Mr. Walter G. Mahaffey, age 74, of Auburn, GA passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Clyde Burel Mahaffey; and first wife, Shirley Knight Mahaffey. He is survived by his wife of five years, Ruby Knight Mahaffey, Auburn, GA; children, Claude Mahaffey, Gainesville, GA and Larry and Debbie Bailey, Flowery Branch, GA; step children, Dennis and Debra Knight, Winder, GA, Roger and Darlene Knight, Cumming, GA, Jeff and Regina Knight, Gillsville, GA and Chuck and Tina Smith, Buford, GA; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rev. Johnny and Judy Knight, Commerce, GA and Rev. Larry and Dennier Knight, Pendergrass, GA; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Rev. Wayne Jordan, Flowery Branch, GA, Rachel Knight, Flowery Branch, GA and Sandra Knight, Dahlonega, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Mahaffey was born November 27, 1937 in Atlanta, GA. He grew up in the Hog Mountain Community. He received his education at Sunny Hill School in Lawrenceville, GA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy Company 272 and the U.S.S. Montrose. He was a retired truck driver from Florida Rock Inc. and he also had worked for C.L.S. Laboratories and was also a truck driver from Sims Oil Company in Lawrenceville, GA. He was a member of Faith Harbor Baptist Church in Auburn, GA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hog Mountain Baptist Church in Dacula, GA with Rev. Dennis Knight, Rev. Keith Truelove and Dr. Preston Moore officiating and the eulogy to be given by Rev. Claude Mahaffey. Interment and Graveside Service will follow at Hog Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Larry Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at HYPERLINK “” Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.