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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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Willie Fred Hudson

Mr. Willie Fred Hudson died April 11 at Newton Medical Center. The son of Mary Hudson and the late Mr. Eddie Hudson Jr., he was born in 1950 in Rockdale County. Mr. Hudson was raised and educated in Newton County and attended Newton County High School. He retired from the city of Covington after 30 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed listening to old school music. When he was not working, you would find him at home watching westerns and wrestling. He always had a Bible with him. Mr. Hudson will be remembered as a loving and caring person whose ...

April 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Ann Ryefield

April 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tilmon Lewis Moss

Mr. Tilmon Lewis Moss age 88 of Oxford died Sunday, April 25, 2010. He was born in Copper Hill, Tennessee on October 15, 1921 to the late Sylvester and Hattie (Powell) Moss. He moved to Oxford from Atlanta 38 years ago. He was of the Baptist faith, and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He really enjoyed fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife: Annie C. Moss, son: Tilmon Moss, Jr., granddaughter: Brandie N. Ellis. Mr. Moss is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Frank and Judy Moss of Houston, Texas; daughter and son-in-law: Freddie ...

April 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Harry Shaw

Robert Harry Shaw, 61, passed away quietly at his Covington home April 14. The son of Elsworth William "Bill" and Constant "Joan" Shaw, he was born in 1948 in Phoenix, Ariz. He served his country proudly for 20 years in the United States Air Force. He was also a corrections officer for the Georgia Department of Corrections until 2006.

April 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Glenn L. (Bud) Dennison

April 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Ralph Henderson

April 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Chris Costley

Mr. Chris Costley, 59, of Decatur, passed away on April 21. He was preceded in death by parents Virgil Costley Sr. and Urlene Blankenship Costley. Mr. Costley was born in 1951 in Conyers. He was a 1969 graduate of Newton County High School and attended West Georgia College and also Emory of Oxford College. He worked in retail merchandise as a clerk in Buckhead.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edwin "Big Ed" Smith

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Geneva Neely (Bentley) Monk

MONK Mrs. Geneva Neely (Bentley) Monk age 82, of Covington died on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. She was born in Newton County on December 31, 1927 to the late Doctor Means and Emily (Neely) Bentley. Mrs. Monk worked for HUD for twenty two years. She loved to cook and sew. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Monk was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church and Grace Covenant Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Julian Bentley and Brasher Bentley; sister: Mary Wright. Mrs. Monk is survived by her husband: Leonard Rodney Monk of Covington ...

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joann Bellew Restivo

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Joseph "CJ" Parker

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tennyson L. Knight

April 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dolores A. Jones

April 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie R. Saxton Jr.

Mr. Willie R. Saxton Jr. died April 10. The son of Mrs. Lizzie Hawk Saxton and the late Mr. Willie R. Saxton Sr., he was born in 1949 in Newton County. He graduated from R. L. Cousins High School in 1967. A very dedicated employee, Mr. Saxton worked at Dan River and PACTIV for several years. He joined Saint Paul A.M.E. Church at an early age and faithfully served until his death. Mr. Saxton was a proud member of the Senior Usher Board, a position he cherished. He devoted a lot of time to that position; in fact ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cary W. Belcher Jr.

Mr. Cary W. Belcher Jr., "Pete," died April 13 at Riverside Nursing Home. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cary (Hattie) Belcher Sr., he was born in 1939, the youngest of eleven siblings. He attended public schools in Newton County and joined Union Grove United Methodist church at an early age. Later, he moved his membership to Saint Paul A.M.E. where he enjoyed attending Sunday services and senior citizen activities. He was a faithful member until his health declines. Mr. Belcher worked for Williams Brothers Lumber Company for several years as an odd job maintenance worker ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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