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.
Geraldine James of Covington, passed away July 29, 2011, at the age of 71. She enjoyed singing, playing the bass guitar, and making contributions to various organizations. Mrs. James was an excellent home maker, and loved taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Lee and Irene (Sanders) Herring; son, Ronnie G. James; one sister and four brothers.
Mike Morgan of Newborn, passed away July 29, 2011, at the age of 48. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Evelyn (Huff) Morgan; grandparents, Clifford and Mary Morgan; and sister, Angela Ruth Morgan.
Ms. Linda D. Saxton Smith died July 26. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clary (Ruby Stanley) Saxton, she was born in Bamberg, S.C., in 1952. The family moved to Georgia in 1956, and at an early age Ms. Smith joined Bethlehem Baptist Church in Covington. She was a dedicated employee of ISS (International Storage Systems) for many years until her health declined. Ms. Smith was a thoughtful, caring and loving person. She was there for everyone in his or her time of need. She loved entertaining, planning family gatherings, fishing, dancing and singing.
Mr. Arthur L. "Boopie" Brown died July 24. The son of Mollie Byrd Brown and the late Robert Sanders Brown, he was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1946. He was preceded in death by sister Geraldine "Pat" Hull. Mr. Brown was raised in Covington and attended R. L. Cousins High School and was a member of Livingston Chapel CME Church and the United Praise Christian Center. He was employed by Charles Flowers Trucking, RMK Trucking and the city of Covington. Mr. Brown enjoyed being a member of the Outback Blues Band, the Slow Rollers Social Club and the Wind Jammers ...
Mrs. Dianne K. Hickly, age 64, of Covington passed away July 23, 2011. She was born in Atlanta, GA on March 1, 1947 to the late Clarence Nolan and Katie Mae Boyd Kendall. Mrs. Hickly was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, The Sizzlin Red Hat Mama's and a member of the Sorority Beta Sigma Phi, XI EPISLON LAMBDA. Mrs. Hickly was also very active, along with her husband in the GWRRA, Chapter A and together the Hickly's were the Past Couple of the Year 2010 and Current Couple of the Year of the District for ...
Mrs. Ella T. Freeman of Covington, Georgia died Sunday, July 25, 2011 at her residence. She was born on February 22, 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Sadie and David Terry. She worked as a secretary at Fire Insurance Company for 15 years.
James Marvin Robertson of Covington, GA died Sunday July 24, 2011 at his residence. He was born on August 11, 1921 in Lithonia, GA to James Homer and Katie Lou Shumate Robertson.
Marshall, Dr. Louie Frances Woodward: Entered into rest at age 89 on July 16, 2011, in Covington, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Marshall, her parents, Lucius Lamar Woodward and Louie Fenn Woodward, two brothers, Lamar Fenn Woodward and Ray Woodward, and one sister, Elizabeth Woodward Bradley.
Roslyn Brown "Little Bit" Tudor, 83, passed away on July 15, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Tudor had spent the previous year at Riverside Healthcare Center, after having previously resided at Autumn Village in Jackson, Georgia. A retiree of Martin Marietta, (now Lockheed-Martin), she is survived by her husband of 63 years, Linwood Tudor of Jackson, Georgia; sons Jim Tudor and daughter-in-law Sandra Tudor of Newborn, GA, Charles Tudor of Redington Shores, Florida and Jeff Tudor and daughter-in-law Lee Tudor of Winter Garden, Florida, as well as 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Sarah Amanda (Manda) Dodd of Covington, died July 17, 2011, at the age of 24. Manda worked as a medical receptionist for Rockdale Family Practice for 2 years; and was a member of The Church at Covington. She enjoyed writing poetry and loved music. Manda liked riding on the back of motorcycles, and loved going to drag races. She loved life, and was a loving and devoted mother.
Lee Seal of Covington, formerly of Russellville, AL, passed away July 13, 2011, at the age of 74. He retired from Vulcan Materials, in Conyers, after 19 years of service. He enjoyed cooking and working in his vegetable garden. Mr. Seal was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Lester and Dollie (Fuller) Seal.
James William Thompson of Covington, GA died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Social Circle Health and Rehabilitation. He was born on November 27, 1921 in Jackson, GA to Hezekiah Columbus and Mary Edna Holifield Thompson. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army serving three years and nine months in the Pacific Theater as a Sergeant. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and was one of the three oldest living members. His passion was hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
Lawrence Anthony LaJaunie, III of Covington, passed away July 12, 2011, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was 46 years old at the time of his death. Mr. LaJaunie enjoyed fishing, talking, and was a LSU and Saints fan. He owned Lawrence's Barber Shop for 12 years. Mr. LaJaunie was an active member of Harvest Baptist Church, where he served on the fellowship team, security team, and was a volunteer for the Hope for Harvest Food Ministry. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Anthony LaJaunie, Jr., and brother, Troy Anthony LaJaunie.
Douglas H. Digby of Covington, GA died Sunday July 10, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on December 29, 1927 in Covington, GA to Hampton Paul and Cleo Johnston Digby.
Mr. Dewey Cason, of Oxford passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 10, 2011. He was born May 31, 1925 in Oxford to the late Charles A. and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason. Mr. Cason was a lifelong resident of Oxford and was a member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church where he served faithful as an elder and member until his death. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy serving during World War II. Mr. Cason retired from Snapping Shoals EMC after 35 years of service.