In Memoriam

Senior Judge Lindsay A. Tise (right) of Hartwell died on June 12, 2015.  A native of North Carolina, Judge Tise made his way to Georgia after serving in the US Army from 1961-1964 to attend the University of Georgia, then John Marshall Law School.  For many years, he served the Northern Judicial Circuit as its District Attorney.  In 1997, Tise was elected as Superior Court Judge, a position he held until his retirement in 2008.
Senior Judge Joyce Wallace Hawkins of Cumming served nearly 40-years with the Probate Court of Forsyth County, twenty-eight of which were as judge prior to her retirement in 2004. Judge Hawkins died on June 15, 2015. She served a church pianist/organist at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church for 65 years and was an active member of the Civitan Club for 25 years.
Former Judge James Tillman Payne, Jr., of Marietta, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson Law School, was a lawyer, judge, and soldier.  Judge Payne served in Vietnam and, in 2005, retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel.  He served as Chief Judge of Acworth and Holly Springs for many years until 2010 when he became an associate judges of those courts.  Judge Payne died on June 23, 2015, just a year after his retirement.
Former Judge Gene Reeves of Auburn, GA, enjoyed a varied career prior to his appointment in 1991 as a Magistrate in Gwinnett County.  The Mississippi native was a US Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War; he passed the Bar in 1964 after attending John Marshall Law School at night.  Judge Reeves, who retired in 2011 to work on his hobbies of woodworking and guitar, died on July 31, 2015.

altYou couldn't miss when Former Judge A. Harris Adams (at left) was in the room. With a smile on his face and a ready laugh for any situation, he had an unmistakeable presence in the Judicial Building in Atlanta during his ten years on the Court of Appeals prior to his retirement in 2012.  Judge A. Harris Adams of Marietta died on August 3, 2015.  His judicial career began in 1980 as a Municipal Court Judge for Marietta. In 1983, he was appointed to the State Court of Cobb County, a position he held until his appointment to the Court of Appeals in 2002.

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