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Mary Catchings Crudup

Mary Catchings Crudup, 82, of Covington, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born September 16, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the youngest child of Elise Browne Catchings and Thomas Franklin Catchings. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Franklin Catchings, and sister, Elise Catchings Rouprich, and is survived by her husband, Edward A. Crudup, Jr., of Covington and two daughters, Anne Bristowe Crudup, of Covington, and Emily Crudup Cameron (Allen), of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and grandchildren, Seth McDougald Cameron and Harold Phillips Cameron.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Demario Antwone Smith

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

November 14, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Tyler Seagraves

Tyler Seagraves, of Covington, passed away November 12, 2014, at the age of 88. Seagraves served his country in the United States Navy. He loved his family and enjoyed being outside, going hunting, fishing and working in his garden. When not traveling for work, he loved spending time with his family. Seagraves was preceded in death by his grandson, Cory Seagraves; parents, Hoyt and Annie Mae Seagraves; and his brother, L.B. Seagraves.

November 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Michael ‘Mike’ Simcoe

Mr. Michael "Mike" Simcoe, age 52 of Oxford, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Grady Hospital.

November 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Fred Jackson "Jack" Harwell

Mr. Fred Jackson "Jack" Harwell, age 71, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was born May 31, 1943 in Covington to J. Charles and Otera Jackson Harwell. Jack graduated from Newton County High School in 1961 and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1975. Mr. Harwell worked in the family business, J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 28 years and then for Ginn Motor Company for 25 years. He was the president of the Newton County Jaycees, serving the year the Jaycees building was constructed ...

November 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marguerite Mobley Johnson

Marguerite Mobley Johnson passed away November 8, 2014 at Serenity Hospice in Dublin, GA. Born April 9, 1932, the middle daughter of Lucy and Audley Mobley of Covington, she married Fred Lanier Johnson in 1949.

November 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris M. Stubbs

Mrs. Doris M. Stubbs, age 90, of Covington passed away November 10, 2014. She was born July 5, 1924 in McDonough, Georgia to the late Hugh and Florrie Martin. Mrs., Stubbs was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader however her granddaughters and her family were her world. A Methodist by faith she was a longtime member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church. Mrs. Stubbs was preceded in death by her husband Ed Stubbs in 1980. She is survived by her daughter Phyllis Seago and her husband David of Suwanee, her granddaughters ...

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hilma Harwell

Mrs. Hilma D. Harwell, age 92, of Covington passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014. She was born April 29, 1922 in Dawson, Georgia to the late Edward and Jeffie Daniel. Mrs. Harwell was a longtime member of the Covington First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed needlework and was a den mother for her sons Cub Scout troop. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Mrs. Harwell was a Georgia Bulldog and a Georgia Tech fan supporting her son and her grandson's Alma Maters. Mrs. Harwell was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Fred M. Harwell, Sr. and ...

November 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Elizabeth Hopkins

Mary Elizabeth Hopkins, age 21, of Covington passed away Friday, November 7, 2014. She was born March 31, 1993 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Mary Elizabeth was born with Mitochondrial Disease and was expected to be here with us for 3 years; however, she shined that contagious smile for 21 years. Described by her parents as a loving, gentle soul with a passion for life, she would often help Pastor Rob preach and pray while at church. Mary Elizabeth loved to sing, her family could listen to her sing sometimes throughout the night. She was preceded in ...

November 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Ann Webster

Mrs. Mary Ann Webster, age 81, of Newborn passed away November 6, 2014. She was born June 22, 1933 in Lewisburg, Tennessee to the late Howard and Nellie Austin Earonhart. Mrs. Webster was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ. Mrs. Webster enjoyed sewing and cooking and shared that passion with her family. She is survived by her husband Weldon Webster, her children; Johnny Webster and his wife Patty, Donnie Webster and his wife Terri, and Fay White and her ...

November 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bill Mayhue

Bill Mayhue of Covington, passed away November 5, 2014, at the age of 76. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, and enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing and cooking for his friends. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was loved by many, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends that he cherished so dearly. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anne Lee Mayhue; sister, Dorothy Proctor; and his brother, Bunnia Mayhue.

November 06, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Stephen Rosales Foster

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

November 05, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Sharon Diane McKibben

On September 24, 1956, the late Mr. Clifford McKibben Jr. and Annie Lois Sims McKibben were blessed with the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Sharon Diane McKibben. She was the fourth child out of nine children. Sharon received her education in the Newton County School System and graduated in the year 1974.

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Millsop Miller

Dorothy Virginia Millsop Miller of Grove City, Pennsylvania passed away at Merryvale Assisted Living Facility in Oxfored, Georgia on Sept. 10, 2014, following a long bout with Alzheimer's disease. She was 96.

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. John Stark

John A. Stark of Covington, passed away October 30, 2014, at the age of 85. Mr. Stark was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, where he faithfully taught Sunday school for several years. He was raised in Lawrenceville by his parents, Hope and Evelyn Stark. When his high school burned, he attended Emory at Oxford and North Georgia College. Mr. Stark graduated from the United States Naval Academy, in 1951, and served as a carrier pilot for the U.S. Navy. He later retired from the reserves as a Lieutenant Commander. After his active duty service ...

November 01, 2014 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


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Henry James "Jimmy" Wright III

Mr. Henry James "Jimmy" Wright III, Coach Wright, died Jan. 27. The only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry James (Zenobia Strong) Wright Sr., Mr. Wright, along with his three sisters, was raised and educated in Newton County. He graduated from R.L. Cousins High School in 1957 and attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, graduating in 1961. He then served in the U.S. Army. After receiving an honorable discharge, he continued his education, receiving a master's degree from Georgia State University. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. A very hard worker, Mr ...

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert H. Wilson

Robert H. Wilson of Oxford, passed away February 1, 2011, at the age of 64. He attended The Church at Covington, and worked for Kraft Foods for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching John Wayne movies, and he loved Nascar. Mr. Wilson loved all children, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Dean and Katherine (Kirkpatrick) Wilson.

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur Scottie Byrd

Wilbur Scottie Byrd of Covington, passed away January 31, 2011, at the age of 58. He attended Almon Baptist Church, and worked for Lithonia Lighting, as a truck driver, for 19 years. He loved spending time in Montana, enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Byrd was a loving and devoted father, pawpaw, son, brother, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Byrd.

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


DeEsta Margaret Coker

DeEsta Margaret Coker, age 88, died January 30, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Born to the late James Elden and DeEsta Margaret McFarland, Mrs. Coker enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and nature, particularly the ocean and birds. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Mrs. Coker is preceded in death by her husband, Donald George Coker, and brother, John McFarland.

January 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachael Payne

Mrs. Rachael B. Payne of Covington passed away January 29, 2011 at the age of 82. She was born in Jackson, GA to James W. and Mary (King) Baugh and was the widow of Ardell Junior Payne and grew up in the Covington Mill area. She enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband, especially the camping trip they took to Alaska. Rachael was a lifetime member of The Gospel Tabernacle and Christ Cornerstone Church, and served as the Ladies Auxiliary Leader for the Gospel Tabernacle. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

January 30, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Padgett Davis

Barbara Padgett Davis, age 80, of Monticello, passed away Jan. 21 at her residence. The daughter of the late Hubert Lee Padgett and Virginia Gibson Padgett, she was born in Millen in 1930. She married Charles Henry Davis in 1951 in the Padgett's home. They had four children and she began her work career as a school teacher for Savannah Christian School. Later she and Charles owned and operated the Davis Moving and Storage Company. The family moved to Charleston, S.C., in 1969 where she worked for Bud Berma Imports with her husband. In 1974 they moved to ...

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Nancy Jo Clark

Mrs. Nancy Jo Clark of Covington , GA died Tuesday January 25, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center. She was born on November 26, 1937 in Modesto, IL to the late Roy and Fern Newberry. Mrs. Clark was a loving wife, mother and "Nana" to her family and was a member of Central Church of Christ in Covington. She worked for many years at various jobs including a telephone operator and a teacher at The Ginger Bread House. Mrs. Clark retired in 1994 and enjoyed many years being active in her church and enjoyed playing bridge.

January 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Margaret Skelton

Miss Margaret Skelton of Conyers passed away at Rockdale Medical Center on January 24, 2011 at the age of 82. Margaret was born in Covington to D. C. "Bill" and Dolly (Ramey) Skelton and was employed by Covington Mill and Bibb Manufacturing for many years. Margaret was known as "caretaker" by her family members as she raised her siblings after the passing of her mother, and was also known as grandmother by her nieces and nephews. She was known as "Squiney" which evolved into "Nenny" and was everyone's angel. Her specialty was making biscuits for her family and friends ...

January 25, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tommy Granger

Tommy Granger of Covington, passed away January 22, 2011, at the age of 95. Mr. Granger, a recipient of the Legion of Merit Award, was a World War II veteran, having served in the European Theatre. He was a member of North Covington United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, eating catfish, and working with his two brothers at Granger Brother's Garage. Mr. Granger was a loving and devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge (Potts) Granger; and his parents, Steven Nathan and Olivia (Roseberry) Granger; 5 brothers and ...

January 23, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anthony A. Hinds

Mr. Anthony A. Hinds died Jan. 19 at Newton Medical Center. He was born in 1941 in St. James, Barbados and had been a resident of Covington for seven years, relocating from New York.

January 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Billy E. Hester

Mr. Billy E. Hester, 84 of Covington passed away January 19, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Billy was born in Walton County to the late Junie and Louise Malcolm Hester. He owned and operated several businesses in Covington including Hester's Pool Room and Hester's Package Store. He loved fishing and baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and a United States Army Veteran. Billy is predeceased by his children Rodney Hester, Marlene Hester and Billy Hester, Jr., his brothers Harry Hester, Jimmy Hester and Sammy Hester and ...

January 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edward Berry deRastick Hanson

The Rev. Edward Berry deRastrick Hanson, Episcopal priest of the Atlanta Diocese, died Jan. 19 after a courageous struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. Father Hanson attended the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, graduated from Georgia State University and received a Master of Divinity from The University of the South. His parishes included St. Michael and All Angels, St. Matthews and the Church of the Good Shepherd.

January 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackie Simmons

Jackie Simmons of Covington, passed away January 18, 2011, at the age of 54. Mr. Simmons enjoyed hunting and fishing; and loved attending gospel singings. Most important to him was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Carlton and Martha Elizabeth (Johnson) Simmons; brother, David Simmons; and nephew, Shane Simmons.

January 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lester “Fit” Smith

Mr. Lester "Fit" Smith died Jan. 12. The son of the late Nora Smith, he was born in 1928 in Covington. He was raised with his two brothers, Walter and Clyde, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Smith was affectionately known as "Fit," He graduated from Washington Street School in 1946. Afterwards he enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. He returned to Georgia and attended Morris Brown College. After graduation and married the lovely Ruth Bailey. They were married for 56 years until her death in 2008. For eight years, Lester dedicated himself to ...

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Beverly Jean Reid Nolley

Mrs. Beverly Jean Reid Nolley died Jan. 8. The first child of five children and daughter of Mr. Robert Reid and the late Mrs. Elsia Reid, she was born in 1960 in Covington. She attended Newton County public schools and the family church Little Bethel Baptist Church. An excellent cook, Mrs. Nolley was a valued employee at Jim Stalvey's Restaurant for over 20 years. During her spare time she enjoyed writing poetry. Mrs. Nolley was very out-going and warm-hearted with a loving and caring spirit. She loved being around people, especially children, and was loved by them in return ...

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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