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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


Mr. Terry McWaters

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Darnell (Debo) Gillam

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

August 16, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Darnell (Debo) Gillam

In Loving Memory

August 15, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Brandon Darnell Marks

Mr. Brandon Darnell Marks was born on Friday, January 13, 1984, to the late Mr. Willie Oscar and Mrs. Antoinette Ross Marks in Atlanta, Georgia.

August 14, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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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


Mrs. Carlee (Hays) Schoenfeld

Mrs. Carlee (Hays) Schoenfeld age 74 of Oxford died Thursday, October 22, 2009. She was born November 20, 1934 in Brethitt County Kentucky to the late Clarence E. and Clara Mae (Fletcher) Hays. She was a member of Abiding Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was very active until she got sick. She was claimed as God's child through the gift of Baptism on July 27, 1975. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She loved to cook for her family. She truly loved the Lord and raised her children to love the Lord ...

October 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Glenn M. Jones

JONESMr. Glenn M. Jones age 62 died Wednesday, October 21, 2009. He has lived in the Covington area for 3 years moving here from the Stone Mountain/Clarkston area. He was born January 10, 1947 in Fulton County to the late Aubry and Polly Jones. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. Mr. Jones was formerly employed with Shell Oil Company.Mr. Jones is survived by his wife: Becky Jones of Covington; daughters and son-in-law: Denise and Peter Keukelaar of Panama City, FL, Kathryn Jones of Covington; sons and daughter-in-law: Greg ...

October 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bessie Mae Williams

October 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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