He was born Jan. 31, 1942, in Rabun County to the late Claude and Gladys Holcomb Queen. He was a timber cutter in the forestry industry and was employed at The Dillard House for a long time. He was a member of Blue Heights Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and T.J. Queen.
Survivors include: a son, Boyd Queen of Clayton; five brothers, George Queen of Charlotte, N.C., Allen and Dean Queen, both of Mountain City, Calvin Queen of Franklin, N.C., and Keith Queen of Lockhart, S.C.; three sisters, Virginia Norton of Otto, N.C., Annette Dockins of Marietta, S.C., and Barbara Roberts of Murphy, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The body has been cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 653, Clayton, GA 30525, to aid in funeral expenses.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Dec. 29, 2011