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James Harold "Mullet" Rudeseal, Sr.

June 5, 1936 ~ June 11, 2021 (age 85)
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James Harold “Mullet” Rudeseal, Sr., age 85 of the Fairview Community, Demorest, Georgia took his heavenly flight home at his residence on Friday morning, June 11, 2021 following an extended illness.

Born in Toccoa, Georgia on June 05, 1936, he was a son of the late James Purnell & Hattie Smith Rudeseal. James served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until 1958. He retired as a heavy equipment operator with Hansen Aggregates with over 35 years of dedicated service. James was a faithful member of the Oakwood First Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Rudeseal.

Survivors include his loving wife, Josephine Gray Rudeseal of the Fairview Community, Demorest, GA; children, Gloria & Lynn Kidd of Gainesville, GA; James H. Rudeseal, Jr. of Dahlonega, GA; Bobby & Lynn Rudeseal of Southhaven, MS; Carolyn & Joe Jones of Murrayville, GA; brother & sister-in-law, Robert Howard & Ola Mae Rudeseal of Toccoa, GA; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.

Homegoing services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. A.B. Stewart, Michael King, & Joe Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by the Grant Reeves Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

An online guest registry is available for the Rudeseal family at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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June 12, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Funeral Service
June 13, 2021

2:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Interment following service
June 13, 2021

Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery
Hwy 105
Demorest, GA 30535

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