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Dr. Courtney Manning

Dr. Courtney Manning, age 45, of Covington, passed away June 30, 2014. He was born March 30, 1969 in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica to Victor Manning (deceased) and Aneita Cameron. At the age of five, he moved with his family to St. Catherine where they lived at his grandmother's house. While living there, he attended basic school in Reynolds and primary school at Point Hill. At the age of 10, he passed the Common Entrance exam to attend high school, and at the age of 18, he entered the Jamaican Constabulary Force. During this age, he also attended the ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Abraham Thomas “Abe” Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney

Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney, affectionately known as "Jo," passed away July 28, 2014, at the age of 81. She was born in Rockmart, Georgia, to the late Noel and Rena (Davis) Embry. Jo was a graduate of Cedartown High School, in Cedartown, Georgia. In 1951, she married Milton (Coach Mac) McLaney, and together they moved to Monticello, where he started his coaching career and she found her interest in floral arrangements. They moved to Newton County in 1956, where she became active and served as president of the Covington Garden Club. Jo worked part-time for several years for Abre Sherwood ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Abraham Thomas "Abe" Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mother Darlene Strong

Mother Darlene Strong was born December 9, 1924 to the parentage of the late Mr. & Mrs. George (Cora) Stephens in Athens, Georgia.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mother Darlene Strong

Celebration of Life

July 25, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Thomas Busbee

Thomas Busbee, age 85 of Mansfield, passed away July 22, 2014. Mr. Busbee was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended Eastridge Community Church, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Busbee was a wonderful husband and a good father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman James and Carrie Louberta (Middlebrook) Busbee.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Max G. Kilgore

Max G. Kilgore of Covington, Georgia, born April 17, 1919, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 19, 2014, at the age of 95. He was born in Palmersville, Tennessee, to John and Charlie Bostic Kilgore who preceded him in death along with his six siblings, Ned, Ralph (Doc), Mary, Dorothy, Annabelle and Sue. Max went to school in Palmersville, Tennessee, until joining a CCC Camp where he worked and completed his final year of high school in Powell, Tennessee. Max was a graduate of the University of Tennessee; and retired as Lieutenant Colonel after ...

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lonnie Johnston

Mr. Robert Lonnie Johnston age 69 of Conyers died July 4, 2014. A Celebration Service will be held at noon Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Calvary Baptist in Lilburn. Pastor Rev. Cavin Cawthon officiating.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mae Hardman

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

July 19, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen | OBITS


Mrs. Jayne Satterfield

Wheeler Funeral Home

July 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Mae Hardman

Mae Hardman, of Rabun Gap, formerly of Porterdale, Georgia, passed away July 15, 2014. Mae was born November 26, 1925, to Carrie Mae (Lunsford) and William Grady Hardman. She had lived in Rabun County since 1971, where she taught at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School until her retirement. Prior to teaching, Mae was a social worker for Bibb Manufacturing Company for 27 years. She was very active in both of her communities, which she dearly loved. Mae served in many civic organizations and held positions over the years in both the Porterdale Presbyterian Church and the Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church. Mae dedicated ...

July 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. A.L. Crane

A.L. Crane of Covington, passed away July 16, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. He was 78 years of age at the time of his death. A.L. loved people and never met a stranger. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help anyone who needed him. He will be remembered as a man who loved his family. A.L. was preceded in death by his son, Wade Crane; parents, Alvin M. and Gladys (Segars) Crane; and his former spouse, Joann Covington.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Mark Jeffries

Mark Jeffries, age 41 of Covington, passed away July 15, 2014. Mark was a true Believer who loved the Lord Jesus with all of his heart. He was an accomplished bass fisherman and loved to hunt. He had a great sense of humor, and was a talented cook, guitarist and singer. Mark enjoyed spoiling his nieces and nephews, and he cherished his time with Mary McCullough, the person closest to his heart. He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Mark was preceded in death by his father, William Dee "Junior" Jeffries.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Martha Ann Mahan

Martha Ann Mahan of Social Circle passed away July 16, 2014, at the age of 81. A very dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church of Covington and the Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class, she was also a member and past president of the Callie Cohen Circle of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Mahan enjoyed traveling and will be remembered for her wonderful cooking.

July 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mrs. Ila B. Dollar

Dollar Mrs. Ila Berry Dollar, 79 of Covington died June 11, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Dollar was born in Covington to the late Grady and Katherine Ellis Berry. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington. Mrs. Dollar taught school for over 35 years before retiring from the Newton County School System. After retirement she taught pre-school at Kiddie Kastle where her students were her "babies". She loved teaching and telling jokes. She was a loyal friend, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her two grandchildren Katie and Russell and was very proud of ...

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Judy Jones

Judy Jones was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 6, 1928, the daughter of Olin Steele Bohanan, Sr. and Edna Lee Knight. At an early age, she moved with her parents and brothers, Olin Jr. and Darrell, to Stewart community. There she attended Heard-Mixon School, excelling in her studies. She was the valedictorian of the class of 1946.

June 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ervin Fuller

FULLER Mr. Ervin Fuller of Covington, GA died Thursday, June 10, 2010 at his residence. He was born on February 3, 1926 in Hazel Park, Michigan to Ralph and Nettie Reagan Fuller. He was oldest of ten siblings and grew up in a 14 room farm house in Cold Water Michigan. Mr. Fuller was a member of Stewart Baptist Church and longtime resident of the Stewart Community. Mr. Fuller is survived by Wife of 58 years, Gloria Parker Fuller of Covington, Son and Daughter-in-law Keith and Vivian Fuller of Covington, Daughter-in-law Robyn Fuller of Griffin, Grandchildren Keith Jr., Cameron and ...

June 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Myron B. Mitcham

Mitcham Mrs. Myron B. Mitcham, 96 of Oxford died June 9, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Ga.. Mrs. Mitcham was born in 1913 in Newton County to the late Thomas Grover and Nancy Guinn Boggus. She attended Georgia State College for Women where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She became a teacher and taught at Livingston and Palmer Stone Elementary Schools in Newton County, before retiring. She was a lifelong member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Oxford and a member of the Sunday School Class. She loved reading, flowers and gardening. Mrs. Mitcham was predeceased by ...

June 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carlos Manning Terrell

Mr. Carlos Manning Terrell, 71, of Saint Cloud, Fla., passed away June 4. He was born in Paris, Ill., in 1938, the son of the late Howard and Margaret (Newman) Terrell. He retired from United Airlines after 38 years of service. Mr. Terrell loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.

June 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clark L. Gregg

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Roy Varner

Mr. Roy Lee Varner of Covington, GA died June 3, 2010 at his residence. He was born on March 16, 1924 in Carnesville, GA to the late James Edgar and Emma Bellamy Varner. Mr. Roy, as he is known in the community, was a farmer. He said, "I was born a farmer and will die a farmer." He and Mr. Henry Anderson formed a partnership known as Anderson-Varner Farms. Mr. Varner considered his years of working with Mr. Anderson to be very fulfilling. In 1976 Mr. Varner was elected chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners and served for ...

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harold D. Stokes

Harold D. Stokes of Covington, GA died Friday, June 4, 2010 at Kindred Hospital. He was born on June 26, 1929 in Covington, GA to Rebie and Gennie Mae Bowden Stokes. He was a life long cattle farmer which was his passion and was a member of the Georgia Cattlemans Association. He was the former Fire Chief of Rocky Plains Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a dedicated member and Deacon of County Line Baptist Church. He retired from Stanley Bostitch as a supervisor after 40 years of service. Mr. Stokes is survived by his wife of 50 years: Opal Stokes ...

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eugene W. Harrison

HARRISON

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Era Gladys Reed

Era Gladys Reed of Covington, GA died Wednesday June 2, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on May 5, 1916 in Atlanta, Ga to Thomas and Ola Harris Drake. Mrs. Reed was a life time resident of Newton County, was a member of Love Joy United Methodist Church, and worked at Pool's Shoe Store for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Reed is survived by son Dell Reed of Covington, Ga; son and daughter-in-law Marcus and Sandra Reed of Jefferson City, Tn; daughter and son-in-law Fay and Rev. Johnny Curry of ...

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Myrtle House

Mrs. Myrtle House of Porterdale, GA died Monday May 31, 2010. She was born on May 20, 1925 in Covington, GA to the late Emmett and Winnie Parish. Mrs. House enjoyed fishing and watching her grandchildren play ball. She worked for 30 years with Bibb Manufacturing in Porterdale. Mrs. House is survived by; her Sons, Ronny House of Porterdale and Alan House of Conyers, Daughter and Son-in-law, Brenda and Tony Moon of Mansfield, 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Mildred Walden, Sarah Bohannon, Tiny Ellis and Judy Allen all of Covington two brothers Walker ...

June 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Jo Hampton

Mrs. Mary Jo Almand Hampton, 90 of Covington died May 31, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Hampton was born in Rockdale County to the late John Zack and Myrtle Sims Almand. She attended Georgia Tech and Georgia State College for Women. During World War II she repaired rotary aircraft engines in Warner Robbins, Ga. and developed a technique to repair these engines quicker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 70 years, William Dale Hampton, Sr., brothers Max Almand and Jake Almand, sisters Beth Almand Tuggle and Pie Almand ...

June 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie “Bill” Perry

Mr. Willie "Bill" Perry died May 16. He was born in Jasper County in 1928, the son of the late Mr. Perry and Ms. Lena Benton. He was one of four children and was preceded in death by his siblings: Pearl Strong, Johnny Lee Cooksey and Grace Perry. Mr. Perry grew up in Newton County. At a young age he joined Betha Bara Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army and worked for Hercules and Miami Stone, a devoted employee. Mr. Perry was the proud father of five children. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing. He had ...

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carolyn J. Cook

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Y. Wales

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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