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Mr. Basil Rigney

Basil Rigney of Snellville passed away August 2, 2014, at the age of 79. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State College and his Master's in Music Education from the University of Georgia. Mr. Rigney owned and operated Great Republic Insurance Agency in the early 80's. In the summer of 1985, he served as the music instructor and director of Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band at Governor's Honors Program, in Valdosta. He served as band director for many schools across the state, with the majority being in Newton County. Among his many accomplishments, Mr ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry E. Smith

Mr. Henry E. Smith, age 69, of Newton County passed away July 26, 2014. Mr. Smith was born January 10, 1945 in Newton County, Georgia to Ms. Mary McElhaney Glover and Mr. Earnest Smith. His wife Mrs. Jackie Ross Smith preceded him in death.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Freddie “Jim” Wise

Mr. Freddie "Jim" Wise, age 72, of Springhill passed away July 23, 2014. He was born in Newton County, Georgia to Unas and Alice Wise. Raised in the Springhill Community, "Jim" joined the Springhill United Methodist Church at an early age and lived a happy life among his 12 siblings: Wilfred (Jack), Lillie, Juanita, MC, Roy, Eunice, Ina, James (Bo), Walter, Addie, Henry and Dorothy, along with his childhood friends. He attended school in Newton County and then later was employed at Georgia Highway Express Trucking Company, where he worked for more than thirty years. Later, he was employed by ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson, age 91, passed away July 26, 2014. He was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie (Sweetie)Wyatt Johnson. He joined and served in the United States Army from 1940 until 1942. In March 1958, he wed Jewel White and together they raised one son, Mr. Kenneth Charles Johnson. After serving many years and retiring from McLean Freight Lines, "Thomas" started his own business: Johnson Movers. He was a charitable and active figure in the Springhill Community. He was willing to help anyone out in their time or need. He provided many young men in the ...

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson

Mrs. Lavancy Benton Henderson, age 87, of Covington passed away July 25, 2014. She was born in Newton County, Georgia to the late Seals Benton and Ella Claude Benton.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Henry E. Smith

In Loving Memory

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Deacon Henry Thomas Johnson

Homeoging Services

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Lavancy B. Henderson

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Freddie Wise

A Celebration of Life

August 04, 2014 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as president of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Russell Fields

Russell Fields, age 77, of Covington, passed away August 1, 2014. Mr. Fields was employed by Dart Containers, formerly known as Sweetheart Plastics, for 28 years. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He enjoyed collecting coins and reading. Mr. Fields was a family man, as his family always came first. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Martin Fields; and parents, William David and Sara (Ellis) Fields.

August 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Larry Bazemore

Mr. Larry Bazemore, age 70, of Conyers passed away July 30, 2014. He was born in Vidalia, Georgia to Leroy and Madeline Bacon Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore grew up in Darien, Georgia where he enjoyed deer and duck hunting. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gun collecting, buying farm equipment even though he never owned a farm; he enjoyed yard sales and auctions with his best friend Dan W. Taylor and loved the construction and development fields. Mr. Bazemore was primarily a banker in his early career and as President of Long State Bank in Ludawici, Georgia he was instrumental ...

August 01, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney

Josie Faye (Embry) McLaney, affectionately known as "Jo," passed away July 28, 2014, at the age of 81. She was born in Rockmart, Georgia, to the late Noel and Rena (Davis) Embry. Jo was a graduate of Cedartown High School, in Cedartown, Georgia. In 1951, she married Milton (Coach Mac) McLaney, and together they moved to Monticello, where he started his coaching career and she found her interest in floral arrangements. They moved to Newton County in 1956, where she became active and served as president of the Covington Garden Club. Jo worked part-time for several years for Abre Sherwood ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Abraham Thomas “Abe” Hopkins

Abe Hopkins, age 6, of Covington passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born February 14, 2008 in Covington to Mike and Kelli Kirkley Hopkins. Abe was a remarkable young man whose smile and laughter were contagious. Born on Valentine's Day he was full of love, affectionately described as a "mommie's boy" he loved watching Hallmark movies and being with his loving mother, father, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Abe shined for Jesus every day and touched more people than could ever be known. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents J.T. and ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Dr. Courtney Manning

Dr. Courtney Manning, age 45, of Covington, passed away June 30, 2014. He was born March 30, 1969 in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica to Victor Manning (deceased) and Aneita Cameron. At the age of five, he moved with his family to St. Catherine where they lived at his grandmother's house. While living there, he attended basic school in Reynolds and primary school at Point Hill. At the age of 10, he passed the Common Entrance exam to attend high school, and at the age of 18, he entered the Jamaican Constabulary Force. During this age, he also attended the ...

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Mr. Ray Smith

SMITH

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elizabeth Ann Fountain

FOUNTAIN

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ray A. Howard

April 06, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Linda Ann Baldwin Walker

Mrs. Linda Ann Baldwin walker died March 20 at Emory University Hospital. The daughter of the late William Babe Baldwin and Exonia Baldwin Whitlock, she was born in 1950 in Walton County, the fourth of 13 children. She was preceded in death by sister Annie Louise and five brothers - Robert, Donald, Kenneth, Dwight and McArthur, and "second mom" Mrs. Alberta Easley. She was a graduate of Carver High School and at an early age joined Tabernacle Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Later she joined Williams Memorial A.O.H. Church, becoming an active member. In 1979 she ...

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Laurie Stone Smith

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Albert B. (Pete) Mask, III

April 01, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carol S. Davies

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Jim Nusser

Mr. Jim Nusser, 67 of Conyers died March 28, 2009 at his home. Mr. Nusser was born July 25, 1941 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Harley Ray and Florence Sheridan Nusser. Mr. Nusser enjoyed drag racing, fishing and wood working, he also loved to argue about politics and won every argument. His daughter, Tassie Sirmans and a brother, Keith W. Nusser, preceded Mr. Nusser in death. His wife Judith Nusser and four children; Alise Nusser, Covington Carrie and Jim Stalvey, Covington Aaron and Chezy Nusser, Conyers Jonathan S. Nusser survive him. He is also survived by his three sisters ...

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


George T. Barnes

George T. (Tommy) "Toot" Barnes, born September 25, 1939, died March 28, 2009. He was a brick and block mason by trade for most of his life, but also was a police officer in Porterdale, and served briefly as a security guard. Music consumed the better part of his life, it was his legacy. He will be sadly missed by family and friends alike, but we have the comfort that he is at peace now. He has fought the good fight, and won the victory that is in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by ...

March 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Barbara Watson

Watson

March 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


John Frank Chriswell

March 29, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ellen Pressley

Ellen Pressley, 68, of Covington, died March 27. She was born in Fulton County, Ga. on August 21, 1940 to the late Neal and Carolyn Evelyn Duckett McKenney. Mrs. Pressley was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Glenn Pressley and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Neal and Jean Pressley of Conyers, Greg and Connie Pressley of Covington; grandchildren: Chris Pressley, Melissa Parker, Casey Pressley, Scott Pressley; great grandchildren: Annalie Parker, Ashton Baker.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Etheleen Maloy Dodson

Etheleen Maloy Dodson, 81, of Covington, died March 26 at Riverside Health Care Center. The daughter of the late Luby Jackson Maloy and Lena Ricks Maloy, she was a member of Voice of Pentecost. Mrs. Dodson loved her church and loved being around children. She will be dearly remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. Mrs. Dodson is preceded in death by her husband James Harold Dodson and her son Steven Dodson.

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Ellen Pressley

PRESSLEY

March 28, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


Etheleen Maloy Dodson

March 27, 2009 | Staff Report | OBITS


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