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March 4, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Longtime Henderson County sheriff Fields dies

ATHENS — Graveside services for Charlie Fields, Jr., 89, Athens are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oaklawn Memorial Park under the auspices of Henderson County Peace Officers Honor Guard. Dr. Bill Pemberton will officiate.

Charlie died March 2, 2013 in Athens.

He was born July 1, 1923 in Chandler to Charlie Lester Fields, Sr. and Mineola Shelton Fields. He married Katy Bob Barton May 10, 1945 and was Sheriff of Henderson County from 1978 until his retirement in 1986. Charlie was a member of First Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Henderson County.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years Katy Fields, Athens; son Charlie Barton Fields, Georgetown, Kentucky; grandson Barton Anderson Fields, Honolulu, Hawaii; granddaughter Sara Alexandra Fields, Ogden, Utah and sister Betty Killeen, Athens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Braswell and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5:30 to 7:30 P M Tuesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

You may leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com .

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