Our Obituaries

Lynn Cottraux Swindell

August 30, 1941 - August 18, 2017

Mrs. Lynn Swindell, age 75, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017. Mrs. Swindell was born on August 30, 1941 in Atlanta, Georgia. On May 12, 1979, she married the love of her life, Gene Swindell and spent 38 loving years together. Lynn was very strong in her Christian faith. The love she had for Christ showed in all aspects of her life. In the 1980s, she had a weekly...
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Doris Ann Martin Ponder

May 24, 1923 - August 18, 2017

Mrs. Doris Ann Martin Ponder, 94, of Woodstock, GA passed away August 18, 2017. Doris was born in Atlanta, GA on May 24, 1923 to the late Irvin and Mary Martin. Doris enjoyed a career working side by side with her sister for over 37 years at Southern Bell. She was a member of the Pioneer's Club at Bellsouth. Doris was a beautiful and well-dressed woman. Her family will remember her for her...
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Marie J. Carlo

December 17, 1917 - August 18, 2017

Mrs. Marie J. Carlo, 99, of Woodstock, GA passed away August 18, 2017. A funeral mass will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:00am St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Woodstock, GA. A graveside service will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00am at Dade Memorial Park, Miami, FL. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Marie to Vitas Hospice, www.vitas.com....
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Salma Yousif

July 1, 1950 - August 15, 2017

Mrs. Salma Yousif, age 67, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Mrs. Yousif was born on July 1, 1950 in Duhok, Iraq. Salma, as a homemaker, found great pride in caring for her family. She loved raising her children and enjoyed the quality time they spent together. She enjoyed cooking special dishes, sewing and tending to her flowers and plants in the garden. Though...
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June Luella Lyski

June 17, 1918 - August 14, 2017

June Luella Lyski, 99 years old of Stockett, MT died Monday, August 14, 2017 in a hospital in Georgia. June relocated in November of 2016 to Woodstock, GA to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. June was born June 17, 1918 in Stockett, MT to Lloyd and Ethel Hayes. She lived in Stockett and graduated from Centerville High School in 1936. She married Aro Lyski of Hughesville, MT in 1937. They...
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Wilma Mildred Krause

April 23, 1926 - August 11, 2017

Wilma Mildred Krause, born in Freeman, South Dakota on April 23,1926, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 in Sandy Springs.Wilma and her late husband, Theodore C. Krause, had six children together: Jim, Jennifer, John, Chuck, Mark and Bill. Her family was able to travel through Ted's career as a Chaplain for the U.S. Airforce. Besides her travels which included places like Germany, Alaska,...
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Reed M. Stephens

October 19, 1923 - August 11, 2017

Reed M. Stephens, age 93, of Marietta, Georgia, formerly of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Friday, August 11, 2017. Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Woodstock Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Somers officiating. Burial will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Reed was a WWII Veteran who served at Peleliu in the South Philippines and Western Pacific. He worked...
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Patricia Ann Lockwood

July 21, 1932 - August 10, 2017

Patricia Ann Lockwood, age 85, of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of Crystal Lake, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017.A native of Apple Creek, Ohio, Patricia was born to the late Lester and Helen Lockwood on July 21, 1932. She was one of two children. Her family later grew to include her five children, Paula, Chris, Holly, Betsy and Laurie, followed by their children.Besides being a...
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John Allen Davis

April 16, 1952 - August 9, 2017

John "Johnny" Allen Davis, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.Johnny was a gregarious man who loved people. He made friends wherever he traveled and made it a point to remember people even after a single meeting. Johnny enjoyed the great outdoors including fishing, camping, baseball, golf and cookouts. He was a fun loving guy who brought joy to countless friends and family members....
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Ray Holloway

January 15, 1947 - August 1, 2017

Mr. Ray Holloway, 70, of Woodstock, GA passed away August 1, 2017. Ray was born on January 15, 1947 in Corona, CA to the late James William and Hester Virginia Holloway and grew up in Whitwell, TN. After graduating from Whitwell High School, Ray joined the United States Army and honorably served during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Ray worked for MARTA as a bus driver...
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Nellie Futrelle Powell

September 3, 1921 - July 27, 2017

Nellie Elizabeth Futrelle Powell, age 95, of Marietta, passed away on July 27, 2017. Nellie was born September 3, 1921 in Atlanta to Phillip Russell Futrelle and Irene Hearn Futrelle. Phillip worked as a carpenter who constructed homes and several churches while Irene was a homemaker and mother. Both parents were active members of Sharon Road Baptist Church in Atlanta where they raised their...
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Ellen Rosemary Light

June 1, 1932 - July 26, 2017

Ellen Rosemary Light, age 85, passed away the 26th of July, 2017, in Woodstock Georgia.Rosemary was born June 1st, 1932 in Bucyrus, Ohio to Clara (Buehner) and David Lestlie Fahl. She graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1950 and married her high school sweetheart, Walter Light, on July 8th, 1956.Rosemary is survived by her daughter Laurie (Alex) of Canton, Georgia; son Steven (Kristin) of...
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Susie L. Keheley

July 24, 1931 - July 22, 2017

Mrs. Susie L. Keheley, 85, of Marietta, GA passed away July 22, 2017. She was born on July 24, 1931 in Dawson, GA to the late James Larkin Latham and Lillie Mae Latham. She is a graduate of Acworth High School. In February of 1952, Susie married the love of her life, Billy L. Keheley, and they spent 65 wonderful years together. Throughout Billy's career in the Air Force they lived in several...
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Dewayne Morris

January 8, 1948 - July 20, 2017

Mr. Dewayne "Tiny" Morris, 69, of Acworth, GA passed away July 20, 2017. Dewayne was born on January 8, 1948 in Pea Ridge, AL to the late Royce and Frances Morris. He enjoyed a career with the Cobb County Fire Department spanning over 30 years. He was also the owner of Splattermore Paint Company. Dewayne was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He played the banjo and sang in the gospel group...
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Janet Ann Davis

April 21, 1941 - July 19, 2017

Mrs. Janet Ann Davis, 76, of Canton, GA passed away July 19, 2017. She was born April 21, 1941 in Sullivan County, NY to the late Enest and Anna Davidson. Janet enjoyed a career as a cosmetologist. She was very spunky and extremely witty. Janet was always cheerful and kind to everyone she met. She loved flowers, butterflies and talking the ear off anyone who would listen. She is going to be...
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Jack Frederick Kehoe

August 5, 1951 - July 18, 2017

Mr. John "Jack" Kehoe, 65, of Marietta, GA passed away July 18, 2017. Jack was born on August 5, 1951 in Boston, MA to the late Anne and Frederick Kehoe. After high school, Jack joined the U.S. Army and honorably served during the Vietnam conflict. Jack retired in 2011 from the Army Reserves where he worked in the Helicopter Unit with the Medical Team. Jack enjoyed a career working...
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Helen K. McAllister

February 8, 1941 - July 12, 2017

Mrs. Helen K. McAllister, 76, of Woodstock, GA passed away July 12, 2017. She was born on February 8, 1941 in Indianapolis, IN to the late James and Helen Kirkpatrick. After graduating from the St Agnes Academy, Helen married John R. McAllister and they had 2 sons. She was a devoted homemaker and loving mother. She was preceded in death by John R. McAllister. She later remarried to Alan I....
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Phillip R. Sherman

December 19, 1940 - July 12, 2017

Phillip R. Sherman, age 77, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away at Vitas Hospice of Duluth on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.Mr. Sherman was born on December 19, 1940 in Goffstown, New Hampshire to the late Victor John Sherman and Dorothy Wood Penniman Sherman.At the age of 19, Mr. Sherman enlisted into the U.S. Navy while living in Daytona Beach, Florida.He worked as a union factory worker for the...
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Gayton Wiley Holmes

June 27, 1932 - July 12, 2017

Gayton W. Holmes, age 85, of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of Hartford, Connecticut, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.Mr. Holmes was a husband, father and grandfather. He had attended The Taft School in Connecticut as well as Babson Institute. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and had served from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1956 in New York.Mr. Holmes was one of the...
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Jenny Yung-Mei Bright

February 26, 1958 - July 8, 2017

Jenny Yung-Mei Bright passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 59.Originally of Tai Chung, Taiwan, she resided in Marietta, Georgia and worked as a massage therapist for New Image Salon.Jenny was a natural beauty who enjoyed the simple things in life. She married Randall L. Bright on December 23, 1988 and the couple had two sons, Kurt and Jonathan, and their family later grew to...
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Jeffery Stewart Bitler

April 11, 1963 - July 7, 2017

The passing of Jeffery Stewart Bitler, "Biff", (April 11, 1963 - July 7, 2017) came as a total shock, but he left doing what he loved, in which family and friends are finding solace. Jeff is survived by his wife Barbara, sons Brent and David, brother David (Jodi), parents Ann and Drew Bitler, in laws Mary and Bob Ballinger, and his beloved nieces and nephews. Biff was a humble, hardworking, and...
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Hans Vadim Nonne

October 24, 1926 - July 1, 2017

Mr. Hans Vadim Nonne, 90, of Marietta, GA lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 1, 2017. Hans was born on October 24, 1926 in Buffalo, NY to the late Hans and Lotte Nonne. After high school, Hans joined the US Army and honorably served as an infantry Squad Leader during WWII and the occupation of Germany, earning the World War II Victory Medal, American...
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Stan Charles Kuleszynski

August 1, 1945 - June 27, 2017

Mr. Stanley Kuleszynski, 71, of Woodstock, GA passed away June 27, 2017. Stan was born on August 1, 1945 to the late Stanley and Wanda Kuleszynski in Jersey City, NJ. He earned his BA from St. Peters College in Jersey City and Master's Degree from the Polytech Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Stan lived in Hampden Township, PA for 35 years where he made his home and raised a family. He was a member of...
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Ruby Mae Culbreath

August 21, 1926 - June 26, 2017

Mrs. Ruby Mae Culbreath, 90, of Woodstock, GA passed away June 26, 2017 peacefully in her home. Ruby was born on August, 21, 1926 in Lawrenceville, GA to the late Martin and Annie Williams. She attended Hooper Renwick School. After marrying Luther Culbreath, they moved to Marietta and then settled in Woodstock. Ruby was a talented seamstress and owned her own drapery design and upholstery...
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Deborah Jane Reese

November 25, 1948 - June 25, 2017

Mrs. Deborah Jane Reese, at age 68, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Mrs. Reese was born on November 25, 1948 in Akron, Ohio to Carl and Mary Jane Hall.Deborah married the love of her life, Richard, on March 26, 1983 and they spent 36 loving years together. Their passion for their work brought them together. They worked together as advocates for children. She loved working...
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Ann Smiley Eswine

July 16, 1923 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Audrena Gray Craig

May 18, 1926 - June 24, 2017

Audrena Gray Craig, age 91, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Audrena was born in Cuyhoga Falls, Ohio to the late Charles Audley, Esq and Verena Gray. She graduated from Cuyhoga Falls High School in 1944. She attended Ohio State University where she was the 1945 homecoming queen. She met the late Robert W. Sass, DVM, at Ohio State and they married and moved to Toledo,...
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Gregory Steven Sarrell

May 25, 1960 - June 23, 2017

Mr. Gregory Steven Sarrell, at age 57, of Canton, Georgia, passed from his body, to be present with his Lord (2 Cor 5:8) on Friday, June 23, 2017. Greg was born on May 25, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Leland and Bonnie Sarrell.Greg had three daughters at the time of meeting Kathleen Gillie in 2002, who had three boys and married in January 2003. Greg's faith in God made him the man he became...
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Barbara Jolyn Metten

June 17, 1940 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Annie Lee Cleveland

January 1, 1926 - June 19, 2017

Annie Lee Cleveland, age 91, passed away on June 19, 2017. A native of Woodstock, Mrs. Cleveland was well traveled and had lived in various states and countries while her husband, Jack, was serving in the US Air Force. In Europe, she found her love of painting and would recreate many pieces she recalled during her time there. She was very creative and also had a love of storytelling and sewing....
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Curtis Duane Anderson

February 1, 1934 - June 15, 2017

Rev. Curtis Duane Anderson, 83, of Woodstock, Georgia, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was born in Grand Forks, N.D. on February 1, 1934 to Lawrence and Minnie Anderson of Cummings, N.D. Curtis graduated from Mayville High School in 1953, attended LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas for a time, and later transferred to Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.,...
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Bernice Leona Konopka

October 29, 1929 - June 14, 2017

The family of Bernice Konopka will hold a memorial mass at 10:00 AM Monday, June 26, 2017 at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock, Georgia. A burial will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at 12:00 pm. A reception will follow at the church following the burial.
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Tully James Dawson

December 4, 1936 - June 13, 2017

Tully James Dawson, age 80, of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Marietta, GA, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.Mr. Dawson had worked for Coca-Cola for over 30 years in Atlanta, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He enjoyed traveling and was a people person. He was a Georgia Tech graduate of '58, past president of his fraternity and graduate of Baylor Military School. He was an avid golfer...
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Janet Irene Barfield

May 16, 1927 - June 6, 2017

Mrs. Janet Irene Barfield, 90, of Woodstock, GA formally of Crystal River, FL passed away June 6, 2017. She was born on May 16, 1927 in Alabama City, AL. Janet lived in several cities with her family (including Germany) before settling in Crystal River. Janet was lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW post 2681 Marietta, GA. She enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo. She was a devoted mother...
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Mary Frances Kish

August 19, 1951 - June 3, 2017

Mary Frances Kish, age 65, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away on June 3, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. Mary was born in Buffalo, New York to Octavio Mario Sagliani and Dolores (Mackey) Sagliani and is survived by her husband of 33 years, Thomas Fruman, and their son, Don William Fruman and his fiancée, Joyce Li, and Mary's three sisters, Anne Smith...
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Mae Louise Werkheiser

May 15, 1926 - May 30, 2017

The heavens opened to greet Mae L. Trittenbach Werkheiser, 91, of Murphy, NC on May 30, 2017. Mae was born in Springtown, PA, and lived in the Bethlehem, PA area most of her life. She worked as a secretary for the Rodale Press Company in Emmaus, PA, and also as a church secretary for 25 years at the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, in Bethlehem, PA. When Mae and her husband retired, they moved to...
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Alice Elizabeth Applegate

December 3, 1936 - May 30, 2017

Alice Elizabeth Applegate, age 80, of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of New Jersey, passed away on May 30, 2017.Mrs. Applegate worked as the customer service representative and administrative assistant of National State Bank and was a proud wife and mother. She grew up strong in her Catholic faith and enjoyed attending bible study and sermons regularly. She was a devoted member of Good Shepherd...
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Al Frank Reich

August 28, 1931 - May 29, 2017

Al Reich, of Acworth, Georgia, originally of Chicago, Illinois, passed away at the age of 85 on May 29, 2017.He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Al was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Al was a kind, generous individual who enjoyed stamp collecting and being "the fun one" to his grandchildren.He is preceded by his wife of 30 years, Gloria Reich, and parents, John and Mae...
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Jill Arlene Henderson

May 11, 1964 - May 27, 2017

Jill Arlene Henderson, age 53, passed away on May 27, 2017.She was a native of Pontiac Michigan and had moved to Georgia in 1975 - first residing in Kennesaw, followed by Woodstock and Acworth.Jill was a loving, kind, and generous person. She was the type of person who would give the shirt off of her back to help someone else. She was one of the sweetest people you could ever meet.Jill Arlene...
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Melissa Jean Werner Kirker

December 20, 1969 - May 23, 2017

Melissa Jean Werner Kirker (Goldblum) born December 20, 1969, daughter of the late Steven and Arlene Loper, suddenly passed away on May 23 2017. Melissa the eldest of three children, (sister) Vicki Charland and (brother) Steven Loper Jr. Melissa was a wonderful mother to three children, Jessica Goldblum, Jacob Goldblum, and Jamie Goldblum. She was also a beloved aunt to Brandon and Dylan Charland...
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Virginia Don Preston Fodge

March 15, 1932 - May 21, 2017

Virginia Don Preston FodgeA full lifetime of 85 years, 2 months and 6 days was completed by Virginia Don Preston Fodge on 21 May 2017. She went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ while in Tranquility Hospice in Marietta, Georgia. Several bouts with gall stone surgeries over a period of 7 months had left her in a weakened condition that she was unable to overcome.She and her husband,...
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Charlene Charlene Ediger

May 29, 1931 - May 20, 2017

Rae Charlene Ediger was born May 30, 1931in Bird City, Kansas to Verne and Thera Witham. Charlene died on May 20, 2017 in Canton, Georgia. Her family lived in Bird City throughout her youth, where they farmed and her father built homes. Charlene attended Colorado Women's College in Denver, Colorado. On September 4, 1951 she married Eldo Ediger of McPherson, Kansas. Charlene and Eldo met when Eldo...
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Ruth S. Wilson

September 5, 1922 - May 20, 2017

Ruth S. Wilson died peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at her home in Woodstock, Georgia surrounded by her family and friends. She was 94 years old. Ruth will be buried in her childhood hometown of Kingston, Oklahoma. For the last years of her life, she lived with her brother, James Stroman, who lovingly cared for his sister as her health declined. Her surviving family includes: sons, Gary and...
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Dorothy McDaniel

October 16, 1922 - May 20, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy McDaniel, 94, of Canton, GA passed away May 20, 2017.There will be a private family service at Georgia National Cemetery, where Dorothy will be laid to rest by her late husband, Philip. Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Mary F. Shuman

January 1, 1940 - May 17, 2017

Mrs. Mary Fackler Shuman, 77, of Woodstock, GA passed away May 17, 2017. Mary was born on January 1, 1940 in Miami, FL to the late Orvel Fackler and Belle Watson. She was a loving mother and devoted "Mimi". She was nurturing and can only be described as an angel on Earth. Mary was loved by so many and will be immensely missed. She leaves behind her daughter, Sherry, sons, Kenneth, Jr, Bill (Susan...
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Teresa Hamilton Potter

July 17, 1926 - May 17, 2017

Mrs. Teresa Hamilton Potter, age 90, of Acworth, GA, passed away peacefully and went to be with Jesus on May 17, 2017. Teresa was born on July 17, 1926 in Boston, MA. She was adopted at the age of 2 years old by her loving parents, Marion and Alfred Hamilton of Bangor, Maine, where she grew up and met the love of her life, Laurence Frederick Potter. They were married for over 55 years before...
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Tina Jean Nash

June 17, 1955 - May 14, 2017

Ms. Tina Jean Nash, at age 61, of Acworth, GA., passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Mrs. Nash was born on June 17, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter to the late Gene and Dawanda Iler.Ms. Tina enjoyed many things in life. She had a love for watching crime television shows, such as NCIS. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching game shows, and playing slot machines in casinos. Tina also was...
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Howard Virgil Peritts

February 27, 1938 - May 14, 2017

Howard Virgil Peritts, 79, of Marietta and Thomaston, GA passed away May 14, 2017. Virgil was born on February 27, 1938 in Candler, NC to the late Howard and Edna Clontz Peritts. After graduating from high school, Virgil joined the United States Air Force and honorably served at the end of the Korean War. Throughout his life, Virgil worked many jobs, some of which were playing minor league...
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John Joseph Adas

July 7, 1945 - May 13, 2017

Mr. John Joseph "Jack" Adas, 71, of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away May 13, 2017. Jack was born on July 7, 1945 in Detroit, MI to the late John and Veronica Adas. After high school, Jack joined the United States Navy. He retired after 20 years and 10 month of honorable service. He served aboard 3 submarines. Jack received an Associate's Degree in Technical Arts from Olympic College in Washington....
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Andrea Michelle Oliver

June 20, 1969 - May 13, 2017

"Oliver, Andrea Michelle"Michelle was born June 20th, 1969 in Lewiston, Maine. She was the daughter of Michael Pass of Elijay and Sandra Ann Gutke of Powder Springs. Michelle is survived by her husband of 24 years, Joseph Anthony "Tony" Oliver of Woodstock and two children, Sara (James) Campbell of Canton and Mia Noel Oliver of Woodstock and one grandchild Maci Campbell. She is also survived by...
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John F. Corder

February 1, 1951 - May 12, 2017

Mr. John F. Corder, 66, of Canton GA. passed away May 12, 2017. John was born on February 1, 1951 in Louisville, KY to the late Dr. Vernon Woodard and Iola Corder. John proudly graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. John dedicated his entire career as a Registered Professional Engineer to Bell South/AT&T in Alabama and Georgia...
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Laurel L. Granger

December 10, 1959 - May 12, 2017

Miss. Laurel L Granger, 57, of Woodstock, GA, formally of Bronx, NY, passed away May 12, 2017. Laurel was born on December 10, 1959 in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She moved to America in 1986. She was a natural leader and entrepreneur. Laurel was a faithful Christian and loved to travel. She was a loving mother and will be deeply missed by many. Laurel leaves behind her daughters,...
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Mark Anthony Roland

March 31, 1956 - May 8, 2017

Mr. Mark "Tony" Anthony Roland, 61, of Canton, GA passed away May 8, 2017. Tony was born in Augusta, GA on March 31, 1956. He is a graduate of Augusta High School and attended the University of Georgia. Tony enjoyed a 22 year career with IBM. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog and Atlanta Braves fan and found joy in coaching his son's little league baseball team. He was a very friendly man who...
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Mary Jo Lowry

February 21, 1935 - May 6, 2017

Mary Jo Lowry, age 82, of Georgia, passed away on May 6, 2017. Mrs. Lowry had married William Lowry at the young age of 19 and enjoyed focusing on being a homemaker and raising her six children, Debbie, Sandy, Phyllis, Karen, Kenneth, and Christine. She remained family oriented and being an active part of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives. She will truly be missed by her loving...
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Nell Nell Morrison

January 5, 1938 - May 5, 2017

Nell Morrison, age 79, of Acworth, passed away on May 5, 2017. She was born to Waymon and Madge Vickery in Hartwell, Georgia. Nell was known as quite the pistol to everyone who knew her - she was very social, outspoken and honest. She wasn't afraid to tell it like it is and could make you laugh. She was more affectionately known as "Granny" and enjoyed her vegetable garden. She was a member of...
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Kenneth Allen Emery

December 4, 1968 - May 3, 2017

Kenneth Allen "Bear" Emery passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the age of 48. Kenneth was a selfless individual who had a great sense of humor and a giving heart. He was passionate and developed a special relationship with everyone around him. Kenneth was more affectionately known as "Bear," "Broady," or would gift others with their unique nicknames such as "Honey," "Sweet Pea," "Pie," "M ...
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Mary Stranz

August 22, 1920 - April 26, 2017

Mrs. Mary Stranz, 96, of Marietta, GA passed away April 26, 2017. Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 22, 1920 to the late Adolf and Anna Bayer. She moved to and raised her children in Totowa Boro, NJ. Mary Stranz retired to San Clemente, CA for 21 years and had lived in Marietta, GA for the past 12 years..Mary enjoyed a career as a medical secretary for 20 years. She was an avid reader and...
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Nancy Crow Carter

February 26, 1933 - April 26, 2017

Nancy Crow Carter died on April 26, 2017 in Woodstock, GA. She was the daughter of the late Judge Carl E. Crow and Clara Duke Crow. She was born in Camilla, GA on February 26, 1933. Nancy graduated from LaGrange College in 1954, and that year married her college sweetheart, Guy Carlton Carter, Jr. Guy and Nancy spent 56 wonderful years together. Guy sadly passed away in 2010. Nancy and Guy moved...
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Donald Elmore Coyte

March 7, 1934 - April 24, 2017

Donald E. Coyte, age 83 of Canton, Georgia passed away on April 24, 2017. Don was born on March 7, 1934 to the late Morgan and Dorothy Coyte. In 1953, he joined the United States Navy. He served honorably in the Korean War as a medic. He married Nancy Coyte in 1976 and they grew together over the next 41 years. Don was an avid and loyal University of Michigan fan. He enjoyed all sports,...
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John Lisle West

August 6, 1943 - April 22, 2017

John Lisle West, age 73, of Alpharetta, passed away on April 22, 2017. John enjoyed bettering himself through the gym, educational channels on the television, and in group sessions. He enjoyed the peacefulness that comes with solitude and the faithful companionship that his dogs brought him. He is preceded by his parents, Carl and Bertha Mae West; brother, Carl West Jr.; and sister, Anne West...
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Duane Alvin Muchow

December 29, 1920 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Adeline Navarro

February 19, 1921 - April 18, 2017

Adeline "Linette" Navarro, age 96, of Woodstock, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Linette was born to Henri and Anne Renaudie in Correze, France on February 19, 1921. She had worked as an accountant and had various joys in life including reading, gardening, knitting, needlepoint, and crochet. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Sebastian "Sam" Navarro. Survivors include...
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Evan Ross Corbin

March 30, 1945 - April 18, 2017

Evan Ross Corbin, age 71, of White, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.He worked as a general contractor for many years and enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He was an avid UGA fan and followed golf closely.Mr. Corbin is preceded by his beloved wife of 49 years, Jeanne Hannah Corbin and parents, Bill and Bea Corbin. Survivors include his two daughters, Shannah Dorfman and her husband,...
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Lonny Bruce Lester

April 16, 1949 - April 6, 2017

Lonny Bruce Lester, age 67, of Temple, Georgia, passed away on April 6, 2017. Lonny was born to O.H. & Audrey Lester on April 16, 1949 in San Bernardino, California. He grew up in Eau Gallie, Florida. He was a decorated Air Force Staff Sergeant veteran serving as a fire fighter during the Vietnam War. He had also worked as a police officer, disc jockey, and most recently, a trucker. He was a...
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Jack Homer Hartwell

December 21, 1922 - April 2, 2017

Jack Homer Hartwell, most affectionately known as "PaPa" by his four grandchildren, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on April 2, 2017.Originally of Erie, Pennsylvania, Jack had lived in Woodstock, Georgia, since the early 1990s.Jack graduated from Academy High School in 1942. He served in World War II as Army Staff Sergeant in France, Germany and northern Africa, leading troops...
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Anita King Lane

May 19, 1932 - March 31, 2017

Mrs. Anita King Lane, 84, of St. Louis, MO passed away on March 31, 2017. She will be laid to rest by her late husband, Frank Lane, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Beau Griffin Terle

January 17, 1982 - March 30, 2017

Mr. Beau Griffin Terle, 35, of Norcross, GA passed away March 30, 2017. Beau was born in Atlanta, GA on January 17, 1982. He is a graduate of Sequoyah High School, where he excelled in athletics. He played basketball, football, baseball, and was a high jump champion. Beau attended George Washington University on a Presidential Scholarship, where he studied premed. He was a wine coinsurer and...
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Leroy Shipman

April 21, 1931 - March 28, 2017

Mr. Leroy Shipman, 85, of Waleska, GA passed away March 28, 2017. Leroy was born on April 21, 1931 in Cleveland, TN. After graduating from high school, Leroy joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He received a bachelor's degree from UGA and enjoyed fishing. Leroy is survived by his sons, Roy Shipman and Eddie Shipman (Sue) and grandchildren, Jason, Chris and Brittney. A...
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Ruth Riddlespurger Hudgins

March 4, 1926 - March 27, 2017

RUTH R. HUDGINSMarch 4, 1926 - March 25, 2017Ruth R. Hudgins, 91, of Woodstock, GA died March 25, 2017 after an acute bout of pneumonia. Ruth was the daughter of William Robert and Agnes Riddlespurger of Gadsden, Alabama, widow of Elex T. Hudgins, sister of the late William M. Riddlespurger, and sister to the late Bobbi Ayers Ha. She is survived by her only son, Charles T. Hudgins, one grandson...
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Nobuhisa Tokutake

January 29, 1948 - March 27, 2017

Mr. Nobuhisa Tokutake, 69, of Alpharetta, GA passed away March 27, 2017. Nobuhisa was born on January 29, 1948 in Nagano, Japan. He is survived by his wife, Isabel Tokutake, daughters, Aimi Tokutake (Jonathan), Yumi Wong (Calvin) and Mika Tokutake and sisters, Hiromi Okamoto and Mayumi Tokutake. He was a very creative and intelligent man, who loved to create model train dioramas and wood...
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Anita Wood Luther

January 6, 1932 - March 27, 2017

Mrs. Anita Wood Luther, 85, of Canton, GA passed away March 27, 2017. Anita was born on January 6, 1932 in LaGrange, GA to the late Polk and Epsianna Wood. She lived most of her life in Florida and moved back to Georgia in 2007. In September of 2012 Anita lost her husband and the love of her life, Aubrey H. Luther. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Kuykendall (Travis), son, Steven Luther,...
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Roberta R. Schaffner

October 5, 1926 - March 25, 2017

Roberta Irene Routh Schaffner, age 90, passed away March 25, 2017 in Woodstock, GA. Roberta was born October 5, 1926 to the late Robert Wesley Goodrich and Harriet Louise Davis Routh in Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida. She formally resided in Wyncote, PA. She will be laid to rest at Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia near the burial site of her daughter,...
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Jeffrey Alan Madson

February 6, 1961 - March 20, 2017

Jeffrey "Jeff" Alan Madson of Marietta, Georgia, formerly of Pascagoula, Mississippi, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. Jeff was beloved by family and friends. His sense of humor, compassion, care of others and faith were hallmarks of his life. While he will be deeply mourned, the legacy of love and devotion that he showed to his family and friends will be carried forward in their lives....
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James D. Maxwell

February 16, 1932 - March 20, 2017

James Dixon Maxwell passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Halcyon House in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a resident of Acworth, Georgia, For 39 years. Mr. Maxwell was preceded in death by his parents, James Lois Maxwell and Eloise Dickson Maxwell, a son, Mark Allen Maxwell, and siblings, David Maxwell, Robert Maxwell, Janice Maxwell Harland, and Melba Maxwell Strong. He...
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Kathleen Head Johnson

January 7, 1920 - March 17, 2017

Kathleen Head Johnson, of Gainesville, Georgia died on March 17, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates where she had made her home since June 2001. She was a native of Atlanta and was educated at Girls High School and Agnes Scott College. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Beverly Johnson, also an Atlanta...
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Gertrud Goller Draper

July 11, 1940 - March 17, 2017

July 11, 1940 - March 17, 2017 Gertrud (Gerdi) Draper was born on July 11, 1940 in Hof, Germany. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on March 17, 2017 after a year-long battle with cancer. Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wife enjoyed life and meeting people. She immigrated as a bride to the United States with her husband and 2 children and learned to...
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Marjorie Humphrey Hubbard

July 13, 1916 - March 15, 2017

Marjorie Humphrey Hubbard, age 100, passed away peacefully at her Woodstock home on March 15, 2017. She was born in Ball Ground, Georgia, on July 13, 1916, to Aldine Edgar Humphrey and Ethel Lowe Humphrey. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Glenn Hubbard, and their daughter, Dr. Elaine Hubbard. Surviving are a niece, Pat Pope, a nephew, Bobby Hubbard, a host of friends from...
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William R. Fisher

June 29, 1922 - March 14, 2017

Mr. William R. Fisher, 94, of Woodstock, GA passed away March 14, 2017. William was born on June 29, 1922 in Kansas City, KS to the late Omar and Mabel Fisher. He honorably served in the United States Navy during WWII. William could often be found tinkering with his beloved gadgets or reading a book. He was honest and kind hearted. He loved to spend time with his family and after a family meal...
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Christopher Bradley Damiano

June 15, 1964 - March 13, 2017

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Dominick Aiden Martin

November 2, 2008 - March 13, 2017

Dominick "Bubba" Martin, 8 years old, passed away March 13, 2017. All though Dominick suffered from Wolf-hirschhorn Syndrome, he loved playing with his little sister, laughing and loved to see bright lights. He was a very happy boy and loved his mom and dad with all his heart. Dominick touched many people in his life and will be tremendously missed. Dominick is survived by his parents,...
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Donald T. McPherson

January 26, 1929 - March 9, 2017

Donald "Don" T. McPherson, age 88, of Peachtree City, GA, formerly of Woostock, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Fayetteville, GA. Don was born and raised in the small, rural town of Burnsville, WV. He began life with a modest upbringing; his education began in a single room school house. He grew up during the Great Depression, but his family life was rich with faith, great...
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James C. Wolff

June 14, 1944 - March 8, 2017

James "Jim" Wolff, age 72, of Woodstock, Georgia, originally from Oradell, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Wellstar Tranquility Hospice in Marietta.Jim was a man of few words; he was an individual who possessed a quiet strength. He had a competitive spirit and was obsessed with playing golf and fishing. His golf buddies nicknamed him "wolffman"! Jim was a food...
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William Kenneth Matheson

July 24, 1923 - March 7, 2017

William Kenneth Matheson, age 93, of Sandy Springs, passed away on March 7, 2017.He was born in Cook County in Chicago, Illinois on July 24, 1923 to William and Aline Matheson.He was a US Navy Veteran and spoke fondly of the days when he was in active duty.He was a resident of Golden Living Nursing Home in Sandy Springs where he passed.A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at...
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Gerald Hesley Lynch

May 18, 1930 - March 5, 2017

Gerald H. Lynch, of Canton, GA, passed away on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at the age of 86 after suffering from the loss of Nini, his wife of 33 1/2 years.Gerald was a native of Spartanburg, SC and was a loving husband, father, son, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to a countless number of people.He was a US Navy Korean War Veteran who was decorated with the Korean Service Ribbon,...
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John R. Kirby

June 5, 1964 - March 3, 2017

Mr. John Ralph Kirby, Jr, 52, of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away March 3, 2017. John was born on June 5, 1964 in Dover, Delaware. He graduated from Mesa High School in Mesa, Arizona in 1982. John was a self-proclaimed jack of all trades and master of none. He would often ask, "do you want me to build you a house or a car, cause I can do both." He enjoyed watching Nascar, flying his large RC planes...
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Kenneth Gordon Nash

January 22, 1955 - March 3, 2017

Kenneth Gordon Nash, at age 62, of Acworth, Georgia, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017. Ken was born on January 22, 1955 to Gordon and Rita Nash. Ken and Tina were married February 22, 1981 and spent 36 loving years together. He enjoyed his work at Grady Memorial Hospital and spending time with his children. He spent four years serving in the Navy before he started his career in the...
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Frances E. Edwards

February 15, 1924 - March 2, 2017

Mrs. Frances E Edwards, 92, passed away in Woodstock, Georgia.There will not be any local services. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, William Raymond Edwards in Rocky Springs Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland. Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Deborah Ann Thames

September 6, 1961 - March 2, 2017

Mrs. Deborah Ann Thames, 55, of Kennesaw, GA passed away March 2, 2017. She was born on September 6, 1961 in Huntsville, AL. After graduating from Sprayberry High School, Deborah attended Kennesaw Community College. She was a faithful and devoted wife to her husband of 30 years before his passing. Even in his death her unending love for him continued to show. She was a loving and nurturing mother...
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Gerald John Sanders

January 3, 1943 - March 1, 2017

Gerald John Sanders, at age 74, of Acworth, Georgia, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017. Gerald was born on January 3, 1943 to John and Estelle Sanders. He married Irene Sanders in 1967 and they spent 50 wonderful years together. He enjoyed spending his time watching golf and car racing. He retired honorably from the United States Army as a colonel, serving in various positions throughout...
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Clarence DeVaughn Ellington

October 2, 1928 - February 28, 2017

Clarence Devaughn "Duke" Ellington, at age 88, of Woodstock, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on February 28, 2017. He was born on October 2, 1928 to Clarence and Ada Ellington in Shreveport, Louisiana. He married Suzanne Ellington in 1953 and they spent 64 loving years together. In his free time, Duke enjoyed being a tool man and fixing things. He was quite the craftsman. He loved his...
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Andy Joseph Drinkard

February 17, 1984 - February 28, 2017

Andrew (Andy) Joseph Drinkard was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 17, 1984 and passed away unexpectedly on February 28, 2017. He was known for being a compassionate, friendly, outgoing, caring, and intelligent young man, who reached out to all he met with generosity and kindness of spirit.Andy attended elementary school in Cobb County followed by middle and high school at Pace Academy, where...
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Jeannine Hudson

August 11, 1938 - February 25, 2017

Jeannine Stephens Hudson, of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of Glasgow, Kentucky, passed away at the age of 78. A wife, mother, and grandmother, Mrs. Hudson enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, but most of all, spending time with her family. She was an active member of Rainbow Park Baptist Church in Decatur and became a member of Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Atlanta with her husband, Jim. Mrs....
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Laura Ann Mayne

December 20, 1954 - February 21, 2017

Laura Ann Carsey Mayne, age 62, of Marietta, GA, previously of Omaha, NE, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a great friend to many. Mrs. Mayne was a practical individual with simple tastes. She was smart as a whip and enjoyed tennis, playing cards, bunco, and reading absolutely everything. She was the past president of the Lassiter Band...
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Margaret Anne Boggess

August 3, 1949 - February 20, 2017

Mrs. Margaret Risher Boggess passed away at the age of 67 of Monday, February 20, 2017 after a brief illness. A native of Linton, Indiana, she was a long time resident of Woodstock, Georgia. Mrs. Boggess was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was married to the late James R. Boggess for nearly 44 years after wedding in 1969. The couple had two sons together, Corey and Scott, and their...
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Joseph Anthony Coppola

February 1, 1943 - February 18, 2017

Mr. Joseph Anthony Coppola, Jr, 74, of Acworth, Georgia passed away February 18, 2017. Joseph was born on February 1, 1943 in Port Chester, New York to the late Joseph and Rose Coppola. He honorably served in the United States Air Force. Joseph enjoyed a career as a computer programmer, working for the State of Georgia in Atlanta. Joseph loved spoiling his grandchildren, especially on birthdays...
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Earl Fonda Wilkins

May 15, 1926 - February 17, 2017

Mr. Earl Fonda Wilkins, 90, of Acworth, GA passed away February 17, 2017. Earl was born on May 15, 1926 in Cohoes, NY to the late George and Ruth Wilkins. He spent a year in Alaska working on radio towers for the Air Corp. Earl enjoyed a 20 year career managing the flight simulator department for Pan Am. Following that he did consulting work out of Texas for flight simulations. He served on the...
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Michael Brian Lewis

July 31, 1957 - February 13, 2017

Mr. Michael Brian Lewis, 59, of Canton, Georgia passed away February 13, 2017. Mike was born on July 31, 1957 to the late Bob and Ethel Lewis in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Cherokee High School, Mike attended Kennesaw State University. He worked for the Cherokee County School System. Mike was a happy go lucky man and possessed a very sweet disposition. He loved to be with family and...
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Joanne Barbara Huff

October 26, 1948 - February 8, 2017

Joanne Barbara Huff, age 68, of Marble, North Carolina, formerly of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in Cumming, Georgia.She was born on October 26, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts to Joseph and Barbara Belliveau. Mrs. Huff had many talents in her life including running a Hawaiian hardware store, a marina in North Carolina, and working as a BSN RN in Asheville, North...
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Patricia Anne Ray

January 5, 1935 - February 7, 2017

Patricia Anne Johnston Ray, age 82, of Monroe, passed away on February 7, 2017. She was born on January 5, 1935 in Marietta, Georgia. Her parents were the late Hugh L. Johnston and the late Sara Lee Carnes Johnston. She is preceded in death by her siblings Hugh Lee Johnston, Jr., Jane Avis Johnston Pierce, Robert Luther Johnston and Joe Carnes Johnston. She is survived by her brother, Lynn Henry...
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David W. Tutchton

August 8, 1933 - February 2, 2017

David Tutchton Sr., 83, died in Marietta, Georgia on February 2, 2017 of cardiac complications. David honorably served in the United States Army and Navy. While David was attending the University of Baltimore, he was a Maryland state trooper for 5 years. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business. He retired as a Claims Supervisor for Travelers Insurance Company, formally St Paul Insurance...
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