Former Geneva County probate judge dies after week-long struggle with COVID-19


(WDHN File Video)

GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — A long-time public official in Geneva County has died following a week-long bout with COVID-19.

Former Geneva County Probate Judge and Commission Chairman Fred Hamic served as an elected official from 2000 through 2018.

Hamic made state and national headlines opposing the U.S. Supreme court’s ruling permitting same-sex marriages. In response, Hamic would no longer perform marriage ceremonies as a form of protest.

Geneva County Sheriff Tony Helms said the late Fred Hamic was dedicated to public service and was well-loved by many.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Samson First Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Traveler’s Rest Cemetery in Geneva County’s Lowery community.

Fred Hamic was 75 years old.

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