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Ronald ‘Ronnie’ McGiboney

Ronald "Ronnie" McGiboney, 74 of Covington, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Abbey Hospice. He was born in Porterdale to the late Robert and ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Freda Ann Shellnut Jones

Freda Ann Shellnut Jones, 60 of Jackson, passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, January 5, 2016. She was born in Loganville to the late ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Woodburn Hudson

Woodburn D. Hudson passed away January 4, 2016, at Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, Georgia at the age of 73. He was born in Atlantic ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melinda Hays Lord

Melinda Hays Lord passed away Monday, January 4, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at First ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Roger Ray Tant

Mr. Roger Ray Tant, age 63 of Covington, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louis Conner Dodson

Louis Conner Dodson, age 83, of Flovilla passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 6, 1932 son of the ...

January 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Andrew Louis Bostick

A Celebration Of Life

December 29, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mary Louis Cunningham

Mary Louis Cunningham, of Covington, passed away at the age of 78. Mrs. Cunningham was an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Philadelphia Eagles ...

December 29, 2015 | Caldwell Cowan | OBITS


Chuck Lamar (Noon) Stodghill

A homecoming celebration for Mr. Chuck Lamar (Noon) Stodghill

December 26, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Dexter Derrell Parker

A Celebration Of Life

December 26, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Emma Jean Presley Petty

Emma Jean Presley Petty, 81, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Piedmont Newton. She was born in Eatonton to the late Walker ...

December 18, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Timothy Owen Tyler

Timothy Owen Tyler, 48, of Covington, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 13, 2015. He was the loving son of Gail Tyler of Covington; deeply ...

December 18, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Jean Smith

Homegoing Celebration

December 17, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Jeanette Kathryn Strauss

Jeanette ("Jenny") Kathryn Strauss, 71, departed this life on December 11, 2015.

December 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan of Covington, passed away December 15, 2015, at the age of 92. Mr. Sullivan, a Purple Heart recipient, honorably served his country in ...

December 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Grace W. Davis

Mrs. Grace W. Davis "Mrs. Grace", age 80, of Covington formerly of Lithonia passed away November 2, 2015. She was born in the Swords Community of Morgan County on November 6, 1934 to the late Herbert F. and Ella Ray Chaffin Waters. Mrs. Davis was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Lithonia where she taught Sunday school for many years. She owned and operated East DeKalb Daycare in Lithonia for 27 years. Mrs. Davis loved to travel and spend time with her family. She moved to the Benton House in Covington where she lived these last few ...

November 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gloria Witcher

Gloria Witcher, 73 of Covington, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015. She was born in Cedartown to the late William and Clara Davis Benefield. Gloria had a strong sense of family and her life will be remembered for the children she raised. Her treasure was her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas L. Witcher.

October 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Amanda Leigh Freeman Atkins

Mrs. Amanda Leigh Freeman Atkins, age 31, of Oxford, Georgia passed away Friday, October 23, 2015. She was born in Covington on December 27, 1983. Amanda grew up in Covington and has worked for Waffle House in Walnut Grove. She loved animals, shopping, traveling to the beach and especially loved her daughter and spending time with her. Amanda was preceded in death by her father Steve Freeman and is survived by her daughter, Courtney Taylor McGunigal; her mother, Cindy Freeman; her brother, Jeremy Freeman; nephew, Jeremy Swayde Freeman; aunts and uncle, Terry and Roxanne Massey and Pat Dial along with ...

October 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lucile Norman Jones

Lucile Norman Jones of Covington passed away October 24, 2015, at the age of 88. Mrs. Jones was a member of Stewart Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher as well as a Vacation Bible School leader. She delivered meals to church shut-ins and was very active in all church activities. Mrs. Jones delighted in walking and admiring God's beautiful creation daily. She looked forward to family vacations at Myrtle Beach, where she liked going to shows and walking on the beach. A true chocoholic, Mrs. Jones enjoyed eating chocolate every day. She was preceded in death ...

October 25, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Ellene Rosser

Mrs. Mary Ellene Rosser, 91, of Covington passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 23, 2015. Ellene was born in Monticello, Georgia to the late Henry and Lillie Mae Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years William Thomas Rosser Sr., who passed away in 1969; brothers Ralph, Raymond and Glenn Thomas; sister Bessie Jean Jones; and son in law Blake McLeod, Jr.

October 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Tommy Bruce Preston

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Tommy Bruce Preston, age 57, native of Henry County Georgia and graduate of Henry County High School. Tommy passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

October 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. R.A. Maddox

Mr. Riley (R.A.) Maddox, age 82, of Oxford passed away peacefully in his home October 15, 2015. He was born January 8, 1933 to the late Edith and Dallas Maddox. Mr. Maddox was a special man who loved his family dearly, especially his girls. He was a dedicated fan of the GA Bulldogs and was a 48 year season ticket holder. Mr. Maddox served as a corporal in the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. He later retired from AT&T after 31 years and was a proud member of Telephone Pioneers of America. Mr. Maddox ...

October 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Riley

Ronald "Ron" C. Riley, 62, of Newborn passed away on October 8, 2015, at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers from complications due to end-stage renal disease. Ron's wishes were to be cremated and for close friends and family to celebrate his life with a private memorial gathering at a date and place yet determined.

October 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Polly Neely

Polly Neely, a longtime resident of Newton County, passed away in Shreveport, Louisiana on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gertrude Irene Buck

Buck, Gertrude Irene, "Trudy", 91 passed away peacefully, September 26, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Gertrude Maness in Covington, Georgia. Gertrude was born in the Bronx borough of New York City on March 11, 1924, to Ida Marie (Koehler) and Walter Jacob Meyer. They were both of German descent. She was their only child.

October 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Ann Cobb

Mary Ann Cobb of Newborn, passed away October 8, 2015, at the age of 75. She was formerly a resident of Decatur, where she owned and operated a beauty shop, before moving to Jasper County, where she resided for 37 years. Mrs. Cobb enjoyed cooking for her family, working in her flower garden and loved going camping. She cherished the time spent with family and will be dearly missed. Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Roy L. Cobb; and parents, Gordon Thurman and Mary Elise Knight.

October 09, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patti Jo Forlines Butler

Patti Jo Forlines Butler ("Pat") of Covington, passed away October 4, 2015, at the age of 86.

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dillard Rowe

Dillard Rowe of Oxford, passed away October 2, 2015, at the age of 80. Mr. Rowe graduated from Newton County High School in 1955, and he proudly served in the National Guard. He managed the Strand Theater for six years and was a member of the band Dixie Swingettes. In addition, he was a disc jockey for more than 50 years, working with WMOC, WGFS, WKUN and WMOQ. Mr. Rowe enjoyed working on old radios, collecting comic books and old cameras and loved antique cars. He cherished the time he spent with his family. He was preceded in death by ...

October 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alice Gruenhut

Alice Gruenhut of Oxford, passed away September 30, 2015, at the age of 68. Mrs. Gruenhut enjoyed traveling, playing games and dearly loved animals. She loved her family and cherished the time spent with them. Alice will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Wayne and Sarah Fleming.

October 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alice Gruenhut

Alice Gruenhut of Oxford, passed away September 30, 2015, at the age of 68. Mrs. Gruenhut enjoyed traveling, playing games and dearly loved animals. She loved her family and cherished the time spent with them. Alice will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Wayne and Sarah Fleming.

October 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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