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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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Mrs. Lorene M. Smith

Mrs. Lorene Mathis Smith, born in Monroe, Georgia, died September 13, 2009 at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Carl Smith Jr. who died two months earlier, they were married 74 years. For many years when they lived on Jackson Lake, Mrs. Smith was known for entertaining family and friends. The flowers she cared for were at their peak from spring through fall. She was a member of the Miniature Garden Club where she gladly shared her self taught knowledge of caring for the garden. An excellent cook she excelled in her specialty ...

September 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Pat Jeffries

September 12, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harry O. Williamson

September 12, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Agnes Marlen Paige

Mrs. Agnes Marlene (Johnson) Paige age 80 of Covington died Wednesday, September 9, 2009. She was born August 14, 1929 in Gwinnett County to the late Golden and Emma (Stone) Johnson. Mrs. Paige was a member of County Line Baptist Church for many years. She loved to sing in the choir in years past and loved to play the piano. She enjoyed watching her two favorite game shows, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James A. Paige. Mrs. Paige is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Jean and Eddy Pugh of ...

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Flora R. Bennett

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas C. Seritt, Sr.

September 08, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas (Tommy) D. Reynolds

September 07, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth C. Cowan

September 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ricki Lynn Criswell

FUNERAL NOTICE

September 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Lee Daniel

September 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances Elizabeth Willingham Housworth

September 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Victor Johnson

Mr. Victor Johnson, 84, a lifelong resident of Covington died August 26, 2009. He was born September 12, 1924 to the late Allen Victor and Martha Doster Johnson in Newton County. Mr. Johnson was a graduate from Covington High School and attended North Georgia College; he was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Christian Sunday School Class. He was a retired Rural Letter Carrier, retiring after many years of service from the Covington Post Office and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mr. Johnson served proudly in ...

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles E. Roseberry

August 25, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


James F. Wyatt

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Michael R. Pittman

Michael R. Pittman, 48, of Bryan passed away Aug. 15 at his home, surrounded by his family.

August 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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