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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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Marilyn Smith Gregory

Marilyn Smith Gregory of Covington, passed away November 22, 2011, at the age of 68. Mrs. Gregory was an active member of Covington First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and Secretary of the Josie Goode Sunday School Class. She was one of the founding members of the Satsuki Garden Club, Newton County Soccer, and the Covington First United Methodist Church Preschool Program. Mrs. Gregory volunteered her time with several different organizations including the Red Cross, Newton County Clean and Beautiful, and was also a Pink Lady volunteer. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend; and will ...

November 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Plunkett

Mrs. Mary Plunkett of Covington died November 22, 2011 at the age of 76. She was born in Acworth, GA, to the late Henry Grady and Pearl Lorine "Ray" Thomas and was the widow of the late Jimmy Elvin Plunkett. She retired from textile manufacturing after working for over 20 years in Fulton County. Mary enjoyed playing Bingo. She enjoyed visiting with friends and loved spending time with her family. Mary is preceded in death by her son, Earnest Lee Plunkett.

November 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Byron Christie

Charles Byron Christie, 76, of Eatonton passed away at his residence. Mr. Christie was a truck driver for most of his life and a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church.

November 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mittie Lou Wilkerson Owenby

Mittie Lou Wilkerson Owenby of Lawrenceville, passed away November 21, 2011, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was 83 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lamar Owenby; parents, Charlie Autry and Mary Grace (Barnett) Wilkerson; sister, Jo Ann Sims; and brother, Gerald Wilkerson. Mrs. Owenby was employed by Southern Bell for several years, and retired from the State of Georgia. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington, Eastern Star and Women's Auxiliary for the Disabled American Veterans.

November 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Polly Beam

Polly Beam, 89, of Porterdale, passed away Nov. 20. The daughter of the late Edgar and Gracie Curley Frey, she was born in Dallas and has resided in Newton County since 1959. She was a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Ms. Beam was a loving mother, and will be missed by her family and friends.

November 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jerry Wayne Deerman

Jerry Wayne Deerman of Oxford, GA died Sunday November 20, 2011. He was born on September 2, 1962 in Atlanta, GA to John and Shelby Hunter Deerman, Sr. He was a member and Director of Works of Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge #6 where he was currently serving as Junior Deacon. He also was currently serving as District Deputy to the Grand Master of Masons in Georgia in the 8th Masonic District. He was a Past Master of Pace Lodge #558 where he was active in all areas and especially enjoyed coaching. He was also involved in the York Rite bodies ...

November 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ernest Norris "Ernie" Johnson

Mr. Ernest Norris "Ernie" Johnson, age 55, of Covington passed away November 17, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1956 in Ozark, Alabama at Fort Rucker to the late Ernest "Son" Johnson and Charlotte Johnson who survives him. Ernie was the former owner of Covington Radiator and was employed for many years at Bulldog Tire and Midas Muffler in Covington. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his father Ernest "Son" Johnson and his brother Nathan Randall Johnson.

November 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Maxine Cosby Harris

Ms. Maxine Cosby Harris departed this earthly life On Nov. 13. On April 26, 1967, Maxine Cosby was born in Morgan County, to the late Freeman Cosby, Sr. and Betty Clemons. The family later moved to Newton County, where she was educated in the Newton County School System. She was united in matrimony in 1997 to Mr. Larry Harris. The union was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Layonna.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marvin T. Pressley

Marvin T. Pressley of Covington, passed away November 15, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. He was 70 years old at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Zelvia (Bishop) Pressley. Mr. Pressley enjoyed hot rod cars, drag racing, fishing and mechanical work. He was a selfless man who had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone. He loved driving a loader and going to the mountains. Mr. Pressley was a member of the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. He will be remembered as a ...

November 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lorene P. Rainey

Lorene P. Rainey of Covington, passed away November 16, 2011, at the age of 96. Mrs. Rainey was a faithful member of Alcovy United Methodist Church, for over 30 years, and loved her church family dearly. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, reading, and working in the flower garden. Mrs. Rainey loved her family, and enjoyed cooking for them. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Rainey; and her parents, Monroe Sanford and Leona (Evans) Pair.

November 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elizabeth L. Alley

Elizabeth L. Alley of Covington, passed away November 14, 2011, at Newton Medical Center. She was 75 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewellyn Irwin and Louella Price, sister, Dorothy, and brother, Junior Price. Mrs. Alley was a member of the Red Hat Society in Covington, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathryn R. Hunnicutt

Mrs. Kathryn Reagan Hunnicutt, age 94, of Covington passed away November 12, 2011. She was born August 1, 1917in Covington, Georgia to the late William L. and Eleanor Capes Reagan. Mrs. Hunnicutt was a very active and long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, serving for many years as the Treasurer of the Sunday school. She was also retired after 51 years of service from Belk's Department Store. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Hunnicutt. Mrs. Hunnicutt is survived by her Nieces and Nephews, other family and close friends.

November 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Kate Syphoe Hightower

Mrs. Martha Kate Syphoe Hightower died Nov. 9 at Newton Medical Center.

November 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frank A. McCrackin

Mr. Frank A. McCrackin of Covington died November 10, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center at the age of 86. He was born to the late Arthur C. and Georgia Ann Dunn McCrackin in Telfair County, GA, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was employed by Williams Brothers Lumber Co. for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and mowing the yard at church. A cowboy at heart, he enjoyed westerns and horseback riding. Frank was a huge GA Bulldog fan, and loved spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jimmy Knight.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Randall Timothy Wade, Sr.

Randall T. Wade, Sr., of Mansfield passed away November 9, 2011 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He was 53 years old at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zinnie Aubury and Gladys Mildred (Blankenship) Wade. Mr. Wade enjoyed fishing, watching TV, traveling, and learning. He loved spending time with his family.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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