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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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Joey Sorrells

Mr. Joey Sorrells, 53, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Nov. 23 after a valiant fight with cancer and related complications. Born in Covington, he was the son of the late Billy Charles and Peggy Latish Mills Sorrells. H was a graduate of Newton County High School, class of 1974. Mr. Sorrells lived in the Southeast his entire life and moved to Fernandina Beach approximately 20 years ago. He was successful and hardworking in sales, various business ventures and as an investor throughout his career. While in Georgia he worked with J.B. Hunt Transport of Atlanta as a driver ...

November 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy Rooks Miller

November 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Georgia Ann Turner

November 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Eunice (White) Chandler

CHANDLERMrs. Eunice (White) Chandler age 99 of Conyers died Friday, November 20, 2009. She was born September 2, 1910 in Rockdale County to the late James Jefferson and Maybelle (Mitcham) White. Mrs. Chandler is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Raymond Chandler. Mrs. Chandler is survived by her nieces and nephews and their families: Brenda and Carlton Waldrop of Conyers,GA, Michael and Sarah Waldrop, Caroline Gatlin and Katarina Waldrop; Ray and Martha Underwood of Fairburn, James and Christina Underwood, Colbyn Underwood; Nelda and Leon Brownlee of Lawrenceville, GA, Robert and Robin Young, Blake and Brad ...

November 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


H. T. Maddox

H.T. Maddox, 81, of Loganville, passed away Nov. 18. .Mr. Maddox was a World War II United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a member of the Gum Creek Golden Club.

November 19, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Vernon Lee Batson

Vernon Lee Batson, 65, of Oxford, died Nov. 17 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. Born in Green County in 1944, he was the son of the late Carl Lee Batson and Ruby Merritt Batson. He graduated from Greensboro High School in 1962 and attended North Georgia Technical School, Clarksville, for two years. He served his country in the United States Navy for four years and was stationed in Puerto Rico during the Vietnam War. In 1970, he married the former Barbara Johnson of Greensboro. For 34 years he worked as a communication technician for AT&T. Mr. Batson was a ...

November 19, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kay Griswell

Kay Griswell age 55 of Covington died Wednesday, November 18, 2009. She was born February 21, 1954 in Harriman Tennessee to Obie and Katherine (Shawl) Brewer. She was a member of High Point Baptist Church and she worked at Newton Medical Center for 27 years and for FMC Dialysis for 8 years. She was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother and sister.Ms. Griswell is survived by her parents Obie and Katherine Brewer of Covington; daughter: Christy Banks of Covington; sister and brother-in-law: Lynda and Mike Carter of Covington; brother and sister-in-law: John and Marsha Brewer of Jacksonville Florida; grandchild: Peyton ...

November 19, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frederick R. Adsit

Frederick R. Adsit

November 12, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sally Christian

November 07, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frederick J. Grant

Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home2157 East StreetCovington, Georgia 30014770 786-2524FAX 770 786-8545 Please publish in next edition. Grant Mr. Frederick J. Grant, 70 of Covington died November 7, 2009 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Grant was born in Fulton County to James C. and Carlynne Jones Grant, who preceed him in death. He was a lifelong resident of Newton County and proudly served his country in the United States Army and the National Guard. Mr. Grant is survived by his devoted companion, Kathryn Bouchillon of Covington, daughters, Mischelle Grant Burns of Covington, Lorraine Grant Funderburke and Lanelle Grant Davis ...

November 07, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clyde E. Castleberry

November 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnny Williams

Mr. Johnny Williams died Oct. 27. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry (Emma Cole) Williams, he was born in 1919 in Newton County, the youngest of three children. His brother Hurlon Williams preceded him in death. Mr. Williams joined Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age. He was raised and educated in Newton County. Mr. Williams enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and later in the U.S. Army, serving for five years. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Covington and received mechanical and technical training at Atlanta Area Tech. He became a ...

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anthony “Tony” Henderson

Mr. Anthony "Tony" Lamar Henderson died Oct. 28. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Prentest (Hattie Kimball) Henderson Sr., He was born in 1956 in Newton County, the third of nine children. One sister, Susan, preceded him in death. Mr. Henderson was christened as an infant at Grace United Methodist Church. He was educated in the Newton County Public School System, excelling in football. He learned brick masonry from instructor Mr. Weston Brown, and after graduation from Newton county High School in 1974, he began working as a brick mason. He resided in California, South Carolina and North Carolina, returning ...

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joel A. Harris

Joel A. Harris, 66, a resident of Brunswick, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30 after a long illness.

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edna Martin Wilson Clemence

Edna Martin Wilson Clemence, 70, died November 4 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Born in 1939 in Dunn, N.C., her mother Pauline Stewart Martin Cooper raised her in Newport News, Va. At age 15, she successfully auditioned for the New York City Rockefeller Rockettes. Her mother would not let her quit school. After graduating from Newport News High School, she moved to New York, studied modeling and cosmetology. She successfully auditioned again but never danced with them.

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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