Mary A. Burch of Covington, 92, passed away Nov. 11. Mrs. Burch was a choir member and longtime Sunday School teacher at both Porterdale and Oxford Baptist churches. She was a very Godly woman who loved the Lord and was involved in the homebound ministry, visiting the shut-ins. Mrs. Burch enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, reading and working crossword puzzles. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.
Mary Bowie Whittaker of Covington passed away Nov. 8. The daughter of Roy E. and Odessa Davis Bowie, she was born in 1932, in Manchester. She graduated from Porterdale High School in the Class of 1949 and was also a graduate of Crawford W. Long School of Nursing. Ms. Whittaker worked as a surgical nurse at Georgia Baptist Hospital and for Dr. Charles Dowman for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Joe Whittaker, and her brother, James Richard Bowie.
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C.F. Henderson, of Covington, passed away Nov. 7, 2013, at the age of 91. Mr. Henderson was employed by Firestone Tires in Covington for 17 years, and operated Henderson's Phillips 66 Station for many years. After selling his gas station, he worked for Almon Construction Co. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where his son, the Rev. Harold Ray Henderson, served as pastor. Prior to his membership at Grace, he was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Martha K. Hewell of Social Circle passed away November 8, 2013, at the age of 84. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church, where she served as leader of the nursery department for many years.
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William R. (Randy) Hudgins died peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He was 77 years old.
Minnetta Nelms of Covington passed away November 6, 2013, at the age of 78. Mrs. Nelms taught at Cousins Middle School for more than 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and fishing. Mrs. Nelms loved her family dearly, and cherished her time with each of them.
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Mr. Holland Adams, 76, of Rutledge, died Nov. 3. The son of Ralph David and Eula Pearl Studdard Adams, he was born in Social Circle in 1937. He was retired from General Motors. Mr. Adams was a member of Social Circle First Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener and cook. Both of these talents were part of his ministry to his community. He always planted enough to share with others. He will long be ...
James Douglas Ivey, 55, of Oxford, passed away Nov. 3. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening. Mr. Ivey also enjoyed photography and traveling, especially to the mountains.
Jackie Paul "Jack" Tomlin, 68, of Woodville, Ga., passed away on November 2, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He suffered from a sudden aortic dissection and was unable to recover.
Barbara Miller Samples, 78, of Covington, passed away October 31, 2013. She was a former member of Lakewood Heights Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Mrs. Mary Josephine Kirkley, age 82, of Oxford passed away at her home Saturday, November 02, 2013 surround by her children. She was born December 18, 1930 in Oxford, Georgia to the late T.C. and Mary Inez Holifield Bryant. Mrs. Kirkley worked for many years as an executive secretary for Oxford Manufacturing and also served as Deputy Tax Commissioner for Newton County where she retired in 1998. She was a long time member of Calvary ...
Mrs. Sandra Austin, age 67, of Covington passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her home. She was born in Carrollton Georgia on October 23, 1946 to the late Willard and Myrtle Huckeba Mashburn. Mrs. Austin was a register nurse and worked at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta specializing in pediatric care. She showed and loved Tennessee Walking Horses. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her brother Jerry Mashburn.
Betty Jean Bennett, 78, of Covington, passed away Oct. 1. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church; and enjoyed listening to televangelists Jeff Lyles and Arnold Murray. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening and watching hummingbirds; but most of all she enjoyed reading her Bible. Mrs. Bennett enjoyed traveling to the mountains and the beach. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Devoe Bennett, and her parents, Horace and Lizzie Sue (Drake) Fields.
Mrs. Nora Mae Ratterree, age 85, of Currie, North Carolina formerly of Newborn, GA passed away on September 29, 2013. She was born December 14, 1927 to the late J. William and Ora Bell Smith Kelley in Franklin County Georgia. Mrs. Ratterree was a talented person who could take most anything and make beautiful art with it. She enjoyed Thomas Kinkade art work and would turn his art into beautiful needlepoint. Mrs. Ratterree also enjoyed ...
Joe Edward Blair Wheeler Funeral Home Joe Edward Blair, of Social Circle, died Sept. 29 at Clearview Regional Medical Center. The son of Allen C. and Mary Louise Wacter Blair, he was born in 1930, in Thomaston. He was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed listening to gospel music, especially Gaithers. He and his wife visted nursing homes to minister to residents. He worked on several mission projects and spent the night with residents ...
Carrie Inez Wilson, of Covington, passed away Sept. 27, 2013, at the age of 91. She devoted her life to her family and her God. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Newton Baptist Church and the Ambassadors Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting, tending to her flowers and writing. A fabulous cook, she was famous for her fried peach pies. Collecting porcelain dolls was a hobby that brought her much joy. ...
Homegoing Celebration For Ms. Elizabeth R. Albert
W.K. Lunsford Jr., 90, of Covington, passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Lunsford was a decorated veteran of the United States Army Air Force, served his country during World War II and completed more than 35 combat missions over Europe. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, but had attended Covington First United Methodist Church for many years with his wife, Mary.
Homegoing Celebration For Ms. Carolyn Evonne Jenkins (Boot Boot) Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:00 P.M. Crosspointe Baptist Church 252 Byrd Road, Oxford , Georgia 30054 Rev. Allan Posey, Pastor, Eulogist Assisted By Others. Ms. Carolyn Evonne Jenkins (Boot Boot) was born March 10, 1969 to the late Mr. Thomas L. Jenkins, Sr. and Mrs. Obera Sims Jenkins. Born in Newton County, she was the seventh of nine children. God called Carolyn home September 17, 2013. ...
Richard J. Katenkamp, 81, of Covington, passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Katenkamp was a commercial draftsman for 50 years. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and also served in the Naval Reserve.
Mr. Gary Douglas Ingram Sr., 71 of Mansfield, died Sept. 23 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Ingram was born in Thomaston, the son of the late Aubry and Lenora Morris Ingram. He was a retired machinist with Nunley Tool & Die Company and enjoyed golf, fishing and woodworking, and he loved "dog."
Mrs. Sally G. Phillips, age 74, of Mansfield passed away September 21, 2013 at Newton Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1939 in Opelika, Alabama to the late John Henry and Nonnie Mason Colson. Mrs. Phillips was of the Baptist faith and a member at Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing; she was an Atlanta Braves and University of Alabama fan. Mrs. Phillips was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She ...
Charles Williams of Oakwood, Ga., formerly of Covington, passed away Sept. 21, 2013, at the age of 68.
Michael David Roberds, of Covington, passed away Sept. 19, 2013, at the age of 18. Michael David was a loving son. He was a graduate of Alpha Omega High School in Covington, and he attended Eastridge Community Church and The Orchard Church in Loganville. Michael David enjoyed all types of fishing, jet skiing and loved all sports. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Kathryn "Katbird" and Mark Lord of Covington; father, Michael Roberds of Loganville; ...
Homegoing Celebration For Ms. Bertha Mae Morris September 10, 1937~September 16, 2013 Saturday, September 21, 2013 11:00 A.M. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Newborn, Georgia Rev. Vincent Casey, Pastor Rev. Annette Nash, Eulogist Assister By Others Obituary Ms. Bertha Mae Morris (Tootsie) was ...
The family of Etha Kathleen (Wilson) Carter Johnson announces the permanent relocation of the "Happy House." Born in 1915, in Walton County, Mrs. Johnson celebrated her heavenly flight at the age of 97 on September 15.