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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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Marie Walter McConnell

Marie Walter McConnell of Covington, GA died Friday May 14, 2010 at her residence. She was born on April 3, 1919 in Carney's Point, NJ to the late Martin E. and Gerda Victoria Erickson Carlson. She was a life-long member of Covenant United Methodist Church of Springfield, Pa., and local attendant of First United Methodist Church in Covington, Ga. and Crossroads United Methodist Church in Conyers, Ga. She was a teacher and high school Librarian for 42 years. She loved reading all types of literature and writing letters by hand. Until the last few months of her ...

May 15, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James R. Turner, Sr.

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Jane Henderson Garner

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances Johnson Allen

Allen Mrs. Frances Johnson Allen of Brunswick, Ga., formerly of Covington died May 10, 2010. Mrs. Allen was born in Mansfield, Ga. to the late Albert and Annie Wynn Johnson. She was a lifelong resident of Newton County until moving to Brunswick 10 years ago. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington and the Joy Bearers Sunday School Class. She was also a charter member of the Covington Pilot Club, a member of the Eastern Star, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Elkadettes. Mrs. Allen was predeceased by her husband James A. (Jack) Allen ...

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Bonner Watson, Jr.

May 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Jane Henderson Garner

May 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. David Simons

May 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlotte Virginia Mann Demarest

Charlotte Virginia Mann Demarest, 81, of Covington went to be with the Lord May 7 after losing her battle with cancer. She was born in 1928, the daughter of Hunter Merrill and Elizabeth Moore Mann. She was the oldest of three siblings. On September 1, 1947, she married Livingston Miller Demarest, who went before her to be with our Lord. Mrs. Demarest was also preceded in death by their sons Robert and Rusty Demarest. Mrs. Demarest was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother as well as an accomplished musician. She served Jesus and her church all of her life with ...

May 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jeanette S. Attaway

Jeanette S. Attaway, 87, formerly of Warner Robins, passed away May 6. Ms. Attaway had resided at Merryvale Assisted Living in Oxford for the past three years. The daughter of the late Dewey H. and Ethel Price Stephens, she was born in Johnson County in 1922. She was retired from Houston County Board of Education after 32 years in School Food Service. During this time she served as dietitian at Lindsey Elementary and Northside High Schools. While in Warner Robins, she was an active member of the Retired Houston County Food Service Employees, AARP and Senior Citizens. She enjoyed cooking ...

May 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gloria Leatherwood

Gloria Leatherwood Carson received her angel wings on May 2. She passed away at Westbury Nursing home under Brightmoor Hospice Care in Conyers. The daughter of the late Fred and Henrietta Pringle, she was born in 1930 in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. She was predeceased by her husband of 37 years Norman Carson. She loved to travel, spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attend church at North Covington United Methodist Church where she was a member of over 40 years.

May 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Guy Whitley

Mr. Guy Whitley, 84, of Conyers, died May 1. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Margaret Whitley, Conyers; daughter Sara Smith, Newborn; sons Dennis Whitley, Apollo Beach, Fla., Lee Cronan, Conyers; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Whitley was a member of Rockdale Baptist Church, retired from Southeastern Stages and was bailiff at Rockdale Magistrate Court for 27 years.

Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com.

May 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Beth Christian Steele

May 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carolyn D. King

Carolyn Darby King, 64, passed away May 2. Born July 4, 1945, she was the daughter of the late JB Darby and Christine Darby of Covington.

May 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eddie Blake Goodrich

Eddie Blake Goodrich, 86, of Sun City, Fla., died April 20 of Alzheimer's Disease while under hospice care. He was born in Roanoke, Va., to Charles Raymond Goodrich and Winnie Sue Loyd Goodrich. In his early years the family moved to Mansfield where he lived until 1942. After graduating from Mansfield High School, he joined the United States Army, proudly serving during World War II. He was always reluctant to talk about the devastating battles in which he and his fellow servicemen were involved but quick to express his pride in his country as he witnessed the U.S ...

May 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jim McCart

May 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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