Mr. Richard Tatem, age 65, of Locust Grove, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003.

Mr. Tatem was a retired New York State Trooper and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 in the Chapel of the Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home, with Dr. Warren Taylor officiating.

Survivors include his daughters, Karen Tatem of McDonough and Tammy Smith of Riverdale; sons, Douglas Tatem of Stockbridge, Kevin Tatem of Riverdale and David Tatem of McDonough; brother, Robert Tatem of Florida; four grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Saturday) at the funeral home.

The Pope Dickson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.