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Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes

Patricia Ann Lantis Hughes, of Covington, passed away July 6, 2015, at the age of 77. Mrs. Hughes delivered newspapers for The Journal for nearly ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Hall

Mrs. Frances Marie Lantz Hall, age 84, passed away on July 7, 2015. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10 ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Renea Anglin

Renea Anglin, 74, of Covington, passed away July 2, 2015. She was a very kind and gentle soul who loved and cared deeply for her ...

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy "Dot" Hooten

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" McIntosh Hooten, age 86, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away July 2, 2015. She was born February 15, 1929 in Jersey ...

July 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kenneth McDaniel

Kenneth McDaniel, of Covington, passed away July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. He enjoyed gardening, collecting antique cars and trucks, playing poker, and ...

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques

Dr. Kenneth L. Jacques of Oxford, passed away June 29, 2015, at the age of 73. He devoted his life to the ministry of his ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad

Dr. Melvin Louis Conrad, 88, passed away on June 26, 2015, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Eula Conrad (Palmer ...

June 29, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald ‘Don’ Russell Griffin

Donald Russell Griffin "Don", age 82, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born November 11 1932, in Covington County, Alabama to ...

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elzie ‘Ed’ Dees

Elzie (Ed) Dees, of Oxford, passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 85. Ed was born in Douglas. He served in the United ...

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis

Cheryl Lynn Harris Monis, 56 of Loganville, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA. to the late Bill ...

June 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gayle F. Jolley

Gayle F. Jolley, of Covington, died peacefully at his home on June 12, 215 at the age of 78.

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Otis Harper

Otis Harper, 78 of Covington, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Harper was born in Rutledge, Georgia to the late Archie ...

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


W.R. (Bill) Durden

W.R. (Bill) Durden, 90, of Covington, passed away June 25, 2015. He was born in Walton County, and graduated from Monticello High School, where ...

June 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sam Grant

Mr. Sam E. Grant, 89 of Covington, passed away June 23, 2015 at Riverside Nursing Home. Mr. Grant was born in Porterdale to the late ...

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Florence Hardeman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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E.R. Sammons

E.R. Sammons of Oxford, passed away September 5, 2011, at the age of 84. Mr. Sammons was a faithful member of The Baptist Tabernacle, and enjoyed gospel music concerts. He was a technical and mechanical innovator; and a great auto mechanic. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching NASCAR, and even enjoyed drag racing when he was younger. Mr. Sammons loved his family dearly, and was an excellent grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethan Ramey and Annie Rooney (McWaters) Sammons.

September 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mike Watts

Mr. Mike Watts, age 46, of Monticello passed away September 1, 2011. He was born March 11, 1965 to Tony and Vicki Adams Watts who survive him in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike grew up in the Atlanta area and moved to Jackson, GA where he was a 1983 graduate of Jackson High School and he was member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. He served as an EMT and Paramedic in Dekalb and Newton Counties and was a Team Leader and Certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher for the Covington-Newton County Communications Center. Currently, Mike had become the Coordinator for a newly formed ...

September 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Maddox Belcher

Mrs. Sarah Maddox Belcher died Aug. 28. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George (Minnie) Maddox, she was born in 1937, the youngest of 12 children. She was raised and educated in Newton County, graduating from Washington Street School and joining St. Paul AME Church at an early age. She was employed at Sodexo (Oxford College Dining Hall) for 43 years. She wed Mr. Carey Belcher in 1956 and recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by siblings Cleo Maddox, Ethel Maddox, Essie Pearl Maddox, George Maddox Jr., Charlie Maddox, Mozell Maddox and John ...

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


George Richard "Dick" Wilson

Mr. George Richard "Dick" Wilson, age 77, of Oxford formerly of Conyers passed away August 24, 2011. He was born July 28, 1934 to the late Robert Oliver and Marie Schweiger Wilson in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Wilson was a manufactures representative working for Child Craft Industries until his retirement. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, a private pilot and a loving family man. Mr. Wilson not only enjoyed spending time with his family he loved it, he enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his sons and grandchildren, he was in the truest form a loving devoted husband ...

August 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Doris Haggard Hatchell

Doris Haggard Hatchell of Covington, GA (Newton County) died August 27, 2011, at the age of 89. She was the daughter of the late Charles W., Sr. and Mozelle Haggard and the widow of the late Carl Bernard Hatchell, Jr. who was a retired U. S. Navy Officer. Doris was a former resident of Porterdale, GA., Portsmouth, VA., and Jacksonville, FL. She was a member of the Porterdale Baptist Church and also a member of the Order Of the Eastern Starr, Chapter No. 35, in Cocoa, FL. Doris worked as a Master Cosmetologist for over twenty years, in Covington as ...

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jeremy Shane McCullers

Mr. Jeremy Shane McCullers of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Covington, died August 25, 2011 at the age of 37. Shane was a Chef who loved cooking, fishing and grilling the catch. A Georgia Tech fan, he loved the fall so he could watch football. He enjoyed time at the beach and spending time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Diane McCullers and grandmother Bernice Webb.

August 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bob Martin

Mr. Bobby Eugene Martin age 80 of Covington passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011. He was born October 13, 1930 in Newton County Georgia to the late David W. and Pearl (Smallwood) Martin. Bob retired as Captain from the City of Covington Fire Department in 1993. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Covington and Victory Baptist Church in Vienna. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.

August 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Charles "Charlie" Johnston

Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Charles "Charlie" Johnston, 96, of Mansfield passed away at Riverside Health Care Center, August 22, 2011. He was a graduate of Tech High in Atlanta. Col. Johnston was a member of the 8th Air Force, serving as a navigator and bombardier in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was the navigator for the lead plane of the first mass Trans Atlantic flight of the B47, and a member of the Strategic Air Command. He was a decorated officer, retiring after 30 years of service. Charlie then began a career in human resources for the State of ...

August 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Kate C. King

Mrs. Kate C. King, age 94, of Covington passed away August 23, 2011. She was born August 13, 1917 to the late Earl F. and Lena Green Cooper in Newton County Georgia. Mrs. King was a member of Covington First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Howard Lee King, her sisters Mrs. Ruby Nell Gross and Mrs. Lillian Prather and a brother Mr. Jack Cooper. Mrs. King is survived by her Sister Mrs. Hilda C. Green of Atlanta, Close Friends Sue and Bill Hodges of Mansfield and many Nieces and Nephews.

August 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harold Earl Womack

The family of Harold Earl Womack of Porterdale, GA is sad to announce the death of their beloved son, father, and brother. He was born on August 6, 1971 in Covington, GA to James and Sandra Thompson Womack. He was a self-employed carpenter being talented to do any kind of construction work. One of his hobbies was being an artist and enjoyed drawing and painting various things.

August 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hardy Morgan (Buck) Smith

Hardy Morgan (Buck) Smith, 71, of Covington ended a courageous six year battle with cancer Aug. 5, 2011. Buck was born Jan. 14, 1940, to Sara (Ethell) and Hester Moore Smith of Birmingham, Ala.

August 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dan Partee

Dan Partee, passed away August 18, 2011, at his residence in Covington. He was 80 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Partee was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Jewel (Pannell) Partee.

August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Scott Simons

Simons

August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Catherine L. VanderPloeg

Catherine L. VanderPloeg of Covington, passed away August 17, 2011, at the age of 100. Mrs. VanderPloeg, along with her late husband, Cornelius, served the Lord as missionaries. Mrs. VanderPloeg specifically led and taught the ladies she met during her missions. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker; and enjoyed sewing and making draperies. She is loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. VanderPloeg was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Cornelius VanderPloeg; daughter, Barbara Pickett; and her parents, Burr DeForrest and Edith (Baker) Vail.

August 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Etta Young Clark

Etta Young Clark of Covington, passed away August 17, 2011, at the age of 92. Mrs. Clark was an active member of both Covington Christian Church and New Covenant Community Church, in Covington. She was employed by Young's Super Foods, in Fort Valley, GA, for several years. She had her own personal card ministry that she sent to her family and friends. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, and puzzles of any kind. Mrs. Clark always enjoyed crocheting and giving away afghans to special friends. She was preceded in death by her son, William (Billy) Clark; grandsons, Michael Clark and Hal ...

August 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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