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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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Lillie Gastley Tobey Smith

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles Boyd Hudson

October 10, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sam Cowan

October 09, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Fletcher Moore

MOORE Mr. Fletcher Moore, 97, of Covington died October 8, 2009. He was born to the late W.C. and Willie Grant Moore on October 2, 1912 in Jasper County. Mr. Moore was a lifelong resident of the Newton County area and is the only living member of the Carmel Baptist Church. He operated the Thrift Oil Company Station in Mansfield for many years and drove a school bus in the Mansfield area for 50 years starting when he was 16 years old. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Jewel Nunn Moore and is survived by ...

October 09, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nolan Sylvester Burrell

Nolan Sylvester Burrell

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Luke Allgood

Robert Luke Allgood

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Equalla Blue Clark

Sister Equalla Blue Clark died Sept. 25. The only child of the late Lucille and Monte Blue, she was born in 1943. After the death of her mother, she was raised by her grandmother Julia Clements, affectionately known as "Rye." She attended Newton County schools and graduated from Claflin College, S.C., with a degree in education. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She began her teaching career in the Newton County School System and later gave birth to her only child Julia Peytrienne James, whom she dearly loved. She joined Bethlehem Baptist Church and in 1994 ...

October 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hoke T. (Bob) Bennett

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Curtis L. Parker

Curtis L. Parker of Newborn, died October 4, 2009, at the age of 46. Mr. Parker enjoyed fishing, but most of all loved spending time with his grandchildren, who called him "Papa Sassyfrass."

Survivors include his wife, Angela Parker; daughters, Ashley Marie Parker of Monroe, Amberly Ogles of Mansfield, Cecily Parker of Newborn; son, Curtis Lee Parker, Jr., "C.J.", who currently resides in Oceanside, CA, while serving in the United States Marine Corps; grandchildren, Cameron Ogles, Lilian Ogles, Chase Echols, Layla Echols; parents, Joseph A. Parker, Jr., Marian Elizabeth Harden; brothers, Alan W. Parker of Newborn, Eddie Parker of ...

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lillie Mae H. Dodd

October 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruth J. Treadwell

October 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Carl Jones, Jr.

Jones

Mr. Carl Jones Jr., age 77 a longtime resident of Monticello, GA died Saturday, October 4, 2009. He was born in Emmanuel County Georgia on November 11, 1931 to the late Carl and Emma Samples Jones. Mr. Jones was a member and former Deacon at Union Hill Baptist Church; he served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Mae Jones. Mr. Jones is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law; Laura and Charles McMichael, of Covington and Beth and Marlin Biggar, of Monticello two sisters ...

October 04, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ola Mae Waters

Ola Mae Waters, 90, of Covington died Sept. 28. She is survived by son Billy O. Waters and wife Darlene of Bowman; daughters Pat Grant and husband Russell of Covington and Sandra Rosser of Suwanee; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; sister, Von Brown Caldwell and husband Buck of Covington.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ruby J. Parks

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Troy Weyman Drummond Sr.

Troy Weyman Drummond Sr., 83, passed away Sept. 28 at his Jackson Lake home. Born in 1926 in Bethlehem, he was the son of George Washington Drummond Sr. and Beulah Everett Drummond. Mr. Drummond enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II in USS Pamina and was present in Tokyo Bay at the Japanese surrender ceremony. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946, he served for 31 years with Southern Railroad in Atlanta. For many years he successfully managed baseball teams in the DeKalb Memorial Athletic Association, taking ...

September 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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