Mr. McElwaney died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Piedmont Hospital.
Born Nov. 23, 1955, in Fulton County, he was a son of the late Milton and Annie Lee Baswell McElwaney. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed watching movies, his dogs and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by a son, William McElwaney Jr.; and two sisters, Mary Harrelson and Margaret Perkins.
Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Cindy Mitchell McElwaney of Clarkesville; sons, Michael Carlisle of Jefferson, Ricky Miller of Clarkesville, Tommy Miller of Clarkesville, and Dwayne McElwaney of Tennessee; daughters, Amy Miller of Athens and Debbie McElwaney; brothers, Milton McElwaney Jr. of McDonough and Walter McElwaney of Hampton; sisters, Elizabeth Clements of Stockbridge and Marie Rowlett of Clarkesville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends, following the service, at the residence of Marie Rowlett, 760 Alfred Taylor Road, Demorest.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
March 2, 2012