The Georgia Coroner’s Association recently named Clarke County coroner Sonny Wilson as its 2013 Coroner of the Year.
Wilson worked in funeral service in Gainesville for 30 years before moving to Athens in 1996 when he was named general manager of Bernstein Funeral Home and Crematory. He was elected Coroner of Clarke County in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. Following his election in 2008, Wilson joined the Georgia Coroner’s Association where he served two years on the executive board. Wilson served as association president in 2012 and continues to serve on the Emergency Response Committee and Website Committee.