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William A. “Bill” Stansell, 60, of Lawrenceville, GA died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was a native and lifetime resident of the Atlanta area. He was a graduate of Gordon Military College, Mars Hill University with a BS degree in Biology, and Middle Tennessee State University with a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling. Bill worked for C.T.B.-McGraw Hill, Testing Division, in Tennessee and Georgia, owned and operated Spiced Right BBQ in Lilburn, Georgia, and was presently working as a chef for Hope Memory Care Center in Lawrenceville. He was of the Methodist faith.


He was the son of the late Albert Lee and Mary Ellen Arendell Stansell.


Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Gail Walker Stansell; a sister, Sandra Myrick Akins of Arkansas; a niece, Kimberly Myrick Korth; a nephew, Justin Myrick; and his two good buddies, Meester and Lilli.


Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Rev. Rob Rollins officiating. Interment was in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pete Lauderdale, Joey and Nick Harp, Sam Davis, Barry McClure, and Dr. Bill Dyer.


The family received friends from 5:30-7:00 Friday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of William A. “Bill” Stansell to the Murphy First United Methodist Church, PO Box 86, Murphy, NC 28906.


Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements. 


#16 Annette Dockery 2014-04-07 20:59
Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. If I can help in any way, please let me know.
#15 Virginia Cox 2014-04-06 20:17
Gail, Ray and I are so sorry that you have lost Bill.; can only imagine!. Suddenly is extra hard. Please know you will continue in our thoughts and Prayers. I will let Ginny and Miriam know in case they don't know. Marcie and Ken are good friends of ours and gave me the address, Take care. God bless, Love, Hugs and prayers,
Virginia and Ray Cox
#14 Larry Stalcup 2014-04-06 01:34
Gail, We're so sorry to hear of Bill's sudden passing. We didn't find out until after the services. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Larry and Connie Stalcup
#13 David Myers 2014-04-05 20:22
Gail, please know how sorry I feel for your loss. Mt trips to Leconte were rich and meaningful because of the personality of Bill, his sense of humor, and stories. Think of you often.
#12 Mike Green 2014-04-05 13:45
Gail, Mary and I are so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time for you.
#11 Mike Jones 2014-04-05 00:57
Gail, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have so many fond memories of Bill from Mt. Leconte days. We, the North Carolina Mt. Leconte Crew, still talk often about those Leconte days on the mountian. You are in our thoughts and prayers today and the days ahead.

Mike Jones and the N.C. Leconte Crew
#10 Tim & Cathy Maloney 2014-04-04 17:48
Gail, we were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#9 Jane Gibson Stiles 2014-04-04 17:03
Gail, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#8 Matt Woody 2014-04-04 13:18
Gail, So sorry for the loss of Bill. I have many fond memories of him. We are here if you need us. Much love.
#7 Candace Graham 2014-04-04 12:35
Gail, to say I am sorry for your loss is not enough. I wish I could be with you during this difficult transition. Although I didn't know Bill I can only imagine what a special person he was and will continue to be in your memories of him. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

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