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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


Mrs. Arlene Bishop

Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mrs. Essie Katherine "Kate" Almand

Mrs. Essie Katherine "Kate" Almand, 84 of Covington passed away January 10, 2011 at Rockdale Hospital. Mrs. Almand was one of 14 children born in Griffin, Ga. to the late Willie Lee and Lettie Florine Murphy Deaton. She is preceded in death by her husband David Almand and her daughter Brenda Garner. She loved to cook. She cooked with Natalie Dupree at Rich's Cooking School for many years and cooked at her daughter's restaurant, "Brenda's Place" in Social Circle. She was also a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Social Circle. Mrs. Almand is survived ...

January 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Hiram Williams

Mr. Walter Hiram Williams died Jan. 3. The son of the late Jack and Fannie Mae Williams, he was born in 1948 in Barnesville. He was a graduate of the Lamar County School System. He joined East Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Barnesville at an early age. He later joined St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Covington under the leadership of Bishop Isaac Major Sr. and Pastor Brian Major. Mr. Williams loved singing gospel music and was a member of the Men's Choir. He served his county in the United States Army from 1967 to 1971. He was a ...

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John "Ruben" Jackson

Mr. John "Ruben" Jackson died Jan. 2. The son of the late Mr. Alonzo Jackson and Mrs. Julia Mae Fisher Jackson Lackey, he was born in 1934 in Walton County. He attended Walton County public schools. A very hard worker, Mr. Jackson was employed by Haverty's Furniture Company for many years and later worked at Macy's as a skilled restorer of furniture until his retirement. Mr. Jackson loved his family and friends alike; they all knew him by his hearty laugh. He always had a story to tell and always came out on top in his stories. A ...

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patty Connell

Patty Connell of Oxford, died January 4, 2011, at the age of 49. Mrs. Connell loved her horses and her dog, Bullet. She was a wonderful Nana, and will be greatly missed by her family.

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Middlebrooks

Mildred Middlebrooks, 69, died January 4, 2011, at her residence in Mansfield. Born to Vera Viola Dobbs and the late Grady Emory Dobbs, Sr., she enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, cooking, and loved her dog, Bodie.

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Ellen (Corry) Alexander

Mary Ellen (Corry) Alexander of Covington, passed away January 5, 2011, at the age of 101. Mrs. Alexander was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed playing the piano, flowers, and gardening. She taught school for a total of 43 years, with the majority at Livingston Elementary, teaching 2nd grade. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Paul Alexander; parents, Walter B. and Cleo C. Corry; sisters, Anne B. Corry, Dorothy C. Lumus; brothers, James C. Corry, Sr. and Claud B. Corry.

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Elizabeth F. Johnson

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January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Florence Elizabeth Death

Florence Elizabeth Death

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Miss Florence Elizabeth Death

Miss Florence Elizabeth Death, 87 of Milledgeville and formerly of Atlanta and Covington passed away Sunday January 2, 2011 at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville. Miss Death was born in Cochise County, Arizona to the late Charles Walter and Mary Thompson Death. She lived in Atlanta for many years and was a public school teacher. She proudly served her country during WWII in the US Army as a nursing assistant. Miss Death was predeceased by her sisters Mary Eugenia Morley and Martha Death Smith. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Thomas D. Morley, Mary E. Morley ...

January 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edith W. Ellsworth

Edith W. Ellsworth, age 81, died January 1, 2011, at Great Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Monroe, GA, where she had made her home for the past two-and-a-half years. A business woman her entire life, she owned and operated a swimming school in Haines City, FL. After moving to Fort Lauderdale, FL, she owned and operated Nina Michelle Boutique before she retired to Bay Point, FL. Mrs. Ellsworth moved to Georgia in 2007 to be near her family. A member of the Methodist faith, she was dearly loved by her family and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in ...

January 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Michael E. La Follette

Michael E. La Follette of Social Circle died December 31, 2010, at the age of 66. The son of the late Roy W. and Irene Henry La Follette, he was a 1967 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Mr. La Follette was employed by Hercules beginning in June of 1967 in Olathe, KS, subsequently working in plants in Maryland and in Covington, GA, and retiring in July of 1997. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing baseball and loved vegetable and flower gardening. An excellent carpenter, he worked with his uncle building ...

January 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tucker Bradley Isbill

Tucker Bradley Isbill, of Bremen, came into this world at 11:50 a.m. on Sep. 30, 2010. Tucker became the littlest angel and received his wings a mere 89 days later, at 3:11 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2010 at Children's Hospital of Atlanta. Tucker touched more lives in his short time with us than most of us will be lucky enough to touch in our long lifetimes. His odyssey has inspired countless people with his steadfast endurance and persevering spirit. Tonight he sleeps with Jesus. He will forever be with us in spirit.

December 30, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gladys Lipscomb

Gladys D. Lipscomb of Porterdale, passed away December 28, 2010, at the age of 88. Mrs. Lipscomb moved to Porterdale in 1963, and worked for Bibb Manufacturing Co., for 19 years. She enjoyed watching her soap opera, "Days of Our Lives"; the game shows, "Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader" and "The Price is Right", and various court TV shows. Most important to her was the love and pride of her family. Mrs. Lipscomb was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lipscomb; daughter, Renea Bell; and her parents, Raymond Earnest and Emma May (Wilson) Dunagan.

December 29, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Katherine Henderson

Katherine Henderson, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, parted from this life into life everlasting Dec. 24. She was born in the Georgetown Community of Newton County. She attended West Georgia College in Carrollton but left to marry her childhood sweetheart Carmen Henderson. She later received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Oglethorpe University and taught in the Cobb County School System for over 20 years. She loved God's word, her family, music and gardening. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Carmen and her son Phillip.

December 28, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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