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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


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


Marion Louise Baughn Harwell

Marion Louise Baughn Harwell, 98, of Covington, GA, passed away April 6, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, GA. The middle of three sisters born to William Alexander Baughn and Jennie Wilder Steerman Baughn, Marion is survived by her younger sister, Bettemae (Mrs. Taylor S.) Womack, of Auburn, AL. Other survivors include her sons, Nat Harwell (Louise) and Rhee Harwell of Covington; four nieces; three nephews; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nearly two dozen great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and a wide circle of friends.

April 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry Drew McRay, Jr.

Henry Drew McRay, Jr. of Covington passed away April 4, 2014 at Landmark Hospital in Athens. He was 79 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McRay was a retired U.S. Navy veteran with more than 20 years of service. He was a very patriotic and giving person who loved his family dearly, enjoyed going to the ocean, and riding the dirt roads. Mr. McRay attended Gaithers United Methodist for over 20 years, and was currently a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. He was preceded in death by his son, Monty William McRay; parents, Henry Drew ...

April 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Edna Turner Barmann

Edna Turner Barmann, 84, of Covington passed away Tuesday April 1, 2014. She was born on April 23, 1929 in Douglasville to Cleveland and Annie Mae Turner. Mrs. Barmann is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Richard Barmann of Covington; daughter Susie (Jeffrey) Blalock of Cartersville; sons Floyd Pate of Covington and Richard (Sharon) Barmann of Covington; sisters Opal Turner, Celia (Jimmy) Turner, Ann (JM) Turner, Helen Turner and Minnie Lee Turner; brothers Herman (Jackie) Turner and Eugene Turner; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Cleveland and Annie ...

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ruby Lee Price

Celebration Of Life

April 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Amos Carl Hallford

Amos Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away March 30, 2014, at the age of 85. He was born February 2, 1929, in Toccoa, Georgia, to the late George and Arlie Hallford. He was a hard worker having retired from the Keebler Bakery after 20 years of service. He dearly loved his family and enjoyed deep sea fishing and working on cars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Hallford; son, Raymond Carl Hallford; brother, Jeff Hallford.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Charlie Willis, Jr.

Mr. Charlie Willis, Jr., of 4133 Briscoe Street, N.W. Covington, Ga., departed this life Monday, July 22, 2013 in Covington at Newton Medical Center.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Chase Jeffrey Smith

Baby Boy Chase Jeffrey Smith, just 7 weeks old, passed away April 1, 2014. Baby Chase had the prettiest smile, and was loved dearly in his short time on earth. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Pat Ward; great-grandfather, James Carter; and great-grandfather, J.C. Smith.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Arthur Norred Jr.

Arthur E. Norred, Jr., of Oxford, passed away March 27, 2014, at the age of 67. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam, but was stationed in Germany. Mr. Norred retired from AT&T after 30 years of dedicated service and was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church. He was a Georgia Bulldog fan and enjoyed traveling and playing golf with his many friends. He was preceded in death his parents, Arthur E. Norred, Sr. and Lucile Norred.

March 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Flora Loyd Copeland

Mrs. Flora Loyd Copeland, age 88, a lifelong resident of the Covington and Conyers area passed away December 19, 2013. She was born in the Milstead community of Rockdale County to the late Martin and Pearl Coursey Taylor. Mrs. Copeland worked for Bibb Manufacturing for 40 years and was a school bus monitor in Rockdale County for 10 years. She was a great cook and loved to travel, especially traveling to gospel and country singings. Mrs. Copeland was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her first husband Edward Lanier Loyd ...

December 19, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ruby Lee Nolley Barr

Celebration of Life

December 19, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Margine Tribble

Mrs. Margine Tribble, age 78 of Newborn passed away December 17, 2013. She was born in Atlanta to Melvin and Irene Hester who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Tribble worked for many years with Big Apple Grocery Stores around the Atlanta area. She enjoyed gardening, having Bible Studied and she loved music. Mrs. Tribble was preceded in death by her daughter Lynn Daniel, her sisters Frances Beck and Brenda Furtick her brothers Tony Hester and Leonard Hester.

December 18, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Susan Gilstrap Sears

Susan Gilstrap Sears of Covington passed away Dec. 16. The daughter of Amos and Lallie Tippens, she was born Aug. 30, 1946.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jack Lewis Brown

Mr. Lewis Jack Brown, 74, of Covington, passed away peacefully at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle Dec.14. Due to a lingering illness, he was a resident of Social Circle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past several years. He was a lifelong resident of Newton County, except for the time spent serving his country in the United States Navy. A very astute student, Jack, as he was known by family and friends, graduated from Newton County High School in 1957. He enjoyed reading, gardening and working with his mother, the late Carolyn Sue Digby, in the family antiques business ...

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nina Mae Burnham

Nina Mae Burnham, 66, of Porterdale, passed away Dec. 14. She was a lifetime member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir and the youth leader since 1980. She loved her church family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Mrs. Burnham enjoyed cooking and baking and was the owner of Burnie's BBQ in Porterdale. She was preceded in death by her parents, Plinnie Wilson and Eva Mae (Bailey) Bowen, and brothers, Roy and Troy Bowen.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Doris S. Renfroe

Doris S. Renfroe, 84, of Covington, passed away Dec. 16. She enjoyed her job, at Wal-Mart, working as a greeter; and loved to fish, cook, and go to Braves games. She had a very generous heart, was always willing to do without so that others might have what they needed, and had a special love for children. Ms. Renfroe was preceded in death by her daughters Joyce Renfroe and Carolyn Renfroe.

December 17, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ralph Marion Hurndon

Ralph Marion Hurndon, of Jonesboro, passed away December 11, 2013, at the age of 83. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and working in his yard, and he loved his dog, FiFi. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Simmon and Eva Mae (Fields) Hurndon.

December 14, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Stacy W. Lynch

Stacy W. Lynch of Covington, 53, passed away Dec. 10, 2013. Mr. Lynch had a larger than life personality and was always the life of the party. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, and enjoyed deer hunting, listening to music, playing his guitar, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. He cherished his family dearly, especially his grandchildren, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Lynch and his brother, Jody Kevin Lynch.

December 12, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Ottavia Dorlene Dorsey Arnold "Cookie"

Celebration of Life

December 12, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Roger Sheridan

Roger W. Sheridan, 92, of Newborn, passed away Dec. 3. Mr. Sheridan was the current mayor of Newborn, where he held the record of being the oldest mayor in the country and was a retired Army captain, having served in World War II. He holds two records in "Construction and Engineering" in the Guinness Book of World Records and was a manager for international engineering projects in 32 countries.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anne F. Laxson

Anne F. Laxson, 71, of Huntsville, died Dec. 9 at Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Laxson was preceded in death by sons, Tommy Laxson of Huntsville and Gary Laxson of Hinesville; sisters, Myrtice Singley of Covington, Ga., and Nellie Durden of Walnut Grove, Ga.; and brother William Herring of Covington.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edna Miller

Edna Miller, 62, of Covington, died December 9, 2013, at Dekalb Medical Center. She was born on September 5, 1951, in Macon, to Ray and Emma Lou Miller.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mike Shropshire

Mike Shropshire, 62, of Covington, passed away Dec, 7. He loved riding his Harley and cooking. He coached Little League football for many years and was a true Falcons and Georgia Bulldogs fan. Mr. Shropshire was always laughing and enjoyed playing his drums. He could play "Wipeout" like no other. He also enjoyed his job and was a dedicated worker. He was preceded in death by his parents William Glynn and Helen Louise (Thomason) Shropshire and nephew Jeffrey Patterson.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willis Lee 'Zip' Clark

Willis Lee "Zip" Clark, 73, of Stover, Mo., passed away Nov. 28 at his home. He was born in 1940, in Waverly, Ill., a son of the late Frank and Alta Nance Clark. He married Marilyn Nagles, and to this union one son, Jeff, was born. They divorced, and he married Elaine Carol Craigmiles in 1965. To this union two sons, Scott and Darian, were born. Elaine preceded her husband in death in 2002.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


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