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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


Walter Samuel “Sam” Allgood

Walter Samuel "Sam" Allgood, age 64, of Monroe, died on June 12, 2015.

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers

Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers, age 38, of Loganville passed away June 7, 2015. She was born in Georgetown, Ohio May 8, 1977 to her parents who survive her. Tara loved her family very much and always enjoyed volunteering with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed cross stitch and loved to be at the beach. Tara was a loving and caring; wife, mother, daughter and friend who had endless love for those she cared about. She was 1995 graduate of Faith Academy and also attended Monroe Area Comprehensive High School. Tara is survived by her loving husband Danny Brian Peppers, their ...

June 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lee Hurst, Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Leilani Danielle Stringer

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Dean Benton

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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


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Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts of Atlanta, GA died Sunday, April 4, 2010. He was born on September 21, 1964 in Conyers, GA to James Everett and Clara Mae Durden Roberts. Mr. Roberts worked as a professional waiter working for Aria Restaurant in Buckhead for many years. Mr. Roberts is survived by his Mother: Clara Roberts of Covington, Father: James Roberts of Conyers, Sister: Kim "Sister" Roberts of Conyers, Brother and Sister-in-law: Brice and Melissa Roberts of Oxford, Nephews: Dalton Roberts, Levi Roberts, and Jacob Roberts, Lifelong friends: Benjamin Wilcox and Robin McCoy; Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Other family and close friends also survive ...

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Inez Sears Wilson

Inez Sears Wilson, 96, of Monroe, died on March 31. The daughter of the late Hollen Sears and the late Ollie Hooten Sears, she was born in Covington in 1913. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Veal Wilson, her daughter Jerry Wilson Morris Summerour and her grandson Michael Thompson.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Jo and John Thompson of Monroe; brother Joe Sears of Covington; grandchildren Derek Thompson of Gainesville, Fla., Steve and Robin Thompson of Monroe, Greg and Renee Thompson of Monroe, Jenny and Greg Glass of Indianapolis, Ind., Cynthia Morris of Atlanta ...

April 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda Cofer Shackelford-Simpson

March 29, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jesse Mae Roseberry

March 29, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elizabeth W. Martin

Elizabeth W. Martin of Oxford, GA died Thursday March 25, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 14, 1924 in Oxford, Ga to the late Donald and Ellen Stewart Williams. She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling through the United States and abroad.Mrs. Martin is survived by daughter Arlene Jordan of Oxford, Ga; grandchildren Monya and Scott Lester, Mart and Allison Jordan, Marshall Jordan; great grandchildren Kalin, Emmy, Garrett and Olivia. She is preceded in death by father Donald Williams, mother Ellen Stewart Williams, husband Roy E. Martin, son-in-law ...

March 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clark Eugene Day

Clark Eugene Day, 73, of Oxford, died on March 24. The son of the late Mack Day and the late Lottie Rosey Day, he was born in 1936 in Oxford.

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patsy Chandler

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Craven Payton

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Lou Ellis

ELLIS Mary Lou Ellis of Covington, GA died Wednesday March 24, 2010. She was born on June 20, 1924 in Covington, Ga to the late Ernest Eugene and Rosie Belle Thompson Johnson. She was retired from Bibb Manufacturing Co. and sold Avon for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to everyone. Mrs. Ellis is survived by daughter and son-in-law Jackie and Buck Knight of Covington, Ga., Joan and the late Sonny Treadwell of Covington, Ga.; daughter Gail Still of Covington; sons Walker Ellis of Covington, Dennis Ellis of Covington; granddaughters Debra Terrell, Kathy Delancey, Donna Smith ...

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


David R. Little

David R. Little of Covington, passed away at the age of 54. Mr. Little loved working with his show dogs, and enjoyed reading, fishing and playing pool. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Kane Mecomber; and his parents, Stanley and Rosa Belle (Compton) Little. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Wayne Mecomber; son and daughter-in-law, Shayne and Anne Marie Little, all of Loganville; sister and brother-in-law, Jayne and Mike Hammond, Social Circle; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Nancy Little of Fayetteville; Shawn and Cathy Little of Smiths, AL; grandchildren, Kora, Megan, Ethan and Roxie. A Memorial ...

March 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emily Kelley Cloud

Emily Kelley Cloud, president of Oconee Metal Recovery Inc. and wife of Carl Edwin Cloud Jr., passed away peacefully March 19. The daughter of the late Dr. Welcome Kelley and the late Lillian Perry Kelley, she was born in 1940 in Augusta. She graduated from high school in Augusta as valedictorian of her class and attended Georgia State University, where she met Carl Edwin Cloud Jr., who became her husband of 44 years. Mr. Cloud first noticed her because of her beauty but fell in love with her after coming to know her integrity and honorable character. Mrs. Cloud was ...

March 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jesslyn Anne LeCoq Shirah

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Harold Bailey

William Harold Bailey, 82, of Oxford, died March 16. He was born in Statesboro on Aug. 18, 1927 as the son of the late Robert Milton Bailey and the late Lillie Mae Nesmith Bailey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy White Bailey.

March 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Perrolyn Machelle Perry “Pam” Avery

Mrs. Perrolyn Machelle Perry "Pam" Avery died March 13. Mrs. Avery was born in 1963 in Covington to Mr. and Mrs. Rufus (Lillie "Polly" Gibbs) Perry. She was raised and educated in Newton County, graduating from Newton County High School in 1982. She attended DeKalb Central College majoring in nursing. She joined James Paschal Baptist Church at a young age. Mrs. Avery was a valued employee with an impeccable work ethic at 755 Restaurant Corporation for over 27 years. As a general manager, she was hard working and dedicated. After marrying Dexter Ladell Avery in 2003, she became the proud ...

March 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert E. (Bob) Williams

March 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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