H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

4550 Peachtree Road Ne, Atlanta, GA


Carl Frederick Horne Sr.

April 21, 1925November 3, 2019

Carl Frederick Horne, Sr., 94, of Tucker, Georgia, passed away on November 3, 2019.

Fred was born in Erwin, North Carolina, on April 21, 1925. He graduated from Erwin High School in 1941, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Naval Officers Training Program, in 1945 and from John Marshall Law School in 1953.

Fred was the owner of Horne Plumbing and Heating Company in Atlanta for over 50 years. He was a member of the Mechanical Contractors Associations of Atlanta and America and served as Treasurer of the Mechanical Industry Council for 25 years. A man of faith, he was a member of Clairmont Presbyterian Church, serving as deacon and elder.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Leonard and Fannie Mae (McGill) Horne, his wife Frances McCurdy and five siblings.

He is survived by his children, Nancy Myers (Don) of St Johns, Florida, and Fred Horne, Jr. (Jennie) of Stone Mountain, Georgia; sister Joyce Hamilton of Raleigh, North Carolina; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1 PM at H.M. Patterson & Son - Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven, GA. A service will follow at 2 PM. Burial will take place at North Atlanta Memorial Park following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to either Clairmont Presbyterian Church, 1994 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033 or to the Georgia Tech Alumni Association-Rollcall, 190 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

Arrangements are by H.M. Patterson & Son - Oglethorpe Hill Chapel.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Carl Frederick Horne Sr.

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Patricia Sale

November 6, 2019

I got to know Fred at Clairmont when we had the First Light Worship service in Milligan Hall. I admired that he was open to attending the new contemporary service, and that he served as a deacon at an age when most of us think our time for serving is over. He was quite the gentleman and I enjoyed our coffee break conversations. We had a connection in both being native North Carolininas. Once I was honored to be invited to his Sunday School Christmas dinner party. I know he was proud of all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, niece and nephews. A good man who will be missed. I hope his last days were filled with hope in the Lord.

Lynne Mason

November 5, 2019

Dear Family,
Sorry to hear of Uncle Fred’s passing. Wonderful family memories will always be cherished here in North Carolina. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and prayers ❤️
Lynne Mason

Ouida Benton

November 5, 2019

Dear Fred and Jennie and all your family.

We send our sympathy for your grief and sorrow at the passing of your dear father. Losing a parent is never easy and seems especially hard during the holiday season, but your good memories of him will help sustain you. We would love to see you all at Maple Rest at Thanksgiving. Love, Ouida and John

Larry Charles

November 5, 2019

Dear Fred, Jennie, and family,

I'm so very sorry to learn of Mr. Horne's passing away. The fact that he was a good man shines forth in his son, granddaughter, and grandson, and in the very high regard that Jennie, my special favorite, always had for him.

Please accept my deepest sympathy, and know that my thoughts and prayers are (as always) with all of you.