Maurice Gunter beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the age of 79.

Maurice, born on June 11, 1934 in Buford, Georgia, was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Faye Gunter, his parents Effie Brown Gunter and Maurice Samuel Gunter and his brothers Roy, and Charles Gunter.

Maurice is survived by a large family including his brother Bill E. Gunter and wife Martha, sister-in-law Vill Gunter, and children, Vicki Gunter Wheelus, Patrice Gunter Bullock, Celeste Janine Gunter and Scott Maurice Gunter.

He is also survived by his grandchildren Megan Shirley Wheelus, Tyler Craig Wheelus, Blakely Bullock Morris and husband Chris, Gunter Dell Bullock and great-grandson Cooper Dean Morris.

A private gathering for close family and friends will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Fellowship Hall in Dacula, Ga. at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.

The family is honoring Maurice's wish that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch. Donations may be made online or mailed to P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064, noting 'In Memory of Maurice Gunter.'