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Mr. Deacon Thornton Fears, Sr.

Thornton Fears, Sr. was born August 12, 1943 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie (Mattie) Fears, Sr. He was educated in the Rockdale County School System and graduated from J.P. Carr High School in 1962.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Harriette Pitner Key

When the first season of Harriette Pitner Key's active life was completed on July 10, 2014, she ran expectantly into the open arms of Jesus. Harriette will be greatly missed on earth, as she has been greatly loved for all 72 years of her life. It is easy to think of her having fun in heaven. Her spontaneous laughter, her ability and willingness to get the job done, and her genuine interest and investment in others made those who knew her feel comfortable and glad to be a part of her temporal life and to look forward to one ...

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Martin Williamson

Martin Williamson, age 58 of Oxford, passed away July 13, 2014. A native of Macon, Martin graduated from Monroe Academy in Forsyth where he played both football and basketball. He had been employed by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. since 1979. Martin was an avid golfer, and he loved fishing on Lake Oconee. He enjoyed his friends and was always willing to help anyone at any time. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and son who always put his family and friends before himself.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Stephen P. Strickland

Stephen P. Strickland, born Dec. 21, 1943 to Madeline Collins Strickland and Pierce D. Strickland, died July 12, 2014.

July 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deacon Thornton Fears, Sr.

Homegoing Service

July 14, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Reda Franklin

Reda Franklin, age 81, of Decatur, passed away July 11, 2014. Mrs. Franklin, a charter member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, was a member of the Faithful Sunday School Class, and always supported her son in the ministry. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Franklin.

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. John Douglas Fairburn

John Douglas Fairburn of Greensboro, Georgia, born January 24, 1939 went home to be with his Lord And Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the age of 75. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Mildred Dreyer Fairburn and John Douglas Montegue Fairburn, who preceded him in death along with his older sister, Dorothy Fairburn Roberts. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janice Jones Fairburn and sister, Lynne Gabriel (Dennis), six nephews and two nieces. John graduated from Grady High in Atlanta in 1956 and attended the Citadel from 1956-1957. He graduated from Ohio ...

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Scharley McCart

Mrs. Scharley McCart, age 70, of Rutledge passed away July 11, 2014 at Clearview Medical Center in Monroe. She was born July 8, 1944 in Talladega, Alabama and grew up in the Talladega and Oxford, Alabama area. Mrs. McCart was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, a kind gentle person who loved working in her yard and spending time with her family. She was supportive, caring, fun person who will be missed by her family who loved her deeply. Mrs. McCart was preceded in death by her husband, F. Harold "Mac" McCart her son, Charles McCart her ...

July 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ronald Wayne McFarlin

Homegoing Service

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


Mr. Charles Henry Carr Jr.

Homegoing Services

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


Ms. Lula Ruth Thomas

Homegoing Celebration

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


Mr. Adrian Ricardo Brooks

Celebration of Life

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


Mrs. Evelyn Lequeator Gunnells Mask

Evelyn Lequeator Gunnells Mask passed away Wednesday, July 9 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers' Disease. Evelyn was born on December 25, 1935 to Frank, Sr. and Gussie (Grant) Gunnells in Newton County, Georgia, the youngest of six children.

July 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jack David Haralson

Jack David Haralson, age 57 of Monroe, died on July 4, 2014. He was born in Monticello on February 28, 1957 to the late Jack Reeves Haralson and Mary Shirley Skelton King.

July 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. R. Dale Pearce

R. Dale Pearce passed away at home on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was born December 3, 1948, in Gadsden, Alabama. Dale graduated from Towers High School, in Decatur, in 1967, where he played football, ran track and wrestled. He earned his Bachelors of Business Administration degree with honors, at the University of Georgia in 1971. He was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. He later received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. Dale spent his career in a variety of sales, marketing and management positions with Ford Motor Company in Ohio, Michigan and California. Dale ...

July 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Frederick J. Grant

Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home2157 East StreetCovington, Georgia 30014770 786-2524FAX 770 786-8545 Please publish in next edition. Grant Mr. Frederick J. Grant, 70 of Covington died November 7, 2009 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Grant was born in Fulton County to James C. and Carlynne Jones Grant, who preceed him in death. He was a lifelong resident of Newton County and proudly served his country in the United States Army and the National Guard. Mr. Grant is survived by his devoted companion, Kathryn Bouchillon of Covington, daughters, Mischelle Grant Burns of Covington, Lorraine Grant Funderburke and Lanelle Grant Davis ...

November 07, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clyde E. Castleberry

November 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnny Williams

Mr. Johnny Williams died Oct. 27. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry (Emma Cole) Williams, he was born in 1919 in Newton County, the youngest of three children. His brother Hurlon Williams preceded him in death. Mr. Williams joined Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age. He was raised and educated in Newton County. Mr. Williams enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and later in the U.S. Army, serving for five years. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Covington and received mechanical and technical training at Atlanta Area Tech. He became a ...

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anthony “Tony” Henderson

Mr. Anthony "Tony" Lamar Henderson died Oct. 28. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Prentest (Hattie Kimball) Henderson Sr., He was born in 1956 in Newton County, the third of nine children. One sister, Susan, preceded him in death. Mr. Henderson was christened as an infant at Grace United Methodist Church. He was educated in the Newton County Public School System, excelling in football. He learned brick masonry from instructor Mr. Weston Brown, and after graduation from Newton county High School in 1974, he began working as a brick mason. He resided in California, South Carolina and North Carolina, returning ...

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joel A. Harris

Joel A. Harris, 66, a resident of Brunswick, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30 after a long illness.

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edna Martin Wilson Clemence

Edna Martin Wilson Clemence, 70, died November 4 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Born in 1939 in Dunn, N.C., her mother Pauline Stewart Martin Cooper raised her in Newport News, Va. At age 15, she successfully auditioned for the New York City Rockefeller Rockettes. Her mother would not let her quit school. After graduating from Newport News High School, she moved to New York, studied modeling and cosmetology. She successfully auditioned again but never danced with them.

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Denise Collins Thompson

Denise Collins Thompson age 48 of Covington passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Ms. Thompson grew up in Rockdale County where she was a member of the first graduating class of Heritage High School and a member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church. Ms. Thompson started her career with Big Apple grocery store as a clerk in the meat department and continued working at Food Giant and Cub Foods for over 19 years. She enjoyed fishing.Ms. Thompson is preceded in death by her sister: Stephanie Stephenson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Nicholas and Shelby Thompson; father and ...

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rena Blankenship

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Earl B. Kirby, Sr.

Earl B. Kirby, Sr., of Mansfield, passed away November 1, 2009, at the age of 78. Mr. Kirby was an Army Veteran, proudly serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, and recently became a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. He was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church, and enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling. Mr. Kirby and his wife, Rebecca, were also members of the Silver Sneakers Fitness Group at the Covington Fitness Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan Kirby and Lena Ledbetter Kirby; first wife, Patricia Kirby; and his brother, Preston Kirby.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


David Mask

Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel

2157 East Street, Covington, GA 30014

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Franklin Hardegree, Sr.

Mr. William Franklin Hardegree Sr., a life time resident of Covington, Ga., died Thursday, October 29, 2009 at his residence. Born on December 6, 1934 in Walton County, Ga., he was the son of the late Thomas Franklin and Kate Ivey Hardegree . Mr. Hardegree served our country in the United States Air Force serving in Illinois, Texas, Oregon, New Jersey, Japan and St. Lawrence Island. He retired from Ford Motor Company as a Traffic Engineer after 25 years of service. He was an active member of High Point Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He loved antique cars ...

October 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert L. Lash

Robert L. Lash, of Covington, passed away Oct. 18. The son of the late Ben Lash and Elnora Whitlow Lash he was born in 1941 in Artisa, Miss. He graduated from Kankeee High School in 1961 and retired from General Motors after 22 years of service.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Elbert Glenn "JP" Parker, Jr.

Mr. Elbert Glenn "JP" Parker, Jr. age 64 of Covington died Tuesday, October 27, 2009. He was born August 21, 1945 in Loudon County Tennessee to Elbert Parker Sr. of Thomaston and to the late Delia (Gooden) Parker. Mr. Parker enjoyed fishing, bowling, Nascar racing and drag racing. Growing up he enjoyed sports including playing baseball and softball. He was retired from Newton County where he worked as a truck driver for the land field. Mr. Parker proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.Mr. Parker is survived by his wife: Eva Marie Crosby ...

October 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Eric Bone

October 26, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


John O. Bender, Sr.

John O. Bender, Sr., of Covington, died October 21, 2009, at the age of 86. Mr. Bender served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a flight engineer in the European African Theatre. He owned a car dealership known as Johnny Bender Motors on Covington Hwy. He later worked as Sales manager for Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet in Atlanta. He had a passion for air craft and automobiles. Mr. Bender was preceded in death by his son, Terry Bender; and parents, Cecil Carlton and Idella Aides Bender.

October 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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