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Rev. Cecil W. Dudley

The Rev. Cecil W. Dudley, 89, of Covington, passed away July 7, 2015. Rev. Dudley was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving during World War II. He served the Methodist church, for more than 40 years, locally at Red Oak United Methodist Church, Alcovy United Methodist Church, both in Covington, and Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, in Porterdale. Rev. Dudley devoted his life to the ministry of the Lord, always exemplifying the Christian spirit to everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Elizabeth (Thompson) Dudley; first wife, Grace (Teasley ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes

Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes, of Covington, passed away July 6, 2015, at the age of 77. Mrs. Hughes delivered newspapers for The Journal for nearly 20 years. She liked antiques and enjoyed watching Turner Classic Movies. Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her daughters, Pamela Smith, Leanne Rhine; parents, Dale and Hazel Lantis; and brother, Dale Lantis.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Hall

Mrs. Frances Marie Lantz Hall, age 84, passed away on July 7, 2015. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 AM in Mt. Ararat United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Gardner officiating.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Renea Anglin

Renea Anglin, 74, of Covington, passed away July 2, 2015. She was a very kind and gentle soul who loved and cared deeply for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Anglin; parents, Chester Piper and Elsie Piper Ridling; brother, Tony Piper.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy "Dot" Hooten

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" McIntosh Hooten, age 86, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away July 2, 2015. She was born February 15, 1929 in Jersey, Georgia to William and Mary Higginbotham McIntosh. Mrs. Hooten was a member of the North Covington United Methodist Church, joining in 1954. She worked for Bibb Manufacturing for 45 years and enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers around her home. She was the youngest of 9 children and was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. Mrs. Hooten is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mr. Ed Hooten, along ...

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kenneth McDaniel

Kenneth McDaniel, of Covington, passed away July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. He enjoyed gardening, collecting antique cars and trucks, playing poker, and making wine. Ken also loved to play golf, and will be remembered for his practical jokes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis "Pa Mac" and Bertha "Ma Mac" McDaniel; 4 sisters and 5 brothers.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques of Oxford, passed away June 29, 2015, at the age of 73. He devoted his life to the ministry of his Lord. Dr. Jacques served as the pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, in Covington, for 27 years, but most recently was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. He led church services once a week, for the residents of Riverside Health Care, Merryvale Assisted Living and The Benton House. He enjoyed spending time in his flower garden, but more than anything, he cherished the time he spent with his family. Preceding him in death were his parents ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad, 88, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Eula Conrad (Palmer Stone Elementary School Teacher). He is survived by children Albert Conrad (Michael) of Wichita, Kansas, Celia Theiler of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Daniel Conrad (Lauree) of Cary, North Carolina.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald ‘Don’ Russell Griffin

Donald Russell Griffin "Don", age 82, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born November 11 1932, in Covington County, Alabama to the late Grover Cleveland and Lera Lorene Powell Griffin, the ninth of 11 children.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elzie ‘Ed’ Dees

Elzie (Ed) Dees, of Oxford, passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 85. Ed was born in Douglas. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Ryder Truck Lines with 44 years of service. Ed and Maxine thoroughly enjoyed spending time and being involved with their church group. Ed was also a proud and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge for the past 51 years. He was presently a member with Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis

Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis, 56 of Loganville, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. to the late Bill Harris and Loretta Jamison Harris. Mrs. Monis has lived in the Loganville, GA. area for over 22 years. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother Mike Harris.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gayle F. Jolley

Gayle F. Jolley, of Covington, died peacefully at his home on June 12, 215 at the age of 78.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Otis Harper

Otis Harper, 78 of Covington, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Harper was born in Rutledge, Georgia to the late Archie Frank and Annie Knight Harper. Mr. Harper has lived in the Covington area since 1975 and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church for over 20 years. He proudly served our country for over 20 years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War doing a tour in Thailand. After retiring from the Air Force he served in the Newton County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. Mr. Harper loved the outdoors, collecting knives ...

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


W.R. (Bill) Durden

W.R. (Bill) Durden, 90, of Covington, passed away June 25, 2015. He was born in Walton County, and graduated from Monticello High School, where he was a basketball star. He lived in Covington and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for the past 60 years. He retired from American Mutual Insurance Company, and enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling and spending time with family.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sam Grant

Mr. Sam E. Grant, 89 of Covington, passed away June 23, 2015 at Riverside Nursing Home. Mr. Grant was born in Porterdale to the late George W. and Mae Tuggle Grant and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. He proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force from 1943 to 1951.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Allie Brock Hawkins

Allie Brock Hawkins of Covington, passed away October 29, 2011, at the age of 92. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Hawkins retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company after nearly 38 years of employment. She loved reading, flower gardening, and vegetable gardening. She was an excellent cook, and everyone especially enjoyed her black walnut cake and coconut pies. Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Hawkins; and her parents, William John and Allie (Shewbert) Brock.

October 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


LCpl Aaron Michael Fowler

LCpl Aaron Michael Fowler of Conyers, passed away October 27, 2011, at the age of 19. LCpl Fowler was on reserve status, having served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a 2010 graduate of Salem High School, in Conyers. LCpl Fowler was a black belt, in karate, and enjoyed riding ATV's, running, playing tennis, riding jet skis, traveling, and sky diving.

October 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Head

Kathleen Head of Covington, passed away October 27, 2011, at the age of 56. Ms. Head was a lifelong resident of Newton County, and graduate of Newton County High School. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church; and was employed by the Waffle House for several years. She loved flowers. Ms. Head was preceded in death by her father, Clarence T. Head; and her sister, Carolyn Farnham.

October 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


June Marett Stallings

June Marett Stallings of Covington died October 24, 2011 at the age of 86. She was born in South Carolina to the late Paul Thomas and Ianthe June Casey Marett and was the widow of Jack McDaniel Stallings. June and Jack were married for 27 years and she worked for the Federal Government for 33 years. June enjoyed traveling and volunteering at the Hospital. She was a charter member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.

October 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Lucille Loh

Mildred Lucille Loh of Covington, formerly of Smyrna, TN, passed away October 25, 2011, at the age of 91. Mrs. Loh was a former employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and was a member of Highland Heights Church of Christ, in Smyrna, TN, for more than 40 years. She moved to Covington, in 2009, to be with her daughter and son-in-law, Ceci and Wayne Mullins. Mrs. Loh was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Barnhard Loh; and her parents, James Hershel and Addie Mai Patton.

October 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bobbie Bates Lev

Bobbie Bates Lev, 75, of Covington, passed away Oct. 20. She was born in Covington and, after graduating from Newton County High School in 1955, she moved to Atlanta where she married and raised her family. She returned to Covington in 2002. She retired from the Centers for Disease Control in 1996. Mrs. Lev was preceded in death by parents Laurie Curtis Bates and John Bates, her brother Joe Bates, cousin Janice Grizzard, nephew Michael Dunn and beloved granddaughter Samantha Lynn Armstrong.

October 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert M. Whitley

Mr. Robert M. Whitley, 88, of Covington passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2011. He was born July 10, 1923 in Jersey, Georgia to the late Mason and Lessie Whitley. Mr. Whitley was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and brother. Mr. Whitley loved life and worked until he was 80 years old in the asphalt and paving business that he owned. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Thelma Whitley in 2006.

October 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


H. Grady Hogan

Mr. H. Grady Hogan of Covington died October 22, 2011 at the age of 85. He was born in Madison, GA to the late Henry Grady Sr. and Mary Clair Hawk Hogan and was preceded in death by his wife Marianne Turner Hogan; brothers, W.C. Hogan, James Hogan & sister, Frances Tuell. Grady was a fan of the Atlanta Braves, enjoyed feeding the geese and ducks at Green Valley Farm, working in the yard and traveling. He also enjoyed eating at Henderson's restaurant. Grady loved his pets and spending time with his family and friends as he never met ...

October 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Jean Jacoby

Barbara Jean Jacoby, 78, passed away Oct. 17 following a brief illness. Mrs. Jacoby was the daughter of Martin and Sylvania Faulkner of Snowdoun, Ala. She is preceded in death by her husband Glen Jacoby and her son Dale Jacoby, as well as her brother Martin Faulkner and her sisters Carolyn Bailey and Francis Cutts. Mrs. Jacoby was a long-time resident of Montgomery, Ala., graduating from Sidney Lanier High School in 1951. Following the death of her husband, she devoted her life to raising her children as both mother and breadwinner. When that task was accomplished, she spent her remaining ...

October 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Kelly Aycox

Mary Kelly Aycox passed away October 17, 2011, at her residence in Social Circle. She was 84 years old at the time of her death. Mrs. Aycox's love of baseball came from watching her father and brothers play baseball, and even saw them play in Porterdale. Her love for baseball transferred to the Atlanta Crackers and then the Atlanta Braves. She loved cross-stitching, reading autobiographies and biographies, and hearing stories about her great-grandchildrens' activities. She enjoyed daily phone conversations with her family and friends. Mrs. Aycox was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church in Decatur but attended Covington ...

October 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Aliyah Simone Seaman

Aliyah Simone Seaman, at the tender age 10, passed from this earthly life on Oct. 7. Aliyah, the lively girl with the round face and big eyes, was born on Jan. 3, 2001, in Lewiston, Maine, and grew up in both Maine and Georgia.

October 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joseph T. Overton

Joseph T. Overton of Norcross died Oct. 12. Raised in Thomasville, Mr. Overton was a graduate of Oglethorpe University. He retired from Wells Fargo Bank, formerly First Atlanta.

October 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Margaret Hale

Mrs. Margaret Hale, of Dublin, Georgia formerly of the Covington-Social Circle area passed away Friday, October 14, 2011. She was born December 19, 1921 in Covington to the late Arthur and Minnie Jackson Carroll. Mrs. Hale was a longtime member of Social Circle First Baptist Church, and of the Covington First United Methodist Church. She worked for many years as the secretary to the superintendent of school for the Social Circle City School System.

October 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ann Tempel Blaker

Ann Tempel Blaker of Social Circle, passed away October 12, 2011, at the age of 60. She was an active member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, and taught school in Social Circle. She was involved in women's activities at her church. Mrs. Blaker enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, golfing with her husband and son, and was a member of several different book clubs. In the last year of her life there has been a group of 40 friends, "Ann's Angels", who have visited and helped care for her. Mrs. Blaker is loved, and will be greatly missed ...

October 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martin Hunt Miley

Martin Hunt Miley entered the presence of his Savior and Lord on Monday, October 10, 2011. He was born in Atlanta, GA, April 3, 1951. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry W. Miley, Sr. and Mary Hunt Miley, and parents-in-law, Karl and Marian Wooster.

October 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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