Mr. William Ross Hegwood, Sr., age 74, of Cloudland, GA died Sunday, December 5, 2010 at his residence.

Mr. Hegwood was born May 26, 1936 in LaFayette, GA, the son of the late William Forrest "Babe" Hegwood and Addie Lou Williams Hegwood. He was self-employed as a used car dealer and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, holding the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Hegwood was a member of Alpine Lodge # 211 F. & A. M. He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Gordon Hegwood, and a sister, Ann Hegwood McGill.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Key Hegwood; a son and daughter-in-law, William Ross "Yogi" & Shanne Hegwood, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Jane & Lamar Canada; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny & Frances Hegwood , Tim & Pam Hegwood, Mark Hegwood, Steve & Margaret Hegwood; seven grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Graveside and interment services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Mount Olive Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Pledger officiating. Active pallbearers will be Nathan Hegwood, Justin Canada, Patrick Canada, Mac Shipman, Spunky Mitchell, and Dennis Hartline.

Mr. Hegwood will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2010.