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Johnny R. Bates

Johnny R. Bates, of Covington, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Bates was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Patsy Stapp Parker

Mrs. Patsy Stapp Parker, 72, of Tega Cay, South Carolina, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Joe Baccus

Joe Baccus, age 74 of Social Circle, formerly of Monroe, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Eva Carol Gossett

Mrs. Carol Gossett, age 79, of Covington passed away April 16, 2017. Funeral services for Mrs. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock, Thursday ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ann Elizabeth Sneed

Ann Elizabeth Sneed ,of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 82. Mrs. Sneed loved animals and was an avid reader ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Avis Pendley

Mrs. Avis Pendley passed away April 17, 2017. She prepared her own obituary using Ecclesiastes – 3: 1-10 as the format.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Lucile M. Hays McGaughey

Mrs. Lucile M. Hays McGaughey, age 98, a lifelong resident of Mansfield passed away April 18, 2017. She was born Oct. 23, 1918 in Mansfield ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Frances Callahan

Mary Frances Callahan, of Covington, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the age of 91. Mrs. Callahan was an employee at Oxford Manufacturing for ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon

Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon, 73, of Covington, died April 7, 2017 at home with her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ursula Annemarie Kaminski

Ursula Annemarie Kaminski, of Covington, passed away peacefully April 13, 2017, at 76 years of age. Mrs. Kaminski was a member of First Presbyterian Church ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


David Smith

David (Mike) Smith Sr., our Pop, left us to be with our God on April 13, 2017 after a long illness. Pop was born in ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Homer Durden, Jr.

Mr. Homer Durden, Jr. was born Feb. 8, 1940, to the late Mr. & Mrs. Homer (Mattie Smith) Durden, Sr. in Covington, Georgia.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Tommie Lee Freeman

Mr. Tommie Lee Freeman was born Feb. 20, 1953, in Newton County to the late Willie Kate Hudson Freeman and Mr. Alvin Freeman.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Dr. Daniel Dunkin

Dr. Daniel Dunkin, of Monticello, passed away April 13, 2017, at the age of 82. Dr. Dunkin had a passion for teaching and a love ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Carol Tamplin

Carol Tamplin, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the age of 64. Mrs. Tamplin loved her family and adored her grandchildren. Trips ...

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving 7 years' active duty, and 16 years in the United States Naval Reserve. On Mr. Harrison's 68th birthday, he began his walk across the United States, starting on Tybee Island, GA, and ending in Santa Monica, CA - covering 2,431 miles and taking 7 months to complete. Mr. Harrison performed in community theater and loved music. He will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Mr ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born in Atlanta to Thomas Childs Crenshaw and Mary Jane Rollins Crenshaw.

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Colleen Suzanne Burton

Colleen Suzanne Burton lost her life suddenly on Feb. 9, 2017 in Covington. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Burton and beloved maternal grandparents; Peter and Sue Pastorok of Albany New York. She leaves behind her daughters; Tre'Shell and Micayla, her mother; June (Thomas) Johnson of Citrus Springs, Florida her father; Robert (Kathleen) Cleary of Saratoga Springs, New York her brothers; Judson (Catherine) Cross of Waxhaw, North Carolina Peterson (Maria) Cross of Ballston Spa, New York miles Cleary of Burlington, Vermont her step-brother Michael (Mara) Johnson of Astoria, New York her nieces and nephews; Morgan, Judson, Clayton and ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in January 1952; but was honorably discharged, due to injury, later that year. Mr. Walker attended Embry-Riddle School of Aviation, in Miami, Florida, briefly, before going to work for Western Electric where he retired after 25 years of dedicated employment. During layoff periods with Western Electric, he worked as a firefighter, at Station 12 in Atlanta, and for Atlanta Gas Light. While employed with Western Electric, he served the Communications Workers of America - Local 3290 as ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Geraldine Mills

Geraldine Mills, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the age of 77 in the presence of her loved ones. Mrs. Mills was a treasured member of both the Newton and Rockdale Education communities. Her education career began notably as the secretary for Newton County's first integrated middle school. She was active in championing underprivileged children in both counties as well as supporting missions in Brazil. A loving wife and mother, spending time with her family and friends was her greatest joy. She liked traveling, shopping, reading, playing basketball and softball. Mrs. Mills also excelled at accounting ...

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles A. “Tony” Henry

Sergeant First Class Tony Henry, age 49, of Covington, passed away Feb. 7, 2017. He was born in Atlanta on Feb. 28, 1967. SFC Henry graduated from the 76th Trooper School in January of 2001 and for the past 16 years has been assigned to the Governor's Executive Security serving for Governors Roy Barnes, Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal. Tony is best described as "A Trooper's Trooper", a loving, compassionate; husband, father, brother, son, and friend. He was preceded in death his father; William Henry.

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Holmes

Mary Holmes, of Newborn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Holmes, a member of the Baptist faith, was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a big fan of watching her great-grandchildren play baseball and football. When not working in her yard, Mrs. Holmes could be found baking cakes - most notably, peanut butter and red velvet. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Walter Sikes; second husband, James Melvin Holmes; parents, William Franklin and Annie (Barron) Walker; sister, Mildred Holmes; brothers, J.W. Walker, Henry Walker, Bobby Walker.

February 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Michael “Shane” Beam

Michael "Shane" Beam, age 44, of Covington, passed away on Sunday Jan. 29, 2017 surrounded by his beloved family. Shane was born on June 7, 1972 in Decatur to George and Glenda Beam.

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Paul Erford Barrick

Paul Erford Barrick, 59, died Feb. 2, 2017.

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Betty Polk Ozburn

Mrs. Betty Polk Ozburn, age 80, a lifelong resident of Newborn passed away Feb. 1, 2017. She was born in Newton County on Feb. 9, 1936 to Willie and Mary Alice Campbell who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Ozburn was a loving, compassionate, Christian woman who worked as a nurse's aide for a number of years at Newton General Hospital; she was a lifelong member of Newborn United Methodist Church and served on the City Council in Newborn. She was active in the United Methodist Women's group and sang in the choir. Mrs. Ozburn was a loving ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Ann Sears

Mary Ann Sears, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the age of 76. A loving mother and grandmother, spending time with family was her greatest joy. Mrs. Sears enjoyed being outdoors, whether fishing on the lake or going to the mountains. Additionally, she liked traveling and shopping. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Mason Sears, Jr.; parents, James Otto and Jeanette Helen (Dalton) Jones.

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


David Wayne Hayes

Mr. David Wayne Hayes, age 47, of Covington, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at his home.

February 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Harold “Hal” Lee Stapp

Harold "Hal" Lee Stapp Jr., of Porterdale, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the age of 45. He was born in Covington to the late Harold Sr. and Flora Raydene Stapp.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles (Ricky) Aycox

Charles (Ricky) Aycox, of Covington, passed away Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Aycox was a hard-working family man. He adored his children and considered them to be the love of his life. Mr. Aycox took great delight in coaching his kids on the ballfield, and giving them life advice. He was an avid Tech fan, and also enjoyed watching wrestling with Timothy and Melanie. Preceding him in death were his parents, Edward and Nell (Kenney) Aycox.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Rose Marie Watson

Rose Marie Watson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 89. Mrs. Watson, trained as a registered nurse, was a member of the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and the Newton County Public Library. Additionally, she dedicated time to the Covington Woman's Club, as well as various bridge and garden clubs. Mrs. Watson had a gift for needlework – winning awards for different projects. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Vernon Watson; parents, Martin J. and Catherine (Muggenthaler) Smith.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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