Joy Trapp of Conyers passed away January 18, 2014, at the age of 54. Joy was a very generous and loving mother who gave her all for the ones she loved. She lived for her family, and considered herself graced and honored to have her grandchildren.
Mary Lee Millican, of Newborn, passed away Jan. 21, 2014, at the age of 73. Mrs. Millican loved her family dearly and devoted her time to them.
Mrs. Rita Mae Powell Manasco, age 83, of Covington formerly of Many, La., passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Abbey Hospice in Walton County.
Celebration of the Life and Legacy
Matthew Wayne Morris, Emory University professor emeritus of French, passed away January 16, 2014, after a long illness. Born Nov. 11, 1942, in the Cincinnati suburb of Newport, Ky., he grew up in Cartersville, Ga. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, including one year in Vietnam in 1967 and three years aboard the USS Sarsfield. He received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia in 1977 and began teaching at Oxford College of Emory University in 1978. While his specialty was medieval French literature, he enjoyed teaching French grammar and composition, as well ...
Ruth Ricks, of Covington, passed away on Jan. 17, 2014, at the age of 79. Her favorite thing to do was to watch old western movies. She also loved working in her yard, taking care of her flowers. When she was able, she enjoyed fishing, camping and sewing. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her first husband, Aaron Ricks; and parents, James W. and Winfred (Saxon) Bruce.
Susan Wilson, age 54, of Conyers passed away January 13, 2014. She was born to the late George Richard and Wanda Rappaport Wilson in Memphis Tennessee on October 10, 1959. The Wilson family moved to Avondale Estates in 1962 and lived there until moving to Conyers when Susan was 16. She was a 1977 graduate of Rockdale High School. Susan was a cosmetologist and formerly owned and operated Hair Motif in Conyers. She loved to crochet and travel with friends.
Maj. Venon Harrison (Vic) Ison, Ret., of Covington, passed away at the age of 90 on January 13, 2014. Maj. Ison was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Cumberland, Ky. He was the son of the late Nick and Jane Ison.
Sara Nell Lemonds, age 76, of Social Circle, died January 12, 2014.
Elsie Eidson Crawford, 90, of Covington, passed away on January 14, 2014, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. A native of Carrollton, she had called Covington home since 1950. Mrs. Crawford was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Covington. She retired from Grand Union (Colonial Stores) with 37 years of service. Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by her parents, Landis Aquillian and Rebecca McCollum Eidson; her beloved husband, Newell Crawford; and her sister, Ruth Eidson Williams.
Dr. Darrel D. King of Covington went home to be with the Lord January 13, 2014, after a brief battle with leukemia. He was born in 1938, in a farmhouse in Campbell, Mo., to Delbert and Melba (Shaffer) King. The son of a sharecropper, he was educated in a one-room schoolhouse. He often credited his teacher, Althea Malin, with inspiring him to think big and pursue his dreams beyond the Cotton Belt Railroad and the boot heel of Missouri.
Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services
Jack Hays Morgan Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died peacefully at his home March 3. The son of Joe Carter and Margaret Hays Morgan, he was born in 1919 and lived his entire life in Newton County until serving in the United States Navy during World War II. On his return, he started the area's first pulpwood yard which is still in operation today. Mr. Morgan served his community in various political arenas as well as serving as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Newton County Commission Chairman. He was appointed by ...
Mr. William Travis Aiken, 76, of Athens and formerly of Lyons, died Feb. 23. The son of the late Dr. William White Aiken and Allie Louise Travis, he was born in DeKalb County. He was a lifelong resident of Lyons and was very proud of his civic services for the city. He was mayor of Lyons for 10 years and a member of the Lyons Jaycees, the Lyons Lions Club and the First Methodist Church of Lyons and was on the board of directors for peoples Bank of Lyons for over 30 years. He was a graduate of Emory University ...
SFC (Retired) Thomas E. Watts, of Covington, died February 25, 2009, at Gwinnett Medical Center, at the age of 67. Son of the late Jessie Watts, he was a native of Sumter County, Georgia and graduated from Union High School in Leslie, GA. Mr. Watts served in the U. S. Army for 25 years, with two tours of duty in Vietnam and in Germany and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Leah (DeDe) and Richard Carnes of Covington, Sue and ...
Betty R. Isom, of Covington, died February 25, 2009, at the age of 83. Born in Toledo, Ohio, January 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Anna Bushroe Chinneck. Mrs. Isom moved from her birthplace to Dearborn, MI at age 11, graduated from Fordson High School in 1943, and afterward became employed by Ford Motor Company, where she served as Executive Secretary to Lewis D. Crusoe, Vice President of the Ford Division. After transferring from Michigan to Georgia in 1978, she entered part time employment with C & S Bank and in 1987 retired from Bank of ...
Eugene "Gene" Johnson, 69, of Oxford, died Feb. 21. A cattle farmer and member of Piedmont Cattleman's Association, Mr. Johnson was retired from the city of Covington and was a member of Corinth Christian Church.
Verna Mae Almond, 82, of Brunswick, died Saturday, Jan. 17. Mrs. Almond moved to Brunswick to live with her daughter,Cheryl in 2000. She had a great sense of humor and loved to tease those she loved. She was also an avid gardener and attended the Bay Harbour Church of God.
Holly Nanette Purdy of Covington died Feb. 20 at St. Joseph['s Hospital. Born in Atlanta in 1952, she was the daughter of the late Konrad and Martha Parr Purdy. Miss Purdy was a graduate of the University of Georgia where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. After graduation she worked for Delta Airlines as a flight attendant and retired after 31 years of service. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Covington, Athens Junior League and the Covington Garden Club.
Mrs. Geraldine D. Patrick, 74, a lifelong resident of Covington, died Feb. 15. The daughter of the late Van and Cassie Duke, she was born in 1934 in Newton County. Mrs. Patrick was a member of Living Waters Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband E. W. Patrick Jr. and sisters Hazel Dooley and Shirley Boes.
Rudy Max Belk, of Covington, died February 12, 2009, at Newton Medical Center, at the age of 74. Son of the late Gordon Belk, he was a Master Tile Setter, whose work can be seen all over the state of Georgia from universities, to schools, and public buildings around Atlanta. The two works he was most proud of was the Olympic Pool at University of Georgia and the Phoenix Rising in an Atlanta building. Mr. Belk also enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening, deer hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Emily Belk of Covington; daughters and son-in-law, Sylvia and Timothy ...
Mrs. Lucille Maddox Fincher, 82, of Covington, a lifelong resident of the Conyers and Covington area, died Feb. 12. The daughter of the late Jessie and Dollie Mae George Robinson, she was born in 1927 in Rockdale County. Mrs. Fincher was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Conyers. She was a loving mother who raised six children by herself and kept her family close while working as an inspector for Lithonia Lighting. She was preceded in death by first husband Clyde Maddox in 1966 and second husband Jack Fincher in 1994.
Woodrow Wilson, Sr., of Covington, died February 12, 2009, at the age of 93. A native of Dooley County, he was a farmer for 25 years. Mr. Wilson was employed by B.F. Goodrich in Thomaston, GA, for 16 years, F.M.C. in DeKalb County for 17 years, and Printpack in the Carrollton area for 6 years. He attended Christ Cornerstone Church in Covington. Mr. Wilson was a man of integrity, always thoughtful of others, and loved his family and fellow man. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna Killingsworth Wilson; and parents, Lon and Mary ...
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