Friday, March 30, 2012
Roswell's "Chicken Man" remembered in tears and laughter at Friday morning memorial service.
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Friday, March 30, 2012
Andrew Wordes was laid to rest this morning, March 30, with family and friends sharing memories before sending him back to the earth The words of Psalm 23 had visible reminders in the setting, particularly "God causes me to lie down in lush pastures." Approximatley 100 people gathered in the lush pasture of Milton Fields for the service. Jim Bell, owner of the eco-friendly burial grounds Milton Fields on Birmingham Road, donated a plot to the Wordes family for his burial. A lover of animals and friend to many, he was known as "Chicken Man" for his battle with Roswell over keeping them at his home. He faced eviction on the day his home exploded with him inside.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Andrew Wordes, also know as Roswell's Chicken Man, will be buried Friday in Milton Fields, just north of Roswell.
The family and friends of Andrew Wordes have organized a Friday memorial service in Milton for Roswell's Chicken Man, according his good friend Patti Silva. "The funeral has been set and all the arrangements have been made," Silva told Roswell Patch, after speaking with Wordes brother. Jim Bell, owner of the eco-friendly burial grounds Milton Fields on Birmingham Road, donated a plot to the Wordes family for his burial. "It's right in line with Andrew's purpose and his feelings about sustainability," Silva said. "It's just the most beautiful, perfect place, very peaceful." Despite the explosive way Wordes life ended Monday when his house went up in flames, those who loved him hope to memorialize him on Friday in a peaceful, non-…
Monday, March 26, 2012
A body was found inside Andrew Wordes' home after it exploded this afternoon, Monday, March 26, as Fulton County Marshals were on the property to evict him.
UPDATED: Monday, March 26, 7:08 p.m. Years of legal hassles - first over keeping chickens on his property, then over city code violations and finally over his foreclosure - came to an explosive end Monday afternoon when the Alpine Drive home of Andrew Wordes blew up while Fulton County Marshals were on the property to evict him. Roswell Police Spokesman James McGee told Roswell Patch a body was found inside the home by firefighters, but could not confirm whether or not it was Wordes. The home went up in flames following the explosion, which occurred just before 1 p.m. Fire Chief Ricky Spencer said the fire was put out just before 2:30 p.m., on Monday. He also said there were no injuries to emergency personnel, but could not give any …