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Cathy Gaynor

Cathy Gaynor, of Mansfield, passed away November 8, 2016. She was born in Howard to the late Mack Author and Cordell Whiters on July 6 ...

November 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Doug Reynolds

Warren Douglas Reynolds, 73, was welcomed into the presence of Christ this week after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and ...

November 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


LaVerna Mae Dibble

LaVerna Mae Dibble, 72, of Woodstock Georgia passed away on November 8, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. LaVerna was born in ...

November 11, 2016 | Newton Recreation | OBITUARIES


Doris Hitchcock Fincher

Doris Hitchcock Fincher, 97, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Riverside Health Care. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church ...

November 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Larry ‘Buddy’ Denton

Larry (Buddy) Denton, 57, of Covington, passed away October 20, 2016. Denton was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Doyle and Betty (Beard) Denton.

November 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles Terry Smith

Charles Terry (Pop) Smith, 69 of Oxford, passed away November 4, 2016. Smith was a painter and mechanic for many years. Once known as the ...

November 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Neal Harris

Neal Harris, 85, of Covington, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016. Harris retired from the Army National Guard after 35 years, where he worked as a maintenance technician. In addition, he retired from the Newton County Sheriff's Department after 28 years of service. Harris enjoyed breakfast for 36 years at McDonalds with his dear friends. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was time spent with his family, especially his great-grandson Neal, and his beloved dog "Rambo". He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Harris; grandson, Douglas Stevens "Trae" Cash, III; parents, Erastus Reager ...

June 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Louise Fraser Cook

Louise Fraser Cook, age 96, passed away on June 15, 2016. Louise was born in and grew up in Atlanta, GA. She attended North Avenue Presbyterian School and Brenau Academy. She is preceded in death by her parents Benjamin Franklin Fraser, Jr. and Louise Taylor Fraser, brothers Benjamin Franklin Fraser III and Robert Morris Fraser, sister Josephine Fraser Ross; and her beloved husband of 63 years, William Sidney Cook, Jr. DDS, with whom she moved to his home town Covington, GA. In 2001 she moved to Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, GA. She is survived by son William Sidney Cook ...

June 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ms. Janice Cheney

Celebration of Life

June 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Tremayne Marcell Johnson

Homegoing Celebration

June 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, 75, of Covington, passed away June 6, 2016. Harris was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Social Circle, and former member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Covington. She was an active member in both churches and faithfully taught Sunday school for several years. Her passion was working with youth and encouraging their relationship with the Lord and growing in faith. In her continued service for her Lord, Harris was also a member of the Stone Mountain Baptist Association's Disaster Relief Feeding Team. She was a dedicated employee at The Bank of Covington for many years ...

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Earnest (Bro) Johnson

In Loving Memory

June 06, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Eugene ‘Gene’ Lee McCord

Eugene "Gene" Lee McCord, 76, formerly of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born in Newton County, graduated from Newton County High School and received an engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Gene, a lover of politics, worked and served in many different areas during his lifetime. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Shortly after, he consulted in areas of public works, rural affairs, low head hydroelectric redevelopment as a White House Advisor and was appointed as Floor Leader for President Jimmy Carter during the 1980 Democratic National Convention. During his time in Washington ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sibyl Bowman Thompson

Sibyl Bowman Thompson, 87 of Oxford, passed away June 5, 2016. Thompson was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended the Otis Nixon Sunday School Class. Most recently, however, she attended First Baptist Church, in Covington, and the Gleaners Sunday School Class. Her favorite pastime was traveling. Thompson was a friend to many in both the Salem community and Newton County. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Harold Thompson; parents, Robert Lee and ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gail Parker

Gail Parker, age 62, of Covington, passed away May 31, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Lovejoy United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lovejoy United Methodist Church.

June 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sylvester "Blue" Stanford, Sr

Celebration of Life

May 30, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

Mrs. Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

May 29, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr. of Covington. At an early age, he attended and joined the First United Methodist Church of Covington. He grew up and lived his early adult life in Covington. After graduating Newton County Comprehensive High School in 1976, he later earned a degree form Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). Allen was a born mechanic and loved working with his hands. This led him into several employment paths, always showing his gift of resourcefulness and problem solving ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where he served as a Deacon and the Sunday School Director. He proudly served his country with the U.S Army, and he retired from Lithonia Lighting after 50 years of service. In addition, he was a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, in Covington and the Newton County Masonic Square Compass Club. He was a big Atlanta Braves fan. Preceding him in death were his parents, Edgar Pierce and Edna Geneva Edwards ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8, 1931, in Atlanta, to John Howard and Mae (Hill) Pound. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1949, and furthered his education at Auburn University where he graduated in 1953. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Jimmy retired after a successful 30-year business career in sales and management in the newspaper industry. In retirement, he owned and operated a dry-cleaning business with three locations in Covington. He was a member of the ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at the Porterdale Maternity Hospital on Poplar Street to the late Idus and Nellie Ivy.

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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