Mr. Grady Cargile, Jr., age 82, a longtime resident of Covington passed away January 29, 2014 at Abbey Hospice. He was born in the Eudora/ Prospect Community of Jasper County on January 4, 1932 to the late Grady and Ethel Digby Cargile. Mr. Cargile was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a paratrooper during the Korean War. He was retired from General Motors and retired as the head of Quality Control over the Doraville Plant. Mr. Cargile enjoyed woodworking and hunting, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.
Jessica Neeley of Covington passed away Jan. 23, 2014, at the age 23. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved her children dearly. She also loved her family and the Lord. A Southern girl at heart, she lived life to the fullest. Jessica was a free spirit and enjoyed all forms of art, including body art. She was a great friend and would defend her friends to the end.
Betty Anne James of Atlanta passed away January 23, 2014, at the age of 80. Mrs. James was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her life revolved around her family, but above all she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, and especially liked preparing her baked spaghetti, chicken and dumplings, chocolate pie and her famous homemade biscuits. Mrs. James will be missed by all who loved and adored her. She was the last surviving child of her 12 siblings. In addition, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Crawford James; children, Cherry ...
Joy Trapp of Conyers passed away January 18, 2014, at the age of 54. Joy was a very generous and loving mother who gave her all for the ones she loved. She lived for her family, and considered herself graced and honored to have her grandchildren.
Mary Lee Millican, of Newborn, passed away Jan. 21, 2014, at the age of 73. Mrs. Millican loved her family dearly and devoted her time to them.
Mrs. Rita Mae Powell Manasco, age 83, of Covington formerly of Many, La., passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Abbey Hospice in Walton County.
Celebration of the Life and Legacy
Matthew Wayne Morris, Emory University professor emeritus of French, passed away January 16, 2014, after a long illness. Born Nov. 11, 1942, in the Cincinnati suburb of Newport, Ky., he grew up in Cartersville, Ga. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, including one year in Vietnam in 1967 and three years aboard the USS Sarsfield. He received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia in 1977 and began teaching at Oxford College of Emory University in 1978. While his specialty was medieval French literature, he enjoyed teaching French grammar and composition, as well ...
Ruth Ricks, of Covington, passed away on Jan. 17, 2014, at the age of 79. Her favorite thing to do was to watch old western movies. She also loved working in her yard, taking care of her flowers. When she was able, she enjoyed fishing, camping and sewing. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her first husband, Aaron Ricks; and parents, James W. and Winfred (Saxon) Bruce.
Susan Wilson, age 54, of Conyers passed away January 13, 2014. She was born to the late George Richard and Wanda Rappaport Wilson in Memphis Tennessee on October 10, 1959. The Wilson family moved to Avondale Estates in 1962 and lived there until moving to Conyers when Susan was 16. She was a 1977 graduate of Rockdale High School. Susan was a cosmetologist and formerly owned and operated Hair Motif in Conyers. She loved to crochet and travel with friends.
Maj. Venon Harrison (Vic) Ison, Ret., of Covington, passed away at the age of 90 on January 13, 2014. Maj. Ison was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Cumberland, Ky. He was the son of the late Nick and Jane Ison.
Sara Nell Lemonds, age 76, of Social Circle, died January 12, 2014.
Elsie Eidson Crawford, 90, of Covington, passed away on January 14, 2014, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. A native of Carrollton, she had called Covington home since 1950. Mrs. Crawford was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Covington. She retired from Grand Union (Colonial Stores) with 37 years of service. Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by her parents, Landis Aquillian and Rebecca McCollum Eidson; her beloved husband, Newell Crawford; and her sister, Ruth Eidson Williams.
Dr. Darrel D. King of Covington went home to be with the Lord January 13, 2014, after a brief battle with leukemia. He was born in 1938, in a farmhouse in Campbell, Mo., to Delbert and Melba (Shaffer) King. The son of a sharecropper, he was educated in a one-room schoolhouse. He often credited his teacher, Althea Malin, with inspiring him to think big and pursue his dreams beyond the Cotton Belt Railroad and the boot heel of Missouri.
Mrs. Margaret Blomberg, age 92, of Conyers formerly of Stone Mountain passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014. She was born July 22, 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland to the late Ebenezer and Margaret Barrie Bauchop. Mrs. Blomberg retired at age 72 from Bank of America. After her retirement she worked for ten years as the church secretary at Prospect United Methodist where she was also a member. Mrs. Blomberg attended church with her daughters at both First Baptist Church of Conyers and at The Church at Covington. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Blomberg and her son Bob ...
Saleta Lunsford, age 70, a lifelong resident of the Covington and Social Circle area passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014. She was born in Porterdale on July 27, 1943 to the late Horace and Magnolia Barnes Lunsford. Saleta retired from Bellsouth and was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved going to the beach. Ms. Lunsford was preceded in death by her brother H. Lamar Lunsford. She is survived by her daughters Nona Findley of Social Circle, Nikki Fountain of Oxford and Nina and Gregory Pickett of Covington and 6 grandchildren. She ...
Mr. Elisha "Junior" Hardy, age 79, of Covington passed away at his residence Wednesday, January 8, 2014. He was born October 8, 1934 in Jasper Georgia to the late Elisha Frances and Lillie Mae Carter Hardy. Mr. Hardy was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed gardening, animals, especially feeding the fish in the pond behind his house, and enjoyed going to flea markets and thrift stores. He owned and operated Hardy's Citgo in Social Circle for many years. Mr. Hardy was preceded in death by his wife Gloria Kay Hardy and his grandson Andy Harville.
James Allen Rowland, 24, passed away Jan. 3. He was born in Atlanta. He worked as an engraver for Tony's Trophies in Suffolk, Va., and attended Southside Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Henry Allen Tatum; paternal grandparents, Brenda Sue Rowland and Jack Howard Rowland; and aunt, Deborah Lynn Tatum.
Mr. Kas Kusmider, age 65, of Loganville passed away January 5, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Germany on January 30, 1948 to the late Boleslaw and Sophie Kusmider. Kas served in the United States Army, he worked as a police officer in Minnesota and worked as a truck driver for Brown Trucking in Lithonia. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Conyers.
LouAnn McGregor Crowe of Covington passed away January 1, 2014, at Newton Medical Center. She was 74 years of age at the time of her death. Mrs. Crowe enjoyed painting and drawing, crocheting, and spending time outside and with her beloved Murphy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ransford and Louise McGregor.
Mrs. June Barclay, age 76, of Covington passed away January 3, 2014. She was born July 6, 1937 in Covington, Georgia, to the late Hughie Lee and Bertha Bryan Thomason. Mrs. Barclay attended Newton Baptist Church and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was affectionately known as "Nanny June". She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Joe Barclay and her granddaughter Haley Diane Barclay. Mrs. Barclay is survived by her sons and their spouses; Mitch and Kim Barclay of Hampton, Danny and Robin Barclay of ...
Funeral Services for Mr. Ollie Davis of 596 Crowell Rd. Covington, Ga. was held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 5021 Henderson Mill Rd. Covington, Ga. Rev. Tyrone Lane, Pastor, Rev. Kenneth Norrington Eulogist, Rev. Cynthia Marks Presiding, assisted by others. Interment Macedonia Church Cemetery. Survivors are Son; Mr. Anthony Davis and Ms. Shari Thomas, Covington, Ga. two granddaughters, Mr. & Mrs. Russell (Demetria) Robinson, Sr. and Ms. Leslie Davis, five great grandchildren, one great great grandchild all of Covington Ga. a host of other relatives, special caregivers and friends. The remains will ...
Lynn Ellington, 60, of Conyers, passed away Dec. 29. She enjoyed life, brought joy to those who knew her and loved everyone who crossed her path. She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Uvah (Hood) Ellington.
William "Scott" Carpenter, 51, of Covington, passed away Dec. 28. He enjoyed working out and was an avid hunter and sportsman. A horse racing fan, he never missed a Kentucky Derby in 24 years. He loved his family and was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father William Carpenter and sister Debra Doan.
Dorothy (Dot) Fincher Whaley of Covington passed away December 23, 2013, at the age of 82. Ms. Whaley was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, and owned and operated Dot's Diner in Covington. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, traveling and flower gardening. Ms. Whaley loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry McCullers; grandson, Shane McCullers; her parents, Aubrey and Cora Lee (Parker) Fincher; and her lifelong companion, Melvin Whaley.
Ronald Franklin Berry, of Monticello, passed away December 24, 2013, at the age of 77. Mr. Berry collected and restored antique outboard motors and boats, and enjoyed DIY projects. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Berry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Franklin Berry; brother, Ralph Glenn Berry; and aunts, Melba Crenshaw and Evelyn Crenshaw.
Gary Walker, 77, of Covington, passed away December 24, 2013. In 1953, Mr. Walker started Walker Transmission, Inc., in Atlanta, and had five shops operating at one time. He was a hardworking man and had an incredible work ethic when running his business. Mr. Walker enjoyed watching sports and was always willing to help anyone he could. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Walker; and his parents, William and Lilly Mae (Freeman) Walker.
Birdie Louise Watson, of Covington, passed away December 24, 2013, at the age of 82. She loved playing bingo at Kroger and eating at Chick-Fil-A. She enjoyed traveling with the Porterdale Women's Club and attending church at Christ Cornerstone Church. Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Watson; parents, Ira and Maudie Parkes; sister, Betty Allgood; and brothers, Joe Parkes and Carlton Parkes.