The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on January 4, 1986 · 26
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Jht Atlanta Journal WEEKEND Th Atlanta Constitution . SATURDAY, JANUARY 4. 1986 KeKalb jury will consider indictment against officer Policeman is accused of perjury in drug case . ByGayle White Staff Writer A DeKalb County grand Jury scheduled to convene Monday is ex-pected to consider perjury charges against a city of Decatur police officer in connection with grand jury testimony about a drug investigation, officials said Friday. Donald Lee Williams, 46, of 3177 Quince Tree Lane in Decatur, an eight-year veteran of the DeKalb County sheriff's office and the Decatur. Police Department, is accused of lying to a February 1985 grand jury investigating a drug case. Williams has been suspended without pay from the Decatur Police, Department and is free on $10,000 bond, DeKalb Chief Assistant District Attorney Bob Morton said Friday. Williams was arrested shortly before Christmas after the district attorney's office obtained a warrant charging him with perjury, Morton said. Morton said charges against Williams stem from his testimony before a grand jury in the drug case of Roland Cal' ihan, called by DeKalb District Attorney Bob Wilson "one of the largest, if not the larg est, drug dealers in the metropoli tan Atlanta area." Callahan, 36, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine pos session in October. Callahan also is being investigated in connection with an attempted murder against a former business partner who testified against him in court, officials said. Prosecutors expect to seek a six- or seven-count indictment against Williams on the perjury charges, Morton said. "There were six or seven criti cal questions put to him which he untruthfully answered," Morton saw. ftafte Sim hiefi Valdosta names Charlie Spray chief of police ' From Staff and Wire Dispatcher . ! VALDOSTA - A police officer once accused of the theft of more than $14,000 from a police recreation fund here was named chief of police Friday. Charlie Spray, 38, a 16-year veteran of the Valdosta Police Department, was one of eight candidates considered by the city for the post vacated by former Police Chief Roy Little. Little resigned his post after only seven months following conflicts with some members of the City Council. . Spray, a native of Lanier County, said he feels his familiarity with Valdosta and the derpartment here will give him an advantage two of his predecessors did not have. : Spray was indicted in May 1982 on the theft charge, but special prosecutor O. Hale Almand dismissed the charges in November of that year, saying there was nothing to warrant a trial. Spray has since become captain of detectives. Emanuel officials are sued over shooting death of man , SWAINSBORO - The parents of a 21-year-old man who was shot to death- by an Emanuel County sheriff's deputy two years ago have sued for more than (1.25 million. . - The complaint charges that Hughie Jim Williams of Kite was "brutally, forcibly and unreasonably seized and lulled" on May 20, 1984, as Swainsboro police attempted to stop a car he was riding in. T The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Augusta, is against former Emanuel County Deputy Sheriff Dave Hall, who admitted accidentally shooting Williams; former Deputy Randy Akins; Swainsboro policemen Richard Peacock and Haq-y. Hill; former Sheriff James Mason; the County Commission; and an insurance company. ; : Williams' shooting was ruled ac cidental by a county coroner's jury in May 1981 Bacon County man is killed in blaze at his mobile home ALMA - Jerry "Man" Metts, a 39-year-old Bacon County man, was killed early Thursday morning when his mobile home was gutted by fire, apparently after he fell asleep smoking, Alma-Bacon County Fire Department of ficials said. No one else was in the mobile home. Obituaries Afore Obituaries, Page 27-A Homer's mayor of 20 years, Buster Garriskm, re-elected HOMER Twentv-vear veter an Homer Mayor Buster Garrison has been re-elected. Also re-elected in Thursday's votine were Citv Council members Dale Massey, James Bruce, Olin Pruitt and Bui Tucker, who led nine candidates in the race for five coun cil seats. A runoff for the final seat will match Doug Cheek and Leon Ray, who tied for fifth. 20,000 names to be checked on Whitfield recall petition DALTON An unofficial count of names on a petition seeking the recall of four members of the Whitfield County Board of Education shows the effort to be successful, according to the group promoting the recaiL Theresa Haddock, a member of the Recall Committee for a Better Board of Education, said Friday that the more than 20,000 names must now be verified by Jim Bethel chairman of the Board of Elections, within 30 days. . "When the names are verified, the county then has from 30 to 45 days to have a recall election of board Chairman Lucien Claiborne and members Ruenette Gilbert, Dave McMahon and Bob Keith,'' Ms. Haddock said., ' -; Susan Calhoun, the chairman of the group attempting to initiate the recall, said the firing of former Varnell School Principal Don Fields late last summer was the final motivating factor. ' Fields was asked by the board - to resign after an investigation and hearing by the state Professional Practices Commission. He had been accused of having an affair with a teacher at the school. Woman charged after baby is abandoned in Statesboro STATESBORO A 20-year-old Statesboro woman was charged Friday with attempted murder for abandoning her newborn baby. : - Bond for Robin Marie Shaw was set at (10,000 in a hearing Friday in Bulloch County Superior Court . ' A 5-pound, 13-ounce baby boy, which authorities now believe is Ms. Shaw's child, was found Sunday evening inside a box behind trash con tainers near Georgia Southern Col lege's Paulson Stadium. Ms. Shaw, a former GSC student, was arrested at her home Thursday, Bulloch County Sheriff Arnold Ray Akins said. The baby was in good condition Friday at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. A foster family has oeen selected to care for the baby. Paul W. Bedard, 81, retired U.S. official GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Paul W. Bedard of Gainesville, a retired official with the U.S. Agency for International Development, died of pulmonary edema Tuesday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center here. He was 81. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St Michael's Catholic Church here with burial at Alta Vista Cemetery. Mr. Bedard was a forestry man-. agement advisor in various countries, including the Phillipines, Iran, Pakistan, Korea, Nepal and Bangladesh, from 1952 to 1970, according to an agency spokesperson. Earlier, Mr. Bedard had worked for the U.S. Forest Service in various places, including Gainesville. In 1970, he retired here, he wrote in a summary of his career, "after a meticulous evaluation of some IS alternative areas. The main factor in selecting Gainesville was the quality of the local human environment." Paul William Bedard was born Oct. 28, 1904, in Rochester, N.Y. He graduated from Syracuse University and later earned master's degrees in forestry and public administration from Yale and Harvard. He was an Army officer in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II. After his retirement from the Agency for International Development Mr. Bedard was a consultant to the State Department and the World Bank. He worked on forestry analyses in Iran, Malaysia and Borneo, and on an environmental impact study for a railroad in Gabon. He attended conferences on forestry in Madrid, Tokyo, Sri Lanka and Turkey, and belonged to the Society of American Foresters. His local affiliations included the American Legion, Optimists, Civitan Club, Elks, Hall County Historical Society and St Michael's Catholic Church. He never married. Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Barbara Green of Frederick, Md. THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION .tlrs. Lonie D. Rigsby Mrs. Lonie Deimel Rigsby of East Point, a homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at South Fulton Hospital. She was 93. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church with burial at Westview Cemetery. Mrs. Rigsby was a native of Haubstadt, Ind., and a member of Gold Star Mothers of America and American Legion Post 51 Auxiliary Surviving are a son, Donald A. Rigsby of College Park; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Hussey of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a brother, Sylvester J. Deimel of Fitzgerald; a sister, Mrs. Lil-lie Pace of Blakely; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Herbert Magidson, won first Oscar for best song in 1934 United Presi International BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -Lyricist Herbert Magidson, who won the first Academy Award for best song, died Thursday, a spokesman for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced. He was 79. The cause of death was not announced. Magidson's lyrics for "The Continental" from the Fred Astaire-Gin-ger Rogers film, "The Gay Divorcee," received the first Best Song-Oscar in 1934, an award the lyricist shared with composer Con Conrad. Among Magidson's other hit songs were the show tune "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," along with "Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think," "Here's To Romance," and "Linger in My Arms a Little Longer, Baby." He received Academy Award nominations for two other songs, "Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There" from the 1843 film "Hers to Hold," and "I'll Buy That Dream" from the 1945 film "Sing Your Way Home." Magidson was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980. His musical collaborators included Sammy Fain, Jimmy McHugh, Burton Lane, Jule Styne, Ned Washington and Jack Yellen. He was born in Braddock, Pa., in 1906 and was brought to New York in 1928 by Sophie Tucker, who became interested in him as a writer of special material. He moved to Hollywood in 1929 under special contract to Warner Brothers. He wrote lyrics for such films as "The Great Ziegfeld," "No, No, Nanette," and "Here's To Romance." He worked on several Broadway shows, including a series of "George White's Scandals," "The Gay White Way," and Michael Todd's "Peep Show." Magidson is survived by his wife, Elsie Victor Story Victor Story of Atlanta, a ware houseman for Georgia Lighting Supply Co., died Tuesday at Grady Hospital. He was 20. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Alfonso Dawson Chapel . with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Story was a native of Atlanta. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Story of Atlanta; a brother, Ted Story of Atlanta; and a sister, Ms. Anita Story of Atlanta. Mrs. Olyve Williams Curtis, 85, Alpharetta,s daisy lady' Mrs. Olyve Williams Curtis, "Al- pharetta's daisy lady" as described in Celestine Sibley's columns in The Atlanta Constitution, died of a stroke Thursday at North Fulton Medical Center. She was 85. Mrs. Curtis' health had been ?;ood until her stroke, according to a amily member. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Hill with burial at Westview Cemetery. Mrs. Curtis had a "yard-full" of Shasta daisies in her yard, according to a family member, and aided Ms. Sibley's gardening efforts at the latter's "Sweet Apple" cabin. Mrs. Curtis was a former insurance saleswoman, and for six years, ' the manager of a dormitory at Georgia Tech. She retired about 15 years ago, according to a family member. . ; Olyve Williams was born Nov. r 21, 1900, in Paris, Texas. 7 Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. LaVerne Lathem of Atlanta; a brother, Fred Williams of Atlanta; five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Alton L Justice CRESCENT CITY, Fla. - Alton L. Justice of Crescent City, Fla., a retired Army master sergeant with 30 years' service, died of cancer Thursday at his home. He was 71. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ward's Glen wood Chapel with burial at Resthaven Garden of Memories. Mr. Justice was a native of Ir-winton, Ga. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ma-gilou Britt Justice of Crescent City, a daughter, Mrs. Dolores Davis of Plant City, Fla.; a brother, B.I. Jus tice of Decatur, Ga ; two sisters, Mrs. Maxie Lou Sapp of Irwinton, Ga., and Mrs. Effie Fountain of Macon, Ga.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Talmadge W. Adair Talmadge W. Adair of Cleveland, a real estate appraiser, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his home. He was 66. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Yonah Baptist Church here with burial at the church cemetery. Mr. Adair was a native of Marietta, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, past president of the White County Lions Club, and a member of the White County Board of Tax Assessors. He also belonged to the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and Mount Yonah Baptist Church. ' Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Littlefield Adair of Cleveland; a son, Craig Adair of Atlanta; a daughter, Mrs. Melanie Forester of Gainesville; three brothers, Troy, G.B. and Malcolm Adair, all of Marietta; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Carlile of Marietta and Mrs. Helen Perry of Rome; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Loula C. Mallory Mrs. Loula Green Mallory of Atlanta, a retired teacher for the Memphis, Tenn., schools with 45 years service, died Thursday at her home. She was 88. The body was donated to Emory University. Mrs. Mallory was a native of Belen, Miss., but lived in Memphis until moving to Atlanta six years ago. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from Memphis State University and belonged to Memphis First Evangelical Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Emma Barnes of Atlanta; three grandchildren and two great-grand-. children. Mrs. Genevieve W. Garner Mrs."Genevieve Waldrop Garner of Lithia Springs, a retired textile weaver, died of a stroke Friday at . South Fulton Hospital. She was 83. , The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roy Davis Chapel with burial at Aragon Cemetery. Mrs. Garner was a native of Haralson County. ;. Surviving are two sons, Winfred Garner of Mableton and Bennie Garner of Daly City, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Gloria White of Conyers; a brother, Eugene Waldrop of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Alberta Coleman of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Stella Baker of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. Nellie Smith of Tallapoosa, Ga. Mrs. Mary M. Roberts, 86, mother of business writer MACON - Mrs. Mary Sue Moore Roberts of Haddock, a home-maker, died of a heart attack Wednesday at the Medical Center of Central Georgia here. She was 86. The graveside service was Friday at High view Cemetery in Gray. ; Mrs. Roberts was a native of Jones County, a graduate of Georgia State College for Women in Milled-geville, now Georgia College, and a member of Haddock United Methodist Church. She is the mother of Sallye Salter, business writer for The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution, and mother-in-law of Charles ' Salter, fishing columnist for the newspapers. Surviving in. addition are her husband, Nathan Roberts of Haddock; two other daughters, Mrs. Sue Moore of LaGrange and Mrs. Natalie Saltsgaver Of Winter Park, Fla.; a brother, Earl Moore of Gray, five sisters, Mrs. Jewell Kimbrough of Union Point and Mrs. Ruth Poland, Mrs. Ethel Roberts, Mrs. Alma Smith and Miss Mabel Moore, all of Gray; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. - 0. Ramon Hubbard O. Ramon Hubbard of Acworth, a retired air traffic controller in Fort Myers, Fla., with 32 years' service, died Thursday at his home. He was 60. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at White Columns Chapel Mableton with burial at Arlington Memorial Park. Mr. Hubbard was a native of Birmingham, Ala., a Navy veteran of World War II, a past officer of the American Rose Society, and also belonged to East Point Lodge 288, the Atlanta Theater Organ Society and the Pacemakers Car Club of Austell. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marian Langston Hubbard of Ac-worth; a son, Larry Keel of Powder Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Hester of Kennesaw and Mrs. Ja-clyn Leitz of Sweetwater, Texas; and seven grandchildren. Mrs. ThclmaF. Glass COLUMBUS - Mrs. Thelma Favors Glass of Columbus, a former, saleswoman for Rich's in Atlanta, died Thursday at Oak Manor Nursing Home here. She was 79. . The graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Parkhill Cemetery here. Mrs. Glass was a native of Geneva but lived in Atlanta for 50 years before moving to Columbus in 1982. She belonged to Mount Carmel Christian Church in Decatur. Surviving are three stepsons, J.R.,-William and Harold Glass, all of Atlanta; and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Akin of Columbus and Mrs. Arline Ledbetter of Talbotton. , George P. Harriett George P, Batflett of Atlanta, a retired director of fountain sales personnel for The Coca-Cola Co. with 44 years' service, died of pneumonia Thursday at Crawford Long Hospital. He was 82. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. -Saturday at St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church with burial at Arlington Memorial Park. Mr. Bartlett was a native of Denver, and a member of St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Surviving are a son, the Rev. Harwood Bartlett of Atlanta; a daughter, Mrs.-Nancy Busbey of Austin, Texas; a brother, Allen L. Bartlett of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Anna White of Atlanta; and five grandchildren. EppsO. Turner Epps O. Turner of Acworth, for-v trior numor and nnoratnr nf Turner's Service Station and Grocery Store in Acworth, died of apparent kidney f failure Thursday at Cobb General Hospital He was 84. The funeral will hfl i at 2 nm. Sunday at Pebblebrook Baptist Church with' "burial at Mount Har- ' Mr. Turner was a native of Hall County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Bennett 'Turner of Acworth; a ; son, William Turner of Bayonet Point, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Canup of Mableton; a brother, Lewis Turner of Atlanta; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Frances S. Burdette Mrs. Frances Stewart Burdette of Atlanta, a homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at South Fulton Hospital. She was 85. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at College Park Cemetery. Mrs. Burdette was a native of Warren County and a member of Capitol View Baptist Church. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Frank O. Grimsley Sr. Frank O. Grimsley Sr. of Atlanta, a carpenter and carpet installer for Pearson Co. contractors, died of pneumonia and . cardiac arrest Thursday at Grady Hospital He was The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ward's Glenwood Chapel with burial at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Grimsley was a native of Atlanta. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Bailey Grimsley of Atlanta; a son, Frank O. Grimsley Jr. of Atlanta; a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte M. Starr of Palmetto; a brother, Robert Grimsley Sr. of Eatonton; a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Stephens of Eatonton; and one grandchild. Elbert Doss Elbert Doss of Lithonia, a retired cook for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., died of cancer Monday at his home.. He was 79. . The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Conyers Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with burial at Kennedy Memorial Gardens. Mr. Doss was a native of Linden, Ala., an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Conyers Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cor-ine Wells Doss of Lithonia; and two brothers, Edmond Doss of Newtown, Conn., and Moses Doss of Harvey, 111. Mrs. Gail M. Cable of of Mrs. Gail McKenzie Cable East Point, a homemaker, died heart failure Friday at South Fulton Hospital. She was 95. The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Howard L. Carmichael & Sons with burial later at Otawah Hills Memorial Park in Toledo, Ohio. Mrs. Cable -was a native of Cleveland, Ohib. Surviving are a son, Frank C. Cable Sr. of East Point; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Price of Toledo; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. ; rfK v - Mrs. Mary R. Ingram Mrs. Mary Rutledge Ingram of Austell, a homemaker, died of can--cer Thursday at Cobb General Hospital She wasflO. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Boy Davis Chapel with burial at Powder Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Ingram was a native of Haralson County and a member, of Union Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Addie Belle Doss of Austell; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Pat B. Riley Mrs. Pat Barnes Riley of Peach-tree City, a retired insurance underwriter, died of. apparent heart failure Thursday at piedmont Hospital. She was 83. The funeral , will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Howard L Carmichael & Sons with burial at Westview Cemetery. - . Mrs. Riley was a native of DeKalb County and a member of Capi. toi view Baptist, uiurcn. Surviving are a son, Charles E. Rey Sr. of Marietta; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Harwell of Peachtree City, and three grandchildren. Walter H. Patterson Jr. CHARLESTON, S.C. - Walter H. Patterson Jr. of Charleston, a taxi driver, died of cancer Friday at Manor Care Nursing Home here. He was 57. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverdale Cemetery in Columbus, Ga. Mr. Patterson was a Columbus native and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, . Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Peggy Hickey of Atlanta. op Read Kent Mitchell. Eh Atlanta Journal THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION

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