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Mr. W.A. "Billy" McElreath

Mr. W.A. "Billy" McElreath, age 81, of Covington passed away Sunday, February 08, 2015. He was born March 29, 1933 in Madison County Georgia to Mr. and Mrs. A. L. McElreath who has preceded him in death. Mr. McElreath served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from the City of Covington and also owned and operated McElreath Garage in Covington for many years. A longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Covington "Mr. Billy" could be found serving on just about any committee throughout the years, from the building and grounds ...

February 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Long

Barbara Long of Porterdale, passed away February 6, 2015, at the age of 80. Mrs. Long was an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed crocheting, camping and fishing. Mrs. Long was always willing to lend a helping hand. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Mrs. Long will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Estelle Taylor Dunevent; daughter, Glenda Marie Long; son, Virgil Lee (Rip) Long, Jr.; granddaughters, Monica Long and Gina Glass; great-granddaughter, Zoey Jones.

February 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mike Wayt

Mike Wayt, of Mansfield, passed away February 3, 2015, at the age of 51. Mike loved time spent with family. He was a giving man and would help anyone in need; in fact, he was known for his eagerness to intervene whenever there was a crisis. He enjoyed working with his hands and could fix or build anything. He was proud to be associated with various charities, including Food for the Poor and Jewish Voice Ministries. He was very energetic, and he was a man of great faith in his later years.

February 05, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Janice M. Hersom

September 13, 1936 – January 31, 2015

February 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Fred Lamar Covington

Lieutenant Colonel Fred Lamar Covington, 79, passed away on January 31, 2015. Colonel Covington was a 20-year veteran of the United States' Air Force, serving as a Senior Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) and Systems' Management Engineer. During his military career he served in the Vietnam War from 1972 to 1973, where he completed 43 combat missions in the F-105 Wild Weasel, for a total of 128 combat flight hours.

February 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Hazel Lackey Tuggle

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Miss Janet Glover

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Milton Zinnamon

Lester lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Amy Ruth Russell

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Juanita Belcher Grier

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Willie Mae Sands

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Dorothy LaRuth Freeman Johnson

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Eddie Maurice Gotel

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

February 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Helen Jean Cantillon

Helen Jean Cantillon went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born on Oct. 8, 1933. Helen was retired from Oxford College cafeteria.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Bobby Joe Dial

Bobby Joe Dial, age 63, of Covington, passed away January 29, 2015. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Joe and Hazel (Hall) Dial.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Nana Kwayme Boakye

Mr. Nana Kwayme Boakye died Aug. 4. He was born in 1983 in Fulton county, the son of Mary Ann (Reid) Boakye and Oheneba Yiadom Boakye. One of five siblings, he was a graduate of Pebblebrook High School, Mableton. Mr. Boakye was a well-mannered and humble young man, who always kept a smile on his face, Although reserved, he loved his friends and family. He was a mentor to younger children in the community, encouraging them to stay in school. He had a charming and unforgettable manner. Mr. Boakye was a hard worker with a tremendous work ethic. He was ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Frederick Miner

MINER Mr. Frederick Miner of Oxford, GA died Tuesday August 10, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on December 13, 1928 in Pontiac, MI to the late Carlton Zenith and Elsie Behr Miner. Mr. Miner retired from Lithonia Lighting and was once with Merry Brothers Brick and Tile of Augusta, Georgia and Florida Power Corporation. Mr. Miner is survived by his Wife, Mary Miner of Oxford, GA, Sons and Daughters-in-law; Craig and Karon Miner of Boone , NC and Daryl and Brenda Miner of Cedar Park, TX, Six grandchildren; Sean, Stephen, Angela, Michelle, Jessica and Autumn, 1 Brother, Charles ...

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Janice Fleming

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Grover C. (Tony) Morton

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elizabeth Hicks Belcher

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher, 92, of Abbeville, Ala., formerly of Starrsville, died Aug. 8, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville. Mrs. Belcher was born in Cherokee County, the daughter of the late Albert J. Hicks and Lilly Mae Herndon Hicks. She was reared in Woodstock and Marietta and lived in Starrsville, many years before moving to Abbeville in 2007. Mrs. Belcher was a member of the Starrsville United Methodist Church. She was retired from Lockheed-Martin in Marietta. Mrs. Belcher was preceded in death by her husband William Clifton Belcher; sisters Dottie McCoy and Juanita Gunter; and brothers Billy ...

August 10, 2010 | Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home Holman Abbeville Mortuary | OBITS


Elizabeth Hicks Belcher

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher, a resident of Abbeville, Alabama, formerly of Starrsville, Georgia, died Sunday night, August 8, 2010, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville. She was 92.

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Markus Dean Wilson

Markus Dean Wilson, 47, of Covington, died Aug. 5, at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wilson was born in Atlanta and moved to Covington in 1971. He was a member of the Gospel Mission Church in Covington. Before his disability, Markus worked with the Walker and Walker Construction Company. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his father Johnnie William Wilson Sr., brother Johnnie Wilson Jr. and sister Janet M. Wilson.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Henry Tart

Mr. Tart was born March 24, 1956 in Dunn, N.C., and passed away Aug. 4. He was the son of the late William Glenn and Helen Henry Tart.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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