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Dennis Ray Burch

Dennis Ray Burch, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Covington, Georgia, died June 13, 2015, at the age of 70. Born to the late Penn M. Burch and Helen Antony Burch, he lived most of his life in Newton County before moving to Ruskin, Florida, in September 2005. Mr. Burch was a very active member of Willow Springs Church, in Social Circle, and in the Moose Lodge in Ruskin, Florida. He was employed with Hercules for many years. He loved dancing, playing golf and collecting NASCAR memorabilia. He was a loving father and grandfather, and cherished the time he spent with ...

June 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Walter Samuel “Sam” Allgood

Walter Samuel "Sam" Allgood, age 64, of Monroe, died on June 12, 2015.

June 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers

Mrs. Tara Marie Taylor Peppers, age 38, of Loganville passed away June 7, 2015. She was born in Georgetown, Ohio May 8, 1977 to her parents who survive her. Tara loved her family very much and always enjoyed volunteering with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed cross stitch and loved to be at the beach. Tara was a loving and caring; wife, mother, daughter and friend who had endless love for those she cared about. She was 1995 graduate of Faith Academy and also attended Monroe Area Comprehensive High School. Tara is survived by her loving husband Danny Brian Peppers, their ...

June 07, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Robert Lee Hurst, Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Ms. Leilani Danielle Stringer

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mrs. Mary Dean Benton

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

June 02, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Betty Purcell

Betty Purcell of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the age of 91. Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Betty was employed with IBM at the Pentagon before she married. She was active in Covington First United Methodist Church, Newton Medical Center Auxiliary and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved traveling with her husband, was very social and liked to entertain. While in assisted living Mrs. Purcell delighted in dancing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James William Purcell; sisters, Margaret Brandt, Louise Comstock; brothers, Frank Blitchington, Bill Blitchington, Jack Blitchington; as well as her ...

May 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


David J. Hood

David Hood, age 60, of Covington passed away May 24, 2015. He was born in Covington on November 7, 1954 one of the first ten babies born at Newton General Hospital. Graduated from Newton County High School and went Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College graduating with a degree in horticulture and while attending college worked at Callaway Gardens. David was the grounds superintendent for several golf course throughout his career including Hidden Hills and Cross Creek golf courses.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert ‘Bobby’ Patrick

Robert "Bobby" Patrick of Oxford, passed away May 26, 2015, at the age of 82. He was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School; and proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in both Germany and France, during his active duty from 1953 – 1957. Mr. Patrick was employed by Henson Furniture, until the business closed, and then went on to work for Hercules, for 24 years, prior to his retirement. He served as a deacon for several churches, and was Chairman of the deacon boards at First Baptist of Covington, Mt. Zion Baptist and Calvary Baptist. In ...

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Catherine Miranda Slaughter Harris

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

May 23, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


William Henry Calhoon

William Henry Calhoon, Sr. (Bill) of Porterdale passed away May 13, 2015 in Covington at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at The Baptist Tabernacle, 10119 Access Road, Covington, Georgia 30014, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 4 pm. Memorial donations, instead of flowers, may be made to The Baptist Tabernacle for the Children's Ministry and Reformers Unanimous Ministry.

May 21, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Doris Cope Cavanaugh

Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

May 16, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Robert Denio Wade

Robert Denio Wade, 74 of Social Circle, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Wade was born in Memphis, Tennessee. to the late William and Geraldine Wade. Robert was a native of Memphis who moved to Conyers and then to Social Circle where he lived for 27 years. He was of the Catholic faith, had been a member of the Covington Lions Club and Elks Club, loved bass fishing and was very close to his grandson Greyson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade is preceded in death by his wife Linda Wade ...

May 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Thomas H. Maloy

SFC Thomas H. Maloy of Walnut Grove, passed away May 5, 2015, at the age of 68. He was a 1965 graduate of Loganville High School. Shortly after graduation, SFC Maloy was drafted into the U.S. Army, and continued his service to his country until his retirement, in 1994, after 27 years of service. During his military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne, and was a drill sergeant and ANOC and BNOC instructor at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, one of the largest training departments at Fort Gordon. Thomas loved his boys and granddaughters immensely, and he was very ...

May 11, 2015 | Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home | OBITS


Mildred ‘Mrs. Millie’ Maloy

Mildred "Mrs. Millie" Maloy, a lifelong resident of Porterdale, passed away September 27, 2014, at the age of 95. She was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and the Porterdale Woman's Club. Mrs. Millie was known for her sharp mind and quick wit, and therefore gained the nickname, "The General". She loved her family dearly and especially cherished her role as a grandmother. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Maloy; parents, Leo and Candace Shaw; and her brother, Marshall "Pete" Shaw.

May 08, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Gary W. Laxson

Staff Sergeant Gary W Laxson, 44, died at Liberty Regional Medical Center Oct. 9 after a sudden Illness. He was a native of Wurzburg, Germany, and had lived in Huntsville, Ala., for five years before enlisting in the US Army. He was a graduate of Butler High School in Huntsville. He moved to Covington, then joined the Georgia National Guard Service in Monroe and was later assigned to Ft. Stewart. He did two tours in Iraq and received the following awards: four Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, three Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals, Joint ...

October 11, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Helen Coady Hamlin

Helen Coady Hamlin of Porterdale, passed away October 1, 2011, at the age of 81. Ms. Hamlin was a member of County Line Baptist Church, but also attended West End Baptist Church, in Social Circle. She enjoyed working word puzzles in her spare time. Ms. Hamlin loved her family dearly, and always kept a close check on them. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie E. and Alva (Kitchens) Coady.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Lillian L. Dooley

Lillian L. Dooley, of Oxford, GA formerly of Mansfield, GA went to be with our Loving Lord on September 27, 2011. She was born February, 24, 1923 to the late Dean and Daisy Banks in Walton County Georgia. Mrs. Dooley is survived by her Daughter Glenda Diane Duvall, Great Grandson Tyler Duvall, Brother Raymond Banks and Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Waymon R. (Bill) Dooley, grandson Reid Duvall, Son-in-law Larry Duvall and several Brothers and Sisters. There will be a private service at a later date. J. C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and ...

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Michael Keith Fondren

Mr. Michael Keith Fondren, age 31, of Covington passed away September 26, 2011. He was born December 3, 1979 in Riverdale, Georgia. Keith was a 1998 graduate of Mt. Zion High School and attended Dekalb Technical College. He was employed with Bulldog Tire in Covington and had been for a number of years. Keith attended The Church at Covington and was saved while a member at Riverdale Second Baptist Church.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mildred Irene "Ms. Bill" Catchings

Mildred "Ms. Bill" Catchings of Covington died September 24, 2011 at the age of 82. She was born in Talladega Springs, AL, to the late Amos and Mary Elizabeth "Kelly" McDaniel and was the widow of the late Herbert Hoover Catchings. She is preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Herbert Catchings and 10 brothers and sisters. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Bert Kilpatrick

Mr. Bert Kilpatrick of Covington passed away Sept. 22. Mr. Kilpatrick was an U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife Jewell Kilpatrick and is survived by his daughter Carol Brown and her husband Tommy of Fayetteville; sons James Kilpatrick and his wife Judy of Covington, Sammy P. Flynt of Tyrone; brother, Harold Kilpatrick; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

September 24, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Margaret F. Thompson

Margaret F. Thompson of Oxford, GA died Wednesday September 21, 2011 at Hospice Atlanta. She was born on November 27, 1926 in Rosemont, WV to the late Roy and Anna Hyson Fox.

September 22, 2011 | Wheeler Funeral | OBITS


Dr. Walter A. "Beau" Beaumont, III

Dr. Walter A. "Beau" Beaumont, III, of Conyers, passed away September 19, 2011, at the age of 59 following an extended illness. The son of the late Walter A. Beaumont, Jr., and Virginia Wayne Beaumont, Beau was born in Atlanta on December 30, 1951. He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years, Susan (Lott) Beaumont, and children, Brittany Virginia Beaumont, Walter A. "Bret" Beaumont, IV, Yvonne Hoang, as well as one grandchild, Jonah. Other surviving family members include Covington resident, Virginia (Hooten) Lott, mother-in-law; and brother, Tucker Beaumont and his wife, Cathy, of Bent Mountain, VA; sister, Natalie Beaumont-Teel ...

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Quillian Elijah "Junior" Reagin

Quillian Elijah "Junior" Reagin passed away, at home, Sunday, September 18, 2011, surrounded by his wife and children after battling Parkinson's for 6 years.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rufus Wilson Jackson

Rufus Wilson Jackson of Covington, GA died Wednesday September 14, 2011 at Newton Medical Center. He was born on February 13, 1933 in Social Circle, GA to Maylon and Clifford Mae Swords Jackson. He was a member of the Covington Elks Club, Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge and was retired from Lithonia Lighting. He loved Nascar Racing and watching his great grandchildren play sports.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Alice Wilkerson

Alice Wilkerson, 64, of Grayson, passed away on Sept. 10.

September 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Deane Stapp Smith

Deane Stapp Smith of Covington passed away Sept. 11. Survivors include her daughters Kelley Hall of Conyers, Kimberleigh Gebhardt of Panama City, Fla.; grandsons Samuel Hall and Riley Hall; sisters Janice Queen of Covington and Treasey Johnston of Monroe; as well as several nieces and nephews.

September 13, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Charlotte E. Crane

Mrs. Charlotte E. Crane, 67 of Covington passed away September 10, 2011 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. Mrs. Crane was born in Forsyth, GA to the late George and Daisy Gordon Myers. She drove a school bus in DeKalb County for 28 years and is a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Covington. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Mildred Kitchens Watkins

Mrs. Mildred Kitchens Watkins, age 94, a longtime resident of Oxford passed away September 10, 2011. She was born March 4, 1917 in Atlanta, GA to the late Thomas Watson and Ida Mae Wiley Kitchens. Mrs. Watkins was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. She was predeceased by her husband of 71 years Mr. Wilburn Watkins, her daughter, Juanita Watkins George and her granddaughter, Tina George Carter.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Joyce L. Sorrell

Mrs. Joyce L. Sorrell passed away peacefully at her home in Oxford, Thursday, September 8, 2011. She was born in Atlanta, GA on February 24, 1933. She was a member of Oxford Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Joyce enjoyed watching NASCAR, and the Atlanta Braves; she loved hummingbirds, was a wonderful cook, and loved spending time with her family. Mrs. Sorrell was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Sorrell, daughter, Evelyn (Lynn) Daniel, and her parents, Leland L. and Elizabeth Lee Milam.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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