Steve Gauntt, beloved husband, and adored son, brother, and uncle passed away early on Christmas Day, 2013. He will be missed by his family, extended church family, his beloved cats, and all those fortunate enough to be his friend. His admired intellect, insatiable curiosity, infectious laugh, and generosity captivated all. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Marietta with Dr. Bill Ross officiating. Interment will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday in Langdale Cemetery in Valley, AL. Survivors include his wife, Sally Gauntt of Marietta; mother, Faye Hamil Gauntt of Valley, AL; two sisters, Laurie Simpson and Martha Gauntt of Valley, AL; sister-in-law, Gail Penn of Williamsburg, VA; nephew, Alex Penn of San Diego, CA; niece, Mandy Simpson Johnson and her husband, Bubba Johnson of Valley, AL, aunt and uncle, Raye Hamil Hill and Rudolph Hill of Valley, AL; aunt, Joan Hamil of Valley, AL; special cousins, Terry Hill, Sharon Hill Newton, Jerry Hamil and Ellie Hamil all of Valley, AL; many other friends and relatives. Mr. Gauntt is predeceased by his father, Tom Gauntt. Family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. before the service in the chapel parlor. Immediately following the service there will be a reception honoring the family in the church parlor. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta will be handling the service. 770-428-1511.