Earl “Bubba” Wayne Hiers Jr., brother of Paula Deen, passed away last Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Hiers is from Albany, Ga, and moved to Savannah in 2000 to join his sister in the restaurant business. He was the owner and general manager of Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House.
Hiers obituary states that the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors – 1503 Dawson Road in Albany preceding his funeral and Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with Father John J. Lyons officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial gifts be designated for cancer research at Mayo Clinic online atwww.mayoclinic.org/developmentor mailed to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN. 55905 or Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190.