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.
Leland Eugene Payne, 66, of Ash, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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Charles R. "Chuck" Thacker Jr., 39, of Heyworth, Ill. passed away Monday, Dec. 28 at the University of Chicago Hospital. His private burial will take place at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Rev. Kurt Flora will officiate. Chuck was born July 1, 1970 to Charles and Melanie Coody Thacker in Covington. They survive. He married Lori Earl on Nov. 4, 2000 in Kissimmee, Fla. She survives.
Chuck was born July 1, 1970 to Charles and Melanie Coody Thacker in Covington. They survive. He married Lori Earl on Nov. 4, 2000 in Kissimmee, Fla. She survives.
Denver Armistead of Covington, GA died Friday January 1, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on October 23, 1921 in Floyd Co. Ga to Earve P and Fannie Ivey Gwin. She was an avid reader, enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and spending time with her family.Mrs. Armistead is survived by daughters Diane Harper, Davilyn Gunnells, Kathy Armistead, all of Covington, Ga; grandchildren Shelley Magruder, Amy Hanson, Stephenie Coleman; 7 great grandchildren; sisters Margaret Giles, Charlotte Dial, Jewell Armistead, and JoAnn Gwin; sister-in-law Snookie Gwin.
Mrs. Carol Ann Hooker died Dec. 17. The daughter of Mr. Alston Emanuel and the late Mrs. Ida Pollard Emanuel, she was born in 1939. Mrs. Hooker was raised and educated in Metuchen (Middlesex County), N.J. She was a graduate of Metuchen High School and Drake College, class of 1962. Combining intelligence, hard work and an impeccable work ethic, she was a valued employee of General Electric, transferring to Georgia in the 1970s. She retired from GE in 2002 with 34 years of dedicated service. She then worked part-time at the Newton County Recreation Department and volunteered at the ...
Mr. Marvin D. McGiboney Sr., 91 of Covington died December 19, 2009 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McGiboney was born in Newton County in 1918 to the late Charlie and Lumbia Whiddon McGiboney. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 20 years and served during W.W. II. He also was an active member of the VFW. He worked as a machinist for Lithonia Lighting Company for 23 years and is a member of Oxford Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Surviving are his wife of ...