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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


Mr. Raymond Carl Hallford

Raymond Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 49. Raymond enjoyed playing basketball when he was younger, and creating spectacular fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. He loved life, adored his family, and cherished his time with them – especially during the holidays. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo (Alexander) Hallford.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Madeline Danielle Young

Baby Girl Madeline Danielle Young passed away Feb. 21, 2014.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Katherine Shawl Brewer

Katherine Shawl Brewer, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Brewer was a dedicated member of 36 years at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Griswell. Mrs. Brewer is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Obie Brewer of Covington; daughter, Lynda (Mike) Carter of Covington; son, John (Marsha) Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Corey) Bridwell, Alan (Suzanne) Carter, Amy (Jason) Parker, Jeffrey Brewer, and Christy (Tony) Smith; and a sister, Bettie Miller.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Elisha "Junior" Hardy

Mr. Elisha "Junior" Hardy, age 79, of Covington passed away at his residence Wednesday, January 8, 2014. He was born October 8, 1934 in Jasper Georgia to the late Elisha Frances and Lillie Mae Carter Hardy. Mr. Hardy was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed gardening, animals, especially feeding the fish in the pond behind his house, and enjoyed going to flea markets and thrift stores. He owned and operated Hardy's Citgo in Social Circle for many years. Mr. Hardy was preceded in death by his wife Gloria Kay Hardy and his grandson Andy Harville.

January 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Allen Rowland

James Allen Rowland, 24, passed away Jan. 3. He was born in Atlanta. He worked as an engraver for Tony's Trophies in Suffolk, Va., and attended Southside Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Henry Allen Tatum; paternal grandparents, Brenda Sue Rowland and Jack Howard Rowland; and aunt, Deborah Lynn Tatum.

January 07, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kasimir Kusmider

Mr. Kas Kusmider, age 65, of Loganville passed away January 5, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Germany on January 30, 1948 to the late Boleslaw and Sophie Kusmider. Kas served in the United States Army, he worked as a police officer in Minnesota and worked as a truck driver for Brown Trucking in Lithonia. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Conyers.

January 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


LouAnn McGregor Crowe

LouAnn McGregor Crowe of Covington passed away January 1, 2014, at Newton Medical Center. She was 74 years of age at the time of her death. Mrs. Crowe enjoyed painting and drawing, crocheting, and spending time outside and with her beloved Murphy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ransford and Louise McGregor.

January 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


June C. Barclay

Mrs. June Barclay, age 76, of Covington passed away January 3, 2014. She was born July 6, 1937 in Covington, Georgia, to the late Hughie Lee and Bertha Bryan Thomason. Mrs. Barclay attended Newton Baptist Church and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was affectionately known as "Nanny June". She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Joe Barclay and her granddaughter Haley Diane Barclay. Mrs. Barclay is survived by her sons and their spouses; Mitch and Kim Barclay of Hampton, Danny and Robin Barclay of ...

January 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ollie Davis

Funeral Services for Mr. Ollie Davis of 596 Crowell Rd. Covington, Ga. was held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 5021 Henderson Mill Rd. Covington, Ga. Rev. Tyrone Lane, Pastor, Rev. Kenneth Norrington Eulogist, Rev. Cynthia Marks Presiding, assisted by others. Interment Macedonia Church Cemetery. Survivors are Son; Mr. Anthony Davis and Ms. Shari Thomas, Covington, Ga. two granddaughters, Mr. & Mrs. Russell (Demetria) Robinson, Sr. and Ms. Leslie Davis, five great grandchildren, one great great grandchild all of Covington Ga. a host of other relatives, special caregivers and friends. The remains will ...

January 02, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Lynn Ellington

Lynn Ellington, 60, of Conyers, passed away Dec. 29. She enjoyed life, brought joy to those who knew her and loved everyone who crossed her path. She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Uvah (Hood) Ellington.

December 30, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


William “Scott” Carpenter

William "Scott" Carpenter, 51, of Covington, passed away Dec. 28. He enjoyed working out and was an avid hunter and sportsman. A horse racing fan, he never missed a Kentucky Derby in 24 years. He loved his family and was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father William Carpenter and sister Debra Doan.

December 30, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Emory James Williams

Remembering

December 28, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Dorothy Whaley

Dorothy (Dot) Fincher Whaley of Covington passed away December 23, 2013, at the age of 82. Ms. Whaley was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, and owned and operated Dot's Diner in Covington. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, traveling and flower gardening. Ms. Whaley loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry McCullers; grandson, Shane McCullers; her parents, Aubrey and Cora Lee (Parker) Fincher; and her lifelong companion, Melvin Whaley.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Berry

Ronald Franklin Berry, of Monticello, passed away December 24, 2013, at the age of 77. Mr. Berry collected and restored antique outboard motors and boats, and enjoyed DIY projects. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Berry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Franklin Berry; brother, Ralph Glenn Berry; and aunts, Melba Crenshaw and Evelyn Crenshaw.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gary Walker

Gary Walker, 77, of Covington, passed away December 24, 2013. In 1953, Mr. Walker started Walker Transmission, Inc., in Atlanta, and had five shops operating at one time. He was a hardworking man and had an incredible work ethic when running his business. Mr. Walker enjoyed watching sports and was always willing to help anyone he could. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Walker; and his parents, William and Lilly Mae (Freeman) Walker.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Birdie Watson

Birdie Louise Watson, of Covington, passed away December 24, 2013, at the age of 82. She loved playing bingo at Kroger and eating at Chick-Fil-A. She enjoyed traveling with the Porterdale Women's Club and attending church at Christ Cornerstone Church. Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Watson; parents, Ira and Maudie Parkes; sister, Betty Allgood; and brothers, Joe Parkes and Carlton Parkes.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas Joseph Sr.

Thomas "Tom" M. Joseph Sr., of Covington, passed peacefully in the arms of his wife, Diana, December 25, 2013, at the age of 66. A people person, he owned and operated DJ Package Store, where he loved talking to and meeting new people. He enjoyed NASCAR and was a Dale Earnhardt fan. He enjoyed fishing with his best friend, Ed Needham, sitting around the fire with his friends, and grilling out. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam P. Joseph; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bobbie and Roy Turner.

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean "Jinx" Faulkner

Jean (Jinx) Kimbrough O'Neal Faulkner of Covington, GA died December 17, 2013. She was born on August 2, 1927 in Birmingham, AL as the elder child of the late Sara Elizabeth Kimbrough and Lemuel Davis O'Neal. The family returned to their original hometown of Chipley (Pine Mountain), GA in approximately 1930. She graduated from Chipley High School in 1944 and entered the University of Georgia where she was elected President of Delta Delta Delta Sorority in her senior year. Following graduation in 1948, she accepted her first job as Tri Delta Traveling Secretary where she visited 52 campuses ...

December 26, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


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