Mrs. Judith "Judy" Stein Reichart, 72, of Social Circle, died May 21. She was born in Valley Falls, Kan., on Jan. 29, 1941 to Anna Kelly Stein and William B. Stein. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert "Bob" Reichart; and her infant son Robert Brett Reichart.
Mrs. Jane Sherwood Osborne, 81, of Douglasville passed away May 23. She was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Mansfield, the daughter of Aubra Lee Sherwood and Ruth Campbell Sherwood. Mrs. Osborne graduated from Porterdale High School in 1948. Her sister Patsy said that as a senior, Jane was chosen for all the superlatives.
Mrs. Sara Deason, age 79, a lifelong resident of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Abbey Hospice. She was born August 6, 1933 to the late Ermine and Josephine Cartledge Johnson. Mrs. Deason was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle and served the Lord her entire life. She taught Sunday school for many years and was a past president of the WMU. Mrs. Deason was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and ...
Mr. Lloyd Madison Lyda Jr., "Butch," 68, of Oxford, passed away May 19.
Mrs. Barbara Mull Norman, 61, of Covington, passed away May 20. Mrs. Norman was preceded in death by her father Hoyt Mull.
Ollie Mae Grant Sams, age 86, passed Sunday, May 19, 2013. A visitation will be Thursday May, 23rd at J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home in Covington,Ga. from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30p.m. Graveside service will be held following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. in the Newborn Memorial Cemetery in Newborn, Ga.
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Mrs. Lora Pittman 90, of Eatonton passed away on May 17. She was born in Covington Feb. 11, 1923 to Zack and Ethel Elliot Patterson.
Mr. Stephen Michael Williams, 59, of Covington, died May 14.
Mr. Arnold Clayton Maness, 76, of Covington, died April 29, at Rockdale Medical Center.
Mrs. Faye Womac, 62, of Covington passed away May 4, 2013 at her residence. She was born April 16, 1951 in Porterdale and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. Mrs. Womac grew up in the First Baptist Church of Porterdale and worked as a nurse's assistant for many years, her family said she had a caretaker's heart and took great care of everyone. She loved people and loved to talk. Mrs. Womac was preceded ...
Mrs. Carolyn Nelson, 74, of Oxford, passed away May 2.
Mrs. Helen B. Kirkpatrick, 85, of Covington, passed away May 3. She worked in the local textile mills for more than 46 years and was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hazel Harris Parish, 88, of Covington, joined her heavenly Father, May 1, peacefully at Abbey Hospice while surrounded by her family. Mrs. Parish was a lifelong resident of Covington and member of the First Baptist Church. She worked briefly, but when her children came along, the decision was made to be a full-time wife and mother. You could often find Mrs. Parish sitting on Floyd Street greeting everyone who came by. Mrs. Parish was ...
Mrs. Elsie Mae Hodges Chaplin, 87, of Stockbridge, died Jan. 31. She was born in Walnut Grove, the daughter of Richard Preston Guthrie and Gaynell Castleberry Guthrie. She was also preceded in death by her husbands Raymond Thomas Hodges and Robert Lee Chaplin, and son Richard Preston Hodges.
Mrs. Doris Evelyn Byrd, 82, of Covington, passed away Feb. 1, at Newton Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Almon Baptist Church and loved flowers and her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Susie Dire; husband Wilbur Byrd; and son Scott Byrd. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Susan and Jimmy Minnick; sons and daughters-in-law Dennis and Robin Byrd, Mike and Diane Byrd, Mark and Sandra Byrd; 12 ...
Mrs. Pam Carithers, 52, of Covington, passed away Jan. 26 at Newton Medical Center. She was born in Cynthiana, Ky., in 1960. She was the owner and operator of Pam Taxi in Covington. She was also of the Christian faith and a member of Trinity Praise Center.
Mrs. Helen G. Peterson, 98, of Covington and Dunwoody, passed away on Jan. 25. Mrs. Peterson worked in retail sales for Davidson's Department store and eventually became a certified nursing assistant and an ombudsman for area nursing homes. She enjoyed flower gardening and was happily married for 40 years to A. Charles Peterson, who preceded her in death.
Mr. Randy S. Banks, 49, of Covington, passed away on Jan. 23. He loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends. Mr. Banks was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Martha Banks, sister Deborah Ann Banks and brothers William Boyd Banks, Bob Banks and Tim Banks.
Ms. Mattie Pearl Woods Gaskin passed away on January 15, 2013. She was born on September 24, 1948 to the late Andrew "Blue" and Elnora (Gaither) Woods. Although Mattie was the first born of eleven girls and two boys, her motto was, "I am the first born but I am not the oldest". That is because Mattie had a forever young spirit and a real zest for living life to its fullest. Her father, mother, ...
Mr. Darrel "Slick" Lewis Hardeman passed away on January 21, 2013. He was born on September 14, 1961 in Newton County, Covington, Georgia to the late Mr. Curtis Hardeman, Sr. and Mrs. Mamie Hardeman. He attended Newton County High School. He was baptized at Early Hope Baptist Church at an early age.
Mr. Andrew "Jack" Walden, 84, of Covington, passed away Jan. 22. He was a dedicated father, devoted husband and loving caretaker to his wife Leola.
Mrs. Patsy McDonald, age 70, of Oxford passed away at her home surrounded by her family Sunday, January 20, 2013. She was born August 30, 1942 in Covington to the late John and Mary Ruth Hall Rutledge. A longtime employee of Oxford College Patsy loved her job and the people she worked with over her 28 year career. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church. The love ...
Mrs. Norma J. Travis, 80, of Covington, passed away Jan. 15, following a long illness. She and her husband Glenn were active members of the First United Methodist Church, in Covington.
Ms. Sara "Pinky" Black, 62, of Covington, died Jan. 14. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Sara Patton.
Zachery Bernard Robertson was born to Clyde L Robertson Sr. and Catherine Wright Robertson in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 7, 1956. He accepted Christ as his Personal Savior at a young age and grew in the Lord. He attended Atlanta Public Schools. Zachery enjoyed drawing and playing his guitar. For several years he played in a local band in the Atlanta entertainment arena.
Roy Lee Osborn of Covington died Jan. 13 at Gwinnett Medical Center. The son of Charlie T. and Ella G. McCord, he was born in 1936 in Jersey. Mr. Osborn was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially fishing and watching his grandson Brayson play baseball and having his granddaughter Kyleigh cook him French fries. He was a very giving and humble man. There was never a ...
Mrs. Merle Hays Prosser, 96, of Mansfield, passed away Jan. 10. She was a member of Luther Hays Presbyterian, in Hayston, both named after her forbears. Mrs. Prosser and her husband Anson, owned and operated Prosser Variety Store, in Mansfield, for more than 25 years. She enjoyed reading, writing, solving crossword puzzles, meeting new people and visiting with old friends when they came into their store.
Mr. Willie James Richards was born January 24, 1943 to the late Mr. & Mrs. John Wesley (Annie Lavaughn) Richards Sr. in Jasper County; he was one of six children, three brothers and two sisters. Two brothers preceded him in death, Eddie Willis and John Wesley Jr. Growing up in Jasper County, he attended the Jasper County Schools. In 1964, Willie united in holy matrimony to Ms. Carrie Ann Battle; they were blessed with two children.