Our Obituaries

Hazel Holcombe Wyatt

September 11, 1923 - August 19, 2017

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Minnie Mankin Cool

December 20, 1916 - August 18, 2017

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Bonnie Eugene Swancy

December 16, 1930 - August 14, 2017

Mr. Bonnie E. Swancy, 86, a native of Dunwoody died on Monday, the 14th of August 2017. A member of one of the founding families of Dunwoody, he served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Bonnie retired from Kraft/Sealtest after a long career. An avid golfer, he was a former member of the Berkley Hills Country Club. He was a longtime faithful member of Dunwoody Baptist Church. ...
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Brian Lee Riddle

August 20, 1948 - August 12, 2017

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Mozell Irwin

January 12, 1936 - August 11, 2017

Mozell E. Irwin, 81, of Atlanta, died August 11, 2017. Mrs. Irwin was born in Glasgow, KY and was the daughter of the late Hezzie and Ruth Emmett. She worked in real estate for over 30 years and was a member of Atlanta Realtors Association. Mozell was also a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church and a longstanding member of the Capital City Club. Mrs. Irwin is survived by her...
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William Irwin Sunderland

December 13, 1929 - August 10, 2017

William Irwin "Bill" Sunderland of Sandy Springs died August 10, 2017. He was born in Baltimore MD, to Lida Elizabeth Irwin and Pearson Sunderland on December 13, 1929. He spent his early years in Baltimore, graduating from McDonogh School, and is an alumnus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh NC. He was a longtime resident of Sandy Springs and a founding member of The Church of the...
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Eva Olsen Bragg

September 16, 1919 - August 9, 2017

Eva Olsen Bragg, age 97, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2017. The daughter of Norwegian immigrants John and Marie Olsen, Eve grew up in the seaside town of Sea Bright, NJ. She attended the Central Park School of Art in NYC and majored in fashion illustration. She then went to work for J C Penney illustrating catalogs. On a summer vacation to Maine, she met Bob Bragg and fell...
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Robert Geeslin Hill

March 11, 1966 - August 8, 2017

Robert G. Hill, Jr. (Robo), age 51, died August 8, 2017, after battling cancer for 18 months. He was surrounded by family and numerous friends during his last days in hospice. He is survived by his parents, Becky and Bob Hill; his sisters, Sarah Hill McKenzie and Deborah Hill; his brother-in-law, Doyle McKenzie; his nieces and nephew, Katie, Elizabeth and Sawyer McKenzie; and his aunts and uncle,...
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Crispin Warner Paul

September 21, 1941 - August 7, 2017

Dr. Crispin Warner Paul was born September 21, 1941, in Rock Hill, SC, the son of William and Vera Paul. He passed away August 7, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. Cris is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ginger, and two children: Virginia Peyton Rogers (Dean) of Breckenridge, CO, and Crispin Michael Paul (Anjanette) of Atlanta, GA. and one grandson, Turner Glen Rogers, of Breckenridge.Cris was a proud...
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Susan Banks Crispen

August 20, 1943 - August 6, 2017

Mrs. Susan "Sue" Crispen died peacefully in her home on August 6th in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 73. Sue was formerly of Harrisburg, PA and Hilton Head Island, SC. She is survived by her husband, Dr. James Crispen; son, Matt Cowan (Katy) of Atlanta; stepdaughters, Connie Brogna (Joe), Cindy Mangiardi (Joe); stepson, Mark Crispen (Maria); younger brother, Joe Sheesley; nephew, Samuel Sheesley...
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David Kaye

October 10, 1923 - August 5, 2017

David KAYE (Kaplowitz), died peacefully on Aug 5, 2017 in Atlanta. He is predeceased by his parents, William and Ida (Rosenbloom) Kaplowitz, his sister Edna Kaye, and his beloved companion, Sydelle Shiffman. Survivors include his daughters, Marcy (David) LaPenna and Susan Seckel. Also Scott(Lori) Shiffman, Robin(Brennan) Jones, grandchildren, Lauren and Anthony LaPenna, Taylor and Trevor Jones,...
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Elizabeth Ann Yoder

August 5, 1934 - August 4, 2017

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Sue Barger Edwards

November 25, 1933 - August 1, 2017

Sue Barger Edwards of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Bluefield, West Virginia and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on August 1, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joseph Lee Edwards, Jr. and son, Matthew Lee Edwards of Atlanta. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Jefferson Barger of Bluefield, and was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Barger. Mrs....
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Roy William Ammann

November 4, 1950 - July 31, 2017

Mr. Roy W Ammann, 66, of Marietta, GA died Monday, the 31st of July, 2017. Roy was born in Mineola, NY on November 4, 1950. He was the loving son of Eugene G. Ammann and Charlotte H. Ammann, younger brother of Eugene G. Ammann, JR, and brother-in-law of Jann Berry Ammann. He made his home in Atlanta, GA, attending Lakeside HS as a gifted athlete (earned 10 varsity letters in football, baseball,...
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Sara Brown Kendrick

July 9, 1941 - July 30, 2017

Sara Brown Kendrick, 76, of Marietta, Georgia, died on July 30, 2017 after a three-year battle with cancer. She was born in summer 1941 in Houston, Texas to Mimi and Henry Brown, who, along with her two brothers, Ronnie and Don, predeceased her. She attended Morris Brandon Elementary, Northside High School and was a Phi Mu at the University of Georgia. Sara is survived by her six children:...
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Alice Russell Parker

February 26, 1923 - July 27, 2017

Alice R. Parker, 94, a longtime resident of Atlanta died on Thursday, the 27th of July 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life for 62 years, Edwin "Ed" Hancel Parker and son, Larry Russell. Alice retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. A True Southern Lady she had many friends who loved her dearly. Alice, a lover of good food always looked forward...
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Yakha Flit

April 5, 1924 - July 25, 2017

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Jackie V. Marler

February 10, 1930 - July 25, 2017

Jacquelin Vaughn Marler, loving friend, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother died peacefully July 25, 2017. Mrs. Marler was born in Atlanta on February 10, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Read and Selma Vaughn. Jackie attended Girls High School and was a graduate from their last class in 1947. After high school she started a career with First National Bank of Atlanta...
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Mildred Lane Wright

April 18, 1917 - July 22, 2017

Mildred Wright, age 100, of Atlanta, GA passed away on July 22, 2017. She was the oldest of six children born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wesley Lane in Richmond, VA where she grew up and was educated. After finishing school, she went to work for F.W. Woolworth Company where she was to meet her future husband, (Holland) Boyd Wright, who was employed by the same company. They were married for...
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Nathan Masor

August 10, 1917 - July 22, 2017

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Seymour Norman Rabin

September 1, 1917 - July 21, 2017

Seymour N. Rabin, 99 of Sandy Springs, formerly of Chicago, IL passed away less than two months shy of his 100th birthday on July 21, 2017. He is survived by his devoted wife Shari Rabin, her children Jonathan Goldman (Laurie Ann), Jill MacRae (Dave), Drew Goldman and Ashley Howle (James) and his two children Ellen Rabin (Michael Silverman) and Steve (Jonathan Winslow) from his first marriage to...
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John Joseph Notermann

October 11, 1963 - July 20, 2017

John Joseph Notermann of Atlanta passed away on July 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family which includes his wife, Brenda, three sons, Grey, Cole and Win and sister, Anne. John was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 11, 1963 to Dolores Jean Garrity (Dee) of Plymouth, Minnesota and Ronald Raymond Notermann, who preceded his son in death. In addition to his immediate family, John is...
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Charles Mickle Moye

June 5, 1936 - July 20, 2017

Charles Mickle (Mike) Moye, 81, went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 20, 2017. He was born June 5, 1936 in Cuthbert, Ga. He grew up in Moultrie, was educated at Georgia Tech, and was a successful businessman in Atlanta for many years. He retired in Rome, Georgia with his family. His greatest accomplishment was the impact he had on all the people he came in contact with during his life's...
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John Hope Murphy

January 13, 1927 - July 19, 2017

John Hope Murphy, born January 13, 1927 passed away at his home in Atlanta, GA on July 19, 2017. An Atlanta native, John graduated from Boys High and served in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war he worked with the atomic bomb program associated with The Sandia Corporation in Albuquerque, NM. He then returned to Atlanta where he went on to earn his Doctor of Philosophy at...
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Catherine Ippolito

October 31, 1932 - July 18, 2017

Catherine (Russo) Ippolito was born October 31st, 1932 in New York City. She attended Hunter High School, graduating as valedictorian in 1949. Catherine then attended Mt Holyoke College, majoring in Chemistry and graduating in 1953. She married Ugo Frank Ippolito in New York City in 1960 and they lived in Hastings-on-Hudson where their four children were born. In 1970 they moved to Birmingham,...
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Charles Irving Bayles

May 19, 1954 - July 11, 2017

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Richard F. Thompson

February 12, 1941 - July 7, 2017

Richard Thompson, 76, of Stone Mountain died on Friday, the 7th of July 2017. A native Atlantan, he was preceded in death by his wife Amy Manley Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a lover of all animals and was never afraid of taking in a stray. He was known for caring for his neighbors. Surviving are his sons and daughter in-law, Britt Thompson of New York, NY, Jeff and Traci Thompson of Rockmart;...
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Wilton Clifford McGahee

September 22, 1926 - July 4, 2017

Wilton Clifford (Cliff) McGahee died on July 4, 2017 at age 90. He was born to Walter Clifford McGahee and Etta Mell Wright McGahee on September 22, 1926 in Atlanta.A graduate of Boy's High school, Class of 1944, Cliff was a proud Atlantan and American patriot having served 20 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve with a retired rank of Lt. Commander. Following Officer Candidate Training at Emory and...
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Gayle Louise Poole

July 25, 1945 - July 1, 2017

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Kathryn Davis Royer

August 3, 1919 - June 29, 2017

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Carole Thomas Davis

May 7, 1943 - June 27, 2017

Carole Thomas Davis, 74, of Atlanta, passed away in Johns Creek on June 26th, 2017. She died peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Carole was the loving and devoted wife of James Neal Davis who died just 3 months prior. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Carl Dean Thomas and Virginia Thomas Gibson, as well as her brother Carl Dean Thomas, Jr. She is survived by her...
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Rita Lenore Russell Rosensweig

October 26, 1956 - June 25, 2017

Rita Lenore Russell Rosensweig peacefully entered into eternal life on Sunday, June 25, 2017 after a long struggle with breast cancer. Rita was born on October 26, 1956 in Medford, MA, the daughter of the late William Arthur Russell, Jr. and Teresa Silvestro Russell. Rita, a graduate of St. Joseph School and Medford High School, class of 1974, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of...
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Howard Charlton Kearns

June 25, 1922 - June 20, 2017

Howard Charlton Kearns, Jr. was born on June 25, 1922 in Stewartstown, York County, PA, at the home of his parents, Howard Charlton Kearns and Ethel May Murphy Kearns. Howard was christened and raised in the Stewartstown Presbyterian Church, earned Eagle Scout, and graduated from Stewartstown High School in 1940; he was president of the senior class.Howard attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute ...
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Robert R. Allen

April 4, 1931 - June 19, 2017

Robert Richard Allen, 86, of Sandy Springs and formerly of Dunwoody, died June 19, 2017. Born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Mr. Allen was raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. He came to Atlanta to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he graduated with honors in aeronautical engineering in 1952. He was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy and became a naval aviator. He...
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Evelyn Finkelstein

October 8, 1919 - June 19, 2017

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Jose Carlos Bibiloni

May 13, 1926 - June 18, 2017

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Evelyn Berkowitz

December 17, 1925 - June 16, 2017

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Marvin H. Shoob

February 23, 1923 - June 12, 2017

Judge Marvin H. Shoob passed away on June 12, 2017. Born February 23, 1923 in Walterboro, South Carolina, he grew up in Savannah, Georgia and graduated from Savannah High School. He was an engineering student at Georgia Tech when his education was interrupted by World War II. The U.S. Army sent him to Virginia Military Institute where he was elected President of the student body, and then he...
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Cathleen Noonan Johnson

July 10, 1962 - June 11, 2017

Cathleen Noonan Johnson passed away surrounded by her family on June 11, 2017 after a 15 month battle with cancer. Cathy was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Paul Shocklee; paternal grandparents, Richard and Mary Noonan of St. Louis; and niece, Shannon Claire Noonan. She is survived by her husband, Edward and their four children: Abigail, Caroline, Edward and Ryan; her parents,...
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Lawrence M. Levine

May 26, 1926 - June 10, 2017

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Jeffery Jones Kohrmann

November 5, 1962 - June 8, 2017

Jeffery Jones Kohrmann, 54, of Roswell, died suddenly on June 8, 2017. Mr. Kohrmann was born in Montgomery, AL and was the son of the late, Elwood Netherton Kohrmann and Jayne Norwood Kohrmann. Jeff graduated from Lyman Ward Military Academy, attended North Georgia College and graduated from Brenau University. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mallory Elizabeth Kohrmann and is survived...
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Steven Deutsch

October 29, 1949 - June 8, 2017

Steven Deutsch, 67, of Duluth died on Thursday, the 8th of June 2017. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Diane Deutsch; daughters and son in law, Shari and Edrice Hairston, Joanna Deutsch; 4 grandchildren, Leah, Makenzie, Ethan, Sophia; and 1 sister, Sandra Dozis. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, the 11th of June at 10:30AM at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen...
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Richard John Farmer

September 16, 1917 - June 7, 2017

Richard (Dick) John Farmer, 99, of Sandy Springs, GA passed away peacefully on June 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his daughters who were also his caregivers over the past 18 years.Richard was born in Charleston, SC on September 16, 1917 to Charles and Marie Farmer. He moved with his parents and two brothers to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for several years until they moved back to the United States...
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Carol Frances Hicks West

September 25, 1927 - June 7, 2017

Carol Frances Hicks West, 89, of Atlanta died on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.Carol was born in Birmingham, Alabama on September 25, 1927. She was the third child of Marie Louise Hicks and Ralph Wesley Hicks. Two older siblings died in childhood leaving Carol as the oldest child in a close and loving family. Carol attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart School in her mother's hometown of New...
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Clifford E. Copeland

July 13, 1930 - June 7, 2017

Mr. Clifford Eugene Copeland, age 86, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Mr. Copeland was born in Cullman, Alabama and was the third of six children born to James Riley Copeland and Lelia Elouise Hulsey. He was married on August 31, 1958 to the love of his life, Jeanne Elizabeth Davis. Following graduation from high school, Mr. Copeland joined the US Air Force and...
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Ann Martin McCalley

September 14, 1937 - June 6, 2017

Ann Martin McCalley died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on June 6, 2017. She was born Sept. 14, 1937 to J.L. and Grace Gunnin of East Point, Ga. J.L. was killed in an accident a month before she was born. They had two sons, Jimmy age 4 and Terry age 2. At age 2, Ann was adopted by her loving and wonderful parents Lois and B.A. Martin of Atlanta who gave her a wonderfully happy childhood...
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Leon Berlin

June 17, 1923 - June 4, 2017

Leon J. Berlin, 93, of Decatur, died June 4, 2017. Mr. Berlin was born in Atlanta and was the son of the late, Charles Berlin and Rose Tropp Berlin. He served in the United State Army during World War II and was a member of Congregation Shearith Israel. In addition to his parents Leon was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Berlin; daughter, Kathryn Berlin; and 7 siblings. He is survived by...
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Jeri Ileen Edelman

February 18, 1950 - June 3, 2017

Jeri Ileen Edelman, 67, of Peachtree Corners, died June 3, 2017. Mrs. Edelman was originally from New York and moved to Boca Raton, FL prior to coming to Atlanta to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She was an active member of the Dunwoody Women's Club, Rivermont Women's Association and loved to play Mahjong and Bridge. Jeri always was passionate about her family and above all being...
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Helen Purnell

May 10, 1928 - June 1, 2017

Helen C. PurnellKnown for her striking good looks, quick wit, class, sophistication and impeccable style, there was far more to Helen Purnell than met the eye.Born in Norfolk Virginia on May 10, 1928 to the late Lawson Lamb Sr. and the late Phoebe Cuffee Lamb; Helen was the last surviving and youngest of 14 children from this union.She is preceded in death also, by her husband, the late Reverend...
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George Millard Potter

February 23, 1936 - June 1, 2017

George M Potter Jr., 81, of Doraville, GA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Halcyon House in Atlanta among family. Born in Pensacola, FL on February 23, 1936, George was the son of the late George M Potter Sr. and Helen (Jackson). He is pre-deceased by his sisters Virginia Stringer and Joy Davis.Raised in Dahlonega, GA, he attended the local North Georgia College at the...
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Lucrecia C. Umstead

March 31, 1938 - June 1, 2017

Lucrecia Clark Umstead, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on June 1, 2017. Lucrecia's quick wit and sweet and kind demeanor was infectious. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Tom, their three children: Lee Smith and her husband, Bart, Tom Umstead, Jr. and his wife, Christine...
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Warren L. Berry

August 17, 1933 - May 24, 2017

Warren Lanham Berry, 83, was promoted to the Church Triumphant on May, 24, 2017 after spending time at the Berry Beach House he loved in Cape San Blas, Florida. He is preceded in death by his mother Miriam Lanham Berry. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nancy, his children, Leslie and Jay Fortune of Sarasota, FL, Lan Berry of Headland, AL, and Laura Berry of Macon, GA. He was known...
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Gladys Agusta Whitcomb

August 12, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Gladys Agusta Whitcomb, age 92, peacefully passed away early Tuesday morning , May 23rd, at her home. She was surrounded by her loving son Bob and family friends. Gladys was born on August 12, 1924, in Springfield, Illinois. As a young woman, she worked for Johnson and Johnson in their Chicago location, where she met her husband-to-be, Robert Whitcomb, Sr. After the birth of their son, Robert Jr....
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Gloria O. DiCristina

July 24, 1931 - May 22, 2017

Gloria DiCristina, of Sandy Springs, died Monday morning, May 22, 2017 at Budd Terrace. Gloria was born July 24, 1931 in Buford, daughter of the late Kermit and Viola O'Rourke and sister to the late Jack O'Rourke. She was a graduate of Buford High School, attended Georgia State University, and worked as a stewardess for Delta Air Lines. Despite a lifelong battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis,...
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Joan M. Wimbish

April 8, 1933 - May 21, 2017

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John R. Couvillon

March 1, 1959 - May 20, 2017

John R. Couvillon, 58, of Atlanta, died May 20, 2017. Mr. Couvillon graduated from E. Broussard High School and the University of Louisiana. John was a self-starter business man, who successfully founded the company, Pinnacle Health Group with his partner, Mike Broxterman over twenty years ago. He enjoyed basketball, water skiing, wake boarding and hiking. One of John's great passions was his...
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Mary Beth Hatcher

February 11, 1922 - May 14, 2017

Mary Beth (Binger) Hatcher, 95, passed away peacefully at Budd Terrace Wesley Woods on May 14, 2017. Mary Beth was born Feb 11, 1922 at her grandparents' home in Mitchell Indiana, the only living child of Howard Edward Binger and Grace Fern (Shryer) Binger. Maternal grandparents were Omar Alan Shryer and Mary Elizabeth (Naugle) Shryer, and her paternal great-grandparents were W. George and...
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Stanley Sard

June 19, 1927 - May 14, 2017

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Virginia Bell Woodard

December 26, 1940 - May 13, 2017

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Frances B. Brown

September 30, 1918 - May 7, 2017

Mary Frances "Fran" Brown, 98, formerly of Lookout Mountain, GA, died Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Atlanta. She was the wife of the late James C. Brown. She was born in Chattanooga and attended schools there including UTC. She was a member of First Centenary United Methodist Church in Chattanooga. Mrs. Brown is survived by daughter, Becky McDaniel (Jim); two grandchildren, Dr. Leslie Van Hiel (Brian);...
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Thomas Russell Roddy

July 17, 1936 - May 5, 2017

Thomas Russell Roddy of Atlanta, died May 5, 2017. Having fought the good fight, and finished the race through faith, wandered home to his Heavenly Father on May 5, 2017. Tom was a devoted servant leader who loved God, and his family. Ever aware of the least of these among him, Tom was a generous giver of his time, talents, and gifts. Tom took the time to listen, and had a dry sense of humor...
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Boris Gelman

February 22, 1933 - May 1, 2017

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Richard Kalmine Paradies

September 10, 1951 - April 23, 2017

Richard Kalmine Paradies passed away on April 23, 2017. Born September 10, 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia, he grew up in New York City and Coral Gables, Florida, where he attended Coral Gables High School. He graduated from the Cheshire Academy in Connecticut, attended Boston University and graduated from Oglethorpe University. He is survived by his son Logan Paradies and brother Jed Paradies. He...
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Clyde Herman Stanley

March 27, 1919 - April 22, 2017

Clyde Herman "Stan" Stanley, Sr., 98, of Midlothian, VA, died peacefully on April 22, 2017. Stan was born in Chattanooga, TN and spent his career as a Flight Inspector with the FAA in Atlanta, GA. He was also a proud member of the Flying Tigers 14th Air Force Association. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Blackburn "Dot" Stanley; second wife, Janice Barnes Stanley; and...
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Chayne Gregory Haynes

June 14, 1991 - April 18, 2017

Chayne Gregory Haynes, 25, of Marietta, GA, formerly of St. Augustine, FL and Weirton, WV passed away unexpectedly April 18, 2017. Chayne was born on June 14, 1991 in Wheeling, WV. He is the son of Anna (Cenker) Decker of St. Augustine, FL and Gregory Haynes of Weirton, WV. Chayne graduated from Weir High School in 2009 where he played football for 3 years and attended WVU. He has been in the...
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James Craig O'Hara

January 24, 1925 - April 18, 2017

James Craig O'Hara, 92, of Atlanta, Ga., a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, died of natural causes Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Mr. O'Hara, who was born in Baltimore Md., on January 24, 1925, is survived by his spouse, Jean H. O'Hara of Atlanta, and his four children and their spouses, Joan O'Hara Wehner (R. Brinkley Wehner) of Springfield, Va., Christiane O'Hara...
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Murray Breier

July 4, 1924 - April 18, 2017

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Ruth Eileen Boecler

September 3, 1934 - April 15, 2017

Ruth Eileen Boecler, 82, of Dunwoody, died April 15, 2017. Mrs. Boecler was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Boecler and is survived by her daughter, Betty Boecler; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Robyn Boecler, Steven and Cynthia Boecler; and sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Raymond Miller. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rivercliff Lutheran Church, 8750...
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Lee Joseph Schwartz

April 27, 1940 - April 15, 2017

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Jonathan Ashby Lord

April 9, 2017

Jonathan Ashby Lord, 35, died at home in Atlanta April 9, 2017, after a long struggle with myotonic dystrophy and drug addiction. Born in Atlanta on July 18, 1981, Ashby was the son of Larry Lord and the late Shannon Miller Lord and the stepson of Peggy Walton-Walker Lord. Ashby graduated from The Galloway School, Class of 2000, in Atlanta where the arts faculty recognized his exceptional...
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Paul H. Suer

November 4, 1925 - April 1, 2017

Paul H. Suer, 91, of Dunwoody, GA died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He left a legacy of love and kindness behind. His stories, laughter and spirit made him loved by many. After serving his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII he went on to a successful career in business. He found his joy in spending time with his family. He was a loving and devoted, husband, father and...
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Michael N. Soucy

September 23, 1969 - April 1, 2017

Michael N. Soucy, 47, of Milton, died April 1, 2017. Mr. Soucy graduated from The Lovett School, The University of Georgia and received his law degree from Mercer Law School. He practiced family law in North Fulton County. Mike is survived by his children, Walker and Grayson Soucy and their mother, Wendy Lundgren; parents, Norman and Karen Soucy; sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Brendan...
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Helen Elizabeth Oldham Paris

April 11, 1917 - March 30, 2017

Helen Paris, a long time Atlanta resident and a frequent visitor to Dahlonega passed away at aged 99 on March 30, 2017. She was 12 days shy of her 100th birthday. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Wesley Paris, her son, Sam Paris, and her grandson, Lee Herron. Prior to her death, her memoir, Born to Flirt, was published by Shadowridge Press. This work paints a vivid picture of...
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Vivian Rasmussen Brewer

November 25, 1931 - March 29, 2017

Vivian R. Brewer, 85, of Suwanee died on Wednesday, the 29th of March 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harold R. Brewer, professor at Ga. Tech., she lived a full and rich life. Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Susan Brewer, Niel Brewer, Bill Brewer; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Smith; and nephews. Funeral services celebrating her life...
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Mark Woodville Arrington

January 8, 1968 - March 28, 2017

Mark Woodville Arrington, 49, of Sandy Springs, beloved son of Cynthia and Al Arrington, passed away on March 28, 2017. Loving brother of Jason Arrington and Paul Arrington, nephew to Sylvia Kutsche, Vallorie Reisig, Deborah Bowen, Margaret Alexander, and David Arrington; cousin to Bill Kutsche, Keith Kutsche, Alexander Lewis, Amanda Lewis, and Melinda Bowen; and cousin to Hope, Jackson, Caleb,...
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Jung Eun Lim Hur

February 16, 1963 - March 27, 2017

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James Neal Davis

September 25, 1937 - March 27, 2017

James Neal Davis, 79, of Atlanta, GA passed away in Johns Creek, GA, on March 27th, 2017. "Jim" Davis, son of the late Harold Davis and Phyllis Singleton Davis, loving and devoted husband of Carole Thomas Davis died peacefully surrounded by family and friends.He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, Carole Davis, and two children, Neal Davis (Becky) of Atlanta and Leslie Palazzuoli (Leo)...
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Maurizio Gianturco

December 2, 1928 - March 27, 2017

Dr. Maurizio Gianturco, Innovator, Leader, Husband, Father, and Friend died peacefully at his beloved lake house on Monday, the 27th of March 2017 with his family at his side. He was 88. Maurizio came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar in 1953. While he always loved his native land, Italy, he came to appreciate the can-do spirit of his adopted country. Maurizio was preceded in death...
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John Edward Gross

August 23, 1963 - March 24, 2017

John Edward Gross, 53, of Marietta, died March 24, 2017. An avid outdoorsman, John loved fishing, water sports, snow skiing and playing golf, and was a member of The Cherokee Town and Country Club. Above everything else, John loved his family and friends who will dearly miss him. He was preceded in death by his sister, Julie Willingham, and is survived by his sons, Tyler and Logan Gross;...
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Josephine K. Staresinich

April 19, 1925 - March 24, 2017

Josephine Staresinich of Sandy Springs, GA died suddenly in her home on March 24, 2017 at the age of 92. She had been suffering from Nystagmus and dementia but was able to live comfortably in her home thanks to the wonderful caregivers from Visiting Angels of Roswell. Josephine was born in Johnstown PA to a family with six siblings. In 1946, she married John Staresinich also of Johnstown. They...
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Jean Kelly Pitts

September 26, 1943 - March 24, 2017

Wilma Jean Kelly Pitts, 73, of Ellisville, Mississippi, died Friday, March 24, 2017 in Jackson, MS. Graveside funeral services will be at ELLISVILLE CITY CEMETERY, Highway 29 & Camella Drive on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00 am. Rev. Ricky Owens will officiate the service. The family will receive friends and have visitation at New Bethany Baptist Church, 2798 Hwy 588, Ellisville, MS, 39437...
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Davey Serrano

October 22, 1961 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of H.M. Patterson & Son - Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs, GA.
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Mary Ann Groome

March 17, 1926 - March 23, 2017

Mary Ann Groome, 91, formerly of Atlanta, died March 23, 2017. She was born March 17, 1926 in Greenville, NC. She was the daughter of Herman and Annie Higgs Duncan. She graduated from Greenville High School and Duke University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. There she met her college sweetheart, Jim Groome. Following graduation, they married June 19, 1948 in Greenville at her...
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Juanita O. Ellison

July 5, 1923 - March 22, 2017

Juanita "Nita" Ellison, 93, died March 22, 2017 following an illness, she died peacefully at home. She leaves behind her daughter Cindy Startari, grandson Paul Startari, son Tom Rodgers, his wife Cindy Rodgers, granddaughters Nicole and Brooke Rodgers, her step-children, Robert and Charles Ellison, their wives Phyllis Ellison and Nancy Ellison, and grandchildren, Jason, Candace and...
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Joseph Daniel Hodges

May 30, 1941 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of H.M. Patterson & Son - Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs, GA.
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Mary Virginia Patterson

April 5, 1922 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of H.M. Patterson & Son - Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs, GA.
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Marilyn Chubb

October 29, 1923 - March 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of H.M. Patterson & Son - Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs, GA.
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Edward Dale Nichols

March 10, 1928 - March 20, 2017

Edward Dale Nichols, 89, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away peacefully at home after fighting a brave battle against cancer March 19, 2017. Mr. Nichols is preceded in death by his wife, MaryAnn Watson Nichols; son, Edward Dale Nichols Jr; brother, Dr. Paul Hooper Nichols Jr; nephew, Steven Gray Nichols; mother, Mrs. Anne Crenshaw Nichols; and father, Mr. Paul Hooper Nichols. Mr. Nichols is survived...
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Gay Miller Kahn Joel

July 30, 1936 - March 20, 2017

Dr. Gay Miller Kahn Joel, the beloved only child of Samuel and Betty Miller, was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 30, 1936. She grew up in Garden Hills and went to Garden Hills Elementary and North Fulton High School and graduated in 1954 from The Westminster Schools. She attended Sophie Newcomb College (Tulane) in New Orleans where she met A. David (Brother) Kahn, a fraternity boy with a...
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Edgar R. Whiteman

January 29, 1935 - March 19, 2017

EDGAR R. "Ed" Whiteman, Jr., 82, a native of Atlanta, died March 19, 2017. Mr. Whiteman grew up in Morningside and graduated from Grady High School prior to attending Georgia Tech. He also served in The U.S. Army Intelligence in Panama. In 1959 Ed founded Smyrna Container Company which he operated with his wife, Dixie until they retired in 2012. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dixie E...
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Shirley Elizabeth Freeman

March 29, 1971 - March 18, 2017

Shirley Elizabeth (Betsy) Mitchell Freeman was born on March 29, 1971. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and her master's and post-master's degrees from West Georgia. Elizabeth was a licensed psychologist. Her compassion was shown by her time spent in New Orleans helping Hurricane Katrina victims. She was also responsible for developing the mental health...
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Elliot S. Shafer

February 6, 1925 - March 14, 2017

Elliot Stanley Shafer died March 14, 2017.He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on February 6, 1925 to his late parents Anna Simons and Leo M. Shafer, and preceded in death by his wife, Peryl Patricia Shafer, and sister, Sandra (Lewis) Wernick. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Charles) Cohn, and grandchildren Michael Cohn of Atlanta and Stephen (Shannon) Cohn, and great-grandchild...
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John Walton Henderson

August 30, 1925 - March 11, 2017

John Walton Henderson, 91, of Dunwoody, died March 11, 2017. From the humble beginnings of a farm in Tennessee to a decorated World War II veteran to Director of the IRS, John was always a good friend, an advocate for the less fortunate and a community servant. He was loved by many who enjoyed his gentle humor and sensitive heart. He will be missed by us all. Mr. Henderson was preceded in...
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C. Richard Gaines

November 23, 1929 - March 10, 2017

Dr. C. Richard Gaines, Jr., 87, a native of Atlanta, died March 10, 2017. Dr. Gaines graduated from Boys High School in 1947 and was a retired Dunwoody dentist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Long Gaines and is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Angie G. and Barney Moore. A graveside service will be Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11 o'clock at Arlington Memorial Park. A...
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William D. Stevens

January 4, 1938 - March 10, 2017

William D. "Bill" Stevens, 79, of East Point, died March 10, 2017. Mr. Stevens served in the Marine Corps during The Korean Conflict. During his professional career he enjoyed 56 years with Delta Airlines. Bill was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Deena Stevens and son, Brad Stevens. He is survived by his wife, Myrna Bailey; daughter...
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Norman Weinstein

January 10, 1924 - March 9, 2017

Norman Weinstein, age 93, passed away on March 9, 2017. He was born January 10, 1924 in Wilmington, NC. He was predeceased by his wife Marjory, his son Charles, daughter-in-law Barbara Weinstein and sisters Rhea Slutsky and Joan Axelrod. Norman spent his early years in Philadelphia, PA and Raleigh, NC. In 1943, during World War II, he left college and enlisted in the United States Army. He was...
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Ralph Edward Rogers

May 13, 1927 - March 7, 2017

LCDR Ralph "Buck" Edward Rogers, USN (Ret), age 89, of Atlanta, passed away on March 7, 2017. Ralph was born to the late Helen McBain and Ralph E Rogers, May 13, 1927, in Revere, Massachusetts. One of "The Greatest Generation" Ralph grew up in the depression, not knowing how poor his family was until he became an adult. As a child, he contributed to the income of his mother and sisters when he...
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Virginia Cartey Andrews

March 8, 1927 - March 5, 2017

Virginia Cartey Andrews, age 89 and a Native Atlantan, died March 5, 2017. Mrs. Andrews had a military background and career. During her career she worked with the Army at Ft. McPherson and the Air Force at Omni Engineers at Dobbins Air Force Base where she earned many awards. She was married to the late Colonel Charles L. Andrews and they served with NATO in Paris for 3 years which allowed...
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Linda Woody Perry

November 14, 1946 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of H.M. Patterson & Son - Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs, GA.
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Katharina Brock

August 3, 1924 - February 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of H.M. Patterson & Son - Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs, GA.
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