Our Obituaries

Leighanne Marie Purvis

August 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 L. 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, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Marion was born to Frank and Amy Farrar in Rumford, Maine. She was one of six children. Marion was very independent and outgoing with a giving heart. She enjoyed church, dancing, golf, bowling, and giving to charities. Marion is preceded by her husband of 22 years, Charles Clayton Cooper...
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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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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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