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Marge Heal, Hometown Newspapers Co-Owner, Dies at 76

Heal was the co-owner of the Hometown Newspapers group of publications.

Marge Heal, the co-owner of the Hometown News publications, recently passed away. Here is her obituary from the Bill Head Funeral Home website:

Margaret "Marge" Council Heal, age 76, of Atlanta, Ga., died Monday, October 15, 2012. Her funeral will be Saturday, October 20, 2012, at noon in the Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. Cremation will follow.

Marge was co-owner of Hometown News in Tucker.

She is survived by her children, Janet L. Busener of Atlanta, John S. Busener of Athens, David L. Busener of Knab, Utah, grandchildren, Natalie Busener, Nicholas Busener, Steven Busener, J. C. Busener, Jeffrey Busener and one great-granddaughter.

Contributions are requested in her memory to Hometown News, Suite B, 4229 First Avenue, Tucker, GA 30084.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Tom Doolittle October 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Marge's bio should be detailed. The Hometown News org included Tucker Times, relied upon for many years and a congealing force in the community. Also, in a time when local groups folded their tents, Marge found a market in local soft announcements and features. I'm sure her readers and advertisers alike will miss her.
Marsha Ashby October 19, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family and staff of Home Town News on the passing of Marge Heal. She will certainly be missed by all of us in Tucker and the surrounding communities. Marge was such an asset both personally and professionally. Each month we looked forward to reading Tucker Times to discover history facts and noteworthy events in our area. She was very helpful to MainStreet Tucker Alliance when we first formed by publishing articles letting the community know what we were about. Every year Marge was first to call when Tucker Day or another event was scheduled to get the facts for publication. She was very supportive of the Main Street Streetscape, the Livable Centers Initiative, and the Overlay for Tucker. Stories were always published because she cared about her hometown. Marge had a sense of humor too. At one of our Holiday Festivals in December, Marge dressed as an elf and full makeup to help usher Santa onto Main Street because we asked her. I think she actually enjoyed the evening. We have very warm memories of Marge. Tucker shares your loss. Warmest regards, Honey Van De Kreke Charlton Allen General Co-Managers
Janet Jubilee October 21, 2012 at 11:41 PM
All six publications can be seen online as well as in print. No one could ever replace my Mother Marge, but we are new team of caring yet savy professionals. Check out our web site at Hometownnewsatlanta.com

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