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Mr. John Thomas Tillti

John Thomas Tiltti, 71, of Covington passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He was born in New York, New York to the late Phillip and Helvi Tiltti.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Glen Selin

Glen Selin, 56, of Covington passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. He was born September 16, 1957 in Hearst, Ontario, Canada to the late William and Edna Selin. Glen was a fun loving, hardworking man. He loved life and lived it to the fullest daily. Glen loved to travel and worked for USNR as a project manager where he traveled all over the world. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington and enjoyed helping throughout his community; building planter boxes in Porterdale and well houses for friends, he loved every minute of it. Mr. Selin was ...

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Geneva Allen

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

September 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Mary A. Leasure

Mary A. Leasure, formerly of 933 Rosedale Avenue, Kingston, Tennessee, age 84, passed away suddenly on September 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl "Lucky" Leasure, in 1997. She moved to Atlanta in 2003 to join her children, daughter Barbara Leasure and son-in-law Dr. Michael Henry; son Steven Leasure, and daughter-in-law Holly and their son, Adam; and son Michael Leasure and daughter-in-law Dr. Renee Butler and their children, Matthew and Christopher Leasure. She lived independently in Conyers, Georgia, until May 2013 when she joined Steve, Holly and Adam in Douglasville.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Leland Eugene Payne

Leland Eugene Payne, 66, of Ash, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sara Helen Jordan

Sara Helen Jordan of Covington passed away September 8, 2014, at the age of 84. Mrs. Jordan was a member of East Newton Baptist Church, where she was active in the choir, her Sunday School class and the Women's Missionary Union.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Christian Thomas

Betty Christian Thomas, 84, of Covington, passed away September 8, 2014. Mrs. Thomas was a faithful member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She was very active in various church functions, and was a member of the church choir for several years. She was a longtime, dedicated employee of Steele-Jones Insurance Agency in Covington. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed spending time in her flower garden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ralph Thomas; parents Frank Buford and Ellen Ruth (Cowan) Christian; sisters Mary Beth Steele, Jean O'Neal; and her brother, Frank E. Christian.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise H. Smith

Louise H. Smith, 83, formerly Louise Armstrong, of Marietta, died August 28, 2014. Services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Castellaw Funeral Home's Jonquil Chapel in Smyrna, Ga. She is survived by her husband, Dean Smith; children Nancy Stephens, Brenda Clifton and Thomas Armstrong; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and one grandson.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rebecca 'Ann' Reid

Rebecca "Ann" Reid, 69, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1945, in Porterdale to the late Clarence and Allie Durden. Mrs. Reid was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to all. But most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Reid is preceded in death by siblings Pauline Dial, Frances Sockwell and William "Bill" Durden.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Florence Taylor Lowen-French

Florence Taylor Lowen-French, 90, of Covington, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1924 in Renick, West Virginia, to Henry and Ula Taylor. After graduating from Renick High School, Florence moved to Covington, Virginia to marry and raise a family. She worked for Ayers Furniture Store, and later served as manager of the Retail Merchants Association in Clifton Forge, Virginia, while completing a number of college courses. She later moved to Roanoke to become accounting manager for the J. H. Pence Company. Among other activities, Florence served as President of the Credit ...

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Kenneth Lanier Anglin

In a small house on the corner of a narrow street resting in the shadows of the Old Covington Mill, a child was born on a cold November day to a lady named Grace. It was 1938, and with little fanfare the child was wrapped in a blanket and placed in the bosom of a loving mother. But I suspect even on that day the people around the child had a feeling that he was special. "His name will be Kenneth Lanier and he will be a preacher" a passing neighbor surmised. His mother agreed, and so it was.

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Arthur Will Ponder

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

September 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Cheryl Easterlin-Slate

Mrs. Cheryl Easterlin Slate, 47, of Covington passed away Wednesday, September 03, 2014. She was born in Waltersboro, South Carolina on August 5, 1967. Cheryl was a talented, artistic person who loved to draw and paint. She was a natural merchandiser who had a great passion for design. Cheryl worked for and was part of the family of Brendale's Salon and Stuff just off the square in Covington. During her high school years she lived in Lithonia was a 1985 graduate of Lithonia High School. Cheryl was a loving and caring person who was loved by everyone that knew ...

September 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Jane Cordell Edwards

Betty Jane Cordell Edwards, age 83, passed away Aug. 31, 2014, at Oxton Village in Social Circle. "Ms. Betty," as she was affectionately known, had been a resident there for the past five years. Betty was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Rockmart, Georgia.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough, who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for eight years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Helena Walker Cooper

Mrs. Helena Walker Cooper, 85, of Sparta, Tenn., died Nov. 23 at Erianger Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn. The daughter of the late Wesley M. and Ova Greer Walker, Mrs. Cooper was born in Sparta in 1922. Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Stone Cooper and brother Ralph Walker.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brenda Johnson

Mrs. Brenda Johnson, 65, of Bay Minette, Ala., formerly of Covington, died Nov. 23. Mrs. Johnson was a member of High Point Baptist Church, Covington. She was preceded in death by husband Mr. Perry Johnson.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Flora Mae (Nanny) Reid

Flora Mae (Nanny) Reid of Covington, 87, of Covington, died Nov. 23. She was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle for 34 years, where she served in the WMU. Mrs. Reid was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by husband George Thomas Reid; parents Clifford and Lena Mary Day Brewer, daughter Geneva Davis and sons Tom Reid, Terry Reid and Allen Reid.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Byron H. Dunn

Byron H. Dunn, M.D., died Nov. 15. He graduated from Gordon Military School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. After an internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., he served a three-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia. He practiced in Dekalb County for 20 years before moving his office and practice to Conyers for 15 more years. He was a member of the Dekalb Medical Society and the Newton-Rockdale Medical Society. He was on staff ...

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Howard L. Gibbs

Howard L. Gibbs ("Buttermilk," "Shotgun," "Mouth"), 78, loving father, grandpa and friend to many, died Nov. 20 at Emory Eastside Medical Center. The son of the late John C. and Nellie Pace Gibbs, he was born and spent his youth and early adult years in Decatur on Rainbow Drive, moving later with his family and raising his children in Lithonia. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service in Decatur after 30 years of service and had also been a milkman for Mathis Dairy, an auctioneer and a farmer. Mr. Gibbs loved talking to people and never met a stranger ...

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathryn Corley Mills

Mrs. Kathryn Corley Mills, 93, of Marietta, formerly of Augusta and Covington, died Nov. 8. Mrs. Mills lived in Augusta for over 40 years and was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church. The daughter of the late William Herbert Corley and Leila Wright Corley, she was born in Starrsville. She was preceded in death by husband William Carlos Mills and brother Herbert Corley Jr.

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Frances (Doodie) Cook

Sara Frances (Doodie) Cook, 81, of Covington, passed away Nov. 19. Mrs. Cook would have celebrated her 66th wedding anniversary Nov. 21. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking for her family. Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her parents Hyatt and Nanny Mae Bowen of Covington.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harry Hugh English Jr.

Mr. Harry Hugh English Jr., died Nov. 14 in Decatur.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Jane Bryant

Sara Jane Bryant, 63, of Covington, died Nov. 14 at Abbey Hospice. The daughter of the late William Moon Sr., and Evie L. Brownlee Moon, she was a 30-yar member of Stewart Baptist Church. Mrs. Bryant loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband Clayton O. Bryant.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Patricia G. and David Smith, Nancy A. and Rodney Christian, all of Covington; son and daughter-in-law Tony L. and Tiffany Rutledge of Newborn; grandchildren Cindy, Kristy ...

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alezander Moseley DeJesus

Little Aleznder Moseley DeJesus died Nov. 13.

Surviving are parents Lauren Hilliard and Stephen DeJesus of Covington; brother Emory DeJesus of Covington; maternal grandparents John and Katherine Hilliard of Covington; paternal grandparents Efrain (DJ) and Linda DeJesus of Hinesville; great-grandparents Christina Mosley of Midway, Venancio DeJesus of Orlando, Fla.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Crowe Fuller

Mildred Crowe Fuller, 72, of Conyers, died Nov. 15. The daughter of the late Lewis R. and Johnnie C. Crowe, she was born in Newton County. Mrs. Fuller was a member of The church of The Lord Jesus Christ in Milstead for over 50 years. Mrs. Fuller was preceded in death by siblings James E. Crowe, Bobby G. Crowe, J. Aslee Corley and Alice P. Chambers.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Monty W. and Laurie D. Duller of Covington; granddaughter and husband Jessica F. and J. Kyle Stewart of Dacula; great-granddaughter Alyssa Hope Stewart of Dacula; brother Mack J. Crowe ...

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Morgan Walsh

Barbara Morgan Walsh, of Macon, formally of Covington, passed away Nov. 13 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Willie Lester and Selma Holmes Morgan, she was born in 1933 in Greene County. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington where she served on numerous committees. A graduate of Brenau College in Gainesville, Mrs. Walsh was a lifelong educator and taught school in Gainesville; Allegheny County, Va.; and Newton County where she was elected to the Newton County Board of Education for two terms and served as chairman during her last ...

November 26, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marie Ellison Robbins Tarver

Mrs. Marie Ellison Robbins Tarver died Nov. 6 in Covington. The daughter of Florence and Anderson Ellison, she was born in 1913 in Pike County, Ala. Mrs. Ellison lived in Midway, ala., for most of her live. She was a respected member of the local community and an active member of the Home and Aid Society. She was first married to Col. Davis Robbins, and they had five children. After his death, she married Andrew Tarver. In the 66 years of their marriage, they raised eight children, farmed and owned a local convenience store. Mrs. Tarver was an active member ...

November 26, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


James F. “Ted” Neely Sr.

Mr. James F. "Ted" Neely Sr., 85, a lifelong resident of Covington, died Nov. 11. The son of the late Fred G. and Bamie Dobbs Neely, he was born in 1923 in Dooley County. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during World War II, serving under General Patton. He was a self-employed farmer and had been a member of Shiloh Methodist Church since the 1930s. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary C. Neely and son Allen Neely.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Tony Bowden of Covington; son and daughter-in-law Freddy ...

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


James A. “Jimmy” Pennington

Mr. James A. "Jimmy" Pennington, 69, of Covington, died Nov. 11. The son of the late James Anderson Pennington and Mary Guest Pennington, he was born in 1939 in Fulton County. He worked for the Jasper County Maintenance Department. Mr. Pennington was a member of Zion Baptist Church and enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and hunting.

Surviving are brothers Graham Pennington of Covington, Howard Pennington of Conyers; sister Rose Mary Stephenson of Conyers; several nieces and nephews.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


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