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David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins

Kathleen Ann Holmes Collins, of Loganville, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 66. Daughter of Rosemary Hargrove of Oxford, she was preceded ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen King

Helen King, of Porterdale, passed away February 1, 2016, at the age of 94. Mrs. King was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing southern food ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Churchill

Helen Churchill age 68, of Mansfield passed away February 1, 2016. She was born January 5, 1948 in Porterdale to the late Adel Jasper and ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker

Mrs. Mavis Boyd Walker, age 73, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. She was born in Vina, Alabama on March 4, 1942 to the late ...

February 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edna Dunevant Wilson

Edna Dunevant Wilson of Covington passed away January 28, 2016, at the age of 95. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where ...

January 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Marvin Manry

James Marvin Manry, 68, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Edison he was the son ...

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Guy Tucker

Guy Tucker, age 77, of Oxford, Ga., passed away on January 22, 2016. Guy had complications from chemo therapy after a brave and long battle ...

January 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Gordon Downing

Willie Gordon Downing died peacefully at his home on January 21, 2016, at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his father ...

January 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deanna Franklin

Deanna Franklin of Covington, passed away January 24, 2016, at the age of 52. Deanna was a faithful member of Canaan Baptist Church and loved ...

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | OBITS


Mr. Edwin Charles Smith

Celebrating the Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Mullins

Celebration of Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Dorothy (Dot) Ann Roberts Silvio

Dorothy (Dot) Ann Roberts Silvio, previously of Grayson, GA, currently of Covington, passed away January 14, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Luke Silvio, her parents, Ida Roberts and Early Reed Roberts, grandson, Adam Silvio, two brothers, Willard Roberts and Harold Roberts, and a sister, Annalyn McDaniel. Mrs. Silvio is survived by her son, Jerry Silvio (Kathy) of Covington, granddaughters, Sara Silvio of Decatur, Dinah Silvio of Raleigh, NC, and Ashley Sanders (Trey) of Covington; brother, Ronald Roberts of Buford; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

January 16, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sally J. Hawkins

Mrs. Sally J. Hawkins, age 96, of Social Circle passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. She was born September 19, 1915 in Social Circle to the late Rufus Mahlon and Clifford Mae Swords Jackson. Mrs. Hawkins was a native of Walton County, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington for many years and she worked at Newton Medical Center, Covington Mill and Bibb Manufacturing during her career. Mrs. Hawkins was a loving wife, mother grandmother great grandmother great-great grandmother sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. A. Switzer Hawkins, son Raymond Hawkins and 10 ...

January 15, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


J.W. Ricks

J.W. Ricks of Covington passed away January 13, 2012, at At Home Hospice in Conyers. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Ricks was preceded in death by his parents, John Alexander and Allie (Henry) Ricks Mitchell; as well as 6 siblings. Mr. Ricks was a lifelong resident of the Oak Hill Community, and after his retirement he was the caretaker for the J. Gibson Hull Home, in which they resided for over 44 years. He served as an Elder at the Covington Church of God. He enjoyed watching wrestling and playing the guitar ...

January 14, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Annie Grace Henderson

Annie Grace Henderson, 95, of Oxford, Georgia passed away on January 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Wilson Henderson, and her husband, Charlie Robert Henderson. She was the oldest child born to Henry and Pearl Chapman. Her sister, Gladys Jones, and brothers, Raybon, Leonard, and Harold Chapman preceded her in death. An older set of children were born to Henry and Nora Chapman. Glen Chapman, Sarah Ruth Ollis, Rosa Lee McCurdy, and Viola McGiboney also preceded her in death. Grace is survived by one sister, Mattie Cook of Conyers, and one brother, Emmett Chapman of ...

January 13, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rev. James S. Brown

Rev. James S. Brown of Porterdale, passed away January 11, 2012, at the age of 92. Rev. Brown was a loving and faithful member of Porterdale Baptist Church, in Porterdale. He was born December 1, 1919, in Lithonia, to the late Henry P. and Annie Maude (Fowler) Brown. After quitting school, in the 8th grade, he worked for Western Union before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps. Rev. Brown then joined the United States Army Air Force, and served six years during World War II. Once Rev. Brown was called to preach, he went back to school and completed seminary ...

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Jo Williamson

Mary Jo Williamson of Oxford, passed away January 8, 2012, at the age of 84. Mrs. Williamson was a loving, compassionate, Christian mother who smiled easily. She cared for her family and friends with a loving heart and through prayer. She loved and served our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every day. Mrs. Williamson loved to paint, and shared her paintings with family and friends over the years. She also shared a small flower garden, feeders, and bird bath with many species of birds, spending hours enjoying their songs and playful ways. Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her ...

January 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Paul Clegg

Paul Clegg of Covington, passed away January 9, 2012, at the age of 62. Mr. Clegg enjoyed hunting, fishing, and baseball. He is loved, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his son, Bobby Dale Clegg; parents, James E. and Joyce (Bailey) Clegg; sister, Jan Piper; and his brother, Michael Wade Clegg.

January 10, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emma Frances Harper

Emma Frances Harper, 90, of Covington, GA, went to be with her Lord and Savior, January 5, 2012. Born in 1921, to the late Lillian and George Roberts of Whitesburg, GA, Ms. Emma and her family persevered through the hardships of the depression and WWII. After moving to Hueytown, AL, she performed many man-sized jobs, as males served their country in war. An early marriage, a growing family, and moving frequently, she settled in Avondale Estates, GA, to build her dream home. As her love and devotion to God grew, she hosted weekly home bible study groups for Peachcrest Baptist ...

January 06, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


David Stillerman

David Stillerman of Social Circle, GA, passed away January 4, 2012, at the age of 67. Mr. Stillerman was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, in Covington, and was active in both his church and his community. Mr. Stillerman was currently serving as an active board member with Habitat for Humanity of Newton County. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, grilling, cooking, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Stillerman is loved, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Hyman Bernard Stillerman.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Presley No'el Griffis

Baby girl Presley No'el Griffis of Covington, went to be with the Lord January 3, 2012, at the tender age of one week. Presley is loved dearly, and will be greatly missed by her family.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brianna Nicole Benton

Little Brianna Nicole Benton of Conyers, passed away January 2, 2012, at just 6 weeks old. She is loved, and will be greatly missed by her family.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bob Cantrell

Bob Cantrell, 52, of Covington, passed away Dec. 30 at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Cantrell loved spending time with his family and playing golf and was a softball coach for 15 years. He loved to travel, but his favorite place to be was Daytona Beach. Mr. Cantrell enjoyed going to the movies and his job and was the comedian of the family. He never met a stranger.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gladys Rogers Dial

Gladys Rogers Dial, 94, of Oxford passed away Jan. 1 at Riverside Health Care Center. Mrs. Dial was preceded in death by her first and second husbands Grady Rogers and Roy Dial, grandson Mike Mask, and her parents Gordon and Etta (Harris) Reynolds. Mrs. Dial was a member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church for 25 years and was a hard worker, having retired from Bibb Manufacturing Co. with 35 years of service. She was a great Southern cook and will be remembered as a very giving person and a loving mother, grandmother, and friend.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Julie Trachsel McLaughlin

After a 25 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Julie Trachsel McLaughlin, 46, passed away at her home in Conyers on Dec. 20. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Trachsel and is survived by her mother Geri Trachsel of Conyers. Julie was born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she attended Pine Crest School, and she later moved to Marietta. She graduated from Wheeler High School and attended Kennesaw College. She was later employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grady Hassell Sr.

Mr. Grady T. Hassell Sr., 90, of Conyers, passed away Dec. 31. He was preceded in death by his wife Julia Harlin Hassell. Mr. Hassell was a veteran of the United States Navy and served on the USS Albemarle during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Conyers and in their senior church group. He was founder and president of Lawn and Turf and was a former member of the Rockdale Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Association of Golf Course Superintendents. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW.

January 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS


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