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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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Terri Jo Fowler

Terri Jo Fowler of Covington, Ga. died Friday April 16, 2010 at her residence. She was born on March 30, 1961 in Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. She had survived 18 years with a heart condition and her daughters were thankful that they had her as a friend and mother during this time.Mrs. Fowler is survived by husband Ched Fowler of Covington, Ga; daughters Sarah F. Barrett and husband Richard E. of Bremen, Ga, Rachel Anne Fowler of Covington, Ga; step-son Jeremy Fowler and wife Noemi of Athens, Ga; parents Curtis and Sarah C. Gallman of Covington, Ga.; sister and ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Evelyn Hewell Kent

Sarah Evelyn Hewell Kent passed away on April 11. She was born in Porterdale but lived most of her life in Atlanta and Covington. She graduated from Porterdale High School and retired from America Fore Insurance Group after 30 years of service. For the past three years she has lived in Gainesville, Fla., with her sister Betty Beaver and her husband Tom. She is preceded in death by her husband Johny Kent and brother James Hewell.

April 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Simon B. Wilkes, Jr.

Simon B. Wilkes Jr. passed away on April 5. He was born July 2, 1948, in Madison to the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon (E. Pauline Terrell) Wilkes, Sr. He was the fifth of their eight children; one sister (Rosalyn Hart) preceded him in death.

April 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Amanda Neal

Amanda Nash, born July 4, 1966, died on April 4. Daughter of Ethelene Brown Lester and the late Leno "Lent" Neal she was born in Newton County, and she was one of their nine children.

Amanda received her early education in the Newton County Public School, where she enjoyed playing basketball. In 1984 she graduated from Heritage High School in Conyers. Affectionately called "Bay Day," Amanda was the proud mother of six children whom she adored. An excellent homemaker, she enjoyed taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, daughter and sister ...

April 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wayne Kelly

FUNERAL NOTICE Wayne Kelly of Covington, passed away April 9, 2010, at the age of 72. Mr. Kelly was a life-long resident of Jasper County and a member of Christ Cornerstone Church in Covington. He retired from Erickson Fabrics with 37 years of service. Mr. Kelly was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed camping and farming. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Vallie Kitchens Kelly; siblings, Martha Kelly, Colin Kelly, and Jacqueline Birchfield. Survivors include his wife, Annette Kelly of Covington; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Kerry ...

April 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara F. Avery

April 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James A. (Jimmy) Hill

April 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Frances Davis

Mrs. Mary Frances Davis of Oxford, GA died Monday April 5, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 25, 1931 in Monroe , GA to the late Patrick M. and Betty Partee Laseter. Mrs. Davis was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and of AARP Chapter 2265. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend. Mrs. Davis is survived by Husband; Mr. Thomas M. Davis; Son and Daughter-In-Law; Tommy and Dianne Davis of Covington; Daughters and Sons-In-Law; Colleen and Warren Christian and Donna and Rodney Bankston all of Oxford. Two Sisters; Mrs. Ruth Medley of ...

April 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ollie Violet Lackey Young

April 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts of Atlanta, GA died Sunday, April 4, 2010. He was born on September 21, 1964 in Conyers, GA to James Everett and Clara Mae Durden Roberts. Mr. Roberts worked as a professional waiter working for Aria Restaurant in Buckhead for many years. Mr. Roberts is survived by his Mother: Clara Roberts of Covington, Father: James Roberts of Conyers, Sister: Kim "Sister" Roberts of Conyers, Brother and Sister-in-law: Brice and Melissa Roberts of Oxford, Nephews: Dalton Roberts, Levi Roberts, and Jacob Roberts, Lifelong friends: Benjamin Wilcox and Robin McCoy; Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Other family and close friends also survive ...

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Inez Sears Wilson

Inez Sears Wilson, 96, of Monroe, died on March 31. The daughter of the late Hollen Sears and the late Ollie Hooten Sears, she was born in Covington in 1913. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Veal Wilson, her daughter Jerry Wilson Morris Summerour and her grandson Michael Thompson.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Jo and John Thompson of Monroe; brother Joe Sears of Covington; grandchildren Derek Thompson of Gainesville, Fla., Steve and Robin Thompson of Monroe, Greg and Renee Thompson of Monroe, Jenny and Greg Glass of Indianapolis, Ind., Cynthia Morris of Atlanta ...

April 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda Cofer Shackelford-Simpson

March 29, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jesse Mae Roseberry

March 29, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elizabeth W. Martin

Elizabeth W. Martin of Oxford, GA died Thursday March 25, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 14, 1924 in Oxford, Ga to the late Donald and Ellen Stewart Williams. She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling through the United States and abroad.Mrs. Martin is survived by daughter Arlene Jordan of Oxford, Ga; grandchildren Monya and Scott Lester, Mart and Allison Jordan, Marshall Jordan; great grandchildren Kalin, Emmy, Garrett and Olivia. She is preceded in death by father Donald Williams, mother Ellen Stewart Williams, husband Roy E. Martin, son-in-law ...

March 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clark Eugene Day

Clark Eugene Day, 73, of Oxford, died on March 24. The son of the late Mack Day and the late Lottie Rosey Day, he was born in 1936 in Oxford.

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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