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Mr. Jerry Odean McLeroy

Jerry Odean McLeroy passed away April 20, 2014, at his home in Covington. He was 84 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McLeroy loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, and especially enjoyed vacationing with them. He had 35 years of service with Lithonia Lighting. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaRue McLeroy; granddaughter, Tava Martin; and parents, Dick and Eva McLeroy.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Cleo Banks Jr.

Celebration of Life

April 22, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Wilbur (Piggy) Reynolds

Homegoing Celebration

April 22, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Sebie Elizabeth McKnight

Celebration of Life

April 22, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Levancy Maxey Turner

Celebratinf The Life

April 21, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Ida Mae Ruth

Celebration of Life

April 21, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mother Christine Thorpe Wilson

Celebration of Life

April 21, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Christopher Dylan Williams

Christopher Dylan Williams, age 18, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 19, 1995 in Dalton, Ga. to David L. Williams and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Pierce Floyd. Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr.

Major Claude Robert Phillips, Jr., born in Social Circle on March 30, 1918, passed away April 2, 2014. He was a devoted husband and father, married 68 years to Jean Cochran Phillips. He and Jean raised a large and happy family. Claude graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and later graduated with JD from Atlanta Law School. As a member of the "greatest generation" he joined the Army and served during WWII. Claude continued his Army career for twenty one years while serving in Germany, Korea and stateside.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Deborah Corley

Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Charlyne Varner

Charlyne Aaron Varner, age 87, died April 13, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia. She was predeceased by her husband Roy Varner and by her parents Rabun and Ellie May Aaron. She was married to Roy for 66 years. She played the role of devoted helpmate to him as he served 16 years as chairman of Newton County Board of Commissioners. Her personality was to avoid the limelight so politics were a challenge for her. Nevertheless, she took care of all the details which led to Roy's success. She was devoted to her family. She made sacrifices ...

April 14, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Terry Michael Rowe

Terry Michael Rowe, 72, of Covington passed away on April 11, 2014. He was born in Covington, Georgia on December 9, 1941 to Ray and Rachel (Crawley) Rowe. He was married to the former Barbara Ketchem for 49 years. Mr. Rowe worked at Big Star for 28 years before finishing his career as a store manager at Food Depot. He was a great pal to his grandkids and loved to take them fishing. He was always there to support them at all sporting and school functions. His mother and father, Ray and Rachel (Crawley) Rowe preceded him in death.

April 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Bobby Green

Mr. Bobby Green, age 80, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born April 19, 1933 in Covington to Rush and Ethel Herring Green who have preceded him in death. Mr. Green served his country in the United States Army and was of the Methodist faith. He worked for a number of years for Hercules as a supervisor over the shipping department and owned and operated Bob's Carpet Service for many years. Mr. Green loved horses, fishing, and farming and enjoyed riding in boats. He was a loving caring father, grandfather, great grandfather ...

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen June McClam

Mrs. Helen June McClam, 82 of Covington, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Abbey Hospice. Mrs. McClam was born on September 26, 1931 in Atlanta, GA to Carter and Dell Hughes. Mrs. McClam is preceded in death by her parents, her son Warren Eugene McClam and close friend Bettye Brown.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Billy Reagin

Billy Reagin of Covington passed away April 10, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. He was 62 years of age at the time of his death. Billy loved to spend time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed riding his Harley, going to motorcycle rallies, and was an avid Georgia fan. In addition, he loved playing softball, being outside, trips to Biloxi, and watching NASCAR. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Burton and Jane (Sammons) Jackson; and his beloved dogs, Abby and Ellie.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mr. George P. Hopkins

Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home Hopkins Mr. George P. Hopkins, 86 of Covington died January 9, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia. Mr. Hopkins was born in Newton County to the late James F. and Fannie Hopkins, Sr. He was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, which he dearly loved. He was very active in his church serving as treasurer and Sunday school teacher. Mr. Hopkins proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII in England, France and Belgium. He retired from Scientific Atlanta where he worked as a machinist. He enjoyed playing baseball, gardening ...

January 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Luther (Bill) Kitchens, Jr.

January 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert J. "Bob" Hunter

HUNTER Mr. Robert J. "Bob" Hunter of Covington, moving here 19 years agor from Sandy Springs, died Thursday, January 7, 2010. He was born in Anniston, Alabama on October 13, 1928 to the late Bronson Eugene and Anna Belle (Robertson) Hunter. He proudly served our country during World War II as a pilot in the United States Navy. Mr. Hunter was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of American Legion Post 77, a member of the Optimist Club of Conyers once serving as secretary and a member of the American Printer's Association. Mr. Hunter is survived by ...

January 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Dorothy Louise (Wheeler) Johnson

JOHNSON Dorothy Louise (Wheeler) Johnson of Covington, GA died Thursday January 7, 2010 at Atlanta Medical Center. She was born on September 4, 1926 in Porterdale, GA to the late Walter and Ruth (Parker) Wheeler. Mrs. Johnson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Conyers. She enjoyed growing and sharing her Angel Trumpets. She enjoyed her family and her church family. Mrs. Johnson is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Sandra and Jerry Bunn, sons and daughters-in-law: Ronnie and Gail Johnson, Gary and Betty Johnson, son: Terry Johnson all ...

January 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joan Riser

January 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Newton Jones

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Artis F. Middlebrooks

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Scott Benton Jr.

Mr. Scott "Jim" Benton Jr. died Dec. 25. The son of Mrs. Mary Dean Jackson Benton and the late Mr. Scott Benton Sr. and the second of 11 children, he was born in Newton County in 1945. He was preceded in death by sisters Artie Mae Benton and Margret Ann Holloway. He joined New Hope Baptist Church at a young age and was a graduate of R.L. Cousins High School, class of 1964. He was a star basketball player. After graduation, he became employed as a truck driver. For more than 25 years he worked for Williams Brothers Concrete ...

January 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brian Keith Mathews Sr.

Mr. Brian Keith Mathews Sr. died Dec. 26. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac (Addie Lee) Mathews and the sixth of nine children, he was born in 1962 in Newton County. The family relocated to Detroit Mich., where Mr. Mathews attended Scripps Elementary School, Foch Middle School and two years at Southeastern High School. He returned to his hometown and graduated from Newton County High School. He married Vanessa Barnes and then had a son Brian Mathews Jr. Mr. Mathews worked for Foamex and for SAIA Motor Freight for more than five years and received several accolades and safe ...

January 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eddie L. Byrd

Eddie L. Byrd, of Conyers, passed away Jan. 1. after battling Leukemia AML for four months. He was born in Porum, Okla., in 1935, honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and graduated from Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, Okla., with a double major. He was married to the former Gerre Gale Engard of Tulsa, Okla., and transferred with Texaco to Georgia in 1971 and was a resident of Conyers for 27 years. He was preceded by his daughter Annie (Ann Elizabeth Byrd) and his parents Everett and Irene Tarkington Byrd.

January 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Richard E. Allen

January 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dovie O. Davis

January 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linda Emmalee (Tarpley) Hutchison

HUTCHISON

January 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ferrell Batchelor Dyer

January 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles R. Thacker Jr.

Charles R. "Chuck" Thacker Jr., 39, of Heyworth, Ill. passed away Monday, Dec. 28 at the University of Chicago Hospital. His private burial will take place at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Rev. Kurt Flora will officiate.

Chuck was born July 1, 1970 to Charles and Melanie Coody Thacker in Covington. They survive. He married Lori Earl on Nov. 4, 2000 in Kissimmee, Fla. She survives.

January 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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