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Mrs. Rebecca 'Ann' Reid

Rebecca "Ann" Reid, 69, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1945, in Porterdale to the late Clarence and Allie Durden. Mrs. Reid was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to all. But most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Reid is preceded in death by siblings Pauline Dial, Frances Sockwell and William "Bill" Durden.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Florence Taylor Lowen-French

Florence Taylor Lowen-French, 90, of Covington, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1924 in Renick, West Virginia, to Henry and Ula Taylor. After graduating from Renick High School, Florence moved to Covington, Virginia to marry and raise a family. She worked for Ayers Furniture Store, and later served as manager of the Retail Merchants Association in Clifton Forge, Virginia, while completing a number of college courses. She later moved to Roanoke to become accounting manager for the J. H. Pence Company. Among other activities, Florence served as President of the Credit ...

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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Vera Kate Daniel

Mrs. Vera Kate Daniel of Covington, died July 23. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin (Irene Holt) Wynn, she was born in Walton County in 1933. Mrs. Daniel gave tirelessly to others and her life was a testimony to the influence she had on everyone with whom she came into contact. "Ms. V," as she was called, was educated in the schools of Newton County and employed by the Newton County School System as a bus driver. She was an excellent seamstress which provided her an opportunity to make a multitude of friends. Mrs. Daniel was a ...

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lina Hand

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances C. Dolan

July 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty J. Mask

July 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond J. Karp, Jr.

July 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


William (Billy) Webb, Sr.

July 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnnie Marlowe Piper

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Nell L. Cain

July 18, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Olan Millican

July 16, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carl Smith

Carl Smith Jr., born August 8, 1912 in Covington, Ga., died at home on Monday July 13, 2009. He was the son of the late Carl Smith Sr. and Minnie Mobley. He was predeceased in death by brothers: Simms, Dan, "Peaches", and Charlie and one sister, Evelyn Hooten.

July 14, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy M. Weiss

Dorothy M. Weiss of Tucker, formerly of Covington, died July 12, 2009, at Emory Eastside Medical Center, at the age of 93. Daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Munger Day, she and her husband were former residents of Kansas City, moving to Covington in the early 1970's. She was a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, where she served as secretary for several years. Mrs. Weiss was a member of the Episcopal women's group, and the Daughters of the King. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn L. Weiss.

Survivors include her daughter ...

July 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tanyetta L. Williams

Tanyetta L. Williams, 21, of Covington, died July 2. Known as Tan, Miss Williams was a feminist activist and a junior at Georgia State College majoring in political science. Miss Williams was a lover of music and sang at many churches and loved playing drums. She toured with several activist groups and was a sociable person. She surrounded herself with a diverse circle of friends. Desiring to have a positive impact in the lives of under-served brothers and sisters, Miss Williams worked in the Progressive Student Alliance.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Lee Sims Glover

Mrs. Betty Lee Sims Glover died June 27 in Rockdale County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mr. Rube (Lessie Benton) Sims, she was born in 1940 in Newton County. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Johnny Thomas Glover; children Lisa, Scottie and Freda; one grandson; brothers Willie and Charlie Sims; and sisters Cleo Parks, Annie Chandler, Mamie and Belle. Mrs. Glover joined Murray CME at an early age and served on the Usher Board and Stewardess and sang in the choir. She was an active and faithful member until her health declined. She overcame many ...

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Shirley A. Gresham

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia J. Long

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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