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Family-Placed Death Notice
KNOWLES, Jr., George George Thomas Knowles, Jr., Dr. PH, age 87, a native of Coffee County, Ga. and WW II veteran, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital, in Huntsville, Alabama. He was born on August 22, 1925, in Broxton, GA to the late George Thomas Knowles, Sr. and Ethel Butler Knowles. Dr. Knowles was a resident of Stone Mountain, Ga. from 1970-1989, and was retired from the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources where he was Director of Laboratory Licensure and Development. He was an alumni of Emory University, Peabody College, and graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina. Dr. Knowles was preceded in death by his wife Dora Beth Roberts Knowles, son George C. Knowles, and sister Sarah Knowles Mixon. Survivors include his daughter, Lucinda Knowles (Steven) Mathews of Huntsville, AL; son, Andrew T. Knowles (Melinda) of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Grace Knowles Lee of Bickley, Ga.; grandchildren Joshua Mathews, Dora Mathews Alison (Clifton), Caleb Mathews, Banner Knowles, Butler Knowles, George Knowles, bothers and sisters in-law H.K. Johnson of Ellijay, Ga., Henry C. and Martha Roberts of Jackson, MS, and Jessie Roberts of Statesboro, Ga. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Elick Bullington and Rev. Benj Varnell officiating. Sims Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Douglas First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 3, 2013