Posts tagged with "shirley kendrick"

Park bench dedicated in Ms. Shirley’s memory

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 8, 2014

The Oakhurst community paused on Sunday to honor the memory of Shirley Kendrick, known as Ms. Shirley. Decatur Active Living and residents dedicated a park bench near the ball fields in her honor. Over the summer, the concession stand where she worked was renamed Shirley’s Snack Shack. Shirley was murdered in October, a crime that […]

Every summer – Photos of Opening Day in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 7, 2014

If summer could play in an endless loop and you had to pick one scene, there wouldn’t be many that could top opening day for youth baseball in Decatur. The parade of teams rolled through Oakhurst on Saturday, June 7, as parents stood along East Lake Drive, cheering them on. There were Pirates and Giants and […]

Oakhurst murder – Defendant deemed incompetent

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 19, 2014

The man accused of murdering his grandmother at her Oakhurst home has been deemed incompetent to stand trial. A judge signed the order declaring that Marquis La’Vonta Freeman is currently unable to be tried on charges that he murdered his grandmother, Shirley Kendrick, on Oct. 29. The ruling was entered in February, according to DeKalb County […]

Man accused of killing grandmother waits as District Attorney builds case

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 11, 2013

Decatur, Ga. – It has been six weeks since the arrest of Marquis La’Vonta Freeman, the man police accuse of stabbing Shirley Kendrick to death on Oct. 29. Kendrick, a beloved Oakhurst resident, was Freeman’s grandmother. Freeman remains in DeKalb County Jail, according to information from the county. Freeman had his first court appearance on Nov. […]

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