Memorials & Tributes


Morton Harvey “Big Mort” Epstein, 85, of Sandy Springs, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015. Born May 4, 1930 in Birmingham, AL to Alice and Ivan Epstein, he graduated from the Georgia Military Academy (now Woodward Academy) and the University of Alabama. After moving to Atlanta in 1967, Morton enjoyed a long, successful career in design and architecture and was the sole proprietor of Architects Designers & Associates. He is preceded in death by his ex-wife Mary Dunn Nagle, and survived by his son, Morton Epstein, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Brenda Sipple; step-children, Boyd Turner and Mary Jo Goolsby; brother, Burt Epstein and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to those who have donated to the Morton Epstein, Sr. Memorial
  • Samuel Epstein
  • Georgia Ashbaugh
  • Todd Carter

Wayne Gray Stephens died Friday March 27, 2015 at the age of 71, at home in Loganville, GA under the care of hospice. He leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Sharon Moss Stephens, daughter Melanie Stephens Winstanley and her husband John Winstanley, daughter Elizabeth Lynne Stephens, and grandsons Nicholas Ryan Swagel and Kyle Logan Winstanley. He was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and graduated from North Fulton High School and Oglethorpe University with a BA in English. He enlisted in the United States Army and served as an interpreter in Vietnam. After retiring from 32 years of service with the Drug Enforcement Administration, he was very involved in volunteer work with Christ United Methodist Church in Roswell, GA. He had a love for photography, and a heart for serving others. Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption was near and dear to his heart. Wayne and his wife Sharon adopted Sadie from Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, and also his daughter adopted Lacey.
Thank you to those who have donated to the Wayne Stephens Memorial
  • Donna Burgett
  • Mahlon Marr
  • With love – Grace, Macy, Barrett, Franklin, Jasper, Grits, Dixie & Stella Murphy


The James Gould Memorial

James Gould, husband of Ida Gould (memorial below) and father of Gigi Gould & John Gould passed away quietly on October 15, 2014 at the age of 101-1/2. He was born in Rochester, NY, grew up in Decatur, Georgia and resided in Stone Mountain with his wife for 40+ years. He loved all animals, dogs, cats, and birds alike. He was self-employed as a CPA, but spent years as a landlord during the day and a ballroom dancer at night. He and Ida traveled the world twice and he also took several trips to South America and Alaska by himself….he was a true adventurer. Traveling was their passion alongside their love of family. He was a quiet man who chose to join his wife on her birthday so that they could dance their way into the sunset together after being married for 73 years.

The Ida Gould Memorial

Ida Gould, wife of Jim Gould and mother of Gigi & John Gould passed away quietly in her sleep on Saturday, June 7 at the age of 96. She was born and raised in Rochester, New York but spent the past 40 years in Atlanta with her family and friends. She was very active in animal rescue and she and Jim homed many “strays” along the way. She worked into her 80s when she finally retired from Georgia Perimeter College. She and Jim traveled the world twice and she also took trips to New Zealand and Alaska with Gigi and to the Galapagos Islands with John. Traveling was her passion alongside her love of her family. She was an angel here on earth, has now spread her wings beyond and will be greatly missed.

Thank you to those who have donated to the James and Ida Gould Memorials

  • Judy & Jim Perdue
  • Tom Woodward
  • Don, Patty, Nicki, Kelly, and Sandy
  • Steve Albano
  • Yahazia Odelia
  • Sue Crawford
  • Cindia Cameron
  • Judy Purdue
  • Bob and Ellen Edwards
  • Lea Mitchell
  • Phil and Terri Alexander-Cox
  • Ed Gibson
  • Pam Bruce
  • Heery International, Inc.
  • Edward Gibson
  • Leigh Champion