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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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Robert Luke Allgood

Robert Luke Allgood

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Equalla Blue Clark

Sister Equalla Blue Clark died Sept. 25. The only child of the late Lucille and Monte Blue, she was born in 1943. After the death of her mother, she was raised by her grandmother Julia Clements, affectionately known as "Rye." She attended Newton County schools and graduated from Claflin College, S.C., with a degree in education. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She began her teaching career in the Newton County School System and later gave birth to her only child Julia Peytrienne James, whom she dearly loved. She joined Bethlehem Baptist Church and in 1994 ...

October 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hoke T. (Bob) Bennett

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Curtis L. Parker

Curtis L. Parker of Newborn, died October 4, 2009, at the age of 46. Mr. Parker enjoyed fishing, but most of all loved spending time with his grandchildren, who called him "Papa Sassyfrass."

Survivors include his wife, Angela Parker; daughters, Ashley Marie Parker of Monroe, Amberly Ogles of Mansfield, Cecily Parker of Newborn; son, Curtis Lee Parker, Jr., "C.J.", who currently resides in Oceanside, CA, while serving in the United States Marine Corps; grandchildren, Cameron Ogles, Lilian Ogles, Chase Echols, Layla Echols; parents, Joseph A. Parker, Jr., Marian Elizabeth Harden; brothers, Alan W. Parker of Newborn, Eddie Parker of ...

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lillie Mae H. Dodd

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth J. Treadwell

October 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Carl Jones, Jr.

Jones

Mr. Carl Jones Jr., age 77 a longtime resident of Monticello, GA died Saturday, October 4, 2009. He was born in Emmanuel County Georgia on November 11, 1931 to the late Carl and Emma Samples Jones. Mr. Jones was a member and former Deacon at Union Hill Baptist Church; he served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Mae Jones. Mr. Jones is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law; Laura and Charles McMichael, of Covington and Beth and Marlin Biggar, of Monticello two sisters ...

October 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ola Mae Waters

Ola Mae Waters, 90, of Covington died Sept. 28. She is survived by son Billy O. Waters and wife Darlene of Bowman; daughters Pat Grant and husband Russell of Covington and Sandra Rosser of Suwanee; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; sister, Von Brown Caldwell and husband Buck of Covington.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruby J. Parks

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Troy Weyman Drummond Sr.

Troy Weyman Drummond Sr., 83, passed away Sept. 28 at his Jackson Lake home. Born in 1926 in Bethlehem, he was the son of George Washington Drummond Sr. and Beulah Everett Drummond. Mr. Drummond enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II in USS Pamina and was present in Tokyo Bay at the Japanese surrender ceremony. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946, he served for 31 years with Southern Railroad in Atlanta. For many years he successfully managed baseball teams in the DeKalb Memorial Athletic Association, taking ...

September 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia F. Bruyere

Virginia F. Bruyere, 87, of Snellville, passed away Sept. 25. She was a loving, supportive minister's wife of 56 years and a wonderful mother. She is at home rejoicing with her beloved Lord, Jesus. Mrs. Bruyere was preceded in death by her husband Gus Bruyere and sons David and Andre.

September 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jane S. Shepard

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Chester Akins

Akins

September 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ryan Eugene Jeffares

Ryan Eugene Jeffares, of Covington, died September 25, 2009, at the age of 23. Ryan was a 2004 graduate of Eastside High School and in 2007 went to work for the State of Georgia at Al Burrus Correctional Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia as a corrections officer. He was a great man who enjoyed deer hunting and spending time with his family. Ryan will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, son, grandson, brother, and friend.

September 26, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Chris McGunigal

McGunigalMr. Chris McGunigal age 50 of Mansfield, moving here from Conyers three years ago, died Wednesday, September 23, 2009. He was born in Fulton County on October 24, 1958 to Orville and Amanda Jo (Kirby) McGunigal. He worked for Solo Cup as a forklift operator for ten years. He enjoyed fishing and Nascar. He loved to help others and was a good and true friend. Mr. McGunigal is preceded in death by his mother: Mrs. Jo McGunigal.Mr. McGunigal is survived by his father: Orville McGunigal of Mansfield; Brothers and Sister-in-Law: Bob and Cheryl McGunigal of Eatonton and Brian ...

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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