October 22, 2021

Mr. Huelett James Walston

Mr. Huelett James Walston, age 93 of Franklin, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia.

Funeral services for Mr. Walston was conducted on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. from the Centralhatchee First Baptist Church with the Reverends Mark Williams and Doug Bingham officiating.

Music was provided by Terannie and Blain Brumbelow, and Rita Loftin. Those serving as pallbearers were Jonathan Walston, Spencer Rowell, Scott Bailey, Joshua Meadows, Daniel Walston, and Michael Duncan. Chuck Loftin was an honorary pallbearer.

Military Rites were performed by the Fort Benning Military Honor Guard. The interment followed in the church Cemetery.

Mr. Walston was born on November 2, 1917, the son of the late Luther Walston and Berta Stallings Walston.

He served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He fought gallantly in the first landing at Normandy Beach, and in the Battle of the Bulge.

For his gallantry he received the FAMET Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the American Defense Service Medal. He was a member of the Centralhatchee First Baptist Church, where he served for many years as a deacon.

After retiring from his regular job he started his own mechanic business, Walston’s Garage.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a man of his work. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Eris Hornsby Walston of Franklin, GA.; two daughters, Sylvia W. Phillips of Carrollton, GA., and Shari (Mike) Duncan of Bowdon, GA.; one son, Ricky (Opal) Walston of Roopville, GA.; one sister, Bobbie Jean Belmudes of Chugiak, AK.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Tom Stutts & Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


(Obituary provided by Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home)


  1. You thought it was your duty,
    You risked you life and fought,
    You fought for this country,
    To make sure we all are free,

    Many lives were lost
    Many families now alone
    But your memory lives forever
    Every time we wake up

    Every time we have a cookout
    Every time we go to church
    Every time we “Pledge Alliegence”
    We might not even no it

    But its all because of you
    If you didn’t go out and fight
    Fight for all of us
    We would not have all these rights

    We would not be as free as we are
    Without your heroic behavior
    America would be so different
    From that you are our savior……


    Freedom Isn’t Free.

  2. Emmett Jackson says

    When I think of Mr Huelett Walston I understand why his is called the greatest generation. I look at his biography and remember a man of family and faith. His life story could be from a civics textbook.He loved his family and friends. He served his community ,his neighbors his country,and his God.Men of his character are rare in this era. Our lives have all been enriched in many ways because of his presence even if you never met the man. We all are benefactors of the life he led and all of us could learn much from his example.

  3. Jessica Meadows says

    My Pawpaw is so humble, faithful, and dedicated. I love him so much. I know he is happy beyond any happiness we can ever imagine. I love you Paw Paw!!!!

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