Mr. Joseph Broughton (Bro) Kimball died Aug. 12. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Olden) Kimball, he was born in 1947 in Covington. He was preceded in death by daughter Jermakelyn. Mr. Kimball joined Grace United Methodist Church at an early age. He attended R.L. Cousins High School and graduated in 1965. He graduated from Clark College, Atlanta, in 1969 with a degree in history. He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma. He worked faithfully at AT&T for over 29 years before retiring. He is a lifelong member of the Communications Workers of America ...
Paul H. Gourley Sr., 65, of Covington, died Aug. 16 at his home. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, cooking and reading. He loved his family, nature and sports, especially the Georgia Bulldogs. Mr. Gourley was retired from Ford Motor Company following 33 years of service, was a member of United Auto Workers and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by parents Richard and Alma Samantha Octavia Bennett Gourley and brothers Ted Gourley and James Gourley.
Angel Lucus, 45, of Covington, died Aug. 16 at Atlanta Medical Center. The daughter of the late Cleophus Lee McGuire, she was a member of Baptist Tabernacle where she started and was head of the card ministry, was treasurer of the Hand Maidens of the Lord Sunday School Class. She loved her church very much. Mrs. Lucus' hobby was collecting eagles. She was preceded in death by daughter Ashley Lucus and brothers Wayne and Mark McGuire.
A proud Irishman, Charles Eugene Parker, was born in 1925 and passed away Aug. 17. Born in Atlanta and raised in Sandersville, he was the son of Charles Eugene and Annie Bird Parker. While attending Georgia Military College, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and serviced in the Pacific during World War II. Mr. Parker graduated from the University of Georgia and re-enlisted in the Marines to serve in Korea, ultimately making Captain. He married Ann Henderson in 1951. His family, friends, home, Duke and many beloved dogs, the Georgia Bulldogs, the Marine Corps and jazz were his passions. He ...
Mr. De'Andelow Monchellis (Dink) White died Aug. 10. The son of Ms. Sequetta White and Mr. Tyrone Brooks, he was born in 1988 in Newton County. Mr. White graduated from Newton County High School in 2007. He joined Springfield Baptist Church at an early age. All who met him respected him. He was a child growing up to become a great man.
After years of caring for family members who are diabetic and on dialysis, Newton County resident Norma Johnson realized all of her accumulated knowledge on appropriate healthy foods, snack items and beauty products could be put to further use. So she started Suitable's Sugarfree and More - a gift basket business specifically for people with diabetes and renal disorders.
From the fake trailers and advertisements preceding the opening credits to the last hilarious scenes of a booty-dancing Tom Cruise, "Tropic Thunder" is spot on with its portrayal of the absurdity that is the big Hollywood machine.
After watching three nights of gymnastics at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, I couldn't help but feel like every other casual fan watching. No, I wasn't trying to freeze my DVR and study the facial features of the female Chinese gymnasts to determine if a couple of girls had yet to grow all of their adult teeth. Instead, I wondered if anyone had anything for the Chinese team.