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Mrs. Mary A. Leasure

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.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Leland Eugene Payne

Leland Eugene Payne, 66, of Ash, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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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


Janice Fleming

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grover C. (Tony) Morton

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elizabeth Hicks Belcher

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher, 92, of Abbeville, Ala., formerly of Starrsville, died Aug. 8, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville. Mrs. Belcher was born in Cherokee County, the daughter of the late Albert J. Hicks and Lilly Mae Herndon Hicks. She was reared in Woodstock and Marietta and lived in Starrsville, many years before moving to Abbeville in 2007. Mrs. Belcher was a member of the Starrsville United Methodist Church. She was retired from Lockheed-Martin in Marietta. Mrs. Belcher was preceded in death by her husband William Clifton Belcher; sisters Dottie McCoy and Juanita Gunter; and brothers Billy ...

August 10, 2010 | Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home Holman Abbeville Mortuary | OBITS


Elizabeth Hicks Belcher

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher, a resident of Abbeville, Alabama, formerly of Starrsville, Georgia, died Sunday night, August 8, 2010, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville. She was 92.

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Markus Dean Wilson

Markus Dean Wilson, 47, of Covington, died Aug. 5, at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wilson was born in Atlanta and moved to Covington in 1971. He was a member of the Gospel Mission Church in Covington. Before his disability, Markus worked with the Walker and Walker Construction Company. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his father Johnnie William Wilson Sr., brother Johnnie Wilson Jr. and sister Janet M. Wilson.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Henry Tart

Mr. Tart was born March 24, 1956 in Dunn, N.C., and passed away Aug. 4. He was the son of the late William Glenn and Helen Henry Tart.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. James "Jim" Franklin Moss, Sr.

Mr. James "Jim" Franklin Moss, Sr. of Covington passed away on August 7, 2010 at the age of 75. He was born in Newton County to the late Frank Wright and Georgia Rena (Callahan) Moss in 1934, and was a member of High Point Baptist Church. He enjoyed making peanut brittle and sharing it with family and friends. Mr. Moss loved sports, especially watching the Atlanta Braves, enjoyed gardening and loved raising his chickens. He loved God, his family, and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Moss is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, James Franklin, Jr ...

August 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eddie Lewis Kite

August 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Frances Mims

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ramona Alice Grissom

August 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe Hughes

Joe Hughes of Covington, died Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born on February 7, 1944 in Covington, GA to the late Clarence and Bessie Mae Hughes. Joe was a member and Trustee of the North Covington United Methodist Church, a member of Covington Elks Lodge and loved to fish and garden. Mr. Hughes is preceded in death by his wife: Linda Hughes and daughter: Dede Hughes. He is survived by Daughters and Sons-In-Law: JoAnn and Mel Fuller of Grayson, Tamie and Gary Hegwood of Covington, Rene and Eddie Huckaby of Covington and Rebecca Johnson of ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Howard Coady

Howard Everett (Sonny) Coady of Covington, GA died Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born on May 10, 1937 in Porterdale, GA to the late Everett and Bertha Kitchens Coady. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Coady is survived by his wife: Jordye Hammonds Coady; son: Stacey Coady; sisters: Geraldine Smallwood and Mary Lee Brooks, all of Covington; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister: Frances Lindsey. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev. Gene ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bobby N. Durden

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rubena Maddox Hall Swinks

Rubena Maddox Hall Swinks, 86, of Scottdale, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away July 21. Rubena retired from DeKalb General Hospital in 1986 where she worked as a supervisor over the Outpatient Control Desk. She was preceded in death by her son George F. Hall and her mother, father, brothers and sisters.

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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