Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her ...
David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.
Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...
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William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.
Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...
SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...
Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.
Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.
Willie Mae Barr Greenwood 91, of Mansfield passed away April 22, 2015 at The Retreat in Monticello. She was born in Monticello, Ga to the late Johnnie and Mammie E. Barr. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Adolph Greenwood, and several brothers and sisters.
Mr. Michael Eugene Luna, 49 of Social Circle, went to be with his heavenly Father April 17, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Michael was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 22, 1965. He is preceded in death by his grandparent's Posey Luna and C.L. and Julie Mullenix and brother Timothy Luna.
Hazel Haggard Cordell, of Covington, passed away April 19, 2015, at the age of 89. Born to Charles and Willie Mae (Parks) Haggard, Hazel attended school in Porterdale. She lived next door to the school and could run home at recess time to get fresh baked sweet potatoes, one for the teacher and one for herself. This was a happy time for her. An employee of Scientific Atlanta, she wired the first printed circuit board ever to be wired in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her children, John Robert Russell and Jackquelyn Ann Russell.
Mrs. Mary Will Jolly Carmichael, age 94, of Rome, died at a local hospital Sunday April 12, 2015.
Ms. Sara B. Stubbs passed away on April 9, 2015. She was born in Newton County on June 16, 1927. She was a lifelong resident of Covington.
Kurt Hester passed away on Saturday September 3, 2011. He was born on August 25, 1988 and was a lifelong resident of Covington. He was a 2006 graduate of Eastside High School where he was active in youth sports and clubs. He attended Georgia College and State University. He is the son of the late Billy Hester, Jr., grandson of the late Billy Hester, and grandson on the late Carl E. Calender.
E.R. Sammons of Oxford, passed away September 5, 2011, at the age of 84. Mr. Sammons was a faithful member of The Baptist Tabernacle, and enjoyed gospel music concerts. He was a technical and mechanical innovator; and a great auto mechanic. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching NASCAR, and even enjoyed drag racing when he was younger. Mr. Sammons loved his family dearly, and was an excellent grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethan Ramey and Annie Rooney (McWaters) Sammons.
Mr. Mike Watts, age 46, of Monticello passed away September 1, 2011. He was born March 11, 1965 to Tony and Vicki Adams Watts who survive him in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike grew up in the Atlanta area and moved to Jackson, GA where he was a 1983 graduate of Jackson High School and he was member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. He served as an EMT and Paramedic in Dekalb and Newton Counties and was a Team Leader and Certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher for the Covington-Newton County Communications Center. Currently, Mike had become the Coordinator for a newly formed ...
Mrs. Sarah Maddox Belcher died Aug. 28. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George (Minnie) Maddox, she was born in 1937, the youngest of 12 children. She was raised and educated in Newton County, graduating from Washington Street School and joining St. Paul AME Church at an early age. She was employed at Sodexo (Oxford College Dining Hall) for 43 years. She wed Mr. Carey Belcher in 1956 and recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by siblings Cleo Maddox, Ethel Maddox, Essie Pearl Maddox, George Maddox Jr., Charlie Maddox, Mozell Maddox and John ...
Mr. George Richard "Dick" Wilson, age 77, of Oxford formerly of Conyers passed away August 24, 2011. He was born July 28, 1934 to the late Robert Oliver and Marie Schweiger Wilson in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Wilson was a manufactures representative working for Child Craft Industries until his retirement. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, a private pilot and a loving family man. Mr. Wilson not only enjoyed spending time with his family he loved it, he enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his sons and grandchildren, he was in the truest form a loving devoted husband ...
Doris Haggard Hatchell of Covington, GA (Newton County) died August 27, 2011, at the age of 89. She was the daughter of the late Charles W., Sr. and Mozelle Haggard and the widow of the late Carl Bernard Hatchell, Jr. who was a retired U. S. Navy Officer. Doris was a former resident of Porterdale, GA., Portsmouth, VA., and Jacksonville, FL. She was a member of the Porterdale Baptist Church and also a member of the Order Of the Eastern Starr, Chapter No. 35, in Cocoa, FL. Doris worked as a Master Cosmetologist for over twenty years, in Covington as ...
Mr. Jeremy Shane McCullers of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Covington, died August 25, 2011 at the age of 37. Shane was a Chef who loved cooking, fishing and grilling the catch. A Georgia Tech fan, he loved the fall so he could watch football. He enjoyed time at the beach and spending time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Diane McCullers and grandmother Bernice Webb.
Mr. Bobby Eugene Martin age 80 of Covington passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011. He was born October 13, 1930 in Newton County Georgia to the late David W. and Pearl (Smallwood) Martin. Bob retired as Captain from the City of Covington Fire Department in 1993. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Covington and Victory Baptist Church in Vienna. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.
Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Charles "Charlie" Johnston, 96, of Mansfield passed away at Riverside Health Care Center, August 22, 2011. He was a graduate of Tech High in Atlanta. Col. Johnston was a member of the 8th Air Force, serving as a navigator and bombardier in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was the navigator for the lead plane of the first mass Trans Atlantic flight of the B47, and a member of the Strategic Air Command. He was a decorated officer, retiring after 30 years of service. Charlie then began a career in human resources for the State of ...
Mrs. Kate C. King, age 94, of Covington passed away August 23, 2011. She was born August 13, 1917 to the late Earl F. and Lena Green Cooper in Newton County Georgia. Mrs. King was a member of Covington First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Howard Lee King, her sisters Mrs. Ruby Nell Gross and Mrs. Lillian Prather and a brother Mr. Jack Cooper. Mrs. King is survived by her Sister Mrs. Hilda C. Green of Atlanta, Close Friends Sue and Bill Hodges of Mansfield and many Nieces and Nephews.
The family of Harold Earl Womack of Porterdale, GA is sad to announce the death of their beloved son, father, and brother. He was born on August 6, 1971 in Covington, GA to James and Sandra Thompson Womack. He was a self-employed carpenter being talented to do any kind of construction work. One of his hobbies was being an artist and enjoyed drawing and painting various things.
Hardy Morgan (Buck) Smith, 71, of Covington ended a courageous six year battle with cancer Aug. 5, 2011. Buck was born Jan. 14, 1940, to Sara (Ethell) and Hester Moore Smith of Birmingham, Ala.
Dan Partee, passed away August 18, 2011, at his residence in Covington. He was 80 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Partee was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Jewel (Pannell) Partee.
Catherine L. VanderPloeg of Covington, passed away August 17, 2011, at the age of 100. Mrs. VanderPloeg, along with her late husband, Cornelius, served the Lord as missionaries. Mrs. VanderPloeg specifically led and taught the ladies she met during her missions. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker; and enjoyed sewing and making draperies. She is loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. VanderPloeg was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Cornelius VanderPloeg; daughter, Barbara Pickett; and her parents, Burr DeForrest and Edith (Baker) Vail.