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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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Robert J. Breza

Robert J. Breza of Conyers, died March 23, 2009, at the age of 81. Born to the late John Joseph and Rose Mary Salamon Breza, in New Brunswick, NJ, he attended Rahway High, in Rahway, NJ. Upon graduation, he attended Columbia University where he received a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Engineering. He worked for General Foods for 33 years in various locations including Dover, DE, and Hoboken, NJ. He began playing the violin at the age of 3, and was an accomplished violinist playing in various community orchestras, including the Summit Symphony, Hilton Head Orchestra, and the ...

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helene Augusta Ussery

Mrs. Helene Augusta Ussery, 85, of Covington, passed away March 24 at her residence. The daughter of the late Albert Ludwig Bathe and Eva Viktoria Bathe, she was born in 1923 in Germany. She was a member of the Word of Life Tabernacle. She lived in Griffin for 40 years before moving to Covington in October of 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilburn Jerome Ussery.

March 26, 2009 | Griffin | OBITS


Robert J. Breza

Robert J. Breza, 81, of Conyers, died March 23. the son of the late John Joseph and Rose Mary Salamon Breza, he was born in New runswick, N.J. He attended Rahway High in Rahway, N.J. and Columbia University, receiving a BS in chemistry and a BS in Engineering. He worked for General Foods for 33 years in various locations, including Dover, Del, and Hoboken, N.J. He began playing violin at the age of 3 and was an accomplished violinist, playing in various community orchestras, including summit Symphony, Hilton head Orchestra and the Conyers-Covington orchestra. Mr. Breza enjoyed ...

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Juanita Allen

Mrs. Frances Juanita Allen, 80, of Covington died March 20 in Albany. Mrs. Allen was born in Henry County to the late Burley Bay and Mattie Ruth Lewis. She was the youngest of eight children and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a wonderful cook. She was also a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law Daryl and Sharon Allen.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Morris Allen of Covington, son and daugher-in-law Kim and Susan Allen of Americus, grandchildren Kim Allen Jr., Kevin Allen, Cody ...

March 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Lucy Fleming Morrow

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Henry Usher Almand

Henry Usher Almand, 61, of Madison died March 13. Mr. Almand was the son of Henry and Aslee Armour Almand. He was born in 1947 in Morgan County. He married Shirley Long in 1964. They made their home in Madison. Mr. Almand owned and operated Henry's Fast Lube in Covington. He enjoyed drag racing and building muscle cars.

March 20, 2009 | Madison | OBITS


Ina Doris Grantham Smith

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Howard Benjamin Force Sr.

Mr. Howard Benjamin Force Sr., 74, of McDonough, passed away March 17 at Emory University Hospital. The son of the late Georgia Faye Fortner and Torrence Washington Force, he was born in Sebring, Fla. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Force served his country in the U.S. Navy and then graduated from the University of Georgia with a BAA. He was a member of the Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church where he served as treasurer and deacon. He retired from the federal government as an IRS agent after 38 years of service. He was an avid golfer ...

March 19, 2009 | Mcdonough | OBITS


Jeanette Adams Zeigler

Mrs. Jeanette Adams Zeigler age 91, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Thursday, March 12, 2009. She was born on July 17, 1917 to the late Hugh C. and Mary Mitchell Adams. Mrs. Zeigler was a member of Newborn United Methodist Church and was a retired teacher from the Newton County school system. She was a literacy advocate and started the library in Newborn. She also started the Historic Preservation Society for the Child's building.

March 12, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dean Skinner

Dean Skinner, 48, of Jackson, formerly of Conyers, passed away March 7. Mr. Skinner was a truck driver with city Relocators/Red Ball Express, Morrow.

March 10, 2009 | Loganville | OBITS


C. Annette Bone, J.D.

C. Annette Bone, J.D., of Brunswick died March 8. Ms. Bone earned her Bachelor of Science from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, her Master's from Georgia State University in Atlanta and her Juris Doctorate from Atlanta Law School. She was an entrepreneur and instructor in tax services and real estate and was employed by Jackson Hewitt of Brunswick as tax instructor and office manager for several years. She was preceded in death by her father, James Edward Bone, brothers Howell R. Bone and Harry James Bone, sister-in law Becky Bone and brother in law Michael Knight.

March 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Troy Ellington

Troy Ellington, 86, of Oxford, died March 5 at Heartland Hospice. The son of the late Grover and Julia Ree Thompson Ellington, he was a very hard working cattle farmer and also enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. Mr. Ellington will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace Fincher Ellington.

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lamar B. Hays

Mr. Lamar B. Hays, a lifelong resident of Mansfield, died March 4 at Abbey Hospice. The son of the late Lee and Sarah Byrd Hays, he was born in 1936 in Newton County. Mr. Hays was the owner of Hays Tractor of Mansfield and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He served in the Air National Guard, was a member of Woodmen of thw World, was the former chief of the Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department and served many years as city councilman of Mansfield.

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Garmon

March 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jack Hays Morgan Sr.

Jack Hays Morgan Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died peacefully at his home March 3. The son of Joe Carter and Margaret Hays Morgan, he was born in 1919 and lived his entire life in Newton County until serving in the United States Navy during World War II. On his return, he started the area's first pulpwood yard which is still in operation today. Mr. Morgan served his community in various political arenas as well as serving as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Newton County Commission Chairman. He was appointed by ...

March 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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