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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


Mr. Arthur Norred Jr.

Arthur E. Norred, Jr., of Oxford, passed away March 27, 2014, at the age of 67. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam, but was stationed in Germany. Mr. Norred retired from AT&T after 30 years of dedicated service and was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church. He was a Georgia Bulldog fan and enjoyed traveling and playing golf with his many friends. He was preceded in death his parents, Arthur E. Norred, Sr. and Lucile Norred.

March 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Bob Knox

Mr. Robert "Bob" Knox, age 61 of Conyers, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, William Benjamin "Ben" Knox.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Gerald Lee Williams

Mr. Gerald Lee Williams, age 78, of Hoschton, Georgia formerly of Covington passed away March 25, 2014. He was born May 8, 1935 to the late Aubrey and Ethel Runnell Byrd Williams in Newton County. Mr. Williams was a graduate of Newton County High School and graduated from the University of Georgia. He served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. He was of the Baptist Faith and was a member of First Baptist Church of Winder. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Winder he was a member of the Co-Ed ...

March 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathy Coker Passarella

Kathy Coker Passarella, 56, of Buckhead, Ga., passed away on March 21, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 29, 1957, to the late Charles Franklin and Gertrude Jean Pier Coker. She grew up in the south and was a graduate of Chamblee High School. And on September 29, 1979 she married Louis Joseph Passarella, Jr.. Together they were long time residents of Covington, Ga. before moving to Buckhead, Ga. in the spring of 2006. She was a homemaker who raised her three girls. Kathy enjoyed gardening, the companionship of her ...

March 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. James Lee England

Celebratin of Life

March 23, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Eckerd M. Hart "Toot"

Homegoing Celebration

March 23, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Emmitt Glen Oliver, Sr.

Homegoing Celebration

March 23, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs.Elizabeth Morehouse Simpson

Elizabeth Morehouse Simpson, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, cousin, aunt, great aunt, and friend to so many died Monday, March 17 after an intense bout with cancer that was undetected until nine days before her death.

March 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rose Eve Hoffman Davis

Mrs. Rose Eve Hoffman Davis, 92, of Rome, Georgia, formerly of Covington, died March 18, 2014. Mrs. Davis was born Nov. 7, 1921, to the late Anson E. and Annie Maude Hoffman in Eden, Fla. She was a member of High Point Baptist Church, and lifelong resident of Covington, until 2008, when she moved to Rome after her husband died. Mrs. Davis was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and a committed volunteer for her church and community. She served as a Cub Scout Leader, was a supportive Boy Scout spouse, and was very active in TOPS in ...

March 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Leone Paty Stamps

Helen Leone Paty Stamps, age 89¾, passed away March 17 as a result of complications following a fall. Helen attended Duke University for two years, transferring during WWII to Agnes Scott College, where she graduated in 1945. She served as a Navy Cadet Nurse in WWII for 16 months. Her father, Robert Morris Paty, Jr., MD, was Acting Dean of Medicine at Emory and Head of the Emory Hospital. Helen was born in Boston where her father was doing his medical residence, and was taken to China where her father and mother, Katherine Behenna Paty, were Methodist missionaries. She had ...

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clay Adam Bishop III

Baby Boy, Clay Adam Bishop, III, passed away March 11, 2014, at just four days old. Adam brought a lot of people together in a short period of time. He touched many lives and will be missed by those who loved him. He was preceded in death by his Pepaw, Scotty May, Sr.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Janie Corry Martin

Janie Corry Martin of Atlanta, born and raised in Covington, died March 16, 2014, at the age of 96.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carol Barfield

Carol Barfield, of Covington, passed away March 14, 2014, at the age of 73.

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles “Chuck” Thomas Cartledge

Charles Thomas "Chuck" Cartledge, of Covington, passed away March 14, 2014, at the age of 52.

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Helen H. Wilson

Mrs. Helen H. Wilson, 80, of Oxford, died Jan. 1. The daughter of the late George and Mabel Stiddam Hughes, she was born in Ashland, Ky., in 1928. A longtime resident of Oxford, Mrs. Wilson was known as "Granny" and loved to ride her John Deere cutting grass and working outside. Mrs. Wilson loved watching the Atlanta Braves, the Georgia Bulldogs and game shows. She retired from Bellsouth after 25 years of service and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was preceded in death by husband Jack R. Wilson and son Mr. George Robert "Bob" Hughes.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Alice Norman-Dial

Mrs. Mary Alice Norman-Dial, 85, of Covington, died Dec. 31. The daughter of the late Albert B. and Ida Lenora Lewis Mask, she was born in Newton County in 1923. A lifelong resident of Newton County, Mrs. Norman was a very active member of Stewart Baptist Church and an American Red Cross volunteer. She had a lifetime love of music coming from a large family of five brothers and five sister who were well known for their love of music. Mrs. Norman was involved in the music ministry in nursing homes in and around the area and at Merryvale Assisted ...

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Murell Auten

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Regina Charlene (Walden) George

Mrs. Regina Charlene (Walden) George, 41, of Covington, died Tuesday, Dec. 30. She was born in Rockdale County in 1967 to John Sanford and Geraldine (Booth) Walden. She attended Calvary Community Church and was involved in various church activities. Mrs. George had a great gift for loving children and was involved in the kid's ministry at Victory Tabernacle when she was a member there.

January 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Frances Tyre

Mary Frances Tyre of Amarillo, Texas, left her earthly home for heaven on December 30. Mrs. Tyre was born to Oliver and Eliza Day in 1923 in Porterdale. She graduated from Porterdale High School and became a registered nurse in 1943 after completing nurses training at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. She was a proud, skilled and compassionate person who combined her nursing skills with her love of all who lived. She was the operating room nurse in the Porterdale Hospital, Porterdale, and office nurse for many physicians in Georgia and North Carolina. She culminated her nursing career as the charge ...

January 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


H. Donald Wilbanks, Sr.

H. Donald Wilbanks, Sr., resident of Newton County for over 65 years, passed away December 18, 2008, at the age of 73. An employee with Hercules for 16 years, he was an active member and former deacon of Porterdale Baptist Church. Mr. Wilbanks served 21 years in the United States Coast Guard on active and reserve duty. In addition to being an avid Atlanta Braves fan, he enjoyed wood-working hobbies. Mr. Wilbanks was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Irene Brock Wilbanks.

December 31, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Crystal Harwell

Crystal Harwell of Decatur died Dec. 28 at her residence. The daughter of the late Cornelius Griffin Harwell and Verna Pennington Harwell, she was born in Morgan County. She was the granddaughter of the late Dr. Littleton P. Harwell who was one of the earlier settlers of Morgan County. Miss Harwell was a graduate of Piedmont College, attended the University of Colorado and was a retired school teacher from the Atlanta Public School system. She also was a member of the Atlanta First United Methodist Church. Miss Harwell was preceded in death by brothers Eugene Harwell and C. G. Harwell.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnnie Andrew Dobbs Sr.

Mr. Johnnie Andrew Dobbs Sr., 89, of Covington, died Dec. 29. The son of the late Clint B. Dobbs Sr. and Vera (Nelms) Dobbs, he was born in Byron in 1919. Mr. Dobbs was a member of New Hope Methodist Church, Atlanta. He was retired from the federal government where he worked as a warehouse manager.

Surviving are wife Regina Dobbs of Covington; sons Johnnie Dobbs Jr. of Stockbridge, Joel Bryan of McDonough; brother C.B. Dobbs Jr.; grandchildren Patrick Dobbs, Michael Dobbs and Randall Ryan; several nieces and a nephew; numerous other family members and friends.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elinor Johnson Chandler

Mrs. Elinor Johnson Chandler, 68, of Social Circle, died Dec. 29 at Newton Medical Center.

Born in Newton County, Mrs. Chandler was the daughter of the late Marvin and Sara Shepherd Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Haskell Chandler Sr. A resident of Social Circle, Elinor retired from Newton County after 20 years of service as director of Human Resources. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and Covington Pilot Club. She enjoyed taking care of her five grandchildren and spending time with her friends.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Irene G. Holland

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Jack (Dot) Christian

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mickey "Hoss" Hall

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Annette Burford Cronan

Patricia Annette Burford Cronan, 72, of Greensboro, died Dec. 16 at Rockdale Hospital, Conyers. The daughter of the late James Curtis Burford and Nellie Frances Capp Burford, she was born in Henry County in 1936. She attended Jackson High School and married in 1955. While living in Conyers, she worked for Pacific Coverall Sewing Factory and Green Brothers Nursery. She enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and being with her family and friends. Mrs. Cronan did volunteer work at Green Point and Warrenton nursing homes.

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Milford Dale Hefton

Mr. Milford Dale Hefton, 47, of Covington, died Dec. 16. The son of Dale and Dixie (Singleton) Hefton, he was born in 1961 in Klamath Falls, Ore. He worked in the trucking business for over 20 years and was currently employed as a truck driver for Scott Harper Trucking and part-time for War Trucking. He was co-owner of The Lawn Ranger Lawn Service Company. Mr. Hefton was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and was a softball coach at Covington Christian Church NCYSL. He was a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by his mother Dixie ...

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlie Lee “Whit” Bailey

Mr. Charlie Lee "Whit" Bailey, 92, a lifelong resident of Covington died on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. He was born in Newton County Feb. 17, 1916 to the late Oscar and Leila (Smith) Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a member of Lovejoy Methodist Church. He was a retired carpenter, a very good handyman and built his house on Green Street. He enjoyed watching and listening to the Atlanta Braves, gardening and doing yard work, and he also loved and enjoyed talking to people. Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mrs. Christine (Johnson) Bailey who died April 19 ...

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


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