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Coach James Thomas (Friday) Richards of Marietta age 64, husband of Mrs. Dorothy Richards and retired Head Football Coach of Marietta High School passed June 24, 2018.

Funeral arrangements pending.

Hanley-Shelton Funeral Directors 770-428-6333.

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  • Monday, June 25, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Hanley Shelton FD
  • Monday, June 25, 2018
    To a friend may he Rest In Peace. He was a friend and roll model for many students.
    ~ Harry Sullivan   Stone Mountain, GA
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Coach Friday was a larger than life individual who lived his life in service to his God, his kids (any one he touched!) and his Marietta. He was a role model for so many and I will always be grateful to have known him and had the chance to work with him. Dorothy, you are one amazing wife and person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you and Friday for making this world a better place and providing inspiration to everyone who was fortunate enough to know both of you. I will be with you in spirit and know that Coach Friday, Coach Ben and Coach Bryant are all together again laughing and loving each other.
    ~ Susan Pressly Lephart   Lexington, KS
  • Monday, June 25, 2018
    Correction “ Role Model”
    ~ Harry Sullivan   Stone Mountain, GA
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    It will be hard not see your face or your laugh for today my Twin you have gone to see the King. I will always be grateful for you and a warm hugs whenever we seen each other. You taught me well and I am grateful for that. Even though life has many roads I am glad that road had your Blue Van on it and the cameo as well . I thank you my Coach and my mentor for you have help mold me into the person I am . Playing for you and joking with you made growing up a pleasure and joy.I will miss you a great deal i know that the Moody family is sadden by your passing. I thank you my Twin, you are in my heart and a very important part of my life. BE SOME BODY IS ALWAYS THE CRY BUT LIKE YOU ALWAYS SAID TO CAN DO IS ALWAYS THERE TOO. Moma Dorthy our door is open if you Jamie need anything. R.I.P my brother and coach and friend. Jonathan Moody aka MoodyBlues
    ~ Jonathan & Vickie Moody   Rockmart, GA
  • Monday, June 25, 2018
    Sir, you taught us how to be humble and showed us that adults could actually care about teenagers. Thank you so much. You changed our lives.
    ~ Courtney (Bennett) Cook   Marietta, GA
  • Monday, June 25, 2018
    ~ william crawford   Dallas, GA
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018
    I loved Friday since our playing days at Marietta. He could "really carry the water". He later coached my son at Marietta. He will be sorely missed. God Bless Dorothy and the rest of your family.
    ~ Eddie Scarbrough   Marietta, GA
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018
    I know you have heard this a lot the last few days, but, one more time, Friday will be missed by so many in the area. he was a great coach and a friend. When my son was small he would want to go with me to scout Marietta basketball games and sit across the court so he could hear Friday coaching...Thankfully, I got to tell him that story a few years ago...Thinking of you and the family at this time.. Van Jacobs Retired North Cobb High School
    ~ Van Jacobs   Kennesaw, GA
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez