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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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Doris Haggard Hatchell

Doris Haggard Hatchell of Covington, GA (Newton County) died August 27, 2011, at the age of 89. She was the daughter of the late Charles W., Sr. and Mozelle Haggard and the widow of the late Carl Bernard Hatchell, Jr. who was a retired U. S. Navy Officer. Doris was a former resident of Porterdale, GA., Portsmouth, VA., and Jacksonville, FL. She was a member of the Porterdale Baptist Church and also a member of the Order Of the Eastern Starr, Chapter No. 35, in Cocoa, FL. Doris worked as a Master Cosmetologist for over twenty years, in Covington as ...

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jeremy Shane McCullers

Mr. Jeremy Shane McCullers of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Covington, died August 25, 2011 at the age of 37. Shane was a Chef who loved cooking, fishing and grilling the catch. A Georgia Tech fan, he loved the fall so he could watch football. He enjoyed time at the beach and spending time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Diane McCullers and grandmother Bernice Webb.

August 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bob Martin

Mr. Bobby Eugene Martin age 80 of Covington passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011. He was born October 13, 1930 in Newton County Georgia to the late David W. and Pearl (Smallwood) Martin. Bob retired as Captain from the City of Covington Fire Department in 1993. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Covington and Victory Baptist Church in Vienna. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.

August 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Charles "Charlie" Johnston

Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Charles "Charlie" Johnston, 96, of Mansfield passed away at Riverside Health Care Center, August 22, 2011. He was a graduate of Tech High in Atlanta. Col. Johnston was a member of the 8th Air Force, serving as a navigator and bombardier in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was the navigator for the lead plane of the first mass Trans Atlantic flight of the B47, and a member of the Strategic Air Command. He was a decorated officer, retiring after 30 years of service. Charlie then began a career in human resources for the State of ...

August 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Kate C. King

Mrs. Kate C. King, age 94, of Covington passed away August 23, 2011. She was born August 13, 1917 to the late Earl F. and Lena Green Cooper in Newton County Georgia. Mrs. King was a member of Covington First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Howard Lee King, her sisters Mrs. Ruby Nell Gross and Mrs. Lillian Prather and a brother Mr. Jack Cooper. Mrs. King is survived by her Sister Mrs. Hilda C. Green of Atlanta, Close Friends Sue and Bill Hodges of Mansfield and many Nieces and Nephews.

August 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harold Earl Womack

The family of Harold Earl Womack of Porterdale, GA is sad to announce the death of their beloved son, father, and brother. He was born on August 6, 1971 in Covington, GA to James and Sandra Thompson Womack. He was a self-employed carpenter being talented to do any kind of construction work. One of his hobbies was being an artist and enjoyed drawing and painting various things.

August 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hardy Morgan (Buck) Smith

Hardy Morgan (Buck) Smith, 71, of Covington ended a courageous six year battle with cancer Aug. 5, 2011. Buck was born Jan. 14, 1940, to Sara (Ethell) and Hester Moore Smith of Birmingham, Ala.

August 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dan Partee

Dan Partee, passed away August 18, 2011, at his residence in Covington. He was 80 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Partee was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Jewel (Pannell) Partee.

August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Scott Simons

Simons

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


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