William (Billy) Waller Hearn, Jr., 69, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005. Billy was born June 22, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William “Tiny” Waller Hearn, Sr. and Stella “Nana” Weglicki Hearn. Billy grew up in Eatonton, GA, home of his father. Billy graduated from Putnam County High School with honors in 1954, also having starred in football, basketball and baseball. Recruited by several major colleges, he turned down offers to play professional baseball and attended The University of Georgia. His stellar career at UGA included being named Most Valuable Offensive Back on the football team in 1956, being the leading pitcher on the baseball team and lettering in basketball as well. He was a member of the Gridiron Secret Society, G-Club, Blue Key, and Sigma Nu Fraternity. Also, while at The University of Georgia he met and married Elaine Holliman of Toomsboro, Georgia, who survives him after 48 years of marriage. Upon retirement from Southern Waistband, Billy enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren. Billy was a lifetime member of the Barrow County Historical Society, Member of the Friends of Piedmont Regional Library, served ten years as a City Councilman for the City of Winder, was a founding member and First Sr. Warden and Lay Reader at St. Anthony's Episcopal Church. In addition to his mother and wife, he is also survived by, son, William (Tracy) Waller Hearn, III of Winder, and Son-in-law and daughter, Chip and Tammy Hearn Walker of Eatonton; Grandchildren, Christoper Michael Walker, Holliman Elaine Walker and Brett Anderson Walker of Eatonton and William Tracy Hearn of Bogart; Sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Carlton Hearn Collis and Don Collis of Eatonton and Margaret Hearn Murchison of Flowery Branch; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Smith Funeral Home in Winder, Friday, July 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 16 at 10 am at Smith Memory Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that offerings be made to St. Anthony's Episcopal Church Building Fund, 175 St. Anthony's Dr., Winder, GA 30680. Smith Funeral Home, Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-4553.