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Barbara Long

Barbara Long of Porterdale, passed away February 6, 2015, at the age of 80. Mrs. Long was an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed crocheting, camping and fishing. Mrs. Long was always willing to lend a helping hand. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Mrs. Long will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Estelle Taylor Dunevent; daughter, Glenda Marie Long; son, Virgil Lee (Rip) Long, Jr.; granddaughters, Monica Long and Gina Glass; great-granddaughter, Zoey Jones.

February 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mike Wayt

Mike Wayt, of Mansfield, passed away February 3, 2015, at the age of 51. Mike loved time spent with family. He was a giving man and would help anyone in need; in fact, he was known for his eagerness to intervene whenever there was a crisis. He enjoyed working with his hands and could fix or build anything. He was proud to be associated with various charities, including Food for the Poor and Jewish Voice Ministries. He was very energetic, and he was a man of great faith in his later years.

February 05, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Janice M. Hersom

September 13, 1936 – January 31, 2015

February 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Fred Lamar Covington

Lieutenant Colonel Fred Lamar Covington, 79, passed away on January 31, 2015. Colonel Covington was a 20-year veteran of the United States' Air Force, serving as a Senior Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) and Systems' Management Engineer. During his military career he served in the Vietnam War from 1972 to 1973, where he completed 43 combat missions in the F-105 Wild Weasel, for a total of 128 combat flight hours.

February 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hazel Lackey Tuggle

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Miss Janet Glover

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Milton Zinnamon

Lester lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Amy Ruth Russell

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Juanita Belcher Grier

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Willie Mae Sands

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Dorothy LaRuth Freeman Johnson

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Eddie Maurice Gotel

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Jean Cantillon

Helen Jean Cantillon went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born on Oct. 8, 1933. Helen was retired from Oxford College cafeteria.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Bobby Joe Dial

Bobby Joe Dial, age 63, of Covington, passed away January 29, 2015. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Joe and Hazel (Hall) Dial.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Catherine L. VanderPloeg

Catherine L. VanderPloeg of Covington, passed away August 17, 2011, at the age of 100. Mrs. VanderPloeg, along with her late husband, Cornelius, served the Lord as missionaries. Mrs. VanderPloeg specifically led and taught the ladies she met during her missions. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker; and enjoyed sewing and making draperies. She is loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. VanderPloeg was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Cornelius VanderPloeg; daughter, Barbara Pickett; and her parents, Burr DeForrest and Edith (Baker) Vail.

August 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Etta Young Clark

Etta Young Clark of Covington, passed away August 17, 2011, at the age of 92. Mrs. Clark was an active member of both Covington Christian Church and New Covenant Community Church, in Covington. She was employed by Young's Super Foods, in Fort Valley, GA, for several years. She had her own personal card ministry that she sent to her family and friends. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, and puzzles of any kind. Mrs. Clark always enjoyed crocheting and giving away afghans to special friends. She was preceded in death by her son, William (Billy) Clark; grandsons, Michael Clark and Hal ...

August 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert N. Few

Robert N. Few of Covington, passed away August 16, 2011, at the age of 75. He was a faithful member and deacon of East Newton Baptist Church. Mr. Few enjoyed wood work, riding his tractor, feeding the birds and squirrels, and taking trips to Helen, GA. Mr. Few was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilmer Neal and Irene Mildred (Johnson) Few; and his brother, Thomas Johnson, who died while serving in World War II.

August 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


David "Eddie" Greenwell

David "Eddie" Greenwell of Oxford, passed away August 16, 2011, at At Home Hospice in Conyers. He was 53 years old at the time of his death.

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wesley Crawford

Wesley Crawford of Covington, passed away August 14, 2011, at Rockdale Medical Center. He was 40 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Crawford was a resident of Rockdale and Newton Counties for 35 years and was a former employee of Penta Engineering where he was a commercial roofing inspector. He enjoyed playing the guitar and was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast, spending as much time as possible on the road. Mr. Crawford had a very creative mind and enjoyed making metal artwork.

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Robbie Lee Hayes

Mrs. Robbie Lee Hayes, age 91 of Oxford passed away August 15, 2011 at her residence. She was born February 29, 1920 in Oxford to the late Collie Lee and Verlyn Mitcham Bostwick. Mrs. Hayes was a lifelong resident of the Gum Creek Community in northern Newton County, a longtime member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and was formerly employed with the Bibb Manufacturing Company. She was a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Thomas Elmer Hayes and a daughter Deborah Lee Hammons

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Florence Cook

Florence Carpenter Cook passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Newport News, VA. She was born April 30, 1918 in Demorest, GA, and moved from Georgia to Newport News in 1997 to be near her daughter and family.

August 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John B. Griffin

John B. Griffin Jr., M.D., was born on Sept. 24, 1931, and died on Aug. 6, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 79. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Bunyan Griffin Sr. and Ella Mae Griffin. A native of Mt. Airy, he grew up in Atlanta, and was valedictorian of his graduating class at Boys High School, which became Grady High School in his senior year. He spent his undergraduate years at Emory University, completing his degree in only three years, after which he went on to earn his medical degree at ...

August 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Julia Kathryn Jones

Julia Kathryn Jones, 89, of Social Circle, died on Aug. 5.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jewell West Gilbert

Jewell West Gilbert, 74, of Monticello, died Friday, Aug. 5, at her residence.

August 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patricia Carter Mitchell

Mrs. Patricia Carter Mitchell died July 30 at Rockdale Hospital. Mrs. Mitchell was born in 1949 in Covington, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rillious (Addie Joe Reed) Fuller. "Mat Pat," as she was known by her family and friends, embraced life with zeal. As a single mother, she worked diligently to raise her five children; although it was an environment of humble beginnings, her love and God's grace was abundant. She did not let the pressures of being a single parent prevent her from imparting Christian values in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Mrs ...

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Suedell H. Adams

Suedell Harris Adams, 98, of Social Circle, died on July 31. The daughter of the late Jessie Harris and the late Lula Peppers Harris, she was born in 1913 in Elberton. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Dozier Adams and her son-in-law Bruce Tollison. She was a member of West End Baptist Church where she played piano until she was 92-years-old.

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Hugh Shepherd

John Hugh Shepherd of Covington, passed away August 3, 2011, at the age of 83. Mr. Shepherd was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Japan during World War II. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and reading. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.

August 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Agnes D. Smallwood

Agnes D. Smallwood of Stockbridge, passed away August 1, 2011, at the age of 85. She attended Cornish Mountain Baptist Church; and enjoyed traveling, sewing, word search puzzles and reading. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. Mrs. Smallwood was preceded in death by her husband, Donovan Smallwood; mother, Minnie (Brown) Cagle; and father, John B. Dean.

August 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linton Robeson Lovett

Linton Robeson Lovett of Covington, Georgia died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Abbey Hospice. He was born March 25, 1923, in Marietta, Georgia. He was educated in the Atlanta public schools. He attended Emory and Virginia College, a Methodist college in Virginia, where he earned an AB degree in 1943. In 1947, he graduated from Duke University School of Law with an LLB degree. Mr. Lovett served in World War II in the United States Navy in the Central and North Solomons Campaigns with the rank of Lieutenant in command of LSTs. Following the war and graduation from law school ...

August 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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