Street lamps honor memory of Kings Row resident
10/25/2013, 6 a.m.
Longtime DeKalb resident Dorothy Kirby recently donated five solar-powered street lamps to the Kings Row subdivision in memory of her husband, the late Manson Collis Kirby Sr.
Kirby, who has lived in DeKalb for 34 years, said her husband dearly loved the subdivision where he resided until his death in 2012.
She said he loved working in the yard and kept one of the best-landscaped yards in Kings Row.
“He felt that by maintaining a beautiful yard that it would serve as an example for others to take pride in their neighborhood,” she said.
Manson Kirby worked with Atlanta Public Schools from 1960 to 1966 and with MARTA from June 1978 until his retirement in August 2003.
His widow said he was a great guy.
“He was a nice, beautiful husband and wonderful father with such a good spirit,” she said.
Azielee Peebles, a neighbor, donated an additional lamp to the community in his honor.
The lamps were received by association President Ken Gilliam. On hand for the presentation were Manson Collis Kirby Jr.; Miles Collis Kirby, 8; and Evan Collis Kirby, 4, along with Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson and Margaret Britton, District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson’s administrative assistant.