Roswell's "Chicken Man" remembered in tears and laughter at Friday morning memorial service.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Bob Pepalis
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.
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-…