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Former Norcross Councilman, Volunteer Fire Chief Passes Away at 84

Longtime Norcross resident Reuben A. "Junior" Gant died Sunday, Dec. 2.

Reuben A. “Junior” Gant, 84, of Norcross, passed away December 2, 2012.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Peachtree Corners. Burial will follow at Norcross City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the funeral home.

Mr. Gant, a U.S. Army veteran, was a member of Norcross First Baptist Church for 70 years. He served on the Norcross City Council for 16 years and was a member of the Norcross Masonic Lodge No. 227 FA&M for 60 years. He was the fire chief for the city of Norcross Volunteer Fire Department, and he always wanted what was best for the city of Norcross. He was an avid fisherman and camper. He loved his grandkids, great-grandkids and enjoyed helping and teaching folks.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Gant of Norcross; daughters, Mary (Pat) McClure of Hoschton, Brenda Gant of Norcross and Norma (Alan) Johnson of Greenville, S.C.; brother, William H. Gant of Stockbridge; sister, Betty Davis of Lawrenceville; nine grandkids; and eight great-grandkids.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Ste 260, Duluth, GA 30097 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com.

Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, 770-448-5757.

Information was provided courtesy of Crowell Brothers Funeral Home.

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