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
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 ...
Charles Williams of Oakwood, Ga., formerly of Covington, passed away Sept. 21, 2013, at the age of 68.
Michael David Roberds, of Covington, passed away Sept. 19, 2013, at the age of 18.
The family of Etha Kathleen (Wilson) Carter Johnson announces the permanent relocation of the "Happy House." Born in 1915, in Walton County, Mrs. Johnson celebrated her heavenly flight at the age of 97 on September 15.
Barbara Rachel Shepherd Johnson, 77, of Covington, passed away Sept. 15. Mrs. Johnson was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Covington, for more than 50 years. Her dedication to her church included serving as an elder, participating with the Circle Lady Bible Study, and working with the finance committee.
Sterling Burney, 77, of Covington, passed away Sept. 12, 2013.
Zachary Matthew Sarvis, 29, a beloved son, was called home on Thursday, September 12, 2013, to be with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jimmy Ray Payne of Covington passed away September 10, 2013, at the age of 79. Mr. Payne was born in Porterdale to the late Ardell and Eva (Jones) Payne. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gussie Lou (Ivy) Payne, and his brother, Ardell Payne Jr.
Crystal Anne Taner, age 54, of Monticello passed away September 10, 2013. She was born September 4, 1959 in Covington, Georgia to the late Anne King. Crystal was a loving person whose motto in life was "Peace, Love and Happiness". She loved spending time with her family and friends; she enjoyed photography and arranging flowers. Crystal is survived by her longtime boyfriend Mike Cole of Monticello, her father Buddy Coyner and his wife Margaret of Oxford, her son Courtlee Wilton Taner of Madison, her daughters Tiffany Nichole Smith and her husband Justin of Mansfield and Cassie Anne Taner of Madison ...
Mikey Ingle, age 36, of Porterdale, formerly of Conyers and Covington, passed away September 7, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Fort Bragg, NC and grew up in the Conyers and Covington area. Mikey was a loving father, son, brother and friend he was always giving to others of his time, love and friendship. He attended Solid Rock Baptist Church. Mikey is survived by his children Michael Ingle, Jr. Jordan Ingle and Danielle Ingle all of Conyers his mother and step father Cindy and Tim Maughon of Covington, his father Robert and Betty Jean Ingle of North Carolina ...