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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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Tommie Rand

Tommie Rand, 83 of Covington passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his home. He was born in Enfield, North Carolina to the late Willie and Nora Lee Rand, Sr. Tommie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He proudly served his country during the Korean War where he was disabled. Tommie was a member of the Masons and Disabled American Veterans. He loved Jazz and Blues music, travelling, his Cadillac, dressing well and wearing his hats. Tommie moved to Covington 11 years ago from Buffalo, New York. He adored his grandchildren and loved to talk about his childhood ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eric Daryl Johnson

Eric Daryl Johnson, age 44 of Covington, Georgia passed away August 19, 2015. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Shirley Bramlett Johnson and the late Ray Carlton Johnson, Sr. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sheila Johnson. Eric was a general contractor estimator his working career and enjoyed motorcycles.

August 20, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rosa Louise Smallwood

Rosa Louise Smallwood, 86 of Covington, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care. Louise was born in Atlanta Georgia to the late Arthur and Rosa Glaze. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 28 years Ray E. Smallwood, brother, William Glaze and sister, Irene Glaze Bruce. Louise was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, nannie and friend. She was a member of the Porterdale Women's Club. Louise worked for Bibb manufacturing as a spinner for 30 years. She loved to sew and enjoyed sewing for others. She was an avid Bingo player and mastered ...

August 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Fraces Ivey

Frances Ivey, of Social Circle, passed away August 13, 2015, at the age of 86. Mrs. Ivey was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington. She relished in a competitive game of bridge with the ladies from the Woman's Club. Mrs. Ivey loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them, this included her beloved cat "Boots". She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ivey; daughter, Susan Gay; grandson, Brandon Gay; and mother, Marion Miller.

August 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Norman W. Snellgrove

Norman W. Snellgrove, 71 of Conyers, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born in Birmingham, AL. to the late Brady and Freda Stokes Snellgrove. Norman was a member of Conyers Church of God and was retired from the State of Georgia. He was a loving brother, uncle and friend. Norman loved bingo and playing cards. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters Marie Smith and Merle Kitchens.

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth Stokes Steadham

Ruth Stokes Steadham, 94 of Porterdale, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care of Covington. She was born at home in Covington to the late Herschel and Fannie Mae McClure Stokes. Mrs. Steadham was the oldest member of County Line Baptist Church. She became a member at age 18 and remained a member until her death. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmama or "Bean-Bean" and great-grandmother. Mrs. Steadham loved her family and the people at County Line Baptist Church. She was a great cook, loved people in general and enjoyed playing with her grandchildren. Mrs. Steadham ...

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rubie Lee Terry

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

August 14, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Bibb Blease Henderson

Bibb Blease Henderson was born January 7, 1927 in Covington County, Alabama to William Washington and Daisy Bell Henderson. He was the seventh of eight children. He was born into a family unique in its love for each other. Survival on a 40-acre farm for a family of 10 during the depths of the depression, forged bonds between siblings that were unique and everlasting. "Family" always meant brothers and sisters. Children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces were all born into a loving and nurturing environment but were not "Family".

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mattie Lou Shepherd

Mattie Lou Shepherd of Covington, passed away August 11, 2015, at the age of 85. Mrs. Shepherd was an active member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. Her favorite pastimes included reading, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hugh Shepherd; and her parents, Fairest Jones and Lelah Jones.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Annie Lee (wawa) Hewell Denny

Annie Lee (Wawa) Hewell Denny, of Covington, passed away July 14, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born February 18, 1921, in Porterdale to the late Bert and Callie Mooney Hewell, who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Denny, affectionately known by all as WaWa, enjoyed her dolls, her friends, but most of all she loved her family. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing and was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Denny was a resident of Dream Catcher Farm Assisted Living Home in Jackson. Preceding her in death were her ...

August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Collins

FUNERAL NOTICE

August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


William ‘Bill’ Sims

William "Bill" Sims of Oxford, passed away July 31, 2015, at the age of 74. Bill retired from US Airways, formerly Piedmont Airlines, and was also very admired and loved at Napa Auto Parts, in Covington. He was a devoted Southern Baptist Christian and member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. An ordained minister, he dedicated his life to serving The Lord, and also took part as an angel of Kairos Prison Ministry, which led countless broken men to Jesus. He was a selfless southern gentlemen, who left his mark on the world with his Christian views. William's love for ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elayne Lowery Hutchens

Elayne Lowery Hutchens, aged 72, who resided in Covington went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in Newnan, on July 2, 1943, to Merrell and Pat Lowery.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin

Mrs. Mary Harcrow Allen Hamlin, age 89, of Monroe passed away July 29, 2015. She was born September 2, 1925 in the Rocky Plains community of Newton County. Mrs. Hamlin worked for the Federal Government with the Department of Agriculture. She was Baptist by faith and a member of County Line Baptist Church and also attended the First Baptist Church of Covington with her husband Mr. James Melvin Allen, Jr. After Mr. Allen's death she married Mr. Ray Hamlin until his passing some years later. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend; she loved country and gospel music ...

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


John M. Cook

Mr. John M. Cook, age 63, of Covington passed away July 29, 2015. He was born February 17, 1952 in Porterdale to the late John and Joyce Fincher Cook. Mr. Cook worked for Harold's Propane and started his career with Cawthon Brother's Propane some 40 years ago. He loved to ride his motorcycle and play his guitar. Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Carolyn Cook; his children, Chris and Hope Cook of Monticello, and Noelle & Anthony Johnson of Covington; his grandchildren, Bailey, Ashlyn, Catelaine, Heaven, Zac, Jaisiah and Lia along with his sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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