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Rita Unger

Rita Unger of Covington, passed away December 10, 2014, at the age of 82. She and her loving husband, Eric, were adventurous German immigrants who migrated to the United States to raise a family. The family lived for a short time in Ohio and Kentucky before settling in the Covington, Georgia area. She worked at Hercules in Covington for 25 years. She will be remembered by her family as a very loving mother and grandmother (Oma), who enjoyed traveling the United States and Europe. She was also an animal lover, who enjoyed her dogs, Teddy, Amber and Suzie. She was ...

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Larry Morton

Mr. Larry Morton, 79, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014. He was born May 2, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Daniel Jefferson and Martha Brookshrie Morton. Mr. Morton worked for Gordy Tile Company for 25 years. He enjoyed riding horses and coon hunting for many years.

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Marcus Cook

Mr. John Marcus Cook, age 83, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away December 8, 2014. He was born in Monticello, Georgia on April 29, 1931 to the late Aubie Neal and Nellie Mae Hickman Cook. Mr. Cook was a mechanic and worked for Holbrook Farm Equipment in McDonough where he was employed for 33 years. He was a dedicated member of Stewart Baptist Church where he attended for over 50 years and served as a Deacon. Mr. Cook loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching trains and people and enjoyed the time that he spent with his ...

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha King Moody

Martha King Moody, 88, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014, in Nixa, Montana. She was born in Covington and lived here much of her life. She was married for 61 years to Frank Moody, Jr., who preceded her in death in 2007. Mrs. Moody was a pastor's wife, and at various times, she had jobs as a secretary and substitute teacher. A member of a large family, she always enjoyed being with family members. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Covington.

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Natalie Wright Hull

Natalie Wright Hull, 75, of Covington died Monday, December 8 at Emory University Hospital.

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Sherry Lea DeLoach Maloney

On December 7, 2014, Dr. Sherry Lea DeLoach Maloney of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with our Lord. Sherry passed away at the age of 58, after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Roosevelt Lewis Roberts

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

December 08, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Peggy Knox

Peggy Knox, age 79, of Covington, passed away December 2, 2014. Mrs. Knox was a soft-spoken lady, with a gentle spirit and caring heart. She enjoyed playing bridge and dining out at nice restaurants. Additionally, she was an exceptional cook, and was known for her delicious pancakes and biscuits. Mrs. Knox cherished her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Billie Kay Rawlins

Mrs. Billie Kay Rawlins, age 82, of Homestead, Florida passed away November 27, 2014. She was born November 25, 1932 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late James Lonnie and Regina Marie Guthrie. Mrs. Rawlins was a strong willed woman who loved her children and grandchildren very much. A woman with a strong work ethic, she worked at Owens Illinois in Hapeville, Georgia from 1957 to 1993. Mrs. Rawlins was an avid bowler who bowled on numerous championship teams. She loved to cook and shared that passion with her friends and family. Mrs. Rawlins was full of life, she enjoyed dancing ...

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Ann Ridling Archer

Mrs. Martha Ann Ridling Archer, of Kennesaw, passed away November 24, 2014, at the age of 79. She was born September 29, 1935, in McDonough, GA, to the late Frank and Thelma (Sowell) Ridling. Mrs. Archer was preceded in death by her husband, George Archer.

December 03, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Gene Henderson

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

December 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Arthur Clifford 'Bob' Guhl

Arthur Clifford "Bob" Guhl, a four-term member of the Georgia Senate and the only Republican to serve as DeKalb County Commission Chairman, died Nov. 30, one month after being diagnosed with a fast-moving type of cancer.

December 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Timothy "Tim" Day

Mr. Timothy "Tim" Dean Day of Milledgeville, GA died Wednesday, June 1, 2011. He was born on March 22, 1962 in Covington, GA to Harold Dean Day and Cornelia Dial Day Kitchens. He served our country in the US Marines and was active in the Toys for Tots program in Massachusetts and California. He was the owner of Home Solutions and loved fishing, grilling and always had a smile on his face. Tim was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and was affectionately called "Papa T" by his grandchildren.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Jane Meyer Wysocki

Mary Jane Meyer Wysocki, 91, of Monticello, died June 2 at The Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello. She was born and raised in Plymouth, Pa. Her parents were the late Joseph Meyer and Agnes Muchler Meyer. She moved to New Jersey as a young woman where she met and married her late husband Stanley Francis Wysocki, who preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Wysocki loved to entertain and play cards and shop at Wal-Mart. Her favorite pastime was spending time at the beach or pool with her grandchildren. She was a world class whistler and a danger with a ...

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Louis Driskell

Mr. Robert Louis Driskell died May 31. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Louis (Lizzie Kate) Driskell, he was born in 1950 in Covington. The first of nine children, he was raised in Covington and educated in the Newton County School System. Mr. Driskell was a hard worker and employed with Pete Knox Farms and the city of Oxford. He retired from Oxford in 2011 after 21 years of service. Mr. Driskell was a cheerful person with a sweet, gentle, caring spirit. He was a joy to be around and enjoyed fishing, dancing and watching Western movies ...

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ethel Gibson Holt

Mrs. Ethel Gibson Holt, age 93, of Covington formerly of Jena, LA passed away June 2, 2011. She was born December 22, 1917 in Henderson, Texas to the late Earnest Langhorn and Bessie Hardwick Gibson. Mrs. Holt loved to take care of her family, she was a devoted wife and mother, and was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Fred R. Holt and three Brothers; Oris Gibson, Ferrell Gibson and Odie Gibson.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Goetze

Mary Goetze, a resident of Social Circle Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center since 2003, was born in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1911. She moved to Georgia to be near her children and grandchildren in 1993. Her parents, Agnes and Joseph Lewein, emigrated from Austria. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Ferdinand, and her eleven siblings: Jack Lewein; Elizabeth Meehan; George Lewein; Ursula Ralston; Agnes Kaiser; Joseph Lewein; Ferdie Lewein; Steve Lewein; Matt Lewein; Paul Lewein; and Gertrude Poeltzig.

June 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Toby Ronald Williams

Toby Ronald Williams, age 42, of Oxford, GA passed away May 29, 2011. He is survived by his Mother, Betty Williams his Father, Ronnie and Brenda Williams Grandmother, Doris Williams all of Oxford. He is also survived by his Brothers and Sisters-in-law; Jody and Christy Williams of Maryland and Corey and Mary Williams of Louisiana, 3 nieces and 2 nephews along with several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

June 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James (Sonny) W. Kirkpatrick

James (Sonny) W. Kirkpatrick of Covington, passed away May 27, 2011, at the age of 74. Mr. Kirkpatrick was a member of Milstead Baptist Church. He worked for Piedmont Moulding, as supervisor, for more than 30 years. He enjoyed gardening, exercising, and managing his rental properties. Mr. Kirkpatrick loved his family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ester and Ola Mae (Parker) Kirkpatrick.

May 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Oscar L. Holmes

Oscar L. Holmes of Covington, passed away May 26, 2011, at the age of 81. Mr. Holmes was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church. He was a licensed insurance agent, since 1955, and his license was still active at the time of his death. Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar L., Sr., and Julia (Jones) Holmes.

May 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rogers Lawrence

Mr. Rogers Lawrence died May 24. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eddie (Alma Freeman) Lawrence Sr., he was born in 1941 in Covington, one of seven children. He was preceded in death by brothers Willie Gene, L.G. and Robert Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence graduated from R. L.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Karen “Kay” Belcher

Mrs. Karen "Kay" Belcher died May 21. The daughter of Mr. Lindsey Blecher and the late Mrs. Sarah Reed Belcher, Mrs. Baker was born in 1968. She was raised and educated in Newton County, attending Newton County High School. She professed her faith in Christ at an early age, joining Murray C.M.E. Church, singing in the choir and serving as a Junior Usher in the Christian Youth Fellowship Organization. She was a great fundraiser for the church. She married Mr. Gregory Baker in 2005 and was the proud mother of three children and step-mother of four. She loved ...

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Frances Hays Wofford

Mary Frances Hays Wofford, 102, of Oxford, passed away May 25, 2011. Mrs. Wofford was a resident of Covington for more than 58 years. She retired as Switchboard Operator from International Harvester, in 1976, after 34 years of dedicated service. After her retirement, she began her second career as hostess for Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, where she greeted families with that precious smile, for 27 years. She never met a stranger, and always enjoyed meeting new people. Mrs. Wofford was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church. She was a very active member and past president of the Friendship ...

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Lewis Hawthorne

Mr. Lewis Hawthorne, age 98, a longtime resident of Mansfield passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Valdosta, Georgia on April 11, 1913 to the late William and Mattie Craven Hawthorne. Mr. Hawthorne was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy and was a member of the Sea Bees. He was of the Methodist faith a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Mr. Hawthorne was preceded in death by his Wife, Mrs. Elise Hawthorne and is survived by his Nieces, Nephews and Close Friends.

May 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Roger Gladden

James Roger Gladden, born February 2nd, 1940, peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011. Roger was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University and John Marshall Law School. He served as a second lieutenant in the United States Navy. In 1989, Roger and Lorrie moved from Atlanta to Oxford, where he served nine years as a councilman for the city of Oxford. He was an active member of the Oxford Lion's Club, the Oxford Historical Society, the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Covington, and the American Bar Association.

May 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Herbert Starr Dial

Mr. Herbert Starr Dial, 87, of Oxford passed away at his residence Friday, May 20, 2011. He was born March 17, 1924 to the late Starr William and Eva Sockwell Dial in Oxford, Georgia. Mr. Dial attended Rehoboth Baptist Church formerly Salem Baptist Church and was a lifelong resident of Oxford. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rachel Cowan his brother, Albert Dial and another brother, Rayford Dial.

May 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carolyn Fletcher Harris

Carolyn Fletcher Harris, 72, of Covington, died May 18 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late Grady Franklin Fletcher and Grace Irene Camp Fletcher, she was born in Atlanta and lived in Atlanta and then Morrow for a number of years before moving to Covington in 1992. She was a member of Monticello Presbyterian Church and a member and past president of the Lakewood Jaycettes and worked tirelessly for the Georgia Amateur Boxing Association for many years as their ticket salesperson. Once she moved to Covington, she was active in the Turtle Cove Ladies Golf Association and Women ...

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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