DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) – Fred Hamic, retired Geneva County probate judge, died Thursday morning during a bout with COVID. He was 75.
Hamic was first elected as a county commissioner in 2000 and served in that role until 2007 when he was elected county commission chairman and probate judge.
He often spoke out on controversial issues as he did in 2015 when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that he must marry those of the same sex as he would others. He stopped performing all marriages instead.
“I’m not going to be a party to it,” he told the Associated Press. “I was raised in a Christian home, and I was taught that it is a sin.”
Hamic retired in 2019.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5 until 7 at First Baptist Church in Samson with graveside services at 2:00 Friday afternoon at Traveler’s Rest Cemetery.
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