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Betty Purcell

Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her ...

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine Miranda Slaughter Harris

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

May 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Denio Wade

Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...

May 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas H. Maloy

SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...

May 11, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


Mildred ‘Mrs. Millie’ Maloy

Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.

May 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dolores Long Maddox

Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Mae Barr Greenwood

Willie Mae Barr Greenwood 91, of Mansfield passed away April 22, 2015 at The Retreat in Monticello. She was born in Monticello, Ga to the late Johnnie and Mammie E. Barr. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Adolph Greenwood, and several brothers and sisters.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Michael Eugene Luna

Mr. Michael Eugene Luna, 49 of Social Circle, went to be with his heavenly Father April 17, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Michael was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 22, 1965. He is preceded in death by his grandparent's Posey Luna and C.L. and Julie Mullenix and brother Timothy Luna.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hazel Haggard Cordell

Hazel Haggard Cordell, of Covington, passed away April 19, 2015, at the age of 89. Born to Charles and Willie Mae (Parks) Haggard, Hazel attended school in Porterdale. She lived next door to the school and could run home at recess time to get fresh baked sweet potatoes, one for the teacher and one for herself. This was a happy time for her. An employee of Scientific Atlanta, she wired the first printed circuit board ever to be wired in Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her children, John Robert Russell and Jackquelyn Ann Russell.

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Will Jolly Carmichael

Mrs. Mary Will Jolly Carmichael, age 94, of Rome, died at a local hospital Sunday April 12, 2015.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Stubbs

Ms. Sara B. Stubbs passed away on April 9, 2015. She was born in Newton County on June 16, 1927. She was a lifelong resident of Covington.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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John Christopher Dillard

John Christopher Dillard, 57, of Monticello, died Aug. 31 at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dillard was born in Stone Mountain. His parents were the late John Samuel Dillard and Melva Driver Dillard. He lived in Gwinnett County for a number of years before moving to the Jackson Lake area three years ago. He was a bus driver for Newton County Transportation. Prior to his job as a bus driver, John was a builder for 37 years for Almont Homes in Gwinnett County. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his Harley, wood carving and living on the lake.

September 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Paul L. Draeger

Mr. Paul L. Draeger, 59 of Social Circle passed away Thursday September 2, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Draeger was preceeded in death by his mother Joyce Draeger and his father in law Larry Beier. He is survived by his wife Cindy Draeger, his father Paul C. Draeger of Woodruff, WI., his son Brandon Draeger of Newberry, SC., daughter and son in law Jessica Draeger and Tony Chapman II, also of Newberry, SC., his mother in law Mildred Beier of Social Circle, sister in law and brother in law Carol and Danny Potter of Oxford and special ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth Evelyn Barrett Wiggins

Ruth E. Wiggins, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 28. Mrs. Wiggins, the daughter of the late Chester and Ethel Holcomb Capell of Porterdale, was born in Arabi in 1923. She was preceded in death by husbands Robert Eugene Barrett Sr. and Sultan Wiggins, her son Robert Eugene Barrett Jr. and sisters Lucy Savage and Lillian Willis. She always had a loving and warm personality which she balanced with a firm and gentle honesty. With the support of her first husband, Gene, she completed her GED and went on to graduate from Crandall ...

August 31, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ted W. Chancey

August 28, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carrie Jean Duncan-Skerrett

Carrie Jean Duncan-Skerrett, 55, wife of Phillip V. Skerrett Jr., passed on Aug. 20.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist church, 3465 Old Selma Road, Montgomery, Ala., with the Rev. William Bradford officiating. A repast will be at the church after services. Interment will be at Kindle Cemetery, Ashley Road, Montgomery.

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Charlotte E. Ingram

Mrs. Charlotte E. Ingram, 61 of Mansfield, Ga. died Thursday August 26, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Ingram was born in Atlanta to Elzie and Rosie Smith Bowen. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Rev. Gary Ingram, Sr. mother Mrs. Rosie Gearin of Cumming, Ga. and her children Toie White of Nashville, TN, Gary Ingram, Jr. of Newnan, Ga., Stephanie Keeton of Covington, Shanna Ingram of Chattanooga, TN., Michelle & Barry Patterson of Griffin, Ga., Douglas & Tara Robinson of Covington, Kim & Frank Chapman of Newnan, Mickey & Mary Smith of Baltimore, MD., sisters Sandra & Roy Rodgers ...

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Thomas Duke

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joyce Sanders

Joyce Sanders, of Oxford, died Thursday, Aug. 19, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 18, 1938, in Porterdale to Horace E. and Margie Mitchum Johnson. She was a life-long resident of Newton County.

August 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia M. Kursaitis

August 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William "Billy" E. Bond

August 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Annie F. Robinson

Mrs. Annie F. Robinson died Aug. 9. She was born in 1931 in Jasper County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James (Thelma) Manuel and the second of nine children. She was preceded in death by brothers Lester Manuel and Henry jack Manuel and her husband Mr. Jimmie Robinson Sr. Mrs. Robinson was educated in Newton County public school and attended Carver Vocational School in Atlanta and became a CNA. She subsequently received a license in cosmetology. She was an excellent beautician who styled hair for over 50 years. At a young age, she joined Union Grove United ...

August 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Milton A. McLaney ("Coach Mac")

August 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Murice A. Granger

Mrs. Murice A. Granger, 85 of Covington died August 14, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Granger had lived in the Covington area for the last three years after moving from Decatur. She was born in McDuffie County Georgia to the late George & Ruth Waters Agee. She attended Oak Hill Methodist Church in Decatur and was retired from Manning & Leipold Law Firm. She was predeceased by her son George Granger and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Teri & Arculo Tupin of Sarasota, Fl., sisters Janet & Joe Cawley of Augusta, Vivian & Don Helm of Covington, Ressie Nay of Helena, Montana, several ...

August 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry L. Haley

Mr. Larry L. Haley died Aug. 8. He was born in 1949 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carlos (Elnora) Haley. Mr. Haley was raised and educated in Tuscaloosa. He was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church and a graduate of Drew High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi Valley State University and worked as a salesman. Due to his impeccable work ethic and dynamic personality, he excelled in his field. Mr. Haley moved to Georgia in the 1970s and worked at Haverty's Furniture Store. He joined Whites Chapel United ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nana Kwayme Boakye

Mr. Nana Kwayme Boakye died Aug. 4. He was born in 1983 in Fulton county, the son of Mary Ann (Reid) Boakye and Oheneba Yiadom Boakye. One of five siblings, he was a graduate of Pebblebrook High School, Mableton. Mr. Boakye was a well-mannered and humble young man, who always kept a smile on his face, Although reserved, he loved his friends and family. He was a mentor to younger children in the community, encouraging them to stay in school. He had a charming and unforgettable manner. Mr. Boakye was a hard worker with a tremendous work ethic. He was ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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