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Guy Tucker

Guy Tucker, age 77, of Oxford, Ga., passed away on January 22, 2016. Guy had complications from chemo therapy after a brave and long battle ...

January 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wesley Freddie ‘WF’ Cole, Jr.

Wesley Freddie "WF" Cole, Jr., 83 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Wesley was a loving husband, father ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Leonard Carl Moore

Leonard Carl Moore, 51 of Covington, passed away, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta. Leonard was a loving son, brother and uncle ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joyce Smith

Joyce Smith passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at DeKalb Medical Center, at the age of 78. Joyce was born in Charleston, West Virginia to ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn

Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn, 65 of Conyers, passed away at Emory Midtown, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. She was born in Yonkers, New York to Leslie ...

January 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Reynolds Cole

Martha Reynolds Cole, 78, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease Monday, January 18, 2016. Born and raised ...

January 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William James "Bill" Fisher

William James ("Bill") Fisher, Jr of Covington passed away January 17, 2016. Bill was born April 9, 1935, in Brunswick Georgia to the late William ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dea. James Curtis (Buddy) Johnson

Homegoing Service

January 16, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Eugene Reynolds Gibbs Jr.

A Celebration Of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Willie Frank (Boot) Goolsby

Celebrating the Life of

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mildred (Fat) Gotell

Celebration Of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Anthony Johnson

Celebration of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Virginia Hooten Lott

Virginia Hooten Lott, of Covington, passed away January 10, 2016, at the age of 91 following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Enoch ...

January 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Geary Wright

Barbara Geary Wright, 87, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016, at Dogwood Forest of Acworth. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen Sorrow

Helen N. Sorrow of Covington passed away on January 1, 2016, at the age of 85. She was the wife of Reverend John L. Sorrow ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Leonard Radney Monk, Jr.

Leonard Radney "Boogie" Monk, Jr., 87 of Covington, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Rockdale HealthCare in Conyers. "Boogie" was born in Atlanta to the late Leonard R Sr. and Frances Windham Monk. He lived in Atlanta where he attended Joe E. Brown Jr. High and Tech High School. He proudly served our country in the Navy and Reserves. Boogie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who had a great sense of humor. He was a musician, youth baseball coach, avid fisherman, loved UGA Bulldogs and was a member of the Masons – Oakland City Lodge No. 373 ...

December 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Oglesby

Mrs. Sarah Oglesby, age 86, of Covington passed away December 2, 2015. She was born in Cuthbert, Georgia to the late John Thomas and Mary Ellis Mims Hawke. Mrs. Oglesby retired from Stanley-Proto. She loved people and enjoyed cooking. Following her retirement she worked for several restaurants in the area including; Betty's Country Kitchen and McDonald's. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

December 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tinsley Rucker Ginn

Tinsley Rucker Ginn of Covington passed away November 25, 2015, at the age of 89. After Mr. Ginn lost his parents, Tinsley Rucker, Sr., and Frances Davis Ginn at a very young age, he was raised by his Uncle and Aunt, S.A. and Lois Spears Ginn. A 1943 graduate of Covington High School, he then attended Oxford College. Mr. Ginn proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII, as a radio operator and rear seat gunner on the Avenger Torpedo Bomber. Following the war he attended and graduated from Emory University, with a degree in business. After ...

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Pate

Barbara Pate lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease on November 26, 2015 at the age of 84.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Donald "Don" Edwards

Mr. Donald Edwards, age 77, of Covington passed away November 20, 2015. He was born October 22, 1938 in Covington, Georgia to the late Hollis and Lois Fincher Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a lifelong resident of the Stewart Community. He was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. Mr. Edwards also attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was currently attending Stewart Community Church. He retired from Essex Wire and Cable and also worked from Hooten Motors, Allen Auto Parts and B & H Wrecker.

November 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


William ‘Gene’ Dunevant

William "Gene" Dunevant of Covington, formerly of Moultrie, passed away November 16, 2015, at the age of 75. Mr. Dunevant proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 77 in Conyers. He was employed by Mobil Chemical Company. Mr. Dunevant was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Ray) Dunevant; his father, Harold W. Dunevant; and his mother and step-father, Verdie and Clifford Morrison.

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Janavia ‘Janae’ Nesbitt

Janavia "Janae" Nesbitt, born August 15, 1998, passed away on November 14, 2015, at Children's Hospital of Atlanta after a brief illness. She was a student at Heritage High School in Conyers and a resident at Elks Aidmore.

November 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Capes

Larry N. Capes of Covington passed away November 13, 2015, at the age of 77. Mr. Capes proudly served his country in the US Army. He was a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, American Legion Post No. 32 and a trustee of the Elks Aidmore Children's Center, where he was the Chairman of Golf for Kids. In addition, he was a member of the Covington Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1806, where he was as a past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge and a past State President of the Georgia Elks ...

November 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lois Carolyn Jones Bates

Lois Carolyn Jones Bates, age 80, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Piedmont Newton in Covington.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh

Robert Reginald "Reggie" McIntosh passed away on November 8, 2015 on his 75 birthday after a lengthy illness. Reginald and his family moved to Mansfield in December 1940, when he was just 6 weeks old. He lived his entire life in this location, with only a short time away while serving in the military. He worked as a trim carpenter, while raising cows and farming. He spent much of his time caring for his pets. He loved music, and earned the nickname "Spooney" from his time playing the spoons with various bands.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig

Linda Diane (Olsen) Uhlig of Covington passed away November 8, 2015, at the age of 56. Linda's valiant fight with Lymphoma Cancer started in 2013 and resumed in September of 2015. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends and many supporters carried her through months of grueling chemotherapy.

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Troy Lackey

Troy Lackey of Covington passed away November 6, 2015, at the age of 58. Troy enjoyed working with his hands; he could take anything apart and put it back together. An excellent carpenter, Troy used his skills in the construction of the new Access Road location of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home. In addition, he liked to fish and was an animal lover.

November 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine G. Rider

Mrs. Geraldine G. Rider of Covington, age 81, passed away November 6, 2015. She was born in Porterdale, Ga on February 21, 1934 to the late Grover and Reba Garner. Mrs. Rider dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and doing her puzzle books. Mrs. Rider also loved to travel to the mountains and Bojangles was one of her favorite places to eat. She played for the original women's Porterdale softball team in the 60s sponsored by the Bibb Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Rider was preceded in death by her husband; B.F. Rider, brothers; Odell Garner ...

November 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James William Head

James William Head, Sr., 91, of Covington, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at Piedmont Newton Medical Center.

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grace W. Davis

Mrs. Grace W. Davis "Mrs. Grace", age 80, of Covington formerly of Lithonia passed away November 2, 2015. She was born in the Swords Community of Morgan County on November 6, 1934 to the late Herbert F. and Ella Ray Chaffin Waters. Mrs. Davis was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Lithonia where she taught Sunday school for many years. She owned and operated East DeKalb Daycare in Lithonia for 27 years. Mrs. Davis loved to travel and spend time with her family. She moved to the Benton House in Covington where she lived these last few ...

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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