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Glen Selin

Glen Selin, 56, of Covington passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014. He was born September 16, 1957 in Hearst, Ontario, Canada to the late William and Edna Selin. Glen was a fun loving, hardworking man. He loved life and lived it to the fullest daily. Glen loved to travel and worked for USNR as a project manager where he traveled all over the world. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington and enjoyed helping throughout his community; building planter boxes in Porterdale and well houses for friends, he loved every minute of it. Mr. Selin was ...

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Geneva Allen

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

September 12, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Mary A. Leasure

Mary A. Leasure, formerly of 933 Rosedale Avenue, Kingston, Tennessee, age 84, passed away suddenly on September 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl "Lucky" Leasure, in 1997. She moved to Atlanta in 2003 to join her children, daughter Barbara Leasure and son-in-law Dr. Michael Henry; son Steven Leasure, and daughter-in-law Holly and their son, Adam; and son Michael Leasure and daughter-in-law Dr. Renee Butler and their children, Matthew and Christopher Leasure. She lived independently in Conyers, Georgia, until May 2013 when she joined Steve, Holly and Adam in Douglasville.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Leland Eugene Payne

Leland Eugene Payne, 66, of Ash, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sara Helen Jordan

Sara Helen Jordan of Covington passed away September 8, 2014, at the age of 84. Mrs. Jordan was a member of East Newton Baptist Church, where she was active in the choir, her Sunday School class and the Women's Missionary Union.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Christian Thomas

Betty Christian Thomas, 84, of Covington, passed away September 8, 2014. Mrs. Thomas was a faithful member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She was very active in various church functions, and was a member of the church choir for several years. She was a longtime, dedicated employee of Steele-Jones Insurance Agency in Covington. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed spending time in her flower garden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ralph Thomas; parents Frank Buford and Ellen Ruth (Cowan) Christian; sisters Mary Beth Steele, Jean O'Neal; and her brother, Frank E. Christian.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise H. Smith

Louise H. Smith, 83, formerly Louise Armstrong, of Marietta, died August 28, 2014. Services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Castellaw Funeral Home's Jonquil Chapel in Smyrna, Ga. She is survived by her husband, Dean Smith; children Nancy Stephens, Brenda Clifton and Thomas Armstrong; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and one grandson.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rebecca 'Ann' Reid

Rebecca "Ann" Reid, 69, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1945, in Porterdale to the late Clarence and Allie Durden. Mrs. Reid was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to all. But most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Reid is preceded in death by siblings Pauline Dial, Frances Sockwell and William "Bill" Durden.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Florence Taylor Lowen-French

Florence Taylor Lowen-French, 90, of Covington, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1924 in Renick, West Virginia, to Henry and Ula Taylor. After graduating from Renick High School, Florence moved to Covington, Virginia to marry and raise a family. She worked for Ayers Furniture Store, and later served as manager of the Retail Merchants Association in Clifton Forge, Virginia, while completing a number of college courses. She later moved to Roanoke to become accounting manager for the J. H. Pence Company. Among other activities, Florence served as President of the Credit ...

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Kenneth Lanier Anglin

In a small house on the corner of a narrow street resting in the shadows of the Old Covington Mill, a child was born on a cold November day to a lady named Grace. It was 1938, and with little fanfare the child was wrapped in a blanket and placed in the bosom of a loving mother. But I suspect even on that day the people around the child had a feeling that he was special. "His name will be Kenneth Lanier and he will be a preacher" a passing neighbor surmised. His mother agreed, and so it was.

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Arthur Will Ponder

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

September 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Cheryl Easterlin-Slate

Mrs. Cheryl Easterlin Slate, 47, of Covington passed away Wednesday, September 03, 2014. She was born in Waltersboro, South Carolina on August 5, 1967. Cheryl was a talented, artistic person who loved to draw and paint. She was a natural merchandiser who had a great passion for design. Cheryl worked for and was part of the family of Brendale's Salon and Stuff just off the square in Covington. During her high school years she lived in Lithonia was a 1985 graduate of Lithonia High School. Cheryl was a loving and caring person who was loved by everyone that knew ...

September 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Jane Cordell Edwards

Betty Jane Cordell Edwards, age 83, passed away Aug. 31, 2014, at Oxton Village in Social Circle. "Ms. Betty," as she was affectionately known, had been a resident there for the past five years. Betty was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Rockmart, Georgia.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough, who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for eight years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for 8 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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James Dean “Jim’ Motes

James Dean "Jim" Motes, 54, of Walnut Grove, passed away on March 26. He was the son of Evelyn Brown Motes Patterson and the late Charles Motes. Jim served in the United States Navy and then pursued his career in a family owned business at Motes Auto Service in Conyers as an auto mechanic for 28 years. Jim was loving, friendly and enjoyed making others laugh.

March 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Josephine Hays

Josephine Hays of Clayton, passed away March 28, 2011, at the age of 83. Ms. Hays attended the First United Methodist Church, in Covington, where she participated in various senior activities. She was a former member of the Covington Pilot Club, and was an avid reader. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alma Hays Banks; parents, Hiram and Gracie (Johnson) Ellis; sisters, Geneva Moore and Geraldine Smith.

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy Cochran Webb Kitchens

Dorothy Cochran Webb Kitchens of Covington, passed away March 29, 2011, at Covington Manor, at the age of 94. She was born in 1916, in Good Hope, GA, to the late Walter R. and Daisy Knight Cochran. She worked at the Oxford Shirt Plant for 18 years, and retired from Bard after 11 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Covington. She loved family get-togethers, and enjoyed cooking for them. She was an avid reader, loved to play bingo, and enjoyed cooking and traveling. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Phillip L. Webb; second ...

March 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rex Marshall Lane, Sr.

Mr. Rex Marshall Lane, Sr. of Covington passed away at Newton Medical Center on March 26, 2011 at the age of 65. He was born in Porterdale to the late Horace and Betty Grace "Palmer" Lane and was a life long resident of Newton County. Rex was an active member of Harvest Baptist Church where he helped with the church food bank. He loved music and sang with his wife at church. Rex enjoyed working on computers in his spare time. He will be remembered for having a wonderful sense of humor, loving to joke with people, and for being ...

March 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anderson "Buck" Knight, Jr.

Mr. Anderson "Buck" Knight, Jr., of Covington died on March 24, 2011 at Abbey Hospice at the age of 77. Born in Madison, GA to the late Anderson, Sr. and Annie Harper Knight, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Buck worked for General Motors Corporation at the Lakewood plant for 24 years. A talented wood worker, he enjoyed making wood crafts and could draw a piece of furniture and then build it. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening and fresh water fishing. He leaves behind many good friends and will be remembered for being a good and loving husband, father ...

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


R. Elizabeth "Betty" Johannaber

R. Elizabeth "Betty" Johannaber of Oxford, passed away March 24, 2011, one week short of her 92nd birthday. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mrs. Johannaber was a voracious reader; and loved crafts, playing the piano, singing; and organic, flower, and vegetable gardening. She was a prolific seamstress, and enjoyed needlework and making stuffed animals. She had a flare for entertaining large groups, both in her home and college settings. Mrs. Johannaber received her Bachelor of Science degree from Drake University; and her Masters of Education from City College of New York. She was fluent in both ...

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara Hawkes

Mrs. Sara Ethel (Malcolm) Hawkes, beloved wife of the late J. B. Hawkes, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at the age of 100 at Ledgewood Nursing Home in Beverly, MA. Mrs. Hawkes was born and raised in Walton County, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late George C. and Sarah J. Malcolm and sister of nine siblings who passed before her. After raising her family, and until the time of her retirement, Mrs. Hawkes was employed as a secretary at the Presbyterian Center, in Atlanta, GA. Prior to having a family, she worked as a secretary for General Electric ...

March 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ray Thompson

Ray Thompson of Oxford, passed away March 24, 2011, at the age of 51. Ray worked as a welder, for Hopi Contracting, for 27 years. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, in Covington. Ray loved hunting, fishing, traveling to the mountains, and watching Nascar. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe J. Thompson; sister, Becky Thompson; and his brother, Dwain Butler.

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Runell B. Williams

Mrs. Runell B. Williams, 101, of Covington, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Covington Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 30, 1909 in Newton County Georgia to the late James F. and Ethel Ellington Byrd. Mrs. Williams enjoyed working in her yard gardening and working with flowers. She was a longtime member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Williams was predeceased by her husband Mr. Aubrey L. Williams and is survived by her Son and Daughter-In-Law; Gerald and Corra Williams of Hoschton, GA. her special niece, Dianne Bentley of Monticello, GA, Sister-In-Law Dorothy Williams of Covington and several other ...

March 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Faye Barnhardt

Faye Barnhardt of Newborn, GA died Sunday March 20, 2011 at her residence. She was born on September 25, 1941 in Salisbury, NC to the late Owen Irvine Ridenhour and Dorothy Elizabeth Brown Ridenhour. She retired after 34 years as a school bus driver for Newton County and carried three generations of students. She also worked for 10 years at Livingston Elementary School as a lunch room monitor where she had a great influence on many kids and made lasting friendships. She was a loving caregiver to not only her family but to many friends. During her life she enjoyed ...

March 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. David Coady

Coady

March 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Albert Cox

Mr. Albert Cox, age 77 of Covington died March 17, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Cox was born August 3, 1933 in Englewood, Tennessee to the late John Franklin and Grady Rachel Casteel Cox. He was a long time member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church and was employed with Alternative Industries in Covington. Mr. Cox was a resident of Riverside Nursing Home where he greeted many visitors and friends over the past 8 years. Mr. Cox enjoyed yard work, helping others and staying in touch with and visiting friends and family. He was preceded in death by ...

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia Sullivan

Virginia Sullivan, 76, of Oxford, passed away at Westbury Health and Rehab in Conyers. Daughter of the late John Calvin and Willie Mae Fisher, she was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Mrs. Sullivan worked for the Disaster Relief Group and also enjoyed gardening, and traveling. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a friend to many. Mrs. Sullivan is preceded in death by her husband, George T. Sullivan, and her parents, John and Willie Mae Fisher.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Levi Wilson Snyder

Levi Wilson Snyder of Covington, passed away at home, Monday, March 14, 2011, at the age of 7. Levi was born with special needs and was never able to run and play like other children; but he is with Jesus now and will be able to run, play, talk, and laugh for eternity. He is loved, and will be greatly missed by his family.

March 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marian Potts

Marian Potts of Covington, died March 14, 2011, at Abbey Hospice at the age of 75. Daughter of the late Robert M. and Mary Burnham Potts, she enjoyed traveling and said that her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews were her grandchildren. Miss Potts is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Potts, and brothers, Bob and Reggie Potts.

March 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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