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Ann Brewer

Ann Brewer, of Covington, passed away January 2, 2015, at the age of 85. She was born August 20, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She spent her entire life serving others, and was especially known for her work on behalf of those suffering from cystic fibrosis.

January 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rebecca (Bec) Ballard Hunter

Rebecca Ballard Hunter (Bec), 93, of Oxford passed away peacefully at Abbey Hospice of Social Circle on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

January 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jeffery Keith Broxton

Jeffery Keith Broxton, Sr., of Covington, passed away January 4, 2015, at the age of 56. Jeff was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Eatonton, until his sickness prohibited from attending. He supported all church activities, but missions were closest to his heart. Once diagnosed with ALS, Jeff's main focus was leading as many people to Christ, as possible. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather, who was a dedicated family man and always cared more about his family and friends than himself. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, David C. Broxton, Sr.

January 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Virgil Young Cook Eady, Jr.

Virgil Young Cook Eady, Jr. passed away at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 2, 2015. He was born at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 8, 1935. Mr. Eady was a fifth generation resident of Oxford, Georgia, and a fourth generation graduate of Emory University. As a youth, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and reached the rank of Eagle Scout. He also worked as a lifeguard and waterfront director at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega, Georgia, in the summers of 1953-55. In 1956, he served as president of the North Georgia Methodist Youth ...

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Della Astin Kitchens

Della Astin Kitchens, 93, of Porterdale, passed away peacefully January 2, 2015. Della was an active member of Porterdale Baptist Church prior to her declining health. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing after 35 years of service and was member and past president of Porterdale Woman's Club. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. She lived a very full life and was deeply loved by her family and many friends, who will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Carl Kitchens; great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth and Abe Hopkins; sister, Sallie ...

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Richard P. “Ricky” Heath

Richard P. "Ricky" Heath, of Covington, passed away January 2, 2015, at the age of 52. Ricky enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming and woodworking. In addition, he loved carpentry and building things. Ricky was fun loving and well-liked. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sonny and Alice Heath; and brother, Kemp Heath.

January 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lowell Freeman

Lowell Freeman, age 83, of Pontiac, died Sat. November. 29, 2014.

January 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Jean Babington Remley

Jean Babington Remley, 98, passed away peacefully at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle December 31, 2014 surrounded by loved ones. Born November 22, 1916 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mrs. Remley was a resident of Covington since 1939. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph M. Remley (Joe). Survivors include one daughter Jeannette R. Harris and son-in-law, Ned Harris of Monticello, and one granddaughter Sharon Jean Kinman-Hall, and husband Rod Hall of Lawrenceville. She is also survived by two great grandchildren Chase Remley Hall and Avery Leigh Hall.

January 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Rosie Nell Russell Tanks

Rosie Nell Russell Tanks, 90, of 228 Oak Drive Social Circle, passed on Monday, December 29, 2014 in Thomaston.

January 02, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Darrell N. Henderson

Mr. Darrell N. Henderson died June 8. The son of the late Spencer and Salema Henderson, he was born in Covington in 1938, the third of five children. He graduated from Washington Street High School and Fort Valley State University. He taught in Forsyth County and pursued additional education from Clark Atlanta University. He then worked as a Pricing Analyst with Union Oil Company.

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Evelyn Mathis Durden

Mrs. Evelyn Mathis Durden, 89, died June 5. The daughter of the late Fred Mathis and Lottie Mae Evens, she was born in 1922 in Rutledge. She attended Morgan County public schools and joined Greater Moses Baptist Church at an early age and became a faithful member. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Nebuchadnezzar Durden Sr., daughter Ms. Teresha Durden Smith, four aunts and one uncle. Mrs. Durden was very outspoken and an exquisite cook. She loved fishing and had a passion for gardening. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a joy to be ...

June 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Elmer Jackson

Elmer Jackson of Covington, born June 10, 1932, passed away June 12, 2011, at the age of 79. He enjoyed working, gardening, fishing, and spending time with his family. Mr. Jackson's wife, Mary, would like to thank everyone for all their love and support through this time of sorrow. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Gus and Minnie Lee (Moss) Jackson.

June 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Braeden Drake

Little Braeden Drake, age 4 of Covington passed away June 6, 2011. He attended West Newton Elementary School and was a very special young man. Braeden is survived by his loving Mother Cindy Drake, his Brothers Brandon Lane of Eatonton and Kendall Odom of Woodstock and his Sister Kelsie Odom of Woodstock, he is also survived by his Grandmother Mrs. Betty Drake of Rex.

June 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lillie Belle McDaniel

Lillie Belle McDaniel of Monroe, passed away June 7, 2011, at the age of 91. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of Alcovy United Methodist Church, where she served as a greeter, and was also an active member of the Priceless Antiques. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, and entertaining her friends and family. Mrs. McDaniel was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, and friend to many. Mrs. McDaniel was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harry Howell McDaniel; and her parents, Marvin and Dora Hannah (Balcom) Speer.

June 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Christine Daniel

Mary Christine Daniel of McDonough, GA died June 6, 2011 at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, Ga. She was born on April 30, 1935 in Covington, Ga to James C. and Marywill Standard Darby. She was a member of Mt. Bethel Methodist Church in McDonough and retired from the Henry County Tax Commissioner's office in 1995. Mrs Daniel was a loving wife to her husband Jack for 59 years as well as a loving mother and grandmother.

June 06, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Myrtle K. Harper

Myrtle K. Harper of Covington, passed away June 3, 2011, at the age of 90. She was a life-long resident of Newton County, and member of The Baptist Tabernacle. Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Harper; and her parents, Robert Lee and Maggie Bell (Loyd) Kirkpatrick.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Trudy Coady

Mrs. Trudy Coady, of Porterdale, GA died June 2, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center. She was born September 29, 1955 to the late Dewey Lee Smith and Jeanette Brock Long she was also a longtime resident of Newton County. Mrs. Coady was a loving mother and enjoyed flowers especially roses. She was preceded in death by her Husband David Coady in March.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Timothy "Tim" Day

Mr. Timothy "Tim" Dean Day of Milledgeville, GA died Wednesday, June 1, 2011. He was born on March 22, 1962 in Covington, GA to Harold Dean Day and Cornelia Dial Day Kitchens. He served our country in the US Marines and was active in the Toys for Tots program in Massachusetts and California. He was the owner of Home Solutions and loved fishing, grilling and always had a smile on his face. Tim was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and was affectionately called "Papa T" by his grandchildren.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Jane Meyer Wysocki

Mary Jane Meyer Wysocki, 91, of Monticello, died June 2 at The Retreat Nursing Home in Monticello. She was born and raised in Plymouth, Pa. Her parents were the late Joseph Meyer and Agnes Muchler Meyer. She moved to New Jersey as a young woman where she met and married her late husband Stanley Francis Wysocki, who preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Wysocki loved to entertain and play cards and shop at Wal-Mart. Her favorite pastime was spending time at the beach or pool with her grandchildren. She was a world class whistler and a danger with a ...

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Louis Driskell

Mr. Robert Louis Driskell died May 31. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Louis (Lizzie Kate) Driskell, he was born in 1950 in Covington. The first of nine children, he was raised in Covington and educated in the Newton County School System. Mr. Driskell was a hard worker and employed with Pete Knox Farms and the city of Oxford. He retired from Oxford in 2011 after 21 years of service. Mr. Driskell was a cheerful person with a sweet, gentle, caring spirit. He was a joy to be around and enjoyed fishing, dancing and watching Western movies ...

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Ethel Gibson Holt

Mrs. Ethel Gibson Holt, age 93, of Covington formerly of Jena, LA passed away June 2, 2011. She was born December 22, 1917 in Henderson, Texas to the late Earnest Langhorn and Bessie Hardwick Gibson. Mrs. Holt loved to take care of her family, she was a devoted wife and mother, and was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Fred R. Holt and three Brothers; Oris Gibson, Ferrell Gibson and Odie Gibson.

June 02, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Goetze

Mary Goetze, a resident of Social Circle Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center since 2003, was born in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1911. She moved to Georgia to be near her children and grandchildren in 1993. Her parents, Agnes and Joseph Lewein, emigrated from Austria. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Ferdinand, and her eleven siblings: Jack Lewein; Elizabeth Meehan; George Lewein; Ursula Ralston; Agnes Kaiser; Joseph Lewein; Ferdie Lewein; Steve Lewein; Matt Lewein; Paul Lewein; and Gertrude Poeltzig.

June 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Toby Ronald Williams

Toby Ronald Williams, age 42, of Oxford, GA passed away May 29, 2011. He is survived by his Mother, Betty Williams his Father, Ronnie and Brenda Williams Grandmother, Doris Williams all of Oxford. He is also survived by his Brothers and Sisters-in-law; Jody and Christy Williams of Maryland and Corey and Mary Williams of Louisiana, 3 nieces and 2 nephews along with several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

June 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James (Sonny) W. Kirkpatrick

James (Sonny) W. Kirkpatrick of Covington, passed away May 27, 2011, at the age of 74. Mr. Kirkpatrick was a member of Milstead Baptist Church. He worked for Piedmont Moulding, as supervisor, for more than 30 years. He enjoyed gardening, exercising, and managing his rental properties. Mr. Kirkpatrick loved his family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ester and Ola Mae (Parker) Kirkpatrick.

May 28, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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