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A funeral home displayed a Vietnam vet's body without a coffin over a payment dispute - Miami Herald

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A dispute over payment led to a deceased Vietnam War veteran’s body being placed on a gurney — not in a coffin — during his visitation at a funeral home in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, according to pictures posted by his family members.George Luther Taylor died on May 8. The Army veteran was 71, according to his obituary.Taylor’s family told WTVC that there was a problem with his life insurance payment and the funeral home refused to put his body in a coffin. Rather, he was placed on a gurney and partially covered with an American flag with an towel under his head, according to a photo posted on Facebook. Taylor’s son James told WTVC that he felt it was a disgrace.The funeral home said they did what the family asked. The hangup was over $9,000, according to the family.“We asked him to be shown, but I didn’t realize they were going to bring him out on the table like that, open,” James Taylor told WRBC. “I was hoping that they would cover it up a little bit more ... it was a disrespect to my dad.”A photo of the scene was posted to Facebook, attracting more than 2,100 shares and nearly 1,000 comments.Ella Moss, who posted the original message, posted a...

WRIGHT, James Carman - MDJOnline.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

Carman attended Fitzhugh Lee School grades one through eight, and graduated from Campbell High School in 1961. He attended South Georgia Junior College and Oglethorpe University. He was an active member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church. He was truly devoted to Smyrna’s schools, especially King Springs Elementary, Griffin Middle School and Campbell High School. He served as an officer in the Campbell Booster Club and was always present at school events. Carman enjoyed traveling to the National Parks, bird watching, and photography. He and his wife, Judy, traveled to many of the parks, the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Germany and Grand Cayman Island. His favorite joy was being with family and friends. For many years, you could always find him at Howard’s Deli around noon. Carman was known to all of us who knew him as kind, caring, generous, loving, patriotic, liberal, and happiest with his grandchildren. Visitation at Carmichael Funeral Home will be on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Smyrna First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Lyle and Alan Nicely officiating. Interment will be at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Leukemia and Lymphoma society at donate.lls.org or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573; or National Parks Conservation Association at www.npca.org, or 777 Smith Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3723...

Morris, Eloise Crowe - The Chattanoogan

Monday, March 06, 2017

Eloise Crowe Morris, 92, of Fort Oglethorpe, known to her family as “Nanny,” passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Trenton, Florida.Born on March 7, 1926, to the late Forrest and Edna Crowe, she enjoyed her early childhood days in the Rome, Georgia community, later attending nearby Berry School where she met the love of her life, the late Joseph Ray Morris.  They then moved to Chattanooga.She was a member of the Fort Oglethorpe, First Baptist Church, the Gleaners Sunday School Class, and Keenagers. She was a beautician by trade, having her salon in the family home for many years. She later established her business at a local Chattanooga retirement center. She spent the last five years at the Tri-County Retirement home in Florida where she made new friends and enjoyed the many activities available to residents.  Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her sisters, Beulah Hoyle and Doris Cronan; and brother, Clayton Crowe, and grandson, Joey Morris.She is survived by her sons, Charles Ray Morris and his wife, Gail; and Edwar...

Funeral director chases down robbery suspect - WBAL Baltimore

Monday, February 06, 2017

That's really great. I'm glad Mark was there, otherwise I don't know what would've happened," Joseph said.Baltimore County police have arrested Robert James Richter, 37, of Halethorpe, on armed robbery, first-degree assault, and grand theft charges. He is being held without bail.WEBVTT Y SUSPECT.STAN: 11 NEWS REPORTER LOWELLMELSER EXPLAINS HOW IT ALL WENTDOWN IN THE BALTIMORE HIGHLANDSNEIGHBORHOODLOWELL: THE HERO IN THIS CASE ISNO NORMAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR.HE IS AN ARMY THAT IT HAS -- VETAND HAS 12 YEARS WITH THEMARYLAND STATE POLICE.>> YOU DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUTIT.LOWELL: FOR MARK BAILEY, STATETROOPER TURNED FUNERAL DIRECTOR,IT'S JUST SOMETHING IN HISBLOOD.AFTER SPENDING 12 YEARS AS ATROOPER, HIS CAREER WAS CUTSHORT AFTER BEING HIT TRYING TOSTOP A STOLEN TRACTOR TRAILER ONTHE B.W. PARKWAY BACK IN 2004.TUESDAY AFTERNOON, HIS LAWENFORCEMENT SKILLS WERE PUT TOTHE TEST AFTER A 12-YEAR HIATUS.>> UP HERE TO THE DOOR, AND HESAID OPEN YOUR SAFE, OR I WILLSHOOT.LOWELL: JUST DOWN THE STREETFROM BAILEY'S FUNERAL HOME,SHARONE JOSEPH AT THE BALTIMOREHIGHLANDS PHARMACY WAS BEINGROBBED AT GUNPOINT FORNARCOTICS.THE PHARMACY SHARES A STORE WITHA FLORIST, WHO JUST SO HAPPENEDTO BE ON THE PHONE WITH BAILEY,AND INFORMED HIM THEY WERE BEINGROBBED.SO BAILEY JUMPED IN HIS CAR ANDWENT TO HELP, AND FOUND HIMSELFFACE TO FACE WITH THE ROBBER INTHEIR PARKING LOT.AND THE CHASE WAS ON.>> AT A CERTAIN POINT IN TIME,HE STOPPED, PULLED A PISTOL FROMHIS WAISTBAND, AND I WAS ABLE TOSMACK THAT FROM HIS HAND.WE FOUGHT FOR A FEW MINUTES, ANDI SUBDUED HIM UNTIL BALTIMORECOUNTY POLICE WERE ABLE TOARRIVE.LOWELL: POLICE WOULD ARREST37-YEAR-OLD ROBERT JAMES RICHTEROF HALETHORPE.JOSEPH GOT THE DRUGS BACK, ANDSTILL CAN'T BELIEVE HOW BRAVEHER NEIGHBOR IS.>> I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE WOULDDO THAT.WHAT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE FORUS.IT'S REALLY GREAT.I'M GLAD MARK WAS THERE, OR THISWOULD HAVE HAPPENED.LOWELL: THE SUSPECT IS CHARGEDWITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT, ARMEDROBBERY, AND OTHER CHARGES.

Hart, Nita Maria - The Chattanoogan

Monday, January 23, 2017

Nita Maria Hart, 59, of Chattanooga, died on December 28, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and a graduate of Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School.Maria was born on Feb. 4, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo.  On the occasion of her birth, her mother wrote in her journal, “Maria, so small and so sick, I pray dear Lord, please let me see my beautiful little girl live, so that I may share my love with her.”  Maria did live and showed the world her stubbornness would prevail.  Maria found success, friends, and family.  She cherished her friendships with Betty, Barbara, and her cousin Judy.  Maria found an enriched life with her husband of 40 years and completeness with the birth of their son.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life and an endless source of joy.  Maria enjoyed the rewards of an accomplished 30 year career and the benefits of hard work.  Her compassion and generosity touched many lives.  She was selfless, always considered the needs of others before her own, and never met a stranger.  Maria’s love was unconditional and a blessing to all who received its riches. Maria’s worldly presence will be missed, b...

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A funeral home displayed a Vietnam vet's body without a coffin over a payment dispute - Miami Herald

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A dispute over payment led to a deceased Vietnam War veteran’s body being placed on a gurney — not in a coffin — during his visitation at a funeral home in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, according to pictures posted by his family members.George Luther Taylor died on May 8. The Army veteran was 71, according to his obituary.Taylor’s family told WTVC that there was a problem with his life insurance payment and the funeral home refused to put his body in a coffin. Rather, he was placed on a gurney and partially covered with an American flag with an towel under his head, according to a photo posted on Facebook. Taylor’s son James told WTVC that he felt it was a disgrace.The funeral home said they did what the family asked. The hangup was over $9,000, according to the family.“We asked him to be shown, but I didn’t realize they were going to bring him out on the table like that, open,” James Taylor told WRBC. “I was hoping that they would cover it up a little bit more ... it was a disrespect to my dad.”A photo of the scene was posted to Facebook, attracting more than 2,100 shares and nearly 1,000 comments.Ella Moss, who posted the original message, posted a...

WRIGHT, James Carman - MDJOnline.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

Carman attended Fitzhugh Lee School grades one through eight, and graduated from Campbell High School in 1961. He attended South Georgia Junior College and Oglethorpe University. He was an active member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church. He was truly devoted to Smyrna’s schools, especially King Springs Elementary, Griffin Middle School and Campbell High School. He served as an officer in the Campbell Booster Club and was always present at school events. Carman enjoyed traveling to the National Parks, bird watching, and photography. He and his wife, Judy, traveled to many of the parks, the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Germany and Grand Cayman Island. His favorite joy was being with family and friends. For many years, you could always find him at Howard’s Deli around noon. Carman was known to all of us who knew him as kind, caring, generous, loving, patriotic, liberal, and happiest with his grandchildren. Visitation at Carmichael Funeral Home will be on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Smyrna First United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Lyle and Alan Nicely officiating. Interment will be at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Leukemia and Lymphoma society at donate.lls.org or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 International Drive Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573; or National Parks Conservation Association at www.npca.org, or 777 Smith Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3723...

Morris, Eloise Crowe - The Chattanoogan

Monday, March 06, 2017

Eloise Crowe Morris, 92, of Fort Oglethorpe, known to her family as “Nanny,” passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 in Trenton, Florida.Born on March 7, 1926, to the late Forrest and Edna Crowe, she enjoyed her early childhood days in the Rome, Georgia community, later attending nearby Berry School where she met the love of her life, the late Joseph Ray Morris.  They then moved to Chattanooga.She was a member of the Fort Oglethorpe, First Baptist Church, the Gleaners Sunday School Class, and Keenagers. She was a beautician by trade, having her salon in the family home for many years. She later established her business at a local Chattanooga retirement center. She spent the last five years at the Tri-County Retirement home in Florida where she made new friends and enjoyed the many activities available to residents.  Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her sisters, Beulah Hoyle and Doris Cronan; and brother, Clayton Crowe, and grandson, Joey Morris.She is survived by her sons, Charles Ray Morris and his wife, Gail; and Edwar...

Funeral director chases down robbery suspect - WBAL Baltimore

Monday, February 06, 2017

That's really great. I'm glad Mark was there, otherwise I don't know what would've happened," Joseph said.Baltimore County police have arrested Robert James Richter, 37, of Halethorpe, on armed robbery, first-degree assault, and grand theft charges. He is being held without bail.WEBVTT Y SUSPECT.STAN: 11 NEWS REPORTER LOWELLMELSER EXPLAINS HOW IT ALL WENTDOWN IN THE BALTIMORE HIGHLANDSNEIGHBORHOODLOWELL: THE HERO IN THIS CASE ISNO NORMAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR.HE IS AN ARMY THAT IT HAS -- VETAND HAS 12 YEARS WITH THEMARYLAND STATE POLICE.>> YOU DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUTIT.LOWELL: FOR MARK BAILEY, STATETROOPER TURNED FUNERAL DIRECTOR,IT'S JUST SOMETHING IN HISBLOOD.AFTER SPENDING 12 YEARS AS ATROOPER, HIS CAREER WAS CUTSHORT AFTER BEING HIT TRYING TOSTOP A STOLEN TRACTOR TRAILER ONTHE B.W. PARKWAY BACK IN 2004.TUESDAY AFTERNOON, HIS LAWENFORCEMENT SKILLS WERE PUT TOTHE TEST AFTER A 12-YEAR HIATUS.>> UP HERE TO THE DOOR, AND HESAID OPEN YOUR SAFE, OR I WILLSHOOT.LOWELL: JUST DOWN THE STREETFROM BAILEY'S FUNERAL HOME,SHARONE JOSEPH AT THE BALTIMOREHIGHLANDS PHARMACY WAS BEINGROBBED AT GUNPOINT FORNARCOTICS.THE PHARMACY SHARES A STORE WITHA FLORIST, WHO JUST SO HAPPENEDTO BE ON THE PHONE WITH BAILEY,AND INFORMED HIM THEY WERE BEINGROBBED.SO BAILEY JUMPED IN HIS CAR ANDWENT TO HELP, AND FOUND HIMSELFFACE TO FACE WITH THE ROBBER INTHEIR PARKING LOT.AND THE CHASE WAS ON.>> AT A CERTAIN POINT IN TIME,HE STOPPED, PULLED A PISTOL FROMHIS WAISTBAND, AND I WAS ABLE TOSMACK THAT FROM HIS HAND.WE FOUGHT FOR A FEW MINUTES, ANDI SUBDUED HIM UNTIL BALTIMORECOUNTY POLICE WERE ABLE TOARRIVE.LOWELL: POLICE WOULD ARREST37-YEAR-OLD ROBERT JAMES RICHTEROF HALETHORPE.JOSEPH GOT THE DRUGS BACK, ANDSTILL CAN'T BELIEVE HOW BRAVEHER NEIGHBOR IS.>> I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE WOULDDO THAT.WHAT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE FORUS.IT'S REALLY GREAT.I'M GLAD MARK WAS THERE, OR THISWOULD HAVE HAPPENED.LOWELL: THE SUSPECT IS CHARGEDWITH FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT, ARMEDROBBERY, AND OTHER CHARGES.

Hart, Nita Maria - The Chattanoogan

Monday, January 23, 2017

Nita Maria Hart, 59, of Chattanooga, died on December 28, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and a graduate of Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School.Maria was born on Feb. 4, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo.  On the occasion of her birth, her mother wrote in her journal, “Maria, so small and so sick, I pray dear Lord, please let me see my beautiful little girl live, so that I may share my love with her.”  Maria did live and showed the world her stubbornness would prevail.  Maria found success, friends, and family.  She cherished her friendships with Betty, Barbara, and her cousin Judy.  Maria found an enriched life with her husband of 40 years and completeness with the birth of their son.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life and an endless source of joy.  Maria enjoyed the rewards of an accomplished 30 year career and the benefits of hard work.  Her compassion and generosity touched many lives.  She was selfless, always considered the needs of others before her own, and never met a stranger.  Maria’s love was unconditional and a blessing to all who received its riches. Maria’s worldly presence will be missed, b...