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Mother Mary Matthews

Memorial Services

March 03, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Charles Andrew Hall

Charles Andrew Hall, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 71. He worked for Evans Tool & Dye in Conyers for more than 35 years. He loved his job and his co-workers. Mr. Hall enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and tractor. He also loved living and working on his parent's home place, where he enjoyed growing fruit and nut trees. Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his grandson, Trevor Bailey; and parents, Andrew and Marie Hall.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Julian Gilbert

Julian L. Gilbert of Covington died on Feb. 27, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare. He was born Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He faithfully attended the Adult Sunday School Class and church. He was a Ruling Elder as Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed working on his farm and in his vegetable garden. He loved the animals and walking. He retired from Lithonia Lighting after many years. He was a member of Worthville Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Barbara Ann Schemmel

Barbara Ann Schemmel, of Newborn, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 50. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She loved her job as a bus driver for the Newton County School System. Barbara was a metastatic breast cancer survivor for 10 years and active in Newton County Relay of Life. She was also an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Raymond Carl Hallford

Raymond Carl Hallford, of Oxford, passed away Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 49. Raymond enjoyed playing basketball when he was younger, and creating spectacular fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. He loved life, adored his family, and cherished his time with them – especially during the holidays. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo (Alexander) Hallford.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Madeline Danielle Young

Baby Girl Madeline Danielle Young passed away Feb. 21, 2014.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Katherine Shawl Brewer

Katherine Shawl Brewer, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Brewer was a dedicated member of 36 years at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Griswell. Mrs. Brewer is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Obie Brewer of Covington; daughter, Lynda (Mike) Carter of Covington; son, John (Marsha) Brewer of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Corey) Bridwell, Alan (Suzanne) Carter, Amy (Jason) Parker, Jeffrey Brewer, and Christy (Tony) Smith; and a sister, Bettie Miller.

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Stephen Joseph Brown

Stephen Joseph Brown, 72, of Logansport, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in his residence after a battle with cancer.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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James "Doc" R. Smith

Mr. James "Doc" R. Smith, 78, died May 24. The son of the late Sarah Smith, he was born in Newton County Feb. 15, 1931. He was preceded in death by his mother.

"Doc," as he was affectionately called, was brought up in a Christian home. At an early age, he joined St. Paul AME Church and became a dedicated member. He also served on the church's usher board. Most of his adult life her worked in construction. Doc married Ms. Annie Pearl Browning and was the proud father of four sons and a daughter. During his spare time ...

June 03, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Evan O'Bryon

June 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


William L. "Bill" Pratt

Pratt

Mr. William L. (Bill) Pratt, 92 of Hendersonville, TN., formerly of Covington died May 29, 2009 in Hendersonville. Mr. Pratt was born in Crawford, Ga. to the late Alan L. & Viola Burton Pratt. He operated his own television repair business for many years in Covington and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the Marines during WWII. Mr. Pratt was predeceased by his wife Sarah Mildred Colley Pratt and is survived by his daughter and son in law Kathy & Phil Waters of Hendersonville, TN, grandson Paul & Karen Waters, great grandchildren Jim Waters, Jessica ...

May 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Toner, III

May 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Max Spruill

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ross Reeves

May 24, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gladys Veale Harris

May 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Octavie Sellers

May 23, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Eunice Banks Dobbs

Mrs. Eunice Mae Banks Dobbs, 77 of Covington died May 21, 2009 at Riverside Convalescent Center. She was born in Jasper County to the late Holland and Lurlene Henderson Banks. She was a life long resident of Newton County and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. Mrs. Dobbs was an avid gardener and loved to cook and she especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her husband L. D. Dobbs in 2003. She is survived by her daughters and sons in law Cathy & Terry Dyer of Covington, Carol & David Jaynes of Conyers, son and ...

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Horace "Buddy" Ragsdale

RAGSDALE

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Hilda Ann Moon McGiboney

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


M. Grace Grantham

May 16, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Carolyn Faye McGill

McGill

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Juanita "Jeannie" Snyder

SNYDER

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert H. Hawkins

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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