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Mr. Henry E. Smith

Mr. Henry E. Smith, age 69, of Newton County passed away July 26, 2014. Mr. Smith was born January 10, 1945 in Newton County, Georgia to Ms. Mary McElhaney Glover and Mr. Earnest Smith. His wife Mrs. Jackie Ross Smith preceded him in death.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Freddie “Jim” Wise

Mr. Freddie "Jim" Wise, age 72, of Springhill passed away July 23, 2014. He was born in Newton County, Georgia to Unas and Alice Wise. Raised in the Springhill Community, "Jim" joined the Springhill United Methodist Church at an early age and lived a happy life among his 12 siblings: Wilfred (Jack), Lillie, Juanita, MC, Roy, Eunice, Ina, James (Bo), Walter, Addie, Henry and Dorothy, along with his childhood friends. He attended school in Newton County and then later was employed at Georgia Highway Express Trucking Company, where he worked for more than thirty years. Later, he was employed by ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson, age 91, passed away July 26, 2014. He was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Sweetie)Wyatt Johnson. He joined and served in the United States Army from 1940 until 1942. In March 1958, he wed Jewel White and together they raised one son, Mr. Kenneth Charles Johnson. After serving many years and retiring from McLean Freight Lines, "Thomas" started his own business: Johnson Movers. He was a charitable and active figure in the Springhill Community. He was willing to help anyone out in their time or need. He provided many young men in the ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson

Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson, age 87, of Covington passed away July 25, 2014. She was born in Newton County, Georgia to the late Seals Benton and Ella Claude Benton.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry E. Smith

In Loving Memory

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Homeoging Services

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy B. Henderson

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Freddie Wise

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as president of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Russell Fields

Russell Fields, age 77, of Covington, passed away August 1, 2014. Mr. Fields was employed by Dart Containers, formerly known as Sweetheart Plastics, for 28 years. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He enjoyed collecting coins and reading. Mr. Fields was a family man, as his family always came first. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Martin Fields; and parents, William David and Sara (Ellis) Fields.

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as President of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Courtney Manning

Dr. Courtney Manning, age 45, of Covington, passed away June 30, 2014. He was born March 30, 1969 in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica to Victor Manning (deceased) and Aneita Cameron. At the age of five, he moved with his family to St. Catherine where they lived at his grandmother's house. While living there, he attended basic school in Reynolds and primary school at Point Hill. At the age of 10, he passed the Common Entrance exam to attend high school, and at the age of 18, he entered the Jamaican Constabulary Force. During this age, he also attended the ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Abraham Thomas “Abe” Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney

Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney, affectionately known as "Jo," passed away July 28, 2014, at the age of 81. She was born in Rockmart, Georgia, to the late Noel and Rena (Davis) Embry. Jo was a graduate of Cedartown High School, in Cedartown, Georgia. In 1951, she married Milton (Coach Mac) McLaney, and together they moved to Monticello, where he started his coaching career and she found her interest in floral arrangements. They moved to Newton County in 1956, where she became active and served as president of the Covington Garden Club. Jo worked part-time for several years for Abre Sherwood ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Abraham Thomas "Abe" Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Martha C. Lester

June 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edith B. Parker

June 15, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Aiden Christopher Coglianese

June 15, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ila B. Dollar

Dollar Mrs. Ila Berry Dollar, 79 of Covington died June 11, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. Mrs. Dollar was born in Covington to the late Grady and Katherine Ellis Berry. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington. Mrs. Dollar taught school for over 35 years before retiring from the Newton County School System. After retirement she taught pre-school at Kiddie Kastle where her students were her "babies". She loved teaching and telling jokes. She was a loyal friend, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her two grandchildren Katie and Russell and was very proud of ...

June 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Judy Jones

Judy Jones was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 6, 1928, the daughter of Olin Steele Bohanan, Sr. and Edna Lee Knight. At an early age, she moved with her parents and brothers, Olin Jr. and Darrell, to Stewart community. There she attended Heard-Mixon School, excelling in her studies. She was the valedictorian of the class of 1946.

June 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ervin Fuller

FULLER Mr. Ervin Fuller of Covington, GA died Thursday, June 10, 2010 at his residence. He was born on February 3, 1926 in Hazel Park, Michigan to Ralph and Nettie Reagan Fuller. He was oldest of ten siblings and grew up in a 14 room farm house in Cold Water Michigan. Mr. Fuller was a member of Stewart Baptist Church and longtime resident of the Stewart Community. Mr. Fuller is survived by Wife of 58 years, Gloria Parker Fuller of Covington, Son and Daughter-in-law Keith and Vivian Fuller of Covington, Daughter-in-law Robyn Fuller of Griffin, Grandchildren Keith Jr., Cameron and ...

June 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Myron B. Mitcham

Mitcham Mrs. Myron B. Mitcham, 96 of Oxford died June 9, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Ga.. Mrs. Mitcham was born in 1913 in Newton County to the late Thomas Grover and Nancy Guinn Boggus. She attended Georgia State College for Women where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She became a teacher and taught at Livingston and Palmer Stone Elementary Schools in Newton County, before retiring. She was a lifelong member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Oxford and a member of the Sunday School Class. She loved reading, flowers and gardening. Mrs. Mitcham was predeceased by ...

June 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carlos Manning Terrell

Mr. Carlos Manning Terrell, 71, of Saint Cloud, Fla., passed away June 4. He was born in Paris, Ill., in 1938, the son of the late Howard and Margaret (Newman) Terrell. He retired from United Airlines after 38 years of service. Mr. Terrell loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.

June 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clark L. Gregg

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Roy Varner

Mr. Roy Lee Varner of Covington, GA died June 3, 2010 at his residence. He was born on March 16, 1924 in Carnesville, GA to the late James Edgar and Emma Bellamy Varner. Mr. Roy, as he is known in the community, was a farmer. He said, "I was born a farmer and will die a farmer." He and Mr. Henry Anderson formed a partnership known as Anderson-Varner Farms. Mr. Varner considered his years of working with Mr. Anderson to be very fulfilling. In 1976 Mr. Varner was elected chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners and served for ...

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harold D. Stokes

Harold D. Stokes of Covington, GA died Friday, June 4, 2010 at Kindred Hospital. He was born on June 26, 1929 in Covington, GA to Rebie and Gennie Mae Bowden Stokes. He was a life long cattle farmer which was his passion and was a member of the Georgia Cattlemans Association. He was the former Fire Chief of Rocky Plains Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a dedicated member and Deacon of County Line Baptist Church. He retired from Stanley Bostitch as a supervisor after 40 years of service. Mr. Stokes is survived by his wife of 50 years: Opal Stokes ...

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eugene W. Harrison

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June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Era Gladys Reed

Era Gladys Reed of Covington, GA died Wednesday June 2, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on May 5, 1916 in Atlanta, Ga to Thomas and Ola Harris Drake. Mrs. Reed was a life time resident of Newton County, was a member of Love Joy United Methodist Church, and worked at Pool's Shoe Store for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Mrs. Reed is survived by son Dell Reed of Covington, Ga; son and daughter-in-law Marcus and Sandra Reed of Jefferson City, Tn; daughter and son-in-law Fay and Rev. Johnny Curry of ...

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Myrtle House

Mrs. Myrtle House of Porterdale, GA died Monday May 31, 2010. She was born on May 20, 1925 in Covington, GA to the late Emmett and Winnie Parish. Mrs. House enjoyed fishing and watching her grandchildren play ball. She worked for 30 years with Bibb Manufacturing in Porterdale. Mrs. House is survived by; her Sons, Ronny House of Porterdale and Alan House of Conyers, Daughter and Son-in-law, Brenda and Tony Moon of Mansfield, 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Mildred Walden, Sarah Bohannon, Tiny Ellis and Judy Allen all of Covington two brothers Walker ...

June 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Jo Hampton

Mrs. Mary Jo Almand Hampton, 90 of Covington died May 31, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Hampton was born in Rockdale County to the late John Zack and Myrtle Sims Almand. She attended Georgia Tech and Georgia State College for Women. During World War II she repaired rotary aircraft engines in Warner Robbins, Ga. and developed a technique to repair these engines quicker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 70 years, William Dale Hampton, Sr., brothers Max Almand and Jake Almand, sisters Beth Almand Tuggle and Pie Almand ...

June 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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