Virginia Lancaster Manning, 86 of Covington, passed away July 1, 2016. Manning was known in the community as a faithful member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church. She served as church secretary of First United Methodist Church, in Covington, from 1977 – 2006. She served both churches with a passion. Her hobbies included needlework and drawing. She was a devoted wife and mother. Manning was born and raised in Bent Mountain, Virginia, where she was valedictorian of her high school class and was chosen May Queen. She and her husband returned annually for family reunions until their later years. She is preceded ...
Eula Mae "Maw Maw" Smith, 91 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at Riverside Health Care, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. She was born in Porterdale to the late Troy and Lona Mann Rutledge. Eula Mae attended Tabernacle of Praise. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her family and the Lord beyond measure. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 51 years, Virgil Smith; and children Troy Smith, Sonny Smith, and Peggy Avant.
James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006. He retired from Ginn Motor Company after 20 years of service. A true car lover, he was especially fond of muscle cars. Mr. Allgood was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Sr., and Roberta (Cook) Allgood.
Emily LaRue Hopkins, 70, passed away on June 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald P. Hopkins, Sr.; her son, Thomas R. Cook, Jr.; her father and mother, Jack and Pansy Dial, and Thomas Reginald Cook, Sr. She is survived by her son, Ronald Cook and his wife, Stephanie Cook; her son, Donald P. Hopkins, Jr. and his wife, Julie Hopkins; her grandson, Joshua Eli Hopkins; and her brothers Morris Dial, Larry Dial and Gene Dial.