Mr. Hamil­ton

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL -

Mr. James Ed­ward “Buck” Hamil­ton, age 78, of Aragon, passed away Sun­day, Septem­ber 2, 2018 at a med­i­cal fa­cil­ity in Chat­tanooga, Tenn.

Mr. Hamil­ton was born in Aragon on Feb. 23, 1940, a son of Warner Fedrick and Ruby Hamil­ton.

He grad­u­ated from East High School in Youngstown, OH, but had lived the greater part of his life in Polk County.

Mr. Hamil­ton joined the Bel­lview AME Church at an early age. He loved spend­ing time with his fam­ily and bud­dies.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Warner Fedrick and Ruby Hamil­ton Hud­son; and by a sis­ter: Juanita Clem­mons

He is sur­vived by seven chil­dren: James Hamil­ton (Deb­bie) of Cal­houn, Ann Hamil­ton of Aragon, Fon­tella Hamil­ton of Warner Robins, Ken­neth Hamil­ton (Stephanie) of Aragon, Pamela Warner (Robbie) of Pow­der Springs, Pa­tri­cia Hol­i­day (Ladell) of Cedar­town, and Henry Ware (Mary) of Warner Robins; nine­teen grand­chil­dren; one great-grand­child; five sis­ters, Laura Green and Carol Colvin (Jerry), Brenda Barkley, Joyce Hud­son, and Martha Bai­ley. A num­ber of nieces and nephews also sur­vive.

Me­mo­rial ser­vices for Mr. Hamil­ton were held Satur­day, Sept. 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Su­san Buck­son Green, Rev. Don­ald White, and Rev. Eric Fedrick of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of ar­range­ments for Mr. James Ed­ward “Buck” Hamil­ton.

Mr. McGin­nis

Mr. Danny McGin­nis passed away on Sept. 2, 2018 at South Semi­nole Hospi­tal in Long­wood, Florida due to com­pli­ca­tions with Di­a­betes.

Danny was born on Aug. 1, 1952 in Rome, as the third child and sec­ond son to Eu­nice Duf­fey McGin­nis, and Jack Leonard McGin­nis Sr.

In Rome, the McGin­nis fam­ily grew to six chil­dren in to­tal. Six years af­ter the loss of their young fa­ther, Eu­nice mar­ried Jay Yancey, and the McGin­nis fam­ily moved to a farm be­tween Aragon and Tay­lorsville.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Rock­mart High School in 1970, Danny com­pleted one year at the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia.

Mr. McGin­nis then joined the U.S. Army, where his mil­i­tary train­ing in­cluded the in­ter­ro­ga­tion pro­gram at Fort Huachuca’s mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence unit in Ari­zona.

He also spent one year at the Pentagon in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

Any­one who was ever cross-ex­am­ined by Mr. McGin­nis, whether on the stand or at the din­ner ta­ble, will tell peo­ple that he learned quite a bit about persuasive in­ter­ro­ga­tion tech­niques dur­ing this time.

Af­ter serv­ing three years in the Army, Mr. McGin­nis be­gan his sopho­more year at the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia, and moved to Athens, with his young fam­ily, Mary­lon McGin­nis, and new­born son, John.

He grad­u­ated in Au­gust 1977 Magna Cum Laude with a BBA in Eco­nom­ics. Danny moved over to the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia’s School of Law where he re­ceived his J.D. Cum Laude in De­cem­ber 1979.

As a UGA law stu­dent, Mr. McGin­nis was a mem­ber of the Ge­or­gia Law Re­view, re­ceived the award for the high­est grade in bank­ruptcy, ended up in the top ten (10%) per­cent of his class, and was in­ducted into the Or­der of the Coif.

In Mr. McGin­nis’ early law career, he be­came part­ner at the former At­lanta law firm Lokey and Bow­den, and later part­ner at the At­lanta law firm of Rogers amd Hardin. His fo­cus was pri­mar­ily busi­ness tort and con- tract mat­ters – pre­dom­i­nantly lit­i­ga­tion.

As an at­tor­ney, Mr. McGin­nis was con­sid­ered the man with the strate­gic mind and in­sights that won cases, or a lit­i­ga­tor to be feared, de­pend­ing on which side of the court­room you might be sit­ting.

He mar­ried Kathe McGin­nis in 1992, and in 2002, Mr. McGin­nis left his part­ner­ship at Rogers and Hardin to sup­port his wife’s career in phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sales, and to fo­cus time on rais­ing his new­born son, Jay McGin­nis.

The fam­ily moved to Win­ter Springs, Fla., in 2010, where he en­joyed tak­ing long walks with Pug­gles and Gizzy, the fam­ily dogs.

To many, Mr. McGin­nis was syn­ony­mous with great BBQ and the Ge­or­gia Bull­dogs. On a good day, he was able to en­joy both at the same time. Those that knew him well will tell you that there were few times in which Mr. McGin­nis was more in his el­e­ment than when he was stand­ing over a smoky grill in a red apron, cook­ing BBQ for large groups of hun­gry friends and fam­ily.

Sec­ond to that might be sit­ting at the 50 yard line, 8 rows up at San­ford Sta­dium, watch­ing the Dawgs tram­ple un­wor­thy op­po­nents.

Mr. McGin­nis is sur­vived by his wife, Kathe, and sons, John and Jay McGin­nis, grand­chil­dren, Everett and Odessa, and sib­lings, Jack, Jean, Judi, David, and Tim.

A pri­vate me­mo­rial for the fam­ily was held in Or­lando, Fla., on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 5. A sec­ond me­mo­rial for friends and fam­ily will be held in Rock­mart on Nov. 18, 2018.

In lieu of flow­ers, please send do­na­tions to St. Jude’s Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal. https://www.stjude.org/ do­nate/do­nate-to-st-jude.html?sc_ icid=wtg-lz-do­natenow

Ar­range­ments for Mr. McGin­nis were en­trusted to DeGusipe Funeral Home and Cre­ma­tory in Mait­land, Fla.

This an­nounce­ment is made on be­half of the fam­ily by Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home.

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