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.
Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services
Virginia (Jenny) Price Durden, 87, of Covington, passed away Oct. 5. Mrs. Durden was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Covington. She was a native of Monticello, where she was a star basketball player in high school. She lived in Covington for the past 58 years. She attended Mercer University and retired from Ace Hardware Distribution Center, where she was office manager. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and golf and was an avid Braves baseball fan. Mrs. Durden was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Hesper (Whitten) Price of Monticello.
Samuel Virgil Herring, 69, of Covington, passed away Oct. 5. Mr. Herring was a faithful member of Living Way Worship Center in Covington. He had a desire to reach lost souls and considered it a blessing to be a part of a Care Pastor Ministry. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding his bike, playing practical jokes on his friends, traveling to the beach and going out to eat – especially to the Mexican restaurant, and he was an avid sports fan. Mr. Herring loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death ...
Frank Julian Davis, 80, of Oxford, passed away Oct. 6. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Covington and the Oxford Lions Club, was presently serving as a city councilman in Oxford and was treasurer of the Oxford Historical Society for many years. He was active in community service projects and was involved in building the first bridge on Oxford Trail. Mr. Davis enjoyed fishing and traveling, but more than anything he cherished the opportunity to serve others. He helped others fulfill their dreams, and if there was anything he could do to help someone – he would do ...
Mrs. Marie O'Connor Adams, age 88, of the Covington-Social Circle area since 1980 and formerly of Sandy Springs, passed away October 8, 2013. She was born January 15, 1925 to the late Col. Charles and Marie Ballentyne O'Connor in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Mrs. Adams received her B.A. from Stanford University. She was a wonderful seamstress, and owned "Sunday Best", a smocking shop in Social Circle for a number of years. Mrs. Adams was a longtime member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
Betty Jean Bennett, 78, of Covington, passed away Oct. 1. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church; and enjoyed listening to televangelists Jeff Lyles and Arnold Murray. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening and watching hummingbirds; but most of all she enjoyed reading her Bible. Mrs. Bennett enjoyed traveling to the mountains and the beach. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Devoe Bennett, and her parents, Horace and Lizzie Sue (Drake) Fields.
Mrs. Nora Mae Ratterree, age 85, of Currie, North Carolina formerly of Newborn, GA passed away on September 29, 2013. She was born December 14, 1927 to the late J. William and Ora Bell Smith Kelley in Franklin County Georgia. Mrs. Ratterree was a talented person who could take most anything and make beautiful art with it. She enjoyed Thomas Kinkade art work and would turn his art into beautiful needlepoint. Mrs. Ratterree also enjoyed gardening and traveling. She attended Northside Baptist Church in Wilmington and was a member of and taught Sunday school at Shiloh Baptist Church in Newborn ...
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Carrie Inez Wilson, of Covington, passed away Sept. 27, 2013, at the age of 91. She devoted her life to her family and her God. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Newton Baptist Church and the Ambassadors Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting, tending to her flowers and writing. A fabulous cook, she was famous for her fried peach pies. Collecting porcelain dolls was a hobby that brought her much joy. She had many friends and loved making people laugh. She retired from Edwards Middle School, but had previously worked in textiles. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death ...
Homegoing Celebration For Ms. Elizabeth R. Albert
W.K. Lunsford Jr., 90, of Covington, passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Lunsford was a decorated veteran of the United States Army Air Force, served his country during World War II and completed more than 35 combat missions over Europe. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, but had attended Covington First United Methodist Church for many years with his wife, Mary.
Homegoing Celebration For Ms. Carolyn Evonne Jenkins (Boot Boot)
Richard J. Katenkamp, 81, of Covington, passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Katenkamp was a commercial draftsman for 50 years. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and also served in the Naval Reserve.
Mr. Gary Douglas Ingram Sr., 71 of Mansfield, died Sept. 23 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mr. Ingram was born in Thomaston, the son of the late Aubry and Lenora Morris Ingram. He was a retired machinist with Nunley Tool & Die Company and enjoyed golf, fishing and woodworking, and he loved "dog."
Mrs. Sally G. Phillips, age 74, of Mansfield passed away September 21, 2013 at Newton Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1939 in Opelika, Alabama to the late John Henry and Nonnie Mason Colson. Mrs. Phillips was of the Baptist faith and a member at Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing; she was an Atlanta Braves and University of Alabama fan. Mrs. Phillips was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband Dean Phillips of Mansfield and their children; Lisa and Tim Wayt of Mansfield, Angie Phillips and Mickey Cook of Porterdale ...