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Roger Dale Grubbs

Roger Dale Grubbs, 60, of Centre Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Leo Mallard

Leo S. Mallard, Jr., 52, of Covington, passed away November 19, 2016. Mallard was a former science educator at Eastside High School, of the Newton ...

November 21, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Martha ‘June’ Hammond

Martha "June" Hammond, 74, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016. She was born in Porterdale on February 16, 1942, to the late Lonnie ...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Susan Marie Paul

Susan Marie-Paul, 67, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. She was born November 10, 1948, in Giessen, Germany to parents, Robert and ...

November 18, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Stephanie Tikita Foster

A graveside service for Stephanie Tikita Foster, 58, a native of Gaffney, South Carolina, will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11 a.m ...

November 17, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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Cary Flitter

Cary Flitter, of Covington, passed away November 14, 2016. He was born in Savannah to the late Frances Louise and Ernest Marion Flitter, of Thomaston, on February 28, 1937. Cary served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1965, and was stationed in Spain. He then ran an insulation company based in Covington for 27 years, before retiring to enjoy more time golfing.

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Justin White

Deputy Justin White of Monticello, passed away Nov. 15, 2016, at the age of 28. A 2007 graduate of Newton County High School, Justin served as a deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office since 2012. He was a very dedicated law enforcement official who cared deeply about the people he served. Justin was among the best in dealing with situations involving family violence. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, loved fresh-water fishing, and deer hunting. Justin was a very loving father, who worked hard to support his family. He considered his dog, Max, to be his four-legged ...

November 16, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cheryl Lynn Churchill

Cheryl Lynn Churchill, 50, of Covington passed away November 13, 2016. She was born November 29, 1965, in Covington to her father George Allen, Jr., who survives her and her mother, Florence Underwood Churchill who preceded her in death. Cheryl Churchill loved to fish, was a devoted Norte Dame Football Fan and enjoyed watching movies and nothing touched her heart more than her grandchildren. She was employed as a case worker for years with the Newton County Department of Family and Children Services.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cathy Gaynor

Cathy Gaynor, of Mansfield, passed away November 8, 2016. She was born in Howard to the late Mack Author and Cordell Whiters on July 6, 1954. Cathy Gaynor leaves to cherish her husband of 22 years, Sam Gaynor; daughter, Wanda; son, Orlando; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a countless number of friends.

November 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Doug Reynolds

Warren Douglas Reynolds, 73, was welcomed into the presence of Christ this week after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and expressed thankfulness for the peace, comfort and joy he experienced until the very end. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Southwest High School in Atlanta and Georgia Tech. He was a graduate of Georgia State University.

November 11, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


LaVerna Mae Dibble

LaVerna Mae Dibble, 72, of Woodstock Georgia passed away on November 8, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. LaVerna was born in Wellsville, New York, to Leo and Susan Chambers on December 7, 1943. She married Gary Dibble in 1979 and spent close to 37 amazing years with him before her passing. LaVerna spent her early days lovingly raising her children and when they were grown, began work as a special needs teacher's aide at the Wellsville High School. Later in life she enjoyed working at Hallmark and Cracker Barrel of Conyers, where she made many ...

November 11, 2016 | Newton Recreation | OBITUARIES


Doris Hitchcock Fincher

Doris Hitchcock Fincher, 97, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Riverside Health Care. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and member of Oxford Baptist Church. Fincher was born in Mansfield to the late William and Ludie Crenshaw Hitchcock; and was from one of the founding families of Newton County in the Brick Store area.

November 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Larry ‘Buddy’ Denton

Larry (Buddy) Denton, 57, of Covington, passed away October 20, 2016. Denton was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Doyle and Betty (Beard) Denton.

November 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Charles Terry Smith

Charles Terry (Pop) Smith, 69 of Oxford, passed away November 4, 2016. Smith was a painter and mechanic for many years. Once known as the "best transmission man" in the Covington area, he was affectionately known as the "Rag Man" in his later years. Smith was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Never one to meet a stranger, and having a remarkable sense of humor were two of his greatest attributes. Smith enjoyed watching the History Channel and was an avid fan of NASCAR racing. He was a member of Calvary Community Church. Mr. Smith was preceded in death ...

November 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph M. Jackson

Joseph M. Jackson, 79, of Covington, passed away November 2, 2016. Jackson attended Eau Claire High School in Columbia, South Carolina, where he was a star athlete for both the football and baseball teams. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington. Jackson was preceded in death by his son, Thomas LaGrant Jackson; and parents, Murdock and Annie Ruth (Hollingsworth) Jackson.

November 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Isaac Mathews, Sr.

Isaac Mathews, Sr. (Ike) was born to the late Willie James Mathews and Bessie Lackey on August 18, 1933. He was the second eldest of three children. Isaac was raised at an early age in an A.M.E. Church and accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.

November 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Joseph Tom ‘J.T.’ Bohannon

Joseph Tom "J.T." Bohannon, 84, of Covington, passed away October 30, 2016. A Newton County native and a lifetime member of High Point Baptist Church, Bohannon loved plants and gardening. He had a beautifully landscaped yard and made sure his plants were being cared for even if he was unable to do it himself. He enjoyed spending time outside, visiting flea markets and yard sales and shopping at Ramsey's Produce Stand when his home-grown tomatoes were unavailable. Bohannon loved classic cars, was an avid Coca-Cola collector and enjoyed his Beech-Nut chewing tobacco. He never met a stranger and ...

November 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Robert ‘Bob’ King

Robert T. (Bob) King, 84, lifelong resident of Newton County, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Rockdale Medical Center. King retired from AT&T Corp. in 1986, after 30 years of service. He was very active in the Bethany Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school for 37 years, and an elder for 47 years. He was elected Elder Emeritus in 2004, and has served as Sunday school Superintendent for 10 years and was very active in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, where he served on most every ministry team, chaired Council for five years, and was elected Moderator of the Presbytery ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney

Cynthia Cedelle Tillman Maloney, 80, of Covington, passed away October 25, 2016. She was born in Adel to the late Carl and Addie Tillman. After graduating high school in Adel, Maloney worked for a short period of time as a civil service employee at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina and Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta and as a sixth-grade piano teacher, taking her students to sing for the nursing homes. She was married to Dr. Johnny Maloney who precedes her in death. In 1965, she and her family joined Covington First United Methodist Church. Cynthia Maloney helped with ...

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis

Bearnice Hollingsworth Mathis was born on June 14 1924 to Ella Mae Harrison and William Madison Hollingsworth of Porterdale. She died of congestive heart and respiratory failure on September 27, 2016, at the age of 92. Once past 90 Mathis had the habit of adding a year for good luck whenever she told someone her age; so in angel years she is 93. Mathis died in the company of her family at University Village Memory Care and Assisted Living in Round Rock with the loving support of its kind caregivers and Hospice. She will be remembered for her optimistic view ...

October 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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