Our Obituaries

Don David Herman

June 4, 1923 - January 26, 2018

Don Herman, more affectionately known as "PaPa," passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the age of 94. Don was a long time resident of Woodstock, Georgia and had formerly resided in Mesa, Arizona. He was one of a kind - a "legend" in his family's eyes. He had a great sense of humor, was very accepting, enjoyed lending a hand and very thoughtful.He was a proud Army Air Corps Veteran who served...
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Maxine Arlene McKellen

February 17, 1925 - January 18, 2018

Maxine Arlene McKellen, age 92, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was born February 17, 1925, in Lansing, Michigan to the late Florence and Sydney Middleton. Maxine married the love of her life, Don, on May 15, 1946 and they spent 35 wonderful years together before he passed away. In her early years, Maxine was a welder during World War II. She also loved to...
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Edward Lee Herbough

November 24, 1940 - January 17, 2018

Edward Lee Herbough, age 77, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on January 17, 2018. Mr. Herbough was born on November 24th, 1940 to the late Margaret and Howard Herbough, in Alexandria, Virginia.Ed served in the Army for a few years and while he was stationed in Germany he witnessed the Berlin wall being built. In 2014, he revisited Germany and was pleased to have seen the wall was gone. He...
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Arthur St. Clair Hicks

December 9, 1954 - January 17, 2018

Arthur St. Clair Hicks IV, age 63, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. He was born on December 9, 1954, to Marlene and Arthur Hicks. Arthur, also known as Skip, was kind, respectful and full of love. He may have been big in stature, however he was a gentle giant with a heart full of love to give. He was loved by everyone and never met a stranger. He always put...
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Thomas Joseph Belisle

October 13, 1961 - January 15, 2018

Thomas "Tom" Joseph Belisle, 56, of Woodstock, GA passed away at home on January 15, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born on October 13, 1961 to the late Jane and Donald Belisle in Columbus, Ohio. He grew up in Mount Air, Ohio where he made life-long friends and will forever be a member of the "gang". Tom had a passion for music and loved to jam with other musicians. He was...
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Janet Williams

January 15, 2018

Mrs. Janet Williams, 62, of Woodstock, GA passed away January 15, 2018. Janet was born on July 12, 1955 in Miami, FL .Janet worked from home as a sales representative for Relief Inc as she raised her 2 children. She was a selfless woman, devoted mother and wife and faithful Christian. Janet enjoyed interior decorating and antiques. She will be deeply missed by her many friends and loving family....
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Myrtle Lois Moran

April 13, 1920 - January 13, 2018

Myrtle Lois Moran, 97, of Woodstock, GA, formerly of Dimmitt, TX, died on January 13, 2018 of natural causes. The family plans a Celebration of Life in Dimmitt at a later date. Myrtle Lois Pearson was born in Lubbock, TX on April 13, 1920. She graduated from Lorenzo High School and continued on to receive degrees from Weatherford Jr. College and Texas Tech in 1941. She worked as a Home Economics...
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James Van Ness

December 10, 1942 - January 12, 2018

James W. Van Ness, Jr, of The Villages, Florida passed away peacefully at age 75 on January 12th at Tranquility Hospice in his family's hometown of Marietta while holding the hands of his daughters following a valiant battle against esophageal cancer. A proud and loving father, grandfather, brother and partner, he is survived by his daughters Kristina Cohen (Andrew) and Lisa Sharpenberg (Michael...
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Bill Kettering

November 8, 1928 - January 10, 2018

Charles William (Bill) Kettering was born November 8, 1928 to Ephraim Buffington & Evelyn (Moran) Kettering and grew up in Martinsburg, West Virginia.Bill had a passion for airplanes, and at the age of 15 got a job at the local airport stacking planes to pay for flying lessons. He earned his pilot's license before he received his driver's license. Bill was a proud veteran who served his country...
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Pasquale Anthony Volpe

July 5, 1922 - January 7, 2018

Mr. Pasquale Anthony Volpe, 95, of Marietta, GA passed away January 7, 2018. A funeral mass will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:00pm at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 490 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, GA. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6-8pm at Woodstock Funeral Home. There will be...
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Richard H. Bourrie

January 5, 1936 - January 7, 2018

Lieutenant Colonel Richard H. Bourrie, USA, Ret, age 82, of Roswell, GA passed away on January 7, 2018. Richard was born on January 5, 1936 in Cheboygan, MI to the late Hector and Elizabeth Bourrie. After graduating from Cheboygan High School, Richard joined the Army National Guard. He retired honorably as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1996. After his retirement, Richard started his own business,...
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Janie Sue McCrary

June 24, 1936 - January 7, 2018

Janie McCrary, age 81, of Cleveland, GA, formerly of Woodstock, GA, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Janie was born June 24, 1936 to Revo and Mary McClanahan in Centerville, TN. She was one of ten children. Janie was a long time member of Bascomb United Methodist Church. Her passions in life included caring for others and singing. Janie would sing at church, weddings and funerals and...
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Felicia Austin

January 8, 1961 - January 6, 2018

Felicia Ubaldo Austin was born on January 8, 1961, to the union of Mayo and Thelma Ubaldo in Bakersfield, CA. She was one of five children and the only child of Mayo and Thelma's union. Lovingly referred to as "Lisa" by friends and family. She was vibrant, fun loving, kindhearted and never met a stranger. Felicia attended Bessie Owens, Lincoln Junior High and East Bakersfield High where she...
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Phyllis A. Ketelhut

July 27, 1936 - January 2, 2018

Phyllis Anne Ketelhut, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was born July 27, 1936 to the late Maggie and Saylor Ramsey. Phyllis lived a castle-like existence with her husband on Capone Island throughout the 80's. She worked for the county services in animal control before she retired. She married Ken on January 27, 1962 and spent close to 36 loving years together before Ken's...
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Kathryn Goodson

January 22, 1931 - December 30, 2017

Mrs. Kathryn Hammond Goodson, age 86, passed away December 30, 2017 at The Brian Center in Canton, Georgia. She was formerly of Woodstock, Georgia. Kathryn was born in Floyd County, Armuchee, Georgia on January 22, 1931 to the late Hiram Clifton and Myrtle Estelle Thompson Hammond. She was married to the late John Philo Goodson on February 27, 1949 in Floyd County Georgia and he preceded her in...
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William Winston Harris

October 7, 1943 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Winston Harris

October 7, 1943 - December 29, 2017

Winston Harris, age 74, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Winston was born to John and Rachel Harris on October 7, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia.Winston was a kind man with a great sense of humor. He was a people person, as he never met a stranger, and he enjoyed helping others. After high school, Winston served in the Army and then entered the printing industry where...
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George Anthony Thull

December 17, 1933 - December 26, 2017

George Anthony Thull, age 84, of Canton, Georgia passed away on Tuesday December 26, 2017. George was born December 17, 1933 in Utica, New York.George was family oriented and enjoyed traveling in his RV, camping, boating and caring for his various animals over the years. He had traveled across the country twice and enjoyed taking cruises even after his health began to fail - George was not one to...
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Mary Rogalsky Nickel

March 31, 1929 - December 15, 2017

Mary R. Nickel, age 88, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by loved ones.She was one of nine children born to Henry and Anna Rogalsky, Russian refugees leaving Siberia in search of a better life for their family. Mary was born in Harbin, China and ultimately immigrated to the United States.She later met and married Alvin Lowell Nickel, MD and...
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Eunice Blanche Skelton

July 20, 1939 - December 15, 2017

Eunice Blanche Skelton, age 78, of Canton, Georgia passed away December 15, 2017. Blanche was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed by all of her friends and family. She is survived by her loving husband John, daughter, Kimberly Haler of South Charleston, Ohio, Ernest Shoemaker of Springfield, Ohio and James Skelton and...
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Hans Joachim Pracht

November 12, 1943 - December 15, 2017

Hans Joachim Pracht passed away on Friday, December 15th, 2017 due to complications from a heart attack. Hans was born in Fürstenfeldbrück, on the outskirts of Munich, Germany. Early on, he developed a passionate love of chemistry, going on to earn his Doctorate in the subject at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. He went on to work for consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble in Germany, as...
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John Roy Coker

April 8, 1938 - December 15, 2017

John Roy Coker, age 79, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. John was born April 8, 1938 to Floyd and Thelma Coker in Blairsville, Georgia.Roy held several positions at Lockheed & Martin over his 25 year span. He was a small engine mechanic and enjoyed tinkering with his lawnmowers and saws. He was a story teller and found joy in sharing his memories with his friends...
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Michael H. Cash

July 24, 1944 - December 14, 2017

Mr. Michael Harold Cash, 73, of Marietta, GA passed away on December 14, 2017. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Michael to the Liver Foundation, www.liverfoundation.org.
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Jo Ann Powers

June 27, 1934 - December 13, 2017

Jo Ann Powers, age 83, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her residence in Dallas, Georgia. Jo Ann worked as a bookkeeper for Mayo Chemical Co. for more than 25 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughters Aimee Pittard and her husband Tommy and Stacy Koyashiki and her husband Makoto and...
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Judy Ann Reisig

September 28, 1942 - December 11, 2017

Judy Ann Reisig, age 75, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. Judy was born on September 28, 1942 to the late Paul and Doris Bauer in Elyria, Ohio.Judy had many passions in life however none supersede her love for fishing. Her talent was immeasurable. She always caught the first fish and was proud it was always the biggest out of everyone's catch. She had many...
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Dennis John Besco

August 24, 1964 - December 10, 2017

Dennis John Besco, age 53, of Woodstock, Georgia entered into eternal rest on December 10, 2017. He was born on August 24, 1964. Dennis lived life to the fullest and was happiest when surrounded by his friends and family. He loved to entertain and enjoyed using his BBQ and smoker and made the most phenomenal brisket. He was true to his roots and was a diehard Lions fan all his life and enjoyed...
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Bobby Lamar Ayers

March 10, 1937 - December 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Russell Emmett Duffy

November 1, 1959 - December 9, 2017

Mr. Russell Emmett Duffy, 59, of Woodstock, GA passed away December 9, 2017. Russell was born on November 1, 1959 in Detroit, MI to the late Edward and Nancy Duffy. He spent his career as an accountant working for various hotels in Florida. Russell had a love for cars, especially his 1986 LX Coup Mustang 5 liter 5 speed. He was extremely generous and empathetic. Russell was the person his friends...
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Lamar Lamar Ayers

March 10, 1937 - December 9, 2017

Mr. Bobby Lamar Ayers, 80, of Woodstock, GA passed away December 9, 2017. Lamar was born on March 10, 1937 in Rome, GA to the late Hubert and Marie Ayers. Lamar served in the Air National Guard. He worked for Eastern Airlines in reservations. With his son-in-law Stewart, Lamar started Mulch Man, a landscaping supply company. He enjoyed many outdoor activities that included fishing, hiking, gold...
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James Fenton Dean

July 19, 1954 - December 2, 2017

James Fenton Dean III, age 63, of Acworth, Georgia passed away December 2, 2017 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. He is survived by his wife Vicky. He will be cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
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Ronald Gustave Hand

April 30, 1935 - November 29, 2017

Mr. Ronald Gustave Hand, 82, of Woodstock, GA passed away November 29, 2017. Ronald was born on April 30, 1935 in Missouri to the late Harold and Grace Hand. Ronald had an extraordinary sense of humor and loved to tell stories. He was the resident "expert" on all matters. He enjoyed building model airplanes, photography, bowling and loved to be outdoors. While serving honorably in the US Army and...
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Russell Crawford Miller

December 26, 1931 - November 27, 2017

Colonel Russell C. Miller Jr. (retiree), passed away at the age of 85 on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Marietta, Georgia. Mr. Miller leaves behind his loving wife of 64 years, Ann Miller; son, Ron Miller and his wife, Kerry, of Las Cruces, New Mexico; sister, Linda Vendeland and her husband, Jack, of Sarasota, Florida; and many other friends and family members to cherish his memory. He is joined...
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Louis Joseph Svehla

April 25, 1952 - November 26, 2017

Mr. Louis Svehla, 65, of Acworth, GA passed away November 26, 2017. A graveside service with military honors will be Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:00am at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Kevin Thomas Graessle

September 23, 1961 - November 25, 2017

Major Kevin Thomas Graessle, USMC, Retired, age 56 of Marietta, GA passed away November 25, 2017. Kevin was born on September 23, 1961 in South Orange, NJ. After high school, Kevin joined the United States Marine Corps and honorably and faithfully served for 27 years. After his retirement, Kevin worked at a Project Manager for Origin Group. He had a work ethic unmatched by anyone. He enjoyed...
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Nestor A. Galdamez-Tobar

July 19, 1974 - November 23, 2017

El 23 de noviembre de 2017 falleció el Sr. Nestor A Galdamez-Tobar, 43, de Woodstock, Georgia.La familia recibirá amigos el miércoles 29 de noviembre de 2017 de 4 a 8 pm en Woodstock Funeral Home.Arreglos bajo la dirección de Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Billie Dodgen Murphy

November 10, 1943 - November 22, 2017

Mrs. Billie D Murphy, 74, of Woodstock, GA passed away November 22, 2017.Her family will have a private service at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Marydel Dell Ward

April 19, 1943 - November 18, 2017

Marydel Ward passed away at the age of 74 on Saturday, November 18, 2017.Marydel was a talented artist who sculpted and painted the world from her eyes. She had showcased her artwork at several galleries and had won prizes from the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Coca-Cola and Kennesaw University. She later taught art to others and continued creating master pieces in other forms including sewing,...
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George Thomas Hill

November 9, 1952 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Christopher Noel JANDA

September 16, 1968 - November 16, 2017

Christopher Noel Janda, 49, of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017, after a long, courageous battle against cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Chris was born on September 16, 1968, in Northampton, Massachusetts. He spent his childhood in Jacksonville, Florida, and Albany, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he became a successful general...
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Robert Nathan Casebeer

September 10, 1947 - November 16, 2017

Robert N. Casebeer, age 70, of Woodstock Georgia passed away November 16, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time.
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Estelle M. Cox

February 25, 1923 - November 16, 2017

Estelle M. Cox, age 94, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017.She was a beloved member of East Cobb United Methodist Church in Marietta.She is survived by her son, John Cox and his wife, Donna; daughter, Janice Morris and her husband, CJ; and grandchildren, Phil Childers, Amy Reed, Jennifer Morris, Chris Cox and Kim Cox Minter.More biography and service details will be posted upon final...
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Joan Cartland MacArthur

December 29, 1930 - November 15, 2017

Joan Cartland MacArthur, age 86, of Woodstock, passed away in the early morning on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.Joan was an avid reader, was an organist and had worked as a receptionist and bookkeeper for several business over the years. She had a heart of gold and had a magnetic personality that drew others into her circle.She was a beloved member of Christ Episcopal Church where donations may...
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Mary Frances Griffin

January 23, 1953 - November 11, 2017

Mary Frances (Fran) Griffin, age 64, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017. Fran was born on January 23, 1953 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the late Charles and Mary Sealover.She was married to the love of her life, Lyn, for 41 ½ years. Fran was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she was a life-long resident prior to moving to Woodstock.Fran was a...
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Patrick Kyle Smith

April 17, 1987 - November 11, 2017

Mr. Patrick Kyle Smith, 30, of Roswell, GA passed away on November 11, 2017. Patrick was born on April 17, 1987 in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Woodstock High School and earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. Patrick was a Financial Center Manager for Bank of America. He loved music and played the cello. He also sang in the church choir at...
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Yvonne Carlece Brown

August 3, 1952 - November 10, 2017

Mrs. Yvonne Carlece Brown, 65, of Duluth, GA passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. Yvonne was born on August 3, 1952 in Spanish Town St. Catherine, Jamaica to the late Carlton and Elizabeth Bernard Brown.Yvonne was educated in Spanish Town and from there she worked for the Government of Jamaica. After she moved to the United States, she...
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Leontine Joan Rushing

October 23, 1942 - November 8, 2017

Leontine Joan Rushing, age 75, of Canton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Joan was born on October 23,1942, in Syracuse, New York, to Leontine Martel Hough and Leonard Hough. In her younger years, Joan enjoyed dancing. Throughout her life, she was a very dedicated mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother, she took great pride in caring for her family. Joan was an...
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Katherine Lucille Smith

September 18, 1928 - November 7, 2017

Mrs. Katherine Lucille Smith, 89, of Woodstock, GA passed away on November 7, 2017. Katherine was born on September 18, 1928 in Brodhead, CO to the late Arlas and Mary Linda Knight. Throughout her life, Katherine worked various jobs and was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed reading, computer games, knitting and playing bingo. She loved to be around babies and small children and was a natural...
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Justin Lee Lanier

April 7, 1956 - November 4, 2017

Justin Lee Lanier, of Marietta, Ga, passed away on November 4th, 2017. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 1:00PM, November 11th, 2017 at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church with Pastor Vic Bledsoe officiating. A dessert (Lee's favorite) reception to follow. Lee was born in Bethesda, Maryland, to Bob and Charlotte Lanier on April 7th, 1956. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1984...
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Charles O. Hendrix

February 18, 1953 - November 1, 2017

Sergeant First Class Charles O. Hendrix Jr. (retired), age 64 of Pickens County, Georgia, served 20 years in the U.S. Army and medically retired in 1992. Survivors include wife Nora; two sons, Danny and Dylan; daughter, Melissa; granddaughters, Crystal, Faith, Catey, Nora and Carley; and grandson, Dylan Jr. A political activist, care giver and loving provider for his family, he dedicated his life...
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Kenneth Roberts

April 15, 1937 - November 1, 2017

Kenneth Roberts, age 80, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by loved ones.Mr. Roberts was born to the late Elzie Roberts and the late Ruth Moon Roberts on April 15, 1937 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had three brothers, J.W., Donald and Charles, and one sister, Wilma.Mr. Roberts had served as a police officer for Cobb County for 27 years until...
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Teresa Marie Kuehne

August 26, 1958 - October 31, 2017

Teresa (Teri) Kuehne, age 59, of Acworth, Georgia passed away October 31, 2017 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Teri is survived by her husband Donald Kuehne, daughter, Tawnia Stallings and her husband Brett and grandchildren Aiden Stallings, Weston Stallings and Madelyn Stallings, sisters, Nancy Baze, Cindy Clark, Karen Whetsel and Shirley Skal, brothers, Dan Clark and Joe Clark, father...
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Diane Simmon Colby

June 17, 1944 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Mark Michael Roszina

June 23, 1957 - October 23, 2017

Mark Michael Roszina, age 60, passed away on Monday, October 23rd, 2017, surrounded by his children, his pride and joy. He was born on June 23, 1957 to Kenneth and Carol Roszina, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Throughout life, he had a very successful job as a processing engineer at AT&T. Soon after he retired, he started to volunteer for the American Red Cross, which he enjoyed. He enjoyed playing...
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Steven Michael Leonard

November 2, 1948 - October 21, 2017

November 2, 1948 - October 21, 2017Steven Michael Leonard, 68, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away October 21, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Crosby, Minnesota, on November 2, 1948, he was the son of Anne and Kenneth Leonard of Brainerd, Minnesota. He graduated from Washington High School in 1968 and immediately joined the Army, where he spent two years in Germany. He married his...
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Leighanne Marie Purvis

July 26, 1983 - October 15, 2017

Leighanne Marie Purvis passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 34.Leighanne was born on July 26, 1983 to Mickey and Marlene at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. At only three years old, Leighanne could be found tinkering under trucks by her dad's side. He and Ms. Marlene instilled so many joys of being a true southerner into Leighanne: working on your own truck, being able...
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Richard G. Farrell

April 23, 1937 - October 13, 2017

Richard Farrell, age 80, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017, at his home in Woodstock, Georgia, after a long illness. Richard was born on April 23, 1937 in New Haven, Connecticut to the late John and Lucy Farrell, the youngest of their 6 children. He attended St. Lawrence Elementary School and followed with Notre Dame High School. His college years were spent in St. Petersburg, Florida. ...
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Raymond R. Zaborniak

March 23, 1963 - October 13, 2017

Mr. Raymond R. Zaborniak, 54, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on October 13, 2017. Ray was born on March 23, 1963 in Lorain, OH. For the past 10 years, Ray has worked for JTB Framing Company as a Supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, was a hard worker and loving man. Most important to Ray was his family. He cherished his wife and children and will be remembered for his generosity. He was preceded in...
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Robert W. Brown

June 21, 1938 - October 11, 2017

Mr. Robert W. Brown, 79, of Woodstock, GA passed away October 11, 2017. Robert was born on June 21, 1938 in Utica, NY to the late Rowe and Clara Brown. Robert spent his career as a machinist, working for Kelsey Hayes. After retirement, Robert worked for Woodstock Furniture Outlet, where he was affectionately known as "Wrap". Robert could often be found relaxing by the TV with a bottle of A&W...
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Kay June Foulks

January 25, 1943 - October 11, 2017

Mrs. Kay June Foulks, age 74, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on October 11, 2017. Kay was born on January 25, 1943 in Peoria, Illinois, to the late William and Rose Nash.Throughout Kay's life, she had many passions. She enjoyed painting and caring for her house plants as well as her gardens outside. She also had many fruit trees and vegetable gardens that she tended to. Kay had a love for...
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Hans J. Nein

February 15, 1931 - October 11, 2017

Mr. Hans J. Nein, 86, of Owensboro, KY passed away on October 11, 2017. Hans was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany on February 15, 1931 to the late Max and Anna Nein. In 1959, he came to the United States to work for NASA as a rocket scientist. He retired after 40 years. He was an excellent father, loving husband, loyal friend and a firm believer in his savior, Jesus Christ. Hans was preceded in...
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Kenneth Mitchell Elliott

December 31, 1933 - October 8, 2017

Kenneth Mitchell Elliott, Sr. passed away peacefully Sunday after a brave battle with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83. Ken was born to Doris and Bert Elliott (deceased) in West Carthage, New York on December 31, 1933. His brother Richard "Bull" Elliott and sister Joy Elliott Schwartz preceded him in death. After graduating from high school, Ken began attending Watertown School of...
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Elizabeth Louise Dahse

November 13, 1924 - October 7, 2017

Elizabeth Louise Dahse, age 92, of Acworth, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017. She was born November 13, 1924 in Los Angeles California. Anyone who knew Elizabeth could tell you she loved many things deeply - her family, her Atlanta Braves, her dog Baby and cookies of any kind. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Walt, and brother, Leonard. She is survived by her daughter...
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John Joseph Boyle

October 23, 1953 - October 6, 2017

John Joseph Boyle died Friday, October 6, 2017, at the age of 63. He passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family.John was born in New York City and spent his childhood with his four brothers and sisters on Long Island. For college, John spent a year at the Merchant Marine Academy and then finished his accounting degree at St. John's University, New York. After college,...
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Eugenia Harriet Judkins

September 21, 1939 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Mildred Juanita Thompson

February 11, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Mildred Juanita Thompson, age 85, of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of Anderson, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017. Mrs. Thompson was more affectionately known as "grandma" by her family, friends and even health care providers. She was nothing less of a spitfire - strong, independent and ready to speak her mind. She was an admirer of handsome men, had a great sense of humor,...
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Patricia Mary Forest

July 10, 1958 - October 4, 2017

Patricia "Patti" Mary Forest, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 after a long and courageous fight. Patti was a devoted wife and mother who was headstrong, and someone who had a tender heart. She enjoyed her family time first and foremost and also enjoyed the occasional trip to the casino. Patti was a great example to friends and family by fighting with the many...
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Richard James Kunkel

March 5, 1929 - October 1, 2017

Richard James Kunkel, age 88, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Mr. Kunkel was a humble, dedicated, serious man whose world revolved around his family. Throughout his children's lives, he supported them in any way he could, including becoming a leader of the boy scouts and actively coaching in various sports. He was a constant confidant and advisor guiding the way to...
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Anthony Joseph CORRAO

September 16, 1926 - September 29, 2017

Anthony Joseph Corrao, age 91, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017. A man of many talents, Mr. Corrao enjoyed painting, photography, creating stained glass pieces and working on home improvements. He was a Cub Scout leader; served as past president for the Telephone Pioneers; volunteered for Talking Books which provides shared stories to the visually impaired; made pillows for heart...
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Charles Franklin Alexander

December 23, 1939 - September 29, 2017

Mr. Charles Franklin Alexander, Jr. also known as "Bubba", age 77, of Woodstock, GA passed away on September 29, 2017. Charles was born on December 23, 1939 in Rome, GA to the late Charles and Christine Alexander. In high school, he played football. After finishing school, Charles remained active in sports, playing golf, bowling, throwing darts, and also playing pool. Charles had an adventurous...
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June Rogers Schillinger

February 1, 1924 - September 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Teresa Lou Oswood

November 27, 1948 - September 24, 2017

Mrs. Teresa L. Oswood, 68, of Woodstock, GA passed away September 24, 2017. Teresa was born on November 27, 1948 in Beech Grove, IN to the late Eugene and Mary Banta. She attended North Vernon High School in North Vernon, IN and graduated from Waverly High School. Teresa loved to travel in her family's motor home and was a member of the Peach State Travelers. She also enjoyed playing Bunko with...
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Justin Sy Kane

April 18, 1982 - September 19, 2017

Justin Sy Kane, age 35, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his home following a brave and courageous battle with cancer.Justin was born to Jerry and Karen Kane in Tampa, Florida on April 18, 1982. He was a happy, loving little boy always ready to give hugs and kisses. He had an exuberance and curiosity about things; always wanting to know how everyone around him...
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Marion Lillian Cooper

June 14, 1932 - September 19, 2017

Marion Lillian Farrar Cooper, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Marion was born to Frank and Amy Farrar in Rumford, Maine. She enjoyed church, family, dancing, golf, bowling, and giving to charities. Marion is preceded by her husband of 22 years, Charles Cooper; son, Joseph; brother, George; and sisters, Frances and Pauline. She is survived by her sons, Charles (Amy) Cooper and...
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Elaine M. Hill

April 8, 1924 - September 13, 2017

Elaine M. Hill, 93, of Marietta, GA passed away on September 13, 2017. She was born on April 8, 1924 in Ogden, UT to the late Andrew and Agnes Anderson. After raising two children, Elaine attended Cal State in Los Angeles and obtained her bachelor's degree in special education. While living in Seattle, she volunteered with many children's organizations at Seattle Center and the Seattle Repertory...
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Benaiah Jacob DeSoto

September 12, 2017 - September 12, 2017

Obituary - By Father, Matthew DeSoto Benaiah Jacob entered and passed from this world on September 12, 2017. Though barely 8 inches long and not yet a pound in weight, he has already made such a powerful impact in the hearts of those around him. We were blessed to hold him in our arms, and admire God's handiwork of a perfectly formed body. In the Bible, Benaiah was a mighty warrior. He...
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Jared Edward Kirk

February 23, 1993 - September 11, 2017

Mr. Jared Edward Kirk, 24, of Woodstock, GA passed away September 11, 2017. Jared was born on February 23, 1993 in Bryan, TX. He attended Woodstock High School and Chattahoochee Technical College. Jared loved spending time outdoors, attending concerts, wake boarding and kayaking. More than anything though, he enjoyed being with his family and friends. Jared will be remembered as a fun loving,...
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Delores Dorothy Betke

March 1, 1929 - September 2, 2017

Delores Simon Betke passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017.Delores was born to Jack and Frieda Simon on Friday, March 1, 1929 and was baptized as an infant in Detroit and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Oberlin, MI. She married Ernest Betke on November 20, 1948 and their loving marriage lasted 65 years. He preceded her in death on July 14, 2014.She is survived by daughter Janet (Andre)...
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Faith Gable

August 25, 1948 - September 2, 2017

Mrs. Faith Gable, age 69, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was born on August 25, 1948 in Oak Park, Illinois, to the late, Rex and Luella Cook. Faith was an incredible woman. On November 2, 1990, her and her husband, Larry, went to Romania to adopt three beautiful babies. Her husband passed away early in life, which made Faith the head of the household. ...
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Christena Little

November 4, 1928 - August 31, 2017

Mrs. Christena Leeson Little, 88, of Canton, GA passed away August 31, 2017.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 6-8pm. The funeral service will be Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12:00pm in the chapel of Woodstock Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA.Arrangements under the direction of Woodstock Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA.
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Michael Markham

November 7, 1949 - August 29, 2017

Mr. Michael Markham, age 67, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on August 29, 2017. Michael was born on September 7, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida.Michael was a family man and he loved to care for them. He was a great provider and was a kind-hearted man. He was very giving, generous and loving. Along with his many attributes, he was the kind of man who would give you everything he had if you...
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Jerry Pete Nilo

October 22, 1946 - August 27, 2017

Mr. Jerry Pete Nilo, 70, of Acworth, GA passed away on August 27, 2017. Jerry was born on October 22, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Marcelino Pete and Veda Fay Nilo. After graduating from Wilkes Central High School in North Wilkesboro, NC, Jerry joined the US Air Force and served honorably during the Vietnam War. From 1968-1973, Jerry worked for Kentron Hawaii in the Marshall Islands, where he...
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Charles Cary Castleberry

December 11, 1955 - August 27, 2017

Mr. Charles Cary Castleberry, 61, of Woodstock, GA passed away August 27, 2017. Cary was born on December 11, 1955 in Duluth, GA. He was preceded in death by his sister, Laurie Hedrick. Cary leaves behind his daughter, Destiny Patrick; father, Charles A. Castleberry; mother, Ellen O'Neal; brothers, James Murrah (Janice) and Barry Murrah (Brenda); faithful companions and loving dogs, Red Dog...
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Anne Patrick Abdon

December 30, 1932 - August 25, 2017

Anne Patrick Abdon, age 84, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017 in Rome, Georgia. She came from humble beginnings in a war torn London. She overcame being hit by a vehicle at the age of five, many bombings in her hometown and traveling across the world on a ship at the age of twelve. Anne was a strong individual and while at work at Cincinnati Milling, she...
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James Emerson Dunbar

December 15, 1924 - August 24, 2017

James Emerson Dunbar, age 92, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by loved ones. James was born to Emerson and Audra Dunbar in Salem, West Virginia in 1924. He came from humble beginnings and later moved to Baltimore, Maryland. He served his country as a WWII Naval Veteran during which time, two ships were shot out from under him. After his...
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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 peacefully August 18, 2017. She was born on December 4, 1917 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Samuel and Mary Caruso. After graduating from high school, Marie went to study cosmetology and opened a styling salon in Pittsburgh, PA, where she met the love of her life, Louis J Carlo, Jr. Marie followed her husband's military career and then settled...
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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 Mont 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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