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Mr. Janie Corry Martin

Janie Corry Martin of Atlanta, born and raised in Covington, died March 16, 2014, at the age of 96.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carol Barfield

Carol Barfield, of Covington, passed away March 14, 2014, at the age of 73.

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles “Chuck” Thomas Cartledge

Charles Thomas "Chuck" Cartledge, of Covington, passed away March 14, 2014, at the age of 52.

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth A. Wilson

Ruth A. Wilson, of Covington, passed away March 13, 2014, at the age of 90. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Wilson always put others needs ahead of her own, and she was the rock that held her family together. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time outside working with her flowers. She was preceded in death her husband, Travis H. Wilson; sons, Woodrow Lawrence Wilson, Douglas Herman Wilson, Ronnie David Wilson; grandson, Ronnie Gene Wilson; parents, Hawkins Seveier and Willie Alverta (Hunt) Snapp; sister, Laura Robbinson; brother ...

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


William C. "Billy" Harwell

William C. "Billy" Harwell

March 14, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tiffany Warren

Tiffany Warren, age 21, of Porterdale passed away March 11, 2014. She was born June 22, 1992 in Austell, Georgia and lived there until moving to Covington in 2001. Tiffany graduate from Eastside High School in 2010 and worked as a Manager at Subway Restaurant in Conyers. She loved her friends and enjoyed nothing more than to hang out with them as much as she could. Tiffany was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece and friend. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents James and Mary Jane Warren.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. James Thomas 'Tommy' Gardner

James Thomas "Tommy" Gardner, age 78, of Covington, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Mr. Gardner was a union carpenter by trade, and he enjoyed hunting and watching NASCAR. He cherished his family, and loved taking care of his sons.

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Clara Gaynell Doggett

Clara Gaynell Doggett, of Covington, passed away March 8, 2014, at the age of 94. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed cooking, shopping, exploring and spending time with them during the holidays. She also loved her two dogs that were her constant companions. Mrs. Doggett was a wonderful Christian woman and a great example to other Christian women. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Covington for many years and a recent member of the First Baptist Church in Covington. During the war she was a welder on ships in Brunswick, Ga. She then worked as an ...

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Harold Lee Stapp

Harold Lee Stapp Sr., 61, of Porterdale, passed away March 8, 2014, at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Stapp was a faithful member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church in Porterdale. He enjoyed playing softball, and will be remembered as a hard worker. Mr. Stapp was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Sara Frances (Loyd) Stapp.

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Archie Thomas Mulkey

Mr. Archie Thomas Mulkey, age 95, of Jefferson, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was born March 6, 1918, in Bremen, Georgia, a son of the late Elisha Samuel Mulkey and the late Attie Mae Smith Mulkey. Mr. Mulkey was a retired brickmason and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mr. Mulkey was preceded in death by his by his first wife, Lurlene Johnson Mulkey; two brothers; and three sisters.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sharon Long

Sharon Long, of Covington, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 72. She enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. Mrs. Long loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Leo and Bernice (Larson) Murphy.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mother Mary Matthews

Memorial Services

March 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Charles Andrew Hall

Charles Andrew Hall, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 71. He worked for Evans Tool & Dye in Conyers for more than 35 years. He loved his job and his co-workers. Mr. Hall enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and tractor. He also loved living and working on his parent's home place, where he enjoyed growing fruit and nut trees. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his grandson, Trevor Bailey; and parents, Andrew and Marie Hall.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Julian Gilbert

Julian L. Gilbert of Covington died on Feb. 27, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare. He was born Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He faithfully attended the Adult Sunday School Class and church. He was a Ruling Elder as Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed working on his farm and in his vegetable garden. He loved the animals and walking. He retired from Lithonia Lighting after many years. He was a member of Worthville Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Ann Schemmel

Barbara Ann Schemmel, of Newborn, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 50. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She loved her job as a bus driver for the Newton County School System. Barbara was a metastatic breast cancer survivor for 10 years and active in Newton County Relay of Life. She was also an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Andrew Lidden Pate III

Andrew Lidden Pate III, 48, of Watkinsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 24. He was born Dec. 27, 1959 in Augusta, GA to the Reverend Dr. Andrew Lidden Pate, Jr. and Martha Brown Lokey Pate.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gertrude Wood

Gertrude Wood, 84, of Covington, died Dec. 14. A native of Jackson County, Mrs. Wood was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church. She is survived by sister Mary Sue Ryer of Conyers and brother James Gordon of Commerce, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 17, at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens with Rev. Danny Evans officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jeanne M. Smith

Jeanne M. Smith, 84, of Covington passed away on Dec. 13 of complications from heart surgery. The youngest child and only daughter of Mae and Ward Robertson, she was born in 1924 in Batavia, Ill. Mrs. Smith had three brothers Gerald, Wallace and Richard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hampton Smith (1920 - 1969) and her daughter Melinda Eudy (1952 - 1994).

She attended the University of Illinois and received her bachelor's and master's degrees in English. She married Hampton Smith in 1951 in Illinois. They lived in many parts of the country as Hampton pursued a ...

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Leon Lowry

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen Newton Ivey

 Helen Newton Ivey, 91, of Covington, passed away Dec. 13. A native of Covington, and a beautician for over 40 years, she was a beloved friend and confidant to many of Covington's citizens. Mrs. Ivey truly had a servant's heart as she was happiest when serving others. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Covington and was involved with the WMU, 3R's, Meals on Wheels and various other church activities. She was also active in the Pilot Club, AARP, Gold Star American Legion and a Bridge Club. In her spare time, she traveled with ...

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clarence “Tommy” Johnson Jr.

Mr. Clarence "Tommy" Johnson Jr., 70, of Covington, died Dec. 9. The son of the late Clarence Thomas Johnson Sr. and Sarah Louise Mask, he was bon in Newton County. He was not expected to live past his first day but lived to his 70th birthday, unaffected by his handicap. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle, Covington, and loved selling Bibles from his home. He attended Newton High School until the 11th grade and was an Eagle Scout. He loved listening to country music, camping trips and attending Braves games. Mr. Johnson was known as the "North ...

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edward Floyd Allard Jr.

The Rev. Edward Floyd Allard Jr., 78, of Mansfield, died Dec. 8 at Embracing Hospice, Snellville. The son of the late Edward Floyd Allard Sr. and Elizabeth Smith Allard, he was born in Wilmington, N.C. He attended Campbell University and graduated from the Memphis School of Preaching in 1972. He served our country during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a Tech Sgt. in 1970. He was a recipient of the USAF Commendation Medal. Mr. Allard was a life member of the Disabled Veterans of America and very active ...

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Imogene Berron Graham

Mrs. Imogene Herron Graham, 78, of Toccoa, died Dec. 8 at Cottingham Hospice House, Seneca, S.C. The daughter of the late N.R. and Faye Smith Herron, she was born in 1930 in Franklin County. She grew up and lived most of her life on Rose Lane in Toccoa, being a great neighbor with a terrific sense of humor. She loved to play games with her family and friends. Mrs. Graham was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a licensed beautician. She graduated from North Georgia Trade School and worked with her aunt and close friend, Claudine Collier ...

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Billy Rooks Stokes

Mr. Billy Rooks Stokes, 77, of Covington, died Dec. 8. The son of the late Rebie Stokes and Gennie Mae Bowden Stokes, he was born in 1931 in Newton County. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Stokes retired from Auto Soler where he worked as a machinist. He enjoyed working on his cattle farm and serving as an active member of the Disaster Relief Team through the Georgia Baptist Association. He was especially honored to work with the disaster relief team when they traveled to New York to serve during the attack on Sept ...

December 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie C. “Doug” Victor

Mr. Willie C. "Doug" Victor died Dec. 4 in Rockdale County. The son of Mrs. Mary Frances Johnson Victor and the late Booker T. Victor, he was born in 1938 in Newton County. One of 14 children, Mr. Victor was preceded in death by brother Jay Victor. Mr. Victor was raised and educated in Newton County and joined St. Paul AME Church as an early age. He worked for Cross Construction for over 30 years. A hard worker, he enjoyed his job as a brick mason. During his spare time, Mr. Victor enjoyed playing cards, cooking, cleaning, working in the ...

December 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rella Mae Allen

December 19, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Obituary: James Leonard Chapman

James Leonard Chapman, 89, of Covington, died Dec. 4, 2008. He was born June 27, 1919 to the late Henry and Pearl Thomason Chapman in Newton County. Mr. Chapman was a lifelong resident of Covington and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He loved fishing, gardening, woodcrafts and enjoyed building cabinets, cradles and toys for children.

December 17, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Arthur F. Lackey, Jr.

December 15, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wayne Harris

December 14, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Everett Eugene Ensminger

Dr. Everett Eugene Ensminger, 68, of Covington, died at his home Nov. 29 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. The son of Clois Zirnstein Ensminger and the late Howard E. Ensminger, he was born in 1939 in Emporia, Kan.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


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