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Obituaries - Jan. 14, 2008

Mr. Otis Thurman Harbin Jr.

Mr. Otis Thurman Harbin Jr., age 80 of South Bridge Road, Franklin, Ga., passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at his residence. He was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Fulton County, Georgia, the son of late Otis Thurman Harbin, Sr. and Julia Connally Harbin. Mr. Harbin retired from Ford Motor Co. after 22 years of service and was a member of Roopville Road Baptist Church in Roopville. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Hackthorn and Charlotte Sims; and brothers, Harold Harbin and Carlton Harbin. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Hewin Harbin; children, Mike Harbin and Kim Harbin all of Franklin; and a brother, Barry Harbin of Griffin. The funeral service will be conducted Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at 11a.m. from Roopville Road Baptist Church with Dr. Stephen Peeples officiating. Music will be provided by Bryant Turner. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour. Pallbearers will be Andy Jackson, Mike Moody, Jimmy Adams, Brandon Moody, Logan Adams, and Eric Moody. Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Bible Class. Interment will follow in the Carrollton City Cemetery with Rev. Mark Williams officiating. The family received friends Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 from 2-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roopville Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 835 N Hwy 27, Roopville, Ga. 30170. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.