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Melvin Stancil
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Melvin Stancil, 83, of Cumming, died May 30, 2011.

His parents, Vandiver and Caroline Seabolt Stancil; son, Jeffery Melvin Stancil and seven brothers and sisters, preceded him in death.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Stancil served in the Korean Conflict.

He retired from General Motors after 33 years of service, where he served as an officer in several U.A.W. positions, most importantly as the Region 8 Atlanta Area Recording Secretary and Vice Chairman, Local 10 U.A.W. Retirees.

Civically, Mr. Stancil served on the Lake Lanier Regional Library Board for 26 years and as chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Forsyth County Public Library.

He was the Forsyth County Voter Registrar for 17 years and won the Top Georgia Registrar award in 2000, which is the Frances Duncan Award, named after the first woman to serve as the director of the state's election office.

Mr. Stancil also served as president of the Georgia Voter Registrar Association in 1996-1997. He was also superintendent of elections for Forsyth County, serving in that position for 15 years. Mr. Stancil was named as one of the Men of Forsyth in 1998.

He was also named to the Georgia Lions' Lighthouse Foundation Inc. in 2002 and appointed a Melvin Jones Fellow in the same year. He was a member of the Forsyth County Lions Club for 25 years, serving as president in 1998-1999 and as zone chairman 18-D in 1992-1993.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Barnett Stancil of Cumming; son, Rob Stancil of Cumming; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Marylian Stancil; sister and brother-in-law, Gerry and Mack Lummus; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Barbara Barnett; sister-in-law, Margie Tate; special friends, Ralph and Joann Cowart; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. June 2 at Cumming Baptist Church with the Dr. Barry Crocker and the Revs. John Lummus, Gerald Blackburn and Bud Sutton officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

Flowers were accepted or memorial contributions could be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or Embracing Hospice, 8013 Majors Rd., Cumming, GA 30041.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.

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