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Mr. Jerry Odean McLeroy

Jerry Odean McLeroy passed away April 20, 2014, at his home in Covington. He was 84 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McLeroy loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, and especially enjoyed vacationing with them. He had 35 years of service with Lithonia Lighting. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaRue McLeroy; granddaughter, Tava Martin; and parents, Dick and Eva McLeroy.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Cleo Banks Jr.

Celebration of Life

April 22, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Wilbur (Piggy) Reynolds

Homegoing Celebration

April 22, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Sebie Elizabeth McKnight

Celebration of Life

April 22, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Levancy Maxey Turner

Celebratinf The Life

April 21, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Ida Mae Ruth

Celebration of Life

April 21, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Christine Thorpe Wilson

Celebration of Life

April 21, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Christopher Dylan Williams

Christopher Dylan Williams, age 18, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 19, 1995 in Dalton, Ga. to David L. Williams and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Pierce Floyd. Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr.

Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Deborah Corley

Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Charlyne Varner

Charlyne Aaron Varner, age 87, died April 13, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia. She was predeceased by her husband Roy Varner and by her parents Rabun and Ellie May Aaron. She was married to Roy for 66 years. She played the role of devoted helpmate to him as he served 16 years as chairman of Newton County Board of Commissioners. Her personality was to avoid the limelight so politics were a challenge for her. Nevertheless, she took care of all the details which led to Roy's success. She was devoted to her family. She made sacrifices ...

April 14, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Terry Michael Rowe

Terry Michael Rowe, 72, of Covington passed away on April 11, 2014. He was born in Covington, Georgia on December 9, 1941 to Ray and Rachel (Crawley) Rowe. He was married to the former Barbara Ketchem for 49 years. Mr. Rowe worked at Big Star for 28 years before finishing his career as a store manager at Food Depot. He was a great pal to his grandkids and loved to take them fishing. He was always there to support them at all sporting and school functions. His mother and father, Ray and Rachel (Crawley) Rowe preceded him in death.

April 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Bobby Green

Mr. Bobby Green, age 80, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born April 19, 1933 in Covington to Rush and Ethel Herring Green who have preceded him in death. Mr. Green served his country in the United States Army and was of the Methodist faith. He worked for a number of years for Hercules as a supervisor over the shipping department and owned and operated Bob's Carpet Service for many years. Mr. Green loved horses, fishing, and farming and enjoyed riding in boats. He was a loving caring father, grandfather, great grandfather ...

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen June McClam

Mrs. Helen June McClam, 82 of Covington, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Abbey Hospice. Mrs. McClam was born on September 26, 1931 in Atlanta, GA to Carter and Dell Hughes. Mrs. McClam is preceded in death by her parents, her son Warren Eugene McClam and close friend Bettye Brown.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Billy Reagin

Billy Reagin of Covington passed away April 10, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. He was 62 years of age at the time of his death. Billy loved to spend time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed riding his Harley, going to motorcycle rallies, and was an avid Georgia fan. In addition, he loved playing softball, being outside, trips to Biloxi, and watching NASCAR. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Burton and Jane (Sammons) Jackson; and his beloved dogs, Abby and Ellie.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mrs. Mildred L. Costley

Mrs. Mildred L. Costley, age 96, of Covington passed away Friday, February 7, 2014. She was born January 19, 1918 in Jasper County to the late Edgar and Mava Kitchens Cunard. Mrs. Costley moved to Covington around 1935 and met her husband while working as a waitress at a restaurant located on the square. Not long after moving to Covington she became a member of the First Baptist Church and is currently the third oldest member. She was very active in her church. Mrs. Costley was a member of the Lamplighters Sunday school class, she was also a member of ...

February 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Little Aniya Breshun Jackson

Celebration of Life

February 08, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. George Strong Jr.

Homegoing Celebration

February 08, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. John Hollis Lawrence

John Hollis Lawrence, age 93, who counted his years leading the Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce as among the most fulfilling of his life, died peacefully on Feb. 4, 2014, in Atlanta.

February 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William C. English Jr.

William C. English Jr., age 65, of Oxford, born on March 21, 1948, passed away on January 30, 2014, from complications of diabetes. Bill was the son of the late William C. and Gertrude English, also of Oxford. Bill served in the United States Army in Vietnam in the late 1960s. He loved collecting arrowheads and unusual rocks. He was an avid woodworker and outdoorsman and loved golf.

February 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Lou Cook

Mrs. Betty Lou Cook, 76, widow of Gerald B. "Skip" Cook, of Oxford, Ga., passed away Friday, January 31, 2014. Mrs. Cook was born on Jan. 31, 1938, in Georgetown, Ky., to the late John R. and Alice Jones. Mrs. Cook was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and was talented in many hobbies, such as cooking, baking, flower arranging, gardening, sewing and many other craft activities. Betty was a very loving, kind and generous person who was always giving of herself to her family, friends and her church. She amazed us with her talents, and we loved to ...

February 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Dan L. Strawbridge

Dan L. Strawbridge of Oxford, died suddenly Feb. 4, 2014, after a brief illness. Born Aug. 23, 1943, Mr. Strawbridge is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Sharpe Strawbridge, and sons, Dodson Daniel Strawbridge, John Wilson Strawbridge, and William Gerald Strawbridge.

February 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Wynelle Dobson Wyatt

Wynelle Dobson Wyatt, 97, of Covington, went home to be with the Lord, Feb. 5, 2014. Nannie, as she was affectionately called by most, was born in Cumming, Ga., to the late H.P. and Emma (Strown) Glover, and was the oldest of eight children. She married Lonnie H. Dobson in 1935, and they had three children, Ruel, Sandra and Herb. In 1997, she moved to Covington, and joined Solid Rock Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended until this last year because she was unable to walk. Nannie loved to work in her flower garden, and would be found most ...

February 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cora Singley

Cora Annelle Singley, age 88, of Monroe, died on February 2, 2014. She was born in Walton County on Dec. 10, 1925, to the late Mollie Cheek Wheelis and the late George Wheelis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Melvin Singley; and three children, Phil Turpin, Richard Thompson, and Deborah Evans.

February 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lee Lewis

Celebration of Life

February 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Sara Palacios Hernandez

Our beloved "MINNIE", Sara Palacios Hernandez, age 80, of Social Circle, passed away at her home Monday Jan. 27, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Luis "Jose" Hernandez; her daughter, Joyce Gray (Michael); her granddaughter, Kimberly Bishop (Jeremy); her much loved family in Panama, Central America; and the" light of her life," her great-grandson Brenten Ace "Campion" Bishop.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond Lee Mathis

Raymond Lee Mathis of Covington, passed away Jan. 30, 2014, at the age of 60. Raymond was a hard-working man who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone in need. He loved life, never let anything get him down, had a great sense of humor and was always making people laugh. Raymond adored his family, enjoyed spoiling his children, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and going fishing. Preceding him in death were his parents, Ellis Grover and Marie (Woodard) Mathis.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Grady Cargile, Jr.

Mr. Grady Cargile, Jr., age 82, a longtime resident of Covington passed away January 29, 2014 at Abbey Hospice. He was born in the Eudora/ Prospect Community of Jasper County on January 4, 1932 to the late Grady and Ethel Digby Cargile. Mr. Cargile was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a paratrooper during the Korean War. He was retired from General Motors and retired as the head of Quality Control over the Doraville Plant. Mr. Cargile enjoyed woodworking and hunting, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.

January 30, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Jessica Neeley

Jessica Neeley of Covington passed away Jan. 23, 2014, at the age 23. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved her children dearly. She also loved her family and the Lord. A Southern girl at heart, she lived life to the fullest. Jessica was a free spirit and enjoyed all forms of art, including body art. She was a great friend and would defend her friends to the end.

January 28, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Anne James

Betty Anne James of Atlanta passed away January 23, 2014, at the age of 80. Mrs. James was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her life revolved around her family, but above all she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, and especially liked preparing her baked spaghetti, chicken and dumplings, chocolate pie and her famous homemade biscuits. Mrs. James will be missed by all who loved and adored her. She was the last surviving child of her 12 siblings. In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Crawford James; children, Cherry ...

January 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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