Rev. Hugh Fulton Hagen
CARROLLTON, GA – Rev. Hugh Fulton Hagen, 26, went to meet his Lord and Savior on January 4th, 2013. Rev. Hugh Fulton Hagen was a spiritual shepherd and community leader. He was a servant who touched the lives of everyone he encountered. His infectious smile and giving spirit will forever remain in the hearts of his family and friends. To the hungry, he offered food. To the sick, he offered company. To the lost, he offered guidance. “If you were to define ‘pastor,’ he would fit that definition,” said many of those who knew him. “He spent his life serving others.” Rev Hagen often proclaimed “God has sealed in our hearts a call to reach people in tangible ways and reach REAL people with the REAL Gospel.” Rev. Hagen became a leader of Christian groups at the age of sixteen. In the summer of 2004 he served as a youth Intern at The First Baptist Church of Douglasville, Ga. He preached at various churches in the United Methodist, Southern Baptist and Independent Baptist churches. He was a member of the College Ministry Leadership Team at Berry College. He served as part of the Billy Graham Crusade in New York City for the summer of 2005. As Pastoral Intern at Mt. Berry Church in Rome, Ga., Rev. Hagen assisted in the re-visioning of the church and transition to a new way of sharing Christ on the campus of Berry College. He was ordained on April 30, 2007 as a Southern Baptist Minister. Rev. Hagen graduated from Berry College in Rome, Ga. with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He completed his Masters of Divinity from Columbia International University. He was pursuing a Doctrine of Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological University in Kentucky at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Krisi B. Hagen of Calhoun; daughters, Neileigh Hagen and Marleigh Hagen of Calhoun; father and step-mother, Kim and Kelly Hagen of Carrollton; mother and step-father, Rebecca and Derrick Gray of Douglasville; brother, Michael Hagen of Williamsburg, Virginia, Justin Gray of Atlanta, Murphy Hagen of Carrollton; sisters and brother-in-law, Audra and Justin Phillips of New Orleans, Louisiana, Kimberly Hagen of Carrollton; paternal grandparents, Vernon D. and Edith Hagen of Douglasville, maternal grandparents, Marvin and Angeline Osborne of Villa Rica; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Almon Funeral Home on Monday evening from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Douglasville with Dr. John Pennington and Dr. Stephen Peeples officiating. Pallbearers will be Tommy Gordon, Junior Erwin, Chad Zeis, Andrew Hunter, Nathaniel Reagan and Bradley Hunter. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Trinity Baptist Church of Calhoun. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Waycross, Georgia on Wednesday, January 9 at 1 p.m. with Dr. Edward Hurst officiating. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Youth Program, 1170 Rome Road S.W., Calhoun, Georgia 30701. Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.