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Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Lou Wolf Morris

Betty Lou Wolf Morris, 69, of Covington, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Morris was born to the late Joseph and Lulumae Craig Wolf in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Morris worked at the Georgia Department of Agriculture for 12 years. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, and spoiling her grandchildren.

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ricky Gray

Ricky Gray of Covington, passed away March 19, 2015, at the age of 52. Ricky and his wife, Donna, shared a very special love for each other. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and son, he was respected by all who knew him. Ricky was a very patient, kind and genuine person. He loved animals and had a special way with them. Ricky will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Gray, Sr.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Loyd

Sara N. Loyd of Covington, passed away March 18, 2015, at the age of 80. Mrs. Loyd was a member of Stewart Baptist Church for over 60 years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, they have toured all 50 states together. Mrs. Loyd's favorite state to visit was South Dakota, but she also enjoyed going to Las Vegas, Alabama and Mississippi for entertainment. She had a special bond with her grandson, Wil, teaching him to drive, going to lunch and shopping. Additionally, she enjoyed watching and cheering for her granddaughter, Tamela, as she played fast-pitch softball. She was preceded ...

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Eugene Webb

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 18, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Faye A. Morris

Mrs. Faye A. Morris, age 81, of Maysville, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Southern Pines. Mrs. Morris was born in Newton County. She was an active member of Commerce First United Methodist Church and was retired from Avon.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Ann Wilcox

Barbara Ann Wilcox of Covington, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 66. Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, and enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoyed going to the beach, and listening to the ebb and flow of the tide. Her favorite pastime was reading murder mysteries. She was preceded in death by her son, Adam Wilcox; and her parents, Fred and Emma (Bollegar) Moran.

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martin Burton

Mr. Martin Burton, 74, of Covington passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. He was born March 31, 1940 in Lynch Station, Virginia to Charles Harrison and Jenny Hargis Burton who have preceded him in death. Mr. Burton was a graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He married Jean Brown on December 21, 1963. He worked for and retired from Hercules, a career spanning thirty years. On the first Sunday that Martin and Jean lived in Covington they visited the First Baptist Church and instantly knew they had found a church home. With ...

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Delores “Dee” Gudgen

Delores "Dee" Gudgen of Covington, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 67. She enjoyed hunting for antiques, flower and vegetable gardening, canning vegetables and traveling to the beach and fishing with her husband. Dee was very artistic and creative, and she will be remembered for her imaginative care packages. She treasured pictures of her family as they were her priority. Dee was cherished by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew C. Bennett and Freda Farmer; sister, Yvonne Evans.

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mabel A. Bone

Mabel A. Bone of Rutledge, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 95. She loved to spend time in her yard tending to her flowers. Additionally, she enjoyed traveling, sewing, quilting, and playing the organ. Mrs. Bone will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Bone; parents, Elisha and Annie Studdard Allen; grandson, Kevin A. Bone; brother, Rev. Robert Allen.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louise Biggers Schell

Mrs. Louise Biggers Schell, age 94, of Covington passed away March 11, 2015. She was born January 6, 1921 in the Eudora community of Newton County to Josiah Newton and Nancy Bowden Banks. Mrs. Schell is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Carol Ann Biggers of Covington her daughter and son-in-law, Hilda and Jerry Prosser of Mansfield her grandchildren; Doug and Terri Biggers, Ann and Marshall McCart, Beth and Todd Nolan, Susie Holder, Chip and Alexis Prosser and Becky and Darrell Smallwood along with 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She retired from Newton Medical Center after ...

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Constance Graves

Constance Graves, 77 years old of Covington, died March 8, 2015 at Abby Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mr. Dewey Cason

Mr. Dewey Cason, of Oxford passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 10, 2011. He was born May 31, 1925 in Oxford to the late Charles A. and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason. Mr. Cason was a lifelong resident of Oxford and was a member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church where he served faithful as an elder and member until his death. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy serving during World War II. Mr. Cason retired from Snapping Shoals EMC after 35 years of service.

July 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dennis Spencer Seagraves

Dennis Spencer Seagraves, 52, of Covington, died on July 5. The son of Mary Frances Harden Seagraves and the late Clifford Edward Seagraves, Spencer was born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1958.

July 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Roger Simpson

Charles Roger Simpson of Covington, passed away July 8, 2011, at the age of 68. Mr. Simpson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served as a hospital corpsman from 1961-1965. He was a 1961 graduate of Newton County High School; and retired, from Bellsouth, after 35 years of dedicated service. Mr. Simpson was active in Jaycees and the VFW. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, and enjoyed Nascar racing. Mr. Simpson spent most of his adult life in Palm Beach, FL; but returned to the Cartersville/Calhoun area, in 2003, and to Covington in 2008. He ...

July 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Monty Alexander Miller

Monty Alexander Miller of Covington, passed away July 3, 2011, at the age of 43. He enjoyed fishing, repairing and painting cars and motorcycles, going to the races, and riding out in the country roads with family. He was a loving and devoted son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Franklin Miller, Sr., and his brother, Robert Franklin Miller, Jr.

July 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Harold "Andy" Anderson, Jr.

John Harold "Andy" Anderson, Jr. of Oxford, passed away June 30, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was 76 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Anderson, affectionately known as Buck, enjoyed being a "Ride-Along" with the Newton County Sheriff's Department. He also enjoyed family karaoke, as well as collecting guns and art. Mr. Anderson had a wonderful sense of humor and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Ann (Trump) Anderson and parents, John Harold Anderson, Sr., and ...

July 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Reneé Meadors Hansen

Reneé Meadors Hansen, 56, of Watkinsville, GA, passed away June 28, 2011, at her mother's home after a long illness. Reneé was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up in Covington, GA. She graduated from Newton County High School and continued her education at the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design. She thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, in Conyers; and was also active at the First United Methodist Church, in Athens, as her health permitted ...

June 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackson Barnett “J.B.” Stokes

Jackson Barnett "J.B." Stokes, 82, of Douglasville, passed away June 24. A native of Atlanta, Mr. Stokes had lived in Paulding County for the past 11 years. He retired from Southern Bell after over 40 years of employment and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He was an avid hunter, and belonged to the Ridge Road Hunting Club, and he attended Sweetwater Baptist Church.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha “Pety” Williams Hawkin

Martha "Pety" Williams Hawkins, 77, of Covington, passed away June 27 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Hawkins loved to read the Bible. She enjoyed talking to friends and was always selflessly willing to help others. Mrs. Hawkins loved to watch TV and had a special love for animals.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sara "Nick" Mercer Prosser

Mrs. Sara "Nick" Mercer Prosser, 93 of Covington passed away June 27, 2011. She was born July 24, 1917 in Monticello, GA to the late Grover Cleveland and Maude Steadham Mercer. Mrs. Prosser was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother. She was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was the President of the WMU. Mrs. Prosser retired from teaching having taught at East Newton and Mansfield Elementary Schools. She was also a member of the local AARP Chapter. Mrs. Prosser was preceded in death by her Husband Mr. Charles ...

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Virginia Raynor "Jenny" Bond

Mrs. Virginia Raynor "Jenny" Bond of Covington passed away June 25, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born July 11, 1949 in Shelby, North Carolina to the late Mr. Bruce Raynor and her mother Mrs. Coleen Dorsey Raynor who survives her. Mrs. Bond grew up in Decatur, GA and was a 1967 graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School; she has lived for the last 40 years in the Conyers and Covington areas. Mrs. Bond worked for 30 years with the State Department of Transportation in Atlanta and retired in 2008. She attended First Baptist Church of Covington and Lakepoint ...

June 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackie M. Johnson

Jackie M. Johnson of Covington, passed away June 23, 2011, at the age of 60. Mrs. Johnson was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She is loved, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. and Frances (McCommons) Mathews.

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Lyda Beard Heard

Mrs. Louise Lyda Beard Heard of Covington, passed away on June 17, 2011 at the age of 97. She was born the second daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. L.M. Lyda in Walhalla, South Carolina on May 29, 1914, and had been a resident of Newton County for 76 years. Mrs. Heard was a retired bookkeeper, and a loyal and faithful member of Oxford Baptist Church until her health prevented her attendance. She is preceded in death by her two husbands, Robert P. Beard in 1959 and Felton Wilson Head in April 1998; dear step-son, Marine Sgt. Claude B ...

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas (Tom) S. Brown, Sr.

Thomas (Tom) S. Brown, Sr., of Oxford, passed away June 22, 2011, at the age of 85. Mr. Brown was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and retired from General Motors after several years of dedicated service. Mr. Brown served as Past Master of the Oglethorpe Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lucia (Bulfin) Brown.

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tommy Lee Millwood, Sr.

Tommy Lee Millwood, Sr., of Covington, passed away at his home, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the age of 71.

June 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Paul Adams, Jr.

Georgia lost one of her favorite sons and most devoted advocates when Paul Adams, Jr., 87, died on June 19, 2011, after a long battle with heart disease. Born on January 13, 1924, to Paul and Dessa Adams in the rural Newton County community of Dixie, Mr. Adams was the third of four children. He was among the students at Mansfield High School that helped to build the school's gymnasium - it has since burned down - where he and his older brother, J.W., played and were a part of Mansfield's championship basketball team. He served four years in ...

June 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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