Rev. Hugh Fields, 88, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 12, 2018.
Born Aug. 17, 1930 to the late Henry Grady and Carrie Fields, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Rev. Fields served as Dawson County Probate Judge for 16 years. He was ordained into the Baptist Ministry in 1958 after which he served as pastor of County Line Baptist Church, served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville for 16 years and served as pastor of Goshen Baptist Church for 30 years. Hugh was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church and also a member of Etowah Lodge # 222 F & AM for 67 years.
His wife of 61 years, Grace Fields, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his children, Dennis Fields, Kathy and Mike Arp, Randy Fields and his fiancé Lois Lynch, all of Dawsonville; sister, Yvonne Ledbetter of Dawsonville; grandsons, Ben Fields, Michael Fields, Christoffer Fields, Shannon Arp, Jeremy Fields; great-grandchildren, Kayden Arp, Slade Arp, Erica Fields, Nevaeh Fields, Caylee Fields, Jada Fields, Tevin Fields; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Russell Burt and Dr. Jim Gaines officiated. Interment followed in the Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
The family received friends from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the funeral home.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.