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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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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


Sara Hawkes

Mrs. Sara Ethel (Malcolm) Hawkes, beloved wife of the late J. B. Hawkes, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at the age of 100 at Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly, MA. Mrs. Hawkes was born and raised in Walton County, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late George C. and Sarah J. Malcolm and sister of nine siblings who passed before her. After raising her family, and until the time of her retirement, Mrs. Hawkes was employed as a secretary at the Presbyterian Center, in Atlanta, GA. Prior to having a family, she worked as a secretary for General Electric ...

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ray Thompson

Ray Thompson of Oxford, passed away March 24, 2011, at the age of 51. Ray worked as a welder, for Hopi Contracting, for 27 years. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, in Covington. Ray loved hunting, fishing, traveling to the mountains, and watching Nascar. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe J. Thompson; sister, Becky Thompson; and his brother, Dwain Butler.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Runell B. Williams

Mrs. Runell B. Williams, 101, of Covington, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 30, 1909 in Newton County Georgia to the late James F. and Ethel Ellington Byrd. Mrs. Williams enjoyed working in her yard gardening and working with flowers. She was a longtime member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Williams was predeceased by her husband Mr. Aubrey L. Williams and is survived by her Son and Daughter-In-Law; Gerald and Corra Williams of Hoschton, GA. her special niece, Dianne Bentley of Monticello, GA, Sister-In-Law Dorothy Williams of Covington and several other ...

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Faye Barnhardt

Faye Barnhardt of Newborn, GA died Sunday March 20, 2011 at her residence. She was born on September 25, 1941 in Salisbury, NC to the late Owen Irvine Ridenhour and Dorothy Elizabeth Brown Ridenhour. She retired after 34 years as a school bus driver for Newton County and carried three generations of students. She also worked for 10 years at Livingston Elementary School as a lunch room monitor where she had a great influence on many kids and made lasting friendships. She was a loving caregiver to not only her family but to many friends. During her life she enjoyed ...

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. David Coady

Coady

March 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Albert Cox

Mr. Albert Cox, age 77 of Covington died March 17, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Cox was born August 3, 1933 in Englewood, Tennessee to the late John Franklin and Grady Rachel Casteel Cox. He was a long time member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church and was employed with Alternative Industries in Covington. Mr. Cox was a resident of Riverside Nursing Home where he greeted many visitors and friends over the past 8 years. Mr. Cox enjoyed yard work, helping others and staying in touch with and visiting friends and family. He was preceded in death by ...

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia Sullivan

Virginia Sullivan, 76, of Oxford, passed away at Westbury Health and Rehab in Conyers. Daughter of the late John Calvin and Willie Mae Fisher, she was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Mrs. Sullivan worked for the Disaster Relief Group and also enjoyed gardening, and traveling. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a friend to many. Mrs. Sullivan is preceded in death by her husband, George T. Sullivan, and her parents, John and Willie Mae Fisher.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Levi Wilson Snyder

Levi Wilson Snyder of Covington, passed away at home, Monday, March 14, 2011, at the age of 7. Levi was born with special needs and was never able to run and play like other children; but he is with Jesus now and will be able to run, play, talk, and laugh for eternity. He is loved, and will be greatly missed by his family.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marian Potts

Marian Potts of Covington, died March 14, 2011, at Abbey Hospice at the age of 75. Daughter of the late Robert M. and Mary Burnham Potts, she enjoyed traveling and said that her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews were her grandchildren. Miss Potts is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Potts, and brothers, Bob and Reggie Potts.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Judith Makepeace Farr

Mrs. Judith Makepeace Farr, 74 of Oxford, GA went home to be with her Lord, Thursday March 10, 2011.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Frances Arnold

Mary Frances Arnold, 84, of Covington, passed away March 12. Mrs. Arnold was born in Columbus in 1926 and was married for 64 years.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Arthur L. "Art" Hargrove, Jr.

Arthur L. "Art" Hargrove, Jr., age 91, of Covington, passed away March 13, 2011 at Walton Regional Medical Center in Monroe. A retired Chief Warrant Officer with twenty years of service in the U.S. Air Force, he was a World War II and Korean War Veteran. He was active at the local, district, state and national levels of the 4-H Clubs, and was a volunteer with the clubs for fifty years. Mr. Hargrove was co-founder and a charter member of the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, where he served his community for over thirty years as an Assistant Chief. He ...

March 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Edward B. (Ed) Yates

Yates

March 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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