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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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Gail Terrell

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Idus (Ide) H. Price Jr.

Idus (Ide) H. Price Jr., born in 1931 died Jan. 21, 2010. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia.

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eva Griffin

January 26, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Geraldine Farrar Ellington

Geraldine Farrar Ellington of Oxford, GA, died Sunday January 24, 2010, at Rockdale Medical Center. She was born on August 30, 1914, in Oxford, GA, to the late Charlie Claud and Calidona Mitcham Hood. Mrs. Ellington is survived by Daughter and Partner Gwen Donie Ellington and Teresa Williams of Conyers; Daughter-In-Law Yvonne Ellington of Covington; Granddaughters and their Spouses Lee and Peter O'Driscoll of Villa Rica, GA, and Calidona Farrar and Patrick Briggs of Covington; Sister Lois Bliss of Wheeling, WV; Sisters-In-Law Charlotte Hood of Oxford and Beverly Hood of Loganville; Great-Grandchildren Hannah, Grace, Meghan O'Driscoll and Charlie ...

January 25, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr.

Mr. Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr. of Covington died Jan. 21 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Covington in 1921, he was the son of the late Wilbur L. Mote Sr. and Lois Cowan Mote. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church for many years, serving in the capacity of Deacon and Elder. He wrote a history of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He served in the Army/Air Force with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron during World War II in the Philippines.

January 23, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


James (Jim) R. Landers

January 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Frank Dearing

Mr. John Frank Dearing, 93, passed away Jan. 20. The son of the late "Red" and Eula Mooney Dearing, he was born in 1916 in Porterdale. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Virgil Dearing and sister Nevelyn Gwin. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hoover, Ala. Mr. Dearing started his career in Porterdale Cotton Mill as a young man. He enlisted in Coast Guard in 1937 and returned June 1959 as WO-1. He received medals for American Theatre, European Theatre, Asiatic- Pacific theatre, American defense, Philippines Liberation Bars and Good Conduct Medal.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ned Brown

Mr. Ned Brown died Jan. 13. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam (Sinclair Scott) Brown, he and his twin brother were born in 1936 in Henry County. Mr. Brown was raised in Henry County, graduating from Henry County Training School in 1955. He then worked at Georgia Tech and later at Delta Air Lines as a Customer Service Ramp Agent, retiring after 30 years of service. He joined Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, McDonough, at an early age. He later joined Grace United Methodist Church, Covington, becoming an active member. Mr. Brown served as trustee and steward ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William G. Borella

Lt. Col. William G. Borella (U.S.A.F. Ret.), 94 of Covington, passed away Jan. 18. The son of the late John B. and Mabel Hannah Borella, he was born in 1915 in Newport, Vt. He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont in 1940 and had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, serving in the European Theatre during World War II under the 9th Air Force and the 19th Tactical Air Command, which was a new wing created to support Gen. Patton's 3rd Army from the air. He retired in 1967. Lt. Col. Borella met ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur Leslie Mote, Jr.

Mr. Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr. of Covington, died Thursday January 21, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Covington, Ga. on August 20, 1921, he was the son of the late Wilbur L. Mote Sr. and Lois Cowan Mote. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church for many years, serving in the capacity of Deacon and Elder. He wrote a history of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He served in the Army/Air Force with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron during WWII in the Philippines. Mr. Mote was married to Doris Hicks Mote for 50 years, who survives. Other survivors include ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert "Bob" Patrick, Jr.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ona Ruth Loyd

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond M. Shrader

Mr. Raymond M. Shrader, Sr., 87, died on January 17, 2010 at his home in Oxford, Ga. He was born in Pensacola, Fl. in Santa Rosa County on October 21, 1922 to the late William and Florence Nicholas Shrader. He grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and attended high school at Boys High in Atlanta. He served during WWII as a turret gunner on B-24 bombers in Italy during 1944 and 1945. Upon returning to Georgia after the war, he married Virginia May Franklin in 1946. Raymond worked for Larkin Coils, Inc. in Atlanta as a refrigeration research engineer until he ...

January 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


D.L. Maddox

Mr. D. L. Maddox of Covington passed away on January 15, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle at the age of 81. Born to the late Dallas Belmont and Edith Clay Maddox, he was a life long resident of Newton County and former employee of Ginn Motor Co. where he was sales manager for a number of years. He enjoyed drag racing and singing gospel music with the quartet, The Happy Four. Mr. Maddox was a member and former Deacon of Porterdale Baptist Church and a member of Masonic Golden Fleece Lodge #6, receiving his 50 year pin and ...

January 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah A. Hooten

Mrs. Sarah A. Hooten of Covington passed away on January 15, 2010 at the age of 93. She was born in Rockdale County to the late Frank C. and Sadie Mae Chandler Almand and was the widow of the late A. R. "Cooter" Hooten. She enjoyed playing Bingo, cooking and talking with family and friends. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post # 32, and was an Elkadette at the Elks Lodge # 1806. Mrs. Hooten is preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Patricia Hooten and sister, Annie Lura Young. Mrs. Hooten is survived by sons and daughters-in-law ...

January 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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