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Obituaries > KIRKLAND, GEORGE W., JR.

George W. Kirkland Jr., 79, of Tallahassee died Monday [December 31, 2001].

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Abbey Funeral Home, with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.

A native of Morven, Ga., he had lived in Tallahassee for 54 years. A Marine veteran of World War II, he served in the [4th] Raider Battalion. He was a mechanic for the city of Tallahassee and a member of Soul’s Port United Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by two sons, Johnie Kirkland of Havana and Richard Kirkland of Tallahassee; a daughter, Barbara Harris of Tallahassee; two brothers, Jasper Kirkland of Tallahassee and Jack Kirkland of Munford, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.