Mary A. Burch of Covington, 92, passed away Nov. 11. Mrs. Burch was a choir member and longtime Sunday School teacher at both Porterdale and Oxford Baptist churches. She was a very Godly woman who loved the Lord and was involved in the homebound ministry, visiting the shut-ins. Mrs. Burch enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, reading and working crossword puzzles. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.
Mary Bowie Whittaker of Covington passed away Nov. 8. The daughter of Roy E. and Odessa Davis Bowie, she was born in 1932, in Manchester. She graduated from Porterdale High School in the Class of 1949 and was also a graduate of Crawford W. Long School of Nursing. Ms. Whittaker worked as a surgical nurse at Georgia Baptist Hospital and for Dr. Charles Dowman for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Joe Whittaker, and her brother, James Richard Bowie.
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C.F. Henderson, of Covington, passed away Nov. 7, 2013, at the age of 91. Mr. Henderson was employed by Firestone Tires in Covington for 17 years, and operated Henderson's Phillips 66 Station for many years. After selling his gas station, he worked for Almon Construction Co. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where his son, the Rev. Harold Ray Henderson, served as pastor. Prior to his membership at Grace, he was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Martha K. Hewell of Social Circle passed away November 8, 2013, at the age of 84. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church, where she served as leader of the nursery department for many years.
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William R. (Randy) Hudgins died peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He was 77 years old.
Minnetta Nelms of Covington passed away November 6, 2013, at the age of 78. Mrs. Nelms taught at Cousins Middle School for more than 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and fishing. Mrs. Nelms loved her family dearly, and cherished her time with each of them.
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Mr. Holland Adams, 76, of Rutledge, died Nov. 3. The son of Ralph David and Eula Pearl Studdard Adams, he was born in Social Circle in 1937. He was retired from General Motors. Mr. Adams was a member of Social Circle First Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener and cook. Both of these talents were part of his ministry to his community. He always planted enough to share with others. He will long be ...
James Douglas Ivey, 55, of Oxford, passed away Nov. 3. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening. Mr. Ivey also enjoyed photography and traveling, especially to the mountains.
Jackie Paul "Jack" Tomlin, 68, of Woodville, Ga., passed away on November 2, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He suffered from a sudden aortic dissection and was unable to recover.
Barbara Miller Samples, 78, of Covington, passed away October 31, 2013. She was a former member of Lakewood Heights Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Mrs. Mary Josephine Kirkley, age 82, of Oxford passed away at her home Saturday, November 02, 2013 surround by her children. She was born December 18, 1930 in Oxford, Georgia to the late T.C. and Mary Inez Holifield Bryant. Mrs. Kirkley worked for many years as an executive secretary for Oxford Manufacturing and also served as Deputy Tax Commissioner for Newton County where she retired in 1998. She was a long time member of Calvary ...
Mrs. Sandra Austin, age 67, of Covington passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her home. She was born in Carrollton Georgia on October 23, 1946 to the late Willard and Myrtle Huckeba Mashburn. Mrs. Austin was a register nurse and worked at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta specializing in pediatric care. She showed and loved Tennessee Walking Horses. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her brother Jerry Mashburn.
Mrs. Jean Conner Davenport, age 83, a lifelong resident of Newton County passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was born June 13, 1930 in Covington, Georgia to the late Glen and Lottie Reynolds Conner. Mrs. Davenport started her career at an early age moving to Atlanta and living with her Aunt and Uncle for five years while she worked at Sears and then she returned home to Newton ...
Mr. Roy Benson Lane Sr., 64, of Porterdale, passed away June 6. Daddy Roy, as he was affectionately known, loved spending time with his family.
Homegoing Celebration For Mr. Arthur Hill Sunrise Sunset August 8, 1941 June 3, 2013 Saturday, June 8, 2013 3:00 P.M. Sims Chapel Baptist Church Covington, Georgia Rev. Cecil J. Rozier, Pastor, Eulogist <span ...
Funeral service for Mrs. Emma Lizzie Freeman was held Saturday June 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 2051 Henderson Mill Rd. Covington, Ga. Rev. Tyrone D. Lane, Pastor; Rev. H. H. Dyer, Eulogist, assisted by others. Interment Lawnwood Memorial Garden. She leaves to cherish her memories, her sons, Mr. & Mrs. James (Shelia) Freeman, Mr. Garry Freeman, Mr. Norris Freeman, Mr. Ronnie Freeman, a devoted son-in-law, Mr. Charlie Epps, several ...
Mr. Robert Eugene Alt Jr. of Covington died Sunday, June 2. He was born in 1962 in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Tommy Joe Hardy of Jackson died June 2 at Atlanta Medical South. He was born in 1949 in Porterdale to Perry L. and Florine Woods Hardy. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, especially Tony Stewart. He was a dirt track champion at Senoia and he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ethel Fisher of Oxford, died June 3, at Social Circle Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on April 30, 1926 in Glenwood, to Albert and Clifford Harville.
Elizabeth Hollingsworth Ellis, 98, born June 23, 1914 in Newton County, Georgia passed away at her home on June 3, 2013. She lived in the Salem Community with her parents John Milton and Toccoa Corrine Ramsey Hollingsworth until her marriage to Charles Jones Ellis and then resided in Oxford, Georgia. An extraordinary lady, she worked on the Square in Covingtonfrom age sixteen until in her early eighties. She was a member of Allen Memorial UMC ...
Tessie Oleta Smith, age 78, devoted wife and mother, passed away June 1, 2013 after a long struggle with Alzheimers Disease at her home in Jackson, Georgia. Born on May 28, 1935 in Apple Farm, West Virginia to the late John Frank and Maude Elizabeth Campbell. Tessie was a loving wife to Major Dennis Ray Smith who predeceased her on June 19, 2011, having been married for 54 years at the time of his passing.
Mrs. Doris T. Williams, 86, of Oxford, passed away May 30. Mrs. Williams was an active member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church and enjoyed working with the youth at her church and both the local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Patricia "Patty" Louise Johnson Umphrey, 86, of Covington, died May 30. A native of El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Umphrey lived most of her life in the greater Atlanta area. A homemaker, she was a lifelong Southern Baptist with membership, recently, at Zion Baptist Church in Covington and, formerly, at Rainbow Park Baptist in Decatur and White Oak Hills Baptist in Atlanta and Stone Mountain. Mrs. Umphrey was preceded in death by her parents the Rev. ...
Homegoing Celebration For Mr. Roscoe Leslie Sr. Sunrise:November 19, 1932~Sunset:May 25, 2013 Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:00 p.m. Grace United Methodist Church 3145 Washington Street Covington, Georgia 30014 Rev. Matt Murphy, Pastor Rev. Marteenus Williams, Eulogist Assisted By Others Obituary ...
Lois Elaine Fortner Holloway, 58, of Monticello, died May 27, at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon.
John William "Billy" Mote, 57, most recently of Monroe, formerly of Covington, died May 25. He was a native and longtime resident of Newton County.
Mrs. Judith "Judy" Stein Reichart, 72, of Social Circle, died May 21. She was born in Valley Falls, Kan., on Jan. 29, 1941 to Anna Kelly Stein and William B. Stein. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert "Bob" Reichart; and her infant son Robert Brett Reichart.