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LaVerna Mae Dibble

LaVerna Mae Dibble, 72, of Woodstock Georgia passed away on November 8, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. LaVerna was born in ...

November 11, 2016 | Newton Recreation | OBITUARIES


Doris Hitchcock Fincher

Doris Hitchcock Fincher, 97, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Riverside Health Care. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church ...

November 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Larry ‘Buddy’ Denton

Larry (Buddy) Denton, 57, of Covington, passed away October 20, 2016. Denton was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Doyle and Betty (Beard) Denton.

November 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles Terry Smith

Charles Terry (Pop) Smith, 69 of Oxford, passed away November 4, 2016. Smith was a painter and mechanic for many years. Once known as the ...

November 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph M. Jackson

Joseph M. Jackson, 79, of Covington, passed away November 2, 2016. Jackson attended Eau Claire High School in Columbia, South Carolina, where he was a ...

November 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Isaac Mathews, Sr.

Isaac Mathews, Sr. (Ike) was born to the late Willie James Mathews and Bessie Lackey on August 18, 1933. He was the second eldest of ...

November 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph Tom ‘J.T.’ Bohannon

Joseph Tom "J.T." Bohannon, 84, of Covington, passed away October 30, 2016. A Newton County native and a lifetime member of High Point Baptist ...

November 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert ‘Bob’ King

Robert T. (Bob) King, 84, lifelong resident of Newton County, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Rockdale Medical Center. King retired from AT&T Corp ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney

Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney, 80, of Covington, passed away October 25, 2016. She was born in Adel to the late Carl and Addie Tillman. After ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis

Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis was born on June 14 1924 to Ella Mae Harrison and William Madison Hollingsworth of Porterdale. She died of congestive heart and ...

October 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Deacon Marshall Norman Jr.

Marshall Norman, Jr., known to many as "Buddy", was born on April 8, 1928, in Bibb County to the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall (Ella ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert Walker Sammons

Robert Walker Sammons, 65, of Almon Road, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at his residence. The family will greet friends one hour prior to a ...

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Modine Wheeler

Modine Wheeler Moore, 91, of Conyers, passed away October 15, 2016. Mrs. Moore was born in Conyers to the late Walter and Ruth Parker Wheeler ...

October 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Lynn Elizabeth ‘Missy’ Jones

Lynn Elizabeth "Missy" Jones, 60, of Lithonia, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born in Frankfort, Kentucky to J ...

October 14, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Jimmy Michael Anderson

Jimmy Michael Anderson, 28, of Conyers, passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta on Friday, October 7, 2016. Anderson was born in Conyers. to ...

October 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | OBITUARIES


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Emmett Joseph Parish Sr.

Emmett Joseph "Joe" Parish Sr. died Dec. 13. The son of Jimmy and Annie Laurie Parish, he was born in 1959.

December 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr.

Allen Talmadge Freeman, Sr. passed away December 13, 2011, at his home in Mansfield. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Freeman; his second wife, Evelyn L. Freeman; daughter, Carol Rogers; son, Allen Freeman, Jr.; and his parents, Claude Odell and Sarah Josephine (Colquitt) Freeman. Mr. Allen enjoyed being outside gardening and working in the yard. He also enjoyed fishing, and had a special love for animals. He loved spending time with his family.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


James Joseph Sears

James Joseph Sears of Covington died Sunday Dec. 11 at Westbury Health & Rehabilitation. The son of the late Fletcher Mason and Bessie S. Harper Sears, he was born in 1927 in Grayson. He served our country honorably in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. After serving his country he returned to Covington where he was active in our community. He served as a Deacon at Highland Park Baptist Church in Conyers and was a member of Pace Masonic Lodge 558 where he was a Past Worshipful Master. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed ...

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Patsy L. Allen

Patsy L. Allen of Covington, 65, passed away Dec. 11. Mrs. Allen enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved life and loved going to the North Georgia Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains. Mrs. Allen was a people person and loved taking care of her patients as a private sitter, as well as her patients at Merryvale. She was preceded in death by her grandson Christopher Thomas Phillips, parents Freddie B. and Fairybelle (Garner) Lane, sister Kay, father-in-law and mother-in-law George A. Sr. and Allene Allen.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rayburn H. Bankston

Rayburn H. Bankston, 73, of Mansfield, died December 10, 2011, at Abbey Hospice, in Social Circle. Mr. Bankston was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. He dearly loved and enjoyed his family and friends. Mr. Bankston was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Todd; and his parents, Lamar and Gennie Mae (Kines) Bankston.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold

Daisy Watkins Lord Arnold of Loganville, passed away December 5, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Arnold graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, as a registered nurse, and gave her life serving other people. She loved sharing God's love with everyone she met. Mrs. Arnold enjoyed art, gardening, camping, spending time outdoors, and her cats. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry Eugene Lord; second husband, Martin L. Arnold; and her parents, Willie Ralph and Clara (Kirk) Watkins.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph "J.C." Ward

Joseph "J. C." Ward, passed away December 8 at age 100. He was a much-loved and longtime resident of Covington, having moved here in 1950 to establish Ward's Accounting Service. He operated until 1980, when he retired and turned the business over to his son and son-in-law. He and his wife later established Candle Light Bridal Shop on the Square in Covington. He was born in Gladeville, TN, which he always referred to as "The Garden Spot of the World". After finishing school, he moved to Dalton, GA, where he became a successful businessman. In Dalton, he met and ...

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough

Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough of Oxford, passed away December 7, 2011, at the age of 93. She was born in Wrightsville, GA, on March 6, 1918, to the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Harris. Mrs. Scarborough was a resident of Oxford, since 1957, and was a member of Covington Christian Church. She retired from the Newton County School System, in 1980, after having taught at both Porterdale and Palmer Stone Elementary Schools. She enjoyed camping and needlework. Mrs. Scarborough was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Wallace A. Scarborough.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Carol Therese Spurlin Bowman

Carol Therese Spurlin Bowman died in Covington Dec. 5, lovingly surrounded by family. She was born in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Bob Jamieson.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Shirley Burgess

Mrs. Shirley Burgess, 69, of Mineral Bluff, GA formerly of Covington, GA passed away December 5, 2011. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 23, 1942 to the late Howard and Aleta Williams Noble. Mrs. Burgess was a retired school teacher retiring from C.J. Hicks Elementary School in Rockdale County. During her career she taught at East Newton Elementary School in Newton County. She enjoyed gardening and working around her home in Mineral Bluff that she and her husband who preceded her in death, Mr. Robert Burgess, built and retired to six years ago. Mrs. Burgess was a ...

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Robert "Bob" Kelley

Mr. Robert "Bob" Kelley, 74, of Conyers formerly of Boston, Massachusetts passed away December 2, 2011. Mr. Kelley was born in Boston on October 13, 1937 and was a Certified Public Account working for several firms before moving to Georgia and becoming self employed until his retirement. He was a devote Catholic, he loved working outside and cutting grass on his Massey Ferguson tractor even cutting others grass if he thought it needed it. Married for over 50 years to his wife who survives him Roseann Kelley he is also survived by his mother Isabella Browne of Boston and his ...

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Rosa Lee Bell

Rosa Lee Bell of Covington, passed away December 5, 2011, at Newton Medical Center. She was 87 years of age at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Patterson and Jesse Bell; parents, Grady and Willie Cleo (Gunn) Dyer; and brother, Robert A Dyer. Mrs. Bell was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Lucile Stokes

Mrs. Lucile Stokes, 82, of Covington passed away December 4, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born September 13, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the late Gillum Chester and Garnett Wright Jackson. Mrs. Stokes was employed with Newton Medical Center working for a number of years as a clerk in the emergency room. A member of Countyline Baptist Church, Mrs. Stokes taught preschool age children in Sunday school and was an active member of her church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by her son Avery Jackson Stokes.

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Alice Flanigan

Alice Flanigan, 61, passed away Dec. 1 in Savannah.

December 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Emory (Dump) Bowen

Emory (Dump) Bowen of Covington, passed away November 30, 2011, at the age of 81. Mr. Bowen was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean conflict. He was a faithful member of Covington First United Methodist Church, and the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief where he was willing to go wherever, whenever needed. Mr. Bowen retired from Southern Bell, after 37 years of service, was a member of Telephone Pioneers, and was also a member of Golden Fleece Lodge # 6 where he received a 50-year pin from the Masonic Order. Mr. Bowen was an avid hunter ...

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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