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Airport Mortuary Shipping Service

744 South Central Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30354
(404) 761-2697
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Alfonso Dawson Mortuary

3000 Mlk J
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 691-3810
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Andrew's Funeral Homes

116 Joseph E Lowery Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 522-7735
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Atlanta Mortuary Service

3234 Dogwood Drive
Atlanta, GA 30354
(404) 355-6908
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Bellamy Funeral Home Inc

3551 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30141
(770) 943-8050
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Bowen Charles E

1680 Westview Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 755-6611
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Carl M Williams Funeral Directors

492 Larkin Street Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 522-8454
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Carmichael Hemperley

2968 East Point Street
Atlanta, GA 30344
(404) 761-1138
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Chestnut Hill Cemetery Association

1990 Jonesboro Rd S*e
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 622-5393
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College Park Cemetery

3600 Adams Street
Atlanta, GA 30337
(404) 761-5400
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Cremation Society of Georgia Inc

1826 Marietta Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 355-7627
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Crest Lawn Memorial Park

2000 Marietta Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 355-3380
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Crowell Brothers Funeral Home

5051 Peachtree Industrial
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 448-5757
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Earth Works Flower Shop

43 Jesse Hill Jr Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 577-9400
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Echols Weddings Specialties and Flowers

886 Simpson Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 525-1109
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Eternal

1042 Maryland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 875-1876
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Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

5755 Mallory Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
(770) 964-7871
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Funeralstaff

2481 Arcadia Drive Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30101
(770) 966-8048
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Greenwood Cemetery Inc

1173 Cascade Av Sw
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 753-2128
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Gregory B Levett and Sons Funeral HOMS and Crmtn Services

4347 Flat Shoals Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30034
(404) 241-5656
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Gus Thornhill's Funeral Home

1315 Gus Thornhill Jr Drive
Atlanta, GA 30344
(404) 768-2993
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Haugabrooks Funeral Home

364 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-8217
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Herschel Thornton Mortuary Inc

3346 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 691-4685
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Hines Home of Funerals Inc

595 West Lake Avenue Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 792-2400
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Hollifield Mortuary Inc

1296 Hollywood Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 799-8676
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Jones Wynn Funeral Home

2169 Midway Road
Atlanta, GA 30135
(770) 942-2311
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Kenedy Memorial Garden

2500 Rivers Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 243-8900
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Knox Funeral Home

2357 Donald Lee Hollowell
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 794-5383
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Knox Realty CO

2357 Donald Lee Hollowell
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 799-6818
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Lincoln Cemetery Inc

2275 Simpson Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 792-2220
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Lowndes and McLane Funeral Homes

310 14th Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 875-7741
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Lowndes F B Jr Funeral Director

5565 Whitner Drive Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 255-3678
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MD Walker Funeral Home

103 Joseph E Lowery Boulevard
Atlanta, GA
(404) 755-0079
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Meadows Mortuary

419 Flat Shoals Ave Se
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 522-7478
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Mosley J S Chapel of Funerals

1991 Delowe Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 758-7979
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Murray Brothers Funeral Home Cascade Chapel

1199 Utoy Springs Road Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 349-3000
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National Funeral Directors and Morticians Assctn

3951 Snapfinger Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30035
(404) 286-6680
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North Atlanta Memorial Park and Mausoleum

5188 Winters Chapel Road
Atlanta, GA 30360
(770) 804-1177
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Patterson H M and Son

173 Allen Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 851-9900
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Patterson H M and Son Funeral Directors Spring Hill

1020 Spring Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-1022
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Patterson H M and Sons

4550 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 261-3510
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Shugart Doyle L

4991 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 457-7659
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Willie A Watkins Funeral Home

1003 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 758-1731
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Obituaries June 9 - South Strand news

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Richmond, Va while Bob attended Dental School, a tour in the US Army, and a job in Boston while Bob completed his residency in Endodontics, they settled in Columbia. Sandra grew up in Atlanta, Bob in Latta, SC. Atlanta was too big, Latta was too small, so Columbia seemed just right. She immediately went to work as his office manager and claimed his success was due to her people skills!Sandra enjoyed volunteering. She served on the Converse College Alumnae Board as its President. She served on the Baptist Hospital Women's Board and other civic organizations in Columbia. She taught Sunday school classes, served as property chairwoman when elected Deacon, and was an Elder at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. She was given an Honorary Life Award by the Presbyterian Women. She participated in foreign mission trips for the church in Brazil. She worked tirelessly to promote Hammond School where her two sons and three of her grandchildren have attended.She and Bob have been blessed with two wonderful sons, Robert Partridge (Rob) Bethea, Jr.(Joy Adams) of Columbia and Hardin Sherard Bethea (Dowell Bryan) of Winter Park, Fla. They enjoyed watching their sons play YMCA soccer, church league basketball and a variety of Hammond School sports. She became the "Queen" of after-game pasta dinners for the various teams over the years.Sandra's greatest pride derived from her five grandchildren: Ridge, Elloise, Sanders, Nora, and Samuel. They are all talented, kind, smart, and ready to share hugs. The grandchildren have given years of love, fun, happiness, joy, and many blessings to their beloved "Dee". Sandra enjoyed immensely time spent with her family and friends. Her greatest regret was that she would not be able to spend more time doting on her grandchildren.In 2010 Sandra and Bob retired to DeBordieu Colony in Georgetown, SC where they made many wonderful friends in the community and at Georgetown Presbyterian Church.Sandra left this world loved and supported by her family and friends on June 6, 2017. She was born in Pensacola, Florida on April 14, 1945 to her loving parents Dr. James Hardin Sherard, Jr. and Dr. Veda Sanders Sherard, now living in Highlands, NC. She is also survived by her husband Bob, her two sisters Laura Gay Sherard and Robin Sherard Ritchie (James) of Atlanta, Ga., her two sons and their wives, and five grandchildren.Our small world is diminished by the loss of her great kindness towards others. She left us with us wanting more.The fami...

June 9, 2017 - WJHnews

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Athens, his daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Blake McGee, of Lawrenceville, his brother, Stiles A. Odum, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and his grandchildren, Kelly McGee Nevins, of Tucker, Alex Odum, of Atlanta, 1st Lt. Kristy McGee Leachman, of Spokane, Wash., and Zack Odum, of Athens.He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederic P. Odum, of Waycross.He was born on Jan. 1, 1935 in Waycross to parents Fred and Cornelia Odum. He graduated from Waycross High School in 1953 and Presbyterian College in 1957 where he was captain of the golf team and served in the Army ROTC.He graduated from field artillery training in Lawton, Okla. in Aug 1958 and went on to serve active duty as field artillery unit commander in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla. He moved to Atlanta and accepted a position at Citizens and Southern Bank, where he worked for more than 35 years.He was a great family man and a loving father. He married his soul mate, Kay Joyce Taylor, in 1958, and the couple had two children together, Bob Odum and Beth Odum McGee.He was a social, active man who was deeply involved in the banking and finance industry for the majority of his life. He retired in 1990 after 35 years with Citizens and Southern Bank where his final position was senior vice president of the Family Credit subsidiary.His passions in life were playing golf, spending time with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. He will always be remembered as a cheerful, loving, giving and thoughtful person who always had a smile on his face and an encouraging word for everyone he came in contact with.A memorial service is being held today at 11 a.m. at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.Following the service, he will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the USO (www.uso.org) in his honor.Doris Virginia SealeyBLACKSHEAR — Doris Virginia Moore Sealey, 90, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday morning (June 7, 2017) at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta.Born in Grafton, Va. on April 23, 1927, she had lived in Pierce County for many years. She was a 1943 graduate of Poquoson High School in Poquoson, Va., and was a former manager at the PX at Fort Eustis Army Base in Newport News, Va. She was a member of Providence Methodist Church in Amory, Va.She was the daughter of the late Addison and Jewel Doris Thomas Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert John Sealey Sr., and her daughter, Dianne Keener.Surviving are three grandchildren, Carl (Ute) Massey, of Brunswick, Frederick (Susie) Massey, of Blackshear, and Samuel Head, of Atkinson; six great-grandchildren, Amber Nicole Massey, Brandon Purdom, Bryan Purdom, Abbie Head, Ashley (Michael) Barry, and Joe (Destiny) Prince; two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Prince and Evelyn Barry; her son-in-law, Roger Keener, of Blackshear; a special friend, David E. Long, of Blackshear; and several other relatives and friends.A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Providence Methodist Church Cemetery in Grafton, Va.There will be no visitation.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear, is in charge of the arrangements.

Gregg Allman laid to rest next to brother Duane in Macon - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Saturday, June 10, 2017

She and Carter shared a hug inside the chapel.Those in attendance during the intimate ceremony of fewer than 200 people included Live Nation Atlanta president Peter Conlon and Allman’s longtime publicist Ken Weinstein. They described a warm, loving presentation that focused on Allman’s dedication as a father.Eulogies were delivered by Allman children Devon, Delilah Island and Layla Brooklyn, as well as Duane Allman’s daughter Galadrielle, Allman’s trusted manager Michael Lehman and his lifelong friend Hewell “Chank” Middleton Jr. – all who knew that “Gregg Allman” was the performer, but “Gregory Allman” was the man.Among the sentiments shared was that Allman “healed himself with music and he healed the world with music.” The gathered flock sang the hymn “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” before pallbearers Elijah Blue, Devon and Michael Allman, Trucks and Middleton carried the coffin out of the chapel.After the short procession from Snow’s Memorial Chapel to Rose Hill Cemetery – where more fans lined Riverside Drive - the gravesite ceremony commenced.As the 10-minute service concluded, Cher plucked a white rose from the flower blanket draping the coffin as she and several others paused at the fence surrounding the tombstones of Duane Allman and Oakley.Moments after the mourners departed, a freight train rumbled by a few hundred yards away — a powerful, final salute to Southern rock royalty.MORE ABOUT GREGG ALLMANRead and sign the online guestbookThe Allman Brothers Museum in Macon: The Big House still rocksFlashback: The Allman Brothers and Macon’s magical music history tourThe time Gregg Allman played a solo gig in Atlanta’s Music Midtown festivalFlashback: Gregg Allman overcame addictions and failure in his solo music careerFor updates on the death of Gregg Allman, follow the AJC Music Scene blog on Facebook or Twitter...

Frederick B. Lacey, Who Prosecuted Corruption in New Jersey, Dies at 96 - New York Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

General William P. Barr in 1992, Mr. Lacey found, to the dismay of Democrats, no evidence that the Justice Department under President George Bush had bungled an investigation into loans by an Atlanta branch of the Italian Banca Nazionale del Lavoro to help arm Saddam Hussein in Iraq’s war with Iran. A Senate committee blamed bureaucracy and errors of judgment for the flawed investigation rather than an overt cover-up.Frederick Bernard Lacey was born on Sept. 8, 1920, in Newark to Frederick R. Lacey, a Newark police chief, and the former Mary Armstrong. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in 1941, served in the Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II, and graduated from Cornell Law School.He married the former Mary Stoneham, who died in 2005. In addition to their son John, he is survived by their three other sons, Fred Jr., Jim and Bob; three daughters, Virginia Field, Mary Pat McCann and Kathleen Albert; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.While working as an assistant prosecutor in the mid-1950s Mr. Lacey also served as a councilman in his hometown, Glen Ridge, N.J.As a partner at Shanley & Fisher, a New Jersey firm, he was a pro bono counsel for a Rahway State Prison inmate who claimed that he was being unconstitutionally denied wages for prison work. Mr. Lacey successfully argued the case before the United States Supreme Court.On Senator Clifford P. Case’s recommendation, Mr. Lacey was appointed a federal prosecutor in 1969 and served until 1971, when President Richard M. Nixon named him to the federal bench. He retired in 1986 and joined what was then known as LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, a law firm headquartered in New York.Although he was a Republican, Mr. Lacey was under consideration in 1979 for the post of deputy attorney general in the Carter administration, but he withdrew after critics complained that as a judge he had been predisposed toward the prosecution.Among those critics was the Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who called Judge Lacey “extraordinarily competent” but added, “He has no sense of fair-mindedness.”Judge Lacey was named that same year to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which considers government eavesdropping applications.As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was best known for battling mob bosses, among them Angelo DeCarlo, who was known as Gyp, and Ruggiero Boiardo, who was known as Richie the Boot.“What was only speculation when I last was here is now established,” he said on returning to the prosecutor’s office in 1969. “There is such a phenomenon as organized crime. Call it the Mafia, call it Cosa Nostra, call it Organized Crime, it exists.”Mr. Lacey fought to release hundreds of pages of transcripts of F.B.I. wiretaps to demonstrate the mob’s reach. (In one, Mr. DeCarlo was overheard urging support for Mr. Addonizio’s political career, saying, “He’ll give us the city.”)“Organized crime is, in the vernacular, taking us over,” Mr. Lacey warned.The Times wrote that the tapes “surpassed the disclosures made in 1963 before a Senate committee by Joseph M. Valachi, the deserter from the Mafia,” and that by corralling the bosses and detailing the mob’s superstructure, Mr. Lacey and his team had succeeded in outlining “the most complete network of crime and official corruption that has yet to be brought to trial in an American courtroom.”As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was notably evenhanded when he searched for talent. Among the last cases he handled in private practice before becoming the federal prosecutor was the bribery trial of an oil company executive whom he was defending as part of a legal dream team of Edward Bennett Williams and Simon H. Rifkind.The executive was convicted, thanks to a young Justice Department prosecutor, Herbert J. Stern. Mr. Lacey’s first appointment as a United States attorney was to hire Mr. Stern as his chief assistant.Correction: April 12, 2017An earlier version of this obituary misspelled the surname of a former mayor of Jersey City who was prosecuted by Mr. Lacey. He was Thomas J. Whel...

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Obituaries June 9 - South Strand news

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Richmond, Va while Bob attended Dental School, a tour in the US Army, and a job in Boston while Bob completed his residency in Endodontics, they settled in Columbia. Sandra grew up in Atlanta, Bob in Latta, SC. Atlanta was too big, Latta was too small, so Columbia seemed just right. She immediately went to work as his office manager and claimed his success was due to her people skills!Sandra enjoyed volunteering. She served on the Converse College Alumnae Board as its President. She served on the Baptist Hospital Women's Board and other civic organizations in Columbia. She taught Sunday school classes, served as property chairwoman when elected Deacon, and was an Elder at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. She was given an Honorary Life Award by the Presbyterian Women. She participated in foreign mission trips for the church in Brazil. She worked tirelessly to promote Hammond School where her two sons and three of her grandchildren have attended.She and Bob have been blessed with two wonderful sons, Robert Partridge (Rob) Bethea, Jr.(Joy Adams) of Columbia and Hardin Sherard Bethea (Dowell Bryan) of Winter Park, Fla. They enjoyed watching their sons play YMCA soccer, church league basketball and a variety of Hammond School sports. She became the "Queen" of after-game pasta dinners for the various teams over the years.Sandra's greatest pride derived from her five grandchildren: Ridge, Elloise, Sanders, Nora, and Samuel. They are all talented, kind, smart, and ready to share hugs. The grandchildren have given years of love, fun, happiness, joy, and many blessings to their beloved "Dee". Sandra enjoyed immensely time spent with her family and friends. Her greatest regret was that she would not be able to spend more time doting on her grandchildren.In 2010 Sandra and Bob retired to DeBordieu Colony in Georgetown, SC where they made many wonderful friends in the community and at Georgetown Presbyterian Church.Sandra left this world loved and supported by her family and friends on June 6, 2017. She was born in Pensacola, Florida on April 14, 1945 to her loving parents Dr. James Hardin Sherard, Jr. and Dr. Veda Sanders Sherard, now living in Highlands, NC. She is also survived by her husband Bob, her two sisters Laura Gay Sherard and Robin Sherard Ritchie (James) of Atlanta, Ga., her two sons and their wives, and five grandchildren.Our small world is diminished by the loss of her great kindness towards others. She left us with us wanting more.The fami...

June 9, 2017 - WJHnews

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Athens, his daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Blake McGee, of Lawrenceville, his brother, Stiles A. Odum, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and his grandchildren, Kelly McGee Nevins, of Tucker, Alex Odum, of Atlanta, 1st Lt. Kristy McGee Leachman, of Spokane, Wash., and Zack Odum, of Athens.He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederic P. Odum, of Waycross.He was born on Jan. 1, 1935 in Waycross to parents Fred and Cornelia Odum. He graduated from Waycross High School in 1953 and Presbyterian College in 1957 where he was captain of the golf team and served in the Army ROTC.He graduated from field artillery training in Lawton, Okla. in Aug 1958 and went on to serve active duty as field artillery unit commander in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla. He moved to Atlanta and accepted a position at Citizens and Southern Bank, where he worked for more than 35 years.He was a great family man and a loving father. He married his soul mate, Kay Joyce Taylor, in 1958, and the couple had two children together, Bob Odum and Beth Odum McGee.He was a social, active man who was deeply involved in the banking and finance industry for the majority of his life. He retired in 1990 after 35 years with Citizens and Southern Bank where his final position was senior vice president of the Family Credit subsidiary.His passions in life were playing golf, spending time with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs. He will always be remembered as a cheerful, loving, giving and thoughtful person who always had a smile on his face and an encouraging word for everyone he came in contact with.A memorial service is being held today at 11 a.m. at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.Following the service, he will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the USO (www.uso.org) in his honor.Doris Virginia SealeyBLACKSHEAR — Doris Virginia Moore Sealey, 90, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday morning (June 7, 2017) at Bayview Nursing Home in Nahunta.Born in Grafton, Va. on April 23, 1927, she had lived in Pierce County for many years. She was a 1943 graduate of Poquoson High School in Poquoson, Va., and was a former manager at the PX at Fort Eustis Army Base in Newport News, Va. She was a member of Providence Methodist Church in Amory, Va.She was the daughter of the late Addison and Jewel Doris Thomas Moore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert John Sealey Sr., and her daughter, Dianne Keener.Surviving are three grandchildren, Carl (Ute) Massey, of Brunswick, Frederick (Susie) Massey, of Blackshear, and Samuel Head, of Atkinson; six great-grandchildren, Amber Nicole Massey, Brandon Purdom, Bryan Purdom, Abbie Head, Ashley (Michael) Barry, and Joe (Destiny) Prince; two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Prince and Evelyn Barry; her son-in-law, Roger Keener, of Blackshear; a special friend, David E. Long, of Blackshear; and several other relatives and friends.A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Providence Methodist Church Cemetery in Grafton, Va.There will be no visitation.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.comPearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear, is in charge of the arrangements.

Gregg Allman laid to rest next to brother Duane in Macon - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Saturday, June 10, 2017

She and Carter shared a hug inside the chapel.Those in attendance during the intimate ceremony of fewer than 200 people included Live Nation Atlanta president Peter Conlon and Allman’s longtime publicist Ken Weinstein. They described a warm, loving presentation that focused on Allman’s dedication as a father.Eulogies were delivered by Allman children Devon, Delilah Island and Layla Brooklyn, as well as Duane Allman’s daughter Galadrielle, Allman’s trusted manager Michael Lehman and his lifelong friend Hewell “Chank” Middleton Jr. – all who knew that “Gregg Allman” was the performer, but “Gregory Allman” was the man.Among the sentiments shared was that Allman “healed himself with music and he healed the world with music.” The gathered flock sang the hymn “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” before pallbearers Elijah Blue, Devon and Michael Allman, Trucks and Middleton carried the coffin out of the chapel.After the short procession from Snow’s Memorial Chapel to Rose Hill Cemetery – where more fans lined Riverside Drive - the gravesite ceremony commenced.As the 10-minute service concluded, Cher plucked a white rose from the flower blanket draping the coffin as she and several others paused at the fence surrounding the tombstones of Duane Allman and Oakley.Moments after the mourners departed, a freight train rumbled by a few hundred yards away — a powerful, final salute to Southern rock royalty.MORE ABOUT GREGG ALLMANRead and sign the online guestbookThe Allman Brothers Museum in Macon: The Big House still rocksFlashback: The Allman Brothers and Macon’s magical music history tourThe time Gregg Allman played a solo gig in Atlanta’s Music Midtown festivalFlashback: Gregg Allman overcame addictions and failure in his solo music careerFor updates on the death of Gregg Allman, follow the AJC Music Scene blog on Facebook or Twitter...

Frederick B. Lacey, Who Prosecuted Corruption in New Jersey, Dies at 96 - New York Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

General William P. Barr in 1992, Mr. Lacey found, to the dismay of Democrats, no evidence that the Justice Department under President George Bush had bungled an investigation into loans by an Atlanta branch of the Italian Banca Nazionale del Lavoro to help arm Saddam Hussein in Iraq’s war with Iran. A Senate committee blamed bureaucracy and errors of judgment for the flawed investigation rather than an overt cover-up.Frederick Bernard Lacey was born on Sept. 8, 1920, in Newark to Frederick R. Lacey, a Newark police chief, and the former Mary Armstrong. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in 1941, served in the Navy as a lieutenant commander during World War II, and graduated from Cornell Law School.He married the former Mary Stoneham, who died in 2005. In addition to their son John, he is survived by their three other sons, Fred Jr., Jim and Bob; three daughters, Virginia Field, Mary Pat McCann and Kathleen Albert; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.While working as an assistant prosecutor in the mid-1950s Mr. Lacey also served as a councilman in his hometown, Glen Ridge, N.J.As a partner at Shanley & Fisher, a New Jersey firm, he was a pro bono counsel for a Rahway State Prison inmate who claimed that he was being unconstitutionally denied wages for prison work. Mr. Lacey successfully argued the case before the United States Supreme Court.On Senator Clifford P. Case’s recommendation, Mr. Lacey was appointed a federal prosecutor in 1969 and served until 1971, when President Richard M. Nixon named him to the federal bench. He retired in 1986 and joined what was then known as LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, a law firm headquartered in New York.Although he was a Republican, Mr. Lacey was under consideration in 1979 for the post of deputy attorney general in the Carter administration, but he withdrew after critics complained that as a judge he had been predisposed toward the prosecution.Among those critics was the Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who called Judge Lacey “extraordinarily competent” but added, “He has no sense of fair-mindedness.”Judge Lacey was named that same year to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which considers government eavesdropping applications.As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was best known for battling mob bosses, among them Angelo DeCarlo, who was known as Gyp, and Ruggiero Boiardo, who was known as Richie the Boot.“What was only speculation when I last was here is now established,” he said on returning to the prosecutor’s office in 1969. “There is such a phenomenon as organized crime. Call it the Mafia, call it Cosa Nostra, call it Organized Crime, it exists.”Mr. Lacey fought to release hundreds of pages of transcripts of F.B.I. wiretaps to demonstrate the mob’s reach. (In one, Mr. DeCarlo was overheard urging support for Mr. Addonizio’s political career, saying, “He’ll give us the city.”)“Organized crime is, in the vernacular, taking us over,” Mr. Lacey warned.The Times wrote that the tapes “surpassed the disclosures made in 1963 before a Senate committee by Joseph M. Valachi, the deserter from the Mafia,” and that by corralling the bosses and detailing the mob’s superstructure, Mr. Lacey and his team had succeeded in outlining “the most complete network of crime and official corruption that has yet to be brought to trial in an American courtroom.”As a prosecutor Mr. Lacey was notably evenhanded when he searched for talent. Among the last cases he handled in private practice before becoming the federal prosecutor was the bribery trial of an oil company executive whom he was defending as part of a legal dream team of Edward Bennett Williams and Simon H. Rifkind.The executive was convicted, thanks to a young Justice Department prosecutor, Herbert J. Stern. Mr. Lacey’s first appointment as a United States attorney was to hire Mr. Stern as his chief assistant.Correction: April 12, 2017An earlier version of this obituary misspelled the surname of a former mayor of Jersey City who was prosecuted by Mr. Lacey. He was Thomas J. Whel...