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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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Allie Parish

June 30, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Richard Lee Coleman

Mr. Richard Lee Coleman went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2010. He was born April 12, 1931, to Henry and Rubye Barnett Coleman in Smyrna, GA. Growing up in the Oakdale community in Smyrna, he attended Fitzhugh Lee School, along with his wife of 63 years, Marian Fouts Coleman. He found employment at Southern Railway in Inman Yards. After working with Southern Railway/Norfolk Southern for 35 years, Richard retired as the Labor Relations Officer. During his years in Smyrna, he was an active community member serving as Justice of the Peace, as a member of ...

June 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jacqueline Mary Garland

June 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Doris Treadwell Hart

Doris Treadwell Hart, 95, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., formerly of Social Circle, passed away peacefully June 22. She was preceded in death by her husband Leason C. Hart and her son Cal Hart. Mrs. Hart truly loved life, and her greatest joy came from serving God and spending time with her friends and family.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ethel C. Gallops

Ethel C. Gallops, 92, died June 22 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her son Caleb Gallops and daughter Nellie Howell.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Jean Bradford Peters

Barbara Jean Bradford Peters, 77, of Social Circle, died on June 19. The daughter of the late James Bloyd Bradford and Hattie Wright Bradford, she was born in 1933 in Conyers. She was preceded in death by her son, the late Jim D. Peters.

Surviving are husband James W. "Jay" Peters of Social Circle; sons Bobby J. Peters of Social Circle, Donnie E. Peters of Watkinsville, and Tim M. Peters of Social Circle; daughters Mary Ann Link of Social Circle and Cathy P. Craig of Social Circle; sister Dorothy Munson of Oxford; brother Harold Bradford of Covington; 24 grandchildren and ...

June 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louis W. Sewell

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Sigman

Mrs. Elizabeth Sigman of Oxford, GA died Monday June 21, 2010 at her residence. She was born on November 11, 1937 in Covington, GA to John William and Clellia Thomas Barrett. Mrs. Sigman retired from C.R. Bard and ISS, both companies are located in her hometown of Covington, Georgia, where she worked for over 46 years. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in Loganville.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert "Jack" Johnson

June 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlsie D. Pasetta

Mrs. Charlsie D. "Coco" Pasetta, 90, of Sharpsburg, Ga., formerly of Covington, died at Avalon Health Care in Newnan, Ga., on June 18. She was born in Lithonia on Sept. 13, 1919, to the late Gerald Austin and Thelma Louise "Nanny" Williams Austin. She was a photographer for Jones and Presnell Studios. The many children she photographer had difficulty pronouncing her name, hence they called her "Coco."

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Charles Piazza; brother Charlie Lawrence; sister Sara Whittaker. She is survived by her sons, John Piazza and Carl Piazza, and her ...

June 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia Smith Milner

June 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sheila Skelton Barnes

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emajo A. McLendon Lewis

Emajo's family and friends wish to announce a time for the celebration of her life and her home-going as a child of God.

Who was this lady that embraced life with such infectious enthusiasm to everyone she met? Emajo Agnew McLendon Lewis. She was born in 1925, the daughter of Luna Hamilton Agnew and Joe B. Agnew, an ordained traveling evangelist who also worked as an auto mechanic. After graduating high school, she worked as a photographer.

June 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


David L. Isom

David L. Isom died June 15 at the Hospice Facility at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta. The son of Joseph and Betty Isom, he was born in 1950 in Detroit. After the family transferred to the Atlanta area, David graduated from S.W. DeKalb High School in DeKalb County. He later attended the University of Georgia, studying engineering for two years before going into the construction business with one of the major construction businesses in Atlanta. Mr. Isom later took a superintendent's job for Day's Inn building their inns in Kentucky, Ohio and other states in the Midwest. After completing ...

June 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Henry Frederick Nicholson

NICHOLSON Henry Frederick Nicholson of Covington, GA died Wednesday June 16, 2010 at his residence. He was born on August 17, 1921 in Jefferson, Ga to Henry Frederick Nicholson Sr. and Estelle Nicholson. He was a veteran of the US Army during WW II serving in Sydney, Austrilia where he met his wife Phyllis of 64 years. After the war he settled his family in Lake Worth Florida, moving to Covington 21 years ago. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Mr. Nicholson is survived by wife Phyllis Nicholson of Covington, Ga; son Robert Frederick Nicholson ...

June 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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