L to R: Phillip Britton –Commercial Cattlemen of the Year, Scott Shelton-Pure Bred Cattleman of the Year, Trey Gafnea –Member of the Year, Charles Woodward –Years of Dedicated Service, Glenn Hayes –Years of Dedicated Service, Frank Pool –Cool Season Hay Contest Winner, Fred Greer – Annual Grass Hay Contest Winner, Frank Malcolm –Warm Season Hay Contest Winner, and Jack Weesner –Junior Cattleman of the Year.
The second week of the Georgia legislative session always deals with developing a budget. This week was no different as the governor and the general assembly worked together to address the requests of the different departments. I'm very gratified that almost $15M in grants and investments were awarded to your district last year.
Guy Tucker, age 77, of Oxford, Ga., passed away on January 22, 2016. Guy had complications from chemo therapy after a brave and long battle with Lymphoma. Guy was predeceased by his parents, Guy and Hazel Tucker, Mom Polly, his siblings, Rose, Walter and Margie, and his only son, Mike. Guy is survied by his wife of 44 years, Margaret and his daughter, Melanie and her husband, Johnny, children: Donna, Brian, Jonathan and Trey, Katie, and son, Landyn, and Lynn & Bobby Kirkland and their son David. He is also survived by his son's wife Melinda Pittman of College Station ...
Wesley Freddie "WF" Cole, Jr., 83 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Wesley was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved gardening, camping, fishing and hunting. Wesley was a man of his word who valued honesty. He was caring and loving to all he knew and had a great sense of humor. Wesley proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was born in Trenton, Mississippi to the late Wesley F., Sr. and Lottie Mae Westbrook Cole. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by ...
Leonard Carl Moore, 51 of Covington, passed away, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta. Leonard was a loving son, brother and uncle and will be missed by all who knew him. He was born in Gainesville to the late Leonard Moore and Jeanette Stubbs Bradley.
Joyce Smith passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at DeKalb Medical Center, at the age of 78. Joyce was born in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Malcolm and Alma Harrison. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Charles E. Smith; brother, Ronnie Moore; sisters, Clarice Plymale, Patricia Stinnet; sisters-in-law, Betty Elliott and Mary Ann Beauseau.
Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn, 65 of Conyers, passed away at Emory Midtown, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. She was born in Yonkers, New York to Leslie R., Sr. and Florance Kampa Baird. Arleene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Martha Reynolds Cole, 78, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease Monday, January 18, 2016. Born and raised in Covington to Everett and Lavada Reynolds, Martha graduated from Newton County High School. She later met her first husband Robert Charles Bayliss and put down roots in St. Petersburg, Florida. Martha was a devoted mother and loved her four boys - the "Bayliss Boys" - Rob (Jan), Matt (Christine), Joe (Johanna) and Mitch. She was also crazy about her grandkids, Ethan, Joe Jr., Grace and Gage.
William James ("Bill") Fisher, Jr of Covington passed away January 17, 2016. Bill was born April 9, 1935, in Brunswick Georgia to the late William James, Sr. and Bertha Manning Fisher. Bill grew up in historic Darien, Ga. where he graduated from high school and excelled in both academics and athletics. Bill graduated Georgia Tech in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.