In Memoriam

In Memoriam - April 2018

Former Judge George L. Barron of Tyrone died on February 21, 2018. Judge Barron, a US Navy Veteran, served as Municipal Court Judge in East Point, College Park and Hapeville until his retirement in 2010. He was a 1973 graduate of Woodrow Wilson School of Law.

In Memoriam - December 2017

• Former Judge Gordon Shuman, of Darien, died on September 25, 2017. Judge Shuman served as the Small Claims Judge from 1981 until 1986 when he was elected Probate Judge of McIntosh County. He served the county until his retirement in 2006.

In Memoriam - April 2017

Judge Willie LovettJudge Willie Lovett, Jr., (left) Juvenile Court, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, died suddenly on January 30, 2017.  Judge Lovett received his undergraduate degree from Yale University before earning his juris doct

In Memoriam - December 2016

• Senior Judge William Neville joined the US Army prior to the start of World War II, during which he served in the China-Burma-India Theater and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Judge Neville, who passed away on September 15, 2016, graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1949. He practiced law in Statesboro, first with his father and then his wife until his 1984 appointment to the superior court bench. Judge Neville retired in 1996.


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