Mr. Archie Thomas Mulkey, age 95, of Jefferson, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was born March 6, 1918, in Bremen, Georgia, a son of the late Elisha Samuel Mulkey and the late Attie Mae Smith Mulkey. Mr. Mulkey was a retired brickmason and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mr. Mulkey was preceded in death by his by his first wife, Lurlene Johnson Mulkey; two brothers; and three sisters.
Sharon Long, of Covington, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 72. She enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. Mrs. Long loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Leo and Bernice (Larson) Murphy.
Charles Andrew Hall, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 71. He worked for Evans Tool & Dye in Conyers for more than 35 years. He loved his job and his co-workers. Mr. Hall enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and tractor. He also loved living and working on his parent's home place, where he enjoyed growing fruit and nut trees. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his grandson, Trevor Bailey; and parents, Andrew and Marie Hall.
Julian L. Gilbert of Covington died on Feb. 27, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare. He was born Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He faithfully attended the Adult Sunday School Class and church. He was a Ruling Elder as Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed working on his farm and in his vegetable garden. He loved the animals and walking. He retired from Lithonia Lighting after many years. He was a member of Worthville Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.
Barbara Ann Schemmel, of Newborn, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 50. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She loved her job as a bus driver for the Newton County School System. Barbara was a metastatic breast cancer survivor for 10 years and active in Newton County Relay of Life. She was also an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Raymond Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 49. Raymond enjoyed playing basketball when he was younger, and creating spectacular fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. He loved life, adored his family, and cherished his time with them – especially during the holidays. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo (Alexander) Hallford.
Baby Girl Madeline Danielle Young passed away Feb. 21, 2014.
Katherine Shawl Brewer, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Brewer was a dedicated member of 36 years at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Griswell. Mrs. Brewer is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Obie Brewer of Covington; daughter, Lynda (Mike) Carter of Covington; son, John (Marsha) Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Corey) Bridwell, Alan (Suzanne) Carter, Amy (Jason) Parker, Jeffrey Brewer, and Christy (Tony) Smith; and a sister, Bettie Miller.
Stephen Joseph Brown, 72, of Logansport, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in his residence after a battle with cancer.
Marcene Phillips, 69, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. Marcene enjoyed crocheting, traveling to the beach and the mountains, and playing golf with her husband, Dwight. She had an adventurous, outgoing and encouraging spirit, and was the glue that held her family together. Marcene cherished the time spent with her family, and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Papa Mac and Mama Mac.
Gary Carl Martin, 52, of Covington, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Gary served in the United States Air Force and he was once employed at Walker Harris Chrysler dealership as a service adviser, until he became disabled.
Howard Spearman Haralson, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at the age of 96. Spearman, as he was known to most, was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for 66 years. In the 1950s he owned and operated his own grocery store, Haralson's Grocery, which was located in town between the bus station and Tri City Cleaners. Spearman closed the grocery store in 1972, to join his wife, Grace, in their family business, Haralson Florist. Together they built a business with a reputation for doing more than expected. They went above and beyond to ...
Mrs. Sandra Austin, age 67, of Covington passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her home. She was born in Carrollton Georgia on October 23, 1946 to the late Willard and Myrtle Huckeba Mashburn. Mrs. Austin was a register nurse and worked at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta specializing in pediatric care. She showed and loved Tennessee Walking Horses. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her brother Jerry Mashburn.
Mr. John Henry Hitchcock, 71, of Hiawasse, passed away Oct. 30, following a sudden illness. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Webb. He was the son of the late Roy and Evelyn (Adams) Hitchcock and was born in 1942, in Covington. He was a member of Towns County Lions Club, Helen Presbyterian Church and treasurer of the ACS. He was very active in the Northeast Georgia Presbytery and also a member of the Porterdale Presbyterian Church in Newton County.
Benjamin F. Johnson Jr. died Oct. 23. Born in 1923 in Gwinnett County, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. Johnson Sr. and Lillie Leach Johnson. Most of his life was spent in Walnut Grove. He and his wife moved to Park Place Nursing Facility in 2008. After her death, he spent most of his days sitting at his door, greeting people. His favorite pastime was telling about his life, which he remembered very vividly, and his service in the Army during World War II. His wife, Mable Moulder Johnson, died in 2010. He was preceded in death ...
James "Jim" Dial, of Covington, passed away October 25, 2013, at the age of 50. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington, where he enjoyed passing out bulletins at his special door. Jim loved his family and church family dearly. He was the first special-education student to graduate from Newton County High School, and he worked as a mail clerk for the Newton County Courthouse for 11 years. Jim was a happy person and inspired everyone who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Cleon Dial.
Tucker Craig Hankins, age 20, of Loganville and Covington passed away October 19, 2013. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in Covington. Tucker was a loving, caring young man who had many friends in Covington and Loganville. He enjoyed playing soccer and played at both Alcovy High School and Eastside High School. Tucker loved playing Frisbee and softball; he was a member of the "Sons of Pitches" softball team and worked for On Call Electric.
Una Mae Treadwell Standard Hollis of Covington, Ga., passed away Monday, October 21, 2013, at Riverside Health Center. She was 94.
Andy Hand, 88, of Conyers, passed away Oct. 18, 2013. Mr. Hand was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during World War II. He retired after 34 years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of Grace Pointe Church of the Nazarene, in Loganville. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 29 years before retirement. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, collecting trains and model cars and traveling to the beach and the mountains. More than anything, he enjoyed playing games with his family. Mr. Hand often attended antique car shows, and ...
Nan Hollingsworth Franklin of Covington passed away October 16, 2013, at the age of 75.
Florrie Lee Pickett Mobley Jenkins, age 93, of Covington passed away October 14, 2013. She was born August 17, 1920 in Covington to the late Hiniard and Ina Pickett. Mrs. Jenkins moved at age 4 to Atlanta with her family and moved back to Covington to her Highway 36 home in the 6th grade. She married her first husband, Julius Mobley in 1936; he died at an early age. Mrs. Florrie was a supervisor with Covington manufacturing and worked there for many years. She was later employed at Hercules in Covington where she met and married Don Jenkins. Mr ...
John Willis Gregory Sr., 98, of Nashville, Tenn., died October 6. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Sara McDowell Gregory. A native of Putnam County and the son of the late C.F. Gregory and Susie Welch Gregory, he was a graduate of Rockville Academy and Eatonton High School in Eatonton. He received degrees from Mercer University, University of Georgia, and Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and attended Duke University. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps in the Italian campaign and was decorated for service in the Arno ...
Mr. Joe B. Parker, age 80, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away October 8, 2013 at Newton Medical Center. He was born August 25, 1933 to the late Lester and Leola Fincher Parker. Mr. Parker worked for Bibb Manufacturing, Cawthon Brothers Gas and retired from Harold's Propane where he was known throughout the community by his truck "Big Joe". After retiring Mr. Parker worked part-time for Benton Welding Supply. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Mr. Parker was well known for sitting outside under his oak tree and waving at friends he had known for years and ...
Mr. Ray Knight, 84 of Rutledge died on September 26, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born in Covington on July 2, 1929, to the late A.K. and Elizabeth Huff Knight. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Knight later served Morgan County as a sheriff's deputy for many years. He also farmed as long as his health permitted. He enjoyed time spent on a John Deere tractor. Mr. Knight loved the outdoors. He also liked to hunt, fish and ride horses. He was a family man and adored his grandchildren. He ...
Edward R. Needham, 87, of Covington, passed away Oct. 6. Mr. Needham was a talented Chemical Engineer. He taught himself computer programming and wrote the production tracking software for Beaver Manufacturing Company, which he owned and operated for 43 years. From the time he started the company, in 1971, it has grown every year and still remains strong. In 1989, the governor of Georgia presented him the Spirit of Business Award. He enjoyed flower gardening and building radios, was able to repair anything electrical, including organs, and even built his family's first TV from scratch. Mr. Needham lived in ...