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Mrs. Rebecca 'Ann' Reid

Rebecca "Ann" Reid, 69, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1945, in Porterdale to the late Clarence and Allie Durden. Mrs. Reid was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend to all. But most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Reid is preceded in death by siblings Pauline Dial, Frances Sockwell and William "Bill" Durden.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Florence Taylor Lowen-French

Florence Taylor Lowen-French, 90, of Covington, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1924 in Renick, West Virginia, to Henry and Ula Taylor. After graduating from Renick High School, Florence moved to Covington, Virginia to marry and raise a family. She worked for Ayers Furniture Store, and later served as manager of the Retail Merchants Association in Clifton Forge, Virginia, while completing a number of college courses. She later moved to Roanoke to become accounting manager for the J. H. Pence Company. Among other activities, Florence served as President of the Credit ...

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Kenneth Lanier Anglin

In a small house on the corner of a narrow street resting in the shadows of the Old Covington Mill, a child was born on a cold November day to a lady named Grace. It was 1938, and with little fanfare the child was wrapped in a blanket and placed in the bosom of a loving mother. But I suspect even on that day the people around the child had a feeling that he was special. "His name will be Kenneth Lanier and he will be a preacher" a passing neighbor surmised. His mother agreed, and so it was.

September 04, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Arthur Will Ponder

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

September 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Cheryl Easterlin-Slate

Mrs. Cheryl Easterlin Slate, 47, of Covington passed away Wednesday, September 03, 2014. She was born in Waltersboro, South Carolina on August 5, 1967. Cheryl was a talented, artistic person who loved to draw and paint. She was a natural merchandiser who had a great passion for design. Cheryl worked for and was part of the family of Brendale's Salon and Stuff just off the square in Covington. During her high school years she lived in Lithonia was a 1985 graduate of Lithonia High School. Cheryl was a loving and caring person who was loved by everyone that knew ...

September 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Mrs. Betty Jane Cordell Edwards

Betty Jane Cordell Edwards, age 83, passed away Aug. 31, 2014, at Oxton Village in Social Circle. "Ms. Betty," as she was affectionately known, had been a resident there for the past five years. Betty was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Rockmart, Georgia.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough, who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for eight years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for 8 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Arlene Bishop

Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

Mr. Ronald Dean Linder

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. J.C. “Shep” Shepard Jr.

J.C. "Shep" Shepard Jr., 89, of Social Circle, passed to be with his beloved wife of 50 years Elizabeth "Liz" Clay Shepard on August 25, 2014. Born December 20, 1924, he was the son of the late James Curtis Shepard and Jessie V. Shepard Studdard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Shepard.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Louise Thomason

Louise Thomason of Covington, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at the age of 84. Ms. Thomason was an active member of New Life Praise Center, in Covington, and was a dedicated employee of Lithonia Lighting for 38 years. Following her work at Lithonia Lighting, she dedicated herself to caring for handicapped children. Ms. Thomason was a giving lady, and constantly gave of her time to help those less fortunate. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Thomas McCord.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rita Ward White

Mrs. Rita Ward White, age 90, of Oxford, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, at her home. Mrs. White was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Statesboro, Georgia, and was the eldest daughter of Robert Lee and Florence Hendrix Ward. She grew up in a farming family in Bulloch County, Georgia, and was a graduate of Nevils High School. In 1943, she married her husband of 56 years, Darvin White. When Mr. White began working for Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company, they moved to Newton County and settled in Oxford, Georgia. While her children were very young, Mrs. White was a ...

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Bonnie M. Tingler

Mrs. Bonnie M. Tingler, of Covington, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at the age of 87. She was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia to the late Russell and Emma M. Morgan. Mrs. Tingler was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington and was an avid BINGO player at the Covington ELKS Club and Conyers American Legion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Tingler.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marlene “Polly” Hicks Carswell

Marlene "Polly" Hicks Carswell, age 79, of Lilburn, passed away Wednesday August 20, 2014. Born in Stone Mountain on October 29, 1934 she was a graduate of Stone Mountain High School. She retired from Lilburn Middle School as the lunchroom manager in December 1994. She obtained a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certificate from the University of Georgia and was a member of Mountain Park Baptist Church in Lilburn since 1962.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Timothy Eugene Hailey

September 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clifford L. Bulebush

Mrs. Clifford L. Bulebush of Covington, died September 19, 2010, at Riverside Health Care Center in Covington at the age of 96. Mrs. Bulebush was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Jackson. She enjoyed cruising, reading and playing cards.

Mrs. Bulebush is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Bert Richardson of Conyers, Shirley and Bud Aydlett of Hamilton, OH, Rene' and Jerry McLeroy of Covington; 13 grandchildren, Elaine Lunsford, David Wilson, Johnny Wilson, Bonnie Hancock, Robyn Snyder, Sharon Hoefelmeyer, Chuck Aydlett, Bob Aydlett, Tammy Halloran, Tina Shepherd, Tony Price, Toby Sammons and Tonya Smith; 28 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren ...

September 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Louise Dudding

Mildred Louise Dudding of Covington, GA died Friday, September 17, 2010 at Abbey Hospice. She was born on May 26, 1935 in Bulls Gap, TN to William Vandis and Lillie Mae Rednawoner Hayes. She loved to go to yard sales and to garden. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Dudding is survived by daughter: Barbara Bowen of Covington, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Robin and Charles Akins of Covington, GA, sons: William Dan Bowen of Covington, GA and Woodson Boyd Bowen of Macon, GA; daughters and sons-in-law: Shirley and Michael Florence, Marty and Pete Akins, Linda ...

September 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Nita Marlene Amancio

Nita Marlene Amancio age 48 of Covington, GA died Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at her residence. She was born on December 30, 1961 in Atlanta, GA to John W. and Moina Dalton Petree Sr. She was well loved by all. Mrs. Amancio is survived by her husband: Alan Amancio of Covington, GA; daughters: Crystie Williamson, Kate Amancio, Kiara Amancio; sons: Paul Justin "PJ" Amancio, Alan "JR" Amancio, Aaron Amancio; 6 grandchildren; brothers: Wesley Petree, John Petree, Joseph Petree; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father: John W. Petree Sr.and her mother: Moina Dalton Petree ...

September 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Imogene Boyd Brand

Imogene Boyd Brand of Oxford, died September 13, 2010, at Abbey Hospice at the age of 72. She loved dancing, flowers, playing cards, cookouts, and the television show Bonanza. A retired fork lift operator for Mobil Chemical, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Ms. Brand was preceded in death by her parents, Vershaw and Evelyn Waldrop Boyd; a daughter, Brenda Brand; grandson, Michael Shane Davis; great-granddaughter, Miah Crown; great-grandson, Raymond Nunn III; sisters, Geneva Gable and Shirley Clive; brothers, Otis Boyd and Jerry Boyd. Ms. Brand is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Debra and Mario Liveoak of Conyers ...

September 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Irene Burnett

September 14, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lucile E. Logan

Mrs. Lucile Elizabeth Barnes Logan of Conyers, GA died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at her residence. Born on August 1, 1919 in Boulder Colorado, she was the daughter of the late Alton W. and Hazel G. Barnes. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and was living at Remington House where she enjoyed tour trips and other affairs. Mrs. Logan was married to John "Jack" A. Logan Sr. who preceded her in death. She is survived by her son J. Arthur Logan Jr. of Loganville, GA; grandchildren Melissa Goray of Green Cove Springs, FL, Dana Dixon of Carrolton ...

September 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Upshaw Downs

John Upshaw Downs

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bonnie E. Bierley Walberg

Bonnie E. Bierley Walberg, 67, of Mansfield, departed this life for her final resting place with the Lord Sept. 8 surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Eugene Mitchell Bierley and Marguerita Bashaw Littleton, she was born in Detroit, Mich., in 1942. She graduated in 1960 from North Miami High School and lived in Fort Lauderdale for over 25 years before moving to Monticello in 1982. She was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Covington. Before retirement, she was a premastering engineer with Denon Digitalized Inc. for 17 years. Mrs. Walberg was a loving and ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Scotty May

Scotty Thomas May, Sr. age 57 of Monticello, GA died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at his residence. He was born on January 9, 1953 in Frankfort, KY to Herman Lee and Pauline Gray Craig May Sr. He loved to hunt and fish, coaching and playing sports, building show cars, watching Kentucky Wildcats basketball and NASCAR. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr. May is survived by his wife: Mary Ann May; daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer and Margarito Rodriguez of Georgetown, KY; daughter: Stephany May of Newborn, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Christy and Lonnie Nichols of Mansfield ...

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Frank Williams

Mr. Frank Williams died Sept. 1. The son of the late Adam and Mae Williams, he was born in 1946 in Walton County, one of 14 children. He was preceded in death by siblings Adam Williams, Andrew Williams, Mary Louis, Josephine Callahan, Cora Green and Isabelle Williams. Mr. Williams grew up in Newton County, attending the public schools. He joined Early Hope Baptist Church at an early age and sang in the choir. A very hard worker, Mr. Williams worked for Weyerhaeuser in Lithonia for over 30 years, retiring in 2003. Mr. Williams always made himself available to others whenever ...

September 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alex Cleveland "A.C." Tuggle

Mr. Alex Cleveland "A.C." Tuggle died Sept. 2. Mr. Tuggle was born in 1941, the son of Mrs. Charsie Mae Tuggle and Mr. Joe Velton Tuggle Sr. in Newton County, the second of four children. He joined Bethlehem Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully during his youth. He sang in the church youth choir, attended Sunday School and participated in the church's youth group. Mr. Tuggle was a graduate of R.L. Cousins High School and was a member of the basketball team and school chorus. He married Evelyn Dewberry. He was preceded in death ...

September 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnny Brown Reid

Mr. Johnny Brown Reid died Aug. 28. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Major (Leola Delaney) Reid, he was born in Putnam County, one of six children. He was preceded in death by siblings Robert, Earnest "Hump," Eddie and Rever Mae. Mr. Reid grew up in Putnam County. His family moved to Social Circle when he was young, and there he joined Graves Chapel A.M.E. Church. He became an active member serving as a trustee and as a member of the male chorus. He was married to Martha Mae Moses Reid who, after 27 years of ...

September 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Camille Durden McWilliams

Camille Durden McWilliams died Sept. 1. She was born in 1944 in Covington, the daughter of the late Elder Nehemiah and Eula Durden. Early in life she joined Bethlehem Baptist Church where she was an active member until her death. Mrs. McWilliams was a graduate of Washington Street School and R.L. Cousins High School. She held a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College, a Master of Arts from Atlanta University and a Specialist in Education from Georgia State University. She taught science in Hillsborough County, Fla., and in Newton County. She was an assistant principal at Sharp Middle School ...

September 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Christopher Dillard

John Christopher Dillard, 57, of Monticello, died Aug. 31 at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dillard was born in Stone Mountain. His parents were the late John Samuel Dillard and Melva Driver Dillard. He lived in Gwinnett County for a number of years before moving to the Jackson Lake area three years ago. He was a bus driver for Newton County Transportation. Prior to his job as a bus driver, John was a builder for 37 years for Almont Homes in Gwinnett County. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his Harley, wood carving and living on the lake.

September 07, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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