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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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Betty Lee Sims Glover

Mrs. Betty Lee Sims Glover died June 27 in Rockdale County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mr. Rube (Lessie Benton) Sims, she was born in 1940 in Newton County. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Johnny Thomas Glover; children Lisa, Scottie and Freda; one grandson; brothers Willie and Charlie Sims; and sisters Cleo Parks, Annie Chandler, Mamie and Belle. Mrs. Glover joined Murray CME at an early age and served on the Usher Board and Stewardess and sang in the choir. She was an active and faithful member until her health declined. She overcame many ...

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Shirley A. Gresham

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia J. Long

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Benjamin Jay Womack

Benjamin Jay Womack

July 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Michele McKinney

McKinney

July 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jimmy E. Barnett

July 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gladys Kitchens

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Thomas White

Larry Thomas White

July 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Neal Bond Fleming

Neal Bond Fleming, 99, of Atlanta, died on June 27. He was a beloved professor, an excellent administrator, a respected minister and an active community volunteer. He was born in Canon in 1910, the 10th child in a family of 12. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1929, then earned two degrees from Emory University (Bachelor of Arts, 1933, and Bachelor of Divinity, 1936), working as many as seven jobs to pay for his education. He married Mary Louise Dunn of Marietta in 1939 and moved to Massachusetts, where he completed a Ph.D. at Boston University while a ...

July 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Blanche E. (McCord) Alderman

ALDERMAN

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jewell C. Perkins

Jewell C. Perkins of Covington, died June 21, 2009, at the age of 87. Ms. Perkins enjoyed dancing, particularly to the Tennessee Waltz. She loved animals, especially dogs, and enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels. More than anything she loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. Ms. Perkins was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Lena Mitchell Brooks; sisters, Lois Tapley, Jackie Hogan; brothers, Charley Jones, Robert Jones. Survivors include her sons, Steven Gresham of Loganville, John Chambers of Jackson, Henry Chambers of Atlanta; 6 grandchildren, one of which was her primary caregiver, S. Cliff Gresham ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Evelyn Childers

Mrs. Evelyn Childers of Oxford passed away at Newton Medical Center on June 19, 2009, at the age of 77. She was born in Newton County to the Late Travis and Euphie Erma Lunsford Christian. A member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church she attended the Harvesters Sunday School Class, played the piano for the Wednesday night church services and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano at Covington Manor and the senior center at Turner Lake. She also enjoyed drawing, sewing, singing and cooking. She dearly loved her family.

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


P.W. (Sonny) Pratt Jr.

Mr. P. W. (Sonny) Pratt Jr. passed away on June 19, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was born October 26, 1936 in Newton County to the late Parks Winfield, Sr. and Emma Thomson Pratt. P. W. graduated from Newton County High School in 1954 and the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1958 with a degree in industrial management. While at Tech., he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business in 1959. He served in the Air National Guard ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deborah Susan Estes Smith

Mrs. Deborah Susan Estes Smith (Debbie) age 55 of Covington died June 19, 2009 at Heartland Hospice in Conyers. Debbie was born in Griffin, Ga. to James H. & Barbara Gardner Estes, who survive her. She was a graduate of Griffin High School Class of 1972. Debbie loved quilting. She made hundreds of quilts giving them away to family and friends. She was the co-founder of Sew-N-Sews quilting group at Mansfield Baptist Church, a place she dearly loved. She was the director of the 3 R's at her church and was a member of the Upper Room Sunday School Class ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hughie "Shane" Simmons

Mr. Hughie "Shane" Simmons age 34 of Covington died Sunday, June 21, 2009. He was born in Newton County on November 23, 1974 to Hughie and Kathy (Allen) Simmons. Mr. Simmons worked in the construction industry installing floors.

Mr.Simmons is survived by his father: Hughie Edward Simmons of McDonough; mother: Kathy Fuller of Covington; son: Nicholas Simmons; daughter: Nathalie Simmons; step-daughter: Taylor Eaton; girlfriend: Sabrina Harris; sisters and brothers: Stephanie Fuller and Bobby Cox, Corrie and Stephanie Cloud, Sherry and Greg Lease; Mackenzie Simmons; nieces and nephews: Brittany, Shawna, Triston and Zoey, numerous other family and close friends.

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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