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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


Mrs. Hattie Florence Hardeman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Terrell Wingfield

Terrell Wingfield, of Covington, passed away June 19, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Wingfield was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington for more than 40 years and recently became active with The Church of the Good Shepherd, serving on the Outreach Committee and other church ministries. He had a tremendous passion for helping others and expressed that through Celebrate Recovery. He was invited by Sheriff Ezell Brown to begin a prison ministry for the inmates at the Newton County Detention Center. Mr. Wingfield worked in the Insurance industry for 43 years as an independent agent. In ...

June 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Gene Everitt Elliott

Mary Gene Everitt Elliott of Oxford, GA passed away on June 13, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on August 4, 1934 in Atlanta to the late Claudine Faulkner Everitt and William Floyd Everitt. Mary Gene grew up in Covington, but employment took their family to Greenville, SC in the late 1940's, where she graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. She attended the University of Georgia where she was a Fine Art major and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Oldham

Jean Oldham of Oxford, passed away June 18, 2015, at the age of 80. She began her banking career as a bookkeeper at Bank of Covington, and retired, after 30 years of employment, as a bank manager from the 278 office. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered for many church projects, was a member of the First Presbyterian Women's Club and was president of the First Presbyterian Church Women's Circle. In addition, she was a member of the Covington Woman's Club. Mrs. Oldham was a loving mother, grandmother and ...

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William Ernest Jackson

Dr. William E. Jackson, 78, of Covington died peacefully June 19, 2015 after a long illness. Dr. Jackson practiced Chiropractic for 51 years serving four generations. He retired December 16, 2011.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mr. Scott Simons

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August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Catherine L. VanderPloeg

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.

August 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Etta Young Clark

Etta Young Clark of Covington, passed away August 17, 2011, at the age of 92. Mrs. Clark was an active member of both Covington Christian Church and New Covenant Community Church, in Covington. She was employed by Young's Super Foods, in Fort Valley, GA, for several years. She had her own personal card ministry that she sent to her family and friends. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, and puzzles of any kind. Mrs. Clark always enjoyed crocheting and giving away afghans to special friends. She was preceded in death by her son, William (Billy) Clark; grandsons, Michael Clark and Hal ...

August 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert N. Few

Robert N. Few of Covington, passed away August 16, 2011, at the age of 75. He was a faithful member and deacon of East Newton Baptist Church. Mr. Few enjoyed wood work, riding his tractor, feeding the birds and squirrels, and taking trips to Helen, GA. Mr. Few was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilmer Neal and Irene Mildred (Johnson) Few; and his brother, Thomas Johnson, who died while serving in World War II.

August 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


David "Eddie" Greenwell

David "Eddie" Greenwell of Oxford, passed away August 16, 2011, at At Home Hospice in Conyers. He was 53 years old at the time of his death.

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wesley Crawford

Wesley Crawford of Covington, passed away August 14, 2011, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was 40 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Crawford was a resident of Rockdale and Newton Counties for 35 years and was a former employee of Penta Engineering where he was a commercial roofing inspector. He enjoyed playing the guitar and was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast, spending as much time as possible on the road. Mr. Crawford had a very creative mind and enjoyed making metal artwork.

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Robbie Lee Hayes

Mrs. Robbie Lee Hayes, age 91 of Oxford passed away August 15, 2011 at her residence. She was born February 29, 1920 in Oxford to the late Collie Lee and Verlyn Mitcham Bostwick. Mrs. Hayes was a lifelong resident of the Gum Creek Community in northern Newton County, a longtime member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and was formerly employed with the Bibb Manufacturing Company. She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Thomas Elmer Hayes and a daughter Deborah Lee Hammons

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Florence Cook

Florence Carpenter Cook passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Newport News, VA. She was born April 30, 1918 in Demorest, GA, and moved from Georgia to Newport News in 1997 to be near her daughter and family.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John B. Griffin

John B. Griffin Jr., M.D., was born on Sept. 24, 1931, and died on Aug. 6, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 79. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Bunyan Griffin Sr. and Ella Mae Griffin. A native of Mt. Airy, he grew up in Atlanta, and was valedictorian of his graduating class at Boys High School, which became Grady High School in his senior year. He spent his undergraduate years at Emory University, completing his degree in only three years, after which he went on to earn his medical degree at ...

August 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Julia Kathryn Jones

Julia Kathryn Jones, 89, of Social Circle, died on Aug. 5.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jewell West Gilbert

Jewell West Gilbert, 74, of Monticello, died Friday, Aug. 5, at her residence.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Carter Mitchell

Mrs. Patricia Carter Mitchell died July 30 at Rockdale Hospital. Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1949 in Covington, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rillious (Addie Joe Reed) Fuller. "Mat Pat," as she was known by her family and friends, embraced life with zeal. As a single mother, she worked diligently to raise her five children; although it was an environment of humble beginnings, her love and God's grace was abundant. She did not let the pressures of being a single parent prevent her from imparting Christian values in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Mrs ...

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Suedell H. Adams

Suedell Harris Adams, 98, of Social Circle, died on July 31. The daughter of the late Jessie Harris and the late Lula Peppers Harris, she was born in 1913 in Elberton. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Dozier Adams and her son-in-law Bruce Tollison. She was a member of West End Baptist Church where she played piano until she was 92-years-old.

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Hugh Shepherd

John Hugh Shepherd of Covington, passed away August 3, 2011, at the age of 83. Mr. Shepherd was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Japan during World War II. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and reading. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Agnes D. Smallwood

Agnes D. Smallwood of Stockbridge, passed away August 1, 2011, at the age of 85. She attended Cornish Mountain Baptist Church; and enjoyed traveling, sewing, word search puzzles and reading. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. Mrs. Smallwood was preceded in death by her husband, Donovan Smallwood; mother, Minnie (Brown) Cagle; and father, John B. Dean.

August 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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