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Kenneth McDaniel

Kenneth McDaniel, of Covington, passed away July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. He enjoyed gardening, collecting antique cars and trucks, playing poker, and making wine. Ken also loved to play golf, and will be remembered for his practical jokes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis "Pa Mac" and Bertha "Ma Mac" McDaniel; 4 sisters and 5 brothers.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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Troy Weyman Drummond Sr.

Troy Weyman Drummond Sr., 83, passed away Sept. 28 at his Jackson Lake home. Born in 1926 in Bethlehem, he was the son of George Washington Drummond Sr. and Beulah Everett Drummond. Mr. Drummond enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II in USS Pamina and was present in Tokyo Bay at the Japanese surrender ceremony. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946, he served for 31 years with Southern Railroad in Atlanta. For many years he successfully managed baseball teams in the DeKalb Memorial Athletic Association, taking ...

September 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia F. Bruyere

Virginia F. Bruyere, 87, of Snellville, passed away Sept. 25. She was a loving, supportive minister's wife of 56 years and a wonderful mother. She is at home rejoicing with her beloved Lord, Jesus. Mrs. Bruyere was preceded in death by her husband Gus Bruyere and sons David and Andre.

September 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jane S. Shepard

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Chester Akins

Akins

September 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ryan Eugene Jeffares

Ryan Eugene Jeffares, of Covington, died September 25, 2009, at the age of 23. Ryan was a 2004 graduate of Eastside High School and in 2007 went to work for the State of Georgia at Al Burrus Correctional Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia as a corrections officer. He was a great man who enjoyed deer hunting and spending time with his family. Ryan will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, son, grandson, brother, and friend.

September 26, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Chris McGunigal

McGunigalMr. Chris McGunigal age 50 of Mansfield, moving here from Conyers three years ago, died Wednesday, September 23, 2009. He was born in Fulton County on October 24, 1958 to Orville and Amanda Jo (Kirby) McGunigal. He worked for Solo Cup as a forklift operator for ten years. He enjoyed fishing and Nascar. He loved to help others and was a good and true friend. Mr. McGunigal is preceded in death by his mother: Mrs. Jo McGunigal.Mr. McGunigal is survived by his father: Orville McGunigal of Mansfield; Brothers and Sister-in-Law: Bob and Cheryl McGunigal of Eatonton and Brian ...

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Cutler Cole

ColeMrs. Barbara Cutler Cole age 74 of Covington died Thursday, September 24, 2009. She was born in Fulton County on February 22, 1935, she grew up in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta where she graduated from Chamblee High School. She lived the majority of her life in the Atlanta area and returned here ten years ago from Bear, Delaware. Mrs. Cole was a member of Gateway Community Church. She was active at the senior center in Covington and was a volunteer at Gateway Community Church.Mrs. Cole is preceded in death by her daughter: Sandra Payne. She is survived ...

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles P. Rainwater, Sr.

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William David Bennett

BENNETTMr. David Bennett, age 57, of Monticello, GA died Wednesday, September 23, 2009. He was born on August 6, 1952 in Dodge County, Georgia to the late William Ross Bennett and his mother Hazel Roland Bennett, who survives him. Mr. Bennett attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monticello. He was the Executive Director of the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Mr. Bennett began his career with the Georgia Soil and ...

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Elma Nobles Musgrove

September 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Autry

Mrs. Barbara E. (Benson) Autry age 71 of Oxford died Monday, September 21, 2009. She was born in San Diego, CA on August 24, 1938 to the late George and Barbara Benson. She loved her flower gardens and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to travel and loved going to Wal-mart. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed. Mrs. Autry is survived by her husband: Arthur Autry of Oxford; daughters and sons-in law: Linda and Ricky Helderbrand of Porterdale, Susan and Larry Mills of Oxford, Christy James of ...

September 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances Johnson Starr

Starr Mrs. Frances Johnson Starr, 89 of Oxford died Sunday September 20, 2009. Mrs. Starr was born in Walton County to the late R.C. and Emma Swords Bowen. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She loved working in her yard, growing her own tomatoes, cooking, quilting and watching the Food Network Channel. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Starr was preceeded in death by her husbands, William (Billy) D. Johnson in 1986 and Marshall L. Starr in 2001. She is survived by her daughters and son in law, Frances and Thomas Moon ...

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Clyde J. Rosser

Mrs. Clyde (Johnson) Rosser age 85, a longtime resident of Newton County died Sunday, September 20, 2009. Mrs. Rosser was born July 27, 1924 to the late Willie and Annie (Babb) Johnson in Bibb County. She was a member of Faith Tabernacle in Conyers. She was preceded in death by her loving husband: Fred LD Rosser; a daughter Kathy Grace Howard; a son Johnwayne Rosser. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law: Buster and Elaine Rosser; daughter: Peggy Reynolds; daughter and son-in-law: Linda and Gene Peacock, all of Covington; brother and sister-in-law: Marvin and Carrie Lou Johnson of Griffin; 17 ...

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Fred LD Rosser

Mr. Fred LD Rosser, 86, a life long resident of Newton County and surrounding areas died Thursday, September 17, 2009. Mr. Rosser was born April 26, 1923 to the late Reggie and Nellie Smith Rosser in Newton County and was a member of Faith Tabernacle in Conyers. He loved to ride his horse and rode until he was 80 years old. Mr. Rosser was a home builder and built numerous homes in and around the Atlanta area. Over the years he taught and trained many men his trade. He was preceded in death by a daughter Kathy Grace Howard and ...

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen "Sis" Devir

DEVIR

September 15, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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