Mr. Archie Thomas Mulkey, age 95, of Jefferson, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was born March 6, 1918, in Bremen, Georgia, a son of the late Elisha Samuel Mulkey and the late Attie Mae Smith Mulkey. Mr. Mulkey was a retired brickmason and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mr. Mulkey was preceded in death by his by his first wife, Lurlene Johnson Mulkey; two brothers; and three sisters.
Sharon Long, of Covington, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 72. She enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. Mrs. Long loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Leo and Bernice (Larson) Murphy.
Charles Andrew Hall, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 71. He worked for Evans Tool & Dye in Conyers for more than 35 years. He loved his job and his co-workers. Mr. Hall enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and tractor. He also loved living and working on his parent's home place, where he enjoyed growing fruit and nut trees. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his grandson, Trevor Bailey; and parents, Andrew and Marie Hall.
Julian L. Gilbert of Covington died on Feb. 27, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare. He was born Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He faithfully attended the Adult Sunday School Class and church. He was a Ruling Elder as Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed working on his farm and in his vegetable garden. He loved the animals and walking. He retired from Lithonia Lighting after many years. He was a member of Worthville Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.
Barbara Ann Schemmel, of Newborn, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 50. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She loved her job as a bus driver for the Newton County School System. Barbara was a metastatic breast cancer survivor for 10 years and active in Newton County Relay of Life. She was also an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Raymond Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 49. Raymond enjoyed playing basketball when he was younger, and creating spectacular fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. He loved life, adored his family, and cherished his time with them – especially during the holidays. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo (Alexander) Hallford.
Baby Girl Madeline Danielle Young passed away Feb. 21, 2014.
Katherine Shawl Brewer, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Brewer was a dedicated member of 36 years at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Griswell. Mrs. Brewer is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Obie Brewer of Covington; daughter, Lynda (Mike) Carter of Covington; son, John (Marsha) Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Corey) Bridwell, Alan (Suzanne) Carter, Amy (Jason) Parker, Jeffrey Brewer, and Christy (Tony) Smith; and a sister, Bettie Miller.
Stephen Joseph Brown, 72, of Logansport, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in his residence after a battle with cancer.
Marcene Phillips, 69, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. Marcene enjoyed crocheting, traveling to the beach and the mountains, and playing golf with her husband, Dwight. She had an adventurous, outgoing and encouraging spirit, and was the glue that held her family together. Marcene cherished the time spent with her family, and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Papa Mac and Mama Mac.
Gary Carl Martin, 52, of Covington, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Gary served in the United States Air Force and he was once employed at Walker Harris Chrysler dealership as a service adviser, until he became disabled.
Howard Spearman Haralson, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at the age of 96. Spearman, as he was known to most, was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for 66 years. In the 1950s he owned and operated his own grocery store, Haralson's Grocery, which was located in town between the bus station and Tri City Cleaners. Spearman closed the grocery store in 1972, to join his wife, Grace, in their family business, Haralson Florist. Together they built a business with a reputation for doing more than expected. They went above and beyond to ...
Barbara Morgan Walsh, of Macon, formally of Covington, passed away Nov. 13 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Willie Lester and Selma Holmes Morgan, she was born in 1933 in Greene County. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington where she served on numerous committees. A graduate of Brenau College in Gainesville, Mrs. Walsh was a lifelong educator and taught school in Gainesville; Allegheny County, Va.; and Newton County where she was elected to the Newton County Board of Education for two terms and served as chairman during her last ...
Mrs. Marie Ellison Robbins Tarver died Nov. 6 in Covington. The daughter of Florence and Anderson Ellison, she was born in 1913 in Pike County, Ala. Mrs. Ellison lived in Midway, ala., for most of her live. She was a respected member of the local community and an active member of the Home and Aid Society. She was first married to Col. Davis Robbins, and they had five children. After his death, she married Andrew Tarver. In the 66 years of their marriage, they raised eight children, farmed and owned a local convenience store. Mrs. Tarver was an active member ...
Mr. James F. "Ted" Neely Sr., 85, a lifelong resident of Covington, died Nov. 11. The son of the late Fred G. and Bamie Dobbs Neely, he was born in 1923 in Dooley County. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during World War II, serving under General Patton. He was a self-employed farmer and had been a member of Shiloh Methodist Church since the 1930s. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary C. Neely and son Allen Neely.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Tony Bowden of Covington; son and daughter-in-law Freddy ...
Mr. James A. "Jimmy" Pennington, 69, of Covington, died Nov. 11. The son of the late James Anderson Pennington and Mary Guest Pennington, he was born in 1939 in Fulton County. He worked for the Jasper County Maintenance Department. Mr. Pennington was a member of Zion Baptist Church and enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and hunting.
Surviving are brothers Graham Pennington of Covington, Howard Pennington of Conyers; sister Rose Mary Stephenson of Conyers; several nieces and nephews.
Leon Parish, 78, of Covington, died November 11 at Newton Medical Center. The son of the late Otis A., Sr. and Exie Cunard Parish, he was an avid CB radio operator, enjoyed playing golf and was the co-founder of the Newton County Saddle Club. Mr. Parish loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.
Surviving are wife Rita Parish of Covington; sons and daughter-in-law Tommy Parish of Birmingham, Ala., Douglas and Bobbie Parish of Danielsville; daughters and sons-in-law Barbara and Herb Ruecksties of ...
Mr. Floyd Allen, 76, of Covington, died Nov. 9. Mr. Allen was a member of First United Methodist Church of Covington. He loved to hunt and play golf. Mr. Allen worked for Pennington Seed Company for over 30 years. The son of the late Melvin Allen Sr. and Allie Mills Allen, he was born in 1932 in Newton County.
Surviving are daughter Vicki Allen of Covington; sisters Dorothy Moseley, Elaine Rosser, Effie Taylor; several nieces and nephews.
Bobby Joe Couch, 7, of Covington, died Nov. 7. the son of Joseph and Julie (Rye) Couch, he was born in 2001 in Cochise County, Arizona. Bobby loved playing football with his brother and going to school at Ficquett Elementary School. He was preceded in death by great-grandfather Bobby Crowe of Covington.
Surviving are parents Joseph and Julie Couch of Covington; brother james Couch of Covington; maternal grandparents Michelle and Tom Moorehead of McNeal, Ariz., Solomon and Eva Rye of Douglas, Ariz.; paternal grandparents Howell and Norma Couch of Covington, Ricky Jackson of Porterdale; great-grandparents Don and Rose Haynie of ...
Mr. Robert Edwin "Ed" Hill, 86, of Rockmart, died Nov. 6. The son of the late Fletcher Bailey Hill and Bess Cowan Hill, he was born in Newton County in 1922. Mr. Hill was a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II. He was a master election and a member of Second Baptist Church, Rockmart. Mr. Hll was preceded in death by Roy Hill and Thomas Hill.
Surviving are wife Dorothy Campbell Hill or Rockmart; daughters mary Beth Williams of Conyers, Patricia Ann Guerrero of Coweta County; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Frae "Aunt Frae" Millman, 94, of Covington, formerly of Eatonton and Sandy Springs, died Nov. 6. The
William J. Macken (Mr. Bill), 65, of Porterdale, lost his battle with cancer Nov. 1. Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Macken was a retired stained glass artist.
Surviving are life partner David Boughton of Akron, Ohio; brothers Joseph Macken of Phoenix, Ariz., John Macken of Akron; sister Ita Macken of Akron; many nieces and nephews.
Ralph Thomas, 83, of Covington, died at St. Mary's Hospital. The son of the late Henry C. and Lilly Mae Jones Thomas, he was born in Jasper County and was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Mr. Thomas was retired from civil service at Ft. Gillem. Mr. Thomas enjoyed mechanics and dearly loved his family.
Surviving are wife Betty Ann Thomas of Covington; sisters Ellene Rosser of Covington, Margret Shaw of Decatur, Rose Fuller of Conyers, Bonnie English of Griffin, Gladis Woodham of Dallas, Evelyn Zimmerman of Restin, Va.; brother James Thomas of Cumming; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. John Ivson Wheeler, 79, a lifelong resident of Covington, died Nov. 5. The son of the late Ira Lee and Ruthie Viola (Daniel) Wheeler, he was born in 1929. Mr. Wheeler proudly served our country in the United States Army, Air Force and Navy. He retired from the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. He also retired from Mobile Oil Company and worked for AT&T. He was preceded in death by parents and wife Janet E. Yancey Wheeler. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Lisa Wheeler of Covington; son John A. Wheeler of Toccoa ...
Mr. Lenton Nolley died Oct. 19 in Newton County. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett (Minnie Benton) Nolley Sr., he was born in Jasper County in 1920. he was raised and educated in Jasper County. His family moved to Newton County in 1941. He married Ms. Ruby Wingfield, who preceded him in death in 1990. He later married Ms. Ella Ruth Foster. He joined Sims Chapel Baptist Church as a young adult. Mr. Nolley worked at Georgia Highway Express Inc. for over 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was an excellent craftsman and enjoyed traveling and gardening ...
The Rev. Phillip Henry Cooper died Oct. 20. The son of the late Addie Cooper, he was born in 1921 in Opelika, Ala. He graduated from Industrial High School, Birmingham, Ala., and served in the U.S. Army. He was the first black to be enrolled in the Julliard School of Music, New York. He continued his formal education at Columbia University, receiving a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts. He received a Master of Education from Florida Agricultural Mechanical University, Miami. The Rev. Cooper taught music for over 58 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member ...
Mr. William "Junior" Jeffries, 65, of Covington, died Oct. 26 at Newton Medical Center. The son of the late William Dee Sr. and Gaynelle Brannon Jeffries, he was born in Newton County in 1943. He was the owner of Jeffries Machine Company Inc. in Covington for over 35 years. Mr. Jeffries was a trustee at Faith Tabernacle, Byron, and a dedicated Christian. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing and working on antique tractors. Mr. Jeffries was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by brother Danny G. Jeffries.
Surviving are wife of 41 years Noami ...