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Betty Purcell

Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her ...

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine Miranda Slaughter Harris

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

May 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Denio Wade

Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...

May 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas H. Maloy

SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...

May 11, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


Mildred ‘Mrs. Millie’ Maloy

Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.

May 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dolores Long Maddox

Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Mae Barr Greenwood

Willie Mae Barr Greenwood 91, of Mansfield passed away April 22, 2015 at The Retreat in Monticello. She was born in Monticello, Ga to the late Johnnie and Mammie E. Barr. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Adolph Greenwood, and several brothers and sisters.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Michael Eugene Luna

Mr. Michael Eugene Luna, 49 of Social Circle, went to be with his heavenly Father April 17, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Michael was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 22, 1965. He is preceded in death by his grandparent's Posey Luna and C.L. and Julie Mullenix and brother Timothy Luna.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hazel Haggard Cordell

Hazel Haggard Cordell, of Covington, passed away April 19, 2015, at the age of 89. Born to Charles and Willie Mae (Parks) Haggard, Hazel attended school in Porterdale. She lived next door to the school and could run home at recess time to get fresh baked sweet potatoes, one for the teacher and one for herself. This was a happy time for her. An employee of Scientific Atlanta, she wired the first printed circuit board ever to be wired in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her children, John Robert Russell and Jackquelyn Ann Russell.

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Will Jolly Carmichael

Mrs. Mary Will Jolly Carmichael, age 94, of Rome, died at a local hospital Sunday April 12, 2015.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Stubbs

Ms. Sara B. Stubbs passed away on April 9, 2015. She was born in Newton County on June 16, 1927. She was a lifelong resident of Covington.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Dennis Spencer Seagraves

Dennis Spencer Seagraves, 52, of Covington, died on July 5. The son of Mary Frances Harden Seagraves and the late Clifford Edward Seagraves, Spencer was born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1958.

July 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Roger Simpson

Charles Roger Simpson of Covington, passed away July 8, 2011, at the age of 68. Mr. Simpson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served as a hospital corpsman from 1961-1965. He was a 1961 graduate of Newton County High School; and retired, from Bellsouth, after 35 years of dedicated service. Mr. Simpson was active in Jaycees and the VFW. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, and enjoyed Nascar racing. Mr. Simpson spent most of his adult life in Palm Beach, FL; but returned to the Cartersville/Calhoun area, in 2003, and to Covington in 2008. He ...

July 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Monty Alexander Miller

Monty Alexander Miller of Covington, passed away July 3, 2011, at the age of 43. He enjoyed fishing, repairing and painting cars and motorcycles, going to the races, and riding out in the country roads with family. He was a loving and devoted son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Franklin Miller, Sr., and his brother, Robert Franklin Miller, Jr.

July 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Harold "Andy" Anderson, Jr.

John Harold "Andy" Anderson, Jr. of Oxford, passed away June 30, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was 76 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Anderson, affectionately known as Buck, enjoyed being a "Ride-Along" with the Newton County Sheriff's Department. He also enjoyed family karaoke, as well as collecting guns and art. Mr. Anderson had a wonderful sense of humor and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Ann (Trump) Anderson and parents, John Harold Anderson, Sr., and ...

July 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Reneé Meadors Hansen

Reneé Meadors Hansen, 56, of Watkinsville, GA, passed away June 28, 2011, at her mother's home after a long illness. Reneé was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up in Covington, GA. She graduated from Newton County High School and continued her education at the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design. She thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, in Conyers; and was also active at the First United Methodist Church, in Athens, as her health permitted ...

June 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackson Barnett “J.B.” Stokes

Jackson Barnett "J.B." Stokes, 82, of Douglasville, passed away June 24. A native of Atlanta, Mr. Stokes had lived in Paulding County for the past 11 years. He retired from Southern Bell after over 40 years of employment and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He was an avid hunter, and belonged to the Ridge Road Hunting Club, and he attended Sweetwater Baptist Church.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha “Pety” Williams Hawkin

Martha "Pety" Williams Hawkins, 77, of Covington, passed away June 27 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Hawkins loved to read the Bible. She enjoyed talking to friends and was always selflessly willing to help others. Mrs. Hawkins loved to watch TV and had a special love for animals.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sara "Nick" Mercer Prosser

Mrs. Sara "Nick" Mercer Prosser, 93 of Covington passed away June 27, 2011. She was born July 24, 1917 in Monticello, GA to the late Grover Cleveland and Maude Steadham Mercer. Mrs. Prosser was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother. She was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was the President of the WMU. Mrs. Prosser retired from teaching having taught at East Newton and Mansfield Elementary Schools. She was also a member of the local AARP Chapter. Mrs. Prosser was preceded in death by her Husband Mr. Charles ...

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Virginia Raynor "Jenny" Bond

Mrs. Virginia Raynor "Jenny" Bond of Covington passed away June 25, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born July 11, 1949 in Shelby, North Carolina to the late Mr. Bruce Raynor and her mother Mrs. Coleen Dorsey Raynor who survives her. Mrs. Bond grew up in Decatur, GA and was a 1967 graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School; she has lived for the last 40 years in the Conyers and Covington areas. Mrs. Bond worked for 30 years with the State Department of Transportation in Atlanta and retired in 2008. She attended First Baptist Church of Covington and Lakepoint ...

June 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackie M. Johnson

Jackie M. Johnson of Covington, passed away June 23, 2011, at the age of 60. Mrs. Johnson was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She is loved, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. and Frances (McCommons) Mathews.

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Lyda Beard Heard

Mrs. Louise Lyda Beard Heard of Covington, passed away on June 17, 2011 at the age of 97. She was born the second daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. L.M. Lyda in Walhalla, South Carolina on May 29, 1914, and had been a resident of Newton County for 76 years. Mrs. Heard was a retired bookkeeper, and a loyal and faithful member of Oxford Baptist Church until her health prevented her attendance. She is preceded in death by her two husbands, Robert P. Beard in 1959 and Felton Wilson Head in April 1998; dear step-son, Marine Sgt. Claude B ...

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas (Tom) S. Brown, Sr.

Thomas (Tom) S. Brown, Sr., of Oxford, passed away June 22, 2011, at the age of 85. Mr. Brown was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and retired from General Motors after several years of dedicated service. Mr. Brown served as Past Master of the Oglethorpe Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lucia (Bulfin) Brown.

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tommy Lee Millwood, Sr.

Tommy Lee Millwood, Sr., of Covington, passed away at his home, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the age of 71.

June 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Paul Adams, Jr.

Georgia lost one of her favorite sons and most devoted advocates when Paul Adams, Jr., 87, died on June 19, 2011, after a long battle with heart disease. Born on January 13, 1924, to Paul and Dessa Adams in the rural Newton County community of Dixie, Mr. Adams was the third of four children. He was among the students at Mansfield High School that helped to build the school's gymnasium - it has since burned down - where he and his older brother, J.W., played and were a part of Mansfield's championship basketball team. He served four years in ...

June 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Major Dennis R. Smith

FORMER LOCKHEED MARTIN PLANT MANAGER PASSES

Smith

June 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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