J.C. "Shep" Shepard Jr., 89, of Social Circle, passed to be with his beloved wife of 50 years Elizabeth "Liz" Clay Shepard on August 25, 2014. Born December 20, 1924, he was the son of the late James Curtis Shepard and Jessie V. Shepard Studdard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Shepard.
Louise Thomason of Covington, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 84. Ms. Thomason was an active member of New Life Praise Center, in Covington, and was a dedicated employee of Lithonia Lighting for 38 years. Following her work at Lithonia Lighting, she dedicated herself to caring for handicapped children. Ms. Thomason was a giving lady, and constantly gave of her time to help those less fortunate. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Thomas McCord.
Mrs. Rita Ward White, age 90, of Oxford, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, at her home. Mrs. White was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Statesboro, Georgia, and was the eldest daughter of Robert Lee and Florence Hendrix Ward. She grew up in a farming family in Bulloch County, Georgia, and was a graduate of Nevils High School. In 1943, she married her husband of 56 years, Darvin White. When Mr. White began working for Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company, they moved to Newton County and settled in Oxford, Georgia. While her children were very young, Mrs. White was a ...
Mrs. Bonnie M. Tingler, of Covington, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at the age of 87. She was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia to the late Russell and Emma M. Morgan. Mrs. Tingler was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and was an avid BINGO player at the Covington ELKS Club and Conyers American Legion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Tingler.
Former State Rep. and attorney J.C. Maddox, 76, of Calhoun, passed away Jan. 29 at Gordon Hospital following a brief illness. He began his law practice as an associate with Ronald F. Chance in 1961 and became a partner in the Chance & Maddox Firm. He was a graduate of Porterdale High School in 1949, West Georgia College in 1956, the University of Georgia in 1957 and John Marshall University in 1961. He also served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951 to 1954. Mr. Maddox was active in local politics, having served as Georgia State Representative. He also ...
Mr. Warren "Kirk" Kirkland, 83 of Covington, passed away Feb. 4. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Pratt Kirkalnd. Mr. Kirkland, a former Marine, was a longtime local business owner, Jaycee, Kawanian and Elk. Golf, fishing, gardening and travel were his life's pleasures. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family alike. He is survived by his daughters June (Tony) Cordell, Becky (Andy) Christo, Patti (the late David) Roberts-Jones, Joy (Herb) McCaull, Emmalie Kirkland, Julie (Roy) Griffin; brothers James, Sam and Tommy Kirkland of Homassassa, Fla. Mr. Kirkland was "Pop" to nine grandchildren and ...
Martha Julia Hollis, 70, of Social Circle, died Feb. 2. Mrs. Hollis loved antiques and enjoyed working at her booth at the antique mall in Social Circle.
Mrs. Sue Hamby, 79, of Stockbridge died Feb. 1. The daughter of the late Albert B. and Ida Lenora Lewis Mask, she was born Aug. 5, 1929 in Newton County. Mrs. Hamby lived most of her life in this general area, as her husband served several churches as their pastor.
She was preceded in death by her children Joseph Hamby and Melissa Hamby and is survived by her husband, the Rev. Sidney Allen Hamby of Stockbridge; her children and their spouses, Clara and Ron McNair of Omaha, Ga., Sidney L. and Debbie Hamby of Kenner, La. And Timothy and Gena ...
George (Stump) Cown, age 70 of Loganville passed away Jan. 30, 2009. Mr. Cown was a longtime member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and was a member of Grayson United Methodist Church. Mr. Cown graduated from Grayson High in 1956, served in the U.S. Navy for two years and retired from AT&T and C.R. Bard Medical in Covington. After retirement, he became known in the Grayson Community as "Santa" to many children.
Mr. James Perry Atkinson, 65, of Madison, died Jan. 12 at his home. The son of the late Herman and Louise Jones Atkinson, he was born in Morgan County in 1943. Mr. Atkinson served in the United States Navy and later worked in sales of construction supplies. Mr. Atkinson was currently employed by Hallman Wood Products in Eatonton. Mr. Atkinson enjoyed fishing and wood working and restoring antique tractors.
Gracie Lew Whitley of Covington died Jan. 28. The daughter of the late Ernest and Grace Rogers Gober, she was born in 1939 in Covington. Mrs. Whitley was a member of North Covington United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Barnette Whitley.
Mr. Roger L. Smith Sr., 79, of Conyers, died Jan. 21. The son of the late Homer and Ethel Matthews Smith, he was born in Duvall County, Fla., in 1929. Mr. Smith was retired from Eastern Airlines as an inspector and was a member of American Legion Post 77. He was preceded in death by son Roger Smith Jr.
Mrs. Hattie Ricks, 79, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Jan. 26. The daughter of the late Stafford and Lillian (Evans) Smith, she was born in Newton County in 1929. Mrs. Ricks loved gardening. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her husband James Ricks, daughter Shirley Allen and her parents.
Kenneth Andrew Allan, 65, of Oxford, passed away Jan. 25. Mr. Allan, born in Norwood, Mass., was a resident of Georgia for 15 years and of Oxford for five years. He was preceded in death by parents and two brothers.
Mrs. Sharon Parris Almand, 33, a lifelong resident of Covington and Conyers died Jan. 25. She was born in DeKalb County on Dec. 26, 1975 to John and Marie (McDonald) Parris. Mrs. Almand worked as a teller at BB&T. She enjoyed playing tennis and staying in touch with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Joshua Almand of Covington; daughters, Ashlee Girdler of Covington, Brooklyne Almand of Covington; son, Jordan Almand of Covington; parents, John and Marie Parris of Conyers; brothers, Robert Parris and Steve Parris both of Conyers; brother and sister-in-law, David and Ginnie McCollum ...