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Guy Tucker

Guy Tucker, age 77, of Oxford, Ga., passed away on January 22, 2016. Guy had complications from chemo therapy after a brave and long battle ...

January 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wesley Freddie ‘WF’ Cole, Jr.

Wesley Freddie "WF" Cole, Jr., 83 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Wesley was a loving husband, father ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Leonard Carl Moore

Leonard Carl Moore, 51 of Covington, passed away, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta. Leonard was a loving son, brother and uncle ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joyce Smith

Joyce Smith passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at DeKalb Medical Center, at the age of 78. Joyce was born in Charleston, West Virginia to ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn

Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn, 65 of Conyers, passed away at Emory Midtown, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. She was born in Yonkers, New York to Leslie ...

January 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Reynolds Cole

Martha Reynolds Cole, 78, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease Monday, January 18, 2016. Born and raised ...

January 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William James "Bill" Fisher

William James ("Bill") Fisher, Jr of Covington passed away January 17, 2016. Bill was born April 9, 1935, in Brunswick Georgia to the late William ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dea. James Curtis (Buddy) Johnson

Homegoing Service

January 16, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Eugene Reynolds Gibbs Jr.

A Celebration Of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Willie Frank (Boot) Goolsby

Celebrating the Life of

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mildred (Fat) Gotell

Celebration Of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Anthony Johnson

Celebration of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Virginia Hooten Lott

Virginia Hooten Lott, of Covington, passed away January 10, 2016, at the age of 91 following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Enoch ...

January 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Geary Wright

Barbara Geary Wright, 87, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016, at Dogwood Forest of Acworth. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen Sorrow

Helen N. Sorrow of Covington passed away on January 1, 2016, at the age of 85. She was the wife of Reverend John L. Sorrow ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


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John "Raymond" Osborn, Sr.

John "Raymond" Osborn, Sr., of Conyers passed away December 18, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was 90 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Osborn was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Beatrice (Merck) Osborn, and his parents, John Baxter and Cora Lee (Smith) Osborn. Mr. Osborn owned and operated Osborn Plumbing Company, Inc., and was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Navy as a gunner's mate. He enjoyed nature with his hunting, fishing and gardening. Other pleasures were reading and canning fruits and vegetables. What he enjoyed most was ...

December 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Doris Elizabeth Crowell

Doris Elizabeth Crowell of Covington, GA died Thursday December 15, 2011 at the Benton House. She was born on March 18, 1921 in Covington, GA to Jack and Lula Greene Moore. She enjoyed working in her garden,canning and freezing the produce. She also loved to sew.

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy Charlene Wilborn “Dot”

Ms. Dorothy Charlene Wilborn "Dot" died Dec. 10. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Stella Manuel) Glover, she was born in 1933 in Newton County, the oldest of seven children. She was preceded in death by brothers Alfonso Glover and Willie Ralph Glover. Ms. Wilborn was raised and educated in Newton County. Always a hard worker, she was gainfully employed by Bibb Manufacturing Company for 33 years. Ms. Wilborn was the proud mother of two children whom she adored. She was a very friendly and out-going person; her generosity and her kindness toward others won her many ...

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Crawford Doss

Charles Crawford Doss, 74, died at his residence Dec. 12. A native of Decatur, Ala., and resident of Westminster Village in Spanish Fort, Ala., for the past nine months, he was previously a long-time resident of Covington. He was preceded in death by his parents Frances Jane Irwin Doss, formerly of Decatur and of Mobile, Ala., at her death in 1987, and Jack Crawford Doss of Hartselle, Ala. who died in 1972. Mr. Doss was in the United States Marine Corps and honorably discharged in 1961. He was a graduate of New York University in 1975 with a Bachelor of ...

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emmett Joseph Parish Sr.

Emmett Joseph "Joe" Parish Sr. died Dec. 13. The son of Jimmy and Annie Laurie Parish, he was born in 1959.

December 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr.

Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr. passed away December 13, 2011, at his home in Mansfield. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Freeman; his second wife, Evelyn L. Freeman; daughter, Carol Rogers; son, Allen Freeman, Jr.; and his parents, Claude Odell and Sarah Josephine (Colquitt) Freeman. Mr. Allen enjoyed being outside gardening and working in the yard. He also enjoyed fishing, and had a special love for animals. He loved spending time with his family.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Joseph Sears

James Joseph Sears of Covington died Sunday Dec. 11 at Westbury Health & Rehabilitation. The son of the late Fletcher Mason and Bessie S. Harper Sears, he was born in 1927 in Grayson. He served our country honorably in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. After serving his country he returned to Covington where he was active in our community. He served as a Deacon at Highland Park Baptist Church in Conyers and was a member of Pace Masonic Lodge 558 where he was a Past Worshipful Master. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed ...

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patsy L. Allen

Patsy L. Allen of Covington, 65, passed away Dec. 11. Mrs. Allen enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved life and loved going to the North Georgia Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains. Mrs. Allen was a people person and loved taking care of her patients as a private sitter, as well as her patients at Merryvale. She was preceded in death by her grandson Christopher Thomas Phillips, parents Freddie B. and Fairybelle (Garner) Lane, sister Kay, father-in-law and mother-in-law George A. Sr. and Allene Allen.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rayburn H. Bankston

Rayburn H. Bankston, 73, of Mansfield, died December 10, 2011, at Abbey Hospice, in Social Circle. Mr. Bankston was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. He dearly loved and enjoyed his family and friends. Mr. Bankston was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Todd; and his parents, Lamar and Gennie Mae (Kines) Bankston.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold

Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold of Loganville, passed away December 5, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Arnold graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, as a registered nurse, and gave her life serving other people. She loved sharing God's love with everyone she met. Mrs. Arnold enjoyed art, gardening, camping, spending time outdoors, and her cats. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry Eugene Lord; second husband, Martin L. Arnold; and her parents, Willie Ralph and Clara (Kirk) Watkins.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joseph "J.C." Ward

Joseph "J. C." Ward, passed away December 8 at age 100. He was a much-loved and longtime resident of Covington, having moved here in 1950 to establish Ward's Accounting Service. He operated until 1980, when he retired and turned the business over to his son and son-in-law. He and his wife later established Candle Light Bridal Shop on the Square in Covington. He was born in Gladeville, TN, which he always referred to as "The Garden Spot of the World". After finishing school, he moved to Dalton, GA, where he became a successful businessman. In Dalton, he met and ...

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough

Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough of Oxford, passed away December 7, 2011, at the age of 93. She was born in Wrightsville, GA, on March 6, 1918, to the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Harris. Mrs. Scarborough was a resident of Oxford, since 1957, and was a member of Covington Christian Church. She retired from the Newton County School System, in 1980, after having taught at both Porterdale and Palmer Stone Elementary Schools. She enjoyed camping and needlework. Mrs. Scarborough was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Wallace A. Scarborough.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carol Therese Spurlin Bowman

Carol Therese Spurlin Bowman died in Covington Dec. 5, lovingly surrounded by family. She was born in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Bob Jamieson.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Shirley Burgess

Mrs. Shirley Burgess, 69, of Mineral Bluff, GA formerly of Covington, GA passed away December 5, 2011. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 23, 1942 to the late Howard and Aleta Williams Noble. Mrs. Burgess was a retired school teacher retiring from C.J. Hicks Elementary School in Rockdale County. During her career she taught at East Newton Elementary School in Newton County. She enjoyed gardening and working around her home in Mineral Bluff that she and her husband who preceded her in death, Mr. Robert Burgess, built and retired to six years ago. Mrs. Burgess was a ...

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert "Bob" Kelley

Mr. Robert "Bob" Kelley, 74, of Conyers formerly of Boston, Massachusetts passed away December 2, 2011. Mr. Kelley was born in Boston on October 13, 1937 and was a Certified Public Account working for several firms before moving to Georgia and becoming self employed until his retirement. He was a devote Catholic, he loved working outside and cutting grass on his Massey Ferguson tractor even cutting others grass if he thought it needed it. Married for over 50 years to his wife who survives him Roseann Kelley he is also survived by his mother Isabella Browne of Boston and his ...

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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