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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


Rev. Franklin D. Kitchens

Rev. Franklin D. Kitchens, 80, of Conyers, went to be with the Lord, June 9, 2014. Rev. Kitchens pastored Harmony Baptist Church in Covington and West End Baptist Church in Social Circle. In addition, he also served as an interim pastor for Salem Baptist Church, in Conyers and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, in Oxford. He was a member of Newton Baptist Church, and loved his church families as much as his own family. He enjoyed wood crafts, cooking, gardening and Southern gospel singings. Kitchens was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He cherished spending time with his ...

June 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jerome Carr

Mr. Jerome Carr was born November 16, 1957 in Social Circle to the late Mr. & Mrs. Herman (Leila Mae) Carr, Jr.

June 10, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jerome Carr

Celebration of Life

June 10, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Hugh Troy Butler, Sr.

Caldwell & Cowan

June 07, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Frederick J. Grant

Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home2157 East StreetCovington, Georgia 30014770 786-2524FAX 770 786-8545 Please publish in next edition. Grant Mr. Frederick J. Grant, 70 of Covington died November 7, 2009 at Abbey Hospice. Mr. Grant was born in Fulton County to James C. and Carlynne Jones Grant, who preceed him in death. He was a lifelong resident of Newton County and proudly served his country in the United States Army and the National Guard. Mr. Grant is survived by his devoted companion, Kathryn Bouchillon of Covington, daughters, Mischelle Grant Burns of Covington, Lorraine Grant Funderburke and Lanelle Grant Davis ...

November 07, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Clyde E. Castleberry

November 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Johnny Williams

Mr. Johnny Williams died Oct. 27. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry (Emma Cole) Williams, he was born in 1919 in Newton County, the youngest of three children. His brother Hurlon Williams preceded him in death. Mr. Williams joined Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age. He was raised and educated in Newton County. Mr. Williams enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and later in the U.S. Army, serving for five years. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Covington and received mechanical and technical training at Atlanta Area Tech. He became a ...

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Anthony “Tony” Henderson

Mr. Anthony "Tony" Lamar Henderson died Oct. 28. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Prentest (Hattie Kimball) Henderson Sr., He was born in 1956 in Newton County, the third of nine children. One sister, Susan, preceded him in death. Mr. Henderson was christened as an infant at Grace United Methodist Church. He was educated in the Newton County Public School System, excelling in football. He learned brick masonry from instructor Mr. Weston Brown, and after graduation from Newton county High School in 1974, he began working as a brick mason. He resided in California, South Carolina and North Carolina, returning ...

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joel A. Harris

Joel A. Harris, 66, a resident of Brunswick, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30 after a long illness.

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edna Martin Wilson Clemence

Edna Martin Wilson Clemence, 70, died November 4 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Born in 1939 in Dunn, N.C., her mother Pauline Stewart Martin Cooper raised her in Newport News, Va. At age 15, she successfully auditioned for the New York City Rockefeller Rockettes. Her mother would not let her quit school. After graduating from Newport News High School, she moved to New York, studied modeling and cosmetology. She successfully auditioned again but never danced with them.

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Denise Collins Thompson

Denise Collins Thompson age 48 of Covington passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Ms. Thompson grew up in Rockdale County where she was a member of the first graduating class of Heritage High School and a member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church. Ms. Thompson started her career with Big Apple grocery store as a clerk in the meat department and continued working at Food Giant and Cub Foods for over 19 years. She enjoyed fishing.Ms. Thompson is preceded in death by her sister: Stephanie Stephenson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Nicholas and Shelby Thompson; father and ...

November 05, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rena Blankenship

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Earl B. Kirby, Sr.

Earl B. Kirby, Sr., of Mansfield, passed away November 1, 2009, at the age of 78. Mr. Kirby was an Army Veteran, proudly serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, and recently became a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. He was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church, and enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling. Mr. Kirby and his wife, Rebecca, were also members of the Silver Sneakers Fitness Group at the Covington Fitness Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan Kirby and Lena Ledbetter Kirby; first wife, Patricia Kirby; and his brother, Preston Kirby.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


David Mask

Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel

2157 East Street, Covington, GA 30014

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


William Franklin Hardegree, Sr.

Mr. William Franklin Hardegree Sr., a life time resident of Covington, Ga., died Thursday, October 29, 2009 at his residence. Born on December 6, 1934 in Walton County, Ga., he was the son of the late Thomas Franklin and Kate Ivey Hardegree . Mr. Hardegree served our country in the United States Air Force serving in Illinois, Texas, Oregon, New Jersey, Japan and St. Lawrence Island. He retired from Ford Motor Company as a Traffic Engineer after 25 years of service. He was an active member of High Point Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He loved antique cars ...

October 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert L. Lash

Robert L. Lash, of Covington, passed away Oct. 18. The son of the late Ben Lash and Elnora Whitlow Lash he was born in 1941 in Artisa, Miss. He graduated from Kankeee High School in 1961 and retired from General Motors after 22 years of service.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Elbert Glenn "JP" Parker, Jr.

Mr. Elbert Glenn "JP" Parker, Jr. age 64 of Covington died Tuesday, October 27, 2009. He was born August 21, 1945 in Loudon County Tennessee to Elbert Parker Sr. of Thomaston and to the late Delia (Gooden) Parker. Mr. Parker enjoyed fishing, bowling, Nascar racing and drag racing. Growing up he enjoyed sports including playing baseball and softball. He was retired from Newton County where he worked as a truck driver for the land field. Mr. Parker proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.Mr. Parker is survived by his wife: Eva Marie Crosby ...

October 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Eric Bone

October 26, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


John O. Bender, Sr.

John O. Bender, Sr., of Covington, died October 21, 2009, at the age of 86. Mr. Bender served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a flight engineer in the European African Theatre. He owned a car dealership known as Johnny Bender Motors on Covington Hwy. He later worked as Sales manager for Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet in Atlanta. He had a passion for air craft and automobiles. Mr. Bender was preceded in death by his son, Terry Bender; and parents, Cecil Carlton and Idella Aides Bender.

October 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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