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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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Ricky "Boomer" Gibbs

Mr. Ricky Ricardo Gibbs died unexpectedly July 3. He was born in 1988 in Covington to Sandra Lawrence and Ricky Floyd Gibbs. Affectionately called "Boomer," he grew up in Newton County and graduated from Eastside High School in 2007. He was very athletic, playing football at Indian Creek Middle School and basketball at Eastside High School. After graduation, Mr. Gibbs worked at 84 Lumber Company and the Shoe Show. During his spare time, he enjoyed playing basketball. A very fun-loving person, he loved to dance and listen to music. He was a very loving, affectionate person who was a joy ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clyde R. Clarke

Mr. Clyde Rudolph Clarke died July 6 after a long illness. Mr. Clarke, the only son of the late Clyde Clement (Dorothy Etheridge) Clarke, was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received his early education in the New York Public Schools graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., in 1950. He continued his education at Mandell Institute of Mechanical Drafting graduating in 1960. Mr. Clarke enlisted in the United States Air Force in April 1951 and was honorably discharged in April 1955. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel N. Coody

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nesbit L. Thompson

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Parker

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Billy Carl (B.C.) Crowell

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Harry Waites Faulkner

Dr. Harry Waites Faulkner of Covington died July 12 at Atlanta Medical Center. He was born in 1923 in Covington as the youngest child of the late William Columbus and Martha Mae Rowe Faulkner. Harry (or "Suzie" as he was affectionately known by family and friends) graduated from Covington High School in 1941. He entered the U.S. Army in April of 1943 and served in the European Theater (65th Infantry Division, Third Army) from 1944 to 1946. In 1950, he received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia, Athens, where he was elected to membership in the ...

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bernice Hilley

HILLEY Mrs. Bernice Needham Hilley, of Covington, GA, died Monday, July 12, 2010. She was born in Walton County, GA to the late Grady and Pearl Cofer Needham. Mrs. Hilley retired in 1989 after 30 years of employment with Belk as a sales clerk and was a member of the Eastern Star. She was a life-time resident of Newton County. Mrs. Hilley was preceded in death by husband: Morris Hilley. She is survived by son: Wayne Hilley of Oxford, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Judy and Ranny Peek; sister: Agnes James of Conyers, GA; grandchildren: Lynn and Rick Gage of Alpharetta ...

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Kenneth Britt

July 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlie F. "Snap" Jackson Sr.

Mr. Charlie F. "Snap" Jackson Sr., died June 25. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wesley (Jessie Lee Evans) Jackson, he was born in 1947 in Oxford, one of eight children. He was raised and educated in Newton County. At an early age, Mr. Jackson joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Oxford. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1970 and later was honorably discharged. Affectionately called "Snap" by family and friends, Mr. Jackson was a very hard worked, employed by mobile Chemical, Sweetheart Plastics, Dart Containers, Riverside Nursing Home and Mocks Pallet. His passion, however ...

July 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eleanore W. Walton

Eleanore W. Walton of Covington, formerly of Atlanta, died July 3, 2010, at the age of 91, at her home. Born to the late Thomas P. and Margaret Humphries Walton, Eleanore loved music, playing the cello and organ. Animals, domestic and wild, were dear to her and, generally, all nature. She was a member of World Wildlife and a Legacy Member of the Nature Conservancy. Traveling was fun to her, and she had much time devoted to travel in the United States and Canada. Eleanore had been Office Manager of Walgreen's Southeastern District Office a number of years, and ...

July 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Anne Tucker

July 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geneva Ellis Moore

July 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Logan Daniel Thacker

Logan Thacker passed away June 28 at age 3. Logan is loved very much and will be missed dearly.

Logan is survived by his parents Sarah and Terry Thacker Jr. of Marietta; grandparents Linda and Dan Wolfe of Marietta, Karen and the late Wayne Thacker Sr. of Covington; great-grandparents Mary and Leroy Scott of Virginia and Betty James of Atlanta.

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Andrenita Gaither Benton

Andrenita Gaither Benton died June 18. The daughter of Charles and Amma (Goss) Gaither Sr., she was born in 1966 in Covington. Affectionately known as Nene or Nita to family and friends, Ms. Benton joined Rust Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age. She loved her church and enjoyed working with the youth. She also loved to plan and organize family events, feeling it was important for family to get together. She worked fro the Newton County School System for many years and was a beautician by trade. She was a member of the Newton County High School class ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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