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Carolyn Harris

Carolyn Harris, 75, of Covington, passed away June 6, 2016. Harris was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Social Circle, and former member ...

June 07, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Earnest (Bro) Johnson

In Loving Memory

June 06, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Eugene ‘Gene’ Lee McCord

Eugene "Gene" Lee McCord, 76, formerly of Covington, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016. He was born in Newton County, graduated from Newton County High ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sibyl Bowman Thompson

Sibyl Bowman Thompson, 87 of Oxford, passed away June 5, 2016. Thompson was a longtime member of Salem United Methodist Church where she faithfully attended ...

June 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gail Parker

Gail Parker, age 62, of Covington, passed away May 31, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11 ...

June 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Sylvester "Blue" Stanford, Sr

Celebration of Life

May 30, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


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Charles E. Kelly

Mr. Charles E. Kelly Jr. died July 20. In 1980, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Kelly Sr. were blessed with the birth of their son Charles Jr. As a child, he was very sweet and well mannered. He enjoyed baseball, basketball and riding his bike. He also liked playing with his friends in the neighborhood.

July 26, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Linwood Tudor

Mr. Linwood Tudor, 85, of Jackson, Georgia passed away July 17, 2012. He was born June 5, 1927 in Petersburg, Virginia to the late Sidney and Mamie Wilkerson Tudor. Mr. Tudor served his country in World War II in the United States Navy, he was a member of Covington Christian Church, and he enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He was a great and loving caregiver to his wife Rosalyn Tudor who preceded him in death 2011.

July 25, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Hazel Simons

Hazel Simons, 92, of Oxford, passed away July 22. She retired after 35 years at Oxford Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Simons enjoyed sewing, gardening, traveling and cooking. She was a member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church, where she was involved in many church activities including the Gum Creek Golden Group. Mrs. Simons is preceded in death by her husband George Day Simons and parents Golden and Alice (Cochran) Coker.

July 24, 2012 | Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


John Richard Moore

John Richard Moore, 71, of Gallatin, Tenn., passed away July 22. Born April 2, 1941, in Newton County, he is the son of John Howard Moore (Billie) of Jackson and Eudell Norton (William) of Covington.

July 24, 2012 | Family Heritage Funeral Home | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Ethel "Grandmama" Marks

Mrs. Ethel "Grandmama" Marks, age 81 of Mansfield passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family Sunday, July 22, 2012. She was born October 18, 1930 in Tennille, Georgia to the late William Franklin and Maude Ellen Crowe Harwell. Mrs. Marks along with her husband Mr. Joe Lee Marks, who preceded her in death, were a founding family of the Newton County Farm Bureau, where her children and grandchildren are still very active members. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who is affectionately known as "Grandmama Marks" was a member of Newborn United Methodist Church, she ...

July 22, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Lois Goddard Dalton

Mrs. Lois Goddard Dalton, of Covington passed away July 17, 2012 at Abbey Hospice. She was born July 14, 1925 in Porterdale, Georgia to the late F.A. and Effie Turner Goddard. Mrs. Dalton was a long time member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who enjoyed baking, crocheting, knitting, making angel pins, and shopping. Mrs. Dalton enjoyed going to Chic-Fil-A in Covington on a daily basis, as long as her health permitted, where she visited with many close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Weidman Dalton.

July 21, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Thomas Robinson

Thomas James Robinson died July 14. The son of the late Leo and Esther Shifflet Robinson, he was born in 1934 in Anderson County, S.C. He was preceded in death by sisters Fannie Rucker, Gertude Johnson and Mattie Robinson; he was also preceded in death by a step-daughter Delilah Reed, and a nephew John Robinson. Mr. Robinson was educated in the Anderson, S.C., public school system. In 1953, he enlisted in the Army where he served his country until his honorable discharge in 1956.

July 21, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Ruben O’Kelley

Ruben O'Kelley, 82, of Covington died July 18. Mr. O'Kelley was preceded in death by his parents J.W. and Odie (Bowen) O'Kelley.

July 21, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Flossie Haines

Flossie Haines, 89, of Covington, passed away July 18. Mrs. Haines was a member of First Baptist Church, in Covington and loved spending time in her garden. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Lee Haines, daughter Beverly Lee DuVall, mother Mabel Gertrude (Brooks) Parker, and her father Griffin Smith.

July 21, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Dorothy Everitt DeFoor (Dot) Powell

The funeral for Dorothy Everitt DeFoor Powell, 88, of East Atlanta and Covington, will be Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 1 pm at A.S. Turner Funeral Home, 2773 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. The Rev. Max Vincent of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, Oxford, Ga., will officiate. Mrs. Powell passed away July 14 at Arbor Terrace Assisted Living of Decatur. The family will receive visitors at A.S. Turner before the funeral, beginning at 11 a.m. A reception and remembrance will follow at 2 pm at Arbor Terrace, 425 Winn Way, Decatur. The burial service will be at 5 ...

July 20, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Zachary Booher

Zachary Booher

July 19, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


William Moyers Winn Jr.

William Moyers Winn Jr., 84, passed away July 15. Mr. Winn was a native of White Plains but had made his home in Covington for many years. He served in the United States Navy from 1946 until 1953. He was a 1956 graduate of University of Georgia receiving his master's in accounting. He did his internship in Los Angeles at Price Waterhouse from 1956 until 1958. He served as the accountant at the Newton County Hospital 1958 until 1959 and worked for Walker Meadows Garrett and Laney, CPA, in Macon from 1959 until 1963. Mr. Winn opened his accounting ...

July 17, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Raymond Mitchell

Raymond Mitchell, 88, of Covington, passed away July 16. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he served his country during World War II. Mr. Mitchell participated in action against the enemy at Peleliu, Palau Group, was among the first to land at Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received at Okinawa. He was a member of Sewell United Methodist Church. Mr. Mitchell was employed by C&D Batteries for 20 years, before retiring from Golden State Foods. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was a surrogate father to ...

July 17, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mrs. Sara Greer Prosser

Sara Greer Prosser, age 98, passed away on July 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Sara Catherine Greer, the second child of Henry Clifford and Lillie Granade Greer, was born June 23, 1914 in Griffin, Georgia. After the death of her father the family moved to Mansfield, Georgia in 1919. She attended school in Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1931. She attended Bessie Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia and graduated in 1935. After teaching in Georgia and South Carolina for 8 years, she married James (Jimmy) Prosser in 1943. They raised two sons in Mansfield. Outside ...

July 16, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Douglas J."Jackie" Dial

Mr. Douglas J. "Jackie" Dial, 68, of Oxford passed away July 14, 2012 at Newton Medical Center. He was born January 24, 1944 in Covington to the late Frances Jackson and Mary Lou Townley Dial. Mr. Dial was a true craftsman in every sense of the word, he enjoyed woodwork, metal craft, gardening and painting were just some of his passions along with his love of animals and fishing. He was a mechanic by trade and retired from ADF after 16 years of service.

July 16, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


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