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Mr. Glen Selin

Glen Selin, 56, of Covington passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. He was born September 16, 1957 in Hearst, Ontario, Canada to the late William and Edna Selin. Glen was a fun loving, hardworking man. He loved life and lived it to the fullest daily. Glen loved to travel and worked for USNR as a project manager where he traveled all over the world. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington and enjoyed helping throughout his community; building planter boxes in Porterdale and well houses for friends, he loved every minute of it. Mr. Selin was ...

September 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Peggy Jean Mathis

Peggy Jean Mathis of Covington, passed away September 22, 2014, at the age of 63. Peggy enjoyed drawing, puzzle books and watching soap operas. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known for her wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Peggy was preceded in death by her father, John Henry Turner.

September 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elmer 'Mo' Blankenship

Elmer "Mo" Blankenship, Sr. 87, of Oxford, passed away on September 23, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on May 29, 1927 to the late Mindy Smith Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington where he served as a deacon. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was one of the founding members of the Newton County Touchdown Club. Mr. Blankenship was a member of the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, a longtime scout leader and scout master of Troup No. 211 of Oxford. He loved watching his great-grandson ...

September 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jeanne Wiley Driver

Mrs. Jeanne Wiley Driver, age 80, of Covington passed away September 24, 2014. She was born September 12, 1934 in Covington to the late James and Nezzie Prickett Wiley. Mrs. Driver was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend; a good Christian woman who was a member of Sardis Congregational Church and attended Gaither's United Methodist Church and Porterdale Presbyterian Church. She loved nature, flowers and was an Atlanta Braves fan. Mrs. Driver was a private duty nurse who sat with many families during extended illnesses; she was loved by everyone who knew her.

September 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marie Norman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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


Mrs. Agnes Stephens Campbell

Agnes Stephens Campbell died on September 12, 2014, age 92, Marshfield, Wisconsin; formerly of Snellville. Agnes was born in Oxford, Georgia, 1922 to Pauline and Harold Stephens, and was the wife of (late) Thomas Lyle Campbell, mother of Mary Campbell Brown and Tom Campbell. She had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge

Penelope (Penny) Cagle Rutledge, age 63, of Porterdale, passed away September 13, 2014, following an extensive illness. She attended Porterdale Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and listening to music. She especially enjoyed listening to her grandson, Dylan, play the piano, and also spending time with her other grandson, Eli. Ms. Rutledge devoted her life to caring for her parents, daughter and grandsons. She had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Bill and Maybell Cagle; and her sister, Peggy Batchelor.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jesse D. Patten

Jesse D. Patten, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Patten was born in Richland to the late Jesse Greene and Viola Gunnels Patten.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elida Tanner

Mrs. Elida Tanner, age 80, of Oxford, Georgia passed away September 15, 2014. She was born August 23, 1934 in Miami, Florida to the late Vernon Franklin and Mary Lee Armstrong. Mrs. Tanner was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and also worked for Emory University and the Newton County Library. She enjoyed traveling especially out west and to National Parks, she enjoyed gardening, knitting, collecting and she loved frogs.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine Crenshaw Berry

Catherine Crenshaw Berry, also affectionately known as "Nanny", passed away September 10, 2014, at the age of 100. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, spending time outdoors and canning vegetables. She owned Berry's Boat Dock, and for more than 72 years, people came expecting to see her sitting on the front porch swing! She never met a stranger. Nanny loved animals, but more than anything, she loved her family and cherished her time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Franklin Berry; sons, Ronald Franklin Berry, Ralph Glenn Berry; parents, Ralph John and Corrine (Ivey) Crenshaw ...

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. John Thomas Tillti

John Thomas Tiltti, 71, of Covington passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He was born in New York, New York to the late Phillip and Helvi Tiltti.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Glen Selin

Glen Selin, 56, of Covington passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. He was born September 16, 1957 in Hearst, Ontario, Canada to the late William and Edna Selin. Glen was a fun loving, hardworking man. He loved life and lived it to the fullest daily. Glen loved to travel and worked for USNR as a project manager where he traveled all over the world. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington and enjoyed helping throughout his community; building planter boxes in Porterdale and well houses for friends, he loved every minute of it. Mr. Selin was ...

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Geneva Allen

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

September 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Mary A. Leasure

Mary A. Leasure, formerly of 933 Rosedale Avenue, Kingston, Tennessee, age 84, passed away suddenly on September 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl "Lucky" Leasure, in 1997. She moved to Atlanta in 2003 to join her children, daughter Barbara Leasure and son-in-law Dr. Michael Henry; son Steven Leasure, and daughter-in-law Holly and their son, Adam; and son Michael Leasure and daughter-in-law Dr. Renee Butler and their children, Matthew and Christopher Leasure. She lived independently in Conyers, Georgia, until May 2013 when she joined Steve, Holly and Adam in Douglasville.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Leland Eugene Payne

Leland Eugene Payne, 66, of Ash, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Greg Christian

Greg Christian, age 54, died December 25, 2010, at his home in Covington. Self-employed in the grading and hauling business, he had worked as a heavy equipment operator for thirty-five years. Mr. Christian enjoyed working with mechanics, loved sports, especially Auburn football, and was a person who never met a stranger. A loving son, brother, uncle and friend, he was preceded in death by his father, Frank Edward Christian.

December 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ada Mae Crowell Standard

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December 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mack Junior Crowe

Mack Junior Crowe, age 77, died December 11, 2010, at his home in Covington. He was the son of the late Lewis and Johnnie Criswell Crowe, and enjoyed woodworking, watching wrestling on television, and working on lawnmowers. A forklift mechanic, he had worked for 25 years with Lithonia Lighting in Conyers. Mack was predeceased by a grandchild, a great-grandchild, a step-grandchild, two brothers and three sisters.

December 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas C. Bennett, Sr.

Thomas C. Bennett Sr., died December 11, 2010, at his home in Covington. Mr. Bennett was born in Atlanta, Georgia on Gilbert Street to the late Lewis and Ruth Bennett on May 20, 1929. He worked for the Georgia Railroad for 43 years, and with his brothers owned Bennett Brothers Service Station in East Atlanta for 25 years. Thomas was the youngest of six children, Emma, Jack, Marion, Charles and Earl, all of whom preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of almost 61 years, Margaret Bates Bennett; daughter and son-in-law, Lee and Bill Wright, of Athens; son, Thomas ...

December 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Richard Eugene Slaughter

Richard Eugene Slaughter of Covington, GA died Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Abbey Hospice. He was born on June 9, 1950 in Lithonia, GA to Howard Eugene and Dorothy Rebecca Slaughter.

December 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Arthur Vason Jr.

Mr. Arthur Vason Jr., "Mr. Pig," died Dec. 7. The son of Mrs. Dora Lucile Sims Vason and the late Mr. Arthur "Pap" Vason Sr., he was born in 1951 in Covington. He and his brother Horace graduated from R. L. Cousins High School in 1970. Mr. Vason played baseball with the Spring Hill Reds baseball team and was a member of the Tommy Dawgs Motorcycle Club in Lithonia. He joined Good Hope Baptist Church at a young age and was the father of four children. Always a hard worker, he worked for various companies in Newton County, most recently ...

December 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Venson "Smitty" Smith

Venson "Smitty" Smith of Oxford, passed away December 5, 2010, at the age of 70. Mr. Smith started his own transportation log hauling business, Smith Hauling, in 1987. In addition, he owned his own radiator shop and built houses for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping. He enjoyed watching television, especially western movies; and also enjoyed playing his guitar, harmonica, and dulcimer. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, William Arthur and Minnie Sylvester (Brown) Smith; three sisters and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Frances (Thompson) Smith of Oxford ...

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Norma W. Gunn

Gunn

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackie McCrary

Jackie McCrary of Oxford died November 29, 2010, at the age of 56. The daughter of the late Nettie McCrary, she had worked as a secretary for Universal Machine in Covington. She liked being around people and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, bowling and attending auctions. Ms. McCrary held an associate's degree in computer science and enjoyed computers and face book, as well as traveling and photography. Surviving are her son, Josh McCrary; father, Ralph E. McCrary, both of Oxford; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Carole McCrary of Norristown, PA. A Memorial Service for Ms. McCrary will be held Friday ...

December 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Esther Brady

Esther Brady, 83, of Monroe, died on Nov. 23. The daughter of the late Willie Allen and Lillie Mae Cleghorn Allen, she was born in 1927. She was preceded in death by her husbands Joe C. Parkes and Henry Ford Brady.

November 30, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas Jack Burroughs

Thomas Jack Burroughs of Oxford, GA died Monday, November 29, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on July 16, 1931 in Carnesville, GA to Grady and Cleo Shirley Burroughs. He loved people and enjoyed doing for others. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking for family and friends. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

November 30, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy A. Moseley

Dorothy A. Moseley of Covington, GA died Friday November 26, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 6, 1937 to Melvin and Allie Beatrice Mills Allen. She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church was a beloved mother and business partner to her husband J.C. Moseley.

November 27, 2010 | Wheeler Funeral | OBITS


Laura Elizabeth "Becky" Banks

Mrs. Laura "Becky" Banks of Covington died November 27, 2010 at the age of 96. She was born in Monticello to the late David Woodfin and India Kate Henderson Cargile and was the widow of the late William Owens Banks. She had been a resident of Mansfield and Covington for 70 years, a member of Mansfield United Methodist Church and retired from Newton County Board of Education after serving for 43 years as children's transportation driver and as manager of the Porterdale Elementary School lunchroom. She enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables and making ceramics. Mrs. Banks was a devoted wife ...

November 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John A. Benton - Young Funeral Home

Mr. John A. Benton was the youngest of four children born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Arshion (Pauline Blackwell) Benton. He was born in 1935. He was peceded in death by siblings Annie Ruth Benton, Mary (Robert) Maddox, Margaret (Seal) Freeman and Clinton Benton. He was educated in the public schools of Newton County and was employed by Hill Phoenix Company in Conyers for many years.Mr. Benton was a good, hard-working man who kept to himself. He was a good friend to those who knew him and a supportive, loving man to his family. He loved antique cars ...

November 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carol Starnes Russell

Carol Starnes Russell, 73, of Hendersonville, N.C., daughter of the late William H. Starnes and Helen Hale Starnes, died peacefully on Nov. 19.

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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