Mrs. Mildred L. Costley, age 96, of Covington passed away Friday, February 7, 2014. She was born January 19, 1918 in Jasper County to the late Edgar and Mava Kitchens Cunard. Mrs. Costley moved to Covington around 1935 and met her husband while working as a waitress at a restaurant located on the square. Not long after moving to Covington she became a member of the First Baptist Church and is currently the third oldest member. She was very active in her church. Mrs. Costley was a member of the Lamplighters Sunday school class, she was also a member of ...
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John Hollis Lawrence, age 93, who counted his years leading the Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce as among the most fulfilling of his life, died peacefully on Feb. 4, 2014, in Atlanta.
William C. English Jr., age 65, of Oxford, born on March 21, 1948, passed away on January 30, 2014, from complications of diabetes. Bill was the son of the late William C. and Gertrude English, also of Oxford. Bill served in the United States Army in Vietnam in the late 1960s. He loved collecting arrowheads and unusual rocks. He was an avid woodworker and outdoorsman and loved golf.
Mrs. Betty Lou Cook, 76, widow of Gerald B. "Skip" Cook, of Oxford, Ga., passed away Friday, January 31, 2014. Mrs. Cook was born on Jan. 31, 1938, in Georgetown, Ky., to the late John R. and Alice Jones. Mrs. Cook was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and was talented in many hobbies, such as cooking, baking, flower arranging, gardening, sewing and many other craft activities. Betty was a very loving, kind and generous person who was always giving of herself to her family, friends and her church. She amazed us with her talents, and we loved to ...
Dan L. Strawbridge of Oxford, died suddenly Feb. 4, 2014, after a brief illness. Born Aug. 23, 1943, Mr. Strawbridge is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Sharpe Strawbridge, and sons, Dodson Daniel Strawbridge, John Wilson Strawbridge, and William Gerald Strawbridge.
Wynelle Dobson Wyatt, 97, of Covington, went home to be with the Lord, Feb. 5, 2014. Nannie, as she was affectionately called by most, was born in Cumming, Ga., to the late H.P. and Emma (Strown) Glover, and was the oldest of eight children. She married Lonnie H. Dobson in 1935, and they had three children, Ruel, Sandra and Herb. In 1997, she moved to Covington, and joined Solid Rock Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended until this last year because she was unable to walk. Nannie loved to work in her flower garden, and would be found most ...
Cora Annelle Singley, age 88, of Monroe, died on February 2, 2014. She was born in Walton County on Dec. 10, 1925, to the late Mollie Cheek Wheelis and the late George Wheelis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Melvin Singley; and three children, Phil Turpin, Richard Thompson, and Deborah Evans.
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Our beloved "MINNIE", Sara Palacios Hernandez, age 80, of Social Circle, passed away at her home Monday Jan. 27, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Luis "Jose" Hernandez; her daughter, Joyce Gray (Michael); her granddaughter, Kimberly Bishop (Jeremy); her much loved family in Panama, Central America; and the" light of her life," her great-grandson Brenten Ace "Campion" Bishop.
Raymond Lee Mathis of Covington, passed away Jan. 30, 2014, at the age of 60. Raymond was a hard-working man who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone in need. He loved life, never let anything get him down, had a great sense of humor and was always making people laugh. Raymond adored his family, enjoyed spoiling his children, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and going fishing. Preceding him in death were his parents, Ellis Grover and Marie (Woodard) Mathis.
Mr. Grady Cargile, Jr., age 82, a longtime resident of Covington passed away January 29, 2014 at Abbey Hospice. He was born in the Eudora/ Prospect Community of Jasper County on January 4, 1932 to the late Grady and Ethel Digby Cargile. Mr. Cargile was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a paratrooper during the Korean War. He was retired from General Motors and retired as the head of Quality Control over the Doraville Plant. Mr. Cargile enjoyed woodworking and hunting, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.
Jessica Neeley of Covington passed away Jan. 23, 2014, at the age 23. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved her children dearly. She also loved her family and the Lord. A Southern girl at heart, she lived life to the fullest. Jessica was a free spirit and enjoyed all forms of art, including body art. She was a great friend and would defend her friends to the end.
Betty Anne James of Atlanta passed away January 23, 2014, at the age of 80. Mrs. James was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her life revolved around her family, but above all she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, and especially liked preparing her baked spaghetti, chicken and dumplings, chocolate pie and her famous homemade biscuits. Mrs. James will be missed by all who loved and adored her. She was the last surviving child of her 12 siblings. In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Crawford James; children, Cherry ...
Mr. Gary Douglas Ingram Sr., 71 of Mansfield, died Sept. 23 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Ingram was born in Thomaston, the son of the late Aubry and Lenora Morris Ingram. He was a retired machinist with Nunley Tool & Die Company and enjoyed golf, fishing and woodworking, and he loved "dog."
Mrs. Sally G. Phillips, age 74, of Mansfield passed away September 21, 2013 at Newton Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1939 in Opelika, Alabama to the late John Henry and Nonnie Mason Colson. Mrs. Phillips was of the Baptist faith and a member at Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing; she was an Atlanta Braves and University of Alabama fan. Mrs. Phillips was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband Dean Phillips of Mansfield and their children; Lisa and Tim Wayt of Mansfield, Angie Phillips and Mickey Cook of Porterdale ...
Charles Williams of Oakwood, Ga., formerly of Covington, passed away Sept. 21, 2013, at the age of 68.
Michael David Roberds, of Covington, passed away Sept. 19, 2013, at the age of 18.
The family of Etha Kathleen (Wilson) Carter Johnson announces the permanent relocation of the "Happy House." Born in 1915, in Walton County, Mrs. Johnson celebrated her heavenly flight at the age of 97 on September 15.
Barbara Rachel Shepherd Johnson, 77, of Covington, passed away Sept. 15. Mrs. Johnson was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Covington, for more than 50 years. Her dedication to her church included serving as an elder, participating with the Circle Lady Bible Study, and working with the finance committee.
Sterling Burney, 77, of Covington, passed away Sept. 12, 2013.
Zachary Matthew Sarvis, 29, a beloved son, was called home on Thursday, September 12, 2013, to be with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jimmy Ray Payne of Covington passed away September 10, 2013, at the age of 79. Mr. Payne was born in Porterdale to the late Ardell and Eva (Jones) Payne. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gussie Lou (Ivy) Payne, and his brother, Ardell Payne Jr.
Crystal Anne Taner, age 54, of Monticello passed away September 10, 2013. She was born September 4, 1959 in Covington, Georgia to the late Anne King. Crystal was a loving person whose motto in life was "Peace, Love and Happiness". She loved spending time with her family and friends; she enjoyed photography and arranging flowers. Crystal is survived by her longtime boyfriend Mike Cole of Monticello, her father Buddy Coyner and his wife Margaret of Oxford, her son Courtlee Wilton Taner of Madison, her daughters Tiffany Nichole Smith and her husband Justin of Mansfield and Cassie Anne Taner of Madison ...
Mikey Ingle, age 36, of Porterdale, formerly of Conyers and Covington, passed away September 7, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Fort Bragg, NC and grew up in the Conyers and Covington area. Mikey was a loving father, son, brother and friend he was always giving to others of his time, love and friendship. He attended Solid Rock Baptist Church. Mikey is survived by his children Michael Ingle, Jr. Jordan Ingle and Danielle Ingle all of Conyers his mother and step father Cindy and Tim Maughon of Covington, his father Robert and Betty Jean Ingle of North Carolina ...
Mrs. Lucille Hall, age 91, of Monroe passed away September 10, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born January 18, 1922 in Section, Alabama to the late Wiley and Mary Rooks Stewart, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Mrs. Hall enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening. She loved spending time with her family; she was of the Baptist faith and a member at Youth Baptist Church. Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Hall, her son Edwin Thomas Hall, her daughter Linda Ann Golden and her grandson Bryan Cotner.