Published Sunday, February 03, 2013

Capt. Luther Franklin 'Mac' McKelvey, Jr.

Capt. Luther Franklin “Mac” McKelvey, Jr., Gwinnett County Police Dept. (Ret.), age 71, of Buford, GA, died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 following an extended illness.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, Buford. Rev. Danny Newbern and Maj. John Latty will officiate. Interment will follow in Shadow Lawn Cemetery in Lawrenceville. Family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Flowers are accepted or those that wish may make a memorial donation to the Zion Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, www.zionhillbuford.org .

Capt. McKelvey is survived by his wife, Martha McKelvey, Buford; daughter and son-in-law, Torrie and Steve Roney, Dacula; daughter, Kellie Karnes, Winder; grandchildren, Lillie Karnes, Ellison Karnes, and Clayton Roney; sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Douglas Stewart, Sharpsburg, GA; mother-in-law, Margaret Lumpkin, Ringgold, GA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Grady Williams, Ringgold, GA; sister-in-law, Anne Millwood, Homer, GA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Capt. McKelvey was a lifelong resident of the Metro Atlanta area and had graduated from Fulton High School with the Class of 1959. He was a Deacon at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Buford; a member of the Men’s Prayer Team, and a member of the Dacula Masonic Lodge No. 433 F&AM. Capt. McKelvey had also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.

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