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Melinda Ford

Melinda Ford of Covington died April 8, 205 of cancer.

April 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sara B. Stubbs

Ms. Sara B. Stubbs passed away on April 9, 2015. She was born in Newton County on June 16, 1927. She was a lifelong resident of Covington.

April 10, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jimmy Kirk

Jimmy Wayne Kirk, age 70, of Social Circle, died on March 23, 2015. He was born in Walton County on February 17, 1945 to the late Mary Lizzie Drake Kirk and the late Johnny E. Kirk. Surviving are: wife, Susan Kirk of Social Circle; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Tim Bell of

April 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Howard Johnson

John Howard Johnson, of Covington, passed away April 5, 2015, at the age of 73. After working for the State of Georgia as an accountant, Mr. Johnson started his own business providing tax preparation and financial services across Metropolitan Atlanta for 17 years until his retirement. He was a private pilot and enjoyed fishing, playing golf and watching NASCAR. An upstanding citizen in the community, he was a member of the Gideons in Newton County, serving as treasurer for many years, and was a charter member of East Newton Baptist Church. In addition, he proudly served his country in the ...

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Mitchell Wright

Mitchell Reed Wright died Tuesday, March 31 at age 91, after a year's stay at Benton House in Covington. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. Mr. Wright was the son of the late Dr. William Cosby Wright and Sarah Louise Camp Wright, both long-time residents of Covington. He is survived by cousins, Charles Maxwell of Anthem, AZ, Margie Maxwell Swift of Selma, AL, and Diane Maxwell Richardson of Birmingham, AL. During World War II, Mitchell participated in the D-Day Invasion. After the war he lived in Paris, France for most of his adult life, where he was a ...

April 05, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James “J.B.” Norman

James "J.B" Norman of Covington, passed away April 3, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Norman owned and operated Norman Printing Company for 32 years. A member of Eastridge Community Church, J.B. enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding and working on motorcycles. Additionally, he liked going to auctions and yard sales. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lois Mask Norman.

April 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melvin Evans “Jack” Williams

Melvin Evans "Jack" Williams, 78 of Oxford, passed away peacefully at home Thursday April 2, 2015. Jack was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Melvin and Mildred Williams. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Dodd.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland

Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland, age 71, of Covington passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015. She was born November 5, 1943, in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Thomas and Myrtie Nix. Dolores was a faithful daughter of our Heavenly Father. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Covington. She always connected with a local church wherever she lived. Dolores had a beautiful alto voice and loved singing praises to God. She loved God's Word and shared it with others through neighborhood Bible studies, Sunday school classes, and wherever she had opportunity to witness about His love ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel Young Daniel

Rachel Young Vansant Daniel, 104, of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015. Mrs. Daniel was born in Douglasville, and was 1929 graduate of Metter High School. Following graduation, she had several jobs, in Atlanta, as the nation recovered from the depression. In 1939, she joined Liberty Mutual where she worked as a claims adjustor and later a Fleet Manager for their leased vehicles. She and her first husband, Ralph Linch, were married only nine years before he was killed, in action, on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. She later married Alton Daniel, in 1948, and together they ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patt Smith

Patt Smith of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015, at the age of 82. Mrs. Smith graduated from Sparks Memorial Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR with her registered nursing degree. She was also affiliated with Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Mrs. Smith retired from Weyerhaeuser where she was an Eastern U.S. in-service manager. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed spending time with family, reading, camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Smith; parents, Fred and Gladys Walters; her sisters, Betty and Colene.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harvey Lee Anglin

Mr. Harvey Lee Anglin, age 83, of Covington passed away March 31, 2015. He was born September 1, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Albert Thomas and Elizabeth Payne Anglin. Mr. Anglin enjoyed racing and is a member of The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. He raced at the Peach Bowl, Lakewood and Sonoma. Mr. Anglin retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 34. Mr. Anglin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who together with his wife personified family and were role models for not only their family but for all that were blessed ...

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mr. Kurt Hester

Kurt Hester passed away on Saturday September 3, 2011. He was born on August 25, 1988 and was a lifelong resident of Covington. He was a 2006 graduate of Eastside High School where he was active in youth sports and clubs. He attended Georgia College and State University. He is the son of the late Billy Hester, Jr., grandson of the late Billy Hester, and grandson on the late Carl E. Calender.

September 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


E.R. Sammons

E.R. Sammons of Oxford, passed away September 5, 2011, at the age of 84. Mr. Sammons was a faithful member of The Baptist Tabernacle, and enjoyed gospel music concerts. He was a technical and mechanical innovator; and a great auto mechanic. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching NASCAR, and even enjoyed drag racing when he was younger. Mr. Sammons loved his family dearly, and was an excellent grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethan Ramey and Annie Rooney (McWaters) Sammons.

September 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mike Watts

Mr. Mike Watts, age 46, of Monticello passed away September 1, 2011. He was born March 11, 1965 to Tony and Vicki Adams Watts who survive him in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike grew up in the Atlanta area and moved to Jackson, GA where he was a 1983 graduate of Jackson High School and he was member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. He served as an EMT and Paramedic in Dekalb and Newton Counties and was a Team Leader and Certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher for the Covington-Newton County Communications Center. Currently, Mike had become the Coordinator for a newly formed ...

September 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah Maddox Belcher

Mrs. Sarah Maddox Belcher died Aug. 28. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George (Minnie) Maddox, she was born in 1937, the youngest of 12 children. She was raised and educated in Newton County, graduating from Washington Street School and joining St. Paul AME Church at an early age. She was employed at Sodexo (Oxford College Dining Hall) for 43 years. She wed Mr. Carey Belcher in 1956 and recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by siblings Cleo Maddox, Ethel Maddox, Essie Pearl Maddox, George Maddox Jr., Charlie Maddox, Mozell Maddox and John ...

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


George Richard "Dick" Wilson

Mr. George Richard "Dick" Wilson, age 77, of Oxford formerly of Conyers passed away August 24, 2011. He was born July 28, 1934 to the late Robert Oliver and Marie Schweiger Wilson in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Wilson was a manufactures representative working for Child Craft Industries until his retirement. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, a private pilot and a loving family man. Mr. Wilson not only enjoyed spending time with his family he loved it, he enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his sons and grandchildren, he was in the truest form a loving devoted husband ...

August 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Doris Haggard Hatchell

Doris Haggard Hatchell of Covington, GA (Newton County) died August 27, 2011, at the age of 89. She was the daughter of the late Charles W., Sr. and Mozelle Haggard and the widow of the late Carl Bernard Hatchell, Jr. who was a retired U. S. Navy Officer. Doris was a former resident of Porterdale, GA., Portsmouth, VA., and Jacksonville, FL. She was a member of the Porterdale Baptist Church and also a member of the Order Of the Eastern Starr, Chapter No. 35, in Cocoa, FL. Doris worked as a Master Cosmetologist for over twenty years, in Covington as ...

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jeremy Shane McCullers

Mr. Jeremy Shane McCullers of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Covington, died August 25, 2011 at the age of 37. Shane was a Chef who loved cooking, fishing and grilling the catch. A Georgia Tech fan, he loved the fall so he could watch football. He enjoyed time at the beach and spending time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Diane McCullers and grandmother Bernice Webb.

August 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bob Martin

Mr. Bobby Eugene Martin age 80 of Covington passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011. He was born October 13, 1930 in Newton County Georgia to the late David W. and Pearl (Smallwood) Martin. Bob retired as Captain from the City of Covington Fire Department in 1993. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Covington and Victory Baptist Church in Vienna. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.

August 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Charles "Charlie" Johnston

Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Charles "Charlie" Johnston, 96, of Mansfield passed away at Riverside Health Care Center, August 22, 2011. He was a graduate of Tech High in Atlanta. Col. Johnston was a member of the 8th Air Force, serving as a navigator and bombardier in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was the navigator for the lead plane of the first mass Trans Atlantic flight of the B47, and a member of the Strategic Air Command. He was a decorated officer, retiring after 30 years of service. Charlie then began a career in human resources for the State of ...

August 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Kate C. King

Mrs. Kate C. King, age 94, of Covington passed away August 23, 2011. She was born August 13, 1917 to the late Earl F. and Lena Green Cooper in Newton County Georgia. Mrs. King was a member of Covington First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Howard Lee King, her sisters Mrs. Ruby Nell Gross and Mrs. Lillian Prather and a brother Mr. Jack Cooper. Mrs. King is survived by her Sister Mrs. Hilda C. Green of Atlanta, Close Friends Sue and Bill Hodges of Mansfield and many Nieces and Nephews.

August 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harold Earl Womack

The family of Harold Earl Womack of Porterdale, GA is sad to announce the death of their beloved son, father, and brother. He was born on August 6, 1971 in Covington, GA to James and Sandra Thompson Womack. He was a self-employed carpenter being talented to do any kind of construction work. One of his hobbies was being an artist and enjoyed drawing and painting various things.

August 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hardy Morgan (Buck) Smith

Hardy Morgan (Buck) Smith, 71, of Covington ended a courageous six year battle with cancer Aug. 5, 2011. Buck was born Jan. 14, 1940, to Sara (Ethell) and Hester Moore Smith of Birmingham, Ala.

August 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dan Partee

Dan Partee, passed away August 18, 2011, at his residence in Covington. He was 80 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Partee was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Jewel (Pannell) Partee.

August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Scott Simons

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August 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Catherine L. VanderPloeg

Catherine L. VanderPloeg of Covington, passed away August 17, 2011, at the age of 100. Mrs. VanderPloeg, along with her late husband, Cornelius, served the Lord as missionaries. Mrs. VanderPloeg specifically led and taught the ladies she met during her missions. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker; and enjoyed sewing and making draperies. She is loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. VanderPloeg was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Cornelius VanderPloeg; daughter, Barbara Pickett; and her parents, Burr DeForrest and Edith (Baker) Vail.

August 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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