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Mrs. Marcene Phillips

Marcene Phillips, 69, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. Marcene enjoyed crocheting, traveling to the beach and the mountains, and playing golf with her husband, Dwight. She had an adventurous, outgoing and encouraging spirit, and was the glue that held her family together. Marcene cherished the time spent with her family, and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Papa Mac and Mama Mac.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Gary Carl Martin

Gary Carl Martin, 52, of Covington, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Gary served in the United States Air Force and he was once employed at Walker Harris Chrysler dealership as a service adviser, until he became disabled.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Howard Spearman Haralson

Howard Spearman Haralson, of Covington, passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at the age of 96. Spearman, as he was known to most, was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Covington for 66 years. In the 1950s he owned and operated his own grocery store, Haralson's Grocery, which was located in town between the bus station and Tri City Cleaners. Spearman closed the grocery store in 1972, to join his wife, Grace, in their family business, Haralson Florist. Together they built a business with a reputation for doing more than expected. They went above and beyond to ...

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Maurice Usher

Homegoing Celebration

February 24, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Emma Lee Douglas

Homegoing Celebration

February 24, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Lisa Denny

Lisa Marie Denny, age 36, of Social Circle, died Feb. 18, 2014.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine 'Lois' Allison

Catherine "Lois" Allison passed away Feb. 19, 2014, at her home in Covington. She was 67 years of age. Mrs. Allison loved her family, sports, and watching game shows. In addition to enjoying music and dancing, she loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mrs. Allison just enjoyed life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Timothy Allison; parents, John Harrison and Katheryn Aurelia (Arrowsmith) Denton; and sister, Leah Rouse.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. George 'Sonny' Wilson

George "Sonny" Wilson, 73, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Wilson was born in Cleveland, Miss., to the late Joseph and Nell Wilson.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Sharon Long

Sharon Long, of Covington, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at the age of 72. She enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. Mrs. Long loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Leo and Bernice (Larson) Murphy.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Macy Maxine Moore Northcutt

Macy Maxine Moore Northcutt, of Covington, passed away Feb. 19, 2014, at the age of 76. Beloved mother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend, she was surrounded in life and in passing by the loving embrace of family and friends. A native of Porterdale, Mrs. Northcutt was the daughter of the late John Howard Moore and Eudell Jeffries Norton. Mrs. Northcutt was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church. A great cook, gifted gardener, builder of lifelong friendships, and loving giver to others, her graceful beauty shone both inside and out. She will be remembered forever as "the best mom ...

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Donna Dodd Ayer

Mrs. Donna Dodd Ayer, 74, of Cartersville passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Brenda Mae Bruce

Brenda Mae Bruce of Covington passed away Feb. 17, 2014, at the age of 67. Grandma Red, as she was affectionately known by so many, was a lively, spirited lady who loved life, adored her family, and especially cherished her time with her grandchildren. She liked spending time outdoors with the animals and traveling to the mountains. Grandma Red loved the holidays, and always enjoyed cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Bruce; parents, Floyd and Lela (Barnwell) Pugh; sister, Lou Norris; and her brothers, Monroe Pugh, Kenneth Pugh and Donald Pugh.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ike Hay

Ike Hay, 69, of Lancaster, Pa., died on Feb. 14, 2014, at home, of ILD. He was born to the late Isaac K. Hay Sr. and Florice Caldwell Hay, April 28, 1944, in Atlanta.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Whalon Stone

Whalon Stowe of Oxford, Ga., age 37, died Feb. 10, 2014. He is survived by his precious daughter, Peyton Stowe; his father, Doug Stowe of Pensacola, Fla.; his mother, Theresa Campbell of Covington; his sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Danny Lyons of Helen; his sister and brother-in-law, Krissi and Barry McIntosh of Oxford; nephews and nieces Zachary Reynolds, Austin Reynolds, Brittney Norman, and Willow Reynolds.

February 18, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mary A. Burch

Mary A. Burch of Covington, 92, passed away Nov. 11. Mrs. Burch was a choir member and longtime Sunday School teacher at both Porterdale and Oxford Baptist churches. She was a very Godly woman who loved the Lord and was involved in the homebound ministry, visiting the shut-ins. Mrs. Burch enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, reading and working crossword puzzles. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew her.

November 12, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Bowie Whittaker

Mary Bowie Whittaker of Covington passed away Nov. 8. The daughter of Roy E. and Odessa Davis Bowie, she was born in 1932, in Manchester. She graduated from Porterdale High School in the Class of 1949 and was also a graduate of Crawford W. Long School of Nursing. Ms. Whittaker worked as a surgical nurse at Georgia Baptist Hospital and for Dr. Charles Dowman for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Joe Whittaker, and her brother, James Richard Bowie.

November 12, 2013 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Johnny Lee "Bo" Smith

Celebration of Life

November 12, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


C.F. Henderson

C.F. Henderson, of Covington, passed away Nov. 7, 2013, at the age of 91. Mr. Henderson was employed by Firestone Tires in Covington for 17 years, and operated Henderson's Phillips 66 Station for many years. After selling his gas station, he worked for Almon Construction Co. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where his son, the Rev. Harold Ray Henderson, served as pastor. Prior to his membership at Grace, he was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

November 09, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Martha K. Hewell

Martha K. Hewell of Social Circle passed away November 8, 2013, at the age of 84. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church, where she served as leader of the nursery department for many years.

November 09, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ward

A Celebration of Life

November 08, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


William R. (Randy) Hudgins

William R. (Randy) Hudgins died peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He was 77 years old.

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Minnetta Nelms

Minnetta Nelms of Covington passed away November 6, 2013, at the age of 78. Mrs. Nelms taught at Cousins Middle School for more than 30 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and fishing. Mrs. Nelms loved her family dearly, and cherished her time with each of them.

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Huey Avery Jr.

Celebration Of Life

November 06, 2013 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Holland Studdard Adams

Mr. Holland Adams, 76, of Rutledge, died Nov. 3. The son of Ralph David and Eula Pearl Studdard Adams, he was born in Social Circle in 1937. He was retired from General Motors. Mr. Adams was a member of Social Circle First Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener and cook. Both of these talents were part of his ministry to his community. He always planted enough to share with others. He will long be remembered for the cheese straws and cinnamon rolls that he cooked for others. He also carried on the long tradition of cooking "Papa Studdard's ...

November 05, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Douglas Ivey

James Douglas Ivey, 55, of Oxford, passed away Nov. 3. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening. Mr. Ivey also enjoyed photography and traveling, especially to the mountains.

November 05, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jackie Paul ‘Jack’ Tomlin

Jackie Paul "Jack" Tomlin, 68, of Woodville, Ga., passed away on November 2, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He suffered from a sudden aortic dissection and was unable to recover.

November 05, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Samples

Barbara Miller Samples, 78, of Covington, passed away October 31, 2013. She was a former member of Lakewood Heights Baptist Church in Atlanta.

November 02, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Josephine Kirkley

Mrs. Mary Josephine Kirkley, age 82, of Oxford passed away at her home Saturday, November 02, 2013 surround by her children. She was born December 18, 1930 in Oxford, Georgia to the late T.C. and Mary Inez Holifield Bryant. Mrs. Kirkley worked for many years as an executive secretary for Oxford Manufacturing and also served as Deputy Tax Commissioner for Newton County where she retired in 1998. She was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church and also attended church at North Covington United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kirkley was preceded in death by her husband John Thomas Kirkley ...

November 02, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sandra Austin

Mrs. Sandra Austin, age 67, of Covington passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her home. She was born in Carrollton Georgia on October 23, 1946 to the late Willard and Myrtle Huckeba Mashburn. Mrs. Austin was a register nurse and worked at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta specializing in pediatric care. She showed and loved Tennessee Walking Horses. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her brother Jerry Mashburn.

November 01, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITS


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