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Kenneth McDaniel

Kenneth McDaniel, of Covington, passed away July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. He enjoyed gardening, collecting antique cars and trucks, playing poker, and making wine. Ken also loved to play golf, and will be remembered for his practical jokes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis "Pa Mac" and Bertha "Ma Mac" McDaniel; 4 sisters and 5 brothers.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques of Oxford, passed away June 29, 2015, at the age of 73. He devoted his life to the ministry of his Lord. Dr. Jacques served as the pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, in Covington, for 27 years, but most recently was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. He led church services once a week, for the residents of Riverside Health Care, Merryvale Assisted Living and The Benton House. He enjoyed spending time in his flower garden, but more than anything, he cherished the time he spent with his family. Preceding him in death were his parents ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad, 88, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Eula Conrad (Palmer Stone Elementary School Teacher). He is survived by children Albert Conrad (Michael) of Wichita, Kansas, Celia Theiler of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Daniel Conrad (Lauree) of Cary, North Carolina.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald ‘Don’ Russell Griffin

Donald Russell Griffin "Don", age 82, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born November 11 1932, in Covington County, Alabama to the late Grover Cleveland and Lera Lorene Powell Griffin, the ninth of 11 children.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elzie ‘Ed’ Dees

Elzie (Ed) Dees, of Oxford, passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 85. Ed was born in Douglas. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Ryder Truck Lines with 44 years of service. Ed and Maxine thoroughly enjoyed spending time and being involved with their church group. Ed was also a proud and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge for the past 51 years. He was presently a member with Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis

Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis, 56 of Loganville, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. to the late Bill Harris and Loretta Jamison Harris. Mrs. Monis has lived in the Loganville, GA. area for over 22 years. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother Mike Harris.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gayle F. Jolley

Gayle F. Jolley, of Covington, died peacefully at his home on June 12, 215 at the age of 78.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Otis Harper

Otis Harper, 78 of Covington, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Harper was born in Rutledge, Georgia to the late Archie Frank and Annie Knight Harper. Mr. Harper has lived in the Covington area since 1975 and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church for over 20 years. He proudly served our country for over 20 years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War doing a tour in Thailand. After retiring from the Air Force he served in the Newton County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. Mr. Harper loved the outdoors, collecting knives ...

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


W.R. (Bill) Durden

W.R. (Bill) Durden, 90, of Covington, passed away June 25, 2015. He was born in Walton County, and graduated from Monticello High School, where he was a basketball star. He lived in Covington and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for the past 60 years. He retired from American Mutual Insurance Company, and enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling and spending time with family.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sam Grant

Mr. Sam E. Grant, 89 of Covington, passed away June 23, 2015 at Riverside Nursing Home. Mr. Grant was born in Porterdale to the late George W. and Mae Tuggle Grant and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. He proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force from 1943 to 1951.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Florence Hardeman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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


Terrell Wingfield

Terrell Wingfield, of Covington, passed away June 19, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Wingfield was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington for more than 40 years and recently became active with The Church of the Good Shepherd, serving on the Outreach Committee and other church ministries. He had a tremendous passion for helping others and expressed that through Celebrate Recovery. He was invited by Sheriff Ezell Brown to begin a prison ministry for the inmates at the Newton County Detention Center. Mr. Wingfield worked in the Insurance industry for 43 years as an independent agent. In ...

June 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Gene Everitt Elliott

Mary Gene Everitt Elliott of Oxford, GA passed away on June 13, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on August 4, 1934 in Atlanta to the late Claudine Faulkner Everitt and William Floyd Everitt. Mary Gene grew up in Covington, but employment took their family to Greenville, SC in the late 1940's, where she graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. She attended the University of Georgia where she was a Fine Art major and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Oldham

Jean Oldham of Oxford, passed away June 18, 2015, at the age of 80. She began her banking career as a bookkeeper at Bank of Covington, and retired, after 30 years of employment, as a bank manager from the 278 office. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered for many church projects, was a member of the First Presbyterian Women's Club and was president of the First Presbyterian Church Women's Circle. In addition, she was a member of the Covington Woman's Club. Mrs. Oldham was a loving mother, grandmother and ...

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William Ernest Jackson

Dr. William E. Jackson, 78, of Covington died peacefully June 19, 2015 after a long illness. Dr. Jackson practiced Chiropractic for 51 years serving four generations. He retired December 16, 2011.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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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


Tammy Moss Garner

Tammy Moss Garner, age 48, of Covington, GA, died June 17, 2011.

June 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Cecil Mae Allen

Mrs. Cecil Mae Allen age 90 of Oxford passed away June 18, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born in Henry County to the late William A. and Rosa Leanna Barnes. Mrs. Allen is a member of the Baptist Faith and a longtime member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and Great grandmother. She is predeceased by her husband Ralph W. Allen and her son Richard Allen and is survived by her children Evelyn Allen of Oxford, Sandra Jones of Jackson, Reginald and Debbie Allen of Pace, FL., Larry and Brenda ...

June 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Cecil Mae Allen

Mrs. Cecil Mae Allen, 90 of Oxford died June 18, 2011. A complete obituary notice will follow. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Wheeler Funeral Home. 770 786-7111.

June 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Darrell N. Henderson

Mr. Darrell N. Henderson died June 8. The son of the late Spencer and Salema Henderson, he was born in Covington in 1938, the third of five children. He graduated from Washington Street High School and Fort Valley State University. He taught in Forsyth County and pursued additional education from Clark Atlanta University. He then worked as a Pricing Analyst with Union Oil Company.

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Evelyn Mathis Durden

Mrs. Evelyn Mathis Durden, 89, died June 5. The daughter of the late Fred Mathis and Lottie Mae Evens, she was born in 1922 in Rutledge. She attended Morgan County public schools and joined Greater Moses Baptist Church at an early age and became a faithful member. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Nebuchadnezzar Durden Sr., daughter Ms. Teresha Durden Smith, four aunts and one uncle. Mrs. Durden was very outspoken and an exquisite cook. She loved fishing and had a passion for gardening. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a joy to be ...

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elmer Jackson

Elmer Jackson of Covington, born June 10, 1932, passed away June 12, 2011, at the age of 79. He enjoyed working, gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family. Mr. Jackson's wife, Mary, would like to thank everyone for all their love and support through this time of sorrow. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Gus and Minnie Lee (Moss) Jackson.

June 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Braeden Drake

Little Braeden Drake, age 4 of Covington passed away June 6, 2011. He attended West Newton Elementary School and was a very special young man. Braeden is survived by his loving Mother Cindy Drake, his Brothers Brandon Lane of Eatonton and Kendall Odom of Woodstock and his Sister Kelsie Odom of Woodstock, he is also survived by his Grandmother Mrs. Betty Drake of Rex.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lillie Belle McDaniel

Lillie Belle McDaniel of Monroe, passed away June 7, 2011, at the age of 91. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of Alcovy United Methodist Church, where she served as a greeter, and was also an active member of the Priceless Antiques. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, and entertaining her friends and family. Mrs. McDaniel was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, and friend to many. Mrs. McDaniel was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harry Howell McDaniel; and her parents, Marvin and Dora Hannah (Balcom) Speer.

June 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Christine Daniel

Mary Christine Daniel of McDonough, GA died June 6, 2011 at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, Ga. She was born on April 30, 1935 in Covington, Ga to James C. and Marywill Standard Darby. She was a member of Mt. Bethel Methodist Church in McDonough and retired from the Henry County Tax Commissioner's office in 1995. Mrs Daniel was a loving wife to her husband Jack for 59 years as well as a loving mother and grandmother.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Myrtle K. Harper

Myrtle K. Harper of Covington, passed away June 3, 2011, at the age of 90. She was a life-long resident of Newton County, and member of The Baptist Tabernacle. Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Harper; and her parents, Robert Lee and Maggie Bell (Loyd) Kirkpatrick.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Trudy Coady

Mrs. Trudy Coady, of Porterdale, GA died June 2, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center. She was born September 29, 1955 to the late Dewey Lee Smith and Jeanette Brock Long she was also a longtime resident of Newton County. Mrs. Coady was a loving mother and enjoyed flowers especially roses. She was preceded in death by her Husband David Coady in March.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Timothy "Tim" Day

Mr. Timothy "Tim" Dean Day of Milledgeville, GA died Wednesday, June 1, 2011. He was born on March 22, 1962 in Covington, GA to Harold Dean Day and Cornelia Dial Day Kitchens. He served our country in the US Marines and was active in the Toys for Tots program in Massachusetts and California. He was the owner of Home Solutions and loved fishing, grilling and always had a smile on his face. Tim was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and was affectionately called "Papa T" by his grandchildren.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Jane Meyer Wysocki

Mary Jane Meyer Wysocki, 91, of Monticello, died June 2 at The Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello. She was born and raised in Plymouth, Pa. Her parents were the late Joseph Meyer and Agnes Muchler Meyer. She moved to New Jersey as a young woman where she met and married her late husband Stanley Francis Wysocki, who preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Wysocki loved to entertain and play cards and shop at Wal-Mart. Her favorite pastime was spending time at the beach or pool with her grandchildren. She was a world class whistler and a danger with a ...

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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