Mary A. Burch of Covington, 92, passed away Nov. 11. Mrs. Burch was a choir member and longtime Sunday School teacher at both Porterdale and Oxford Baptist churches. She was a very Godly woman who loved the Lord and was involved in the homebound ministry, visiting the shut-ins. Mrs. Burch enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, reading and working crossword puzzles. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.
Mary Bowie Whittaker of Covington passed away Nov. 8. The daughter of Roy E. and Odessa Davis Bowie, she was born in 1932, in Manchester. She graduated from Porterdale High School in the Class of 1949 and was also a graduate of Crawford W. Long School of Nursing. Ms. Whittaker worked as a surgical nurse at Georgia Baptist Hospital and for Dr. Charles Dowman for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Joe Whittaker, and her brother, James Richard Bowie.
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C.F. Henderson, of Covington, passed away Nov. 7, 2013, at the age of 91. Mr. Henderson was employed by Firestone Tires in Covington for 17 years, and operated Henderson's Phillips 66 Station for many years. After selling his gas station, he worked for Almon Construction Co. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where his son, the Rev. Harold Ray Henderson, served as pastor. Prior to his membership at Grace, he was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Martha K. Hewell of Social Circle passed away November 8, 2013, at the age of 84. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church, where she served as leader of the nursery department for many years.
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William R. (Randy) Hudgins died peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He was 77 years old.
Minnetta Nelms of Covington passed away November 6, 2013, at the age of 78. Mrs. Nelms taught at Cousins Middle School for more than 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and fishing. Mrs. Nelms loved her family dearly, and cherished her time with each of them.
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Mr. Holland Adams, 76, of Rutledge, died Nov. 3. The son of Ralph David and Eula Pearl Studdard Adams, he was born in Social Circle in 1937. He was retired from General Motors. Mr. Adams was a member of Social Circle First Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener and cook. Both of these talents were part of his ministry to his community. He always planted enough to share with others. He will long be ...
James Douglas Ivey, 55, of Oxford, passed away Nov. 3. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening. Mr. Ivey also enjoyed photography and traveling, especially to the mountains.
Jackie Paul "Jack" Tomlin, 68, of Woodville, Ga., passed away on November 2, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He suffered from a sudden aortic dissection and was unable to recover.
Barbara Miller Samples, 78, of Covington, passed away October 31, 2013. She was a former member of Lakewood Heights Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Mrs. Mary Josephine Kirkley, age 82, of Oxford passed away at her home Saturday, November 02, 2013 surround by her children. She was born December 18, 1930 in Oxford, Georgia to the late T.C. and Mary Inez Holifield Bryant. Mrs. Kirkley worked for many years as an executive secretary for Oxford Manufacturing and also served as Deputy Tax Commissioner for Newton County where she retired in 1998. She was a long time member of Calvary ...
Mrs. Sandra Austin, age 67, of Covington passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her home. She was born in Carrollton Georgia on October 23, 1946 to the late Willard and Myrtle Huckeba Mashburn. Mrs. Austin was a register nurse and worked at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta specializing in pediatric care. She showed and loved Tennessee Walking Horses. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her brother Jerry Mashburn.
Mitzi Selena Nelson Jennings, 36, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully Aug. 2. She was born in 1976 in Covington, the daughter of James Edward Nelson and Judy Louree McDaniel Montgomery. Mitzi graduated from Newton County High School in Covington with the class of 1995. Mrs. Jennings was a devoted wife to John Wescott Jennings. They were married in 2003 and have two daughters, Samantha Louree, 10, and Jade Alexis, 9.
Memorial Service For Mrs. Annelle M. Harris Sunrise: April 14,1951~Sunset: July 29, 2013 Thursday, August 1, 2013 11:00 a.m. Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church Mansfield, Georgia Rev. Ahmed Martin, Pastor, Eulogist Assisted By Others Obituary Mrs. Annelle M. Harris was born to the late ...
Vivian P. White of Covington passed away Aug. 1, 2013, at the age of 85. Mrs. White was born August 8, 1927, in Jackson, to the late Walthal and Vernita (Kitchens) Pope. She and her husband, Lewis B. White, married Oct. 18, 1947, and the two of them then moved to Covington. Mrs. White was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church for 58 years, where she was a member of the Gleaners Sunday ...
Mrs. Gertrude Watts Holton, 66, of Covington passed away Aug. 3, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens. Mrs. Holton was born in Cairo, Ga., to the late Clarence E. and Devery Johnson Watts. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to fish and to hike. She was a very devoted and dedicated member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Covington.
SPARTA – Mr. James Thomas (J. T.) Beasley of Sparta and originally from Oxford, Ga., ended his four-year battle with failing health Aug. 1 at his residence in the Powelton Community.
Evelyn T. Evans of Covington passed away Aug. 1 at her residence. She was born on July 11, 1939, in Atlanta, to Bill and Mary Alice McLane Thompson. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed bird-watching, reading and traveling. She had volunteered her time with Newton Reads and the Newton County Library. Mrs. Evans is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, LeBron Evans; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Marshall Ginn ...
Elwin S. Stephens of Oxford, 77, passed away July 23. Mr. Stephens was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was owner and operator of E.S. Stephens Heating & Air for over 30 years. When he wasn't working, Mr. Stephens enjoyed working in his yard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janie (Deerman) Stephens.
Sonya Dooley Evans, 42, of Covington, passed away on July 27, 2013. She dearly loved her family and was very proud of her girls, Amber and Mackenzie. Mrs. Evans never met a stranger, and if you knew her, you loved her.
A Celebration Of Life For Mrs. Lillie "Betty" Smith Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:00 p.m. Springfield Baptist Church 1877 Iris Drive S.E. Conyers, Georgia 30013 Pastor Eric W. Lee Eulogist Assisted By Others ...
Mildred Parrish Patrick, 95, passed away on July 25, 2013 at her current
A daughter of one of Newton County's early farming families, Marjorie Inez Adams Rainey, a long time Covington, GA homemaker, age 98, died peacefully at home in Marietta, GA on July 28, 2013. Mrs. Rainey was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Emory Lloyd "Too Tall" Rainey. She was born in Mansfield, GA to James Oscar Adams and Carrie Theresa Lasseter Adams, one of 12 children. She was a graduate of ...
Sylvester Cheatham Jr. of Covington died July 24 at his residence. He was born in 1927 in Orlando, Fla., to Sylvester and Luella Windsor Windsor Cheatham Sr. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed playing poker, fishing and watching NASCAR. He liked all sports especisally baseball and the Braves. He was a lifelong member of the VFW.
Beatrice Leachman Moore, 86, of Covington, passed away July 25 at Riverside Healthcare Center. Mrs. Moore loved working in her yard, growing flowers and vegetables. She enjoyed reading her Bible, crocheting and playing the guitar. She attended several Baptist churches in Newton County during her lifetime.
Celebration Of Life For Mr. Sylvester Horton "Big Baby" Sunrise Sunset June 4, 1948 July 22, 2013 Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:00 P.M. Early Hope Baptist Church Covington, Georgia Pastor Kenneth Williams, Eulogist Assisted By Others. Interment Early Hope Cemetery Mr. Sylvester "Big Baby" Horton began life on June 4, 1948 in Covington, Georgia, to the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnny (Luevina) Horton. He was educated at Washington Street School. He worked and was ...
Vera Annette Oliver, 79, passed away July 21 at her home in Oxford. Mrs. Oliver was a professional seamstress, making everything from doll clothes to wedding dresses. Her daughter had the honor of wearing a wedding dress fashioned by her mother when she married. She was a member of North Rockdale Baptist Church, as well as Macedonia Baptist Church, in Oxford, serving as choir director in both churches. She also attended Corinth Christian Church. She ...