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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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Linda R. Brown

December 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marvin McGiboney, Sr.

Mr. Marvin D. McGiboney Sr., 91 of Covington died December 19, 2009 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McGiboney was born in Newton County in 1918 to the late Charlie and Lumbia Whiddon McGiboney. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 20 years and served during W.W. II. He also was an active member of the VFW. He worked as a machinist for Lithonia Lighting Company for 23 years and is a member of Oxford Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Surviving are his wife of ...

December 19, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joyce Cook

Mrs. Evelyn Joyce Cook of Covington died Wednesday December 15, 2009 at Westbury Health and Rehab in Jackson, Ga. Born on December 22, 1930 in Fulton County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Ras W. and Annie Perry Moore Fincher. Mrs. Cook was a member of Stewart Baptist Church since 1950, and loved flower gardening and was known as a great cook. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her husband of 59 years John Marcus Cook of Covington; daughter Marcia Cook Burford of Jenkinsburg, Ga.; son John Marcus (Whitey) Cook of ...

December 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


J. Roy Green, Jr.

December 14, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


George Newberry, Sr.

December 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frank Phillips

December 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kristin Beaucher

December 08, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris Virginia Meyer

MEYER Mrs. Doris Virginia (Ross) Meyer age 83 of Covington, Georgia died Friday, December 4, 2009. She was born on February 11, 1926 in Hudson, Florida to the late William and Isa (Sumner) Ross. Mrs. Meyer was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her family deeply as well as her church. She worked in retail sales and management for over 25 years.Mrs. Meyer is survived by her loving husband of 42 years: Howard Meyer of Covington; children: Randy and Jeanne Walker, Sandra Frady, and Bonnie Cawthon ...

December 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Darrell Kennedy Nolley

Darrell Kennedy Nolley

December 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elzora Hamm Clack

Elzora Hamm Clack

December 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronnie G. James

December 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Helen J. Lummus

Helen J. Lummus of Meansville, GA died Tuesday December 1, 2009 at Spalding Regional Medical Center. She was born on January 6, 1926 in Porterdale, GA to Thomas C. and Willie Rollins Johnson. She was an active member of the Harvester Sunday School Class at Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lummus worked as a Court Clerk in the Newton County Superior Court for many years.

December 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marshall R. Elizer

December 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Reid Kinard

KINARD Ronald Reid Kinard of Oxford, GA died Saturday November 28, 2009 at Shepherd Center. He was born on May 23, 1953 in Griffin, Ga to Bobby Reid and Jennie McMichael Kinard. He was a member of Oxford Baptist Church and enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was a loving father, son, and brother. Mr. Kinard is survived by mother Jennie Kinard of Oxford; son Corey Reid Kinard of Oxford; step-sons Landon Kines and John LeonGurrerro Jr. both of Covington; twin sister and brother-in-law Donna and Richard Hollin of Jackson, Tn.; sister and brother-in-law Susan and Craig Richmond of Tazwell, Tn.; two ...

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walker Combs Harris

November 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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