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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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Willie Lee “Will” Bell

Willie Lee "Will" Bell died Jan. 20. The son of Mrs. Edna Durden Bell and the late Mr. Willie Thomas Bell, he was born in 1952 in Covington, the fourth of six children. He was preceded in death by brother Nathaniel Bell. Mr Bell attended R. L. Cousins High School and was employed by Bibb Manufacturing until his injury. At an early age, Mr. Bell joined the family church, Union Grove United Methodist Church. He was very outspoken with a friendly, outgoing personality. Mr. Bell had a kind heart and joyful spirit that kept his family and friends laughing. He ...

February 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tillman Allums

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gail Terrell

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Idus (Ide) H. Price Jr.

Idus (Ide) H. Price Jr., born in 1931 died Jan. 21, 2010. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia.

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eva Griffin

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine Farrar Ellington

Geraldine Farrar Ellington of Oxford, GA, died Sunday January 24, 2010, at Rockdale Medical Center. She was born on August 30, 1914, in Oxford, GA, to the late Charlie Claud and Calidona Mitcham Hood. Mrs. Ellington is survived by Daughter and Partner Gwen Donie Ellington and Teresa Williams of Conyers; Daughter-In-Law Yvonne Ellington of Covington; Granddaughters and their Spouses Lee and Peter O'Driscoll of Villa Rica, GA, and Calidona Farrar and Patrick Briggs of Covington; Sister Lois Bliss of Wheeling, WV; Sisters-In-Law Charlotte Hood of Oxford and Beverly Hood of Loganville; Great-Grandchildren Hannah, Grace, Meghan O'Driscoll and Charlie ...

January 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr.

Mr. Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr. of Covington died Jan. 21 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Covington in 1921, he was the son of the late Wilbur L. Mote Sr. and Lois Cowan Mote. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church for many years, serving in the capacity of Deacon and Elder. He wrote a history of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He served in the Army/Air Force with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron during World War II in the Philippines.

January 23, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James (Jim) R. Landers

January 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Frank Dearing

Mr. John Frank Dearing, 93, passed away Jan. 20. The son of the late "Red" and Eula Mooney Dearing, he was born in 1916 in Porterdale. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Virgil Dearing and sister Nevelyn Gwin. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hoover, Ala. Mr. Dearing started his career in Porterdale Cotton Mill as a young man. He enlisted in Coast Guard in 1937 and returned June 1959 as WO-1. He received medals for American Theatre, European Theatre, Asiatic- Pacific theatre, American defense, Philippines Liberation Bars and Good Conduct Medal.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ned Brown

Mr. Ned Brown died Jan. 13. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam (Sinclair Scott) Brown, he and his twin brother were born in 1936 in Henry County. Mr. Brown was raised in Henry County, graduating from Henry County Training School in 1955. He then worked at Georgia Tech and later at Delta Air Lines as a Customer Service Ramp Agent, retiring after 30 years of service. He joined Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, McDonough, at an early age. He later joined Grace United Methodist Church, Covington, becoming an active member. Mr. Brown served as trustee and steward ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William G. Borella

Lt. Col. William G. Borella (U.S.A.F. Ret.), 94 of Covington, passed away Jan. 18. The son of the late John B. and Mabel Hannah Borella, he was born in 1915 in Newport, Vt. He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont in 1940 and had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, serving in the European Theatre during World War II under the 9th Air Force and the 19th Tactical Air Command, which was a new wing created to support Gen. Patton's 3rd Army from the air. He retired in 1967. Lt. Col. Borella met ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur Leslie Mote, Jr.

Mr. Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr. of Covington, died Thursday January 21, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Covington, Ga. on August 20, 1921, he was the son of the late Wilbur L. Mote Sr. and Lois Cowan Mote. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church for many years, serving in the capacity of Deacon and Elder. He wrote a history of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He served in the Army/Air Force with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron during WWII in the Philippines. Mr. Mote was married to Doris Hicks Mote for 50 years, who survives. Other survivors include ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert "Bob" Patrick, Jr.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ona Ruth Loyd

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond M. Shrader

Mr. Raymond M. Shrader, Sr., 87, died on January 17, 2010 at his home in Oxford, Ga. He was born in Pensacola, Fl. in Santa Rosa County on October 21, 1922 to the late William and Florence Nicholas Shrader. He grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and attended high school at Boys High in Atlanta. He served during WWII as a turret gunner on B-24 bombers in Italy during 1944 and 1945. Upon returning to Georgia after the war, he married Virginia May Franklin in 1946. Raymond worked for Larkin Coils, Inc. in Atlanta as a refrigeration research engineer until he ...

January 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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