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Reba Mae Gibson

Reba Mae Gibson, 72, of Gainesville, formerly of Oxford, passed away September 10, 2016. She was born in Union Point to the late Herschel and ...

September 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Laurie Pless

Laurie Pless, 59, died of natural causes on September 16, 2016, her birthday.

September 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Samuel Grady Johnson, Sr.

Samuel Grady Johnson, Sr., 84, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 18, 2016, in Covington.

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Thomas ‘Tommy’ Jackson Hutchens

Thomas (Tommy) Jackson Hutchens, 73, of Covington, passed quietly Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was born in Newnan on March 28, 1943, to Thomas and ...

September 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Juanita Jones Brookshire

Juanita Jones Brookshire, 85, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Riverside Health Care. She was born in Experiment to the late Samuel ...

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Doris Salmon

Doris Salmon, 54, passed away peacefully at home with her family around her, on Friday, September 9, 2016. She was born in Chicago to the ...

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Doris Salmon

Doris Salmon, 54, passed away peacefully at home with her family around her, on Friday, September 9, 2016. She was born in Chicago to the ...

September 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Helena Chamberlain

Helena Chamberlain, 78, of Boca Raton, Florida, died on September 8, 2016. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 5, 1938, to the late ...

September 13, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ms. Emma Susie Butts

Funeral services for Emma Susie Butts, of 10529 Dinah Pace Rd. Covington, Georgia were held Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Springfield ...

September 13, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jack Lazenby

Jack Lazenby, 75, of Covington, passed away August 26, 2016. Lazenby attended Harvest Baptist Church. He retired from Air Conditioning Specialists after 37 years of ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


George Robert Burpee

George Robert Burpee, 84, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Visitation will be Monday, August 29, 2016 ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jessie Coe

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow, aged 67, died peacefully in Tampa, Florida at Kindred Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Jean was born on ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David Michael Wilson

David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ruth Hewell Shaffer

Sossoman Funeral Home

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved to Covington in 1943, where she attended elementary school and Newton County High School. Charlene married Richard Bell in 1954. Richard was a graduate of Emory at Oxford College. During the time they lived in Cartersville she attended Coosa Valley Technical College in Rome. They lived for 11 years in North Canton, Ohio, where Richard was an executive with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Charlene was a faithful member of Covington First ...

May 19, 2016 | Caldwell Cowan | OBITUARIES


Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved to Covington in 1943, where she attended elementary school and Newton County High School. Charlene married Richard Bell in 1954. Richard was a graduate of Emory at Oxford College. During the time they lived in Cartersville she attended Coosa Valley Technical College in Rome. They lived for 11 years in North Canton, Ohio, where Richard was an executive with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Charlene was a faithful member of Covington First ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Johnny Roberts

Johnny Roberts of Covington passed away May 12, 2016, at the age of 61. Johnny cherished the time spent with his daughter, Jana, going to the mountains and on vacations. He enjoyed reading, studying history and going fishing. In addition, he loved to be outside exploring nature. Johnny had a heart for children and God's creation, and he contributed to numerous charities. A hard worker, with an incredible work ethic, he would often work holidays so others could be off with their families. A loving father, brother and uncle, he will surely be missed by all who knew and ...

May 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary Ann Watts

Home Going Celebration

May 15, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Jerry Louis Weaver

Home Going Service

May 14, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mother Brenda Joyce Post Wilson

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc

May 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Emma Grace Jackson

Homegoing Celebration

May 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Floyd Elmo Shorter, Sr.

Floyd Elmo Shorter, Sr., 79, of Covington, passed away (peacefully/in his sleep) on May 11, 2016, in Social Circle. He was born September 16, 1936, to William Albert Shorter and Lula Sollars Shorter, in Lyford, Indiana. On August 12, 1955, he married Flora Caroline Beard, in Clinton, Indiana. He was a member of Higher Praise Tabernacle church in Covington. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Clay Shorter of Brazil, Indiana, William Richard Shorter, of Rockville, Indiana; and his sister, Barbara Belle Minton, of St. Bernice, Indiana. Floyd enjoyed hunting, woodworking, hobbies of arts and crafts ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr.

The Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr., 83, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center in Demorest.

May 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mario Louis

Mario Louis, 59 of New Port Richey, Florida., passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at home. He was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti to the late Jacques Louis and Paulette St. Felix.

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gerald “Jerry” Roy Hawes

Gerald "Jerry" Roy Hawes, 72 of Loganville, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers. He was a loving husband, stepfather and grandfather. Jerry enjoyed working outside with his flowers and bonsai trees. He loved camping, fishing and woodworking, and could crochet and knit. Jerry would go out of his way to help other people and he was "just Jerry". He was born in Fremont, Michigan, to the late Andrew Jewell, Sr. and Effie Leona Powell Hawes. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Pat Dawes and brother, Andy "Junior ...

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary Ruth Allgood Wilson

Mary Ruth Allgood Wilson of Cumming passed away May 5, 2016, at the age 96. Mrs. Wilson was a life-long resident of Newton County, and a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, Oxford. A wonderful cook she always had a meal prepared for her husband, Fred Allgood, and was well known for her cake baking. Her favorite pastime was going to Turner Lake Senior Center to paint and finish ceramics. In addition, she also enjoyed crocheting afghan's in her spare time.

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Eddie Dean Lackey

Eddie Dean Lackey, 61, of Covington passed away May 2, 2016. Mr. Lackey was of the Baptist faith, and was employed with Kliklok Woodman for 40 years. Eddie was an avid hunter, and he especially enjoyed hunting deer, wild boar, turkey and duck. In addition, a favorite pastime was salt and fresh-water fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Mary Ray Lackey.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


George William Ramsey, Jr.

George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long line of local merchants, farmers and school teachers. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to a farm on Salem Road in Newton County. After completing high school, George worked at the Porterdale Mill for a year.

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr.

Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr., 83, died on Saturday April 30, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. The Crawford native was born into a large farming family of seven sisters and a brother. He attended school until the sixth grade but had to return to the family farm. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. When he returned from his military service he met his wife Rose Marie Manery at Grant Park and they were married for 54 years. He was a hard worker and retired from Emory University after 33 years ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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