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Thomas McElreath

Thomas McElreath, 80, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. McElreath enjoyed collecting antiques and loved going to the mountains. He was married for ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Lee Shirley

Mrs. Lee Shirley, 91, of Covington, passed away December 5, 2016. She was born June 18, 1925, to the late Luther and Mae Carney. Shirley ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Johnny Hammond “Santa Johnny”

Johnny Hammond, of Mansfield, affectionately known as "Santa Johnny," passed away November 27, 2016, at 74 years of age. After retiring from AT&T, he ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Bill’ Clay

Loving father and grandfather, James "Bill" Clay, 73, of Covington, passed away November 26, 2016. Clay was born in Decatur to the late James and ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles H “C.H.” Berry Jr.

Charles H. "C.H." Berry, Jr. of Covington, age 92, passed away November 26, 2016, at his home in Almon surrounded by his family. Mr ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elizabeth Florine “Sister” Womack

Elizabeth Florine "Sister" Womack, age 74, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. She was born in Covington to the late Tommy Lee and Florine Fuller ...

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rachel Patrick Wilson

Rachel Patrick Wilson, 76, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. She is preceded in death by her father, Brantley Patrick and mother ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Roger Dale Grubbs

Roger Dale Grubbs, 60, of Centre Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Leo Mallard

Leo S. Mallard, Jr., 52, of Covington, passed away November 19, 2016. Mallard was a former science educator at Eastside High School, of the Newton ...

November 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Martha ‘June’ Hammond

Martha "June" Hammond, 74, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was born in Porterdale on February 16, 1942, to the late Lonnie ...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Susan Marie Paul

Susan Marie-Paul, 67, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. She was born November 10, 1948, in Giessen, Germany to parents, Robert and ...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Stephanie Tikita Foster

A graveside service for Stephanie Tikita Foster, 58, a native of Gaffney, South Carolina, will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11 a.m ...

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cary Flitter

Cary Flitter, of Covington, passed away November 14, 2016. He was born in Savannah to the late Frances Louise and Ernest Marion Flitter, of Thomaston ...

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Justin White

Deputy Justin White of Monticello, passed away Nov. 15, 2016, at the age of 28. A 2007 graduate of Newton County High School, Justin served ...

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cheryl Lynn Churchill

Cheryl Lynn Churchill, 50, of Covington passed away November 13, 2016. She was born November 29, 1965, in Covington to her father George Allen, Jr ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Mr. Billy Davis

Mr. Billy Davis, age 83, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 at Newton Medical Center. He was born February 5, 1929 in Covington, GA to the late Harry Quigg, Sr and Agnes Lynn McClure Davis. Mr. Davis served his country proudly in the Untied States Army, serving during the Korean War. He was retired from the City of Covington, retiring as the Deputy Public Works Director after a career spanning 37 years. Mr. Davis enjoyed playing golf, fishing and throwing darts. He was preceded in death by his wife Sara Head Davis.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Charlotte A. Nichols

Mrs. Charlotte A. Nichols age 74 of Covington died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Dekalb Medical Center. She was born in Rome, Georgia on February 22, 1938 to Charles David and Frances Allen (Carlson) Wakeley. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Alma Mae Johnson Carroll

Alma Mae Johnson Carroll of Covington, passed away April 10, 2012, at the age of 83. Mrs. Carroll was a member of High Point Baptist Church, and loved singing in the church choir. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, and vegetable and flower gardening. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother; and wonderful friend to many. Mrs. Carroll was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie C. and Merle (Roberts) Johnson; sister, Helen J. Baker; step-brother, Donald Johnson.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ruth S. Edge

Ruth S. Edge of Covington, passed away April 13, 2012, at the age of 85. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Mrs. Edge retired from Lockheed, with more than 18 year of dedicated service. She enjoyed flower gardening, and she loved her family dearly. Mrs. Edge was preceded in death by her husband, Mercer R. Edge; parents, John Henry and Mary (Cagle) Savage; and eight siblings.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Steve Ammons

Steve Ammons of Covington, passed away April 14, 2012, at the age of 57. He was a fun, outgoing, loving man that everyone enjoyed being around. He never met a stranger. Steve enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family. He was very passionate about his music; and loved playing the drums and fishing with his best friends. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Albert (Al) Boozer, Jr

Albert (Al) Boozer, Jr., of Conyers, passed away April 15, 2012, at the age of 74. Mr. Boozer retired from Sweetheart Plastics with 31 ½ years of dedicated service. He was a very active member of The Potter's House, in Covington. He often helped any way he could at the church, and always took care of the church's electrical needs. He enjoyed camping, and especially enjoyed visiting Vogel State Park. Mr. Boozer loved children, and always made time to spend with them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert, Sr., and Mary (Parker) Boozer.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Beverly Diane Jones

Beverly Diane Jones of Monticello, GA died Saturday April 14, 2012 at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon Ga. She was born on December 15, 1939 in Atlanta, GA to Bennett Butner and Martha Marie Long Pace. She was a member of Living Waters Community Church in Conyers, Ga and enjoyed painting and gardening. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and will be missed by her family.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jack Melvin

Jack Melvin of Covington, passed away April 16, 2012, at the age of 79. He enjoyed sports, traveling, gambling, and going to Biloxi. Mr. Melvin loved his grandchildren dearly, and enjoyed spending time with them. He was preceded in death by his son, Greg Bowen; and his parents, Walter and Nellie (Crutchfield) Melvin.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Denise Roan

Denise Roan of Alto, GA, formerly of Conyers, passed away April 17, 2012, at the age of 55. She enjoyed writing poetry and songs, crocheting, fishing, spending time with her animals, and being around people. Denise loved her family dearly, and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Gladys (Dutton) Roan; her sisters, Marie Walker, Bobbie Lee Harcourt; and her brother, Ray (Peewee) Roan.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Roy H. Gazaway Jr.

Roy H. Gazaway Jr. of Covington, GA passed away Wednesday April 18, 2012 at his residence. He was born on May 18, 1930 in Eatonton, GA to Roy H. and Ruth Hinesdale Gazaway Sr. Mr. Gazaway served in the US Army during the Korean War. Upon discharge he was employed with Henson Furniture Company in Covington. He later entered the insurance business as an insurance agent, retiring after more than 28 years. Mr. Gazaway is a member of High Point Baptist Church

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Charles Pickett

Mr. Charles Pickett, age 69, of Covington, passed away April 18, 2012. He was born January 3, 1943 at the Porterdale Hospital to the late James and Gertrude Gunnels Pickett. Mr. Pickett was a great baseball player and played baseball all over Newton County, he also enjoyed a "Friendly Game of Cards". He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Buddy Weemes

Buddy Weemes of Mansfield, passed away April 20, 2012, at the age of 91. Mr. Weemes was a veteran, of the United States Navy, having served his country during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Weemes enjoyed carpentry, building furniture, and playing practical jokes. He loved his beagles, reading, and hunting; but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Mr. Weemes was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Virginia (Kitchens) Weemes; and his parents, Randolph and Bessie (Hutchins) Weemes, Sr.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Buddy Weemes

Buddy Weemes of Mansfield, passed away April 20, 2012, at the age of 91. Mr. Weemes was a veteran, of the United States Navy, having served his country during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Weemes enjoyed carpentry, building furniture, and playing practical jokes. He loved his beagles, reading, and hunting; but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Mr. Weemes was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Virginia (Kitchens) Weemes; and his parents, Randolph and Bessie (Hutchins) Weemes, Sr.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Grace M. Cook

Grace M. Cook of Covington, passed away April 23, 2012, at the age of 95. Ms. Cook retired from Newton Federal Savings & Loan after 38 years of dedicated service. She was a member of the Covington Pilot Club, for over 32 years, and held various offices and served as President for two terms. Ms. Cook thoroughly enjoyed her work as a volunteer with the Newton Hospital Auxiliary for over 25 years and received the President's Life Time Achievement Award for Volunteer Service in 2006. She was a long time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served as ...

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. David Howard Tupper

Mr. David Howard Tupper of Covington died April 20, 2012 at his home at the age of 63. He enjoyed working, staying busy, cooking and reminiscing about the past. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Tupper.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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