In Memory of Those who have Gone Before

Ruth Scott Milam

RUTH SCOTT MILAM Age 67, died on May 9, 2003 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. The youngest child of the late Weyman Holland and Maude Mauldin Scott, she was born in Norcross, Georgia on July 11, 1935. Ruth graduated from Norcross High School. She attended Georgia State University where she was a chapter charter member of Delta Zeta sorority. With the exception of brief residences in Miami and New Jersey, she lived in the Atlanta area most of her life. Ruth was a member of Peachtree Christian Church and a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Ladies of the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard. Ruth worked for the Foundations, a group of philanthropic foundations, which includes the Robert W. Woodruff, Joseph B. Whitehead, Lettie Pate Whitehead, Lettie Pate Evans and Trebor Foundations. Ruth was the Executive Assistant to the President, Charles H. (Pete) McTier and earlier, Boisfeullet Jones. She retired in 2000 after 26 years service. In 1966, Ruth married Edward L. Milam III. Ruth and Ed were avid travelers, visiting Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada. Most of their trips were taken with a select travel group under the auspices of their friends, Pat and Jeannie Withrow. One of the most memorable trips was Ruth's retirement gift from The Foundations, a Georgia Tech Alumni Association cruise through the Caledonian Canal in Scotland in 2001. Their last trip was to Normandy, France in May 2002. Two brothers, George M. Scott and Carroll R. Scott, predeceased Ruth. She is survived by two sisters, Sara E. Scott of Atlanta; and Elsie S. Swofford of Alpharetta; sisters-in-law, Mildred B. Scott and Frances Y. Scott of Norcross; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan Buckner and Joe Earl Buckner Sr. of Greenville, South Carolina; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Graveside services will be on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross, Georgia with Dr. Jim Collins officiating.

Gary B. Katz

Gary B. Katz, 54, of Roswell, formerly of New York, died surrounded by his family May 23, 2003 at Northside Hospital. Mr. Katz was a devoted husband, loving father, inspiration, friend, mentor to many, valiant fighter to the end. He served proudly in the United States Air Force from 1966-1971. He is survived by his wife, Celeste Katz; sons, Seth N. Katz, Joshua M. Katz; brother, Richard B. Katz; sister, Sharyn Weinstein; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 2 o'clock at Arlington Chapel with Rabbi Scott B. Saulson officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at Calverton National Cemetery in New York


Gary and Celeste Katz


Mary Virden

Mary (Gini) Fowler Virden, died October 1, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer. A native Atlantan, Gini attended Washington Seminary and graduated from Stuart Hall in Virginia. She attended Stevens College in Missouri where she majored in music, and for some time she enjoyed teaching piano to young people. She was married for many years to Wiley W. Virden. She later became associated with her family's insurance business, the Forest L. Fowler Insurance Agency, from which she retired in 1990 as Chief Managing Partner. Gini spent the last years of her life giving to others through her membership in cancer support groups. Her cheerful attitude and courageous spirit gave joy and hope to others. She is survived by her children, Laura McMillan of Sanford, FL, and David Virden of Miami Beach, FL; three grandsons, Christopher, Corey and Cody McMillan; brother and sister in-law, Forest and Mary Powell Fowler, nieces, nephew and numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. Sunday (the family will receive friends one hour prior) at the Spring Hill Chapel. Inurnment services will be private at a later date in Westview Cemetery. Arrangements made by H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill, 404-876-1022.


 MARY MEREDITH Mary Fulton Lyons Meredith died January 3, 2006, following a long struggle with cancer. She was born in Stuart,FL to Ezelle and Ernest Lyons on August 13,1941. "Ernie" Lyons ,a noted author, environmentalist and outdoorsman edited the Stuart News until his retirement. Mary attended Stratford Hall in Danville,VA and graduated from Ms. Harris's School for Girls in Stuart, FL. She next attended Emory University and then received her B.A. degree from Mercer University in 1980. In 1984 she completed the Juris Doctor Program at Emory University School of Law. Beginning in 1984, Mary practiced law with Powell,Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy. She served as Corporate Counsel for Health Images from 1988-1993 before entering private practice in Roswell, GA where she specialized in employment law until her retirement and marriage in 2000. A voracious reader her entire life, Mary was known as one with a lust for learning and possessing a great sense of humor. She loved animals, especially cats, and was an ardent environmentalist. Mary supported numerous progressive causes both locally and and nationally.She had been an avid runner who loved hiking and working in her English garden. Mary began tennis after her marraige in 2000 playing in several leagues where she made many friends. She is survived by her husband, William M. Meredith: sons, Howard Gould and Matthew Lyons:step-son,Patrick Meredith : brother, William G. Lyons and sister-in-law Carol Lyons of St. Petersburg, FL: and grand-daughter, Hawley Gould.A memorial service will be conducted at Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive,Atlanta, GA 30319 on January 7,2006, followed by a visitation in the Hospice's adjacent library.Contributions may be made in Mary's name to the Cancer Society, Hospice Atlanta and the Humane Society.The Cremation Society of the SOUTH is in charge of the arrangements.770-420-5557. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 1/6/2006.
 Kenneth Ott
 Arne Schairer
 Marc Ethridge
Ed Garrett

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