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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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Betty Lee Sims Glover

Mrs. Betty Lee Sims Glover died June 27 in Rockdale County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mr. Rube (Lessie Benton) Sims, she was born in 1940 in Newton County. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Johnny Thomas Glover; children Lisa, Scottie and Freda; one grandson; brothers Willie and Charlie Sims; and sisters Cleo Parks, Annie Chandler, Mamie and Belle. Mrs. Glover joined Murray CME at an early age and served on the Usher Board and Stewardess and sang in the choir. She was an active and faithful member until her health declined. She overcame many ...

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Shirley A. Gresham

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia J. Long

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Benjamin Jay Womack

Benjamin Jay Womack

July 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Michele McKinney

McKinney

July 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jimmy E. Barnett

July 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gladys Kitchens

July 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Thomas White

Larry Thomas White

July 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Neal Bond Fleming

Neal Bond Fleming, 99, of Atlanta, died on June 27. He was a beloved professor, an excellent administrator, a respected minister and an active community volunteer. He was born in Canon in 1910, the 10th child in a family of 12. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1929, then earned two degrees from Emory University (Bachelor of Arts, 1933, and Bachelor of Divinity, 1936), working as many as seven jobs to pay for his education. He married Mary Louise Dunn of Marietta in 1939 and moved to Massachusetts, where he completed a Ph.D. at Boston University while a ...

July 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Blanche E. (McCord) Alderman

ALDERMAN

June 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jewell C. Perkins

Jewell C. Perkins of Covington, died June 21, 2009, at the age of 87. Ms. Perkins enjoyed dancing, particularly to the Tennessee Waltz. She loved animals, especially dogs, and enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels. More than anything she loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. Ms. Perkins was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Lena Mitchell Brooks; sisters, Lois Tapley, Jackie Hogan; brothers, Charley Jones, Robert Jones. Survivors include her sons, Steven Gresham of Loganville, John Chambers of Jackson, Henry Chambers of Atlanta; 6 grandchildren, one of which was her primary caregiver, S. Cliff Gresham ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Evelyn Childers

Mrs. Evelyn Childers of Oxford passed away at Newton Medical Center on June 19, 2009, at the age of 77. She was born in Newton County to the Late Travis and Euphie Erma Lunsford Christian. A member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church she attended the Harvesters Sunday School Class, played the piano for the Wednesday night church services and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano at Covington Manor and the senior center at Turner Lake. She also enjoyed drawing, sewing, singing and cooking. She dearly loved her family.

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


P.W. (Sonny) Pratt Jr.

Mr. P. W. (Sonny) Pratt Jr. passed away on June 19, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was born October 26, 1936 in Newton County to the late Parks Winfield, Sr. and Emma Thomson Pratt. P. W. graduated from Newton County High School in 1954 and the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1958 with a degree in industrial management. While at Tech., he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business in 1959. He served in the Air National Guard ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deborah Susan Estes Smith

Mrs. Deborah Susan Estes Smith (Debbie) age 55 of Covington died June 19, 2009 at Heartland Hospice in Conyers. Debbie was born in Griffin, Ga. to James H. & Barbara Gardner Estes, who survive her. She was a graduate of Griffin High School Class of 1972. Debbie loved quilting. She made hundreds of quilts giving them away to family and friends. She was the co-founder of Sew-N-Sews quilting group at Mansfield Baptist Church, a place she dearly loved. She was the director of the 3 R's at her church and was a member of the Upper Room Sunday School Class ...

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hughie "Shane" Simmons

Mr. Hughie "Shane" Simmons age 34 of Covington died Sunday, June 21, 2009. He was born in Newton County on November 23, 1974 to Hughie and Kathy (Allen) Simmons. Mr. Simmons worked in the construction industry installing floors.

Mr.Simmons is survived by his father: Hughie Edward Simmons of McDonough; mother: Kathy Fuller of Covington; son: Nicholas Simmons; daughter: Nathalie Simmons; step-daughter: Taylor Eaton; girlfriend: Sabrina Harris; sisters and brothers: Stephanie Fuller and Bobby Cox, Corrie and Stephanie Cloud, Sherry and Greg Lease; Mackenzie Simmons; nieces and nephews: Brittany, Shawna, Triston and Zoey, numerous other family and close friends.

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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