In Memoriam

The Georgia Judiciary mourns the passing of colleagues and friends:

Judge Pat Hardaway of Evans died July 15, 2011 after a brief battle with cancer.  Judge Hardaway was elected as Judge of the Probate Court of Columbia County in 1980, a position she held until her death.

altFormer Judge David R. Elmore, Sr. of Savannah died July 27, 2011.  Judge Elmore, a University of Georgia Law School graduate, was appointed to the Recorders’ Court of Chatham County in 1969 and the State Court of Chatham County in 1980. He retired in 1988.  Judge Elmore served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II.

US District Senior Judge G. Ernest Tidwell of Atlanta died August 4, 2011.  Judge Tidwell was appointed to a new seat on Georgia’s Northern District by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, a position he held until he assumed senior status in 1999.  Prior to his appointment to the Federal Bench, Judge Tidwell served on the Civil Court of Fulton County, 1968-1971, and on the Fulton County Superior Court, 1971-1979. 
 
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Senior Judge Anne Workman of Decatur died September 2, 2011, after a brief battle with cancer. Judge Workman, an Emory Law School graduate, became the first female judge in DeKalb County when she was appointed to the Magistrate Division of Recorder’s Court. She was elected to the State Court in 1984 and served as the first female President of the Council of State Court Judges. In 1998 she was elected to the Superior Court bench; she assumed senior status in 2008.

 • Judge Tarey Schell of Peachtree City died September 7, 2011. Judge Schell presided over the Griffin Judicial Circuit Felony Drug Court. From 1999-2008, he served as Juvenile Court Judge in the Griffin Judicial Circuit.  Judge Schell, a graduate of the Georgia State University School of Law, served in the US Army for 26 years, retiring in 1984 with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Mr. Norman L. Stone of Ringgold died September 10, 2011. Mr. Stone became Superior Court Clerk of Catoosa County in 1966. Chief Deputy Clerk, Ms. Fancy Moran has been appointed to serve the remainder of his term.

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