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John Howard Johnson

John Howard Johnson, of Covington, passed away April 5, 2015, at the age of 73. After working for the State of Georgia as an accountant, Mr. Johnson started his own business providing tax preparation and financial services across Metropolitan Atlanta for 17 years until his retirement. He was a private pilot and enjoyed fishing, playing golf and watching NASCAR. An upstanding citizen in the community, he was a member of the Gideons in Newton County, serving as treasurer for many years, and was a charter member of East Newton Baptist Church. In addition, he proudly served his country in the ...

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Mitchell Wright

Mitchell Reed Wright died Tuesday, March 31 at age 91, after a year's stay at Benton House in Covington. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. Mr. Wright was the son of the late Dr. William Cosby Wright and Sarah Louise Camp Wright, both long-time residents of Covington. He is survived by cousins, Charles Maxwell of Anthem, AZ, Margie Maxwell Swift of Selma, AL, and Diane Maxwell Richardson of Birmingham, AL. During World War II, Mitchell participated in the D-Day Invasion. After the war he lived in Paris, France for most of his adult life, where he was a ...

April 05, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James “J.B.” Norman

James "J.B" Norman of Covington, passed away April 3, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Norman owned and operated Norman Printing Company for 32 years. A member of Eastridge Community Church, J.B. enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding and working on motorcycles. Additionally, he liked going to auctions and yard sales. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lois Mask Norman.

April 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melvin Evans “Jack” Williams

Melvin Evans "Jack" Williams, 78 of Oxford, passed away peacefully at home Thursday April 2, 2015. Jack was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Melvin and Mildred Williams. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Dodd.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland

Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland, age 71, of Covington passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015. She was born November 5, 1943, in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Thomas and Myrtie Nix. Dolores was a faithful daughter of our Heavenly Father. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Covington. She always connected with a local church wherever she lived. Dolores had a beautiful alto voice and loved singing praises to God. She loved God's Word and shared it with others through neighborhood Bible studies, Sunday school classes, and wherever she had opportunity to witness about His love ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel Young Daniel

Rachel Young Vansant Daniel, 104, of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015. Mrs. Daniel was born in Douglasville, and was 1929 graduate of Metter High School. Following graduation, she had several jobs, in Atlanta, as the nation recovered from the depression. In 1939, she joined Liberty Mutual where she worked as a claims adjustor and later a Fleet Manager for their leased vehicles. She and her first husband, Ralph Linch, were married only nine years before he was killed, in action, on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. She later married Alton Daniel, in 1948, and together they ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patt Smith

Patt Smith of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015, at the age of 82. Mrs. Smith graduated from Sparks Memorial Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR with her registered nursing degree. She was also affiliated with Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Mrs. Smith retired from Weyerhaeuser where she was an Eastern U.S. in-service manager. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed spending time with family, reading, camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Smith; parents, Fred and Gladys Walters; her sisters, Betty and Colene.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harvey Lee Anglin

Mr. Harvey Lee Anglin, age 83, of Covington passed away March 31, 2015. He was born September 1, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Albert Thomas and Elizabeth Payne Anglin. Mr. Anglin enjoyed racing and is a member of The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. He raced at the Peach Bowl, Lakewood and Sonoma. Mr. Anglin retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 34. Mr. Anglin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who together with his wife personified family and were role models for not only their family but for all that were blessed ...

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Margaret Mathews

Margaret Lawson Mathews of Monticello, GA died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on March 7, 1927 in Mansfield, GA to James Otis and Lola Sue Brooks Lawson. She was a long time member of Harmony Baptist Church in Covington. She loved gardening, playing cards, playing with her grandchildren,and entertaining her large family and friends. She spent countless hours on her porch and dock watching the activities on the lake.

April 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jack W. Kitchens

Jack W. Kitchens of Oxford, went home to be with the Lord, April 17, 2011, at the age of 84.He was born in March, 1927, grew up in the East Lake area of DeKalb County, and attended Tech High. He served in the Navy during WWII, stationed in the Medical Corps in Seattle, WA. Jack married Mary Born, in 1949. He attended Emory University graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree. After graduation, he began his career with several jobs, but settled in the construction industry employed at Williams Brothers Lumber Company. He began Jack W. Kitchens, Inc., a ...

April 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy Campbell Hill

Mrs. Dorothy (Dot) Campbell Hill, 90, of Rockmart, Ga., passed away on Friday, April 15.

April 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Janette M. Young

Young

April 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louise Steele Johnson

Mrs. Louise Steele Johnson of Covington, passed away April 15, 2011, at the age of 94. Louise was born May 18, 1916. She was the ninth of twelve children born to Johnny James and Ada Kitchens Steele.

April 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. James E. "Jim" Ballew

Ballew

April 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melvin Bolden

Young Funeral Home

April 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Ralph Everett McCrary

Ralph Everett McCrary passed away on March 10 from complications of a broken hip and lung disease He died at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, Pa.

April 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Mrs. Jane B. Kitchens

Kitchens

April 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Jo Hallford

Mary Jo Hallford, 71, of Oxford, went to be with her Lord April 9, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, from complications from lung cancer. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Austin Madison and Rena Kate (Mason) Alexander. Mary Jo was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle. After retiring from Sweetheart Plastics, she enjoyed gardening, traveling, scrapbooking, playing cards, and family get-togethers. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and a friend to many. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Amos Carl Hallford, the son of the ...

April 10, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edward C. Evans

Chris Evans, 52, of Porterdale, died April 7. He was a 1977 graduate of Hapeville High School, a former football star and state champion in wrestling. Mr. Evans was the owner of Evans Heating & Air. He was preceded in death by his father James Edward Evans.

April 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jacquelyn Cooper Cofer

Jacquelyn Cooper Cofer, 77, of Newborn, died April 8, 2011, Abbey Hospice in Social Circle of complications from Parkinson's Disease. The daughter of the late Robert Clarence and Era Mae Courson Lee, she was a graduate of Fulton High School. Mrs. Cofer loved to travel and enjoyed cooking and singing Gospel music. She was a Godly wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to many. Surviving are her husband, Ray James Cofer of Newborn; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Gary and Stephanie Cooper of Newborn, John and Brenda Cofer of Flowood, MS; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Cooper and Joel Butler ...

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Maria Olivia Eskew

Ms. Maria Olivia Eskew of Oxford, died April 4, 2011, at the age of 59. She was employed by Atlanta Cutlery for 23 years. She was a native of Decatur but had been a resident of Newton County for 38 years. Ms. Eskew was a member of Living Waters Baptist Church and was an avid scrap booker. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

April 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Hazel Goodman

Mary Hazel Goodman of Covington, GA died Tuesday April 5, 2011 at her residence under the care of Abbey Hospice. She was born on November 8, 1933 in Monroe, GA to the late Clinton T. and Bertha Mae Benton Durden. She was a life long resident of Covington and was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle.

April 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jack S. Christian

Jack S. Christian of Covington died April 4, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. A native of Newton County, he was the son of the late Travis and Euphie Lunsford Christian. Mr. Christian was employed by White's Enterprises for 36 years, was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, and had served as a member of the Newton County Board of Zoning Appeals for a number of years. He was also a member of Fort Barrington Hunting and Fishing on the Altamaha River, Masonic Golden Fleece Lodge No. 6, and a member and past president of the Covington ...

April 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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