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Michael Hicks

May 05, 1941 - Dec 05, 2023

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Marietta, GA

Michael McNeel Hicks passed away on December 2, 2023 in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia at the age of 82. A memorial service will be held Saturday December 9, 2023 at 2 PM at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta. Family will receive friends beforehand at 1 PM. Michael was born in Marietta Georgia on May 5, 1941 to Jonah Franklin and Inez Virginia Clay Hicks. Michael was married to his high school sweetheart, Mary Helen Payne Hicks, for 60 years. He attended Marietta High School. and North Georg...Read More

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Dr. John G. Sparti

Jun 24, 1944 - Feb 16, 2024

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Marietta, GA

We regret to announce the sudden passing of Dr. John G. Sparti of Dallas GA. Dr. Sparti passed away Friday night Feb 16, 2024, at Kennestone Hospital. He died peacefully with his family beside him.Dr. Sparti was born to Pauline G. Sparti and Dr. Frank J. Sparti on June 24, 1944 in Laconia, New Hampshire. Dr. Sparti spent most of his youth in Miami, Florida. He attended Miami Dade Community College and Florida Atlantic University, graduating in 1967. He earned his doctorate degree through the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO in 1972. He moved to Georgia in 1974 and began a 50 year distinguished career as a physician. He worked at the former Medical Arts Hospital, the former Paulding Memorial Hospital and was eventually on staff at Wellstar Paulding Hospital. In the beginning of his career he delivered over 300 babies, worked multiple emergency rooms, while building his own practice, Dallas Family Practice Center, which he opened in 1975. He served in all positions of the GA Osteopathic Medical Association, and was a member of several other boards and committees. He serviced as medical examiner for Paulding co. for approximately 10 years. During that time he helped facilitate the injuries from the Southern Airways plane crash in New Hope, GA. As recently as a year ago he met with residents affected by the plane crash and recalled the horrific events with emotion.Through Dallas Family Practice Center, Dr. Sparti has been serving generations of families in Paulding County and surrounding areas for 50 years. He cared deeply for all of his patients regardless of their social status or ability to pay, and they were as loyal to him. Dallas Family Practice Center employed long time employees who became an extension of his family and remained dedicated to him to his very last day in practice.For 40 years, he has enjoyed a longtime professional relationship with local pharmacists. His interests outside the office included spending time with friends at Tri City Pawn shop, coin collecting, and involvement with other numismatics.John's father, Dr. Frank Sparti, helped open the first 10 bed hospital in Dallas, Georgia and worked with him for a short time as did his brother, Dr. Michael Sparti, who have both preceded him in death. Dr. Sparti has 4 remaining siblings, whom he was close with, Frank J. Sparti, PA , is a successful artist in Cartersville, GA., Francis Sparti, Retired Nurse Practioner, Cartersville, Georgia, Dr. Paula Sparti, Retired Miami, FL and Dr. Patricia Sparti, Maestra at Gardner Webb University, North Carolina.Dr. Sparti leaves behind 3 loving children from previous marriage to Mai Batson Sparti. Frank T. Sparti, (Jennifer), Paolo Sparti and Derrick Sparti. Along with his grandchildren Scarlett, John, and Violet Sparti. He also leaves behind loving family members, Betty, Victoria, and many others. Preceded in death in addition to his father and brother, is step-mother, Lillian Bowman Sparti and beloved step-sons, Dillon and Devin Swanson.Dr. Sparti spent the last 21 years with the love of his life, Rona Swanson, at their lake home in Hiram, Georgia. They worked closely together to expand his practice and involvement in the community. He was a wonderful step-father to her 3 children. They successfully merged the 2 families into one and spent many years building new memories. He leaves behind, step-daughter, Shelby Swanson-Windsor (Russell), whom he loved and raised as his own. Shelby was devoted to John in every way possible and will miss him terribly as we all will.Arrangements for Dr. John Sparti are made through Clark Funeral Home, Hiram, GA. Visitation is Friday, February 23, 2024 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and also on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. with services immediately following in the Chapel at 3:00 P.M. A graveside service will follow at Peaceful Meadows Cemetery in Dallas, GA on Saturday, February 23, 2024 at 4:30 PM. Clark Funeral Home and Chapel is honored to care for the Sparti family.

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Jimmy Dale Miller

Oct 14, 1948 - Feb 19, 2024

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Marietta, GA

Jimmy Dale Miller passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. He was born on October 14, 1948, son of the late Charles Miller and Augusta Brisendine in Fort Payne, Alabama. Jimmy served his country during the Vietnam War, in the United States Navy from 1967 until 1971. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Jimmy was an outdoorsman, that loved to hunt and fish. He also loved NASCAR. In addition to his parents, Jimmy is preceded in death by wife, Rebecca Shipp Miller; and a sister, Phyllis George. He is survived by a daughter, Amanda (Chuck) Kendrick Miller; two sons, Travis Miller, and Jason (Tiffany) Miller; a sister, Peggy Little; ten grandchildren, Becca (Tyler) Feagan, Madeline (Blake) Brown, Jesse Miller, William Miller, Dalton Kendrick, Shelby Kendrick, Tristan Miller, Haris Miller, Myles Miller, and Daisey Miller; and three great-grandchildren, Mackinley Feagan, Maverick Feagan, and Ryker Brown. The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Monday, February 26, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Service for Jimmy will be held at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Mike Powers officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Park Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. Serving as pallbearers will be: Chuck Kendrick, Tyler Feagan, Blake Brown, Jesse Miller, William Miller, Tristan Miller, Haris Miller and Brad Gallimore. Clark Funeral Home is honored to care for the Miller Family during this difficult time.

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Daniel Lee Devetski

Oct 29, 1961 - Feb 18, 2024

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Marietta, GA

The staff of Nashville Funeral and Cremation is honored to serve the Devetski family however saddened to note the passing of Daniel Lee Devetski, age 62, of Marietta, GA, on February 18, 2024.

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Valerie Elaine Boring

May 21, 1956 - Feb 15, 2024

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Marietta, GA

Valerie Elaine Boring, age 67, of Marietta, Georgia, passed away at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital on Thursday, February 15th, with her son and daughter by her side. Valerie was born and raised in Maryville, Tennessee, and is a 1974 graduate of Friendsville High School. She lived in Bristol, Tennessee, for a short time before moving to Georgia in 1987. She has lived in Mableton, Douglasville, Rome, Acworth, and Marietta, Georgia. Her first job was at Levi Sewing Factory before she began working in retail, which she enjoyed until she retired in 2010. Employers included Giant Food Market, Rite Aid, Eckerd, Claire's, Bonworth, and managing Home Impressions and multiple Hallmark stores. Valerie was an avid jigsaw puzzle enthusiast and loved to read.She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Florence Raines, of Maryville, Tennessee, as well as sister Francis Moss, and brothers Fred Raines, Clyde Raines, and Delmar Raines. Valerie is survived by her son, Patrick (Katlin) Boring of Dallas, Georgia, and daughter, Sarah (Matthew) Boring, of Marietta, Georgia. She is also survived by brothers Delbert Raines of Maryville, Tennessee, and Walt (Lisa) Raines of Jefferson City, Tennessee, as well as sisters Joyce Freeman, Gloria (Alvin) Peak, LaVerne Canant, and Brenda (Eddie) Moss, all of Maryville, Tennessee, as well as many nieces and nephews.Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Smith West Chapel. Funeral service will be at 7:00 PM with Pastor Delbert Raines and Rev. Bob Nuchols officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 23, 2024 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Kidney Fund or the Red Cross. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.

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Karen Dimmitt

Nov 05, 1938 - Feb 22, 2024

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Marietta, GA

Karen Dimmitt, age 85, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. She was born on November 5, 1938 to the late Joseph "Joe" Lester Zeigler and Opal Pruella Mische Zeigler. She graduated from high school and during her working career she was an office administrator/receptionist for the State of Kansas. She is survived by her loving son, Tad A. Dimmitt of Marietta, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Joe and Opal Zeigler, she is also preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Gorden Dimmitt and brother, Joe Dimmitt. In her spare time, Karen enjoyed watching television such great shows as Ghost Stories, True Crime, History Channel, Science Fiction, Sci Fyi, and the news. An avid card player, she enjoyed solitary along with other games when able. A private service to honor her life will be arranged for a later date.

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Edward Bleichner

Mar 05, 1951 - Feb 26, 2024

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Marietta, GA

Edward Bleichner, age 72, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. He was born in 1951 to Charles W. Bleichner and Marguerite "Ricky" Bleichner. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering, enjoying a career as a Field Application Engineer for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed teaching mathematics at Chattahoochee Tech, amateur radio, classic science fiction. Ed is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, J. Carl Bleichner M.D. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorcas Bleichner, two sons, Michael and Mark Bleichner, brother Paul Bleichner, and grandchildren, Lucas and Hazel Bleichner. A celebration of his life will be held March 3rd, Sunday, 2:00 pm at HM Patterson and Son Canton Hill Chapel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly ask that you consider a donation in Ed's name to Northside Hospital Foundation by visiting https://give.northside.com/

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Nancy Jean Alfieri

Jul 16, 1946 - Feb 10, 2024

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Marietta, GA

"Nancy Jean Alfieri was a great gift of kindness and gentility to everyone she came in contact with for the 30 years she lived in Georgia and the 47 years in New York before that. Nancy passed away in the loving presence of her family on February 10, 2024, due to pancreatic cancer. The sadness left after her premature passing was only made tolerable when her Grandchildren, Francesca and Roman, said that God needed her special energy for a while to help others. Nancy was born in 1946 in Queens, New York to Flora and Vittorio Medaglia and had 3 siblings (Filoberto, Victor, and Josephine). For the entirety of her time in Marietta, she worked as a preschool teacher at Due West Methodist Preschool where she was known by many children as Mrs. Apple Berry. She was honored as the first recipient of the Karen Coffeen Character Award, regaling her strong moral values. Nancy was an open-minded and open-hearted source of warmth and positivity who added a pinch of love to everything she did. Her chicken soup was legendary to her kids and grandkids and her eggplant parmesan changed the lives of many grown-ups. In true Nancy fashion, she refused to allow people to worry about her and persevered through her illness with humility and grace. She was fiercely independent and lived her life to brighten others. She is survived by her 3 sons and their families Rick and Jessie (Frankie and Roman), Michael and Jennifer (Noah and Lola), and Christopher. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Mayes Ward Funeral Home with Chaplain Brett Ellington officiating. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM before the 2:00 Memorial Service."

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Pat Little Medlin

Apr 22, 1941 - Feb 19, 2024

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Marietta, GA

"Pat Little Medlin, 82, of Marietta, Georgia, passed away on February 19, 2024. She was born on April 22, 1941, in Hokes Bluff, Alabama, to the late William \u0026quot;Bill\u0026quot; Little and Hazel Turner Little. She was beloved by her sisters, Cherry Gale Little McConnell and the late Sherry Dale Little Guilfoil. Pat is survived by her loving husband, Phillip Louis Medlin, and their children, Phillip Shea Medlin (Tracy Davis Medlin) and Shana Medlin Hubbell (Greg Hubbell). Pat was also a proud grandmother to William Lyman (Carolyne Rogers Lyman), Rachel Lyman Deshe (Tal Deshe), Olivia Medlin, Addison Medlin, step grandmother to William Hubbell and Jacob Hubbell (Mary Eloise Hubbell), and great-grandmother to Rollie Lyman, Stella Lyman, and Eli Hubbell. She also is survived by many devoted nieces and nephews, including Kelly, Marc, Micah, Kirsten, Heather, Lisa, Alana, Joe, Brett, Bob, Ellen, and Anna Catherine. Pat was known for her helpful and kind nature. She had a talent for entertaining others with her wit and hospitality, and her party-hosting abilities were unmatched. She was also a talented wedding coordinator at First Presbyterian Church, where she and her family were members for many years. For many years, Pat co-owned a craft shop in Marietta with one of her dearest friends, Helen Mims. Additionally, Pat was a master holiday decorator, bringing joy to those around her with her festive creations. In her free time, Pat enjoyed gardening, crafting, knitting, flower arranging, playing cards, and cheering on the football team at Auburn University, from which she, her husband, and children all graduated. Her hobbies brought her immense joy and allowed her to showcase her creativity. She found solace and fulfillment in nurturing plants, creating beautiful crafts, and expressing herself through art. Her children and grandchildren were often outfitted with her unique smocked creations. She also loved nature and animals, especially the deer on her property and her beloved dog, Izzy. Pat was a member of Marietta Community Church, where she found spiritual guidance and support. She was an active member in bible study and cultivated many long, loving friendships. Her strength and positive spirit brought comfort to all around her. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Mayes Ward Dobbins, located in Marietta, Georgia. Service will be held at Marietta Community Church on Monday, 02/26/2024 at 11:00 am with a following reception there. Flowers are appreciated, or if you would like, contributions to Marietta Community Church are also appreciated."

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James Miles Nichols

Aug 29, 1946 - Feb 18, 2024

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Marietta, GA

"Obituary for James Miles Nichols. Jim “Pappy” Nichols, 77, of Marietta, GA, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. He was born on August 29, 1946 to Joseph Albert Nichols and Sarah Warren Nichols. Jim grew up in Powder Springs, GA where he graduated from McEachern High School and was named Mr. McEachern in 1964. He attended the University of Georgia and worked as a draftsman on the C-5 Galaxy project at Lockheed, where he completed a Lockheed engineering program. He worked for over 50 years in the architectural products and commercial glass business, where he was a mentor to many and an icon in the industry. After working for ACD Glass, he spent a decade as co-owner of Nichols Reece \u0026amp; Company and owner of Nichols Reece Specialties. He later held management positions at various companies, including YKK Architectural Products and JAMCo before retiring from Glass Systems Inc. in 2017. He was a talented guitar player and woodworker with an unparalleled sense of humor. He was known fondly by his family as “Pappy.” They always came first in his life, and he took great pride in their many accomplishments. He is survived by his loving wife, Lila Nichols; children Heather Ross (Craig) and Nick Nichols (Katie); stepson Corey Takes (Hannah); grandchildren Will Ross, Anna Nichols, Mitch Ross, Addie Rose Nichols, Gracie Mae Takes, and Cole Takes; sister Linda Self (Bill). He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Ronald, Donald, and Billy. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation at Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral Home in Powder Springs between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024, followed by interment at Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta."

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Sandra Lynn

May 18, 1942 - Feb 14, 2024

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Marietta, GA

"Sandra (Sandy) Lynn passed on February 14, 2024 at the age of 81. She joined the sweet and gentle love of her life, Sam Lynn, on Valentine’s Day. Sandy loved the Lord and shined his light through her loving and giving spirit. Sam and her two children were her world, but she clearly understood that true joy came from sharing with others. She was a lay speaker, Sunday school teacher, and active member at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church in Marietta. She enjoyed volunteering in her community. Sandy was busier after retirement than while working. She might be found mentoring a child at an elementary school, cooking for men and women in recovery, taking a senior friend shopping or to have their hair done, providing resources for those in need, or simply lending an ear to a hurting friend. Sandy touched many lives. After retiring from accounting at a small corporation in Atlanta, Sandy enjoyed taking road trips across the U.S. with Sam. She had a love for lighthouses and her favorite road trip was the round-the-country lighthouse journey that Sam planned for them. Together they covered the Atlantic coast, Great Lakes, Pacific and Gulf coasts. Sandy is survived by her daughter Kathy Lynn of Marietta and son Keith Lynn of Rutherford, North Carolina, one sister, Mary Lou Arrowood, and several nieces and nephews. A small, simple graveside ceremony officiated by Reverend Josh Roberts was held on February 15th and attended by immediate family members and close family friends. Arrangements for a celebration of life are in process and will be announced very soon. Please check the events tab on the Mayes Ward Dobbins Tribute page for this update. If desired, contributions may be made to Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, 63 Maple Avenue, Marietta 30064 (mapleavenuechurch.org) or The Extension homelessness and addiction center, P.O. Box 793, Marietta, GA 30061 (TheExtension.org)."

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