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Remembering the Life of

February 1, 1943 - October 8, 2023

Hue Gordon Counts

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Burial Location:

Riverview Memorial Gardens

119 River Dr, Fayetteville, TN 37334

Hue Gordon Counts died peacefully at Donalson Care Center on October 8, 2023 in Fayetteville, Tennessee.

Hue is survived by his wife, Karen Elaine Counts, his children, Michael Hue (Donna) Counts and Phyllis Lynn (Craig) Carlisle, his grandchildren, Riley James Cagle, Jordan Michael Counts, Ryan Hue Cagle and Samantha Fay Counts, his siblings, Martha Jean (Richard) McGee and Danny Loyd Counts.

Hue is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Clifford Counts and Martha Irie Welch Counts, and his brothers, Joe Thomas Counts and Billy Wayne Counts.

Hue was born on February 1, 1943 in Flintville, Tennessee. He graduated from Flintville High School in 1961. After high school, he began working at Serbin Fashions in Fayetteville and later went to work for S.J. King Studio taking pictures. Hue later purchased a franchise from School Pictures, Inc. which subsequently became Hue Counts Photography. After 35 years of shooting pictures throughout Middle Tennessee, Hue retired but remained a consultant and salesman for LifeTouch Photography as well as a salesman for Walters Publishing Company.

During this time, Hue was an active member of Jaycees and the Lincoln County Sportsman Club as fishing was one of his greatest passions. He also served as a Board of Director for Lincoln County Bank, North Alabama Bank and Bank of Lincoln County.

Hue was a man who made everyone smile, and through his camera lens captured special moments in many, many lives. He will be truly missed and forever in our hearts.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Gallant–Riverview Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Gallant–Riverview Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. (

Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Hue Gordon Counts.

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