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Eva Carol Gossett

Mrs. Carol Gossett, age 79, of Covington passed away April 16, 2017. Funeral services for Mrs. Gossett will be held at 11 o'clock, Thursday ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ann Elizabeth Sneed

Ann Elizabeth Sneed ,of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 82. Mrs. Sneed loved animals and was an avid reader ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Avis Pendley

Mrs. Avis Pendley passed away April 17, 2017. She prepared her own obituary using Ecclesiastes – 3: 1-10 as the format.

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Lucile M. Hays McGaughey

Mrs. Lucile M. Hays McGaughey, age 98, a lifelong resident of Mansfield passed away April 18, 2017. She was born Oct. 23, 1918 in Mansfield ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Frances Callahan

Mary Frances Callahan, of Covington, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the age of 91. Mrs. Callahan was an employee at Oxford Manufacturing for ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon

Mrs. Ann McKellar Bouchillon, 73, of Covington, died April 7, 2017 at home with her family. Her memorial service will be held at 2 p ...

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ursula Annemarie Kaminski

Ursula Annemarie Kaminski, of Covington, passed away peacefully April 13, 2017, at 76 years of age. Mrs. Kaminski was a member of First Presbyterian Church ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


David Smith

David (Mike) Smith Sr., our Pop, left us to be with our God on April 13, 2017 after a long illness. Pop was born in ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Homer Durden, Jr.

Mr. Homer Durden, Jr. was born Feb. 8, 1940, to the late Mr. & Mrs. Homer (Mattie Smith) Durden, Sr. in Covington, Georgia.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Tommie Lee Freeman

Mr. Tommie Lee Freeman was born Feb. 20, 1953, in Newton County to the late Willie Kate Hudson Freeman and Mr. Alvin Freeman.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Dr. Daniel Dunkin

Dr. Daniel Dunkin, of Monticello, passed away April 13, 2017, at the age of 82. Dr. Dunkin had a passion for teaching and a love ...

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Carol Tamplin

Carol Tamplin, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the age of 64. Mrs. Tamplin loved her family and adored her grandchildren. Trips ...

April 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Janice Nadine Goodman Gibson

Mrs. Janice Nadine Goodman Gibson, age 71, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. She was born Dec. 10, 1945 in Porterdale ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Emmanuel Lewis Sheppard

Funeral Service for Mr. Emmanuel Lewis Sheppard of 1472 Bethany Road Covington, GA will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 2 p.m. at Antioch ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Edward Joe Stokes

Funeral Service for Mr. Edward Joe Stokes of 3389 Kingston Drive Conyers, GA will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. at ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Quintin J. Longs

Quintin J. Longs, 59 of South Bend passed away Monday Jan. 16, 2017 at home. A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at Family Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. The service will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with visitation an hour before the service. Quinn was born in Benton Harbor and professed His hope in Christ at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev Milton P. McAfee.

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm, 73, of Cross Hill, South Carolina, formerly of Covington; passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, South Carolina. She was born in Acworth to the late James Thomas and Marie T. Donald. Leila was a loving wife, mother and Maw Maw. She enjoyed sewing, her church activities, cooking and flower gardening. Leila would help anyone in need and was a true "Good Samaritan". She was the backbone of her family and loved them more than anything. Leila is preceded in death by her mother Marie T. Donald and daughter, Kimberly ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Margaret Dimsdale

Margaret Dimsdale, of Covington, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 71. Margaret loved her church, her family and her friends. Ronnie and Margaret were married for 45 years - on their way to forever together. She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Marion Malcolm.

January 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Vilma Ansley (Bim) Meyer

Vilma Ansley (Bim) Meyer, of Oxford, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Jan. 11, 2017, at 89 years of age. A native of Atlanta, Mrs. Meyer was a teacher with the Newton County Department of Education from 1950 to 1969, at which time she retired for health reasons. During her adult years, she enjoyed playing tennis, traveling and playing bridge. Mrs. Meyer shared her love of bridge when writing a column in The Covington News, aptly titled, "Bridge by Bim." She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Mary (Hilley) Ansley.

January 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Gladys Smith

Gladys Smith, of Covington, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at the age of 87. She had been a member of Victory Tabernacle Church in Conyers, where she was active in the Senior's Ministry. Mrs. Smith was retired from IPD Printing Company - she worked in bindery for 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, camping and visiting with family and friends. Mrs. Smith loved her friends and family, and she was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband of 68 years, William W. Smith, Jr.; parents, Farris and Eula Brown; brothers, Robert Brown, Tommy ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Melinda Gail Lynn Griffith

Melinda Gail Lynn Griffith, age 66, of Mansfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro.

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Clara Ruth Almond

Clara Ruth Almond, of Covington, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at the age of 78. Mrs. Almond, a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, adored her church and her church family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Almond did beautiful cross-stitching - The Last Supper was her final piece. Additionally, she enjoyed gospel music and working crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Leah Ruth Almond; parents, Rufus H. and Martha (Edwards) Bonner; brother, Hugh Bonner.

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Edward Dean ‘Eddie’ Miller

Mr. Edward Dean 'Eddie' Miller, age 60, of Covington, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellie and James Miller and sister, Dianne Offutt. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Tiffany and Bill Bates, Jessi and Tyler Meeks, Lindsay and Spencer Barker, Tracy and Derrick Parrish; son, Ashton Miller; grandchildren, Landyn Millard, Talyn Millard, River Bates, Autumn Parrish, Austin Parrish, Alex Parrish, Avery Parrish; sister, Vickie Miller Hinton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen Miller, Charles and Brenda Watson, Jimmy and Connie Watson. Mr. Miller was an entrepreneur with a successful ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mother Jessie Mae Banks Lightfoot

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr

Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr., age 72, of Covington passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born February 11, 1944 in the Stewart Community of Newton County to Hollis and Lois Fincher Edwards who have preceded him in death. Stanley grew up in the Stewart Community playing baseball for the Stewart Baseball team where he exceled as a pitcher. He went to work for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and was employed there for thirty plus years. Stanley worked for a brief time at the Covington Mill and was elected to serve on the Newton County ...

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Lamar Sowell

Lamar Sowell of Mansfield, passed away January 2, 2017, following a brief illness. He was 88 years of age at the time of his death. Son of the late, Isaac "Ike" Lamar Sowell, Sr. and Martha Belle Duke Sowell, Lamar was born December 16, 1928 in McDonough, GA. Lamar moved to Covington as a young boy, where he later met and married Barbara Penn Sowell, his wife of 60 years. He was a life-long member of Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough and attended Mansfield Baptist Church. Lamar served on the Covington City Council in the early seventies, and was on ...

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Rev. Dickie W. Johnson

Rev. Dickie W. Johnson of Covington, passed away January 1, 2017 at 72 years of age. He was ordained in Brunswick, GA, at the age of 19 and served as a pastor for 52 years. Preacher Dickie pastored churches in Wheeler, Telfair, Laurens, Berrien, and Wayne counties before coming to Newton County, where he served as pastor for Porterdale Baptist Church for 32 years. Preacher Dickie was an avid deer hunter and Georgia Bulldog fan. He always supported his grandsons in whatever activity they were involved. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and cherished pastor and ...

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mamie Durand McElreath

Mamie Durand McElreath of Covington, passed away December 30, 2016, at 93 years of age. Lovingly known as "Granny", Mrs. McElreath was born and raised in Jersey, GA, and always had very fond memories of the years she spent on the farm. A charter member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Mrs. McElreath enjoyed completing word search books and traveling to the mountains. She loved her home and family and cherished the time she spent with her four great-granddaughters. Mrs. McElreath was the last surviving child of eight siblings. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 43 years ...

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Willie Mae Ellington

Mrs. Willie Mae Ellington, age 87, of Oxford passed away Monday, January 2, 2017. She was born in Porterdale, Georgia on February 10, 1929 to Grover and Reba Garner who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Ellington was a member of Salem Baptist Church. She enjoyed having a garden, working in her yard and spending time with family. Mrs. Ellington worked as a Certified Nurse Aide for many years at Westbury Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felton Albert Ellington, her son, Bill Ellington and her grandson, Chris Shannon.

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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