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Deanna Franklin

Deanna Franklin of Covington, passed away January 24, 2016, at the age of 52. Deanna was a faithful member of Canaan Baptist Church and loved ...

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | OBITS


Mr. Edwin Charles Smith

Celebrating the Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Mullins

Celebration of Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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


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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


Rosa Lee Bell

Rosa Lee Bell of Covington, passed away December 5, 2011, at Newton Medical Center. She was 87 years of age at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Patterson and Jesse Bell; parents, Grady and Willie Cleo (Gunn) Dyer; and brother, Robert A Dyer. Mrs. Bell was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Lucile Stokes

Mrs. Lucile Stokes, 82, of Covington passed away December 4, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late Gillum Chester and Garnett Wright Jackson. Mrs. Stokes was employed with Newton Medical Center working for a number of years as a clerk in the emergency room. A member of Countyline Baptist Church, Mrs. Stokes taught preschool age children in Sunday school and was an active member of her church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by her son Avery Jackson Stokes.

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alice Flanigan

Alice Flanigan, 61, passed away Dec. 1 in Savannah.

December 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emory (Dump) Bowen

Emory (Dump) Bowen of Covington, passed away November 30, 2011, at the age of 81. Mr. Bowen was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean conflict. He was a faithful member of Covington First United Methodist Church, and the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief where he was willing to go wherever, whenever needed. Mr. Bowen retired from Southern Bell, after 37 years of service, was a member of Telephone Pioneers, and was also a member of Golden Fleece Lodge # 6 where he received a 50-year pin from the Masonic Order. Mr. Bowen was an avid hunter ...

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John G Adams Jr

John Green Adams, Jr, known to many as "Rueben", of Atlanta, passed away December 1st in Covington, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents John Green Adams,Sr. and Alma Jones Adams, and his wife of 54 years, Louise Ozburn Adams.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine Williams

Geraldine Williams of Covington, passed away November 23, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Williams was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She loved her family, her church, and her many, many friends. She was known for her kindness and sense of humor. She is loved, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Williams, Sr.; son, Ronald Lamar Williams; and her parents, William and Nellie Louise Green.

December 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Brigitte Cabiness

Brigitte Cabiness of Conyers, GA died Saturday November 26, 2011. She was born on October 7, 1946 in Burg am Fehmarn , Germany to Peter and Ursula (Heiden) Schieweck. While in Germany she was a Physical Therapist specializing in Vojta therapy to babies and young children with central nervous system disturbances (Cerebral Palsy). There are a lot of young adults walking and running around the world with fewer physical handicaps because of her therapy. In her 40s she returned to the University and received her BA and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Studying and learning were the best years of ...

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bill Humphries

Bill Humphries of Oxford passed away November 19, 2011, at 65 years of age. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Berry and Ira (Peace) Humphries, brother, Rodney Humphries, and sister, Janice Chittum. Mr. Humphries enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and taking care of his family.

November 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth Gartenhaus Smith

Ruth Gartenhaus Smith, 88, of Conyers, passed away November 23, 2011, at Hospice House of Conyers, surrounded by her family and friends. She was a long-time, active member of Canaan Baptist Church, in Covington, where she was involved with the Sunshine Fellowship group; and a faithful supporter of the church and its mission projects. She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Gartenhaus of Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN, who were founders of the International Board of Jewish Missions. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, James. A. Smith.

November 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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