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Sara Tucker

Sara Frances "Sally" Tucker, 90, of Athens, formerly of Commerce, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 23, 2015.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Middleton

Mr. John Raymond Middleton, 62, of Winston-Salem passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1952 in Fairfax County, Virginia to George and Jimmie Weisner Middleton. John received his undergraduate degree from VCU and his Master's Degree from Wake Forest University. Formerly from Davidson County, he moved to Georgia where he worked with Service Master Corporation for 22 years. He then worked for Newton County from March 2000 as the Finance Director until his retirement in September 2014 as the County Manager. While working for Newton County, John touched ...

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Carey Lee Gaither

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Carey Lee Gaither

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Brenda P. Sweat

Mrs. Brenda P. Sweat, age 74, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015. She was born December 17, 1940 in Covington to Kermit and Jeanette Calvert Pratt who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Sweat worked for the City of Covington for many years and was a retired purchasing agent for DeKalb County. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church and was an avid reader, a seamstress and a gourmet cook. Mrs. Sweat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her brother Kermit Eugene and Mary Jo Pratt.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy ‘Dot’ Johnston

Dorothy "Dot" Johnston, of Mansfield, passed away February 16, 2015 at Riverside Health Care Center. She was 92 years of age at the time of her death. After attending business school, Dot worked for Southern Railway in Atlanta for 8 years. She was married for 59 years, 22 years to Ralph Johnson and 37 years to Lt. Col. Charles Johnston. Dot resided in Mansfield for 46 years in the home built by her first husband, Ralph. She had the opportunity to travel around the world with her second husband, Charlie. Dot was a long-time member of Covington First United Methodist ...

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Nell Pennington Blair Mundy

Nell Pennington Blair Mundy of Covington passed away February 15, 2015. She was 98, her birthday being December 11, 1916. The daughter of W.B.R. Pennington and Annie Gay Pennington, she graduated from high school and business school. Mrs. Mundy moved to Atlanta and was employed by Atlanta Pharmaceutical Company and thirty years with Scott Paper Company. Back in Covington, she transferred her membership to the Covington First United Methodist Church, where she had been baptized and married. During this time Mrs. Mundy was the President of the United Methodist Churchwomen, an Administrative Board member, Callie Cohen Circle, and ...

February 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sidney Wallace Denny

Sidney Wallace Denny, age 71, of McDonough died Friday, February 13, 2015. He was born in Porterdale to John W. and Sara Ruth Denny. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Townley. After his time spent with the Navy SeaBees, he worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. After retirement he started his own heating and air company, All Air, Inc.

February 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Tiki Shamette Chaney

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 16, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Amy Ruth Tuggle Cosby

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 14, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Johnny Mack Brown

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 12, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Charles Sears

Charles Wayne Sears, of Covington, passed away February 10, 2015, at the age of 70. Charles, a member of Newton Baptist Church, was born to Dewey Mayson and Erma (Kitchens) Sears, who preceded him in death. Charles cherished his family and loved spending time with them. He retired from Delta Airlines after 33 years of service.

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deacon James Maddox

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 11, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. John Rogers Carr

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 11, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Jean Banks

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 11, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Randy Harold Rutledge

Randy Harold Rutledge, 55, of Crawford passed away March 26. Son of the late Calvin Rutledge and Lucy Rutledge "Matthews," he was born in Porterdale. He was a devoted family man and spent his life as a carpenter/ cabinet maker. He loved fishing and NASCAR.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Dean “Jim’ Motes

James Dean "Jim" Motes, 54, of Walnut Grove, passed away on March 26. He was the son of Evelyn Brown Motes Patterson and the late Charles Motes. Jim served in the United States Navy and then pursued his career in a family owned business at Motes Auto Service in Conyers as an auto mechanic for 28 years. Jim was loving, friendly and enjoyed making others laugh.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Josephine Hays

Josephine Hays of Clayton, passed away March 28, 2011, at the age of 83. Ms. Hays attended the First United Methodist Church, in Covington, where she participated in various senior activities. She was a former member of the Covington Pilot Club, and was an avid reader. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alma Hays Banks; parents, Hiram and Gracie (Johnson) Ellis; sisters, Geneva Moore and Geraldine Smith.

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy Cochran Webb Kitchens

Dorothy Cochran Webb Kitchens of Covington, passed away March 29, 2011, at Covington Manor, at the age of 94. She was born in 1916, in Good Hope, GA, to the late Walter R. and Daisy Knight Cochran. She worked at the Oxford Shirt Plant for 18 years, and retired from Bard after 11 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Covington. She loved family get-togethers, and enjoyed cooking for them. She was an avid reader, loved to play bingo, and enjoyed cooking and traveling. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Phillip L. Webb; second ...

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rex Marshall Lane, Sr.

Mr. Rex Marshall Lane, Sr. of Covington passed away at Newton Medical Center on March 26, 2011 at the age of 65. He was born in Porterdale to the late Horace and Betty Grace "Palmer" Lane and was a life long resident of Newton County. Rex was an active member of Harvest Baptist Church where he helped with the church food bank. He loved music and sang with his wife at church. Rex enjoyed working on computers in his spare time. He will be remembered for having a wonderful sense of humor, loving to joke with people, and for being ...

March 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anderson "Buck" Knight, Jr.

Mr. Anderson "Buck" Knight, Jr., of Covington died on March 24, 2011 at Abbey Hospice at the age of 77. Born in Madison, GA to the late Anderson, Sr. and Annie Harper Knight, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Buck worked for General Motors Corporation at the Lakewood plant for 24 years. A talented wood worker, he enjoyed making wood crafts and could draw a piece of furniture and then build it. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening and fresh water fishing. He leaves behind many good friends and will be remembered for being a good and loving husband, father ...

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


R. Elizabeth "Betty" Johannaber

R. Elizabeth "Betty" Johannaber of Oxford, passed away March 24, 2011, one week short of her 92nd birthday. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mrs. Johannaber was a voracious reader; and loved crafts, playing the piano, singing; and organic, flower, and vegetable gardening. She was a prolific seamstress, and enjoyed needlework and making stuffed animals. She had a flare for entertaining large groups, both in her home and college settings. Mrs. Johannaber received her Bachelor of Science degree from Drake University; and her Masters of Education from City College of New York. She was fluent in both ...

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Hawkes

Mrs. Sara Ethel (Malcolm) Hawkes, beloved wife of the late J. B. Hawkes, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at the age of 100 at Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly, MA. Mrs. Hawkes was born and raised in Walton County, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late George C. and Sarah J. Malcolm and sister of nine siblings who passed before her. After raising her family, and until the time of her retirement, Mrs. Hawkes was employed as a secretary at the Presbyterian Center, in Atlanta, GA. Prior to having a family, she worked as a secretary for General Electric ...

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ray Thompson

Ray Thompson of Oxford, passed away March 24, 2011, at the age of 51. Ray worked as a welder, for Hopi Contracting, for 27 years. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, in Covington. Ray loved hunting, fishing, traveling to the mountains, and watching Nascar. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe J. Thompson; sister, Becky Thompson; and his brother, Dwain Butler.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Runell B. Williams

Mrs. Runell B. Williams, 101, of Covington, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 30, 1909 in Newton County Georgia to the late James F. and Ethel Ellington Byrd. Mrs. Williams enjoyed working in her yard gardening and working with flowers. She was a longtime member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Williams was predeceased by her husband Mr. Aubrey L. Williams and is survived by her Son and Daughter-In-Law; Gerald and Corra Williams of Hoschton, GA. her special niece, Dianne Bentley of Monticello, GA, Sister-In-Law Dorothy Williams of Covington and several other ...

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Faye Barnhardt

Faye Barnhardt of Newborn, GA died Sunday March 20, 2011 at her residence. She was born on September 25, 1941 in Salisbury, NC to the late Owen Irvine Ridenhour and Dorothy Elizabeth Brown Ridenhour. She retired after 34 years as a school bus driver for Newton County and carried three generations of students. She also worked for 10 years at Livingston Elementary School as a lunch room monitor where she had a great influence on many kids and made lasting friendships. She was a loving caregiver to not only her family but to many friends. During her life she enjoyed ...

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. David Coady

Coady

March 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Albert Cox

Mr. Albert Cox, age 77 of Covington died March 17, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Cox was born August 3, 1933 in Englewood, Tennessee to the late John Franklin and Grady Rachel Casteel Cox. He was a long time member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church and was employed with Alternative Industries in Covington. Mr. Cox was a resident of Riverside Nursing Home where he greeted many visitors and friends over the past 8 years. Mr. Cox enjoyed yard work, helping others and staying in touch with and visiting friends and family. He was preceded in death by ...

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia Sullivan

Virginia Sullivan, 76, of Oxford, passed away at Westbury Health and Rehab in Conyers. Daughter of the late John Calvin and Willie Mae Fisher, she was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Mrs. Sullivan worked for the Disaster Relief Group and also enjoyed gardening, and traveling. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a friend to many. Mrs. Sullivan is preceded in death by her husband, George T. Sullivan, and her parents, John and Willie Mae Fisher.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Levi Wilson Snyder

Levi Wilson Snyder of Covington, passed away at home, Monday, March 14, 2011, at the age of 7. Levi was born with special needs and was never able to run and play like other children; but he is with Jesus now and will be able to run, play, talk, and laugh for eternity. He is loved, and will be greatly missed by his family.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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