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“He was a guy that really made an im­pres­sion… He had a high work ethic, and that work ethic was to pro­vide for his fam­ily, that he dearly loved.”

Hefton en­joyed coach­ing his sons in soft­ball at Covenant Chris­tian Acad­emy, where he had coached for four years, and was ac­tively in­volved in vol­un­teer­ing at his sons’ schools, in­clud­ing at Oak Hill El­e­men­tary where Tracy heads the PTO.

Hefton, the bread­win­ner of the fam­ily, had driven trucks for 20 years with Harper’s com­pany and WAR Truck­ing be­fore that and had started a lawn care busi­ness in hopes of spend­ing more time with his four sons, who range in age from 15 to 2.

The fam­ily had al­ready gone through a roller coaster of a year when the ac­ci­dent oc­curred. The Hefton’s 13year-old son, Zach, un­der­went his third open heart surgery ear­lier this year in Jan­uary to re­pair a dam­aged heart valve, and the fam­ily’s house was nearly split in two dur­ing the Mother’s Day tor­na­does when a tree fell through their roof and liv­ing room. Luck­ily, no one was hurt dur­ing the storms. The fam­ily had al­most com­pleted the re­pairs and were plan­ning to move back in at the end of this year.

An ac­count was set up for the Hefton fam­ily at Peo­ple’s Bank, un­der “Hefton Fam­ily Fund,” at the Cony­ers and Cov­ing­ton branches. For more in­for­ma­tion, call (770) 3856800 or (770) 483-7200.

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