The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia, where the Reverend Glenn Bryant is pastor. The Reverend Carl Munns, pastor of Travelers Home Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Taylor’s Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Payne’s Bottom Community, Ellaville, Macon County, Georgia.
Mr. Hosley was born March 6, 1919 in Sylvester, GA Worth County, Georgia to the late Zack Hosley and Nathan Deverne McElmurray Hosley. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He enlisted into the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1947 (World War II Veteran).
He was an active member of the Dowdell American Legion Post No. 558 of Americus, Georgia.
He was a member of the Payne’s Bottom Community Club since 1983. He hosted the Fish Fry Event from 1984 to 2012.
Fred was a farmer and carpenter. He built the family home in the fall of 1952. He loved his upbringings in the Primitive Baptist Church. He loved prayer meetings, hymns, preaching and fellowship, especially feet washing and the union meeting honoring his Grandpa Jack Hosley. He helped build the first black modern school for the students of Ideal, Georgia. The school itself was named, “Ideal Modern Elementary School."
He was united in holy matrimony on the 2nd Saturday of June 11, 1949 at 7:00 PM to the former Bobby Lee Fulks, and to this union, they were blessed with seven children. One son, Jimmie Lee Hosley, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren and one great grandchild, Twanesia Holt, DeVonte’ Williams and Baby Elaine. Born in a family of seven siblings, he was preceded in death by six: Julious Hosley, James Hosley, Walter Hosley, Willie Hosley Mack, Wilson Hosley and Addie Lee Clayton.
Fred was a great historian, and reader and was notorious for starting fires. He enjoyed talking and sharing with his children and those who always like to hear about his adventures.
He leaves a legacy of love and golden memories to his beloved family which include his wife of sixty-four years, Mrs. Bobby Lee (Fulks) Hosley, Ellaville, Georgia; six children and their spouses, Agnes Sumner (Bobby), Baxley, Georgia, Mary Hosley Bryant, Ellaville, Georgia, Jesse Hosley (Doris), Ideal, Georgia, Bobbie Elaine Hogan (Albert), Brunswick, Georgia, Melenda Henry (Eddie) Montezuma, Georgia and Alma Lynette Hosley, Ellaville, Georgia; one grandchild he reared as his own SPC Tevin Hosley, Fort Polk, LA, eighteen grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Gail Hosley, Ellenwood, Georgia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pearl Harris Atlanta, GA, Christine Bolden (Gus), Detroit, MI, Lillie Mae Fulks Atlanta, GA, Daisy Williams (Robert) Atlanta, GA and Bernice Edwards Atlanta, GA, a devoted first cousin, Katie Hosley Tookes, Miami, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- April Holland(Wednesday, May 21 14 03:46 pm EDT)
Condolences and prayers to Hosley family. Gone but not forgotten!
- DENISE FULKS(Wednesday, May 21 14 03:44 pm EDT)
R.I.PARADISE UNCLE FRED.I'M GLAD I HAD A CHANCE TO SIT,TALK,LAUGH,AND TAKE PICTURES WITH YOU. YOU WILL BE MISSED.AND MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY.
- Mechelle Miller(Wednesday, May 21 14 03:17 pm EDT)
I was sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. He is at peace now and resting in the arms of God. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Bobby Dell Sumner, Baxley, Ga(Wednesday, May 21 14 01:28 pm EDT)
Mr. Fred, Finding someone to have a real conversation about any situation, at the level of your understanding and focous will be impossible. I shall never forget your wit and correctness aimed at what is truth. A man full of wisdom. My heart is heavy, Rest in Peace, Mr. Fred.
- Agnes Sumner(Wednesday, May 21 14 01:15 pm EDT)
RIP DEDDY!!! We love you and your presence has left tremendous a void in our lives and the in our hearts. You were a hard and strict disciplinarian who taught your children how to walk in widsom, hard work and the benefits of saving for a rainy day. I know how well you knew and studied the scripture with understanding. You have run a good race! You have finished your race strong and mighty with dignity. RIP DEDDY and I will see you at supper time.
- Otis Alridge(Wednesday, May 21 14 09:34 am EDT)
sorry to hear about Mr. Fred passing, may he rest in peace and may god be with the family during this difficult time.