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Ms. Mary Ophelia White

Ms. Mary Ophelia Jennings White was born May 31, 1948, to late Mr. & Mrs. Willie (Ellen) Jennings, Sr., in Covington.

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Shelby Jean East

Shelby Jean East, of Social Circle, passed away May 31, 2017 at 76 years of age. Devoted to her family, Shelby Jean was happiest when ...

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Raymond E. “Corky” Cole

Raymond E. "Corky" Cole, 84, of East Asheville, passed away May 27, 2017.

May 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


John Darrow Seymour

John Darrow Seymour, 72, of Cape Coral, FL passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with ...

May 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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John William Kinard, Jr

Mr. John William Kinard, Jr, age 87, of Mansfield passed away January 1, 2017. He was born May 19, 1929 in Jasper County to John W. and Mary Speer Kinard who have preceded him in death. Mr. Kinard was a proud veteran who served his country in the United States Army. He attended Pitts Chapel Church when it was active with his wife Annie Margaret Kinard. Mr. Kinard worked for Mayflower Van Lines and United Van Lines before retiring; he worked as a dispatcher and in claims. He was a Master Mason with more than 40 years as a Mason ...

January 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mary Claude Webb

Mary Claude Webb, age 88, of Covington passed away Monday, December 27, 2016. She was born September 28, 1928 in Hillsboro, GA to C.G. and Euel Henderson who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Webb was a longtime member of Newborn United Methodist Church and currently a member of Covington First United Methodist Church. She was a loving, caring mother who was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by her sister, Sara Frances Henderson Tucker.

December 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Barbara Mizell Davis Morgan

Barbara Mizell Davis Morgan, 98, passed from this life on December 23, 2016. Her husband, Jack Hays Morgan Sr., and son, Davis Carter Morgan, preceded her in death. She is survived by seven children, 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

December 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Susie Myrtle Dimsdale Henderson

Susie Myrtle Dimsdale Henderson of Oxford, passed away December 21, 2016, at the age of 96. Mrs. Henderson loved to sing, whether in church or with her family. For many years she and her family shared their vocal talents every Sunday on WGFS. Being the eldest of nine, she helped raise her younger siblings. Mrs. Henderson was known for cooking and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed working with her flowers. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Dimsdale; second husband, C.F. Henderson; daughter, Elaine Hinton Heatherly; grandson, Bobby Speight; granddaughter, Cynde Hinton; parents ...

December 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


James ‘Jim’ Carl Davies

James (Jim) Carl Davies, 83, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully December 18, 2016. In his early years James served in the Navy during the Korean War. Later he attended and received degrees from several universities, including Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Atlanta Law School. His last career was IT Director for Newton County Tax Commissioner's office. After his retirement James served as bailiff for the Jasper County court system. He had a zest for life and loved spending time in his camper in the mountains of North Georgia, fishing on the flats in Florida, and ...

December 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


William ‘Bill’ Sullivan

Mr. William (Bill) Sullivan, 91, of Covington, passed away December 18, 2016. A WWII veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Sullivan served as Radarman, Third Class, from 1943 – 1945. During his military career, he served on the USS Sheridan, the USS Wren, and the USS Custer. Sullivan was a lifelong resident of Covington, and a member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church in Porterdale. He loved the beach, especially taking long walks on Ormand Beach in Florida. In addition to being an avid Braves fan, Sullivan enjoyed reading the newspaper, in its entirety, every day. A devoted husband ...

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Ann May

Ann M. May, 87, of Covington, passed away December 17, 2016. May was an honors graduate of Porterdale High School. She went on to attend Tift College in Forsyth. May worked for 10 years with Harper & Row Publishers, school department, in Atlanta. During her tenure with Harper & Rowe, she was responsible for organizing its first office. May also authored the manual for the southeastern personnel of Harper & Rowe, inclusive of the eight states covered by the company. Due to her husband's job relocation, she moved to the Washington, DC, where she worked as an administrative assistant for the trust ...

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Bobby Smith, Jr.

Bobby Smith, Jr., 65, of Covington, passed away December 13, 2016. In 1967, at the age of 17, Smith began his working career with Mobil. He went on to work at Valspar, starting as a lab technician and working his way up to plant manager - serving in that capacity for more than 20 years. Smith attended church at the Church of Covington and Christ Cornerstone Church. During his time at the Church of Covington, he sang in the choir, served as a care pastor, and was also an elder for several years. He was a devoted family man and loved ...

December 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Laura Bordenkecher

Laura Bordenkecher, 63, of Covington, passed away December 13, 2016. Bordenkecher cherished spending time at home with her family, and her dog, Maris. She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Denard; father, Robert Lennett.

December 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Robert ‘Bob’ Samples

Robert E. "Bob" Samples of Covington, passed away December 12, 2016, at 84-years of age. Mr. Samples served three years in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC, during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Georgia State University as well as attending banking school as LSU. Samples retired from Rockbridge Memorial Branch of Sun Trust Bank after 38 years of service. A member of First Baptist Church in Covington since 1973, he enjoyed golfing with the Georgia Seniors Golfing Association and was an avid deer hunter for more than ...

December 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Thomas McElreath

Thomas McElreath, 80, of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016. McElreath enjoyed collecting antiques and loved going to the mountains. He was married for 32 years to Carole McEreath. He was preceded in death by his son Jeff McElreath; parents, Leroy and Talulah McElreath; brothers, Lewis McElreath, Billy McElreath; sister Nell Durand.

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Mrs. Lee Shirley

Mrs. Lee Shirley, 91, of Covington, passed away December 5, 2016. She was born June 18, 1925, to the late Luther and Mae Carney. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Shirley was a homemaker and loved having company; she also loved telling people what to do and depending on how well you did a particular job is how she ranked you when delegating duties. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Lamar Shirley and is survived by her children Sandra McClure of Covington, Kenny Seabolt and Brenda of Rutledge and Gaye Durand and Randy ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Johnny Hammond “Santa Johnny”

Johnny Hammond, of Mansfield, affectionately known as "Santa Johnny," passed away November 27, 2016, at 74 years of age. After retiring from AT&T, he found his true life calling when he became Santa Johnny. He brought joy to thousands of children who sat on his lap and whispered their Christmas wish lists in his ear. He would tell them to mind their parents, brush their teeth, and say their prayers. Santa Johnny carried in his heart the true meaning of Christmas. Unfortunately Parkinson's disease ended his Santa career. He was loved deeply and will be missed by all ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


James ‘Bill’ Clay

Loving father and grandfather, James "Bill" Clay, 73, of Covington, passed away November 26, 2016. Clay was born in Decatur to the late James and Eulalia Clay. Bill Clay served in the U.S. Air Force, worked for the Covington News, and later retired from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution after many years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by his great-grandson Liam Cline. Bill Clay is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Viki Clay, of Covington; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mike Swart of Covington, daughter, Treena Baker and fiance Brian Taylor of Atlanta; son ...

November 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Charles H “C.H.” Berry Jr.

Charles H. "C.H." Berry, Jr. of Covington, age 92, passed away November 26, 2016, at his home in Almon surrounded by his family. Mr. Berry served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He worked as a carpenter and farmer all his life, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family. Mr. Berry was the proud owner of Berry's Christmas Tree Farm in Covington, and served as County Commissioner for Newton County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Mattie Lou (Owens) Berry, Sr.

November 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Obituaries


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