Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West is handling the arrangements for 14-year-old Ryan King.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Funeral services for 14-year-old Ryan King will be held on Friday, May 17.
Oconee County High School freshman Ryan Alexander King of Bishop died on Tuesday, May 14 at age 14. "We did have a student pass away suddenly," Oconee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Branch said. "We've asked for additional counselors to be on site for support as needed. We want to make sure the students, faculty and family are cared for." According to his obituary, Ryan played on soccer teams for Athens United and the Oconee County Warriors. Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West is handling the arrangements. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Lord & Stephens West Chapel, with burial following in Oconee Memorial Park…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The community is invited to Athens Academy's Spartan Center to remember the teen who touched so many lives.
A community-wide celebration to remember Kajal Patel, the vibrant Athens Academy seventh grader who passed away on Monday, will be held on Sunday, March 3. The service will take place at 2 p.m. inside the Spartan Center and attendees are asked to wear red in honor of Kajal. Donations in Kajal's memory may be made to the Be A Hero For Kajal fund at Athens First Bank and Trust or sent by mail to PO Box 647, Watkinsville, GA 30677. The fund will be used for programs created in Kajal's name which will aim to develop service and leadership in students, according to the Be a Hero for Kajal Facebook Page.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Students wore red Tuesday in honor of the seventh grader's memory.
The Athens Academy community is grieving the loss of one of its own. After suffering much of her life from an immune disorder, seventh grader Kajal Patel has died. Headmaster Bob Chambers on Monday told parents about the news in an email. It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Kajal Patel, Class of 2018. We extend to her parents, Dinesh and Tina, her brother, Anshul, her extended family, and her classmates and teachers at Athens Academy our sincere sympathy. A quiet, thoughtful girl, Kajal was devoted to her family and showed her strength by never complaining, despite living with pain during her long illness. While fighting her illness, she was the inspiration for a bone marrowthon that is providing life-saving marrow …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A memorial service for Evan Andrew Lilly will take place Nov.14 at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Evan Andrew Lilly, 33, of Athens. While aiding a woman whose car broke down in the travel lane on SR 10 Loop late last Thursday night, Lilly was struck and killed by another car. Lilly had worked at the University of Georgia, according according to an online obituary posted by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m.. View the entire obituary and leave condolences and tributes.
Friday, October 12, 2012
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Julie L. Cannon, 50, of Watkinsville. Cannon, a beloved local author, died Tuesday at her residence. "We have been blessed in this life to have lived among such an author. Her ability to craft words which express the innermost depths of the soul is unmatched, and her books will nourish the hearts of many for years to come," the obituary states. A memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Watkinsville First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the in the fellowship hall, according to Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes. View the entire obituary and leave condolences and tributes.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The death may be related to an injury sustained years ago in a bike accident, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
The Athens Banner Herald is reporting the death of 50-year-old Julie L. Cannon of Watkinsville. MacGregor Literary agency owner Chip MacGregor told the newspaper the author passed away in her sleep Tuesday. Cannon has authored six novels including "Truelove & Homegrown Tomatoes," "Those Pearly Gates" and, most recently, "Twang." As news of Cannon's death spread to her fans, her Facebook page began filling with messages. One fan wrote, "My heart is breaking over the sudden passing of Julie L Cannon. What a great southern author. If you have never read 'Mater Biscuit, then you should. This book made me laugh and cry. RIP Julie." Funeral arrangements were not immediately available. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. at NorthPointe Church in Adairsville, Ga.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for UGA student Quinton Million Ayers, 22. Ayers grew up in Adairsville but most recently resided in Oconee County. Gwinnett County Police said Ayers died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident that likely occurred Saturday morning on Ga. Highway 316 near Harbins Road. His family had reported him missing on Sunday and his body was found in his truck on Labor Day. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6:30-9 p.m. at at NorthPointe Church, 30 Orchard Road in Adairsville, according to an online obituary posted by R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home. Services will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at NorthPointe Church. A memorial fund has been established at United …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Jim Mayes, 67, of Loganville and detective with the Walton County Sheriff's Office, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
Jim Mayes, age 67 of Loganville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Loganville. Pastor Ronnie Kendall & Pastor Jimmy Wilson will officiate. Burial Corinth Memorial Gardens, Loganville. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all, Mr. Mayes was a member and faithful Greeter with Guest Services at First Baptist Church of Loganville. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Mayes was a retired Detective with the DeKalb County Police Department with 25 years of service and was presently working with the Walton County Sheriff Department. Mayes is survived by his wife of 39 years: Claudine Phillips Mayes, …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
The legendary journalism teacher and former AP executive dies from prostate cancer.
Conrad Fink, who joined the faculty of the Grady College in 1983, died Saturday after a recurrence of prostate cancer. He was 80 and had worked as a foreign correspondent and executive with the Associated Press before joining the UGA faculty. "He put up a good battle with cancer for many many years, he kept himself in as good shape as he could. He told me he was going to teach absolutely for as long as he could, and I guess he did," said Al Hester, a retired Grady professor. He first met Fink in Dallas, Texas, when Fink was working for the AP. "He did a lot of good things for many students and was really was popular with a lot of them," Hester said. "I watched him from the time he started with us, and I saw something in him that other …