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David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins

Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins, of Loganville, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 66. Daughter of Rosemary Hargrove of Oxford, she was preceded ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen King

Helen King, of Porterdale, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 94. Mrs. King was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing southern food ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Churchill

Helen Churchill age 68, of Mansfield passed away February 1, 2016. She was born January 5, 1948 in Porterdale to the late Adel Jasper and ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker

Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker, age 73, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born in Vina, Alabama on March 4, 1942 to the late ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edna Dunevant Wilson

Edna Dunevant Wilson of Covington passed away January 28, 2016, at the age of 95. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where ...

January 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Marvin Manry

James Marvin Manry, 68, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Edison he was the son ...

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Guy Tucker

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 ...

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Gordon Downing

Willie Gordon Downing died peacefully at his home on January 21, 2016, at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his father ...

January 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deanna Franklin

Deanna Franklin of Covington, passed away January 24, 2016, at the age of 52. Deanna was a faithful member of Canaan Baptist Church and loved ...

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | OBITS


Mr. Edwin Charles Smith

Celebrating the Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Mullins

Celebration of Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Martille T. Floyd

Martille T. Floyd, a lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away December 7, 2015, at the age of 95. Mrs. Floyd retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company after 37 years of dedicated employment. Following her retirement, she continued working 11 years at Covington Moulding. Mrs. Floyd faithfully attended Porterdale Baptist Church. She loved her family dearly, and cherished the time they spent together. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Floyd; parents, Carl and Jettie (Moon) Thomas; and her sister, Geneva Garrett.

December 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Leonard Radney Monk, Jr.

Leonard Radney "Boogie" Monk, Jr., 87 of Covington, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Rockdale HealthCare in Conyers. "Boogie" was born in Atlanta to the late Leonard R Sr. and Frances Windham Monk. He lived in Atlanta where he attended Joe E. Brown Jr. High and Tech High School. He proudly served our country in the Navy and Reserves. Boogie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who had a great sense of humor. He was a musician, youth baseball coach, avid fisherman, loved UGA Bulldogs and was a member of the Masons – Oakland City Lodge No. 373 ...

December 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Oglesby

Mrs. Sarah Oglesby, age 86, of Covington passed away December 2, 2015. She was born in Cuthbert, Georgia to the late John Thomas and Mary Ellis Mims Hawke. Mrs. Oglesby retired from Stanley-Proto. She loved people and enjoyed cooking. Following her retirement she worked for several restaurants in the area including; Betty's Country Kitchen and McDonald's. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

December 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tinsley Rucker Ginn

Tinsley Rucker Ginn of Covington passed away November 25, 2015, at the age of 89. After Mr. Ginn lost his parents, Tinsley Rucker, Sr., and Frances Davis Ginn at a very young age, he was raised by his Uncle and Aunt, S.A. and Lois Spears Ginn. A 1943 graduate of Covington High School, he then attended Oxford College. Mr. Ginn proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII, as a radio operator and rear seat gunner on the Avenger Torpedo Bomber. Following the war he attended and graduated from Emory University, with a degree in business. After ...

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Pate

Barbara Pate lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease on November 26, 2015 at the age of 84.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Donald "Don" Edwards

Mr. Donald Edwards, age 77, of Covington passed away November 20, 2015. He was born October 22, 1938 in Covington, Georgia to the late Hollis and Lois Fincher Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a lifelong resident of the Stewart Community. He was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. Mr. Edwards also attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was currently attending Stewart Community Church. He retired from Essex Wire and Cable and also worked from Hooten Motors, Allen Auto Parts and B & H Wrecker.

November 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


William ‘Gene’ Dunevant

William "Gene" Dunevant of Covington, formerly of Moultrie, passed away November 16, 2015, at the age of 75. Mr. Dunevant proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 77 in Conyers. He was employed by Mobil Chemical Company. Mr. Dunevant was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Ray) Dunevant; his father, Harold W. Dunevant; and his mother and step-father, Verdie and Clifford Morrison.

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Janavia ‘Janae’ Nesbitt

Janavia "Janae" Nesbitt, born August 15, 1998, passed away on November 14, 2015, at Children's Hospital of Atlanta after a brief illness. She was a student at Heritage High School in Conyers and a resident at Elks Aidmore.

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Capes

Larry N. Capes of Covington passed away November 13, 2015, at the age of 77. Mr. Capes proudly served his country in the US Army. He was a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, American Legion Post No. 32 and a trustee of the Elks Aidmore Children's Center, where he was the Chairman of Golf for Kids. In addition, he was a member of the Covington Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1806, where he was as a past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge and a past State President of the Georgia Elks ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lois Carolyn Jones Bates

Lois Carolyn Jones Bates, age 80, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Piedmont Newton in Covington.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh passed away on November 8, 2015 on his 75 birthday after a lengthy illness. Reginald and his family moved to Mansfield in December 1940, when he was just 6 weeks old. He lived his entire life in this location, with only a short time away while serving in the military. He worked as a trim carpenter, while raising cows and farming. He spent much of his time caring for his pets. He loved music, and earned the nickname "Spooney" from his time playing the spoons with various bands.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig

Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig of Covington passed away November 8, 2015, at the age of 56. Linda's valiant fight with Lymphoma Cancer started in 2013 and resumed in September of 2015. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends and many supporters carried her through months of grueling chemotherapy.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Troy Lackey

Troy Lackey of Covington passed away November 6, 2015, at the age of 58. Troy enjoyed working with his hands; he could take anything apart and put it back together. An excellent carpenter, Troy used his skills in the construction of the new Access Road location of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home. In addition, he liked to fish and was an animal lover.

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine G. Rider

Mrs. Geraldine G. Rider of Covington, age 81, passed away November 6, 2015. She was born in Porterdale, Ga on February 21, 1934 to the late Grover and Reba Garner. Mrs. Rider dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and doing her puzzle books. Mrs. Rider also loved to travel to the mountains and Bojangles was one of her favorite places to eat. She played for the original women's Porterdale softball team in the 60s sponsored by the Bibb Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Rider was preceded in death by her husband; B.F. Rider, brothers; Odell Garner ...

November 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James William Head

James William Head, Sr., 91, of Covington, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at Piedmont Newton Medical Center.

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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