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Ms. Shelia Arlethia Heard

A Celebration of Life

June 20, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Rev. Garland Stone

Rev. Garland Stone of Oxford passed away June 18, 2014, at the age of 71. Rev. Stone founded and served Full Gospel Holiness Church for 35 years, where he loved his church family as his own. He enjoyed woodworking, going to auctions and visiting Amish country. Rev. Stone was a kind-hearted man who never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, father and papa, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Robert and Frances (Palmer) Stone; and his brothers, Phillip Stone, Kennedy Stone and Larry Stone.

June 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ron Blomberg

Mr. Ron Blomberg, age 72 of Oxford, formerly of Conyers, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Emory University Hospital. He was born November 24, 1941 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Arthur and Margaret Blomberg who have preceded him in death. Mr. Blomberg had a long and successful career in the mortgage business. He served as the Southeast Regional Manager for SunTrust Mortgage and owned and operated Service First Mortgage for a number of years. Ron also was a licensed real estate agent working for Coldwell Banker in Covington. He was a member of The Father's House Church in Conyers ...

June 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ron Blomberg

Mr. Ron Blomberg, age 72, of Oxford formerly of Conyers passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Emory University Hospital. He was born November 24, 1941 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Arthur and Margaret Blomberg who have preceded him in death. Mr. Blomberg had a long and successful career in the mortgage business. He served as the Southeast Regional Manager for SunTrust Mortgage and owned and operated Service First Mortgage for a number of years. Ron also was a licensed real estate agent working for Coldwell Banker in Covington. He was a member of The Father's House Church in Conyers ...

June 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Willie Dene Payne

Willie Dene Payne, age 83, of Mansfield, passed away June 16, 2014. She enjoyed being outdoors and working in her yard.

June 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. George T. Day, Sr.

George T. Day, Sr., 76, of Covington, passed away June 17, 2014. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Oxford. Day Tree Service, established in 1969, was the first tree service in Newton County. Mr. Day owned and operated his tree service while working for Lithonia Lighting for 21 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors camping and boating. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who cherished his family and treasured his time with them. Mr. Day was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Annie Lois (Woodruff) Day.

June 17, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sister Shirley Walker Brooks

Sister Shirley Walker Brooks was born on June 20, 1954 in Conyers, Georgia to the late Mr. & Mrs. Henry (Emma O'dell) Walker. She was the fifth of nine children.

June 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Jeanette Barnes Jackson

Jeanette Barnes Jackson, age 92, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 under hospice care in Fayettevill, Georgia. She was born February 6, 1922 to the late Levie E. Barnes and Ruby Thompson Barnes.

June 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Frances Rowland

Frances Rowland of Covington passed away June 9, 2014 at the age of 84. For 38 years, Mrs. Rowland dedicated herself as a school teacher in Newton, Rockdale and Cobb counties, taking short breaks only to raise her six boys. Her teaching career included reading, science, biology and girl's PE. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, in Covington, where she taught Sunday School for several years and was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School class for 54 years. Mrs. Rowland liked spending time outdoors, camping and was an avid sports enthusiast. She enjoyed golf ...

June 12, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sister Shirley Walker Brooks

In Loving Memory

June 11, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Billy Joe Queen, Sr.

Billy Joe Queen, Sr., age 71, of Covington, passed away June 8, 2014. While he was physically able, Mr. Queen enjoyed going to church. He loved being outdoors, gardening and doing yardwork. He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. Queen was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Howard and Lula (Henry) Queen.

June 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rev. Franklin D. Kitchens

Rev. Franklin D. Kitchens, 80, of Conyers, went to be with the Lord, June 9, 2014. Rev. Kitchens pastored Harmony Baptist Church in Covington and West End Baptist Church in Social Circle. In addition, he also served as an interim pastor for Salem Baptist Church, in Conyers and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Oxford. He was a member of Newton Baptist Church, and loved his church families as much as his own family. He enjoyed wood crafts, cooking, gardening and Southern gospel singings. Kitchens was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He cherished spending time with his ...

June 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jerome Carr

Mr. Jerome Carr was born November 16, 1957 in Social Circle to the late Mr. & Mrs. Herman (Leila Mae) Carr, Jr.

June 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jerome Carr

Celebration of Life

June 10, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Hugh Troy Butler, Sr.

Caldwell & Cowan

June 07, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mr. James "Jim" Franklin Moss, Sr.

Mr. James "Jim" Franklin Moss, Sr. of Covington passed away on August 7, 2010 at the age of 75. He was born in Newton County to the late Frank Wright and Georgia Rena (Callahan) Moss in 1934, and was a member of High Point Baptist Church. He enjoyed making peanut brittle and sharing it with family and friends. Mr. Moss loved sports, especially watching the Atlanta Braves, enjoyed gardening and loved raising his chickens. He loved God, his family, and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Moss is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, James Franklin, Jr ...

August 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eddie Lewis Kite

August 06, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Frances Mims

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ramona Alice Grissom

August 04, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe Hughes

Joe Hughes of Covington, died Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born on February 7, 1944 in Covington, GA to the late Clarence and Bessie Mae Hughes. Joe was a member and Trustee of the North Covington United Methodist Church, a member of Covington Elks Lodge and loved to fish and garden. Mr. Hughes is preceded in death by his wife: Linda Hughes and daughter: Dede Hughes. He is survived by Daughters and Sons-In-Law: JoAnn and Mel Fuller of Grayson, Tamie and Gary Hegwood of Covington, Rene and Eddie Huckaby of Covington and Rebecca Johnson of ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Howard Coady

Howard Everett (Sonny) Coady of Covington, GA died Saturday, July 31, 2010 at his residence. He was born on May 10, 1937 in Porterdale, GA to the late Everett and Bertha Kitchens Coady. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Coady is survived by his wife: Jordye Hammonds Coady; son: Stacey Coady; sisters: Geraldine Smallwood and Mary Lee Brooks, all of Covington; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister: Frances Lindsey. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev. Gene ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bobby N. Durden

July 29, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rubena Maddox Hall Swinks

Rubena Maddox Hall Swinks, 86, of Scottdale, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away July 21. Rubena retired from DeKalb General Hospital in 1986 where she worked as a supervisor over the Outpatient Control Desk. She was preceded in death by her son George F. Hall and her mother, father, brothers and sisters.

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ricky "Boomer" Gibbs

Mr. Ricky Ricardo Gibbs died unexpectedly July 3. He was born in 1988 in Covington to Sandra Lawrence and Ricky Floyd Gibbs. Affectionately called "Boomer," he grew up in Newton County and graduated from Eastside High School in 2007. He was very athletic, playing football at Indian Creek Middle School and basketball at Eastside High School. After graduation, Mr. Gibbs worked at 84 Lumber Company and the Shoe Show. During his spare time, he enjoyed playing basketball. A very fun-loving person, he loved to dance and listen to music. He was a very loving, affectionate person who was a joy ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clyde R. Clarke

Mr. Clyde Rudolph Clarke died July 6 after a long illness. Mr. Clarke, the only son of the late Clyde Clement (Dorothy Etheridge) Clarke, was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received his early education in the New York Public Schools graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., in 1950. He continued his education at Mandell Institute of Mechanical Drafting graduating in 1960. Mr. Clarke enlisted in the United States Air Force in April 1951 and was honorably discharged in April 1955. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel N. Coody

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nesbit L. Thompson

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Betty Parker

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Billy Carl (B.C.) Crowell

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Harry Waites Faulkner

Dr. Harry Waites Faulkner of Covington died July 12 at Atlanta Medical Center. He was born in 1923 in Covington as the youngest child of the late William Columbus and Martha Mae Rowe Faulkner. Harry (or "Suzie" as he was affectionately known by family and friends) graduated from Covington High School in 1941. He entered the U.S. Army in April of 1943 and served in the European Theater (65th Infantry Division, Third Army) from 1944 to 1946. In 1950, he received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia, Athens, where he was elected to membership in the ...

July 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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