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Mrs. Ethel Jolley

Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen of Covington, Ga, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 45. Matt enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and being outside. He was very interested in the history of our military and watching military related TV shows. Matt had a passion for playing his guitar and listening to music. He adored spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, Verna and Lawney Hansen; grandfather, George Sabol.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Peggy M. Davis

Peggy M. Davis of Covington passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy Ellen KcKnight Blackshear

Our beloved Dorothy Ellen Mcknight Blackshear was born July 29, 1935 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Carlton (Bessie Kate Brewer) McKnight, Sr. She was one of nine children and was preceded in death by four brothers (Arbie, Carlton, Jr., Charlie and Arthur Mcknight) and two sisters (Gennie Munford and Pearlie Adams).

January 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anna Mary Hutchison Senn

At 90 years of age, and after a full life, Anna Mary Hutchison Senn died on December 21, 2014. Born in Baltimore on December 17, 1924 she was the daughter of Edward N. and Alice "Peggy" (nee Blottenberger) Hutchison.

January 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Steve Temples

Steve Temples of Covington, passed away January 7, 2015, at the age of 67. Steve worked in the construction industry his entire life and was very passionate about his work. He and his wife, Linda, enjoyed traveling, and made lots of memorable snow skiing trips. Additionally, he enjoyed showing Western Pleasure horses and riding his Harley. Steve cherished his family dearly and especially adored all three of his girls.

January 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Browning

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

January 09, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Annie Grace Smith

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

January 09, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Yahana Livingston Henderson

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

January 09, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Terry Armistead

Terry Armistead, of Covington, passed away January 7, 2015, at the age of 62. A hard worker, Terry worked at Mobil Chemical for 20 years and was a tow truck driver with B & H Wrecker Service. Loving husband, Daddy, and Poppie, he adored spending time with his family. Terry never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Mae Mitchell Durden; father, Floyd Armistead; birth mother, Alice Mitchell Bales; and grandson, Zacharia Markus Dial.

January 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ann Brewer

Ann Brewer, of Covington, passed away January 2, 2015, at the age of 85. She was born August 20, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She spent her entire life serving others, and was especially known for her work on behalf of those suffering from cystic fibrosis.

January 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rebecca (Bec) Ballard Hunter

Rebecca Ballard Hunter (Bec), 93, of Oxford passed away peacefully at Abbey Hospice of Social Circle on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

January 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jeffery Keith Broxton

Jeffery Keith Broxton, Sr., of Covington, passed away January 4, 2015, at the age of 56. Jeff was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Eatonton, until his sickness prohibited from attending. He supported all church activities, but missions were closest to his heart. Once diagnosed with ALS, Jeff's main focus was leading as many people to Christ, as possible. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather, who was a dedicated family man and always cared more about his family and friends than himself. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, David C. Broxton, Sr.

January 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Virgil Young Cook Eady, Jr.

Virgil Young Cook Eady, Jr. passed away at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 2, 2015. He was born at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 8, 1935. Mr. Eady was a fifth generation resident of Oxford, Georgia, and a fourth generation graduate of Emory University. As a youth, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and reached the rank of Eagle Scout. He also worked as a lifeguard and waterfront director at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega, Georgia, in the summers of 1953-55. In 1956, he served as president of the North Georgia Methodist Youth ...

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Della Astin Kitchens

Della Astin Kitchens, 93, of Porterdale, passed away peacefully January 2, 2015. Della was an active member of Porterdale Baptist Church prior to her declining health. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing after 35 years of service and was member and past president of Porterdale Woman's Club. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. She lived a very full life and was deeply loved by her family and many friends, who will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Carl Kitchens; great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth and Abe Hopkins; sister, Sallie ...

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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William H. Kay III

William H. Kay III died on May 5 at 10:55 in the morning at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He fought a very brave and difficult battle. At his death he was surrounded by his wife, Maria Granito-Kay, his daughter Valerie Kay (Graham), his son William H. Kay IV and his sister Norah Burnes. Mr. Kay was 68 years old.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Don Vallee Barnes

Don Vallee Barnes, 80, of Covington, moved on to heaven May 8. The son of Horace Benton Barnes Sr. and Emma Curtis Barnes, he was born in 1930. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he served proudly in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 30 years service as an electronic equipment specialist at Warner Robins AFB. Mr. Barnes was predeceased by his sister Emogene B. Daniel.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James (Jimmy) Nathaniel White, Jr.

James (Jimmy) Nathaniel White, Jr., of Covington, passed away May 9, 2011, at the age of 50. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, traveling, billiards, and Nascar racing. Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was preceded in death by his father, James Nathaniel White, Sr.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anna Maria Hobson

Anna Maria Hobson of Social Circle, passed away April 21, 2011, at the age of 88. She enjoyed reading, walking, playing scrabble, meeting new people, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Hobson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hobson; son, William Peter Hobson; twin sister, Helen Kezi; and her parents.

May 10, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walker Pierce Campbell

Walker Pierce Campbell of Covington, GA passed away on May 8, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. He was born on November 26, 1933 in Covington as the second son of the late Margaret and Pat Campbell. Walker (or "Snort" as he was affectionately known by family & friends) graduated from Newton County High School in 1952, where he was a football player for the Rams and was an Eagle Scout. He went to Georgia Institute of Technology, returning home in 1955 to manage Campbell Lumber Company for his father and raise his young family. He continued his studies, and in 1965 received ...

May 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Muree Geiger

Geiger

May 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Evelyn Marie Jones

Evelyn Marie Jones of Covington, passed away May 5, 2011, at the age of 82. She graduated from Monticello High School. Mrs. Jones was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church, in Covington. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Fred Julius Jones; parents, Charles Velma, Sr., and Elizabeth Pearl (Layson) Cunard; sisters, Marjorie Kersey, Sara Jones; daughter-in-law, Rita Gheesling Jones.

May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ruby Ellis

Ellis

May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Dunevent

Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Dunevent, 64, of Covington died Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. She was born July 12, 1946 in Rome, GA to the late Marshall Leonard and Clara Mae Heath Adams. Mrs. Dunevent was of the Baptist faith and attended Solid Rock Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, crocheting and was the best cook in the country.

May 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara “Genie” Lemonds

Sara "Genie" Lemonds, 43, of Monroe, died on April 30. The daughter of Gene Lemonds and Sara Lemonds, she was born in Covington in 1967.

May 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lorene “Sister” Scott

Martha Lorene "Sister" Scott, 100, died on April 28. She was born in Walton County on May 11, 1910, to the late Robert Leonard Thompson, and the late Dora Louvenia Irwin Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Frank Vernon Scott; sisters, the late Christine Weldon, the late Dorothy Williamson, the late Mildred Bentley, the late Elaine Owens, the late Dora Mae Owens; and brother, the late Howard Thompson.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bobbye Maddox Cawthon

Bobbye Maddox Cawthon, 84, of Jackson, died April 29 at the Abby Hospice in Social Circle. She had been residing at Autumn Village Assisted Living Center in Jackson. She was born in Butts County, in 1927 one of 11 children of Glenn C. and Leila Mason Maddox. She was wife of the late John Curry Cawthon. Mrs. Cawthon was a secretary for Eastern Air Lines for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Covington.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Roy (Bill) Aiken, Jr.

William Roy Aiken Jr. (Bill) died peacefully with his family on April 29, 2011. He was born in Covington, GA on May 31, 1928. He was the only child of W. Roy Aiken and Florrie Aiken of Covington. Bill attended Heard Mixon School as a young child and later graduated with a M.S. degree from University of Georgia. He also attended Abraham Baldwin doing his undergraduate studies. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1986 achieving the rank of Colonel. He later went on to teach 5th grade at Heard Mixon Elementary school where he retired again ...

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


William C. Johnston

William C. Johnston, 84, of Covington, passed away April 29, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Johnston served in the U.S. Army, worked as a forklift driver at Ace Hardware in Conyers, and at the Army Distribution Center in Conley. He enjoyed fishing, storytelling, and spending time with his church family at Lovejoy United Methodist Church. He was a devoted husband, father and friend to many. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sara Frances (Dial) Johnston, daughter, Debbie Johnston, and parents, Lurline and George W. Johnston.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


William (Billy) Moran Hendricks Jr.

William (Billy) Moran Hendricks Jr., 67, of Commerce, died April 25 at Northridge Medical Center, Commerce. Born in Atlanta, he was the son of the late William M. Hendricks Sr. and Beatrice Wood Hendricks.

April 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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