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Jon Trevor Townley

Jon Trevor Townley, of Covington, passed away Feb. 28, 2017, at the age of 24. Trevor, a beloved son, was a member of Solid Rock ...

March 01, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Frank L. Harrison

Frank L. Harrison, of the Eudora Community, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at the age of 86. Mr. Harrison was a veteran of the United ...

February 24, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Juliana Crenshaw Burt

Juliana Crenshaw Burt, 88, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Azalea House, a loving assisted living home in Tucker, Georgia. She was born ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Colleen Suzanne Burton

Colleen Suzanne Burton lost her life suddenly on Feb. 9, 2017 in Covington. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick Burton and beloved maternal grandparents ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


A.D. Walker

A.D. Walker, of Covington, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, at the age of 83. Mr. Walker went on active duty for the Army in ...

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Geraldine Mills

Geraldine Mills, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the age of 77 in the presence of her loved ones. Mrs. Mills was ...

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles A. “Tony” Henry

Sergeant First Class Tony Henry, age 49, of Covington, passed away Feb. 7, 2017. He was born in Atlanta on Feb. 28, 1967. SFC Henry ...

February 09, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary Holmes

Mary Holmes, of Newborn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Holmes, a member of the Baptist faith, was a ...

February 06, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Michael “Shane” Beam

Michael "Shane" Beam, age 44, of Covington, passed away on Sunday Jan. 29, 2017 surrounded by his beloved family. Shane was born on June 7 ...

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Paul Erford Barrick

Paul Erford Barrick, 59, died Feb. 2, 2017.

February 03, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Betty Polk Ozburn

Mrs. Betty Polk Ozburn, age 80, a lifelong resident of Newborn passed away Feb. 1, 2017. She was born in Newton County on Feb. 9 ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary Ann Sears

Mary Ann Sears, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the age of 76. A loving mother and grandmother, spending time with family ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


David Wayne Hayes

Mr. David Wayne Hayes, age 47, of Covington, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at his home.

February 01, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Sandra Lee Elder

Miss Sandra Lee Elder, 52, of Covington, joined her loved ones in heaven Nov. 4. Miss Elder suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm and died during surgery while visiting Seacrest Beach, Fla., with family. She was born in 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the first of James and Jean Elder's four children, moved with her parents to Lighthouse Point, Fla., at the age of 2. She was a graduate of Highlands Christian Academy, Pompano Beach, and received her associate of arts degree from Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale. She was certified as a Montessori teacher and worked for 15 years at ...

December 04, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Bobby L. Smith Sr.

Bobby L. Smith Sr., 82, of Covington, passed away Nov. 30.

Mr. Smith worked for White's Department Store for 37 years and Cohen's Department Store for more than 10 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was loved dearly by his family and friends, and highly respected in the community. He was a member of the Voice of Pentecost where he served as a trustee and Sunday school superintendent. He enjoyed camping, gardening, wood-working and singing. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Rose Smith.

December 01, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph Repetske

Mr. Joseph "Rip" Repetske, 94, of Oxford, passed away, Nov. 27. He was co-owner of Cowan and Cowan Electric Co. until his retirement. Mr. Repetske was a long-time member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church until its closing. He then found a new church home at the North Covington United Methodist Church. No matter where he attended church, his Russian Orthodox faith remained close to his heart. Mr. Repetske was born at 410 Shingiss St., in McKees Rocks, Pa., son of John and Anna Repetske. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Alice Cowan Repetske and ...

November 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Geraldine Jolley

Mrs. Geraldine Jolley, 74, of Covington, passed away Nov. 27, after a short battle with liver cancer. Mrs. Jolley had her own cleaning business but also worked as a cashier at Walmart and a deli attendant at Kmart. She loved the Lord and enjoyed fellowshipping and getting to know people. She always wanted to help others and she touched many lives. She was preceded in death by her grandson Sean R. Scherkenbach and her parents Jeff and Violet Rose (Ashworth) Shinault.

November 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cheryl East

Mrs. Cheryl Fuller East, 45, of Social Circle, passed away on Nov. 24. Mrs. East received her BBA degree in marketing at Georgia College in Milledgeville. However, she was a stay-at-home mom until her children were teenagers, then she went to work as a special education paraprofessional at Social Circle Primary School. She was a loving mother and wife. She enjoyed spending time at the lake and entertaining there. She also enjoyed flower gardening and reading mystery novels. She grew up in the Methodist Church. Mrs. East was preceded in death by her father Luke C. Fuller Sr.

November 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Susan Clark

Ms. Susan Clark, 56, of Covington, passed away Nov. 21. She was born in LaGrange, graduated from LaGrange High School and attended Georgia Southern College before transferring to LaGrange College where she graduated with a BA in business administration. She always worked one or two jobs to pay her way through school and often had to leave school for a semester or more to earn the funds necessary to continue. While working for the Law Firm of Duncan, Thomasson and Avery, PC, in LaGrange, she obtained her paralegal degree and became interested in attending law school. Ms. Clark received several ...

November 29, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


William L. Plunkett

Mr. William L. Plunkett of Porterdale, 70, passed away Nov. 25.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Roscoe (Floyd) Ingram

Mr. Roscoe (Floyd) Ingram Sr., 71, of Covington, passed away Nov. 26. Mr. Ingram was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Eula (Ayers) Ingram.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Daniel Lee Hicks

Mr. Daniel Lee Hicks, 40, of Covington, passed away on Nov. 22.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cheryl Fuller East

Mrs. Cheryl Fuller East, 45, of Social Circle, passed away on Nov. 24. Mrs. East received her BBA degree in marketing at Georgia College in Milledgeville. However, she was a stay at home mom until her children were teenagers, then she went to work as a special education paraprofessional at Social Circle Primary School. She was a loving mother and wife. She enjoyed spending time at the lake and entertaining there.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James Doucette

Mr. James Arthur Doucette, 78, of Covington, passed away Nov. 25. He graduated from technical school in the field of electrical construction and maintenance. Mr. Doucette joined the U.S. Navy, and proudly served his country as Electrician's Mate Second Class, before being honorably discharged after four years. He was recruited by Trans-World Airlines, for Kennedy Space Center, to supervise air-conditioning crews as well as the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of space oriented environmental control systems. With the phasing-down of the space program, Mr. Doucette returned to private industry as a self-employed, licensed, service contractor.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Clara Cooper Bell

Mrs. Clara Cooper Bell, 94, of Covington, passed away Nov. 26.

November 27, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Elmo Wayne Shrader

Mr. Elmo Wayne Shrader, 70, of Mansfield, passed away Nov. 14. He loved his family dearly and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his dogs Spreckles and Scooter.

Mr. Shrader was a veteran of the United States Navy; and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, playing golf and working in his workshop. In addition, he enjoyed studying his genealogy and gazing through his telescope he made himself. He was preceded in death by his father Elmer O. Shrader; sisters Yvonne McCord and Elizabeth Tomayko.

November 15, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James Hicks Evans

Mr. James Hicks Evans, of Conroe, Texas, passed away on Nov. 12. Mr. Evans was born on Jan. 16, 1960, to Guy and Rebecca Evans of Covington. He graduated from George Walton Academy in 1978. Mr. Evans served five years in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Evans' childhood was spent involved in activities with First Baptist Church in Covington, and playing little league ball. At the time of his death, he was living in Conroe, Texas, where he had been in declining health for the past few years. Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his father Guy V. Evans ...

November 15, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James Goolsby

James Goolsby was born Feb. 17, 1938 in Newton County, to Rose Bub Goolsby and Newt Cole. Mr. Goolsby grew up in Newton County. He was a graduate of the class of 1958 at R.L. Cousins High School. He was employed at Hercules for 27 years and received numerous awards for his services. Upon his retiring, he was a valued employee at Young Funeral Home for the past 18 years.

Mr. Goolsby professed his faith at an early age and joined Macedonia Baptist Church of Covington. He was an active and faithful member for many years serving as chairman ...

November 15, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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