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Royce Allen Gunter
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Funeral services for Royce Allen Gunter, 75 of Athens, are scheduled for 4 p.m. today, May 10, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Garvis Kinsey officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Gunter died Wednesday, May 7, 2013.

Born Feb. 13, 1938, he was a son of the late Ray and Grovie Frady Gunter. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by daughters, Marilyn McAllister and Linda Lee; great-grandchild, Kylen Stamey; and brother, Jackie Gunter.

Mr. Gunter was a manager with Days Inn in Athens, and was of the Christian faith. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as fishing.

Survivors include his former wife, Lonia Gunter of Demorest; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Gary Free of Clarkesville, Nikki and Keith Pritchard of Gainesville, and Stacy and Ronnie Freeman of Clarkesville; daughter, Carolyn Wade of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Janice McAllister of Cornelia; brothers, Jerry Gunter and Earl Gunter of Cleveland; sisters, Mary Fortenberry of Cleveland, Sue Hall of Elberton, Sandra Ambrose of Fort Mill, S.C., Brenda Abernathy of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Barbara Savage of Lula; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; extended family, Chandra and Tara Bhakta and children of Athens.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

May 10, 2013