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Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, 75, of Covington, passed away June 6, 2016. Harris was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Social Circle, and former member ...

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Earnest (Bro) Johnson

In Loving Memory

June 06, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Eugene ‘Gene’ Lee McCord

Eugene "Gene" Lee McCord, 76, formerly of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born in Newton County, graduated from Newton County High ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sibyl Bowman Thompson

Sibyl Bowman Thompson, 87 of Oxford, passed away June 5, 2016. Thompson was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gail Parker

Gail Parker, age 62, of Covington, passed away May 31, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11 ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sylvester "Blue" Stanford, Sr

Celebration of Life

May 30, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

Mrs. Mary Ann Rhodes Harrison

May 29, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Wesley Freddie ‘WF’ Cole, Jr.

Wesley Freddie "WF" Cole, Jr., 83 of Covington, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Wesley was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved gardening, camping, fishing and hunting. Wesley was a man of his word who valued honesty. He was caring and loving to all he knew and had a great sense of humor. Wesley proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was born in Trenton, Mississippi to the late Wesley F., Sr. and Lottie Mae Westbrook Cole. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by ...

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Leonard Carl Moore

Leonard Carl Moore, 51 of Covington, passed away, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta. Leonard was a loving son, brother and uncle and will be missed by all who knew him. He was born in Gainesville to the late Leonard Moore and Jeanette Stubbs Bradley.

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joyce Smith

Joyce Smith passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at DeKalb Medical Center, at the age of 78. Joyce was born in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Malcolm and Alma Harrison. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Charles E. Smith; brother, Ronnie Moore; sisters, Clarice Plymale, Patricia Stinnet; sisters-in-law, Betty Elliott and Mary Ann Beauseau.

January 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn

Arleene Deloris Baird Wynn, 65 of Conyers, passed away at Emory Midtown, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. She was born in Yonkers, New York to Leslie R., Sr. and Florance Kampa Baird. Arleene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

January 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Martha Reynolds Cole

Martha Reynolds Cole, 78, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease Monday, January 18, 2016. Born and raised in Covington to Everett and Lavada Reynolds, Martha graduated from Newton County High School. She later met her first husband Robert Charles Bayliss and put down roots in St. Petersburg, Florida. Martha was a devoted mother and loved her four boys - the "Bayliss Boys" - Rob (Jan), Matt (Christine), Joe (Johanna) and Mitch. She was also crazy about her grandkids, Ethan, Joe Jr., Grace and Gage.

January 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. William James "Bill" Fisher

William James ("Bill") Fisher, Jr of Covington passed away January 17, 2016. Bill was born April 9, 1935, in Brunswick Georgia to the late William James, Sr. and Bertha Manning Fisher. Bill grew up in historic Darien, Ga. where he graduated from high school and excelled in both academics and athletics. Bill graduated Georgia Tech in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.

January 19, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Dea. James Curtis (Buddy) Johnson

Homegoing Service

January 16, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Eugene Reynolds Gibbs Jr.

A Celebration Of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Willie Frank (Boot) Goolsby

Celebrating the Life of

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mildred (Fat) Gotell

Celebration Of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Anthony Johnson

Celebration of Life

January 12, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Virginia Hooten Lott

Virginia Hooten Lott, of Covington, passed away January 10, 2016, at the age of 91 following a brief illness. The daughter of the late Enoch D. and Lillian Trainer Hooten, Virginia was born in Porterdale on October 25, 1924. A lifelong resident of Newton County, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William Fred Lott, Sr. The Lott's children include William Fred Lott, Jr. and his wife Lynda Hedgpeth Lott of Cumming, Greensboro resident Susan Lott Beaumont and the late Walter A. "Beau" Beaumont, and Nancy Lott Dawkins and her husband Michael Luther Dawkins also ...

January 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Barbara Geary Wright

Barbara Geary Wright, 87, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016, at Dogwood Forest of Acworth. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family first and foremost. She was an active member of First Christian Church of Atlanta and worked closely with the YAARAB Red Devil Clowns. Barbara enjoyed quilting, tutoring adults and was an avid gardener. She was born in Cullman, Alabama to the late John and Nancy Catherine Ganong Geary and grew up in Decatur, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Kenneth Wright.

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Helen Sorrow

Helen N. Sorrow of Covington passed away on January 1, 2016, at the age of 85. She was the wife of Reverend John L. Sorrow, retired minister in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference. Mrs. Sorrow attended the University of Georgia and taught school for a number of years. She loved children and was a gifted Sunday school teacher. She was also a talented writer and lived a life that was reflective of the creed she authored:

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ronald ‘Ronnie’ McGiboney

Ronald "Ronnie" McGiboney, 74 of Covington, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Abbey Hospice. He was born in Porterdale to the late Robert and Francis Smith McGiboney. Ronnie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ronnie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Martha Laverne McGiboney, in 2010, his son Ronald Dwayne McGiboney, in 2012, as well as two brothers, James McGiboney and Robert "Buddy" McGiboney.

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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