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Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques of Oxford, passed away June 29, 2015, at the age of 73. He devoted his life to the ministry of his Lord. Dr. Jacques served as the pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, in Covington, for 27 years, but most recently was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. He led church services once a week, for the residents of Riverside Health Care, Merryvale Assisted Living and The Benton House. He enjoyed spending time in his flower garden, but more than anything, he cherished the time he spent with his family. Preceding him in death were his parents ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad, 88, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Eula Conrad (Palmer Stone Elementary School Teacher). He is survived by children Albert Conrad (Michael) of Wichita, Kansas, Celia Theiler of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Daniel Conrad (Lauree) of Cary, North Carolina.

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald ‘Don’ Russell Griffin

Donald Russell Griffin "Don", age 82, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born November 11 1932, in Covington County, Alabama to the late Grover Cleveland and Lera Lorene Powell Griffin, the ninth of 11 children.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elzie ‘Ed’ Dees

Elzie (Ed) Dees, of Oxford, passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 85. Ed was born in Douglas. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Ryder Truck Lines with 44 years of service. Ed and Maxine thoroughly enjoyed spending time and being involved with their church group. Ed was also a proud and dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge for the past 51 years. He was presently a member with Pace Masonic Lodge No. 558.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis

Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis, 56 of Loganville, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. to the late Bill Harris and Loretta Jamison Harris. Mrs. Monis has lived in the Loganville, GA. area for over 22 years. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her brother Mike Harris.

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gayle F. Jolley

Gayle F. Jolley, of Covington, died peacefully at his home on June 12, 215 at the age of 78.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Otis Harper

Otis Harper, 78 of Covington, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Harper was born in Rutledge, Georgia to the late Archie Frank and Annie Knight Harper. Mr. Harper has lived in the Covington area since 1975 and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church for over 20 years. He proudly served our country for over 20 years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War doing a tour in Thailand. After retiring from the Air Force he served in the Newton County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. Mr. Harper loved the outdoors, collecting knives ...

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


W.R. (Bill) Durden

W.R. (Bill) Durden, 90, of Covington, passed away June 25, 2015. He was born in Walton County, and graduated from Monticello High School, where he was a basketball star. He lived in Covington and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for the past 60 years. He retired from American Mutual Insurance Company, and enjoyed golf, bowling, traveling and spending time with family.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sam Grant

Mr. Sam E. Grant, 89 of Covington, passed away June 23, 2015 at Riverside Nursing Home. Mr. Grant was born in Porterdale to the late George W. and Mae Tuggle Grant and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. He proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force from 1943 to 1951.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Florence Hardeman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Terrell Wingfield

Terrell Wingfield, of Covington, passed away June 19, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Wingfield was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington for more than 40 years and recently became active with The Church of the Good Shepherd, serving on the Outreach Committee and other church ministries. He had a tremendous passion for helping others and expressed that through Celebrate Recovery. He was invited by Sheriff Ezell Brown to begin a prison ministry for the inmates at the Newton County Detention Center. Mr. Wingfield worked in the Insurance industry for 43 years as an independent agent. In ...

June 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Gene Everitt Elliott

Mary Gene Everitt Elliott of Oxford, GA passed away on June 13, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on August 4, 1934 in Atlanta to the late Claudine Faulkner Everitt and William Floyd Everitt. Mary Gene grew up in Covington, but employment took their family to Greenville, SC in the late 1940's, where she graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. She attended the University of Georgia where she was a Fine Art major and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Oldham

Jean Oldham of Oxford, passed away June 18, 2015, at the age of 80. She began her banking career as a bookkeeper at Bank of Covington, and retired, after 30 years of employment, as a bank manager from the 278 office. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered for many church projects, was a member of the First Presbyterian Women's Club and was president of the First Presbyterian Church Women's Circle. In addition, she was a member of the Covington Woman's Club. Mrs. Oldham was a loving mother, grandmother and ...

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William Ernest Jackson

Dr. William E. Jackson, 78, of Covington died peacefully June 19, 2015 after a long illness. Dr. Jackson practiced Chiropractic for 51 years serving four generations. He retired December 16, 2011.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dennis Ray Burch

Dennis Ray Burch, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Covington, Georgia, died June 13, 2015, at the age of 70. Born to the late Penn M. Burch and Helen Antony Burch, he lived most of his life in Newton County before moving to Ruskin, Florida, in September 2005. Mr. Burch was a very active member of Willow Springs Church, in Social Circle, and in the Moose Lodge in Ruskin, Florida. He was employed with Hercules for many years. He loved dancing, playing golf and collecting NASCAR memorabilia. He was a loving father and grandfather, and cherished the time he spent with ...

June 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mrs. Era Gladys Reed

Era Gladys Reed of Covington, GA died Wednesday June 2, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on May 5, 1916 in Atlanta, Ga to Thomas and Ola Harris Drake. Mrs. Reed was a life time resident of Newton County, was a member of Love Joy United Methodist Church, and worked at Pool's Shoe Store for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Reed is survived by son Dell Reed of Covington, Ga; son and daughter-in-law Marcus and Sandra Reed of Jefferson City, Tn; daughter and son-in-law Fay and Rev. Johnny Curry of ...

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Myrtle House

Mrs. Myrtle House of Porterdale, GA died Monday May 31, 2010. She was born on May 20, 1925 in Covington, GA to the late Emmett and Winnie Parish. Mrs. House enjoyed fishing and watching her grandchildren play ball. She worked for 30 years with Bibb Manufacturing in Porterdale. Mrs. House is survived by; her Sons, Ronny House of Porterdale and Alan House of Conyers, Daughter and Son-in-law, Brenda and Tony Moon of Mansfield, 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Mildred Walden, Sarah Bohannon, Tiny Ellis and Judy Allen all of Covington two brothers Walker ...

June 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Jo Hampton

Mrs. Mary Jo Almand Hampton, 90 of Covington died May 31, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Hampton was born in Rockdale County to the late John Zack and Myrtle Sims Almand. She attended Georgia Tech and Georgia State College for Women. During World War II she repaired rotary aircraft engines in Warner Robbins, Ga. and developed a technique to repair these engines quicker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 70 years, William Dale Hampton, Sr., brothers Max Almand and Jake Almand, sisters Beth Almand Tuggle and Pie Almand ...

June 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie “Bill” Perry

Mr. Willie "Bill" Perry died May 16. He was born in Jasper County in 1928, the son of the late Mr. Perry and Ms. Lena Benton. He was one of four children and was preceded in death by his siblings: Pearl Strong, Johnny Lee Cooksey and Grace Perry. Mr. Perry grew up in Newton County. At a young age he joined Betha Bara Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army and worked for Hercules and Miami Stone, a devoted employee. Mr. Perry was the proud father of five children. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing. He had ...

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carolyn J. Cook

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathleen Y. Wales

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ardell Payne

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnnie Regious Ozburn

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lamar Jackson Abbott, Sr.

Mr. Lamar Jackson Abbott, Sr. of McDonough, GA died Wednesday May 19, 2010 at Riverside Healthcare in Covington. He was born on December 30, 1922 in Barnesville, Ga to the late Andrew Jackson and Mittie Barksdale Abbott. Mr. Abbott loved farming and his dogs,especially Toby. He retired from J.M. Clayton Company in 1985 and was a member of I.B.E.W. local 613 for over 60 years. Mr. Abbott was preceded in death by his Wife Mrs. Gladys Daniel Abbott. Mr. Abbott Sr. is survived by; Sons and Daughter-in-law Lamar J. and Lee Ann Abbott Jr., Billy ...

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Judith B. "Judy" Jones

Mrs. Judith B. "Judy" Jones of Covington, GA died Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on October 6, 1928 in Detriot , MI to Olin Steele and Edna Lee Dingler Bohanan. Mrs. Jones worked with Key Realty as a broker for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington. Mrs. Jones is survived by Daughter and Son-in-law Kim and Sigurd Lee of Marietta, Sons and Daughters-in-law Greg and Robin Jones of Valdese North Carolina, Jeff and Rhonda Jones of Hollis, Alaska 14 Grandchildren; Anna and Rob Uniacke, Rachel Lee, Wyatt Lee ...

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Wander

Mrs. Frances Wander of Oxford, GA went home to Jesus while surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 23, 1920 in Rosebud Community of Rockdale County, to the late Andrew MacDonald and Etta Mann Griffin. Mrs. Wander was a longtime member of North Covington United Methodist Church and attended The Church at Covington for many years. Mrs. Wander is survived by Daughters and Sons-in-law; Jeanette Turner of Oxford, Dorothy Jean and Danny Wyatt of Tifton, Shirley and Bruce Pachie of Middletown,California 6 Grandchildren; Gwen Wells, Dawn Malcolm ...

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nancy Elizabeth Jackson

Nancy Elizabeth Jackson, 33, died May 16 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.

May 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Lou Walker

Mrs. Mary Lou Walker of Covington, GA died Monday May 17, 2010 at Walton Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 6, 1923 in Atlanta, GA to James Henry and Fannie Pearl Williams Hutchinson. Mrs. Walker worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Kitchens and Haney Tire Company; she was of Christian faith and a member of Brown Bridge Christian Church and was formerly a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church. Mrs. Walker, known as Honey by those who loved her is survived by; Daughter and Son-in-law Patricia and Rudy Miller of Covington, Sister Louise Kelly of Conyers ...

May 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ed Martin

Mr. Ed Martin of Oxford passed away May 16, 2010 at Newton Medical Center at the age of 64. A life long resident of Newton County, he was born in Covington to the late Ollie Eugene and Mary Alice (Owens) Martin. Mr. Martin purchased City Motors from E.J. Shannon, which he owned and operated for 4 years, and had also owned and operated Pure Oil Station on Hwy. 278 for a number of years. He enjoyed racing go-carts, drag racing and was a member of Georgia Rail. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving with the ...

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Moss

Mary Moss, 91, of Social Circle, died on May 13. She was born in Greenville, Tenn. on March 5, 1919 to the late Walter Ball and the late Lillie Brown Ball. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Elder Albert Clayton Moss, Sr.

May 15, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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