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Mrs. Anne Fincher

Anne Fincher of Oxford passed away August 5, 2014, at the age of 85. She was a loving mother and grandmother. In her early years, she enjoyed cooking for family gatherings. Mrs. Fincher was a hard worker, always providing for her family and making sure they had everything they needed. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Fincher was loved by many and will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin Fincher; parents, James Powell and Martha Catherine (Guinn) Mitcham; and her brother, James P. Mitcham.

August 05, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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Vivian O'Kelley Bouchillon

Vivian O'Kelley Bouchillon of Covington, passed away January 13, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Bouchillon was born in Porterdale, to the late John William and Odie Bell (Bowen) O'Kelley, and has remained a life-long resident of Newton County. She was well-known, and liked by all who knew her. She was employed by Hutch Clothing, until the store closed, and then C.R. Bard before retiring. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Mrs. Bouchillon was a loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bouchillon.

January 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rupert "Bill" Thomas

Rupert "Bill" Thomas of Buckhead passed away on January 11, 2011, at the age of 80. Mr. Thomas was born in Covington to the late John Homer and Mamie Lou (Bohannon) Thomas on June 23, 1930. Mr. Thomas was employed with the Federal Drug Enforcement agency for 31 years. He was a member of Philogia Masonic Lodge # 178 in Conyers, and the Georgia Ramblers Motor Home Club. Mr. Thomas enjoyed all kinds of tools, tinkering with lawn mowers and mowing the lawn. He is predeceased by his sister, Annie Lee Sowell Cook and three brothers, Henri, Horace and Bernard Thomas.

January 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Essie Katherine "Kate" Almand

Mrs. Essie Katherine "Kate" Almand, 84 of Covington passed away January 10, 2011 at Rockdale Hospital. Mrs. Almand was one of 14 children born in Griffin, Ga. to the late Willie Lee and Lettie Florine Murphy Deaton. She is preceded in death by her husband David Almand and her daughter Brenda Garner. She loved to cook. She cooked with Natalie Dupree at Rich's Cooking School for many years and cooked at her daughter's restaurant, "Brenda's Place" in Social Circle. She was also a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Social Circle. Mrs. Almand is survived ...

January 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Hiram Williams

Mr. Walter Hiram Williams died Jan. 3. The son of the late Jack and Fannie Mae Williams, he was born in 1948 in Barnesville. He was a graduate of the Lamar County School System. He joined East Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Barnesville at an early age. He later joined St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Covington under the leadership of Bishop Isaac Major Sr. and Pastor Brian Major. Mr. Williams loved singing gospel music and was a member of the Men's Choir. He served his county in the United States Army from 1967 to 1971. He was a ...

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


John "Ruben" Jackson

Mr. John "Ruben" Jackson died Jan. 2. The son of the late Mr. Alonzo Jackson and Mrs. Julia Mae Fisher Jackson Lackey, he was born in 1934 in Walton County. He attended Walton County public schools. A very hard worker, Mr. Jackson was employed by Haverty's Furniture Company for many years and later worked at Macy's as a skilled restorer of furniture until his retirement. Mr. Jackson loved his family and friends alike; they all knew him by his hearty laugh. He always had a story to tell and always came out on top in his stories. A ...

January 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patty Connell

Patty Connell of Oxford, died January 4, 2011, at the age of 49. Mrs. Connell loved her horses and her dog, Bullet. She was a wonderful Nana, and will be greatly missed by her family.

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Middlebrooks

Mildred Middlebrooks, 69, died January 4, 2011, at her residence in Mansfield. Born to Vera Viola Dobbs and the late Grady Emory Dobbs, Sr., she enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, cooking, and loved her dog, Bodie.

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Ellen (Corry) Alexander

Mary Ellen (Corry) Alexander of Covington, passed away January 5, 2011, at the age of 101. Mrs. Alexander was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed playing the piano, flowers, and gardening. She taught school for a total of 43 years, with the majority at Livingston Elementary, teaching 2nd grade. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Paul Alexander; parents, Walter B. and Cleo C. Corry; sisters, Anne B. Corry, Dorothy C. Lumus; brothers, James C. Corry, Sr. and Claud B. Corry.

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Elizabeth F. Johnson

JOHNSON

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Florence Elizabeth Death

Florence Elizabeth Death

January 05, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Miss Florence Elizabeth Death

Miss Florence Elizabeth Death, 87 of Milledgeville and formerly of Atlanta and Covington passed away Sunday January 2, 2011 at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville. Miss Death was born in Cochise County, Arizona to the late Charles Walter and Mary Thompson Death. She lived in Atlanta for many years and was a public school teacher. She proudly served her country during WWII in the US Army as a nursing assistant. Miss Death was predeceased by her sisters Mary Eugenia Morley and Martha Death Smith. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Thomas D. Morley, Mary E. Morley ...

January 04, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Edith W. Ellsworth

Edith W. Ellsworth, age 81, died January 1, 2011, at Great Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Monroe, GA, where she had made her home for the past two-and-a-half years. A business woman her entire life, she owned and operated a swimming school in Haines City, FL. After moving to Fort Lauderdale, FL, she owned and operated Nina Michelle Boutique before she retired to Bay Point, FL. Mrs. Ellsworth moved to Georgia in 2007 to be near her family. A member of the Methodist faith, she was dearly loved by her family and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in ...

January 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Michael E. La Follette

Michael E. La Follette of Social Circle died December 31, 2010, at the age of 66. The son of the late Roy W. and Irene Henry La Follette, he was a 1967 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Mr. La Follette was employed by Hercules beginning in June of 1967 in Olathe, KS, subsequently working in plants in Maryland and in Covington, GA, and retiring in July of 1997. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing baseball and loved vegetable and flower gardening. An excellent carpenter, he worked with his uncle building ...

January 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Tucker Bradley Isbill

Tucker Bradley Isbill, of Bremen, came into this world at 11:50 a.m. on Sep. 30, 2010. Tucker became the littlest angel and received his wings a mere 89 days later, at 3:11 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2010 at Children's Hospital of Atlanta. Tucker touched more lives in his short time with us than most of us will be lucky enough to touch in our long lifetimes. His odyssey has inspired countless people with his steadfast endurance and persevering spirit. Tonight he sleeps with Jesus. He will forever be with us in spirit.

December 30, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


Gladys Lipscomb

Gladys D. Lipscomb of Porterdale, passed away December 28, 2010, at the age of 88. Mrs. Lipscomb moved to Porterdale in 1963, and worked for Bibb Manufacturing Co., for 19 years. She enjoyed watching her soap opera, "Days of Our Lives"; the game shows, "Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader" and "The Price is Right", and various court TV shows. Most important to her was the love and pride of her family. Mrs. Lipscomb was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lipscomb; daughter, Renea Bell; and her parents, Raymond Earnest and Emma May (Wilson) Dunagan.

December 29, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS


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