Donald Preston "Don" Vining Jr., age 51, of Buford died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, after an extended illness.
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Mr. Vining has been cremated and a celebration of life will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Kevin Queen will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Mr. Vining is survived by his wife, Sherri Vining, Buford; children, Chad Vining, Cody Vining, and Cailey Vining, Buford; mother and father, Bobbie Jean Vining and Donald Preston Vining Sr., Fortson; brother, Phil Vining and wife Denise, Sharpsburg; sister, Lindi Vining Dodds and husband Jon, Columbus; nephews, Chase Dodds and Cale Dodds, Nashville, Tenn.; nieces, Catherine Vining, Nashville, and Caroline Vining, Atlanta; stepdaughters, Nicole Nichols Whitlow and husband Johnathan, Marietta, Taylor Nichols Bailey and husband Taylor, Flowery Branch; step-granddaughter, Brylee Bailey, Flowery Branch; mother-in-law and father in-law, Gladys and Leon Kimbro, Buford; sister-in-law, Linda Chalacoff and husband Gary, Sugar Hill; best friend, Duke, Buford.
Don was born in Columbus, Ga., and had lived in the Atlanta area the past 30 years. He was a 1980 graduate of Hardaway High School, Columbus, and attended West Georgia College where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He enjoyed coaching Llittle League teams with his sons. He was employed with Atlanta Gas Light for 29 years and a member of 12Stone Church. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924.
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Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Aug. 2, 2014