Obituaries

George Robert Mortati, of Peachtree City

George Robert Mortati, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away June 30, 2014. He was born November 29, 1926 in Corona, N.Y. to the Late Angelo Mortati and Carmela (Bruno) Mortati.

Mr. Mortati was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Arline Lucille (Comenzo) Mortati and his only brother Franklin Mortati. Read More»

Maria Teresa Hernandez of Peachtree City

Maria Teresa Hernandez of Peachtree City, Ga. was first and foremost a loving mother and businesswoman. Maria was born in 1926 into a privileged family in Bogota, Colombia as the great-granddaughter of two presidents of Colombia. She was raised in a family that believed everyone deserved certain rights and freedom and she became a political activist working with the underground movement to defeat communism in her native country of Colombia. She was known to carry anti-communist leaflets and supplies under her stomach, hoping the communist military would not search a pregnant woman. Read More»

Reid Piper, 79 of Brooks

Reid Piper, 79 of Brooks, Ga. passed away June 16, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Mary Blaney Piper; son David and Heidi Piper; daughter Kelly and Michael Donnelly, grandsons Zane & Stephanie Piper, True Piper, Zachary Leppert and great grandson Van Reid Piper.

Reid retired from Amoco Oil Company in 1991 after 35 years. At the time of his retirement he was Director of Human Resources of Amoco Fabric and Fiber, Germany. He worked for Publix in Peachtree City the past 7 years. Read More»

Donald Lee Tolleson, 65, of Fayetteville

Donald Lee Tolleson, 65, of Fayetteville passed away June 23, 2014.

Lee was the president and founder of LT Mechanical Contractors, retired.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Madison Tolleson, and is survived by his mother, Margaret Tolleson Carter, his sister, Lane Tolleson Adams (Larry), two sons, Brian Tolleson of Atlanta and Kevin Tolleson (Carla) of Sharpsburg, and three grandchildren, his friend Marsha Hartley, and his former spouse, Carolyn Oliver Tolleson, the mother of his children. Read More»

John T. Bohan, Sr., age 77, of Peachtree City

John T. Bohan, Sr., age 77, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. He was born on September 12, 1936 to Hazel Cordrey Bohan and Walter T. Bohan in Houlton, Maine.

He retired from Delta Airlines after 28 years of service. After retirement, he became a Peachtree City Crossing Guard for 5 years. John was a member to the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, the VFW, and the American Legion of Peachtree City.

He married his wife of 44 years, Joyce Kizzire Bohan on May 30, 1970 in Riverdale, Ga. Read More»

Carthelle Huau, 96, of Peachtree City

Carthelle Huau, 96, of Peachtree City, passed away June 12, 2014. Read More»

Christopher James Hagberg, 19, of Peachtree City

Christopher James Hagberg, 19, of Peachtree City, passed away June 14, 2014 as a result of seizures.

He was currently enrolled at Georgia Military College; enjoyed drawing, gaming and animation. He had been a leader in the VOICES program at McIntosh High School where he graduated last year. Read More»

Virginia Hines Bell, 99, of Fayetteville

Virginia Hines Bell, 99, of Fayetteville, Ga., formerly of Atlanta, passed away June 12, 2014.

She retired after 22 years as an Elementary School Teacher for the Fulton County School System.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawson Bell, Sr. and daughter Marlene Bell.

She is survived by her son L. French Bell, Jr. and his wife Ginger; grandchildren Lt. Col. Lawson F. Bell, III of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Matthew Hines Bell of Portland, Ore.; great-grandchildren James and Luke Bell of Colorado Springs and several nieces and nephews. Read More»

James Sidney Rickard, 94, of Fayetteville

James Sidney Rickard, 94, of Fayetteville, passed away June 11, 2014.

He served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corps. He then worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Frances Wilson Rickard.

He is survived by his daughter Anne (Randy) Hayes of Fayetteville and Susan (Randy) Mayfield of Sharpsburg; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother John R. Rickard of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and 9 nieces & nephews. Read More»

Bradley Richard Brown, 56, of Brooks

Bradley Richard Brown, 56, of Brooks, Ga. passed away June 15, 2014.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 31 years Sharon Brown; daughters Sydney and Haley Brown; son Griffin Brown; parents Richard & Katherine Brown; sister Elizabeth Jones; and also nieces & nephews.

A celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City. The family received friends Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m. Read More»

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