My family moved to Newton County in 1994. In the ensuing 22 years, I have been blessed to live that time in my county, as both a Christian initially, and now as a Muslim. As a young Christian, I didn't like going to church in Rockdale because I didn't like to drive that far to worship.
Jack Lazenby, 75, of Covington, passed away August 26, 2016. Lazenby attended Harvest Baptist Church. He retired from Air Conditioning Specialists after 37 years of service. Lazenby, armed with a remarkable sense of humor, was known to be quite the kidder. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who could be found camping and fishing in his spare time. Lazenby will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Elaine Lazenby; parents Hubert Melvin and Emma Ruth (Johnson) Lazenby; sisters, Judy Martin, Anita Cantwell; and ...
George Robert Burpee, 84, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Visitation will be Monday, August 29, 2016, from noon until 2 p.m. at Mansfield Baptist Church with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will be private at the wishes of the family.
On Saturday, Aug. 13 Chief Ken Zaydel and Deputy Chief James Robinson of the Social Circle Fire Department joined 21 fellow chiefs in receiving the first certifications by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC) during the 2016 Fire Services Conference held in Augusta.
Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow, aged 67, died peacefully in Tampa, Florida at Kindred Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Jean was born on April 15, 1949, in Covington, the daughter of Melvin Stinchcomb and Louella Greene Stinchcomb.
David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He was born at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, on February 2, 1952 to Lonnie B. Wilson, Jr. and Grace Felker Wilson Zwerner. He graduated from Avondale High School with a perfect 12-year attendance record. He was employed by Gulf Oil Company, retiring from same.