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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


Mr. J.C. “Shep” Shepard Jr.

J.C. "Shep" Shepard Jr., 89, of Social Circle, passed to be with his beloved wife of 50 years Elizabeth "Liz" Clay Shepard on August 25, 2014. Born December 20, 1924, he was the son of the late James Curtis Shepard and Jessie V. Shepard Studdard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Shepard.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Thomason

Louise Thomason of Covington, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 84. Ms. Thomason was an active member of New Life Praise Center, in Covington, and was a dedicated employee of Lithonia Lighting for 38 years. Following her work at Lithonia Lighting, she dedicated herself to caring for handicapped children. Ms. Thomason was a giving lady, and constantly gave of her time to help those less fortunate. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Thomas McCord.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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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


Tillman Allums

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gail Terrell

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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