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Mr. T. J. Oglesby

Mr. T.J. Oglesby, age 85, a lifelong resident of Newton County passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born in Porterdale to Charlie ...

June 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


L.C. Farrow

L.C. Farrow, of Mansfield, passed away June 20, 2017, at the age of 87. From 1948 – 1952, Mr. Farrow proudly served his country in ...

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Christopher Ray ‘Bubba’ Tomlin

Mr. Christopher Ray "Bubba" Tomlin, age 58 of Williamson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams, of Covington, went to be with her Savior on June 18, 2017, at 81 years of age. Born May 29, 1936, to Stewart ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Billy David “Brutha Love” Parks, Sr.

Billy David "Brutha Love" Parks, Sr., age 58, passed away June 18, 2017. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Chapel ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Martha Parr Arnold

Martha Parr Arnold, of Covington, passed away June 16, 2017, at 68 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Paul Deerman

Paul Deerman, of Covington, passed away June 13, 2017, at 84 years of age. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Deerman owned and ...

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Freddie Andrew Lewis

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Hoke Waddy Batson

Hoke Waddy Batson, of Covington, passed away June 2, 2017 at 80 years of age. A proud veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Batson ...

June 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Joan “Maw Maw” Stone

Joan "Maw Maw" Stone, of Oxford, passed away June 3, 2017, at 90 years of age. An active member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church ...

June 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Deborah Ann Roberts Reid

Deborah Ann Roberts Reid, affectionately called "Sister". The oldest of five children was born on January 27, 1955, to the late Mr. Willie Clarence Roberts ...

June 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Joanne “JoJo” Hardeman

Ms. Joanne "JoJo" Hardeman, was born on January 10, 1966, to the late James Lewis Hardeman and Kathryn Julia Hardeman in Newton County Georgia.

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Sarah Hall

Mrs. Sarah Hall, of Covington, passed away, June 1, 2017, peacefully in her home. She was born December 1, 1935 to Sam and Lannie Womack ...

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ms. Mary Ophelia White

Ms. Mary Ophelia Jennings White was born May 31, 1948, to late Mr. & Mrs. Willie (Ellen) Jennings, Sr., in Covington.

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Shelby Jean East

Shelby Jean East, of Social Circle, passed away May 31, 2017 at 76 years of age. Devoted to her family, Shelby Jean was happiest when ...

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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Geraldine Mills

Geraldine Mills, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the age of 77 in the presence of her loved ones. Mrs. Mills was a treasured member of both the Newton and Rockdale Education communities. Her education career began notably as the secretary for Newton County's first integrated middle school. She was active in championing underprivileged children in both counties as well as supporting missions in Brazil. A loving wife and mother, spending time with her family and friends was her greatest joy. She liked traveling, shopping, reading, playing basketball and softball. Mrs. Mills also excelled at accounting ...

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles A. “Tony” Henry

Sergeant First Class Tony Henry, age 49, of Covington, passed away Feb. 7, 2017. He was born in Atlanta on Feb. 28, 1967. SFC Henry graduated from the 76th Trooper School in January of 2001 and for the past 16 years has been assigned to the Governor's Executive Security serving for Governors Roy Barnes, Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal. Tony is best described as "A Trooper's Trooper", a loving, compassionate; husband, father, brother, son, and friend. He was preceded in death his father; William Henry.

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Holmes

Mary Holmes, of Newborn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Holmes, a member of the Baptist faith, was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a big fan of watching her great-grandchildren play baseball and football. When not working in her yard, Mrs. Holmes could be found baking cakes - most notably, peanut butter and red velvet. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Walter Sikes; second husband, James Melvin Holmes; parents, William Franklin and Annie (Barron) Walker; sister, Mildred Holmes; brothers, J.W. Walker, Henry Walker, Bobby Walker.

February 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Michael “Shane” Beam

Michael "Shane" Beam, age 44, of Covington, passed away on Sunday Jan. 29, 2017 surrounded by his beloved family. Shane was born on June 7, 1972 in Decatur to George and Glenda Beam.

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Paul Erford Barrick

Paul Erford Barrick, 59, died Feb. 2, 2017.

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Betty Polk Ozburn

Mrs. Betty Polk Ozburn, age 80, a lifelong resident of Newborn passed away Feb. 1, 2017. She was born in Newton County on Feb. 9, 1936 to Willie and Mary Alice Campbell who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Ozburn was a loving, compassionate, Christian woman who worked as a nurse's aide for a number of years at Newton General Hospital; she was a lifelong member of Newborn United Methodist Church and served on the City Council in Newborn. She was active in the United Methodist Women's group and sang in the choir. Mrs. Ozburn was a loving ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Ann Sears

Mary Ann Sears, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the age of 76. A loving mother and grandmother, spending time with family was her greatest joy. Mrs. Sears enjoyed being outdoors, whether fishing on the lake or going to the mountains. Additionally, she liked traveling and shopping. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Mason Sears, Jr.; parents, James Otto and Jeanette Helen (Dalton) Jones.

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


David Wayne Hayes

Mr. David Wayne Hayes, age 47, of Covington, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at his home.

February 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Harold “Hal” Lee Stapp

Harold "Hal" Lee Stapp Jr., of Porterdale, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the age of 45. He was born in Covington to the late Harold Sr. and Flora Raydene Stapp.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles (Ricky) Aycox

Charles (Ricky) Aycox, of Covington, passed away Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Aycox was a hard-working family man. He adored his children and considered them to be the love of his life. Mr. Aycox took great delight in coaching his kids on the ballfield, and giving them life advice. He was an avid Tech fan, and also enjoyed watching wrestling with Timothy and Melanie. Preceding him in death were his parents, Edward and Nell (Kenney) Aycox.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Rose Marie Watson

Rose Marie Watson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the age of 89. Mrs. Watson, trained as a registered nurse, was a member of the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and the Newton County Public Library. Additionally, she dedicated time to the Covington Woman's Club, as well as various bridge and garden clubs. Mrs. Watson had a gift for needlework – winning awards for different projects. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Vernon Watson; parents, Martin J. and Catherine (Muggenthaler) Smith.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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 was a member of the Covington Service Guild for more than 20 years, and the Newton County Hospital Auxiliary - with more than 5,500 hours of volunteer work. Mrs. Sheridan was a member of Newborn United Methodist Church. She loved playing bridge, and could be found climbing trees at Arbor Day celebrations in Newborn. Mrs. Sheridan lived all over the world, and taught many years as an elementary school teacher in several school systems across ...

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 Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. The service will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with visitation an hour before the service. Quinn was born in Benton Harbor and professed His hope in Christ at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev Milton P. McAfee.

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 Greenwood, South Carolina. She was born in Acworth to the late James Thomas and Marie T. Donald. Leila was a loving wife, mother and Maw Maw. She enjoyed sewing, her church activities, cooking and flower gardening. Leila would help anyone in need and was a true "Good Samaritan". She was the backbone of her family and loved them more than anything. Leila is preceded in death by her mother Marie T. Donald and daughter, Kimberly ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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