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Mrs. Joann Walsh Farley

Mrs. Joann Walsh Farley, 77 of Covington, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014. She was born on April 9, 1937 in Waco, Texas to the late Wilburn and Eula Mae Walsh. Mrs. Farley was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years Jack Farley.

August 07, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William W. Smith, Jr.

William W. Smith, Jr., of Covington, passed away on August 7, 2014, at the age of 85. He was a faithful member of Greater Grace Church in Covington, where he served as an elder. Mr. Smith was retired from Dart Container, where he was a truck driver for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and volunteering his time to help those in need. Smith loved people and he never met a stranger. He was loved and will be missed by a host of family and friends. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Lula and William Smith, and ...

August 07, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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Virginia F. Bruyere

Virginia F. Bruyere, 87, of Snellville, passed away Sept. 25. She was a loving, supportive minister's wife of 56 years and a wonderful mother. She is at home rejoicing with her beloved Lord, Jesus. Mrs. Bruyere was preceded in death by her husband Gus Bruyere and sons David and Andre.

September 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jane S. Shepard

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Chester Akins

Akins

September 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ryan Eugene Jeffares

Ryan Eugene Jeffares, of Covington, died September 25, 2009, at the age of 23. Ryan was a 2004 graduate of Eastside High School and in 2007 went to work for the State of Georgia at Al Burrus Correctional Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia as a corrections officer. He was a great man who enjoyed deer hunting and spending time with his family. Ryan will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, son, grandson, brother, and friend.

September 26, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Chris McGunigal

McGunigalMr. Chris McGunigal age 50 of Mansfield, moving here from Conyers three years ago, died Wednesday, September 23, 2009. He was born in Fulton County on October 24, 1958 to Orville and Amanda Jo (Kirby) McGunigal. He worked for Solo Cup as a forklift operator for ten years. He enjoyed fishing and Nascar. He loved to help others and was a good and true friend. Mr. McGunigal is preceded in death by his mother: Mrs. Jo McGunigal.Mr. McGunigal is survived by his father: Orville McGunigal of Mansfield; Brothers and Sister-in-Law: Bob and Cheryl McGunigal of Eatonton and Brian ...

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Cutler Cole

ColeMrs. Barbara Cutler Cole age 74 of Covington died Thursday, September 24, 2009. She was born in Fulton County on February 22, 1935, she grew up in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta where she graduated from Chamblee High School. She lived the majority of her life in the Atlanta area and returned here ten years ago from Bear, Delaware. Mrs. Cole was a member of Gateway Community Church. She was active at the senior center in Covington and was a volunteer at Gateway Community Church.Mrs. Cole is preceded in death by her daughter: Sandra Payne. She is survived ...

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles P. Rainwater, Sr.

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William David Bennett

BENNETTMr. David Bennett, age 57, of Monticello, GA died Wednesday, September 23, 2009. He was born on August 6, 1952 in Dodge County, Georgia to the late William Ross Bennett and his mother Hazel Roland Bennett, who survives him. Mr. Bennett attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monticello. He was the Executive Director of the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Mr. Bennett began his career with the Georgia Soil and ...

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Elma Nobles Musgrove

September 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Autry

Mrs. Barbara E. (Benson) Autry age 71 of Oxford died Monday, September 21, 2009. She was born in San Diego, CA on August 24, 1938 to the late George and Barbara Benson. She loved her flower gardens and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to travel and loved going to Wal-mart. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed. Mrs. Autry is survived by her husband: Arthur Autry of Oxford; daughters and sons-in law: Linda and Ricky Helderbrand of Porterdale, Susan and Larry Mills of Oxford, Christy James of ...

September 22, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frances Johnson Starr

Starr Mrs. Frances Johnson Starr, 89 of Oxford died Sunday September 20, 2009. Mrs. Starr was born in Walton County to the late R.C. and Emma Swords Bowen. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She loved working in her yard, growing her own tomatoes, cooking, quilting and watching the Food Network Channel. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Starr was preceeded in death by her husbands, William (Billy) D. Johnson in 1986 and Marshall L. Starr in 2001. She is survived by her daughters and son in law, Frances and Thomas Moon ...

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Clyde J. Rosser

Mrs. Clyde (Johnson) Rosser age 85, a longtime resident of Newton County died Sunday, September 20, 2009. Mrs. Rosser was born July 27, 1924 to the late Willie and Annie (Babb) Johnson in Bibb County. She was a member of Faith Tabernacle in Conyers. She was preceded in death by her loving husband: Fred LD Rosser; a daughter Kathy Grace Howard; a son Johnwayne Rosser. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law: Buster and Elaine Rosser; daughter: Peggy Reynolds; daughter and son-in-law: Linda and Gene Peacock, all of Covington; brother and sister-in-law: Marvin and Carrie Lou Johnson of Griffin; 17 ...

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Fred LD Rosser

Mr. Fred LD Rosser, 86, a life long resident of Newton County and surrounding areas died Thursday, September 17, 2009. Mr. Rosser was born April 26, 1923 to the late Reggie and Nellie Smith Rosser in Newton County and was a member of Faith Tabernacle in Conyers. He loved to ride his horse and rode until he was 80 years old. Mr. Rosser was a home builder and built numerous homes in and around the Atlanta area. Over the years he taught and trained many men his trade. He was preceded in death by a daughter Kathy Grace Howard and ...

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen "Sis" Devir

DEVIR

September 15, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Lorene M. Smith

Mrs. Lorene Mathis Smith, born in Monroe, Georgia, died September 13, 2009 at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Carl Smith Jr. who died two months earlier, they were married 74 years. For many years when they lived on Jackson Lake, Mrs. Smith was known for entertaining family and friends. The flowers she cared for were at their peak from spring through fall. She was a member of the Miniature Garden Club where she gladly shared her self taught knowledge of caring for the garden. An excellent cook she excelled in her specialty ...

September 13, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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