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Betty Purcell

Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her ...

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine Miranda Slaughter Harris

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

May 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Denio Wade

Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...

May 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas H. Maloy

SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...

May 11, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


Mildred ‘Mrs. Millie’ Maloy

Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.

May 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dolores Long Maddox

Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Mae Barr Greenwood

Willie Mae Barr Greenwood 91, of Mansfield passed away April 22, 2015 at The Retreat in Monticello. She was born in Monticello, Ga to the late Johnnie and Mammie E. Barr. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Adolph Greenwood, and several brothers and sisters.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Michael Eugene Luna

Mr. Michael Eugene Luna, 49 of Social Circle, went to be with his heavenly Father April 17, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Michael was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 22, 1965. He is preceded in death by his grandparent's Posey Luna and C.L. and Julie Mullenix and brother Timothy Luna.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hazel Haggard Cordell

Hazel Haggard Cordell, of Covington, passed away April 19, 2015, at the age of 89. Born to Charles and Willie Mae (Parks) Haggard, Hazel attended school in Porterdale. She lived next door to the school and could run home at recess time to get fresh baked sweet potatoes, one for the teacher and one for herself. This was a happy time for her. An employee of Scientific Atlanta, she wired the first printed circuit board ever to be wired in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her children, John Robert Russell and Jackquelyn Ann Russell.

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Will Jolly Carmichael

Mrs. Mary Will Jolly Carmichael, age 94, of Rome, died at a local hospital Sunday April 12, 2015.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Stubbs

Ms. Sara B. Stubbs passed away on April 9, 2015. She was born in Newton County on June 16, 1927. She was a lifelong resident of Covington.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Lou Wolf Morris

Betty Lou Wolf Morris, 69, of Covington, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Morris was born to the late Joseph and Lulumae Craig Wolf in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Morris worked at the Georgia Department of Agriculture for 12 years. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, and spoiling her grandchildren.

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ricky Gray

Ricky Gray of Covington, passed away March 19, 2015, at the age of 52. Ricky and his wife, Donna, shared a very special love for each other. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and son, he was respected by all who knew him. Ricky was a very patient, kind and genuine person. He loved animals and had a special way with them. Ricky will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Gray, Sr.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Loyd

Sara N. Loyd of Covington, passed away March 18, 2015, at the age of 80. Mrs. Loyd was a member of Stewart Baptist Church for over 60 years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, they have toured all 50 states together. Mrs. Loyd's favorite state to visit was South Dakota, but she also enjoyed going to Las Vegas, Alabama and Mississippi for entertainment. She had a special bond with her grandson, Wil, teaching him to drive, going to lunch and shopping. Additionally, she enjoyed watching and cheering for her granddaughter, Tamela, as she played fast-pitch softball. She was preceded ...

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Eugene Webb

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 18, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Faye A. Morris

Mrs. Faye A. Morris, age 81, of Maysville, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Southern Pines. Mrs. Morris was born in Newton County. She was an active member of Commerce First United Methodist Church and was retired from Avon.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Ann Wilcox

Barbara Ann Wilcox of Covington, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 66. Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, and enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoyed going to the beach, and listening to the ebb and flow of the tide. Her favorite pastime was reading murder mysteries. She was preceded in death by her son, Adam Wilcox; and her parents, Fred and Emma (Bollegar) Moran.

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martin Burton

Mr. Martin Burton, 74, of Covington passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. He was born March 31, 1940 in Lynch Station, Virginia to Charles Harrison and Jenny Hargis Burton who have preceded him in death. Mr. Burton was a graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He married Jean Brown on December 21, 1963. He worked for and retired from Hercules, a career spanning thirty years. On the first Sunday that Martin and Jean lived in Covington they visited the First Baptist Church and instantly knew they had found a church home. With ...

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Delores “Dee” Gudgen

Delores "Dee" Gudgen of Covington, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 67. She enjoyed hunting for antiques, flower and vegetable gardening, canning vegetables and traveling to the beach and fishing with her husband. Dee was very artistic and creative, and she will be remembered for her imaginative care packages. She treasured pictures of her family as they were her priority. Dee was cherished by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew C. Bennett and Freda Farmer; sister, Yvonne Evans.

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mabel A. Bone

Mabel A. Bone of Rutledge, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 95. She loved to spend time in her yard tending to her flowers. Additionally, she enjoyed traveling, sewing, quilting, and playing the organ. Mrs. Bone will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Bone; parents, Elisha and Annie Studdard Allen; grandson, Kevin A. Bone; brother, Rev. Robert Allen.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louise Biggers Schell

Mrs. Louise Biggers Schell, age 94, of Covington passed away March 11, 2015. She was born January 6, 1921 in the Eudora community of Newton County to Josiah Newton and Nancy Bowden Banks. Mrs. Schell is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Carol Ann Biggers of Covington her daughter and son-in-law, Hilda and Jerry Prosser of Mansfield her grandchildren; Doug and Terri Biggers, Ann and Marshall McCart, Beth and Todd Nolan, Susie Holder, Chip and Alexis Prosser and Becky and Darrell Smallwood along with 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She retired from Newton Medical Center after ...

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Constance Graves

Constance Graves, 77 years old of Covington, died March 8, 2015 at Abby Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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