georgia Census
      Publication: [primary source] Madison, Georgia: 1920 [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 15 Jul 2006
      Page: LN 37-42,  HN 82,  FN 87;  Page: 4A
    2. Media: Census/Tax
      Title: 1930 DeKalb County, Georgia Census
      Publication: [primary source] Decatur Georgia: 1930 [Ancestry.com electronic database: images of original documents]
      Date: 6 Oct 2004
      Page: LN 50-54,  HN 158,  FN 167;  Page: 12A & B
    3. Media: Newspaper
      Title: "Obituary of R. Rufus Hunnicutt," Atlanta Journal-Constitution [Online]
      Publication: [primary source] Atlanta, GA: Mar 1, 2004. Printed Mar 3, 2004 from Web site of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution at http://www.legacy.com/atlanta/LegacySubPage2.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=1981922 "Obituaries" in the "Metro" section.
      Date: 3 Mar 2004
    4. Media: Family Records
      Title: Bradford/Hinson Family Records
      Author: Bradford, Wendell Harry, Compiler
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] Decatur, Georgia, 2000
      [Wendell Harry Bradford is a direct descendant of  the Charles Bradford line of Gwinnett County, the  Himson and Gravitt lines of Forsyth County, and the Farriba and Turner lines of Dawson County, Georgia.]
    5. Media: Research collection
      Title: Turner/Farriba/Pruett Family Records
      Author: Pruett, Loma Ernestine, Compiler
      Publication: [primary and secondary source] Georgia: 2001 (elp@mindspring.com)
      Date: 11 May 2001
      [Loma Ernestine Pruett is the daughter of Loma Lelier (Farriba) Pruett who was born in Dawson County, Georgia, in 1895.  Loma Lelier (Farriba) Pruett recorded an audio tape  and collected a file of notes detailing family history information prior to her death in 1992 at age 97.  Ernestine Pruett transcribed the audio tape and combined that data with information from the note file and some of her own research to provide the family records now on file with Diane Carrington Bradford's genealogy research collection.]
    6. Media: Tombstone
      Title: Photo of Tombstone
      Publication: [primary source] Georgia, 2000 [photo in possession of Wendell H. Bradford]
      Date: 2000

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