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Leroy Montgomery Monty Willson, Jr, M.D.
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home
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Leroy Montgomery “Monty” Willson, Jr, M.D., 68, passed away on October 24, 2010 from metastatic melanoma. He was born in Athens, GA on September 22, 1942 to the late Leroy Montgomery Willson, Sr. and Augusta Mallory Willson. Monty graduated from Oxford College of Emory University (1961), University of North Carolina (1963) and Duke University Medical School (1967). Dr. Willson’s internship was at Ohio State University followed by four years with the Indian Health Service in Crow Agency, Montana. His residency and fellowship were at the University of Missouri (1972-76). Monty had Cardiology practices in Macon, GA; Missoula, MT; and Great Falls, MT. In 2004, Dr. Willson began working in Covington at Georgia Heart Specialists until September, 2010. Dr. Willson is survived by his wife of 40 years, Wendy Beals Willson; children, Shirley (Edward) Mullins, Atlanta, GA; Leroy M. (Mandi) Willson, III, Missoula, MT; Peter M. Willson, Sterling, VA; and two grandsons. A memorial service will be held at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Rd., in Covington, on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 400 Perimeter Center Terrace, Suite 750, Atlanta, GA 30346 or to the Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120.