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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Alvin Freeman, Jr

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April 22, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr.

Robert Wesley Whitney, Jr., 82, of Oxford, passed away April 20, 2016. Mr. Whitney proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and ...

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe

Elizabeth Mullaly Gadilhe, 90 of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James Livingtston Hicks

James (Jim, Jimmy) Livingston Hicks, 90 ¾, of Covington, passed away April 20, 2016. Jim was a well-respected veteran of WWII, proudly serving as a first-class ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. William ‘Bill’ Boyd

William "Bill" Boyd, 74 of Covington, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born in Atlanta to the late Clifford and Kathryn Park ...

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Ann Huber Jones

Ann Huber Jones, 77 of Oxford, passed away peacefully Friday, April 8, 2016, at Abbey Hospice. She was born in Moultrie to the late George ...

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Gene Hardy

Gene N. Hardy, 72, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 9, 2016. He was born in Porterdale to the late Perry Lonnie and Florine Hardy. In ...

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary Jackson Dollar

Mary Jackson Dollar, 88 of Roswell, GA was promoted to Church Triumphant Monday, April 4, 2016, at The Sonshine Manor in Dahlonega, where she had ...

April 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Betty Vaughn Davenport

Mrs. Betty Vaughn Davenport, of Fayetteville, passed away April 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Talmadge Davenport and is survived ...

April 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert Billy Smith

Robert Billy Smith, 87 of Covington, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born in Geraldine, Alabama to the late ...

April 08, 2016 | Scott Rasmussen | OBITUARIES


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James William Head

James William Head, Sr., 91, of Covington, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at Piedmont Newton Medical Center.

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Grace W. Davis

Mrs. Grace W. Davis "Mrs. Grace", age 80, of Covington formerly of Lithonia passed away November 2, 2015. She was born in the Swords Community of Morgan County on November 6, 1934 to the late Herbert F. and Ella Ray Chaffin Waters. Mrs. Davis was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Lithonia where she taught Sunday school for many years. She owned and operated East DeKalb Daycare in Lithonia for 27 years. Mrs. Davis loved to travel and spend time with her family. She moved to the Benton House in Covington where she lived these last few ...

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gloria Witcher

Gloria Witcher, 73 of Covington, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015. She was born in Cedartown to the late William and Clara Davis Benefield. Gloria had a strong sense of family and her life will be remembered for the children she raised. Her treasure was her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas L. Witcher.

October 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Amanda Leigh Freeman Atkins

Mrs. Amanda Leigh Freeman Atkins, age 31, of Oxford, Georgia passed away Friday, October 23, 2015. She was born in Covington on December 27, 1983. Amanda grew up in Covington and has worked for Waffle House in Walnut Grove. She loved animals, shopping, traveling to the beach and especially loved her daughter and spending time with her. Amanda was preceded in death by her father Steve Freeman and is survived by her daughter, Courtney Taylor McGunigal; her mother, Cindy Freeman; her brother, Jeremy Freeman; nephew, Jeremy Swayde Freeman; aunts and uncle, Terry and Roxanne Massey and Pat Dial along with ...

October 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Lucile Norman Jones

Lucile Norman Jones of Covington passed away October 24, 2015, at the age of 88. Mrs. Jones was a member of Stewart Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher as well as a Vacation Bible School leader. She delivered meals to church shut-ins and was very active in all church activities. Mrs. Jones delighted in walking and admiring God's beautiful creation daily. She looked forward to family vacations at Myrtle Beach, where she liked going to shows and walking on the beach. A true chocoholic, Mrs. Jones enjoyed eating chocolate every day. She was preceded in death ...

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary Ellene Rosser

Mrs. Mary Ellene Rosser, 91, of Covington passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 23, 2015. Ellene was born in Monticello, Georgia to the late Henry and Lillie Mae Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years William Thomas Rosser Sr., who passed away in 1969; brothers Ralph, Raymond and Glenn Thomas; sister Bessie Jean Jones; and son in law Blake McLeod, Jr.

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Tommy Bruce Preston

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Tommy Bruce Preston, age 57, native of Henry County Georgia and graduate of Henry County High School. Tommy passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

October 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. R.A. Maddox

Mr. Riley (R.A.) Maddox, age 82, of Oxford passed away peacefully in his home October 15, 2015. He was born January 8, 1933 to the late Edith and Dallas Maddox. Mr. Maddox was a special man who loved his family dearly, especially his girls. He was a dedicated fan of the GA Bulldogs and was a 48 year season ticket holder. Mr. Maddox served as a corporal in the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. He later retired from AT&T after 31 years and was a proud member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Mr. Maddox ...

October 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ronald Riley

Ronald "Ron" C. Riley, 62, of Newborn passed away on October 8, 2015, at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers from complications due to end-stage renal disease. Ron's wishes were to be cremated and for close friends and family to celebrate his life with a private memorial gathering at a date and place yet determined.

October 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Polly Neely

Polly Neely, a longtime resident of Newton County, passed away in Shreveport, Louisiana on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gertrude Irene Buck

Buck, Gertrude Irene, "Trudy", 91 passed away peacefully, September 26, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Gertrude Maness in Covington, Georgia. Gertrude was born in the Bronx borough of New York City on March 11, 1924, to Ida Marie (Koehler) and Walter Jacob Meyer. They were both of German descent. She was their only child.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary Ann Cobb

Mary Ann Cobb of Newborn, passed away October 8, 2015, at the age of 75. She was formerly a resident of Decatur, where she owned and operated a beauty shop, before moving to Jasper County, where she resided for 37 years. Mrs. Cobb enjoyed cooking for her family, working in her flower garden and loved going camping. She cherished the time spent with family and will be dearly missed. Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Roy L. Cobb; and parents, Gordon Thurman and Mary Elise Knight.

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Patti Jo Forlines Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler ("Pat") of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Dillard Rowe

Dillard Rowe of Oxford, passed away October 2, 2015, at the age of 80. Mr. Rowe graduated from Newton County High School in 1955, and he proudly served in the National Guard. He managed the Strand Theater for six years and was a member of the band Dixie Swingettes. In addition, he was a disc jockey for more than 50 years, working with WMOC, WGFS, WKUN and WMOQ. Mr. Rowe enjoyed working on old radios, collecting comic books and old cameras and loved antique cars. He cherished the time he spent with his family. He was preceded in death by ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Alice Gruenhut

Alice Gruenhut of Oxford, passed away September 30, 2015, at the age of 68. Mrs. Gruenhut enjoyed traveling, playing games and dearly loved animals. She loved her family and cherished the time spent with them. Alice will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Wayne and Sarah Fleming.

October 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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