May 18, 2019
Dr. Carlton Waller Hearn, 84, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Wills Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services were held on May 22, 2019, at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Madden and Albert Huyck officiating. Active Pallbearers were Dan Coxwell, Cole Henson, Dr. Henry Hearn IV, Carroll Gay, Hugh Hopkins, Taylor Henson, Davis Hemenway, Gary Hearn and John B. Gay. Honorary Pallbearers were Jimmy Reyonolds, Pete Kopecky, Milton Roberts Sr., Dr. Gene Pollock, Bobby Jones, Frankie Rogers, Gracia Smith, Vivian Fortson, Angie Thornton, Dr. Erick Pagan, Dr. Bruce Holes, Phyllis Dawson, Linda Aycock, April Dyson and Tara Rodriquez.
Dr. Hearn was born in Griffin and grew up in Eatonton. He was the son of the late Henry Branham Hearn and Elizabeth Knight Hearn. He attended Mercer University, where he was a member of Sigma Nu. He graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in 1961 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity and served two years in the Public Health Service. He built his dental office on Spring Street in Washington in July of 1962, where he spent the next 45 years as a general dentist. He was a director at the Washington Loan and Banking Company, later the Georgia Railroad Bank, then Regions Bank. He was a trustee at the Wilkes Academy Foundation and was ordained as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Washington. He was a member of the Eastern District Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Carlisle Hearn, DMD (Dr. Dolly); brother, Dr. Henry B. Hearn III; and sister, Elizabeth Hearn Hemenway.
He was survived by his wife, Barbara Hoge Hearn of Washington (originally from Alexandria, Va.); two sons, Carlton Waller Hearn Jr. (Leigh) of Washington and Gilmer Hoge Hearn (Kelda) of Dunwoody; five grandchildren, Allie Elizabeth, Dorothy Elise, Carlisle Jane, William Gilmer and Carlton Waller III; two sisters, Joyce Hearn Gay and Frances Jane Hearn; a brother, Sidney Brents Williams (Nancy) of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law, Jane Hoge Henson (Bill); and a number of nieces and nephews.