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Mrs. Hattie Florence Hardeman

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 24, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Terrell Wingfield

Terrell Wingfield, of Covington, passed away June 19, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Wingfield was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington for more than 40 years and recently became active with The Church of the Good Shepherd, serving on the Outreach Committee and other church ministries. He had a tremendous passion for helping others and expressed that through Celebrate Recovery. He was invited by Sheriff Ezell Brown to begin a prison ministry for the inmates at the Newton County Detention Center. Mr. Wingfield worked in the Insurance industry for 43 years as an independent agent. In ...

June 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Gene Everitt Elliott

Mary Gene Everitt Elliott of Oxford, GA passed away on June 13, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on August 4, 1934 in Atlanta to the late Claudine Faulkner Everitt and William Floyd Everitt. Mary Gene grew up in Covington, but employment took their family to Greenville, SC in the late 1940's, where she graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. She attended the University of Georgia where she was a Fine Art major and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Oldham

Jean Oldham of Oxford, passed away June 18, 2015, at the age of 80. She began her banking career as a bookkeeper at Bank of Covington, and retired, after 30 years of employment, as a bank manager from the 278 office. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered for many church projects, was a member of the First Presbyterian Women's Club and was president of the First Presbyterian Church Women's Circle. In addition, she was a member of the Covington Woman's Club. Mrs. Oldham was a loving mother, grandmother and ...

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William Ernest Jackson

Dr. William E. Jackson, 78, of Covington died peacefully June 19, 2015 after a long illness. Dr. Jackson practiced Chiropractic for 51 years serving four generations. He retired December 16, 2011.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dennis Ray Burch

Dennis Ray Burch, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Covington, Georgia, died June 13, 2015, at the age of 70. Born to the late Penn M. Burch and Helen Antony Burch, he lived most of his life in Newton County before moving to Ruskin, Florida, in September 2005. Mr. Burch was a very active member of Willow Springs Church, in Social Circle, and in the Moose Lodge in Ruskin, Florida. He was employed with Hercules for many years. He loved dancing, playing golf and collecting NASCAR memorabilia. He was a loving father and grandfather, and cherished the time he spent with ...

June 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Samuel “Sam” Allgood

Walter Samuel "Sam" Allgood, age 64, of Monroe, died on June 12, 2015.

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers

Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers, age 38, of Loganville passed away June 7, 2015. She was born in Georgetown, Ohio May 8, 1977 to her parents who survive her. Tara loved her family very much and always enjoyed volunteering with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed cross stitch and loved to be at the beach. Tara was a loving and caring; wife, mother, daughter and friend who had endless love for those she cared about. She was 1995 graduate of Faith Academy and also attended Monroe Area Comprehensive High School. Tara is survived by her loving husband Danny Brian Peppers, their ...

June 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lee Hurst, Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Leilani Danielle Stringer

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Dean Benton

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Betty Purcell

Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her ...

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine Miranda Slaughter Harris

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

May 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Donald P. Hopkins

Donald P. Hopkins, 79, of Covington, passed away May 17, 2011, at Newton Medical Center in Covington. He was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Cook, and parents, Fred Thomas Hopkins, Sr. and Mamie Sue Hopkins Duvall .

May 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond Harold McClurg

Mr. Raymond Harold McClurg of Social Circle died on May 15, 2011 at Abbey Hospice at the age of 79. He was born in Texas to the late Thomas Raymond and Bertha Novelle Helms McClurg. Raymond was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Germany and was part of the Counter Intelligence Corp. for 3 years. He was a career employee of the U.S. Postal Service and retired as Postal Inspector of 20 years, and was also a member of the retired Postal Inspectors Organization. An avid woodworker, he built furniture and made gifts such as wooden cars and ...

May 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Faye W. Huckaby

Faye W. Huckaby of Covington, passed away May 13, 2011, at the age of 69. Mrs. Huckaby worked as Customer Service Supervisor for the City of Covington, and retired from the City, after 39 years of dedicated service. Following retirement, she worked as an Admissions Assistant for Oxford College. She was a faithful member and elder of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Huckaby was a member of the Pilot Club of Covington; and was very active in Newton County Relay for Life. Her family and friends formed a team, Wayne's T-Birds, in honor of her husband. She was preceded in ...

May 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


William H. Kay III

William H. Kay III died on May 5 at 10:55 in the morning at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He fought a very brave and difficult battle. At his death he was surrounded by his wife, Maria Granito-Kay, his daughter Valerie Kay (Graham), his son William H. Kay IV and his sister Norah Burnes. Mr. Kay was 68 years old.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Don Vallee Barnes

Don Vallee Barnes, 80, of Covington, moved on to heaven May 8. The son of Horace Benton Barnes Sr. and Emma Curtis Barnes, he was born in 1930. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he served proudly in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 30 years service as an electronic equipment specialist at Warner Robins AFB. Mr. Barnes was predeceased by his sister Emogene B. Daniel.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James (Jimmy) Nathaniel White, Jr.

James (Jimmy) Nathaniel White, Jr., of Covington, passed away May 9, 2011, at the age of 50. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, traveling, billiards, and Nascar racing. Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was preceded in death by his father, James Nathaniel White, Sr.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anna Maria Hobson

Anna Maria Hobson of Social Circle, passed away April 21, 2011, at the age of 88. She enjoyed reading, walking, playing scrabble, meeting new people, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Hobson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hobson; son, William Peter Hobson; twin sister, Helen Kezi; and her parents.

May 10, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walker Pierce Campbell

Walker Pierce Campbell of Covington, GA passed away on May 8, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. He was born on November 26, 1933 in Covington as the second son of the late Margaret and Pat Campbell. Walker (or "Snort" as he was affectionately known by family & friends) graduated from Newton County High School in 1952, where he was a football player for the Rams and was an Eagle Scout. He went to Georgia Institute of Technology, returning home in 1955 to manage Campbell Lumber Company for his father and raise his young family. He continued his studies, and in 1965 received ...

May 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Muree Geiger

Geiger

May 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Evelyn Marie Jones

Evelyn Marie Jones of Covington, passed away May 5, 2011, at the age of 82. She graduated from Monticello High School. Mrs. Jones was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church, in Covington. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Fred Julius Jones; parents, Charles Velma, Sr., and Elizabeth Pearl (Layson) Cunard; sisters, Marjorie Kersey, Sara Jones; daughter-in-law, Rita Gheesling Jones.

May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ruby Ellis

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May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Dunevent

Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Dunevent, 64, of Covington died Wednesday, May 04, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. She was born July 12, 1946 in Rome, GA to the late Marshall Leonard and Clara Mae Heath Adams. Mrs. Dunevent was of the Baptist faith and attended Solid Rock Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, crocheting and was the best cook in the country.

May 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara “Genie” Lemonds

Sara "Genie" Lemonds, 43, of Monroe, died on April 30. The daughter of Gene Lemonds and Sara Lemonds, she was born in Covington in 1967.

May 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lorene “Sister” Scott

Martha Lorene "Sister" Scott, 100, died on April 28. She was born in Walton County on May 11, 1910, to the late Robert Leonard Thompson, and the late Dora Louvenia Irwin Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Frank Vernon Scott; sisters, the late Christine Weldon, the late Dorothy Williamson, the late Mildred Bentley, the late Elaine Owens, the late Dora Mae Owens; and brother, the late Howard Thompson.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bobbye Maddox Cawthon

Bobbye Maddox Cawthon, 84, of Jackson, died April 29 at the Abby Hospice in Social Circle. She had been residing at Autumn Village Assisted Living Center in Jackson. She was born in Butts County, in 1927 one of 11 children of Glenn C. and Leila Mason Maddox. She was wife of the late John Curry Cawthon. Mrs. Cawthon was a secretary for Eastern Air Lines for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Covington.

April 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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