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George W. Hedges, 78, of Versailles, husband of Joyce G. Hedges, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born in Shelbyville, he was the son of the late George W. Hedges Sr. and Norma Lucille Black Hedges. He was a business information representative for St. Joseph Hospital. A longtime member of the Versailles Baptist Church, he had been a deacon and Sunday school teacher. In addition to his wife of 56 years, he is survived by two daughters, Jill (Kevin) Hall, Versailles, and Lisa (J. R.) Couch, Lexington; six grandchildren, Sarah E. Czack, Alexandria J. Czack, Rebekah L. Hall, Kamryn G. Hall, George B. Couch, and Abigail J. Couch; two great-grandchildren, Bradyn J. Couch and Austin Couch; a sister, Judy Wolf, Shelbyville; and two brothers, Ray Maghee and Billy Joe Freeman, both of Lexington. A sister, Patricia Portwood, and a brother, Bobby Gene Freeman, are deceased. Services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Cabell. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were J.R. Couch, Kevin Hall, David “Buster” Lloyd, Ben Stivers, Andrew Clements, and Murray Clark. Honorary bearer was Francis Carpenter.

Contributions are encouraged to the Versailles Baptist Church Building Fund, 125 E. Green St., Versailles, KY 40383.

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