Jul 31, 1953 - Nov 30, 2023
Mrs. Carol Lewis
Jul 22, 1956 - Feb 23, 2024
Celebration of Life services for Mrs. Carol Lewis will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, 11:00AM at the Westview Cemetery (Section 34) 1680 Westview Drive SW Atlanta, GA 30310. Westview Cemetery Friday, March 8, 2024, 1:00 Until 6:00PM at Murray Brothers Funeral Home Cascade Chapel To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .
Ms. Carolyn Jean Hughes-Golar
Jan 01, 1950 - Feb 28, 2024
Graveside Service for Ms. Carolyn Jean Hughes-Golar of Atlanta, GA, will be Monday, March 4, 2024 at 12:00PM; Lincoln Cemetery; 2275 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta ,GA 30314. A public viewing will be between 3:00PM-7:000PM at our chapel. (404) 758-1731.
Joseph Edward DiCorpo
Jul 15, 1951 - Feb 24, 2024
"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle and friend Joseph Edward DiCorpo. Joe, a prominent medical practitioner and specialist in anesthesiology and international medical transport for more than forty-five years, died at his home in the Atlanta suburbs. Born on July 15, 1951 to the late Joseph and Olga Mary (Santavenere) DiCorpo in Waterbury Connecticut, Joe graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School and Fairfield University (Connecticut) where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. In 1973, he was among the first students admitted to what was the newly-constituted program at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, where in 1975 he obtained a Master of Medical Science in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He held Board Certification in Anesthesiology and a license to practice from the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners. Joe is survived by his brother John DiCorpo (Middlebury, Connecticut) who with his niece Cordelia Sheehan (Atlanta) cared for Joe in the final days of his life. He is also survived by two sisters, Margaret Sheehan-Jones (and her husband Larry Jones, Palm Coast, Florida) and Mary A. D. Petrino (widow of Jeffrey Peter Petrino, Alexandria, Virginia) as well as his niece Sarah DiCorpo (Denver, Colorado) and Christopher DiCorpo (Middlebury, Connecticut). In addition to his parents, his niece Julia Kenney Petrino of Alexandria, Virginia preceded him into life everlasting. Joe loved all cars, but especially police cars. His hobby of restoring police cars was his passion and he won numerous awards for the beautiful and authentic cars he created over 50 years. Beyond his involvement with the several national car groups Joe’s professional life was marked by a deep commitment to public service. Serving as the chief medical consultant and director of transportation for Assist America in Atlanta, Joe dedicated himself to ensuring the well-being and safety of others. His journey in emergency medical services (EMS) began in 1971 as an EMT, leading to roles as an EMS chief and administrator in Ohio and California. He personally performed over five hundred Emergency Aero-Medical Evacuations and Repatriations and supervised many hundreds of others over the course of his long career. Joe’s impact extended far beyond his professional endeavors. He touched the lives of countless individuals with his kindness, generosity, and unwavering dedication to making a difference in the world. His compassion knew no bounds, and his willingness to lend a helping hand endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Joe fought a courageous battle with cancer for over 17 years while living his life to the fullest. He was an inspiration to us all. Donations in his name can be made to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held for Joe on Saturday, March 9th at 11 am at the Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral home in Marietta GA. We welcome all who had the privilege of calling Joe their friend."
Tammy Lynn Laster
Nov 17, 1967 - Feb 13, 2024
"Mrs. Tammy Lynn Laster, age 56 of Ellijay passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Piedmont Atlanta. Mrs. Laster was born in Catoosa to the late, Lewis Eugene and Glenda Sue Gilreath Smith. Mrs. Laster was a retired store clerk. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Laster was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Will Laster. Mrs. Laster is survived by her children, Amanda Roberts (Adam) of Pendergrass, Josh Smith (Sherry) of Nicholson, Valeria Williams (Rocky) of Mt. Airy, Sabrina Allred (James) of Pendergrass, and Brittney Smith of Hoschton; brothers, Lamar Smith of Commerce and Chris Smith of Ellijay; sisters, Carol Smith of Ellijay and Darlene Gooch of Jasper; grandchildren, Ava, Addison, Aiken, Harley Kate, Avery, Mason, Zachary, Brantlee, and Bo. Funeral service will be held Sunday, Feb. 18th at 3 PM from the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with Rev. Karl Mealor officiating with the interment following at Grey Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-3 PM. Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce is in charge of arrangements."
Nov 23, 1936 - Feb 19, 2024
Claudette Beauford was born on November 23, 1936, to Versia and Sonnie Beauford, Sr. in Lumpkin, Georgia. Claudette was the youngest girl of sixteen children. She transitioned this great life on February 19, 2024.Claudette received her education in the Stewart County Public School system, and graduated from Lumpkin High School where she was a basketball star. She received Christ at an early age and was a member of Green Grove Baptist Church. After finishing her education in Lumpkin she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and became a member of Greater Springfield Baptist Church, where she was a devoted member of Usher Ministry #1. Claudette was a sharp dresser, and after moving to Atlanta worked at luxury department stores, JP Allen and Wexner’s. She enjoyed sharing her style tips with her nieces. Claudette later enjoyed a long career as a Traffic Checker at Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). She retired from MARTA after 30 years.Claudette enjoyed spending time with her beloved friends and family members. Before her illness, she enjoyed spending time with her niece, Latoya, on Fridays eating fish dinners. She brought so much joy and energy to anyone she encountered. Claudette was affectionately remembered as saying that life owed her nothing. She loved the Atlanta Braves and baking (and eating) cake.Claudette was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Sonny, Jr., Willie, Sidney, Mary, Martha, Lucille, Howard, Frances, Moses, Flanagan, Roceal, Sr., and Naomi. Her companion of any years, O.B. Samuels also preceded her in death.Claudette is survived by her sister Geraldine Perkins of Cuthbert, Georgia, sister Louella Harper of Columbus, Georgia, brother Franklin Beauford (Mildred) of Conyers, Georgia; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ralph Edward Grizzard Jr.
Nov 05, 1928 - Feb 26, 2024
Ralph Edward Grizzard Jr. passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. He was born on Monday, November 5, 1928, in Atlanta, Georgia, to his parents Ralph and Eleanor Grizzard. Ralph served his country with honor in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a proud veteran.He dedicated his professional life to the banking industry as a stock broker before retiring. Ralph pursued his education and achieved a Bachelor's Degree, showcasing his commitment to lifelong learning. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work and dedication.Ralph is survived by his sons, Patrick and Thomas (Joe) Grizzard, as well as his grandchildren, Glen Parris (Shanita), Brian Eidson (Missy), Kyle Parris, Scott Eidson (Kayla), Megan Cetindag (Timur), Madison Grizzard, Ryan Grizzard, and Riley Grizzard; and four great-grandchildren. A devout member of the community, Ralph was actively involved in various organizations including Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, The Men's Club, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and The Korean War Veteran's Association. He touched the lives of many with his kindness and generosity.A Funeral Mass to honor and celebrate Ralph's life will be conducted on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 10 o'clock at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday, March 1, 2024 from 6 until 8 o'clock at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel. Ralph Edward Grizzard Jr.'s memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, as his legacy of service and dedication continues to inspire. May he rest in peace.
Thomas Roy Graham
Jun 21, 1932 - Feb 22, 2024
Thomas Roy Graham, age 91, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his home on February 22, 2024, as a result of natural causes. His life partner of over 20 years, Judy James, was by his side at the time of Thomas' passing.Thomas was born on June 21, 1932, to Glenn and Zelma Graham of Grantville, Georgia. At the age of 17, Thomas joined the United States Navy, where he served on the USS Saint Paul during the Korean War. Upon being honorably discharged, Thomas embarked on a career in finance and automotive sales, dedicating his life to his work.He is preceded in death by his brother, Morris Graham of Jonesboro, Georgia. Thomas is survived by his daughters: Susan Butler of Summerville, Georgia; Lisa Coward of Milledgeville, Georgia; Carla Ligon of Chamblee, Georgia; and Tomi Lynn Jones of Savannah, Georgia. He is also survived by his aunt, Jaunita Cannon of Grantville, GA, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.Memorial services for the interment of Thomas' ashes will be announced at a later date.We invite friends, family, and acquaintances to share their memories and messages of condolence in honor of Thomas Roy Graham.
Wyatt Sean Banks
Jan 10, 2005 - Feb 21, 2024
Wyatt Sean Banks passed away on February 21, 2024 at the age of 19 years old. He is survived by his parents, Sean and Emily Banks, sister Caroline Banks, brother Nolan Banks, grandmothers Suseen Banks (grandfather Jerry Banks deceased) and Susan Conaway (husband Elmer Conaway), grandfather Bob Heurich, uncle Dr. Steven Banks, Captain US Navy (wife Tonya, children Gardner, Reid, Hudson and Georgia), uncle William Banks (wife Victoria, children Henry “Hank” and Sutton), aunt Gretchen Heurich (Jonathan Obuseh -fiancée), and aunt Sarah Egbert (husband Paul, daughter Lorelei). Wyatt was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Christ the King School and while there received the Owen Stokes Scholarship as well as the Peacemaker awards. He is the state of Georgia’s only five-time National Geographic Geography Bee finalist, winning the school competition in grades 4-8 and advancing each year to the state finals. In addition to his academic success Wyatt enjoyed football, basketball, baseball, soccer, swimming, chess, church choir and piano throughout his youth, through both school and NYO. Wyatt attended the Marist School where he excelled academically making Dean’s List all 18 semesters and earned the Yale Book Award his junior year and the Physical Fitness award his senior year. He played football for six years and was a reserve offensive lineman on the 2020 AAAA State Championship team. His senior year he started at right tackle and served as team chaplain on the 2023 AAAAAA State Quarterfinalist team. Wyatt enrolled in the Morehead Honors College at the University of Georgia and became a brother in the Kappa Sigma fraternity’s Beta Lambda chapter. His intentions were to pursue a double major in Economics and Political Science with the hopes of attending law school after graduation. While this script of his life tells one side about Wyatt, it does not come close to describing the person he was. Wyatt had a big heart, always selflessly willing to help someone hurting or in need. He always offered to use his big size and strength to help grandparents and neighbors with chores. He loved to cook and became quite a proficient baker (challa was a specialty) and chef (soups, baked mac and cheese, and gourmet sandwiches). He loved to travel and kept a map of the world in his room with all the locations he had visited marked with pins. Wyatt was a friend to all who knew him. But most of all he loved his family and friends. He, along with his sister and brother, are the lights of his parents life. Wyatt’s family will receive friends Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at H.M. Patterson & Son – Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road NE Brookhaven, Georgia 30319. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 1:30pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305. In lieu of flowers, thanks to the unbelievable generosity of the donors to the GoFundMe campaign launched by his fraternity brothers, we have decided to utilize the funds to create the Wyatt Sean Banks Foundation. To learn more as we formalize this remembrance for our beloved son Wyatt, please visit https://mailchi.mp/5fc6af63b8c0/build-the-foundation
Victoria Newton Mooney
Aug 06, 1943 - Feb 16, 2024
Victoria “Vicki” Newton Mooney died Friday, February 16th, 2024 after a brief illness. A proud native of Griffin, GA, she prized her birthplace but eagerly explored a larger world. After graduating from Hollins College, she embarked on a career in the arts, beginning as a production assistant on the Jimmy Dean Show in New York and culminating in her role as managing director of Atlanta’s Alliance Theater. Throughout her life she was a tireless advocate and volunteer for a wide range of charitable causes, including the Georgia Center for Children, the Fulton County Children’s Advocacy Center and Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the High Museum of Atlanta, the Atlanta Preservation Center, The Boyce L. Ansley School, The Park at St. Luke’s, and many more. Vicki was an avid world traveler and not only visited major destinations like London and Paris but also sought out the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the glaciers of Antarctica. During her lifetime, she visited all seven continents – and both Poles. Her friends treasured her adventurous spirit along with her compassionate and generous nature. She was the consummate host and brought comfort and empathy to everyone around her. Everyone knew whatever the occasion, Vicki would be the most elegant person in attendance, even if the dress code said jeans and t-shirts. She is survived by her beloved children, Kempton Mooney of New York and his wife Laura; Virginia Mooney Jones of Atlanta and her husband Ryan; and her cherished grandson Wyck. She is also survived by her siblings, John Newton and his wife Harriet, David Newton, Jan Newton Miller, and her former husband Kemp Mooney. The family will be holding a private service. In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Vicki's memory to The Boyce L. Ansley School, a tuition-free private school for children experiencing homelessness.
Yvette C. Manuel
Dec 17, 1978 - Feb 14, 2024
Ms. Yvette C. Manuel ObituaryMemorial Service for Ms. Yvette C. Manuel, of Atlanta, GA, will be Friday, February 23, 2024 at 12:00PM at Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel.