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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 ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Freda Ann Shellnut Jones

Freda Ann Shellnut Jones, 60 of Jackson, passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, January 5, 2016. She was born in Loganville to the late ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Woodburn Hudson

Woodburn D. Hudson passed away January 4, 2016, at Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, Georgia at the age of 73. He was born in Atlantic ...

January 08, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melinda Hays Lord

Melinda Hays Lord passed away Monday, January 4, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at First ...

January 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Roger Ray Tant

Mr. Roger Ray Tant, age 63 of Covington, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Louis Conner Dodson

Louis Conner Dodson, age 83, of Flovilla passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 6, 1932 son of the ...

January 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Andrew Louis Bostick

A Celebration Of Life

December 29, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mary Louis Cunningham

Mary Louis Cunningham, of Covington, passed away at the age of 78. Mrs. Cunningham was an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Philadelphia Eagles ...

December 29, 2015 | Caldwell Cowan | OBITS


Chuck Lamar (Noon) Stodghill

A homecoming celebration for Mr. Chuck Lamar (Noon) Stodghill

December 26, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Dexter Derrell Parker

A Celebration Of Life

December 26, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Emma Jean Presley Petty

Emma Jean Presley Petty, 81, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Piedmont Newton. She was born in Eatonton to the late Walker ...

December 18, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Timothy Owen Tyler

Timothy Owen Tyler, 48, of Covington, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 13, 2015. He was the loving son of Gail Tyler of Covington; deeply ...

December 18, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Jean Smith

Homegoing Celebration

December 17, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Jeanette Kathryn Strauss

Jeanette ("Jenny") Kathryn Strauss, 71, departed this life on December 11, 2015.

December 17, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan of Covington, passed away December 15, 2015, at the age of 92. Mr. Sullivan, a Purple Heart recipient, honorably served his country in ...

December 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mary Gene Everitt Elliott

Mary Gene Everitt Elliott of Oxford, GA passed away on June 13, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on August 4, 1934 in Atlanta to the late Claudine Faulkner Everitt and William Floyd Everitt. Mary Gene grew up in Covington, but employment took their family to Greenville, SC in the late 1940's, where she graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. She attended the University of Georgia where she was a Fine Art major and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Oldham

Jean Oldham of Oxford, passed away June 18, 2015, at the age of 80. She began her banking career as a bookkeeper at Bank of Covington, and retired, after 30 years of employment, as a bank manager from the 278 office. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered for many church projects, was a member of the First Presbyterian Women's Club and was president of the First Presbyterian Church Women's Circle. In addition, she was a member of the Covington Woman's Club. Mrs. Oldham was a loving mother, grandmother and ...

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. William Ernest Jackson

Dr. William E. Jackson, 78, of Covington died peacefully June 19, 2015 after a long illness. Dr. Jackson practiced Chiropractic for 51 years serving four generations. He retired December 16, 2011.

June 19, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dennis Ray Burch

Dennis Ray Burch, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Covington, Georgia, died June 13, 2015, at the age of 70. Born to the late Penn M. Burch and Helen Antony Burch, he lived most of his life in Newton County before moving to Ruskin, Florida, in September 2005. Mr. Burch was a very active member of Willow Springs Church, in Social Circle, and in the Moose Lodge in Ruskin, Florida. He was employed with Hercules for many years. He loved dancing, playing golf and collecting NASCAR memorabilia. He was a loving father and grandfather, and cherished the time he spent with ...

June 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Samuel “Sam” Allgood

Walter Samuel "Sam" Allgood, age 64, of Monroe, died on June 12, 2015.

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers

Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers, age 38, of Loganville passed away June 7, 2015. She was born in Georgetown, Ohio May 8, 1977 to her parents who survive her. Tara loved her family very much and always enjoyed volunteering with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed cross stitch and loved to be at the beach. Tara was a loving and caring; wife, mother, daughter and friend who had endless love for those she cared about. She was 1995 graduate of Faith Academy and also attended Monroe Area Comprehensive High School. Tara is survived by her loving husband Danny Brian Peppers, their ...

June 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lee Hurst, Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Leilani Danielle Stringer

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Dean Benton

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Betty Purcell

Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her ...

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine Miranda Slaughter Harris

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

May 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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