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Fred Lamar Covington

Lieutenant Colonel Fred Lamar Covington, 79, passed away on January 31, 2015. Colonel Covington was a 20-year veteran of the United States' Air Force, serving as a Senior Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) and Systems' Management Engineer. During his military career he served in the Vietnam War from 1972 to 1973, where he completed 43 combat missions in the F-105 Wild Weasel, for a total of 128 combat flight hours.

February 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hazel Lackey Tuggle

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February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Miss Janet Glover

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February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Milton Zinnamon

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February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Amy Ruth Russell

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February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Juanita Belcher Grier

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February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Willie Mae Sands

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February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Dorothy LaRuth Freeman Johnson

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February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Eddie Maurice Gotel

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February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Jean Cantillon

Helen Jean Cantillon went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born on Oct. 8, 1933. Helen was retired from Oxford College cafeteria.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Bobby Joe Dial

Bobby Joe Dial, age 63, of Covington, passed away January 29, 2015. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Joe and Hazel (Hall) Dial.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ethel Jolley

Ethel Jolley, 96, of Covington, passed away January 23, 2015. She was born October 17, 1918, in Roscoe, PA, to the late John and Elizabeth Furlong. Ethel met and married Alton Jolley while they both were serving in the Navy at the Naval Air Station, in Chamblee. Together they moved to Newton County in 1951, where they began their career in the dairy business. She was very active in the community and was one of the founding members of the West Newton Home Demonstration Club. She was the oldest member of Prospect United Methodist Church, where she once served as ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Matthew Larsen

Matthew Larsen of Covington, Ga, passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 45. Matt enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing and being outside. He was very interested in the history of our military and watching military related TV shows. Matt had a passion for playing his guitar and listening to music. He adored spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford and Evelyn Larsen, Verna and Lawney Hansen; grandfather, George Sabol.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Peggy M. Davis

Peggy M. Davis of Covington passed away January 22, 2015, at the age of 84. A woman of strong Christian faith, Mrs. Davis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where she faithfully attended the Murphy's Gang Sunday School class. She was a loving and devoted wife, always very supportive of her husband's ministry wherever he was led to serve. She devoted her time serving others, and was beloved by many people in the Covington area. Mrs. Davis was a master flower gardener, and enjoyed traveling, bird watching and square dancing. She was a ...

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dorothy Ellen KcKnight Blackshear

Our beloved Dorothy Ellen Mcknight Blackshear was born July 29, 1935 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Carlton (Bessie Kate Brewer) McKnight, Sr. She was one of nine children and was preceded in death by four brothers (Arbie, Carlton, Jr., Charlie and Arthur Mcknight) and two sisters (Gennie Munford and Pearlie Adams).

January 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Lawrence Anthony LaJaunie, III

Lawrence Anthony LaJaunie, III of Covington, passed away July 12, 2011, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was 46 years old at the time of his death. Mr. LaJaunie enjoyed fishing, talking, and was a LSU and Saints fan. He owned Lawrence's Barber Shop for 12 years. Mr. LaJaunie was an active member of Harvest Baptist Church, where he served on the fellowship team, security team, and was a volunteer for the Hope for Harvest Food Ministry. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Anthony LaJaunie, Jr., and brother, Troy Anthony LaJaunie.

July 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Douglas H. Digby

Douglas H. Digby of Covington, GA died Sunday July 10, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on December 29, 1927 in Covington, GA to Hampton Paul and Cleo Johnston Digby.

July 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Dewey Cason

Mr. Dewey Cason, of Oxford passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 10, 2011. He was born May 31, 1925 in Oxford to the late Charles A. and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason. Mr. Cason was a lifelong resident of Oxford and was a member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church where he served faithful as an elder and member until his death. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy serving during World War II. Mr. Cason retired from Snapping Shoals EMC after 35 years of service.

July 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dennis Spencer Seagraves

Dennis Spencer Seagraves, 52, of Covington, died on July 5. The son of Mary Frances Harden Seagraves and the late Clifford Edward Seagraves, Spencer was born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1958.

July 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Roger Simpson

Charles Roger Simpson of Covington, passed away July 8, 2011, at the age of 68. Mr. Simpson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served as a hospital corpsman from 1961-1965. He was a 1961 graduate of Newton County High School; and retired, from Bellsouth, after 35 years of dedicated service. Mr. Simpson was active in Jaycees and the VFW. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, and enjoyed Nascar racing. Mr. Simpson spent most of his adult life in Palm Beach, FL; but returned to the Cartersville/Calhoun area, in 2003, and to Covington in 2008. He ...

July 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Monty Alexander Miller

Monty Alexander Miller of Covington, passed away July 3, 2011, at the age of 43. He enjoyed fishing, repairing and painting cars and motorcycles, going to the races, and riding out in the country roads with family. He was a loving and devoted son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Franklin Miller, Sr., and his brother, Robert Franklin Miller, Jr.

July 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Harold "Andy" Anderson, Jr.

John Harold "Andy" Anderson, Jr. of Oxford, passed away June 30, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was 76 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Anderson, affectionately known as Buck, enjoyed being a "Ride-Along" with the Newton County Sheriff's Department. He also enjoyed family karaoke, as well as collecting guns and art. Mr. Anderson had a wonderful sense of humor and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Ann (Trump) Anderson and parents, John Harold Anderson, Sr., and ...

July 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Reneé Meadors Hansen

Reneé Meadors Hansen, 56, of Watkinsville, GA, passed away June 28, 2011, at her mother's home after a long illness. Reneé was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up in Covington, GA. She graduated from Newton County High School and continued her education at the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design. She thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, in Conyers; and was also active at the First United Methodist Church, in Athens, as her health permitted ...

June 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackson Barnett “J.B.” Stokes

Jackson Barnett "J.B." Stokes, 82, of Douglasville, passed away June 24. A native of Atlanta, Mr. Stokes had lived in Paulding County for the past 11 years. He retired from Southern Bell after over 40 years of employment and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He was an avid hunter, and belonged to the Ridge Road Hunting Club, and he attended Sweetwater Baptist Church.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha “Pety” Williams Hawkin

Martha "Pety" Williams Hawkins, 77, of Covington, passed away June 27 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Hawkins loved to read the Bible. She enjoyed talking to friends and was always selflessly willing to help others. Mrs. Hawkins loved to watch TV and had a special love for animals.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sara "Nick" Mercer Prosser

Mrs. Sara "Nick" Mercer Prosser, 93 of Covington passed away June 27, 2011. She was born July 24, 1917 in Monticello, GA to the late Grover Cleveland and Maude Steadham Mercer. Mrs. Prosser was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother. She was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was the President of the WMU. Mrs. Prosser retired from teaching having taught at East Newton and Mansfield Elementary Schools. She was also a member of the local AARP Chapter. Mrs. Prosser was preceded in death by her Husband Mr. Charles ...

June 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Virginia Raynor "Jenny" Bond

Mrs. Virginia Raynor "Jenny" Bond of Covington passed away June 25, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was born July 11, 1949 in Shelby, North Carolina to the late Mr. Bruce Raynor and her mother Mrs. Coleen Dorsey Raynor who survives her. Mrs. Bond grew up in Decatur, GA and was a 1967 graduate of Southwest Dekalb High School; she has lived for the last 40 years in the Conyers and Covington areas. Mrs. Bond worked for 30 years with the State Department of Transportation in Atlanta and retired in 2008. She attended First Baptist Church of Covington and Lakepoint ...

June 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackie M. Johnson

Jackie M. Johnson of Covington, passed away June 23, 2011, at the age of 60. Mrs. Johnson was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She is loved, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William S. and Frances (McCommons) Mathews.

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Lyda Beard Heard

Mrs. Louise Lyda Beard Heard of Covington, passed away on June 17, 2011 at the age of 97. She was born the second daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. L.M. Lyda in Walhalla, South Carolina on May 29, 1914, and had been a resident of Newton County for 76 years. Mrs. Heard was a retired bookkeeper, and a loyal and faithful member of Oxford Baptist Church until her health prevented her attendance. She is preceded in death by her two husbands, Robert P. Beard in 1959 and Felton Wilson Head in April 1998; dear step-son, Marine Sgt. Claude B ...

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas (Tom) S. Brown, Sr.

Thomas (Tom) S. Brown, Sr., of Oxford, passed away June 22, 2011, at the age of 85. Mr. Brown was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and retired from General Motors after several years of dedicated service. Mr. Brown served as Past Master of the Oglethorpe Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lucia (Bulfin) Brown.

June 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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