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Mrs. Anne Fincher

Anne Fincher of Oxford passed away August 5, 2014, at the age of 85. She was a loving mother and grandmother. In her early years, she enjoyed cooking for family gatherings. Mrs. Fincher was a hard worker, always providing for her family and making sure they had everything they needed. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Fincher was loved by many and will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin Fincher; parents, James Powell and Martha Catherine (Guinn) Mitcham; and her brother, James P. Mitcham.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Basil Rigney

Basil Rigney of Snellville passed away August 2, 2014, at the age of 79. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State College and his Master's in Music Education from the University of Georgia. Mr. Rigney owned and operated Great Republic Insurance Agency in the early 80's. In the summer of 1985, he served as the music instructor and director of Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band at Governor's Honors Program, in Valdosta. He served as band director for many schools across the state, with the majority being in Newton County. Among his many accomplishments, Mr ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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Samuel Jones Jordan

Samuel Jones Jordan, 89, died Friday, Feb. 12 at Danville Regional Medical Center.

February 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Marion Stone

John Marion Stone, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 6, at his residence. Marion "Pooch" Stone was a lifelong resident of Jasper County. His parents were the late John Arthur Stone and Estelle Loyd Stone. He was a graduate of Young Harris College and served in the 105th Medical Battalion in the 30th Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War II, the first World War II draftee in Jasper County. Mr. Stone was a member of the Monticello First United Methodist Church, the Monticello Hurricane Club, American Legion Post 110, VFW, and a founding member of Piedmont Academy. He ...

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marlene Shetter

Marlene Shetter, 72, of Walnut Grove passed away Monday, Feb. 8. Mrs. Shetter was a member of Woodlake Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son Mark Shetter.

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sandra G. Clifford

Mrs. Sandra G. Clifford, 70, of Covington died Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Embracing Hospice. Survivors include sons John Clifford, Suwannee, Dan Clifford, Canton, and Eric Clifford, Lilburn; four grandchildren.

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert E. (Bob) Phillips

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sammy M. Brown

February 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eddie Phillips

Eddie Phillips, age 68 of Covington, passed away on February 7, 2010, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, after a 10-month battle to survive a heart attack. He was born in DeKalb County, Georgia, on June 15, 1941, to the late Edward and Mary Phillips. He was a 1959 graduate of Avondale High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force Reserves, being called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While serving several years in the Reserves, he worked for Liberty National Insurance Company in Atlanta. Later he worked for Independent Life, which brought Eddie to Covington ...

February 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Colleen Hall

Mrs. Colleen Hall of Mansfield passed away on February 5, 2010 at Newton Medical Center at the age of 79. She was born in Tennessee to the late Thomas and Mattie Bell Chambers Cantrell and was the widow of the late John Edward Hall. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and was a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Hall is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and John Jones of Marietta; sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby Hall of Rutledge, Lance and Beth ...

February 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edwin Moss

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha B. Griffith

February 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Cherry Rutland

February 03, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Faye Fuller

Faye Fuller, 68, of Monroe, died on February 2. The daughter of the late W.L. Holder and Kate Holder, she was born in Monroe in 1941.

February 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Irby Bishop

Mrs. Mary Bessie Irby Bishop, 80, of Rockbridge Road, entered into rest January 31 at her residence. Mrs. Bishop was a born in Glascock County. She was the daughter of the late Lowie Irby and the late Susie Bales Irby. Mrs. Bishop was the retired owner and operator of Bishop Insurance Agency. She was the beloved wife of the late Eddie Bishop.

February 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Coolidge Tisdale

Coolidge Tisdale died Jan. 20. The son of the late the Rev. Peter Edward Tisdale and Mrs. Celeste Smith Tisdale, he was born in 1923 in Penny Farms, Fla. He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. Following his retirement, he was employed by Jacksonville Shipyard with 19 years of service. Mr. Tisdale was a member of Greater Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Callahan, Fla., where he served as trustee for a number of years. He later joined and attended Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., until his health failed.

February 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Willie Lee “Will” Bell

Willie Lee "Will" Bell died Jan. 20. The son of Mrs. Edna Durden Bell and the late Mr. Willie Thomas Bell, he was born in 1952 in Covington, the fourth of six children. He was preceded in death by brother Nathaniel Bell. Mr Bell attended R. L. Cousins High School and was employed by Bibb Manufacturing until his injury. At an early age, Mr. Bell joined the family church, Union Grove United Methodist Church. He was very outspoken with a friendly, outgoing personality. Mr. Bell had a kind heart and joyful spirit that kept his family and friends laughing. He ...

February 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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