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Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Lou Wolf Morris

Betty Lou Wolf Morris, 69, of Covington, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Morris was born to the late Joseph and Lulumae Craig Wolf in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Morris worked at the Georgia Department of Agriculture for 12 years. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, and spoiling her grandchildren.

March 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ricky Gray

Ricky Gray of Covington, passed away March 19, 2015, at the age of 52. Ricky and his wife, Donna, shared a very special love for each other. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and son, he was respected by all who knew him. Ricky was a very patient, kind and genuine person. He loved animals and had a special way with them. Ricky will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Gray, Sr.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Loyd

Sara N. Loyd of Covington, passed away March 18, 2015, at the age of 80. Mrs. Loyd was a member of Stewart Baptist Church for over 60 years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, they have toured all 50 states together. Mrs. Loyd's favorite state to visit was South Dakota, but she also enjoyed going to Las Vegas, Alabama and Mississippi for entertainment. She had a special bond with her grandson, Wil, teaching him to drive, going to lunch and shopping. Additionally, she enjoyed watching and cheering for her granddaughter, Tamela, as she played fast-pitch softball. She was preceded ...

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Eugene Webb

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 18, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Faye A. Morris

Mrs. Faye A. Morris, age 81, of Maysville, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Southern Pines. Mrs. Morris was born in Newton County. She was an active member of Commerce First United Methodist Church and was retired from Avon.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Ann Wilcox

Barbara Ann Wilcox of Covington, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 66. Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, and enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoyed going to the beach, and listening to the ebb and flow of the tide. Her favorite pastime was reading murder mysteries. She was preceded in death by her son, Adam Wilcox; and her parents, Fred and Emma (Bollegar) Moran.

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martin Burton

Mr. Martin Burton, 74, of Covington passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. He was born March 31, 1940 in Lynch Station, Virginia to Charles Harrison and Jenny Hargis Burton who have preceded him in death. Mr. Burton was a graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He married Jean Brown on December 21, 1963. He worked for and retired from Hercules, a career spanning thirty years. On the first Sunday that Martin and Jean lived in Covington they visited the First Baptist Church and instantly knew they had found a church home. With ...

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Delores “Dee” Gudgen

Delores "Dee" Gudgen of Covington, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 67. She enjoyed hunting for antiques, flower and vegetable gardening, canning vegetables and traveling to the beach and fishing with her husband. Dee was very artistic and creative, and she will be remembered for her imaginative care packages. She treasured pictures of her family as they were her priority. Dee was cherished by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew C. Bennett and Freda Farmer; sister, Yvonne Evans.

March 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mabel A. Bone

Mabel A. Bone of Rutledge, passed away March 13, 2015, at the age of 95. She loved to spend time in her yard tending to her flowers. Additionally, she enjoyed traveling, sewing, quilting, and playing the organ. Mrs. Bone will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Bone; parents, Elisha and Annie Studdard Allen; grandson, Kevin A. Bone; brother, Rev. Robert Allen.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louise Biggers Schell

Mrs. Louise Biggers Schell, age 94, of Covington passed away March 11, 2015. She was born January 6, 1921 in the Eudora community of Newton County to Josiah Newton and Nancy Bowden Banks. Mrs. Schell is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Carol Ann Biggers of Covington her daughter and son-in-law, Hilda and Jerry Prosser of Mansfield her grandchildren; Doug and Terri Biggers, Ann and Marshall McCart, Beth and Todd Nolan, Susie Holder, Chip and Alexis Prosser and Becky and Darrell Smallwood along with 16 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She retired from Newton Medical Center after ...

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Constance Graves

Constance Graves, 77 years old of Covington, died March 8, 2015 at Abby Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Edward C. Evans

Chris Evans, 52, of Porterdale, died April 7. He was a 1977 graduate of Hapeville High School, a former football star and state champion in wrestling. Mr. Evans was the owner of Evans Heating & Air. He was preceded in death by his father James Edward Evans.

April 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jacquelyn Cooper Cofer

Jacquelyn Cooper Cofer, 77, of Newborn, died April 8, 2011, Abbey Hospice in Social Circle of complications from Parkinson's Disease. The daughter of the late Robert Clarence and Era Mae Courson Lee, she was a graduate of Fulton High School. Mrs. Cofer loved to travel and enjoyed cooking and singing Gospel music. She was a Godly wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to many. Surviving are her husband, Ray James Cofer of Newborn; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Gary and Stephanie Cooper of Newborn, John and Brenda Cofer of Flowood, MS; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Cooper and Joel Butler ...

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Maria Olivia Eskew

Ms. Maria Olivia Eskew of Oxford, died April 4, 2011, at the age of 59. She was employed by Atlanta Cutlery for 23 years. She was a native of Decatur but had been a resident of Newton County for 38 years. Ms. Eskew was a member of Living Waters Baptist Church and was an avid scrap booker. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

April 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Hazel Goodman

Mary Hazel Goodman of Covington, GA died Tuesday April 5, 2011 at her residence under the care of Abbey Hospice. She was born on November 8, 1933 in Monroe, GA to the late Clinton T. and Bertha Mae Benton Durden. She was a life long resident of Covington and was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle.

April 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jack S. Christian

Jack S. Christian of Covington died April 4, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. A native of Newton County, he was the son of the late Travis and Euphie Lunsford Christian. Mr. Christian was employed by White's Enterprises for 36 years, was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and had served as a member of the Newton County Board of Zoning Appeals for a number of years. He was also a member of Fort Barrington Hunting and Fishing on the Altamaha River, Masonic Golden Fleece Lodge No. 6, and a member and past president of the Covington ...

April 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ada C. McDuffie

McDuffie

April 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Naomi Hood Knight

Naomi Hood Knight, lifelong resident of Cornish Mountain Community in Oxford, died April 4, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Walton County, she was the daughter of the late Robin and Mozelle Kitchens Hood, and the widow of the late James William Knight. Mr. and Mrs. Knight operated a poultry farm for thirty years, with Mrs. Knight operating the farm by herself from 1966 to 1976, at which time her husband joined her in the business. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, they opened and operated Knight's Nursery. Mrs ...

April 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia L. Brumbalow

Virginia L. Brumbalow of Covington, passed away April 4, 2011, at the age of 98. She was born in Greensboro, GA, to the late John B. and Margaretta (Head) Linch. In 1940, she and her late husband, Carl G. Brumbalow, moved to the Mt. Pleasant community, and built their home there in 1957. They were members of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She loved gardening and working with flowers in her yard. Her yard was her labor of love, as shown by its manicured appearance. She often provided flowers from her yard for church services at Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Brumbalow ...

April 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Margaret Virginia (Few) Hardeman

Margaret Virginia (Few) Hardeman of Jackson, passed away April 1, 2011, at the age of 94. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed baking, and loved flowers. Mrs. Hardeman was a loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Hughie Hardeman; daughter, Robyn Curry; son, Joel Hardeman; and her parents, Andrew Jackson and Maggie Mae (Autry) Few.

April 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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