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Mrs. Anne Fincher

Anne Fincher of Oxford passed away August 5, 2014, at the age of 85. She was a loving mother and grandmother. In her early years, she enjoyed cooking for family gatherings. Mrs. Fincher was a hard worker, always providing for her family and making sure they had everything they needed. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Fincher was loved by many and will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin Fincher; parents, James Powell and Martha Catherine (Guinn) Mitcham; and her brother, James P. Mitcham.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Basil Rigney

Basil Rigney of Snellville passed away August 2, 2014, at the age of 79. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State College and his Master's in Music Education from the University of Georgia. Mr. Rigney owned and operated Great Republic Insurance Agency in the early 80's. In the summer of 1985, he served as the music instructor and director of Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band at Governor's Honors Program, in Valdosta. He served as band director for many schools across the state, with the majority being in Newton County. Among his many accomplishments, Mr ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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Jimmy Crowe

Jimmy Crowe of Covington, passed away December 27, 2010, at the age of 54. Jimmy worked for Sound Foundations, in Conyers, for 20 years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and will be greatly missed by all his family. He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Wayne Crowe, Jr.; his parents, Mack and Sara Jo (Gilstrap) Crowe; and his mother-in-law, Betty Goldman. Survivors include his wife, Jana Crowe; daughter and son-in-law, Joy (Crowe) and Doug Burke; grandchildren, Tristen Wayne Burke, Chloe Sonnier Burke, all of Covington; sisters, Joanne Talley of Mansfield, Judy McFalls of Covington; brothers, Johnny ...

December 28, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Annie Mae Brewer

Brewer

December 28, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Greg Christian

Greg Christian, age 54, died December 25, 2010, at his home in Covington. Self-employed in the grading and hauling business, he had worked as a heavy equipment operator for thirty-five years. Mr. Christian enjoyed working with mechanics, loved sports, especially Auburn football, and was a person who never met a stranger. A loving son, brother, uncle and friend, he was preceded in death by his father, Frank Edward Christian.

December 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ada Mae Crowell Standard

Standard

December 24, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mack Junior Crowe

Mack Junior Crowe, age 77, died December 11, 2010, at his home in Covington. He was the son of the late Lewis and Johnnie Criswell Crowe, and enjoyed woodworking, watching wrestling on television, and working on lawnmowers. A forklift mechanic, he had worked for 25 years with Lithonia Lighting in Conyers. Mack was predeceased by a grandchild, a great-grandchild, a step-grandchild, two brothers and three sisters.

December 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas C. Bennett, Sr.

Thomas C. Bennett Sr., died December 11, 2010, at his home in Covington. Mr. Bennett was born in Atlanta, Georgia on Gilbert Street to the late Lewis and Ruth Bennett on May 20, 1929. He worked for the Georgia Railroad for 43 years, and with his brothers owned Bennett Brothers Service Station in East Atlanta for 25 years. Thomas was the youngest of six children, Emma, Jack, Marion, Charles and Earl, all of whom preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of almost 61 years, Margaret Bates Bennett; daughter and son-in-law, Lee and Bill Wright, of Athens; son, Thomas ...

December 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Richard Eugene Slaughter

Richard Eugene Slaughter of Covington, GA died Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Abbey Hospice. He was born on June 9, 1950 in Lithonia, GA to Howard Eugene and Dorothy Rebecca Slaughter.

December 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Arthur Vason Jr.

Mr. Arthur Vason Jr., "Mr. Pig," died Dec. 7. The son of Mrs. Dora Lucile Sims Vason and the late Mr. Arthur "Pap" Vason Sr., he was born in 1951 in Covington. He and his brother Horace graduated from R. L. Cousins High School in 1970. Mr. Vason played baseball with the Spring Hill Reds baseball team and was a member of the Tommy Dawgs Motorcycle Club in Lithonia. He joined Good Hope Baptist Church at a young age and was the father of four children. Always a hard worker, he worked for various companies in Newton County, most recently ...

December 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Venson "Smitty" Smith

Venson "Smitty" Smith of Oxford, passed away December 5, 2010, at the age of 70. Mr. Smith started his own transportation log hauling business, Smith Hauling, in 1987. In addition, he owned his own radiator shop and built houses for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping. He enjoyed watching television, especially western movies; and also enjoyed playing his guitar, harmonica, and dulcimer. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, William Arthur and Minnie Sylvester (Brown) Smith; three sisters and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Frances (Thompson) Smith of Oxford ...

December 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Norma W. Gunn

Gunn

December 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackie McCrary

Jackie McCrary of Oxford died November 29, 2010, at the age of 56. The daughter of the late Nettie McCrary, she had worked as a secretary for Universal Machine in Covington. She liked being around people and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, bowling and attending auctions. Ms. McCrary held an associate's degree in computer science and enjoyed computers and face book, as well as traveling and photography. Surviving are her son, Josh McCrary; father, Ralph E. McCrary, both of Oxford; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Carole McCrary of Norristown, PA. A Memorial Service for Ms. McCrary will be held Friday ...

December 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Esther Brady

Esther Brady, 83, of Monroe, died on Nov. 23. The daughter of the late Willie Allen and Lillie Mae Cleghorn Allen, she was born in 1927. She was preceded in death by her husbands Joe C. Parkes and Henry Ford Brady.

November 30, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas Jack Burroughs

Thomas Jack Burroughs of Oxford, GA died Monday, November 29, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on July 16, 1931 in Carnesville, GA to Grady and Cleo Shirley Burroughs. He loved people and enjoyed doing for others. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking for family and friends. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

November 30, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy A. Moseley

Dorothy A. Moseley of Covington, GA died Friday November 26, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 6, 1937 to Melvin and Allie Beatrice Mills Allen. She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church was a beloved mother and business partner to her husband J.C. Moseley.

November 27, 2010 | Wheeler Funeral | OBITS


Laura Elizabeth "Becky" Banks

Mrs. Laura "Becky" Banks of Covington died November 27, 2010 at the age of 96. She was born in Monticello to the late David Woodfin and India Kate Henderson Cargile and was the widow of the late William Owens Banks. She had been a resident of Mansfield and Covington for 70 years, a member of Mansfield United Methodist Church and retired from Newton County Board of Education after serving for 43 years as children's transportation driver and as manager of the Porterdale Elementary School lunchroom. She enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables and making ceramics. Mrs. Banks was a devoted wife ...

November 27, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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