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Sara B. Stubbs

Ms. Sara B. Stubbs passed away on April 9, 2015. She was born in Newton County on June 16, 1927. She was a lifelong resident of Covington.

April 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jimmy Kirk

Jimmy Wayne Kirk, age 70, of Social Circle, died on March 23, 2015. He was born in Walton County on February 17, 1945 to the late Mary Lizzie Drake Kirk and the late Johnny E. Kirk. Surviving are: wife, Susan Kirk of Social Circle; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Tim Bell of

April 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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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


Mrs. Ada C. McDuffie

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April 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Naomi Hood Knight

Naomi Hood Knight, lifelong resident of Cornish Mountain Community in Oxford, died April 4, 2011, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Walton County, she was the daughter of the late Robin and Mozelle Kitchens Hood, and the widow of the late James William Knight. Mr. and Mrs. Knight operated a poultry farm for thirty years, with Mrs. Knight operating the farm by herself from 1966 to 1976, at which time her husband joined her in the business. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, they opened and operated Knight's Nursery. Mrs ...

April 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia L. Brumbalow

Virginia L. Brumbalow of Covington, passed away April 4, 2011, at the age of 98. She was born in Greensboro, GA, to the late John B. and Margaretta (Head) Linch. In 1940, she and her late husband, Carl G. Brumbalow, moved to the Mt. Pleasant community, and built their home there in 1957. They were members of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. She loved gardening and working with flowers in her yard. Her yard was her labor of love, as shown by its manicured appearance. She often provided flowers from her yard for church services at Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Brumbalow ...

April 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Margaret Virginia (Few) Hardeman

Margaret Virginia (Few) Hardeman of Jackson, passed away April 1, 2011, at the age of 94. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed baking, and loved flowers. Mrs. Hardeman was a loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Hughie Hardeman; daughter, Robyn Curry; son, Joel Hardeman; and her parents, Andrew Jackson and Maggie Mae (Autry) Few.

April 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Randy Harold Rutledge

Randy Harold Rutledge, 55, of Crawford passed away March 26. Son of the late Calvin Rutledge and Lucy Rutledge "Matthews," he was born in Porterdale. He was a devoted family man and spent his life as a carpenter/ cabinet maker. He loved fishing and NASCAR.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Dean “Jim’ Motes

James Dean "Jim" Motes, 54, of Walnut Grove, passed away on March 26. He was the son of Evelyn Brown Motes Patterson and the late Charles Motes. Jim served in the United States Navy and then pursued his career in a family owned business at Motes Auto Service in Conyers as an auto mechanic for 28 years. Jim was loving, friendly and enjoyed making others laugh.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Josephine Hays

Josephine Hays of Clayton, passed away March 28, 2011, at the age of 83. Ms. Hays attended the First United Methodist Church, in Covington, where she participated in various senior activities. She was a former member of the Covington Pilot Club, and was an avid reader. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alma Hays Banks; parents, Hiram and Gracie (Johnson) Ellis; sisters, Geneva Moore and Geraldine Smith.

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy Cochran Webb Kitchens

Dorothy Cochran Webb Kitchens of Covington, passed away March 29, 2011, at Covington Manor, at the age of 94. She was born in 1916, in Good Hope, GA, to the late Walter R. and Daisy Knight Cochran. She worked at the Oxford Shirt Plant for 18 years, and retired from Bard after 11 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Covington. She loved family get-togethers, and enjoyed cooking for them. She was an avid reader, loved to play bingo, and enjoyed cooking and traveling. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Phillip L. Webb; second ...

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rex Marshall Lane, Sr.

Mr. Rex Marshall Lane, Sr. of Covington passed away at Newton Medical Center on March 26, 2011 at the age of 65. He was born in Porterdale to the late Horace and Betty Grace "Palmer" Lane and was a life long resident of Newton County. Rex was an active member of Harvest Baptist Church where he helped with the church food bank. He loved music and sang with his wife at church. Rex enjoyed working on computers in his spare time. He will be remembered for having a wonderful sense of humor, loving to joke with people, and for being ...

March 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anderson "Buck" Knight, Jr.

Mr. Anderson "Buck" Knight, Jr., of Covington died on March 24, 2011 at Abbey Hospice at the age of 77. Born in Madison, GA to the late Anderson, Sr. and Annie Harper Knight, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Buck worked for General Motors Corporation at the Lakewood plant for 24 years. A talented wood worker, he enjoyed making wood crafts and could draw a piece of furniture and then build it. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening and fresh water fishing. He leaves behind many good friends and will be remembered for being a good and loving husband, father ...

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


R. Elizabeth "Betty" Johannaber

R. Elizabeth "Betty" Johannaber of Oxford, passed away March 24, 2011, one week short of her 92nd birthday. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mrs. Johannaber was a voracious reader; and loved crafts, playing the piano, singing; and organic, flower, and vegetable gardening. She was a prolific seamstress, and enjoyed needlework and making stuffed animals. She had a flare for entertaining large groups, both in her home and college settings. Mrs. Johannaber received her Bachelor of Science degree from Drake University; and her Masters of Education from City College of New York. She was fluent in both ...

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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