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Mr. Clarence H. Moon

Clarence H. Moon, 78, of Covington, Georgia, died Sunday, June 22 at his residence. Mr. Moon was born in Pierre, South Dakota, to the late Clarence A. and Margaret Lathrop Moon. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of fifty years Agueda Moon.

June 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Shelia Arlethia Heard

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

June 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jessie Lee Sims Sr.

Mr. Jessie Lee Sims was born on October 12, 1925 in Newton County to the late Mr. & Mrs. Major (Fannie Mae) Sims.

June 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jessie Lee Sims Sr.

Celebration of Life

June 20, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Shelia Arlethia Heard

A Celebration of Life

June 20, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Rev. Garland Stone

Rev. Garland Stone of Oxford passed away June 18, 2014, at the age of 71. Rev. Stone founded and served Full Gospel Holiness Church for 35 years, where he loved his church family as his own. He enjoyed woodworking, going to auctions and visiting Amish country. Rev. Stone was a kind-hearted man who never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, father and papa, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Robert and Frances (Palmer) Stone; and his brothers, Phillip Stone, Kennedy Stone and Larry Stone.

June 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ron Blomberg

Mr. Ron Blomberg, age 72 of Oxford, formerly of Conyers, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Emory University Hospital. He was born November 24, 1941 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Arthur and Margaret Blomberg who have preceded him in death. Mr. Blomberg had a long and successful career in the mortgage business. He served as the Southeast Regional Manager for SunTrust Mortgage and owned and operated Service First Mortgage for a number of years. Ron also was a licensed real estate agent working for Coldwell Banker in Covington. He was a member of The Father's House Church in Conyers ...

June 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ron Blomberg

Mr. Ron Blomberg, age 72, of Oxford formerly of Conyers passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Emory University Hospital. He was born November 24, 1941 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Arthur and Margaret Blomberg who have preceded him in death. Mr. Blomberg had a long and successful career in the mortgage business. He served as the Southeast Regional Manager for SunTrust Mortgage and owned and operated Service First Mortgage for a number of years. Ron also was a licensed real estate agent working for Coldwell Banker in Covington. He was a member of The Father's House Church in Conyers ...

June 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Willie Dene Payne

Willie Dene Payne, age 83, of Mansfield, passed away June 16, 2014. She enjoyed being outdoors and working in her yard.

June 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. George T. Day, Sr.

George T. Day, Sr., 76, of Covington, passed away June 17, 2014. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Oxford. Day Tree Service, established in 1969, was the first tree service in Newton County. Mr. Day owned and operated his tree service while working for Lithonia Lighting for 21 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors camping and boating. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who cherished his family and treasured his time with them. Mr. Day was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Annie Lois (Woodruff) Day.

June 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sister Shirley Walker Brooks

Sister Shirley Walker Brooks was born on June 20, 1954 in Conyers, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Henry (Emma O'dell) Walker. She was the fifth of nine children.

June 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Jeanette Barnes Jackson

Jeanette Barnes Jackson, age 92, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 under hospice care in Fayettevill, Georgia. She was born February 6, 1922 to the late Levie E. Barnes and Ruby Thompson Barnes.

June 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Rowland

Frances Rowland of Covington passed away June 9, 2014 at the age of 84. For 38 years, Mrs. Rowland dedicated herself as a school teacher in Newton, Rockdale and Cobb counties, taking short breaks only to raise her six boys. Her teaching career included reading, science, biology and girl's PE. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, in Covington, where she taught Sunday School for several years and was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School class for 54 years. Mrs. Rowland liked spending time outdoors, camping and was an avid sports enthusiast. She enjoyed golf ...

June 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sister Shirley Walker Brooks

In Loving Memory

June 11, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Billy Joe Queen, Sr.

Billy Joe Queen, Sr., age 71, of Covington, passed away June 8, 2014. While he was physically able, Mr. Queen enjoyed going to church. He loved being outdoors, gardening and doing yardwork. He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. Queen was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Howard and Lula (Henry) Queen.

June 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mr. John Ivson Wheeler

Mr. John Ivson Wheeler, 79, a lifelong resident of Covington, died Nov. 5. The son of the late Ira Lee and Ruthie Viola (Daniel) Wheeler, he was born in 1929. Mr. Wheeler proudly served our country in the United States Army, Air Force and Navy. He retired from the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. He also retired from Mobile Oil Company and worked for AT&T. He was preceded in death by parents and wife Janet E. Yancey Wheeler. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Lisa Wheeler of Covington; son John A. Wheeler of Toccoa ...

November 17, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lenton Nolley

Mr. Lenton Nolley died Oct. 19 in Newton County. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett (Minnie Benton) Nolley Sr., he was born in Jasper County in 1920. he was raised and educated in Jasper County. His family moved to Newton County in 1941. He married Ms. Ruby Wingfield, who preceded him in death in 1990. He later married Ms. Ella Ruth Foster. He joined Sims Chapel Baptist Church as a young adult. Mr. Nolley worked at Georgia Highway Express Inc. for over 40 years, retiring in 1983. He was an excellent craftsman and enjoyed traveling and gardening ...

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Phillip Henry Cooper

The Rev. Phillip Henry Cooper died Oct. 20. The son of the late Addie Cooper, he was born in 1921 in Opelika, Ala. He graduated from Industrial High School, Birmingham, Ala., and served in the U.S. Army. He was the first black to be enrolled in the Julliard School of Music, New York. He continued his formal education at Columbia University, receiving a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts. He received a Master of Education from Florida Agricultural Mechanical University, Miami. The Rev. Cooper taught music for over 58 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member ...

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


William "Junior" Jefferies

Mr. William "Junior" Jeffries, 65, of Covington, died Oct. 26 at Newton Medical Center. The son of the late William Dee Sr. and Gaynelle Brannon Jeffries, he was born in Newton County in 1943. He was the owner of Jeffries Machine Company Inc. in Covington for over 35 years. Mr. Jeffries was a trustee at Faith Tabernacle, Byron, and a dedicated Christian. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing and working on antique tractors. Mr. Jeffries was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by brother Danny G. Jeffries.

Surviving are wife of 41 years Noami ...

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ralph Hull

Ralph Hull

November 05, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jerome Cardell Glover

Jerome Cardell Glover

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charles F. (Chuck) Adamson

 Charles F. (Chuck) Adamson, of Conyers, died October 17, 2008, at Rockdale Medical Center, at the age of 73. Son of the late William Otis, Sr. and Anna Lois Jones Adamsom, he was a U. S. Navy veteran and a retired service technician from Southern Bell. Mr. Adamson was the seventh child, of the seventh child, of the seventh child, and each of his names had seven letters. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, V.F.W. Post #5290 in Conyers, Christian Motorcyclist Association (Grace Riders), XYZ Senior Group, and AARP of Covington.

October 29, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert P. Campbell Jr.

Robert P. Campbell Jr.

October 27, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


All Cordell

Al Cordell, 81, of Covington, died Oct. 10. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Cordell was a member of the Porterdale Moose Club and Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church. Mr. Cordell enjoyed playing golf, but most important to him was his family. He was preceded in death by parents John and Lillie Hilliard Cordell; brother John "Rookie" Cordell; sister Imogene "Jean' Shuford.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Madeleine Black

Madeleine Black, of Covington, died Oct. 10, at the age of 80. She was a member of East Newton Baptist Church and enjoyed reading her Bible. She loved the outdoors and her dog, Susie. Mrs. Black had been a volunteer at Newton Medical Center for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Corrina Efired Morgan and a daughter, Susan Black.

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jewell Spear Touchstone

Mrs. Jewell Spears Touchstone, of Covington, died Oct. 7 at her residence.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnny R. Thomas

Mr. Johnny R. Thomas (Rat) died Oct. 1. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny L. Thomas, he was born in 1954 in Covington. Reared in a loving and God-fearing family, he attended Washington Street School and joined Truth of Nation Church at an early age.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Emma Jean Humphrey

Mrs. Emma Jean Humphrey, 73, of Covington, died Oct. 6. The daughter of the late Willie and Gertie (Robinson) Smith, she was born in 1935 in Jasper County. Mrs. Humphrey worked several years as an office assistant for Lithonia Lighting and was a member of New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries, Oxford. She was preceded in death by parents and husband Eugene Humphrey.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ronald Hartline

xford, passed away Oct. 7. He was a former Shriner and enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching Fox News and cheering on the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons. Mr. Hartline dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death by wife Betty Harris Hartline and parents Milas and Annie Tucker Hartline.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lee Bowden

Mrs. Lee Bowden, 73, of Conyers, died Oct. 4. The daughter of the late Charlie and Rebecca Houston, she was born in 1935 in Letcher County, Ky. Mrs. Bowden moved to Conyers 33 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Smyrna Presbyterian Church and the Bible Fellowship. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

October 20, 2008 | Staff Report | OBITS


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