James Thomas "Tommy" Gardner, age 78, of Covington, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Mr. Gardner was a union carpenter by trade, and he enjoyed hunting and watching NASCAR. He cherished his family, and loved taking care of his sons.
Clara Gaynell Doggett, of Covington, passed away March 8, 2014, at the age of 94. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed cooking, shopping, exploring and spending time with them during the holidays. She also loved her two dogs that were her constant companions. Mrs. Doggett was a wonderful Christian woman and a great example to other Christian women. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Covington for many years and a recent member of the First Baptist Church in Covington. During the war she was a welder on ships in Brunswick, Ga. She then worked as an ...
Harold Lee Stapp Sr., 61, of Porterdale, passed away March 8, 2014, at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Stapp was a faithful member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church in Porterdale. He enjoyed playing softball, and will be remembered as a hard worker. Mr. Stapp was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Sara Frances (Loyd) Stapp.
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.
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 ...
Virginia (Jenny) Price Durden, 87, of Covington, passed away Oct. 5. Mrs. Durden was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Covington. She was a native of Monticello, where she was a star basketball player in high school. She lived in Covington for the past 58 years. She attended Mercer University and retired from Ace Hardware Distribution Center, where she was office manager. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and golf and was an avid Braves baseball fan. Mrs. Durden was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Hesper (Whitten) Price of Monticello.
Samuel Virgil Herring, 69, of Covington, passed away Oct. 5. Mr. Herring was a faithful member of Living Way Worship Center in Covington. He had a desire to reach lost souls and considered it a blessing to be a part of a Care Pastor Ministry. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding his bike, playing practical jokes on his friends, traveling to the beach and going out to eat – especially to the Mexican restaurant, and he was an avid sports fan. Mr. Herring loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death ...
Frank Julian Davis, 80, of Oxford, passed away Oct. 6. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Covington and the Oxford Lions Club, was presently serving as a city councilman in Oxford and was treasurer of the Oxford Historical Society for many years. He was active in community service projects and was involved in building the first bridge on Oxford Trail. Mr. Davis enjoyed fishing and traveling, but more than anything he cherished the opportunity to serve others. He helped others fulfill their dreams, and if there was anything he could do to help someone – he would do ...
Mrs. Marie O'Connor Adams, age 88, of the Covington-Social Circle area since 1980 and formerly of Sandy Springs, passed away October 8, 2013. She was born January 15, 1925 to the late Col. Charles and Marie Ballentyne O'Connor in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Mrs. Adams received her B.A. from Stanford University. She was a wonderful seamstress, and owned "Sunday Best", a smocking shop in Social Circle for a number of years. Mrs. Adams was a longtime member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
Betty Jean Bennett, 78, of Covington, passed away Oct. 1. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church; and enjoyed listening to televangelists Jeff Lyles and Arnold Murray. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening and watching hummingbirds; but most of all she enjoyed reading her Bible. Mrs. Bennett enjoyed traveling to the mountains and the beach. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Devoe Bennett, and her parents, Horace and Lizzie Sue (Drake) Fields.
Mrs. Nora Mae Ratterree, age 85, of Currie, North Carolina formerly of Newborn, GA passed away on September 29, 2013. She was born December 14, 1927 to the late J. William and Ora Bell Smith Kelley in Franklin County Georgia. Mrs. Ratterree was a talented person who could take most anything and make beautiful art with it. She enjoyed Thomas Kinkade art work and would turn his art into beautiful needlepoint. Mrs. Ratterree also enjoyed gardening and traveling. She attended Northside Baptist Church in Wilmington and was a member of and taught Sunday school at Shiloh Baptist Church in Newborn ...
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Carrie Inez Wilson, of Covington, passed away Sept. 27, 2013, at the age of 91. She devoted her life to her family and her God. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Newton Baptist Church and the Ambassadors Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting, tending to her flowers and writing. A fabulous cook, she was famous for her fried peach pies. Collecting porcelain dolls was a hobby that brought her much joy. She had many friends and loved making people laugh. She retired from Edwards Middle School, but had previously worked in textiles. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death ...
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W.K. Lunsford Jr., 90, of Covington, passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Lunsford was a decorated veteran of the United States Army Air Force, served his country during World War II and completed more than 35 combat missions over Europe. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, but had attended Covington First United Methodist Church for many years with his wife, Mary.