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David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins

Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins, of Loganville, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 66. Daughter of Rosemary Hargrove of Oxford, she was preceded ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen King

Helen King, of Porterdale, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 94. Mrs. King was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing southern food ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Churchill

Helen Churchill age 68, of Mansfield passed away February 1, 2016. She was born January 5, 1948 in Porterdale to the late Adel Jasper and ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker

Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker, age 73, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born in Vina, Alabama on March 4, 1942 to the late ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edna Dunevant Wilson

Edna Dunevant Wilson of Covington passed away January 28, 2016, at the age of 95. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where ...

January 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Marvin Manry

James Marvin Manry, 68, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Edison he was the son ...

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Guy Tucker

Guy Tucker, age 77, of Oxford, Ga., passed away on January 22, 2016. Guy had complications from chemo therapy after a brave and long battle ...

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Gordon Downing

Willie Gordon Downing died peacefully at his home on January 21, 2016, at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his father ...

January 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deanna Franklin

Deanna Franklin of Covington, passed away January 24, 2016, at the age of 52. Deanna was a faithful member of Canaan Baptist Church and loved ...

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | OBITS


Mr. Edwin Charles Smith

Celebrating the Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Mullins

Celebration of Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Troy Lackey

Troy Lackey of Covington passed away November 6, 2015, at the age of 58. Troy enjoyed working with his hands; he could take anything apart and put it back together. An excellent carpenter, Troy used his skills in the construction of the new Access Road location of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home. In addition, he liked to fish and was an animal lover.

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine G. Rider

Mrs. Geraldine G. Rider of Covington, age 81, passed away November 6, 2015. She was born in Porterdale, Ga on February 21, 1934 to the late Grover and Reba Garner. Mrs. Rider dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and doing her puzzle books. Mrs. Rider also loved to travel to the mountains and Bojangles was one of her favorite places to eat. She played for the original women's Porterdale softball team in the 60s sponsored by the Bibb Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Rider was preceded in death by her husband; B.F. Rider, brothers; Odell Garner ...

November 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James William Head

James William Head, Sr., 91, of Covington, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at Piedmont Newton Medical Center.

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grace W. Davis

Mrs. Grace W. Davis "Mrs. Grace", age 80, of Covington formerly of Lithonia passed away November 2, 2015. She was born in the Swords Community of Morgan County on November 6, 1934 to the late Herbert F. and Ella Ray Chaffin Waters. Mrs. Davis was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Lithonia where she taught Sunday school for many years. She owned and operated East DeKalb Daycare in Lithonia for 27 years. Mrs. Davis loved to travel and spend time with her family. She moved to the Benton House in Covington where she lived these last few ...

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gloria Witcher

Gloria Witcher, 73 of Covington, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015. She was born in Cedartown to the late William and Clara Davis Benefield. Gloria had a strong sense of family and her life will be remembered for the children she raised. Her treasure was her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas L. Witcher.

October 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Amanda Leigh Freeman Atkins

Mrs. Amanda Leigh Freeman Atkins, age 31, of Oxford, Georgia passed away Friday, October 23, 2015. She was born in Covington on December 27, 1983. Amanda grew up in Covington and has worked for Waffle House in Walnut Grove. She loved animals, shopping, traveling to the beach and especially loved her daughter and spending time with her. Amanda was preceded in death by her father Steve Freeman and is survived by her daughter, Courtney Taylor McGunigal; her mother, Cindy Freeman; her brother, Jeremy Freeman; nephew, Jeremy Swayde Freeman; aunts and uncle, Terry and Roxanne Massey and Pat Dial along with ...

October 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lucile Norman Jones

Lucile Norman Jones of Covington passed away October 24, 2015, at the age of 88. Mrs. Jones was a member of Stewart Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher as well as a Vacation Bible School leader. She delivered meals to church shut-ins and was very active in all church activities. Mrs. Jones delighted in walking and admiring God's beautiful creation daily. She looked forward to family vacations at Myrtle Beach, where she liked going to shows and walking on the beach. A true chocoholic, Mrs. Jones enjoyed eating chocolate every day. She was preceded in death ...

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Ellene Rosser

Mrs. Mary Ellene Rosser, 91, of Covington passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 23, 2015. Ellene was born in Monticello, Georgia to the late Henry and Lillie Mae Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years William Thomas Rosser Sr., who passed away in 1969; brothers Ralph, Raymond and Glenn Thomas; sister Bessie Jean Jones; and son in law Blake McLeod, Jr.

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Tommy Bruce Preston

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Tommy Bruce Preston, age 57, native of Henry County Georgia and graduate of Henry County High School. Tommy passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

October 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. R.A. Maddox

Mr. Riley (R.A.) Maddox, age 82, of Oxford passed away peacefully in his home October 15, 2015. He was born January 8, 1933 to the late Edith and Dallas Maddox. Mr. Maddox was a special man who loved his family dearly, especially his girls. He was a dedicated fan of the GA Bulldogs and was a 48 year season ticket holder. Mr. Maddox served as a corporal in the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. He later retired from AT&T after 31 years and was a proud member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Mr. Maddox ...

October 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Riley

Ronald "Ron" C. Riley, 62, of Newborn passed away on October 8, 2015, at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers from complications due to end-stage renal disease. Ron's wishes were to be cremated and for close friends and family to celebrate his life with a private memorial gathering at a date and place yet determined.

October 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Polly Neely

Polly Neely, a longtime resident of Newton County, passed away in Shreveport, Louisiana on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gertrude Irene Buck

Buck, Gertrude Irene, "Trudy", 91 passed away peacefully, September 26, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Gertrude Maness in Covington, Georgia. Gertrude was born in the Bronx borough of New York City on March 11, 1924, to Ida Marie (Koehler) and Walter Jacob Meyer. They were both of German descent. She was their only child.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Ann Cobb

Mary Ann Cobb of Newborn, passed away October 8, 2015, at the age of 75. She was formerly a resident of Decatur, where she owned and operated a beauty shop, before moving to Jasper County, where she resided for 37 years. Mrs. Cobb enjoyed cooking for her family, working in her flower garden and loved going camping. She cherished the time spent with family and will be dearly missed. Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Roy L. Cobb; and parents, Gordon Thurman and Mary Elise Knight.

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patti Jo Forlines Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler ("Pat") of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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