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Mrs. Sara Helen Jordan

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.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Christian Thomas

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.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise H. Smith

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.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rebecca 'Ann' Reid

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.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Florence Taylor Lowen-French

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 ...

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Kenneth Lanier Anglin

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.

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Arthur Will Ponder

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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


Cheryl Easterlin-Slate

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 ...

September 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Jane Cordell Edwards

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.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Joe Yarbrough

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.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe 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.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Arlene Bishop

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 ...

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. J.C. “Shep” Shepard Jr.

J.C. "Shep" Shepard Jr., 89, of Social Circle, passed to be with his beloved wife of 50 years Elizabeth "Liz" Clay Shepard on August 25, 2014. Born December 20, 1924, he was the son of the late James Curtis Shepard and Jessie V. Shepard Studdard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Shepard.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Thomason

Louise Thomason of Covington, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 84. Ms. Thomason was an active member of New Life Praise Center, in Covington, and was a dedicated employee of Lithonia Lighting for 38 years. Following her work at Lithonia Lighting, she dedicated herself to caring for handicapped children. Ms. Thomason was a giving lady, and constantly gave of her time to help those less fortunate. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Thomas McCord.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mr. Paul L. Draeger

Mr. Paul L. Draeger, 59 of Social Circle passed away Thursday September 2, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Draeger was preceeded in death by his mother Joyce Draeger and his father in law Larry Beier. He is survived by his wife Cindy Draeger, his father Paul C. Draeger of Woodruff, WI., his son Brandon Draeger of Newberry, SC., daughter and son in law Jessica Draeger and Tony Chapman II, also of Newberry, SC., his mother in law Mildred Beier of Social Circle, sister in law and brother in law Carol and Danny Potter of Oxford and special ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth Evelyn Barrett Wiggins

Ruth E. Wiggins, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 28. Mrs. Wiggins, the daughter of the late Chester and Ethel Holcomb Capell of Porterdale, was born in Arabi in 1923. She was preceded in death by husbands Robert Eugene Barrett Sr. and Sultan Wiggins, her son Robert Eugene Barrett Jr. and sisters Lucy Savage and Lillian Willis. She always had a loving and warm personality which she balanced with a firm and gentle honesty. With the support of her first husband, Gene, she completed her GED and went on to graduate from Crandall ...

August 31, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ted W. Chancey

August 28, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carrie Jean Duncan-Skerrett

Carrie Jean Duncan-Skerrett, 55, wife of Phillip V. Skerrett Jr., passed on Aug. 20.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist church, 3465 Old Selma Road, Montgomery, Ala., with the Rev. William Bradford officiating. A repast will be at the church after services. Interment will be at Kindle Cemetery, Ashley Road, Montgomery.

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Charlotte E. Ingram

Mrs. Charlotte E. Ingram, 61 of Mansfield, Ga. died Thursday August 26, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Ingram was born in Atlanta to Elzie and Rosie Smith Bowen. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Rev. Gary Ingram, Sr. mother Mrs. Rosie Gearin of Cumming, Ga. and her children Toie White of Nashville, TN, Gary Ingram, Jr. of Newnan, Ga., Stephanie Keeton of Covington, Shanna Ingram of Chattanooga, TN., Michelle & Barry Patterson of Griffin, Ga., Douglas & Tara Robinson of Covington, Kim & Frank Chapman of Newnan, Mickey & Mary Smith of Baltimore, MD., sisters Sandra & Roy Rodgers ...

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Thomas Duke

August 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joyce Sanders

Joyce Sanders, of Oxford, died Thursday, Aug. 19, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 18, 1938, in Porterdale to Horace E. and Margie Mitchum Johnson. She was a life-long resident of Newton County.

August 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Virginia M. Kursaitis

August 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William "Billy" E. Bond

August 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Annie F. Robinson

Mrs. Annie F. Robinson died Aug. 9. She was born in 1931 in Jasper County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James (Thelma) Manuel and the second of nine children. She was preceded in death by brothers Lester Manuel and Henry jack Manuel and her husband Mr. Jimmie Robinson Sr. Mrs. Robinson was educated in Newton County public school and attended Carver Vocational School in Atlanta and became a CNA. She subsequently received a license in cosmetology. She was an excellent beautician who styled hair for over 50 years. At a young age, she joined Union Grove United ...

August 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Milton A. McLaney ("Coach Mac")

August 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Murice A. Granger

Mrs. Murice A. Granger, 85 of Covington died August 14, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Granger had lived in the Covington area for the last three years after moving from Decatur. She was born in McDuffie County Georgia to the late George & Ruth Waters Agee. She attended Oak Hill Methodist Church in Decatur and was retired from Manning & Leipold Law Firm. She was predeceased by her son George Granger and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Teri & Arculo Tupin of Sarasota, Fl., sisters Janet & Joe Cawley of Augusta, Vivian & Don Helm of Covington, Ressie Nay of Helena, Montana, several ...

August 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry L. Haley

Mr. Larry L. Haley died Aug. 8. He was born in 1949 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carlos (Elnora) Haley. Mr. Haley was raised and educated in Tuscaloosa. He was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church and a graduate of Drew High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi Valley State University and worked as a salesman. Due to his impeccable work ethic and dynamic personality, he excelled in his field. Mr. Haley moved to Georgia in the 1970s and worked at Haverty's Furniture Store. He joined Whites Chapel United ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nana Kwayme Boakye

Mr. Nana Kwayme Boakye died Aug. 4. He was born in 1983 in Fulton county, the son of Mary Ann (Reid) Boakye and Oheneba Yiadom Boakye. One of five siblings, he was a graduate of Pebblebrook High School, Mableton. Mr. Boakye was a well-mannered and humble young man, who always kept a smile on his face, Although reserved, he loved his friends and family. He was a mentor to younger children in the community, encouraging them to stay in school. He had a charming and unforgettable manner. Mr. Boakye was a hard worker with a tremendous work ethic. He was ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Frederick Miner

MINER Mr. Frederick Miner of Oxford, GA died Tuesday August 10, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on December 13, 1928 in Pontiac, MI to the late Carlton Zenith and Elsie Behr Miner. Mr. Miner retired from Lithonia Lighting and was once with Merry Brothers Brick and Tile of Augusta, Georgia and Florida Power Corporation. Mr. Miner is survived by his Wife, Mary Miner of Oxford, GA, Sons and Daughters-in-law; Craig and Karon Miner of Boone , NC and Daryl and Brenda Miner of Cedar Park, TX, Six grandchildren; Sean, Stephen, Angela, Michelle, Jessica and Autumn, 1 Brother, Charles ...

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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