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Mr. Mitchell Wright

Mitchell Reed Wright died Tuesday, March 31 at age 91, after a year's stay at Benton House in Covington. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. Mr. Wright was the son of the late Dr. William Cosby Wright and Sarah Louise Camp Wright, both long-time residents of Covington. He is survived by cousins, Charles Maxwell of Anthem, AZ, Margie Maxwell Swift of Selma, AL, and Diane Maxwell Richardson of Birmingham, AL. During World War II, Mitchell participated in the D-Day Invasion. After the war he lived in Paris, France for most of his adult life, where he was a ...

April 05, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


James “J.B.” Norman

James "J.B" Norman of Covington, passed away April 3, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Norman owned and operated Norman Printing Company for 32 years. A member of Eastridge Community Church, J.B. enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding and working on motorcycles. Additionally, he liked going to auctions and yard sales. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lois Mask Norman.

April 04, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Melvin Evans “Jack” Williams

Melvin Evans "Jack" Williams, 78 of Oxford, passed away peacefully at home Thursday April 2, 2015. Jack was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Melvin and Mildred Williams. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Dodd.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland

Mrs. Dolores N. Biddy Rutland, age 71, of Covington passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015. She was born November 5, 1943, in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Thomas and Myrtie Nix. Dolores was a faithful daughter of our Heavenly Father. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Covington. She always connected with a local church wherever she lived. Dolores had a beautiful alto voice and loved singing praises to God. She loved God's Word and shared it with others through neighborhood Bible studies, Sunday school classes, and wherever she had opportunity to witness about His love ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Rachel Young Daniel

Rachel Young Vansant Daniel, 104, of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015. Mrs. Daniel was born in Douglasville, and was 1929 graduate of Metter High School. Following graduation, she had several jobs, in Atlanta, as the nation recovered from the depression. In 1939, she joined Liberty Mutual where she worked as a claims adjustor and later a Fleet Manager for their leased vehicles. She and her first husband, Ralph Linch, were married only nine years before he was killed, in action, on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. She later married Alton Daniel, in 1948, and together they ...

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Patt Smith

Patt Smith of Covington, passed away April 1, 2015, at the age of 82. Mrs. Smith graduated from Sparks Memorial Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR with her registered nursing degree. She was also affiliated with Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Mrs. Smith retired from Weyerhaeuser where she was an Eastern U.S. in-service manager. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed spending time with family, reading, camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Smith; parents, Fred and Gladys Walters; her sisters, Betty and Colene.

April 03, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Harvey Lee Anglin

Mr. Harvey Lee Anglin, age 83, of Covington passed away March 31, 2015. He was born September 1, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia to Albert Thomas and Elizabeth Payne Anglin. Mr. Anglin enjoyed racing and is a member of The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. He raced at the Peach Bowl, Lakewood and Sonoma. Mr. Anglin retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 34. Mr. Anglin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who together with his wife personified family and were role models for not only their family but for all that were blessed ...

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson

Mrs. Marion Crenshaw Henderson, age 85, of Covington passed away March 28, 2015. She was born November 3, 1929 in Walton County, Georgia to James Leonard and Mary Irene Chandler Crenshaw. Mrs. Henderson was a people person; she worked as a cashier for many years, first at the Old Hickory House and then for Jim Stalvey at both the Crest Restaurant and Stalvey's Restaurant. She was the oldest member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and volunteered at the food ministry every week. Mrs. Henderson was a loving wife, mother, grandmother great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She ...

March 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Mr. Willie Oscar McKibben Jr.

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

March 27, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS


Eric Ellington

Mr. Eric Ellington, age 57, of Monticello formerly of Covington passed away March 24, 2015. He was born June 1, 1957 in Covington, Georgia to Charles Aaron and Nellie Wilkerson Ellington who have preceded him in death. Mr. Ellington retired from Golden State Foods in Conyers. He loved to travel, enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Rogers Lawrence

Mr. Rogers Lawrence died May 24. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eddie (Alma Freeman) Lawrence Sr., he was born in 1941 in Covington, one of seven children. He was preceded in death by brothers Willie Gene, L.G. and Robert Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence graduated from R. L.

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Karen “Kay” Belcher

Mrs. Karen "Kay" Belcher died May 21. The daughter of Mr. Lindsey Blecher and the late Mrs. Sarah Reed Belcher, Mrs. Baker was born in 1968. She was raised and educated in Newton County, attending Newton County High School. She professed her faith in Christ at an early age, joining Murray C.M.E. Church, singing in the choir and serving as a Junior Usher in the Christian Youth Fellowship Organization. She was a great fundraiser for the church. She married Mr. Gregory Baker in 2005 and was the proud mother of three children and step-mother of four. She loved ...

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mary Frances Hays Wofford

Mary Frances Hays Wofford, 102, of Oxford, passed away May 25, 2011. Mrs. Wofford was a resident of Covington for more than 58 years. She retired as Switchboard Operator from International Harvester, in 1976, after 34 years of dedicated service. After her retirement, she began her second career as hostess for Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, where she greeted families with that precious smile, for 27 years. She never met a stranger, and always enjoyed meeting new people. Mrs. Wofford was a member of Covington First United Methodist Church. She was a very active member and past president of the Friendship ...

May 26, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Lewis Hawthorne

Mr. Lewis Hawthorne, age 98, a longtime resident of Mansfield passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Valdosta, Georgia on April 11, 1913 to the late William and Mattie Craven Hawthorne. Mr. Hawthorne was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy and was a member of the Sea Bees. He was of the Methodist faith a member of Gaither's United Methodist Church. Mr. Hawthorne was preceded in death by his Wife, Mrs. Elise Hawthorne and is survived by his Nieces, Nephews and Close Friends.

May 22, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James Roger Gladden

James Roger Gladden, born February 2nd, 1940, peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011. Roger was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University and John Marshall Law School. He served as a second lieutenant in the United States Navy. In 1989, Roger and Lorrie moved from Atlanta to Oxford, where he served nine years as a councilman for the city of Oxford. He was an active member of the Oxford Lion's Club, the Oxford Historical Society, the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Covington, and the American Bar Association.

May 21, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Herbert Starr Dial

Mr. Herbert Starr Dial, 87, of Oxford passed away at his residence Friday, May 20, 2011. He was born March 17, 1924 to the late Starr William and Eva Sockwell Dial in Oxford, Georgia. Mr. Dial attended Rehoboth Baptist Church formerly Salem Baptist Church and was a lifelong resident of Oxford. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rachel Cowan his brother, Albert Dial and another brother, Rayford Dial.

May 20, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Carolyn Fletcher Harris

Carolyn Fletcher Harris, 72, of Covington, died May 18 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late Grady Franklin Fletcher and Grace Irene Camp Fletcher, she was born in Atlanta and lived in Atlanta and then Morrow for a number of years before moving to Covington in 1992. She was a member of Monticello Presbyterian Church and a member and past president of the Lakewood Jaycettes and worked tirelessly for the Georgia Amateur Boxing Association for many years as their ticket salesperson. Once she moved to Covington, she was active in the Turtle Cove Ladies Golf Association and Women ...

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


June Harwell Cochran

June Harwell Cochran of Sandy Springs, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away suddenly on May 17. Her sweet, friendly, positive and warm personality will be missed by many, including her husband Charles P. Cochran, son Dr. Charles P. Cochran Jr. (Tara) of Darien, Conn., daughter Kay Cochran Palmer (Ben) of Sandy Springs. She will especially be missed by her beloved grandchildren Chad, Caroline, Christian and Colin Cochran, and Ben and Matt Palmer who affectionately called her "Junie" and "June-Bug."

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. Larry Elliott

Mr. Larry Elliott, age 78, of Conyers passed away May 19, 2011 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1933 to the late Bryan and Ruth Ray Elliott in Covington, Georgia and was a longtime resident of the Conyers area. Mr. Elliott loved to play the piano, enjoyed playing Rook and vacationing with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Joyce Elliott.

May 19, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Donald P. Hopkins

Donald P. Hopkins, 79, of Covington, passed away May 17, 2011, at Newton Medical Center in Covington. He was a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Church and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Cook, and parents, Fred Thomas Hopkins, Sr. and Mamie Sue Hopkins Duvall .

May 17, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Raymond Harold McClurg

Mr. Raymond Harold McClurg of Social Circle died on May 15, 2011 at Abbey Hospice at the age of 79. He was born in Texas to the late Thomas Raymond and Bertha Novelle Helms McClurg. Raymond was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Germany and was part of the Counter Intelligence Corp. for 3 years. He was a career employee of the U.S. Postal Service and retired as Postal Inspector of 20 years, and was also a member of the retired Postal Inspectors Organization. An avid woodworker, he built furniture and made gifts such as wooden cars and ...

May 16, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Faye W. Huckaby

Faye W. Huckaby of Covington, passed away May 13, 2011, at the age of 69. Mrs. Huckaby worked as Customer Service Supervisor for the City of Covington, and retired from the City, after 39 years of dedicated service. Following retirement, she worked as an Admissions Assistant for Oxford College. She was a faithful member and elder of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Huckaby was a member of the Pilot Club of Covington; and was very active in Newton County Relay for Life. Her family and friends formed a team, Wayne's T-Birds, in honor of her husband. She was preceded in ...

May 14, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


William H. Kay III

William H. Kay III died on May 5 at 10:55 in the morning at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He fought a very brave and difficult battle. At his death he was surrounded by his wife, Maria Granito-Kay, his daughter Valerie Kay (Graham), his son William H. Kay IV and his sister Norah Burnes. Mr. Kay was 68 years old.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


Don Vallee Barnes

Don Vallee Barnes, 80, of Covington, moved on to heaven May 8. The son of Horace Benton Barnes Sr. and Emma Curtis Barnes, he was born in 1930. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he served proudly in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 30 years service as an electronic equipment specialist at Warner Robins AFB. Mr. Barnes was predeceased by his sister Emogene B. Daniel.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


James (Jimmy) Nathaniel White, Jr.

James (Jimmy) Nathaniel White, Jr., of Covington, passed away May 9, 2011, at the age of 50. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, traveling, billiards, and Nascar racing. Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was preceded in death by his father, James Nathaniel White, Sr.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS


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