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Eugenia “Jean” Rose Knight

Eugenia "Jean" Rose Knight, 88, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Abbey Hospice. Jean was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late ...

July 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Raymond F. Avery

Our beloved Raymond Franklin Avery was born December 13, 1950, in Newton County, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Huey (Lenora) Avery, Jr.

July 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Leslie A. Cotman

Leslie A. Cotman was born in Harlem, NY on April 14, 1949 to the late Unadeene E. Jones and Frederick Cotman. She lived in New ...

July 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Curry Thomas Haynes

Curry Thomas Haynes, 71, of White Plains, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital of cancer. He was the son of the late ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mari Johnson

Mrs. Mari Etta Johnson, age 78, a longtime resident of Covington passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born in North Carolina on July ...

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sharon Alberta Baker

On July 15, 1948, Mr. & Mrs. Norris (Daisy) Browning was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, they named her Sharon Alberta Browning.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Alice Terrell Appling

Sarah Alice Terrell was born on March 8, 1954, in Covington, to the late Mr. John Bass Terrell, Sr. and Mrs. Johnnie Mae Terrell.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Marion “Net” Antoinette Baker

Marion Antoinette Baker was born on July 25, 1940, to the late James Oliver and Marion Zackary in Covington.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


James Lewis Wilson

On August 30, 1942, the late Mr. & Mrs. Louie (Claudia Lee) Wilson had a son they named James Lewis Wilson. For many years he worked ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Bobbi Jean Melton

Bobbi Jean Melton, 72 of Mansfield, died July 8, 2017. Mrs. Melton was the wife of Charles Melton. She was born May 23, 1945 in ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Elisha Banks

Mrs. Elisha Kay Banks, age 42, of Monroe passed away July 4, 2017. She was born May 22, 1975 in Covington, Georgia. Elisha enjoyed NASCAR ...

July 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles C. Sherwood

Charles C. Sherwood, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. Born in Almon, Georgia on January 22, 1938, he was the son ...

July 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Brenda W. Hood

Brenda W. Hood, 76, of Covington, died Monday, June 19, 2017, after a brief illness. Born in Thomasville, North Carolina, on Feb. 21, 1941, Mrs ...

July 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Thelma Hawkins

Thelma Hawkins, of Covington, passed away July 6, 2017, at 93 years of age. A lifelong resident of Porterdale and Covington, Mrs. Hawkins was devoted ...

July 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Alexis Shantell Cook

On June 25, 2017, God needed our Angel Alexis and called her to his heavenly home. Born, October 21, 1995, God blessed Tanya Cook- Freeman ...

July 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Tommy Coker

Tommy Coker, age 76, of Social Circle, died on May 21, 2017. He was born in Monroe, GA on April 13, 1941 to the late Euell Thomas Coker and the late Mary Frances Robison.

May 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, and the Reverend Samuel Burney Hay, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Covington, from 1923 until 1926. Sam spent the first sixteen years of his life in Auburn, "The Loveliest Village On The Plains" and learned "War Eagle!" early on, witnessing many Auburn football games at a tender age. He then became a handsome gridiron star at Auburn High and Tuscaloosa High in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he supported his father's presidency of Stillman College during the ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays

Mary Esther Harvey McGinty Hays, age 95, passed away Monday, May 15 at Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington.

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Marty Holder

Marty Holder, of Barnesville, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 67 years of age. Mr. Holder served in the United States Army and was retired from General Mills. In addition to spending time with his family, he also enjoyed fishing and running. Mr. Holder would fish anywhere he could take his fishing pole. Over the course of many years, he participated in numerous races, but was most proud of taking part in the Peachtree Road Race for 14 consecutive years. Mr. Holder's other hobbies included working outside and riding his tractor. Working together on the farm they recently ...

May 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Frances Pauline (Polly) Pogue

Frances Pauline (Polly) Pogue, of Covington, was born Jan. 20, 1918, and passed away May 8, 2017, at the age of 99. She was a member of Covington Christian Church and enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Brian Pogue; parents, Andrew Jackson (Jack) Brooks and Lillian E. (Graham) Brooks; son, Terry Dean Pogue; grandsons, Danny Pogue, Jerry Pogue; great-grandson, Jeremy Pogue; brother, Tim T. Brooks; and her sister, Eva Beatrice (Brooks) Binning; daughter-in-law, Virginia (Ginger) Pogue.

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Deborah Parham

Mrs. Parham met and married the late James Parham in 1967 and three sons were the results of this union. Mr. Parham went home to be with the Lord in 2010. Deborah was predeceased by her parents: Charles and Flossie Evelyn Corbett, and her brother: Charlie Steve (Shirley) Corbett. She leaves to cherish her fond memories, her sons: James S. (Angela) Parham, Jonathan R. (Ebony) Parham, and Jason C. (Krista) Parham, stepson: Algie (Brenda) Parham, 7 grandchildren, brother: Algernon B. (Lisa) Corbett, sisters: Bessie E. Langford, Jacqueline Rennae Corbett-Delany (Jeffrey), special friend: Angie (Reggie) Ballard, and a host of family ...

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Lemar Shepherd

Lemar was born on November 29, 1937 in Newton County to the parents of Mr. Henry L. & Millie Maude (Freeman) Shepherd.

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Virginia Carr

Mrs. Virginia Carr was born July 9, 1924, to the late Mr. & Mrs. James (Julia) Terrell in Morgan County. She was one of five children.

May 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Coral Faye Adams

Mrs. Coral Faye Adams age 86 of Ellijay died Thursday, May 11, 2017.

May 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Virginia Elizabeth Crabtree Dobbs (Jenny)

Virginia Elizabeth Crabtree Dobbs (Jenny) passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on May 4, 2017, exactly three years to the day from the death of her beloved husband of 65 years, Dr. William L. Dobbs, on May 4, 2014. Since his passing, Jenny, or Miss. Jenny as she was also affectionately known, was lovingly cared for by the extraordinarily kind, compassionate and professional staff at Merryvale Assisted Living. She received excellent additional support in the last few weeks from Longleaf Hospice that came on-site to Merryvale. Jenny was born on November 6, 1926, in Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee ...

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Hattie Mae Smith

Hattie Mae Smith, age 74, of Peoria passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Johnny R. Bates

Johnny R. Bates, of Covington, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Bates was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill (LE) and Elise (Bishop) Bates.

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Patsy Stapp Parker

Mrs. Patsy Stapp Parker, 72, of Tega Cay, South Carolina, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Joe Baccus

Joe Baccus, age 74 of Social Circle, formerly of Monroe, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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