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Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques of Oxford, passed away June 29, 2015, at the age of 73. He devoted his life to the ministry of his Lord. Dr. Jacques served as the pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, in Covington, for 27 years, but most recently was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. He led church services once a week, for the residents of Riverside Health Care, Merryvale Assisted Living and The Benton House. He enjoyed spending time in his flower garden, but more than anything, he cherished the time he spent with his family. Preceding him in death were his parents ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad, 88, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Eula Conrad (Palmer Stone Elementary School Teacher). He is survived by children Albert Conrad (Michael) of Wichita, Kansas, Celia Theiler of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Daniel Conrad (Lauree) of Cary, North Carolina.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald ‘Don’ Russell Griffin

Donald Russell Griffin "Don", age 82, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born November 11 1932, in Covington County, Alabama to the late Grover Cleveland and Lera Lorene Powell Griffin, the ninth of 11 children.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elzie ‘Ed’ Dees

Elzie (Ed) Dees, of Oxford, passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 85. Ed was born in Douglas. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Ryder Truck Lines with 44 years of service. Ed and Maxine thoroughly enjoyed spending time and being involved with their church group. Ed was also a proud and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge for the past 51 years. He was presently a member with Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis

Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis, 56 of Loganville, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. to the late Bill Harris and Loretta Jamison Harris. Mrs. Monis has lived in the Loganville, GA. area for over 22 years. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother Mike Harris.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gayle F. Jolley

Gayle F. Jolley, of Covington, died peacefully at his home on June 12, 215 at the age of 78.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Otis Harper

Otis Harper, 78 of Covington, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Harper was born in Rutledge, Georgia to the late Archie Frank and Annie Knight Harper. Mr. Harper has lived in the Covington area since 1975 and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church for over 20 years. He proudly served our country for over 20 years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War doing a tour in Thailand. After retiring from the Air Force he served in the Newton County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. Mr. Harper loved the outdoors, collecting knives ...

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


W.R. (Bill) Durden

W.R. (Bill) Durden, 90, of Covington, passed away June 25, 2015. He was born in Walton County, and graduated from Monticello High School, where he was a basketball star. He lived in Covington and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for the past 60 years. He retired from American Mutual Insurance Company, and enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling and spending time with family.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sam Grant

Mr. Sam E. Grant, 89 of Covington, passed away June 23, 2015 at Riverside Nursing Home. Mr. Grant was born in Porterdale to the late George W. and Mae Tuggle Grant and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. He proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force from 1943 to 1951.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Florence Hardeman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Terrell Wingfield

Terrell Wingfield, of Covington, passed away June 19, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Wingfield was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington for more than 40 years and recently became active with The Church of the Good Shepherd, serving on the Outreach Committee and other church ministries. He had a tremendous passion for helping others and expressed that through Celebrate Recovery. He was invited by Sheriff Ezell Brown to begin a prison ministry for the inmates at the Newton County Detention Center. Mr. Wingfield worked in the Insurance industry for 43 years as an independent agent. In ...

June 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Gene Everitt Elliott

Mary Gene Everitt Elliott of Oxford, GA passed away on June 13, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on August 4, 1934 in Atlanta to the late Claudine Faulkner Everitt and William Floyd Everitt. Mary Gene grew up in Covington, but employment took their family to Greenville, SC in the late 1940's, where she graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. She attended the University of Georgia where she was a Fine Art major and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Oldham

Jean Oldham of Oxford, passed away June 18, 2015, at the age of 80. She began her banking career as a bookkeeper at Bank of Covington, and retired, after 30 years of employment, as a bank manager from the 278 office. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered for many church projects, was a member of the First Presbyterian Women's Club and was president of the First Presbyterian Church Women's Circle. In addition, she was a member of the Covington Woman's Club. Mrs. Oldham was a loving mother, grandmother and ...

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William Ernest Jackson

Dr. William E. Jackson, 78, of Covington died peacefully June 19, 2015 after a long illness. Dr. Jackson practiced Chiropractic for 51 years serving four generations. He retired December 16, 2011.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dennis Ray Burch

Dennis Ray Burch, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Covington, Georgia, died June 13, 2015, at the age of 70. Born to the late Penn M. Burch and Helen Antony Burch, he lived most of his life in Newton County before moving to Ruskin, Florida, in September 2005. Mr. Burch was a very active member of Willow Springs Church, in Social Circle, and in the Moose Lodge in Ruskin, Florida. He was employed with Hercules for many years. He loved dancing, playing golf and collecting NASCAR memorabilia. He was a loving father and grandfather, and cherished the time he spent with ...

June 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Samuel Jones Jordan

Samuel Jones Jordan, 89, died Friday, Feb. 12 at Danville Regional Medical Center.

February 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Marion Stone

John Marion Stone, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 6, at his residence. Marion "Pooch" Stone was a lifelong resident of Jasper County. His parents were the late John Arthur Stone and Estelle Loyd Stone. He was a graduate of Young Harris College and served in the 105th Medical Battalion in the 30th Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War II, the first World War II draftee in Jasper County. Mr. Stone was a member of the Monticello First United Methodist Church, the Monticello Hurricane Club, American Legion Post 110, VFW, and a founding member of Piedmont Academy. He ...

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marlene Shetter

Marlene Shetter, 72, of Walnut Grove passed away Monday, Feb. 8. Mrs. Shetter was a member of Woodlake Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son Mark Shetter.

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sandra G. Clifford

Mrs. Sandra G. Clifford, 70, of Covington died Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Embracing Hospice. Survivors include sons John Clifford, Suwannee, Dan Clifford, Canton, and Eric Clifford, Lilburn; four grandchildren.

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert E. (Bob) Phillips

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sammy M. Brown

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eddie Phillips

Eddie Phillips, age 68 of Covington, passed away on February 7, 2010, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, after a 10-month battle to survive a heart attack. He was born in DeKalb County, Georgia, on June 15, 1941, to the late Edward and Mary Phillips. He was a 1959 graduate of Avondale High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force Reserves, being called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While serving several years in the Reserves, he worked for Liberty National Insurance Company in Atlanta. Later he worked for Independent Life, which brought Eddie to Covington ...

February 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Colleen Hall

Mrs. Colleen Hall of Mansfield passed away on February 5, 2010 at Newton Medical Center at the age of 79. She was born in Tennessee to the late Thomas and Mattie Bell Chambers Cantrell and was the widow of the late John Edward Hall. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and was a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Hall is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and John Jones of Marietta; sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby Hall of Rutledge, Lance and Beth ...

February 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edwin Moss

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha B. Griffith

February 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cherry Rutland

February 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Faye Fuller

Faye Fuller, 68, of Monroe, died on February 2. The daughter of the late W.L. Holder and Kate Holder, she was born in Monroe in 1941.

February 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Irby Bishop

Mrs. Mary Bessie Irby Bishop, 80, of Rockbridge Road, entered into rest January 31 at her residence. Mrs. Bishop was a born in Glascock County. She was the daughter of the late Lowie Irby and the late Susie Bales Irby. Mrs. Bishop was the retired owner and operator of Bishop Insurance Agency. She was the beloved wife of the late Eddie Bishop.

February 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Coolidge Tisdale

Coolidge Tisdale died Jan. 20. The son of the late the Rev. Peter Edward Tisdale and Mrs. Celeste Smith Tisdale, he was born in 1923 in Penny Farms, Fla. He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. Following his retirement, he was employed by Jacksonville Shipyard with 19 years of service. Mr. Tisdale was a member of Greater Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Callahan, Fla., where he served as trustee for a number of years. He later joined and attended Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., until his health failed.

February 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Lee “Will” Bell

Willie Lee "Will" Bell died Jan. 20. The son of Mrs. Edna Durden Bell and the late Mr. Willie Thomas Bell, he was born in 1952 in Covington, the fourth of six children. He was preceded in death by brother Nathaniel Bell. Mr Bell attended R. L. Cousins High School and was employed by Bibb Manufacturing until his injury. At an early age, Mr. Bell joined the family church, Union Grove United Methodist Church. He was very outspoken with a friendly, outgoing personality. Mr. Bell had a kind heart and joyful spirit that kept his family and friends laughing. He ...

February 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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