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Mr. Jerry Odean McLeroy

Jerry Odean McLeroy passed away April 20, 2014, at his home in Covington. He was 84 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McLeroy loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, and especially enjoyed vacationing with them. He had 35 years of service with Lithonia Lighting. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaRue McLeroy; granddaughter, Tava Martin; and parents, Dick and Eva McLeroy.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Cleo Banks Jr.

Celebration of Life

April 22, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Wilbur (Piggy) Reynolds

Homegoing Celebration

April 22, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Sebie Elizabeth McKnight

Celebration of Life

April 22, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Levancy Maxey Turner

Celebratinf The Life

April 21, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Ida Mae Ruth

Celebration of Life

April 21, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Christine Thorpe Wilson

Celebration of Life

April 21, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Christopher Dylan Williams

Christopher Dylan Williams, age 18, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 19, 1995 in Dalton, Ga. to David L. Williams and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Pierce Floyd. Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr.

Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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Kathleen Y. Wales

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ardell Payne

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnnie Regious Ozburn

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lamar Jackson Abbott, Sr.

Mr. Lamar Jackson Abbott, Sr. of McDonough, GA died Wednesday May 19, 2010 at Riverside Healthcare in Covington. He was born on December 30, 1922 in Barnesville, Ga to the late Andrew Jackson and Mittie Barksdale Abbott. Mr. Abbott loved farming and his dogs,especially Toby. He retired from J.M. Clayton Company in 1985 and was a member of I.B.E.W. local 613 for over 60 years. Mr. Abbott was preceded in death by his Wife Mrs. Gladys Daniel Abbott. Mr. Abbott Sr. is survived by; Sons and Daughter-in-law Lamar J. and Lee Ann Abbott Jr., Billy ...

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Judith B. "Judy" Jones

Mrs. Judith B. "Judy" Jones of Covington, GA died Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on October 6, 1928 in Detriot , MI to Olin Steele and Edna Lee Dingler Bohanan. Mrs. Jones worked with Key Realty as a broker for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington. Mrs. Jones is survived by Daughter and Son-in-law Kim and Sigurd Lee of Marietta, Sons and Daughters-in-law Greg and Robin Jones of Valdese North Carolina, Jeff and Rhonda Jones of Hollis, Alaska 14 Grandchildren; Anna and Rob Uniacke, Rachel Lee, Wyatt Lee ...

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Wander

Mrs. Frances Wander of Oxford, GA went home to Jesus while surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 23, 1920 in Rosebud Community of Rockdale County, to the late Andrew MacDonald and Etta Mann Griffin. Mrs. Wander was a longtime member of North Covington United Methodist Church and attended The Church at Covington for many years. Mrs. Wander is survived by Daughters and Sons-in-law; Jeanette Turner of Oxford, Dorothy Jean and Danny Wyatt of Tifton, Shirley and Bruce Pachie of Middletown,California 6 Grandchildren; Gwen Wells, Dawn Malcolm ...

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nancy Elizabeth Jackson

Nancy Elizabeth Jackson, 33, died May 16 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.

May 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Lou Walker

Mrs. Mary Lou Walker of Covington, GA died Monday May 17, 2010 at Walton Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 6, 1923 in Atlanta, GA to James Henry and Fannie Pearl Williams Hutchinson. Mrs. Walker worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Kitchens and Haney Tire Company; she was of Christian faith and a member of Brown Bridge Christian Church and was formerly a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church. Mrs. Walker, known as Honey by those who loved her is survived by; Daughter and Son-in-law Patricia and Rudy Miller of Covington, Sister Louise Kelly of Conyers ...

May 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ed Martin

Mr. Ed Martin of Oxford passed away May 16, 2010 at Newton Medical Center at the age of 64. A life long resident of Newton County, he was born in Covington to the late Ollie Eugene and Mary Alice (Owens) Martin. Mr. Martin purchased City Motors from E.J. Shannon, which he owned and operated for 4 years, and had also owned and operated Pure Oil Station on Hwy. 278 for a number of years. He enjoyed racing go-carts, drag racing and was a member of Georgia Rail. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving with the ...

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Moss

Mary Moss, 91, of Social Circle, died on May 13. She was born in Greenville, Tenn. on March 5, 1919 to the late Walter Ball and the late Lillie Brown Ball. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Elder Albert Clayton Moss, Sr.

May 15, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tony Morris

Tony Morris of Covington passed away Friday, May 14 at his residence. Mr. Morris volunteered for the Covington/Newton County Recreation Department for 15 years and worked for Cleary Exterminating Service. He was a member of The Church at Covington and was known to be the world's greatest napper.

May 15, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marie Walter McConnell

Marie Walter McConnell of Covington, GA died Friday May 14, 2010 at her residence. She was born on April 3, 1919 in Carney's Point, NJ to the late Martin E. and Gerda Victoria Erickson Carlson. She was a life-long member of Covenant United Methodist Church of Springfield, Pa., and local attendant of First United Methodist Church in Covington, Ga. and Crossroads United Methodist Church in Conyers, Ga. She was a teacher and high school Librarian for 42 years. She loved reading all types of literature and writing letters by hand. Until the last few months of her ...

May 15, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James R. Turner, Sr.

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Jane Henderson Garner

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances Johnson Allen

Allen Mrs. Frances Johnson Allen of Brunswick, Ga., formerly of Covington died May 10, 2010. Mrs. Allen was born in Mansfield, Ga. to the late Albert and Annie Wynn Johnson. She was a lifelong resident of Newton County until moving to Brunswick 10 years ago. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington and the Joy Bearers Sunday School Class. She was also a charter member of the Covington Pilot Club, a member of the Eastern Star, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Elkadettes. Mrs. Allen was predeceased by her husband James A. (Jack) Allen ...

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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