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Mr. William W. Smith, Jr.

William W. Smith, Jr., of Covington, passed away on August 7, 2014, at the age of 85. He was a faithful member of Greater Grace Church in Covington, where he served as an elder. Mr. Smith was retired from Dart Container, where he was a truck driver for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and volunteering his time to help those in need. Smith loved people and he never met a stranger. He was loved and will be missed by a host of family and friends. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Lula and William Smith, and ...

August 07, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Anne Fincher

Anne Fincher of Oxford passed away August 5, 2014, at the age of 85. She was a loving mother and grandmother. In her early years, she enjoyed cooking for family gatherings. Mrs. Fincher was a hard worker, always providing for her family and making sure they had everything they needed. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Fincher was loved by many and will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin Fincher; parents, James Powell and Martha Catherine (Guinn) Mitcham; and her brother, James P. Mitcham.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Basil Rigney

Basil Rigney of Snellville passed away August 2, 2014, at the age of 79. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State College and his Master's in Music Education from the University of Georgia. Mr. Rigney owned and operated Great Republic Insurance Agency in the early 80's. In the summer of 1985, he served as the music instructor and director of Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band at Governor's Honors Program, in Valdosta. He served as band director for many schools across the state, with the majority being in Newton County. Among his many accomplishments, Mr ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry E. Smith

Mr. Henry E. Smith, age 69, of Newton County passed away July 26, 2014. Mr. Smith was born January 10, 1945 in Newton County, Georgia to Ms. Mary McElhaney Glover and Mr. Earnest Smith. His wife Mrs. Jackie Ross Smith preceded him in death.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Freddie “Jim” Wise

Mr. Freddie "Jim" Wise, age 72, of Springhill passed away July 23, 2014. He was born in Newton County, Georgia to Unas and Alice Wise. Raised in the Springhill Community, "Jim" joined the Springhill United Methodist Church at an early age and lived a happy life among his 12 siblings: Wilfred (Jack), Lillie, Juanita, MC, Roy, Eunice, Ina, James (Bo), Walter, Addie, Henry and Dorothy, along with his childhood friends. He attended school in Newton County and then later was employed at Georgia Highway Express Trucking Company, where he worked for more than thirty years. Later, he was employed by ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson, age 91, passed away July 26, 2014. He was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Sweetie)Wyatt Johnson. He joined and served in the United States Army from 1940 until 1942. In March 1958, he wed Jewel White and together they raised one son, Mr. Kenneth Charles Johnson. After serving many years and retiring from McLean Freight Lines, "Thomas" started his own business: Johnson Movers. He was a charitable and active figure in the Springhill Community. He was willing to help anyone out in their time or need. He provided many young men in the ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson

Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson, age 87, of Covington passed away July 25, 2014. She was born in Newton County, Georgia to the late Seals Benton and Ella Claude Benton.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry E. Smith

In Loving Memory

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Homeoging Services

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy B. Henderson

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Freddie Wise

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as president of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Russell Fields

Russell Fields, age 77, of Covington, passed away August 1, 2014. Mr. Fields was employed by Dart Containers, formerly known as Sweetheart Plastics, for 28 years. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He enjoyed collecting coins and reading. Mr. Fields was a family man, as his family always came first. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Martin Fields; and parents, William David and Sara (Ellis) Fields.

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as President of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Courtney Manning

Dr. Courtney Manning, age 45, of Covington, passed away June 30, 2014. He was born March 30, 1969 in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica to Victor Manning (deceased) and Aneita Cameron. At the age of five, he moved with his family to St. Catherine where they lived at his grandmother's house. While living there, he attended basic school in Reynolds and primary school at Point Hill. At the age of 10, he passed the Common Entrance exam to attend high school, and at the age of 18, he entered the Jamaican Constabulary Force. During this age, he also attended the ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Nana Kwayme Boakye

Mr. Nana Kwayme Boakye died Aug. 4. He was born in 1983 in Fulton county, the son of Mary Ann (Reid) Boakye and Oheneba Yiadom Boakye. One of five siblings, he was a graduate of Pebblebrook High School, Mableton. Mr. Boakye was a well-mannered and humble young man, who always kept a smile on his face, Although reserved, he loved his friends and family. He was a mentor to younger children in the community, encouraging them to stay in school. He had a charming and unforgettable manner. Mr. Boakye was a hard worker with a tremendous work ethic. He was ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Frederick Miner

MINER Mr. Frederick Miner of Oxford, GA died Tuesday August 10, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on December 13, 1928 in Pontiac, MI to the late Carlton Zenith and Elsie Behr Miner. Mr. Miner retired from Lithonia Lighting and was once with Merry Brothers Brick and Tile of Augusta, Georgia and Florida Power Corporation. Mr. Miner is survived by his Wife, Mary Miner of Oxford, GA, Sons and Daughters-in-law; Craig and Karon Miner of Boone , NC and Daryl and Brenda Miner of Cedar Park, TX, Six grandchildren; Sean, Stephen, Angela, Michelle, Jessica and Autumn, 1 Brother, Charles ...

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Janice Fleming

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grover C. (Tony) Morton

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elizabeth Hicks Belcher

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher, 92, of Abbeville, Ala., formerly of Starrsville, died Aug. 8, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville. Mrs. Belcher was born in Cherokee County, the daughter of the late Albert J. Hicks and Lilly Mae Herndon Hicks. She was reared in Woodstock and Marietta and lived in Starrsville, many years before moving to Abbeville in 2007. Mrs. Belcher was a member of the Starrsville United Methodist Church. She was retired from Lockheed-Martin in Marietta. Mrs. Belcher was preceded in death by her husband William Clifton Belcher; sisters Dottie McCoy and Juanita Gunter; and brothers Billy ...

August 10, 2010 | Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home Holman Abbeville Mortuary | OBITS


Elizabeth Hicks Belcher

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher, a resident of Abbeville, Alabama, formerly of Starrsville, Georgia, died Sunday night, August 8, 2010, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville. She was 92.

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Markus Dean Wilson

Markus Dean Wilson, 47, of Covington, died Aug. 5, at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wilson was born in Atlanta and moved to Covington in 1971. He was a member of the Gospel Mission Church in Covington. Before his disability, Markus worked with the Walker and Walker Construction Company. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his father Johnnie William Wilson Sr., brother Johnnie Wilson Jr. and sister Janet M. Wilson.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Henry Tart

Mr. Tart was born March 24, 1956 in Dunn, N.C., and passed away Aug. 4. He was the son of the late William Glenn and Helen Henry Tart.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. James "Jim" Franklin Moss, Sr.

Mr. James "Jim" Franklin Moss, Sr. of Covington passed away on August 7, 2010 at the age of 75. He was born in Newton County to the late Frank Wright and Georgia Rena (Callahan) Moss in 1934, and was a member of High Point Baptist Church. He enjoyed making peanut brittle and sharing it with family and friends. Mr. Moss loved sports, especially watching the Atlanta Braves, enjoyed gardening and loved raising his chickens. He loved God, his family, and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Moss is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, James Franklin, Jr ...

August 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eddie Lewis Kite

August 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Frances Mims

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ramona Alice Grissom

August 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe Hughes

Joe Hughes of Covington, died Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born on February 7, 1944 in Covington, GA to the late Clarence and Bessie Mae Hughes. Joe was a member and Trustee of the North Covington United Methodist Church, a member of Covington Elks Lodge and loved to fish and garden. Mr. Hughes is preceded in death by his wife: Linda Hughes and daughter: Dede Hughes. He is survived by Daughters and Sons-In-Law: JoAnn and Mel Fuller of Grayson, Tamie and Gary Hegwood of Covington, Rene and Eddie Huckaby of Covington and Rebecca Johnson of ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Howard Coady

Howard Everett (Sonny) Coady of Covington, GA died Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born on May 10, 1937 in Porterdale, GA to the late Everett and Bertha Kitchens Coady. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Coady is survived by his wife: Jordye Hammonds Coady; son: Stacey Coady; sisters: Geraldine Smallwood and Mary Lee Brooks, all of Covington; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister: Frances Lindsey. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev. Gene ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bobby N. Durden

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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