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Mr. Clarence H. Moon

Clarence H. Moon, 78, of Covington, Georgia, died Sunday, June 22 at his residence. Mr. Moon was born in Pierre, South Dakota, to the late Clarence A. and Margaret Lathrop Moon. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of fifty years Agueda Moon.

June 24, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ms. Shelia Arlethia Heard

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

June 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jessie Lee Sims Sr.

Mr. Jessie Lee Sims was born on October 12, 1925 in Newton County to the late Mr. & Mrs. Major (Fannie Mae) Sims.

June 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jessie Lee Sims Sr.

Celebration of Life

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


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


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James (Jim) R. Landers

January 22, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Frank Dearing

Mr. John Frank Dearing, 93, passed away Jan. 20. The son of the late "Red" and Eula Mooney Dearing, he was born in 1916 in Porterdale. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Virgil Dearing and sister Nevelyn Gwin. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hoover, Ala. Mr. Dearing started his career in Porterdale Cotton Mill as a young man. He enlisted in Coast Guard in 1937 and returned June 1959 as WO-1. He received medals for American Theatre, European Theatre, Asiatic- Pacific theatre, American defense, Philippines Liberation Bars and Good Conduct Medal.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ned Brown

Mr. Ned Brown died Jan. 13. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam (Sinclair Scott) Brown, he and his twin brother were born in 1936 in Henry County. Mr. Brown was raised in Henry County, graduating from Henry County Training School in 1955. He then worked at Georgia Tech and later at Delta Air Lines as a Customer Service Ramp Agent, retiring after 30 years of service. He joined Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, McDonough, at an early age. He later joined Grace United Methodist Church, Covington, becoming an active member. Mr. Brown served as trustee and steward ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William G. Borella

Lt. Col. William G. Borella (U.S.A.F. Ret.), 94 of Covington, passed away Jan. 18. The son of the late John B. and Mabel Hannah Borella, he was born in 1915 in Newport, Vt. He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont in 1940 and had a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, serving in the European Theatre during World War II under the 9th Air Force and the 19th Tactical Air Command, which was a new wing created to support Gen. Patton's 3rd Army from the air. He retired in 1967. Lt. Col. Borella met ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Wilbur Leslie Mote, Jr.

Mr. Wilbur Leslie Mote Jr. of Covington, died Thursday January 21, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Covington, Ga. on August 20, 1921, he was the son of the late Wilbur L. Mote Sr. and Lois Cowan Mote. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church for many years, serving in the capacity of Deacon and Elder. He wrote a history of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He served in the Army/Air Force with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron during WWII in the Philippines. Mr. Mote was married to Doris Hicks Mote for 50 years, who survives. Other survivors include ...

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert "Bob" Patrick, Jr.

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ona Ruth Loyd

January 21, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond M. Shrader

Mr. Raymond M. Shrader, Sr., 87, died on January 17, 2010 at his home in Oxford, Ga. He was born in Pensacola, Fl. in Santa Rosa County on October 21, 1922 to the late William and Florence Nicholas Shrader. He grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and attended high school at Boys High in Atlanta. He served during WWII as a turret gunner on B-24 bombers in Italy during 1944 and 1945. Upon returning to Georgia after the war, he married Virginia May Franklin in 1946. Raymond worked for Larkin Coils, Inc. in Atlanta as a refrigeration research engineer until he ...

January 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


D.L. Maddox

Mr. D. L. Maddox of Covington passed away on January 15, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle at the age of 81. Born to the late Dallas Belmont and Edith Clay Maddox, he was a life long resident of Newton County and former employee of Ginn Motor Co. where he was sales manager for a number of years. He enjoyed drag racing and singing gospel music with the quartet, The Happy Four. Mr. Maddox was a member and former Deacon of Porterdale Baptist Church and a member of Masonic Golden Fleece Lodge #6, receiving his 50 year pin and ...

January 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Sarah A. Hooten

Mrs. Sarah A. Hooten of Covington passed away on January 15, 2010 at the age of 93. She was born in Rockdale County to the late Frank C. and Sadie Mae Chandler Almand and was the widow of the late A. R. "Cooter" Hooten. She enjoyed playing Bingo, cooking and talking with family and friends. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post # 32, and was an Elkadette at the Elks Lodge # 1806. Mrs. Hooten is preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Patricia Hooten and sister, Annie Lura Young. Mrs. Hooten is survived by sons and daughters-in-law ...

January 16, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Katie Lee Jones Edwards

Katie Lee Jones Edwards, loving wife and mother, passed away amid family on Dec. 15. She was born to James Thomas ("Tom") and Nina (Moate) Jones in Oxford and attended Newton County High School. She worked in Atlanta for the investment firm, CIT, moving to Arizona in 2001 and to New Jersey in 2005, where she held the position of vice president in CIT's Communications, Media and Entertainment Division. She attended Macedonia Baptist Church in Oxford during her youth and later Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

January 13, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Verna Nell Otti

January 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


George Leo Venable

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harry McEver

Harry Dillon McEver of Covington, GA died Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on April 13, 1947 in Decatur, GA to Hillyer Monroe and Carrie Lee Tolbert McEver. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. McEver is survived by daughters Tracy Kehren of Covington, GA, Brenna Roper of Franklin, NC.; step-son Jeff Parker; grandsons Reece Kehren, Ethen Roper, Ty Roper; sisters: Martha Vandergriff of Covington, GA and Francis Flanagan of Lilburn, GA . He is preceded in death by his father: Hillyer Monroe McEver and mother: Carrie Lee Tolbert ...

January 10, 2010 | Paula Travis | OBITS


Mr. George P. Hopkins

Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home Hopkins Mr. George P. Hopkins, 86 of Covington died January 9, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia. Mr. Hopkins was born in Newton County to the late James F. and Fannie Hopkins, Sr. He was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, which he dearly loved. He was very active in his church serving as treasurer and Sunday school teacher. Mr. Hopkins proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII in England, France and Belgium. He retired from Scientific Atlanta where he worked as a machinist. He enjoyed playing baseball, gardening ...

January 10, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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