In Memoriam

Judge Edith Jacqueline Ingram Grant passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020. Before retiring, Judge Grant served as the Hancock County Probate Judge for 36 years. She was the first black woman to serve as probate judge in Hancock County, as well as the entire United States. Obituary

Augusta Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court Judge Doug Flanagan passed away on May 7, 2020. Judge Flanagan served as a juvenile court judge since 2002. Augusta Chronicle

Newton County Juvenile Court Judge Sheri Roberts passed away on April 26, 2020. Judge Roberts was the first woman to serve on the bench for the Alcovy Circuit where she served for 10 years. AJC

Judge Margaret Deadwyler passed away on April ,3 2020. Judge Deadwyler served as the Jackson County Probate Judge for 20 years. She was the first woman to serve as the probate judge in Jackson County’s history. Obituary

Judge Nancy Stephenson passed away on April 1, 2020 from complications arising from the COVID-19 virus. Judge Stephenson served as the Dougherty County Probate Judge for 27 years. Daily Report; CBS46 news

Judge Jim Butterworth passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. Judge Butterworth served as Habersham County’s Chief Magistrate for 16 years before retiring in 2014. Now Habersham article.

Judge Roosevelt Carter, II passed away on March 21, 2020. Judge Carter presided over the municipal courts of Edison, Newton, and Leary, Georgia. Judge Carter also maintained a private practice for over 20 years.

Judge Kent Lawrence passed away on March 13, 2020 at 72. Judge Lawrence was a former UGA football player, police officer, prosecutor, state court judge, and the creator of Georgia’s first DUI treatment court. Red and Black; Obituary

Superior Court Judge Quillian Baldwin passed away on March 15, 2020 at 77. He was a former state legislator and juvenile court judge before joining the superior court bench. Main Street News.

Longtime Atlanta Municipal Court judge, Judge Elaine Carlisle was killed in a car accident on February 21, 2020. Judge Carlisle served the Atlanta Municipal Court for over 27 years. Daily Report.

John K. Larkins, Jr. passed away on February 9, 2020. Mr. Larkins served as chair to the Judicial Council Board of Court reporting and authored the book “Georgia Contracts: Law and Litigation.” Obituary.

Judge John Langford, longtime Fulton Superior Court judge, passed away on February 15, 2020. The memorial is scheduled for February 24, 2020. Obituary; Daily Report

Judge Eddy Fowler passed away on January 20, 2020. Judge Fowler served as probate court judge of Franklin County from 1996 to 2012. Obituary

Gwinnett County senior magistrate, Judge Emily Powell died on December 31, 2019, succumbing to injuries incurred from a vehicle 11 days prior. Judge Powell was an influential figure in Gwinnett County and will be greatly missed. – AJC; Gwinnett Daily Post; Patch

Longtime Juvenile Court Judge, former Council of Juvenile Court Judges President and Judicial Council member, Judge Benjamin P. Brinson, Atlantic Judicial Circuit, passed away in October 2019 – Obituary; Georgia Courts Twitter