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Lauren McDonald III

Lauren McDonald III

Funeral Director / Owner of Cleveland, Cumming, & Dahlonega Chapels



Claire McDonald

Claire McDonald

Funeral Director / Owner of Cleveland, Cumming, & Dahlonega Chapels



Lauren 'Bubba' W. McDonald Jr.

Lauren "Bubba" W. McDonald Jr.

Owner / Cumming & Dahlonega Chapels

McDonald, who served 20 years as a state Representative, was appointed to the PSC by Governor Zell Miller to fill a vacated post and then re-elected in a special mid-term election in 1998. He held the seat until 2002. On December 2, 2008, Georgians elected McDonald to serve on the PSC again.
McDonald has a deep knowledge of the energy industry. During his previous term, he served on the Committee on Electricity of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, chairing that body's subcommittee on Nuclear Issues and Waste Disposal in 2001 and 2002. Today he is a member of NARUC's Electric Committee and Nuclear Subcommittee.
McDonald has spent decades serving the residents of Georgia. As a state Representative, he chaired the Industry Committee for five years and the Appropriations Committee for eight years. He also served as a commissioner in Jackson County, served on the Board of Managers of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, and volunteered as a Firefighter for the city of Commerce for 35 years and served as its Chief for 25 years..
A native of Commerce who now resides in Clarkesville, McDonald is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in Business. He has long been a supporter of higher education, serving on the Board of Governors of Mercer Medical College and the Board of the Advanced Technology Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also a director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Georgia.
McDonald has lived his entire life within District Four of the PSC. Currently, he is a partner in L.W. McDonald & Son Funeral Home in Cumming, with his son, Lauren III. He was married to his late wife Sunny Nivens McDonald of Gainesville GA for 45 years. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, a private pilot, and an avid golfer. He Married Shelley Hailey McDonald in 2012.

Jordan Dawson

Jordan Dawson

Location Manager / Cleveland Chapel


Telephone: 1-706-865-1500

Email: jdawson@alexander-funeral.com


Lindsey Dawson

Associate / Cleveland Chapel



Tink Thomas

Tink Thomas

Associate / Cleveland Chapel



Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Director of Family and Community Relations / Cleveland & Dahlonega Chapels



John Phillips

John Phillips

Funeral Director / Cleveland & Dahlonega Chapels



Brian Todack

Brian Todack

Funeral Director / Cleveland & Cumming Chapels



DJ Johnson

DJ Johnson

Family Services / Cleveland, Cumming, & Dahlonega Chapels



Paul Holbrook

Paul Holbrook

Funeral Director / Cumming Chapel



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