Barbara Geary Wright, 87, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016, at Dogwood Forest of Acworth. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family first and foremost. She was an active member of First Christian Church of Atlanta and worked closely with the YAARAB Red Devil Clowns. Barbara enjoyed quilting, tutoring adults and was an avid gardener. She was born in Cullman, Alabama to the late John and Nancy Catherine Ganong Geary and grew up in Decatur, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Kenneth Wright.
Helen N. Sorrow of Covington passed away on January 1, 2016, at the age of 85. She was the wife of Reverend John L. Sorrow, retired minister in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference. Mrs. Sorrow attended the University of Georgia and taught school for a number of years. She loved children and was a gifted Sunday school teacher. She was also a talented writer and lived a life that was reflective of the creed she authored:
Ronald "Ronnie" McGiboney, 74 of Covington, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Abbey Hospice. He was born in Porterdale to the late Robert and Francis Smith McGiboney. Ronnie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ronnie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Martha Laverne McGiboney, in 2010, his son Ronald Dwayne McGiboney, in 2012, as well as two brothers, James McGiboney and Robert "Buddy" McGiboney.
Freda Ann Shellnut Jones, 60 of Jackson, passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, January 5, 2016. She was born in Loganville to the late Ben and Daphene Swaney Shellnut. Freda was a loving wife, mother and sister. She is preceded in death by her sister Anita Allen.
Woodburn D. Hudson passed away January 4, 2016, at Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, Georgia at the age of 73. He was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey to the late Woodburn Sr. and Lurena Hudson. He is preceded in death by his brother and sister in law Richard and Elizabeth Hudson, and grandchildren Chelsea and Noah. Woodburn was a Godly, faithful man and a loving husband whose greatest mission in life was to be an excellent father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a fireman for more than 25 years in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Woodburn had a great sense ...
Melinda Hays Lord passed away Monday, January 4, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Forsyth. Dr. H. Darrell Watson will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service at the church.
Louis Conner Dodson, age 83, of Flovilla passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 6, 1932 son of the late Humphrey Louis Dodson and Lois Conner Dodson. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was formerly employed by the Southern Railroad and was retired from the U.S.
Mary Louis Cunningham, of Covington, passed away at the age of 78. Mrs. Cunningham was an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Philadelphia Eagles. She enjoyed collecting jewelry and cooking. Mrs. Cunningham especially loved baking cakes and delivering them to family, friends and local businesses. Because of her love for animals, she was a faithful supporter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Mrs. Cunningham cherished the time she spent with her family. She was preceded in death George Robert Cunningham, her husband of 54 years; and parents George and Mary Jane Bankler.
Emma Jean Presley Petty, 81, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Piedmont Newton. She was born in Eatonton to the late Walker and Lillie Mae Strange Presley. Emma was preceded in death by her husband Billy Petty.
Timothy Owen Tyler, 48, of Covington, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 13, 2015. He was the loving son of Gail Tyler of Covington; deeply devoted father to his children, Chantz and Madison Tyler; a newly proud grandfather to Madison's son, Brayden; and a loving brother and uncle to Dane Tyler and his family, all who survive him and all of Covington.