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Rita Unger

Rita Unger of Covington, passed away December 10, 2014, at the age of 82. She and her loving husband, Eric, were adventurous German immigrants who migrated to the United States to raise a family. The family lived for a short time in Ohio and Kentucky before settling in the Covington, Georgia area. She worked at Hercules in Covington for 25 years. She will be remembered by her family as a very loving mother and grandmother (Oma), who enjoyed traveling the United States and Europe. She was also an animal lover, who enjoyed her dogs, Teddy, Amber and Suzie. She was ...

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Larry Morton

Mr. Larry Morton, 79, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014. He was born May 2, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Daniel Jefferson and Martha Brookshrie Morton. Mr. Morton worked for Gordy Tile Company for 25 years. He enjoyed riding horses and coon hunting for many years.

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Marcus Cook

Mr. John Marcus Cook, age 83, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away December 8, 2014. He was born in Monticello, Georgia on April 29, 1931 to the late Aubie Neal and Nellie Mae Hickman Cook. Mr. Cook was a mechanic and worked for Holbrook Farm Equipment in McDonough where he was employed for 33 years. He was a dedicated member of Stewart Baptist Church where he attended for over 50 years and served as a Deacon. Mr. Cook loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching trains and people and enjoyed the time that he spent with his ...

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha King Moody

Martha King Moody, 88, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014, in Nixa, Montana. She was born in Covington and lived here much of her life. She was married for 61 years to Frank Moody, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2007. Mrs. Moody was a pastor's wife, and at various times, she had jobs as a secretary and substitute teacher. A member of a large family, she always enjoyed being with family members. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Covington.

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Natalie Wright Hull

Natalie Wright Hull, 75, of Covington died Monday, December 8 at Emory University Hospital.

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Sherry Lea DeLoach Maloney

On December 7, 2014, Dr. Sherry Lea DeLoach Maloney of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with our Lord. Sherry passed away at the age of 58, after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Roosevelt Lewis Roberts

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

December 08, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Peggy Knox

Peggy Knox, age 79, of Covington, passed away December 2, 2014. Mrs. Knox was a soft-spoken lady, with a gentle spirit and caring heart. She enjoyed playing bridge and dining out at nice restaurants. Additionally, she was an exceptional cook, and was known for her delicious pancakes and biscuits. Mrs. Knox cherished her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Billie Kay Rawlins

Mrs. Billie Kay Rawlins, age 82, of Homestead, Florida passed away November 27, 2014. She was born November 25, 1932 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late James Lonnie and Regina Marie Guthrie. Mrs. Rawlins was a strong willed woman who loved her children and grandchildren very much. A woman with a strong work ethic, she worked at Owens Illinois in Hapeville, Georgia from 1957 to 1993. Mrs. Rawlins was an avid bowler who bowled on numerous championship teams. She loved to cook and shared that passion with her friends and family. Mrs. Rawlins was full of life, she enjoyed dancing ...

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Ann Ridling Archer

Mrs. Martha Ann Ridling Archer, of Kennesaw, passed away November 24, 2014, at the age of 79. She was born September 29, 1935, in McDonough, GA, to the late Frank and Thelma (Sowell) Ridling. Mrs. Archer was preceded in death by her husband, George Archer.

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Gene Henderson

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

December 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Arthur Clifford 'Bob' Guhl

Arthur Clifford "Bob" Guhl, a four-term member of the Georgia Senate and the only Republican to serve as DeKalb County Commission Chairman, died Nov. 30, one month after being diagnosed with a fast-moving type of cancer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Xavier Thomas McKnight

Xavier Thomas McKnight, was born May 24, 1960 to the late Arthur Thomas McKnight and the late Annie Robinson. He passed away November 16, 2014.

November 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Otho Lane

Otho Lane of Social Circle, passed away November 26, 2014, at the age of 94. Mr. Lane was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly defending his country in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church where he sang in the choir, taught the Joy Sunday School Class and served on the board of Deacons. He was a Gideon, member of Kiwanis and past member and Deacon of Avondale First Baptist Church. While at Avondale, he also taught the junior boys' Sunday School class. Mr. Lane enjoyed spending time outside ...

November 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Vollie Almand Hicks

Vollie Almand Hicks, of Covington, passed away November 26, 2014, at the age of 78. Mr. Hicks loved his family and never met a stranger. He enjoyed helping with Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, camping and hunting. Mr. Hicks was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Jaycees, both in Conyers, as well as the Telephone Pioneer Club.

November 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Toby Ronald Williams

Toby Ronald Williams, age 42, of Oxford, GA passed away May 29, 2011. He is survived by his Mother, Betty Williams his Father, Ronnie and Brenda Williams Grandmother, Doris Williams all of Oxford. He is also survived by his Brothers and Sisters-in-law; Jody and Christy Williams of Maryland and Corey and Mary Williams of Louisiana, 3 nieces and 2 nephews along with several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

June 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James (Sonny) W. Kirkpatrick

James (Sonny) W. Kirkpatrick of Covington, passed away May 27, 2011, at the age of 74. Mr. Kirkpatrick was a member of Milstead Baptist Church. He worked for Piedmont Moulding, as supervisor, for more than 30 years. He enjoyed gardening, exercising, and managing his rental properties. Mr. Kirkpatrick loved his family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ester and Ola Mae (Parker) Kirkpatrick.

May 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Oscar L. Holmes

Oscar L. Holmes of Covington, passed away May 26, 2011, at the age of 81. Mr. Holmes was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. He was a licensed insurance agent, since 1955, and his license was still active at the time of his death. Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar L., Sr., and Julia (Jones) Holmes.

May 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rogers Lawrence

Mr. Rogers Lawrence died May 24. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eddie (Alma Freeman) Lawrence Sr., he was born in 1941 in Covington, one of seven children. He was preceded in death by brothers Willie Gene, L.G. and Robert Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence graduated from R. L.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Karen “Kay” Belcher

Mrs. Karen "Kay" Belcher died May 21. The daughter of Mr. Lindsey Blecher and the late Mrs. Sarah Reed Belcher, Mrs. Baker was born in 1968. She was raised and educated in Newton County, attending Newton County High School. She professed her faith in Christ at an early age, joining Murray C.M.E. Church, singing in the choir and serving as a Junior Usher in the Christian Youth Fellowship Organization. She was a great fundraiser for the church. She married Mr. Gregory Baker in 2005 and was the proud mother of three children and step-mother of four. She loved ...

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Frances Hays Wofford

Mary Frances Hays Wofford, 102, of Oxford, passed away May 25, 2011. Mrs. Wofford was a resident of Covington for more than 58 years. She retired as Switchboard Operator from International Harvester, in 1976, after 34 years of dedicated service. After her retirement, she began her second career as hostess for Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, where she greeted families with that precious smile, for 27 years. She never met a stranger, and always enjoyed meeting new people. Mrs. Wofford was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church. She was a very active member and past president of the Friendship ...

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Lewis Hawthorne

Mr. Lewis Hawthorne, age 98, a longtime resident of Mansfield passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Valdosta, Georgia on April 11, 1913 to the late William and Mattie Craven Hawthorne. Mr. Hawthorne was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy and was a member of the Sea Bees. He was of the Methodist faith a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Mr. Hawthorne was preceded in death by his Wife, Mrs. Elise Hawthorne and is survived by his Nieces, Nephews and Close Friends.

May 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Roger Gladden

James Roger Gladden, born February 2nd, 1940, peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011. Roger was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University and John Marshall Law School. He served as a second lieutenant in the United States Navy. In 1989, Roger and Lorrie moved from Atlanta to Oxford, where he served nine years as a councilman for the city of Oxford. He was an active member of the Oxford Lion's Club, the Oxford Historical Society, the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Covington, and the American Bar Association.

May 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Herbert Starr Dial

Mr. Herbert Starr Dial, 87, of Oxford passed away at his residence Friday, May 20, 2011. He was born March 17, 1924 to the late Starr William and Eva Sockwell Dial in Oxford, Georgia. Mr. Dial attended Rehoboth Baptist Church formerly Salem Baptist Church and was a lifelong resident of Oxford. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rachel Cowan his brother, Albert Dial and another brother, Rayford Dial.

May 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carolyn Fletcher Harris

Carolyn Fletcher Harris, 72, of Covington, died May 18 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late Grady Franklin Fletcher and Grace Irene Camp Fletcher, she was born in Atlanta and lived in Atlanta and then Morrow for a number of years before moving to Covington in 1992. She was a member of Monticello Presbyterian Church and a member and past president of the Lakewood Jaycettes and worked tirelessly for the Georgia Amateur Boxing Association for many years as their ticket salesperson. Once she moved to Covington, she was active in the Turtle Cove Ladies Golf Association and Women ...

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


June Harwell Cochran

June Harwell Cochran of Sandy Springs, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away suddenly on May 17. Her sweet, friendly, positive and warm personality will be missed by many, including her husband Charles P. Cochran, son Dr. Charles P. Cochran Jr. (Tara) of Darien, Conn., daughter Kay Cochran Palmer (Ben) of Sandy Springs. She will especially be missed by her beloved grandchildren Chad, Caroline, Christian and Colin Cochran, and Ben and Matt Palmer who affectionately called her "Junie" and "June-Bug."

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Larry Elliott

Mr. Larry Elliott, age 78, of Conyers passed away May 19, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1933 to the late Bryan and Ruth Ray Elliott in Covington, Georgia and was a longtime resident of the Conyers area. Mr. Elliott loved to play the piano, enjoyed playing Rook and vacationing with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Joyce Elliott.

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald P. Hopkins

Donald P. Hopkins, 79, of Covington, passed away May 17, 2011, at Newton Medical Center in Covington. He was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Cook, and parents, Fred Thomas Hopkins, Sr. and Mamie Sue Hopkins Duvall .

May 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond Harold McClurg

Mr. Raymond Harold McClurg of Social Circle died on May 15, 2011 at Abbey Hospice at the age of 79. He was born in Texas to the late Thomas Raymond and Bertha Novelle Helms McClurg. Raymond was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Germany and was part of the Counter Intelligence Corp. for 3 years. He was a career employee of the U.S. Postal Service and retired as Postal Inspector of 20 years, and was also a member of the retired Postal Inspectors Organization. An avid woodworker, he built furniture and made gifts such as wooden cars and ...

May 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Faye W. Huckaby

Faye W. Huckaby of Covington, passed away May 13, 2011, at the age of 69. Mrs. Huckaby worked as Customer Service Supervisor for the City of Covington, and retired from the City, after 39 years of dedicated service. Following retirement, she worked as an Admissions Assistant for Oxford College. She was a faithful member and elder of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Huckaby was a member of the Pilot Club of Covington; and was very active in Newton County Relay for Life. Her family and friends formed a team, Wayne's T-Birds, in honor of her husband. She was preceded in ...

May 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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