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Janet Lodister Vinson

February 6, 1940 - November 7, 2017

Janet Lodister Anderson Vinson was born on February 6, 1940 in Durham North Carolina to the late Raymond and Elizabeth Anderson. She attended Durham City Schools and graduated from Hillside High School in 1957. In her early career she was employed by the VA hospital. She also worked in the lab at NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. In 1995 she relocated to Woodstock Georgia. She...
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Betty June (Lathem) Tew

June 15, 1931 - November 6, 2017

Betty June (Lathem) Tew entered her Heavenly Home on November 6, 2017. She was a devoted wife and mother. Betty was born in Canton, GA June 15 1931, and moved to Marietta when she married. She resided in Marietta for over 50 years, before moving to live with her daughter Kellie. She was most recently a resident of Assured Assisted Living in Castle Rock, CO, where she was tenderly cared for until...
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Vipin Somabhai Patel

July 16, 1955 - November 6, 2017


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Earl Elizabeth Johnson

February 25, 1941 - November 5, 2017

We gather here today to honor the life of Earl Elizabeth Johnson, who passed away on November 5, 2017. "Liz", as called by her loving husband, Henry Johnson, was the born to Henry Harrell II and Leona Profit in West Helena, Arkansas on February 25, 1941. On October 14, 1960, Henry and Liz joined in holy matrimony. For the following 56 years, they built their life together in North Chicago...
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John Albert Etheridge, lll

February 27, 1955 - November 2, 2017

Marietta – John Albert Etheridge, III, 62, passed away unexpectedly on November 2, 2017 in hospice following a sudden illness. John will be remembered as a kindhearted, spirted man, whose love and friendship were cherished by all who were blessed to know him. Preceded in death by his parents, John Albert Etheridge, Jr. and Norma Jean Etheridge of Nashville, TN, and partner of thirty years,...
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Jennifer Kay Allen

March 2, 1965 - October 29, 2017

Jennifer Kay Allen, 52, of Acworth, Georgia passed away October 29th, 2017. Visitation will be held at Southern Cremations and Funerals, 1861 Dallas Hwy SW, Marietta, GA 30064, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on November 2nd, with services to follow on November 3rd at 12 pm at the same location. The burial will take place, following the services, at Georgia Memorial Park, 2000 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta,...
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Linda Eileen Padmore

October 21, 1960 - October 27, 2017

Linda Padmore 57, passed away on Friday October 27, 2017 at her home in Powder Springs, GA. She was born in Barbados West Indies and was the daughter of Dorothy & Desmond Eastmond. She moved to the US in '1970' residing in Brooklyn NY. She relocated to Georgia in 1999 and last worked for Hollydale Elementary School in Powder Springs before injury forced her to leave. She is survived by her...
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Geraldine Hart Barksdale

February 23, 1924 - October 27, 2017

Geraldine Barksdale, 93, of Marietta, Ga passed away on October 27th, 2017 surrounded by daughter, Deborah Alleyne, and granddaughter, Lauren Alleyne. Visitation will be Thursday, November 2nd from 2-4pm and the service will be at 4pm at the Southern Cremations and Funerals at Cheatham Hill-1861 Dallas Hwy Marietta, GA 30064, with Tony Alleyne officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf...
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Roger Alvin Motter

November 10, 1929 - October 22, 2017

Roger Alvin Motter, 87, of Marietta Georgia, passed away on 22 October, 2017. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 28 at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, at 10:00 a.m., the Rev. Sarah Fisher officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 26, 5:00-8:00, at Southern Cremations & Funerals, 1861 Dallas Highway. Burial will follow the funeral at...
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Gene Bryant

January 3, 1945 - October 20, 2017

Gene Bryant is survived by three daughters, Darlene Short of Dawsonville Georgia, Betty Lee of Cumming Georgia and Cathy Robertson of Lithia Springs Georgia. He has two sisters Brenda Edgar and Jeanette Pack of Carrollton Georgia, one brother Bobby Bryant of Douglasville Georgia. 8 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
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Bruce Summerfield

February 26, 1943 - October 16, 2017

Bruce Summerfield, age 74, passed away on October 16, 2017 after a long fight with liver cancer. Bruce was born in Elkins, West Virginia in 1943. He grew up on a farm and joined the Air Force in 1961. He did a tour in Vietnam. He retired as a firefighter with the Clayton County Fire Department in 1998 after 31 years of service. He was also a Mason and a Shriner. He is survived by his wife,...
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Edith Lora Southern

April 24, 1927 - October 15, 2017

Edith Lora Southern Born April 24, 1927 Died October 15, 2017 Edith was proud to be a born again Christian and she loved the Lord. She is survived by her 5 children: James E Southern and his wife Cindy Linda Southern Ratzlaff Johnny Southern Annie Mae Southern Smith Ricky Southern Edith who was better known to many as "NANNY" had 10 Grandchildren and many Great Grandchildren and also...
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Jesse Eduardo Vallejo-Torres

August 12, 1994 - October 13, 2017

Jesse Eduardo Vallejo-Torres "Eddie" 08/12/1994 -10/13/2017 On October 13th, 2017 our beloved Jesse gained his wings when God called him home, Jesse will be greatly missed by many of us if not by all. Jesse is survived by his beautiful wife Mayra Chavez-Torres, his parents Eduardo and Sharon Vallejo-Torres, one brother and sister in law Victor and Dana Martinez, two sisters and brothers in...
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Angela Boyso Sanchez

April 27, 1935 - October 4, 2017


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Scott Hamilton Frost

November 6, 1959 - October 3, 2017

Scott Hamilton Frost At 10:03 in the morning of October 3, 2017, Scott Frost passed away peacefully at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice in Kennesaw, GA. Scott was surrounded by the love of his family at the time of his passing. He was 57 years old. Scott was born in Columbus, OH on November 6, 1959 to the late Jack and Mary Jane Frost. Scott enjoyed his childhood with his siblings,...
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George David Williams

January 1, 1944 - October 3, 2017

George D Williams age 73, passed suddenly on October 3, 2017 in Dekalb GA. He is survived by 6 of his children son Derrick Jones Atlanta GA, daughters Pamela Parham and Sonya Frazier Columbus, OH, Dolly Williams and Carlissa Nolan, Austell GA and Jovita Williams Atlanta, GA. Brother James A Williams (Jenny), Columbus OH and sister Anna Evans Wheeling WV. He has 19 Grandchildren and 21 Great...
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Joseph Thomas Lascari

June 9, 1919 - September 30, 2017

Joseph Thomas Lascari born June 9, 1919, peacefully left this world to join his beloved wife in the kingdom of heaven on Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was a loving husband, doting father, proud grandfather, and adoring great grandfather. He overcame countless obstacles in his lifetime, astonishing friends, family, and colleagues alike. While his accomplishments were many, he valued family...
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Sharon Lee Reed

April 26, 1959 - September 27, 2017

Sharon "Shani " Reed, age 57 passed peacefully at her home on September 27, 2017. She is survived by her devoted husband William A. Reed III. Shani was proceeded in death by her parents, Robert DeMarcus and Christine Staton, brother Steve DeMarcus, survived by sisters Patsy Rickard and Camilla Mallicote , 10 loving nieces and nephews, 15 great nieces and nephews. Services will be held Saturday...
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William Paul Primm, Sr.

January 16, 1950 - September 22, 2017

William Paul Primm, Sr., age 67, of Mableton, Georgia, passed away on the morning of Friday, September 22, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. William was born to James Wilson Primm and Eunice Marie Primm on January 16, 1950 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the youngest of five children. After high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. William met his bride to be, Martha Jane Wilson, the...
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Arthur Alan Geldhauser

November 26, 1946 - September 20, 2017

Arthur Alan Geldhauser, 70, passed away peacefully at Tranquility Hospice in Kennesaw September 20, 2017. He leaves is wife of 48 years, Cindy; son, Derek, daughter-in-law, Meredith (Willis); two grandsons, Will and Wes Geldhauser; daughters Holly Benner, son-in-law, Matthew and daughter, Heidi Geldhauser. He also predeceases his brother William Geldhauser, sister-in-law, Diane, nephew Scott...
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Carolyn June Causey

January 27, 1945 - September 19, 2017

Ms. Carolyn June Clark-Causey, aged 72, passed away in Cedartown, Ga. on the morning of September 19, 2017. Carolyn was born an only child to the late Bob and Myrtis Clark on January 27, 1945 in Villa Rica, Ga. She grew up in Austell, Ga. in Cobb County and attended school there. She lived in Austell and Villa Rica for the majority of her life. She never lived outside of Georgia as she always...
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Mary Wilma Welsh

August 6, 1925 - September 19, 2017

Mary Wilma Cummans Welsh passed away peacefully Tuesday September 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Joan Welsh Owsley, her husband of 54 years Ralph Peyton Welsh, and her grandson Nicholas Troy Owsley. Wilma is survived by her daughters Debra Freeman (Mike), Judith Payne, and Barbara Willis as well as her 8 grandchildren Melissa Sewell (Mathew), Christopher Willis,...
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Nathan Ivory

September 16, 1987 - September 8, 2017

Nathan Oliver Ivory, 29 left this world too soon on Friday, September 8, 2017. Born on Fort Belvoir, VA on Sept. 16, 1987 Nathan was the cherished son of William and Christine Ivory. Besides his parents, Nathan leaves behind two loving brothers, Jeremy and Timothy. Nathan is also survived by his grandparents David and Angela Adams, and Rosa Ivory, aunts Gudrun and Cathy, and uncles Jim and John....
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Buna Carter Torrence

January 20, 1933 - September 8, 2017

Buna Carter Torrence was borne to the late Willie James and Ada Bell Carter on January 20, 1933 in Warrenton, Georgia. She departed this life on September 8, 2017. Buna accepted God as her personal savior at an early age. She married the late Robert Torrence Jr. and relocated to Miami, Florida. Several years later she moved to Atlanta Georgia to be near her mother and siblings. She joined the...
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Mary Hall

September 30, 1956 - September 5, 2017

Mary Hall Mary Hall met her loving Lord and Savior face to face on September 5th, 2017 at the age of 60. Mary is predeceased by her father Robert A. Hall and her brother Robert A. Hall Jr. Mary was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 30th, 1956 and graduated from Marietta High School in 1974. She continued her education at Young Harris College and Kennesaw College as well as Marietta...
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Miles Joseph Saunders

April 12, 2000 - August 27, 2017

Miles Joseph Saunders, 17, of Marietta, GA, went to his Heavenly home August 27, 2017. He was born April 12, 2000 in Atlanta, GA, the son of Pelin Demirel and Frederick Saunders. Miles was a member of Divine Order Church, where he was an active participant in the Beta Seals Boys Ministry as well as a helper on the Hospitality Ministry. Miles loved skateboarding, video games, listening to...
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Tammy Jett

May 15, 1960 - August 24, 2017

Tammy Jett, age 57, of Carrollton Ga, returned to her heavenly home on Thursday August 24, after complications from COPD. Her love for her family and firm belief in God supported her in her struggles and gave her comfort and peace. Tammy will be greatly missed by her family and friends, however, we will rejoice in the fact that she is in the loving arms of her Savior. Tammy is survived by...
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Irwin Danet

March 5, 1936 - August 19, 2017

Irwin Danet, age 81, of Kennesaw GA, passed away at his home on August 19, after a long battle with COPD. There will be a celebration of Irwin's Life on Wednesday 8/23 from 1-4pm at Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill 1861 Dallas Highway Marietta GA. Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, he then proudly served in the Air Force in the Korean War. His career was in Quality Assurance, he...
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Jerald Benjamin Tritley

July 26, 1936 - August 17, 2017

Jerald B. Tritley, 81, Marietta resident, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2017. He is preceded in death by his son, Kevin Tritley, and is survived by his four children, Julie (Barry) Johnston, Mary (Don) McAlister, Matt (Mary McDermott) Tritley and Kathryn Tritley, his four siblings, Rick Tritley, Bill Tritley, Chuck Tritley and Barbara Standridge, his 7 grandchildren and several nieces and...
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Roland Duane Heerts

October 16, 1944 - August 17, 2017

Roland Heerts, age 72, of Acworth, Ga. peacefully passed away at his home on August 17, 2017, after a 12 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy (a.k.a. Goat), whom he has walked through life with for the past 54 years; Children, Robin Sheppard (Rick), Jeff Heerts (Charles McMillan) Grandchildren, Tara Kelly (Jordan), Jaclyn Traylor, David Sheppard, Jessica Berner...
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Grace Daley Martin

March 6, 1933 - August 15, 2017

Grace Daley Martin was born on March 6, 1933 to Beatrice Ashley and John Daley in Montclair, New Jersey. Her sunset was on August 15, 2017 in Marietta, Georgia, where she resided close to her daughter Lynn's family. Grace was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and caring friend. She will be remembered by those who loved her for her beautiful smile, generous hospitality, uplifting...
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Steven Anthony Keel

May 4, 1957 - August 13, 2017

Steven Anthony Keel, age 60 passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Marietta, GA. Born May 4, 1957 in Little Rock AR, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, and father Rodney Raybon Keel. He is survived by his loving wife Toni, their two grandchildren, mother Kathleen Broussard Keel. Sisters: Adrienne Boyd (Les Ayotte), Kathy Keel (Mark Suddeth), and Suzanne Keel. Brother: Tom (Susan)...
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Tommy Quinton Shadix

July 26, 1938 - August 12, 2017

Tommy Q. Shadix, age 79 of Marietta, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017. Tommy was a graduate of Hoke Smith High School in Atlanta and was a member of the Windy Hill Squares and the West Cobb Square Dancers. Tommy served his country for 6 years in the National Guard then 2 years in the Army reserves. He was with the Fulton County Sheriffs Department from 1961-1964. He was a member of Macland...
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Randall Keith Bartley

July 23, 1958 - August 9, 2017

Randall Keith Bartley, 59, of Marietta, Georgia, passed away on August 9, 2017. Memorial services will be held at Southern Cremations and Funerals at Cheatham Hill on Dallas Hwy in Marietta, Georgia, on August 19th from 2-5pm. Visitation with the family will begin at 2pm, and the service will be held at 3pm. Randy was preceded in death by his mother (Frances Mealer Cook), his father ...
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Virginia Lucille Marshall

February 9, 1933 - August 8, 2017

Virginia Henry Marshall, 84, passed from this world into the arms of her Savior on August 8, 2017. Virginia is survived by her husband of 63 years, John Tyler Marshall Jr., brother Johnny Mack Henry (Sue), three children Mike (Sheila) Marshall, Lisa (DWayne) Wheaton and Janice (Bruce) Carpenter. Also, 8 grandchildren, Reid Marshall, Karen Barrow, Loren Purdy, John Purdy, Heather Gulley, Tyler...
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Moses E Miles, Jr.

September 15, 1949 - August 7, 2017

Moses Edward Miles, age 67, passed away in Metter, GA, on Monday, August 7, 2017 after an extended illness. Moses was born in Linthicum, Maryland and after graduating from Andover High School enlisted in the U.S. Army where he received an Honorable Discharge. He was a skilled computer technician and attended Gannon College majoring in Computer Engineering. He was employed by several...
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Patricia Ellen McCool

September 8, 1970 - August 3, 2017

Patricia Ellen McCool, of Kennesaw, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, after a long and valiant fight against multiple sclerosis and scleroderma. She was born September 8th, 1970, in Southfield, Michigan, but lived most of her life in the Atlanta area. She attended Daniell Middle School and was a graduate of Sprayberry High School. The early onset of Patti's illness and its...
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Kay Ellen Rutledge

March 12, 1944 - July 31, 2017

Dr. Kay Ellen Rutledge, 73, of Marietta, passed away during the night on Monday, July 31st, following a 12-year battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Parkinsonism. Dr. Rutledge was born on March 12, 1944, in Charleston, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Robert Bascomb Cox and the late Rosa Lee Jackson Cox. Dr. Rutledge dedicated her life to education. She started her...
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William Earl Hayes

May 27, 1937 - July 27, 2017

William Earl Hayes of Franklinton, NC was born May 27, 1937 in Granville County to the late Leon Rufus Hayes and Bessie R. Hayes. William was united in Holy Matrimony with Barbara Ann Tyler on September 25, 1965. To this union, one child was born, Alicia Denise Hayes McKenzie. And three successor grandchildren- Khalil S. Hayes, Zekiah R. McKenzie and Kaleb K. McKenzie. He also leaves to...
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Ainsley Delroy Leslie

April 15, 1947 - July 27, 2017

"All the World's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrance" Ainsley my friend you've entered, played your part and has left the stage. To those of us who knew him knew that he played this stage well with his broad smile, infectious laugh, loving wet kisses and unique sense of humor that took up the central part of this stage. It is with great...
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Robert Clyde Denson, III

August 1, 1962 - July 20, 2017


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Elizabeth Jane McCall

March 15, 1934 - July 18, 2017

Elizabeth Jane Brown McCall went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2017. Betty, as she was known, was born March 15, 1934 in Atlanta, Georgia. She met the love of her life, Don McCall, Sr., on a blind date in 1952 and they were married the following year. Don was an MP in the Army and she was quick to tell you he was a "good looking guy". They had Donna Jane the following year and although...
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Joseph E. Daniel

February 25, 1959 - July 17, 2017

Joseph Edgar Daniel, passed away peacefully on Monday July 17, 2017 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital from natural causes. Joey was born in Port Mourant Corentyne-Berbice, Guyana on February 25, 1959 to Elizabeth and Edgar Daniel. He graduated from J.C. Chandisingh High school and arrived in the United States of America in 1983. He married his beloved wife Renuka Daniel and had three beautiful...
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William Ray Copeland

July 30, 1952 - July 15, 2017

William Ray Copeland, age 64, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017. He was born on July 30, 1952 to John and Marie Copeland. He proudly served his country as a Marine. William worked as a contractor for the government. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Harris) Copeland; 2 sons, William Copeland, Bobby Harris; a daughter Sheilay Nixon. Five sisters, Candress (Allen) Hathaway; Mary Helen...
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Joe Ben Brackett

February 26, 1938 - July 14, 2017

Joe Ben Brackett, age 79, of Marietta, passed away on July 14th surrounded by his family. Visitation will start at 1:00pm on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at Southern Cremations & Funerals At Cheatham Hill, located at 1861 Dallas Highway SW, Marietta, Ga. 30064 Following the visitation, a memorial service will be held at 2:00pm. Reverend Tommy Foster will be the officiant. Interment will take place at...
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Peggy Lee Frier

August 2, 1946 - July 9, 2017

Peggy Smith Frier passed away July 9, 2017.  Born Peggy Lee Smith, on August 2, 1946, to Albert Smith and Mary Francis Benson, in Marietta, Georgia.  Went to Marietta High School and then McEachern High School.  Graduated 1964.  Her husband, Stephen John Frier, passed away on April 15, 2015.  She is survived by her son, Tim Frier, and daughter, Debbie Kiser, daughter-in-law Kelly Frier, son...
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Anthony Epps

December 28, 1956 - July 8, 2017

Anthony Epps was born to the late Dorothy Ward and Herbert Epps on Friday December 28, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. He attended Locke High School during which time his gift for leadership became noticeable. Anthony made headlines for being the youngest manager of a McDonald's location in Southern California before moving on to his true passion, working with his hands. After honing his...
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Aubrey Roney

March 25, 1963 - July 7, 2017

Mary Aubrey Roney, 54, beloved daughter, wife, mother, sister, and aunt passed away peacefully Friday morning, July 7th, 2017 surrounded by loved ones in her home in Marietta, Georgia. She is the daughter of Richard Joseph Scott Jr. of Montrose, AL and Nancy Leigh Kelly of Birmingham, Alabama. Aubrey grew up in Dunwoody, GA, just north of Atlanta. She enjoyed water activities very early as a...
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Kay Margaret Enck

September 12, 1945 - June 29, 2017

Kay Margaret Enck passed away peacefully on June 29, 2017, in Marietta Georgia. She was 71. Kay was born on September 12, 1945, in Findlay OH to parents Mary Josephine and Herbert Enck. In 1973 she earned a Master of Science Degree in Special Education. She worked as a teacher of children with learning, behavior, and emotional disabilities. Kay was passionate about her students and about...
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Billy Preston Bates

November 29, 1931 - June 27, 2017

Billy Preston Bates of Marietta, Georgia passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at age 85. Despite many successes in life, he always believed his greatest achievement to be his family. He leaves behind his wife of 15 years, Helen Still Bates, and sister, Vickie Poole. In 1984, Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Mary Alice Fugate Bates, after her long, courageous battle with...
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Allen Begonia Butler

October 25, 1925 - June 21, 2017


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Jeffrey Keith Berry

August 3, 1955 - June 20, 2017

Jeffrey Keith Berry was born August 3, 1955 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was the 2nd child of Reuben and Lois Berry. He had three brothers and a sister; David and his wife, Toni, Mark and his wife, Vickie, Eric, and Sandy Otto and her husband, Byron . Jeff fell asleep in death on June 20, 2017 at Emory University Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Jeff's parents impressed upon him...
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Willie Guy Black

December 25, 1922 - June 20, 2017


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Willie Mack Clonts

July 14, 1952 - June 19, 2017

Willie Mack Clonts, known by most as Mack, passed peacefully after an 8-month battle with pancreatic cancer in his home on June 19, 2017 in Marietta, GA at the age of 64. Willie Mack is survived by his wife: Linda Clonts. His children: Mia Oberlton (Jerome), Keisha Lewis (Ray), Kimberly Middleton (Rashad), Julian Clonts (Travislynn), Anita Tittle (Joshua), and Justin Clonts (Maurice). His...
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Virginia Louise Whitlock

September 23, 1941 - June 19, 2017

Mrs. Virginia Louise Whitlock, 75, of Dallas Ga passed away Monday June 19 2017. She was born September 23 1941 in Gainesville Ga, the daughter of the late George and Callie Collier. She worked as a lifelong homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. She loved to garden and bird watch. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great...
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Kristin Gilmore Contratto

September 18, 1971 - June 18, 2017

Kristin Gilmore Contratto, age 45, passed away gracefully June 18, 2017. Kristin is survived by her fiancé George Rush, her mother, Janice Tyler Gilmore and her brother Craig Gilmore. She is preceded in death by her father, Gary Gilmore of Douglasville, GA, her maternal grandparents, Wallace and Lucy Tyler of LaGrange, GA. and paternal grandparents, Buddy and Mary Gilmore of Gainesville, GA. ...
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Sara (Sally) McArthur Shigley

March 15, 1957 - June 17, 2017

Sara (Sally) McArthur Shigley, 60, reached the end of a valiant 29-year battle with recurring meningioma brain tumors on June 17, 2017. In home hospice care since April, she inspired many with her positive, cheerful outlook in happy anticipation of heaven. Born in 1957 at Beaufort, SC, she grew up primarily at Sumter, SC. Her father was school superintendent in both towns. As a high school...
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Virgil Southern

March 13, 1927 - June 15, 2017

Virgil Edgar Southern of Hiawassee Georgia, died on June 15, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Edith Southern and 5 Children.  His children are James Southern and his wife Cindy, Linda Ratzlaff, Johnny Southern, Ann Southern Smith & Ricky Southern.  Virgil has 10 grandchildren, a multitude of Great Grandchildren and even a few Great Great Grandchildren.  He is also survived by one brother,...
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Ralph Lee Lawson, Sr

October 4, 1931 - June 14, 2017

Ralph Lawson of Mableton, Georgia, age 85 passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Katherine, a daughter Linda Lawson Dreyer (Adam), a son Ralph Jr. (Debra), 1 granddaughter, Dara, 5 great grandchildren & 3 granddogs. Ralph attended Georgia Tech but left to serve in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. After his service, he worked at Lockheed before...
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Juan A. Velez

June 14, 1949 - June 8, 2017

Juan A. Velez, 67, born in Puerto Rico but proudly raised in the streets of Harlem in New York City, was an unpredictable character. He loved to joke with friends and family while making fun of anything possible and always made folks laugh. Dad, a truck driver for over 30 years had great work ethic. He taught all of us about the value of a dollar and how you always needed to show up. He...
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Richard S. Diltz

September 29, 1920 - June 6, 2017

Richard Stanley Diltz of Marietta, Georgia died June 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 29, 1920 to Irene Saum and Roger Leroy Diltz. Mr. Diltz served in the U.S. Army and was a decorated hero, he was a P.O.W and a purple heart recipient. He safely returned from WWII to his loving wife Marian Federle who preceded him in death in 2010. They were married for 69 years. He was a self...
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Jerry Wayne Walker

November 16, 1943 - June 5, 2017

Mr. Jerry Wayne Walker, 73, of Smyrna, GA, entered his heavenly home on June 5, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Anniston AL, to the late Benny and Idell Walker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers; Troy Walker, Garland Walker and Larry Walker. He was raised in Hokes Bluff, AL. Jerry exemplified hard work, character and integrity in every...
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Lucille M. McFarlane

May 21, 1921 - June 3, 2017


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Bharti Parmar

September 6, 1962 - June 3, 2017


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Devida McGaha King

January 23, 1927 - May 29, 2017

Devida McGaha King went home to be with her Lord on Monday, May 29, 2017. She lived to the excellent age of 90. The daughter of a physician in Tennessee, Devida continued her father's legacy of service throughout her life as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, an X-ray technician, a nurse, church pianist and church organist. At various times in her life she could be found...
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Harry Joseph Grochowski, Jr.

July 30, 1945 - May 28, 2017

Harry Joseph Grochowski, Jr., 71, beloved son, husband, father, brother, and Gramps, passed away Sunday morning May 28, 2017. He was surrounded by loved ones in his home in Powder Springs, GA. Harry was born in Chicago, Illinois July 30, 1945 to Rita Rose Nowaczyk and Harry Joseph Grochowski Sr. He graduated from Bogan High school in 1963 and enlisted in the Air Force where he studied...
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Henry Joseph Erfurt

June 27, 1943 - May 26, 2017


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Waple Winsome Baity

March 25, 1939 - May 24, 2017

Waple Baity passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the age of 78. Waple was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Lawrence and Gwendolyn Symes on March 25, 1939. She was the youngest child in large, loving family with five other siblings. Waple is survived by her daughter, Danielle Grant of Atlanta, Georgia; her eldest sister Clair Symes of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; as well as, friends, numerous...
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Brenda Diane Brett

March 18, 1979 - May 23, 2017

Brenda Diane Brett, 38, of Savannah, Georgia died May 23rd, 2017 in Cobb County, Georgia. Brenda was born March 18th, 1979 in Savannah, Georgia, to Cecil W Brett Jr and Linda D Brett. She is survived by her daughter Harmony Jewell Gunter of Colorado Springs, Colorado, parents Cecil and Linda Brett, of Smyrna Georgia. Siblings Angel and Adam Levan of Maryville Tennessee, Cecil W Brett III,...
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William Strickland

August 19, 1952 - May 22, 2017

William Strickland was born in New Orleans in 1952. He died at home on the evening of May 22nd at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife Barbara of 43 years, his four children, Edward, Sylvia, Stephen, and David, as well as his nine grandchildren. He served in the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1976. He was an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Cartersville, GA. He loved his...
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Virginia Lee Baird

August 25, 1930 - May 13, 2017

VIRGINIA BAIRD August 25, 1930 – May 13, 2017 Virginia Lee Baird of Marietta, Georgia, passed away peacefully at 4:52 a.m. on May 13, 2017. Visitation will be held Monday, May 15, at Southern Cremations and Funerals at Cheatham Hill, 1861 Dallas Highway, SW, Marietta, GA 30064, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. Virginia was...
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Ellen Henderson

September 17, 1967 - May 12, 2017

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Ellen Henderson—age 49 of Powder Springs, Georgia—passed away on May 12, 2017 due to complications from her fight with breast cancer. Ellen was born on September 17, 1967 in The Hague, Netherlands to her late father, Leon Charles, and her mother, Elisabeth (neé Klaassens) Doornik. She and her family immigrated to the United States in...
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Ivy McQuade

February 29, 1920 - May 11, 2017

Ivy Rosetta McQuade passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 11, 2017 at her home in Heritage Oaks where she resided with her son,Tony and his family in Marietta, Georgia. Born in 1920 in the town of Tilbury, England, Ivy never lived more than 10 miles from her place of birth until relocating to the USA in 2007. During her 87 years in England, she and her husband enjoyed traveling thru...
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Susan Jean Finley

October 25, 1944 - May 8, 2017

Susan Glause Finley, 72, of Marietta, passed away on May 8, 2017. Family and friends are invited to gather and celebrate her life in the Parlor at Roswell United Methodist Church on May 20, 2017 between 10am-2pm. The family will also hold a final resting ceremony at Muskingum University on May 28. Susan was born on October 25, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio to Melvin and Ruth Glause. She was a 1962...
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William Harris Teague

November 2, 1938 - May 6, 2017

William Harris Teague passed away on Saturday May 6, 2017 at the age of 78. William is predeceased by his parents Lloyd William Teague and Ella May Teague. William "Bill" is survived by his loving wife Joyce of 60 years. They were married in Apopka, Florida on May 31, 1957. William is lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce Ann Teague; son Robert S. Teague of Orlando, Florida; and,...
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Robert Wayne Pullen

October 2, 1953 - May 6, 2017

Robert Wayne Pullen beloved husband, father and grandfather was born in Atlanta October 2, 1953. He was a wonderful husband and father and cared for his family above all others. Heaven has gained an angel after a two year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 43 yrs, Sandy, two daughters, Marci and Jami, two grandchildren, Jakob and Heather, two great grandchildren, Jackson and...
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Kelly Jo Thomas

October 18, 1962 - May 5, 2017

Kelly Jo Thomas, 54, musician, artist, loving mother, daughter, sister and friend departed this life, Friday, May 5, 2017. Kelly Jo is survived by her son, Thomas J. Wingate, mother, Janet Hide (Don), and sister, Tracy Dooley (Al), and dear friend, Linda Helmly (Walt). Kelly Jo is preceded in death by her father, Michael Thomas. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for the...
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Joe Ann Wade

June 27, 1926 - May 5, 2017

> Joe Ann Wade, beloved wife,mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, > sister, aunt, and friend, passed to the loving arms of Jesus on > Friday, May 5, 2017. Joe Ann was born June 27, 1926 in Kingsport, > Tennessee to John and Jeanette Anderson. She grew up in a family with > 7 sisters and a brother, whom she loved dearly. She married Jack Wade on August 5, 1950. She lived > a...
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Emery Octave Duquette, lll

May 14, 1956 - May 2, 2017

Emery Octave Duquette III of Marietta, Georgia passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 2nd at the age of 60. Emery was born on May 14th, 1956 in Cranston Rhode Island to Donna Edwards and Emery O. Duquette Jr. He grew up in Connecticut before settling in Georgia. He worked for the Cobb County Sheriff's Department with devotion for almost 20 years and where he also...
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Charles Coleman Watson

July 9, 1922 - May 1, 2017

WATSON, Charles Coleman, 94, a resident of Marietta, Georgia, previously of Montgomery and Prattville, Alabama, died at his home Monday May 1, 2017. Charles was born in Burnsville, Alabama on July 9, 1922. He was the fourth child of his parents, Elijah and Ida Naomi (Brown) Watson. In July 1942, Charles married Jimmye Curtis Richardson of Prattville, Alabama. The couple remained devoted to...
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Gerard Prudent

February 10, 1955 - April 28, 2017

Obituary for Gerard Prudent February 10, 1955 – April 28, 2017 Marietta, Georgia Age 62 Gerard Prudent, 62, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Friday April 28, 2017. Born in Gonaives, Haiti, on February 10, 1955, Gerard was the son of Avenia and Antoine Prudent. Before moving to Georgia, he lived in New York City for 20 years where he met his wife, Marie, and had three...
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Laura J. Parkinson

October 6, 1961 - April 25, 2017

Laura Jill Parkinson, 55, of Marietta, GA passed away surrounded by family on April 25, 2017 due to complications of COPD. She was born on October 6, 1961 in Atlanta, GA.   Jill, as she was commonly known as when she was younger, was resilient. She fought hard for the things and people she believed in and never gave up. Jill was exceptionally compassionate and had a wide capacity of love. She...
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Richard "Rick" Andrew Loose

September 13, 1957 - April 21, 2017

Richard "Rick" Andrew Loose, age 59, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Friday April 21, 2017 at Northside Hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his sisters Patricia "Trish" Loose Heaver, Alpharetta, GA, Debbie Loose Wimmer, Petaluma, CA, Niece Emily Wimmer, Terra Linda, CA, Nephews Andy Wimmer, San Francisco, CA, Preston Heaver, Alpharetta, GA and former wife Janice Brody Loose,...
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Willard Foster Sherman

August 9, 1915 - April 16, 2017

Willard " Bud " Sherman was born 101 years ago in Riverside, RI to John Willard and Emily ( Foster ) Sherman. He had an older sister Ellen. In his earliest years the family moved around living several places on the east coast. When his father deserted the family, Emily took him and his sister home to family in England where they were treated well, but Emily wanted her children raised American so...
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Harold Thomas Luke

December 14, 1951 - April 16, 2017

Harold Thomas Luke, age 65 of Powder Springs, GA passed away peacefully on April 16, 2017. He was born on December 14, 1951 to Thomas Harold Luke and the former Arizona Luke. Tom had a 40 year career in the moving and storage business, from helper, truck driver, warehouse manager, dispatcher and operations manager. Surviving besides his father is his wife, Terri Luke; son, Thomas (Cindy) Luke;...
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Joseph Michael Zielinski

August 9, 1949 - April 15, 2017

In Loving Memory Joseph Michael Zielinski 8/9/1949 ~ 4/15/2017 Joseph Michael Zielinski, age 67, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Kennestone Hospital Marietta GA. A celebration of his life was held Easter Sunday by his immediate family. Joseph was born on August 9, 1949 in Newark NJ to Benjamin and Josephine (Sardo) Zielinski. Joe attended East Side High School; served honorably in...
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Francis John Simon

February 6, 1944 - April 14, 2017

Francis J Simon, age 73, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 at Halcyon Hospice after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer. He is survived by his wife Irene Simon of Kennesaw; three step-children, Eileen (Eric) Holman of Kennesaw, John Pisani of Los Angeles, and Mike (Katie) Pisani of Decatur; four grandchildren, Garrett Holman, Chandler Holman, Isabella...
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Wansley Compton

June 6, 1928 - April 8, 2017

Wansley Bridges Compton, age 88, of McDonough, GA passed away peacefully on April 8, 2017. She was born on June 6, 1928 to Otis A. and Avy (Bradfield) Bridges. She married Thomas Neil Compton and he preceded her in death. Ms. Compton was a homemaker and loved to cook. Surviving are five children, Karon Mitchell, Patti Delk, Joseph Compton, Jan Wiggins, Gregory Compton; a brother, Robert "Tony"...
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Ellionora Maomi Holmes

July 3, 1942 - April 3, 2017

Life Reflections For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 Ellionora Maomi Holmes "Molly", daughter of the late Mr. Elsob Ndlovu and Mrs. Petronella "Maggie" Ndlovu, was born July 3, 1942 in the Deepdale, South Africa. She was preceded in death...
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Verda M. Hudgins

August 9, 1926 - March 25, 2017

With great regret, we announce the passing of Verda M. Hudgins of Marietta, GA. She was born on August 9, 1926 and lived to an age of 90 years old. Verda was born in Morton, Mississippi to Milage and Pearl Phillips. She is survived by two children, James Stephens and Jane Butts of Marietta, four grandchildren, Leigh Ann Buice, Jamie McCrink, Roger Butts and Wesley Butts and four great...
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Darryl Alexander Miles

March 23, 1981 - March 24, 2017

Darryl Alexander Miles, age 36, passed away in Metter, GA, on Friday, March 24, 2017. Darryl fought gallantly to overcome injuries he sustained when he was hit by an automobile. Darryl loved music and loved marching in the Lassiter Trojans March Band as a high school student. But it was his love for aeronautics that brought him to attend college at the University of Central Florida where he...
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Carol Cantrell Hubbard

August 18, 1954 - March 24, 2017

Carol Ann Cantrell Hubbard (62) passed from this life on Friday, March 24, 2017, from renal failure. She was born in Marietta, GA, on August 18, 1954, to Roy Albert and Vida Gosa Cantrell, who preceded her in death. Carol graduated from North Cobb High School in 1972, then the School of Cosmetology in 1973. She was the owner/operator of Due West Haircuts in West Cobb County for approximately 30...
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Robert Keith Jeffrey

July 29, 1952 - March 20, 2017


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Alan Chambers

November 21, 1944 - March 18, 2017

CHAMBERS, Alan L., 72 of Kennesaw Georgia passed peacefully on March 18, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Oscar Bee and Ella Irene Chambers, Brother Joe Chambers, Don Chambers and Fred Chambers. Alan is survived by his wife Marcia H Chambers, son Wade Chambers, brother Charlie Chambers, Marion Chambers and sister Joyce Chambers and many special nieces and nephews. Services...
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Margott Rademacher Black

April 28, 1925 - March 15, 2017

Margott Rademacher Black, 91, of Kennesaw Ga. passed away on March 15, 2017. She died at home surrounded by her family, friends and her loyal dog Kubbie. Margott is survived by her sister Olga Bucholz, her two daughters, Sonja Champion and Gloria Anderson, her two sons, Roy Black and Bill Black, six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. In addition, she is...
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Oner Mack Holmes

November 5, 1933 - March 15, 2017

Oner Mack Holmes, 83, of Baltimore, MD passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Mr. Holmes was born November 5, 1933 in Manning, SC to Sarah Mack and Nick Johnson. He relocated to Baltimore, MD in 1949 where he met Gloria (Parker) Holmes and they married in 1956. He served honorably in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. Mr. Holmes was retired after 32 years of service with the Baltimore...
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Bobby Wayne Baker

March 23, 1942 - March 14, 2017

Bobby W. Baker, 74, of Acworth, passed away March 14, 2017. He retired after 40 years from Norfolk Southern Railway. He enjoyed to sing, fish, photography, sports and most of all to spend time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Lela Baker, of Ringgold, his brother, Charles Baker (Ann) of Marietta. Bobby is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gayle...
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Samuel Clarence Lott

May 10, 1953 - March 8, 2017

Samuel Clarence Lott born May 10, 1953 to Joseph Lott Sr. and Mary Grace Holsey in the city of Sparta, Georgia. He attended the public schools in Waycross, Georgia and then went on to graduate from the Job Corps. Before settling in Atlanta, Sammy lived in San Diego, California for a number of years where he worked for Rohn Manufacturing Company as a tool and dye maker. Samuel passed away...
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Nathan Walter Webb

June 29, 1964 - March 8, 2017

Nathan Walter Webb, the love of Susanne's life was born 06-29-64 in Atlanta, Georgia. A graduate of Douglas County High, Nathan and Susanne's 30 plus year's journey began at the Limelight, where Nathan was front door security, and took them thru ownership of a restaurant, an MMA fight gym, and ultimately to IDC Garage Door LLC, where they worked side-by-side for over 28 Years. Nathan was...
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James E. "Jim" Wayman

October 19, 1930 - March 6, 2017

James E. "Jim" Wayman, 86, passed away peacefully in Rome, GA on March 6th, 2017. Born in Greentop, MO, Jim was the son of Tommy and Hazel Wayman. He had been a resident of Cartersville, GA for many years. Jim proudly served in the Navy, and later worked as an investment broker in Chicago for over 30 years. Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Jenny (Ertel) Wayman and their daughter,...
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