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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


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


Marion Louise Baughn Harwell

Marion Louise Baughn Harwell, 98, of Covington, GA, passed away April 6, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, GA. The middle of three sisters born to William Alexander Baughn and Jennie Wilder Steerman Baughn, Marion is survived by her younger sister, Bettemae (Mrs. Taylor S.) Womack, of Auburn, AL. Other survivors include her sons, Nat Harwell (Louise) and Rhee Harwell of Covington; four nieces; three nephews; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nearly two dozen great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and a wide circle of friends.

April 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry Drew McRay, Jr.

Henry Drew McRay, Jr. of Covington passed away April 4, 2014 at Landmark Hospital in Athens. He was 79 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McRay was a retired U.S. Navy veteran with more than 20 years of service. He was a very patriotic and giving person who loved his family dearly, enjoyed going to the ocean, and riding the dirt roads. Mr. McRay attended Gaithers United Methodist for over 20 years, and was currently a member of Christ Cornerstone Church. He was preceded in death by his son, Monty William McRay; parents, Henry Drew ...

April 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Edna Turner Barmann

Edna Turner Barmann, 84, of Covington passed away Tuesday April 1, 2014. She was born on April 23, 1929 in Douglasville to Cleveland and Annie Mae Turner. Mrs. Barmann is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Richard Barmann of Covington; daughter Susie (Jeffrey) Blalock of Cartersville; sons Floyd Pate of Covington and Richard (Sharon) Barmann of Covington; sisters Opal Turner, Celia (Jimmy) Turner, Ann (JM) Turner, Helen Turner and Minnie Lee Turner; brothers Herman (Jackie) Turner and Eugene Turner; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Cleveland and Annie ...

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ruby Lee Price

Celebration Of Life

April 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Amos Carl Hallford

Amos Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away March 30, 2014, at the age of 85. He was born February 2, 1929, in Toccoa, Georgia, to the late George and Arlie Hallford. He was a hard worker having retired from the Keebler Bakery after 20 years of service. He dearly loved his family and enjoyed deep sea fishing and working on cars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Hallford; son, Raymond Carl Hallford; brother, Jeff Hallford.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Charlie Willis, Jr.

Mr. Charlie Willis, Jr., of 4133 Briscoe Street, N.W. Covington, Ga., departed this life Monday, July 22, 2013 in Covington at Newton Medical Center.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Chase Jeffrey Smith

Baby Boy Chase Jeffrey Smith, just 7 weeks old, passed away April 1, 2014. Baby Chase had the prettiest smile, and was loved dearly in his short time on earth. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Pat Ward; great-grandfather, James Carter; and great-grandfather, J.C. Smith.

April 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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William Okafor

Mr. William Okafor died July 31 at Atlanta Medical Center. The son of Carlotta Okafor Sharp and Ike Okafor, he was born in 1988 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Mr. Okafor was a bright student and teacher's pet in primary school. He graduated with high honors from Newton High School with a 4.0 GPA in 2006. He was studying business at DeKalb College and loved playing basketball and always thought that he could play better than some of the pro players. He was a very hard worker, working 12-hour shifts to help make a change in his life and ...

August 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Vida Mae Smith

August 18, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


John D. Jordan

August 18, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Henrietta Hodges

Mrs. Henrietta Hodges age 63 of Covington died Monday, August 17, 2009. She was born in Madison Georgia on September 10, 1945 to the late Cecil and Clara Mae (Brannon) Thompson. Mrs. Hodges was retired from Lithonia Lighting where she worked as a forklift driver. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and enjoyed her flower garden. She also enjoyed her grandchildren. Mrs. Hodges is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Mr. Jack Hodges, a sister Ann Bradford and a brother Carter Thompson. She is survived by daughters and son-in-law: Nancy Rowland of Covington, Sherry and ...

August 18, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linda Hughes

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Allene Capes Burton

August 15, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


LaFaton Wilkerson Veal

Mrs. LaFaton Wilkerson Veal, 86, of Covington, Ga. died Thursday, August 13, 2009 at Riverside Health Care. Born on December 26, 1922 in Henry Co., Ga. she was the daughter of the late Walter P. (Sam) Wilkerson and Georgia Cawthon Wilkerson. Mrs. Veal was retired from Oxford Manufacturing after 25 years as a seamstress, and was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Billie Veal, sons Mike Veal, and Sam Veal. She is survived by her children Billie and Jim Hardy of Conyers, Janie Garner of Stone Mountain, Ann and Dwight Collins of ...

August 14, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry John Marchesseau

Larry John Marchesseau, 67, died in a car accident on Lower River Road on Aug. 5. He was a resident of Newton County since 1978, where he enjoyed all his outdoor activities from hunting to primitive camping. Each day was an adventure in nature, where he truly lived each day to the fullest. Larry was an active member of the White Water Men, Blue Ridge Mountain Men, The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Griffin Longrifles and Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia. He held a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State and retired from the DOT after 34 years of service ...

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Randle Carlton Huff

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Michael "Mike" Thomas

Thomas Mr. James Michael "Mike" Thomas, 65, a longtime resident of Covington, died August 10, 2009. He was born April 13, 1944 to the late Hoke Smith Sr. and Jessie Edwards Thomas in Fulton County Georgia. Mr. Thomas loved car racing and sailing, he was a loving and caring person. Mr. Thomas is survived by his Son David Thomas of Covington, Brothers and Sister Charles Thomas, of Charlotte, NC Hoke Thomas Jr. and Carol Collins, both of Covington. Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, other family and close friends also survive him. Funeral services for Mr. Thomas will be ...

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


SAM BORN

Born Mr. Sam Born, 36, of Monticello, GA, died Sunday, August 9, 2009. He was born June 13, 1973 to his parents who survive him, David and Sandra Born of Monticello. Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved his cows. Along with his parents Sam is survived by his Brother Tim Born, one Niece Sarah Born and His Grandmother Mrs. Evelyn Capes all of Covington. He is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, other family and close friends. Funeral services for Mr. Born will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Wheeler Funeral Home with Reverend Nelson ...

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tom Powell

Tom Powell, of Covington, died August 3, 2009, at the age of 20. Born May 5, 1989 in Orange County, Florida, he attended Indian Creek Middle School, Eastside High School, and Alcovy High School. Tom enjoyed playing his guitar, loved all sports, especially boxing, and was a very talented artist and poet. He will be dearly remembered as a loving son, brother, friend, and encourager to all who knew him. Survivors include his parents, Thomas Clay and Sheryl Lynn Powell; sister, Natalie Marie Powell; brothers, Ryan Gregory Powell and Tyler Robert Rowlands, all of Covington; grandparents, Nancy Louise Englehardt, Onza ...

August 07, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sandra Presley

PRESLEY

August 07, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlie Frix

Charlie Frix, 38, of Bogart, died on August 4. He was born in Walton County in 1971 to Lantis and Louise Frix.

August 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rebecca D. Roseberry

August 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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