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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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Mrs. Barbara Cutler Cole

ColeMrs. Barbara Cutler Cole age 74 of Covington died Thursday, September 24, 2009. She was born in Fulton County on February 22, 1935, she grew up in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta where she graduated from Chamblee High School. She lived the majority of her life in the Atlanta area and returned here ten years ago from Bear, Delaware. Mrs. Cole was a member of Gateway Community Church. She was active at the senior center in Covington and was a volunteer at Gateway Community Church.Mrs. Cole is preceded in death by her daughter: Sandra Payne. She is survived ...

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles P. Rainwater, Sr.

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William David Bennett

BENNETTMr. David Bennett, age 57, of Monticello, GA died Wednesday, September 23, 2009. He was born on August 6, 1952 in Dodge County, Georgia to the late William Ross Bennett and his mother Hazel Roland Bennett, who survives him. Mr. Bennett attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monticello. He was the Executive Director of the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Mr. Bennett began his career with the Georgia Soil and ...

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Elma Nobles Musgrove

September 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Autry

Mrs. Barbara E. (Benson) Autry age 71 of Oxford died Monday, September 21, 2009. She was born in San Diego, CA on August 24, 1938 to the late George and Barbara Benson. She loved her flower gardens and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to travel and loved going to Wal-mart. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed. Mrs. Autry is survived by her husband: Arthur Autry of Oxford; daughters and sons-in law: Linda and Ricky Helderbrand of Porterdale, Susan and Larry Mills of Oxford, Christy James of ...

September 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances Johnson Starr

Starr Mrs. Frances Johnson Starr, 89 of Oxford died Sunday September 20, 2009. Mrs. Starr was born in Walton County to the late R.C. and Emma Swords Bowen. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She loved working in her yard, growing her own tomatoes, cooking, quilting and watching the Food Network Channel. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Starr was preceeded in death by her husbands, William (Billy) D. Johnson in 1986 and Marshall L. Starr in 2001. She is survived by her daughters and son in law, Frances and Thomas Moon ...

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Clyde J. Rosser

Mrs. Clyde (Johnson) Rosser age 85, a longtime resident of Newton County died Sunday, September 20, 2009. Mrs. Rosser was born July 27, 1924 to the late Willie and Annie (Babb) Johnson in Bibb County. She was a member of Faith Tabernacle in Conyers. She was preceded in death by her loving husband: Fred LD Rosser; a daughter Kathy Grace Howard; a son Johnwayne Rosser. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law: Buster and Elaine Rosser; daughter: Peggy Reynolds; daughter and son-in-law: Linda and Gene Peacock, all of Covington; brother and sister-in-law: Marvin and Carrie Lou Johnson of Griffin; 17 ...

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Fred LD Rosser

Mr. Fred LD Rosser, 86, a life long resident of Newton County and surrounding areas died Thursday, September 17, 2009. Mr. Rosser was born April 26, 1923 to the late Reggie and Nellie Smith Rosser in Newton County and was a member of Faith Tabernacle in Conyers. He loved to ride his horse and rode until he was 80 years old. Mr. Rosser was a home builder and built numerous homes in and around the Atlanta area. Over the years he taught and trained many men his trade. He was preceded in death by a daughter Kathy Grace Howard and ...

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen "Sis" Devir

DEVIR

September 15, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Lorene M. Smith

Mrs. Lorene Mathis Smith, born in Monroe, Georgia, died September 13, 2009 at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Carl Smith Jr. who died two months earlier, they were married 74 years. For many years when they lived on Jackson Lake, Mrs. Smith was known for entertaining family and friends. The flowers she cared for were at their peak from spring through fall. She was a member of the Miniature Garden Club where she gladly shared her self taught knowledge of caring for the garden. An excellent cook she excelled in her specialty ...

September 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Pat Jeffries

September 12, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harry O. Williamson

September 12, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Agnes Marlen Paige

Mrs. Agnes Marlene (Johnson) Paige age 80 of Covington died Wednesday, September 9, 2009. She was born August 14, 1929 in Gwinnett County to the late Golden and Emma (Stone) Johnson. Mrs. Paige was a member of County Line Baptist Church for many years. She loved to sing in the choir in years past and loved to play the piano. She enjoyed watching her two favorite game shows, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James A. Paige. Mrs. Paige is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Jean and Eddy Pugh of ...

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Flora R. Bennett

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas C. Seritt, Sr.

September 08, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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