Mary A. Leasure, formerly of 933 Rosedale Avenue, Kingston, Tennessee, age 84, passed away suddenly on September 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl "Lucky" Leasure, in 1997. She moved to Atlanta in 2003 to join her children, daughter Barbara Leasure and son-in-law Dr. Michael Henry; son Steven Leasure, and daughter-in-law Holly and their son, Adam; and son Michael Leasure and daughter-in-law Dr. Renee Butler and their children, Matthew and Christopher Leasure. She lived independently in Conyers, Georgia, until May 2013 when she joined Steve, Holly and Adam in Douglasville.
Leland Eugene Payne, 66, of Ash, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Sara Helen Jordan of Covington passed away September 8, 2014, at the age of 84. Mrs. Jordan was a member of East Newton Baptist Church, where she was active in the choir, her Sunday School class and the Women's Missionary Union.
Betty Christian Thomas, 84, of Covington, passed away September 8, 2014. Mrs. Thomas was a faithful member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She was very active in various church functions, and was a member of the church choir for several years. She was a longtime, dedicated employee of Steele-Jones Insurance Agency in Covington. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed spending time in her flower garden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ralph Thomas; parents Frank Buford and Ellen Ruth (Cowan) Christian; sisters Mary Beth Steele, Jean O'Neal; and her brother, Frank E. Christian.
Louise H. Smith, 83, formerly Louise Armstrong, of Marietta, died August 28, 2014. Services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Castellaw Funeral Home's Jonquil Chapel in Smyrna, Ga. She is survived by her husband, Dean Smith; children Nancy Stephens, Brenda Clifton and Thomas Armstrong; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and one grandson.
Rebecca "Ann" Reid, 69, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1945, in Porterdale to the late Clarence and Allie Durden. Mrs. Reid was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to all. But most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Reid is preceded in death by siblings Pauline Dial, Frances Sockwell and William "Bill" Durden.
Florence Taylor Lowen-French, 90, of Covington, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1924 in Renick, West Virginia, to Henry and Ula Taylor. After graduating from Renick High School, Florence moved to Covington, Virginia to marry and raise a family. She worked for Ayers Furniture Store, and later served as manager of the Retail Merchants Association in Clifton Forge, Virginia, while completing a number of college courses. She later moved to Roanoke to become accounting manager for the J. H. Pence Company. Among other activities, Florence served as President of the Credit ...
In a small house on the corner of a narrow street resting in the shadows of the Old Covington Mill, a child was born on a cold November day to a lady named Grace. It was 1938, and with little fanfare the child was wrapped in a blanket and placed in the bosom of a loving mother. But I suspect even on that day the people around the child had a feeling that he was special. "His name will be Kenneth Lanier and he will be a preacher" a passing neighbor surmised. His mother agreed, and so it was.
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Mrs. Cheryl Easterlin Slate, 47, of Covington passed away Wednesday, September 03, 2014. She was born in Waltersboro, South Carolina on August 5, 1967. Cheryl was a talented, artistic person who loved to draw and paint. She was a natural merchandiser who had a great passion for design. Cheryl worked for and was part of the family of Brendale's Salon and Stuff just off the square in Covington. During her high school years she lived in Lithonia was a 1985 graduate of Lithonia High School. Cheryl was a loving and caring person who was loved by everyone that knew ...
Betty Jane Cordell Edwards, age 83, passed away Aug. 31, 2014, at Oxton Village in Social Circle. "Ms. Betty," as she was affectionately known, had been a resident there for the past five years. Betty was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Rockmart, Georgia.
Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough, who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for eight years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.
Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for 8 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.
Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...
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Mr. James Parks Smith was born June 3, 1946 to the late Mr. Willie Henry Smith and Mrs. Ruth Emma Parks Smith in Greenville, Georgia. He was preceded in death by one son, Mr. James D. Smith, three brothers; Mr. Robert L. Smith, Mr. Irvin L. Smith and Mr. Willie H. Smith, one sister, Mrs. Mary R. Freeman.
Talitha Breed Ozley, wife of Rev. John Ozley, left this life to be with the Lord on June 2 at 2:15 p.m. while in hospice care at home. She was a devoted wife of 65 years, and served with "Preacher John" in various pastoral assignments across North Georgia, the most years of which were in Cherokee and Newton Counties. As a beautiful and gracious lady, Talitha served with diligence, love and generosity. She will be remembered by many friends where she served as musician and choral director, as well as teaching music and voice. She was educated in ...
Mr. Sheridan H. Davis, age 77, a lifelong resident of Newborn and former Mayor of Newborn passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was born May 20, 1937 in Newborn Georgia to Harvey and Thelma Dobbs Davis who have preceded him in death. Mr. Davis was the owner of S.H. Davis Welding and Repair, Inc. in Newborn for 57 years. He retired from General Motors and was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Davis loved to draw, make wood crafts, and he was an avid outdoorsman. One of his biggest joys in life came when he could spend time with ...
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Mr. William Porter Young, Jr., 67, of Covington passed away May 29, 2014 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Young was born on Aug. 30, 1946 in Madison, Georgia to the late William Porter and Alice Katheryne Young, Sr. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church in McDonough, loved antiquing, served in the U.S. Army for two years and was a huge University of Georgia fan. Mr. Young is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Alice Young of Covington; daughter and son-in-law Andria and Todd Bunner of Locust Grove; uncles A.M. Young, Jr. and Robert Young ...
Robert Harrison Cantrell, Sr., "Harry," 81, of Covington, passed away May 28, 2014. TSgt. Cantrell proudly served his country during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring in 1993. As a young man, Harry enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and playing softball. In addition, he enjoyed playing golf and watching cartoons with his family. Harry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother who cherished his family and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his ...
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Hughie Thomas Bonner, known as Buster to many, was born to Rufus and Martha Bonner on Sept. 25, 1936, died Monday, May 19. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Talitha Bonner, known as Tiny. He is survived by four sons; Tommy (and Margaret), Joe (and Lois), Scott (and Lori) and Ken (and Dessa), by 10 grandchildren, Travis, Lindsey, Sarah, Amanda, Leah, Elizabeth, Megan, Garrett, Ryan and Lindsay. They had one great-grandchild, Evie.
Mr. David Alen Perry, Sr., 65 of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2014. Mr. Perry was born on Oct. 29, 1948 in Huntington, Indiana to the late Robert and Betty Perry, and resided most of his life in Kokomo, Indiana.
Allen Baxley Mallett, Sr., age 89, of Covington, passed away May 9, 2014. A decorated WWII veteran, he was a survivor of The Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Mr. Baxley was an insurance executive with 25 years of service to Aetna Casualty and later started his own successful insurance agency in Stuart, Florida. Retiring to Covington, he became involved with the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary, Newton County Elections Board, Newton County Tax Adjustment Division and Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid boater and enjoyed gardening and traveling. Mr. Mallett was preceded ...