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Mr. John Thomas Tillti

John Thomas Tiltti, 71, of Covington passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He was born in New York, New York to the late Phillip and Helvi Tiltti.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Glen Selin

Glen Selin, 56, of Covington passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. He was born September 16, 1957 in Hearst, Ontario, Canada to the late William and Edna Selin. Glen was a fun loving, hardworking man. He loved life and lived it to the fullest daily. Glen loved to travel and worked for USNR as a project manager where he traveled all over the world. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington and enjoyed helping throughout his community; building planter boxes in Porterdale and well houses for friends, he loved every minute of it. Mr. Selin was ...

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Geneva Allen

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

September 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Mary A. Leasure

Mary A. Leasure, formerly of 933 Rosedale Avenue, Kingston, Tennessee, age 84, passed away suddenly on September 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl "Lucky" Leasure, in 1997. She moved to Atlanta in 2003 to join her children, daughter Barbara Leasure and son-in-law Dr. Michael Henry; son Steven Leasure, and daughter-in-law Holly and their son, Adam; and son Michael Leasure and daughter-in-law Dr. Renee Butler and their children, Matthew and Christopher Leasure. She lived independently in Conyers, Georgia, until May 2013 when she joined Steve, Holly and Adam in Douglasville.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Leland Eugene Payne

Leland Eugene Payne, 66, of Ash, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sara Helen Jordan

Sara Helen Jordan of Covington passed away September 8, 2014, at the age of 84. Mrs. Jordan was a member of East Newton Baptist Church, where she was active in the choir, her Sunday School class and the Women's Missionary Union.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Christian Thomas

Betty Christian Thomas, 84, of Covington, passed away September 8, 2014. Mrs. Thomas was a faithful member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She was very active in various church functions, and was a member of the church choir for several years. She was a longtime, dedicated employee of Steele-Jones Insurance Agency in Covington. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed spending time in her flower garden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ralph Thomas; parents Frank Buford and Ellen Ruth (Cowan) Christian; sisters Mary Beth Steele, Jean O'Neal; and her brother, Frank E. Christian.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise H. Smith

Louise H. Smith, 83, formerly Louise Armstrong, of Marietta, died August 28, 2014. Services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Castellaw Funeral Home's Jonquil Chapel in Smyrna, Ga. She is survived by her husband, Dean Smith; children Nancy Stephens, Brenda Clifton and Thomas Armstrong; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and one grandson.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rebecca 'Ann' Reid

Rebecca "Ann" Reid, 69, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1945, in Porterdale to the late Clarence and Allie Durden. Mrs. Reid was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to all. But most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Reid is preceded in death by siblings Pauline Dial, Frances Sockwell and William "Bill" Durden.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Florence Taylor Lowen-French

Florence Taylor Lowen-French, 90, of Covington, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1924 in Renick, West Virginia, to Henry and Ula Taylor. After graduating from Renick High School, Florence moved to Covington, Virginia to marry and raise a family. She worked for Ayers Furniture Store, and later served as manager of the Retail Merchants Association in Clifton Forge, Virginia, while completing a number of college courses. She later moved to Roanoke to become accounting manager for the J. H. Pence Company. Among other activities, Florence served as President of the Credit ...

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Kenneth Lanier Anglin

In a small house on the corner of a narrow street resting in the shadows of the Old Covington Mill, a child was born on a cold November day to a lady named Grace. It was 1938, and with little fanfare the child was wrapped in a blanket and placed in the bosom of a loving mother. But I suspect even on that day the people around the child had a feeling that he was special. "His name will be Kenneth Lanier and he will be a preacher" a passing neighbor surmised. His mother agreed, and so it was.

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Arthur Will Ponder

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

September 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Cheryl Easterlin-Slate

Mrs. Cheryl Easterlin Slate, 47, of Covington passed away Wednesday, September 03, 2014. She was born in Waltersboro, South Carolina on August 5, 1967. Cheryl was a talented, artistic person who loved to draw and paint. She was a natural merchandiser who had a great passion for design. Cheryl worked for and was part of the family of Brendale's Salon and Stuff just off the square in Covington. During her high school years she lived in Lithonia was a 1985 graduate of Lithonia High School. Cheryl was a loving and caring person who was loved by everyone that knew ...

September 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Jane Cordell Edwards

Betty Jane Cordell Edwards, age 83, passed away Aug. 31, 2014, at Oxton Village in Social Circle. "Ms. Betty," as she was affectionately known, had been a resident there for the past five years. Betty was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Rockmart, Georgia.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough, who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for eight years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Joann Bellew Restivo

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Joseph "CJ" Parker

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tennyson L. Knight

April 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dolores A. Jones

April 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie R. Saxton Jr.

Mr. Willie R. Saxton Jr. died April 10. The son of Mrs. Lizzie Hawk Saxton and the late Mr. Willie R. Saxton Sr., he was born in 1949 in Newton County. He graduated from R. L. Cousins High School in 1967. A very dedicated employee, Mr. Saxton worked at Dan River and PACTIV for several years. He joined Saint Paul A.M.E. Church at an early age and faithfully served until his death. Mr. Saxton was a proud member of the Senior Usher Board, a position he cherished. He devoted a lot of time to that position; in fact ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cary W. Belcher Jr.

Mr. Cary W. Belcher Jr., "Pete," died April 13 at Riverside Nursing Home. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cary (Hattie) Belcher Sr., he was born in 1939, the youngest of eleven siblings. He attended public schools in Newton County and joined Union Grove United Methodist church at an early age. Later, he moved his membership to Saint Paul A.M.E. where he enjoyed attending Sunday services and senior citizen activities. He was a faithful member until his health declines. Mr. Belcher worked for Williams Brothers Lumber Company for several years as an odd job maintenance worker ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Terri Jo Fowler

Terri Jo Fowler of Covington, Ga. died Friday April 16, 2010 at her residence. She was born on March 30, 1961 in Ft. Walton Beach, Fl. She had survived 18 years with a heart condition and her daughters were thankful that they had her as a friend and mother during this time.Mrs. Fowler is survived by husband Ched Fowler of Covington, Ga; daughters Sarah F. Barrett and husband Richard E. of Bremen, Ga, Rachel Anne Fowler of Covington, Ga; step-son Jeremy Fowler and wife Noemi of Athens, Ga; parents Curtis and Sarah C. Gallman of Covington, Ga.; sister and ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Evelyn Hewell Kent

Sarah Evelyn Hewell Kent passed away on April 11. She was born in Porterdale but lived most of her life in Atlanta and Covington. She graduated from Porterdale High School and retired from America Fore Insurance Group after 30 years of service. For the past three years she has lived in Gainesville, Fla., with her sister Betty Beaver and her husband Tom. She is preceded in death by her husband Johny Kent and brother James Hewell.

April 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Simon B. Wilkes, Jr.

Simon B. Wilkes Jr. passed away on April 5. He was born July 2, 1948, in Madison to the late Mr. and Mrs. Simon (E. Pauline Terrell) Wilkes, Sr. He was the fifth of their eight children; one sister (Rosalyn Hart) preceded him in death.

April 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Amanda Neal

Amanda Nash, born July 4, 1966, died on April 4. Daughter of Ethelene Brown Lester and the late Leno "Lent" Neal she was born in Newton County, and she was one of their nine children.

Amanda received her early education in the Newton County Public School, where she enjoyed playing basketball. In 1984 she graduated from Heritage High School in Conyers. Affectionately called "Bay Day," Amanda was the proud mother of six children whom she adored. An excellent homemaker, she enjoyed taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, daughter and sister ...

April 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wayne Kelly

FUNERAL NOTICE Wayne Kelly of Covington, passed away April 9, 2010, at the age of 72. Mr. Kelly was a life-long resident of Jasper County and a member of Christ Cornerstone Church in Covington. He retired from Erickson Fabrics with 37 years of service. Mr. Kelly was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed camping and farming. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Vallie Kitchens Kelly; siblings, Martha Kelly, Colin Kelly, and Jacqueline Birchfield. Survivors include his wife, Annette Kelly of Covington; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Kerry ...

April 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara F. Avery

April 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James A. (Jimmy) Hill

April 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Frances Davis

Mrs. Mary Frances Davis of Oxford, GA died Monday April 5, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 25, 1931 in Monroe , GA to the late Patrick M. and Betty Partee Laseter. Mrs. Davis was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and of AARP Chapter 2265. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend. Mrs. Davis is survived by Husband; Mr. Thomas M. Davis; Son and Daughter-In-Law; Tommy and Dianne Davis of Covington; Daughters and Sons-In-Law; Colleen and Warren Christian and Donna and Rodney Bankston all of Oxford. Two Sisters; Mrs. Ruth Medley of ...

April 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ollie Violet Lackey Young

April 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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