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Deanna Franklin

Deanna Franklin of Covington, passed away January 24, 2016, at the age of 52. Deanna was a faithful member of Canaan Baptist Church and loved ...

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | OBITS


Mr. Edwin Charles Smith

Celebrating the Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Hattie Mullins

Celebration of Life

January 24, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Guy Tucker

Guy Tucker, age 77, of Oxford, Ga., passed away on January 22, 2016. Guy had complications from chemo therapy after a brave and long battle ...

January 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wesley Freddie ‘WF’ Cole, Jr.

Wesley Freddie "WF" Cole, Jr., 83 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Wesley was a loving husband, father ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Leonard Carl Moore

Leonard Carl Moore, 51 of Covington, passed away, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta. Leonard was a loving son, brother and uncle ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joyce Smith

Joyce Smith passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at DeKalb Medical Center, at the age of 78. Joyce was born in Charleston, West Virginia to ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn

Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn, 65 of Conyers, passed away at Emory Midtown, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. She was born in Yonkers, New York to Leslie ...

January 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Reynolds Cole

Martha Reynolds Cole, 78, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease Monday, January 18, 2016. Born and raised ...

January 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William James "Bill" Fisher

William James ("Bill") Fisher, Jr of Covington passed away January 17, 2016. Bill was born April 9, 1935, in Brunswick Georgia to the late William ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dea. James Curtis (Buddy) Johnson

Homegoing Service

January 16, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Eugene Reynolds Gibbs Jr.

A Celebration Of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Willie Frank (Boot) Goolsby

Celebrating the Life of

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mildred (Fat) Gotell

Celebration Of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Anthony Johnson

Celebration of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


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Rufus Wilson Jackson

Rufus Wilson Jackson of Covington, GA died Wednesday September 14, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on February 13, 1933 in Social Circle, GA to Maylon and Clifford Mae Swords Jackson. He was a member of the Covington Elks Club, Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge and was retired from Lithonia Lighting. He loved Nascar Racing and watching his great grandchildren play sports.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alice Wilkerson

Alice Wilkerson, 64, of Grayson, passed away on Sept. 10.

September 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deane Stapp Smith

Deane Stapp Smith of Covington passed away Sept. 11. Survivors include her daughters Kelley Hall of Conyers, Kimberleigh Gebhardt of Panama City, Fla.; grandsons Samuel Hall and Riley Hall; sisters Janice Queen of Covington and Treasey Johnston of Monroe; as well as several nieces and nephews.

September 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlotte E. Crane

Mrs. Charlotte E. Crane, 67 of Covington passed away September 10, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Crane was born in Forsyth, GA to the late George and Daisy Gordon Myers. She drove a school bus in DeKalb County for 28 years and is a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Covington. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mildred Kitchens Watkins

Mrs. Mildred Kitchens Watkins, age 94, a longtime resident of Oxford passed away September 10, 2011. She was born March 4, 1917 in Atlanta, GA to the late Thomas Watson and Ida Mae Wiley Kitchens. Mrs. Watkins was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She was predeceased by her husband of 71 years Mr. Wilburn Watkins, her daughter, Juanita Watkins George and her granddaughter, Tina George Carter.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joyce L. Sorrell

Mrs. Joyce L. Sorrell passed away peacefully at her home in Oxford, Thursday, September 8, 2011. She was born in Atlanta, GA on February 24, 1933. She was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Joyce enjoyed watching NASCAR, and the Atlanta Braves; she loved hummingbirds, was a wonderful cook, and loved spending time with her family. Mrs. Sorrell was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Sorrell, daughter, Evelyn (Lynn) Daniel, and her parents, Leland L. and Elizabeth Lee Milam.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. David O'Neal Boothe

Mr. David O'Neal Boothe, age 71, a longtime resident of Covington passed away September 7, 2011 at his residence. He was born December 15, 1939 in Clopton, Alabama to the late Leamon O. and Addie Mae Lisenby Boothe. Mr. Boothe was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle and was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He was a retired truck driver retiring for AAA Cooper. Mr. Boothe was preceded in death by his Wife, Bonnie Boothe, Daughter, Joy Lynn Boothe and his Son Michael Boothe.

September 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Patricia C. Malone

Mrs. Patricia C. Malone, age 82, of Covington passed away September 5, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born June 10, 1929 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Edgar O. and Mary Raper Culbertson. Mrs. Malone loved to travel, read and was a great bowler teaching many members of her family to bowl. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael O'Neal Malone and her granddaughter, Angie Marie Watson.

September 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Kurt Hester

Kurt Hester passed away on Saturday September 3, 2011. He was born on August 25, 1988 and was a lifelong resident of Covington. He was a 2006 graduate of Eastside High School where he was active in youth sports and clubs. He attended Georgia College and State University. He is the son of the late Billy Hester, Jr., grandson of the late Billy Hester, and grandson on the late Carl E. Calender.

September 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


E.R. Sammons

E.R. Sammons of Oxford, passed away September 5, 2011, at the age of 84. Mr. Sammons was a faithful member of The Baptist Tabernacle, and enjoyed gospel music concerts. He was a technical and mechanical innovator; and a great auto mechanic. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching NASCAR, and even enjoyed drag racing when he was younger. Mr. Sammons loved his family dearly, and was an excellent grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethan Ramey and Annie Rooney (McWaters) Sammons.

September 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mike Watts

Mr. Mike Watts, age 46, of Monticello passed away September 1, 2011. He was born March 11, 1965 to Tony and Vicki Adams Watts who survive him in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike grew up in the Atlanta area and moved to Jackson, GA where he was a 1983 graduate of Jackson High School and he was member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. He served as an EMT and Paramedic in Dekalb and Newton Counties and was a Team Leader and Certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher for the Covington-Newton County Communications Center. Currently, Mike had become the Coordinator for a newly formed ...

September 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Maddox Belcher

Mrs. Sarah Maddox Belcher died Aug. 28. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George (Minnie) Maddox, she was born in 1937, the youngest of 12 children. She was raised and educated in Newton County, graduating from Washington Street School and joining St. Paul AME Church at an early age. She was employed at Sodexo (Oxford College Dining Hall) for 43 years. She wed Mr. Carey Belcher in 1956 and recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by siblings Cleo Maddox, Ethel Maddox, Essie Pearl Maddox, George Maddox Jr., Charlie Maddox, Mozell Maddox and John ...

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


George Richard "Dick" Wilson

Mr. George Richard "Dick" Wilson, age 77, of Oxford formerly of Conyers passed away August 24, 2011. He was born July 28, 1934 to the late Robert Oliver and Marie Schweiger Wilson in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Wilson was a manufactures representative working for Child Craft Industries until his retirement. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, a private pilot and a loving family man. Mr. Wilson not only enjoyed spending time with his family he loved it, he enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his sons and grandchildren, he was in the truest form a loving devoted husband ...

August 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Doris Haggard Hatchell

Doris Haggard Hatchell of Covington, GA (Newton County) died August 27, 2011, at the age of 89. She was the daughter of the late Charles W., Sr. and Mozelle Haggard and the widow of the late Carl Bernard Hatchell, Jr. who was a retired U. S. Navy Officer. Doris was a former resident of Porterdale, GA., Portsmouth, VA., and Jacksonville, FL. She was a member of the Porterdale Baptist Church and also a member of the Order Of the Eastern Starr, Chapter No. 35, in Cocoa, FL. Doris worked as a Master Cosmetologist for over twenty years, in Covington as ...

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jeremy Shane McCullers

Mr. Jeremy Shane McCullers of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Covington, died August 25, 2011 at the age of 37. Shane was a Chef who loved cooking, fishing and grilling the catch. A Georgia Tech fan, he loved the fall so he could watch football. He enjoyed time at the beach and spending time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Diane McCullers and grandmother Bernice Webb.

August 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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