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Mother Darlene Strong

Mother Darlene Strong was born December 9, 1924 to the parentage of the late Mr. & Mrs. George (Cora) Stephens in Athens, Georgia.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mother Darlene Strong

Celebration of Life

July 25, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Thomas Busbee

Thomas Busbee, age 85 of Mansfield, passed away July 22, 2014. Mr. Busbee was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended Eastridge Community Church, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Busbee was a wonderful husband and a good father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman James and Carrie Louberta (Middlebrook) Busbee.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Max G. Kilgore

Max G. Kilgore of Covington, Georgia, born April 17, 1919, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 19, 2014, at the age of 95. He was born in Palmersville, Tennessee, to John and Charlie Bostic Kilgore who preceded him in death along with his six siblings, Ned, Ralph (Doc), Mary, Dorothy, Annabelle and Sue. Max went to school in Palmersville, Tennessee, until joining a CCC Camp where he worked and completed his final year of high school in Powell, Tennessee. Max was a graduate of the University of Tennessee; and retired as Lieutenant Colonel after ...

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lonnie Johnston

Mr. Robert Lonnie Johnston age 69 of Conyers died July 4, 2014. A Celebration Service will be held at noon Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Calvary Baptist in Lilburn. Pastor Rev. Cavin Cawthon officiating.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mae Hardman

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

July 19, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen | OBITS


Mrs. Jayne Satterfield

Wheeler Funeral Home

July 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Mae Hardman

Mae Hardman, of Rabun Gap, formerly of Porterdale, Georgia, passed away July 15, 2014. Mae was born November 26, 1925, to Carrie Mae (Lunsford) and William Grady Hardman. She had lived in Rabun County since 1971, where she taught at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School until her retirement. Prior to teaching, Mae was a social worker for Bibb Manufacturing Company for 27 years. She was very active in both of her communities, which she dearly loved. Mae served in many civic organizations and held positions over the years in both the Porterdale Presbyterian Church and the Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church. Mae dedicated ...

July 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. A.L. Crane

A.L. Crane of Covington, passed away July 16, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. He was 78 years of age at the time of his death. A.L. loved people and never met a stranger. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone who needed him. He will be remembered as a man who loved his family. A.L. was preceded in death by his son, Wade Crane; parents, Alvin M. and Gladys (Segars) Crane; and his former spouse, Joann Covington.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Mark Jeffries

Mark Jeffries, age 41 of Covington, passed away July 15, 2014. Mark was a true Believer who loved the Lord Jesus with all of his heart. He was an accomplished bass fisherman and loved to hunt. He had a great sense of humor, and was a talented cook, guitarist and singer. Mark enjoyed spoiling his nieces and nephews, and he cherished his time with Mary McCullough, the person closest to his heart. He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Mark was preceded in death by his father, William Dee "Junior" Jeffries.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Martha Ann Mahan

Martha Ann Mahan of Social Circle passed away July 16, 2014, at the age of 81. A very dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church of Covington and the Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class, she was also a member and past president of the Callie Cohen Circle of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Mahan enjoyed traveling and will be remembered for her wonderful cooking.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Jayne Satterfield

Jayne Satterfield, 78 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, July 16 at Abbey Hospice. Jayne was born on February 23, 1936 to Charner and Frieda (Seddon) Peacock in Atlanta. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Satterfield was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Orlin R. Satterfield in 2013 and her parents.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Nettie Mae Digby

Mrs. Nettie Mae Digby, age 84 of Covington, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was born February 7, 1930 in Porterdale to Archie and Minnie Ivey McCullough who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Digby worked at home until her children were grown and then she worked for C.R. Bard for two years and Stanley Tool for 14 years. She was Methodist by faith and a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Mrs. Digby loved her family very much; she was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jesse L. Burgess

Jesse L. Burgess of Covington passed away July 15, 2014, at the age of 75. Mr. Burgess was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Covington. He was a retired member of the Local No. 72 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union, after 57 years of dedicated service, all while serving as owner and operator of Alcovy Day Lily Farm for 20 years. Additionally, he was involved in the Greater Atlanta Hemerocallis Society and the Rockdale County Genealogical Society. Mr. Burgess was ordained as a Deacon in 1963, and heserved in this position at many churches. A loving and dedicated husband, father ...

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Nettie Mae Digby

Mrs. Nettie Mae Digby, age 84, of Covington passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was born February 7, 1930 in Porterdale to Archie and Minnie Ivey McCullough who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Digby worked at home until her children were grown and then she worked for C.R. Bard for 2 years and Stanley Tool for 14 years. She was Methodist by faith and a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Mrs. Digby loved her family very much; she was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

July 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Phillip Henry Cooper

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 ...

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


William "Junior" Jefferies

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 ...

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ralph Hull

Ralph Hull

November 05, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jerome Cardell Glover

Jerome Cardell Glover

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles F. (Chuck) Adamson

 Charles F. (Chuck) Adamson, of Conyers, died October 17, 2008, at Rockdale Medical Center, at the age of 73. Son of the late William Otis, Sr. and Anna Lois Jones Adamsom, he was a U. S. Navy veteran and a retired service technician from Southern Bell. Mr. Adamson was the seventh child, of the seventh child, of the seventh child, and each of his names had seven letters. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, V.F.W. Post #5290 in Conyers, Christian Motorcyclist Association (Grace Riders), XYZ Senior Group, and AARP of Covington.

October 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert P. Campbell Jr.

Robert P. Campbell Jr.

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


All Cordell

Al Cordell, 81, of Covington, died Oct. 10. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Cordell was a member of the Porterdale Moose Club and Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church. Mr. Cordell enjoyed playing golf, but most important to him was his family. He was preceded in death by parents John and Lillie Hilliard Cordell; brother John "Rookie" Cordell; sister Imogene "Jean' Shuford.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Madeleine Black

Madeleine Black, of Covington, died Oct. 10, at the age of 80. She was a member of East Newton Baptist Church and enjoyed reading her Bible. She loved the outdoors and her dog, Susie. Mrs. Black had been a volunteer at Newton Medical Center for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Corrina Efired Morgan and a daughter, Susan Black.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jewell Spear Touchstone

Mrs. Jewell Spears Touchstone, of Covington, died Oct. 7 at her residence.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnny R. Thomas

Mr. Johnny R. Thomas (Rat) died Oct. 1. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny L. Thomas, he was born in 1954 in Covington. Reared in a loving and God-fearing family, he attended Washington Street School and joined Truth of Nation Church at an early age.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emma Jean Humphrey

Mrs. Emma Jean Humphrey, 73, of Covington, died Oct. 6. The daughter of the late Willie and Gertie (Robinson) Smith, she was born in 1935 in Jasper County. Mrs. Humphrey worked several years as an office assistant for Lithonia Lighting and was a member of New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries, Oxford. She was preceded in death by parents and husband Eugene Humphrey.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Hartline

xford, passed away Oct. 7. He was a former Shriner and enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching Fox News and cheering on the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons. Mr. Hartline dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death by wife Betty Harris Hartline and parents Milas and Annie Tucker Hartline.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lee Bowden

Mrs. Lee Bowden, 73, of Conyers, died Oct. 4. The daughter of the late Charlie and Rebecca Houston, she was born in 1935 in Letcher County, Ky. Mrs. Bowden moved to Conyers 33 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Smyrna Presbyterian Church and the Bible Fellowship. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


John L. "Rookie" Cordell

John L. "Rookie Cordell, 82, of Covington, died Oct. 7. A World War II veteran, Mr. Cordell was an avid golfer and great baseball player. He enjoyed playing the guitar and had a talent for construction work. Mr. Cordell was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Lillie Hilliard Cordell and stepson Ricky Phelps.

October 18, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lynn Hall Loyd

Lynn Hall Loyd of Covington, passed away Oct. 6, at the age of 60. Born at Crawford Long Hospital in 1948, she attended Kirkwood Elementary School and was a 1967 graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School. An employee with Lithonia Lighting for 25 years, she enjoyed fishing, playing slot machines, making her own music CD's, and cooking - but above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Loyd was preceded in death by her daughter, Kandi Jeanette Mitchell; parents, James and Phyllis Jakes Hall; and her pet, Max.

October 18, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


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