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William Maxwell

William Maxwell "Max" King

Tuesday, August 8th, 1922 - Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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William Maxwell “Max” King, age 97 of Alto, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 8, to the late Peter Lambert and Recie Martin King. He retired from the maintenance department with Fieldale Farms after many years of service. Mr. King enjoyed farming as long as he could and worked as a saw miller. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for a number of years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Dorothy Thomas King; daughters, Frances King Kinsey and Nancy Jean King; brothers, Lem King, Edward King, Allen King, Oscar King and Amos King; son-in-law, Jerry Ledford.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, William & Shirley King, Dennis & Kathy King, Jimmy & Karen King, David & Kimberly King all of Alto, Wesley & Cindy King of Commerce, Phil & Terry King of Milton, Florida; daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Tolbert of Lavonia, Ruth Evans of Hartwell, Grace Ledford of Clarkesville, Christine Martin of Alto, Mary & Jerry Harbin of Hartwell, Anna & Thomas Fowler of Demorest, Amanda & David Seabolt of Gainesville; 82 grandchildren; 117 great-grandchildren; 36 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth King Grier and Gervis King Taylor both of Alto.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Level Grove Baptist Church with Mr. Danny Brooks, Pastor Wes King, Pastor Cody Kelley and Pastor Robert Hill, II officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 2:00pm
    Level Grove Baptist Church
    157 Old Level Grove Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Interment

    Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery

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Private Condolence

Angela McLane

Posted at 03:30am
some of the best times of my life was times I spent at his house. He will forever be missed.

Teresa Neese

Posted at 11:33am
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God lend you the comfort, peace and strength you may need in the days ahead.

Mrs. Lydia TuckerShumaker

Posted at 09:13pm
Prayers from Hartwell,Ga. Mr. & Mrs. Larry n Lydia TuckerShumaker and Desaray TuckerShumaker.

David Ledford

Posted at 04:33pm
Anna, I am so sorry for the loss of your day. Prayers

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