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Mary Elizabeth Ward

Mary Elizabeth Ward of Covington, passed away July 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Wood County, Ohio, December 15, 1924, to the late Earl and Mary Leatherman, she was the 7th of 15 children. In 1946, Mrs. Ward graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio, then furthered her education at Midwifery Course in Hayden, Kentucky, where she graduated in 1953. She worked as a visiting nurse for several years in Toledo, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Ward converted to Christianity, in 1947, at a Youth for Christ meeting. In 1951, she graduated from ...

July 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Cheikh Sharif Roderick Warner

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

July 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Carrie Lee Jones

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

July 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Sara Elizabeth King

Sara Elizabeth King of Covington, passed away July 18, 2015, at the age of 82. She was a quick witted, one-of- a-kind, generous lady. Mrs. King dearly loved spending time with her close-knit family. In addition, she enjoyed her beautiful flowers, doing yardwork and watching all sports. Mrs. King was a long-time member of Stewart Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll King; parents, Vernon and Opal Moore; sister, Patricia Pittman; and brother, Charles H. Moore.

July 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Vernie Dyer

Vernie Dyer of Covington, passed away July 16, 2015, at the age of 88. A very Godly woman, she lived her life serving Him, and was recently honored as the Senior Mother of The Church at Covington. She cherished time spent with her family and was proud of all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dyer loved fellowship with people, and in return people adored being around her. She was a talented seamstress, enjoyed cooking, but it was her flowers that brought her great joy.

July 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Edward Gibbs

James Edward Gibbs, age 51, of Hillsboro, Georgia, died Monday, July 13, 2015, at his residence.

July 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Annie Lee Hewell Denny

Annie Lee (Wawa) Hewell Denny, of Covington, passed away July 14, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born February 18, 1921, in Porterdale to the late Bert and Callie Mooney Hewell, who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Denny, affectionately known by all as Wawa, enjoyed her dolls, her friends, but most of all she loved her family. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing and was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Denny was a resident of Dream Catcher Farm Assisted Living Home in Jackson. Preceding her in death were her ...

July 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Samuel 'Rosco' Johnson

Samuel "Rosco" Johnson, 48 of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at home. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Jack Johnson and Wilma Johnson. Mr. Johnson was also preceded in death by his brother Jackie Roy Johnson, Jr.

July 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Terry Moody

Mr. Charles Terry Moody, age 68, of Zebulon passed away Tuesday, July 7, at the Molena Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born June 11, 1947, son of the late Rev. Charles L. and Betty Davis Moody. He graduated from Newton County High School in 1966, and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1969. Before beginning his career in funeral service he worked for the Atlanta Fire Department. He was a funeral director for J. Cowan Whitley Funeral Home in Douglasville, Haisten's Funeral Home in Jackson, and Tapp Funeral Home in Buford. In 1975, he opened Terry ...

July 08, 2015 | Associated Press | OBITS


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


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Margaret F. Thompson

Margaret F. Thompson of Oxford, GA died Wednesday September 21, 2011 at Hospice Atlanta. She was born on November 27, 1926 in Rosemont, WV to the late Roy and Anna Hyson Fox.

September 22, 2011 | Wheeler Funeral | OBITS


Dr. Walter A. "Beau" Beaumont, III

Dr. Walter A. "Beau" Beaumont, III, of Conyers, passed away September 19, 2011, at the age of 59 following an extended illness. The son of the late Walter A. Beaumont, Jr., and Virginia Wayne Beaumont, Beau was born in Atlanta on December 30, 1951. He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years, Susan (Lott) Beaumont, and children, Brittany Virginia Beaumont, Walter A. "Bret" Beaumont, IV, Yvonne Hoang, as well as one grandchild, Jonah. Other surviving family members include Covington resident, Virginia (Hooten) Lott, mother-in-law; and brother, Tucker Beaumont and his wife, Cathy, of Bent Mountain, VA; sister, Natalie Beaumont-Teel ...

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Quillian Elijah "Junior" Reagin

Quillian Elijah "Junior" Reagin passed away, at home, Sunday, September 18, 2011, surrounded by his wife and children after battling Parkinson's for 6 years.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rufus Wilson Jackson

Rufus Wilson Jackson of Covington, GA died Wednesday September 14, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on February 13, 1933 in Social Circle, GA to Maylon and Clifford Mae Swords Jackson. He was a member of the Covington Elks Club, Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge and was retired from Lithonia Lighting. He loved Nascar Racing and watching his great grandchildren play sports.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alice Wilkerson

Alice Wilkerson, 64, of Grayson, passed away on Sept. 10.

September 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deane Stapp Smith

Deane Stapp Smith of Covington passed away Sept. 11. Survivors include her daughters Kelley Hall of Conyers, Kimberleigh Gebhardt of Panama City, Fla.; grandsons Samuel Hall and Riley Hall; sisters Janice Queen of Covington and Treasey Johnston of Monroe; as well as several nieces and nephews.

September 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlotte E. Crane

Mrs. Charlotte E. Crane, 67 of Covington passed away September 10, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Crane was born in Forsyth, GA to the late George and Daisy Gordon Myers. She drove a school bus in DeKalb County for 28 years and is a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Covington. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mildred Kitchens Watkins

Mrs. Mildred Kitchens Watkins, age 94, a longtime resident of Oxford passed away September 10, 2011. She was born March 4, 1917 in Atlanta, GA to the late Thomas Watson and Ida Mae Wiley Kitchens. Mrs. Watkins was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She was predeceased by her husband of 71 years Mr. Wilburn Watkins, her daughter, Juanita Watkins George and her granddaughter, Tina George Carter.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joyce L. Sorrell

Mrs. Joyce L. Sorrell passed away peacefully at her home in Oxford, Thursday, September 8, 2011. She was born in Atlanta, GA on February 24, 1933. She was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Joyce enjoyed watching NASCAR, and the Atlanta Braves; she loved hummingbirds, was a wonderful cook, and loved spending time with her family. Mrs. Sorrell was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Sorrell, daughter, Evelyn (Lynn) Daniel, and her parents, Leland L. and Elizabeth Lee Milam.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. David O'Neal Boothe

Mr. David O'Neal Boothe, age 71, a longtime resident of Covington passed away September 7, 2011 at his residence. He was born December 15, 1939 in Clopton, Alabama to the late Leamon O. and Addie Mae Lisenby Boothe. Mr. Boothe was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle and was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He was a retired truck driver retiring for AAA Cooper. Mr. Boothe was preceded in death by his Wife, Bonnie Boothe, Daughter, Joy Lynn Boothe and his Son Michael Boothe.

September 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Patricia C. Malone

Mrs. Patricia C. Malone, age 82, of Covington passed away September 5, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born June 10, 1929 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Edgar O. and Mary Raper Culbertson. Mrs. Malone loved to travel, read and was a great bowler teaching many members of her family to bowl. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael O'Neal Malone and her granddaughter, Angie Marie Watson.

September 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Kurt Hester

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.

September 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


E.R. Sammons

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.

September 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mike Watts

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 ...

September 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Maddox Belcher

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 ...

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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