William “Bill” McKinley Hales IV, age 50, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Mr. Hales was an USMC Veteran. His term was served during The Invasion of Grenada in 1983 and traveled extensively over the world while serving in the USMC. His achievements as a Marine was Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, Letter of Appreciation, Good Conduct Medal and Sea-Service Deployment Ribbon. Mr. Hales also served in the Marine Reserve and Army National Guard in Winder, GA. He was a real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway for over 12 years, and was in the Million Dollar Club. He loved to ride his Harley, being outdoors, was a gun enthusiast and loved horses. He served as a Lay Leader at Center United Methodist Church. Bill was loved by all. He was survived by his wife Terri Hales, mother Jean Hales Beck and husband Larry of Hoschton; father Willliam McKinley Hales III and wife Carolyn of Texas; grandmother Ann Watkins of Hoschton; brother Lt. Co. Kenneth L. Hales and wife Beverly of Fayetteville; and a host of other relatives. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Col. William Hales, Jr. and Florence Hales; grandfather Bill Watkins and step sister Kimberly Millan. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Center United Methodist Church, Pastor Blane Spence will be officiating. The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Flag Fund at Center United Methodist Church. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.