Cattle Rustling, Corpse Dismemberment and WWII Honor

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Alleged Cattle Rustler Arrested Months After Livestock Theft – Alpharetta Patch

A Marietta man was arrested five months after he allegedly stole a cow and kept the auction money for another cow he was to sell for his employer.

The suspect was supposed to take one of a Milton man's cow's to auction in early April 2012 and return the money to him. Instead, his employer said he also took an Angus cow that belonged to his neighbor and failed to return the auction money.

Alpharetta Patch has additional details.


Former Loganville Funeral Director's License Suspended After He Dismembers Body – Loganville Patch

Ellenberg Funeral Services on Highway 81 in Loganville closed down almost as quickly as it opened. It is now being reported that the owner, William B. Ellenger III, has had his licenses suspended following a series of bizarre incidents.

According to CBS Atlanta, Ellenberg, who also is the owner of Metro Embalming and Crematory in Conyers, had his license suspended after it was reported that he dismembered an 800-pound body in the Conyers location in order to fit it into the crematory. 


French Consul Honors Decatur Man for WWII Service – Decatur Patch

Julian P. Rau of Decatur received the Knight of the Legion of Honor last week at the French Consulate in Atlanta.

The medal was awarded to Rau and 11 other American veterans who served in France during World War II. Napoleon Bonaparte created the medal to recognize those who provide honorable service to the country.

Rau, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday, has lived in the Decatur area since 1959, said his daughter, Joan Rau.

Visit Decatur Patch for additional details.


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