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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


Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia passed away Monday, September 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 8 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


Mrs. Arlene Bishop

Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. J.C. “Shep” Shepard Jr.

J.C. "Shep" Shepard Jr., 89, of Social Circle, passed to be with his beloved wife of 50 years Elizabeth "Liz" Clay Shepard on August 25, 2014. Born December 20, 1924, he was the son of the late James Curtis Shepard and Jessie V. Shepard Studdard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Shepard.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Thomason

Louise Thomason of Covington, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 84. Ms. Thomason was an active member of New Life Praise Center, in Covington, and was a dedicated employee of Lithonia Lighting for 38 years. Following her work at Lithonia Lighting, she dedicated herself to caring for handicapped children. Ms. Thomason was a giving lady, and constantly gave of her time to help those less fortunate. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Thomas McCord.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rita Ward White

Mrs. Rita Ward White, age 90, of Oxford, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, at her home. Mrs. White was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Statesboro, Georgia, and was the eldest daughter of Robert Lee and Florence Hendrix Ward. She grew up in a farming family in Bulloch County, Georgia, and was a graduate of Nevils High School. In 1943, she married her husband of 56 years, Darvin White. When Mr. White began working for Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company, they moved to Newton County and settled in Oxford, Georgia. While her children were very young, Mrs. White was a ...

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Bonnie M. Tingler

Mrs. Bonnie M. Tingler, of Covington, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at the age of 87. She was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia to the late Russell and Emma M. Morgan. Mrs. Tingler was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and was an avid BINGO player at the Covington ELKS Club and Conyers American Legion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Tingler.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marlene “Polly” Hicks Carswell

Marlene "Polly" Hicks Carswell, age 79, of Lilburn, passed away Wednesday August 20, 2014. Born in Stone Mountain on October 29, 1934 she was a graduate of Stone Mountain High School. She retired from Lilburn Middle School as the lunchroom manager in December 1994. She obtained a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certificate from the University of Georgia and was a member of Mountain Park Baptist Church in Lilburn since 1962.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Walter Richard (Rick) Almand

Born on June 26, 1951, Walter Richard (Rick) Almand passed away August 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Miriam Hamby Almand; children Bryan Owenby and Rachel Almand Wimbush; grandchildren Leanne Brown, Bryanna Owenby, Ashley McKibben, Keeley Owenby, Jordan McKibben, Erica Owenby and Alexis Almand and great-grand daughter rAaliyah Lumpkin. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Monroe at 7 p.m.

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Hugh Newsome

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Elizabeth W. Martin

Elizabeth W. Martin of Oxford, GA died Thursday March 25, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 14, 1924 in Oxford, Ga to the late Donald and Ellen Stewart Williams. She was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling through the United States and abroad.Mrs. Martin is survived by daughter Arlene Jordan of Oxford, Ga; grandchildren Monya and Scott Lester, Mart and Allison Jordan, Marshall Jordan; great grandchildren Kalin, Emmy, Garrett and Olivia. She is preceded in death by father Donald Williams, mother Ellen Stewart Williams, husband Roy E. Martin, son-in-law ...

March 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clark Eugene Day

Clark Eugene Day, 73, of Oxford, died on March 24. The son of the late Mack Day and the late Lottie Rosey Day, he was born in 1936 in Oxford.

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patsy Chandler

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Craven Payton

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Lou Ellis

ELLIS Mary Lou Ellis of Covington, GA died Wednesday March 24, 2010. She was born on June 20, 1924 in Covington, Ga to the late Ernest Eugene and Rosie Belle Thompson Johnson. She was retired from Bibb Manufacturing Co. and sold Avon for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to everyone. Mrs. Ellis is survived by daughter and son-in-law Jackie and Buck Knight of Covington, Ga., Joan and the late Sonny Treadwell of Covington, Ga.; daughter Gail Still of Covington; sons Walker Ellis of Covington, Dennis Ellis of Covington; granddaughters Debra Terrell, Kathy Delancey, Donna Smith ...

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


David R. Little

David R. Little of Covington, passed away at the age of 54. Mr. Little loved working with his show dogs, and enjoyed reading, fishing and playing pool. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Kane Mecomber; and his parents, Stanley and Rosa Belle (Compton) Little. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Wayne Mecomber; son and daughter-in-law, Shayne and Anne Marie Little, all of Loganville; sister and brother-in-law, Jayne and Mike Hammond, Social Circle; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Nancy Little of Fayetteville; Shawn and Cathy Little of Smiths, AL; grandchildren, Kora, Megan, Ethan and Roxie. A Memorial ...

March 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emily Kelley Cloud

Emily Kelley Cloud, president of Oconee Metal Recovery Inc. and wife of Carl Edwin Cloud Jr., passed away peacefully March 19. The daughter of the late Dr. Welcome Kelley and the late Lillian Perry Kelley, she was born in 1940 in Augusta. She graduated from high school in Augusta as valedictorian of her class and attended Georgia State University, where she met Carl Edwin Cloud Jr., who became her husband of 44 years. Mr. Cloud first noticed her because of her beauty but fell in love with her after coming to know her integrity and honorable character. Mrs. Cloud was ...

March 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jesslyn Anne LeCoq Shirah

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Harold Bailey

William Harold Bailey, 82, of Oxford, died March 16. He was born in Statesboro on Aug. 18, 1927 as the son of the late Robert Milton Bailey and the late Lillie Mae Nesmith Bailey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy White Bailey.

March 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Perrolyn Machelle Perry “Pam” Avery

Mrs. Perrolyn Machelle Perry "Pam" Avery died March 13. Mrs. Avery was born in 1963 in Covington to Mr. and Mrs. Rufus (Lillie "Polly" Gibbs) Perry. She was raised and educated in Newton County, graduating from Newton County High School in 1982. She attended DeKalb Central College majoring in nursing. She joined James Paschal Baptist Church at a young age. Mrs. Avery was a valued employee with an impeccable work ethic at 755 Restaurant Corporation for over 27 years. As a general manager, she was hard working and dedicated. After marrying Dexter Ladell Avery in 2003, she became the proud ...

March 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert E. (Bob) Williams

March 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gary M. Darby

March 18, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gloria Bell DeLong

Gloria Bell DeLong of Rabun Gap, GA, died March 16, 2010, at Riverside Health Care in Covington. She was born on May 26, 1945, in Mineral Wells, TX, to the late Clarence Lee and Mary Hudson Carnes. Mrs. DeLong enjoyed cooking, and was very creative in scrapbooking and writing. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Tiger, GA, and was a writer/editor for Accelerated Christian Education for 17 years.

March 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances M. Boulis

March 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William D. Rainey

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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