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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


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Denio Wade

Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...

May 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas H. Maloy

SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...

May 11, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


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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


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


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