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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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Linton Robeson Lovett

Linton Robeson Lovett of Covington, Georgia died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Abbey Hospice. He was born March 25, 1923, in Marietta, Georgia. He was educated in the Atlanta public schools. He attended Emory and Virginia College, a Methodist college in Virginia, where he earned an AB degree in 1943. In 1947, he graduated from Duke University School of Law with an LLB degree. Mr. Lovett served in World War II in the United States Navy in the Central and North Solomons Campaigns with the rank of Lieutenant in command of LSTs. Following the war and graduation from law school ...

August 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dianne Hickly

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 ...

August 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine James

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.

July 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mike Morgan

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.

July 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linda D. Saxton Smith

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.

July 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Arthur L. “Boopie” Brown

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 ...

July 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Dianne K. Hickly

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 ...

July 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ella T. Freeman

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.

July 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Marvin Robertson

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.

July 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Louie Frances Woodward Marshall

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.

July 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Roslyn "Little Bit" Tudor

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.

July 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Amanda (Manda) Dodd

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.

July 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lee Seal

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.

July 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


J. W. Thompson

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.

July 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lawrence Anthony LaJaunie, III

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.

July 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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