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Mr. Henry E. Smith

Mr. Henry E. Smith, age 69, of Newton County passed away July 26, 2014. Mr. Smith was born January 10, 1945 in Newton County, Georgia to Ms. Mary McElhaney Glover and Mr. Earnest Smith. His wife Mrs. Jackie Ross Smith preceded him in death.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Freddie “Jim” Wise

Mr. Freddie "Jim" Wise, age 72, of Springhill passed away July 23, 2014. He was born in Newton County, Georgia to Unas and Alice Wise. Raised in the Springhill Community, "Jim" joined the Springhill United Methodist Church at an early age and lived a happy life among his 12 siblings: Wilfred (Jack), Lillie, Juanita, MC, Roy, Eunice, Ina, James (Bo), Walter, Addie, Henry and Dorothy, along with his childhood friends. He attended school in Newton County and then later was employed at Georgia Highway Express Trucking Company, where he worked for more than thirty years. Later, he was employed by ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson, age 91, passed away July 26, 2014. He was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Sweetie)Wyatt Johnson. He joined and served in the United States Army from 1940 until 1942. In March 1958, he wed Jewel White and together they raised one son, Mr. Kenneth Charles Johnson. After serving many years and retiring from McLean Freight Lines, "Thomas" started his own business: Johnson Movers. He was a charitable and active figure in the Springhill Community. He was willing to help anyone out in their time or need. He provided many young men in the ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson

Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson, age 87, of Covington passed away July 25, 2014. She was born in Newton County, Georgia to the late Seals Benton and Ella Claude Benton.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry E. Smith

In Loving Memory

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Homeoging Services

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy B. Henderson

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Freddie Wise

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as president of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Russell Fields

Russell Fields, age 77, of Covington, passed away August 1, 2014. Mr. Fields was employed by Dart Containers, formerly known as Sweetheart Plastics, for 28 years. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He enjoyed collecting coins and reading. Mr. Fields was a family man, as his family always came first. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Martin Fields; and parents, William David and Sara (Ellis) Fields.

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as President of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Courtney Manning

Dr. Courtney Manning, age 45, of Covington, passed away June 30, 2014. He was born March 30, 1969 in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica to Victor Manning (deceased) and Aneita Cameron. At the age of five, he moved with his family to St. Catherine where they lived at his grandmother's house. While living there, he attended basic school in Reynolds and primary school at Point Hill. At the age of 10, he passed the Common Entrance exam to attend high school, and at the age of 18, he entered the Jamaican Constabulary Force. During this age, he also attended the ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Abraham Thomas “Abe” Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney

Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney, affectionately known as "Jo," passed away July 28, 2014, at the age of 81. She was born in Rockmart, Georgia, to the late Noel and Rena (Davis) Embry. Jo was a graduate of Cedartown High School, in Cedartown, Georgia. In 1951, she married Milton (Coach Mac) McLaney, and together they moved to Monticello, where he started his coaching career and she found her interest in floral arrangements. They moved to Newton County in 1956, where she became active and served as president of the Covington Garden Club. Jo worked part-time for several years for Abre Sherwood ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Abraham Thomas "Abe" Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Hulon H. Kitchens

Mr. Hulon H. Kitchens, 87, of Conyers, died Jan. 21. He was born in Newton County in 1921. Mr. Kitchens proudly saved our country in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. Mr. Kitchens was a member of Newton Baptist Church. He enjoyed bird hunting and loved his family. Mr. Kitchens was preceded in death by parents Andrew and Minnie (Parker) Kitchens and wife Fairy Cowan Kitchens. He is survived by his church family and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, Jan. 23, from 6 ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Katherine E. Holahan

Katherine Engleert Holahan, 89, of North Pointe Assisted Living died Jan. 20 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1919, she was the daughter of the late Andrew John Englert and Helen C. Englert. Mrs. Holahan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was a member of the Hilltoppers and the Women's Club. She was a homemaker and for many years a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are husband Joseph Myles Holahan Jr. of Anderson, S.C., children Christine Turner of Charleston, S.C., Cathleen LaFave and husband Jim of Hickory ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Katherine E. Holahan

Katherine Engleert Holahan, 89, of North Pointe Assisted Living died Jan. 20 at AnMed health Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1919, she was the daughter of the late Andrew John Englert and Helen C. Englert. Mrs. Holahan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was a member of the Hilltoppers and the Women's Club. She was a homemaker and for many years a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Howard L. Manning

Howard L. Manning, of Covington, died January 22, 2009, at Abbey Hospice, at the age of 86. Son of the late Posey C. and Frances A. Wimmer Manning, he was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church, where he volunteered to keep the church and cemetery grounds for over 30 years. He joined the U. S. Marine Corps in 1945, where he served in World War II on Okinawa, ferrying troops and supplies to the beach from supply and troop ships and after WWII, served in China. Mr. Manning retired as concrete construction foreman for Ballinger Paving Co. in Greenville ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bertrice Moseley

Bertrice Moseley, age 95, of Covington, passed away January 20, 2009. Born in Ft. Valley, Ga. April 16, 1913 to the late Will Buck Pearson and Clara Jo Slappey Pearson, she was a member of Covington First Baptist Church. Bert loved her 9-Hole Golf Group at Fieldstone Country Club in Conyers, where she played until she was 93 years old. She also loved her "Bridge" friends and her "Lunch Bunch" friends who were most dear to her. She is preceded in death by her former husbands George H. Braswell and A. Ray Jones, daughter Jo Ann Barber of Duluth, sister ...

January 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lee Glow

January 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy M. Brown

Mrs. Dorothy M. Brown, 81, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Jan. 19. The daughter of the late Boyce and Willie Mae (Harper) Johnson, she was born in Newton County in 1927. Mrs. Brown was retired from The Bibb Manufacturing Company where she worked as a spinner. She loved to travel and enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lawson T. Brown, daughter Shirley Brown, brother Charles Johnson and sister Elizabeth Simmons.

Surviving are children Julia Hood of Buckhead, Robert Brown, Thomas Brown, Peggy Brown, Willie Brown and Virginia Smith, all of Covington; grandchildren ...

January 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Angel DeAnn Hammonds Clark

Mrs. Angel DeAnn Hammonds Clark, 32, a lifelong resident of Newton County died Jan. 18. She was born in Newton County on June 29, 1976 to Larry and Priscilla (Shannon) Hammonds. Mrs. Clark was a member of High Point Baptist Church and was a loving mother.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. Brooks Clark of Covington; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Priscilla Hammonds of Covington; daughters, Natalie Boutelle of Covington and Brooklyn Clark of Covington; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends.

January 19, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Henry Knight

William "Bill" Henry Knight passed away at his home in Port Orange, Fla. on December 29, 2008. Mr. Knight was born on December 31, 1933 in Staunton, Va., the son of James and Mary (Bowen) Knight. He retired in 1972 from the United States Army after serving his country for 23 years. He enjoyed traveling and cooking for friends and family. Bill was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a life time member of the VFW and the American Legion.

January 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances C. Lovern

January 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Wayne Cribbs Sr.

Mr. Wayne Cribbs Sr., 66, of Monticello, died Jan. 15 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home with interment to follow at Stewart Baptist church Cemetery. The family will receive friends today, Jan. 1 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

January 16, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wayne Cribbs Sr.

Mr. Wayne Cribbs Sr., 66, of Monticello, died Jan. 15 at his residence.

January 16, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond David Gordon

Mr. Raymond David Gordon, 56 of Covington, died Saturday, Jan. 3. the son of the late William Jesse and Audrey Mae White Gordon, he was born in 1952 in Chatham County. He was a retired cab driver. Mr. Gordon enjoyed singing, poetry, songwriting, telling jokes and fishing. Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jack, James and Bobby Hampton.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Audrey Cherease and Brian Kincaid; son and daughter-in-law Raymond Dallas and Ivey Brook Gordon; grandchildren Dalton Saxon, Braden Kincaid, Presley Gordon, Rease Kincaid, Parker Gordon; brothers Thomas "Marty" Hampton, Richard Hampton, William ...

January 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Josephine Hyatt

Josephine (Jo) Hyatt, 92, died Jan. 12. The daughter of the late Jeff Hyatt and Julia Sockwell Hyatt, she was born in Newton County in 1916. Miss Hyatt was a member of Mt. Tabor Methodist Church where she was a treasurer and son leader. Her entire life was centered on church. Miss Hyatt retired from Macy's after 35 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Nana Hyatt Cook. She is survived by several distant cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Scot Ward's Harry White Chapel, 1299 ...

January 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edison Bedoya

Mr. Edison Bedoya, 49, of Newborn, died Jan. 12. The son of Alfonso and Luzmila Bedoya, he was born in Cali, Columbia. He was a self-employed home painter who loved his family, his children and watching soccer games. Deportivo Cali was his favorite soccer team. He was of the Catholic faith.

January 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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