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Mr. Kenneth Lanier Anglin

In a small house on the corner of a narrow street resting in the shadows of the Old Covington Mill, a child was born on a cold November day to a lady named Grace. It was 1938, and with little fanfare the child was wrapped in a blanket and placed in the bosom of a loving mother. But I suspect even on that day the people around the child had a feeling that he was special. "His name will be Kenneth Lanier and he will be a preacher" a passing neighbor surmised. His mother agreed, and so it was.

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Arthur Will Ponder

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

September 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Cheryl Easterlin-Slate

Mrs. Cheryl Easterlin Slate, 47, of Covington passed away Wednesday, September 03, 2014. She was born in Waltersboro, South Carolina on August 5, 1967. Cheryl was a talented, artistic person who loved to draw and paint. She was a natural merchandiser who had a great passion for design. Cheryl worked for and was part of the family of Brendale's Salon and Stuff just off the square in Covington. During her high school years she lived in Lithonia was a 1985 graduate of Lithonia High School. Cheryl was a loving and caring person who was loved by everyone that knew ...

September 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Jane Cordell Edwards

Betty Jane Cordell Edwards, age 83, passed away Aug. 31, 2014, at Oxton Village in Social Circle. "Ms. Betty," as she was affectionately known, had been a resident there for the past five years. Betty was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Rockmart, Georgia.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough, who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for eight years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for 8 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Arlene Bishop

Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. J.C. “Shep” Shepard Jr.

J.C. "Shep" Shepard Jr., 89, of Social Circle, passed to be with his beloved wife of 50 years Elizabeth "Liz" Clay Shepard on August 25, 2014. Born December 20, 1924, he was the son of the late James Curtis Shepard and Jessie V. Shepard Studdard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Shepard.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Thomason

Louise Thomason of Covington, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 84. Ms. Thomason was an active member of New Life Praise Center, in Covington, and was a dedicated employee of Lithonia Lighting for 38 years. Following her work at Lithonia Lighting, she dedicated herself to caring for handicapped children. Ms. Thomason was a giving lady, and constantly gave of her time to help those less fortunate. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Thomas McCord.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rita Ward White

Mrs. Rita Ward White, age 90, of Oxford, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, at her home. Mrs. White was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Statesboro, Georgia, and was the eldest daughter of Robert Lee and Florence Hendrix Ward. She grew up in a farming family in Bulloch County, Georgia, and was a graduate of Nevils High School. In 1943, she married her husband of 56 years, Darvin White. When Mr. White began working for Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company, they moved to Newton County and settled in Oxford, Georgia. While her children were very young, Mrs. White was a ...

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Bonnie M. Tingler

Mrs. Bonnie M. Tingler, of Covington, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at the age of 87. She was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia to the late Russell and Emma M. Morgan. Mrs. Tingler was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and was an avid BINGO player at the Covington ELKS Club and Conyers American Legion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Tingler.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marlene “Polly” Hicks Carswell

Marlene "Polly" Hicks Carswell, age 79, of Lilburn, passed away Wednesday August 20, 2014. Born in Stone Mountain on October 29, 1934 she was a graduate of Stone Mountain High School. She retired from Lilburn Middle School as the lunchroom manager in December 1994. She obtained a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certificate from the University of Georgia and was a member of Mountain Park Baptist Church in Lilburn since 1962.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Walter Richard (Rick) Almand

Born on June 26, 1951, Walter Richard (Rick) Almand passed away August 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Miriam Hamby Almand; children Bryan Owenby and Rachel Almand Wimbush; grandchildren Leanne Brown, Bryanna Owenby, Ashley McKibben, Keeley Owenby, Jordan McKibben, Erica Owenby and Alexis Almand and great-grand daughter rAaliyah Lumpkin. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Monroe at 7 p.m.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Hugh Newsome

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Rachel N. Coody

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nesbit L. Thompson

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Parker

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Billy Carl (B.C.) Crowell

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Harry Waites Faulkner

Dr. Harry Waites Faulkner of Covington died July 12 at Atlanta Medical Center. He was born in 1923 in Covington as the youngest child of the late William Columbus and Martha Mae Rowe Faulkner. Harry (or "Suzie" as he was affectionately known by family and friends) graduated from Covington High School in 1941. He entered the U.S. Army in April of 1943 and served in the European Theater (65th Infantry Division, Third Army) from 1944 to 1946. In 1950, he received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia, Athens, where he was elected to membership in the ...

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bernice Hilley

HILLEY Mrs. Bernice Needham Hilley, of Covington, GA, died Monday, July 12, 2010. She was born in Walton County, GA to the late Grady and Pearl Cofer Needham. Mrs. Hilley retired in 1989 after 30 years of employment with Belk as a sales clerk and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was a life-time resident of Newton County. Mrs. Hilley was preceded in death by husband: Morris Hilley. She is survived by son: Wayne Hilley of Oxford, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Judy and Ranny Peek; sister: Agnes James of Conyers, GA; grandchildren: Lynn and Rick Gage of Alpharetta ...

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Kenneth Britt

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlie F. "Snap" Jackson Sr.

Mr. Charlie F. "Snap" Jackson Sr., died June 25. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wesley (Jessie Lee Evans) Jackson, he was born in 1947 in Oxford, one of eight children. He was raised and educated in Newton County. At an early age, Mr. Jackson joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oxford. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1970 and later was honorably discharged. Affectionately called "Snap" by family and friends, Mr. Jackson was a very hard worked, employed by mobile Chemical, Sweetheart Plastics, Dart Containers, Riverside Nursing Home and Mocks Pallet. His passion, however ...

July 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eleanore W. Walton

Eleanore W. Walton of Covington, formerly of Atlanta, died July 3, 2010, at the age of 91, at her home. Born to the late Thomas P. and Margaret Humphries Walton, Eleanore loved music, playing the cello and organ. Animals, domestic and wild, were dear to her and, generally, all nature. She was a member of World Wildlife and a Legacy Member of the Nature Conservancy. Traveling was fun to her, and she had much time devoted to travel in the United States and Canada. Eleanore had been Office Manager of Walgreen's Southeastern District Office a number of years, and ...

July 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Anne Tucker

July 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geneva Ellis Moore

July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Logan Daniel Thacker

Logan Thacker passed away June 28 at age 3. Logan is loved very much and will be missed dearly.

Logan is survived by his parents Sarah and Terry Thacker Jr. of Marietta; grandparents Linda and Dan Wolfe of Marietta, Karen and the late Wayne Thacker Sr. of Covington; great-grandparents Mary and Leroy Scott of Virginia and Betty James of Atlanta.

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Andrenita Gaither Benton

Andrenita Gaither Benton died June 18. The daughter of Charles and Amma (Goss) Gaither Sr., she was born in 1966 in Covington. Affectionately known as Nene or Nita to family and friends, Ms. Benton joined Rust Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age. She loved her church and enjoyed working with the youth. She also loved to plan and organize family events, feeling it was important for family to get together. She worked fro the Newton County School System for many years and was a beautician by trade. She was a member of the Newton County High School class ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Armistead

James Armistead of Lake City, Georgia, died July 1, 2010, at the age of 70. He is survived by his daughter, Misty Arisohn; sons, Craig Armistead and Russell Armistead, all of Canton; sisters and brothers, Russell Armistead of Social Circle, Betty Hinton of Marietta, Herman Harper of McDonough, Katherine Kirkus of Conyers, Billy Armistead of Monticello, Brenda Garner of Covington, Patricia Armistead and Gary Armistead, both of Loganville; one grandson; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mr. Armistead will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Access Road Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rev. Harold Ray Henderson

Reverend Harold Ray Henderson of Oxford, GA died Wednesday June 30, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on September 10, 1940 in Porterdale, GA to Charlie F. and the late Woodie Faye Garner Henderson. Reverend Henderson was the pastor of Grace Baptist Church for 22 years and at Bold Springs Baptist Church for 8 years. He received his Doctorate of Theology in 2004. Reverend Henderson is survived by his Wife: Pat Henderson; Daughter: Kim Henderson of Oxford, GA; Sons and Daughters-in-law: Keith and Paula Henderson of Scottsboro, AL, Scott and Keeva Henderson of Oxford, GA, Brad and Kristy ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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