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John Howard Johnson

John Howard Johnson, of Covington, passed away April 5, 2015, at the age of 73. After working for the State of Georgia as an accountant, Mr. Johnson started his own business providing tax preparation and financial services across Metropolitan Atlanta for 17 years until his retirement. He was a private pilot and enjoyed fishing, playing golf and watching NASCAR. An upstanding citizen in the community, he was a member of the Gideons in Newton County, serving as treasurer for many years, and was a charter member of East Newton Baptist Church. In addition, he proudly served his country in the ...

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Mitchell Wright

Mitchell Reed Wright died Tuesday, March 31 at age 91, after a year's stay at Benton House in Covington. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. Mr. Wright was the son of the late Dr. William Cosby Wright and Sarah Louise Camp Wright, both long-time residents of Covington. He is survived by cousins, Charles Maxwell of Anthem, AZ, Margie Maxwell Swift of Selma, AL, and Diane Maxwell Richardson of Birmingham, AL. During World War II, Mitchell participated in the D-Day Invasion. After the war he lived in Paris, France for most of his adult life, where he was a ...

April 05, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James “J.B.” Norman

James "J.B" Norman of Covington, passed away April 3, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Norman owned and operated Norman Printing Company for 32 years. A member of Eastridge Community Church, J.B. enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding and working on motorcycles. Additionally, he liked going to auctions and yard sales. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lois Mask Norman.

April 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melvin Evans “Jack” Williams

Melvin Evans "Jack" Williams, 78 of Oxford, passed away peacefully at home Thursday April 2, 2015. Jack was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Melvin and Mildred Williams. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Dodd.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland

Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland, age 71, of Covington passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015. She was born November 5, 1943, in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Thomas and Myrtie Nix. Dolores was a faithful daughter of our Heavenly Father. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Covington. She always connected with a local church wherever she lived. Dolores had a beautiful alto voice and loved singing praises to God. She loved God's Word and shared it with others through neighborhood Bible studies, Sunday school classes, and wherever she had opportunity to witness about His love ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel Young Daniel

Rachel Young Vansant Daniel, 104, of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015. Mrs. Daniel was born in Douglasville, and was 1929 graduate of Metter High School. Following graduation, she had several jobs, in Atlanta, as the nation recovered from the depression. In 1939, she joined Liberty Mutual where she worked as a claims adjustor and later a Fleet Manager for their leased vehicles. She and her first husband, Ralph Linch, were married only nine years before he was killed, in action, on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. She later married Alton Daniel, in 1948, and together they ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patt Smith

Patt Smith of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015, at the age of 82. Mrs. Smith graduated from Sparks Memorial Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR with her registered nursing degree. She was also affiliated with Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Mrs. Smith retired from Weyerhaeuser where she was an Eastern U.S. in-service manager. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed spending time with family, reading, camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Smith; parents, Fred and Gladys Walters; her sisters, Betty and Colene.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harvey Lee Anglin

Mr. Harvey Lee Anglin, age 83, of Covington passed away March 31, 2015. He was born September 1, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Albert Thomas and Elizabeth Payne Anglin. Mr. Anglin enjoyed racing and is a member of The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. He raced at the Peach Bowl, Lakewood and Sonoma. Mr. Anglin retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 34. Mr. Anglin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who together with his wife personified family and were role models for not only their family but for all that were blessed ...

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Willie Fred Hudson

Mr. Willie Fred Hudson died April 11 at Newton Medical Center. The son of Mary Hudson and the late Mr. Eddie Hudson Jr., he was born in 1950 in Rockdale County. Mr. Hudson was raised and educated in Newton County and attended Newton County High School. He retired from the city of Covington after 30 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed listening to old school music. When he was not working, you would find him at home watching westerns and wrestling. He always had a Bible with him. Mr. Hudson will be remembered as a loving and caring person whose ...

April 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Ann Ryefield

April 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tilmon Lewis Moss

Mr. Tilmon Lewis Moss age 88 of Oxford died Sunday, April 25, 2010. He was born in Copper Hill, Tennessee on October 15, 1921 to the late Sylvester and Hattie (Powell) Moss. He moved to Oxford from Atlanta 38 years ago. He was of the Baptist faith, and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He really enjoyed fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife: Annie C. Moss, son: Tilmon Moss, Jr., granddaughter: Brandie N. Ellis. Mr. Moss is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Frank and Judy Moss of Houston, Texas; daughter and son-in-law: Freddie ...

April 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Harry Shaw

Robert Harry Shaw, 61, passed away quietly at his Covington home April 14. The son of Elsworth William "Bill" and Constant "Joan" Shaw, he was born in 1948 in Phoenix, Ariz. He served his country proudly for 20 years in the United States Air Force. He was also a corrections officer for the Georgia Department of Corrections until 2006.

April 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Glenn L. (Bud) Dennison

April 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Ralph Henderson

April 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Chris Costley

Mr. Chris Costley, 59, of Decatur, passed away on April 21. He was preceded in death by parents Virgil Costley Sr. and Urlene Blankenship Costley. Mr. Costley was born in 1951 in Conyers. He was a 1969 graduate of Newton County High School and attended West Georgia College and also Emory of Oxford College. He worked in retail merchandise as a clerk in Buckhead.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edwin "Big Ed" Smith

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Geneva Neely (Bentley) Monk

MONK Mrs. Geneva Neely (Bentley) Monk age 82, of Covington died on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. She was born in Newton County on December 31, 1927 to the late Doctor Means and Emily (Neely) Bentley. Mrs. Monk worked for HUD for twenty two years. She loved to cook and sew. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Monk was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church and Grace Covenant Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Julian Bentley and Brasher Bentley; sister: Mary Wright. Mrs. Monk is survived by her husband: Leonard Rodney Monk of Covington ...

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joann Bellew Restivo

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Joseph "CJ" Parker

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tennyson L. Knight

April 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dolores A. Jones

April 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie R. Saxton Jr.

Mr. Willie R. Saxton Jr. died April 10. The son of Mrs. Lizzie Hawk Saxton and the late Mr. Willie R. Saxton Sr., he was born in 1949 in Newton County. He graduated from R. L. Cousins High School in 1967. A very dedicated employee, Mr. Saxton worked at Dan River and PACTIV for several years. He joined Saint Paul A.M.E. Church at an early age and faithfully served until his death. Mr. Saxton was a proud member of the Senior Usher Board, a position he cherished. He devoted a lot of time to that position; in fact ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cary W. Belcher Jr.

Mr. Cary W. Belcher Jr., "Pete," died April 13 at Riverside Nursing Home. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cary (Hattie) Belcher Sr., he was born in 1939, the youngest of eleven siblings. He attended public schools in Newton County and joined Union Grove United Methodist church at an early age. Later, he moved his membership to Saint Paul A.M.E. where he enjoyed attending Sunday services and senior citizen activities. He was a faithful member until his health declines. Mr. Belcher worked for Williams Brothers Lumber Company for several years as an odd job maintenance worker ...

April 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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