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William Waitsell Cuthbertson
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William Waitsell Cuthbertson, 75, of Clayton, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.

Services were private.

Born in Duck Town, Tenn., he was the son of William Pyrd Cuthbertson and Lena Mae Casteel Blakley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John William Cuthbertson; one brother, Dr. Paul Young Cuthbertson; and a sister, Shirley Cuthbertson Gordon.

Dr. Cuthbertson was a self-employed optometrist and was a member of the Georgia Optometric State Board of Examiners for two terms. He was an optometrist in Clayton for 24 years and 38 years in Cornelia. He also founded the Visual Education Foundation in Dunwoody, which then became the Omni Eye Center. He was also instrumental in the passage of the Right To Know Bill. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cornelia.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine Cuthbertson; two daughters, Debra Lynn Cuthbertson of Clayton and Donna Cuthbertson Galloway and her husband, Dale, of Clayton; two grandchildren, William Trent Galloway and Torie Galloway Lancaster and her husband, Michael; and a special niece, Paula Cuthbertson Nichols.

An online Memorial Register Book is available at

Beck Funeral Home, Clayton, is in charge of the arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

March 6, 2013