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Shirley P. Sheridan

Shirley P. Sheridan, of Newborn, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 94. In addition to the Pine Grove Ladies Club, Mrs. Sheridan ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Quintin J. Longs

Quintin J. Longs, 59 of South Bend passed away Monday Jan. 16, 2017 at home. A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at Family ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm

Leila I. (Thomas) Wilhelm, 73, of Cross Hill, South Carolina, formerly of Covington; passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Margaret Dimsdale

Margaret Dimsdale, of Covington, passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the age of 71. Margaret loved her church, her family and her friends. Ronnie and ...

January 14, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Vilma Ansley (Bim) Meyer

Vilma Ansley (Bim) Meyer, of Oxford, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Jan. 11, 2017, at 89 years of age. A native of Atlanta, Mrs ...

January 12, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gladys Smith

Gladys Smith, of Covington, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at the age of 87. She had been a member of Victory Tabernacle Church in Conyers ...

January 11, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Melinda Gail Lynn Griffith

Melinda Gail Lynn Griffith, age 66, of Mansfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro.

January 10, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Clara Ruth Almond

Clara Ruth Almond, of Covington, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at the age of 78. Mrs. Almond, a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, adored ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Edward Dean ‘Eddie’ Miller

Mr. Edward Dean 'Eddie' Miller, age 60, of Covington, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellie and James ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mother Jessie Mae Banks Lightfoot

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr

Mr. Stanley Edwards, Sr., age 72, of Covington passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was born February 11, 1944 in the Stewart Community of ...

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Lamar Sowell

Lamar Sowell of Mansfield, passed away January 2, 2017, following a brief illness. He was 88 years of age at the time of his death ...

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rev. Dickie W. Johnson

Rev. Dickie W. Johnson of Covington, passed away January 1, 2017 at 72 years of age. He was ordained in Brunswick, GA, at the age ...

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mamie Durand McElreath

Mamie Durand McElreath of Covington, passed away December 30, 2016, at 93 years of age. Lovingly known as "Granny", Mrs. McElreath was born and raised ...

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Joseph M. Jackson

Joseph M. Jackson, 79, of Covington, passed away November 2, 2016. Jackson attended Eau Claire High School in Columbia, South Carolina, where he was a star athlete for both the football and baseball teams. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington. Jackson was preceded in death by his son, Thomas LaGrant Jackson; and parents, Murdock and Annie Ruth (Hollingsworth) Jackson.

November 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Isaac Mathews, Sr.

Isaac Mathews, Sr. (Ike) was born to the late Willie James Mathews and Bessie Lackey on August 18, 1933. He was the second eldest of three children. Isaac was raised at an early age in an A.M.E. Church and accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.

November 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph Tom ‘J.T.’ Bohannon

Joseph Tom "J.T." Bohannon, 84, of Covington, passed away October 30, 2016. A Newton County native and a lifetime member of High Point Baptist Church, Bohannon loved plants and gardening. He had a beautifully landscaped yard and made sure his plants were being cared for even if he was unable to do it himself. He enjoyed spending time outside, visiting flea markets and yard sales and shopping at Ramsey's Produce Stand when his home-grown tomatoes were unavailable. Bohannon loved classic cars, was an avid Coca-Cola collector and enjoyed his Beech-Nut chewing tobacco. He never met a stranger and ...

November 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert ‘Bob’ King

Robert T. (Bob) King, 84, lifelong resident of Newton County, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Rockdale Medical Center. King retired from AT&T Corp. in 1986, after 30 years of service. He was very active in the Bethany Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school for 37 years, and an elder for 47 years. He was elected Elder Emeritus in 2004, and has served as Sunday school Superintendent for 10 years and was very active in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, where he served on most every ministry team, chaired Council for five years, and was elected Moderator of the Presbytery ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney

Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney, 80, of Covington, passed away October 25, 2016. She was born in Adel to the late Carl and Addie Tillman. After graduating high school in Adel, Maloney worked for a short period of time as a civil service employee at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina and Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta and as a sixth-grade piano teacher, taking her students to sing for the nursing homes. She was married to Dr. Johnny Maloney who precedes her in death. In 1965, she and her family joined Covington First United Methodist Church. Cynthia Maloney helped with ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis

Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis was born on June 14 1924 to Ella Mae Harrison and William Madison Hollingsworth of Porterdale. She died of congestive heart and respiratory failure on September 27, 2016, at the age of 92. Once past 90 Mathis had the habit of adding a year for good luck whenever she told someone her age; so in angel years she is 93. Mathis died in the company of her family at University Village Memory Care and Assisted Living in Round Rock with the loving support of its kind caregivers and Hospice. She will be remembered for her optimistic view ...

October 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Deacon Marshall Norman Jr.

Marshall Norman, Jr., known to many as "Buddy", was born on April 8, 1928, in Bibb County to the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall (Ella Mae) Norman, Sr.

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert Walker Sammons

Robert Walker Sammons, 65, of Almon Road, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at his residence. The family will greet friends one hour prior to a 2 p.m., memorial service on Tuesday, October 24, 2016, in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home in Gray.

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Modine Wheeler

Modine Wheeler Moore, 91, of Conyers, passed away October 15, 2016. Mrs. Moore was born in Conyers to the late Walter and Ruth Parker Wheeler. Modine was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Conyers. Moore was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a true friend to all.

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Lynn Elizabeth ‘Missy’ Jones

Lynn Elizabeth "Missy" Jones, 60, of Lithonia, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born in Frankfort, Kentucky to J. Sheril and Anne Buchanan Jones. Missy is preceded in death by her mother, Anne B. Jones in 2014. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. Missy will forever be an angel and greatly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

October 14, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jimmy Michael Anderson

Jimmy Michael Anderson, 28, of Conyers, passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta on Friday, October 7, 2016. Anderson was born in Conyers. to Jimmy and Eva Anderson. He is preceded in death by his father Jimmy Anderson, who passed away in July, 2016. Michael Anderson had such a great and extreme sense of humor, and he had a smile that would light up a room when he walked in. He enjoyed music, fishing, golf, football and eating chicken wings with his dad. Michael Anderson did some MMA training in his younger years. He loved his dog Molly and ...

October 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | OBITUARIES


Delores Robinson Norris

Delores Robinson Norris, 89 of Covington, died Monday, October 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Robinson and Jake Norris; daughters, Dayle Robinson, Gayle Clark; parents, Clarence and Helen O'Neil; and brother, Clarence O'Neil, Jr. She is survived by her children, Janet and Roger Duffey, Richard and Rachel Robinson, Darlene and Harold Esslinger, Carol and Charles Bray, Paula and Frank Huffman, Debbie and Lanier Mote , Lori and Tony Mooney, James and Theresa Robinson, Teresa and Brett Peace; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

October 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mildred Hutchison St. Clair

Mildred Hutchison St.Clair, 82, of Covington, passed away October 9, 2016. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. St.Clair regarded her children's spouses as if they were her own children. She began her career with AT&T in Richmond, Virginia, as a secretary and retired as a troubleshooter technician after 38 years of service. St. Clair was a servant of the churches she attended no matter where she called home. St.Clair was passionate about music, especially gospel, and enjoyed singing, as well as playing the piano and organ. She was the oldest of eight ...

October 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary L. Hedrick

Mary L. Hedrick of Covington, passed away Oct. 6, 2016, at the age of 83. Mrs. Hedrick attended Newton Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother who was devoted to her family.

October 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ruth Joyce Ramge

Ruth Joyce Ramge, 85, of Covington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Piedmont Newton. She was born in Atlanta to the late Alfonce and Mabel Borton Speyer.

October 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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