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H. Leon Savage

H. Leon Savage, 83, of Covington, died March 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anne McDonald Savage; his daughter Tammy ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Dr. Johnny M. Curry

Funeral services for Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry, Sr., 84, of Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville ...

March 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles Weekes Glass

Charles Weekes Glass, 91, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Tifton. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in Decatur and lived most of his life ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David M. (Butler) Butler

David M. (Butler) Butler, of Covington, passed away March 21, 2017, at the age of 65. David was a 1970 graduate of Clarkson High School ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gloria Jean Mock

Gloria Jean Mock arrived in her heavenly home on March 11, 2017. Known by Jean, she was born in Atlanta at Crawford Long on Oct ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford

Carolyn Beth Thacker Lunsford, of McDonough, passed away March 17, 2017, at the age of 73. Even though Mrs. Lunsford was unable to attend church ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Lamar Callaway

Lamar Callaway, lifelong resident of Newton County, passed away March 3, 2017 at the age of 98. A World War II veteran, he proudly served ...

March 16, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Evelyn LaPointe

Evelyn LaPointe, of Covington, passed away March 14, 2017, at 83 years of age. Hobbies that Mrs. LaPointe enjoyed included stained glass, painting, needlework and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joy Pauline Faulk Knight

Joy Pauline Faulk Knight, age 90, of Covington, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Riverside Healthcare in Covington.

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Francine (Garner) Smallwood

Francine (Garner) Smallwood, of Porterdale, passed away March 13, 2017, at Piedmont Newton Hosptial. Mrs. Smallwood was born August 30, 1938, in Henry County. She ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles (Ron) Dial

Charles (Ron) Dial, of Covington, passed away March 9, 2017, at the age of 63. Ron was a proud veteran of the United States Navy ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Frank Milo Thornton

Frank Milo Thornton, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 15, 2017 at the age of 55. He is survived by his wife Ginger Thornton of 33 ...

March 10, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Dorothy W. Parker

Dorothy W. Parker, of Covington, passed away March 8, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Parker attended Bessie Tift College, Asbury College and the ...

March 09, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ralph Talmadge Jones

Ralph Talmadge Jones of Covington, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Jones retired as a Tech Sgt. from the ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jon Trevor Townley

Jon Trevor Townley, of Covington, passed away Feb. 28, 2017, at the age of 24. Trevor, a beloved son, was a member of Solid Rock ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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LaVerna Mae Dibble

LaVerna Mae Dibble, 72, of Woodstock Georgia passed away on November 8, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. LaVerna was born in Wellsville, New York, to Leo and Susan Chambers on December 7, 1943. She married Gary Dibble in 1979 and spent close to 37 amazing years with him before her passing. LaVerna spent her early days lovingly raising her children and when they were grown, began work as a special needs teacher's aide at the Wellsville High School. Later in life she enjoyed working at Hallmark and Cracker Barrel of Conyers, where she made many ...

November 11, 2016 | Newton Recreation | OBITUARIES


Doris Hitchcock Fincher

Doris Hitchcock Fincher, 97, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Riverside Health Care. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and member of Oxford Baptist Church. Fincher was born in Mansfield to the late William and Ludie Crenshaw Hitchcock; and was from one of the founding families of Newton County in the Brick Store area.

November 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Larry ‘Buddy’ Denton

Larry (Buddy) Denton, 57, of Covington, passed away October 20, 2016. Denton was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Doyle and Betty (Beard) Denton.

November 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles Terry Smith

Charles Terry (Pop) Smith, 69 of Oxford, passed away November 4, 2016. Smith was a painter and mechanic for many years. Once known as the "best transmission man" in the Covington area, he was affectionately known as the "Rag Man" in his later years. Smith was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Never one to meet a stranger, and having a remarkable sense of humor were two of his greatest attributes. Smith enjoyed watching the History Channel and was an avid fan of NASCAR racing. He was a member of Calvary Community Church. Mr. Smith was preceded in death ...

November 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph M. Jackson

Joseph M. Jackson, 79, of Covington, passed away November 2, 2016. Jackson attended Eau Claire High School in Columbia, South Carolina, where he was a star athlete for both the football and baseball teams. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington. Jackson was preceded in death by his son, Thomas LaGrant Jackson; and parents, Murdock and Annie Ruth (Hollingsworth) Jackson.

November 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Isaac Mathews, Sr.

Isaac Mathews, Sr. (Ike) was born to the late Willie James Mathews and Bessie Lackey on August 18, 1933. He was the second eldest of three children. Isaac was raised at an early age in an A.M.E. Church and accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.

November 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph Tom ‘J.T.’ Bohannon

Joseph Tom "J.T." Bohannon, 84, of Covington, passed away October 30, 2016. A Newton County native and a lifetime member of High Point Baptist Church, Bohannon loved plants and gardening. He had a beautifully landscaped yard and made sure his plants were being cared for even if he was unable to do it himself. He enjoyed spending time outside, visiting flea markets and yard sales and shopping at Ramsey's Produce Stand when his home-grown tomatoes were unavailable. Bohannon loved classic cars, was an avid Coca-Cola collector and enjoyed his Beech-Nut chewing tobacco. He never met a stranger and ...

November 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert ‘Bob’ King

Robert T. (Bob) King, 84, lifelong resident of Newton County, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Rockdale Medical Center. King retired from AT&T Corp. in 1986, after 30 years of service. He was very active in the Bethany Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school for 37 years, and an elder for 47 years. He was elected Elder Emeritus in 2004, and has served as Sunday school Superintendent for 10 years and was very active in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, where he served on most every ministry team, chaired Council for five years, and was elected Moderator of the Presbytery ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney

Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney, 80, of Covington, passed away October 25, 2016. She was born in Adel to the late Carl and Addie Tillman. After graduating high school in Adel, Maloney worked for a short period of time as a civil service employee at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina and Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta and as a sixth-grade piano teacher, taking her students to sing for the nursing homes. She was married to Dr. Johnny Maloney who precedes her in death. In 1965, she and her family joined Covington First United Methodist Church. Cynthia Maloney helped with ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis

Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis was born on June 14 1924 to Ella Mae Harrison and William Madison Hollingsworth of Porterdale. She died of congestive heart and respiratory failure on September 27, 2016, at the age of 92. Once past 90 Mathis had the habit of adding a year for good luck whenever she told someone her age; so in angel years she is 93. Mathis died in the company of her family at University Village Memory Care and Assisted Living in Round Rock with the loving support of its kind caregivers and Hospice. She will be remembered for her optimistic view ...

October 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Deacon Marshall Norman Jr.

Marshall Norman, Jr., known to many as "Buddy", was born on April 8, 1928, in Bibb County to the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall (Ella Mae) Norman, Sr.

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert Walker Sammons

Robert Walker Sammons, 65, of Almon Road, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at his residence. The family will greet friends one hour prior to a 2 p.m., memorial service on Tuesday, October 24, 2016, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home in Gray.

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Modine Wheeler

Modine Wheeler Moore, 91, of Conyers, passed away October 15, 2016. Mrs. Moore was born in Conyers to the late Walter and Ruth Parker Wheeler. Modine was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Conyers. Moore was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a true friend to all.

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Lynn Elizabeth ‘Missy’ Jones

Lynn Elizabeth "Missy" Jones, 60, of Lithonia, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born in Frankfort, Kentucky to J. Sheril and Anne Buchanan Jones. Missy is preceded in death by her mother, Anne B. Jones in 2014. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. Missy will forever be an angel and greatly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

October 14, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jimmy Michael Anderson

Jimmy Michael Anderson, 28, of Conyers, passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta on Friday, October 7, 2016. Anderson was born in Conyers. to Jimmy and Eva Anderson. He is preceded in death by his father Jimmy Anderson, who passed away in July, 2016. Michael Anderson had such a great and extreme sense of humor, and he had a smile that would light up a room when he walked in. He enjoyed music, fishing, golf, football and eating chicken wings with his dad. Michael Anderson did some MMA training in his younger years. He loved his dog Molly and ...

October 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | OBITUARIES


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