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William Harley Walls
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William Harley Walls, 82, of Cumming, died Oct. 12, 2016.

Born Feb. 20, 1934 to the late C.C. and Effie Walls, he was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County.

Mr. Walls was a retired diesel mechanic who co-owned Walls Garage, which was one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Forsyth County, established in 1922 and still in operation.

After his retirement, he remained involved with diesel and engine repair and enjoyed gardening.

Harley was a United States Army veteran and was a member of Concord Baptist Church, where he enjoyed his Sunday school class.

His wife of 38 years, Dorothy Walls; a son, John Walls; and brothers, Glyndon Walls, Luke Walls and Edmond "Doddle" Walls, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Carol and Tim Whitmire of Dawsonville, James "Jimmy" Walls of Cumming, Neil and Lauren Walls of Smoke Rise; grandchildren, Charley Ann Whitmire of Cumming; Zachary Walls, Zoey Walls, Zane Walls, all of Smoke Rise; brothers and sisters-in-law, Grady and Evelyn Walls of Gainesville, Rupert Walls, Charles and Janice Walls, all of Cumming; sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn Pylant of Marietta, Pat and Norman Miller of Cumming; sisters-in-law, Betty Walls, Joann Martin, both of Cumming; special friend and neighbor, Susie Cook; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Concord Baptist Church with the Dr. Scott Gilbert and the Rev. Rubin Smith officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Gardens.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.