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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


Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia passed away Monday, September 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 8 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


Mrs. Arlene Bishop

Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. J.C. “Shep” Shepard Jr.

J.C. "Shep" Shepard Jr., 89, of Social Circle, passed to be with his beloved wife of 50 years Elizabeth "Liz" Clay Shepard on August 25, 2014. Born December 20, 1924, he was the son of the late James Curtis Shepard and Jessie V. Shepard Studdard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Shepard.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Thomason

Louise Thomason of Covington, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 84. Ms. Thomason was an active member of New Life Praise Center, in Covington, and was a dedicated employee of Lithonia Lighting for 38 years. Following her work at Lithonia Lighting, she dedicated herself to caring for handicapped children. Ms. Thomason was a giving lady, and constantly gave of her time to help those less fortunate. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Thomas McCord.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rita Ward White

Mrs. Rita Ward White, age 90, of Oxford, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, at her home. Mrs. White was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Statesboro, Georgia, and was the eldest daughter of Robert Lee and Florence Hendrix Ward. She grew up in a farming family in Bulloch County, Georgia, and was a graduate of Nevils High School. In 1943, she married her husband of 56 years, Darvin White. When Mr. White began working for Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company, they moved to Newton County and settled in Oxford, Georgia. While her children were very young, Mrs. White was a ...

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Bonnie M. Tingler

Mrs. Bonnie M. Tingler, of Covington, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at the age of 87. She was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia to the late Russell and Emma M. Morgan. Mrs. Tingler was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and was an avid BINGO player at the Covington ELKS Club and Conyers American Legion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Tingler.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marlene “Polly” Hicks Carswell

Marlene "Polly" Hicks Carswell, age 79, of Lilburn, passed away Wednesday August 20, 2014. Born in Stone Mountain on October 29, 1934 she was a graduate of Stone Mountain High School. She retired from Lilburn Middle School as the lunchroom manager in December 1994. She obtained a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certificate from the University of Georgia and was a member of Mountain Park Baptist Church in Lilburn since 1962.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Walter Richard (Rick) Almand

Born on June 26, 1951, Walter Richard (Rick) Almand passed away August 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Miriam Hamby Almand; children Bryan Owenby and Rachel Almand Wimbush; grandchildren Leanne Brown, Bryanna Owenby, Ashley McKibben, Keeley Owenby, Jordan McKibben, Erica Owenby and Alexis Almand and great-grand daughter rAaliyah Lumpkin. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Monroe at 7 p.m.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Hugh Newsome

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Terry McWaters

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Darnell (Debo) Gillam

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Darnell (Debo) Gillam

In Loving Memory

August 15, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Ms. Rose Mary Nolley

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

May 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Rose Mary Nolley

In Loving Memory

May 23, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Hughie Thomas Bonner

Hughie Thomas Bonner, known as Buster to many, was born to Rufus and Martha Bonner on Sept. 25, 1936, died Monday, May 19. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Talitha Bonner, known as Tiny. He is survived by four sons; Tommy (and Margaret), Joe (and Lois), Scott (and Lori) and Ken (and Dessa), by 10 grandchildren, Travis, Lindsey, Sarah, Amanda, Leah, Elizabeth, Megan, Garrett, Ryan and Lindsay. They had one great-grandchild, Evie.

May 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. James ‘Pete’ Bohannon

Tomlinson Funeral Home

May 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. David Alen

Mr. David Alen Perry, Sr., 65 of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2014. Mr. Perry was born on Oct. 29, 1948 in Huntington, Indiana to the late Robert and Betty Perry, and resided most of his life in Kokomo, Indiana.

May 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Allen Baxley Mallett, Sr.

Allen Baxley Mallett, Sr., age 89, of Covington, passed away May 9, 2014. A decorated WWII veteran, he was a survivor of The Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Mr. Baxley was an insurance executive with 25 years of service to Aetna Casualty and later started his own successful insurance agency in Stuart, Florida. Retiring to Covington, he became involved with the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary, Newton County Elections Board, Newton County Tax Adjustment Division and Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid boater and enjoyed gardening and traveling. Mr. Mallett was preceded ...

May 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Thomas W. Turner

Thomas W. Turner, of Oxford, passed away May 11, 2014, at the age of 76. Mr. Turner loved fishing and time he spent on his beloved Oneida Lake. He retired after 38 years of service with Welch Allyn and will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Russell and Madeline (Grewe) Turner.

May 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Jones

Mrs. Patricia Jones, age 67, of Covington passed away May 10, 2014. She was born March 7, 1947 in Sioux City, Iowa and was raised with her four siblings, three of which survive her, by their loving parents Richard and Carol Stevens who has preceded her in death. Mrs. Jones loved decorating, shopping, especially at Wal-Mart, reading, working on puzzles, and loved spending time with her family. She recently started working on her family genealogy with her sister, a hobby she truly enjoyed. Mrs. Jones was of the Methodist faith and a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. She ...

May 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Tanya Darr Offord

Tanya Darr Offord, affectionately known as "Tam," was born on Sept. 8, 1961, to Alfreda Small Smith and Warren Lathan Sr. Raised by grandparents Edward Small Sr. and Thelma Small, she accepted Christ at the early age of 13 and was baptized at St. Paul AME Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

May 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Elizabeth "Meat" Reed

Homegoing Celebration

May 08, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine D. Adams

Catherine D. Adams, 89, of Covington, passed away May 4. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington, for 58 years, where she faithfully attended the Joy Bearers Sunday School class. In addition, Mrs. Adams was a member of the local American Legion Post 32. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, and cooking for her family. Mrs. Adams loved her family dearly, and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Herman Adams; daughter, Kaye Phillips; sisters, Doris Savage, Elise Jeffries; and her brothers, Osborne ...

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Steven L. Russell

Steven L. Russell of Conyers passed away May 3 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was 65 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Russell, a graduate of Georgia State University, enjoyed watching comedies, and loved his western movies. He arranged and composed music and was part of a traveling orchestra. He will be remembered as loving son, father, grandfather and brother. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Lemah (Tipton) Russell; and brother, Eugene W. Russell.

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Shirley White

Shirley Ruth White, 72, of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 3. Mrs. White was born in Covington to the late James and Shirley Maxwell Hayes.

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Buddy Barnes, Jr.

Wayne Clifton "Buddy" Barnes, Jr., age 52, of Loganville, died on May 2. He was born in Warner Robbins on September 26, 1961, to Gloria Motes Barnes and Wayne Clifton Barnes, Sr. He was preceded in death by his brother, the late Lance Barnes.

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William L. Dobbs

Dr. William L. Dobbs, a lifelong resident of Covington, passed away May 4, at the age of 88. Dr. Dobbs was born in Blount County, Alabama, August 20, 1925, and moved to Covington in 1932.

May 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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