Howard Spearman Haralson, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at the age of 96. Spearman, as he was known to most, was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for 66 years. In the 1950s he owned and operated his own grocery store, Haralson's Grocery, which was located in town between the bus station and Tri City Cleaners. Spearman closed the grocery store in 1972, to join his wife, Grace, in their family business, Haralson Florist. Together they built a business with a reputation for doing more than expected. They went above and beyond to ...
Lisa Marie Denny, age 36, of Social Circle, died Feb. 18, 2014.
Catherine "Lois" Allison passed away Feb. 19, 2014, at her home in Covington. She was 67 years of age. Mrs. Allison loved her family, sports, and watching game shows. In addition to enjoying music and dancing, she loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mrs. Allison just enjoyed life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Timothy Allison; parents, John Harrison and Katheryn Aurelia (Arrowsmith) Denton; and sister, Leah Rouse.
George "Sonny" Wilson, 73, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Wilson was born in Cleveland, Miss., to the late Joseph and Nell Wilson.
Sharon Long, of Covington, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 72. She enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. Mrs. Long loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Leo and Bernice (Larson) Murphy.
Macy Maxine Moore Northcutt, of Covington, passed away Feb. 19, 2014, at the age of 76. Beloved mother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend, she was surrounded in life and in passing by the loving embrace of family and friends. A native of Porterdale, Mrs. Northcutt was the daughter of the late John Howard Moore and Eudell Jeffries Norton. Mrs. Northcutt was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church. A great cook, gifted gardener, builder of lifelong friendships, and loving giver to others, her graceful beauty shone both inside and out. She will be remembered forever as "the best mom ...
Mrs. Donna Dodd Ayer, 74, of Cartersville passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center.
Brenda Mae Bruce of Covington passed away Feb. 17, 2014, at the age of 67. Grandma Red, as she was affectionately known by so many, was a lively, spirited lady who loved life, adored her family, and especially cherished her time with her grandchildren. She liked spending time outdoors with the animals and traveling to the mountains. Grandma Red loved the holidays, and always enjoyed cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Bruce; parents, Floyd and Lela (Barnwell) Pugh; sister, Lou Norris; and her brothers, Monroe Pugh, Kenneth Pugh and Donald Pugh.
Ike Hay, 69, of Lancaster, Pa., died on Feb. 14, 2014, at home, of ILD. He was born to the late Isaac K. Hay Sr. and Florice Caldwell Hay, April 28, 1944, in Atlanta.
Whalon Stowe of Oxford, Ga., age 37, died Feb. 10, 2014. He is survived by his precious daughter, Peyton Stowe; his father, Doug Stowe of Pensacola, Fla.; his mother, Theresa Campbell of Covington; his sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Danny Lyons of Helen; his sister and brother-in-law, Krissi and Barry McIntosh of Oxford; nephews and nieces Zachary Reynolds, Austin Reynolds, Brittney Norman, and Willow Reynolds.
Brandon Gay, of Social Circle, passed away Feb. 13, 2014, at the age of 28. Brandon was a 2004 graduate of Eastside High, and was an avid Michigan Wolverines fan. He loved traveling, especially to Panama City Beach and Hawaii, and enjoyed snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. Brandon cherished his family dearly, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Ivey Gay; maternal grandfather, William David Ivey; and his paternal grandfather, William Saunders Gay.
Donna Dodd Ayer, 74, of Cartersville passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center.
Richard Larry "Gran-paw Tater" Tanner, age 64, of White Plains, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Richard was born in Buckhead, Ga., on Dec. 6, 1949. He was the oldest of nine children born to the late Gordon Arlin Tanner and Ina Ellen Burchard Tanner. He was a 1968 graduate of Newton County High School and married Carolyn Ann Mentel on Oct. 24, 1970.
Thomas "Tom" M. Joseph Sr., of Covington, passed peacefully in the arms of his wife, Diana, December 25, 2013, at the age of 66. A people person, he owned and operated DJ Package Store, where he loved talking to and meeting new people. He enjoyed NASCAR and was a Dale Earnhardt fan. He enjoyed fishing with his best friend, Ed Needham, sitting around the fire with his friends, and grilling out. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam P. Joseph; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bobbie and Roy Turner.
Jean (Jinx) Kimbrough O'Neal Faulkner of Covington, GA died December 17, 2013. She was born on August 2, 1927 in Birmingham, AL as the elder child of the late Sara Elizabeth Kimbrough and Lemuel Davis O'Neal. The family returned to their original hometown of Chipley (Pine Mountain), GA in approximately 1930. She graduated from Chipley High School in 1944 and entered the University of Georgia where she was elected President of Delta Delta Delta Sorority in her senior year. Following graduation in 1948, she accepted her first job as Tri Delta Traveling Secretary where she visited 52 campuses ...
Jeb Gregory, of Covington, passed away December 20, 2013, at the age of 45. Jeb worked in the education system for more than 18 years. He enjoyed playing golf, water sports, traveling, cooking and music. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Smith Gregory.
Mrs. Flora Loyd Copeland, age 88, a lifelong resident of the Covington and Conyers area passed away December 19, 2013. She was born in the Milstead community of Rockdale County to the late Martin and Pearl Coursey Taylor. Mrs. Copeland worked for Bibb Manufacturing for 40 years and was a school bus monitor in Rockdale County for 10 years. She was a great cook and loved to travel, especially traveling to gospel and country singings. Mrs. Copeland was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her first husband Edward Lanier Loyd ...
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Mrs. Margine Tribble, age 78 of Newborn passed away December 17, 2013. She was born in Atlanta to Melvin and Irene Hester who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Tribble worked for many years with Big Apple Grocery Stores around the Atlanta area. She enjoyed gardening, having Bible Studied and she loved music. Mrs. Tribble was preceded in death by her daughter Lynn Daniel, her sisters Frances Beck and Brenda Furtick her brothers Tony Hester and Leonard Hester.
Susan Gilstrap Sears of Covington passed away Dec. 16. The daughter of Amos and Lallie Tippens, she was born Aug. 30, 1946.
Mr. Lewis Jack Brown, 74, of Covington, passed away peacefully at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle Dec.14. Due to a lingering illness, he was a resident of Social Circle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past several years. He was a lifelong resident of Newton County, except for the time spent serving his country in the United States Navy. A very astute student, Jack, as he was known by family and friends, graduated from Newton County High School in 1957. He enjoyed reading, gardening and working with his mother, the late Carolyn Sue Digby, in the family antiques business ...
Nina Mae Burnham, 66, of Porterdale, passed away Dec. 14. She was a lifetime member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir and the youth leader since 1980. She loved her church family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Mrs. Burnham enjoyed cooking and baking and was the owner of Burnie's BBQ in Porterdale. She was preceded in death by her parents, Plinnie Wilson and Eva Mae (Bailey) Bowen, and brothers, Roy and Troy Bowen.
Doris S. Renfroe, 84, of Covington, passed away Dec. 16. She enjoyed her job, at Wal-Mart, working as a greeter; and loved to fish, cook, and go to Braves games. She had a very generous heart, was always willing to do without so that others might have what they needed, and had a special love for children. Ms. Renfroe was preceded in death by her daughters Joyce Renfroe and Carolyn Renfroe.
Ralph Marion Hurndon, of Jonesboro, passed away December 11, 2013, at the age of 83. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and working in his yard, and he loved his dog, FiFi. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Simmon and Eva Mae (Fields) Hurndon.
Stacy W. Lynch of Covington, 53, passed away Dec. 10, 2013. Mr. Lynch had a larger than life personality and was always the life of the party. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, and enjoyed deer hunting, listening to music, playing his guitar, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. He cherished his family dearly, especially his grandchildren, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Lynch and his brother, Jody Kevin Lynch.