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Ruth A. Wilson

Ruth A. Wilson, of Covington, passed away March 13, 2014, at the age of 90. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Wilson always put others needs ahead of her own, and she was the rock that held her family together. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time outside working with her flowers. She was preceded in death her husband, Travis H. Wilson; sons, Woodrow Lawrence Wilson, Douglas Herman Wilson, Ronnie David Wilson; grandson, Ronnie Gene Wilson; parents, Hawkins Seveier and Willie Alverta (Hunt) Snapp; sister, Laura Robbinson; brother ...

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


William C. "Billy" Harwell

William C. "Billy" Harwell

March 14, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tiffany Warren

Tiffany Warren, age 21, of Porterdale passed away March 11, 2014. She was born June 22, 1992 in Austell, Georgia and lived there until moving to Covington in 2001. Tiffany graduate from Eastside High School in 2010 and worked as a Manager at Subway Restaurant in Conyers. She loved her friends and enjoyed nothing more than to hang out with them as much as she could. Tiffany was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece and friend. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents James and Mary Jane Warren.

March 13, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. James Thomas 'Tommy' Gardner

James Thomas "Tommy" Gardner, age 78, of Covington, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Mr. Gardner was a union carpenter by trade, and he enjoyed hunting and watching NASCAR. He cherished his family, and loved taking care of his sons.

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Clara Gaynell Doggett

Clara Gaynell Doggett, of Covington, passed away March 8, 2014, at the age of 94. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed cooking, shopping, exploring and spending time with them during the holidays. She also loved her two dogs that were her constant companions. Mrs. Doggett was a wonderful Christian woman and a great example to other Christian women. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Covington for many years and a recent member of the First Baptist Church in Covington. During the war she was a welder on ships in Brunswick, Ga. She then worked as an ...

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Harold Lee Stapp

Harold Lee Stapp Sr., 61, of Porterdale, passed away March 8, 2014, at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Stapp was a faithful member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church in Porterdale. He enjoyed playing softball, and will be remembered as a hard worker. Mr. Stapp was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Sara Frances (Loyd) Stapp.

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Archie Thomas Mulkey

Mr. Archie Thomas Mulkey, age 95, of Jefferson, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was born March 6, 1918, in Bremen, Georgia, a son of the late Elisha Samuel Mulkey and the late Attie Mae Smith Mulkey. Mr. Mulkey was a retired brickmason and was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mr. Mulkey was preceded in death by his by his first wife, Lurlene Johnson Mulkey; two brothers; and three sisters.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sharon Long

Sharon Long, of Covington, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 72. She enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. Mrs. Long loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Leo and Bernice (Larson) Murphy.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mother Mary Matthews

Memorial Services

March 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Charles Andrew Hall

Charles Andrew Hall, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 71. He worked for Evans Tool & Dye in Conyers for more than 35 years. He loved his job and his co-workers. Mr. Hall enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and tractor. He also loved living and working on his parent's home place, where he enjoyed growing fruit and nut trees. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his grandson, Trevor Bailey; and parents, Andrew and Marie Hall.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Julian Gilbert

Julian L. Gilbert of Covington died on Feb. 27, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare. He was born Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He faithfully attended the Adult Sunday School Class and church. He was a Ruling Elder as Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed working on his farm and in his vegetable garden. He loved the animals and walking. He retired from Lithonia Lighting after many years. He was a member of Worthville Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Ann Schemmel

Barbara Ann Schemmel, of Newborn, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 50. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She loved her job as a bus driver for the Newton County School System. Barbara was a metastatic breast cancer survivor for 10 years and active in Newton County Relay of Life. She was also an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Raymond Carl Hallford

Raymond Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 49. Raymond enjoyed playing basketball when he was younger, and creating spectacular fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. He loved life, adored his family, and cherished his time with them – especially during the holidays. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo (Alexander) Hallford.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Madeline Danielle Young

Baby Girl Madeline Danielle Young passed away Feb. 21, 2014.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Katherine Shawl Brewer

Katherine Shawl Brewer, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Brewer was a dedicated member of 36 years at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Griswell. Mrs. Brewer is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Obie Brewer of Covington; daughter, Lynda (Mike) Carter of Covington; son, John (Marsha) Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Corey) Bridwell, Alan (Suzanne) Carter, Amy (Jason) Parker, Jeffrey Brewer, and Christy (Tony) Smith; and a sister, Bettie Miller.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Victor Johnson

Mr. Victor Johnson, 84, a lifelong resident of Covington died August 26, 2009. He was born September 12, 1924 to the late Allen Victor and Martha Doster Johnson in Newton County. Mr. Johnson was a graduate from Covington High School and attended North Georgia College; he was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Christian Sunday School Class. He was a retired Rural Letter Carrier, retiring after many years of service from the Covington Post Office and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Mr. Johnson served proudly in ...

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles E. Roseberry

August 25, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


James F. Wyatt

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Michael R. Pittman

Michael R. Pittman, 48, of Bryan passed away Aug. 15 at his home, surrounded by his family.

August 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Okafor

Mr. William Okafor died July 31 at Atlanta Medical Center. The son of Carlotta Okafor Sharp and Ike Okafor, he was born in 1988 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Mr. Okafor was a bright student and teacher's pet in primary school. He graduated with high honors from Newton High School with a 4.0 GPA in 2006. He was studying business at DeKalb College and loved playing basketball and always thought that he could play better than some of the pro players. He was a very hard worker, working 12-hour shifts to help make a change in his life and ...

August 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Vida Mae Smith

August 18, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


John D. Jordan

August 18, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Henrietta Hodges

Mrs. Henrietta Hodges age 63 of Covington died Monday, August 17, 2009. She was born in Madison Georgia on September 10, 1945 to the late Cecil and Clara Mae (Brannon) Thompson. Mrs. Hodges was retired from Lithonia Lighting where she worked as a forklift driver. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and enjoyed her flower garden. She also enjoyed her grandchildren. Mrs. Hodges is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Mr. Jack Hodges, a sister Ann Bradford and a brother Carter Thompson. She is survived by daughters and son-in-law: Nancy Rowland of Covington, Sherry and ...

August 18, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linda Hughes

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Allene Capes Burton

August 15, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


LaFaton Wilkerson Veal

Mrs. LaFaton Wilkerson Veal, 86, of Covington, Ga. died Thursday, August 13, 2009 at Riverside Health Care. Born on December 26, 1922 in Henry Co., Ga. she was the daughter of the late Walter P. (Sam) Wilkerson and Georgia Cawthon Wilkerson. Mrs. Veal was retired from Oxford Manufacturing after 25 years as a seamstress, and was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Billie Veal, sons Mike Veal, and Sam Veal. She is survived by her children Billie and Jim Hardy of Conyers, Janie Garner of Stone Mountain, Ann and Dwight Collins of ...

August 14, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry John Marchesseau

Larry John Marchesseau, 67, died in a car accident on Lower River Road on Aug. 5. He was a resident of Newton County since 1978, where he enjoyed all his outdoor activities from hunting to primitive camping. Each day was an adventure in nature, where he truly lived each day to the fullest. Larry was an active member of the White Water Men, Blue Ridge Mountain Men, The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Griffin Longrifles and Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia. He held a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State and retired from the DOT after 34 years of service ...

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Randle Carlton Huff

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Michael "Mike" Thomas

Thomas Mr. James Michael "Mike" Thomas, 65, a longtime resident of Covington, died August 10, 2009. He was born April 13, 1944 to the late Hoke Smith Sr. and Jessie Edwards Thomas in Fulton County Georgia. Mr. Thomas loved car racing and sailing, he was a loving and caring person. Mr. Thomas is survived by his Son David Thomas of Covington, Brothers and Sister Charles Thomas, of Charlotte, NC Hoke Thomas Jr. and Carol Collins, both of Covington. Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, other family and close friends also survive him. Funeral services for Mr. Thomas will be ...

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


SAM BORN

Born Mr. Sam Born, 36, of Monticello, GA, died Sunday, August 9, 2009. He was born June 13, 1973 to his parents who survive him, David and Sandra Born of Monticello. Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved his cows. Along with his parents Sam is survived by his Brother Tim Born, one Niece Sarah Born and His Grandmother Mrs. Evelyn Capes all of Covington. He is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, other family and close friends. Funeral services for Mr. Born will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Wheeler Funeral Home with Reverend Nelson ...

August 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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