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Walter Samuel “Sam” Allgood

Walter Samuel "Sam" Allgood, age 64, of Monroe, died on June 12, 2015.

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers

Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers, age 38, of Loganville passed away June 7, 2015. She was born in Georgetown, Ohio May 8, 1977 to her parents who survive her. Tara loved her family very much and always enjoyed volunteering with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed cross stitch and loved to be at the beach. Tara was a loving and caring; wife, mother, daughter and friend who had endless love for those she cared about. She was 1995 graduate of Faith Academy and also attended Monroe Area Comprehensive High School. Tara is survived by her loving husband Danny Brian Peppers, their ...

June 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lee Hurst, Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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


Ms. Leilani Danielle Stringer

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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


Mrs. Mary Dean Benton

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

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


Betty Purcell

Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her ...

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine Miranda Slaughter Harris

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

May 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Denio Wade

Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...

May 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas H. Maloy

SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...

May 11, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


Mildred ‘Mrs. Millie’ Maloy

Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.

May 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dolores Long Maddox

Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Ernest Norris "Ernie" Johnson

Mr. Ernest Norris "Ernie" Johnson, age 55, of Covington passed away November 17, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1956 in Ozark, Alabama at Fort Rucker to the late Ernest "Son" Johnson and Charlotte Johnson who survives him. Ernie was the former owner of Covington Radiator and was employed for many years at Bulldog Tire and Midas Muffler in Covington. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his father Ernest "Son" Johnson and his brother Nathan Randall Johnson.

November 18, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Maxine Cosby Harris

Ms. Maxine Cosby Harris departed this earthly life On Nov. 13. On April 26, 1967, Maxine Cosby was born in Morgan County, to the late Freeman Cosby, Sr. and Betty Clemons. The family later moved to Newton County, where she was educated in the Newton County School System. She was united in matrimony in 1997 to Mr. Larry Harris. The union was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Layonna.

November 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Marvin T. Pressley

Marvin T. Pressley of Covington, passed away November 15, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. He was 70 years old at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Zelvia (Bishop) Pressley. Mr. Pressley enjoyed hot rod cars, drag racing, fishing and mechanical work. He was a selfless man who had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone. He loved driving a loader and going to the mountains. Mr. Pressley was a member of the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. He will be remembered as a ...

November 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lorene P. Rainey

Lorene P. Rainey of Covington, passed away November 16, 2011, at the age of 96. Mrs. Rainey was a faithful member of Alcovy United Methodist Church, for over 30 years, and loved her church family dearly. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, reading, and working in the flower garden. Mrs. Rainey loved her family, and enjoyed cooking for them. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Rainey; and her parents, Monroe Sanford and Leona (Evans) Pair.

November 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elizabeth L. Alley

Elizabeth L. Alley of Covington, passed away November 14, 2011, at Newton Medical Center. She was 75 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewellyn Irwin and Louella Price, sister, Dorothy, and brother, Junior Price. Mrs. Alley was a member of the Red Hat Society in Covington, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Kathryn R. Hunnicutt

Mrs. Kathryn Reagan Hunnicutt, age 94, of Covington passed away November 12, 2011. She was born August 1, 1917in Covington, Georgia to the late William L. and Eleanor Capes Reagan. Mrs. Hunnicutt was a very active and long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, serving for many years as the Treasurer of the Sunday school. She was also retired after 51 years of service from Belk's Department Store. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Hunnicutt. Mrs. Hunnicutt is survived by her Nieces and Nephews, other family and close friends.

November 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha Kate Syphoe Hightower

Mrs. Martha Kate Syphoe Hightower died Nov. 9 at Newton Medical Center.

November 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frank A. McCrackin

Mr. Frank A. McCrackin of Covington died November 10, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center at the age of 86. He was born to the late Arthur C. and Georgia Ann Dunn McCrackin in Telfair County, GA, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was employed by Williams Brothers Lumber Co. for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and mowing the yard at church. A cowboy at heart, he enjoyed westerns and horseback riding. Frank was a huge GA Bulldog fan, and loved spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jimmy Knight.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Randall Timothy Wade, Sr.

Randall T. Wade, Sr., of Mansfield passed away November 9, 2011 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He was 53 years old at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zinnie Aubury and Gladys Mildred (Blankenship) Wade. Mr. Wade enjoyed fishing, watching TV, traveling, and learning. He loved spending time with his family.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alice M. Pertilla

Alice M. Pertilla

November 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Jewell T. Shelton

Mrs. Jewell T. Shelton of Mansfield passed away November 2, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. She was 97 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Shelton, and parents, Arthur and Ophelia (Tanner) Callaway. Mrs. Shelton was a homemaker who enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She was a wonderful cook, with cakes being her specialty. Mrs. Shelton was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church, where she was a faithful nursery worker for many years. She loved being with her grand and great-grandchildren.

November 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe Bowen

Joe Bowen

November 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James R. "Jim" Coody

Mr. James R. "Jim" Coody, age 80, of Covington passed away November 1, 2011. He was born in Jersey, Georgia on January 23, 1931 to the late Newton and Ruth Carroll Coody. Mr. Coody was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church, an avid collector and a member of the VFW having served his country in, both the United States Navy and the Untied States Air Force.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Genell Harper

Genell Harper passed away at her home in Oxford surrounded her family, October 31, 2011. She was 60 years old at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Robert Harper; parents, John Bailey and Mae (Finley) Tilson; and her mother-in-law, Susie J. Harper. Mrs. Harper loved spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. She enjoyed the time she spent at her lakehouse, as well as fishing, crafts, reading, bird and deer watching, and flowers. She also enjoyed Thursday night family dinner dates at El Charro.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Allie Brock Hawkins

Allie Brock Hawkins of Covington, passed away October 29, 2011, at the age of 92. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Hawkins retired from Bibb Manufacturing Company after nearly 38 years of employment. She loved reading, flower gardening, and vegetable gardening. She was an excellent cook, and everyone especially enjoyed her black walnut cake and coconut pies. Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Hawkins; and her parents, William John and Allie (Shewbert) Brock.

October 31, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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