Thomas McElreath, 80, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. McElreath enjoyed collecting antiques and loved going to the mountains. He was married for 32 years to Carole McEreath. He was preceded in death by his son Jeff McElreath; parents, Leroy and Talulah McElreath; brothers, Lewis McElreath, Billy McElreath; sister Nell Durand.
Mrs. Lee Shirley, 91, of Covington, passed away December 5, 2016. She was born June 18, 1925, to the late Luther and Mae Carney. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Shirley was a homemaker and loved having company; she also loved telling people what to do and depending on how well you did a particular job is how she ranked you when delegating duties. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Lamar Shirley and is survived by her children Sandra McClure of Covington, Kenny Seabolt and Brenda of Rutledge and Gaye Durand and Randy ...
Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr.of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Carol Hunstein in the appeal of Goldstein, Garber & Salama, LLC v. J.B. The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in the case Monday, Dec. 5, during its 10 a.m. session.
This week The Covington News is only turning back our pages to five years ago to see how far we have, or have not come. From the not so distance past, things haven't changed all that much in our community's celebration.
November 30, 2016|
|Turning Back the Pages
The Sonny Houston Bluegrass Band will provide bluegrass-Gospel music and preacher-scholar Jason Byassee will speak at Meridian Herald's 24nd annual Southern Folk Advent Service. The Meridian Chorale will sing and Steven Darsey will direct the music. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at Old Church on the Oxford College. Admission is free.
Johnny Hammond, of Mansfield, affectionately known as "Santa Johnny," passed away November 27, 2016, at 74 years of age. After retiring from AT&T, he found his true life calling when he became Santa Johnny. He brought joy to thousands of children who sat on his lap and whispered their Christmas wish lists in his ear. He would tell them to mind their parents, brush their teeth, and say their prayers. Santa Johnny carried in his heart the true meaning of Christmas. Unfortunately Parkinson's disease ended his Santa career. He was loved deeply and will be missed by all ...
Loving father and grandfather, James "Bill" Clay, 73, of Covington, passed away November 26, 2016. Clay was born in Decatur to the late James and Eulalia Clay. Bill Clay served in the U.S. Air Force, worked for the Covington News, and later retired from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution after many years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by his great-grandson Liam Cline. Bill Clay is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Viki Clay, of Covington; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mike Swart of Covington, daughter, Treena Baker and fiance Brian Taylor of Atlanta; son ...
Charles H. "C.H." Berry, Jr. of Covington, age 92, passed away November 26, 2016, at his home in Almon surrounded by his family. Mr. Berry served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He worked as a carpenter and farmer all his life, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family. Mr. Berry was the proud owner of Berry's Christmas Tree Farm in Covington, and served as County Commissioner for Newton County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Mattie Lou (Owens) Berry, Sr.
The Piedmont Academy FFA Farm Business Management Team recently placed third in the Area 3 FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event held on Nov. 10 at Ft. Valley State University on Nov. 10, 2016.
Elizabeth Florine "Sister" Womack, age 74, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. She was born in Covington to the late Tommy Lee and Florine Fuller Womack on June 25, 1942. Affectionately known as "Sister" she never met a stranger, loved everyone and was always happy. Ms. Womack is survived by her brothers: Tommy Ray Womack of Oxford, Jimmy D. Womack of Loganville, her twin sister Faustine Payne, and sisters: Nancy Smith and Mary Yates all of Oxford along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other family and friends.
Rachel Patrick Wilson, 76, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Brantley Patrick and mother, Mamie Patrick, as well as two siblings, Elloise Martin and Lois Mask. She is survived by her loving husband, Earle Wilson; children, Melanie Baker, Brantley Wilson, Holli Wilson, and Kelli Wilson; brother, Robert Patrick; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 28, 2016, at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Pastor Fred Hartley officiating, with interment to follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Family will receive ...