Mrs. Merle Hays Prosser, 96, of Mansfield, passed away Jan. 10. She was a member of Luther Hays Presbyterian, in Hayston, both named after her forbears. Mrs. Prosser and her husband Anson, owned and operated Prosser Variety Store, in Mansfield, for more than 25 years. She enjoyed reading, writing, solving crossword puzzles, meeting new people and visiting with old friends when they came into their store.
Mr. Willie James Richards was born January 24, 1943 to the late Mr. & Mrs. John Wesley (Annie Lavaughn) Richards Sr. in Jasper County; he was one of six children, three brothers and two sisters. Two brothers preceded him in death, Eddie Willis and John Wesley Jr.
Growing up in Jasper County, he attended the Jasper County Schools. In 1964, Willie united in holy matrimony to Ms. Carrie Ann Battle; they were blessed with two children.
January 11, 2013|
Lester Lackey &
Sons Funeral Home
Joe Burnice Clark of Monticello died Jan. 10 at The Mews in Social Circle. He was born in 1915 in Hardin, Mo., the son of Joseph Gordon and Bertha Minnie Kallenberger Clark. Mr. Clark graduated from the University of Colorado with a master's degree and taught Industrial Arts for 35 years in Florida.
Mary Kitchens Lassiter, 86, of Covington, passed away Jan. 9, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living, in Gainesville. Mary was born in 1926 in Newton County, the daughter of Thomas Watson and Genie Strickland Kitchens. A dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker, she loved cooking and taking care of her family. Mrs. Lassiter was preceded in death by her husband James William (Bill) Lassiter, brother Watson Harvey Kitchens and sisters Mildred Watkins and Ora Mae Short.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Lynda and Ken Haynie; son and daughter-in-law James William (Jim) Jr. and Joie Lassiter; grandchildren Kimberly Hughes, Jason, Brian and ...
Mr. William (Bill) Hinton, 73, of Collinsville, Miss., died on Jan. 4. He was born in Jersey in 1939, the son of Cora Knight Hinton and William Allen Hinton. He was preceded in death by his daughter Cindy Hinton and sisters Ruby Dell Bryan and Alline Johnson.
Surviving are sister and brother-in-law Donnie and Roy Conner of Monroe; nieces LeAnn Hart and Becky Teague; nephews Terrell Bryan and Ferald Bryan, Ph.D.; great-niece and -nephews Amanda Craven, William Craven, Jeremy Craven, Caleb Bryan and Terry Bryan; and a great-great-niece Ava Bryan.
Mrs. Doris Simpson Snell, age 88 of Covington, GA passed away January 6th, 2013. She was born on December 3rd, 1924 in Gwinnett County; Ga. Mrs. Snell was the daughter of William T. Simpson and Lily M. Simpson, of Gwinnett County, GA. She is survived by her three children Dianne S. Banner and husband William R. Banner of Sandy Springs, GA, Barry E. Snell and wife Dorothy G. Snell of Covington, GA and Reginald H. Snell and wife Mary Frances Snell of Fort Myers, FL., Grandchildren Bobby Banner, Atlanta GA, Allison Snell, Covington, GA, Walter Banner, Asheville, NC, Kathryn ...
Jack Lawrence "Larry" McMichael, 64, of Greensboro, died Saturday, Dec. 29, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon. He was born in Porterdale in 1948, the son of the late William Robert "Bill" McMichael and Lucille Kitchens McMichael. Mr. McMichael grew up in Covington, graduating from Newton County High School in 1966.
Anthony John Drewry of Covington, passed away January 4, 2013, at the age of 73. He led a charmed life. Among his many achievements, he was a Captain in the US Air Force, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in the Vietnam War, flew as a Captain for
Sheila Bates Adamson went to be with her Lord and Savior Dec. 27. Mrs. Adamson was born in 1949 in Covington and attended Newton High School where she was active in many school and extracurricular activities. She attended and graduated from the University of Georgia. In the late 1970s she and her husband John opened Canterbury Antique Reproductions Ltd. Mrs. Adamson was preceded in death by her husband John Randal Adamson III, her parents Rosa Capes Bates and James Lamar Bates and brother Bob Bates.
Mrs. Lillian E. "Gramma" Whisnante, 96, of Mansfield, passed away Jan. 3, at Newton Medical Center. She was born in 1916 in Newborn, daughter of the late Ernest Howard and Clara Mae Hawkins Elliott. Mrs. Whisnante was the oldest member of the Pine Grove Women's Club becoming a member in 1935 attending meetings with her mother and other ladies in the community. A longtime member of Brownwood Baptist Church, she attended services at Pine Grove Presbyterian, Centennial Baptist Church and Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church over the years and would visit other churches throughout the area depending on the ...
Mrs. Barbara Jean (Manning) (Engram) Pitts, 79, was called home Dec. 29. She passed away at her home with her family by her side. She is preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Rhunelle Manning; brother Thomas Lewis Manning; sons Dana Engram and Scott Pitts. She loved flowers, painting, crafts, playing cards and working puzzles.
Surviving are husband Maj. William H. (Bill) Pitts of Conyers; son Thom and Lynn Pitts of Covington; daughter Rosa Crowe and Terri Johnson of Newborn; son Bill and Julie Pitts of Alpharetta; daughter-in-law Vicki Pitts of Oregon; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two nieces; and ...